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NOVEMBER 10, 2010




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Wind-turbine Test Facility Breaks Ground

Clemson University conquers new heights in the wind-energy industry by initializing the construction of the world's largest wind-turbine drive-train testing facility. This $98 million project will be located at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston.
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While Students Learn, Others Heal

Clemson nursing students get hands-on experience at the Joseph F. Sullivan Center. The center gives nursing students the opportunity to work with physicians in real-life situations. Their eagerness to learn and significant volunteer hours are also helpful in the center's operations. Read more>

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Marketing Majors Compete in Honda Challenge

A Creative Inquiry team of senior marketing majors, including, Amanda Hurt of Bluffton, Ashley Lone of Minneapolis and Christina Zoha of Greenville developed a six-week public relations campaign for the Honda Sport Hybrid CR-Z. Honda selected the students' campaign theme "What does your car say about you?" as one of 10 campaigns to move forward in a public relations competition. Read more>

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Keeping Tiger Fans Safe

A new Cardiac Care system is being implemented in Clemson's football stadium to ensure the well-being of Tiger fans during football games. Clemson University Fire and Emergency Medical Services and AnMed Health's LifeFlight program are working together to make this plan a reality. Read more>

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A Campus Full of Culture

The university has adopted a theme of being "culturious" throughout the campus, and for a third consecutive year, the university's accomplishments in diversity have been publically recognized by Minority Access Inc, a national nonprofit organization. Read more>

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Big Plans in the Big Apple

Over the summer, seventeen architecture students and one professor worked and lived in NYC to create an economically and environmentally sound development plan for a polluted section of Brooklyn. The Gowanus Canal, which was recently deemed an EPA Superfund site, was the target of their mission. Their final plan was unveiled by assistant professor Dave Lee on October 2nd in Brooklyn, N.Y. Read more>

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Invaluable Applications in Bioengineering

Bioengineering students considered real-world problems to discover how their degrees would apply after their college years. Professor John DesJardin challenged his students to design a medical device for delivering disease treatment in an underdeveloped country. Their experiences are being presented at the Southeast Biomedical Engineering Career Conference. Read more>

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Two Honorary Alumnae Named

Cheryl R. Holland of Columbia and Betty Sheppard Poe of Greenville have been named honorary alumnae by the Clemson University Alumni Association. Honorary alumni are selected by the Alumni Council for their outstanding service, lifelong devotion and loyalty to Clemson University or the Alumni Association. Read more>

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Alumna Makes History

Clemson alumna Nikki Haley was elected South Carolina's first female governor in a historic election last week. Governor-elect Haley graduated in 1994 with a degree in accounting. She has served in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 2004. She and her husband, Michael have two children. Read more>

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Duncan Elected to US House

Another Clemson graduate, 1988 alumnus Jeff Duncan was elected to the United States House of Representatives for the third Congressional District of South Carolina. Representative-elect Duncan previously served in the South Carolina State House of Representatives from 2004 until 2010. He and his wife, Melody have three sons. Read more>

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You're Key to Clemson's Success

Fueled by a Clemson education and ignited by Tiger spirit, Clemson alumni are driven to succeed and ready to take on new challenges - especially when it's helping students and strengthening the Clemson experience. Show your determined spirit while you lead the effort to provide Clemson students and faculty with the resources necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Make your annual gift to the Clemson Fund, and you'll receive this exclusive key chain for FREE. You may purchase additional key chains for $5 each. Call 864-656-5896 or give online now>

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A Tiger Love Story

From adolescence through their time at Clemson, Claire Rutter and Zach Harris' lives ran parallel, but their paths failed to cross. It wasn't until well after college that Claire and Zach finally met at a Clemson alumni dinner, and even then, hundreds of miles separated them. You can read how these two Clemson alumni defied the years of missed connections and problematic distance and fell in love. Read more>

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Alumni and Students Network

The Alumni Center provided the perfect venue last Thursday, November 4th as almost twenty alumni networked with Clemson students looking for career advice and guidance. Alumni were split into eight different groups for round-table discussions with sixty students who wanted to know what steps they should be taking now, to get them where they want to be in ten years. Read more>

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Legacy Day Recap

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends gathered for Legacy Day on Friday, November 5 at the Historic Fort Hill house. Legacy Day featured tours of Fort Hill, a scavenger hunt for historical facts and trivia in the house, and music by the Clemson University String Quartet. Participants were able to leave their own mark on Clemson's legacy by signing the mat of a special Clemson print that will hang in the library. There was also a special dedication ceremony for the late Earl Charles Ray of Savannah, Ga., a 1938 Clemson alumnus and the newest addition to the Fort Hill Legacy Society. View photos> Video recap>

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Tiger Golf Gathering

You can play golf with Jonathan Byrd, Lucas Glover and Charles Warren at the Tiger Golf Gathering on December 9-10. Sponsorships begin at only $500, and proceeds will go to the construction of the Larry B. Penley Jr. Golf Facility. Show your support for Tiger Golf by signing up to golf or purchasing tickets. Read more>

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Greek Alumni Reunite

On Friday, October 15, 2010 over 100 Sigma Kappa Epsilon and Beta Theta Pi brothers and guests shook hands and shared stories during the 5th Annual SKE/Beta Alumni Dinner at Palmetto Ridge in Seneca, SC. Alumni from the founding fraternity, SKE, Beta alumni, and current Delta Nu chapter Beta brothers, renewed their fraternal legacy, reviewed a year of outstanding accomplishments and previewed their goals for 2011. The group also celebrated the current chapter's GPA of 3.17, the highest of all fraternities at Clemson, and recognized Ryan Duane, the current Student Body President. View photos>

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Lowcountry Golf Tournament and Blood Battle

Join the Charleston County Clemson Club as they battle the Charleston County Gamecok Club on Thursday, November 18th at Shadowmoss Golf Club in West Ashley for their annual Big Thursday Golf Tournament. Proceeds support eight Charleston County Clemson Club Student Scholarships. Spots are limited. Register now>

Also, don't miss the opportunity to participate in the 26th Annual Clemson vs. USC Blood Battle, November 15th - 24th. Donations may be made at either West Ashley or Mt. Pleasant donation centers. Receive a complimentary Tshirt when you give this gift of life.
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Tigers Beat The 'Pack

The Tigers defeated the Wolfpack 14-13 on Military Appreciation Day last Saturday, November 6, 2010. Kyle Parker threw for 214 yards and a touchdown as Clemson overcame several mistakes to beat North Carolina State. View photos>

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Purchase Men's Basketball Single Game Tickets

Don't miss out on Brad Brownell's exciting first season as the Tiger's head basketball coach. Purchase your men's 2010-2011 basketball single game tickets now. (Note that the UNC game is sold out.) Purchase now>

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