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Austin Peay State University freshman nonprofit executive Mallory Fundora finishes first year at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University freshman Mallory Fundora, founder and chief operating officer of the nonprofit Project Yesu, recently completed her first year at APSU, but before she can relax and enjoy her summer, she has to make a three-week business trip to Africa.

Austin Peay State University freshman Mallory Fundora has the words "Be the Change" tattooed across her forearm. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University freshman Mallory Fundora has the words “Be the Change” tattooed across her forearm. (APSU)

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Two APSU professors picked for prestigious Carnegie fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University (APSU) professors have been chosen for the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.

They are among five from Tennessee and 51 from the United States and Canada who will travel to Africa this summer to help universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Austin Peay State University chemistry professor Dr. Allen Chaparadza lectures during a chemistry class in the Sundquist Science Center on campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University chemistry professor Dr. Allen Chaparadza lectures during a chemistry class in the Sundquist Science Center on campus. (APSU)

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Montgomery County Government announces Jasmine Shadding as New Diversity and Training Officer

 

Montgomery County Government

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Government has recently selected Jasmine Shadding as the Diversity and Training Officer. Most recently she worked as a regional trainer for H.O.A. She also has experience in several long-term internships, as an assistant in human resources and as a retail sales manager.

Shadding holds a Masters of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of East London in the UK and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisville.

Jasmine Shadding, Montgomery County Diversity and Training Officer

Jasmine Shadding, Montgomery County Diversity and Training Officer

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101st Airborne Division Battalion Chaplain serves to impact world, comfort others

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As you walk through the doors of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, and turn left you see the battalion chaplain’s open door.

Just past his assistant you can see Capt. Daniel T. Isfan, HHB chaplain, who aspires to impact the world.

“I love what I do,” Isfan said. “I love being there for people.”

Being in the Army uniform puts Isfan in a position where he can be a positive influence on Soldiers – to him there is nothing better than building relationships with the people he can provide guidance, support and encouragement.

Isfan was born and raised in South Side Chicago until he was about 15 years old. His parents wanted a better lifestyle for their children, so they moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

Cpt. Daniel T. Isfan, the battalion chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo on Fort Campbell, Ky, June 11. “You never know who's going to walk through the door, so you always have to be ready to either give a word of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, a word of wisdom, or just a presence, someone to be there,” said Isfan. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Cpt. Daniel T. Isfan, the battalion chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo on Fort Campbell, Ky, June 11. “You never know who’s going to walk through the door, so you always have to be ready to either give a word of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, a word of wisdom, or just a presence, someone to be there,” said Isfan. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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NASA satellite observations reveal Freshwater locations changing around the Earth

 

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and why.

The study, published today in the journal Nature, finds that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier due to a variety of factors, including human water management, climate change and natural cycles.

A team led by Matt Rodell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, used 14 years of observations from the U.S./German-led Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) spacecraft mission to track global trends in freshwater in 34 regions around the world.

Artist's illustration of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission. GRACE Follow-On will soon continue the work of the original GRACE mission, providing valuable data that will help manage Earth's critical water resources. (NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio)

Artist’s illustration of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission. GRACE Follow-On will soon continue the work of the original GRACE mission, providing valuable data that will help manage Earth’s critical water resources. (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio)

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American Heart Association reports Heart disease, Stroke less widespread among Foreign-Born vs. U.S.-Born Adults

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Foreign-born adults living in the United States had a lower prevalence of coronary heart disease and stroke than U.S.-born adults in nationally representative data spanning 2006-2014, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Rates of heart disease and stroke are less widespread among U.S. adults who were born in another country. (American Heart Association)

Rates of heart disease and stroke are less widespread among U.S. adults who were born in another country. (American Heart Association)

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NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite data reveals reasons for Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Rise

 

Written by Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.

Scientists suspected the 2015-16 El Nino — one of the largest on record — was responsible, but exactly how has been a subject of ongoing research. Analyzing the first 28 months of data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite, researchers conclude impacts of El Nino-related heat and drought occurring in tropical regions of South America, Africa and Indonesia were responsible for the record spike in global carbon dioxide.

The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth's tropical regions released into the atmosphere, leading to Earth's recent record spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide. The effects of the El Nino were different in each region. (NASA-JPL/Caltech)

The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphere, leading to Earth’s recent record spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide. The effects of the El Nino were different in each region. (NASA-JPL/Caltech)

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Nashville Zoo announces Meerkat Pups Born at the Zoo

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of three meerkats on August 17th, 2017. This is the first offspring for parents Calvin (age 11) and Victoria (age 9). The pair has been together for 2.5 years, but have never successfully produced pups.

“Calvin and Victoria are proving to be great parents and have shown constant attention to the new additions,” said Sabrina Barnes, Area Supervisor of Primates. “We are very excited to once again have meerkat pups at Nashville Zoo!”

Meerkat Pups born at Nashville Zoo. (Rachel Schleicher)

Meerkat Pups born at Nashville Zoo. (Rachel Schleicher)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held June 1st, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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BDE FTX prepares 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade for next Rendezvous with Destiny

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As the unit responsible for sustaining the Army’s only air assault division, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division is constantly running support missions all over the world.

To make sure they are capable of meeting mission essential tasks no matter what the environment, Soldiers of the brigade headquarters and 101st Special Troops Battalion participated in a field training exercise March 28th-April 3rd, on training areas here.

A Soldier from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., fires during a live-fire range, April 3, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Companies were evaluated on their performance during a live-fire exercise as part of the brigade field training exercise. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A Soldier from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., fires during a live-fire range, April 3, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Companies were evaluated on their performance during a live-fire exercise as part of the brigade field training exercise. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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