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Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to speak at APSU ceremony honoring military graduates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUMany-Bears GrinderClarksville, TN – The Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is coming to Austin Peay State University on December 10th to help honor a special group of graduating APSU students.

At 5:00pm that afternoon, the University will host its Fall 2014 Military and Veterans Graduate Recognition Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall, with Many-Bears Grinder, the state’s first female TDVA commissioner, serving as the keynote speaker. «Read the rest of this article»

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Head of Tennessee Promise Mike Krause to speak at APSU’s 2014 Fall Commencement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Mike Krause is the type of person who likes a challenge. In the fall of 2006, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Austin Peay State University while still serving as a soldier in the 101st Airborne Division.

Eight years later, as executive director of the Tennessee Promise and Drive to 55 Initiative in the Office of Governor Bill Haslam, he is in charge of one of the most ambitious programs in the state’s history.

Austin Peay State University's 2014 Fall Commencement keynote speaker Mike Krause.

Austin Peay State University’s 2014 Fall Commencement keynote speaker Mike Krause.

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Austin Peay State University’s Lisa Maddox-Vinson recognized as early childhood education advocate

 
Lisa Maddox-Vinson

Lisa Maddox-Vinson

APSU LogoClarksville, TN – Lisa Maddox-Vinson has earned a reputation over the years as a dedicated advocate for educating young children. She currently works as a coordinator with the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) at Austin Peay State University, and she is on the executive board for the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC).

Last month, her reputation caught up with her while she was attending the TAEYC State Conference in Chattanooga. At the meeting, Maddox-Vinson was named the association’s 2014 Outstanding Member. She received the most nominations in the history of this award. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU to Exhibit Artwork of Five Graduating Students for Design Show

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring the graduating seniors focused in graphic design. “Faction” will run from December 1st, 2014 – December 4th, 2014 with closing reception First Thursday, December 4th, 2014 from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Five designers will be represented in the show: Jana Gilbert, Brittanie Jackson, Alysha Jones, Allison Locher, and Brooke McKee. Graphic design is a booming field with much competition. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Nursing Program supports Breast Cancer Research at 5K race

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The fight against breast cancer received a boost last month when more than 30 members of the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing participated in the Susan G. Komen 2015 Race for the Cure 5K in Brentwood Tennessee.

Rebecca MacAdam, a senior nursing student, organized APSU’s participation in the event, with APSU raising more than $2,300 for breast cancer research.

Krysta Adkins, an APSU nursing student, shows off her winning time at the Susan G. Komen 2015 Race for the Cure 5K in Brentwood.

Krysta Adkins, an APSU nursing student, shows off her winning time at the Susan G. Komen 2015 Race for the Cure 5K in Brentwood.

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Austin Peay State University to host 20th annual Bread and Words reading Monday, November 24th

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for life’s blessings, and the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts an annual reading to benefit those less fortunate in the community the best way it knows how: through the written word.

The tradition continues with the 20th Annual Bread and Words reading on November 24th in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver to attend U.S. Army National Combine

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Andrew Shriver, a cadet with the Austin Peay State University ROTC program, was recently selected from among hundreds of candidates within the 7th Brigade to attend the U.S. Army National Combine.

The combine is held every year in San Antonio, Texas, and hosts the top 500 junior football players from high schools throughout the nation. These students are tested in various events, such as the 40-yard dash, the short shuttle and the vertical jump, and then they are placed on teams to play football.

Austin Peay State University ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver

Austin Peay State University ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver

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APSU adds new Department of Theatre and Dance degrees in 2015

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For decades, students studying theatre or dance at Austin Peay State University graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. This wasn’t a typo.

The University’s theatre and dance program was a concentration within the APSU Department of Communication, which sometimes made things a little confusing for graduates applying for jobs.

New Department of Theatre and Dance degrees to be offered at Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

New Department of Theatre and Dance degrees to be offered at Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University sponsors four Americorps Vista placements in Clarksville for 2014-15 academic year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Through a partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, Austin Peay State University’s Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement (CSLCE) has placed three Americorps Vista personnel within Clarksville community agencies for the 2014-2015 academic year, with a fourth to be placed in February 2015.

As part of the Community Strong program, which aims to strengthen community resources in Montgomery County, Vista volunteers are placed in local agencies that impact the quality of life for veterans and those struggling with hunger and homelessness. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU iPhone app now available on iTunes

 

Austin Peay State UniversityAustin Peay State University launched its own iPhone app August 25th. The app is available as a free download through the iTunes Store, operated by Apple – the manufacturer of the iPhone, iPad and other Mac computer products.

APSU iPhone app

The APSU iPhone app has eight features for users:

  • A blog by APSU President Tim Hall.
  • Google map of the main campus.
  • APSU news.
  • Sports news.
  • Event calendar.
  • Faculty and staff directory.
  • Course catalog.
  • My Schedule, allowing students to see their class meetings.   

Two APSU students and an alumnus created the University’s iPhone app. «Read the rest of this article»

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