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Govs welcome Ryan Ivey as new athletic director

In the spring of 2015, APSU began its search for a new athletic director to replace Derek Van der Merwe who served as the AD for a year and a half, and over 18 years in athletics. Van Der Merwe was promoted from AD to vice president of Advancement, Communications ...

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Monday Sports Blog: Van der Merwe’s impact as Athletics Director

First impressions can tell you a lot about an individual. I remember meeting Derek van der Merwe soon after he was named the 12th Athletics director in APSU history. It wasn’t a long conversation, and it might not have dealt with sports, but I could tell from that conversation how ...

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Derek van der Merwe talks APSU logo change to SGA

By Lauren Cottle Staff Writer APSU Athletic Director Derek van der Merwe spoke at the SGA meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22, about the APSU logo and collegiate brand identity. According to van der Merwe, three brand identities build up a university’s image: institutional identity, athletic identity and the university seal. ...

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Top events of 2013, a look into 2014 for APSU

» By Phillip Swanson Staff Writer 1) Campus construction The past year had many major events and changes not only on campus but around the region and country, as well. APSU also underwent significant change for the campus as a whole in 2013. The campus scenery changed when the demolition ...

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Events and new appointments at first SGA assembly of the fall

The 68th General Assembly of the SGA met at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, for the first time this fall semester. The meeting began with APSU’s new athletic director, Derek van der Merwe, speaking about his new role and feelings towards being at a new school. “APSU is doing great things,” ...

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Dave Loos steps down as athletic director

When school resumes this fall and students return from the summer, they will see a new athletic director looking over all the APSU sports programs. At a press conference on Tuesday, April 2, Dave Loos announced he was stepping down as APSU’s athletic director. The announcement was made at the ...

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