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New SGA resolutions proposed By CIDNIE SYDNEY-BREWINGTON Staff Writer

APSU’s SGA Senate proposed four new resolutions, numbers three through six, for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011. Resolution three, proposed by Senator Price at the Wednesday, Dec. 1 SGA senate meeting, called to “enact access to the Foy during the summer months for a student who is fully enrolled in the spring semester and is confirmed to take classes in the following fall semester,” according to the written Maddox proposal. At the Wednesday, Dec. 8, SGA meeting, the resolution was tabled to Wednesday, Jan. 19 to be presented by Senator Kelly Maddox. At the Wednesday, Jan. 19, SGA senate meeting, “the resolution was rescinded,” Maddox said. “It is completely off the table which means we are not going to implement it.” The remaining resolutions were proposed by Senator Kelvin Rutledge. Resolutions 4 and 6 were proposed at the Wednesday, Dec. 1, SGA meeting and Resolution 5 was proposed at the Wednesday, Nov. 17, SGA senate meeting. Resolution 4, according to the written proposal, called “to change the start time of the SGA senate meetings ... to make sure [students’] ... thoughts and needs are heard Rutledge CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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APSU is searching for a new dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Support to fill the vacancy left by Harriett McQueen. McQueen retired at the end of December after almost five years in the position. There are currently 12 approved candidates, according to Jaime Taylor, APSU dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and chair of the search committee charged with finding candidates for the position. No interim dean will be hired. APSU Provost Tristan Denley will fill the role until a new dean is hired in time for the next academic year.

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Winter driving hazard information from Georganna Genthner, public safety.

This is a very critical position for the university, and we need to make sure we find the right person.”

Car maintenance

What sort of car repairs are more frequent in the winter?

The most frequent car repairs in the winter are batteries and belts. The cold weather cracks the rubber on belts and makes batteries work harder to start.

How do you know if your belts and battery need to be replaced? Cracks and high luster or shine on your belt and a squealing sound are good indicators that belts need to be replaced. If the car has trouble starting, then the battery needs to be checked.

Firestone offers a 10 percent discount on services and tires to all APSU students. Students need to show their student I.D. to receive the discount. Car maintenance information from Noe Guerra, managing partner of Firestone on Riverside Drive

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The search committee will narrow the field to two or three candidates who will then be referred to Denley, who will make the final decision. “The position has been advertised nationally. Applicants have been coming in over the holidays,” Taylor said. “They are being approved by the Human Resources office and are now being reviewed by the hiring committee.” “The goal is to have this person start as soon as possible. However, this is a very critical position for the university, and we need to make sure we find the right person,” Taylor said. The dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Support oversees “the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid and Admissions, Academic Support, Career Center, Academic Alert and Institutional Research,” Denley said. TAS

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New applicants to APSU will now have to meet higher standards on their ACT scores in order to gain acceptance to the university. In order to comply with new regulations set forth in the Complete College Tennessee Act, APSU must cease offering all remedial and developmental courses and change admission standards to eliminate the need for such courses. According to the legislation, the changes in curriculum must take effect by Wednesday, July 1, 2012. “Students who have remedial academic deficiencies will not be admitted to APSU, as of Fall 2011,” said Ryan Forsythe, director of APSU Admissions. “In light of the Complete College Tennessee Act, APSU has received approval from [the Tennessee Board of

Using the enhanced model, students are much more academically successful.” — Tristan Denly, provost

Tennessee Act, community colleges will now be the only institutions of higher education allowed to offer remedial and developmental classes. Other changes imposed by the legislation include “encouragement of dual admission agreements between institutions, the requirement of a unified system of community colleges, the requirement that institutions

encourage student success,” Forsythe said. “We are developing workshops in reading, writing and mathematics to assist non-traditional students, or any students who might need further assistance in meeting this new requirement,” Denley said. For students that meet the admissions requirements but still require additional help, APSU will offer “enhanced” classes in math and English. These enhanced classes will consist of a typical first-year, 1000-level class, which will meet three times a week, in conjunction with an on-campus workshop, to meet twice a week. “Using the enhanced model, students are much more academically successful” than when enrolled in traditional remedial classes, Denley said. APSU is also exploring a “bridge program” that will offer workshops during the summer to help students eliminate deficiencies before being admitted in the fall. Denley encourages incoming high school students with low ACT sub-scores to “more thoroughly prepare themselves” for college level coursework “as part of their high school experience.” TAS

The APSU crime log includes arrests and dispatch callins. As mandated by Tennessee law, the crime log is updated within two business days of an incident and new information www. to an incident available for public inspection any time during normal business hours.

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Guest speakers Mitch Robinson, vice president of Finance and Administration, and Richard Jackson, vice president of Legal Affairs and Strategic Planning, spoke on changing the current location of the Free Speech zone because the current location, the UC Plaza, is used for organization fairs and events. They believe Free Speech Zone should be moved to another high-traffic visible area so students can use it without interference.

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Chief Justice Trent Gaasch announced Spring 2011 SGA elections will be held Tuesday, March 22, through 24. Applications will be available Thursday, Feb. 24.

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Chief Justice Gaasch announced an open tribunal seat. The applications for the seat are due Monday, Jan. 24. Interviews will be immediately after Senate on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

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Students who wish to apply for the open tribunal seat should apply by Monday, Jan. 24.

Vice President Luke Collier announced the APSU dining service contract is up for bid right now. There will be a new meal plan and Austin’s diner will be replaced by either a Denny’s or Subway.

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Students meal plans will be changing and Austin’s diner will become Subway or Denny’s.

Vice President Collier announced there are two Arts and Letters seats open, one graduate and one freshman seat open.

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There are four senate seats available for students to apply.

A motion was made by Senator Kelly Maddox to rescind Resolution three.

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Resolution three has been asked to be withdrawn from consideration.

The Free Speech Zone may be relocated to a different part of campus and no longer located in the UC Plaza.

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Student who wish to run for SGA can get their applications on Feb. 24.

Next meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. in MUC 307

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In the article “COUNTDOWN Top 10 events at APSU in 2010” published in the Wednesday, Jan. 19, issue of The All State, the number 10 event said that Kappa Alpha International fraternity suspended Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity from campus. The Pi Kappa Alpha International fraternity were the ones who suspended the local Pi Kappa Alpha chapter.

and addressed” because as the first 10 minutes allotted to student concerns were in conflict with class schedules. At the Dec. 8 SGA meeting, the resolution passed with a vote of 20 to 2 and SGA meetings officially start 4 p.m. Standing rules will be changed to read “Regularly scheduled senate meetings will be at 4 p.m. and end no later than 5 p.m.” Resolution 5, according to the written proposal, called to “[encourage] APSU’s main campus to explore the possibility of repaving the Ford Street lot and add additional signs to face toward main campus.” “The purpose of adding additional signing to face towards main campus would provide clarity for all students, faculty and staff of APSU. “The lot is currently signed only on Ford Street, a street that is not one of the roads connected in the general perimeter of campus,” Rutledge said. A motion passed to designate this lot, located on the far side of the Hemlock Semiconductor Building, a faculty parking lot. This motion passed 22 to zero. The resolution passed at the Dec. 8 SGA senate meeting. 21 agreed and one obstained. The next course of action in the matter is to issue formal recommendations to Lantz Biles, director of Public Safety, and Mitch Robinson, vice president of Finance and Administration, to explore the possibility of adding signs to designate the Ford Street lot and the feasibility of paving the lot, respectively. The ideal time to pave the parking lot is Summer 2011, as recommended by the SGA. Resolution 6, according to the written proposal, calls “to form a Graduate Standing Committee.” The goal of the committee is to “evaluate the institution in regards to its graduation rate in addition to the methodologies that each specific college of APSU is taking to ensure the

students are graduating in no more than six years.

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Regents] to no longer admit students with an ACT Math, Reading or Writing sub-score of 15 or below,” said APSU Provost Tristan Denly. “Previously these students would have been admitted with a requirement of enrolling in an appropriate [remedial] class” in order to correct the deficiency, Denley said. Remedial classes do not apply towards general studies or degree requirements. “The act prevents us from continuing to offer those classes.” As part of the Complete College

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The purpose of adding additional signing to face towards campus would provide clarity for all students, faculty and staff of APSU. The lot is currently signed only on Ford Street, a street that is not one of the roads connected in the general perimeter of campus. — Kevin Rutledge, SGA Senator

The committee would be comprised of 19 members two faculty members from each department, two staff from the Office of the Registrar, and four full-time students, including one senior class representative from SGA. As a committee, they would, according to the written proposal, “meet three times a semester to communicate how the graduation process is being communicated in each specific college at both main and Fort Campbell campuses and develop new strategies/ methods to incorporate graduation as a continuous item at APSU. “[They would also] examine and evaluate the ‘Grad Finale’ and commencement communication, setup and implementation, establish objectives and goals that the committee will see fit that would like to be obtained over the academic year and hold meetings that are located on main campus and available for students to view. “Resolution 6 was tabled indefinitely [at the Dec. 8 SGA senate meeting] due to more follow up and research needed to be done,” Rutledge said. “It was unsure what graduation processes are being pushed forth by the university so it was unclear if this resolution was needed or not.” TAS


Job seeking tips to land a career worth your degree Catherine Weiss Staff Writer

Most students attend college to earn an education to secure a career with prestige, a decent salary and medical benefits. As graduation looms closer, many soon-to-be alums are experiencing the daunting task of researching employment options and balancing the pros and cons of different networking techniques. With a few do’s and don’ts, you’ll be sure to be fast on your way to 401K-heaven. Do: Brush up your résumé and get a business card. Whether you haven’t updated your résumé since freshman business class or never typed one at all, brushing up a résumé is a necessary task when it comes to securing a career. With hundreds of different formats and styles, writing a résumé might seem like a nightmare that will send you into spiraling confusion. Luckily, APSU has a department dedicated to sending you into the job market on the right foot. Career Services, located in MUC room 112, is staffed with highly trained professionals who are experts in the field of résumé writing, job searching and interview training. Pay them a visit and they’ll help you shine at your next interview. Business cards aren’t a bad idea either. Nothing screams irresponsible more than scribbling your number on a napkin at a networking or social event. The website www. Vistaprint.com offers an array of specials from completely free to bargain basement prices on customized business cards. Choose a simple background with your full first and last name, school, major, a reliable phone number and business e-mail address. Don’t: Be unprepared.

Many companies are looking to invest in people, not stocks and bonds. Walking into an interview with a negative attitude, no prior knowledge of the company and without references or a résumé will hurt your chances. Research your prospective employer; don’t be afraid to ask questions. The interest you show in the company will be a positive indication of what they can expect from you as an employee. It’s also not a bad idea to practice answering the typical job interview questions. “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” will come up every time so have an answer ready. Do: Lock down your social media. I get it, you’re young and hip and have a Twitter, Facebook or MySpace account. Whatever social media you’re using to express yourself, be professional and keep your private life separate. Locking down your social media by increasing the privacy settings is not just advice for graduating seniors; freshman should perk their ears too. Delete the friends you’re not really friends with. Take down inappropriate or embarrassing pictures and videos and comments not suitable for a prospective employer to see. Employers have programs and websites aimed at finding whom you truly are. Do: Attend network events and use them to your advantage. The Clarksville Chamber of Commerce has a growing Young Professionals Program that acts as a launch pad for your career. Want to rub elbows with some very important people? This is the place to do it. For an annual due of $50, you can establish a professional name for yourself, attend exclusive networking events and work in a philanthropy. The Young Professionals Program will give you back what you put into it with a nice bonus of networking, allowing you to meet people who are looking for

fresh, young faces to staff their law firms, physician offices and government offices. Do: Get a LinkedIn profile, follow up and cast your net wide. The website www.LinkedIn. com is a go-to resource for many human resources departments. When it comes down to the personality of their final candidates, LinkedIn offers chat rooms for professionals of every occupation. LinkedIn provides a job directory that makes searching for a career fast. Following up interviews with a quick “thank you” is crucial. If you can’t remember your interviewer’s name, you can address your thank you to the human resources department. A quick thank you note, e-mail or follow-up call thanking the interviewer for their consideration and time will be sure to reinforce your professionalism and courtesy when it comes down to who gets the job and who doesn’t. Finally, cast your net wide. College graduates and undergraduates often fail to realize the full application of their degree. Just because you majored in computer science doesn’t mean you’ll be working for the Geek Squad or Dell. Think about all the applications of your major and thoroughly research online what type of jobs you can apply for that will use your major in a non-traditional way. If you cast your net wide enough, you’ll be able to find a job that’s not only perfect for your field but also can offer benefits you’d otherwise miss. These five super easy ways to lock down a great career fresh out of the graduation cap are surely to put you on your way to lowering the unemployment rate and, in essence, save the world, one dental plan at a time. TAS

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Palin talk still lingers after 2008 Presidential campaign

Kristin Kittell Assistant Perspectives Editor

The presidential election of 2008 was an exceptionally stimulating one, introducing what may be hailed as the most diverse slate of contenders the United States has ever seen. In the midst of this diversity appeared a character that, despite the loss of her running mate, would keep media tongues wagging for years following the election by simply refusing to be forgotten. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin rose from the ashes of a failed campaign and is now easily one of the most talked about ex-politicians in America. Palin is by no means, lacking in media attention, but she is lacking in widespread and relentless condemnation. From the intimate details of her familial relationships to the personal lifestyle to which she adheres, critics have unearthed and gone to war with every piece of Palin-related information they could get their hands on. This has caused great disdain for Palin, earning her a slew of disapproving voters for every supporter she’s gained. While Sarah Palin is, in my opinion, in no way fit to hold political office, it’s very clear American voters have no idea how to distinguish appropriate news from inappropriate news. It’s no secret to the American public that Palin’s daughter Bristol gave birth to a child out of wedlock and has since had a strained and notably unhealthy relationship with the child’s father. Bristol went on to compete on “Dancing with the Stars,” a viewer-voted

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celebrity dance competition. Palin’s support for her daughter led viewers to the conclusion she was stacking the vote with her own Republican supporters and was therefore invalidating the sanctity of televised dance-offs. This, paired with the alleged infidelity of her husband Todd, has been the source of extreme scrutiny for far-right conservatives who feel the very existence of the Palin family offends the rights of conservative voters.

Palin’s style has also often been the source of media criticism. From the moment of her appearance as the running-mate of Senator John McCain, political commentators, especially those that adhere to the intellectual process of approaching politics have attacked her consistently down-home language. Her implication that Russia was “just right over the border” from Alaska, along with her invention of words such as “refudiate,” have become infamous household jokes. Palin’s word choice is easily her most identifying attribute, and this is almost never a good thing. Some politicians have condemned Palin, hailing her unfit and under-qualified for political office. Most recently, blame for an Arizona incident that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot and critically injured has found its way into Palin’s hands. According to the CBS News website (www. cbsnews.com), critics cite a graph created by Palin in which cross hairs were used to indicate which politicians Palin would like to see unseated in upcoming elections as grounds to implicate her involvement in the tragedy. This implication has occurred despite the fact that, according to CBS News, “There’s no evidence 22-yearold accused gunman Jared Loughner was spurred to violence by Palin, the Tea Party or any other particular group or individual.” The circumstances of Palin’s family, her lack of public speaking skills and an unfortunate shooting that can in no way be logically linked to her are all irrelevant to Palin’s political capabilities. If you’re going to disapprove of Palin, do it because she utterly lacks the experience to run for the office she intends to run for. Do it because she has no understanding of what these offices are responsible for. Do it because she continuously uses her brief stint in a presidential campaign two years ago to continue her fame, even going so far as to spur rumors of a possible talk show. Disapprove of Sarah Palin because she admittedly contradicts herself by demonizing national health care while admitting to having crossed the Canadian border to take advantage of it. When choosing which politicians to pledge your honor to, weed through the irrelevant press. Take every piece of information handed to you with a grain of salt; know when to listen and when to turn away. When it comes to Palin, look through the Alaskan idioms and “Dancing with the Stars” scandal and delve into the deep, politically relevant reasons why she is not fit for this country’s government. TAS

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Gosnell charged with murder after abortion clinic findings Staff Writer

Last week a story emerged in national news that may change the way people think about abortion. When the argument erupts, most pro-choicers will say, “Well, either way, there will be abortion, even if the women have to go into back alleys and have them done with dirty knives or coat hangers.”

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For pro-choicers, evidently, the illegalization isn’t the problem. Last week, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was charged with murder in Philadelphia. He ran an abortion clinic that CBN News called a “house of horrors.” According to Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams, there were cat feces littering the floor, and the corpses of aborted babies were stacked in the refrigerator alongside the staff ’s lunches. The place was so unsanitary that when the grand jury went to visit, they had to wear hazardous materials suits,

Gosnell induced labor, delivered live, viable babies and then murdered them by stabbing these poor, defenseless creatures with scissors.”

That’s not even the half of it, however, as it has been alleged that this man, this so-called “doctor,” had been murdering live children. I realize anyone who has read my articles knows

I am firmly rooted in conservative beliefs, and that means I am absolutely against abortion, but this “doctor” wasn’t aborting fetuses. Gosnell induced labor, delivered live, viable babies and then murdered them by stabbing these poor, defenseless creatures with scissors, according to CBN. He snapped their spinal cords and stole away the lives that had barely even began. According to The New York Times, Gosnell had been sued at least 15 times, and often, women left the clinic left in ambulances dazed and confused.

The thing that seems to be missing here is state inspection. Where were you, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, when this so-called clinic was open into the witching hour every night? Why wasn’t anyone looking out for these women who were being rushed away to places where real doctors could correct the mistakes that had been made? As far as I am concerned, abortion is wrong. This, however, is murder, not abortion. This doctor should be hung by the highest tree that can be found, with a short length

of rope. And as far as I’m concerned, this man, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, will get every bit of evil that he has paid out. At least, I hope he does. TAS

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Student organization teaches ‘way of the sword’ By ANTHONY IRIZARRY Assistant Features Editor

I awoke early in the morning at a sluggish pace, my feet dragging as I moved about my room fetching my clothes and getting prepared for what would be an interesting day. My pace hastened as I walked out the door and toward the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center. As soon as I arrived, I made my way up the winding steps and toward the studio. When I entered the room there was a tall, slender man standing at the other end. He was clad in traditional Japanese clothing, and from his hip dangled a sheathed katana. The slender man was John Baker, head of the Iai and Kendo Club, a group of students who have decided to study the way of the Japanese sword. After my arrival, other students trickled in. Baker handed me a bokuto, a wooden Japanese sword, and urged the class to form a circle. My training in the Japanese way of the sword was about to begin. Our bokutos were set behind our feet as we stood in a large circle. Brandon Vandermark, the senior student, took the lead as he

instructed us to engage in stretches. Once our muscles were loose, the class began. Baker moved to the front of the class and started his lesson by teaching us the proper foot positioning. “You want to have your toes pointing forward,”Baker said, and continued, “the heel of your right foot should be in line with the big toe of your left foot.” I held my bokuto only a few inches away from my stomach, tilting the edge upward. “You want to be in a threatening stance. The edge must be at your opponent’s eye-level,” Baker said. Afterward, we were taught the rudimentary Iai slice. We brought our bokutos high above our heads and swung them vertically. We were taught how to integrate footwork with the offensive move, sliding our feet forward with every slice and then sliding backwards as we sliced. Halfway through the class, I had been taught how to properly position my feet and the blade, draw the blade, strike, cleanse the blade and sheathe it. “Iai literally means ‘to draw’,” said Baker after the class ended. The difference between the two disciplines lies in that Iai is focused on

establishing proper form, whereas Kendo’s goal is about developing a strong spirit. Furthermore, Iai is a traditional discipline, which means it has a direct link to the methods of the samurai. Baker remarked the samurai have been well renowned for their prowess in not only traditional melee combat, but also for their distinct training in assassination countering an assassination, and melding themselves to trees so as to appear invisible to the naked eye. “Some people have been able to achieve a strong spirit strictly through Iai, but it’s rarely achieved without the balance of Kendo,” Baker explained. The young teacher, reluctant to call himself a sensei, has been training in the disciplines for eight years. His interest had all began with his prior frustration with other sword disciplines. Baker elaborated, “I had studied the European sword prior to this, but found it lacking. Like in fencing – it’s all about getting the touch no matter what happens, so there’s no concept of ‘I’m fighting to defend myself’,” Baker said. He has been teaching these disciplines in Clarksville since November, when the first days of training

officially began. The students are still learning the basics of Japanese commands. Although Baker describes Kendo as a more sporty style of Kenjutsu — art of the sword — he said it differs from other martial arts in that even during competitions, people who are of a higher rank rarely ever act condescendingly toward others. When competing in a Kendo match, there are only four hits that are killing blows. These are the hand, face, body and neck. However, Baker advises against hitting anyone in the neck, and not just for the more painfully obvious reasons. “It’s considered very rude to hit someone there, especially if you hit your sensei,” he said. The first week of the club’s founding had as many as 16 people come to the classes. While the numbers have fluctuated somewhat, a core of six people — including two faculty members — engage in these disciplines. Brandon Vandermark, a freshman computer science major, is one of the senior members of the club. Vandermark said, “I got into the class through genuine interest. I’ve always loved Japanese culture.” The classes are being offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. and Sundays at 5-9 p.m. TAS

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John Baker, junior, criminal justice major, is the instructor for the Iai and Kendo Club. In the sequence of photographs, Baker demonstrates step-by-step how to perform Muso Shinden Ryu or literally ’Flowing Blade.”

CSA offers new adult dance classes Black History Month kicks off with 2nd annual ‘Gospel Explosion’ By RAVEN JACKSON Staff Writer

By ALEXANDRA WHITE Staff Writer

In collaboration with Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center will be hosting the second annual Gospel Explosion kick off to Black History Month. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in Clement Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public for all ages to come out and listen to gospel music. The Gospel Explosion will feature some of APSU’s music groups on campus with many other ensembles. Director of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, Henderson Hill said the event was very

well received last year and a huge success. Many church groups were in attendance and Hill expects the same kind of outcome for the 2011 Gospel Explosion. His hopes are all of the APSU campus comes out to enjoy this event as well as the rest of the Clarksville community. Hill stated, “It is a wonderful accomplishment to be able to share with the community what kind of resource the center has become for the students of APSU.” This event is also being deemed the AACC’s kick off to February, which is nationally known as Black History Month; however, this is not the only event that the AACC will be conducting

in honor of Black History month. Hill says, “this is just the start of what we have in store for Black History Month.” For more information on events that the African American Cultural Center is hosting, please contact Henderson Hill or feel free to stop by the AACC. For information on the second annual Gospel Explosion contact Tonya Nwaneri by e-mailing her at nwanerit@apsu.edu. TAS VISIT WWW. THEALLSTATE. www. ORG DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY TO SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF UP-COMING BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS.

The Community School of the Arts, or CSA, is ready to begin a new semester of dance, music and visual arts. The dynamic classes offered by the school strive to make the classes interesting and provide low cost opportunities for knowledge growth in a student’s area of interest. “The program has been around for over 20 years now. It started off as the community School of Music and then we expanded to include the other arts disciplines,” said Joann McIntosh, coordinator. We have classes for ages six months to adult, in the arts, in music, in visual arts and dance as well.” A wide range of classes is offered by the CSA for the spring semester. Some classes in music include Suzuki violin lessons, beginning guitar lessons for adults, Clarksville community chorus and individual music lessons. Some visual arts classes offered are ceramics, digital photography and Photoshop, painting with watercolors, as well as introduction to black and white photography in the darkroom. “We have recitals for our music programs and classes at the end of each semester. We have art exhibits for the visual arts students.

They get to put everything up in the lobby of the Mass Communications building and show their work. Everything is open to the public and we have receptions. It’s good exposure for everybody,” McIntosh said. This semester, dance has broadened its horizons to include a few more classes. “The dance classes are the newest addition to the CSA programs. We started those a year ago fall, and just offered ballet. This past fall we offered some other classes as well.” The new classes include hip-hop, modern dance and creative movement for children ages 4 and 5 and serves to prepare the child for more advanced classes. “Anyone who signs up for a dance course through the Community School of the Arts can expect to learn a great deal about training the mind and body for dance, will have the opportunity to gain strength and flexibility and will get to experience the joy of dancing,” said Marcus Hayes, assistant professor of Theater and Dance. The music classes are held in the Music and Mass Communications building, the visual arts are held within Trahern and the dance classes are located in the dance studio in the Memorial Health Building. For more information on the CSA, to see a full list of classes offered or to sign up for a class this semester, visit www.apsu.edu/csa. TAS

Wilbur N. Daniel AACC holds ‘20 Year Anniversary Celebration’ By ALEXANDRA WHITE Staff Writer

With the new spring semester starting up at APSU, many are looking forward to what the spring semester has in store. One upcoming event on APSU’s campus is the Wilbur N. African American Cultural Center’s 20 Year Anniversary Celebration starting on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 6- 7:30 p.m. in Clement Auditorium. This event is monumental for the AACC, marking its contribution and impact on APSU’s campus for the past 20 years. The event is to have several guest speakers, with introductions by the Director of the AACC

Henderson Hill. Opening remarks will be given by APSU President Timothy Hall, but the highlight of the evening is speaker Alfred “A.J.” Stovall, former director of the AACC and social activist, educator and author who has dedicated his life and career to addressing and researching the issues impacting African Americans. Also speaking at this event is the Wilbur N. Daniel family for whom the center is named. Daniel was the first black student to enroll at the former Austin Peay State College when the institution was still an all-white school. For the college, segregation ended in 1956 when Daniel applied and was admitted to the graduate school. He received

a Master of Arts in Education in 1957. Hill commented, “This was a very amazing discovery, because the family wasn’t even aware that the center was still up and running; it was by luck on Facebook that we found them.” He is also encouraging everyone to come out to celebrate; students, faculty, staff and the community of Clarksville. This celebration is free for everyone. However, the party does not stop after the speakers are done. Hill invites guests to come experience the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ performance on Saturday, January 29, in the MMC Concert Hall. This event in collaboration with the Clarksville Community

Concert Association and the AACC is being called a continuation of the celebration. The Fisk Jubilee Singers is a group of student vocal artists from Fisk University in Nashville who sing and travel worldwide. The original Jubilee Singers were introduced to the world in 1871, singing “slave songs” that were excellent in preserving this American musical tradition known today as Negro Spirituals. The Fisk Jubilee broke racial barriers in both the U.S. and abroad in the 19th century and raised money and support for their university. In 1999, they were featured in a documentary series hosted by PBS. In 2007, they made a sacred journey to Ghana by invitation

of the U.S. Embassy and, in 2008, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were the recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Arts which was presented by former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are renowned worldwide and highly sought after. Hill stated, it is an honor to have them come to perform at APSU. However, this event does cost for adults and non-APSU students with student ID. For more ticket information or to purchase your tickets online please visit www.clarksvillemusic. org. For more information pertaining to the AACC 20th anniversary please contact Hill or visit the AACC. TAS


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80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALL STATE

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Harvill named ‘All State’ in 1930 By MARLON SCOTT Senior Staff Writer

From the time it opened its doors as Austin Peay Normal School in September, 1929, until it evolved into Austin Peay State College and now features President Tim Hall, often spotted walking across campus graciously waving to newcomers, APSU has a long, storied history. Intertwined in the roots of the history of APSU and telling a lot of those stories is the student newspaper, The All State. This year, TAS is celebrating its 80th anniversary. To celebrate, this is the first piece of an ongoing series describing the history of the student newspaper. From its infancy as a four page bi-weekly paper to its current multimedia weekly incarnation, this series will highlight the papers evolution as well as the people responsible for keeping it coming of the presses for 80 years. While the value of a student newspaper may be debated, it is rare to find a university without one because, ultimately, the purpose of student publications is to serve. They serve not only as a source of

information, but also as a voice for students, faculty, staff and alumni. TAS has been serving this purpose for APSU since 1930. The first issue, then called simply “All State,” was published Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1930. It was sponsored by Felix G. Woodward and Louise Jackson. The first editor-in-chief was Malvin Utleye. He led a small staff that included sports and joke editors, two class reporters, three associate editors, two assistant sports editors, feature writers, an exchange editor, business manager and circulation manager. This small group created the template for an 80-year tradition. The front page was all text, divided into five columns. One of the first stories was about its own creation headlined “All State” Staff Named. The first line of the story asked, “What would the world do without gossip?” In the editorial section of the paper, a question some still ask 80 years later was answered. In an age of Posts, Tribunes, Times and Chronicles, where did the name [All State] come from? A contest allowing people to submit names for the newspaper was held. The dean of the school at the time, Halbert Harvill, submitted the winning name.

As the 80-year old editorial explains, “The inherent rightness of AS, as a name for the school organ of the Austin Peay Normal School, should be apparent, we believe, to anyone acquainted with the purpose for which the normal school was established. The unique function of the institution is the training of elementary teachers for the rural schools of Tennessee ... Thus, for a paper which heralds the activities of an institution which serves all the state, what name more fitting could there be than AS?” The title AS stayed for 36 years. The two words over an outline of the state of Tennessee served as the flag of the newspaper during that time. “The” was added in 1966 as part of a new flag design. Mildred Woods was the editorin-chief at the time. TAS has graced the top of the printed edition of the APSU student newspaper since then accompanying many flag changes and even a medium change as www.theallstate.org. TAS www.

VISIT WWW. THEALLSTATE.ORG TO VIEW THE VERY FIRST ISSUE OF “ALL STATE.”

Foy introduces 20-20-20 fitness program By ANTHONY IRIZARRY Assistant Features Editor

On the second floor of the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, the walls echoed with the resounding cacophony of contemporary music and the laborious steps of the exercising crowd. The room was packed with the spandex-clad campus legions of the fitness determined, each of them sweating profusely under the bright lights, limited ventilation and the muscle inducing strain that comes with the newly introduced cardio intensive 20-20-20 workout. It was a large, humid room with mirrors set on both of its ends. Every exerciser had an aerobic step set in front

of them and a light set of dumbbells. “Bring that knee to your chest,” shouted trainer Jennifer Brady as everybody followed suit and propelled alternating knees high into their chests. “Up, up, down, down,” Brady yelled across the room. Early in the first half, they engaged in a diversity of routines, some of which included jumping jacks, rhythmic punching and alternating knee raises. When the first half ended, Brady urged them to take a break. People moved hastily out of the exercise room for cool air while others staggered to their water bottles. “Ready, let’s go,” shouted Brady when the break ended, spurring the crowd into the high intensity

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workout again. In the second half, they employed the use of an exercise rod. They held the rod just above their knees, bent over slowly and brought the rod to their chest before dropping it again. Afterward, the rod was combined for both squatting and skull-crushers. After the session, Jennifer Brady spoke about the importance of the time interval concept of the 20-20-20 workout. The 20-20-20 workout is comprised of three separate 20 minute intervals of cardio, strength training and abdominals. “When people engage in certain workouts,” Brady elaborated, “usually they omit

other parts of their body. The 20-20-20 workout’s concept is centered on a wellrounded fitness regime.” “This makes sure that everyone is balanced and that they’re hitting all the right spots.” “This is the first time that the Foy Recreational Center has introduced the workout,” Brady explained. Lauren Wilkinson, the Fitness Coordinator for the Center, helped introduce the workout and had urged Jennifer Brady to teach it. The sessions take place every Sunday and Thursday night. Brady, still dripping sweat, remarked on the 20-20-20 debut, “The turnout for this was amazing, especially for a Sunday night.” TAS

 Wednesday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamma Sigma Sigma Blood Drive, MUC Ballroom A  Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m., Climbing Wall Twister, Foy Fitness and Recreation Center  Wedneday, Jan. 26. 7:30 p.m., GPC Big Money Game Show, Clement Auditorium  Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4:30 p.m., Intramural Basketball, Foy Fitness and Recreation Center  Thursday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m., WNDAAC 20th Anniversary Program Celebration, Clement Auditorium  Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Poptart Monkeys, The Warehouse  Friday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m., Sew You Can, Rocket Town (Nashville)  Friday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., Friday Coffee Town (Nashville)  Saturday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., Community Concert Series: Fisk Jubilee Singers, MMC  Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 p.m., Flight Case for Sushi, The Warehouse  Saturday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., Saturday Flex Down, Rocket Town (Nashville)  Sunday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m., WRAPS, Foy Recreation Center  Sunday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m., Men’s Tennis, Clarksville  Sunday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m., Gospel Explosion, Center for Creative Arts  Monday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m., Performance, Center for Creative Arts  Tuesday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m., DCS Training, Kimbrough 114 To submit on- or off-campus events for future Community Calendars, e-mail allstatefeatures@apsu.edu.

Housing Prepayments If you are living on campus during Spring, 2011 and want to apply for the 2011/2012 academic year ~ you need to complete the online application and pay the $200 prepayment prior to March 18, 2011, 4pm, if you wish to self select a bed. Visit our website at www.apsu.edu/housing to see room selections for Sophomores and above for the 2011/2012 school year. Housing and Residence Life and Dining Services (931) 221-7444 or via email at: housing@apsu.edu


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Edmonson outscores the OVC

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FANTASY FOOTBALL JOURNAL

Scott wins The All State fantasy league title

Marlon Scott

Senior Staff Writer

ALL PHOTOS BY MATEEN SIDIQ | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Above: Govs junior guard Tyshwan Edmonson leads the Govs and the OVC in scoring. Right: Edmonson scored 25 points against Tennessee Tech. He averages 20 points per game so far this season.

By MARLON SCOTT Senior Staff Writer

The Govs basketball team currently sits at the top of the Ohio Valley Conference with a 13-8, 7-2 OVC record. The team also leads the conference in scoring offense and scoring margin. The numbers are impressive and one of the reasons for the Govs’ success this season. However, in an analysis of why the team is winning, another reason that should jump out at anyone who looks is junior guard Tyshwan Edmonson. Originally from South Bend, Ind., Edmonson transferred to APSU from Midland College in Texas. Before Midland, he played at University Heights Academy in Hopkinsville, Ky., where he was MVP of the Kentucky All “A” Tournament as a senior. Edmonson currently leads both the team and the OVC in scoring, averaging 20 points a game. He also leads the conference in 3-point field goals made. Edmonson said when he

first joined the team he did not have any goals other than to fit in. “I just wanted to come in and play hard, play strong and be a good player on this team.” Since then, he has assumed an important role. “I have got to be a playmaker. I have got to be able to make plays when we need them,” Edmonson said. “I have got to be able to keep my head in the game, stay poised and set a good example for everybody else because being one of the leaders, people are going to follow you. I have got to set a good example.” Since the beginning of the season, Edmonson has earned five OVC Newcomer of the Week awards. He went 16 straight games scoring double-digit points until the game against Murray Saturday, Jan. 18. Despite leading the team offensively, he is constantly looking to improve his game. “I am looking forward to improving always on my jump shot and my ability to go in and get fouled and get

to the free throw line more.” He also said he needs to keep his teammates involved in the game and do whatever it takes to stay number one and win the OVC. In the Govs’ most recent victory against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at home in the Dunn Center Saturday, Jan. 22, Edmonson led the team with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. It was just one of several examples this season of the versatility he brings to the team. “It felt real good. We always need to see that we can get a victory,” Edmonson said. “We were coming off

a two game losing streak, which is real hard. We had not been playing bad all season, up until the last two games. We picked it up tonight and it feels good to get a victory.” Edmonson is currently a business management major. On the court, he is focusing on doing what it takes to eventually play basketball professionally. “Now, my goal is to get my name out there so everybody will know who I am and what I can do. After Austin Peay, I want to go pro. Not any team in particular, I just want to go either overseas or in the NBA, it does not matter.” TAS

Govs pluck the Gamecocks, 80-66

Dear diary, I took a long hard road to get here, but it finally happened. All the research, drafting, screaming and bragging paid off, because my name now sits on top of not just one, but three fantasy football league lists next to the words “league champion.” I cannot help but grin evilly every time I think about it. My original goal was to win one championship and officially earn my “guru” status. To earn the title over my peers at The All State and APSU (and write about it in the newspaper) was just a perk to sweeten the deal. The fact I have ended this fantasy football season with three titles astounds even my considerable ego. As a champion, I now have two choices. I can either graciously accept my victories, humbly thank those who played and walk away at the top of my game, or I can take this opportunity to say “I told you so” and mercilessly mock the unfortunate opponents who had the misfortune to challenge me and lose. Is anyone really surprised I chose the second option? First, some music to establish the mood: start James Brown’s “I Got the Feeling” here. I got the feeling, Baby, baby, I got the feeling. Now, as I look down the long list of losers who no doubt have tears in their eyes wondering what happened, I want to pay special tribute to the members of The All State league. First, the guy who made it to the finals with me, Joe Mills, you made some brilliant moves to make it to the championship game. The only real flaw in your strategy was not understanding when you ultimately faced me in the championship game, you could not possibly win. Enjoy second place. It was the natural conclusion of your season. Next “TheRook” David Scherer, you amused me with your enthusiastic bragging after an impressive start. However, it turned out you did not even have the skill to make it to the championship game. You probably think third place is still a good finish. Like so many things this season, you are wrong. Anthony Shingler, David Davenport and Devon Robinson all finished in the bottom half of the league. As a result, I can barely remember them enough to spare a few words. “The lucky one” Shingler, this is further proof last season was luck. Too bad it did not last this season. Maybe you should have carried a rabbit’s foot. Davenport, I consider you collateral damage. However, I did enjoy how you owned Scherer. Last and certainly least, my arch nemesis, good guy Robinson, I can barely express how awesome it is you finished last when I finished first. It reinforces my perspective of the universe. It would be cruel to mention as a member of the other league I also earned first place in, technically I beat you twice. It’s good to be the king. Doing another victory dance, Marlon Scott

THE ALL STATE FANTASY LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS

CIDNIE SYDNEY-BREWINGTON | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Govs junior forward Melvin Baker elevates for the shot in the paint. Baker had eight points and six rebounds in the game against Jacksonville State. The Govs are currently first place in the OVC with a 13-8, 7-2 OVC record.

League Champion Marlon Scott-The FoolKillers 2nd Place Joe Mills-The Mills Effect 3rd Place David Scherer-TheRook 4th Place Anthony Shingler - Falconcoach1

Govs last home games

ANTHONY SHINGLER | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Thursday, Feb. 3 vs. Tennessee-Martin Saturday, Feb. 5 vs. Murray State Saturday, Feb. 12 vs. Tennessee State Thursday, Feb. 24 vs. Eastern Illinois Saturday, Feb. 26 vs. Southeast Missouri

By ANTHONY SHINGLER Senior Staff Writer

Facing a two game skid in Ohio Valley Conference play, the Govs were looking to get back on the winning track. They succeeded Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Dunn Center with an 80-66 win over Jacksonville State. The Govs improved to 13-8, 7-2 OVC. They are tied with Tennessee State for first place in the conference. With the loss Jacksonville State (2-18, 0-9 OVC ) tied a school record of 14 straight losses. “It was better. We got off to a better start,” said Govs head coach Dave Loos. “We did what we are built to do, which is to extend their defense, turn them over some and to shoot it well.” Coming out of halftime, the Govs held a 37-25 lead. Jacksonville State used an 11-4 run to cut the Govs lead to 41-36 with 17:33 left in the game. However, the Govs’ offense came alive with a 26-14 run started by two free throws made by freshman

forward Will Triggs at the 11:09 mark. When the run ended with two free throws made by junior guard Josh Terry, the Govs held their largest lead, 74-55, with 3:18 remaining in the game. Jacksonville State finished the game with an 11-6 run, but it was not enough to steal the Govs 13th victory of the season and their seventh in the conference. Junior guard Tyshwan Edmondson led the Govs with 23 points, five rebounds and four assists. Terry added 16 points and redshirt junior center John Fraley scored 11. Triggs led the team with seven rebounds in addition to scoring nine points. The Govs shot 60 percent (15-of-25) from the field in the first half and finished the game shooting 53 percent (26-of-49). They outscored the Gamecocks 34 to 26 in the paint and shot an impressive 83 percent (20-of-24) from the free-throw line in the second half. “We shot it better at the free-throw line,” Loos said.

“The bad news is they shot it at 50 percent. While it was better, it was not championship caliber.” The Govs trap defense helped them make 10 steals and the Gamecocks generate 20 turnovers. They scored 20 points from those turnovers. This was the 16th time the two teams have played each other. The Govs now lead the series 15-1. The Govs have 10 OVC games remaining in their regular season schedule. They will hit the road for their next two games. First, they will stop in Richmond, Ky., to play Eastern Kentucky Thursday, Jan. 27. Then they will travel to Morehead, Ky., and play Morehead Saturday, Jan. 29. The Govs have already beaten both teams earlier this season. TAS

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The All State Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 WOMENS BASKETBALL

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Above: The Lady Govs huddle after coming on to the court and are revving up to face Tennessee Tech in the Dunn Center. The Lady Govs are the reigning OVC Champions. They have won the title two years in a row. They lost to Tennessee Tech, 65-69,and currently have a 7-14, 6-3 OVC record. They are ranked fourth in the conference.

Champs battle on the road to three-peat

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We want to win a championship, and to do that we have to bring it every night.”

Far left: Lady Govs junior guard Whitney Hanley directs her team from the top of the key. Hanley is the Lady Govs leading scorer. She averages 12.8 points per game. Hanley has earned two double-doubles this season. Left: junior center Jasmine Rayner drives past a Jacksonville State defender. Rayner leads the teams in rebounds and is the team’s second highest scorer. She averages 8.8 rebounds and 9.9 points per game. Rayner has earned three double-doubles this season.

Carrie Daniels, Lady Govs basketball head coach

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Instead of new year’s resolutions, the Lady Govs are focused on earning their third straight OVC Championship. “We want to win a conference championship, and to do that we have to bring it every night,” said Lady Govs head coach Carrie Daniels. The team began the year in the middle of a six-game road trip. They have played six games in January so far, five in the OVC. The Lady Govs went 3-3 in those games including 3-2 in the OVC. They are currently ranked fourth in the conference with a 7-14, 6-3 OVC record.

Sunday, Jan. 2, at UAB; 55-60 The Lady Govs were their own worst enemy against the Blazers. They committed a season-high 27 turnovers. After a quick start the Lady Govs hit a scoring drought that put them behind 35-20 at halftime. Despite the turnovers, the team battled to a 48-48 tie with 4:20 left in the game. However, it was the Blazers who finished strong. Blazer Amanda Peterson ignited a game-ending 12-7 run with a 3-pointer. Lady Govs senior guard Brooke Faulkner led the team with 17 points. Junior center Jasmine Rayner and freshman guard Nicole Olszewski both added 12 points.

Thursday, Jan. 6, at Saturday, Jan. 15, at Tennessee Martin; 54-78 Tennessee State; 60-45 The Skyhawks dealt the Lady Govs their fourth loss in a row. They dominated the Lady Govs in the second half of the game, outscoring them 45-26. The Lady Govs shot just 27 percent (9-of-34) in the second half and 30 percent (20-of-66) from the field in the game. After they tied the game 23-23 at the 4:28 mark in the first half, the Lady Govs would remain behind the rest of the game. Junior guard Whitney Hanley led the team with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists. Senior forward Delilah Thomas scored 10 and sophomore guard Neika Smith scored nine points. Rayner pulled down 11 rebounds, but scored only seven.

Saturday, Jan. 8, at Murray State; 71-55 The Lady Govs losing streak ended at Murray State. The team started the game behind the Racers 14-2, but went on a 24-6 run to take control of the game. They led 35-22 at halftime and pushed it to 20 points, 54-34, with 9:10 remaining. The Racers were unable to close the gap. Hanley scored her second double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Olszewski added 17 points to go with five rebounds and five assists. Freshman center Shyra Brown scored 14, the first points of her college career.

The Lady Govs earned their second OVC win in a row against the Tennessee State Lady Tigers. The game remained close until the second half. The Lady Govs led by only one point, 28-27, with 17:13 left in the game. However, by the 6:14 mark, the team’s defense had shut down the Lady Tigers and established a 51-35 lead. Tennessee State was held to just six second-half field goals. They committed 23 turnovers and were held to 26 percent (14-of-55) shooting. Sophomore forward Meghan Bussabarger earned her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Rayner scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds. Olszewski added 11 points.

Thursday, Jan. 20, vs. Tennessee Tech; 65-69 After six games on the road starting in December, the Lady Govs finally got to come home. Despite their best efforts, their return home ended with a loss to conference opponent Tennessee Tech. The game came down to the wire. With 35 seconds remaining in the game, Olszewski made a pair of free throws to bring the Lady Govs within one, 61-62. However, fouls sent Tech’s Rachel Glidden to the free

throw line where she scored four consecutive points. Both Olszewski and Rayner scored in the last 26 seconds, but it was not enough to get the win. Tech won the game from the free-throw line. Rayner earned her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Olszewski scored 15 points and both Faulkner and Hanley added 12.

Saturday, Jan. 22, vs. Jacksonville State; 65-54 The Lady Govs earned their sixth OVC win of the season at home against the Gamecocks. Despite making only nine field goals in the first half, the Lady Govs went into halftime trailing by only one, 31-32. Opening the second half with a 10-4 run, the Lady Govs scored 34 points while holding the Gamecocks to only seven field goals. They led by as much as 16 points before finishing the game with the win. Bussabarger recorded her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Rayner scored eleven points and Thomas added 10. Hanley grabbed 12 rebounds to go with her nine points. According to APSU Sports Information, Daniels described her team’s effort after their latest win. “The excitement, the emotion, the energy, everything that we have been talking about, they put on the floor,” Daniels said. TAS


You are invited to the annual Student Affairs

Unity Celebration with special guest speaker

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 7 p.m. Memorial Health Gym

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obert F. Kennedy Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn more than 160 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. Kennedy serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of “Ring of Fire” on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career, he served as assistant district attorney in New York City. Among Kennedy’s published books are the New York Times bestseller “Crimes Against Nature” (2004); “The Riverkeepers” (1997); and “Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr: A Biography” (1977). His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside magazine, the Village Voice and many other publications. His award-winning articles have been included in anthologies of America’s best crime writing, best political writing and best science writing. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation, he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a master’s degree in environmental law.

Free and open to campus and the public. Unity Celebration Dinner for APSU campus community with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at 5:30 p.m. Reserved, $5 advanced tickets required for the dinner, with APSU ID. Limited seating available. Contact Student Affairs, MUC 206, 221-7341 for dinner ticket information.

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