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National Geographic picks APSU professor Chris Gentry as state’s geography steward

October 28, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor Dr. Chris Gentry doesn’t know why his grandmother had the globe, the atlases or the subscription to National Geographic.

“I had no idea where some of the stuff came from,” he said. “But when I was a kid, we’d go to her house, and I would sit and spin the globe, put out my finger, stop it someplace and go, ‘What’s up with Greenland?’”

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Chris Gentry

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Chris Gentry

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BAND Foundation donates $100,000 to Austin Peay State University Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

October 5, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The BAND Foundation of Washington, D.C., recently donated $100,000 to the Austin Peay State University Foundation as a contribution for the ongoing effort to fund the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) at APSU.

BAND also issued a dollar-for-dollar challenge gift to SGI, agreeing to match up to $250,000 of funds raised through the end of 2019.

APSU Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Dwayne Estes, leads a tour through Baker Prairie Natural Area.

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APSU Board of Trustees approves new Military Family Resource Center

September 17, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, September 14th, 2018 Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who will leave office when his term ends later this fall, visited Austin Peay State University, and he asked the school’s Board of Trustees what he should tell his successor about the University. Don Jenkins, a trustee, immediately mentioned Austin Peay’s military focus.

“This is a very military-friendly town, but it’s an incredibly military-friendly college,” he said.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Board Chair Mike O’Malley present Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam with an APSU hat.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Board Chair Mike O’Malley present Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam with an APSU hat.

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Clarksville to Host 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration

September 8, 2018

Visit Clarksville

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville Tennessee is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses.

Beyond the ingrained respect that happens daily, this community publicly shows its support annually–in a big way–with a five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

New in this years elcome Home Veterans Celebrationis Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run.

New in this years elcome Home Veterans Celebrationis Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run.

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APSU student learns about D.C.’s heel-wearing habits (and psychology) at Peace Corps

July 19, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Folks don’t hurry around Washington, D.C., wearing high heels, especially red-soled Louboutin heels. That’s an observation Austin Peay State University psychology major Loren Carmichael recently made in a blog about her Peace Corps internship in the U.S. capital.

The Memphis native is spending her summer working with the Peace Corps’ Counseling and Outreach Unit, which provides phone consultation to volunteers struggling with emotional health. The unit also handles emergencies affecting volunteers and their families.

Austin Peay State University psychology major and Memphis native Loren Carmichael is spending her summer working with the Peace Corps’ Counseling and Outreach Unit, which provides phone consultation to volunteers struggling with emotional health. (The Washington Center)

Austin Peay State University psychology major and Memphis native Loren Carmichael is spending her summer working with the Peace Corps’ Counseling and Outreach Unit, which provides phone consultation to volunteers struggling with emotional health. (The Washington Center)

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APSU student advocates in D.C. to keep music education ‘vivid’ in all our schools

July 6, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Mackenzie Kelly is passionate. She’s passionate about playing the saxophone, but what really drives her at Austin Peay State University is her desire to gain a degree and help make a difference in children’s lives.

“I really want to be a voice for those who can’t advocate for themselves,” she said during a recent interview. “I believe music education is a good tool we can use to help disadvantaged students.”

Austin Peay State University’s Mackenzie Kelly was one of five Tennessee students and one of 119 students nationwide picked to attend the three-day summit and to advocate on Capitol Hill for the Guarantee Access to Arts & Music Education Act.

Austin Peay State University’s Mackenzie Kelly was one of five Tennessee students and one of 119 students nationwide picked to attend the three-day summit and to advocate on Capitol Hill for the Guarantee Access to Arts & Music Education Act.

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APSU student is fourth straight to represent state at national music education summit on Capitol Hill

June 26, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Mackenzie Kelly is the fourth straight Austin Peay State University student to be picked to represent Tennessee at the annual National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Collegiate Advocacy Summit starting today in Washington, D.C.

She and students from across the country are gathering to advocate for music education, specifically the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, both important to music education.

Mackenzie Kelly works with percussion students during Austin Peay’s beginning band program for homeschool students.

Mackenzie Kelly works with percussion students during Austin Peay’s beginning band program for homeschool students.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to take part in Summer Food Service Program

June 6, 2018

Meals to be served at Summer Youth Program sites

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation is participating in the Summer Food Service Program throughout the duration of the City’s Summer Youth Program.

At 14 of the 15 program sites (all sites excluding Crow Recreation Center) meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

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Clarksville to hold 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration

May 25, 2018

New in 2018: Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville, Tennessee is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses.

Beyond the ingrained respect that happens daily, this community publicly shows its support annually–in a big way–with a five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

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Vietnam’s Unsung Female Heroes Take Center Stage in Shirley Lauro’s “A Piece of my Heart” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 13th-April 28th

April 13, 2018

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Although nearly 15,000 women served in Vietnam during the war, at that time there was little to no media coverage about these unsung heroes’ experiences and sacrifices, or their homecomings and readjustment difficulties.

This month, the Roxy Regional Theatre explores the often overlooked contributions of women in service with Shirley Lauro’s “A Piece of my Heart”, opening Friday, April 13th, at 8:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5.00 minimum donation.

Sara Fetgatter, Zoe Abuyuan, Jackie Ostick, Jamila Hunter, Emily Rourke and Quinn Tierney Vaira star in Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of my Heart" at the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 13th-April 28th.

Sara Fetgatter, Zoe Abuyuan, Jackie Ostick, Jamila Hunter, Emily Rourke and Quinn Tierney Vaira star in Shirley Lauro’s “A Piece of my Heart” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 13th-April 28th.

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