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APSU recognized Outstanding Faculty at Annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony

April 24, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 15th, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

During an emotional presentation, the University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented posthumously to John Moseley, associate professor of communication. Moseley passed away on February 9th, after an 18-year career as an active faculty member at APSU. [Read more]

APSU Office of Disability Services recognized as leader in Tennessee

April 21, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In late March, the Tennessee Association of Higher Education and Disability (TN-AHEAD) recognized Austin Peay State University’s Office of Disability Services as one of the top collegiate service organizations in the state.

During the TN-AHEAD Spring Conference and Business Meeting at East Tennessee State University, Janet Norman, associate director of the APSU Office of Disability Services, was presented with the Dona Sparger Professional Service Award for advocacy, education and service to individuals with disabilities.

James Noar, Janet Norman and Tracy Bettencourt were all recently honored by the Tennessee Association of Higher Education and Disability. (Photo by Taylor Slifko/APSU).

James Noar, Janet Norman and Tracy Bettencourt were all recently honored by the Tennessee Association of Higher Education and Disability. (Photo by Taylor Slifko/APSU).

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APSU professor Karen Crow to represent Mid-South in National Vocal Competition

April 19, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Karen Crow, Austin Peay State University adjunct professor of voice, has been chosen to represent the Mid-South Region in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition at the association’s upcoming National Conference in Boston this July.

The competition is held biennially in conjunction with the association’s National Conference.

Austin Peay professor Karen Crow.

Austin Peay professor Karen Crow.

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APSU Breast Cancer 5k Supports Relay For Life

April 16, 2014

Written by Kathleen Evans

American Cancer Society

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 5th, more than 200 runners, walkers and community supporters braved the chill of early spring for the 4th Annual Breast Cancer 5k at Austin Peay State University.

With proceeds earmarked for breast cancer treatment and research, the Montgomery County Relay For Life is very fortunate for the continued support of Austin Peay State University and for the community for participation in the Breast Cancer 5k since the Relay For Life effort supports the battle against all forms of cancer.

4th Annual Breast Cancer 5k at Austin Peay State University. (Photo by Kathleen Evans)

4th Annual Breast Cancer 5k at Austin Peay State University. (Photo by Kathleen Evans)

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Austin Peay State University adds new computer networking concentration for Bachelor of Science degree

April 15, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tucked down a hallway in the new Austin Peay State University Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building, there’s a little-known computer lab that operates off the main campus grid. The 24 PCs that line the room have access to the internet, but they are not part of the APSU network.

“They’re totally disconnected from anything on campus,” Dr. Bruce Myers, chair of the APSU Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, said. “We use it to teach computer networking, but to teach that, you can’t just take your typical computer in a lab and let people starting working. They’re going to reconfigure things.” [Read more]

Clarksville Academy Students Excel at Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair

April 14, 2014

Clarksville AcademyClarksville, TN – On March 20th, forty-one Clarksville Academy Chemistry Students, sponsored by Jennifer Moore, participated as individuals in the 62nd Annual Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair.

Clarksville Academy Students attended the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair.

Clarksville Academy Students attended the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair.

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APSU Scholarship honoring legacy of Houston County educator O.S. Uffelman now fully endowed

April 12, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2011, Dr. Minoa Uffelman, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, set out to honor the legacy of her late father, O.S. Uffelman.

For several decades, he’d inspired countless individuals as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of Houston County Schools. Since education was so important to her father, Minoa and her husband, Joel Evans, decided to create the O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU.

The O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU is now fully endowed.

The O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU is now fully endowed.

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APSU documentary on Dorothy Dix wins National Award

April 10, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2010, an Austin Peay State University library professor named Inga Filippo approached Kathy Heuston, associate professor of communication, about producing a short video on the famed advice columnist and Clarksville native Dorothy Dix.

The University’s Felix G. Woodward Library houses the Dorothy Dix Collection, the most comprehensive collection available on the journalist, but after looking over the material, Heuston proposed something a little more ambitious – a short documentary on Dix.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

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Brown Foundation endows nursing scholarship at Austin Peay State University

April 10, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUSpringfield, TN – For several decades, the late Stokes Brown worked to improve the health of his community in Robertson County. He was instrumental in bringing the first hospital to the area, and later as a member of the hospital board, he supported a special fund that paid medical bills for the impoverished.

Earlier this month, the Robertson County community again benefited from his generous legacy when the Brown Family Foundation endowed a six-figure nursing scholarship at Austin Peay State University.

Brown Family Foundation members Joe Gaston, Bill Goodman and Virginia Brown sign paperwork with APSU President Tim Hall establishing a new endowed nursing scholarship at APSU.

Brown Family Foundation members Joe Gaston, Bill Goodman and Virginia Brown sign paperwork with APSU President Tim Hall establishing a new endowed nursing scholarship at APSU.

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APSU to hold 20th Annual Governors Bass Tournament May 10th at Paris Landing

April 9, 2014

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU Governors Bass TournamentClarksville, TN – The 20th annual Austin Peay State University Governors Bass Tournament is just five weeks away.

This year’s edition will be held Saturday, May 10th, at Kentucky Lake, with registration and boat launching from Paris Landing, Tenn., State Park. Last season’s tourney drew 282 boats—14 more than in 2012, despite entrants being forced to utilize the back entrance because of flooding.

Austin Peay Governors Bass Tournament

Austin Peay Governors Bass Tournament

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