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This Week at APSU: Take a tour to see a new Art Exhibit or the Campus Arboretum

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNThe Katrina Chronicles – “a densely narrative exhibition where artist/storyteller Peter Precourt presents a series of personal stories as a way of dealing with his experience of losing most of his possessions and artwork in the devastation that Hurricane Katrina” – is open at Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery through February 12th.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Arboretum certified by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the early 1960s, a landscape planner named Charles Pinkley came up with an ambitious idea – he wanted to grow all of Tennessee’s native trees on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University retains Tree Campus USA recognition for Fifth Straight Year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus has maintained its recognition as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, winning the honor for a fifth straight year. 

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University professors bring diverse science lessons to Governor’s School of Computational Physics

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a typical year, the Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) includes two field trips to renowned nearby science centers.

But this year isn’t typical.

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

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APSU partners with Nevada, Reno, to host International Tree Ring Symposium, Virtually

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – After the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of an annual geography conference, Austin Peay State University (APSU) stepped in to host a virtual gathering of the world’s top tree ring scientists. 

Austin Peay State University to held International Tree Ring Symposium, virtually, May 29th. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University to held International Tree Ring Symposium, virtually, May 29th. (APSU)

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Five Austin Peay State University Graduate Students receive Research Grants from APSU College of STEM

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College (APSU) of STEM recently awarded $500.00-$1,000 research grants to five graduate biology students. The research projects span from studying coal mining’s effects on a local fish to examining the history of the prairies of Middle Tennessee.

Meet the five students who won the grants and learn more about their research: 

Pictured sitting from left are Erin Schwarzbach, Claire Ciafre and John Kauphusman; and standing are Cooper Breeden, left, and Austin Hannah.

Pictured sitting from left are Erin Schwarzbach, Claire Ciafre and John Kauphusman; and standing are Cooper Breeden, left, and Austin Hannah.

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Austin Peay State University Professor Chris Gentry pick by National Geographic as state’s geography steward

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor Dr. Chris Gentry doesn’t know why his grandmother had the globe, the atlases or the subscription to National Geographic.

“I had no idea where some of the stuff came from,” he said. “But when I was a kid, we’d go to her house, and I would sit and spin the globe, put out my finger, stop it someplace and go, ‘What’s up with Greenland?’”

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Chris Gentry

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Chris Gentry

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APSU recognized by Arbor Day Foundation as Tree Campus USA for third year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has received recognition for the third year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing the campus as a Tree Campus USA.

To obtain this distinction, Austin Peay State University has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. 

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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APSU student David Woods starts work on Clarksville campus Tree Inventory

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – There is a tree near the Browning Building and McCord Building on the campus of Austin Peay State University that has seen it all.

Over the years, the massive oak has watched Austin Peay grow from a normal school to a college to a University with over 10,000 students, all the while withstanding the passage of time — and the pounding of an F4 tornado that devastated Clarksville in 1999.

Austin Peay State University GIS Major David Woods is cataloguing all the trees on the main APSU campus.

Austin Peay State University GIS Major David Woods is cataloguing all the trees on the main APSU campus.

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Several APSU faculty, staff announce recent activities

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University announce their recent professional and scholarly activities.

Dr. Edward Wayne Chester, professor emeritus in the department of biology and the Center of Excellence for Field Biology, was presented the Conservation Award for 2011 at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Native Plant Society in September.

The award is given yearly to a person who has long advocated and supported the conservation and stewardship of Tennessee’s natural resources, especially native plants. Chester taught various biology and botany classes, conducted research and published numerous papers on the plant life of Tennessee and the southeast for more than 40 years. He currently teaches adjunct classes in biology and continues his research and writing. «Read the rest of this article»

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