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June 20, 2012
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Zucker’s $5 million Gift Will Educate and Create Jobs

Zucker’s $5 million Gift Will Educate and Create Jobs

Charleston businesswoman and philanthropist Anita Zucker and her family have made a $5 million Will to Lead gift to help build the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) on the former Navy base in North Charleston.
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Nominate an Alumnus for Distinguished Service

Nominate an Alumnus for Distinguished Service

The Clemson Alumni Association recognizes up to five alumni annually for outstanding service to Clemson University, success in their professions or personal callings, and commitment to the communities to which they belong. This is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student by the Alumni Association. Deadline for 2013 nominations is July 16, 2012. Learn more about the selection criteria and download a nomination form today.
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Trustees Set Tuition, Housing and Rates

Trustees Set Tuition, Housing and Rates

The board of trustees Wednesday approved modest increases in tuition for Fall 2012 — 3 percent for in-state students and 4 percent for out-of-state students. “We’ve made a commitment to students and families,” said Clemson President James F. Barker. “We will continue to improve the quality of a Clemson education while maintaining access. That means keeping tuition and fee increases as low as possible. Our commitment is to add value to the educational experience and directly benefit students in accordance with our 2020 Road Map.”
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US Ignite Partnership Spurs Internet App Development

US Ignite Partnership Spurs Internet App Development

Clemson University has teamed with the US Ignite Partnership to capitalize on what is possible through virtualized ultra-fast broadband networks, and “ignite” the development of next-generation Internet applications and services. The primary goal of the US Ignite Partnership, which was announced Wednesday by the White House, is to catalyze 60 advanced, next-generation applications over the next five years in six areas of national priority: education and work force development, advanced manufacturing, health IT, transportation, public safety and clean energy.
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Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

Three recent graduates have received Fulbright grants to conduct research or teaching abroad. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those in other countries.
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Alumni Reunion Celebrates Class of ‘62

Alumni Reunion Celebrates Class of ‘62

Close to 400 alumni were in attendance for the 2012 Golden Tiger Reunion Weekend.
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Get Your Clemson Ring Accessories Today

Get Your Clemson Ring Accessories Today

The Official Clemson University Ring is truly a unique alumni icon and one that cannot be duplicated. Now, you can expand your ring jewelry by ordering one of the ring accessories offered through this new line. Lapel pins, pendants, cuff links, bracelets and more are available for order today with your official class year. In addition, the accessory line will be offered without a class year this Spring.
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Help Clemson Cross the Finish Line

Help Clemson Cross the Finish Line

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of alumni and friends such as you, Clemson is inches from the Will to Lead campaign goal announced almost two years ago to raise over $600 million in support of students and faculty, and the facilities and programs needed for their academic and athletic efforts. You can help the Tigers cross the campaign goal line by making an annual gift to the Clemson Fund. Every gift, no matter the size, counts for Clemson. Make your gift by June 30, and you’ll automatically enter a drawing to win two tickets to the Clemson vs. Virginia Tech game (Military Appreciation Day) on October 20.
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Tablet Issue of Clemson World Now Available

Tablet Issue of Clemson World Now Available

The tablet issue of Clemson World is now available! The app has been updated, so you may need to download that again on your iPad or Android tablet. Great stories on how Clemson is mining the social Web, digitizing democracy and running its own Monster Garage.
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Win Gift Card Through Every Tiger Site

Win Gift Card Through Every Tiger Site

Congrats to alumnus, Alexander Walker from Silver Spring, Maryland who was randomly selected from those who confirmed or updated their email addresses during the month of May through everytiger.com. He will receive a $100 gift credit to the alumni online store! Also, thanks to Tawnya Sherer, ’98 grad who was our email referral contest winner for the month and will receive an alumni prize package valued at $75. Don’t miss your chance to win this contest by updating or providing your email address through the end of June. You’ll automatically be registered to win a $100 Gift Card to our alumni online store. Join the movement today!
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Architecture Professor Recognized in Magazine

Architecture Professor Recognized in Magazine

Clemson University architecture professor David Allison has been selected by Healthcare Design Magazine as one of the eight most influential people in health care design.
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Books Collected for Kenyan University

Books Collected for Kenyan University

Clemson University’s College of Health, Education, and Human Development collected more than 4,200 books to give to Narok University College, a partner school in Kenya. “We’re still getting books,” Dean Larry Allen said. “And we’ve got to stop.”
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Digital Production Arts Film Wins Award

Digital Production Arts Film Wins Award

A film produced in Clemson University’s digital production arts program was named Best Animated Film at the Greenville International Film Festival. The film, “Wycinanki" and is the story about digital production arts student Irena Rindos’ mother in Poland who finds three animals and rescues them. The word “wycinanki” means paper cutting, which is a traditional Polish art.
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Getting Down(town) to Business

Getting Down(town) to Business

When John-David McKee ’07 was working on his master’s degree in marketing at Clemson, the germ of an idea began to sprout. Computer-aided matching has certainly been a success in the online dating arena; could colleges use a similar tool to recruit, involve and retain students? As he developed his master’s thesis, the idea grew. And by the time he completed his degree in 2009, McKee had founded Umatch™, a Greenville-based business offering an innovative technology that combines data management, analytics and social software into a risk management tool for higher education.
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Team Demonstrates More Secure Voting System

Team Demonstrates More Secure Voting System

Voters in a national organization are casting their ballots using Prime III, an electronic, accessible voting system created by Clemson University professor Juan Gilbert. Gilbert, chairman of the Human-Centered Computing division in the School of Computing, was in Washington Wednesday with his team of researchers to again put to use Prime III. The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is using the voting system to elect officers in its national election Wednesday.
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Tiger Mascot Schools Unite

Tiger Mascot Schools Unite

Clemson University student organization Tigers for Tigers has launched an initiative to collaborate with colleges and universities across the nation to save endangered wild tigers. The organization plans to form a coalition among colleges with tiger mascots that will culminate in a national summit.
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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. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. 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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50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Integration of Clemson

50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Integration of Clemson

Please join us for a reception and banquet to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the integration of Clemson University, Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 6:00pm at The Madren Center Grand Ballroom.
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Carillonneurs to Perform at Clemson

Carillonneurs to Perform at Clemson

About 100 carillon professionals and enthusiasts from around the world will be at Clemson University June 19-22 for the 70th annual congress of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA). The conference will feature lectures and concerts from world-renowned experts, as well as diverse performances and presentations.
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Experience Clemson with Youth Summer Camps

Experience Clemson with Youth Summer Camps

Clemson alumni can share the Clemson experience with their children, grandchildren or other special young people in their lives, by registering them for a great summer program offered through Clemson's Youth Learning Institute (YLI). Options include traditional 4-H Summer Camp, marine science, wildlife and hunting skills, technology, outdoor adventures in the mountains and a fun fitness camp. Camp sites are held at sites across the state for ages 7-16. (Select ages and sessions differ by camp.) Limited scholarships remain available. For more information or to register by phone, call 864-878-1103.
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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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Athletic Programs Lauded for APR Scores

Athletic Programs Lauded for APR Scores

The Clemson football and golf programs were both honored Thursday when the NCAA released its Academic Performance Public Recognition Awards. Both Clemson programs rank among the top 10 percent of all programs nationally in terms of APR scores (Academic Progress Rate).
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Tickets Now Available for 2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

Tickets Now Available for 2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office has tickets available for the general public for the Clemson vs. Auburn Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, GA on September 1.
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