Business & Heritage Clarksville
Local News, Business, Arts, Heritage – DAILY — Serving the Clarksville, TN region.



Education

August 20, 2013

APSU to welcome 900 freshmen

20120823-Move-In-Day-4039

An estimated 900 incoming freshmen will arrive at Austin Peay State University and move into some of the campus’ residence halls on August 22. For many, it will be an emotional day as they begin a new phase of their lives as college students.

To make this transition easier, these students and their families will be greeted by APSU and community volunteers, who will assist them with any questions they might have and help them carry boxes and suitcases up to their new homes. This year, some of these freshmen will unpack their belongings in brand new rooms inside the newly completed Martha Dickerson Eriksson Hall. That residence hall is one of the three buildings that make up the new Governor’s Terrace Residence Complex.

The complex, which will have an official ribbon cutting on September 9, was built to house the growing number of students choosing to study at APSU. And this growth, according to a recent report, is adding millions of dollars annually into the local economy.

Last year, the Business Economic Research Center (BERC) at Middle Tennessee State University looked at APSU’s impact on the regional economy and found that, on a per capita basis, every 100 new APSU students create $2.18 million in local business revenue, 30 new local jobs and $127,000 in state and local taxes.

The report also stated that APSU-related activities account for nearly $234 million in business revenue and $13.63 million in state and local taxes for the Clarksville area and $201.2 million in business revenue and $11.24 million in state and local taxes for the Montgomery County area.

“These economic impact figures, along with data about socioeconomic dynamics, indicate that APSU plays a critical role in Montgomery County and the Clarksville MSA (metropolitan statistical area),” Dr. Murat Arik, BERC associate director said in his report.

On  August 23, APSU’s upperclassmen will move into the residence halls. The fall academic semester begins on August 24, with some graduate and online classes. Most traditional undergraduate classes will begin on August 26.

For more information on the move-in day or for copies of the BERC report, contact Bill Persinger, executive director of the APSU Office of Public Relations and Marketing, at persingerb@apsu.edu.

 



About the Author

News Staff





 
 

 
privett 1

Bob Privett showcased at DAC

Artist Bob Privett will be in the DAC Gallery window painting and working on one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
by News Staff
0

 
 
alisa

Leadership Clarksville, Chamber to welcome APSU president Alisa White

Leadership Clarksville and The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce will host an open house to welcome APSU President Alisa White to the community.
by News Staff
0

 
 
cpr

Free CPR course to be held at APSU

Montgomery County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) will partner with the Austin Peay State University Nursing Program to offer a Community CPR Class on Saturday, September 13. It will begin at 9 a.m. at the Red Barn on Austin Pe...
by News Staff
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Facebook

Twitter