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Bold Dizygotics on View at the Customs House Museum

August 28, 2014

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – “Twins” is the theme in the Customs House Museum’s Crouch Gallery this September. Specifically, those created by Ohio artist Leslie Shiels.

Twins can either be monozygotic, “identical”, meaning that they develop from one zygote that splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic, “fraternal”, because they develop from two separate eggs. Shiels’ animals appear more as portraits within patterns of positive and negative.

Leslie Sheils Dizygotic Hound Left

Leslie Sheils Dizygotic Hound Left

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Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets train abroad as part of Army CULP program

August 27, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets traveled abroad this summer to immerse themselves in different cultures and train with foreign militaries.

Ryan Lipinski, an APSU junior, spent a month in Bulgaria while Joshua Pollina, an APSU junior, traveled to a warmer climate in Greece.

APSU ROTC cadets Ryan Lipinski (far left) and Joshua Pollina (right).

APSU ROTC cadets Ryan Lipinski (far left) and Joshua Pollina (right).

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APSU professors use new theory to examine population changes in Kentucky

August 27, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – From 2000 to 2012, Kentucky’s population grew by more than 337,000 residents. However, not all Kentucky counties experienced the same rate of population growth and some counties actually experienced a population decline.

According to a recent article in the Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology, county-level predictors like median household income and the racial/ethnic composition of a county impact population change.

APSU professors David Rands (L) and Trevor Brooks (R).

APSU professors David Rands (L) and Trevor Brooks (R).

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APSU Art Department hosts “Faculty Biennial” exhibit in Trahern Gallery

August 26, 2014

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University art professors are often commended for inspiring students in their classrooms, but that type of praise can occasionally overshadow their skills as gifted, professional artists.

On August 25th, a new exhibit, “The Faculty Biennial,” in APSU’s Trahern Gallery will remind the community that high-caliber artists continue to work at the University.

APSU Art Department “The Faculty Biennial” exhibit at Trahern Gallery through September 12th. [Read more]

APSU’s Greek community continues to excel

August 25, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the last few months, the fraternity and sorority community at Austin Peay State University has continued to enhance the University’s reputation through service work and the earning of several prestigious awards and recognitions.

The recent accomplishments are listed below.

In March, Stephen Dominy, coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, was named the NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Fraternity & Sorority Knowledge Community co-chair. Dominy works with more than 1,300 professionals aiding in the advancement of fraternities and sororities on collegiate campuses across the world. [Read more]

APSU Folk Art Collection gets donation from Karen Parr-Moody

August 22, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – While visiting Austin, Texas, in 2013, Karen Parr-Moody came across a painting by the renowned folk artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth. The dusty image was of a girl in a swimsuit, and it evoked strong childhood memories for Parr-Moody.

“I really identified with going to my grandfather’s fishing camp every weekend on the Tennessee River,” she said. “It’s rustic and beautiful down there. The ‘Bikini Girl’ just reminded me of growing up and being a little girl.”

Karen Parr-Moody and her daughter, Stella, donate Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Bikini Girl” to Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Karen Parr-Moody and her daughter, Stella, donate Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Bikini Girl” to Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park to show Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” at Liberty Park this Saturday, August 23rd

August 20, 2014

Clarksville Parks and Recreation's Movies in the ParkClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park, the City’s free, outdoor movie series, continues at Liberty Park, located at 1190 Cumberland Drive.

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window,’ rated PG, and brought to you by Miller-Motte Technical College, will be shown at approximately 7:45pm (dependent on sunset).

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ to be featured at Movies in the Park August 23rd. [Read more]

More than 800 freshmen to arrive at APSU on August 21st

August 20, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Thursday, August 21st, more than 830 incoming freshmen will arrive at Austin Peay State University to move into some of the campus’ residence halls. For many, it’ll be an emotional day as they begin a new phase of their lives.

To make this transition easier, these individuals 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.

Students hang out on the quad between residence halls Eriksson, and Governors Terrace North and South at Austin Peay State University.

Students hang out on the quad between residence halls Eriksson, and Governors Terrace North and South at Austin Peay State University.

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APSU professors publish Civil War diary about life in Clarksville

August 19, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a cold night in February 1862, the moans and whimpers of injured Confederate soldiers filled the streets of Clarksville.

Hospitals had been set up in local buildings to treat the wounded, following the Battle of Fort Donelson in nearby Dover, and whispered rumors claimed the Union army was heading for the city.

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Community School of the Arts offering new classes for Fall 2014 session at Austin Peay State University

August 18, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This summer, a record number of students signed up for classes at Austin Peay State University’s Community School of the Arts (CSA), so the more than 20-year-old program is expanding its offerings for the Fall 2014 Session.

“We’re introducing some new stuff this fall,” Matthew Burns, CSA coordinator said. “We now have French classes for all ages – elementary school through adult. The class is more conversational, so you’re not here conjugating verbs.” [Read more]

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