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APSU part of state’s inaugural Food Waste Initiative

May 15, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced the first group of participants in Get Food Smart TN – a statewide initiative aimed at reducing food waste.

The inaugural class, which includes Austin Peay State University, was recognized on April 20th, 2018 at an event hosted by former TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau and TDEC Assistant Commissioner Dr. Kendra Abkowitz Brooks at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in Nashville.

Director of the APSU Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement, Alexandra Wills and Student Worker, Leslie Warren demonstrate the waste compost on campus.

Director of the APSU Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement, Alexandra Wills and Student Worker, Leslie Warren demonstrate the waste compost on campus.

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APSU Food for Fines project doubles participation for 2017

February 3, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2014, the Austin Peay State University Department of Public Safety began a partnership with the University’s Save Our Students (SOS) food bank, creating the Food for Fines program.

The program allows anyone who received an APSU parking ticket the option to provide food to APSU students in need in exchange for a parking ticket being voided.

Austin Peay State University Food Pantry. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Food Pantry. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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APSU volunteers package 8,000 meals for those in need in honor of Martin Luther King Day of Service 2018

January 24, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University’s Diversity Committee, in cooperation with the APSU Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement, partnered with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief non-profit organization, to package and distribute thousands of meals for distribution to those in need on January 19th, in honor of APSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Volunteers at Austin Peay State University package meals in honor of APSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Volunteers at Austin Peay State University package meals in honor of APSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

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Austin Peay State University Students visit Louisville for Alternative Break trip

November 10, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During Fall Break, a group of Austin Peay State University students traveled with a staff member to Louisville, Kentucky, for an Alternative Break Trip. The group worked with the Louisville Rescue Mission, volunteering specifically in the organization’s Thrift & Thrive thrift store and getting to know the residents of the Mission’s Life Change program.

Austin Peay Students help Louisville Rescue Mission during their Fall Break.

Austin Peay Students help Louisville Rescue Mission during their Fall Break.

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APSU’s Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement, campus community partner to aid national hurricane relief efforts

November 3, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Hurricane Maria — a Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 150 mph — ripped through the island of Puerto Rico on September 20th, 2017, the fury of Mother Nature appeared relentless, but Puerto Rico native and Austin Peay State University senior psychology major Maydaliz Bultron knew better than most that the damage left in the storm’s wake would be the true challenge for the island and its people.

“I grew up in Puerto Rico and I lived through Hurricane George (in 1998), so I understand what life is like in the wake of a storm,” Bultron said. “I remember things like not having running water and having to get ready for school in the dark with candles because the electricity had been knocked out during the storm.”

APSU takes in over a quarter-ton of goods and supplies for Hurricane Relief.

APSU takes in over a quarter-ton of goods and supplies for Hurricane Relief.

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APSU’s Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement ramps up sustainability efforts with compost machine

October 25, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – One of the missions of Austin Peay State University’s Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement is to keep things local.

From its S.O.S. Food Pantry that takes donations and makes them available for needy students to its Victory Gardens and egg-producing chickens that generate fresh food, the Center has a keen interest in taking care of its own.

Director of the APSU Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement, Alexandra Wills and Student Worker, Leslie Warren demonstrate the new waste compost on campus.

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Austin Peay State University student David Woods begins work on tree inventory of Clarksville campus

July 13, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – There is a tree near the Browning and McCord Buildings on the campus of Austin Peay State University that has seen it all.

Over the years, the massive oak has watched Austin Peay grow from a normal school to a college to a University with over 10,000 students, all the while withstanding the passage of time — and the pounding of an F4 tornado that devastated Clarksville in 1999.

Austin Peay State University GIS Major David Woods is cataloguing all the trees on the main APSU campus.

Austin Peay State University GIS Major David Woods is cataloguing all the trees on the main APSU campus.

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Austin Peay’s Courtney Cousin, Colleen White receive Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award

May 12, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Courtney Cousin walked across the stage to accept her Bachelor in Business Administration in business marketing from Austin Peay State University in early May, it was an affirmation of her work in the classroom.

One month earlier, Cousin’s tireless work in the community was recognized as the APSU senior joined APSU biology instructor Colleen White in receiving the 2017 Tennessee Higher Education Commission Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award.

APSU's Courtney Cousin

APSU’s Courtney Cousin

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Austin Peay State University students performed service work in New Orleans during winter break

January 25, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A group of Austin Peay State University students spent a week volunteering on Alternative Break Trips through the APSU Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement at the end of the winter break.

Collectively, these students completed more than 200 hours of community service with several organizations in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Austin Peay Students worked with the New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute and volunteered with many of its branches, including the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered.

Austin Peay Students worked with the New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute and volunteered with many of its branches, including the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered.

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Austin Peay State University spotlights student community service at High Impact Practices Showcase

December 13, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement, in association with the departments of Career Services and International Education and the Office of Undergraduate Research, held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th, highlighting the work of University students and professors in applying learning to real-world scenarios over the past year.

Over 150 people attended the event, which saw 30 students present their experiences in high impact practices.

Austin Peay State University held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th.

Austin Peay State University held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th.

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