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Memorial Day’s Beginnings

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – The head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), On May 5th, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Major General John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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APSU’s Dr. Sharon Mabry serves as Master Teacher and lecturer at Southern Illinois University

 

APSU - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Dr. Sharon Mabry, mezzo-soprano and professor of music at APSU, was invited by Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for a Master Teacher residency in vocal performance.

In this capacity, she worked with SIU’s voice faculty and classical vocal majors, as well as several students from the musical theatre program.

APSU professor Sharon Mabry

APSU professor Sharon Mabry

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APSU’s Jessica Cathey named adidas® OVC Golfer of the Week

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU golf stand out Jessica Cathey, who claimed medalist honors in the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Illinois, earlier this week, has been named adidas® OVC Female Golfer of the Week.

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APSU Governors Baseball smacks 22 hits in 16-10 win over Southern Illinois

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCarbondale, IL – Junior second baseman Garrett Copeland went 5-for-5 and Austin Peay State University’s baseball team pounded out a season-high 22 hits in a 16-10 nonconference victory against Southern Illinois, Tuesday night, at Itchy Jones Stadium.

Austin Peay Baseball's Garrett Copeland goes 5-for-5 night to helps Govs to 16-10 victory over Southern Illinois Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball’s Garrett Copeland goes 5-for-5 night to helps Govs to 16-10 victory over Southern Illinois Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Golf comes in 4th at Saluki Invitational; Jessica Cathey wins Medalist Honor

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUCarbondale, IL – Although APSU women’s golf team ended in fourth place, Monday, in the Saluki Invitational, Austin Peay State University head coach Sara Robson was anything but disappointed in its performance at Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

Austin Peay Women's Golf senior Jessica Cathey fires a 2 under 70 to medal at Saluki Inviational, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf senior Jessica Cathey fires a 2 under 70 to medal at Saluki Inviational, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball starts five game road trip at Southern Illinois, Tuesday

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCarbondale, IL – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team begins a five-game road trip with a 5:00pm, Tuesday contest against Southern Illinois at Richard “Itchy” Jones Stadium.

The Govs hit the road after sweeping a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series from Murray State. The sweep also extended APSU’s current win streak to a season best-tying four games.

Austin Peay Baseball travels to Carbondale, IL to take on the Southern Illinois Salukis, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball travels to Carbondale, IL to take on the Southern Illinois Salukis, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Golf sits one shot out of first at Saluki Invitational

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUCarbondale, IL – Specialized efforts to improve the team’s short game paid off for APSU women’s golf team, Sunday, during the first-round play of the Saluki Invitational at Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

Austin Peay State University will head to the tourney’s final day just one shot off the lead.

Austin Peay senior Jessica Cathey shoots a 3 over 74 to sit in a third-place tie after the first round of Saluki Invitational Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay senior Jessica Cathey shoots a 3 over 74 to sit in a third-place tie after the first round of Saluki Invitational Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Golf to play in Saluki Invitational

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUCarbondale, IL – APSU women’s golf team will seek to continue its spring improvement when by heading to the Prairie State to participate in the Saluki Invitational, Sunday and Monday, at the Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

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

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

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APSU Lady Govs Golf comes in fifth at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's GolfSevierville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s golf team entered the final day in fifth place in the Fourth Annual Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate and that’s where they finished, Tuesday at the Sevierville Golf Club.

Austin Peay Women's Golf gets fifth place finish at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf gets fifth place finish at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Tennis falls to Southern Illinois, 7-0

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCarbondale, IL – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team was on the wrong end of a 7-0 decision, Friday, falling to Southern Illinois at the University Courts.

The Governors (0-4) fell behind early in doubles play, dropping its first two matches by scores of 6-1 – Jonny Rigby and Piotr Baranski defeated APSU’s Manuel Montenegro and Almantas Ozelis, while Wilder Pimentel and Alex Pozo topped Aaron Jumonville and James Mitchell.

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

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

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