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August 31, 2011

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New Clemson Ring Provider

Balfour was selected following a competitive bid process to determine who would produce the rings and partner with the Clemson Alumni Association. "We look forward to collaborating with the team at Balfour to continue the rich history of the Clemson Ring while having the opportunity for our Alumni Association to have ownership and more protection of this important university symbol," said Wil Brasington, senior director of alumni relations. The Clemson Ring, which has an official design and is recognized around the world by Clemson alumni, will be made available exclusively by the Clemson Alumni Association.
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New Year, Renewed Optimism

Clemson University's faculty and staff kicked off the 2011-12 academic year on a positive note Tuesday with an update from President James F. Barker and a challenge from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientist. You can view the video from the convocation as well as photos from the day.
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2012 Honors Application Now Open

If you know any outstanding high school seniors considering Clemson, please encourage them to apply for membership in the Calhoun Honors College. For priority notification by February 15 as well as consideration for the National Scholars Program, applicants MUST submit their Honors application online by December 1, and all supporting documents must be submitted by December 15. Please note that all applicants to the Honors College must FIRST submit the Undergraduate Admissions application.
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Welcoming Back with a Bang

Clemson University kicked off the 2011-12 school year with the 23rd annual Welcome Back Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. The festival is sponsored by the Clemson Student Alumni Council. The Welcome Back Festival encompasses all of downtown Clemson in order to provide delicious tastings from the restaurants and prizes courtesy of the local Clemson businesses. Almost $13, 000 was raised for the Student Alumni Council Scholarship Fund.
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CU-ICAR Secures New Neighbors

A worldwide reputation as a leading center for collaboration has helped the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) secure tenants for its newest building. More than a dozen companies and groups have signed leases or license agreements for space in CU-ICAR's Center for Emerging Technologies, which speaks volumes to the industry's strong reputation.
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Clemson: Always a Smart Investment

When SmartMoney Magazine looked at 50 of the nation's top colleges and universities to see whose graduates get the best return on their tuition dollars, Clemson University ranked No. 6. Clemson ranked higher than all of the Ivy League schools and higher than some of the public universities that typically are at the top of the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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The Path to Prosperity

President James F. Barker told a U.S. House subcommittee field hearing Tuesday that the university was built on a foundation of economic development, and the "surest path to prosperity" is education. He pointed to influential endeavors like CU-ICAR, noting their success in transforming the South Carolina economy.
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Strong Support Despite Tough Times

As a strong testament to the unwavering support from Tigers everywhere, gifts to Clemson University during the 2010-11 fiscal year totaled $89.1 million. Of that, $54.6 million was from private gifts and pledges of cash, gifts-in-kind or real estate; $16 million from planned gifts; and $18.5 million in pledges and donations to the IPTAY annual fund.
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To MBA or not to MBA?

The Modern Learner has ranked Clemson University's Master of Human Resource Development degree program second on their list of best MBA alternatives. The list highlights online graduate programs which strike the perfect balance between affordability, prestige as largely dictated by U.S. News 2010 ranking, and career potential according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
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Research Reels in Something Fishy

Clemson University population biologist Peter Marko and his colleagues have found that not all certified Chilean sea bass are what they are claimed to be. The research by Marko, Holly Nance and Kimberly Guynn is reported in the Aug. 23 edition of Current Biology and reveals that some fish sold in stores are not from the fishing grounds certified as sustainable, and some are not Chilean sea bass at all.
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Decades of Solid Dedication

For four generations - spanning more than 110 years - the Liles have been part of the Clemson Family - their unwavering devotion and exuberant Tiger Spirit echoing through the decades. Father, sons, grandson and great-grandson - all helping shape the University as their family accepts with gratitude and humility such prestigious University honors as the Clemson Medallion and the Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
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Orange. A Way of Life.

Show your colors and your determination to lead with this exclusive new Clemson T-shirt. Make your annual gift to the Clemson Fund and purchase this T-shirt for $15, which includes shipping and handling. After all, orange isn't just a color. It's a way of life. Make your gift today!
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Savannah Club Back in the Ballgame

The Savannah Clemson Club has reorganized, and recently had their first get-together at the Savannah Sand Gnats baseball game on August 14. The Clemson Alums were there to watch the Gnats play Kyle Parker and the Asheville Tourists. Parker stayed after the game to meet the club. The Tourists beat the Gnats 5-4 thanks to a sacrifice fly hit by Kyle Parker in the fifth inning. The game was a hit for the Clemson fans!


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BCCC Greets the Class of 2015

On Sunday August 14th the Berkeley County Clemson Club was pleased to host their inaugural Freshman Send-off Party at the Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner, SC. Alumni and current students were delighted to welcome Berkeley County's finest into the Clemson family. A great time was had by all!


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New and Improved Alumni App

Alumni Mobile App puts a variety of Clemson University and alumni information right at your fingertips. The Alumni Mobile website and app offer a variety of topics and newsfeeds including Events, News, Athletics, the Echo and Social Networking.
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Stay up-to-date with Clemson World

Clemson University's alumni magazine, Clemson World Magazine, which serves nearly 80,000 alumni, now is available for download to the Apple iPad. Clemson World Magazine first was available in the 1970s as a print publication, then found its way to the Web before branching into this latest interactive form. The latest issue is now available!
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Get a Free Mortgage Checkup and Fathead

Your AlumniMortgage program has extended its newest benefit: now receive a FREE Fathead through the month of September for completing a mortgage check-up with Quicken Loans! Not only will you find out if you could be saving money on your mortgage, but you'll also receive a Fathead, a peel-n-stick vinyl wall graphic that is removable, reusable, and worth up to $149.99! For complete promotion details visit www.mortgageinsiders.com/clemson or call your dedicated Clemson mortgage team at 888-518-7610.


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Join Clemson Men's Basketball in Hawaii

The Clemson Men's Basketball Team will compete in the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii on December 22, 23 and 25. This is a great opportunity to view Clemson Basketball in an intimate setting and support our team in a beautiful location. Travel packages can be purchased through Pleasant Holidays at 1-800-877-5223 or www.pleasantholidays.com/classic.
For additional information or questions, please contact Aaron Dunham at (864) 656-5209 or Email >


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Don't Miss the Tiger Golf Gathering

The 9th annual Tiger Golf Gathering will be held on Friday, September 23rd during the FSU football weekend. The event will consist of a Pro-Am charity golf tournament on The Reserve at Lake Keowee at 11:00am followed by an Auction Party and Reception at Clemson's Jervey Gym beginning at 6:30pm... all to benefit the Clemson golf program. The Tiger Golf Gathering auction has become famous for offering some of the most unique and exciting items a Clemson fan has ever seen!
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First Friday Parade

Clemson University's annual First Friday Parade is set to kick off the football season at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2. Twelve sororities and 50 organizations will take part in the parade alongside President James F. Barker and other notable participants.
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Clemson to Mark 9/11 Anniversary

Clemson University will hold a remembrance service to mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. The interfaith event titled "Looking Back-Looking Forward Toward Compassion, Peace and Reconciliation" will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
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Sign up Today for the Pershing Rifles Alumni Reunion

The deadline is quickly approaching for the P/R-CAPER alumni reunion. Coinciding with weekend of Military Appreciation Day at the Wofford game on September 9-11, the reunion will include a dinner at Boulevard Grill, a pre-game tailgate, block seating for the game and a Sunday morning breakfast. To reserve a room at the University Inn and Conference Center (previously the Ramada Inn) for the nightly group rate of $72, contact Brittany Langley at Brittany@univinnclemson.com or 864-654-7501. To reserve a ticket for the group rate of $16, go to https://www.groupticketwindow.com/groupticket/college/clemson/group/ and enter pershing as the ID and tigers as the password. Be sure to RSVP to billlisapickens@bellsouth.net by September 1.


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Fall into Entrepreneurship

Clemson University is offering an eight-session course for entrepreneurs beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the McNair Law Firm on South Main Street in Greenville. Sponsored and created by the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, SEED - Sustainable Entrepreneurs and Economic Development - classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every other Wednesday. Courses are designed to help entrepreneurs understand the business behind success.
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Save the Date-SC Botanical Garden Plant Sale

Be sure to mark your calendars for September 30-October 1 and come to the South Carolina Botanical Garden's Fall Plant Sale. This year the sale will offer rare native plants, fall perennials, blueberries and carnivorous plants. On Friday, Sept. 30 from 2:30-6pm, there will be an exclusive "friends" preview sale (new FRIENDS may join at the sale). The public sale will be the next day from 9am-1pm.
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Honors Alumni Homecoming Reception

All graduates of the Calhoun Honors College are invited to a casual drop-in reception as part of Homecoming Weekend on Friday, October 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the Holmes Hall Honors Academic Activities Center. Please register by September 28, and plan to catch up with former classmates and professors.
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Tigers on the Turf at the CAFLS Golf Tournament

The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science Alumni Board invites all Tigers and friends of CAFLS to take part in the 2011 CAFLS Alumni Golf Tournament that is scheduled for Friday, September 16 at Southern Oaks Golf Course in Easley, SC. All proceeds from the tournament support the Thomas E. Skelton Scholarship for students studying in CAFLS Majors! Of special note this year, we are also inviting our College of Agriculture friends from Auburn University to join us this year as the event is the Friday before the Auburn Game.
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CAFLS Tailgate: A Tasty Gathering

Nothing's finer that South Carolina-grown agricultural products, and at this year's CAFLS Tailgate there will be a variety of vendors on had to add extra flavor to the event. The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science Alumni Board invites all CAFLS alumni, current students, fellow Tigers and friends of CAFLS to the 2011 CAFLS Tailgate on Saturday, October 8 at Fike Recreation Center. The event is scheduled to begin 3 hours before kick-off of the Boston College Football game. This year's Tailgate will take place Homecoming Weekend and will feature a Silent Auction, the introduction of the CAFLS Tailgate "Taste of South Carolina", recognition of the winners of the SC Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet and the Forestry and Natural Resources Annual Alumni Meeting.
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Support Students Through ARTREACH

Start your Auburn game weekend with a bang and for a great cause. The Center for the Visual Arts at Clemson University and the Clemson Advancement Foundation for Design and Building proudly present the inaugural ARTREACH event to celebrate the artistic connections between Clemson and Greenville. Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm in downtown Greenville at the Wyche Pavilion. Tickets are only $25 and will include drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. Program will include: words from President Barker, a stunning light display and amazing artwork on display by Clemson Students, alumni and faculty.
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