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Adolph Dagan
Adolph Dagan (’14)
Graduate Education Student

“I want to encourage others to excel, that come from other countries and believe that learning and the curriculum at Austin Peay is difficult. They can do it and it can be done.”

Brinna Lavelle
Brinna Lavelle
Biology, Pre-Vet

“I realized this is what life is about, I have to put in the work and push myself fully to get the grade that I want.”

Vanessa Paniagua
Vanessa Rodriguez-Paniagua

“When I went to community college, I didn’t lead. Being here, I feel like I’ve had more encouragement from my professors to do that extra thing. For me that’s being the leader I knew I could always be but needed that extra push to achieve.”

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At Austin Peay, we are large enough to offer you a broad range of educational and social options, but small enough to treat you as an individual. That’s because we provide all of the resources of a big university, with a small college feel. We serve a large population of diverse students with several degree options at the associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Many of these degrees can be pursued on campus and online. Austin Peay also is working to support the region’s economic growth with several new programs that cater to the employment needs of local industries and the surrounding community.

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College of Arts and Letters
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College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
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College of Business
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Eriksson College of Education
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College of STEM
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College of Graduate Studies

Small Campus Feel. Big Opportunities.

Austin Peay offers the resources of a major university, with a small college feel. You'll get to know people quickly —- including your professors. That one-on-one communication is just part of the friendliness that makes Austin Peay a comfortable place to be.

APSU is surrounded by a thriving community, rich in history and tradition. Set against the Cumberland River, Clarksville offers outdoor activities, great restaurants, and local theatre. Not to mention, we're just 45 minutes from Nashville.

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Black Hawk
Black Hawk helicopters to land on APSU campus Friday, Sept. 21

The helicopters will land on the Dunn Center lawn around 10 a.m., weather permitting, and APSU cadets will spend the next three hours conducting loading and off-loading training.

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APSU Board of Trustees approves new military family resource center

The center will assist students applying for admission, accessing financial aid, selecting a program of study, registering for courses, progressing toward graduation, and securing employment after graduation.

Brig. Gen. Brower
APSU names retired Brig. Gen. Brower as inaugural military adviser in residence

Brower will advise the APSU leadership team on how the University can better serve its military students and help the University optimize the process of recruiting, enrolling and graduating military-connected students.

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AP Day
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 11 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Foy Fitness Center
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Women's Soccer vs. Jacksonville State
Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Morgan Bros. Soccer Field
Volleyball vs. Murray State
Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Dunn Center
Etiquette Dinner
Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Fortera Club Level
APSU Honor Orchestra Festival
Date: September 27-29, 2018
Location: Music/Mass Comm.