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Austin Peay State University launches “What if” Comprehensive Campaign

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is embarking on a new philanthropic campaign, representing the most ambitious fundraising effort in the University’s 93-year history.

The “What if” Comprehensive Campaign for Austin Peay State University will run now through December 31st, 2021.

Austin Peay State University "What if" Campaign. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University “What if” Campaign. (APSU)

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APSU Governors Red Coat Society to induct Joe Maynard, Cathi Maynard, Ron Morton

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – The Governors Club, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics booster club, has announced that Joe and Cathi Maynard and Ron Morton will be inducted into the Governors Club Red Coat Society.

Joe and Cathi Maynard will be recognized at halftime of the men’s basketball game against UT Martin that evening. Ron Morton will be recognized at a later date.

Joe and Cathi Maynard are recent members of the Austin Peay family, but they have quickly become two of the Governors biggest supporters.

Joe Maynard, Cathi Maynard, and Ron Morton to be inducted into the Austin Peay Governors Red Coat Society Saturday afternoon at basketball double header. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University professor Bruce Myers leaves behind state’s top Computer Science Program

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1975, shortly after Bill Gates and Paul Allen formed Microsoft, a young Austin Peay State University (APSU) math professor decided to teach a computer class.

He didn’t know what the Microsoft duo was doing out in New Mexico, but the ’70s marked a sort of golden age in the young computer world, with the development of the first microprocessor, the floppy disk and the video game “Pong.”

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Bruce Myers dedicated 48 years to serving Austin Peay students.

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Bruce Myers dedicated 48 years to serving APSU students.

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Austin Peay State University, local teacher team up to offer free coding classes for young students

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Bridget Cloud first offered free junior computer coding classes at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, she had one class and a few young students. But the number of students – and of classes – grew quickly.

“The interest for the little kids, it just kept going and going and going,” she said.

Northeast High School’s Bridget Cloud, standing, is founded and leads Clarksville Junior Coders. “We'll be working on something, and the kids will get off track,” she said. “That's what's so cool is they'll get off track, and they'll find something else, and they'll call me over, and we'll get all excited together.” (Dr. James Cloud, APSU)

Northeast High School’s Bridget Cloud, standing, is founded and leads Clarksville Junior Coders. “We’ll be working on something, and the kids will get off track,” she said. “That’s what’s so cool is they’ll get off track, and they’ll find something else, and they’ll call me over, and we’ll get all excited together.” (Dr. James Cloud, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University offers Cybersecurity Undergrad and Grad Programs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The numbers, released earlier this year by the Pew Research Center, are a little disheartening. According to the center’s recent survey on online security, 64 percent of Americans “have personally experienced a major data breach,” and 41 percent of Americans “have encountered fraudulent charges on their credit cards.”

For government agencies and businesses, both large and small, the news doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

Job postings for cybersecurity openings have grown 91 percent from 2010-2014 according to Burning Glass Technologies.

Job postings for cybersecurity openings have grown 91 percent from 2010-2014 according to Burning Glass Technologies.

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Longtime APSU Athletics supporter Lawrence Baggett to receive 2017 OVC Thurston Banks Award

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – A longtime supporter of Austin Peay State University athletics, Dr. Lawrence Baggett has been named a recipient of the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service.

The award, selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), was established in 2013 to recognize individuals (e.g. academic advisor, professor, tutor, etc.), with at least five years of service at one or more OVC member institutions, for their outstanding contributions to OVC student-athletes’ academic success, learning and development as well for his or her overall commitment to the institution’s athletics program.

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APSU Department of Computer Science and Information Technology announces creation of three new bachelor’s degrees

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – To keep pace with the evolving needs of both students and employers, Austin Peay State University’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology has made a number of changes to its current degree offering.

Beginning with the Fall 2016 semester, students making progress toward a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems may now pursue a B.S. in three new majors: computer science, computer information systems and computer information technology.

Austin Peay Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s Professional Science Masters program produces first graduates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a quiet, sunny morning in late July, Cara Upton stood in the nearly empty Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building, on the Austin Peay State University campus, and found herself unable to keep from smiling.

“It’s really exciting to be one of the first students in Tennessee that has been educated in this field,” she said.

Cara Upton is one of the first students to graduate from Austin Peay's Professional Science Masters program.

Cara Upton is one of the first students to graduate from Austin Peay’s Professional Science Masters program.

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Longtime APSU FAR, Dr. Gaines Hunt, named co-recipient of Thurston Banks Award

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Dr. Gaines Hunt, longtime Austin Peay State University professor and administrator and APSU’s Athletics Faculty Athletics Representative for more than 15 years, has been named co-recipient of the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service.

The award, selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), was established in 2013 to recognize individuals (e.g. academic advisor, professor, tutor, etc.), with at least five years of service at one or more OVC member institutions, for their outstanding contributions to OVC student-athletes’ academic success, learning and development as well for his or her overall commitment to the institution’s athletics program.

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Austin Peay State University adds new computer networking concentration for Bachelor of Science degree

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tucked down a hallway in the new Austin Peay State University Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building, there’s a little-known computer lab that operates off the main campus grid. The 24 PCs that line the room have access to the internet, but they are not part of the APSU network.

“They’re totally disconnected from anything on campus,” Dr. Bruce Myers, chair of the APSU Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, said. “We use it to teach computer networking, but to teach that, you can’t just take your typical computer in a lab and let people starting working. They’re going to reconfigure things.” «Read the rest of this article»

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