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Austin Peay State University’s Zone 3 journal recognized in “Best American Essays 2014″

October 22, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the spring of 2013, an essay titled “The Birds of South America” landed on the desk of Dr. Amy Wright, Austin Peay State University associate professor of languages and literature. It was 28 pages long.

“It’s a very long essay,” Wright said. “I took one look at it and I thought, I don’t know if we should devote that much printed space to one piece.”

The Zone 3 Volume 28. (Shekinah Ellis, APSU)

The Zone 3 Volume 28. (Shekinah Ellis, APSU)

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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]

APSU Senior Exhibition “Third World America” by Stephanie Camfield at Trahern Gallery November 3rd

October 18, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, November 3rd, 2014, the Trahern Gallery, located on Austin Peay State University Campus, will be hosting a BFA show featuring “Third World America” from designer Stephanie Camfield.

Camfield’s “Third World America” exhibit features posters and photographs that examine concerns in the United States and raise awareness of some issues Americans currently face.

"Third World America" by Stephanie Camfield at Austin Peay Trahern Gallery November 3rd

“Third World America” by Stephanie Camfield at Austin Peay Trahern Gallery November 3rd

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APSU now offering Film Studies Minor

October 17, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award for Best Director, even though a recent Sight and Sound poll listed his 1958 masterpiece “Vertigo” as the greatest movie ever made.

He probably should have won the award for a half-dozen of his films, but throughout Hitchcock’s career, critics accused him of creating only cheap thrills and trivial entertainments. [Read more]

APSU choral concert to re-imagine and re-examine “The Wizard of Oz”

October 17, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In L. Frank Baum’s hometown of Chittenango, New York, the brick sidewalks are painted yellow and the shops have names like “Auntie Em’s Place” and the “Emerald City Grill.”

This little village doesn’t really resemble the magical Oz, but it is part of the ongoing reinterpretation of Baum’s famous children’s story, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

That famous work has been re-imagined numerous times over the years, with the famous 1939 musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” the 1978 Michael Jackson fantasy, “The Wiz,” and Gregory Maguire’s bestselling book, later made into a hit Broadway musical, “Wicked.”

"The Wizard of Oz" to be performed by APSU Choral October 21st.

“The Wizard of Oz” to be performed by APSU Choral October 21st.

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Acuff Circle seeks nominations for Ovation Awards

October 16, 2014

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – The coveted Acuff Circle of Excellence Ovation Awards in the arts will be presented March 1st, 2015, but nominations already are being sought.

The Circle, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Austin Peay State University Foundation, is a patrons society of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. The awards have been presented since 1996. [Read more]

Gateway Chamber Orchestra to present “Papa Haydn’s Farewell Symphony” November 16th

October 14, 2014

Family-friendly concert narrated by NPR host and author Anna Celenza

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – The Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents “Papa Haydn’s Farewell Symphony,” Sunday, November 16th, at 3:00pm in the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, Clarksville, TN.

Sponsored by Planters Bank, this Family Concert is based on the humorous book written by Anna Celenza, which tells the story of musicians who long to go home.

Gregory Wolynec directing the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gregory Wolynec directing the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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Get Motivated with Clarksville Montgomery County School System Freshmen

October 8, 2014

Clarksville-Montgomery County Education FoundationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County Education Foundation, 100% Graduation Committee and event sponsors announce the 3rd Annual Get Motivated Class of 2018 assembly for all Clarksville-Montgomery County freshmen.

This assembly will be held on the campus of Austin Peay State University at the Dunn Center on Thursday, October 9th at 10:00am.

David Edward Garcia

David Edward Garcia

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Annual Stompfest Step Competition to be held on October 11th

October 7, 2014

Stompfest for ChristClarksville, TN – On Saturday, October 11th step teams, praise dancers and mime groups will come together at Stomp-Fest for Christ and raise the rafters at Clement Auditorium. The event will be held at Austin Peay State University.

This is the 14th year for this ministry, and it has become one of the most popular and anticipated gospel events in Clarksville. This year’s event will be hosted by Mary Franklin, a minister of the Gospel, who is on fire for God.

The Alpha Xi Steppers at the 2012 Stompfest

The Alpha Xi Steppers at the 2012 Stompfest

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APSU President’s Emerging Leaders Program Celebrating 25 Years On November 7th

October 7, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1989, Dr. Oscar Page, former president of Austin Peay State University, established a program to help cultivate leadership qualities in some of the University’s top students. The new President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) went on to create a new generation of empathetic leaders who embodied the program’s values of “honesty, humility, academic rigor, leadership and service.”

“It (PELP) was such an opportunity to build a foundation for self-development and service,” Dr. Marla Crow Troughton (’93), a member of the inaugural PELP class, said in a 2012 interview. [Read more]

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