National Scholars Program

Calendar: Fall 2007

August
15 Move-in for new Scholars, beginning at 8 am
15-17 New Scholars Retreat
17 Early move-in for veteran National Scholars volunteering on Saturday Move-In Crew
18 Residence Halls Open for New Students
20 Calhoun Honors College Freshman Meeting (mandatory)
9-10 am - Brackett Hall Auditorium
20

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

22 Classes Begin
28 Last day to drop a class without a "W" grade
September
3 LABOR DAY - No classes!
5 Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W"
20

Lunch with Presidential Colloquium Speaker
Dr. John Ikerd
"Science and Community"
Concerned About the Climate? Focus on the Economy.
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics
University of Missouri - Columbia
11:30am-1pm - NSP Office

25 BOOK/FILM DISCUSSION: "Possession"
Lead by Dr. Barton Palmer
7:30-9:30 pm - NSP Office
October
1-2 First-Year Scholars: Meetings with Bill and Jamie
5 NEWS DISCUSSION: The controversy of Iranian President Ahmadinejad speaking at Columbia
2:30-3:30 pm - NSP office
12 NEWS DISCUSSION: The Jena 6 controversy
2:30-3:30 pm - NSP office
12 Last day to drop a class or withdraw from Clemson without a final grade
15 FALL BREAK - No classes!
15-26 Second- and Third-Year Scholars: Meetings with Bill and Jamie
23 BOOK/FILM DISCUSSION: "The Remains of the Day"
Lead by Dr. Barton Palmer
7:30-9:30 pm - NSP Office
25

MAYMESTER: Alaska
Planning meeting for students participating in Spring 2008 course on and trip to Alaska.
330-5 pm - NSP Office

26 NEWS DISCUSSION: The role of religion and religious institutions in US politics
2:30-3:30 pm - NSP office
November
1 Discussion with Turkish Scholar
Dr. Gokhan Bacik, Fatih University

3:30-4:30 pm - NSP Office
1

MAYMESTER: Turkey
Planning meeting for students participating in Spring 2008 course on and trip to Turkey.
5-6:30 pm - NSP Office

2 NEWS DISCUSSION: The crisis at the Iraq/Turkey border
2:30-3:30 pm - NSP office
16 NEWS DISCUSSION: The constitutional crisis in Pakistan
2:30-3:30 pm - NSP office
21-23 THANKSGIVING—No Classes
29 FILM DISCUSSION: "Sophie's Choice"
Lead by Dr. Barton Palmer
7-9 pm - NSP Office
30

NEWS DISCUSSION: The Mideast peace talks in Annapolis
2:30-3:30 pm - NSP office

December
7 NEWS DISCUSSION: Recent advances in stem cell research
2:30-3:30 pm - NSP office
8-15 Final Exams
13

STRESS-FREE ZONE LUNCH
Take a break from finals for lunch in a stress-free zone with NO discussion of finals, NO studying, NO notes, NO books, but plenty of fun and food.
11:15 am-12:45 pm - NSP office

20

Graduation