Written by 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends from 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as The Legion, gathered together on the morning of September 22nd, 2012, to pay tribute to a veteran and former member of the unit.
The tribute was in the form of the newly dedicated battalion operations complex, now named Beikirch Hall, for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch, a Medal of Honor recipient.
Col. Scott Brower, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Lt. Col. John R. Dyke, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG (A), join Mr. Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG, and his wife Loreen, in front of a plaque recognizing the newly dedicated Beikirch Hall, the headquarters for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), Sept. 22, 2012. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)
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Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – One gets the impression that Dr. Tim Winters, Austin Peay State University classics professor, doesn’t sleep much. A dedicated teacher, he’s won most of the University’s major faculty awards, such as the Socrates Award for Excellence in Teaching and the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – This month, the Austin Peay State University Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and V-Day are celebrating 11 years of producing Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues.”
The show will be performed at 7:00pm on March 27th and 28th in Clement Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN is planning to participate in the Habitat ReStore ‘ReCreate’ fall festival to address the need for decent housing around the world, including in Clarksville and Montgomery County.
The theme of World Habitat Day 2011 is “Housing cities after a disaster,” a serious and growing problem around the world. From Haiti and Japan to New Orleans and Memphis, urban areas face different and great challenges when responding to disasters. These dangers and challenges require effective and creative policies from governments and humanitarian groups around the world. «Read the rest of this article»
APSU Men and Women’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay Athletics will donate all proceeds from tickets sold at the door at the women’s and men’s basketball games on January 20th and 22nd to a project in northern Haiti. This project, initially developed by an Austin Peay professor with support from the university, has received further funding from the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club.
The purpose of the project is to provide material and logistical support to a group of about 200 coffee and cocoa bean farmers in Tibouk, Haiti, who are trying to raise the quality of their products so as to be able to export them to the United States and other countries. A small group of Rotary members will travel to Haiti later this year to continue work on this project.
Clarksville, TN – On the weekend of November 20th-21st, Fr. John A. Nolan Council 3537 of the Knights of Columbus will host a “Wheelchair Sunday” event after Masses at Immaculate Conception Parish (709 Franklin Street).
After all Masses that weekend, parishioners will be treated to a meal and a video presentation on the Knights cooperation with the American Wheelchair Mission, a non-profit organization that delivers free wheelchairs worldwide to people and their families in dire need of mobility. In the past 3 years, Knights in Tennessee have raised enough funds to send shipments of wheelchairs to Mexico as well as to Veterans’ facilities in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Memphis. We are currently attempting to raise $42,000 statewide in order to send a container of 260 wheelchairs to Haiti.
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Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University professor will discuss a project he began in Haiti last summer with funding from the University.
Dr. Matthew Kenney, interim director of APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program and associate professor of political science, will present discuss “A New Mocha Model: Coffee and Cocoa as a Path to Development in Haiti” from 3:00pm-4:00pm, Thursday, September 23rd in the Honors Commons building (formerly Memorial Health/Red Barn).
The event is free and open to the public. Coffee, donated by Mag’s Coffee on Riverside Drive, and chocolate will be served. «Read the rest of this article»
Make a donation to assist Visitation Hospital in Haiti and get a free ticket to the men’s or women’s basketball game on Thursday January 28th, or Saturday January 30th! The Lady Govs begin play at 5:15 p.m. on both nights, and the Govs begin play at 7:30 p.m.
Rotarians from the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club will be stationed near the entrances to the Dunn Center to accept the donations and provide the tickets. The Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club and APSU Athletics are coordinating this effort as part of the larger “Clarksville Responds” efforts.
Please come support the Govs basketball teams, make a donation, and make a difference for those suffering from the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th.
Choice Hotels International’s Wingate By Wyndham-Clarksville and the Comfort Inn North will be sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive tomorrow, in support of the Haiti earthquake victims. «Read the rest of this article»
The pictures and news footage coming out of Haiti are often hard to watch. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the island-nation on Jan. 12 killed an estimated 200,000 people, but many more have suffered and died in the following days due to insufficient medical personnel and equipment.
The situation is overwhelming for the doctors and nurses who’ve managed to make it into the area, but on Sunday, Jan. 31, the Clarksville community will get the opportunity to directly support medical teams working in the devastated region through Clarksville Responds: Haiti Relief Efforts for the Visitation Hospital Foundation, a city-wide concert and telethon.
Throughout the day, some of the area’s top bands and musicians will perform for the public at three locations – The First Church of the Nazarene on Warfield Boulevard, Einstein Bros. Bagels at the Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center and the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall on the APSU campus. «Read the rest of this article»