APSU This Week: Austin Peay State University Trustee Meeting, Career Expo, GuitarFest

Clarksville, TN – This week at Austin Peay State University (APSU), the week after spring break, will be busy on campus. Here are some of the most important events:

On March 18, the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees will hold its spring meetings throughout the day at 317 College Street on campus.




The day will begin with the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board meeting at 8:15 a.m., followed by meetings of the Student Affairs Committee, Executive Committee, Business and Finance Committee, and Audit Committee consecutively thereafter. The Audit Committee of the Board will conclude with an executive in camera session.

After a short break, the full council will reconvene at 11:00 a.m. this Friday. The board will discuss several items, including the University’s first steps in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, and a Master of Business Administration.

If the board approves the pursuit of these degrees, they still need approval from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – the teaching accrediting body superior of the region – before the APSU can offer them to the students.

To watch the matches, go to Zoom link and use the password 825088.

Meeting agendas and other documents will be posted on https://www.apsu.edu/president/board-of-trustees/board-meeting-schedule-and-materials.php.

For more information about the meeting, contact the Secretary of the Board of Trustees at [email protected]

Career Expo on Tuesday, Wednesday

The campus-wide career fair is a two-day event from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 15 and 16 at the APSU Morgan University Center (MUC) Ballroom.

The event is open to Austin Peay State University students and alumni of all majors and will give students the opportunity to network with recruiters offering various career opportunities and graduate and professional study options.




A full list of organizations attending – and the days they attend – is available at career events page.

Students, faculty, and staff can also network with employers who hire full-time, part-time, internship, and graduate school representatives at Governors Networking Night upstairs at Strawberry Alley. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Strawberry Alley Ale Works, 103 Strawberry Alley.

Graduation gala on Monday, Tuesday

The Graduation Gala will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14 and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 at the Ann R. Ross Bookstore, 328 College Street.

Nashville Business Journal editor to speak on campus

Eric Snyder, editor of the Nashville Business Journal, will speak at Legends Bank’s Legends of Business Speaker Series at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at the Gentry Auditorium in the Kimbrough Building.

GuitarFest returns with a trio of concerts at the Mabry Concert Hall

Austin Peay State University will host its annual GuitarFest March 14-16. This year’s event will feature three concerts, each featuring an esteemed guitarist showcasing a different style.

The concerts—all free and open to the public—begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the Mabry Concert Hall in the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building at Eighth and Marion Streets.


This year’s musicians are:

  • Alan Mearn, performing at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14. Mearn is a virtuoso classical guitarist and former student of Austin Peay. His concert will focus on music from his recently recorded CD of virtuoso Bach transcriptions.
  • Paulo Oliveira, performing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Oliveira is a Brazilian classical and jazz guitarist and is an assistant professor of music at Belmont University. It will present a mixed program of jazz and Brazilian music by Metheny, Bonfá, Bosco and original compositions, including a loop pedal.
  • Rene Izquierdo, performing at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16. Izquierdo is an internationally renowned virtuoso Cuban classical guitarist and professor of music at the University of Milwaukee.

GuitarFest is sponsored by APSU music department and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

For more information, contact APSU Music Professor Dr. Stanley Yates at [email protected] or the APSU Department of Music at 931.221.7818.

‘Listening: The Fourth String’ reopens, Iranian New Year celebration set for Saturday

APSU's New Gallery Presents 'Listening: The Fourth String' to Continue Engaging Exhibition Season

Listen: the fourth string by visual artist Raheleh Filsoofi and musician Reza Filsoofi continues a captivating 2021-22 exhibition season at the New Gallery.

The exhibit reopens today and runs through March 25 at the New Gallery, located in the Art + Design building at Austin Peay State University.


A grand celebration of Nowruz (Iranian New Year) will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 in the APSU Art + Design building. This event will include Iranian food and a musical performance by Reza Filsoofi, Raheleh Filsoofi, Charlie Gilbert and Carlos Duran.

The exhibition and events are free and open to the public.

A virtual tour of the exhibition will be available soon and can be found at www.apsu.edu/art-design/thenewgallery.

This project is funded by CECA, APSU, the Tennessee Arts Commission and Vanderbilt University.

The new gallery’s opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on weekends and holidays, and follows the university’s academic calendar.

For more information about this exhibit, contact Dickins at [email protected]

2022 APSU World Film Festival Returns Today

The 2022 APSU World Film Festival will continue every Monday through March 21 with another film, all in Room 120 of the APSU Art + Design Building. Here is the remaining program.

  • Monday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m.: “Once upon a time in Anatolia” presented by Dr. Dzavid Dzanic.
  • Monday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.: “Hirak Rajar Deshe” presented by Dr. Somaditya Banerjee.

For more information, email [email protected]


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