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OCTOBER 27, 2010




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Sharing Tiger Pride

Our Paw Pics photo booth is traveling to events both on and off campus, taking photos and letting everyone express their Tiger Pride. Check out the site to see how fellow alumni answer the question, "What does Clemson mean to you?". Simply type in a name or scroll through the events to search for faculty, students, alumni, staff and friends. And be sure to show your Tiger pride by getting your Paw Pics made when you see the booth. View photos >


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Research Funding Reaches New Heights

Clemson ended the 2010 fiscal year with the highest research funding ever. The total research funding for 2010 equals $187,292,161. Over half of the funding assisted two focus areas: sustainable environment (37 percent) and advanced materials (24 percent). The College of Engineering and Science continues to have the highest level of financial support with 39 percent. Read more >

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Hash Family Gift Endows Chair

More than a decade ago, as a senior executive with one of the world's largest engineering and construction firms, Tom Hash, a 1969 mechanical engineering graduate, first embraced the concept of sustainable development. But it was the birth of his and wife Becky's first grandchild that brought the issue home. Now, a week after their fourth grandchild joined the family, Tom and Becky Hash have made a $2 million gift to endow a chair in the field at Clemson University.
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Spring Students See Tuition Decrease

Renovation and construction efforts on Clemson's campus are not funded by undergraduate tuition, but in order to recommence construction and renovation projects, Clemson University trustees have voted to reduce the increased undergraduate in-state tuition from 7.5 to 7 percent to avoid the building moratorium adopted by the State Budget and Control Board on September 29. Read more >

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Rooting for Future SC Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has funded $750,000 for a statewide multi-agency partnership to support future generations of farmers in South Carolina! The project will be led by Clemson University's R. David Lamie, an associate professor and Extension specialist at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center. South Carolina's agribusiness is the largest industry in the state, and South Carolina is working to help next-generation farmers excel even more in the future. Read more >

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Clemson Takes on Neglected Diseases

Ten years ago, Clemson University was given artificial fibers as intellectual property worth $38 million. Clemson Biosystems Research Complex is now working to research what connection these fibers may have to the T. brucei disease; also known as the African sleeping sickness. They hope that through diagnoses and treatment, they can reduce diseases caused by this unstudied phenomenon.
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MPA Program Spans the Globe

The Clemson Master of Public Administration program allows students to earn a Clemson graduate degree from anywhere in the world via live, online web access. The curriculum allows students to concentrate in an area of interest developed in collaboration with state and national associations. Learn more about the program. Read more >

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There's a Clemson App for That

Clemson University goes mobile. Instant access to information is vital in today's fast-paced society, and Clemson is joining the innovation of technology by offering a new mobile application, m.Clemson. This app can be downloaded to your personal phone and offers immediate access to campus maps, information on events, athletics, news, and images.
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Wind-turbine Groundbreaking Streamed Live

The groundbreaking ceremony for the wind-turbine drive-train testing facility at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in Charleston will be streamed live on Thursday, October 28th. The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. and is scheduled to last an hour.
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Charleston-area Tigers Kickoff Campaign

Over 200 Clemson alumni and friends attended an event at Founders Hall in Charleston on October 19th to celebrate the kick-off of the public phase of Clemson's Will to Lead Capital Campaign. The campaign aims to raise $600 million in private gifts by June 30, 2012 and will support students and faculty by providing scholarships, fellowships, professorships and enhanced learning and research opportunities with top facilities and technology. Thanks to all of the Charleston-area Tigers who were in attendance. View photos > Make a gift > Join Campaign Facebook page >

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Dr. Becky Boone Named 2010 Professor of the Year

Dr. Becky Boone, a professor at Horry-Georgetown Technical College, was named the 2010 Professor of the Year for South Carolina two-year colleges. She received her PhD in animal physiology from Clemson University in 2001, and she is now a professor and department chair for the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences at HGTC.
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Tigers Leave Paw Prints on Baton Rouge School

Alumnus, Joe Semsar, takes matters into his own hands when it comes to rebuilding an elementary school in Baton Rouge, LA. In July, the Clemson Family sent volunteers to help with the renovations, and now Semsar's project will be featured on the first season of NBC's show "School Pride". Read more >

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Hear us Roar with this Exclusive T-shirt

Your support will speak volumes with this exclusive new Clemson T-shirt. And you'll be eligible to enter a drawing to WIN two tickets to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game. We're asking Clemson people everywhere to show their winning spirit as we face our newest challenge - The Will to Lead: A Campaign for Clemson. You can purchase your exclusive new Clemson T-shirt for $15 each which includes shipping and handling. Call 864-656-5896 or Make your gift now >

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DC Club Congregates at Mount Vernon

One hundred members of the Clemson Club of Baltimore and Washington, DC enjoyed a beautiful day at the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens on Sunday, October 24, 2010. The group had a picnic-style lunch at the West Gate, the original entrance to the estate now closed to the public, followed by a private walking tour of the gardens led by Dean Norton '77, Director of Horticulture. View all photos >

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Tailgate with the WAC

Clemson Women's Alumni Council invites all Clemson Women, both former and present members of Women's Alumni Council, and their families to join us for a Tailgate Party on Saturday November 6th beginning at 9 AM - until. The tailgate will be in Lot 3, Space 205 - west Side of Littlejohn facing Jervey. Food will be provided, and a donation of $10 is suggested. We look forward to seeing all of our tigers there. Please RSVP your attendance to Alrinthea Carter at by November 1st.

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Lobster Bake and YA Beantown Bash

The Tigers travel to Boston later this month to take on the Boston College Eagles in an exciting grid iron showdown. Don't miss the opportunity to attend the game and also to celebrate beforehand with fellow Tigers! The first event is the official Clemson Lobster Bake Party will be held Friday night, October 29th at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at the link below. Also join us later that evening, 21 and over please, at the Black Rose, 160 State Street, Boston, from 6-9 PM as Clemson Young Alumni and IPTAY YA! Host a Beantown Bash. There is no cost to attend this event and appetizers will be provided.
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Basketball Begins with a Bang

Do you love Clemson Basketball? Do you want to get an early start to the season as a Tiger fan? You can join the Men's Basketball Team in St. Thomas for a 3-game tournament the weekend before Thanksgiving! Contact Aaron Dunham at (864) 656-5209 or for more information. Read more >

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Tigers are Off to the Races

Join fellow Tigers at the Kentucky Derby. Travel packages include three nights' deluxe accommodations with shuttle services, a daily breakfast, a welcome reception, horse farm and distillery tours, admission to the derby, and much more! Book your package with a low deposit of $199 per person. View packages and pricing options >

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Engage with Network Bash 2010

Networking is one of the most challenging concepts to teach, but what better way to engage than a conversation with professionals? The Clemson Alumni Association will be helping NetworkBash bring alumni and students together to chat and learn how to build career relationships. NetworkBash - Engage is an event that will be centered around the relationships that can be forged between alumni and students. Join us the evening of Thursday, Nov. 4th, before NC State football weekend to be part of the conversation. Space is limited so rsvp online now.
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S.C. Secession Documents Displayed

The Pan-African Studies Program and History Department invite you to a public showing of the South Carolina Secession documents. The documents will be available for viewing from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm in the Strom Thurmond Self Auditorium on November 9th. Then at 5:30pm, Dr. Emerson, the Director of South Carolina Archives and History, will deliver a free lecture on the significance of these documents. This event is open to the public and a reception will follow. Read more >

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Greek Alumni Celebrate Common Bonds

Close to 200 Sigma Nu/Theta Zeta chapter members and Kappa Delta Chi founding fraternity members celebrated their common bonds during reunion event commemorating their 40th and 50th anniversaries, respectively. All enjoyed a great time of fellowship and fun at The Sawmill in Greenville, SC the evening of October 15th.
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Honoring our Shared Legacy

Don't miss Legacy Day 2010 coming up on Friday, November 5 from 2 -4:30 p.m. at the Historic Fort Hill home on campus. Come Celebrate the Thomas Green Clemson legacy and those who continue in his footsteps. Tour the house, hear the stories and learn about the man behind the will that started it all. Find out how Thomas Green Clemson and others who have followed in his footsteps have made this a great university for generations of Tigers. The day will also include the dedication of the eighth Fort Hill Legacy Leaf. It's been 124 years since the day Thomas Green Clemson signed his will, creating Clemson College. Now, it's time for you to leave your mark in the history of Clemson.
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Clemson vs. N.C. State Ticket Special

Adult tickets will be discounted to $24 each and youth (18 and under) will be sold for $10 each for the Clemson vs. N.C. State football showdown on Saturday, November 6th. Seating will be located in the upper portion of the upper deck on the North Side of Memorial Stadium. Order your tickets now>

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