Author: Lauren Blacklidge

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    Athens State to Host Flag Day Celebration

    Athens State’s annual Flag Day Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 14 at 12:00 pm in the Sandridge Student Center Ballroom. The event honors the United States flag and our […]

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    Athens State Enters Into 12 New Learning Partnerships During Spring Semester

    Athens State University is pleased to announce new learning partnerships with 12 North Alabama organizations. These learning partnerships are designed to assist the employees of these organizations and their immediate […]

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    Alabama Center for the Arts Celebrates New Residence Hall Apartments with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Calhoun Community College, Athens State University, and local legislators celebrated the opening of its new Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) residence hall apartments with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June […]

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    Athens State, Calhoun Sign MOU to Help Students Retain Prior Learning Assessment Credit

    Athens State University and Calhoun Community College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to help Calhoun students retain prior learning assessment (PLA) credit when they transfer to Athens State […]

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    Two New Members Appointed to Board of Visitors

    The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Dunn to the College of Business’ Board of Visitors and Dr. Eric Smith to the College of Arts […]

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    Ashley Jones to Headline 2024 Summer Writing Summit

    Athens State University’s Writing Center will be hosting the 2nd Annual Summer Writing Summit at Kares Library from June 17-18. The two-day writing conference is designed for students, faculty, and community members […]

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    Student Poster Competition Winners

    The Athens State University Honors Program recently hosted the inaugural Student Scholarly and Creative Work Showcase. The purpose of the event was to provide students with an opportunity to showcase […]

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    Athens State University Names Dr. Catherine Wehlburg as 39th President

    The Athens State University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Catherine M. Wehlburg as the 39th president of Athens State University. This appointment marks the third woman to be named […]

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    Online Bachelor’s Program in Supply Chain Management Ranks Among Best, Most Affordable in Nation

    Athens State University’s online Logistics and Supply Chain Management bachelor’s degree program has been named one of the best and most affordable in the country by TechGuide for 2024. TechGuide’s […]

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    Brown Hall Revitalization Under Way

    Athens State University held a “groundbreaking” ceremony this morning to kick off the renovation of Brown Hall. This iconic, columned three-story building that stands directly behind Founders Hall, was constructed […]

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    2024 Faculty Award Winners Announced

    Athens State University recently honored two outstanding faculty members at the 2024 Honors Convocation. For over a decade, the University has recognized contributions of exceptional faculty through the Teaching Excellence […]

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    Dus Rogers Elected as Chairperson of Alabama Community College System

    At its regular board meeting on Wednesday, May 8, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Board of Trustees elected Mr. Goodrich ‘Dus’ Rogers as Chairperson and Mrs. Valerie Gray as […]

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    Athens State Graduates Largest Class in Several Years

    Athens State celebrated the graduates from the College of Education, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Business on Saturday, April 27 during the Spring 2024 commencement ceremonies. A […]

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    ACHE Approves BFA in Theatre Program

    Athens State is pleased to announce that the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) has approved a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre program. The upcoming BFA in Theatre […]

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    “Orchestrating Beauty” Exhibit to Open May 6 at the Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “Orchestrating Beauty: A Synthesis of Nature and Technology” by Shawn Donahoo, set to open in the Center’s […]

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    Alabama Center for the Arts to Host Writers’ Series Event

    The Alabama Center for the Arts invites you to join them on May 2 at 6:00 pm for a special ACA Writers’ Series Event featuring Jennifer Horne and Jeanie Thompson, […]

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    Tyler Jones Named Executive Director of LaunchBox

    Athens State University is pleased to welcome Tyler Jones as the new Executive Director of LaunchBox. Jones is a third-generation, dynamic entrepreneur hailing from the heart of Decatur, Alabama, where […]

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    Athens State Earns Military Friendly® Designation

    Athens State University has earned a Military Friendly® School designation for 2024-2025 from Military Friendly®. The 537 schools included on this list provide the best higher education opportunities for veterans, […]

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    2024 Fiddlers Concert Series Continues with East Nash Grass

    The 2024 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series continues with a concert on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 pm with a performance by East Nash Grass. The concert will […]

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    Career Development Center Hosts Spring Career Fair

    Athens State University’s Career Development Center hosted its Spring Career Fair on April 4. Special thank you to Runergy and Aetos Systems, Inc. for sponsoring this event. Nearly 200 job […]

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    Athens State Student Serves Community Through Bonner Leader Program

    Magan Westbrook, an education major at Athens State University, serves her local community through the Bonner Leader Program (BLP). The BLP is a nationally recognized fellowship program that gives students the […]

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    Online Bachelor’s Program in Supply Chain Management Ranks Among Most Affordable in Nation

    Athens State University’s online Logistics and Supply Chain Management bachelor’s degree program has been named one of the most affordable in the country, ranked #10 nationwide by SupplyChainGuide.org for 2024. […]

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    2024 Fiddlers Convention Entertainment Line Up Announced

    The Athens State University Foundation and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Steering Committee are pleased to announce the 2024 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention entertainment line up. […]

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    Youth Art Month to Begin March 4 at Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts’ annual Youth Art Month celebration will kick off on Monday, March 4. The Annual Showcase of Young Talent features 126 pieces of art from […]

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    Athens State Establishes Joint Enrollment BSN Program with Wallace State – Hanceville

    Wallace State Community College in Hanceville and Athens State University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new Joint Enrollment BSN program that will allow students to receive […]

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    Limestone County Economic Development Association Partners with Athens State

    Athens State University is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new learning partnership with the Limestone County Economic Development Association (LCEDA). Benefits of learning partnerships include a […]

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    2024 Fiddlers Concert Series Continues with Tina Adair

    The 2024 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series continues with a concert on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm with a performance by Tina Adair. The concert will be […]

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    Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association Awarded Five Star Chapter Honors for Fifth Consecutive Year

    The Athens State University Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association (PTK) has been awarded Five Star Chapter Honors for the fifth year in a row. The Five Star Chapter Plan engages […]

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    Athens State Receives $2 Million Grant to Increase Postsecondary Education Access to Students in Rural Areas

    Athens State University has been awarded a $2.2 million Department of Education Rural Postsecondary & Economic Development Grant (RPED) to improve rates of postsecondary education enrollment, persistence, and completion among […]

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    2024 Festival of the Cranes Exhibit to Open January 12

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the annual juried Festival of the Cranes Art Exhibit in the Center’s Walking Gallery on Friday, January […]

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    Denise Santos Named New Director of Alumni Affairs

    Athens State University is pleased to welcome Denise Santos as the University’s new Director of Alumni Affairs. Santos received her Associate of Arts in Humanities and Social Sciences from Onondaga […]

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    “Portraits of Hope” Coming to the Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “Portraits of Hope: Inspirational Stories from the Lovelady Center,” set to open in the Center’s Main Gallery […]

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    Dr. Katherine Kandalec Holm Selected as NextLevel Postsecondary CTE Fellow

    Dr. Katherine Kandalec Holm, Interim Dean of the College of Education, has been selected as a NextLevel Postsecondary CTE Fellow for the Association for Career & Technical Education‘s (ACTE) 2024 […]

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    2024 Fiddlers Concert Series Continues with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

    The 2024 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series continues with a concert on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 pm with a performance by Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. The […]

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    Online Bachelor’s Program in Supply Chain Management Ranks Among Best in Nation

    Athens State University’s online Logistics and Supply Chain Management bachelor’s degree program has been named one of the best in the country, ranked #11 nationwide by Intelligent.com for 2024. This […]

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    19-Year-Old Student Becomes Youngest Accounting Graduate in 30 Years

    Athens State celebrated graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education programs today during the Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies. A separate ceremony was […]

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    Learning Partnership News – Fall 2023

    Athens State University is pleased to announce learning partnerships with nine additional North Alabama organizations. These learning partnerships are designed to assist the employees of these organizations and their immediate […]

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    Leadership Greater Huntsville Partners with Athens State University

    Athens State University is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new learning partnership with Leadership Greater Huntsville. Benefits of learning partnerships include a 10% tuition discount on […]

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    Writing Center Receives CARE Recertification

    The Writing Center is pleased to announce that it has received recertification from the Southeastern Writing Center Association’s (SWCA) Center Acknowledgment and Recognition of Excellence (CARE) program. The CARE program […]

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    Inaugural Christmas Column Lighting

    Athens State University invites the community to join us as we kick off the holiday season at our inaugural Christmas Column Lighting at Founders Hall on Friday, December 1 at […]

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    2024 Fiddlers Concert Series Kicks Off with ‘Tis the Season with Andy Leftwich & Friends

    The 2024 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series kicks off with a special holiday concert on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm with a performance by Andy Leftwich & […]

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    TEACH Program Creates Pathway for Calhoun STEM Students

    Athens State University and Calhoun Community College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a pathway for students seeking a degree in STEM secondary teacher education to be […]

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    Four New Members Appointed to Board of Visitors

    The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Johnson, Principal of Cullman Middle School; Dena Mayfield, Pre-K Principal at Hartselle City Schools; and Dr. Richard Templeton, […]

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    Dr. Vanessa Miller, Dr. Shannon Pittman, Shellie Christopher, and Lael Anderson to Present at Honors Conference in Chicago

    Dr. Vanessa Miller, Dr. Shannon Pittman, Shellie Christopher, and Lael Anderson have been selected as presenters during the 58th annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council […]

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    Limited Time 20% Tuition Discount for All Members of Learning Partnership Organizations

    Attention all learning partners! Athens State is offering a special 20% tuition discount to all students affiliated with one of the University’s Learning Partnerships for the Spring 2024 semester. The […]

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    Athens State Introduces Adult Learner Services Office

    Athens State recently held a reception to introduce its rebranded Adult Degree Program (ADP) office, now the Adult Learner Services Office (ALSO). ALSO is designed to assist working adults finish […]

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    Athens State’s Annual Veterans Day Program to Feature Colonel Eldridge Singleton

    Athens State University will host its annual Veterans Day program on Friday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at the Alabama Veterans Museum in Athens, Alabama. This year’s program will feature […]

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    2024 Fiddlers Concert Series Line Up Announced

    The Athens State University Foundation and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Steering Committee are pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series line up. […]

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    The Athenian Players to Present “The Laramie Project”

    The Athenian Players invite you to join them for their Fall 2023 performance of The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Techtonic Theater Project. The Laramie […]

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    Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce Creates Learning Partnership with Athens State

    Athens State University is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new learning partnership with the Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, its second chamber learning partner. Benefits of […]

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    Monte Gaylord Named 2023 Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion

    Monte Gaylord from Nowata, Oklahoma was named the 2023 “Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion” at the 56th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention held at Athens State University on Saturday […]

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    Athens State Ranked as One of Most Affordable Online Master’s in Business Analytics Degree Programs

    Athens State’s online Master’s in Strategic Leadership & Business Analytics program has been ranked #3 in the country on AnalyticsDegrees.org’s list of the Most Affordable Online Master’s in Business Analytics […]

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    Enrollment Increases for Fall 2023 Semester, Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Figures

    Athens State University is pleased to announce an increase in enrollment numbers for the Fall 2023 semester. With a total of 2,955 students enrolled, the University’s headcount is up 2.1% […]

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    “A Sense of Place” Coming to the Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “A Sense of Place” featuring the artwork of Gary Anderson and Dariana Dervis. The show will open […]

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    Honors Program Pathway Created Between Calhoun and Athens State

    Calhoun Community College and Athens State University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow graduates from Calhoun’s Honors Program to join the Honors Program at Athens State. Students […]

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    ACHE Approves New Bachelors Program and Three Certificate Programs

    Athens State is pleased to announce that the following new programs have been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and will begin during the Spring 2024 semester. […]

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    Athens State to Celebrate Homecoming with Community Block Party

    Athens State University will be hosting a Community Block Party on Friday, October 20 as part of its annual Homecoming Celebration. The event will take place in front of Founders […]

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    LaunchBox’s LeadUp: Leadership Training Program Registration Open for Fall Cohort

    Athens State University’s LaunchBox invites you to strengthen your leadership skills and become a member of the fall cohort of its leadership development program, LeadUP: Leadership Training. This 10-week program […]

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    Athens State Accepted as Member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

    Dateline: August 25, 2023 – Athens State University has been accepted as a new member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society as its Upsilon Kappa chapter. Alpha Sigma Lambda […]

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    2023 Fiddlers Convention Set For October 4-7

    Dateline: August 17, 2023 – Athens State University will be welcoming old-time music lovers of all ages to campus from October 4-7, 2023 for the 56th Annual Tennessee Valley Old […]

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    Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Partners With Athens State University as First Chamber Learning Partner, Benefiting All Chamber Members

    Dateline: August 14, 2023 – Athens State University is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new learning partnership with the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, its first […]

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    Athens State Kicks Off Fall Semester and Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members

    Dateline: August 14, 2023 – Athens State University welcomed back faculty, staff, and students to campus today as the University began its Fall semester. Interim President, Dr. Catherine Wehlburg, shared […]

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    Athens State Selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program

    Athens State University has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to Athens State’s wide selection of bachelor’s degree programs and […]

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    Giving Day Raises Over $79,000

    Athens State University hosted its second annual Giving Day on August 1 and raised $79,802 to support student programs and campus projects, including a $25,000 matching gift by the Tennessee […]

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    Lilly Ledbetter Receives President’s Medal

    Equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter was awarded Athens State University’s President’s Medal during the University’s Summer Commencement ceremony on July 29, 2023. The President’s Medal is the highest honor approved […]

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    Henry Appointed to Athens State Board of Visitors

    Athens State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Redstone GCI Senior Managing Consultant, Scott Henry, to the College of Business’ Board of Visitors by Athens State’s Board of […]

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    Athens State Establishes Fast-Track BSN Program with Drake State

    Two Institutions. Two Degrees. One Curriculum. Drake State Community and Technical College and Athens State University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new Fast-Track BSN program that […]

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    “The Art of Decatur Theatre” Now Open

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “The Art of Decatur Theatre.” The show is now open in the Main Gallery and will remain […]

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    Bonner Leaders Attend Summer Leadership Institute

    Bonner Leaders, Tiara Samuels and Brooke Sinyard, attended the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ in May. Workshops at SLI provided a comprehensive and enriching […]

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    Nucor Steel Partners with Athens State

    Nucor Steel Decatur, LLC signed a memorandum of understanding with Athens State University on July 12, 2023. This learning partnership will provide Nucor Steel Decatur teammates a 10% tuition discount […]

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    Athens State TEACH Launches to Prepare Next Generation of STEM Teachers

    Athens State University’s College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences have collaborated to launch Athens State TEACH, based on the widely-recognized UTeach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) […]

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    The Athenian Players to Present Green Day’s “American Idiot”

    The Athenian Players invite you to join them for their Summer 2023 performance of Green Day’s American Idiot, featuring music by Green Day. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green […]

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    Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama to Open July 13

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that the 2023 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama will be opening on July 13. The exhibit is a traveling […]

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    Athenian Giving Day 2023

    Athens State University will host its second annual Giving Day on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Athenian Giving Day was established for the Athens State community to come together and lend […]

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    Athens State Hosts Summer Writing Summit

    Athens State University’s Writing Center hosted its inaugural Summer Writing Summit from June 27 – 28. The Summit showcased the writing, research, and educational support services that Athens State offers […]

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    Athens State’s Phi Theta Kappa Named to 2023 Transfer Honor Roll

    The Athens State University Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) was recently named to the 2023 PTK Transfer Honor Roll among 208 colleges and universities in recognition of the dynamic […]

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    Athens State Named Safest College Campus in Alabama

    Athens State University has been named the #1 Safest College Campus in Alabama for 2023 by Niche. The Safest College Campuses ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews […]

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    Athens State signs MOU with Wallace State

    Athens State University and Wallace State Community College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to help Wallace State students retain prior learning assessment (PLA) credit when they transfer to […]

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    Dr. Catherine Wehlburg Elected to CHEA Board of Directors

    The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) announced today that Catherine Wehlburg, Ph.D., Interim President of Athens State University, and Timothy Letzring, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor […]

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    Athens State enters learning partnership with Alabama Farmers Cooperative

    Athens State University is pleased to announce a new learning partnership with Alabama Farmers Cooperative. The learning partnership is designed to assist the employees of the company and their immediate […]

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    Athens State’s BSN program receives CCNE Accreditation

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has announced that Athens State University’s Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing has been accredited by the CCNE Board of Commissioners for five years, […]

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    “Not So Much A Whisper” Coming to ACA

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its newest show, “Not So Much A Whisper” by Sarah Cusimano Miles. The exhibit will open on Monday, May 8 […]

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    2023 Faculty Awards Winners Announced

    Athens State University recently honored two outstanding faculty members at the 2023 Honors Convocation. For more than 10 years, the University has recognized contributions of exceptional faculty through the Teaching […]

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    Athens State and Calhoun Community College Establish Fast-Track BSN Program

    Calhoun Community College and Athens State University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new fast-track BSN program that will allow students to receive their Associate Degree in […]

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    Dr. Kandalec Holm Named Associate Editor for CTER

    Athens State University College of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Katherine Kandalec Holm has just been named to a two-year term as Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed research journal Career and […]

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    Athens State Enters New Learning Partnership with Morgan County, Alabama

    Athens State University is pleased to announce a new learning partnership with Morgan County, Alabama. The partnership is designed to assist the employees of Morgan County and their immediate family […]

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    “Red Earth Invocation” Now Open at Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Red Earth Invocation” by John “Jahni” Moore in the Center’s Main Gallery. John Jahni Moore is a […]

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    2023 Fiddlers Concert Series Continues with Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

    The 2023 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series will continue on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm with a performance by Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out with […]

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    Athens State Enters New Learning Partnerships

    Athens State University is pleased to announce new learning partnerships with TBAKI, Aerojet Rocketdyne, the City of Huntsville, and Torch Technologies. The learning partnerships are designed to assist the employees […]

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    Athens State Recognized as One of Best Colleges, Online Colleges in Alabama

    Intelligent.com has ranked Athens State among the top 10 colleges and online colleges in the state of Alabama. Coming in at #8 on each list, the University was also designated […]

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    Athens State Ranked in Top 5 Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources

    Athens State University’s Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management degree program was ranked #4 by Online Schools Guide as one of the Top Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources in the country. […]

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    Higgins Volunteers with the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home

    Jennifer “Jenny” Higgins, a student at Athens State University, is working with the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home (ABCH) through the Bonner Leader Program (BLP). The BLP is a nationally recognized […]

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    Cunningham Volunteers with Enable Madison County

    Joshua Cunningham, a student at Athens State University, is working with Enable Madison County (formerly CASA of Madison County) through the Bonner Leader Program (BLP). The BLP is a nationally […]

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    Finley Appointed to Athens State Board of Visitors

    Athens State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Huntsville City Schools superintendent, Christie Finley, to the College of Education’s Board of Visitors by Athens State’s Board of Trustees. […]

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    2023 Fiddlers Concert Series to Kick Off with Authentic Unlimited

    The 2022-2023 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series is gearing up to kick off on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 with a performance by Authentic Unlimited. The concert will take […]

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    McCutcheon, Underwood Appointed to Board of Trustees

    Athens State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Representative Mac McCutcheon and Mr. Mike Underwood to the Board of Trustees by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. Their appointments are […]

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    Athens State Named One of Most Affordable Online Human Resources Degrees

    Athens State University’s Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management degree program was ranked #5 by OnlineU as one of the 2022 Most Affordable Online Human Resources Degrees. The nationwide rankings were […]

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    Athens State Welcomes New Faculty Members

    Athens State University is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members to campus this fall. Dagan Bond-Turner – Assistant Librarian Dagan Bond was born in Dothan, Alabama, the peanut […]

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    Nicolayeff Named Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion, Alabama State Fiddle Champion

    Katrina Nicolayeff from Meridian, Idaho was named the 2022 “Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion” at the 55th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention held at Athens State University on Saturday […]

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    Golf Classic Raises Almost $50,000 for Scholarships

    The Athens State University Alumni Association hosted the 31st Annual Golf Classic on September 22 at Canebrake Club in Athens. Twenty-eight teams participated in the Classic, and the event raised […]

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    Athens State Receives Funding to Launch STEAM Roller Project

    After receiving a grant from Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, Athens State University has taken the initiative to launch STEAM Roller to address educational needs and expand education opportunities in science, technology, […]

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    Athens State Wins Accelerate Award from Online Learning Consortium

    Athens State University is pleased to announce that Mark Gale, Joy Oettel, Tish Bergantz, and Tracey DeCicco have been named winners of an Accelerate 2022 Award by The Online Learning […]

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    Taylor Jordan Completes HudsonAlpha BioTrain Internship Program

    As Athens State is committed to student success, it thrills us to congratulate Taylor Jordan on her completion of the HudsonAlpha BioTrain Internship program this summer. During her time at […]

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    Master of Acquisition & Contract Management Approved for Spring 2023

    Athens State is pleased to announce that the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) has approved a Master of Science in Acquisition & Contract Management program to begin during the […]

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    2022 Bonner Leader Program

    The Bonner Leader Program is a nationally recognized fellowship program for students that have financial need, exhibit a capacity for leadership development, and show an interest in community service. Athens […]

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    Cafe 1822 Now Open

    Athens State University is pleased to announce Café 1822 as its new food service provider. Café 1822 is now open and ready to serve Athens State students, faculty, staff, and […]

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    Summer 2022 Honors Students

    Athens State University is delighted to honor the students who have been named to the President’s List and Provost’s List for the Summer 2022 semester. Through much hard work and […]

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    Athens State Student Chapter Receives Merit Award from SHRM

    SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) awarded a 2021-2022 Outstanding Student Chapter Award designation to the Athens State University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities […]

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    2023 Fiddlers Concert Series Line Up Announced

    The Athens State University Foundation and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Steering Committee are pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series line up. […]

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    Athens State Receives Grant From the National Endowment for the Humanities

    In their effort to aid nationwide humanities research, preservation, and education, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has endowed $10,000 to Athens State University. Out of 113 applicants, Athens State was one of […]

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    College Colors Day to Shine Spotlight on the Impact of Higher Education

    The State of Alabama is known for its many successes in college football, with teams at every level dominating the sport nationwide. As thousands of fans gather this weekend to […]

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    2022 Fiddlers Concert Series to Conclude with Two Concerts in October

    The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series, presented by WYTM Country, will conclude in October with performances by Mile Twelve and Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, & Jerry Salley. Both […]

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    Men of Kennis Summit

    Athens State University recently hosted the Men of Kennis Summer Summit, which served as the program’s 2022 orientation. In addition to current and new Men of Kennis members, several graduates […]

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    Bank Independent Awards $5,000 Community Grant to Athens State

    As part of their 75th Anniversary Celebration, Bank Independent gave away $75,000 in community grants to organizations that make a positive difference in the communities they serve. The Athens State […]

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    2022 Fiddlers Convention Set for October 6-8

    Athens State University will be welcoming old time music lovers of all ages to campus from October 6-8, 2022 for the 55th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, presented […]

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    Athens State Offering New Playwriting Class This Fall

    Beginning Fall 2022, Athens State is offering an online Playwriting class taught by award winning playwright, Crystal Skillman. This course is a study and practice in the art and skills […]

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    6th Annual Juried Faculty and Alumni Art Exhibit to Open August 11

    The 6th Annual Juried Faculty & Alumni Show is scheduled to open on Thursday, August 11 in the Alabama Center for the Arts’ Main Gallery and showcase works from 31 […]

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    Athens State Receives CAEP Accreditation

    The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently announced that Athens State University is one of 35 providers from 22 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico […]

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    Higgins Wins TSHC Scholarship

    The Tennessee Safety and Health Conference recently announced this year’s James G. “Jim” Neeley Scholarship Award recipient. The award went to Jennifer Higgins, an Occupational Health & Safety Management degree student at Athens […]

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    Athens State University Creates Economic Impact of Over $200 Million in North Alabama Region

    Athens State University (ATSU) added $200.4 million in income to the ATSU Service Region economy of Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Marshall, and Cullman Counties in Northern Alabama during the 2019-2020 fiscal […]

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    Representative Moore Awards State Tourism Grant for Fiddlers Convention

    The Athens State University Foundation has been awarded a grant of $5,200 from the Alabama Tourism Department thanks to the support of Representative Parker Moore. Funds will be used to […]

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    Sean of the South Coming to Athens State

    As part of the “Athens Forever” Bicentennial Series, Athens State University will be welcoming Sean of the South (Sean Dietrich) to McCandless Hall for “An Evening with Sean of the […]

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    Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama Opens at the ACA

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama. The exhibit is a traveling juried art show that […]

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    Representative Whitt Awards State Tourism Grant for Fiddlers Convention

    The Athens State University Foundation has been awarded a grant of $5,200 from the Alabama Tourism Department thanks to the support of Representative Andy Whitt. Funds will be used to […]

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    Athens State to Host Veterans Resource Day July 19

    Athens State University will be hosting a Veterans Resource Day on July 19 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Sandridge Student Center Ballroom. Various participating organizations will be […]

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    Representative Crawford Awards State Tourism Grant for Fiddlers Convention

    The Athens State University Foundation has been awarded a grant of $5,200 from the Alabama Tourism Department thanks to the support of Representative Danny Crawford. Funds will be used to […]

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    Pamela Keller Commissioned to Sculpt USCT Monument

    After the Community Advisory Council on Inclusive Recognition and Acknowledgment’s recommendation to the Pulaski Board of Mayor and Aldermen was approved for the United States Colored Troops (USCT) to be […]

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    31st Annual Athens State Alumni Golf Classic Scheduled for September 22

    The 31st Annual Athens State University Alumni Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at Canebrake Club in Athens. Check-in will begin at 10:30 am and lunch will be […]

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    BS-ASM Students Prepare to Launch High Altitude Balloons at Local Amateur Radio Event

    Members of the Athens State American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Branch in conjunction with the local Athens Amateur Radio Club will launch up to two high altitude […]

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    Alabama Center for the Arts Breaks Ground on First Residence Hall

    Yesterday, Calhoun Community College and Athens State University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of the construction for new residence halls at the Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) in […]

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    2022 Fiddlers Concert Series Continues with The Quebe Sisters

    The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series, presented by WYTM Country, will continue on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm with a performance by The Quebe Sisters. The Fransiscos […]

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    Senator Melson Awards State Tourism Grant to the Athens State University Foundation for Annual Fiddlers Convention

    The Athens State University Foundation has been awarded a grant of $7,800 from the Alabama Tourism Department thanks to the support of Senator Tim Melson. Funds will be used to […]

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    Athens State Students Place First at HudsonAlpha CODE Student Symposium

    Students from across Alabama presented at the HudsonAlpha CODE Symposium on April 29. Two Athens State students earned First Place Presentation and First Place Undergraduate Poster. Camille Greer, Senior Bioinformatics […]

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    Maxwell, Pittman Win 2022 Faculty Awards

    Athens State University recently honored two outstanding faculty members at the 2022 Honors Convocation. For more than 10 years, the University has recognized contributions of exceptional faculty through the Teaching […]

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    Senator Butler Awards State Tourism Grant to the Athens State University Foundation for Annual Fiddlers Convention

    The Athens State University Foundation has been awarded a grant of $7,800 from the Alabama Tourism Department thanks to the support of Senator Tom Butler. Funds will be used to […]

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    Aetos Systems Enters Learning Partnership with Athens State

    Athens State University is pleased to announce a new learning partnership with Aetos Systems, Inc. The learning partnership is designed to assist Aetos employees and their immediate family members in […]

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    Crestwood Medical Center Enters Learning Partnership with Athens State

    Athens State University is pleased to announce a new learning partnership with Crestwood Medical Center. The learning partnership is designed to assist Crestwood employees and their immediate family members in […]

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    Athens State to Celebrate Bicentennial with Week-Long Series of Events

    Please mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate a momentous occasion, one that few institutions of higher learning (and none in the State of Alabama) have reached — […]

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    New Degree Programs Approved to Begin Fall 2022

    Athens State is pleased to announce that the following new programs have been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and will begin during the Fall 2022 semester. […]

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    “The Common Good – A Timeless Measure of Faith & Education” Featuring Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

    Athens State University will be welcoming Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr. as he speaks on “The Common Good – A Timeless Measure of Faith & Education” at a Lunch & […]

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    Athens State Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Listerhill Credit Union Reading and Literacy Lab

    On April 27, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of the Listerhill Credit Union Reading and Literacy Lab. Last fall, Listerhill donated $25,000 to allow […]

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    Jillian Gardner to Perform Recital on Historic McCandless Hall Organ

    Athens State University will be welcoming award-winning organist, Jillian Gardner, to campus this summer to perform a recital on the historic McCandless Hall organ. As part of the “Athens Forever” […]

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    2022 Fiddlers Concert Series Continues with Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

    The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series, presented by WYTM Country, will continue on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 pm with a performance by Joe Mullins & The Radio […]

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    Athens State Aerospace System Management Group Meets with 99ers

    On April 9, Faith Hooper, an adjunct instructor for the new bachelors degree in Aerospace Systems Management (BS-ASM), met with members of the Alabama Chapter of the 99’s, a women’s […]

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    Athens State to Host Veterans Resource Day in July

    Athens State University will be hosting a Veterans Resource Day on July 19 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Sandridge Student Center Ballroom. Veterans will have the opportunity […]

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    Athens State Students Win Competitions at Alabama Academy of Science Conference

    Athens State University had the honor of hosting the 99th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science from March 16-18, 2022. Students from across the state of Alabama competed […]

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    The Athenian Players to Present “Lady Windermere’s Fan”

    The Athenian Players invite you to join them for their Spring 2022 performance of Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde. Directed by Dr. Hugh Long, performances are planned on April […]

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    Athens State Signs Partnership Agreements with Two Universities in Karnataka, India

    Athens State University strives to recruit, retain, and graduate a high-quality, diverse, and successful student body, as well as promote mutually beneficial relationships with other institutions. This encompasses strengthening global […]

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    Athens State University to Host “CONNECTED” Career Development Event

    The Career Development Center and Office of Student Inclusion are pleased to present “CONNECTED: Providing Career Opportunities Through Diversity & Inclusion,” a networking and career day event for local high […]

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    Cooper, Class of 2015, Receives Milken Educator Award

    In a surprise assembly, Kelsey Cooper, an eighth-grade math teacher at Discovery Middle School, received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for her excellence and innovation in education. Cooper epitomizes creativity […]

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    Youth Art Month Under Way at Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts’ annual Youth Art Month celebration is under way. The Annual Showcase of Young Talent features 110 pieces of art divided into Early Elementary, Elementary, […]

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    2022 Fiddlers Concert Series Continues with Appalachian Roadshow

    The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series, presented by WYTM Country, will continue on Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 pm with a performance by Appalachian Roadshow. The concert will […]

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    Competition Changes Announced for 55th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

    Athens State University will be welcoming old time music lovers of all ages to campus from October 6-8, 2022 for the 55th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, presented […]

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    Athens State to Host 99th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science

    Athens State University will be hosting the 99th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science from March 16-18, 2022. Members from the Alabama Academy of Science (AAS), Alabama Junior […]

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    Athens State to Celebrate International Women’s Day

    In honor of International Women’s Day, Athens State University will be celebrating with a special event on March 8 at 10:30 am in Carter Gymnasium. Keynote speaker, Kristin Scroggin, will […]

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    HudsonAlpha CODE Facilitators Training Workshop

    Faculty members from several different universities across Alabama recently met for a two-day training workshop at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology last month to learn how to develop bioinformatics-based research […]

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    “From History to Hip Hop” Featuring Jonathan Blanchard Coming to Athens State

    Soul singer Jonathan Blanchard will be coming to Athens State University to headline an interactive concert and storytelling experience called “From History to Hip Hop” as the University celebrates Black […]

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    Upcoming Black History Month Events at Athens State

    Athens State University is pleased to announce the following Black History Month events as part of the Athens Forever Bicentennial Series. Black History Month Lunch & Learn – “The Legacy […]

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    Northrop Grumman Makes Significant Donation to Sponsor Athens State STEM Lab

    Athens State University’s STEM Learning Lab will be receiving vital technological upgrades thanks to a significant donation from Northrop Grumman. Their donation will allow for the purchase of a smart […]

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    2022 Festival of the Cranes Exhibit to Open January 12 at Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the 8th annual juried Festival of the Cranes Art Exhibit in the Center’s Walking Gallery on Wednesday, […]

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    Wallace State Signs Articulation Agreement with Athens State for Advanced Manufacturing Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Degrees

    A new partnership between Athens State University and Wallace State Community College will make it easier for individuals to pursue high-demand, high-paying jobs in Advanced Manufacturing Management and Logistics and […]

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    Frances Roberts Traveling Exhibit Coming to Kares Library

    The “Frances C. Roberts: Her Life and Legacy” traveling exhibit will be making a stop at Athens State University’s Kares Library in January 2022. Dr. Frances Roberts (1916-2000) was an […]

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    Dan Tyminski to Perform Special Show Presented by Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

    Athens State University is pleased to announce a Special Engagement by Dan Tyminski presented by the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention in conjunction with the Tennessee Valley Old Time […]

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    Athens State to Host “An Evening with Temple Grandin”

    Athens State University is pleased to welcome Dr. Temple Grandin, Autism Self-Advocate and Animal Scientist, to campus for “An Evening with Temple Grandin” on January 13 at 7:00 pm in […]

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    Business Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation for 2022

    Intelligent.com has ranked several Athens State degree programs from the College of Business among the best in their respective area nationwide. These included: Best Supply Chain Management Degree Programs – […]

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    Athens State Ranked in Top 10 Best Online Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management Programs

    Athens State University’s online Logistics and Supply Chain Management bachelor’s degree program has been named one of the best in the country, ranked #8 nationwide by Bachelor’s Degree Center for […]

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    Fiddlers Concert Series Continues with Kenny & Amanda Smith

    The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series, presented by WYTM Country, will continue on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 pm with a performance by Kenny & Amanda Smith. The […]

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    Huntsville Hospital System and Athens State Create Learning Partnership

    Athens State University and the Huntsville Hospital System have finalized a Learning Partnership for all Huntsville Hospital Health System employees who wish to continue their education in the health field. […]

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    Fall HEERF III Grant Fund Distribution

    Athens State University is set to begin distributing Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) grant funds for the Fall semester. The distributions will account for 40% of the […]

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    Athens State Welcomes New Honor Society of Alpha Iota Sigma

    On Thursday evening, October 28, a new Honor Society in Interdisciplinary Studies was begun through the Charter Induction of 15 new student members and 7 faculty and staff from Athens […]

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    Cheesecakes & More Changes Name to Pryor Street Cafe and Bakery

    A few months after becoming Athens State University’s new food service provider, Cheesecakes & More has announced its decision to change its name to Pryor Street Café and Bakery. The […]

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    “Faces of Vietnam” to Open November 8 at Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Faces of Vietnam” in the Center’s Main Gallery on Monday, November 8. The exhibit was curated by […]

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    Haints & Saints Haunt Walk to Feature Athens State University

    The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association will be hosting the “Haints & Saints: Tales of History and the Unexplained from Athens State’s 200 Years Guided Tour” at Athens State University as […]

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    Golf Classic Raises Over $40,000 for Scholarships

    The Athens State University Alumni Association hosted the 30th Annual Golf Classic on September 23 at Canebrake Club in Athens. The event raised over $40,000 for student scholarships, a new […]

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    Athens State’s Annual Veterans Day Program to Feature PeggyLee Wright

    Athens State University will host its annual Veterans Day program on November 11 at 11:00 AM at the Alabama Veterans Museum in Athens, Alabama. This year’s program will feature veteran […]

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    2022 Fiddlers Concert Series to Kick Off with Delmore Brothers Tribute Featuring Chris Jones & The Night Drivers with Special Guest Paul Kramer

    The 2021-2022 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series, sponsored by WYTM Country, is slated to kick off on Thursday, November 4, 2021 with a tribute to the Delmore Brothers […]

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    ASCPA Awards Scholarships to Five Athens State Students

    Five Athens State accounting students have been awarded scholarships from the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) to be used on educational expenses during the 2021-2022 academic year. According to […]

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    The Athenian Players to Present “Log Cabin” by Jordan Harrison

    The Athenian Players invite you to join them for their Fall 2021 performance of Log Cabin by Jordan Harrison. Described by TheatreMania as an examination of “our impulse to slam […]

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    2022 Fiddlers Concert Series Line Up Announced

    The Athens State University Foundation and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Steering Committee are pleased to announce the 2022 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series line up, […]

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    Branum Named Alabama State Fiddle Champion

    Justin Branum from Murfreesboro, Tennessee was named “Alabama State Fiddle Champion” at the 54th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention held at Athens State University on Saturday night. Branum […]

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    Dr. Catherine Wehlburg to Represent Athens State as a Member of AASCU’s 2021 Academy for New Provosts

    A class of 30 exemplary provosts will participate in the 2021 Academy for New Provosts (ANP), a leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). ANP, now […]

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    Better Business Bureau of North Alabama to Host FREE* Shredding/Drug Take Back/E-Recycling/Used Household Item Donation Event

    The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama will host a free* community event on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at Athens State University (enter from […]

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    Dana Lawrence Receives Civitan Scholarship

    Every year, the Athens Ladies Civitan Club awards a $500.00 scholarship to an Athens State student who is majoring in education with an emphasis on special or general education. The […]

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    Five Athens State Students Receive WEDC Scholarships

    We are pleased to announce that five Athens State Students have been chosen to receive scholarships from the Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC). The recipients include: Alexis Bellman – Elementary […]

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    Athens State University Earns Tree Campus USA Recognition

    Athens State University has received the honor of being recognized by Tree Campus USA for the year 2020 by promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in forestry conservation […]

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    2021 Fiddlers Convention to Kick Off September 30

    The 2021 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, presented by Aetos Systems, Inc., is just weeks away, which means Athens State University’s campus is soon to be bustling with all […]

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    Athens State Welcomes New Faculty Members

    Athens State University is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members to campus this fall. Dr. Jing Chen – Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. […]

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    Darin & Brooke Aldridge Coming to Athens State

    Darin & Brooke Aldridge will be coming to Athens State University as part of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series. The concert will be held on Tuesday, September […]

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    “Sustaining Dialogues: Two Painters” To Open September 9

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Sustaining Dialogues: Two Painters” in the Center’s Main Gallery on September 9. The exhibit will feature 20 […]

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    30th Annual Athens State Alumni Golf Classic Scheduled for September 23

    The 30th Annual Athens State University Alumni Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, September 23 at Canebrake Club in Athens. Check-in will begin at 10:30 am and lunch will be […]

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    Athens State to Host History of Fiddling Event Featuring Joyce Cauthen

    As part of Athens State University’s Bicentennial “Athens Forever Series,” the University will be hosting Crossing Bows for the Championship: A History of Fiddling in America & Limestone County, Alabama […]

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    Athens State Awarded $2.8 Million FIPSE Grant

    Athens State University has been selected to receive a $2,808,082 grant under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund from the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is […]

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    Athens State Names Toni Carter as Director of Kares Library

    Athens State University is pleased to announce that Toni Carter will be joining the University as the Director of Kares Library. Carter is scheduled to begin her role on September […]

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    Athens State Names Dr. Glenn Conner as Director of External Relations & Alumni Affairs

    Athens State University is pleased to welcome Dr. Glenn Conner as the University’s new Director of External Relations & Alumni Affairs. Dr. Conner received his B.S. in Education at Athens […]

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    New Degree and Certificate Programs Approved for Fall 2021

    Athens State University is excited to announce that the following new programs have been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and will begin during the Fall 2021 […]

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    Master’s Program Ranked as One of Best Online Supply Chain Management Degrees

    Athens State University’s Master of Science in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management claimed the #2 spot on Best Value Schools’ list of the Top 20 Best Online Supply Chain […]

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    Listerhill Donates $25,000 to Help Fund Athens State Reading and Literacy Lab

    Athens State University’s Reading and Literacy Lab will be getting a much- needed upgrade thanks to a $25,000 donation from Listerhill Credit Union. Listerhill’s donation will allow for the purchase […]

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    Smallsat Launch Contract Signed Between Vaya Space + Athens State University

    Vaya Space and Athens State University have agreed to launch a smallsat that is now in development and is planned for placement into LEO in 2023. Additionally, they have formed […]

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    Athens State Provides COVID Relief Grants to Students

    As part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Congress provided funding for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III). A portion of these funds were designated for emergency financial aid […]

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    VAYA Space Signs Learning Partnership with Athens State

    Athens State University is pleased to announce a new learning partnership with VAYA Space, a hybrid rocket propulsion and SmallSat launch company leveraging advances in additive manufacturing to redefine the […]

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    “Hidden Spaces: People and Places of Northwest Alabama” Now Open

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Hidden Spaces: People and Places of Northwest Alabama” in the Center’s Main Gallery. The exhibit is a […]

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    Athens State Homecoming Set for July 30-31

    All alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends, and members of the Athens State community are invited to join Athens State University for our annual Homecoming Celebration and Summer Commencement. The Roaring […]

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    Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama to Open July 8

    The 2021 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is scheduled to open at the Alabama Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 8. The exhibit is a traveling juried art […]

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    Accounting Club Receives 2021 Gold Award of Excellence, Outstanding Student Chapter

    The Athens State University Accounting Club, an Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter, has received the Gold Award of Excellence. The Athens State chapter was also recognized as an […]

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    Cheesecakes & More Coming to Athens State

    Athens State University is pleased to announce that Cheesecakes & More will be coming to campus to serve as the University’s new food service provider. Slated to open in the […]

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    2020-2021 Academic Honors and Awards Recipients

    Athens State University recently celebrated the achievements of its top students during the 2021 Honors Convocation. Through much hard work and determination, these students excelled in their coursework and achieved […]

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    Computer Science Program Ranked by Computer Science Degree Search

    Computer Science Degree Search has included Athens State’s Computer Science degree program in the following 2021 Computer Science Degree Search rankings: Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools in […]

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    Accounting Program Ranked by Business Degree Central

    Business Degree Central has included Athens State’s Accounting Program in the following 2021 Business Degree Central rankings: Best Value Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Alabama – #1 Best Value Accounting […]

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    Bonner Foundation Leadership Program to Begin in Fall 2021

    Students interested in becoming a force of change in their community while developing impactful leadership skills are encouraged to apply for the Bonner Leadership Program, a new fellowship program set […]

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    Athens State to Introduce Honors Program in Fall 2021

    Athens State will launch a new Honors Program this fall with a mission to attract and provide honor students with an opportunity to be engaged in robust interdisciplinary academics and […]

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    Study Abroad Opportunities Return in 2022

    After a temporary hiatus due to COVID-19, Athens State University will be offering students the opportunity to study abroad again in 2022. Students will have the ability to travel to […]

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    Athens State Sets Tuition Rate for 2021-22 Academic Year

    The Athens State University Board of Trustees approved a new, restructured tuition and fee schedule for the 2021-22 academic year at their meeting on Friday. The new schedule will now […]

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    “Collective Imagination” Now Open at Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Collective Imagination,” an art show featuring works from the Alabama Center for the Arts’ full-time visual and […]

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    New Programs Approved by Alabama Commission on Higher Education

    Athens State is excited to announce that the following new programs have been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and will be coming to the University for […]

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    Athens State Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly Spouse School Designation

    Athens State University has earned a Military Friendly® Spouse School Designation for 2021-2022 from Military Friendly®. Since 2009, the Military Spouse Friendly® Schools list has been a reliable resource for […]

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    Athens State Ranked Among Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools

    Grad Degree Search has included Athens State University in several of their rankings for Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Programs and Schools. The University’s Career & Technical […]

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    Junior Duck Stamp Show to Open May 5 at Alabama Center for the Arts

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the Junior Duck Stamp Show on Wednesday, May 5. The Junior Duck Stamp Program is a youth […]

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    Athens State Awarded $650K Grant from the National Science Foundation

    Athens State University has been awarded a $649,828 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to increase STEM degree completion of low-income, high-achieving undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. With the funds, the […]

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    Summer 2021 COVID-19 Campus Guidelines Released

    Athens State University has released the campus guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 safety protocols for the Summer 2021 semester. The following will go into effect on Monday, May 3: Masks and […]

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    2021 Fiddlers Convention Set for September 30 – October 2

    After taking a year off due to COVID-19, Athens State University is preparing to welcome old time music lovers of all ages to campus again this fall for the 2021 […]

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    Athens State Included in Top 20 Accredited Colleges of Religion List

    Athens State University has been included in College Cliffs’s Top 20 Accredited Colleges of Religion for its Bachelor of Religion degree program and Master of Religious Studies degree program. The […]

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    Master’s Program Tops Best Online Logistics Degrees List

    Athens State University’s Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management tied for the #1 spot in the nation on Best Value Schools’ list of the Top 20 Best Online […]

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    Athens State Business Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

    Intelligent.com has ranked several Athens State degree programs from the College of Business among the best in their respective area nationwide. These included: Best Supply Chain Management Degree Programs – […]

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    Dr. Catherine Wehlburg Named Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Athens State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Catherine Wehlburg will be joining the University as Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. She was selected after a nearly year-long nationwide […]

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    The Athenian Players to Present “Love’s Fire”

    The Athenian Players invite you to join them for their Spring 2021 performance of Love’s Fire: Seven Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespeare Sonnets, featuring original works by Eric Bogosian, William […]

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    Collie, Wright Selected for EAB Rising Higher Education Leaders Fellowship

    Two leaders from Athens State University, Mr. Richard Collie and Dr. Lionel O. Wright, will participate in the 2021 EAB Rising Higher Education Leaders Fellowship. This select group of leaders […]

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    “Egyptomania” Now Available in Paperback

    Dr. Ron Fritze’s book “Egyptomania” was recently released in a paperback version. Published by University of Chicago Press (America) and Reaktion Books of London (UK), the book has received rave […]

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    Nickie Little Selected to SAEA Board of Directors

    Nickie Little, Athens State University Early Childhood Education student, has been selected to represent Athens State on the Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA) Board of Directors. She was elected as […]

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    Athens State and Motlow State Create Pathways Agreement

    Athens State University and Motlow State Community College have finalized a Pathways Agreement for Health Science students. This new agreement offers Motlow State students the opportunity to earn an Associate […]

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    Athens State Earns Military Friendly Designation

    Athens State University has earned a Military Friendly® School designation for 2021-2022 from Military Friendly®. The 747 schools nationwide included on this list provide the best higher education opportunities for […]

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    Youth Art Month Under Way at Alabama Center for the Arts

    This March, the Alabama Center for the Arts is celebrating Youth Art Month, a yearly showcase of talent in the visual arts. The Annual Showcase of Young Talent features 106 […]

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    Dr. Mark Durm Receives Professor Emeritus Status

    Athens State is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Durm has been given Professor Emeritus status. Dr. Durm served as a member of Athens State University’s faculty for 38 years […]

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    Athens State to Offer BFA In Art

    Beginning in Fall 2021, Athens State University will offer students the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art. The BFA degree is for students who are serious about […]

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    Bazzel Receives FAAC Designation

    Athens State University’s Director of Student Financial Aid, Mitchell Bazzel, has earned the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ (NASFAA) Financial Aid Administration Certification (FAAC). This certification indicates that […]

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    Athens State Named one of 2021’s Best Management & Marketing Schools in Alabama

    Athens State University has been ranked #1 in Best Other Business, Management, and Marketing Schools in Alabama by BusinessDegreeCentral.com. The University is the only school that has a program ranked […]

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    “Convalescence” by Jane Philips Now Open

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Convalescence,” a collection of paintings by Jane Philips. Philips describes the exhibit as a collection that “catalogues […]

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    2021 Festival of the Cranes Exhibit Now Open

    The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the 7th annual juried Festival of the Cranes Exhibit in the Center’s Walking Gallery. The show will […]

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    M.S. Strategic Leadership and Business Analytics to be Offered in Spring 2021

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    Testing Center Receives National Recertification

    The National College Testing Association (NCTA) has awarded recertification to the Athens State University Testing Center. NCTA certification is based on a review of professional testing practices including testing integrity, […]

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    Retention Rates Increase Thanks to Title III Pathways Grant

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    Men of Kennis program filling need for male teachers of color in the classroom

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    Athens State Signs CO-OP Agreement with Local Universities

    Athens State University recently signed a Co-Op Agreement with Calhoun Community College, Alabama A&M University, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of North Alabama that will allow […]

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    Barth Named Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

    After an extensive, nationwide search that produced a number of highly-qualified candidates, Athens State University has appointed Dr. Richard Barth as Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management. Barth, who currently […]

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    Golf Classic Raises Over $35,000 for Scholarships

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    Athens State Welcomes Torregrosa as Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    Athens State University is pleased to welcome Dr. Robert Torregrosa to campus as its new Assistant Professor of Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Kansas […]

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    ACA Opens Two New Gallery Shows

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    Athens State to Host Annual Constitution Day Celebration

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    Andrew Dollar Named Director of Center for Lifelong Learning

    Athens State University is pleased to welcome Andrew Dollar as the new Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning. He assumed this position on September 1, 2020. A native of […]

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    Athens State Awarded Suicide Prevention Grant