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May 25, 2011

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It's a Girl Thing

The Clemson Women's Alumni Council hosted another successful Bring Your Daughter to Clemson Weekend! The 13th annual BYDTC Weekend was held on campus Friday, May 20th - Sunday, May 22nd, 2011. This year's theme was "Her Land, His Plan" and over 200 Girls ages 6-18 and their chaperoning moms and dads were in attendance for a chance to learn more about college life in Tiger Town.
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Winter Guard Takes First Place

The awards keep rolling in for Tiger Band! Their latest one is from our Winter Guard group. Terry Kent, our Color Guard Instructor, organized a winter guard this past off-season. Meeting every Sunday afternoon starting in January, the Winter Guard began work on an entirely new production for the group. They competed in three regular circuit meets and in the finals of the Carolina Indoor Performance Association (CIPA). Our Tiger Guard took home first place in the finals. Check out the link to their award-winning performance.
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New Heights in Vertical Farming

Clemson University's Institute of Applied Ecology received EPA funding to develop a design-feasibility study to build a "vertical farm" in downtown Charleston. The study, being done in collaboration with Clemson's Centers of Economic Excellence in Urban Ecology and Sustainable Development and the city of Charleston, will evaluate the repurposing of an existing building to house a vertical farm. The multistory building will have floor atop floor of fruits and vegetables grown in highly environmentally efficient ways.
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A New Take on 9/11

Cindy Pury, a professor of psychology at Clemson University, has determined that Americans weren't as angry as most might think following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Her findings will be published this week in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. By analyzing more than 500,000 text messages sent on Sept. 11, 2001, she concluded that there appeared to more messages expressing comfort and support than anger.
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Seniors Reflect on their Time at Clemson

More than 2,700 degrees were awarded during May 2011 Commencement Ceremonies, which were held on May 13 in Littlejohn Coliseum, and we could not be prouder of our Tigers. Check out just a few graduates' reflections on their college years.
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Tuition Increase Lowest in a Decade

Clemson University's board of trustees Thursday approved a 3.8 percent increase in tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students - the lowest increase in a decade, both in terms of percentage and dollars. The tuition increase, which adds $225 per semester for in-state students and $521 per semester for non-residents, will generate revenue for enhanced student engagement opportunities, academic facilities and technology.
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Tigers Lend a Hand in Alabama

A group of students from Clemson University is starting the summer with a trip to Birmingham, Ala., to help with disaster relief efforts following the devastating storms that swept through the state at the end of April. They will work with the Birmingham Dream Center removing debris, preparing and serving food for storm victims and relief workers and sorting through donations at the Christian Services Mission donation center. The trip is being organized by Clemson University's Gantt Center for Student Life and the Alternative Break Program, a student organization that organizes service trips for fall and spring breaks.
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A Record-breaking Graduation

Clemson University's largest graduating class ever received degrees in Spring Commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday. The tally of degrees being awarded was 2,713 as 2,188 students completed requirements for bachelor's degrees, 457 received master's degrees and 68 earned doctorates. About 2,460 of them took part in the morning and afternoon ceremonies Friday. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., gave two thumbs up as he received an honorary doctorate in the morning ceremony.
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Clemson Announces Chapman Scholars

Ten sophomores in Clemson University's College of Business and Behavioral Science (CBBS) have been selected as Thomas F. Chapman Leadership Scholars. The Chapman Leadership Scholars Program, a three-year experience beginning in a student's sophomore year, will enhance the leadership potential and skills of select students in the college. A student's selection is based primarily on his or her aptitude and willingness to make the extra effort to become an effective leader through research and service.
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President Names Community Service Honor Roll

Clemson University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. This is the fourth consecutive year that Clemson has received the honor. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the Honor Roll, selected 641 colleges and universities for their impact on issues ranging from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth.
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Art Professor Awarded Fulbright-Hays Grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Clemson University's Valerie Zimany a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad grant to be a visiting researcher at the Institute of Art and Design of Kanazawa College of Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Zimany's ceramic work, "Chigiri-e (Radio Gold)," will go with her to. It has been selected for the 9th International Ceramic Competition Mino, a prestigious exhibition featuring work selected from nearly 4,000 applicants globally.
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Family Leaving Legacy for Outstanding Physics Student

Two days after earning her degree in Physics (2010), Samantha Erin Cawthorne, passed away from injuries sustained while roller blading through the S.C. Botanical Gardens in Clemson. An outstanding student, she was a Dixon Fellow in the Calhoun Honors College, President of the Society of Physics Studies and Phi Beta Honors Society. As a way to honor and preserve Samantha's legacy, her parents have created an annual scholarship and plan to create an endowed scholarship, in her name for students majoring in Physics and Astronomy. For more information please contact Brandy Page at (864)-656-5133.


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Documenting the Real McKoy

Grainger McKoy's artistry has been compared to that of such notables a Mark Catesby and John James Audubon, whose works still hold the standard of the artistry of bird drawings and paintings. McKoy's talent is sculpting these amazing creatures-one feather at a time-in works of art that seem to defy gravity. The Clemson alum's latest work, a stainless steel, 12 ft. sculpture of a bird's wing, is documented by etv in the link below.
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Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Presented

The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research was presented to Mica Grujicic, a faculty member since 1988 and holder of the Wilfred P. and Helen S. Tiencken Professorship in Mechanical Engineering. Grujicic is internationally recognized and frequently cited for his research in materials science, computational mechanics and thermal fluid sciences.
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Clemson Grads Get Hyper-Local in SC

Clemson alumni Ken Hawkins ('03), Matt Johnson ('06), and Shaun Ratliff ('98) converge in Charleston, SC years later to run a collaborative, community driven, hyper-local news source called, TheDigitel. TheDigitel (www.thedigitel.com) was created to connect readers to the best local stories out there and help locals tell their stories to each other in real-time. TheDigitel is the hyper-local news source currently in Charleston, Beaufort and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. TheDigitel blends traditional journalism with the Open Community of the Web. Not only can locals read TheDigitel to get informed, but they can also use the Open Community aspect of the site to post stories and events, inform others and network with the community at large.


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The High Seminary to be Sold at Reunion

When WWII broke out in Europe, at least one Clemson student from South Carolina left school, went to Canada and joined the Eagle Squadron composed of Americans and Canadians rushing to the defense of Great Britain. He qualified because he was a skilled pilot and went to Clemson College, which had a Civil Air Patrol Program. With additional training after he arrived in Britian, he was joined into The Royal Airforce and flew for Britain in The Blitz. He was shot down in late 1941 over the English Channel and is the first known WWII casualty from the school. His body was recovered and is buried in Surrey, England. To read more about this and other exploits of Clemson men and women, purchase your copy of The High Seminary, Volume 1 1889-1964. The books will be available for sale at the Golden Tiger Reunion, June 9-11 in Clemson. Buy there and save on shipping and have author and historian, Jerome Reel, sign your copy! The book will released for sale online in June at hearusroarstore.com as well.


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Alumna is a Blooming Success

With a business approach as rare and varied as her favorite flower, hotel and travel expert and CEO Stacy Dreyfus (CU '95) has grown her passion for travel and luxury into Orchid Resorts & Escapes - one of the most unique and exclusive sales, marketing and partnership agencies in the world. Like her company and its namesake, the orchid, there is nothing typical about Stacy Dreyfus. She is as energetic, creative and passionate about Clemson University as she is her extraordinary jet-setting lifestyle.
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CU at the Riverbanks Zoo

Over 250 tigers have already registered to join the Clemson Alumni Association, fellow Clemson Alumni and Clemson Friends for a Clemson Day at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC this Saturday, May 28! 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 in the picnic area next to the zoo. Re-enter the zoo following the picnic by checking in with workers at the gate. 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. Children 2 and under are free.


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Clemson Center for China Studies 2011 Speaker Series

The U.S.-China relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships for both countries as well as for the world in the 21st Century. On Friday, June 3, the Clemson Center for China studies is excited to welcome Mr. Ping Zhang. As Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America, Mr. Zhang will offer unique insights into how to better understand and benefit from our inter-connected economies. The speech will be at the Lazy Goat in Greenville, SC on June 3 from 12:00-1:30. Registration for the lunchtime discussion closes on May 31, so sign up today!
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Register for the Golden Tiger Reunion

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
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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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