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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, sponsored by WYTM Country. This six-part series, leading up to the 2022 Fiddlers Convention next October, will allow bluegrass lovers to enjoy the sounds [...]

2021-10-29T10:45:11-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: NEWS|

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 won the title by winning the “fiddle off,” which pits the top fiddlers from the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions, earning the Convention’s top prize [...]

2021-10-19T10:15:57-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: NEWS|

Our Story: Examining Our Past for a Bright Future

In 2017, the University began formulating plans for celebrating our 200th anniversary in 2022. A significant part of our Bicentennial Celebration revolves around updating our history as recorded in Dr. Elva Bell McLin’s 1994 book titled Athens State College. We recognize that Dr. McLin’s intentions were to record as much of the history as [...]

2020-09-01T17:41:03-05:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: ALUMNI, DONORS, NEWS, STUDENTS|

ACA Foundation Accepting Proposals for “Urban Art Initiative”

The Alabama Center for the Arts Foundation is currently accepting professional artist proposals for permanent public art installations as part of its “Urban Art Initiative” program. Proposed art should serve as a positive addition to the Decatur/Morgan County landscape as well as a catalyst for positive community engagement. The creation of the installation should [...]

2020-09-01T16:57:56-05:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

“LOOK” Senior Art Exhibit to be Held Virtually

Dateline: April 27, 2020, Athens, AL – Athens State University faculty, staff, and students at the Alabama Center for the Arts have had to adjust to a “less-than-ideal” ending to the spring semester thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. On-ground classes transitioned to online formats, and all in-person events were cancelled. This consequently affected the [...]

2020-04-28T09:26:24-05:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

Dr. Lee Vartanian Named Dean of College of Education

Dateline: February 26, 2020 After an extensive, nationwide search that produced a number of highly-qualified candidates, Athens State University has appointed Dr. Lee Vartanian as Dean of the College of Education effective July 2020. Dr. Vartanian received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Auburn University and then went on to earn his master’s [...]

2020-03-03T08:32:08-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

Athens State Earns Military Friendly Designation

Dateline: February 19, 2020 Athens State University has earned a Military Friendly School designation for 2020-2021 from Military Friendly. The 625 schools nationwide included on this list provide the best higher education opportunities for veterans, their spouses, and the military community. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data [...]

2020-03-03T08:30:08-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

Athens State and Calhoun Launch Dual Degree Program for Students

Dateline: February 11, 2020 Calhoun Community College and Athens State University have signed a “2+2 Transfer Pathway Agreement” allowing students to transfer without losing coursework and earn degrees from both institutions. Students in Calhoun’s Child Development program will transfer courses to Athens State University at the end of approximately 40 hours. The remaining courses [...]

2020-02-14T11:33:49-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

“The Project” Returns to the ACA this Summer

Dateline: January 21, 2020 Decatur, AL – “The Project” will be returning to the Alabama Center for the Arts for a second consecutive year. Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, “The Project 2020” is an intensive, two-week summer camp experience that will give students an in-depth look into the world of visual and [...]

2020-02-14T11:32:50-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

Athens State Signs Partnership Agreement with Drake State Community & Technical College

Dateline: January 9, 2020 – Athens State University signed a partnership agreement with Drake State Community & Technical College on January 9 that creates a transfer pathway for African-American males who are interested in a teaching career. African-American male students pursuing an Associate of Science degree at Drake State Community & Technical College can choose [...]

2020-01-16T11:33:26-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|
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