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APSU to acquire Jenkins and Wynne property

APSU is prepared to purchase the Jenkins and Wynne Honda dealership property for further expansion of campus. Roughly one year ago, Jenkins and Wynne approached the university with plans to relocate the dealership, asking if APSU would be interested in buying the property. In October 2014, the proposed property acquisition ...

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APSU doesn’t sign Daniels to a contract; Loos stays

On Monday, March 9, APSU Athletics decided not to bring back Lady Govs basketball Head Coach Carrie Daniels following the team’s Ohio Valley Conference tournament loss to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a week before. The loss ended the 2014-15 season with an overall record of 10-20, resulting in Daniels’ and ...

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Van der Merwe to be vice president for Advancement, Communication, Strategic Initiatives

Athletics Director Derek van der Merwe will fill the position of vice president for Advancement, Communication and Strategic Initiatives beginning Wednesday, April 1. Van der Merwe served as deputy athletics director at Central Michigan University from 1997 to 2013, when he took the position of athletics director at APSU. The vice ...

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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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Passionate Community Adds Motivation to New AD Derek van der Merwe

After 16 seasons of serving as athletics director at Austin Peay, Dave Loos made the decision this past April to focus solely on coaching men’s basketball and pass the torch to a new leader who will look to build upon the progression that has been made. Loos interviewed several candidates ...

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