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Austin Peay State University to have Nationally-recognized speaker Alex Sheen speak at APSU Unity Celebration

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Alex Sheen has a young face, so when people see him walking around in a relaxed T-shirt, they don’t realize he was once a corporate executive for Hyland Software, an organization featured in Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For list.

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Bubba Wells to leave APSU Governors Basketball coaching position

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Charles “Bubba” Wells, Austin Peay State University basketball’s all-time leading men’s scorer who has served the program as assistant coach for the past 10 seasons, has resigned his position to pursue other coaching opportunities.

That was announced Wednesday afternoon by Governors head coach Dave Loos.

Austin Peay Assistant Coach Bubba Wells resigns. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Assistant Coach Bubba Wells resigns. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University inducts Shawn Kelley, Nick Stapleton, Brad Kirtley, Reedy Sears into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

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Historian David Goldfield to present new perspective on Civil War at Austin Peay State University February 4th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In August 1834, an angry Protestant mob entered a Catholic convent outside of Boston, broke windows and furniture and then set the building on fire.

The next morning, the ruins of this small convent smoldered, but the fire of religious unease, which had ignited the riot, would continue to burn for another 30 years.

Historian David Goldfield

Historian David Goldfield

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Austin Peay State University announces Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Hall of Fame inductees announced (APSU Sports)

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Dr. Cooper Beazley to be inducted into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Dr. Beazley has helped APSU athletics enjoy a “Wonderful Life”

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Former APSU athletic trainer Chuck Kimmel likes to compare Dr. Cooper Beazley to George Bailey, the selfless central figure of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and the Austin Peay training room, to Bedford Falls, the fictional home of Bailey.

Kimmel wonders what APSU athletics medical care, what the APSU athletic training room would be like today if not for the longtime orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Cooper Beazley (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Dr. Cooper Beazley (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Autumn Salon Series to host Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin reading from her new book “Demon Fish” October 6th

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – In the summer of 2005, Juliet Eilperin jumped into the Atlantic Ocean and found herself surrounded by sharks. The sleek, fierce-looking creatures were hungry and looking for food.

Luckily, they ignored her, but what’s most astounding about this incident is that Eilperin, a national environmental reporter for the Washington Post, jumped into the swarm on purpose. She was writing an article on the sharks for the newspaper and, like all great journalists, needed to see them first hand.

Juliet Eilperin author of "Demon Fish: Travels through the Hidden World of Sharks."

Juliet Eilperin author of “Demon Fish: Travels through the Hidden World of Sharks.”

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11 APSU, Middle College students named Peay Read essay winners

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Ten Austin Peay State University first-year students and a Middle College student were recognized for having best student essays on themes from “The Soloist,” a nonfiction book by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and the basis for the movie, “The Soloist.”

The students were lauded for their winning entries during a dinner held September 29th at APSU that featured Lopez, who later that evening delivered a public talk to approximately 1,000 people in the APSU Dunn Center.

Steve Lopez (back row, far left) is seen with APSU and Middle College student essay winners during a dinner September 29th in the Morgan University Center as part of The Peay Read annual celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Steve Lopez (back row, far left) is seen with APSU and Middle College student essay winners during a dinner September 29th in the Morgan University Center as part of The Peay Read annual celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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L.A. Times columnist, author of ‘The Soloist’ to speak September 29th in APSU Dunn Center

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In 2005, Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez strikes an unlikely friendship with Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless musician with schizophrenia who slept each night on one of skid row’s most dangerous streets.

Lopez learned Ayers had been a promising violinist, and that he had left the prestigious music program at the Juilliard School because of his struggle with mental illness. The journalist chronicled Ayers’ struggle in several columns at the Los Angeles Times, inspiring readers to send instruments to Ayers through Lopez. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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