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 record for the most money ever raised at the event. Thanks to the generosity of golfers, donors, and volunteers, the following students were recipients of [...]

2021-10-25T15:01:28-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: NEWS|

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 part of Athens State’s Athens Forever Bicentennial Series of Events. The tour will be held on October 29 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. As [...]

2021-10-25T14:59:02-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: NEWS|

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 is slated to kick off on Thursday, November 4, 2021 with a tribute to the Delmore Brothers featuring Chris Jones & the Night Drivers with Special Guest Paul Kramer. The concert will take place at 7:00 pm in McCandless Hall. Chris Jones & the Night Drivers [...]

2021-10-25T14:40:53-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: NEWS|

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 and President of The Company You Keep, PeggyLee Wright. "Connect to the Server,” PeggyLee's program topic, will include her sharing experiences through storytelling, including the [...]

2021-10-19T16:36:32-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: NEWS|

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. This six-part series, leading up to the 2022 Fiddlers Convention next October, will allow bluegrass lovers to enjoy the sounds of old-time music throughout [...]

2021-10-19T10:18:35-05:00October 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|

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 28 at 7:00 pm in McCandless Hall after being postponed last year due to COVID-19. Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge are both [...]

2021-09-01T13:19:38-05:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: NEWS|

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 featuring Joyce Cauthen. The free Lunch & Learn event will be held on Thursday, September 2 at 12:00 pm and lunch will be provided. Joyce [...]

2021-08-20T10:46:20-05:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: NEWS|

Athens College 1966-1970: A Respite from Chaos in a Changing World

Musings from Carl Sivertsen (class of ‘70) by Carol Chamberlain Since its inception as a Female Academy in 1822, Athens State University has chameleonized itself over time to accommodate winds of change and serve the most students. But for Carl Sivertsen and his buddies, one special era, Athens College [...]

2021-07-06T11:49:09-05:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: ALUMNI, 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|
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