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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball hosts Evansville Purple Aces Tuesday

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – A rare opening week home opener awaits Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team as it readies to host Evansville in a 7:00pm, Tuesday contest at the Dunn Center. It will be Austin Peay earliest home opener since 2008.

Austin Peay (0-3) could not get its offense on track during last weekend’s Mortar Board Premier at Purdue.

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

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

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APSU welcomes student-athletes back to campus

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics welcomed back its student-athletes to campus, Sunday night, with a barbecue dinner in the Dunn Center.

During a short program, new APSU Athletics Director Ryan Ivey, whose first official day is Monday, introduced himself to nearly 300 student-athletes.  Ivey then introduced APSU President Alisa White, who spoke about the many positive things occurring in the campus community.

Austin Peay athletics Director Ryan Ivey speaks to student athletes returning to campus. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay athletics Director Ryan Ivey speaks to student athletes returning to campus. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Athletics hosts Clarksville Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours” at APSU Governors Stadium

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics and the Governors Club served as host to the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce’s August “Business After Hours,” Thursday, in the Club Level of Governors Stadium.

The monthly networking event for Chamber members also served as a kickoff for Austin Peay fans to celebrate the beginning of the 2015-16 competition season.

The Lady Govs soccer team opens its season 7:00pm, Friday, against UAB while volleyball will open a week later against Ohio in the Purdue Mortar Board Tournament.

Clarksville Chamber of Commerce's August "Business After Hours," has held Thursday, in the Club Level of Austin Peay's Governors Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

Clarksville Chamber of Commerce’s August “Business After Hours,” has held Thursday, in the Club Level of Austin Peay’s Governors Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU to host Business After Hours at Governors Stadium

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics and the Governors Club will serve as host to the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce’s August “Business After Hours,” 5:00pm, Thursday, on the Club Level in Governors Stadium.

Attendees will have an opportunity to experience the gameday atmosphere of Governors Stadium, with APSU President Dr. Alisa White and head football coach Kirby Cannon addressing the crowd. Fans will have an opportunity to win door prizes at the event, including two club level passes to a future APSU home contest.

Austin Peay State University's Governors Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball coach Gary McClure resigns

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University officials have received and accepted a resignation from Gary McClure, head baseball coach. Upon resignation, Cheryl Holt, Interim Athletics Director has appointed Assistant Coach Derrick Dunbar as interim head coach.

The resignation occurred after McClure’s arrest Friday night.

APSU's Baseball head coach Gary McClure resigns.

APSU’s Baseball head coach Gary McClure resigns.

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Austin Peay State University names new student health building named after Wayne and Marianne Ard

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, Wayne Ard, president of Ard Construction, met Austin Peay State University President Alisa White for breakfast at a local restaurant. The conversation that morning quickly turned to Ard’s wife, Marianne, who passed away a few months earlier in December 2014.

“My wife was an education freak,” Ard told President White. “She felt that every high school student should have a college education. She said that education was something you can’t get too much of. So today, in Marianne’s honor, I’ll make a pledge to you.”

Former Church of Christ Student Center (left) and Marianne Ard (right). CCSC will become the Wayne and Marianne Ard Building and will house health services and counseling services.

Former Church of Christ Student Center (left) and Marianne Ard (right). CCSC will become the Wayne and Marianne Ard Building and will house health services and counseling services.

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APSU announces Ryan Ivey as 13th Athletics Director

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TNRyan Ivey, a rising star among college athletic administrators, was named the new director of athletics at Austin Peay State University during a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

In his previous position as Texas A&M University-Commerce athletics director, Ivey was credited with helping transform a low-ranked Division II program into a Lone Star Conference (LSC) powerhouse. Last year alone, the Lions won a school record six conference championships in both men and women’s sports, including football, basketball and women’s soccer.

Ryan Ivey became the 13th Austin Peay athletics director on Tuesday, August 4th. (APSU Sports Information)

Ryan Ivey became the 13th Austin Peay athletics director on Tuesday, August 4th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University named Great College to Work For

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the fourth consecutive year, Austin Peay State University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, APSU is the only university in Tennessee to make the national publication’s “Great Colleges to Work For 2015” list.

The results were released earlier this week in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace.

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Austin Peay State University included among Top Universities for Adult, Nontraditional Learners

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A life of learning is at the heart of Austin Peay State University’s mission. With that goal, APSU recently joined the Coalition of Adult Learning Focused Institutions (ALFI).

ALFI institutions seek to advance programs and promote services for adult students. To do that, they observe their adult degree programs and share “best practices.”

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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APSU announces final four candidates for Athletics Director position

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has narrowed its search for a new athletics director down to four strong candidates, and the University will begin interviewing the candidates in early July. APSU began looking for a new AD in April when Derek van der Merwe was promoted from that position to vice president of Advancement, Communications and Strategic Initiatives.

After an extensive national search, the University is bringing the top candidates to campus next month for interviews. Interested campus and community members, along with the media, are invited to attend an open session with each candidate, from 4:45pm to 5:15pm, in the Club Level of Governors Stadium.

Final candidates for Austin Peay Athletics Director are (Top L to R) Ryan Ivey, Jason Coomer, Roderick D. Perry and Jim Sarra.

Final candidates for Austin Peay Athletics Director are (Top L to R) Ryan Ivey, Jason Coomer, Roderick D. Perry and Jim Sarra.

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