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Austin Peay State University’s Gilbert Pitts to give keynote address at Winter Commencement, December 13th

December 5, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, December 13th, 2019,  Dr. Gilbert Pitts, Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of biology and recipient of the 2019 National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, will deliver the keynote address during the University’s winter commencement. He will speak at both ceremonies, at 10:00am and 2:00pm, in the APSU Dunn Center.

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Gilbert Pitts. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Gilbert Pitts. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University TESOL program prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages

November 27, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 5th Century England, a group of Anglo-Saxon settlers began mixing together different dialects, creating what would eventually be known as the English language.

More than 1,400 years later, that once small form of communication has spread across the globe, and with more countries offering international programs to teach their citizens English, the language is showing no signs of slowing down.

Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education launched its Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program last year. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education launched its Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program last year. (APSU)

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APSU’s Full Spectrum Learning offers support to students with autism spectrum disorder

November 7, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Allye Brown didn’t think she’d end up Clarksville. In 2016, the Nashville State Community College student was looking to earn her bachelor’s degree, and she found a university in another part of Tennessee with a program that assisted students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Austin Peay State University FSL Director Emmanuel Mejeun mentors a student. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University FSL Director Emmanuel Mejeun mentors a student. (APSU)

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Rossview Middle principal named Austin Peay State University College of Ed’s first Leadership Fellow

October 30, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this semester, Dr. Laura Barnett, Rossview Middle School principal, was named the inaugural Leadership Fellow for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Eriksson College of Education.

Dr. Laura Barnett

Dr. Laura Barnett

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APSU’s Eriksson College of Education sends students, professors to China for the summer

September 23, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this summer, Amanda Crumb opened an innocent-looking email promoting a free trip to China. The information seemed legitimate, but the promise of a hassle-free, all expenses paid trip caused her to hesitate. Was this one of those email phishing scams?

An Austin Peay State University professor and two APSU students taught at a summer school in China this July. (APSU)

An Austin Peay State University professor and two APSU students taught at a summer school in China this July. (APSU)

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APSU’s Eriksson College of Education developing relationship with Jordan’s Yarmouk University

September 10, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a hot July morning in Irbid, Jordan, while cars weaved past the city’s khaki-colored buildings, Dr. Dana Christman enjoyed a cup of Turkish coffee in Yarmouk University’s air-conditioned campus. The Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor had traveled more than 6,000 miles to visit the school, and with the small jolt of caffeine spurring her on, she helped develop a new relationship between her home campus and the Jordanian university.

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Christman met with Yarmouk University administrators this summer. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Christman met with Yarmouk University administrators this summer. (APSU)

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Austin Peay’s Center for Rural Education serving teachers in Houston County, Humphreys County

August 10, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – To stage a good, minor explosion – for scientific purposes only – you need about $5.00. That’s what the chair of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) chemistry department, Dr. Lisa Sullivan, said when she used a cheap plastic bottle, a little methanol and the free oxygen we all breath for a quick scientific experiment.

Austin Peay Dr. Lisa Sullivan presents low-budget demonstrations to 30 rural science teachers. (APSU)

Austin Peay Dr. Lisa Sullivan presents low-budget demonstrations to 30 rural science teachers. (APSU)

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Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita to speak at APSU’s summer commencement

July 23, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, August 9th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University summer Commencement keynote address will be given by Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita, 19th Judicial District, at 2:00pm in the APSU Dunn Center.

Olita, a Clarksville-native, attended Northeast High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

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APSU’s Chandler named fellow to national educational advocacy organization

May 17, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University (APSU) Eriksson College of Education dean Dr. Prentice Chandler was recently named a fellow to Deans for Impact, a national nonprofit that strives to better prepare teachers for 21st century classrooms. He will join a cohort of 19 fellows from universities across the country.

Austin Peay State University Eriksson College of Education dean Dr. Prentice Chandler. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Eriksson College of Education dean Dr. Prentice Chandler. (APSU)

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APSU, CMCSS partner on innovative three-year residency and degree program

May 16, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University (APSU) says that in 1975, 22 percent of all college students dreamed of becoming teachers. Forty-four years later, that number has plummeted to about 4 percent, prompting the CBS Evening News to recently label the national teacher shortage “an education crisis.”

Austin Peay State University and the Clarskville-Montgomery County School System partner to provide 20 recent high school graduates and 20 CMCSS teacher’s aides with an accelerated, free path to become full-time school system teachers in just three years.

Austin Peay State University and the Clarskville-Montgomery County School System partner to provide 20 recent high school graduates and 20 CMCSS teacher’s aides with an accelerated, free path to become full-time school system teachers in just three years.

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