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APSU business student earns fellowship to national leadership academy

May 13, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Waycross Conference and Retreat Center in Morgantown, Indiana, looks like an idyllic summer camp with 410 acres of woods and streams surrounding the rustic, wood shingle buildings.

This summer, that campus will become home to the nation’s very best undergraduate business students as it hosts the 2015 Alpha Kappa Psi Leadership Academy.

APSU Student Meg Taylor award fellowship.

APSU Student Meg Taylor award fellowship.

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APSU’s revamped career services connecting students and alumni with employers

May 9, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For years, the Austin Peay State University Career Services Office was seen as little more than a resume critiquing service. Students would occasionally stop by the small rooms inside the Morgan University Center to hear that pink paper and a Comic Sans font didn’t help with their job prospects.

The office’s small staff and operating budget didn’t leave it much room for anything else.

Austin Peay State University’s career services mission is to assist students in making the successful transition from academia to the world of work by providing them with opportunities to engage in meaningful activities. (Adison Hardyway, APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s career services mission is to assist students in making the successful transition from academia to the world of work by providing them with opportunities to engage in meaningful activities. (Adison Hardyway, APSU)

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APSU named VETS Campus by state commission

May 6, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University’s longstanding support of military veterans has led the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to name the University a Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campus.

According to THEC, VETS Campus certification is awarded to higher education institutions that “not only prioritize outreach to veterans, but successfully deliver the services necessary to create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education.”

APSU named VETS Campus by Tennessee Higher Education Commission

APSU named VETS Campus by Tennessee Higher Education Commission

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APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts to hold reading event with two local authors tomorrow

March 31, 2015

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University welcomes two local authors to campus, as Andrea Spofford and Amy Wright will read excerpts of their works on Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00pm at the Morgan University Center, room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

Spofford is the author of two chapbooks, titled “Everything Combustible” and “Qikiqtagruk: Almost an Island.” Her first full-length book, “The Pine Effect,” is forthcoming from Red Paint Hill Publishing. A native Californian transplanted to the South, Spofford is poetry editor for Zone 3 Press, APSU’s literary press, and an assistant professor of English at APSU.

Poetry Reading at APSU, April 1st. [Read more]

APSU Center of Excellence For The Creative Arts presents local author reading event

March 26, 2015

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University welcomes two local authors to campus, as Andrea Spofford and Amy Wright will read excerpts of their works on Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00pm at the Morgan University Center, room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

Spofford is the author of two chapbooks, titled “Everything Combustible” and “Qikiqtagruk: Almost an Island.” Her first full-length book, “The Pine Effect,” is forthcoming from Red Paint Hill Publishing. A native Californian transplanted to the South, Spofford is poetry editor for Zone 3 Press, APSU’s literary press, and an assistant professor of English at APSU.

Poetry Reading at APSU, April 1st. [Read more]

Bone Marrow Donor Campaign coming to APSU

January 7, 2015

Sharing America's MarrowLouisville, KY – On January 20th in the Morgan University Center Lobby, Austin Peay State University students and the Clarksville community will have the opportunity to join the bone marrow donor registry and potentially save the life of a patient fighting blood cancer.

Sharing America’s Marrow, a grassroots movement to register 50,000 donors in 2015, is coming through Clarksville as their first stop on their yearlong, 50 state quest around the country.

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Noted historian to give lecture at Austin Peay State University on First World War

November 13, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On the same day that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, leading to outbreak of the First World War, the British and German navies encountered each other in a port city on the Baltic Sea.

In a few months, the two countries would participate in a bloody war with each other, but that evening, they had other intentions.

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APSU hosting Fifth Annual Holiday Dinner December 5th and 6th

November 12, 2014

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – On a Saturday evening last December, a thin layer of snow covered downtown Clarksville. An icy, winter wind rattled the decorations hanging from streetlights, and most of the sidewalks were empty because it was too cold to go outside.

One of the only signs of life on that quiet night came from the center of the Austin Peay State University campus, where hundreds of people hurried into the Morgan University Center for the Department of Music’s Annual Holiday Dinner.

5th Annual Holiday Dinner set for December 5th and 6th. [Read more]

Austin Peay State University to Exhibit Art by Military Personnel and Veterans on November 13th

November 10, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – John Edmondson Jr. served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that his favorite film is the 1965 naval war movie “In Harm’s Way.”

What does surprise people is that Edmondson is a gifted artist, and now that he is retired, he’s harnessing that talent as a student in the Austin Peay State University Department of Art. One of his recent works is a painting of John Wayne, dressed as Captain Rockwell Torrey, from “In Harm’s Way.”

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

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Author Schmitt to read from “beautiful and heartbreaking” memoir at APSU on October 23rd

October 21, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Kate Schmitt’s grandmother was in her 30s when she committed suicide. The tragic event took place long before Schmitt was born, but the death has haunted her throughout her life.

After years of struggling with this unwanted legacy, Schmitt, a skilled poet, decided to face these demons by writing a memoir addressed to her late grandmother.

The resulting work, “Singing Bones,” won the 2013 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Award. [Read more]

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