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APSU alum Gregory C. Mabry Jr. to be inducted into inaugural class of ROTC Hall of Fame

 

 APSU - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – According to APSU, more than 300 former U.S. Army ROTC cadets will be inducted into the inaugural class of the Army Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Fort Knox, Kentucky on June 10th that will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Army ROTC program.

A 2000 graduate of Northeast High School (NEHS) in Clarksville, Gregory C. Mabry Jr. earned his Bachelor of Science in sociology from APSU in 2004.

Gregory C. Mabry Jr.

Gregory C. Mabry Jr.

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Elizabeth George is a Mystery Writer You Should Know

 
Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George

Clarksville, TN – If you are an avid viewer of the PBS “Mystery” series, the name of Elizabeth George is no secret to you. The Thomas Lynley mysteries are a staple of Sunday night television. However, if you have not read her books for yourself, you have missed one of the greatest contemporary mystery writer’s offerings.

Elizabeth Susan George was born in Warren, Ohio. She is a graduate of University of California in Riverside. She also attended California State University at Fullerton, where she was awarded a master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology and an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

She began her career as an English teacher at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Along with ten other teachers, she was eventually fired for becoming involved with union activity. «Read the rest of this article»

 

NASA reports Rare New Microbe found in Two Distant Spacecraft Clean Rooms

 

Written by Guy Webster
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A rare, recently discovered microbe that survives on very little to eat has been found in two places on Earth: spacecraft clean rooms in Florida and South America.

Microbiologists often do thorough surveys of bacteria and other microbes in spacecraft clean rooms. Fewer microbes live there than in almost any other environment on Earth, but the surveys are important for knowing what might hitch a ride into space. If extraterrestrial life is ever found, it would be readily checked against the census of a few hundred types of microbes detected in spacecraft clean rooms.

This microscopic image shows dozens of individual bacterial cells of the recently discovered species Tersicoccus phoenicis. This species has been found in only two places: clean rooms in Florida and South America where spacecraft are assembled for launch. Spacecraft clean rooms are one of the most thoroughly checked environments on Earth for what microbes are present. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This microscopic image shows dozens of individual bacterial cells of the recently discovered species Tersicoccus phoenicis. This species has been found in only two places: clean rooms in Florida and South America where spacecraft are assembled for launch. Spacecraft clean rooms are one of the most thoroughly checked environments on Earth for what microbes are present. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA uses Supercomputer to create Future Climate projections for the United States

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationMoffett Field, CA – Global models of the climate system are now the foundation for many important climate studies, but they typically show climate changes at very large geographic scales on the order of 100 to 250 kilometers. Some data sets have scaled that down to about 10 kilometers, but even these make it difficult to analyze climate change impacts on a local or regional scale.

Using previously published large-scale climate model projections, a team of scientists from NASA, the Climate Analytics Group, Palo Alto, CA, a non-profit that provides climate data services, and California State University, Monterey Bay, has released monthly climate projections for the coterminous United States at a scale of one half mile (800 meters), or approximately the size of a neighborhood.

Top figure shows the average temperatures for springtime in 1950 across the United States, compared to the lower figure's projected average temperatures for the same season in 2099. Area in black boxes are enlarged below. (NASA)

Top figure shows the average temperatures for springtime in 1950 across the United States, compared to the lower figure’s projected average temperatures for the same season in 2099. Area in black boxes are enlarged below. (NASA)

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to focus on service learning in college courses

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Incorporating service learning into the college curriculum is a growing instructional tool, one that will be explored further at the next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.

Three women – Naomi Rendina, adjunct instructor of history at APSU, Alexandra Wills, assistant director of service and civic engagement at APSU, and Lisa Kurtz, representative with Americorps VISTA – will present “Beyond the Classroom: Enriching Community Partnerships to Promote Student Success” at 3:00pm, Thursday, October 11th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature art professor’s residency in Tanzania

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University art professor will discuss her three-week residency in Tanzania as part of the next Provost Lecture Series session at APSU.

Cynthia Marsh, professor of art, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, February 16th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of her talk is “Mambo Poa – A Cultural Exchange in Tanzania.” «Read the rest of this article»

 

St. Bethlehem Principal Announced

 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemClarksville, TN – Tracy Hodges has been named principal at St. Bethlehem Elementary School, replacing Gina Biter who was appointed principal of Northeast Elementary School.

Hodges most recently served as assistant principal at Kenwood Elementary School. Prior to her administrative experience, she served as a middle school literacy coach in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. «Read the rest of this article»

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Mystery Writers You Should Know: Elizabeth George

 
Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George

If you are an avid viewer of the PBS “Mystery” series, the name of Elizabeth George is no secret to you. The Thomas Lynley mysteries are a staple of Sunday night television. However, if you have not read her books for yourself, you have missed one of the greatest contemporary mystery writer’s offerings.

Elizabeth Susan George was born in Warren, Ohio. She is a graduate of University of California in Riverside. She also attended California State University at Fullerton, where she was awarded a master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology and an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

She began her career as an English teacher at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Along with ten other teachers, she was eventually fired for becoming involved with union activity. She later taught in El Toro High School in El Toro, California (now called Lake Forest, California). While employed there, she was selected Orange County Teacher of the Year, a tribute in part to the work she’d done with remedial students for nearly a decade. She left education after thirteen and a half years when her first novel, A Great Deliverance, was sold to Bantam Books. «Read the rest of this article»

 

K-12 and At-Risk Programs Coordinator Named

 

Dr. Kim Sigears has been named At-Risk Coordinator for Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, replacing Drew Williams who was chosen as assistant principal at Clarksville High School.
 
Sigears will begin her duties July 1st. She earned her doctorate of education at Tennessee State University, and received her Ed.S. and B.S. from Austin Peay State University. She earned a master’s degree in instructional technology from California State University, San Bernadino.
 

Dr. Kim Sigears

Dr. Kim Sigears

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Member of “Little Rock Nine” to speak at APSU tonight

 

Keynote Speaker at 6p.m. in Music/Mass Communication Building

Civil Rights Activist Dr. Terrence Roberts

TWilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center (WNDAACC)he year was 1955, and all the seats in the hamburger eatery were reserved for white patrons, so 13-year-old Terrence Roberts ordered food to go.

While waiting, he impulsively sat down at the counter and then realized a hush had fallen over the place. Everyone seemed to be looking at him threateningly. He canceled his order and left. As he walked home, Roberts remembers wondering “what it would take for (him) to be treated like a real human being.”

Two years later, he volunteered to be one of the “Little Rock Nine” who desegregated the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. After the group made several attempts to attend Central High in the fall of 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered federal troops to the school. A soldier was assigned to protect each black student, but Roberts recalls suffering physical and verbal abuse on a daily basis throughout the school year.

Roberts will be at Austin Peay State University as part of Black History Month events on campus. He will be the keynote speaker at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. The event – sponsored by the Student Life and Leadership, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center and Student Affairs – is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Following his presentation, he will be available for questions and a book signing. Books are available for purchase in the Ann Ross Bookstore on campus and will be available in the Music/Mass Communication Building lobby on the night of the event. Cash or check only will be accepted that night. «Read the rest of this article»

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