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APSU Research Forum expands this year; public encouraged to see student work


Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University is proud to announce the fifth annual APSU Research Forum will be held from 3-6 p.m., Friday, April 9.

Beginning in 2006, this event has showcased the outstanding scholarly and creative efforts of APSU undergraduate and graduate students. This year’s presenters include students from chemistry, biology, music, computer science and languages and literature along with four other academic departments.

The student poster session will be from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Tommy Head Atrium of the Sundquist Science Complex and will feature 34 posters of graduate and undergraduate research. «Read the rest of this article»


Music Video as an Art Form


A few weeks ago in Newsweek, it mentioned a music video by the foursome “Ok Go” for their song ” This Too Shall Pass.”  The description mentioned a Rube Goldberg, it peaked my interest, but I never went and sought out the video.

Recently it crossed mind.  So I went and found it, and thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

"This too shall pass" Rube Goldberg Version (Edwin Roses)

"This too shall pass" Rube Goldberg Version (Edwin Roses)

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February 2010 County Unemployment Rates


Rates decrease in 78 counties, increase in ten, remain the same in seven

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNASHVILLE – Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2010 was 10.7 percent, unchanged from the January rate of 10.7 percent.  The United States unemployment rate for the month of February was 9.7 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for February 2010, released today, show that the rate decreased in 78 counties, increased in 10 counties and remained the same in seven counties. «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T announces nationwide plans for 3G Microcell


Femtocell Service from AT&T Supports 3G Voice and Data, Will Offer Attractive Price Point and Plan Options

DALLAS — AT&T announced that AT&T 3G MicroCell plans to begin its national roll out beginning in mid April, with new markets activating in cities across the continental U.S. for the next several months.  AT&T 3G MicroCell is an innovative solution that allows residential customers to route wireless phone calls and data connections (or sessions) across a home broadband connection. This solution is designed to benefit customers who live in homes that have coverage impediments that consistently interrupt wireless spectrum, such as dense wall and roof construction or unfavorable terrain.

AT&T 3G MicroCell is the only femtocell to support both 3G data and voice services.  Developed in conjunction with Cisco and in a public trial in select markets since September, AT&T 3G MicroCell is available for a one-time cost of $149.99.

Consumers with AT&T 3G MicroCell will be able to easily activate the device the same day it is purchased, thanks to easy, self-install instructions. Technical support is available for customers who need it. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Men’s Baseball: Govs meet defending champion Panthers in OVC week two


APSU Governors LogoFresh off an OVC-opening series victory, Austin Peay’s baseball team takes to the road for its next two conference weekends, beginning with a three-game set at defending regular-season champion Eastern Illinois. Due to the impending Easter holiday, the series begins with a 1 p.m., Friday doubleheader followed by a 1 p.m., Sunday contest at Coaches Stadium in Charleston, Ill.

The Govs opened OVC play with a 2-1 series victory against Murray State, last weekend. However, Austin Peay plays its next eight games, encompassing two OVC series, on the road where it has just one win in seven tries.

APSU Baseball

APSU Baseball

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Diversity is Golden at APSU during Disability Awareness Month


Walking to class, listening to a lecture, reading a sentence accurately or typing e-mail are daily actions most people can do without thinking twice.

But for those who have disabilities, such activities can be a challenge. Their world is different.

That’s what the Office of Disability Services at Austin Peay State University wants people to understand. April is Disability Awareness Month, and activities are designed so that the public can see how different life with a disability is. «Read the rest of this article»


Rabidoux receives endorsement from the Memphis Labor Council


Dr. Greg Rabidoux

Memphis – The Rabidoux for Congress Campaign announced today that the Memphis Labor Council has formally endorsed Dr. Greg Rabidoux in his bid to defeat incumbent Congressman Marsha Blackburn in the 7th congressional district of Tennessee.

The President of the Memphis Labor Council, Irvin Calliste said the Council enthusiastically endorsed Rabidoux and added, “He (Rabidoux) is a good, knowledgeable man who we endorsed because he knows and is for the issues of the working people and that’s what we are all about.” «Read the rest of this article»

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First Thursday Art Walk


You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on April 1st from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Kendall Welsh from ARTifacts sent us this information about April’s artistic extravaganza.

Four diverse young artists will bringing their work to the Austin Peay Downtown Gallery in April for a month-long group exhibit. The show, which will feature APSU art alumni Janelle Costello, Caroline Tuzeneu, Sam Matthews and William Arnett Gentry, opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 1, and it will run through May 1.

The show will feature startlingly original work, such as Costello’s diorama-like photography collages that depict surreal scenes of imagined narratives.

“The intent of this body of work is to invite the viewer to temporarily escape the mundane by accentuating the beauty of make-believe,” she said. «Read the rest of this article»


Clarksville Association of Realtors 3rd Annual F.U.E.L. Fundraiser Event


Nothing is more heartbreaking than to look in the face of a hungry child but hunger is a reality here in Clarksville and Montgomery County. On May 8, 2010, the Clarksville Association of REALTORS® will be hosting a fundraising event to help alleviate some of this tragic problem. CAR will again be partnering with the F.U.E.L. Ministry (Full of Emmaus Love) to provide food for our hungry school children.

“F.U.E.L. is a food subsidization program designed to feed children whose only food source may be the food they receive at school. All across America, children are going without food every weekend. This means that for up to 67 hours each weekend, school aged children are going without food. Most of these children are on state assistance; however, the food is not getting to the kids. «Read the rest of this article»

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Mayor Piper announces he will not seek re-election to a third term


With his wife Donita and daughter Heather at his side, Mayor Johnny Piper announced today that he will not seek re-election for a third term as Mayor.

“After much prayer and consultation with my family and close friends, I have decided not to seek re-election as Mayor of Clarksville,” said Mayor Piper.

Mayor Piper announces he will not be running for re-election as his wife Donita and daughter Heather look on

Mayor Piper announces he will not be running for re-election as his wife Donita and daughter Heather look on

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