Topic: University of Memphis
Clarksville, TN –has narrowed its search for a new athletics director down to five strong candidates, and the University will begin interviewing the first two candidates on campus next week.
APSU began looking for a new AD in April when Coach Dave Loos stepped down from that position after 16 successful years. Loos remains the head coach for the men’s basketball program.
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System receives $785,000 Tennessee Grant to Develop School Leaders
Tennessee Invests $4 Million in Race to the Top Funds
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has pledged nearly $4 million in Race to the Top funds to pay for eight leadership development programs, which will impact future school leaders in more than 20 districts across the state.
The TN LEAD grants were awarded to organizations in partnership with one or more school systems, to either develop or replicate programs aimed at increasing leader effectiveness and improving student outcomes. The programs will target current and pre-service educators, in order to deepen the pipeline of effective leaders in Tennessee schools. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Dr. Bob Shelton,associate professor of chemistry, has an idea for an extremely efficient automobile. He’d like to see a vehicle powered by water and sunlight rather than gasoline.
“In some ways, that’s the way plants work,” he said. “That’s what we’re going to try to mimic with our photocatalytic hydrogen producers that mimic the reaction of the oxygen-evolving center in plants.”
Written by Colby Wilson
Clarksville, TN – If you’re an Austin Peay baseball fan, you’ve probably heard the last name ‘Harper’ a few times.
Ralph Harper was a second baseman for the Govs from 1978-81. He hit above .330 his last two seasons and drove in 59 runs as a senior en route to All-OVC honors. After graduation, he eschewed pro ball for dental school at the University of Memphis. He returned to Clarksville after dentistry school to practice his craft and raise two sons.
Clarksville, TN – The spring semester atstarted only a month ago, but several students in the school’s College of Science and Mathematics and College of Behavioral and Health Sciences have wasted no time in finding ways to excel.
Most recently, three of those colleges’ top students were invited to present their research at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research in La Crosee, WI. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Representatives from Planters Bank recently presented a check to the Northeast Middle School robotics teams.
The Northeast Electric Eagles Gold First LEGO League (FLL) robotics team recently won the First Place Champion’s Award and the Blue FLL team won the Robotic Programming Award at the West Tennessee State Championship held at the University of Memphis on December 8th, 2012.
Haslam highlights state’s successes, lays out strategies to address challenges in 2013 address
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Monday night delivered his 2013 State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly, contrasting Tennessee with Washington, D.C. and other states across the country that have struggled to keep their fiscal houses in order.
“Unlike the news coming out of our nation’s capital and so many other states around the country, good things are happening in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “We have a long history of fiscal restraint that crosses party lines. We have been deliberate about not spending money we don’t have and in making a concerted effort to save for the future…And now we are well-positioned to continue to invest in a thoughtful, strategic manner.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Burt Elementary teacher Kenzi Neuman is being recognized for the initiative she took in entering Burt Elementary School in a state lottery which will allow fifth graders to visit the Tennessee State Museum on Feb. 15 and view the actual Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth amendment, which will be on display there for only 72 hours. An Abraham Lincoln impersonator also will visit the students at their school February 4 to impart more knowledge about these historical documents.
January Points of Pride
Montgomery County, TN – Burt Elementary School teacher Kenzie Neuman is being recognized for the initiative she took in entering Burt Elementary School in a state lottery which will allow fifth graders to visit the Tennessee State Museum on February 15th and view the actual Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth amendment, which will be on display there for only 72 hours.
An Abraham Lincoln impersonator also will visit the students at their school February 4th to impart more knowledge about these historical documents. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay Governors Golf’s Sean Bailey advances to round 32 of ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Tennis
Memphis, TN – Senior Sean Bailey advanced to the Round of 32 at the 2012 US Tennis Association/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship, hosted by the University of Memphis at the Memphis Racquet Club.
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