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Clemson 2020 Plan Approved

On April 15, Clemson University trustees approved a 10-year strategic plan to invest in faculty, staff, students, facilities and technology, with most of the funding to come from existing resources. The plan includes new faculty, student engagement opportunities, compensation, new buildings and equipment upgrades. Clemson President James F. Barker said the plan puts Clemson "back on offense. For the past two years, we've been playing defense during the 'Great Recession', but it's time to move into the future."
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Campus Update with President Barker

In this edition of "Campus Update with President Barker", Stephanie Cox, a senior English major talks with President Barker about and the Conference Center and Inn at Clemson University and the recent renovations to Seasons by the Lake restaurant. We hope you enjoy the video and will check out the new restaurant next time you are on campus!
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Tigers Honored with National Fellowships

Eight students have received Graduate Research Fellowships, and nine have received honorable mentions from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship provides three years of financial support at an annual stipend of $30,000 with a $10,500 allowance for tuition and fees. The program recognizes students who are outstanding in their field of studies for NSF-science, technology, engineering and math.
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Students Win National Design Award

An architecture Creative Inquiry project that focused on designs for the Clemson University Student Organic Farm was honored in an international design competition, Structures for Inclusion 2011, for a project called STEPS to Connectivity and Accessibility. The competition was sponsored by Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED).
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Cicadas Ready to Spread their Wings Again

Cicadas are back to contribute to the summer sounds after 13 years of silence. It's been over a decade since we last heard the sounds of the species of insects, but they will be above ground in April and May, and Clemson insect scientists want the public's help in tracking their arrival.
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Shotgun Team Hits Target

The Clemson University shotgun club team won first place in the sporting clays event at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) National Collegiate Shotgun Championships in San Antonio, Texas, April 2-4. The Clemson team also won second place in the American skeet event, placed third in five-stand shooting and came in fourth in trap shooting. This was Clemson's first time participating in the national competition.
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Energy Efficient Decisions

In the search for better ways to make more energy-efficient buildings, assistant professor Leidy Klotz isn't exactly looking for ways to improve the engineering. He's seeking ways to improve the engineer. This mindset has led Klotz to study how designers choose the techniques they employ in energy-efficient design. It's especially important as the nation moves to the construction of more "net-zero" buildings, those that will result in no net emissions of greenhouse gases because of improved energy efficiency combined with use of on-site renewable energy.
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Pershing Rifle Team Wins Again

Clemson University's Company C-4 once again was top gun in the General John Joseph Pershing National Drill Competition, held at Ohio State University in March. This marks the Clemson drill team's sixth win in seven years. Clemson's Company C-4 has come a long way since they joined the National Society of Pershing Rifles in 1939, and the university could not be prouder.
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Accomplished Alumnus Receives SC's Highest Honor

Linvil "Gene"' Rich, a previous dean of the College of Engineering at Clemson, received South Carolina's top honor. His contributions to Clemson alone have shaped the environmental engineering field. Rich was presented with the Order of the Palmetto, an honor given to a person who has contributed a lifetime of achievements to the state of South Carolina.
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Clemson Clubs Have Heart for Service

Alumni clubs and groups across the country took part in community service projects as part of the National Weekend of Service this past weekend. Nineteen clubs conducted service projects that supported organizations such as The Ronald McDonald House, a therapeutic camp for children, Habitat for Humanity, Children's Hospitals and many more. Alumni decked-out in Clemson orange gave numerous hours of service to these groups as part of a coordinated effort in its third year. This year, more than twice as many clubs participated than prior years. Way to go, Tigers!
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Tobin Named President of OC Tech

Clemson graduate Dr. Walter A. Tobin will become president of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College on June 1. He was selected from among four candidates by a unanimous vote of the Area Commission on Tuesday. Tobin says he is "humbled and in awe" of the trust the commission has shown him.
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Changing the World of Bioengineering

KIYATEC was founded in 2005 by two Clemson graduates, Matt Gevaert and David Orr. The company was founded with mission to commercialize novel 3D cell culture technology developed in the laboratories of the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University. Learn more about their amazing quest for improved understanding in cell and systems biology, drug development and clinical diagnosis.
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Tigers in Afghanistan

These fellow Tigers make us proud! Serving our country in Afghanistan until February of 2012, this group of alums is part of the SC Army National Guard unit, 228th TTSB (Theater Tactical Signal Brigade) headquartered out of Spartanburg, SC. The picture features (left to right): Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Eric Turner '82, Lieutenant Colonel Rich Wholey '95, Captain Amanda Kane '03, Staff Sergeant Alvin Bledsoe '84, Captain John Edwards '99 & '00, Captain Cedric Lloyd '06, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Fletcher '89, Captain Santana Freeman '96. The picture was taken in Baghram, Afghanistan in March 2011. Stay in touch with these alumni at: CH Eric Turner, 228th TTSB, BAF, APO AE 09354.


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Prater Named Alumni Master Teacher

Mary Ann Prater, accounting lecturer in the College of Business and Behavioral Science, was presented with the 2011 Master Teacher Award by the Student Alumni Council at a surprise reception on April 18, 2011 in the Clemson Visitor's Center. This award is given annually in recognition for outstanding undergraduate classroom instruction.
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Give One Up for Clemson

To make it easy and sporty for you to give up a restaurant meal and give to Clemson instead, we're offering an exclusive "lunch box" for grown-ups. Make your annual gift to the Clemson Fund, and you can purchase this orange insulated tote for $10 each, including shipping and handling.
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Official Graduation Gifts

Just in time for commencement, shop fine Clemson gifts from M.LaHart & Co, official partner of Clemson Alumni Association. Collection includes sterling cufflinks, TAG Heuer watches, women's jewelry, frames and more. Order by 5/10 and save $10 - Simply enter CGRAD511 at checkout to see your savings.
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Clemson Summer Camps Available

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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Golden Tiger Reunion Scheduled

Make plans now to reunion with fellow alumni in Clemson, June 9-11, 2011. Join the class of 1961 as they celebrate their 50th anniversary and present a special gift back to their alma mater. Check out the schedule of events for the weekend and Register now>


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Coaches Invite You to Prowl and Growl

Coach Swinney and Coach Brownell want to see you at the 2011 Prowl and Growl events! Check out their invitation video, and make plans now to attend a Prowl and Growl stop in your area. 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.
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Bring Your Daughter to Clemson

The Clemson Women's Alumni Council is excited to announce the 13th annual Bring Your Daughter to Clemson Weekend held on campus on Friday, May 20th - Sunday, May 22nd, 2011. This year's theme is "Her Land, His Plan". Girls ages 6-18 are invited to attend with an adult chaperone (fathers are welcome!) and get a chance to see what college life is like.
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Register Now for the Clemson Alumni Golf Challenge

The Clemson Alumni Association invites you to participate in the Second Annual Clemson Alumni Challenge Golf Tournament, Friday, September 9, 2011 at the John E. Walker, Sr. Golf Course in Clemson. The tournament is limited to 20 teams so register your team now. Compete for bragging rights to be the best Clemson Alumni golf foursome and the chance to represent Clemson on the national stage. The winning team advances to the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at Pinehurst Resort.
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SC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale

If you have never been to a South Carolina Botanical Garden Plant Sale, you're missing out on a great opportunity to find the best plants for gardens in Upstate SC. The Garden held another successful Spring Plant Sale on April 15 -16, with a Second Chance Sale planned for April 30th. This Second Chance Sale will feature both native and exotic ornamental trees, shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses, vines and ferns. Sprouting Wings will also have art pots and other items made by the children for sale as a fundraiser. Also, an exciting new introduction is a diverse selection of hardy native carnivorous plants!
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CU at the Riverbanks Zoo

Join the Clemson Alumni Association, fellow Clemson Alumni and Clemson Friends for a Clemson Day at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC. On Saturday, May 28 clear your calendar for a day of fun. There will be a group picture at the tiger exhibit at 10:00 AM and be sure to bring your favorite tailgate food for the picnic at 11:30am. If you are NOT already members, purchase your tickets now: https://tickets.riverbanks.org and enter the password tiger. If you are members, simply rsvp by emailing Mark Palmer at mpalmer@keyarc.com

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