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APSU redefining first-year experience through “Foundations of Excellence” education project

December 7, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This academic year, Austin Peay State University is participating in a national higher education project known as “Foundations of Excellence.”

The project, sponsored by the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, will use a model of excellence to redefine the first-year college experience at Austin Peay.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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APSU physics professor receives $300,000 NSF grant to conduct research on innovative glass materials

December 7, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Crystalline materials form the foundation of virtually all electronic equipment, serve as the engine powering Silicon Valley and have enabled the modern computing revolution.

But despite their importance, crystalline materials, which include silicon and sapphire and are valued for their unique properties, are naturally rare and expensive to produce.  By contrast glass materials, which do not arrange their atoms in a regular crystal structure, are inexpensive and easily produced.

For the past few years, Austin Peay State University undergraduate students and professors have been traveling the globe to work with some of the world’s leading experts in glass production as they explore possible substitutes for crystalline materials in computing, optical technology and other modern applications.

For the past few years, Austin Peay State University undergraduate students and professors have been traveling the globe to work with some of the world’s leading experts in glass production as they explore possible substitutes for crystalline materials in computing, optical technology and other modern applications.

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Distinguished professor Mike Gotcher to deliver Austin Peay commencement address on December 9th

December 6, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On December 9th, Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor of communication and interim executive director of Extended Education at Austin Peay State University, will deliver the keynote address at the APSU’s Winter Commencement.

He will speak at both commencement ceremonies, at 9:00am and 2:00pm, in the University’s Dunn Center.

APSU professor Mike Gotcher to give Winter Commencement address.

APSU professor Mike Gotcher to give Winter Commencement address.

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Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony December 7th for APSU Fall Graduates

December 3, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Active duty military and veteran students graduating from Austin Peay State University in December will be honored with an APSU military coin and a special cord to wear with their commencement regalia.

The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, December 7th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building on the University campus. The event is open to the public.

APSU’s Military Coin.

APSU’s Military Coin.

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Austin Peay State University professor Scanlan named editor-in-chief of Clinical Laboratory Science

December 2, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Flagship journal for American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Perry Scanlan, Austin Peay State University professor of allied health sciences, was appointed by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) as editor-in-chief of Clinical Laboratory Science, the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the ASCLS. He will begin his term starting in January 2017.

Dr. Perry Scanlan

Dr. Perry Scanlan

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APSU’s Acuff Circle seeking nominations for Ovation Awards

December 1, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The coveted Acuff Circle of Excellence Ovation Awards in the arts will be presented March 5th, 2017, but nominations already are being sought.

The Circle, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Austin Peay State University Foundation, is a patron society of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. The awards have been presented since 1996.

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APSU releases official fall 2016 enrollment figures

November 30, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University’s total fall 2016 enrollment is up from last year, and its 10,344 students represent the highest total since 2013, according to its recently released official enrollment figures.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of November 28th, 2016

By | November 29, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Next week, fresh economic figures will arrive, but none of the reports, including the November employment report, are expected to sway the Fed away from raising short-term interest rates on December 14th.

Job growth is expected to have been moderately strong in November, but keep a close eye on average hourly earnings, which have suggested the wage pressures are building (note that the average hourly earnings figures can be quirky – they are often revised the next month – but the trend is higher).

Frazier Allen

Frazier Allen

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Austin Peay State University Students research Tennessee Artifacts used in daily life for History Class

November 26, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A distraught Queen Victoria asked members of her royal court to stop wearing lavish jewelry in the early 1860s. Her husband, Prince Albert, had just died, and the sight of such opulence offended the mourning queen.

In the months that followed, England’s aristocracy began dressing in black, and to stay in the monarch’s good graces, they adorned themselves in the less flashy marcasite jewelry. In that moment, a fashion trend was born.

APSU students examine artifacts during a Tennessee History class on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

APSU students examine artifacts during a Tennessee History class on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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Clarksville’s 18th annual Christmas on the Cumberland Opens

November 23, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Tuesday night, November 22nd, hundreds of people gathers at the McGregor Park RiverWalk and Museum for the grand opening ceremony of the City of Clarksville’s 18th annual Christmas on the Cumberland.

Just before the ceremony began, those in attendance were treated to Christmas Carols by the Rossview High School Choir.

Mrs. Claus, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Santa Claus and Snow Bird flip the switch officially turning on the lights for Christmas on the Cumberland.

Mrs. Claus, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Santa Claus and Snow Bird flip the switch officially turning on the lights for Christmas on the Cumberland.

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