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Austin Peay State University’s mad scientist makes lab videos for online students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A typical day in the life of Bryan Gaither, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) resident mad scientist (yes, that’s his official, Human Resources-approved job title), consists of small explosions, high-flying pumpkins (on fire) and bolts of electricity snaking out of a Tesla coil.

Austin Peay State University mad Scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University mad Scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

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Want to be a doctor? Check out APSU’s pre-professional programs

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The journey to becoming a health care professional, such as a dentist or a medical doctor, begins with a student’s freshman year in college. That’s when they plan out their undergraduate careers, making sure they take the right courses and complete the needed volunteer hours to get into a graduate program. It’s often a daunting process, but at Austin Peay State University (APSU), students have a partner in their journey thanks to the school’s pre-professional health program.

Recent APSU graduate Waqas Ahmed was a pre-professional student at APSU.

Recent APSU graduate Waqas Ahmed was a pre-professional student at APSU.

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Austin Peay State University’s corpse flower not causing a stink yet – but it will

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When the corpse flower blooms, it emits an intense, foul odor. “We’re used to flowers with sweet smells that attract bees and butterflies,” Dr. Carol Baskauf, Austin Peay State University (APSU) biology professor, said.

“The nickname for this plant is ‘corpse flower’ because it smells like rotting, dead meat. It stinks terribly,” stated Baskauf.

Austin Peay State University's towering corpse flower plant should bloom in four to six years. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s towering corpse flower plant should bloom in four to six years. (APSU)

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Best-selling science writer Sam Kean visits Austin Peay State University for free talk February 7th

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a March morning some 2,000 years ago, Julius Caesar had a bad day. A few senators, and some supposed friends, stabbed the Roman emperor in one of the most famous assassinations in human history.

The story may be old – often taught in literature and history classes – but scientist and New York Times best-selling author Sam Kean recently argued that the events of that day still linger.

Sam Kean

Sam Kean

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Two APSU colleges work to prepare science teachers, enrich community

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Philip Short has the heart of a field biologist. He loves wading through creeks or hiking trails, conducting field research. As an assistant professor at Austin Peay State University (APSU), you might expect his office to be in the Sundquist Science Complex, but it’s not.

Short works in the Claxton Building, as a member of the Eriksson College of Education.

Two APSU colleges train science majors to be educators while also providing educational outreach opportunities to local school children.

Two APSU colleges train science majors to be educators while also providing educational outreach opportunities to local school children.

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APSU CoAL, CoSTEM to host First-Generation College Celebration events

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University (APSU) biology assistant professor Dr. Jason Malaney reflects on his undergraduate years at Eastern New Mexico University, he realizes the impact being a first-generation college student had. He didn’t see the hurdles then. He sees them now. 

“In hindsight I had no idea, no concept of what financial aid was, it wasn’t even part of my lexicon, how to get scholarships even,” the Austin Peay State University assistant biology professor, said. “How that works wasn’t even a piece of information for me. The pathway didn’t exist. I had to figure it all out.”

Austin Peay State University biology assistant professor Dr. Jason Malaney was a first-generation college student.

Austin Peay State University biology assistant professor Dr. Jason Malaney was a first-generation college student.

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Austin Peay State University Biology Department receives $600,000 from Hageman Estate

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Ben Stone, Austin Peay State University emeritus professor, grew up the second youngest of seven children, so his interests in biology and education didn’t often make it into the family’s crowded, dinner table conversations.

“In 1953, there wasn’t much encouragement from my family to go to college,” he said.

The late John and Hilda Hageman believed in education and the mission of Austin Peay State University.

The late John and Hilda Hageman believed in education and the mission of Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University scientists host youngsters for Tesla-powered fun

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University hosted several pre-K and elementary-aged children recently at a science demonstration at the school’s Sundquist Science Complex.

Kids watch as a metal ball moves SLOWLY through a liquid nitrogen-chilled magnet during a science demonstration at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Kids watch as a metal ball moves SLOWLY through a liquid nitrogen-chilled magnet during a science demonstration at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University offers Active Shooter Defense Training

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As part of their ongoing safety training offered to the campus community and public, Austin Peay State University police officers are offering active shooter defense training sessions on campus beginning Thursday, March 15th.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Austin Peay State University police officers to begin offering Active Shooter Defense Training at the Sundquist Science Complex beginning March 15th.

Austin Peay State University police officers to begin offering Active Shooter Defense Training at the Sundquist Science Complex beginning March 15th.

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13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to feature New York Times Bestselling Author and Historic Preservationist Robert Hicks as keynote

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – New York Times bestselling author and historic preservationist Robert Hicks will bring his masterful storytelling to Clarksville this summer as the keynote speaker of the 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 2nd and 3rd.

Recently named #2 in Nashville Lifestyles magazine’s top “100 Reasons to Love Nashville,” Hicks is the author of acclaimed novels The Widow of the South and A Separate Country and a noted historic preservationist who was instrumental in the restoration and preservation of the Historic Carnton Plantation, a focal point in the Battle of Franklin.

Robert Hicks to keynote 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

Robert Hicks to keynote 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

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