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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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New Gallery at APSU presents Faculty Triennial exhibition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Next month, Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, will present the Faculty Triennial, an exhibition celebrating the artwork of current Art + Design faculty.

This year has brought many celebrations to the Department of Art + Design. In August, the new Art + Design building opened its doors to students with new studio classrooms and new exhibition spaces.

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Austin Peay State University celebrates 90th anniversary with special event and tree planting

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and her husband, Elliott Herzlich, commemorated the University’s 90th anniversary with a special ceremony and tree planting on Wednesday.

The noon event took place on the lawn in front of the Browning Building, and it included performances by the Governors’ Own Marching Band, the APSU Chamber Singers, the University Choir, the Austin Peay Dance Team and members of the APSU Cheerleading Squad.

Austin Peay President Alisa White and alumnus Evans Harvill (’46), son of former APSU president Halbert Harvill, planted a tree on the Browning lawn. On February 10th, 1954, President Harvill helped plant a tree in honor of Austin Peay State College’s 25th anniversary. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White and alumnus Evans Harvill (’46), son of former APSU president Halbert Harvill, planted a tree on the Browning lawn. On February 10th, 1954, President Harvill helped plant a tree in honor of Austin Peay State College’s 25th anniversary. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

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Letter to Olen Bryant

 

CommentaryClarksville, TN – On Thursday night, August 11th, 2016 the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center hosted a gala affair to introduce the “Women Painting Women 2016” exhibit.

Also on display was a wonderful sculpture  exhibit from Olen Bryant.

Jerry Church standing next to the portrait of Olen Bryant and one of his sculptures at the Customs House Museum.

Jerry Church standing next to the portrait of Olen Bryant and one of his sculptures at the Customs House Museum.

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APSU’s New Governors Stadium to open this Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For nearly seven decades, Governors Stadium has served as the home of Austin Peay State University football and track and field teams. But nothing in those 68 years compares to the stadium transformation that occurred since the 2013 Governors football campaign ended.

A ceremonial demolition of Governors Stadium began following the November 19th contest against Southeast Missouri. Despite the coldest winter in recent time, including ice conditions that shut down the University for three days, the construction crew lost just one day of work.

Austin Peay State Univeristy's Governors Stadium has undergone a complete makeover since the 2013 season end. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State Univeristy’s Governors Stadium has undergone a complete makeover since the 2013 season end. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Scholarship honoring legacy of Houston County educator O.S. Uffelman now fully endowed

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2011, Dr. Minoa Uffelman, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, set out to honor the legacy of her late father, O.S. Uffelman.

For several decades, he’d inspired countless individuals as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of Houston County Schools. Since education was so important to her father, Minoa and her husband, Joel Evans, decided to create the O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU.

The O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU is now fully endowed.

The O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU is now fully endowed.

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Austin Peay State University Class of 1963’s 50-year reunion set for April 27th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In 1963, “Lawrence of Arabia” won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series and dozens of young students graduated from what was then known as Austin Peay State College.

On April 27th, those graduates are invited to return to campus for the 50-year reunion of the Class of 1963.

1963 Graduates

1963 Graduates

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State Building Commission approves APSU’s request to build new football stadium

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University received approval Monday, August 20th from the Tennessee Building Commission to build a new $16 million football stadium that will replace the iconic Governors Stadium on the main campus.

The new stadium is scheduled to be ready for the football season in 2014, University officials said.

“The new football stadium is a great step forward both for our football program and for the University in general,” APSU President Tim Hall said. “It will be a tremendous asset for recruiting new players. And it will also enhance the University’s ability to attract students generally and to create the kind of collegiate environment which will help them succeed, both in the classroom and out of it.”

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Old Austin Peay State University college friends reunite after 70 years

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – It was a little hard to believe on that cold winter morning that Chic Rye and Woodson Oliver hadn’t seen each other in 70 years. The two old college friends sat near the fire going in Oliver’s living room, cutting up and telling stories as if they were still students at Austin Peay State College in the years leading up to World War II.

Austin Peay State College in 1940.

Austin Peay State College in 1940.

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Austin Peay State University Library creates digital collection of student newspapers dating back to 1930

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – What was the first day of basketball practice like for the Lady Govs way back in the fall of 1930? According to the November 26th edition of The All State, the student-run newspaper of Austin Peay Normal School, from that year, “Coach Jackson has started the old basketball grind with only a few of the 1929 squad back as candidates for their old positions on the team.” 

If sports isn’t your thing, maybe you’re wondering what campus life was like at the then Austin Peay State College during World War II. In the March 19th, 1943, edition of The All State, students learned the disappointing news that there would be no spring break that year. «Read the rest of this article»

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