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COUNTDOWN Top 10 events at APSU in 2010

10 Fraternity Changes

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, the APSU chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha received a letter from the Kappa Alpha International fraternity stating they were suspended for owing $7,286.12 to the national Pi Kappa Alpha chapter.

On Thursday, Feb. 25, the first 12 members of the APSU chapter of Kappa Alpha were inducted.

9 Community Colleges

Over the course of 2010, APSU signed dual enrollment agreements with Hopkinsville Community College, Columbia State Community College, Nashville State Community College and Vol State Community College.

TBR began the process of raising admissions standards and also eradicating learning support courses in universities and moving students who need those courses to community colleges.

8 Miss APSU

The Miss APSU pageant was held on Friday, Nov. 12, after an 18 year absence.
Kaitlin Neeley won the pageant. The event was sponsored by the Sigma chi fraternity

7 McMillian wins election

Kim McMillian, former executive director of Community and Business Relations, won the Clarksville Mayoral Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. She won the election against Jeff Burkhart.

Former assistant professor of political science Greg Rabidoux ran for the U.S. House of Representatives and former political science instructor Brett Ramsey ran for Tennessee House of Representatives. Both candidates lost the election.

6 Campus police and campus crime

On Tuesday, March 16, an alleged attempted abduction occurred while the complainant was walking on Govs Lane by the Red Barn at 10 p.m. She was walking to her dorm room in Sevier.
On Sunday, Oct. 24, an alleged rape occurred at 10:30 p.m. in

the Eighth Street parking lot. She was followed from the library to her car by a black male, dressed in all black with a black mask covering his face. Both incidents prompted a campus alert to be sent out via via message and e-mail.

Five federal lawsuits were filed against APSU and Lantz Biles, director of Public Safety, on June 4. Leonard Fulcher, former police officer; Susana Milton, police officer and Charlie Struckel, assistant director of Public Saftey filed the lawsuits in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee by attorney Robert J. Martin.

The other two lawsuits were dropped.

The three are suing for gender discrimination, retaliation harassment, hostile work environment and sexual harassment.

The trial will start Feb. 27, 2011.

Biles was suspended from Monday, Nov. 15, until Tuesday, Dec. 14. without pay by President Tim Hall based on recommendations from an appointed Grievance Panel from the University Grievance Committee.

Over the 2010 year, Campus Police violated the federal Clery Act mandate 58 times.

The violations involved the late reporting of incidents, an alleged attempted abduction on campus not being added to the campus crime log and failing to make available an annual campus security report on time.

5 Judy Shepard speaks

Judy Shepard was the guest speaker at the annual Unity Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Westboro Baptist Church was scheduled to protest Shepard’s speech. As a result, APSU students united in front of the campus and protested against. Westboro never arrived.

4 Students living in Riverview Inn

At the start of Fall 2010, due to limited on-campus housing availability, 120 students were housed in 60 rooms at the Riverview Inn. At the end of October, only 43 students resided there and by winter break, all students were moved out of the Riverview Inn.

3 New openings

Over the summer, the new meeting rooms in the basement of the UC were completed.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, the new Honors Common had its grand opening.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, the Military Student Center had its grand opening.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, the Hemlock Semiconductor Building at APSU had its grand opening.

2 Lady Govs athletics

In the year 2010, the Lady Govs athletics programs excelled. In addition to tennis, basketball and volleyball OVC championships, Lady Govs athletics had three OVC players of the year, female field athlete of the year, co-coach of the year, two freshmen of the year and over 10 athletes named to the all OVC first, second and newcomer teams.

1 May Flood

In May of 2010, a flood devastated the Clarksville area. The Cumberland River rose and flooded most of downtown historic Clarksville. Some businesses in the downtown area still have not recovered. Final exams were delayed and some students, faculty and staff were displaced from their homes.

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