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Army vet Albert Wiley trades Special Forces to study special education at Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you ask Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Albert Wiley to list all the places he’s visited, you should probably take a seat because it’ll take a few minutes.

“I went to Panama, Ecuador, Belize, Honduras, Korea, Holland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Japan, England, Canada…let’s just say numerous countries,” he said.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

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A Last Look at Saturn from NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft

 

Written by Preston Dyches
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – In a fitting farewell to the planet that had been its home for over 13 years, the Cassini spacecraft took one last, lingering look at Saturn and its splendid rings during the final leg of its journey and snapped a series of images that has been assembled into a new mosaic. 

Cassini’s wide-angle camera acquired 42 red, green and blue images, covering the planet and its main rings from one end to the other, on September 13th, 2017. Imaging scientists stitched these frames together to make a natural color view. The scene also includes the moons Prometheus, Pandora, Janus, Epimetheus, Mimas and Enceladus.

After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings two days before the spacecraft's dramatic plunge into the planet's atmosphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings two days before the spacecraft’s dramatic plunge into the planet’s atmosphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

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USS LST-325 begins Tours in Clarksville

 

USS LST 325

Clarksville, TN – LST-325 opened for tours in Clarksville on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at the McGregor Park Boat Ramp. The ship will be available for tours September 7th-15th.

The LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is a floating monument to the past. The ship was used in various missions in World War II including the invasion of Sicily and the Normandy invasion. Visitors are able to climb aboard and explore the ship as the crew provides a glimpse into her past.

Military enthusiasts, history buffs, and school groups will learn how it was instrumental in battles dating back to World War II.

USS LST-325 docked at the McGregor Park boat ramp.

USS LST-325 docked at the McGregor Park boat ramp.

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Red River Breeze presents “Merrie Market Music” at the Roxy Regional Theatre this Saturday, July 22nd

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Travel back in time to the age of the troubadours to experience “Merrie Market Music” with a Celtic flair, performed by popular local music group Red River Breeze at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. The concert starts at 7:00pm.

Featuring Stephanie Taylor on hammered dulcimer, recorders and bodhran; Melanie Beck on fiddle, bouzouki and mandolin; Vanessa Green on Irish whistle, guitar and harp; Esther Sooter on cello and vocals; David Magers on guitar, hammered dulcimer, djembe and vocals; and Nate Wojociechowski on djembe and hammered dulcimer.

Red River Breeze in concert at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre, July 22th, 2017.

Red River Breeze in concert at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, July 22th, 2017.

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A Look at the History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776, by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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Red River Breeze to perform at the Roxy Regional Theatre, July 22nd

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, Travel back in time to the age of the troubadours to experience “Merrie Market Music” with a Celtic flair, performed by popular local music group Red River Breeze at the Roxy Regional Theatre. The concert starts at 7:00pm.

Featuring Stephanie Taylor on hammered dulcimer, recorders and bodhran; Melanie Beck on fiddle, bouzouki and mandolin; Vanessa Green on Irish whistle, guitar and harp; Esther Sooter on cello and vocals; David Magers on guitar, hammered dulcimer, djembe and vocals; and Nate Wojociechowski on djembe and hammered dulcimer.

Red River Breeze in concert at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre, July 22th, 2017.

Red River Breeze in concert at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, July 22th, 2017.

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Clarksville’s James Moore and Sean Hogan take Viking Cruise in Norway and Scotland

 

TravelClarksville, TN – Supervisory Librarian, Robert F. Sink Memorial Library at Fort Campbell, James Moore and Special Collections Librarian, Felix G. Woodward Library, Austin Peay State University, Sean Hogan, are world travelers.

Each year they cruise to a different location and this June their travels took them on a Viking ocean cruise to both Norway and Scotland. Following are James’ enticing description of their tour and Sean’s exquisite photographs:

Parliament in Oslo, Norway. (Sean Hogan)

Parliament in Oslo, Norway. (Sean Hogan)

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Former APSU Soccer star Tatiana Ariza to reprise her role with Colombian National Team in Rio

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay State University soccer standout Tatiana Ariza will once again represent her native Colombia at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, August 3rd-20th, in Brazil.

Ariza was one of 18 players chosen Thursday to represent Las Cafeteras (The Coffee Growers), beginning August 3rd against France in Belo Horizonte. Colombia also is scheduled to face New Zealand (August 6th) and the United States (August 9th) in the first stage of Group G.

Former Austin Peay Soccer player Tatiana Ariza. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

Former Austin Peay Soccer player Tatiana Ariza. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

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The History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence, on July 4th, 1776.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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APSU to host acclaimed flautist William Bennett’s Summer Flute Academy

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Once again William Bennett has chosen Austin Peay State University (APSU) as the site of his Summer Flute Academy—his only master class offered in the U.S.

An Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished services to music, every summer Bennett, one of Britain’s greatest flautists, leaves overcast England to spend a week in the humid air hovering around Clarksville Tennessee.

William Bennett

William Bennett

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