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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee students need to return in the Fall

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I chaired a hearing in the Senate health committee with key administration officials and COVID-19 task force members to explore what federal, state and local governments need to do to get Americans back work and back to school. You can read more about that hearing below. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tennessee will receive more than $155 million to support COVID-19 Coronavirus testing and contact tracing across the state. Tennessee has done more testing than most states, but even more testing is key to ensuring folks are safe as they go back to work and back to school.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Austin Peay State University to have Nationally-recognized speaker Alex Sheen speak at APSU Unity Celebration

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Alex Sheen has a young face, so when people see him walking around in a relaxed T-shirt, they don’t realize he was once a corporate executive for Hyland Software, an organization featured in Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For list.

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Fort Campbell MWR’s R.F. Sink Library hosts Amy Bushatz at Brunch and A Book

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Our guest of honor for Brunch and a Book on Tuesday, January 20th will be Amy Bushatz. Amy – Army wife and mother of two has been featured as a military Family subject matter expert on NPR and in the New York Times.

She is the managing editor of Military.com’s Spouse and Family blog SpouseBuzz.com and an associate editor of Military.com. Amy wrote a short story that was included in a compilation of stories written by military Family members entitled Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom and Strength in Military Life. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra to present “Papa Haydn’s Farewell Symphony” November 16th

 

Family-friendly concert narrated by NPR host and author Anna Celenza

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – The Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents “Papa Haydn’s Farewell Symphony,” Sunday, November 16th, at 3:00pm in the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, Clarksville, TN.

Sponsored by Planters Bank, this Family Concert is based on the humorous book written by Anna Celenza, which tells the story of musicians who long to go home.

Gregory Wolynec directing the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gregory Wolynec directing the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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Austin Peay State University’s new Spanish Class tackles Vampires and Zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The last few years have been rough for Spain. The unemployment rate is close to 30 percent, which has led to daily protests and civil unrest in that European nation. For some scholars, this turmoil helps explain the sudden popularity of vampire and zombie literature in that country.

“Spain is in shambles,” Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo, Austin Peay State University associate professor of Spanish, said. “From 2008, the world crisis has hit them hard. When you read a novel from Spain about a zombie apocalypse, it makes you feel like this is happening. You feel the same destruction of society in every aspect.”

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

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53rd Annual Mid-South Jazz Festival at Austin Peay State University to be headlined by Jazz great Gregoire Maret

 

APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – At 92, Toots Thielemans is considered the world’s greatest jazz harmonica musician, having played with luminaries such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

In 2012, Thielemans made a guest appearance on 37-year-old Gregoire Maret’s self-titled debut solo album, and most music critics saw this as a passing of the baton to a new master of the jazz harmonica.

Gregoire Maret to perform at the 53rd Annual Jazz Festival at APSU.

Gregoire Maret to perform at the 53rd Annual Jazz Festival at APSU.

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Clarksville’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra to host “Wind Serenades” concert at Austin Peay State University February 9th-10th

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – There’s a famous scene in the 1984 Oscar-winning film “Amadeus” where the Italian composer Antonio Salieri looks over sheet music for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Gran Partita” serenade.

Salieri’s face contorts into a mixture of agony and ecstasy as he images the sounds of that serenade’s “Adagio.”

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

 

Written by Bob Reinert
USAG-Natick Public Affairs

U.S. ArmyNatick, MA – An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2012.”

A collaborative effort between the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and Program Executive Office Soldier resulted in an improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV, designed specifically for women. The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade will be the first unit to test the new female body armor in Afghanistan.

Members of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade will be the first to test the new female body armor, which was named one of Time Magazine's best inventions of 2012, in Afghanistan. (Photo by David Kamm, NSRDEC Photographer)

Members of the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade will be the first to test the new female body armor, which was named one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2012, in Afghanistan. (Photo by David Kamm, NSRDEC Photographer)

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APSU Hosts Annual Guitar Festival

 

Austin Peay State University and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present their annual guitar festival featuring guest artist concerts and master classes.

The concerts take place at 7.30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

The first concert will feature APSU adjunct guitar professor Roger Hudson and guest artist Stephen Aron in a performance of original compositions for the guitar. Tuesday’s concert will feature guest artist Lily Afshar. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Homefront,” A novel by former miltiary wife

 

PrintHomefront is a critically-acclaimed novel hailed as the only one to adequately illustrate the deployment experience. The semi-autobiographical story draws readers inside the surreal anxiety-filled wait, allowing them to experience it themselves on an intimate and personal level.

Books, movies, and TV shows offer valuable insight into experience of the soldier, but until now, there has been nothing to truly help the general population empathize with the others involved in our country’s wars: those who watch the people they love most leave for war and who–from that moment on–try to hold onto the last touch of the hand, the last smile, the last hug. Because it could be the last. From the day the service member touches down in Iraq or Afghanistan (or, earlier – in Vietnam, or Germany), every minute thereafter is spent knowing that could be the minute the beloved soldier dies.

Those who have never experienced a deployment hear people tell their stories on TV, and they think, “I bet it’s hard.” But being told it’s hard doesn’t do the experience justice, doesn’t help people understand.

“The uniformed soldiers just outside the doorway need not say a word — the spouse inside already knows what they are about to say. It is a painful and familiar scene, one played out often in fiction. But what was life like at home, before the fateful knock? … Tsetsi’s details are the things that ring truest about Homefront: a clock Mia sets to Iraqi time; the grit on Jake’s letters, which smell like ‘sweat and mud’,” writes reporter Seth Robbins in a recent issue of the Stars and Stripes newspaper, distributed worldwide to U.S. military, Department of Defense civilians, contractors, and their families.

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