National Scholars Program

Calendar: Fall 2006

August
16 Move-in for new Scholars, beginning at 8 am
16-18 New Scholars Retreat
18 Early move-in for veteran National Scholars volunteering on Saturday Move-In Crew
19 Residence Halls Open for New Students
21 Calhoun Honors College Freshman Meeting (mandatory)
9-10 am - Brackett Hall Auditorium
21 Scholar Schedule Swap
Bring your Fall schedule (and an appetite), and several of the veteran National Scholars will be available to give the new Scholars last minute advice on courses, sections, course load, etc.
12-1 pm - NSP Office
23 Classes Begin
23 First Freshman Seminar Meeting
6:30-9 pm - NSP Office
25 Leadership Experience Meeting
2-3 pm - NSP Office
29 Last day to add a class
September
1 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: 2006 Mid-Term Elections
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
5 Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W"
8 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Iran
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
8 Deadline to submit completed Myers-Briggs assessment to Jamie to participate in the Oct. 18 workshop.
15 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Five years after 9/11 -- how have things changed?
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
15 NSP Planning Meeting, open to all
2:30-3:30 pm - NSP Office
20 StarPower Simulation
8-10:30 pm - Madren Center, Meeting Room 3
22 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: US Policy on "Torture"
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
27 Freshman Seminar/Open Book Discussion
Machiavelli's The Prince
6:30-9 pm - NSP Office
28 Book Discussion moderated by Dr. Mike Lemahieu
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
6:30-8:30 pm - NSP Office
29 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: The newly (and partially) released National Intelligence Estimate
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
October
3 Last day to drop a class or withdraw from Clemson without a final grade
13 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Reaction to North Korea's nuclear test
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
18 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop
8-10 pm - Michelin Career Center, 3rd floor, Hendrix Student Center
(To participate, you must complete and return the MBTI assessment to Jamie by Sept. 8!)
20 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Changes in US colleges' admissions policies
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
24 Book Discussion moderated by Dr. Mike Lemahieu
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
6:30 pm - NSP Office
25 Career Planning Workshop
8-10 pm - Michelin Career Center, 3rd floor, Hendrix Student Center
27 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: 2006 Mid-term Elections
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
November
2 Spring Pre-registration Schedule Swap
11:30 am-1 pm - NSP Office
6-7 FALL BREAK - No classes!
8 Registration for Spring, May and Summer 2006 begins
10 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: 2006 Mid-term Elections
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
17 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: What will the Democrats do now?
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
22-24 THANKSGIVING—No Classes
30 Book Discussion moderated by Dr. Mike Lemahieu
Fugitive Days by Bill Ayers
6pm - NSP Office
December
6 Holiday Reception at President's House
(For first-year Scholars)
Hosted by Pres. and Mrs. Barker
5-6 pm
9-16 Final Exams
21 Graduation