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Austin Peay State University Governor’s School students surprised by helicopter landing

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) surprised the 36 high school students attending with a rare treat this week – a surprise landing of one of the school’s helicopters.

On June 5th, 2019, just before 4:00pm former Special Operations pilot Charlie Weigandt eased one of Austin Peay’s Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters onto the Dunn Center lawn.

The Governor's School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University's helicopters. (APSU)

The Governor’s School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University’s helicopters. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University GIS student Bryndon Rhoton’s road closure map unveiled on Clarksville’s new website

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When the City of Clarksville launched its new website on April 8th, 2019 that day’s news release lauded “a fresh, easy-to-navigate and more powerful website that will enhance the city’s ability to engage and serve its citizens.” Austin Peay State University’s GIS Center helped create one of the engaging elements that lives on the city’s new homepage – an interactive map that continuously updates with road maintenance and closure information.

Bryndon Rhoton, a computer information systems junior at Austin Peay State University, designed the road closure map on the City of Clarksville's website.

Bryndon Rhoton, a computer information systems junior at Austin Peay State University, designed the road closure map on the City of Clarksville’s website.

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APSU student Michael Hunter finishes 22nd overall at Collegiate Drone Racing Nationals

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Michael Hunter, lead pilot for the Drone Club at Austin Peay State University (APSU), finished 22nd overall and sixth in his bracket at the Collegiate Drone Racing Association nationals – in the school’s first season of competitive racing – Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at the University of North Dakota.

Austin Peay State University's Michael Hunter readies to compete at the Collegiate Drone Racing Association. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Michael Hunter readies to compete at the Collegiate Drone Racing Association. (APSU)

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City of Clarksville creates Updated, new Website

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville launched a fresh, easy-to-navigate and more powerful website Monday morning, April 8th, 2019 that will enhance the City’s ability to engage and serve its citizens.

“The new website is visually clean and crisp, and makes striking use of colorful, attractive views of the City,” Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said. “More importantly, it gives us a giant leap forward in technology that will allow citizens to interact with City Government in new and more efficient ways.”

City of Clarksville new website will enable a more interactive experience.

City of Clarksville new website will enable a more interactive experience.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Dustin Williams has been captured

 

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Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Dustin Ryan Williams has been taken into custody. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office with the help of the Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office, and the APSU GIS Center apprehended Williams in the Woods Road area at 12:00pm.

Williams will be charged with two counts of vehicle theft and felony evading.

His bond is $175,000.

Dustin Ryan Williams

Dustin Ryan Williams

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Austin Peay State University GIS Center’s virtual reality drone lab immerses students in real-world experience

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Kevin Lyons and Connar Bielinski are learning as they go. The Austin Peay State University (APSU) computer science students are helping establish a virtual reality drone laboratory at the APSU GIS Center on campus, and they’re having to learn new coding and technology along the way.

Austin Peay State University Computer science students Connar Bielinski and Kevin Lyons work on their simulations.

Austin Peay State University Computer science students Connar Bielinski and Kevin Lyons work on their simulations.

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APSU GIS Student Rachael Perkins creates digital map of Austin Peay State University through time, not space

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Rachael Perkins, a first-semester geoscience student, probably knows more about Austin Peay State University (APSU) history than most people on campus.

She can tell you about William Stewart, the professor who studied meteorology before he died in 1877.

APSU student Rachael Perkins uses old photos to create a story map about Austin Peay State University.

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce releases New Mapping Tool

 

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Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of a new, free mapping application on their website.

This initiative is being offered to all Chamber members through a collaboration with the Austin Peay State University GIS Center.  

Clarksville-Montgomery County Chamber Member Showcase

Clarksville-Montgomery County Chamber Member Showcase

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Austin Peay State University Drone Club’s machines zip, dip and dive for APSU Governor’s School students

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Harpeth Hall senior Mohini Misra didn’t account for the wind at Austin Peay State University.

As she tried to maneuver the Spark drone through a small obstacle course set up in front of APSU’s Dunn Center, the breeze pushed the tiny quadcopter to the side just a bit. Clearing the gate was harder than she thought.

Austin Peay State University Drone Club president Mike Hunter fires up one of the racing drones.

Austin Peay State University Drone Club president Mike Hunter fires up one of the racing drones.

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Montgomery County Agencies and TEMA to conduct Tornado Damage Assessment

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County EMA office along with Montgomery County Building & Codes, Montgomery County Assessor’s Office, TEMA, and the APSU GIS Center will be conducting damage assessments today, February 26th, 2018.

Agencies will be evaluating the need for a possible organized clean-up this coming weekend.

Those interested in volunteering should call the Emergency Operations Center at 931.553.5162 and leave their contact information.

People work to clear debris after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

People work to clear debris after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

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