Go back

In Brief

October 28, 2003


The Governor's Own Marching Band traveled to Davidson, N.C., Friday, Oct. 24, for its appearance at the Governors football game with Davidson College on Saturday, Oct. 25. On the way, the band performed for the pre-game crowd at Farragut High School, Knoxville. This will become a new recruiting opportunity for the ensemble. The band also performed at the pre-game tailgate party hosted by the Greater Carolinas APSU Alumni Chapter on Saturday. The group is directed by Andrea Brown.
October 28, 2003


The Governor's Own Marching Band traveled to Davidson, N.C., Friday, Oct. 24, for its appearance at the Governors' football game with Davidson College on Saturday, Oct. 25. On the way, the band performed for the pre-game crowd at Farragut High School, Knoxville. This will become a new recruiting opportunity for the ensemble. The band also performed at the pre-game tailgate party hosted by the Greater Carolinas APSU Alumni Chapter on Saturday. The group is directed by Andrea Brown.

Last weekend, Austin Peay hosted the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America's 13th annual Cogioba Merit Badge University (MBU). Dr. Robert Robison, professor of biology, says, “Scouts must earn 21 merit badges to advance to the highest rank, which is Eagle. Some can be earned in a few hours, while others take months. At MBU, we offer many short, easy-to-earn merit badges and help start the scouts on those that take longer.” Drs. Nell and William Rayburn, professors of mathematics and business, respectively, taught MBU classes, and many APSU staff worked behind the scenes. Robison, who brought the event to Austin Peay, says the event attracted about 1,030 scouts and adults from as far away as Columbia and Cookeville, Tenn.

Members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Alpha Rho chapter, participated in the national Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 25. Members Melvin Scott, Musenda Spencer, Martel Graham, Carl Reed and Darius Jackson cut grass, hauled away trash and cleaned the gutters for an elderly person in the Dixon Park area near Madison Street.