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Austin Peay State University to host comedy legends The Second City September 5th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 7:30pm on Saturday, September 5th, Chicago’s famed sketch and improv comedy theater, The Second City, will return to Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre with “The Second City: Fully Loaded.”

This new show will feature classic material made famous by Second City stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv from the theater’s sold-out shows in Chicago and Toronto.

“The Second City: Fully Loaded” coming to Austin Peay September 5th. ( Todd Rosenberg 2015)

“The Second City: Fully Loaded” coming to Austin Peay September 5th. ( Todd Rosenberg 2015)

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church welcomes new Priest Stephen Wolf

 

Immaculate Conception Catholic ChurchClarksville, TN – Stephen Joseph Wolf has recently been appointed to serve as parish priest for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksville. Father Wolf will assume his new role in July.

A native of Nashville, Father Steve brings to his flock a varied background of life experience. The second of eight sons, he and has worked as a janitor, launderer, desk clerk, landscaper, accountant and priest.

Clarksville's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church welcomes new Priest Stephen Wolf.

Clarksville’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church welcomes new Priest Stephen Wolf.

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NASA reports International Space Station uses OPALS instrument to further laser communications research

 

Written by Elizabeth Landau
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle? This effect is caused by variations in the density of our atmosphere that cause blurring in light coming from space. It’s pretty for stargazing, but a challenge for space-to-ground communications.

A key technology called adaptive optics corrects such distortions. By combining adaptive optics with a laser communications technology aboard the International Space Station, NASA is working toward advances in space communications that could have major benefits for our data transmission needs here on Earth as well.

This artist's rendition shows OPALS operating from the International Space Station. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This artist’s rendition shows OPALS operating from the International Space Station. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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APSU professor Edward Chester publish’s “Lifetime Work”, identifies state plants

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In January 1967, while The Rolling Stones performed on The Ed Sullivan Show and a blizzard dropped 23 inches of snow across Chicago, a young Austin Peay State University botany professor began a project that would take him nearly 50 years to complete.

Dr. Edward Chester, his suit then smelling of chalkboard dust and his dark hair pomaded in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis, sat at his desk that winter to write a comprehensive guide identifying all of Tennessee’s 2,878 vascular plants.

Dr. Edward Chester served as a contributor and primary editor for the new textbook, “Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee.” (Beth Liggett/APSU)

Dr. Edward Chester served as a contributor and primary editor for the new textbook, “Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee.” (Beth Liggett/APSU)

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LP Field to Host U.S. Mens National Soccer Team on July 3rd

 

Kickoff Set for 5:30pm CT; Game Will be Broadcast Live on FOX Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes Network

U.S. SoccerChicago, IL – The U.S. Men’s National Team will face Guatemala on Friday, July 3rd, at 5:30pm CT at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, UniMás and the Univision Deportes Network.

‘We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play a team like Guatemala before the Gold Cup,” said U.S. MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “They are similar to our opponents in the group stage, so we couldn’t ask for better preparation. Our goal is to win the tournament, and this will be an important first step. Nashville has always been a great home to the National Team, and we look forward to having a fantastic crowd at LP Field.”

LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans have the 2nd overall pick in tonight’s NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft begins tonight, April 30th, in Chicago IL at 7:00pm CT. The Tennessee Titans are sitting pretty with the No. 2 overall pick. It is rumored that the Titans have received calls from multiple teams interested in acquiring the second overall pick.

Will the Titans make a trade, pick quarterback Marcus Mariota or select a different player all together. Find out tonight during the NFL Draft.

The Tennessee Titans decision makers will be at the Saint Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, TN.

The Tennessee Titans decision makers will be at the Saint Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, TN.

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Tennessee Titans ready for NFL Draft; Hold Second Overall Pick

 

80th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting

Thursday, April 30th–Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 • Auditorium Theatre • Chicago, IL

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Titans are scheduled to make their highest draft pick since the team moved to Tennessee when the 80th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting commences on Thursday, April 30th in Chicago, IL.

The NFL will conduct the seven-round draft from Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, while Titans personnel will be headquartered at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville.

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Austin Peay Department of Art and Center of Excellence For The Creative Arts award inaugural Tennessee Artist Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art, in association with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to announce that Memphis-based artist Maysey Craddock is the recipient of the inaugural Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Tennessee Artist Fellowship.

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The fascinating History of Popcorn

 

Clarksville, TN – Ask me what my favorite snack is and I won’t hesitate a second to tell you that it’s popcorn. The aroma of popcorn can drive me to indulge any time day or night. I recently realized that I had no idea where popcorn originated or what makes it pop. Here’s what I learned:

According to www.popcorn.org , popcorn was eaten by Native Americans before the time of Jesus. Popcorn kernels more than 1,000 years old were found in tombs on the east coast of Peru; they still popped! Popcorn is believed to have originated in Mexico, but was grown in Sumatra, China and India before Christopher Columbus came to the New World.

Popcorn kernels

Popcorn kernels

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Austin Peay State University Governors Football 2015 Recruiting Class focused on Linemen

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University literally could re-title a popular old Glen Campbell song with its 2015 football recruiting class.

Instead of “Wichita Lineman” it easily could be titled “Austin Peay Linemen” as the Governors expect to bring some 17 new linemen to campus in 2015.

Austin Peay State University Governors Football 2015 National Signing Day. (APSU Sports Information)

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