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APSU acknowledges outstanding faculty members at 2016 Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 26th.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor of communication.

APSU President Dr. Alisa White and past APSU Alumni Association President Brandon Di Paolo Harrison present the 2016 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award to Dr. Mike Gotcher. APSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rex Gandy, far right, is also in the photo. (Robert Smith, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

APSU President Dr. Alisa White and past APSU Alumni Association President Brandon Di Paolo Harrison present the 2016 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award to Dr. Mike Gotcher. APSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rex Gandy, far right, is also in the photo. (Robert Smith, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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Austin Peay State University to Open New Dewald Pavilion at APSU Farm on September 23rd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN On a mild December afternoon in 2012, a crowd of local farmers, agri-businessmen and dignitaries gathered around an old hay barn to contemplate the future of the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture.

Student enrollment in that program had increased an astounding 82 percent in recent years, but some of the facilities at the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center, known simply as the farm, didn’t reflect this growth.

The Sept. 23 event will begin with a dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a ribbon cutting at 6:15 p.m. and a special bull auction. The auction will feature the sale of APSU’s finest bull stock, “Big John,” named in memory of John Bartee Sr., former founding member of the APSU agriculture advisory committee. Proceeds from the sale will go to the University farm.

The Sept. 23 event will begin with a dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a ribbon cutting at 6:15 p.m. and a special bull auction. The auction will feature the sale of APSU’s finest bull stock, “Big John,” named in memory of John Bartee Sr., former founding member of the APSU agriculture advisory committee. Proceeds from the sale will go to the University farm.

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature APSU Agriculture professor Rodney Mills on Thursday, January 30th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University animal science professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.

Dr. Rodney Mills, assistant professor of animal science, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, January 30th, in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his lecture is “Development of a Sustainable Beef Production System: A Case Study of the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center.”

Austin Peay Agriculture professor Dr. Rodney Mills with a brown horse. (APSU)

Austin Peay Agriculture professor Dr. Rodney Mills with a brown horse. (APSU)

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APSU Agriculture Department receives $50,000 donation from Farm Credit Mid-America

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Farm Credit Mid-America set out to invest in the next generation of American farmers, the Kentucky-based lender looked south to Austin Peay State University.

That’s because APSU is home to the fastest growing college department of agriculture in Tennessee, with student enrollment in that program increasing by 75 percent in the last five years.

Farm Credit Mid-America staff members present a $50,000 check to Austin Peay State University. (Beth Liggett - APSU staff)

Farm Credit Mid-America staff members present a $50,000 check to Austin Peay State University. (Beth Liggett – APSU staff)

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Fort Campbell’s 5th Special Forces Group and National Guard learn Agriculture techniques at APSU Farm

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The goat, a runt in terms of size, limped around a make-shift pen set up on the grounds of the Austin Peay State University Environmental Education Center, or APSU farm.

His hoof was overgrown and infected, prompting APSU adjunct professor of agriculture Bob Moore to pull out a pair of metal trimmers and clip back the gnarled, black growth as if it were simply a long fingernail.

Bob Moore instructs a group of soldiers on how to care for livestock in Afghanistan. (Photo by Dr. Don Sudbrink/APSU).

Bob Moore instructs a group of soldiers on how to care for livestock in Afghanistan. (Photo by Dr. Don Sudbrink/APSU).

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Austin Peay State University to break ground on new Animal Science Facility on November 30th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In 1961, a group of Austin Peay State College agriculture students built a hay barn at the school’s farm off Pickens Road to house an animal husbandry operation.

At the time, the facility was more than adequate for the small college, but in recent years, the University’s Department of Agriculture has experienced unprecedented growth.

 APSU farm

APSU farm

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APSU has 20 Faculty chosen as Summer Faculty Research Fellows

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University  had twenty faculty members  chosen as awardees in the 2012 Summer Faculty Research Program (SRFP), which encourages the development of research/creative activity projects at the University.

The SFRP awards up to $5,000 for selected proposals by tenured or tenure-track faculty to develop a research or creative activity project that should place them in a better position to seek external funding.

Twenty faculty members at Austin Peay State University have been chosen as awardees in the Summer Faculty Research Program (SRFP), an initiative to encourage the development of research/creative activity projects at the University. (Contributed photo)

Twenty faculty members at Austin Peay State University have been chosen as awardees in the Summer Faculty Research Program (SRFP), an initiative to encourage the development of research/creative activity projects at the University. (Contributed photo)

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Cattle donation allows APSU Agriculture Department to expand offerings

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In August of 2010, the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture had the unfortunate designation as being both a small and growing program within the University. Its student population had increased by about 20 percent in two years, but the department only had three full-time faculty members.

“We needed an additional faculty member to help us teach the increase in students, but late that summer, I was getting word we might not get a new position,” Dr. Donald Sudbrink, chair of the APSU Department of Agriculture, said. “Then we received this wonderful donation, and so many positive things happened in rapid succession. It was a game changer for us.”

Chad Pugh, with the APSU Department of Agriculture, gives visitors a tour of the University’s Environmental Education Center, or APSU Farm, during last week’s Preserving the Pride Celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

Chad Pugh, with the APSU Department of Agriculture, gives visitors a tour of the University’s Environmental Education Center, or APSU Farm, during last week’s Preserving the Pride Celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

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