Gov Run, football game, Mud Bowl highlight Family Weekend
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) annual Family Weekend caps this week September 27th-29th with events such as Gov Run, the Mud Bowl and, of course, a home football game.
Weather canceled the annual Gov Run at the Austin Peay Experience welcome weekend, but that just pushed the popular event to the symbolic kickoff of Family Weekend, this weekend, September 27th-29th.
Participants are caked in color during this 6:00pm color run Friday, September 27th, at the intramural field on campus. The run includes crowds of cheering students and an excess of color – sprays of red and yellow water and clouds of orange and green powder.
Other events at Family Weekend include:
- A spooky movie at the Spirit Rock, 8:00pm Friday, September 27th.
- A hypnotist 10:00am-11:30am Saturday, September 28th, at Clement Auditorium.
- Tailgating noon-1:30pm Saturday, September 28th, on Stache Street by the football stadium.
- Austin Peay football hosts Jacksonville State at 2:00pm Saturday, September 28th, at Fortera Stadium.
- Band and Ice Cream Social 7:30pm-8:30pm Saturday, September 28th, at MUC Plaza.
- Family Picnic 11:00am-2:00pm Sunday, September 29th, at the Dunn Bowl.
- Mud Bowl noon-5:00pm Sunday, September 29th, at the Dunn Bowl.
For more information about Family Weekend, click here.
APSU Football hosts Jacksonville State
The Governors (2-2) host the No. 10 Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-1) at 2:00pm Saturday, September 28th, at Fortera Stadium. The Govs are calling for fans to blackout The Fort and wear black.
Starting today, fans purchasing their tickets online at LetsGoPeay.com/BuyTickets for the 2:00pm, Saturday contest can use the online code SELLOUT to receive a discount on the single-game ticket prices and receive a special edition Blackout T-Shirt courtesy of Domino’s Pizza.
Students, as always, get to sit free at all Austin Peay Stae University athletics events.
For more information, visit www.letsgopeay.com.
APSU Health and Human Performance faculty to host Blood Drive
To combat an area blood shortage, the Austin Peay State University Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) will host a special, two-day American Red Cross blood drive to benefit the region, from 10:00am-4:00pm, September 23rd, and 11:00am-5:00pm, September 24th, in the University’s Foy Recreation Center.
Anyone interested in donating should reserve a time by visiting www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=APSU. To volunteer or for additional information, contact Dey at
Library advocates against censorship, celebrates Banned Books Week
Libraries support an individual’s right to choose books freely for themselves.
This year, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University are celebrating Banned Books Week September 22nd–28th, with the theme “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!” Banned Books Week is a time to recognize the right to access books without censorship and celebrate the freedom to read.
For information about Banned Books Week, visit the American Library Association’s website at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks.
For information about the events and display, contact the library at 931.221.7346 or visit http://library.apsu.edu/.
Women’s soccer hosts Southeast Missouri, UT Martin
The APSU soccer team has two home games this week, against Southeast Missouri at 7:00pm Friday, September 27th, and against UT Martin at 1:00pm Sunday, September 29th. Both games are free and at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field on campus. For news and updates regarding about everything happening around Austin Peay State University soccer, follow along on Twitter (@AustinPeaySOCR).
For more information, visit www.letsgopeay.com.
Other Austin Peay happenings this week:
- 10 at 10 allows students to share their top 10 recommendations as an Austin Peay student, 10:00am Tuesday, September 24th, at the A.N.T.S. Center in Room 112, Morgan University Center. Click here for more.
- Hispanic vs. Latino vs. Latinx: What the words mean, noon-1:30pm Wednesday, September 25th, at the Hispanic Cultural Center, will be an open dialogue about what the terms mean, their origin and how students feel about them. Refreshments provided. Click here for more.
- Ranked-Up Esports Recruitment Event 5:00pm Wednesday, September 25th, in the Technology Building. Ranked-Up Esports is APSU’s only official esports team. Attend to determine your skill level and aptitude for the team. Free food. Open to all students of all gaming levels and experience. Click here for more.
- For more campus events, click here.
Coming next week
- Global “do it” exhibit – where visitors help create the art – coming to Austin Peay: https://www.apsu.edu/news/september-2019-do-it.php.
- APSU student-produced documentary showing at Nashville Film Festival: https://www.apsu.edu/news/september-2019-listen-hear.php.
- APSU’s Industry Summit to seize the momentum of region’s extraordinary growth: https://www.apsu.edu/news/september-2019-industry-summit.php.
- Discussion of the 2018 book “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” in the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center: https://www.apsu.edu/news/september-2019-suffrage-events.php.