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APSU History Honor Society Publishes Third Scholarly Journal

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TNOn Thursday afternoon, members of Austin Peay State University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society unveiled the third volume of its popular scholarly journal, Theta-Delta, during a ceremony in Harned Hall. The slim, red booklet might at first resemble the previous two editions of the journal, which features academic papers by APSU history students, but co-editor-in-chief Deanna Carter pointed to the masthead to show how this volume was different.

The names of several APSU history faculty members now serve on the journal’s editorial board. Dr. Jason Verber, assistant professor of history, also shared editor-in-chief duties with Carter.

Members of the Theta-Delta editorial board hold copies of the journal’s third volume.

Members of the Theta-Delta editorial board hold copies of the journal’s third volume.

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Clarksville Hammered by Late Afternoon Storms

 

Severe ThunderstormClarksville, TN – Residents of the City of Clarksville have been hammered by severe thunderstorms  in the late afternoon hours over the previous two days.

On July 4th, the storms hit around 5:00pm and knocked out power to over 7,500 CDE Lightband customers on both sides of Memorial Drive, Richview Road, Indian Hills Drive, Craigmont Boulevard, Fairway Drive, and the Hilldale area. By the next morning CDE was reporting approximately 300 people were still without power. That was until a new line of storms rolled through around 4:00pm on July 5th knocking out electrical power to even more customers. As of the time of publication approximately 351 CDE Lightband customers are still without power.

Some of the storm damage at Austin Peay State University which was the hardest hit during yesterdays storm

Some of the storm damage at Austin Peay State University which was the hardest hit during yesterdays storm

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New study abroad courses to take APSU students to London for a week

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Dr. Daniel Shea, Austin Peay State University associate professor of languages and literature, leaned back in his chair and said, “We’ve got lots of programs for people who can spend considerable amounts of time abroad. If you want to study abroad for a year or a semester or a month, we’ve got you covered.”

Outside his office window in Harned Hall, dozens of nontraditional students walked across campus. They’re the type of students – parents, full-time employees and military veterans – who don’t necessarily have the time or money to spend weeks studying in a foreign country. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Homecoming 2011 is October 24th-30th with the theme ‘Jurassic Peay’

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will celebrate Homecoming 2011 with the theme, “Jurassic Peay.”

Homecoming is October 24th-30th. Here is a list of events planned as part of the weeklong celebration. Many of the events are open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU PKP chapter collecting books for Candy for the Mind

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the ninth consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project. Members of the campus and local community are invited to support this effort through donations of books or funds for the purchase of books.

Through this project, PKP distributed more than 1,500 books to community children during last year’s G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating), the on-campus alternative for safe trick-or-treating. «Read the rest of this article»

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Generous donation gives APSU three famed William Edmondson Sculptures

 

Clarksville, TN – William Edmondson, a humble stone carver and the son of slaves, died quietly after years of declining health. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Nashville.

It was an ironic fate, given that Edmondson spent years carving elaborate headstones for cemeteries around middle Tennessee. The eccentric artist believed that God commanded him to sculpt the shapes out of limestone, and after a few years, he began adding statues of biblical characters, people and animals to his body of work. His sculptures caught the eyes of several prominent art critics and in 1937, Edmondson became the first African-American artist to have a solo show of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 

William Edmondson Sculpture "The Critter".

William Edmondson Sculpture "The Critter".

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New Austin Peay State University exhibit honors country music legend Roy Acuff

 

Clarksville, TN – Twenty-five years ago, the legendary “King of Country Music” Roy Acuff endowed a Chair of Excellence at Austin Peay State University, allowing the Institution to bring world-renowned artistic talents to campus each year to work with students.

To commemorate that generous gift, the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is hosting a special exhibit, “Roy Acuff: Life and Legend” in the Mable Larson Gallery within the University’s Harned Hall. It will run from October 4th–October 29th, and is free and open to the public.

Some of the Roy Acuff items on display at APSU

Some of the Roy Acuff items on display at APSU

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New gallery exhibits APSU student artwork

 

Austin Peay State UniversityA new exhibition of Austin Peay State University student artwork is opening this month in the University’s newest gallery space.
 
The U.C. Student Gallery, in an alcove on the third floor of the Morgan University Center, was developed this summer to provide APSU students with a space to show their work. The gallery will be run by the Student Art League and have shows throughout the year.

The space officially opens at 3:30pm on September 8th, with a reception for the gallery’s first exhibit, “Abstract Painting: Student Work from the Topics in Studio Arts Course.” The show runs through September 30th, with paintings by students who took APSU assistant professor of art Warren Greene’s abstract painting class this summer.

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

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APSU students create display on history of campus

 

On the third floor of Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall, the words of the University’s fight song are now mounted on a wall.

“Smash! Bang! To victory/Go the Governors of Austin Peay.”

The song, along with several black-and-white photos of the campus, lends a nostalgic, collegiate atmosphere to the hallway, but it also helps tell the story of APSU. For the last semester, a group of students in a public history class have spent hours tracking down old photos and other bits of information to create a display depicting the history of APSU. «Read the rest of this article»

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PKP at APSU needs used, new children’s books to give as Halloween treats

 

Austin Peay State University LogoFor the seventh consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project.

Through this project, PKP distributed more than 1,500 books to community children during last year’s G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating), the on-campus alternative for safe trick-or-treating. Currently, PKP has some books on hand for distribution during G.H.O.S.T., slated this year from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 but needs many more. Since the inception of the Candy for the Mind project in 2003, hundreds of children who trick-or-treat at APSU have been thrilled to receive a book as a Halloween treat.

Dr. Linda Thompson, who started the program when she was president of PKP said, “Now that it’s become a tradition, the children come back to us, year after year, eagerly looking for a book from the ‘book people.’” «Read the rest of this article»

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