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APSU professor Dr. Beatrix Brockman publishes German language book on life of Angelika Schrobsdorff

April 25, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When German-born Angelika Schrobsdorff returned to her home country in 2006 after decades abroad, the accomplished writer and Holocaust survivor said it was her hope to “die in my own language.”

Schrobsdorff would ultimately receive her wish, dying in Berlin in 2016 at the age of 88.

APSU's Dr. Beatrix Brockman with her book “Angelika Schrobsdorff: Leben ohne Heimat”.

APSU’s Dr. Beatrix Brockman with her book “Angelika Schrobsdorff: Leben ohne Heimat”.

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Clarksville Ranks 19th Among Top U.S. Cities for Fastest Job Growth

December 16, 2016

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked 19th in the nation for fastest job growth. A report released today from 24/7 Wall Street, a Delaware-based financial news company, studied employment and job growth from October 2015 to October 2016 for 387 metro areas and announced the top 25 U.S. cities.

The Clarksville MSA added more than 4,700 jobs, an increase of 4.61%, with total jobs at 106,811 in October 2016.

Clarksville Public Square

Clarksville Public Square

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Civil War diary edited by APSU faculty wins Duke award

October 28, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – In 1862, the author of “The American Stud Book,” a breed registry for thoroughbred horses, became one of the least popular people in Montgomery County. His name was Col. Sanders Bruce, and as an officer in the Union Army, he oversaw the military occupation of Clarksville during the Civil War.

“Well upon Christmas day Colonel Bruce with his ‘whiskey jug’ and several regiments took possession of this place and here they have been ever since,” Nannie Haskins Williams, a 16-year-old Clarksville resident, wrote in her diary a year later. “And here I am too still writing in my journal about those detestable blue coats for whom I have such a disgust.”

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

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Austin Peay State University professors publish “But if a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur…,” a scholarly book on zombies

September 27, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The decaying, dangerous world of mega-popular television show and comic series “The Walking Dead” is not real and will never be our reality.

But if zombies did start shambling down our real world streets, it wouldn’t be the worst idea if we had a plan.

Taking advantage of a unique overlapping of both personal and professional interests, Dr. Antonio Thompson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, and his wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, recently completed work on a new academic book, titled “But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur: Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications.”

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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“Modern American Art Song,” a new album from APSU’s Dr. Sharon Mabry now available

September 2, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Throughout her career, Austin Peay State University professor of music, Dr. Sharon Mabry, has championed the music of contemporary composers. Her latest release, “Modern American Art Song,” continues that theme, focusing on five sets of songs by four contemporary American composers.

Mabry’s album features works by Kenton Coe, Brian Peterson, Persis Behar and George Mabry, with several of the works written specifically for Mabry and this release.

APSU's Dr. Sharon Mabry's new album "Modern American Art Song"

APSU’s Dr. Sharon Mabry’s new album “Modern American Art Song”

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“Museum of Distance,” a debut collection from Ashley Seitz Kramer set for release through Zone 3 Press

July 23, 2015

Zone 3 PressClarksville, TN – Zone 3 Press is proud to announce “Museum of Distance,” the first collection of works from poet Ashley Seitz Kramer.

The winner of the 2014 Zone 3 Press First Book Award, Kramer’s work is wide in scope. Linking images and observations, “Museum of Distance” offers a new view on daily reality.

Ashley Seitz Kramer collection of work "Museum of Distance" to be released through Zone 3 Press.

Ashley Seitz Kramer collection of work “Museum of Distance” to be released through Zone 3 Press.

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Spend this Saturday at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre

July 23, 2015

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Looking for a cool way to spend this coming Saturday, July 25th? Join us at our cookout and box social for “The Music Man”!

Hamburgers and hot dogs, courtesy of Edward’s Steakhouse, will be on the grill at 6:30pm, accompanied by sides from Whitt’s BBQ. For those of you who have been eyeing the weather forecasts for the upcoming weekend, never fear … indoor dining will be available, so you can beat the heat in our air-conditioned lobby.

"The Music Man" now playing at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“The Music Man” now playing at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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APSU professor’s “lifetime work” published, identifies state plants

May 8, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In January 1967, while The Rolling Stones performed on The Ed Sullivan Show and a blizzard dropped 23 inches of snow across Chicago, a young Austin Peay State University botany professor began a project that would take him nearly 50 years to complete.

Dr. Edward Chester, his suit then smelling of chalkboard dust and his dark hair pomaded in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis, sat at his desk that winter to write a comprehensive guide identifying all of Tennessee’s 2,878 vascular plants.

Dr. Edward Chester served as a contributor and primary editor for the new textbook, “Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee.” (Beth Liggett/APSU)

Dr. Edward Chester served as a contributor and primary editor for the new textbook, “Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee.” (Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University students learn from award winning American slavery scholar Ed Baptist

May 7, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Slavery in the United States was officially abolished on December 6th, 1865 when the thirteenth amendment was ratified by three-fourth of the states. But while all remaining slaves became officially free on that day, the ripples from the United States’ violent history continue to be felt to this day.

Austin Peay State University students recently had an opportunity to converse with one of the preeminent experts on the history of slavery in the United States when they participated in an online question and answer session with journalist, and Cornell University history professor, Ed Baptist.

"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Ed Baptist.

“The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Ed Baptist.

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Army Historian John J. O’Brien to speak about History of Fort Campbell at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library May 4th

May 2, 2015

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – LTC John J. O’Brien, USA (Ret.) will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library’s annual meeting on Monday, May 4th at noon.

O’Brien is currently Fort Campbell Post Historian and has recently written a book entitled A History of Fort Campbell, which will be the topic of his discussion.

A History of Fort Campbell by John J. OBrien.

A History of Fort Campbell by John J. OBrien.

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