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APSU professor Jill Franks publishes new book on British and Irish women writers

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A few years ago, Dr. Jill Franks, Austin Peay State University professor of English, decided to change up a course she taught on Irish literature. Instead of focusing on that country’s noted male authors, such as James Joyce and William Butler Yeats, she opted to teach about Ireland’s underrepresented female authors, including Elizabeth Bowen and Edna O’Brien.

Franks had recently taught a similar class on female British writers, and with these subjects fresh on her mind, she began noticing fascinating distinctions between the two cultures and how they handled the evolution of the women’s movement.

Dr. Jill Franks, APSU professor of English, reads through her new book, “British and Irish Women Writers and the Women’s Movement: Six Literary Voices of Their Times.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

Dr. Jill Franks, APSU professor of English, reads through her new book, “British and Irish Women Writers and the Women’s Movement: Six Literary Voices of Their Times.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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PKP at APSU needs used, new children’s books to give as Halloween treats

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the eighth consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project.

Through this project, PKP distributed more than 1,500 books to community children during last year’s G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating), the on-campus alternative for safe trick-or-treating. Currently, PKP has some books on hand for distribution during G.H.O.S.T., slated this year from 4:00pm-7:00pm, Sunday, October 31st but needs many more. Since the inception of the Candy for the Mind project in 2003, hundreds of children who trick-or-treat at APSU have been thrilled to receive a book as a Halloween treat. «Read the rest of this article»

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Franks named 2010 Hawkins Award Winner at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University LogoDr. Jill Franks, professor of English, was named the recipient of Austin Peay State University’s prestigious Richard M. Hawkins Award during a ceremony last month. The award is presented every spring in recognition of exceptional scholarly and creative work produced by a faculty member.

Franks, one of the leading scholars of 20th century British and Irish studies, joined the APSU faculty in 1996 and has since published numerous articles, biographical and critical essays and reviews in highly regarded journals and books. «Read the rest of this article»

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PKP at APSU needs used, new children’s books to give as Halloween treats

 

Austin Peay State University LogoFor the seventh consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project.

Through this project, PKP distributed more than 1,500 books to community children during last year’s G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating), the on-campus alternative for safe trick-or-treating. Currently, PKP has some books on hand for distribution during G.H.O.S.T., slated this year from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 but needs many more. Since the inception of the Candy for the Mind project in 2003, hundreds of children who trick-or-treat at APSU have been thrilled to receive a book as a Halloween treat.

Dr. Linda Thompson, who started the program when she was president of PKP said, “Now that it’s become a tradition, the children come back to us, year after year, eagerly looking for a book from the ‘book people.’” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Woodward Library now home to extensive D. H. Lawrence collection

 

Austin Peay State University LogoThe widow of a deceased scholar who taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has chosen Austin Peay State University’s Woodward Library to be the home of her late husband’s D.H. Lawrence Collection.

Judy Cowan, wife of the late Lawrence scholar Dr. James Cowan, wanted to donate the collection to “a place where students and faculty would use it,” said Dr. Jill Franks, professor of English and president of the D.H. Lawrence Society of North America.

“This is an incredible offer and would honor our library very much indeed,” said Franks, who also is co-editor of the D.H. Lawrence Review. “I would try to offer my Lawrence seminar more often to make sure good use was made of this collection.”

These items, along with a photograph of D.H. Lawrence, are part of the D.H. Lawrence collection in the APSU Woodward Library. (Melony Shemberger | APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

These items, along with a photograph of D.H. Lawrence, are part of the D.H. Lawrence collection in the APSU Woodward Library. (Melony Shemberger | APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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What are they are up to at APSU

 

APSU faculty, staff achieve goals through pursuits

Austin Peay State University LogoFaculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Christina Chester-Fangman, instruction librarian and assistant professor, had a “recipe” included in the Library Instruction Cookbook published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Unveiled at the recent American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill., the book is a practical collection of “learning recipes” that includes plans for conducting learning sessions and indicating how these exercises teach research skills from the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Her entry, “CABLE Cook-off: Learning to Evaluate Web Sites,” teaches undergraduate students five criteria by which they can judge Web sites to determine those that are appropriate to cite for college-level papers and projects.

Melony Shemberger, communication specialist in public relations and marketing, finished the Big Kids’ Triathlon (500-yard swim, 18-mile bike, 5-K run) held July 26 in Paducah, Ky., with an overall time of 1:56:10. She will compete July 31 in the annual Fancy Farm (Ky.) 5-K run and then Aug. 9 in an Olympic-distance duathlon in Mattoon, Ill.

Scott Shumate, digital services assistant in Woodward Library, presented APSU’s “Collaborative Veterans’ Oral History Project” at the Tennessee CONTENTdm User’s Group meeting held July 22 at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Honor Society needs new, used children’s books to give as Halloween treat

 

For the sixth consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project.

Through this project, PKP distributed more than 1,000 books to community children and the children of University staff during last year’s G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating), the on-campus alternative for safe trick-or-treating. Currently, PKP has some books on hand for distribution during G.H.O.S.T., slated this year from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26 but needs many more. Since the inception of the Candy for the Mind project in 2003, hundreds of children who trick-or-treat at APSU have been thrilled to receive a book as a Halloween treat. «Read the rest of this article»

 


APSU brings history to 21st century audiences

 

Austin Peay State University is proud to include portions of its Special Collections in the Volunteer Voices online database.

The Special Collections-stored, maintained and displayed at the APSU Felix G. Woodward Library-include the original manuscripts, journals and photographs of Dorothy Dix. Dix was the forerunner of today’s advice columnists and was America’s highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death.

The archives also include the Larson Drawing Collection and the Clarksville Photographs, which document the rich past of Clarksville and Montgomery County. Digital copies from these collections are now accessible through the Library’s digital collection located on APSU’s library Web site. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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