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Great Teams event builds 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade ‘Lifeliner’ culture

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Members of Fort Campbell’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program posed this question to leaders and Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” September 16th during a Great Teams event, here.

Justin Foster, a lead Master Resilience Trainer performance expert with the CSF2 program, led the event for the “Lifeliner” Brigade.

The Great Teams event gathered a cross section of leadership from across the organization to identify what goals and behaviors would make the brigade successful going forward, Foster explained.

Dr. Rick Grandinetti (standing), a leadership skills trainer, discusses leadership skills with Soldiers and leaders of 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), during a Great Teams event Sept. 16, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Dr. Rick Grandinetti (standing), a leadership skills trainer, discusses leadership skills with Soldiers and leaders of 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), during a Great Teams event Sept. 16, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Austin Peay State University Faculty win Duke Award for editing “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – In 1862, the author of “The American Stud Book,” a breed registry for thoroughbred horses, became one of the least popular people in Montgomery County. His name was Col. Sanders Bruce, and as an officer in the Union Army, he oversaw the military occupation of Clarksville during the Civil War.

“Well upon Christmas day Colonel Bruce with his ‘whiskey jug’ and several regiments took possession of this place and here they have been ever since,” Nannie Haskins Williams, a 16-year-old Clarksville resident, wrote in her diary a year later. “And here I am too still writing in my journal about those detestable blue coats for whom I have such a disgust.”

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

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American Heart Association says Clot-removal devices now recommended for some stroke patients

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – For the first time, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots obstructing the large arteries supplying blood to the brain, according to a new focused update published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

The optimal initial treatment for a clot-caused (ischemic) stroke remains intravenous delivery of the clot-busting medication tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

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Austin Peay State University professors publish Civil War diary about life in Clarksville

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a cold night in February 1862, the moans and whimpers of injured Confederate soldiers filled the streets of Clarksville.

Hospitals had been set up in local buildings to treat the wounded, following the Battle of Fort Donelson in nearby Dover, and whispered rumors claimed the Union army was heading for the city.

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee celebrates 35 years

 

Habitat International CEO Jonathan Reckford to speak at Governor’s Reception

Habitat for HumanityNashville, TN – Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the State of Tennessee with a reception at the Governor’s Residence Thursday, October 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm where Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, will be presenting special recognition to significant supporters whose partnership has contributed so greatly in helping the Habitat for Humanity reach this milestone.

Tennessee ranks fourth in the number of new Habitat for Humanity homes built nationwide.

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program

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Tennessee Archivists to hold Annual Conference in Clarksville

 

Nashville, TN – The Society of Tennessee Archivists will hold its annual conference October 16th-18th, 2013, at the Riverview Inn Conference Center in Clarksville, Tennessee.  This year’s theme:  STA2013: Listen Up! Discovering, Sharing, and Preserving Our Stories” will focus on oral history and folklife projects in the Southeastern United States.

“Oral histories are the purest form of history. They are a first-person account of events and must be preserved for future generations,” said Ralph Sowell, Vice President of the Society.  “Archivists provide future generations with an accurate study of the past, learning from the accomplishments of predecessors, tracing genealogical ancestry and maintain records in the public  trust.  State, County, and Private Archives help to improve citizen knowledge of their community histories.”

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APSU names Top Five Candidates for Athletic Director Position

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has narrowed its search for a new athletics director down to five strong candidates, and the University will begin interviewing the first two candidates on campus next week.

APSU began looking for a new AD in April when Coach Dave Loos stepped down from that position after 16 successful years. Loos remains the head coach for the men’s basketball program.

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William R. Ferris, Rock Star of Southern Culture

 

William R. Ferris, keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference authors’ reception and banquet, held at Clarksville Country Club on Thursday night, is as close to being a rock star as you can get in the world of Southern culture and its study.

Although now the Senior Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, professor of history, and adjunct professor in the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was formerly the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) beginning in 1997 when he was appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton.

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