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Shelby Bottom Duo’s “A Musical History of Joe Hill & The Early Labor Movement” comes to Austin Peay on March 27th

March 19, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, March 27th, 2017 acoustic folk artists Shelby Bottom Duo, based in Nashville, will bring their multimedia musical history to the campus of Austin Peay State University.

The show, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Morgan University Center, rooms 303 and 305 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Shelby Bottom Duo

Shelby Bottom Duo

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“Ain’t I a Woman!” to headline Asanbe Diversity Symposium at Austin Peay State University on March 16th

March 2, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Slated for next month at Austin Peay State University, The Asanbe Diversity Symposium will spotlight the lives of four powerful African American women with a performance of “Ain’t I a Woman!” by nationally acclaimed performance group, The Core Ensemble.

The performance takes place on March 16th at 1:00pm in the Trahern Theatre. A panel discussion will take place at 2:30pm in the Wilbur N. Daniel African-American Cultural Center. The Asanbe Diversity Symposium is free and open to the public.

Austin Peay State University Trahern Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Trahern Building. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University alumna Orton heading to grad school at Cambridge

December 8, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In certain academic circles, Dr. Simon Keynes, Elrington and Bosworth professor of Anglo-Saxon history at the University of Cambridge, is considered a “rock star.”

In addition to being the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin and the grandnephew of economist John Maynard Keynes, the renowned professor is a member of the British Academy and a fellow with the Royal Historical Society.

Austin Peay State University alumna Brittany Orton

Austin Peay State University alumna Brittany Orton

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22nd annual Bread and Words to be held at Austin Peay November 21st

November 17, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – To help usher in the Thanksgiving holiday, the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature will host the 22nd annual Bread and Words Benefit to raise public awareness of hunger in the local community.

2016 Bread and Words reading to be held November 21st

2016 Bread and Words reading to be held November 21st

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Noted novelist, activist Marnie Mueller to speak at APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium

March 20, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The path that Marnie Mueller would forge during her career was, in many ways, foreshadowed by the circumstances that led to the first moments of her life.

Born to Caucasian American parents during World War II, Mueller nonetheless was born behind the barbed wire fences of a Northern California segregation camp designed to keep Japanese Americans contained during the war effort.

Marnie Mueller to give lecture “The Color of Citizenship: The Impact of the Japanese American Internment During WWII—Then and Now” at APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium, March 24th.

Marnie Mueller to give lecture “The Color of Citizenship: The Impact of the Japanese American Internment During WWII—Then and Now” at APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium, March 24th.

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APSU creative writing professor Dr. Amy Wright to publish four books in 2016

February 2, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright is preparing for a busy 2016, as the poet, author and teacher will publish four collections of her writing, including her fifth chapbook, “Wherever The Land Is.”

A series of nonfiction essays comprised of the author’s research into work, loss, Emily Dickinson, and entomophagy, or the human consumption of insects, “Wherever The Land Is” explores a possible answer to humanity’s growing need for food sources.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

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21st annual Bread and Words reading set for November 23rd on APSU campus

November 7, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for life’s blessings, and the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts an annual reading to benefit those less fortunate in the community the best way it knows how: through the written word.

The tradition continues with the 21st Annual Bread and Words reading on November 23rd in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

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Noted transgender scholar and poet to speak at APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium

March 26, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2006, Jay Ladin, a married father with three children, left Yeshiva University, where he worked as the Gottesman professor of English. Fifteen months later, Ladin returned as Joy, the first openly transgender employee at an Orthodox Jewish institution.

Ladin had struggled with her male identity throughout her life—attempting suicide twice by the time she was 10—but as a young boy, she found comfort in her Jewish faith. In a 2013 interview with the Peabody Award-winning podcast “On Being,” she said she experienced a powerful connection with the Torah’s one genderless character—God.

Joy Ladin

Joy Ladin

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APSU to host 20th annual Bread and Words reading Monday, November 24th

November 20, 2014

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for life’s blessings, and the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts an annual reading to benefit those less fortunate in the community the best way it knows how: through the written word.

The tradition continues with the 20th Annual Bread and Words reading on November 24th in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom. [Read more]

APSU now offering Film Studies Minor

October 17, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award for Best Director, even though a recent Sight and Sound poll listed his 1958 masterpiece “Vertigo” as the greatest movie ever made.

He probably should have won the award for a half-dozen of his films, but throughout Hitchcock’s career, critics accused him of creating only cheap thrills and trivial entertainments. [Read more]

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