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Austin Peay State University’s sociology department to offer Black Lives Matter/Contemporary Race Relations Class

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Shortly after George Floyd’s death on May 25th, 2020, the words “Black Lives Matter” appeared in bright yellow letters on streets across the country. Those painted words represent a growing political and social movement, and this spring the Austin Peay State University Department (APSU) of Sociology will examine the history and implications of this movement with a new class, “Black Lives Matter and Contemporary Race Relations.”

Austin Peay State University assistant professor of sociology Dr. Amanda Patrick. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University assistant professor of sociology Dr. Amanda Patrick. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University to offer “Sociology of COVID-19” class

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) says that in the last few months, the new COVID-19 Coronavirus has infected 5.6 million people worldwide, resulting in more than 350,000 deaths.

At the same time, as governments and businesses have shut down – sometimes leading to protests and violent altercations – the pandemic has revealed deep fissures in modern society.

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Jonniann Butterfield. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Jonniann Butterfield. (APSU)

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APSU’s Woodward Library to screen “Paper Tigers” documentary for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In recognition of Hunger and  Homelessness Awareness Week, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Felix G. Woodward Library is partnering this week with Loaves and Fishes, the APSU Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement and the APSU Department of Sociology to bring awareness to poverty on college campuses and identify resources that address basic needs for living, allowing students to focus on their studies.

Austin Peay State University’s Felix G. Woodward Library

Austin Peay State University’s Felix G. Woodward Library

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Austin Peay State University’s Tucker Brown named dean of APSU College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Tucker Brown, chair of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Sociology, was recently named dean of the University’s College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.

Dr. David Denton, former dean of the college, decided to return to the classroom in 2017, leaving the position open. Dr. Rebecca Corvey, professor of nursing, served as interim dean while the University conducted a national search to fill the position.

Dean of the Austin Peay State University College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Tucker Brown. (APSU)

Dean of the Austin Peay State University College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Tucker Brown. (APSU)

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APSU Department of Sociology sees students accepted to Top Graduate Programs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In August, Sarah Huff, a former high school dropout, will board a plane for the United Kingdom to begin graduate school at The London School of Economics and Political Science—a university recently labeled “the world’s leading dedicated social science institution.”

“I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant to apply because I don’t have a lot of the background that people have when they go to these bigger schools,” Huff said recently.

Austin Peay State University McCord Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University McCord Building. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s new Spanish Class tackles Vampires and Zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The last few years have been rough for Spain. The unemployment rate is close to 30 percent, which has led to daily protests and civil unrest in that European nation. For some scholars, this turmoil helps explain the sudden popularity of vampire and zombie literature in that country.

“Spain is in shambles,” Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo, Austin Peay State University associate professor of Spanish, said. “From 2008, the world crisis has hit them hard. When you read a novel from Spain about a zombie apocalypse, it makes you feel like this is happening. You feel the same destruction of society in every aspect.”

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

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APSU professors discuss zombies at Nashville Comic-Con and Atlanta symposium

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “It would take a perfect storm to achieve a pandemic of zombie apocalypse proportion,” Dr. Amy Thompson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of biology, said during a recent talk at the Nashville Comic Con event.

Although a zombie apocalypse is purely fictional, she does think the recent zombie craze offers an opportunity to engage students in important, real-life topics, such as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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Austin Peay State University presents documentary “The Human Experience.” January 31st

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A few years ago, the brothers Jeffery and Clifford Azize set out to discover what it means to be human. They wanted to explore the joy and pain that comes with existence. Their journey took them around world, from living with the homeless in New York City to visiting lepers in Africa.

Throughout their travels, they were accompanied by a group of independent filmmakers who shot hours of footage.

The Human Experience

The Human Experience

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American Sociological Association president to speak at APSU

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The president of the American Sociological Association will be a featured speaker next week at Austin Peay State University.

Erik Olin Wright, who also serves as the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, will speak at 4:00pm, Monday, April 16th in the McCord Building, Room 209.

Erik Olin Wright

Erik Olin Wright

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Austin Peay State University to begin new Center for the Study of Military Life

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The College of Behavioral and Health Sciences at Austin Peay State University announce the creation of the Center for the Study of Military Life.

The purpose of this center is to support research activities that seek to develop a more in-depth understanding of all aspects of military life as they impact individual service members, military families and communities and nation.

APSU is positioned to sponsor such a center. The University has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Army through the military installation at Fort Campbell, KY. «Read the rest of this article»

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