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This week in APSU news: New scholarships for students of the arts,  military history, and nursing. Plus, an APSU produced documentary has received national recognition.

Read about these items and more at http://www.apsu.edu/news
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One of the highlights of APSU’s annual reading initiative, The Peay Read, is the special presentation from the book’s author. The common reading assignment for the Fall 2013 semester is “Saints at the River” by Ron Rash, who will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Dunn Center at APSU. The talk is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow his talk. http://ow.ly/nsiBr
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APSU will award degrees to approximately 380 students during its 84th Summer Commencement at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9 in the Dunn Center. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for guests. http://ow.ly/nd7qK
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Cynthia Stinnett, an APSU student and ROTC cadet, won first place in the female category during the 8th Regiment Army physical fitness test held June 29 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Competing against 444 of her peers, Stinnett achieved the highest women’s score with a 384. http://ow.ly/mRNKs
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In early July, APSU announced that Cynthia Stinnett, a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet, took top honors during the 8th Regiment Army physical fitness test held recently at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Now she has another accolade to add to her resume. On Tuesday, July 23, Stinnett was named the top cadet of the 8th Regiment, made up of approximately 450 cadets from the 273 Army ROTC programs across the nation. http://ow.ly/njpfv
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For the second consecutive year, APSU is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, APSU was the only public university in Tennessee to make the list. The results were released today in The Chronicle’s sixth annual report on The Academic Workplace. http://ow.ly/ncdqJ
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APSU’s chief academic official and provost, Dr. Tristan Denley has accepted a position with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) as vice chancellor for academic affairs, pending an official vote by the TBR. Tentative plans are for Denley to begin in his new role with TBR in August. http://ow.ly/mPK9m
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Regional university in Clarksville, Tenn., that offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees
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Austin Peay State University is located on an urban campus that for more than 180 years has been used for educational purposes and on which the buildings of five colleges have stood. APSU is located in Clarksville, Tenn., the state's fifth largest and youngest city. The school is named after former Tennessee Gov. Austin Peay, a Clarksville native. Austin Peay is a four-year public, master's-level university offering more than 56 majors and 63 different concentrations.

APSU is accredited by by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the teacher preparation programs of the University are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education for the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers through the master’s degree level.

The University also is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. All baccalaureate programs in Art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. The School of Business has established as an objective additional accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.