March 22, 2015
Clarksville, TN – As was widely anticipated, the Federal Open Market Committee removed the “patient” language from the policy statement, but indicated that “an increase in the target range for the federal funds rate remains unlikely at the April FOMC meeting.”
The FOMC noted that “economic growth has moderated somewhat” (vs. January’s “expanding at a solid pace”). In its Summary of Economic Projections, Fed officials lowered their forecasts for GDP growth and inflation. The dots in the dot plot (expectations of the appropriate year-end level of the federal funds rate) generally moved lower, implying a lower expected path of short-term interest rates in the months ahead.
March 15, 2015
Clarksville, TN – Retail sales results for February continued to disappoint and consumer sentiment slipped unexpectedly, but weather may have been a factor. The reports on import prices and producer prices both showed significant disinflationary pressure (which may be seen as delaying the Fed’s initial hike in short-term interest rates). Stock market volatility was elevated, with sharp moves day by day.
Market participants have grown increasingly worried about exchange rates. Around the world, exchange rates mostly fall under the jurisdiction of finance ministers (the Treasury in the U.S.), not the central banks.
March 14, 2015
Battle of the Bulge seminar at Clarksville Train Station on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, at 4:00pm
Clarksville, TN – On December 16th, 1944, the German Army launched a desperate offensive designed to split the Allied armies in two and capture the strategic supply port of Antwerp, Belgium. This offensive has come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.
We are now in the midst of the 70th Anniversary of that offensive and historians from the Clarksville area including history faculty fromwill take part in presenting a series of programs that will educate, inform and enlighten the public as to the importance of this offensive. A highlight of one seminar will be actual World War 2 veterans that served in the Bulge fighting.
March 13, 2015
Clarksville, TN – Bitten by a spider while shaking out a towel on one sunny afternoon,assistant professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson did the first logical thing after an encounter with an eight-legged pest – she buried her nose in a book.
“At first, I thought it was a bee sting, but then I noticed the spider scurrying off,” Thompson said. “So being an academic, I was like, ‘oh gosh, I have to find out more about this spider.’”
March 7, 2015
Clarksville, TN – Chicago-based artist Sergio Gomez brings his bold figurative works to thewith the exhibit The Land In Between.
Exhibited in the two-story Crouch Gallery, the moody, ghost-like forms that anchor Gomez’s large paintings appear restless and calm at the same time, amid dripping colors and spackled landscapes.
November 12, 2014
Clarksville, TN – On a Saturday evening last December, a thin layer of snow covered downtown Clarksville. An icy, winter wind rattled the decorations hanging from streetlights, and most of the sidewalks were empty because it was too cold to go outside.
One of the only signs of life on that quiet night came from the center of thecampus, where hundreds of people hurried into the Morgan University Center for the Department of Music’s Annual Holiday Dinner.
October 27, 2014
Clarksville, TN – I love history and find it fascinating – and you must enjoy it as well or you would not be reading this article! Yet, I could listen and listen to someone who is alive and well with me today go on ad nauseum about the dry facts from the past and get absolutely nothing from it.
But, to hear the very words of those who lived before us – those priceless journals, letters, and testimonies – that is gold to me! It is amazing to be able to peak into their minds and hearts for just a moment and experience with them the joys, the struggles, the hopes, and the pain of the experience of life.
That is what we have with the story of the lives of Valentine Sevier, his family, and community – their own words.
October 18, 2014
Clarksville, TN – On Monday, November 3rd, 2014, the Trahern Gallery, located onCampus, will be hosting a BFA show featuring “Third World America” from designer Stephanie Camfield.
Camfield’s “Third World America” exhibit features posters and photographs that examine concerns in the United States and raise awareness of some issues Americans currently face.
Hankook Tire Held Groundbreaking Ceremony on Clarksville Tennessee Plant; First in the United States
October 9, 2014
Hankook Tire broke ground for the new Tennessee Plant as the first U.S.-based production facility, expected to be completed by 2016.
Clarksville, TN – Hankook Tire, the leading and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its new United States plant based in Clarksville, Tennessee.
The Tennessee Plant is Hankook Tire’s eighth global production base and the first U.S.-based facility. Tennessee Governor, Bill Haslam and various local and state officials as well as media representatives.
Montgomery County Historical Society to show “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” documentary film by Inga Filippo Monday, September 15th
September 14, 2014
Clarksville, TN – The new documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” will be highlighted at the next meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society on Monday, September 15th at the Beach Civic Hall in the Veterans Plaza complex on Pageant Lane.
The meeting will start at 7:00pm. Inga Filippo, who researched and wrote the film script, will introduce the screening.