The University’s Chairs of Excellence
The University’s Chairs of Excellence include the Roy Acuff Chair in the Creative Arts, APSU Foundation Chair in Free Enterprise, Harper-Bourne Chair in Business, and Lenora C. Reuther Chair in Nursing.
The Center of Excellence for Field Biology
College of Science & Mathematics
Phone: (931) 221-7019
To identify, study and preserve biodiversity.
The Center of Excellence for Field Biology at Austin Peay State University brings together scholars from various biological disciplines to conduct research on biotic communities in Tennessee-Kentucky and adjacent eco-regions, including experimental ecology, general ecological theory, definition of biodiversity, evolution and systematics, applied biological science, and community outreach through focused and regional environmental education programs. Field-based observations and methodologies are an integral component of these research endeavors.
The Center provides research assistantships to undergraduate and graduate students that provides them with hands-on experience in various areas of field biology under the mentorship of practicing scholars. For more information visit our website at http://www.apsu.edu/field-biology/.
All art galleries on campus are open to the public with no admission charge. For more information any of the art galleries, contact the Art Department at (931) 221-7333.
The Trahern Gallery is located in the Margaret Fort Trahern Art and Drama complex. Each year (August-May) the gallery hosts regional, national, and international exhibits,as well as the Annual Student Art Exhibition. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and 1-4 p.m., Sunday (closed on holidays).
Gallery 108 is located on the ground floor of the Trahern Building. Each semester this gallery hosts the senior exhibits, featuring works by graduating art majors. Hours vary with each exhibit.
The Mabel Larson Fine Arts Gallery is located on the first floor of Harned Hall. Opened officially in 1994, this gallery features selections from APSU permanent art collection. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The APSU Downtown Gallery is located at 116 Strawberry Alley in historic downtown Clarksville, and is dedicated to exhibiting the work of APSU Faculty and Alumni.
Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts
College of Arts and Letters
Location: Clement Building,
Phone: (931) 221-7876
Established in 1985 as a Center of Excellence, the Center for the Creative Arts is the only program of its kind in the state, offering students rare opportunities to work with nationally acclaimed faculty and guest artists in the preparation and study of the fine arts in a one-on-one environment. The Center also produces more than 100 quality arts programs and activities annually by faculty, regional, national, and internationally acclaimed guest artists.
Symbolic of the University’s commitment to the enrichment of life, which can be realized only through an understanding and appreciation of the arts, the Center sponsors quality arts programs that emphasize collaboration between recognized artists and University fine arts students, resulting in the highest possible standards of artistic achievement. The Center sponsors interdisciplinary projects between the fine arts departments, experimental in nature, which allow students to learn from artists in multiple artforms who share their innovative spirit and abilities to take artistic risks.
The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, (CECA, or “seek-ah”) coordinates with the departments of Art, Languages and Literature, Music, and Theatre and Dance to sponsor a wide variety of activities and study programs. The Center supports new works and other works of artistic value in the form of musical productions, recitals, concerts, theatre performances, creative writing, poetry readings, artist lectures, and visual art exhibitions. Curricular activities sponsored by the Center include classes, lectures, workshops, seminars, master classes, public school outreach, focusing on the various arts disciplines and interdisciplinary nature of the arts for undergraduates, graduate students, and members of the community.
The Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence brings regionally and nationally acclaimed artists to campus to work with students and the community in a dynamic atmosphere of unrestricted experimentation. The endowed chair rotates between the fine arts departments. For more information on the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence and to see a list of past chairs, visit http://www.apsu.edu/ceca/.