Ashley Jones to Headline 2024 Summer Writing Summit
Athens State University News
by Lauren Blacklidge
5d ago
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 who are interested in improving their writing skills and knowledge. The Writing Summit will feature writing workshops in three categories: creative, academic, and professional. Local authors and college professors will facilitate these workshops, while students, writers, and creatives from the community ..read more
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Athens State University Names Dr. Catherine Wehlburg as 39th President
Athens State University News
by Lauren Blacklidge
1w ago
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 as a permanent president – the first in almost a century. Wehlburg succeeds Dr. Philip Way and has served as Interim President since January 2023. She originally joined the Athens State team in June 2021 as the University’s Provost. Dr. Wehlburg received her B.S. in Psychology and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Florida. She is an accomplished leader and has over thre ..read more
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Online Bachelor’s Program in Supply Chain Management Ranks Among Best, Most Affordable in Nation
Athens State University News
by Lauren Blacklidge
1w ago
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 official rankings are below: Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management Program: #3 The Best Online Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management Degree Program: #6 Athens State’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management program focuses extensively on management information systems that are a key critical enabler of efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness. The program’s faculty, bot ..read more
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Brown Hall Revitalization Under Way
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by Lauren Blacklidge
1w ago
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 in 1912 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. It is the second oldest building on the Athens State campus behind Founders Hall. Brown Hall is named in honor of Ms. Florence Brown, the 21-year-old staff member who remained with young women on campus who were too ill to travel as a result of the 1909 typhoid epidemic that claimed the lives of 15 students. Ms ..read more
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2024 Faculty Award Winners Announced
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by Lauren Blacklidge
1w ago
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 Award and the Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Works Award. These awards are sponsored by the Athens State University Foundation, and nominations are received from students, faculty, and administrators who recognize faculty members who go above and beyond in their teaching and scholarly work. Dr. Johnnie Lundin received the 2024 Teaching Excellence Award. This award reco ..read more
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Dus Rogers Elected as Chairperson of Alabama Community College System
Athens State University News
by Lauren Blacklidge
2w ago
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 Vice Chairperson. Rogers, who Gov. Kay Ivey appointed in 2021 to serve District 5, is a retired Colonel of the Army National Guard and Army Reserves and works for the Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative in Rainsville as Executive Vice President, Customer Support and Business Development. He currently serves on the Athens State University Board of Trustees. Gray, who Ivey appointed in 2021 to serve ..read more
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Applications Now Open for New Residence Hall
Athens State University News
by Russell Frye
3w ago
Dateline: April 29, 2024, Decatur, AL – The Alabama Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for its new residence hall, which is slated to open this fall. The three-story, state-of-the-art living facility will feature 49 apartments for Calhoun Community College and Athens State University students enrolled in arts programs at both institutions. The residence hall will offer a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units, complete with both ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and adaptable units. Amenities include a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer ..read more
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Athens State Graduates Largest Class in Several Years
Athens State University News
by Lauren Blacklidge
3w ago
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 separate ceremony was held for each respective college, with receptions held for the graduates and their families afterwards. This spring’s graduating class was the largest the University has awarded in nearly a decade. Graduates from each college shared their plans for the future upon receiving their diplomas this weekend. Torri McFall – College of Education Torri received her Bachelor of Science in ..read more
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ACHE Approves BFA in Theatre Program
Athens State University News
by Lauren Blacklidge
1M ago
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 will build on the previously established BA in Drama and Theatre Arts degree program. “This program will be exciting to students wanting a focused approach to performance, technical theatre, or musical theatre,” said William Richardson, Assistant Professor of Drama & Theatre Arts Lighting & Scenic Design. “The BFA allows for a concentration in the student’s specific area of interest and is intended to prepare ..read more
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“Orchestrating Beauty” Exhibit to Open May 6 at the Alabama Center for the Arts
Athens State University News
by Lauren Blacklidge
1M ago
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 Main Gallery on Monday, May 6 and remain on display until Monday, June 10. Orchestrating Beauty explores “the beauty of nature beyond the natural.” “Technology is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and we can use it to reach beyond what we know,” Donahoo stated. “It offers a bridge to connect us to a previously unseen shore. The thrill of exploration can be a powerful experience that opens our imagi ..read more
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