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May 14, 2010

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Ground was broken in November 2009 on a $25.5 million student resident hall. The 416bed resident hall will be replacing Cross, Killebrew and Rawlins. The new dorm is scheduled to open Fall 2011.


Construction still continues on the chemical engineering technology building. APSU received a $6.4 million grant from the state for the new lab facility and the chemical engineering program unofficially began last fall. The building is set to open this fall.


The Govs Baseball

Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Tennis

The Lady Govs Basketball Cross Country Golf Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball


History was made In November 2009, it was announced for the first time in APSU’s history, the student enrollment was above 10,000. The exact number was 10,088. “Behind every number is a

student whose dreams are being realized here,” President Tim Hall said during a public announcement. APSU had 9,296 undergraduate students and 892 graduate students, which was a 8.37 percent increase from Fall 2008. APSU is the only state university that cannot file enrollment numbers until after the 14th day of classes during the Fall II term at the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell.


HOMECOMING:

Before their numerous awards, Lady Antebellum performed at last year’s Homecoming concert

Homecoming is a long honored tradition at APSU. Student organizations participate in several events throughout the week in order to earn points towards the Wyatt Award, which is the overall winner of Homecoming. Some of last year’s events were a banner contest, step off, chili cook off, AP Apollo and float contest. During the week, there is

also a concert and Lady Antebellum performed before they won their numerous music awards later in the year. At the Homecoming football game, the Homecoming King and Queen are announced. This year’s Homecoming theme and concert artist has not been announced.


Judy Shepard Judy Shepard spoke about ‘unity’

At this years annual Unity Celebration, equal rights activist Judy Shepard was the featured speaker. Judy Shepard’s son, Matthew, was murdered 11 years ago because he was gay. Recently, Judy Shepard joined President Barak Obama in the signing ceremony of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which protects individuals from violence based on the sexual orientation and identification. The weekend before Shepard came to campus, Westboro Baptist Church had APSU down on their website to picket. Students quick found out and organized a counter protest against Westboro. The night of the event APSU students, faculty, staff, community members and visitors from other schools rallied in front of APSU at the intersection of College Street and University Avenue in support of Shepard’s visit. Westboro did not show.

Bike pic or protest pic


Student and organization achievements Omicron Delta Kappa national honor society earned ‘Circle of Distinction.’ Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society won ‘Best Chapter’ in Division 3. They were also recognized at a session of the Tennessee Senate. Caleb Roberts, senior corporate communications major and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity member, received appointment to one of the regional directors of his fraternity. Roberts also won the Gregory R. Singleton Fraternity Man of the Year Award at the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference. Shamai Larsen, senior health and human performance major, received Bronze Cross of Achievement Award. This award, was presented only to eight cadets nationwide out of 4,500 in the Class of 2010. Larsen is the first student to receive this award in APSU history. Chris Drew, SGA president, was elected to chair the Tennessee Board of Regents Student President’s Council. Kayla Mikel, nursing major, appeared on “The Price is Right” as a contestant

GRAPHICS BY PATRICK ARMSTRONG AND BRIAN BIGELOW. PHOTOS BY PATRICK ARMSTRONG, DILLON BIEMESDERFER, SYNTHIA CLARK, LOIS JONES, STEVEN ROSE AND MATEEN SIDIQ.

in July 2009, during a visit to California with her family and won a Lexus SUV, an outdoor play gym, a trip to Disney World, a surfboard and a snowboard. Patrick Armstrong and Andrew Wilson, members in the Kappa Sigma fraternity, both earned a $2,500 named scholarship. Only 42 scholarships were awarded. Karen Crow, Sarah Jenkins, Nicole Paul and Jay Wilkinson, music majors, participated and placed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Elisa Takalo Lund, a master’s degree candidate, won the Completed Databased Research division and showcased her work in April at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville as part of the fourth annual Graduate Education Week in Tennessee. The title of her project was “H1N1: Perceptions and Reality at Austin Peay State University.” The Tau Sigma honor society for transfer students was established. Kappa Alpha Order fraternity began recruitment to organize a provisional chapter.


The Foy Fitness and Recreation Center offers several classes and different kinds of workout equipment.


More campus events Summer Welcome Fair Student Organization Kareokee at Einstiens Slip and Slide Vendor Fair Family Weekend

Recruitment Panhellenic Council Sorority Bid Day

cil Recruitment Interfraternity Coun Greek Week Murder Most Foul Mud Bowl Peay Soup GPC Movie Nights International Night Shriek Week G.H.O.S.T. Thriller Dance Off Polar Plunge Trivia in the Library Clothesline Project Help an Elf Program Commencement



Friday, May 14, 2010