Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Iron Rakkasan celebrated Thanksgiving 2010 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Even thousands of miles from home, the Soldiers had many reasons to be thankful.
“We’ve completed nine months of our deployment and we have had a lot of success,” said U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Isbell from Sylacauga, AL, a squad leader in 2nd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. “The battalion has made a lot of progress at pushing the insurgents out of Ghazni while preparing the Afghan National Security Forces to take up the task on their own.”
APSU Women’s Volleyball
Clarksville, TN – A week removed from claiming its second-ever Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title, Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team face Big East Tournament champion Louisville in a 1:00pm, (CT) Saturday contest at Louisville Arena.
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Task Force Iron Rakkasans conducted the first leg of the 5 km “Turkey Trot” on Forward Operating Base Andar in Ghazni Province November 20th.
Family members and rear-detachment Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, KY, conducted their segment of the run 12 hours later in a show of solidarity with the deployed Rakkasans, said U.S. Army Capt. Michael Naas from Dayton, Ohio, Headquarters Company, 3rd Bn., 187th Inf. Regt. commander.
APSU Men’s Basketball
Hoffman Estates, IL – Austin Peay State University used 51 percent field goal shooting and a dominating rebounding effort to defeat Charleston Southern, 70-64, Friday afternoon, in Chicago Invitational Challenge action, played at the Sears Centre Arena.
The victory snapped a three-game APSU losing streak and evened the Govs mark at 3-3 on the season while Charleston Southern falls to 2-4 on the season. The Governors now will play Oakland, 1:30pm, Saturday to wrap up tourney play.
Average number of new threats created daily has risen from 55,000 in 2009 to 63,000 in 2010 to date, representing a 14 percent daily increase.
Orlando, FL – PandaLabs, Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory, reported today that one-third of all malware in existence was created in the first 10 months of 2010. The average number of malware threats created every day, including new malware and variants of existing families, has risen from 55,000 in 2009 to 63,000 in 2010 – a rate increase of 14.5 percent. The research lab also revealed that the average lifespan of 54 percent of malware has been reduced to just 24 hours, compared to a lifespan of several months that was more common in previous years.
Panda’s Collective Intelligence database, which automatically detects, analyzes and classifies 99.4 percent of the threats received, now has identified 134 million separate files, 60 million of which are malware (viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats). According to PandaLabs, 34 percent of all active malware threats were created in the first ten months of 2010. Approximately 20 million new strains of malware have been created already this year; the same total for the year of 2009 in its entirety. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – A holiday show titled “Silent Night” might conjure up images of a dignified and serious performance, but a new concert by that name coming to Austin Peay State University next month promises to be a more casual, pop-infused holiday experience.
“Silent Night – An Evening of Holiday Music,” which begins at 7:30pm on December 3rd in the Music/Mass Communication Concert Hall, will showcase a band featuring Allison Campbell and David Alford on vocals, Paul Carrol Binkley on guitar, Tony Nagy on bass, Matt DeVore on drums and David Steinquest, APSU professor of music, on percussion. The performance will also include special guests Stanley Yates, professor of music, on guitar, Desiree Dolan on vocals and the APSU Percussion Ensemble. «Read the rest of this article»
Sanderson Pipe Corporation Awarded $10,100
Nashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $10,500 to Sanderson Pipe Corporation in Clarksville. This grant will provide training to six employees in Management Skills.
“Job training to upgrade the skills of Tennessee’s workers is one of the best things we can do for our economy,” said Governor Bredesen. “Now more than ever, it is important to continue training our workforce to keep employees and companies competitive.” «Read the rest of this article»
Written by By U.S. Army Pfc. Chris McKenna
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Just a month and a half into the new fiscal year, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, has reached its retention goals, shattering records in the process.
Within 50 days, Task Force Rakkasan exceeded its fiscal year 2011 retention goal of 362 Soldiers.
APSU Women’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay will begin its tour of the Southern Illinois University system when it meets SIU Edwardsville in a 7:00pm, Friday contest at the Vadalabene Center.
The Lady Govs will play their fourth game in the past seven days, Friday. It also will be the fourth game of the Lady Govs current seven-game road swing. Austin Peay will not return to the friendly confines of the Dunn Center until a December 8th contest against Lipscomb.
The Lady Govs return to action after suffering a 71-61 loss at Chattanooga, Tuesday. Austin Peay trailed by 15 points in the first half before mounting a 15-2 run over a three-minute span to close within two points. Austin Peay would get no closer but also would not trail by more than 15 points the game’s remainder.
Clarksville, TN – Local author and professor at APSU, Dr. Antonio Thompson, will be signing copies of his new book on December 4th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
Take this opportunity to meet this great local author in person and grab this title before it sells out!
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