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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Tennis loses at home to Eastern Kentucky Colonels

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team, still in search of its first Ohio Valley Conference victory, dropped a 5-0 decision to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, at the Austin Peay Indoor Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

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NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) images now available Online to the Public

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft now are available online to the public. The data was collected following the restart of the asteroid-seeking spacecraft in December 2013 after a lengthy hibernation.

The collection of millions of infrared images and billions of infrared measurements of asteroids, stars, galaxies and quasars spans data obtained between December 13th, 2013, and December 13th, 2014.

The NEOWISE spacecraft viewed comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on January 30, 2015, at a solar distance of 120 million miles (193 million kilometers). (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The NEOWISE spacecraft viewed comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on January 30, 2015, at a solar distance of 120 million miles (193 million kilometers). (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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APSU Lady Govs Softball drops two Saturday to UT Martin Skyhawks

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMartin, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team couldn’t come up with that final big hit against UT Martin, Saturday, at Bettye Giles Field, in dropping a pair of Ohio Valley Conference games by scores of 8-6 and 10-2.

Austin Peay Softball loses doubleheader to UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball loses doubleheader to UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Track and Field has superb day at Vanderbilt Black and Gold Relays

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNashville, TN – Sprints led the day for Austin Peay State University track and field at the Black and Gold Relays, hosted by Vanderbilt at the Vanderbilt Track Complex.

Despite cold conditions over the course of the two-day event, Austin Peay athletes performed admirably in a meet chock-full of high-caliber athletes from schools in the Big 10 and SEC, as well as Ohio Valley Conference schools SIU Edwardsville, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Southeast Missouri, UT Martin and Belmont.

Austin Peay Track and Field come up big at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field come up big at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball holds off Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles late for 13-10 win

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team outlasted Tennessee Tech for a 9-8 Ohio Valley Conference victory, Saturday afternoon at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Combined with Friday’s win, the Govs clinched the three-game league set. The Govs and Golden Eagles finish their OVC series with a 1:00pm, Sunday contest.

Austin Peay Baseball gets home win over Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball gets home win over Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Zoo to hold Autism Awareness Day, April 26th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is proud to host Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 26th from noon – 4:00pm.

Autism Awareness Day, held in partnership with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), is included with Zoo admission or membership.

Family-oriented animal experiences and games will be held throughout the Zoo, and guests can visit staff on the Croft Historic House and Farm lawn for information on Nashville Zoo’s efforts to promote inclusion of audiences on the autism spectrum.

Nashville Zoo - Critter Encounters. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo – Critter Encounters. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Rusty Campbell announced as new coordinator at Austin Peay State University Springfield campus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Rusty Campbell, coordinator for Austin Peay State University’s Highland Crest campus, wants people to know they can earn a bachelor’s degree without ever leaving Robertson County.

The four-year-old Highland Crest classroom facility in Springfield, which houses both APSU and Volunteer State Community College, now offers five full undergraduate programs, taught by APSU faculty, in criminal justice, computer science, K-6 grade teacher licensure, social work and professional studies.

APSU Springfield campus coordinator Rusty Campbell.

APSU Springfield campus coordinator Rusty Campbell.

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Surprising Sporting Suspenders Saga

 
John Lithgow sporting suspenders

John Lithgow sporting suspenders

Clarksville, TN – At some point in the life of some older men, a shift occurs. The former rounded derriere becomes flattened and the formerly flat abdomen becomes a rounded tummy.

This can occur because of lessened activity due to illness of some variety, a hernia that can happen to the central muscles of a man’s chest, or simply the advent of becoming a “couch potato” for a number of years. It can even happen when someone has indulged in too many trips to the beer keg or drinks cabinet. (Or, as someone has put it, he might have traded one “six pack” set of muscles for too many others in cans or bottles!)

The result of this shift to “no hips” and “more tummy than one wishes” may necessitate moving from the use of a belt to hold up one’s pants to the purchase of suspenders.
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APSU Department of Art to hold 47th annual Student Exhibition on March 30th-April 17th

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Department of Art is proud to host its annual juried student exhibition in the Trahern Gallery from March 30th through April 17th, 2015.

As the tradition of showcasing the artistic talents of the Austin Peay students enters its 47th year, this exhibition rounds out what has been an exciting 2014-2015 gallery season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act passes both Houses

 

Written by Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Speaker Pro Tempore

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – House Bill 715, the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act, would add spouses and dependent children as parties eligible for in-state tuition rates. Since a veteran can assign their benefits to a spouse or children, they would also qualify for these tuition and fee rates.

It would also shift the period of eligibility after discharge for in-state tuition rates from two years to three years. In addition, it requires the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to convene the University of Tennessee (UT) and Tennessee Board of Regents systems to review processes related to awarding academic credit to veterans.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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