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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]

Major General Gary J. Volesky To Speak At The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Veterans Day Breakfast

September 29, 2014

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 22nd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Saturday, November 8th at 7:30am at APSU’s Morgan University Center.

22nd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast set for November 8th, 2014

22nd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast set for November 8th, 2014

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Austin Peay State University hosting documentary film series

September 17, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Honors Program is partnering with the Nashville Film Festival, Nashville Public Television and Lipscomb University to bring documentaries on social issues to the Middle Tennessee community this fall.

The APSU Honors Program will present the first film in the series, “Big Men,” at 7:00pm, on September 17th, in the APSU Morgan University Center, Room 305. The film, produced by Brad Pitt, examines the impact of oil development in Ghana and the Niger delta. [Read more]

2014 Asanbe Diversity Symposium returns to APSU on April 16th

April 1, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “Are you a subject or are you a citizen?” That was an important question for many Senegalese men during World War II, when they joined the Colonial French Army.

In their everyday lives, these individuals saw little difference between supporting the French Government and merely living within its colonial borders. But as soldiers, they quickly realized where they ranked in the government’s eyes. [Read more]

Historian to discuss new view of Andrew Jackson at APSU on April 9th

March 26, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Many Americans view Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who fought duels, killed Indians and stole another man’s wife. Historians have traditionally presented Jackson as a man who struggled to overcome obstacles and helped create a more democratic United States.

In his compelling new biography of Jackson published by LSU Press, historian Mark R. Cheathem argues for a reassessment of these long-held views, suggesting that in fact “Old Hickory” lived as an elite Southern gentleman.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

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APSU hosting Tennessee History Day competition on February 24th

February 14, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On February 24th, 255 Middle and High School students from seven surrounding counties, along with their teachers, parents and supporters, will converge on the Austin Peay State University campus for the annual Tennessee History Day event.

The University was selected two years ago as the host site for the newly formed North Middle Tennessee district of the national competition. [Read more]

Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature APSU Agriculture professor Rodney Mills on Thursday, January 30th

January 28, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University animal science professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.

Dr. Rodney Mills, assistant professor of animal science, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, January 30th, in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his lecture is “Development of a Sustainable Beef Production System: A Case Study of the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center.”

Austin Peay Agriculture professor Dr. Rodney Mills with a brown horse. (APSU)

Austin Peay Agriculture professor Dr. Rodney Mills with a brown horse. (APSU)

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