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APSU nursing student Oliver Smith wins Vanderbilt’s Florence Nightingale Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1855, during the carnage of the Crimean War, a British newspaper man named John MacDonald crept through a dark hospital in Turkey, trying not to disturb hundreds of sick and wounded soldiers.

To keep from getting lost or bumping into beds, he followed a young woman through the building, pausing with her as she shined her lamp over the injured and reassured them with a few kind words.

Austin Peay State University's Oliver Smith won Vanderbilt's Florence Nightingale Award. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Oliver Smith won Vanderbilt’s Florence Nightingale Award. (APSU)

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Blackburn Report: Senator Marsha Blackburn visits Border with Vice President Mike Pence

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – We continue to hear about the crisis at our southern border. As the situation becomes more and more dire, it is important that both sides of the aisle work together on solving this issue.

On Friday, the Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee saw firsthand the work being done to secure our border. We spoke with border patrol officers, toured the McAllen Border Patrol Station, and spoke with detained migrants. What the cartels are telling them in Central America, or any of the other 60 countries where individuals have arrived from, is not what happens when they arrive on U.S. soil.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Small challenge: Breaking barriers for God and Country

 

Written by Gary Sheftick
Defense Media Activity – Army

U.S. ArmyFort Meade, MD – As the only woman to serve as an Army Special Forces chaplain, Capt. Delana Small said the key to success was just being herself.

“I never tried to act like a guy,” she said, explaining that Soldiers look for authenticity. “So I never tried to be anything other than myself.”

Between May 2015 and December 2017, she deployed with the 5th Special Forces Group to Turkey and Jordan.

The operations tempo was high and she admits that she worked hard to stay in shape like the green berets and keep competent in basic soldiering skills in order to maintain credibility, but said the operators always accepted her.

Special Forces Chaplain Capt. Delana Small in an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter shortly before the active component divested the airframe in 2017. (Gary Sheftick, Defense Media Activity - Army)

Special Forces Chaplain Capt. Delana Small in an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter shortly before the active component divested the airframe in 2017. (Gary Sheftick, Defense Media Activity – Army)

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Thanksgiving

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – Throughout history, many people have had many reasons to give thanks. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

A national holiday for giving thanks has been observed by the United States for hundreds of years.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

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Dodging the Roadkill: Encouragement

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I HATE the time switch.  I’m a warm weather fan, so moving the clocks back an hour just tells me that the cold weather is coming and it gets darker earlier. 

But I don’t want to talk about the weather or the time switch.  If you’ve been following my journey then you know my story.  This motorcycle changed my life.  

We’re approaching the holidays filled with family get togethers, turkey and dressing, Christmas music and Santa Claus.  A festive time of the year and a time to give thanks and count our blessings. But this time of the year can be a struggle for some of you and I know exactly how you feel. 

Hank and his motorcycle.

Hank and his motorcycle.

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Former APSU Women’s Basketball star Tearra Banks signs Contract to play in Turkey

 

Slan Sports Management

Slan Sports ManagementToronto, Canada – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that form Austin Peay State University (APSU) Women’s Basketball star Tearra Banks has signed a one-year contract with Istanbulgucu of the Turkish Türkiye Kadınlar Basketbol Ligi (TKBL) for the 2018-2019 season.

Banks, a 6’3’’ center, had a strong first professional season with Beroe Star Zagora in the Women’s Adriatic Basketball Association (WABA) in 2017-2018. She averaged 18.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while shooting an efficient 53.4% from the field.

Banks was named MVP of the WABA Group Stage and was selected to the Eurobasket.com All-WABA Second Team.

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2017 Wildlife Awards go to Dan Gibbs, Joshua Roberson

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Dan Gibbs and Joshua Roberson have been honored by being named the 2017 TWRA Wildlife Biologist of the Year and Wildlife Technician of the Year, respectively.

The annual awards are presented by the TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division. Division Chief Mark Gudlin announced the winners at the January meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Dan Gibbs (second from left) holds his award for being named Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Biologist of the Year for 2017. Pictured (from left) are Ed Carter (TWRA Executive Director), Gibbs, Mark Gudlin (TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division Chief), John Mike (Region IV Wildlife Manager) Jeff Cook (Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Vice Chairman).

Dan Gibbs (second from left) holds his award for being named Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Biologist of the Year for 2017. Pictured (from left) are Ed Carter (TWRA Executive Director), Gibbs, Mark Gudlin (TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division Chief), John Mike (Region IV Wildlife Manager) Jeff Cook (Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Vice Chairman).

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Austin Peay State University student Maria White wins first place at international glass and optics meeting

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Held in Waikoloa, Hawaii, the 2017 Glass and Optical Materials Division Meeting (GOMD) of the Materials Ceramic Society was an international affair, attracting hundreds of scientists from over 25 countries.

More than just a professional conference, GOMD also welcomed students from around the world, giving each a chance to learn from experts and discover the next steps in their academic and professional careers.

APSU chemistry major Maria White.

APSU chemistry major Maria White.

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General Andrew Poppas takes command of 101st Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles bid farewell to General Gary Volesky

 

Written by Sgt. William White
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has opened a new chapter in its rendezvous with destiny. Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the 45th commanding general of the 101st, placed the division in the hands of Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, the incoming division commander, during a change of command ceremony January 19th, 2017.

During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, XVIII Airborne Corps commander, praised Volesky’s leadership during his command.

“Our Army couldn’t have chosen a better leader to command this division two and a half years ago than Gary Volesky,” Townsend said. “During his watch, elements of the 101st have deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Liberia and a whole list of other nations around the world in support of both combat and shaping operations for our nation.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, the incoming division commander for the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to Fort Campbell community members, Families and 101st Airborne Division Soldiers during a change of command ceremony held at the division parade field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Jan. 19, 2017. Poppas assumes a command position in the 101st for the second time, as he previously commanded the 1st Brigade Combat Team. (Sgt. William White)

Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, the incoming division commander for the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to Fort Campbell community members, Families and 101st Airborne Division Soldiers during a change of command ceremony held at the division parade field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Jan. 19, 2017. Poppas assumes a command position in the 101st for the second time, as he previously commanded the 1st Brigade Combat Team. (Sgt. William White)

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Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre’s Christmas Show begins December 9th

 

Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Make your reservations now for the upcoming production of “Sorry! Wrong Chimney” at the Cumberland Arts Centre scheduled for December 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. The annual Christmas productions usually sell out early and this show will be no exception.

Starring a cast of local favorites and some new faces, this yuletide farce is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Cumberland Arts Center veterans, Nicole June, Alex Maynard, Glen Pafford, Bailey Thompson and Colleen Hyder join newcomers, Amy Snider and Brett LaGore, in this comedy written by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears and directed by Art Conn.

Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre to hold “Sorry! Wrong Chimney” December 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th.

Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre to hold “Sorry! Wrong Chimney” December 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th.

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