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NASA lists Top 10 things New Horizons Spacecraft has discovered about Pluto

 

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Where were you at 7:49am Eastern Time on July 14th, 2015?

Three billion miles from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, moving at speeds that would get it from New York to Los Angeles in about four minutes, was pointing cameras, spectrometers, and other sensors at Pluto and its moons – distant worlds that humankind had never seen up close – recording hundreds of pictures and other data that would forever change our view of the outer solar system.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto's moon Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. Charon’s striking reddish north polar region is informally named Mordor Macula.(NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto’s moon Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. Charon’s striking reddish north polar region is informally named Mordor Macula.(NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

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Four APSU Govs picked in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player draft, Saturday

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityNew York, NY  – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw a quartet of student-athletes drafted in the third day of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

Junior catcher Ridge Smith was the first Governors player to be drafted, hearing his named called in the 12th round (372nd pick) by the Toronto Blue Jays. Junior third baseman/outfielder Logan Gray went next with his hometown Kansas City Royals nabbing him in the 13th round (403rd pick).

APSU Baseball's Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff drafted in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

APSU Baseball’s Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff drafted in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

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Harris Poll shows Student Loans Continue to Delay Spending Dreams

 

Written by Allyssa Birth, Senior Research Analyst
The Harris Poll

The Harris PollNew York, NY – With the election “season” well under way, education in general and student loans in particular continue to surface as major topics of discussion.

It should come as no surprise that this topic looms on the agenda for many candidates, considering a majority of Americans (60%) believe the government should regulate college programs to help make sure that graduates can get jobs and repay college loans.

Over one third of Americans (36%) say they are currently paying or have paid student debt in the past, which is on par with 2013 counts (37%).

Those with college and graduate degrees put more stock in the value of a degree

Those with college and graduate degrees put more stock in the value of a degree

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum Exhibits Bring Sense of Nostalgia in October

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum traditionally offers Tennessee-flavored exhibits during the fourth quarter of the calendar year, and October 2015 is no exception.

New gallery shows include Patterns of History, which features quilts from the museum collection. Sponsored in part by Legends Bank, this exhibit highlights fifteen covers dating as far back as 1830.

1920s Finley Elder Gracey

1920s Finley Elder Gracey

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The History of Labor Day

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – The first Monday in September, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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The Rolling Stones announce Brad Paisley as opening act at LP Field Concert in Nashville Tennessee, June 17th

 

The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour Kicks Off May 24th in San Diego

The Rolling Stones - Zip Code TourNew York, NY – The Rolling Stones have announced that Country music superstar, singer, songwriter and guitarist, Brad Paisley, will be a special guest artist opening their show in Nashville on Wednesday, June 17th at LP Field.

The Rolling Stones play LP Field in Nashville on Wednesday, June 17th. (Brian Rasic)

The Rolling Stones play LP Field in Nashville on Wednesday, June 17th. (Brian Rasic)

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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.

Craddock was selected from a list of outstanding artists from across the state compiled by APSU faculty for the honor, and will be awarded $5,000 to aid in the creation of new artwork. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says Orlando Florida Tops List of Spring Travel Destinations in United States

 

Sun destinations are travelers’ top getaways following harsh winter

AAATampa, FL – Warm destinations offering fun-filled activities for families will experience the largest influx of travelers this spring season. Florida has three of the top 10 most popular city destinations, including Orlando at number one.

Sunny, beach destinations in California and South Carolina also rank high on the list, followed by ever-popular vacation destinations Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle and San Francisco. «Read the rest of this article»

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Scholastic to Publish Teen Author Aija Mayrock’s “Survival Guide to Bullying”

 

ScholasticNew York, NY – Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has acquired North American rights to 19-year-old Aija Mayrock’s self-published ebook,

The Survival Guide to Bullying. The revised Scholastic edition (The Survival Guide to Bullying: Revised Edition) will be published simultaneously in paperback and ebook formats in July 2015, with a hardcover library edition to follow in September 2015.  The deal was negotiated by Debra Dorfman, VP and Publisher, Scholastic, and Jay Kramer for Aija Mayrock.

"The Survival Guide to Bullying" by Aija Mayrock (Scholastic)

“The Survival Guide to Bullying” by Aija Mayrock (Scholastic)

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Austin Peay State University Department of Art to host lecture from internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art is proud to welcome Ann Hamilton, an internationally recognized visual artist known for large-scale multimedia installations.

As a part of the Department’s visiting artist series, Hamilton will present a lecture on February 5th at 7:00pm in APSU’s Trahern Theatre.

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