Austin Peay State University Biology Faculty Awarded $300K NSF Grant To Improve APSU’s Natural History Collection
Clarksville, TN – Drs. Rebecca Johansen, Dwayne Estes and Chris Gienger, principle investigators of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology and Biology Department faculty at Austin Peay Sate University, have been awarded more than $300,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the infrastructure, utility and visibility of the APSU Natural History Collection.
In addition to teaching and research activities, Johansen, Estes and Gienger, serve as curators of these collections.
Clarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.
Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.
Some of the upcoming events include: Evening Nature Hike, Port Royal History Walk, Lake Life, The Secret World of Bats and Walk with the Naturalist.
North Carolina defeats West Virginia to set up winner-takes-all showdown at Tournament of State Champions
Clarksville, TN – North Carolina picked up two wins, July 28th on Moore Field at Merricourt Park, including handing West Virginia a 14-3 setback for its first loss in the 9-10-year old Little League Tournament of State Champions to set up a winner take all second championship game.
But even before the title game could start there was a little controversy between the two squads, with a coach from each team getting into a nose-to-nose confrontation over warm-ups – with both coaches being removed from the game by the umpiring crew and not allowed to be on the field or in the dugouts for the game. «Read the rest of this article»
An exercise in homelessness.
Clarksville, TN – Sunday was my last “official” day of standing. There’s so much I’ve learned from this experience that I’ll probably be writing these blogs for awhile, if that’s okay with you. After all, the journey isn’t over—it’s really just beginning.
So now I pass the baton to those of you who do care and are ready to prove it. This was never about me making a personal statement but about awakening our community and showing you that, together, we can make a difference and address poverty the right way.
Keeping your child’s vaccinations up to date helps keep schools Safe
Nashville, TN – Frequent news reports about whooping cough and measles, diseases long thought vanquished by vaccines in the US, serve as a reminder of the importance of getting back-to-school immunizations for your child now.
In Tennessee, children enrolling in school for the first time and all children going into seventh grade must provide schools with a state immunization certificate before classes start as proof they have had all the immunizations necessary to protect them and their classmates from serious vaccine-preventable diseases. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving, and is not far from completing the first extraterrestrial marathon. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover.
“Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world,” said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “This is so remarkable considering Opportunity was intended to drive about one kilometer and was never designed for distance.”
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts the annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd, from 10:00am-4:00pm at Woodlands Nature Station.
Admission to this special event is $6.00 ages 13 and up, $4.00 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Svante Ebinare Hinton of Knoxville, TN.
Svante Hinton is wanted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Hinton was charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder from an incident that occurred in Knox County in 2012.
Nashville Sounds Baseball
Nashville’s Ariel Pena Whiffs Eight In Quality Start
Nashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (59-51) capped off a homestand full of dominant starting pitching performances with yet another good outing, as Ariel Pena shut down the Oklahoma City RedHawks (54-56) in a 3-1 win at Greer Stadium on Monday night.
Pena (8-6), went six innings, allowing just one run on four hits while racking up eight strikeouts. The start wraps up a stellar July for Pena, who went 4-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 43 strikeouts in six starts.
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Bogota, Colombia – Former Austin Peay State University soccer standouts Natalia and Tatiana Ariza will answered the call today, Monday, July 28th, as they try to make the 20-player Colombian roster for the South American Championships, prelude to the 2015 Women’s World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics.
Tryouts run through August 9th, at which point Colombia head coach Fabian Taborda will make his final roster cuts.
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