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Austin Peay State University honors founding members of faculty senate

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – When the first Austin Peay State University Faculty Senate met in October of 1975, then-senate president Solie Fott made two motions to the University administration.

“Things are a little foggy now, but when I think back on my term as president, I think of two motions we made,” Fott said. “The first motion was asking the administration to lower the speed bumps that were all over campus, and especially around the administration building. The administration told us no.

Dr. Solie Fott and other former members of faculty senate are honered for the 40th anniversary of the founding of faculty senate on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

Dr. Solie Fott and other former members of faculty senate are honered for the 40th anniversary of the founding of faculty senate on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Student to earn degree December 13th after two decades

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Keith Wilson, 51, first arrived at Austin Peay State University, George H.W. Bush was president of the United States, Johnny Carson ended his 30-year tenure as host of the Tonight Show and Barcelona hosted the Summer Olympic Games.

Much has changed since 1992, except for Wilson’s status as an APSU student. A series of health problems delayed his studies over the years, causing him to sometimes drop out or take only one class a semester. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Faculty Members recognized for their years of service to the University

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Many faculty at Austin Peay State University were recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for their years of service to the University.

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy, has been a fixture on the APSU faculty for 40 years, joining APSU when there was a separate department of philosophy.

He received the 2011 APSU National Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award.

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy at APSU, was recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for his 40 years of service in teaching during the annual faculty meeting held in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. (Photo by Rollow Welch, APSU)

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy at APSU, was recognized Wednesday, August 22nd for his 40 years of service in teaching during the annual faculty meeting held in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. (Photo by Rollow Welch, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University 2011 Distinguished Professor Award recipient to address 700-plus degree candidates

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will send off 733 candidates for degrees during dual Fall Commencement ceremonies December 16th in the Dunn Center.

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy and the 2011 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award recipient, will be the keynote speaker at both commencement events.

The faculty member who earns the Distinguished Professor Award in May serves as commencement speaker at APSU’s fall graduation.

Randall holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the university of Oklahoma. He has a B.S. in mathematics from Maryville College, a Master of Divinity in theology from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU awards coveted Distinguished Professor honor to Bert Randall at annual Honors and Awards Day ceremony

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – During Austin Peay State University’s Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 26th, Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy, received the 2011 APSU National Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award.

Randall holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the university of Oklahoma. He has a B.S. in mathematics from Maryville College, a Master of Divinity in theology from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Philosophy Department honors student who has audited courses for 20-plus years

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Mildred Frensley may be the true definition of a “lifelong learner.”

In 1988, she decided to take the Critical Reasoning and Logic course at Austin Peay State University.

“I didn’t want to stagnate,” she said. “I wanted to learn something else.”

More than 20 years later, Frensley has audited almost every philosophy course offered in the APSU Department of History and Philosophy – some even more than once.

Mildred Frensley stands with her husband John in the office of Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy at Austin Peay State University. She has audited almost every philosophy course in the APSU Department of History and Philosophy, and professors in the department recently awarded her an honorary Doctor of Metaphysics. (Photo by Melony Shemberger, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

Mildred Frensley stands with her husband John in the office of Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy at Austin Peay State University. She has audited almost every philosophy course in the APSU Department of History and Philosophy, and professors in the department recently awarded her an honorary Doctor of Metaphysics. (Photo by Melony Shemberger, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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Soldiers’ kindness touches APSU professor

 

Austin Peay State University LogoOn a recent July afternoon, an Army officer carrying a sword approached Dr. Bert Randall, an APSU professor of philosophy. Randall had just spent the last two hours instructing approximately 100 soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Unit at Fort Campbell, Ky., on the Qur’an and the way its teachings regarding war and peace have been perverted and misinterpreted by extremist groups.

As he saw the officer with the sword walking toward him, Randall’s first thought was “I hope the talk was not that bad.”

When the officer gave the professor a closer view of the saber, the name “Albert Randall” was etched into it. It was a token of gratitude from the soldiers for his taking the time to talk with them.

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“Such a recognition was totally undeserved, but often these are the most precious recognitions we receive,” Randall said. «Read the rest of this article»

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4th Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference schedule announced

 

The Arts & Heritage Development Council of Clarksville, TN, is holding its 4th Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference July 10-12 at the Morgan University Center at Austin Peay State University.

Writers and readers are encouraged to attend this three-day event which addresses a wide variety of literature, including historical fiction, journalism, poetry, biography, short stories, storytelling, writing for young adults and children, fiction and nonfiction.

Conference holders are honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker John Seigenthaler, Sr. (at left), renowned journalist, editor, publisher, political figure and current host of WNPT’s book-review program “Word on Words.”The conference banquet, held on the evening of July 11 at the Clarksville Country Club, will feature Seigenthaler and include a “Meet the Authors” reception and book signing. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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