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APSU’s first Saudi master’s student hopes to spread what she’s learned in home country

June 24, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Hanan Alghamdi’s face brightened with a smile when she learned she was Austin Peay State University’s first-ever master’s degree recipient from Saudi Arabia.

“I feel proud of what I am,” said the Master of Arts in Teaching recipient.

“I started from zero and now I see myself as …” she said before breaking off, adding later as her smile returned, “I did it. I did it.”

Hanan Alghamdi

Hanan Alghamdi

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APSU now offering doctoral degree with new Ed.D.

June 23, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University took a major step forward today with the announcement of the first doctoral degree in the institution’s history. Beginning this fall, the APSU Eriksson College of Education will offer a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership for K-12 professionals looking to advance their careers.

Earlier this month, the program received its final approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) —the region’s higher education accrediting body.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership for K-12 professionals to be offered at Austin Peay State University this Fall. (APSU)

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership for K-12 professionals to be offered at Austin Peay State University this Fall. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Governor’s School Duct Tape Boat stays afloat

June 22, 2018

APSU

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The mentors at APSU Governor’s School of Computational Physics floated an idea – use duct tape and PVC pipe to build a boat that could carry two people across a pool.

Lili Swann and Ward Jaeger accepted the challenge and succeeded.

Lili Swann and Ward Jaeger named their boat “Phinabella” as a tribute to Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb.”

Lili Swann and Ward Jaeger named their boat “Phinabella” as a tribute to Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb.”

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APSU Drone Club’s machines zip, dip and dive for Governor’s School students

June 21, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Harpeth Hall senior Mohini Misra didn’t account for the wind.

As she tried to maneuver the Spark drone through a small obstacle course set up in front of APSU’s Dunn Center, the breeze pushed the tiny quadcopter to the side just a bit. Clearing the gate was harder than she thought.

Austin Peay State University Drone Club president Mike Hunter fires up one of the racing drones.

Austin Peay State University Drone Club president Mike Hunter fires up one of the racing drones.

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City of Clarksville, APSU host 2018 Tennessee Arts & Arts Education Conference

June 21, 2018

City of Clarksville

Tennessee Arts Commission event draws arts leaders

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan welcomed more than 200 arts administrators, educators and artists from across Tennessee to Clarksville for two days of learning and sharing.

The Tennessee Arts Commission is presenting the 2018 Tennessee Arts & Arts Education Conference, Design Thinking: A Pathway to Innovation in the Arts.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, AHDC Director Ellen Kanervo and Anne Pope, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, gathered Wednesday to greet an arts conference reception audience at the Customs House Museum.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, AHDC Director Ellen Kanervo and Anne Pope, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, gathered Wednesday to greet an arts conference reception audience at the Customs House Museum.

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APSU names seasoned professional Gilliam-Holmes as executive director of Human Resources

June 19, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes, university director of human resources systems and operations at the City University of New York (CUNY), was recently named executive director and chief human resources officer at Austin Peay State University.

She will begin her new role at APSU on August 6th, 2018.

Austin Peay executive director of Human Resources Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes.

Austin Peay executive director of Human Resources Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes.

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Campers walk on water at APSU

June 18, 2018

APSU

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last week, Bryan Gaither’s grocery list called for 150 pounds of cornstarch. When asked what he was doing, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) physics lab manager explained he wanted to get a group of campers to walk on water.

Austin Peay State University Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy graduate Jonathan Bunton, center, explains to Governor's School students what's happening with the corn starch-water mixture.

Austin Peay State University Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy graduate Jonathan Bunton, center, explains to Governor’s School students what’s happening with the corn starch-water mixture.

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APSU College of Education looks at China for potential students

June 13, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Benita Bruster’s cell phone pings all day with messages from WeChat—a popular Chinese social media app.

The Austin Peay State University professor and chair of the APSU Department of Teaching and Learning within the Eriksson College of Education downloaded the app earlier this summer, while on a recruiting trip to China, and now whenever she picks up her phone, she learns of another potential international student eager to study at APSU.

APSU professor Dr. Benita Bruster recruiting trip to China.

APSU professor Dr. Benita Bruster recruiting trip to China.

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Austin Peay State University School for Physics demonstrates Ping Pong Cannon

June 12, 2018

APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – High school students attending the APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics this summer learned ping pong balls can pierce a piece of ¼-inch-thick plywood.

But only with the help of a specially built ping pong cannon.

APSU Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy constructed a ping pong cannon earlier this year.

APSU Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy constructed a ping pong cannon earlier this year.

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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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