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Austin Peay State University’s Weekly COVID-19 Update, November 1st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) knows everyone is tired of COVID-19 Coronavirus and eager for their lives to return to normal. We’ve worked so hard to keep our campus community healthy and safe. Now is not the time to give in to complacency and fatigue.

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APSU Football team spends time with Children at Lincoln Homes

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University’s athletics department, the Office of Sustainability within the APSU Physical Plant, the Clarksville Housing Authority and the APSU football team came together to pick up litter and spend time with children at Lincoln Homes.

Austin Peay Football teams took time Wednesday to pick up litter as well as spending time with the children at Lincoln Homes. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football teams took time Wednesday to pick up litter as well as spending time with the children at Lincoln Homes. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University’s corpse flower not causing a stink yet – but it will

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When the corpse flower blooms, it emits an intense, foul odor. “We’re used to flowers with sweet smells that attract bees and butterflies,” Dr. Carol Baskauf, Austin Peay State University (APSU) biology professor, said.

“The nickname for this plant is ‘corpse flower’ because it smells like rotting, dead meat. It stinks terribly,” stated Baskauf.

Austin Peay State University's towering corpse flower plant should bloom in four to six years. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s towering corpse flower plant should bloom in four to six years. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Growth rate brings need for Crosswalks, APSU Physical Plant finds Solar Solution

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Most people don’t think in terms of solar power when it comes to campus traffic issues, but APSU Physical Plant Director, Tom Hutchins was thinking solar was a perfect solution to remedy a growing traffic related issue around campus — pedestrian safety.

As the campus has grown, nearly doubling in size during the last decade, and the paths people took from classroom to classroom changed, so did the places where pedestrians cross streets.

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey - Austin Peay State University)

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey – Austin Peay State University)

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Austin Peay State University Botanical Garden showcases area’s rare and endangered plants

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A few years ago, three tall, flowering cherry trees grew on the western side of Austin Peay State University’s Sundquist Science Complex. They provided a nice, welcoming entry into the building, but in 2007, Tennessee suffered from a record-setting drought.

Temperatures reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit that summer, and by the fall, the 20-foot tall trees were dead.

Austin Peay Botanical Garden. (APSU)

Austin Peay Botanical Garden. (APSU)

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