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APSU students present at Phi Alpha Theta national conference

February 6, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honors society has long been among the best in the country, recently winning Best Chapter of the Year Division IV for the seventh consecutive year.

Two members of the University’s chapter were chosen to join members of 77 other PAT chapters in presenting their historical research at the society’s biennial national conference, held January 6th-10th in Orlando, FL at the Walt Disney World resort.

APSU students Sara Alexander and Jennifer Keller with Phi Alpha Theta Executive Director Jack Turnstall at the PAT national conference in Orlando, FL. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU students Sara Alexander and Jennifer Keller with Phi Alpha Theta Executive Director Jack Turnstall at the PAT national conference in Orlando, FL. (Austin Peay State University)

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APSU professor Minoa Uffelman using Skype to connect students with scholars

December 6, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University history major Rick Casteel raises his hand in his “The South To 1861” course, he knows that it’s important that he say the right thing.

But that’s not because Casteel is worried about answering incorrectly, or impressing his teacher, APSU associate professor of history, Dr. Minoa Uffelman.

APSU professor Minoa Uffelman

APSU professor Minoa Uffelman

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Civil War diary edited by APSU faculty wins Duke award

October 28, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – In 1862, the author of “The American Stud Book,” a breed registry for thoroughbred horses, became one of the least popular people in Montgomery County. His name was Col. Sanders Bruce, and as an officer in the Union Army, he oversaw the military occupation of Clarksville during the Civil War.

“Well upon Christmas day Colonel Bruce with his ‘whiskey jug’ and several regiments took possession of this place and here they have been ever since,” Nannie Haskins Williams, a 16-year-old Clarksville resident, wrote in her diary a year later. “And here I am too still writing in my journal about those detestable blue coats for whom I have such a disgust.”

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

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Austin Peay State University’s Phi Alpha Theta wins seventh Best Chapter Award

September 26, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On the Austin Peay State University campus last week, students and faculty finally stopped avoiding Dr. Minoa Uffelman, associate professor of history.

For the last six years, the University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society, which Uffelman advises, has been recognized each fall with the national Best Chapter Award, and when September arrived with no word from the national organization, her colleagues didn’t know what to say to her.

APSU's Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society

APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society

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Austin Peay State University students learn from award winning American slavery scholar Ed Baptist

May 7, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Slavery in the United States was officially abolished on December 6th, 1865 when the thirteenth amendment was ratified by three-fourth of the states. But while all remaining slaves became officially free on that day, the ripples from the United States’ violent history continue to be felt to this day.

Austin Peay State University students recently had an opportunity to converse with one of the preeminent experts on the history of slavery in the United States when they participated in an online question and answer session with journalist, and Cornell University history professor, Ed Baptist.

"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Ed Baptist.

“The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Ed Baptist.

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APSU recognizes outstanding faculty during 2015 Academic Awards Ceremony

May 6, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 28th, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics. Rayburn earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and in 1988, she arrived at APSU as an assistant professor.

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

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APSU plays host to Phi Alpha Theta Regional History Conference

March 23, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Dean of Austin Peay State University’s College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Dixie Webb, knows first-hand the possibilities for a student pursuing a degree in history.

Webb shared those thoughts with the over 130 attendees of the annual Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Regional History Conference, held February 28th on the campus of APSU. Founded in 1921, PAT exists to promote the study of history and is one of the largest honor societies in existence.

Students from universities across the region gathered at APSU, with Webb speaking on the value of a degree in history. Regardless of your ultimate career path, Webb said, a background in history can provide students with the tools necessary to succeed. [Read more]

Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk scheduled for November 6th, 2014

November 4, 2014

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville scheduled for July 3rd.

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History lecture at APSU to examine state’s first governor, John Sevier

October 29, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1794, a man named Valentine Sevier sent an urgent letter from his home along the Cumberland River, in what is now Clarksville, to his brother John. In it, he described a recent attack by Native Americans on their small settlement.

The attackers, he wrote, “scalped my daughter Rebecca. I hope she still will recover.”

History lecture On John Sevier at APSU November 12th, 2014. [Read more]

Austin Peay Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society wins sixth Best Chapter of the Year award

September 30, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society was named the best chapter in the nation earlier this month, but the announcement didn’t come as much of a surprise. The APSU chapter, Theta-Delta, has won the best chapter award six years in a row.

“I have to admit, I’ve become somewhat accustomed to Theta-Delta winning,” Joe Weber, director of library services at APSU, said.

Patrick Toth, former PAT president; Deanna Carter, APSU history instructor; Joe Weber, APSU library director; Brian Heaton, APSU library associate; John Steinberg, APSU history chair; and Minoa Uffelman, APSU associate professor of history, show off the books the PAT club has donated to the library over the years. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Patrick Toth, former PAT president; Deanna Carter, APSU history instructor; Joe Weber, APSU library director; Brian Heaton, APSU library associate; John Steinberg, APSU history chair; and Minoa Uffelman, APSU associate professor of history, show off the books the PAT club has donated to the library over the years. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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