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Luke Cecil
Computer Science

“I wanted to go somewhere where no one knew me and where I could be my own person, and Austin Peay provided me that opportunity.”

Hunter Burkhart
Hunter Burkhart

“The program at Austin Peay has been great for building my confidence and showing me that Austin Peay nurses really do make some great nurses.”

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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Austin Peay 'Fall into Dance'
Department of Theatre and Dance presents 'Fall into Dance'

The APSU Department of Theatre and Dance, along with artistic director Kevin Bradley Loveland Jr., will present "Fall into Dance." The production will run Thursday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 28.

'Fortnite' animator Kaye Vassey to visit Austin Peay
'Fortnite' lead technical animator Kaye Vassey to visit Austin Peay

Kaye Vassey, who has animated for such franchises as "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "How to Train Your Dragon" and is the the lead technical animator on "Fortnite" at Epic Games, will lecture 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Austin Peay. She'll also conduct workshops with APSU animation students.

APSU CECA arts integration
Local teachers learn arts integration at CECA professional development workshop

More than 20 teachers attended an arts integration professional development workshop Oct. 2 at the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System's Central Services-South building. Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts paid for the workshop, led by John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist Randy Barron.

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AP Day
Date: November 3, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Foy Fitness and Recreation Center
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Homecoming football vs. Tennessee Tech
Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Fortera Stadium
Bonfire Yell and Pep Rally
Date: October 22, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Foy Fitness and Recreation Center Dunn Center Lawn
Halloween Percussion Concert
Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Mabry Concert Hall
Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Location: Fortera Stadium