April 19, 2013
Clarksville, TN – In the early days of World War II, the American composer Aaron Copland wrote a patriotic orchestral work to lift the spirits of a gloomy nation.
He needed a symbol of freedom to inspire a generation of Americans as they prepared for war, and he soon found what he needed in the words of a former president – Abraham Lincoln.
In 1942, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra premiered Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” [Read more]
November 13, 2012
Clarksville, TN – In the summer of 2010, Dr. Korre Foster,assistant professor of music, traveled to the eastern European country of Latvia in search of choral music. He went on this journey after meeting Baiba Kelley, a local woman of Latvian descent who yearned to again hear the music of her native country.
April 18, 2012
Clarksville, TN – The challenges composers might face in memorializing war in their music will be one of the topics explored in the final installment of the Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.
Dr. Jeffrey Wood, professor of music at APSU, will present “Songs of War: Expressing the Inexpressible” at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 19th in the Morgan University Center, Room 103. The event is free and open to the public. [Read more]
April 12, 2012
Clarksville, TN – Author Tom McKenney will discuss and be available to sign his book, Jack Hinson’s One Man War at Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center on Tuesday, April 17th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Contact Fort Defiance at 931.472.3351 or www.fortdefianceclarksville.com.
Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to focus on sculpture collection at Nashville Parthenon
April 12, 2012
Clarksville, TN – Anclassics professor whose search for paperwork about the acquisition of a sculpture collection at the Parthenon in Nashville has taken him to London will share his story as part of APSU’s next Provost Lecture Series.
Dr. Tim Winters, professor of languages and literature, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 12th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public. The title of his talk is “Casting About: The Origins of the Sculpture Collection at the Nashville Parthenon.” [Read more]
April 2, 2012
Clarksville, TN – Anart professor will present recent design work created through a sustainable, responsible production practice as part of APSU’s next Provost Lecture Series.
Mark DeYoung, assistant professor of art, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 5th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.
His discussion will revolve around the idea that by extending designer involvement through the production of the designed work, the period of creative potential is extended. [Read more]
March 26, 2012
Dr. Cameron Sutt, assistant professor of history, will present “Serfs, Slaves and Sources: Doing Medieval Social History,” at 3:00pm, Thursday, March 29th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public. [Read more]
Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to discuss Earth’s atmosphere as a nuisance in astronomy
March 5, 2012
Clarksville, TN – The Earth’s atmosphere, though necessary to support life, is a major nuisance to accurate astronomical work. Instrumentation has improved over the past few decades to a point that the time-tested techniques to account for the effects of the atmosphere on astronomical data are no longer sufficient.
“With major new astronomical surveys beginning, advances in the techniques to account for the atmosphere are needed,” said Dr. J. Allyn Smith, associate professor of physics and astronomy. [Read more]
February 27, 2012
Clarksville, TN – One afternoon several years ago, the prominent Hungarian composer György Kurtág watched as a group of children banged away at a piano. They were playing with the instrument as if it were a toy, and Kurtág was struck by how much fun they seemed to have.
That observation inspired him to compose his solo piano pieces, “Játékok” (Games), which captures the playful freedom of childhood with its sometimes frenetic sounds. At 7:30pm on March 12th, [Read more]professor of music Dr. Jeffrey Wood will present the little-heard piece in a concert filled with works all denoting childhood.
Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature geography professor’s field work in Uganda
February 20, 2012
Clarksville, TN – Angeography professor will discuss her field work in Uganda last summer as part of the next Provost Lecture Series session at APSU.
Dr. Christine Mathenge, associate professor of geography, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, February 23rd in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.
The title of her talk is “HIV/AIDS and patterns on the landscape.” [Read more]