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January 19, 2011




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$50 Million Athletic Facility Improvements Announced

Clemson University's athletic department is continuing its plan to improve facilities by announcing a goal to invest $50 million over the next five years in capital projects. The master plan includes enhancements to facilities for football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and golf.

The projects, many of which are pending board of trustee and state approval, will be funded through private gifts and generated athletics revenues. A committee led by Ed and Jane Duckworth of Atlanta will study the plan and implement a funding strategy. All gifts in support of these initiatives will be included in The Will to Lead capital campaign.
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Alumni Support Needed for Children with Autism

Very few resources exist for children with autism in South Carolina, and they need our help. Recent news stories have provoked a resurgence of debate over research findings relative to the causes of autism. As important as it is to discover answers about why children develop autism, it's imperative that diagnosed children have access to quality education and treatment now. That's why Clemson's Youth Learning Institute is partnering to establish the Autism Academy of South Carolina, a not-for-profit school offering intensive, individualized instruction to students ages 3 to 21 who have been medically diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Contact Steve Nichols, (864) 650-3933 to help.
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Clemson Collaborates with Kenyan University

Clemson University and Narok University College of Kenya have entered an agreement to partner in teaching and research projects that will benefit both schools and the communities they serve. The two universities will collaborate in an effort that will improve teaching skills and resources for the Kenyans and create research opportunities for Clemson faculty and students. Read More >

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Clemson CSM Rules

Three Clemson construction science and management teams competed at the 2010 Associated Schools of Construction/Associated General Contractors of America Region II Student Competitions. Auburn, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, Mississippi State, Southern Polytechnic State, University of Florida, Virginia Tech and Western Carolina were also represented. Clemson's Design-Build team (coached by Shima Clarke) and Heavy/Civil team (coached by Erik Simon) finished first, and the Commercial team was among the top finishers!

Members of the Design-Build team are, first row from left, Lauren Hatzel, Ellis Taylor, Shima Clark (coach), Page Tarleton. Back row: David Leas, Seth Addis and Ben Godwin.

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CoES Launches Facebook Page

In an effort to make information easily available to the public, Clemson University College of Engineering and Science have made a Facebook page. Now you can stay in-the-loop with all CoES news with the click of a mouse. Read More >

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President Barker Among Most Admired Educators

"DesignIntelligence" magazine has named Clemson University President James F. Barker one of the Most Admired Educators of 2011. The publication also named Clemson's graduate program in architecture one of the nation's top 20. Read More >

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Conference Center and Inn Generates Jobs

Clemson University's Conference Center and Inn complex has a $14 million average annual impact on the local economy and maintains more than 345 jobs through operations and patron spending in South Carolina, according to a study. The study by the Regional Dynamics and Economic Modeling Laboratory at the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs looked at the economic impact the complex had on Pickens, Oconee, Anderson and Greenville counties each year from 2006 to 2010. It studied the impact of the operations of the Madren Center, Walker Golf Course and Martin Inn, as well as the impact of dollars spent by visitors to the complex. Read more >

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Tigers Help Atlanta Families

The Empty Stocking Fund has been bringing holiday cheer to metro Atlanta's underprivileged children since 1927. This year, Clemson Alumni volunteered to aide this worthy cause. Thanks to these generous tigers, The Empty Stocking Fund was able to stay open three hours past their closing time to ensure that everyone was served on one of the busiest Saturdays of the year. Read More >

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Alumni Association Honors Bruce Martin

Bruce Martin goes above and beyond the call of duty in the field of turfgrass. He is a nationally-known expert in the field and has taught at Clemson since 1988. The Clemson Alumni Association recognizes Bruce Martin with the 2010 Alumni Distinguished Cooperative Extension Public Service Award. Martin is also a turfgrass pathologist at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence. Read More >

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Update Your Honors Alumni Data

The Calhoun Honors College started the new year with a new web site. Go to to view. The Honors College is also building an alumni database and hopes to connect current students with accomplished graduates. Let us know what you've been up to since graduation! Read More >

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Nominate a Young Alumni Star

Do you know a young alumnus with determination, success and pride? Do you know someone who deserves to be acknowledged for his or her hard work? You can nominate that person for the Clemson Young Alumni of Merit Award. Read the guidelines and submit your nomination form by March 22, 2011. Read More >

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Summer at Camp Odyssey

Hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, archery, camping and more! Kids between the ages of 6-12 can come this summer, July 10-16, and attend Camp Odyssey at Clemson University's Outdoor Lab. Cost is $510 per child with discounts given to additional children from the same family. Space is limited, so sign up early! For more information and application materials, contact our camp director at (864) 646-7502 or Read More >

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