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March 02, 2011




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Focused on the Future

After more than a year of planning, President Barker unveiled the long-term strategic plan for Clemson at a town hall meeting for faculty and staff. We invite you to watch this video and learn what President Barker means when he says, "It's time for Clemson to get back on offense." Watch Video>


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MLK Excellence in Service Award

In honor of their service to the community, Gabriel Paul Fair of Easley and Byron Harder received the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Excellence in Service Award from Clemson University. This year's recipients are the ninth pair to receive this honor. Read More>

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Anthropology Club Unearths Pickens Past

Clemson students investigated a gravesite for forgotten slave stories and other untold stories in the Liberia community of northern Pickens. The Anthropology Club received hands on archeological experience by cleaning, measuring, identifying and sketching the slave cemetery of the Soapstone Baptist Church. Read More>

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Race to the Rock

Join President Barker, Mrs. Barker, and your fellow alumni in the 12th annual Race to the Rock: The President's Race for the Library, Saturday, April 9th. The race will begin on Clemson's campus at Cooper Library and will finish at Death Valley Football Stadium. All proceeds will go toward the Clemson Library. Online registration will be open through April 7th. Entry fees are $15 for ages 12 and under, $20 for all others. Read More>

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Building a Better Berry

Guido Schnabel, a Clemson University plant disease scientist, has received $850,000 to help growers deal with strawberry diseases. A four-year, $2.9 million USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant supports efforts to forecast outbreaks of two fungal diseases threatening the nation's $2.1 billion strawberry crop. The grant will enable the team to test in strawberry-producing states, including South Carolina, with the added component of monitoring fungicide resistance and advise growers of alternative fungicide options. Read more>

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Clemson "Millenials" Document a Generation

Austin Schwartz and Stéphane Rey illustrate perfectly why Clemson promotes interdisciplinary learning. The Clemson students are part of the engaging new documentary, The Millennials. The documentary will feature interviews with "Millennials"-people born 1981-2000-throughout western Europe, Canada and the United States, capturing their thoughts on social, economic and political issues of today and the future.
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John Peters and ClemsonLIFE Recognized

The Joint City/University Advisory Board has recognized the ClemsonLIFE program and John Peters of the National Dropout Prevention Center with its annual Abernathy/Cox One Clemson Award. The award is given annually to an organization and/or an individual whose accomplishments have served both Clemson University and the city of Clemson and have made a significant impact on both entities in a single year. Read more>

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Student-run Business Helps Town Celebrate Centennial

An all student-run business, Clemson's Campus Banner + Design, recently took on the town of Six Mile, S.C. as a client, helping it celebrate its centennial by designing and producing landmark art work. After six months and 223.5 design hours, including extensive photo correction, CB+D installed its finished product at the Town Hall at a dinner and was praised for the work, which showcased a cumulative history of Six Mile. Read more>

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Campus Update with President Barker

Today we introduce the first episode of Campus Update with President Barker. In this unique video series, Clemson students get the opportunity to talk with President Barker about some of the many great things going on at Clemson. The goal of these updates is to give all members of the Clemson Family a chance to stay connected with campus life. We hope you enjoy the first episode and will be on the lookout for future updates. View video>

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Steelers Honor Nick Eason

Alumnus, Nick Eason was named the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2010 Ed Block Courage Award recipient. Eason is a Defensive End for the Steelers and had a trying offseason in 2010 when he suffered a ruptured appendix, multiple complications, and lost 30 pounds. Despite his fear and the long journey, Eason exemplified courage and optimism. Read more>

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McCameron Family Donates Ring to Honor Parents

Clemson is a family affair for the McCameron family. To honor their parents, Edward and Lib McCameron, children Chris '09, Will '08, and Meredith '07, along with daughter-in-law, Elizabeth '01, donated a '09 Clemson Ring to the Alumni Association Ring Case. The Clemson Alumni Association proudly displays rings from 1896 to the present and is in need of rings for the years of 2010 and 2011. Contact Randy Boatwright, to donate a ring to the display case in honor or memory of a Tiger in your life!

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Alumni Needed to Mentor CBBS Students

CBBS alumni and students enjoyed networking opportunities at the recent Winter Mentorship Reception held on January 28, 2011. "Tiger Ties" Mentoring Program is the first of its kind at Clemson University. To make it easy for students to choose a compatible alumni mentor CBBS uses a sophisticated web-based platform that matches the expertise and wisdom of experienced leaders with the talent that is critical to student success. Mentees have the opportunity to be in the driver's seat when managing their own career development. By becoming a mentor, alumni give back to their Alma Mater by helping students identity their future career goals. To sign up to be a CBBS Alumni mentor, contact: Meredith Mims McTigue or 1-866-583-CBBS (2227). View photos> View videos>

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Make a Difference Today

Your gift to the Clemson Fund for academic scholarships and fellowships will make a Clemson education possible for worthy, driven students - those individuals who will go on to become the future work force and leaders of our great nation. Your annual gift to fund scholarships will impact a student's life forever and will help Clemson maintain the momentum we've created to become one of the nation's top public universities. Make a gift>

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Calling All Lovers of Literature

Clemson is hosting their Fourth Annual Clemson Literary Festival downtown. On April 7th, there will be a bar-hop where nationally-acclaimed writers will read from their works, and on April 8th, everyone is invited to a book fair, student reading showcases, poetry readings and more. This is a great opportunity to relax with friends and enjoy great literature in a laid-back, coffee house environment. Read more>

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Women's Leadership Conference

On March 12, the Women's Leadership Conference will tackle issues of women's roles and the expectations which surround them. The keynote speaker, Felicia Harlow, will present "Show Me What You're Made Of: Our Authentic Selves," encouraging women to explore the differences between "what we're told" & "who we are" and how we can consciously "show" our authentic self to the world. For more information, please contact Lauren Kennedy. Read more> Register now>

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5th Annual CBBS DC Reception

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, Clemson alumni, parents, friends, and partners in the DC community gathered at a reception for the College of Business and Behavioral Science. The reception created the opportunity for people to learn more about the College and encouraged engagement through the CBBS Tiger Ties Initiative. Read More>

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Reflections on the Humanities

Marjorie Garber, a Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, will present a lecture on the state of the humanities at Clemson University on March 9th at 4:00PM. The lecture is free and open to everyone. Garber has various honors for her literary success, has published 15 books, and edited 7 collections of essays. Contact Wil Stockton at with any questions.

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Black Alumni Homecoming Reunion Weekend

The National Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC) is looking for volunteers for the 2011 Black Alumni Homecoming Reunion Weekend to be held the weekend of Homecoming. All skill sets are welcomed and needed. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the weekend from early planning and budgeting to executing activities during the weekend. If you are interested in participating as a committee member or have additional questions, please contact Joe Hood at The first committee meeting will be held within the next couple of weeks.

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Immerse Yourself in Arts this Summer

Designed for students in 9th through 12th grades, the Clemson University Summer Arts Immersion provides college-level training in specific performing arts and visual arts disciplines taught by members of the Clemson University visual and performing arts faculty. The two-week non-residential arts experience for high school students is one you certainly don't want to miss! Read more>

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Solid Orange Weekend

Get ready for a weekend of solid orange! The weekend of April 8-10, 2011 will be a busy one for Clemson Athletics, with multiple events lined up for five different Tiger athletic teams - baseball, football, men's soccer, men's tennis and volleyball. Be sure to check the schedule so you don't miss out! Read more>

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Get Ready for Prowl and Growl

With the 2011 Prowl and Growl just around the corner, the locations have been announced! In South Carolina, the tour will visit Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Florence, Rock Hill, Lexington and Aiken. In North Carolina, Tigers will stop in Charlotte and Raleigh. They will also meet in Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Don Munson will once again ask our coaches the questions that are on the minds of Clemson fans. You certainly don't want to miss this great opportunity to support your Clemson Tigers! Read more>

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Register Your Child or Grandchild for Clemson Summer Camps

Clemson has summer programs for just about every student - from camps for those who are interested in pursuing engineering or science, to sports camps for young athletes. There are other opportunities for young people who want to strengthen their leadership skills, enjoy a wilderness experience or study art and design. Sign up early to give your child or grandchild a wonderful summer experience. For more information, call the Youth Learning Institute at (864) 878-1041.
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