Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

Whether listening to public radio or walking down the street, we're surrounded by sound in our daily experience, but to sit and pay attention to a different kind of sound or to be introduced to a new sound in a familiar environment can be both calming and unnerving. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Dickins, Gallery Director of Austin Peay State University's Trahern Gallery about an "Sound," which features artists from around the nation experimenting with sound as art in an interactive exhibit open through February 6.

The Trahern Gallery of Austin Peay State University is hosting a BFA show by designer Stephanie Camfield featuring posters and photographs titled, "Third World America." On Sounds Good, The 23-year-old Army wife speaks with Kate Lochte about her show, which Camfield dedicates "to shedding light on issues and solutions in America."

The Tennessee Promise, a state program that will cover tuition and fees for new high school graduates to attend state community and technical colleges, is set to begin in the fall of 2015, and has some 4-year institutions changing their recruitment strategies.

Two area universities are featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For.” Murray State University is on the list for the fifth time and Austin Peay State University for the third.


Austin Peay State University expects to name Alisa White as its new president.

A university press release says the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone next week to consider White for the position.

Construction crews at Austin Peay’s Governors Stadium are working to remediate a small sinkhole, complicating the replacement of the main stadium building. The Leaf-Chronicle reports that the sinkhole was three by five feet and no more than five feet deep when it was discovered nearly a month ago. Workers have expanded it to be forty feet wide by deep in search of stable bedrock.


Crime is down on Tennessee college campuses, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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The search committee to find a new president for Austin Peay State University meets for the first time next week. 

On Friday, The Tennessee Board of Regents named the search committee to find a replacement for current president Tim Hall who will leave in May to be the next President at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. 

Austin Peay State University’s President Tim Hall announced Thursday that he has accepted the position of president at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

In the release, Hall indicated that the decision to leave was not easy, but he thought it was time for a transition. 

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Austin Peay State University may lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process, but it plans to float tuition for soldier-students if the government shutdown continues.