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Austin Peay State University’s Phi Kappa Phi honor society receives literacy grant

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — recently awarded a $2,500 literacy grant to Chapter 191 at Austin Peay State University (APSU).

Candy of the Mind Table at G.H.O.S.T. (APSU)

Candy of the Mind Table at G.H.O.S.T. (APSU)

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APSU Faculty and Staff share recent Plaudits

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced publications or conferences attended as part of their professional and scholarly activities.

Maj. Amy Buck, recruiting operations officer, and Master Sgt. Maj. Randall Johnson, assistant professor of military science, were promoted recently to their current Army ranks. «Read the rest of this article»

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Recent Accomplishments shared by Austin Peay State University Employees

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently announced their latest professional and scholarly activities.

Christopher Burawa, with Cynthia Hogue from Arizona State University and Clyde Moneyhun from Boise State University, presented a panel, “Translating Living Writers,” at the 2012 American Literary Translators Association annual conference held October 6th at the University of Rochester. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Employees note their various accomplishments

 

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

Philip Voorhees became president of the Tennessee Association on Higher Education and Disability during the organization’s annual conference on April 13th.

Lynette Taylor, Martin Golson and Philip Voorhees recently were awarded a TBR Diversity Access Grant for serving at-risk students. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU staff members honored for continuous service, retirement or education

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several employees at Austin Peay State University were recognized Friday, July 22nd for their continuous years of service. A reception was held in the Morgan University Center ballroom to honor those employees.

Donna Liverett, administrative assistant in the APSU Department of Chemistry, was honored for her 40 years of service to APSU.
Employees with 25 years are Clifford Frederick, Cheryl Garrett, David Gleckler, Denise Hemingway, Michele Jones, Betty Leimer and Julia McGee.

Donna Liverett (right) receives a standing ovation as she is honored for her 40 years of service in the APSU Department of Chemistry during an employee service awards reception July 22nd at Austin Peay State University. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU Photographer)

Donna Liverett (right) receives a standing ovation as she is honored for her 40 years of service in the APSU Department of Chemistry during an employee service awards reception July 22nd at Austin Peay State University. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU Photographer)

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Five APSU Professors Honored with Annual Socrates Award

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Five Austin Peay State University professors have been singled out by their students and peers as exceptional teachers this year, earning them one of the University’s top distinctions for tenure-track faculty members.

Michelle Rogers, biology instructor, Christina Chester-Fangman, assistant professor of library administration, Dr. Benita Bruster, assistant professor of teaching and learning, Dr. David Nelson, assistant professor of history, and Dr.Mercy Cannon, assistant professor of English, were named this year’s Socrates Award winners, an honor bestowed by APSU annually to teachers who have excelled in motivating and inspiring their students. «Read the rest of this article»

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Five APSU Librarians Recognized for Training People to Use the Tennessee Electronic Library

 

Nashville, TN – Five librarians from Austin Peay State University have received an award for their efforts in training people to use the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).

Christina Chester-Fangman, Inga Filippo, Nancy Gibson, Sharon Johnson and Philenese Slaughter were recently honored at the Tenn-Share fall conference. Tenn-Share is a nonprofit organization that promotes resource sharing among libraries and other information agencies throughout Tennessee.

TEL Trainer Award

TEL Trainer Award

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APSU faculty members help put APSU on map through scholarly pursuits

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty members at Austin Peay State University recently have brought recognition to the University through their professional and scholarly activities.

Dr. Chinyere Ogbonna-McGruder, associate professor of public management and criminal justice and program manager of the criminal justice program, presented a paper, titled “Incarcerated Women Drug Offenders in Tennessee: A research study,” at the Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conference from October 14th-16th in Atlanta, GA. The paper also has been published in the International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU librarians give free books to campers

 

Austin Peay State University LogoWhen the Junior Govs Summer Camp ended last Friday, the 75 children campers who spent their summer at APSU each went home with a brand new book.

The Junior Govs is a recreational-based summer camp that gets kids active in sports and games, but on several occasions, campers found their way into the APSU Woodward Library. That’s where they met instruction team librarians Christina Chester-Fangman, Philenese Slaughter, Inga Filippo, Nancy Gibson and Sharon Johnson. Over the last few weeks, the professors conducted enrichment activities for the campers, such as story times and lessons on research with the “age-appropriate” database Kids InfoBits, provided by Tennessee Electronic Library or TEL.

When the camp ended last Friday, the librarians decided to offer a special farewell to the children they’d come to know. That’s why they contacted the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts about providing free books to each camper. «Read the rest of this article»

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What are they are up to at APSU

 

APSU faculty, staff achieve goals through pursuits

Austin Peay State University LogoFaculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Christina Chester-Fangman, instruction librarian and assistant professor, had a “recipe” included in the Library Instruction Cookbook published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Unveiled at the recent American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill., the book is a practical collection of “learning recipes” that includes plans for conducting learning sessions and indicating how these exercises teach research skills from the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Her entry, “CABLE Cook-off: Learning to Evaluate Web Sites,” teaches undergraduate students five criteria by which they can judge Web sites to determine those that are appropriate to cite for college-level papers and projects.

Melony Shemberger, communication specialist in public relations and marketing, finished the Big Kids’ Triathlon (500-yard swim, 18-mile bike, 5-K run) held July 26 in Paducah, Ky., with an overall time of 1:56:10. She will compete July 31 in the annual Fancy Farm (Ky.) 5-K run and then Aug. 9 in an Olympic-distance duathlon in Mattoon, Ill.

Scott Shumate, digital services assistant in Woodward Library, presented APSU’s “Collaborative Veterans’ Oral History Project” at the Tennessee CONTENTdm User’s Group meeting held July 22 at Middle Tennessee State University.

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