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Austin Peay State University takes a look back 20 years at the1999 Tornado

January 21, 2019

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Twenty years ago, on January 22nd, 1999, a powerful E3 tornado ripped its way across the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus, causing millions of dollars in damages that, according to the Tennessean, resulted in “The largest single property loss in state history.”

Downed trees littered the APSU campus following the 1999 tornado.

Downed trees littered the APSU campus following the 1999 tornado.

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Meet Wilf the cat, another APSU Paws to Care success story

December 25, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Scott Shumate thought he was going to get a cat.  The IT analyst for Digital Services at Austin Peay State University’s Felix G. Woodward Library had a cat lined up last summer – his friends had a stray but weren’t allowed to have pets. 

APSU student Scott Shumate adopted Wilf from Paws to Care.

APSU student Scott Shumate adopted Wilf from Paws to Care.

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APSU’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter collecting books for Halloween event

October 17, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the 16th consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University (APSU) is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project.

Members of the campus and local community are invited to support this effort through donations of books or money for the purchase of books.

Children look through books at a previous Candy For the Mind event at Austin Peay State University.

Children look through books at a previous Candy For the Mind event at Austin Peay State University.

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New liaison to help APSU connect with Tennessee’s Japanese-owned companies

November 15, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, Yoshio Koyama, a retired businessman from Japan, set up his new office in Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall. During the semester, he’s taught a few language and culture classes, but Koyama isn’t a college professor.

Retired businessman Yoshio Koyama is a liaison provided by The Japan Foundation to help forge relationships between APSU and Japanese businesses.

Retired businessman Yoshio Koyama is a liaison provided by The Japan Foundation to help forge relationships between APSU and Japanese businesses.

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APSU student newspaper The All State turns 85

November 30, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – On November 26th, 1930, a small, four-page newspaper appeared on the Austin Peay Normal School campus. The All State, as it was known, arrived that fall to present all of the school’s news and “gossip,” and by the spring of 1931, most students eagerly awaited its weekly publication.

85th anniversary of the Austin Peay student newspaper The All State

85th anniversary of the Austin Peay student newspaper The All State

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“What Women Wore,” a new exhibit on American women’s fashion to open at APSU

August 24, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fashion has always been one of the ways a society leaves its mark on history. From fabric and colors emphasizing social standing to design that highlighted society’s ideals of sexuality, a great deal of knowledge can be gained by studying the fashion of the time.

“Our goal (at Austin Peay State University) is to inspire our incoming freshman students and show them that history can be interesting and relevant,” APSU adjunct professor Deanna Carter said. “And after discovering a collection of period women’s clothing, we all decided that the pieces were a fantastic way to teach students about the social status and experiences of American women.”

"What Women Wore" exhibit at APSU

“What Women Wore” exhibit at APSU

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APSU to break ground on new fine arts building September 1st

August 4, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Barry Jones was a student at Austin Peay State University in the early 1990s, he heard rumors about a new fine arts building going up on campus.

Ten years later, Jones returned to his alma mater as an assistant professor, and he was reassured that the growing art department would soon move out of the cramped Trahern Building.

Austin Peay Fine Arts Building, North  Perspective.

Austin Peay Fine Arts Building, North Perspective.

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Austin Peay State University to exhibit newly donated folk art collection

March 7, 2013

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – In a small storage room in the basement of Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall, Marilyn Monroe is making things a bit awkward for President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.

First off, the president and first lady are dressed formally, while Marilyn has opted to wear a red polka dot bikini. Then there’s that big smile of hers, which seems to mock the uncomfortable expression on Jackie’s face.

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Phi Kappa Phi chapter plans 2nd annual Big Reveal event to tap new members

February 17, 2013

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – It was lunchtime on February 15th, 2012, when the sound of a trumpet blared across the Austin Peay State University campus.

At that moment, professors and pages, dressed in academic regalia, began to address unsuspecting students in almost all of the University’s buildings. [Read more]

Austin Peay’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter collecting books for Candy for the Mind

September 26, 2012

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – As you shop for groceries, Halloween goodies and other items, remember to pick up a new book or two to donate to the annual Candy for the Mind project at Austin Peay State University.

For the 10th consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at APSU is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project. Members of the campus and local community are invited to support this effort through donations of books or funds for the purchase of books.

G.H.O.S.T. at APSU

G.H.O.S.T. at APSU

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