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APSU Baseball: Govs-Bruins meet in battle of .500 clubs


APSU Governors LogoTwo teams sitting at .500 will meet when Austin Peay State University’s baseball team hosts Belmont in a 6 p.m., Tuesday non-conference contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay (18-18) has fallen back to .500 with six losses in its last seven contests. The Govs stopped a five game losing streak courtesy a doubleheader split against Jacksonville State, Saturday, but dropped the series finale, Sunday. Austin Peay stood five games above .500 on April 7.

Junior right-hander Eric Davis (1-1) will look to recover from a shaky outing in his last appearance, April 13 against Western Kentucky. He brings a 7.64 ERA into Tuesday’s contest, which will be his season’s fifth start, and has struck out 19 batters in 33 innings, walking 16.

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APSU to Open Honors Common for High-Achieving Students


Liza Kurtz

Austin Peay State University LogoWhen Liza Kurtz, a senior sociology major, enrolled in Austin Peay State University’s Honors Program as a freshman, she discovered a community of likeminded students who motivated and challenged her academically.

That’s exactly what she was looking for in of her college-experience, and next semester, she’ll be able to spend even more time studying, attending meetings or simply hanging out with these friends in APSU’s new Honors Common – an 8,000-square-foot space in the heart of campus that will house both the University’s Honors Program and the President’s Emerging Leaders Program.

“I’m really excited, and I think it’s going to do wonders for the program,” Kurtz said. “This is going to give us the opportunity to build community around a shared space rather than shared classes.”

The newly renovated building, located next to the Morgan University Center and the Ann Ross Bookstore, is scheduled to open next fall. «Read the rest of this article»

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Unique opportunity for emerging artists at the Customs House Museum


Emerging artists now have a new place to exhibit in Clarksville. The Customs House Museum is opening up its Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery to visual artists 18 years and older. A prospectus of requirements for submissions can be picked up at the museum lobby desk or downloaded from the museum’s website. Proposals may be submitted between June first and August first only. Accepted artists will receive a two-month exhibit.

Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, says the museum is looking forward to hosting art done in a variety of styles and mediums. “There are some very talented artists from across the state, and we are happy to be able to give them one more place to show off their work. The museum has showcased group exhibits for the past several years, including the Friends of Photography, Artz, and Kaleidoscope . The Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery is a perfect size for one-man displays, both 2-D and 3-D works.” Based on the success of the recent contemporary exhibition, Modern Girls, Jordan hopes to see some innovative work submitted for consideration. «Read the rest of this article»

Friends of Fort Defiance held annual “March to the past”


The Friends of Fort Defiance held their sixth annual march to the past event last Sunday near Port Royal State Park. The event which was timed to coincide with the Rivers and Spires festival held in Clarksville, TN is designed to educate attendees about what life was like in 19th century, especially the civil war era.

This event was somewhat unique as it mixed both Civilian and Military re-enactors. Representatives from both the Confederacy and Union were on hand. Demonstrations ranged from carding wool and spinning thread, Civil War era medicine, to live fire demonstrations of field artillery by Porter’s Battery

Porter's Battery conducts a canon firing at the March to the Past event in Port Royal

Porter's Battery conducts a canon firing at the March to the Past event in Port Royal

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