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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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APSU Acuff Circle of Excellence endows new scholarship

April 8, 2014

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – Earlier this month, members of the Acuff Circle of Excellence Executive Board presented Austin Peay State University with a check for $25,000 to endow the new Acuff Circle of Excellence Arts Scholarship.

The mission of the Acuff Circle is to advance the role of arts and culture at APSU and in the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.

Christopher Burawa, director of the APSU Center of Excellence for Creative Arts; Susan Wilson, director of Major Gifts at APSU; Lisa Martin, Acuff Circle Board president-elect; APSU President Tim Hall; Charlsie Halliburton, Acuff Circle Board president; Dixie Webb, APSU dean of the College of Arts and Letters; Stacey Streetman, Acuff Circle Board secretary; and Sondra Hamilton, Acuff Circle treasurer. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer).

Christopher Burawa, director of the APSU Center of Excellence for Creative Arts; Susan Wilson, director of Major Gifts at APSU; Lisa Martin, Acuff Circle Board president-elect; APSU President Tim Hall; Charlsie Halliburton, Acuff Circle Board president; Dixie Webb, APSU dean of the College of Arts and Letters; Stacey Streetman, Acuff Circle Board secretary; and Sondra Hamilton, Acuff Circle treasurer. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer).

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Austin Peay professor Sharon Mabry to speak at Woodward Library Society event April 21st

April 7, 2014

Woodward Library Society Clarksville, TN – Dr. Sharon Mabry may be a nationally renowned singer and performer, but the Austin Peay State University professor of music is also a gifted storyteller. Have you heard her tell the one about her concert in Boston, when the hotel gave away her reservation?

“Finally the (concierge) says, ‘well OK, I found a place for you to go,’” Mabry said. “We followed him through this beautiful lobby, we followed him out the back door, down an alley way into this strange place, knocked on a door that looked like a speakeasy. There was this long hallway with bare bulbs everywhere. It ended up, we stayed in these little cubicles for the night. These cells. There was no television. There was just a bed. It was clean but that’s about all you can say.”

Dr. Sharon Mabry to read from new book “The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival.” at Woodward Library Society Social April 21st.

Dr. Sharon Mabry to read from new book “The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival.” at Woodward Library Society Social April 21st.

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Austin Peay Department of Theatre and Dance closes season with “Dark of the Moon”

April 4, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Long before the “Twilight” saga or “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” examined the complicated relationships between mortals and monsters, there was the story of a young witch named John who fell in love with a human girl named Barbara.

Their doomed affair, set in a superstitious community in the Smokey Mountains, is the focus of Howard Richardson and William Berney’s 1945 play “Dark of the Moon.”

"Dark of the Moon" at Austin Peay State University April 9th-12th. [Read more]

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