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APSU statistics instructor Sam Ligo builds Real-World models to help Students grasp Math Concepts

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  Austin Peay State University statistics instructor Sam Ligo for years has used his woodworking skills and engineering know-how to build mathematical models – real-world 3D representations of the math – to help his students learn.

And over the summer, he built his latest learning tool – a Galton Board.

Austin Peay State University's Sam Ligo sits with some of the models he has created for his students. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Sam Ligo sits with some of the models he has created for his students. (APSU)

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U.S. Representative Mark Green announces Virtual Service Academy Day

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesClarksville, TN – Today, Tuesday, August 25th, 2020,  U.S. Representative Mark Green announced his annual Service Academy Day will take place virtually on Saturday, August 29th from 1:00pm-3:00pm CT.

“As a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, I understand firsthand the honor and responsibility of attending a Service Academy,” Representative Green said. “Nominating students from Tennessee’s 7th District is one of the greatest privileges of serving in Congress. I look forward to speaking with students who are interested to learn at one of the Academies and serve their country in this important way.” 

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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18 Austin Peay State University ROTC Students ‘Virtually’ Commissioned as Army officers

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the first time ever, Austin Peay State University (APSU) held a virtual commissioning ceremony for its graduating class of ROTC students. 

The students received their commissions at their homes on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 while their ROTC officers – to keep with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines – conducted the commissioning ceremony in a small, socially distanced group in the front lobby of the Memorial Health Building on campus.

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APSU Ranger Challenge team to make second straight trip to Sandhurst competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the second straight year, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Ranger Challenge team has earned a spot at Sandhurst, the world’s premier international academy military skills competition. 

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Cherady Fine trains at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Cherady Fine trains at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently. (APSU)

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Five APSU ROTC cadets earn spots on Sandhurst-bound Ranger Challenge team

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Five Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC cadets recently proved themselves worthy for the Sandhurst military skills competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Jasmine Barrios has earned a spot on the APSU Ranger Challenge team. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Jasmine Barrios has earned a spot on the APSU Ranger Challenge team. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets to compete at Xavier in run-up to Sandhurst

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last October, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team dominated at the Bold Warrior Challenge at Fort Knox, Kentucky. 

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Jasmine Barrios, right, is competing at Xavier this weekend. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Jasmine Barrios, right, is competing at Xavier this weekend. (APSU)

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101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Brigade “Bastogne” Welcomes New Commander

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” said farewell to Col. Derek Thomson and welcomed Col. Robert Born on Saturday, November 22nd, 2019 during a change of command ceremony.

Thomson, affectionately known as “Bastogne 6”, and his wife Erin, served the division with distinction for 2 years.

“Over the past 2 years on this journey one word comes to mind,” said Thomson. “Gratitude.”

Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, passes the brigade colors to Col. Robert G. Born, left, during 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Change of Command ceremony Nov. 22, in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. The ceremony is a time-honored military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commanding officer to another. (Maj. Vonnie Wright, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.)

Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, passes the brigade colors to Col. Robert G. Born, left, during 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Change of Command ceremony Nov. 22, in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. The ceremony is a time-honored military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commanding officer to another. (Maj. Vonnie Wright, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.)

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Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge team sets sights on strong Bold Warrior Challenge

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team will try to make the podium for the second straight year at the 7th Brigade ROTC Bold Warrior Challenge October 25th-27th, 2019 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Members from last year's Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge team including Walt Higbee, far left, and Daniel Cole, third from left, compete at the Sandhurst competition. (APSU)

Members from last year’s Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge team including Walt Higbee, far left, and Daniel Cole, third from left, compete at the Sandhurst competition. (APSU)

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Black Hawk helicopters to land at Austin Peay State University on October 30th and November 1st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, October 30th, four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus for a special, joint training exercise between the University’s Governors Guard ROTC program and the Tennessee National Guard.

Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land at Austin Peay State University as part of a joint training exercise with the Tennessee National Guard and APSU Governors Guard ROTC. (APSU)

Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land at Austin Peay State University as part of a joint training exercise with the Tennessee National Guard and APSU Governors Guard ROTC. (APSU)

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Fort Campbell to hold Change of Command Ceremony July 11th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On July 11th, 2019 at 9:30am, the United States Army Garrison Fort Campbell will hold a Change of Command ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell will bid farewell to Col. Joseph P. Kuchan and welcome Col. Jeremy D. Bell.

Bell, was born in New York City and raised in Roxbury, New Jersey. He was commissioned as an Armor officer in 1997 from the United States Military Academy. His initial assignment was at Fort Stewart, Georgia where he served as an Armor and Mortar Platoon Leader in 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment.

Col. Jeremy D. Bell

Col. Jeremy D. Bell

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