APSU This Week: Austin Peay State University Celebrates School Counseling

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

APSU is hosting National School Counseling Week on February 10, 2022

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




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

The event will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10 at Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center and will include discussions on how to improve relationships between school counselors and school administrators. Speakers include Fabion Vicks, school counselor for Henry County Schools, and Diana Virgil, school counselor for Daleville High School in Alabama.

Representatives from the American School Counseling Association will also provide participants with comments and a few words of encouragement. In addition to local school counselors, graduate students from APSU’s Master of Science in Counseling program will participate.

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

Renowned public sculptor Jean Shin will give a free lecture

Jean ShinThe APSU Department of Art + Design, with the support of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to host 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, Chair of the Visiting Artist Speaker Committee. “Known for her large-scale installations and public sculptures, Shin transforms collections of discarded objects into powerful monuments that question our complex relationship between material consumption, collective identity and community engagement.”


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

“Thanks to CECA, the Department of Art + Design has a long 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 the Chautauqua Institution, where she serves as one of their core faculty. Her generosity towards her students and her pleasant and humorous demeanor are just a few more reasons I jumped at the chance to visit and be part of the Speaker Series.”

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

For more information on this talk, contact Dickins at [email protected]

Last week for Christina A. West’s “mere mortals”

Mere Mortals is on view at Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery through February 11. (APSU)

The new gallery supported by the APSU Department of Art + Design and the competence center for creative arts organizes an exhibition Christina A West, sculptor and installation artist. The exhibition – dubbed “Mortals Only” – runs until February 11.


Read more about the exhibition here.

Christina A West
Christina A West

All exhibitions at The New Gallery and all associated programs are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, following the university’s academic calendar and weather guidelines. Curator tours through exhibitions are available on request.

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

Black History Month events

Discover the success and lessons black business owners want to share with you at the Black Owned Business Panel on 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 the APSU Tennessee Small Business Development Center, Juanita Charles from the Charles Group, Darrion Wiley-Hunt from Sauce Unlimited, Antwon Harris from the Antwon Harris Group, Erica Bellamy from Juice&Rootz and Kevin Smith from Legends Smokehouse and an Grill .

Black Love Panel Newlywed Game Show will be held on Wednesday, February 9 at WNDAACC, Clement 120 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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