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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball fight hard in loss to Ohio Bobcats

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUWest Lafayette, IN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team got off to a slow start, but fought throughout in a three-set season-opening loss (27-17, 25-16, 25-23) to Ohio, Friday afternoon at Holloway Gymnasium.

As far as starts go, Austin Peay (0-1) couldn’t have asked for better when senior setter Aubrey Marsellis served up an ace on the opening point.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA says 35.5 Million Americans to Travel for Labor Day Holiday; Most Since 2008

 

The final summer holiday to have a 1% increase from 2014

AAATampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1 percent increase from the 35 million over 2014.

This will mark the fourth consecutive year of overall travel growth for the Labor Day holiday period, and the seventh out of the past nine years to see year-over-year increase in volume.

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Austin Peay State University now has Live Pick Up location information on the Peay Mobile 4.0 App

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Anyone with a smartphone or internet-connected device can now get real time information about Austin Peay State University’s Peay Pick Up trolley system through the University’s Peay Mobile 4.0 app.

Developed by APSU students, the new feature can show the trolley’s location around the University campus, with the position updated every 15 seconds. The feature is accessible in APSU’s new Peay Mobile 4.0 app, which was redesigned in June.

AP Mobile 4.0 is free and can be downloaded by visiting www.apsu.edu/mobile

Peay Mobile 4.0

Peay Mobile 4.0

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum hosts International Nature Artists Exhibit

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum’s Kimbrough Gallery is the temporary home to Black-faced Tamarins, Sumatran Tigers, and Cherry-throated Tanagers through October 4th.

The artwork in the exhibit, Nature as Art, Art as Awareness, was created by members of the 52-Week-Challenge, a social media group.

Sumatran Tiger. (Kitty Harvill)

Sumatran Tiger. (Kitty Harvill)

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Academic Support Center at APSU’s Martin Golson earns Level 4 certification from National College Learning Center Association

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Academic Support Center at Austin Peay State University exists for one reason: to help students achieve their educational goals. And it is with that in mind that the Center’s director, Martin Golson, was recently honored for his excellence in helping students succeed in the classroom.

Golson was recently honored as a Certified Learning Center Professional – Level 4 by the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA), a national organization that supports learning center professionals in developing and enhancing their efforts at the post-secondary level.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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101st Airborne Division receives second highest unit award for mission to Liberia during Ebola breakout

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award by the commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriquez, during a ceremony held in the division headquarters building here August 27th. The JMUA is the second highest award a unit can receive.

Rodriquez and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, unveiled the award and a campaign streamer, recognizing the division’s five-month deployment in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

“The day the 101st got into Africa, things started changing,” said Rodriguez. “Every day they were there, the confidence and courage of the Liberian people started picking up.”

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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American Heart Association’s Life is Why Family Health Challenge™ returns in September

 

A Healthy Family Starts At Home And It Starts With You

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The American Heart Association wants families to feel they can, and are fully equipped to, make healthy choices in the home and within their everyday activities – without throwing schedules completely off or leaving wallets empty.

Today, about one in three American kids is considered overweight or obese. To help raise awareness and make parents and caregivers more conscious of their lifestyle choices during Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Life is Why Family Health Challenge™ will help them take the “controls” back, leaving them feeling empowered to make small moderations in their lifestyle that will lead to bigger, heart-healthy changes down the road.

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope discovers two Black Holes powering nearby Quasar

 

Written by Robert Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found that Markarian 231 (Mrk 231), the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar, is powered by two central black holes furiously whirling about each other.

The finding suggests that quasars—the brilliant cores of active galaxies – may commonly host two central supermassive black holes, which fall into orbit about one another as a result of the merger between two galaxies.

This artistic illustration is of a binary black hole found in the center of the nearest quasar to Earth, Markarian 231. (NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI))

This artistic illustration is of a binary black hole found in the center of the nearest quasar to Earth, Markarian 231.
(NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI))

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Nashville Sounds pummeled 12-5 at Tacoma Rainiers

 

Rangel Ravelo and Tyler Ladendorf Both Hit Their First Home Runs In Loss

Nashville SoundsTacoma, WA – The Sounds blasted two early home runs but fell short in Thursday’s series opener at Cheney Stadium, losing 12-5 to the Tacoma Rainiers.

Nashville had Brad Mills slated to make the Thursday evening start, but reliever Dan Otero stepped in to make a spot-start instead. The right-hander had not allowed a run in his last 19 innings of work dating back to June 19th, but had Tacoma plate four runs in his second and final inning of the start. Shawn O’Malley delivered the big blow, a two-out, three-run homer to help the Rainiers to an early 4-1 lead.

Nashville Sounds give up 12 hits in loss to Tacoma Rainiers Thursday night.

Nashville Sounds give up 12 hits in loss to Tacoma Rainiers Thursday night.

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