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Austin Peay State University classics senior Alexander Kee finishes second at National Translation Contest

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) classics senior Alexander Kee last month finished second in a national Latin translation contest. It was his second straight second-place finish in the annual competition.

Austin Peay State Univerity student Alexander Kee

Austin Peay State Univerity student Alexander Kee

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Austin Peay State University Latin/geology student Elizabeth Wilcox headed to Europe for Roman site excavation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a sweltering afternoon in Tallil, Iraq, a U.S. Army soldier named Elizabeth Wilcox paused on her way to the gym to examine what looked like seashells on the desert floor.

Centuries ago, the Euphrates River had flowed through the area, surrounding a nearby stone structure some scholars believe was the Tower of Babel, but that channel of the river had long since turned to dust.

APSU student Elizabeth Wilcox. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

APSU student Elizabeth Wilcox. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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APSU gives out first Warren Scholarship for Classical Studies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you grew up in Clarksville and studied Latin, chances are you know Kaye or Grady Warren. The couple taught Latin in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System for more than 40 years, and in that time they became one of the area’s biggest advocates for Classical Studies.

Just last summer, one of their former students—Austin Peay State University freshman Alexander Kee—earned first place in Advanced Latin Grammar at the National Junior Classical League convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Mary Winters APSU Latin instructor; Alexander Kee, APSU student; Grady Warren, Kaye Warren, Dr. Tim Winters, APSU professor of Classics, and Dr. Stephen Kershner, assistant professor of Classics, celebrate the presentation of a new scholarship.

Mary Winters APSU Latin instructor; Alexander Kee, APSU student; Grady Warren, Kaye Warren, Dr. Tim Winters, APSU professor of Classics, and Dr. Stephen Kershner, assistant professor of Classics, celebrate the presentation of a new scholarship.

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APSU hosts annual Spanish Language Fair for over 400 area high school students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – With a native speaker base of over 400 million people, it stands to reason that Spanish features a wide range of different cultural identities among the many countries that speak the global language.

The Spanish program at Austin Peay State University gives its students the skills to be fluent speakers and the tools to be global citizens, but for one day each year, the University invites area high school students to campus for a chance to experience the diversity of a language spoken in 21 countries across the world.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University gets endowment Scholarship to promote European studies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Dr. Dewey Browder, retired chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of History and Philosophy, is interested in all things European. He is particularly fond of German foods, and among the delicacies he favors are Schnecken, which are more commonly known here by the French name “escargots.”

In his living room, which is crowded with books on European history, dozens of German nutcrackers stand on the mantle to commemorate the holiday season.

Browder Family Scholarship Check Presentation with APSU President Alisa White. (APSU)

Browder Family Scholarship Check Presentation with APSU President Alisa White. (APSU)

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Latin Students are Winners at National Convention

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – When asked what constitutes a fun summer, most teenagers would include joys like pools, beaches, sleep, and most of all, not having to study for school. For a select few, however, eighteen hours of study per week sounds pretty exciting.

These brave souls form the Junior Classical League (JCL), an organization dedicated to the study of the classics – Latin as well as ancient Greek and Roman culture.

CMCSS Latin Students attend Junior Classical League Convention and Competition.

CMCSS Latin Students attend Junior Classical League Convention and Competition.

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Classics at Austin Peay State University celebrates ancient languages with 8th annual Classics Day event

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Latin is very much a living language on the campus of Austin Peay State University, as Classics at APSU recently hosted its annual Classics Day event for area high school students.

The all-day event brought together a record 144 students from Montgomery County high schools for a day of activities centered on the languages of the ancient world. Gathered at the APSU Morgan University Center, faculty members and current APSU students gave lectures on their studies of classic languages, with students also taking part in a skit promoting this year’s theme of the study of Latin.

Clarksville Academy students participate in a skit during the 2013 APSU Classics Day, which hosted more than 100 area high school students for a day of activities about the ancient world. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Clarksville Academy students participate in a skit during the 2013 APSU Classics Day, which hosted more than 100 area high school students for a day of activities about the ancient world. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University choral activities gain International Reputation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In early February, Dr. Korre Foster, director of choral activities at Austin Peay State University, turned on his computer to watch a live broadcast of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMC).

The acclaimed, 100-year-old choir is one of the largest and most respected choral organizations in Canada, but that evening, Foster was more interested in watching one of the guest conductors – APSU graduate student Zach Thompson.

APSU Chamber Singers

APSU Chamber Singers

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Riverfest continues today

 

Clarksville's Riverfest 2013Clarksville, TN – The first day of the 2013 Riverfest Festival kicked off with absolutely glorious weather. The sky was clear, and the temperatures while warm were not excessive. Festival Attendence started out a little slow but grew steadily throughout the evening culminating in the concerts by Tina Brown, Backroad Brigade and, Skynyrd Lynard on the Miller Lite stage; and Sidewalk Prophets on the First Baptist Church stage.

The festival gets bigger and better every year, and this year is no exception. On Saturday Riverfest will kickoff with the Riverfest Regatta, with the second day of the festival officially opening shortly thereafter and running until 11:00pm. Among the attractions for Saturday are the recycled fashion show various displays by area dance studios, clubs, martial arts schools, and live musical entertainment all day long.

Johnny T will perform on the Gateway Realty Stage at 9:30pm Saturday. Country recording artist Phil Vassar will take the stage at 9:00pm as the headlining performer on the Miller Stage on Saturday.All concerts are free and open to the public.

Skynyrd Lynard performing on the Miller Lite stage on Friday NightSkynyrd Lynard performing on the Miller Lite stage

Skynyrd Lynard performing on the Miller Lite stage on Friday Night

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Clarksville’s Riverfest begins Friday, September 6th

 

Clarksville's Riverfest 2013Clarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Riverfest begins this weekend Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th, 2013. This two day festival runs Friday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00pm.

On, Friday, Christian recording group Sidewalk Prophets will be performing at 9:00pm on the First Baptist Church Stage.

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