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Looking back at top APSU stories of last 10 years

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A new year is quickly approaching, bringing with it the promise of a new decade at Austin Peay State University (APSU). Here’s a look back at some of the milestones that took place on the APSU campus during the last 10 years.

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Austin Peay State University holds Historic First Board of Trustees meeting

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University convened its inaugural Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, March 30th, completing the transition from the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to its own local governing board.

Austin Peay President Alisa White, joined by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and observed by University faculty and staff, as well as media and members of the community, called the ‘historic’ first meeting to order.

Members of Austin Peay State University's Board of Trustees met for their inaugural meeting on Thursday, March 30th, 2016. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

Members of Austin Peay State University’s Board of Trustees met for their inaugural meeting on Thursday, March 30th, 2016. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

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APSU Board of Trustees will have first meeting March 30th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s inaugural Board of Trustees will convene for its first meeting at 416 College Street on Thursday, March 30th at 1:30pm. The public is invited to attend this historic event.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University 2016 – A Year in Review

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a few months, Austin Peay State University will officially turn 90, and anyone who happened to be on campus when the school first opened in the late 1920s would likely not recognize it today.

Students enjoy a beautiful spring day at Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Students enjoy a beautiful spring day at Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Eight to serve on Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees

 

APSU to Have Increased Autonomy with Local Governing Board

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed eight individuals to the newly created institutional governing board at Austin Peay State University.

The purpose of the appointments is to give the University increased autonomy to support student success as the state continues its Drive to 55 Initiative. Austin Peay State University’s governing board is one of six to be appointed by the governor, a result of the governor’s FOCUS Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremonies to be held December 11th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – As a teenager, Lynn Von Hagen dreamed of working as a biologist in Africa. She raised money for conservation groups, like the World Wildlife Fund, and she often found herself staring at photographs of lions and elephants in the pages of National Geographic.

In the early 1990s, Hagen decided to enroll at Vol State Community College, but after earning her associate degree in 1993, she put her dream of becoming abiologist on hold.

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, December 11thm 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, December 11thm 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University recognizes outstanding faculty during 2015 Academic Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 28th, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics. Rayburn earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and in 1988, she arrived at APSU as an assistant professor.

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

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National Science Foundation-funded program at APSU awards 16 scholarships for students to study STEM disciplines

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A new National Science Foundation-funded program at Austin Peay State University recently awarded 16 scholarships to community college transfer students, active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines for the 2012-13 academic year.

The project, titled “Increasing the Number of Regional Community College Graduates and Active Duty Military Personnel, Veterans and Dependents Enrolling in and Completing a STEM Baccalaureate Degree,” awarded scholarships to nine APSU students and one Volunteer State Community College student thanks to the more than $500,000 the NSF is providing APSU over the next five years. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU receives National Science Foundation grant to award scholarships for military and community college students in STEM disciplines

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Three Austin Peay State University professors are on the lookout for community college students, active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.

That’s because the National Science Foundation is awarding them more than $500,000 over the next five years to offer scholarships for qualified students in those areas.

Dr. Karen Meisch, associate professor of biology, Dr. Cindy L. Taylor, professor of biology, and Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to offer scholarships to students looking to study STEM subjects. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff)

Dr. Karen Meisch, associate professor of biology, Dr. Cindy L. Taylor, professor of biology, and Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to offer scholarships to students looking to study STEM subjects. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff)

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Community School for the Arts’ Adult Choir looking for new members for upcoming season

 

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Clarksville, TN – This fall, the Community School for the Arts’ Adult Choir is looking for new members, regardless of their profession or musical background.

“We’ve had area elementary teachers, area high school teachers, Austin Peay faculty, Austin Peay staff, Austin Peay alumni,” Dr. Nell Rayburn, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics, said. “We have people who work for the city of Clarksville. We’ve had physicians, bankers, state department workers, you name it. It’s just a really good cross section of the community.” «Read the rest of this article»

 



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