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Austin Peay State University President Alisa White delivered on promise to ‘advance this institution’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Dr. Alisa White assumes the presidency at Sam Houston State University in early August, she will leave Austin Peay State University (APSU) knowing she delivered on the promise she gave on a spring day five years ago. 

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

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Looking back at top APSU stories of last 10 years

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A new year is quickly approaching, bringing with it the promise of a new decade at Austin Peay State University (APSU). Here’s a look back at some of the milestones that took place on the APSU campus during the last 10 years.

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Austin Peay State University praised by NASA for Solar Eclipse Outreach

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – NASA recently honored Austin Peay State University with its Marshall Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award for the University’s help during the 2017 Great American Eclipse.

Austin Peay State University representatives Dr. Donald Sudbrink, center, professor and chair of the APSU Department of Agriculture; Bill Persinger, right, executive director for Public Relations & Marketing; and Bryan Gaither, lab manager for the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, accepted the award with other members of the Marshall Space Flight Center Solar Eclipse Team on August 22nd in Huntsville, AL.

Austin Peay State University representatives Dr. Donald Sudbrink, center, professor and chair of the APSU Department of Agriculture; Bill Persinger, right, executive director for Public Relations & Marketing; and Bryan Gaither, lab manager for the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, accepted the award with other members of the Marshall Space Flight Center Solar Eclipse Team on August 22nd in Huntsville, AL.

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Staff from APSU’s The All State earn 10 awards at Southeast Journalism Conference

 

Austin Peay State University student newspaper "The All State"Clarksville, TN – The All State, student newspaper at Austin Peay State University, earned two first place awards in Best News Editorial Artist/Illustrator and On-site Op-ed Writing and eight additional awards from the annual Southeast Journalism Conference during on Friday, February 16th, 2018.

The All State staff show their 10 awards from the the annual Southeast Journalism Conference.

The All State staff show their 10 awards from the the annual Southeast Journalism Conference.

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NASA 2017 Highlights

 

Written by Jen Rae Wang / Allard Beutel
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – The Moon became a key focus point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the Sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency’s human space exploration plans.

One of the numerous NASA-related activities and actions the Trump Administration did in 2017 was to reconstitute the National Space Council. During its first meeting on October 5th, Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to develop a plan to help extend human exploration across our solar system, and return astronauts to the Moon in preparation for human missions to Mars and other destinations.

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A Look Back at Austin Peay State University in 2017

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University, which turned 90 in April, experienced another big year, with new buildings and programs transforming the campus over the last 12 months.

Women’s volleyball and men’s football electrified the community this fall, and in August, thousands of people cheered as the afternoon sky went dark for nearly two minutes. As this 90th year comes to an end, here are some of the major stories that came out of Austin Peay in 2017.

The Austin Peay Volleyball team is the 2017 OVC Champions.

The Austin Peay Volleyball team is the 2017 OVC Champions.

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Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville partnership shines bright in shadow of the Total Solar Eclipse

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionHopkinsville, KY – Thousands of people, many visiting from other states and from around the world, converged on Hopkinsville, which dubbed itself “Eclipseville,” August 19th, 2017 in anticipation of Monday’s total solar eclipse.

The city, located 20 miles north of Fort Campbell, hosted its annual Summer Salute Festival August 18th-20th, providing visitors a myriad of food, games, music and activities.

The 101st Airborne Division provided the Big 5 Band that performed, August 19th, as part of its commitment to support the robust relationship it has with Hopkinsville.

Members of the Big 5 Band, of the 101st Airborne Division Band, perform at Hopkinsville, Kentucky’s Summer Salute Festival, Aug. 19. The festival provided a unique opportunity for Fort Campbell and the Hopkinsville community to recognize their mutually beneficial relationship. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Members of the Big 5 Band, of the 101st Airborne Division Band, perform at Hopkinsville, Kentucky’s Summer Salute Festival, Aug. 19. The festival provided a unique opportunity for Fort Campbell and the Hopkinsville community to recognize their mutually beneficial relationship. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Total Solar Eclipse Signals Biggest Day in Clarksville Regional Airport History

 

Clarksville Regional AirportClarksville, TN – The Great American Eclipse of 2017 on August 21st was a once-in-a-lifetime event for many in Clarksville. But for Clarksville Regional Airport it was also a historic milestone that eclipsed all previous single day aircraft traffic records at the public-use airport.

The airport embraced its role as the “front door to Middle Tennessee” and invited people from across the world to fly-in to the facility located near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line to experience the total solar eclipse.

A variety of aircraft, ranging from light-sport aircraft to multi- passenger charter jets, flew into Clarksville Regional Airport August 21st to witness the Great American Eclipse of 2017. More than 160 aircraft landed at the airport to view the eclipse, with planes arriving from as far away as England and Canada.

A variety of aircraft, ranging from light-sport aircraft to multi- passenger charter jets, flew into Clarksville Regional Airport August 21st to witness the Great American Eclipse of 2017. More than 160 aircraft landed at the airport to view the eclipse, with planes arriving from as far away as England and Canada.

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Montgomery County’s RichEllen Park holds Total Solar Eclipse viewing event

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, Montgomery County Parks and Recreation held a Total Solar Eclipse viewing event at RichEllen Park. The event started at 10:00am and lasted until 3:00pm. The event was free and open to the public.

Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the park, good food and mingle with neighbors, family and friends. Montgomery Central Little League was manning the concession stand making fresh hamburgers, hotdogs, etc, available for purchase. All proceeds from concessions sales went to the League.

Total Solar Eclipse from Montgomery County's RichEllen Park.

Total Solar Eclipse from Montgomery County’s RichEllen Park.

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APSU’s Fortera Stadium hosts hundreds for the Total Solar Eclipse

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Around 1:25pm on Monday, August 21st, 2017, hundreds of people cheered in the near-dark inside Austin Peay State University’s Fortera Stadium.

APSU hosts Peayclipse, an event for the community to gather and witness a once in a lifetime solar eclipse at Fortera Stadium on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

APSU hosts Peayclipse, an event for the community to gather and witness a once in a lifetime solar eclipse at Fortera Stadium on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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