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APSU Dorothy Dix documentary wins National Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2010, an Austin Peay State University library professor named Inga Filippo approached Kathy Heuston, associate professor of communication, about producing a short video on the famed advice columnist and Clarksville native Dorothy Dix.

The University’s Felix G. Woodward Library houses the Dorothy Dix Collection, the most comprehensive collection available on the journalist, but after looking over the material, Heuston proposed something a little more ambitious – a short documentary on Dix.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

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LEAP Informational Meeting for Youth Summer Trip to New Orleans Rescheduled

 

L.E.A.P. OrganizationClarksville, TN – Last week due to the inclement weather, the Leap Organization postponed it’s informational meeting for the Youth Educational Excursion to New Orleans.

The next meeting will be help this Wednesday, March 12th at 5:00pm at the Leap Plaza located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

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LEAP to host Youth Summer Trip to New Orleans

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – LEAP is preparing for its 4th Annual Youth Summer Trip to New Orleans from July 9th to July 13th, 2014. They would like to extend an invitation to all local youth ages 11 to 18 to participate.

The purpose of this trip is to provide students with with entertaining and educational summer trip in New Orleans that will consist of the following.

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Clarksville Journalist Scores Hit With New Book, “The Dealers: Then and Now.”

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Award-winning Clarksville Journalist A.J. Dugger III has written an exciting new book about The Dealers, an unsung funk and R&B band from Memphis, TN. Dugger is passionate about telling the story of the band, which includes his mother and uncles.

The book, titled “The Dealers: Then and Now,” was published on July 19th, 2013.

The Dealers regularly opened for many music legends during the 1970s and ’80s. “Marvin Gaye kissed my mom on the right ear,” said Dugger, who writes for The Tennessee Tribune and The Murfreesboro Post. “There are lots of interesting stories in the book not just about The Dealers, but about many of the music legends they were affiliated with.”

"The Dealers Then and Now" by A.J. Dugger III

“The Dealers Then and Now” by A.J. Dugger III

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APSU Communication Professor, Student produce Dorothy Dix Documentary to air this Month

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Anyone who has visited the Dorothy Dix Collection at Austin Peay State University knows that the collection tells only a portion of a woman who was the forerunner of today’s popular advice columnists and America’s most widely read and highest paid journalists.

A new documentary, written and produced by an APSU faculty member and a student, will shed more light on Dix’s life and career when it airs on television later this month.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” to air on NPT July 20th.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” to air on NPT July 20th.

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APSU professor Bob Shelton explores use of iPads in Chemistry Classrooms

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For more than a century, quiet students have suffered from a common phobia known as “board shyness.” They keep their eyes down and hope the teacher picks someone else to write on the board at the front of the classroom.

“You want students to come up to the board to work, to become more confident in their knowledge,” Dr. Bob Shelton, Austin Peay State University associate professor of chemistry, said. “Some suffer from board shyness. They’re scared of what they’re about to write. We can overcome that with some of the iPad apps that allow them to work from their seat. Then, through the technology that we have, they can project their answers so that the entire class can see it and learn from it.”

Austin Peay State University associate professor of chemistry Dr. Bob Shelton.

Austin Peay State University associate professor of chemistry Dr. Bob Shelton.

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American Heart Association reports Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, disturb heart rhythm

 

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Energy drinks may increase blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.

Consuming energy drinks may increase the chances of developing an abnormal heart rhythm.

Consuming energy drinks may increase the chances of developing an abnormal heart rhythm.

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American Heart Association reports most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt

 

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Nearly 75 percent of commercial pre-packaged meals and savory snacks for toddlers are high in sodium, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.

In the first study to look at the sodium content in U.S. baby and toddler foods, researchers compared the sodium content per serving of 1,115 products for babies and toddlers using data on major and private label brands compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Some toddler meals had as much as 630 mg of sodium per serving. (Courtesy American Heart Association)

Some toddler meals had as much as 630 mg of sodium per serving. (Courtesy American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Adults worldwide eat almost double daily AHA-recommended amount of sodium

 

The study is the first to provide information about sodium intake by country, age and gender.

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Seventy-five percent of the world’s population consumes nearly twice the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt), according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions.

Global sodium intake from commercially prepared food, table salt, salt and soy sauce added during cooking averaged nearly 4,000 mg a day in 2010.

Reduction in Salt Consumption Recommended. (Copyright American Heart Association)

Reduction in Salt Consumption Recommended. (Copyright American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports 180,000 deaths worldwide may be associated with sugary soft drinks

 

About 25,000 deaths in the United States each year may be associated with sugar-sweetened drinks.

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.

Sugar-sweetened beverages are consumed throughout the world, and contribute to excess body weight, which increases the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers.

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