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Austin Peay State University to offer “Sociology of COVID-19” class

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) says that in the last few months, the new COVID-19 Coronavirus has infected 5.6 million people worldwide, resulting in more than 350,000 deaths.

At the same time, as governments and businesses have shut down – sometimes leading to protests and violent altercations – the pandemic has revealed deep fissures in modern society.

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Jonniann Butterfield. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Jonniann Butterfield. (APSU)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is December 21st, 2016

 

The 152nd Meeting

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “General William T. Sherman”

General William T. Sherman

General William T. Sherman

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Austin Peay State University’s Kevin Harris investigates how to create expert teams

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a warm, May afternoon in 2012, Australian tennis star Samuel Groth stunned spectators at the Busan Open when he delivered a 163 mph serve—the fastest serve in the history of that sport.

A grainy YouTube video from that day shows Groth’s opponent, Belarusian Uladzimir Ignatik, flailing in his unsuccessful attempt to connect with the ball.

APSU's Kevin Harris

APSU’s Kevin Harris

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APSU Department of Sociology sees students accepted to Top Graduate Programs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In August, Sarah Huff, a former high school dropout, will board a plane for the United Kingdom to begin graduate school at The London School of Economics and Political Science—a university recently labeled “the world’s leading dedicated social science institution.”

“I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant to apply because I don’t have a lot of the background that people have when they go to these bigger schools,” Huff said recently.

Austin Peay State University McCord Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University McCord Building. (APSU)

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APSU names Florida State College administrator Lynne Sponaugle Crosby as assistant VP of Academic Affairs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Lynne Sponaugle Crosby, a high-level administrator at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), was recently named assistant provost and assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at Austin Peay State University.

Brian Johnson, now president of Tuskegee University, previously served as assistant provost until August 2013, when he was named vice president of APSU’s Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research. «Read the rest of this article»

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Guitar Virtuoso Stanley Yates to give Free Concert at Austin Peay State University

 

APSU Guitar Professor Stanley Yates To Perform Free Concert

Stanley Yates

Stanley Yates

Clarksville TN – Internationally-renowned concert guitarist and APSU Professor of Music Dr. Stanley Yates will present a recital of solo and chamber music at 7.30pm on Thursday, September 27th in the Concert Theater of the Music-Mass Communication Building on the APSU campus.

His program will include solo guitar music by baroque composer Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, Czech composer Stepan Rak, and Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell de Aquino.

The concert will also include the first modern performance of a recently-discovered early nineteenth-century adaption for violin, viola and guitar of Mozart’s popular opera ‘The Magic Flute,’ assisted by APSU violin professor Dr. Emily Hanna Crane and Nashville violist Michael O’Gieblyn.

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Austin Peay State University honors exemplary professors during Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On Tuesday afternoon, Austin Peay State University recognized five professors with the highest distinctions awarded to faculty members during the University’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony.

Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon, professor of mathematics, was named the recipient of the 2012 APSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award. The award is presented annually to a faculty member or department chairperson who has completed a minimum of four years of full-time teaching at Austin Peay. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Area of Dance recognized at regional dance festival

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a recent Thursday afternoon, Margaret Rennerfeldt flipped through a small, flimsy journal to read a few notes she’d jotted down earlier this month while attending the American College Dance Festival Association’s Southeast Region conference in Albany, GA.

The Austin Peay State University assistant professor of dance had brought a work she choreographed to the event, and she wanted to remind herself of what the panel of judges had said about the dance.

APSU dance students perform assistant professor of dance Margaret Rennerfeldt’s piece “Finding Place,” which was selected for the gala performance at the ACDFA’s regional conference.

APSU dance students perform assistant professor of dance Margaret Rennerfeldt’s piece “Finding Place,” which was selected for the gala performance at the ACDFA’s regional conference.

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APSU students participate in service trip to Florida

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Ten Austin Peay State University students and two staff members recently participated in the APSU Alternative Spring Break trip for a 10-day service trip to Florida.

While traveling to the Everglades National Park, the group stopped for the night at Stephen Foster Cultural State Park in White Springs, FL. The APSU spring break trip visited the state park in 2010 and worked in the restoration area planting two thousand native pine trees.

This year, group members were able to check on their trees, note their growth and removed some barbed wire fence within the restoration area.

The Everglades National Park in southern Florida was one of several stops Austin Peay State University students and staff made as part of the recent Alternative Spring Break Trip, which provides various service activities for participants. (Photo provided by Alexandra Howard, APSU Student Life and Leadership)

The Everglades National Park in southern Florida was one of several stops Austin Peay State University students and staff made as part of the recent Alternative Spring Break Trip, which provides various service activities for participants. (Photo provided by Alexandra Howard, APSU Student Life and Leadership)

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APSU Hosts Annual Guitar Festival

 

Austin Peay State University and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present their annual guitar festival featuring guest artist concerts and master classes.

The concerts take place at 7.30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

The first concert will feature APSU adjunct guitar professor Roger Hudson and guest artist Stephen Aron in a performance of original compositions for the guitar. Tuesday’s concert will feature guest artist Lily Afshar. «Read the rest of this article»

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