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Undergraduate student research at APSU topic of next Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – During the 2010-11 academic year at Austin Peay State University, a survey was conducted among faculty members regarding their perspective and participation in research with undergraduate students.

The results of this Institutional Review Board-approved survey suggest that while many faculty are interested in working with undergraduates, time and financial need are challenges that must be overcome.

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APSU literature professor to speak about importance of early Puritan minister

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature a presentation next week about the significance of a 17th century Puritan minister who left behind his thoughts, opinions and interpretations of the Bible.

Dr. Clark Maddux, associate professor of early American literature, will present “Why Cotton Mather Matters” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, September 22nd in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Veteran education professor to speak about online reading in Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – With the technological advent of e-books, e-readers and other digital innovations, reading material has moved from print media to online. And the process of reading on a computer screen can be different – an aspect that a veteran Austin Peay State University professor will address.

Dr. Donald Luck, a professor of education who has taught at APSU for 18 years, will present the next session in the weekly Provost Lecture Series at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 15th in the Morgan University Center, Room 307. The title of his presentation is “Reading in the Web Environment.”

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Math professor shares steepest descent method in Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For many people, understanding complex mathematical equations and concepts is more difficult than walking in the mountains. Somehow, an Austin Peay State University mathematics faculty member makes the ideas relate.

Dr. Ben Ntatin, associate professor of mathematics, will present the next session in the weekly Provost Lecture Series at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 8th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his presentation is “Walking in the mountains: The steepest descent method.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Creative writing professor kicks off lecture series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The written words of Emily Dickinson, Sappho, Dorothy Allison, Abigail Thomas and Jane Tompkins all have something in common – their powerful voices speak for those misrepresented or underrepresented.

This is the basis of a research presentation by Dr. Amy Wright, assistant professor of creative writing at Austin Peay State University. She is one of several faculty members chosen to present their research and creative activity on campus during the 2011-12 academic year as part of the Provost Lecture Series.

Abigail Thomas and Dorothy Allison

Abigail Thomas and Dorothy Allison

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Provost Lecture Series at APSU kicks off 2011-12 academic year

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty members at Austin Peay State University will present their research and creative activity on campus during the 2011-12 academic year as part of the weekly Provost Lecture Series.

The Provost Lecture Series will kick off with a talk by Dr. Amy Wright, assistant professor of creative writing and the nonfiction editor of APSU’s Zone 3 journal and Zone 3 Press, from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, September 1st in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Presidential Research Scholars Program announces students for 2011-12

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Ten undergraduate students at Austin Peay State University have been chosen for the 2011-12 Presidential Research Scholars Program.

Students in the program were selected for the May 1st, 2011, to April 30th, 2012, award period. The Research Scholars Program works to promote independent research training and creative activity with scholarly merit and supports the incorporation of research training into the collegiate educational experience. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Scholar Chat at APSU allows faculty to discuss scholarship, creative activity

 

Austin Peay State UniversityAustin Peay State University has a new program for faculty members to discuss their scholarship and creative activity.  

Called Scholar Chat, the new venue is held from 12:30pm-1:30pm, on the first Friday of every month (October 1st, November 5th and December 3rd) in the Morgan University Center, Room 305.

In addition to being a casual gathering for faculty members to discuss their scholarship and creative activity, the forum is a time for faculty to brainstorm ideas about how to get more students interested and participating in undergraduate research. Faculty members are welcome to bring their lunch. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Research Forum expands this year; public encouraged to see student work

 

Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University is proud to announce the fifth annual APSU Research Forum will be held from 3-6 p.m., Friday, April 9.

Beginning in 2006, this event has showcased the outstanding scholarly and creative efforts of APSU undergraduate and graduate students. This year’s presenters include students from chemistry, biology, music, computer science and languages and literature along with four other academic departments.

The student poster session will be from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Tommy Head Atrium of the Sundquist Science Complex and will feature 34 posters of graduate and undergraduate research. «Read the rest of this article»

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