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High school students jump into life-size Super Mario experience at APSU

June 11, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – High school students are getting a Super Mario Bros.-sized treat this summer at Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University.

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, has put up a life-sized set that depicts the first level of Nintendo’s 1985 classic Super Mario Bros. And it’s interactive, allowing students to run, jump and bash through the game, complete with boing, ping and slide sound effects.

Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University run through June.

Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University run through June.

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Austin Peay State University 2017: A Year in Review

December 22, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University, which turned 90 in April, experienced another big year, with new buildings and programs transforming the campus over the last 12 months.

Women’s volleyball and men’s football electrified the community this fall, and in August, thousands of people cheered as the afternoon sky went dark for nearly two minutes. As this 90th year comes to an end, here are some of the major stories that came out of Austin Peay in 2017.

The Austin Peay Volleyball team is the 2017 OVC Champions.

The Austin Peay Volleyball team is the 2017 OVC Champions.

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Austin Peay State University hosting several events for Total Solar Eclipse

August 8, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, the heavens—in the words of English poet Lavinia Greenlaw—will throw a “celestial dimmer switch” during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and as excitement builds across the country for this cosmic spectacle, Austin Peay State University is hosting several events, including an official NASA viewing parties at the campus’ Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay is hosting several events for the upcoming 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

Austin Peay is hosting several events for the upcoming 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

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Austin Peay State University College of Science and Mathematics renamed College of STEM

June 30, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the next decade, analysts predict that Amazon, Apple, Google or Tesla will become the world’s first trillion-dollar, publicly traded company.

The astounding growth of these companies—Barclays predicts Amazon will triple its revenue by 2027—is leading many to argue that America’s economic future has become dependent on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.

Austin Peay State University Chemistry Class. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Chemistry Class. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University hosting educational fair for school-age children the morning of August 21st Eclipse

June 23, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 10:00am on August 21st, 2017, the day of the Total American Eclipse—Austin Peay State University will host a special PeayClipse Educational Experience for school-age children in the campus’ basketball arena, the Dunn Center.

“We have 10 different activity stations for them to move through that are educational and fun,” Dr. Karen Meisch, associate dean of the APSU College of Science and Mathematics, said.

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Get Eclipse

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APSU to offer first engineering degree this fall

May 14, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “When will Austin Peay State University offer an engineering degree?”

Since the early 1960s, prospective students and area manufacturers have asked that question, and today (May 11th, 2017), the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) finally provided them with an answer.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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TBR vice chair Emily Reynolds to speak at APSU commencement on May 5th

April 29, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Emily Reynolds will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th in the University’s Dunn Center.

Reynolds has had an extensive career in public service and politics, having served under two U.S. senators from Tennessee—Senator Howard Baker and Senator Bill Frist. Both men also served as majority leader of the U.S. Senate.

Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair, to deliver Keynote address at Austin Peay State University's 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th.

Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair, to deliver Keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th.

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Austin Peay appoints Dr. Prentice Chandler new dean of Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education

April 16, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Effective July 1st, 2017, Dr. Prentice T. Chandler has been appointed as the new dean of Austin Peay State University’s Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education.

Dr. Chandler comes from the University of Cincinnati, where he served as associate director of teacher education and leadership, as well as an associate professor in its School of Education.

Dr. Prentice T. Chandler

Dr. Prentice T. Chandler

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APSU repurposes programs and building in response to area’s needs

March 15, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University has retooled its engineering technology program Over the last year and is in the process of repurposing its Technology Building (formerly the Hemlock Semiconductor Building), to meet the growing manufacturing needs of the state.

Engineering technology students work in the classroom at the Austin Peay. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Engineering technology students work in the classroom at the Austin Peay. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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

December 6, 2016

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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