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APSU alumni Austin McKain hikes Appalachian Trail

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumnus Austin McKain is no stranger to hiking and nature. He was in the Boy Scouts until he was 18, after all.

“I’ve always really been interested in the outdoors and what it has to offer,” McKain said. “I am big into camping and just being outside all the time.

A screen-capture from one of McKain's early-April 2021 videos. (APSU)

A screen-capture from one of McKain’s early-April 2021 videos. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University to offer incoming students new summer camp-style orientation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is unveiling a new opportunity open to all incoming Governors – Camp R.O.W., a multiday “summer camp” experience focused on building connections with the APSU community.

Austin Peay State University new summer camp-style orientation to be offered to incoming students in August. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University new summer camp-style orientation to be offered to incoming students in August. (APSU)

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Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopens for 5 Days

 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee travelers, we’re happy to announce the gates of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopen Wednesday, October 16th to visitors. All attractions, campgrounds, visitor centers and facilities will be open.

Fall is a peak season for the Smokies along with our gateway towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Townsend. Let us help you plan your trip today. Visit our  Fall Foliage Report to see how the splendor of fall color is changing from Memphis to Bristol.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2012 Trooper of the Year

 

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) named Trooper Nathan W. Hall the 2012 Trooper of the Year at a special award ceremony held Thursday evening in Murfreesboro, TN. Trooper Hall earned the honor after preventing a possible suicide attempt by a juvenile last December in Sullivan County.

“Trooper Hall is a great example of what is expected of a Tennessee State Trooper. He’s professional, courageous, works hard and has a positive attitude. His actions on the night of December 16th, 2012 were nothing short of heroic. Trooper Hall is an outstanding representative of our agency and deserves the Trooper of the Year recognition,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.

Nathan W. Hall named 2012 Trooper of the Year

Nathan W. Hall named 2012 Trooper of the Year

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Activate the Month of May with Outdoor Recreation (ODR)

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Experience the outdoors and enjoy the warm weather while partaking in a number of fun, adventurous activities. Outdoor Recreation (ODR) has an endless array of adventure programs scheduled during the month of May.  Activities include mountain biking, dog hiking, rock wall climbing, canoeing, backpacking and more.

Adventure programs take place all month.  Programs are Family, children and Spouse oriented.  «Read the rest of this article»

 

J.R. Tate’s to tell Appalachian stories

 

walkin-with-ghost-whisperersA man who has written extensively about the Appalachian Trail – and hiked the trail’s entire 2,175 miles four times – will be at Austin Peay State University to speak on his experiences and help kick off the Spring 2009 book series of The Peay Read.

J.R. Tate, a retired Marine Corps officer who completed Appalachian Trail thru-hikes in 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2006, will speak at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22 and at noon, Friday, Jan. 23. Both sessions, free and open to the public, will be in the Morgan University Center, Room 308.

He will be on hand to announce The Peay Read 2009 book selection, “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail” by Bill Bryson. Bryson tells of his encounters while hiking the trail.     «Read the rest of this article»

 



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