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Austin Peay State University names Dr. JaCenda Davidson as assistant vice president of human resources

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. JaCenda Davidson, associate vice president, and chief human resources officer at Whitworth University, was recently named assistant vice president and chief human resources officer at Austin Peay State University (APSU). She will begin her new role at APSU on March 1st, 2021.

Austin Peay State University assistant vice president of human resources Dr. JaCenda Davidson. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University assistant vice president of human resources Dr. JaCenda Davidson. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University School of Nursing forms partnership with Fisk University

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last year, when Fisk University decided to provide a nursing pathway for its students, the Nashville-based school reached out to one of the top programs in the region – the Austin Peay State University (APSU) School of Nursing. Officials at Fisk liked that APSU’s program consistently had a near 100% passing rate for the national licensure test, and Austin Peay State University officials were eager to take advantage of the diversity that Fisk – a historically Black university – offered.

Austin Peay State University School of Nursing interim director Dr. Eve Rice (Left) with APSU nursing students and faculty. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University School of Nursing interim director Dr. Eve Rice (Left) with APSU nursing students and faculty. (APSU)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces Administrator Appointments

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) has announced that Jessica Harris, who has 18 years of academic experience in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, has been tapped as the Director of the 24 elementary schools.

Jessica Harris has been named Director of 24 Elementary Schools by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

Jessica Harris has been named Director of 24 Elementary Schools by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

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City of Clarksville announces Angela Jones earns housing, redevelopment certification

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The Reverend Angela R. Jones, a member of the Clarksville Housing Authority Board of Directors since 2013, has earned Commissioners Certification from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.

Reverend Angela R. Jones

Reverend Angela R. Jones

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Adventure Science Center to explore Nanotechnology, Light this Saturday

 

Scientists from Austin Peay, Belmont, Fisk and Vanderbilt universities to exhibit

Adventure Science CenterNashville, TN – Adventure Science Center will offer visitors a chance to explore the smallest science this Saturday, March 19th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. NanoDays and the Day of Light celebration will showcase cutting-edge discoveries in the field.

Discover the benefits and challenges of nanoscale science and engineering during NanoDays, which is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs centered on all things “nano.” Scientists and researchers, including those from the Vanderbilt/Fisk Materials Research Society, Belmont Chapter of NSTA, Austin Peay Chi Epsilon Mu (XEM) Chemistry Club and Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science (VSVS) will be on hand to help visitors explore the minuscule world of atoms, molecules, nanoscale forces and nanotechnology and to bring this smallest science to life.

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Tennessee State Museum presents “I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage” through June 24th, 2016

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) have collaborated to present museum visitors and theater audiences with an exhibition that gives a snapshot of Tennessee’s rich African American musical heritage.

The exhibition, I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage, is free to the public and on view in the G Level Gallery in the lobby that connects the Tennessee State Museum and TPAC in the Polk Cultural Center.

I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage

I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage

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Two Clarksville artists to perform at Insights into John Wesley Work III: A Celebration of Music and Meaning

 

John Wesley Work III Memorial FoundationNashville, TN – In honor and celebration of African American scholar, composer and musicologist John Wesley Work III, the John Wesley Work III Memorial Foundation in collaboration with The Nashville (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Fisk University Music Discipline will sponsor a unique program titled Insights into John Wesley Work III: A Celebration of Music and Meaning Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 1:00pm at Fisk University in the Fisk Memorial Chapel, 1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN.

This free event will be followed with light refreshments in the historic Victorian-style John Work House on the campus at 17th Avenue North & Meharry Boulevard. «Read the rest of this article»

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Acuff Circle of Excellence to honor Joe W. Giles with Ovation Award at Customs House Museum, March 1st

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – Joe W. Giles, an Austin Peay State University alumnus and founder of the Tennessee Arts Academy, the nation’s flagship professional development program for teachers of the arts, will be honored March 1st with the George Mabry Ovation Award.

The award is one of eight to be given by the Acuff Circle of Excellence in recognition of outstanding contributions in the arts to the Clarksville-Montgomery County community. The annual ceremony will be Sunday, March 1st, from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and a reception that follows. «Read the rest of this article»

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Two Lady Govs track athletes honored for leadership during Hattie Walker Wilhoite Recognition night

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University track and field athletes recently were honored for their leadership efforts at the recent Hattie Walker Wilhoite Recognition Program for APSU African American Women as part of Women’s History Month.

Courtney Jordan, a senior who specializes in the respective throws for the Lady Govs track team, and Ashley Carson, a sophomore sprinter and hurdler, were recognized at the annual dinner sponsored by The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center to recognize the African American female faculty/staff for their years of service at APSU and the exceptional work of African American female student leaders.

Ashley Carson, left, and Courtney Jordan have been recognized for their on-campus leadership by the African American Cultural Center. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

Ashley Carson, left, and Courtney Jordan have been recognized for their on-campus leadership by the African American Cultural Center. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Fisk Jubilee Singers perform at APSU

 

The logo of the Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – In what was their first concert in Clarksville, TN during their entire 140 year history, the Fisk Jubilee Singers won the hearts of many.  The concert was held on Saturday night in the APSU Music/Mass Communications building to a standing room only crowd.

Just before their performance,  Gail Robinson-Oturu, President of the Clarksville Community Concert Association welcomed everyone to the concert, and recognized Fisk Alumni members, one of which was a past Jubilee member. Then she asked how many people were there to see the Fisk Jubilee singers for the first time, and over half of the room raised their hand.  Then she introduced Dr. Paul Kwami,  Musical Director of the Jubilee Singers who gave the audience a brief description of the music they would perform, songs from their African American  heritage.

Fisk Jubilee Singers

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