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APSU University Advancement to hold 60th Annual Tower Club Dinner on September 21st

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Office of University Advancement will host the 60th Annual Tower Club Dinner at 6:00pm Friday, September 21st, 2018 at the APSU Farm, 1991 Pickens Road in Clarksville.

Attendees will include Tower Club members and their guests. The cost of dinner will be included as a benefit of membership. In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Tower Club, current members may invite potential new members to attend at no cost. 

APSU University Advancement assistant vice president Kris Phillips.

APSU University Advancement assistant vice president Kris Phillips.

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APSU to name animal science building after Brock Blick on April 5th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In late July 2017, Mark and Jeri Blick visited the Austin Peay State University farm to officially establish the Brock Blick Endowed Scholarship in Agriculture, in honor of their late son, Brock. But their generous gift to the University that afternoon represented only the first phase of a larger plan to honor Brock’s legacy.

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

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NASA to broadcast Total Solar Eclipse from APSU Farm

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, NASA will use Austin Peay State University’s Farm and Environmental Education Center as one of its official broadcast locations for the eclipse.

In addition to NASA’s broadcast, there will be several research and scientific efforts by multiple entities, including atmospheric, entomological and bovine research during the eclipse.

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

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APSU Department of Agriculture to host Alumni Harvest, Farm Facility Open House on October 18th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture was a long way from being the fastest-growing college department of agriculture in Tennessee that it is today, one man believed in the potential of both the department and the APSU Farm, a 440-acre plot of land now known as the Farm and Environmental Education Center.

“Dr. Gaines Hunt single-handedly kept the APSU Farm going for several years – sometimes with his own equipment, time and money,” John Bartee Jr., co-chair of the APSU agriculture advisory committee, said. “From an alumni perspective, he’s had a huge impact on the department and the university.”

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University to break ground on new Animal Science Facility on November 30th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In 1961, a group of Austin Peay State College agriculture students built a hay barn at the school’s farm off Pickens Road to house an animal husbandry operation.

At the time, the facility was more than adequate for the small college, but in recent years, the University’s Department of Agriculture has experienced unprecedented growth.

 APSU farm

APSU farm

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Mission Clarksville Students Grow Food at APSU Farm to Help Feed Area’s Hungry

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a hot morning in July, a group of local teenagers gathered in a massive garden off Pickens Road to get their hands dirty. They came to pull weeds and water plants, and after several hours in the hot sun, they left with several bushels of fresh vegetables.

“It was great having those kids out here,” Dr. Donald Sudbrink, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture, said. “They were so enthusiastic about learning and working in our APSU Victory garden.”

Mission Clarksville Students pulling weeds the APSU Victory garden.

Mission Clarksville Students pulling weeds the APSU Victory garden.

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New Observatory Opens at APSU Farm

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Shortly before sunset last Friday evening, a large crowd of stargazers gathered at the Austin Peay State University Environmental Education Center off Pickens Road, hoping to get a good look at the moon or possibly Mars.

The center, also known as the APSU Farm, sits only a few miles from Governor’s Square Mall and is somewhat affected by that area’s light pollution, but as of Friday, it has become the one of the best spots in Clarksville for astronomers to congregate.

That’s because, next to the barns and hay bales, APSU has opened a new observatory with a retractable dome and a 20-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope, featuring the same optical design as NASA’s Hubble Telescope.

New APSU Observatory offically opens.

New APSU Observatory offically opens.

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