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APSU’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to establish Texas Hub at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) and The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will advance their missions of landscape conservation and ecological restoration through a recently formalized partnership.

Austin Peay State University’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to work with The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to work with The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University, Fort Campbell partner for wetlands research on post

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) and the Fort Campbell Army installation deepened their growing relationship on November 6th, 2019 when the two organizations initiated an Intergovernmental Support Agreement, allowing APSU faculty and students to identify wetland ecosystems within the 105,000-acre Army post.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Col. Jeremy Bell, Fort Campbell garrison commander. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Col. Jeremy Bell, Fort Campbell garrison commander. (APSU)

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Montgomery County holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Wade Bourne Nature Center

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Tuesday afternoon, June 4th, 2019, around 70 people came out to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Wade Bourne Nature Center at Montgomery County’s Rotary Park. Expected to open summer 2020, the nature center is named in honor of Wade Bourne because of his long-time passion and commitment to conservation and the outdoors.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Director of Parks Jerry Allbert, Architect Lane Lyle and Becky Bourne, widow of Wade Bourne, spoke to the crowd prior to the ceremonial groundbreaking.

(L to R) County Commissioner Ricky Ray; County Commissioner David Harper; Laurina Lane; DBS & Associates President David Smith; County Commissioner Joe Creek; Lane Lyle; Mayor Durrett; Becky Bourne; Hampton Bourne; Frank Lott; Jerry Allbert and B.R. Miller and Company Owner Mike Boisseau.

(L to R) County Commissioner Ricky Ray; County Commissioner David Harper; Laurina Lane; DBS & Associates President David Smith; County Commissioner Joe Creek; Lane Lyle; Mayor Durrett; Becky Bourne; Hampton Bourne; Frank Lott; Jerry Allbert and B.R. Miller and Company Owner Mike Boisseau.

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Five Austin Peay State University Graduate Students receive Research Grants from APSU College of STEM

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College (APSU) of STEM recently awarded $500.00-$1,000 research grants to five graduate biology students. The research projects span from studying coal mining’s effects on a local fish to examining the history of the prairies of Middle Tennessee.

Meet the five students who won the grants and learn more about their research: 

Pictured sitting from left are Erin Schwarzbach, Claire Ciafre and John Kauphusman; and standing are Cooper Breeden, left, and Austin Hannah.

Pictured sitting from left are Erin Schwarzbach, Claire Ciafre and John Kauphusman; and standing are Cooper Breeden, left, and Austin Hannah.

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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Dwayne Estes to speak at University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service on October 11th

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) faculty member Dr. Dwayne Estes will speak at the University of Arkansas on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 as part of the Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series.

The event will be held in Sturgis Hall.

Dr. Dwayne Estes at Austin Peay State University.

Dr. Dwayne Estes at Austin Peay State University.

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APSU Southeastern Grasslands Initiative receives $100,000 donation from BAND Foundation

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The BAND Foundation of Washington, D.C., recently donated $100,000 to the Austin Peay State University Foundation as a contribution for the ongoing effort to fund the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) at APSU.

BAND also issued a dollar-for-dollar challenge gift to SGI, agreeing to match up to $250,000 of funds raised through the end of 2019.

APSU Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Dwayne Estes, leads a tour through Baker Prairie Natural Area.

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Austin Peay State University Biology Department receives $600,000 from Hageman Estate

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Ben Stone, Austin Peay State University emeritus professor, grew up the second youngest of seven children, so his interests in biology and education didn’t often make it into the family’s crowded, dinner table conversations.

“In 1953, there wasn’t much encouragement from my family to go to college,” he said.

The late John and Hilda Hageman believed in education and the mission of Austin Peay State University.

The late John and Hilda Hageman believed in education and the mission of Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University raises $9.85 million during second-highest giving year in university history

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University announced today that it has reached a record fundraising total of $9.85 million in gifts and pledges for the 2018 fiscal year.

This total is the second-highest in university history, and it is the result of a continuous increase in donations over time.

Members of the Austin Peay State University community thank donors who supported this year's #GovsGive campaign.

Members of the Austin Peay State University community thank donors who supported this year’s #GovsGive campaign.

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53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards recognizes APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes

 

For more than a half-century, Tennessee Wildlife Federation has recognized Tennesseans leading conservation in the state

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN  Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recently hosted its 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

The ceremony was held in Nashville and presented 16 awards to recipients from all corners of the state, including Clarksville’s Dr. Dwayne Estes. Estes is a professor of biology at Austin Peay State University (APSU).

APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes named Conservationist of the Year at 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes named Conservationist of the Year at 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

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Retired APSU professor Scott publishes update to landmark guide of Land Between the Lakes reptile, amphibian life

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the mid-1960s, Austin Peay State University professor of biology Dr. David Snyder began work on a monumental task.

Commissioned by the Tennessee Valley Authority to conduct an inventory of the herpetofauna, or reptiles and amphibians, of the newly established Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Snyder and a small team of researchers and students set about cataloguing the various species contained within the 170,000-acre plot of land crossing the Tennessee and Kentucky border.

Retired Austin Peay professor Dr. Floyd Scott with the book “Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes.”

Retired Austin Peay professor Dr. Floyd Scott with the book “Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes.”

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