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April 25, 2012

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Clemson Dedicates “the Building that Teaches”

Clemson Dedicates “the Building that Teaches”

A week before Earth Day, under sunny skies illuminating exterior and interior spaces, hundreds of Clemson University faculty, staff, students and friends gathered Friday to dedicate one of the most energy-efficient academic buildings in the United States. The recent $31.6 million restoration, renovation and expansion of academic building Rudolph Lee Hall complex is complete. “We are now poised to realize fully the vision of Lee Hall as the building that teaches,” said Clemson President James F. Barker, FAIA.
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Class of ’56 Dedicates Academic Success Center

Class of ’56 Dedicates Academic Success Center

The new home of the Class of 1956 Academic Success Center at Clemson University was dedicated on Thursday, April 12. Class members raised more than $2.8 million as seed money for the construction of the building located behind R.M. Cooper Library. The Academic Success Center (ASC) takes a multidimensional approach to student success. The $13.7 million building project included construction of the 35,000-square-foot, three-story building, site preparation, furnishings and landscaping.
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Clemson Launches Research Magazine

Clemson Launches Research Magazine

Clemson unveiled a new magazine designed to give thousands of readers a look behind the scenes of a major research university. The magazine, titled glimpse, not only will cover scientific research, but scholarship and creative achievement campuswide, according to Gerald Sonnenfeld, vice president for research. “We want to share Clemson’s culture of discovery with people everywhere, to give them a glimpse of what we do,” Sonnenfeld said.
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Clemson Pershing Rifles Place Third

Clemson Pershing Rifles Place Third

Clemson University’s Pershing Rifles Company C-4 returned from the General John Joseph Pershing Nation Drill Competition in Baltimore with awards in tow. The group received first place in Squad Regulation, second place in Color Guard and second place in Platoon Exhibition. Company C-4 took second and third places in Individual Drill Regulation, with cadets Marjorie Lutz and Marcus Anderson taking the honors, respectively. Out of 51 companies from across the country, Clemson placed third overall. “This makes us 10 for 10 on top three finishes for the past 10 years," said Jesse Mahn, company commander of C-4.
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Clemson Ranked Number 7

Clemson Ranked Number 7

No offense Princeton, but the Clemson Tiger is decidedly the cutest. This southern institution is known far and wide as a “jock school,” and is even given the title on numerous college blogs. Intramural competition is huge year round due to South Carolina’s beautiful weather. Clemson also repeatedly makes the best-looking students charts, despite the tradition of donning “solid orange” attire every Friday before a football game. Looking so good, even in neon orange, is no easy feat. Guys who tend to apply to Clemson are mainly from Charleston (or close by), which is known as the No. 1 city for the most attractive people. According to Clemson sophomore Lexi Mulcare, “Clemson boys definitely dress to impress.”
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Memorial Park Dedication Details

Memorial Park Dedication Details

Memorial Park, located on Williamson Drive between the Scroll of Honor Memorial and Fike Recreation Center, will be dedicated on Friday, May 3, at 2 p.m. The park pays tribute to the thousands of Clemson alumni and friends who have served the state and nation in fields ranging from agriculture to the military. A project of the Clemson Corps, an alumni group chartered to perpetuate the university’s military heritage, Memorial Park will honor past generations of servant-leaders while challenging emerging leaders to identify how they will contribute. “While the Scroll of Honor Memorial is a tribute to those members of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, Memorial Park recognizes those who have served our country in a broad array of ways— in science, medicine, education, industry, agriculture, government, religion and other professions as well as the military," said Danny Rhodes, co-chair of the Memorial Park Committee.
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Trustees Approve New Degrees and Renovations

Trustees Approve New Degrees and Renovations

Clemson University trustees approved new majors aimed at broadening humanities opportunities for students and gave the final OK for building and renovation projects at their April meeting Friday. The trustees approved six bachelor of arts degrees in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities: Global Studies, Women’s Leadership Studies, Cinema and World Cultures, Pan-African Studies, Sports Communication and Religious Studies. The majors are offered as minors now and faculty would be shared among them. They are being funded by reallocations within the college.
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Alum Named President of Bosch North American Division

Alum Named President of Bosch North American Division

German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has named Mike Mansuetti president of its Farmington Hills-based North American business, Robert Bosch LLC. Mansuetti, 46, will assume the role July 1 from Werner Struth, 55, who will remain chairman of Robert Bosch LLC and a board member for its German parent. Mansuetti earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina.
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Clemson Alumnus Remembers Bataan Death March

Clemson Alumnus Remembers Bataan Death March

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the start of that ordeal — the Bataan Death March. The Bataan Peninsula fell on April 8, 1942, resulting in the surrender of 23,000 American soldiers and tens of thousands more members of the Philippine Army. Ben Skardon and three Clemson College graduates spent three years together in Japanese prisoner of war camps in the Philippines during World War II. Only Skardon would survive the war, but he said this week that he doesn't credit that to any special qualities. "I was the least active, the least helpful, the least healthy," Skardon says. "I was always incapacitated in some way."
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Every Tiger Annual Report

Every Tiger Annual Report

This past year our 124,000-strong Clemson Family accomplished a lot together. Check out the highlights in the following pages of the Alumni Association Annual Report. We are Tigers for life. Hear us roar!
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Greenville County Chooses Royster

Greenville County Chooses Royster

The Greenville County Board of Trustees has chosen William Burke Royster, Jr., deputy superintendent of Greenville County Schools, as the next superintendent of the state’s largest and nation’s 49th largest school district with 70,000 students. Royster has served 31 years in public education, including the last six years as deputy superintendent of Greenville County Schools. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in secondary education from Clemson University.
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National Week of Service Gives Back

National Week of Service Gives Back

Fifteen Alumni Groups (Clemson Clubs and Special Interest Groups) from across the country participated in the “Every Tiger Cares” National Week of Service, April 9-15. The Clemson Alumni Association encouraged clubs everywhere to take part in service projects in their communities that weekend. Activities ranged from picking up trash to roofing a house, visiting veterans and peeling potatoes for a local soup kitchen. The following Clubs and groups participated: Clemson Club of Jacksonville , Arizona Clemson Club, NYC & Tri-State Clemson Club , Charleston County Clemson Club, Clemson Women’s Alumni Council, Baltimore/Washington DC Clemson Club, Los Angeles Clemson Club, Nashville Area Clemson Club, Greater Orlando Clemson Club, Greater Austin Clemson Club, Newberry County Clemson Club, Lexington County Clemson Club, Pittsburgh Clemson Club, Greater Louisville Clemson Club, Greenville Clemson Club/Greenville Clemson Young Alumni. The National Week of Service is sponsored by the Clemson Alumni Association, which represents Clemson’s 125,000 alumni.
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One Small Gift; One Huge Impact

One Small Gift; One Huge Impact

Make your annual gift to the Clemson Fund to provide scholarships that will impact a student’s life forever. Your gift will also allow you to purchase this exclusive Clemson cap for only $10 each.
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Win Gift Card Through Every Tiger Site

Win Gift Card Through Every Tiger Site

Congrats to alumna, Jennifer Brown ’03, for winning the Every Tiger email referral contest for the month of March! She will be receiving an alumni prize package valued at $75. Don’t miss your chance to win this contest and by updating or providing your email address through the end of April, you’re automatically registered to win a $100 Gift Card to our alumni online store! Join the movement today!
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Alumni Master Teacher Award Presented

Alumni Master Teacher Award Presented

A surprise reception was held on Tuesday, April 17 to honor the 2012 Alumni Master Teacher presented annually by the Student Alumni Council. This year's recipient is Dr. Joseph Lanham from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
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Engineers Abroad Help Community in Nicaragua

Engineers Abroad Help Community in Nicaragua

Clemson University’s Engineers Abroad recently traveled to Nicaragua to construct community buildings for the children in the community of La Pintada. The Creative Inquiry team built an official baseball field for the community that included a new fence, benches and real bases. Baseball is the primary community activity for children in the area. The Engineers Abroad also began the construction of a new school building. With limited resources, the group completed the foundation of the school, including leveling the area, excavating for the footers, building barriers, cutting and drilling in rebar and mixing concrete.
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Professor Honored by the National Science Teachers Association

Professor Honored by the National Science Teachers Association

Michael Padilla, Clemson University education professor and director of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, was honored by the National Science Teachers Association with its top award. Padilla received the Robert Carleton Award, which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to and provided leadership in science education at the national level and to the National Science Teachers Association in particular.
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Professor Honored with Humanitarian Award

Professor Honored with Humanitarian Award

Bill Havice, Clemson University professor and associate dean for academic support services and undergraduate studies in the College of Health, Education and Human Development was honored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association with one of its top awards. Havice received the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award.
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Yandle Honored with APEE Adam Smith Award

Yandle Honored with APEE Adam Smith Award

Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus of Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of economics, has received the Adam Smith Award from the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE). The association includes teachers, scholars and business professionals who focus on the study and support of private enterprise. The Adam Smith Award is the highest honor bestowed by APEE to individuals who have made lasting contributions to perpetuation of the free market.
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3rd Annual Clemson Alumni Challenge Golf Tournament

3rd Annual Clemson Alumni Challenge Golf Tournament

The Clemson Alumni Association invites you to participate in the Third Annual Clemson Alumni Challenge Golf Tournament. The tournament is limited to 20 teams. 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 of the Clemson Challenge will represent Clemson in the Acura College Alumni Team Championship, November 1-4, 2012. Enjoy three days and two nights at Pinehurst Resort, along with 120 four-person college alumni teams — one from each conference university — for a 36-hole best ball competition at Pinehurst Courses Nos. 2 & 4.
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5th Annual R.C. and Moonpie Downhill Run

5th Annual R.C. and Moonpie Downhill Run

Clemson University’s Tiger Brotherhood and the Clemson Club Crew Team will host the 25th Annual R.C. and Moonpie Downhill Run at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, starting at the President’s House and ending at the Esso Club. The annual one-mile run raises money for charities and projects on the Clemson campus and in the community. In previous years, proceeds have been donated to a variety of efforts, including the maintenance of Woodland Cemetery (also known as Cemetery Hill) and the construction of the stone entrance gates welcoming visitors to the campus.
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Orange Paws and Red Sox

Orange Paws and Red Sox

Welcome to Boston! The Clemson Alumni Association and Clemson Sports Travel invite you to attend a special orange evening at Fenway Park.
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Purchase Your Prowl and Growl Tickets Today

Purchase Your Prowl and Growl Tickets Today

The 2012 Spring Prowl and Growl Tiger Trek dates have been set. Join alumni and athletic leaders along with Coach Swinney and Brownell for updates on recruiting efforts and team preparations.
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Register Now for The Golden Tiger Reunion

Register Now for The Golden Tiger Reunion

The Clemson Alumni Association will hold the annual Golden Tiger Reunion June 7-9 at the Madren Conference Center in Clemson. We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of graduation for the class of 1962 with a weekend full of special dinners, tours and events. Many other classes will be joining in the fun, so review the brochure or webpage to see if your class is participating in reunion this year.
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Registration Opens for Bring Your Daughter to Clemson Weekend

Registration Opens for Bring Your Daughter to Clemson Weekend

Girls may catch Clemson fever May 18-20 during the 14th annual Bring Your Daughter to Clemson Weekend hosted by the Clemson Women’s Alumni Council. Girls ages 6 to 18 are invited and must be accompanied by an adult — a parent, an aunt or uncle, grandparent or friend. The event is open to anyone interested in bringing a girl to learn more about Clemson.
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Rutland Institute for Ethics 10th Annual Anniversary Gala

Rutland Institute for Ethics 10th Annual Anniversary Gala

The Rutland Institute For Ethics 10th Anniversary Gala was held at Clemson University on April 10th. The topic of discussion was Integrity, Ethics, Athletics: In It To Win It, A Conversation on Ethics and Integrity in Intercollegiate Athletics. The keynote speaker was Brad Wolverton, a senior editor for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Panelists included members of the NCAA Working Group on Collegiate Model Rules, charged with rewriting NCAA athletic rules. Chancellor Harvey Perlman, University of Nebraska, Chancellor Charles Nelms, NCCU and Jim Barker, President of Clemson University were in attendance.
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2012 Clemson Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

2012 Clemson Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office is now selling season tickets for the 2012 Clemson football season to the general public. The season ticket price is $320 and includes all seven home games, including the South Carolina game.
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Clemson women win third straight ACC Outdoor Championship

Clemson women win third straight ACC Outdoor Championship

It may feel brand new, but winning ACC Championships in both the indoor and outdoor meets is anything but. Under Johnson’s direction, the Tigers won third straight ACC Outdoor Championship last Saturday, and have now swept the Indoor and Outdoor Titles for a third consecutive year.
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