APSU This Week: Austin Peay State University to Celebrate Academic Guidance

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Clarksville, TN – Here are some of the events taking place at Austin Peay State University (APSU) this week.

APSU will host the National School Counseling Week celebration on February 10, 2022

In the two years since the start of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, schools across the country have hired more counselors to help students deal with the resulting stress. This week, Austin Peay State University’s Department of Psychological and Counseling Sciences will honor local individuals who have pursued this important field with a special celebration on Thursday, February 10.




“It’s National School Counseling Week (February 7-11), and I have invited school counselors who wish to be part of our celebration, and they will come to campus, where we have planned professional development “, Dr. Eva Gibson, assistant professor of counseling, said. “We have great speakers who come from other states to talk about the work school counselors do and how we can improve that work.”

The event will take place Thursday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the Morgan University Center at Austin Peay State University, and it will feature discussions on how to improve relationships between school counselors and school administrators. Speakers include Henry County Schools Trustee Fabion Vicks and Daleville High School Trustee Diana Virgil in Alabama.

Representatives of the American School Counseling Association will also offer remarks and words of encouragement to participants. In addition to local school counselors, graduate students from APSU’s Master of Science in Counseling program will be in attendance.

For more information on APSU’s Department of Psychological and Counseling Sciences, visit https://www.apsu.edu/psychology.

Famous public sculptor Jean Shin will give a free lecture

John ShinAPSU’s Department of Art + Design, with support from the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to welcome award-winning public sculptor and installation artist, Jean Shin, to continue the 2021-22 season. of the CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

“I love Jean Shin’s work,” said Michael Dickins, Chairman of the Guest Artist Speakers Committee. “Known for her large-scale installations and public sculptures, Shin transforms accumulations of abandoned objects into powerful monuments that question our complex relationship between material consumption, collective identity and community engagement.


Shin will speak via Zoom on Tuesday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. The conference is free and open to the public, and you can register for the webinar at https://bit.ly/ShinAPSU.

“Through CECA, the art + design department has a history of bringing world-class artists to Clarksville – Shin is one of those artists,” Dickins said. “I met Shin a few years ago through APSU’s partnership with Chautauqua Institution, where she is one of their main faculties. are just a few more reasons why she jumped at the chance to have her visit and be part of the lecture series.”

Shin will also meet with Austin Peay State University during individual studio visits on Wednesday.

To learn more about this conference, contact Dickins at [email protected]

Last Week for Christina A. West’s ‘Mere Mortals’

“mere mortals” is open until February 11 at the New Gallery at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The new gallery with the support of APSU’s art + design department and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will host an exhibition of Christina A. West, sculptor and installation artist. The exhibit – titled “Mere Mortals” – runs until February 11.


Learn more about the exhibition here.

Christina A. West
Christina A. West

All The New Gallery exhibitions and related programming are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and follow the University’s academic calendar and weather policy. Tours of exhibitions guided by curators are available on request.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Michael Dickins at [email protected]

Black History Month Events

Explore success and the lessons black business owners want you to know about the black-owned business panel Tuesday, February 8, at the Wilburn N. Daniel African American Cultural Center (WNDAACC), Clement Room 120 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Legends Smokehouse and Grill.


The panel will include moderator Lorneth Peters from APSU Tennessee Small Business Development Center, Juanita Charles from Charles Group, Darrion Wiley-Hunt from Sauce Unlimited, Antwon Harris from Antwon Harris Group, Erica Bellamy from Juice&Rootz and Kevin Smith from Legends Smokehouse and Grill .

Black Love Panel Newlywed Game Show will take place on Wednesday, February 9 at the WNDAACC, Clément 120 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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