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October 24, 2012

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Southwest Displaced Fan Sweepstakes

Southwest Displaced Fan Sweepstakes

Are you a displaced Tiger fan? Are you looking for a way back to Death Valley? Look no more! Southwest Airlines and Clemson University are teaming up to provide one lucky Tiger fan and a guest a way back to Clemson, just in time for Homecoming! Enter to win your chance to return back to your Alma Mater and watch the Tigers take on Maryland on November 10th.
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CSM Graduate Program Receives Accreditation

CSM Graduate Program Receives Accreditation

The American Council for Construction Education has granted accreditation to the Master of Construction Science and Management program at Clemson University. The National Center for Construction Education and Research has recognized the program, which is the only construction program in SC, as a step in its construction industry career path and promoted the program as a component of its Project Management Academy.
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Fall Issue of Glimpse Out Now

Fall Issue of Glimpse Out Now

What do the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley, stronger and lighter cars and cancer research have in common? They all have connections to current Clemson research. Read about these fascinating discovery initiatives in the Fall 2012 issue of Glimpse.
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On the Road to 2020

On the Road to 2020

This past Friday, Clemson University trustees approved elements of the school’s Roadmap 2020 plan, including construction and renovation projects to the University Union and other campus buildings. The trustees also reviewed the university financial status, compensation plans, and research expenditures.
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They Put a Ring On It

They Put a Ring On It

On October 8th, members of the Class of 2013 received their Clemson rings. At a University steeped in tradition, the Clemson ring — and its accompanying ceremony — are perhaps two of the most memorable and recognizable traditions. Any senior who has 90 credits can participate. Here is an account of this semester’s ceremony!
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AlumniDent with Tips for Treats

AlumniDent with Tips for Treats

Parents now that the Halloween season is approaching, don’t let that next trip to the dentist scare you! One of the best ways to reduce your child’s tooth-decay risk and promote healthy oral habits for life is to visit the dentist for regular checkups. AlumniDent®, available through our Alumni Insurance Program, provides affordable group dental insurance for alumni and their dependents. It also offers budget-friendly payment options to help keep costs low. And best of all, there is no network – so you can keep your family dentist!
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Clemson Alum Tends to History

Clemson Alum Tends to History

Dean Norton, a Clemson Graduate with a degree in horticulture, now works to preserve a part of history. Norton has been the director of horticulture at George Washington’s Mount Vernon home since 1980. He will soon rank as the longest-serving director of horticulture at the estate, which is designed to look exactly as it did when Washington died in 1799.
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Clemson Takes Manhattan

Clemson Takes Manhattan

President and Mrs. James F. Barker joined the New York and Tri-State Area Clemson Club for an alumni and and friends gathering on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Nearly 200 members of the Clemson family attended the event.
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Join the Clemson Alumni Physicians Society

Join the Clemson Alumni Physicians Society

Attention Physicians! We are looking to re-activate the Clemson Alumni Physicians Society. The organization would provide mentoring to the pre-med students, as well as offer advice on applying to medical school. The possibilities are endless! Please contact Sarah Fustafson if you would be interested in the group and if you would like to help start some activities.
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Nominate Now!

Nominate Now!

We need your help! The Alumni Association is looking for its next Board Members and Honorary Alumni. We are currently accepting nominations for four seats on the Board that are scheduled to become vacant on July 1, 2013. If selected, an individual would serve a three-year term on the Board, concluding on June 30, 2016. We are also accepting applications for Honorary Alumnus. Any Clemson alumnus is eligible to submit a nomination.
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Soccer Alumni Reunite

Soccer Alumni Reunite

Clemson Men’s and Women’s soccer alumni gathered for reunion weekend October 19-21, 2012. Over 80 former players returned for a weekend of celebration, highlighted by the induction of the 1987 National Championship team into the Ring of Honor. If you are a former soccer player and did not receive an invitation, please email Allison, below, to update your contact information.
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Support the Clemson Fund

Support the Clemson Fund

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose, thanks to the endless possibilities generous alumni have opened to Clemson students for generations. The Tigers who are following in your tracks need your help NOW so that they can get on their way. Today is your day … to lead on. Purchase this exclusive new T-shirt for $10 when you make your 2013 Clemson Fund gift.
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Clemson Takes on the Polls

Clemson Takes on the Polls

Two nationally known political scientists, Clemson University professors Bruce Ransom and Dave Woodard, participated in a roundtable discussion about the presidential election on Thursday, Oct. 18. Ransom and Woodard shared their insights into how issues might affect voter turnout and the outcome of the election.
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From Soldier to Student

From Soldier to Student

For Daniel Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Army veteran attending Clemson on the GI Bill, playing college football is a dream that has been a long time coming. Rodriguez joined the army after high school and fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor for his efforts. He appeared at the top of the hill waving the American Flag in honor of Military Appreciation Day on Saturday’s game against VT.
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Help Clemson Reach the Checkered Flag

Help Clemson Reach the Checkered Flag

The Clemson Show Car designed by marketing students in a Creative Inquiry class partnering with NASCAR driver, Mike Wallace generated nationwide awareness of student engagement projects at Clemson University. The students are ready to race the Clemson Branded Race Car and they need YOUR help. Mike Wallace will drive the car in the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Nov. 17 in Homestead, FL as part of the Ford Championship Weekend. Students want Clemson University to become one of the first universities to have a "branded" car in the NASCAR series and need your help. Make a donation or contact Professor Amanda Fine (acoope2@clemson.edu) or Professor Mary Anne Raymond (mar@clemson.edu). Follow us on twitter! @ClemsonRacing
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Paper, Plastic or Reusable?

Paper, Plastic or Reusable?

In the United States alone, billions of plastic, paper and nonwoven fabric grocery bags are used every year. After they are used or reused, most are recycled or go into landfills. Clemson researchers will study the impact of grocery bag materials on the environment through research funded by Hilex Poly, LLC. The company has awarded $179,864 to the university for an analysis of the environmental impact of the most commonly used grocery bags.
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Student Recognized by SHPE

Student Recognized by SHPE

Clemson University graduate student Daniel Lind has received a STAR award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). The awards recognize key contributors in the Hispanic community in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering (STEM). The 2012 recipients of the 2012 STAR Awards will be recognized at this year's SHPE National Conference Nov. 14-18 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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CBBS Homecoming Tailgate

CBBS Homecoming Tailgate

Please join your CBBS family for food, fellowship and pre-game excitement at the Sixth Annual CBBS Homecoming Reception Saturday, November 10, 2012. The event will begin two hours prior to the Clemson vs. Maryland kick off on the Fike Sun Deck.
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Celebrate Homecoming with the CBAC

Celebrate Homecoming with the CBAC

Join the Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC), fellow CBAC alumni, faculty, staff and students for a fun-filled weekend of Homecoming activities. With Clemson now commemorating “50 Years of Integration,” this year’s weeklong Homecoming celebration promises to be one you don’t want to miss. For more information about the CBAC ticket block, host hotel room block and any other Homecoming event details, contact co-chairs, Tiffany Pierce, p_tiffani@hotmail.com; Ben Pickering, bpickii@gmail.com; or CBAC national president, Joe Hood, hoodjh@yahoo.com.
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Clemson I-Corps Teams March to the Head of the Pack

Clemson I-Corps Teams March to the Head of the Pack

Clemson University College of Engineering and Science I-Corps teams took the top two spots in a presentation competition in Atlanta.Timothy Burg, associate professor in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, led the first-place team. Douglas Hirt, chairman of chemical and biomolecular engineering, captained the second-place team.
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Don't Miss the Tiger Golf Gathering

Don't Miss the Tiger Golf Gathering

The 10th annual Tiger Golf Gathering will be held December 6th and 7th in Greenville. The Thursday Open golf tournament and auction party will return to Thornblade...and, our Friday Tiger Am will be take place at Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course! All proceeds 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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Eyewitness Account of Harvey Gant’s Enrollment at Clemson University

Eyewitness Account of Harvey Gant’s Enrollment at Clemson University

As part of the 50th Anniversary of Integration Lecture Series, photographer Cecil Williams will speak on his experiences chronicling the integration of Clemson University and other Civil Rights milestones in South Carolina. Williams is a photographer, videographer and author of three books in which he explores his experience as an African American photographer during the Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South. He is scheduled to speak at 7:00pm on October 25, 2012 in the Brackett Hall Auditorium.
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Homecoming 2012

Homecoming 2012

Are you all in...all ORANGE? Will you be joining your fellow fans and alums for Tigerama, for the Clemson vs. Maryland football game in Death Valley, or for other fabulous weekend festivities? Check out this video invitation to see many recognizable faces giving you plenty of reasons to come “home” for Homecoming 2012! Also, download a one page summary of weekend events to help you plan your stops while in town. Go Tigers!
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Tigers Celebrate Military Appreciation Day

Tigers Celebrate Military Appreciation Day

The Clemson University Athletic Department paid tribute to veterans, fallen soldiers and those now serving in the armed forces as a part of the Military Appreciation Day program Saturday, Oct. 20. Events included special recognition of Maj. Rudolf Anderson, a ball run from Greenville to Clemson by both Clemson and VT ROTC, and a 5-by-1 mile relay race between Clemson and VT Cadets that ended at the Scroll of Honor.
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Tigers Turn Boston Orange

Tigers Turn Boston Orange

Clemson Tigers gathered in Boston at two spectacular events hosted by the Clemson Alumni Association on the evening prior to the Clemson vs. Boston College game. Over 200 Clemson alumni, family, and donors gathered at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, for “Orange Paws and Red Sox.” The evening was filled with lots of laughter and, of course, lots of lobstah. Across town, another 200 local and traveling Tiger fans attended the “Beantown Bash” at the Black Rose in downtown Boston. Echoes of cadence counts and tiger rags got the crowd pumped for the game which the Tigers won the next day!
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Young Alumni Fall Band Party Rocks

Young Alumni Fall Band Party Rocks

All young alumni were invited to attend the first ever Young Alumni Fall Band Party on Friday, October 19 at Tiger Park in Clemson, SC. All 400 young alumni that attended the event had a wonderful time. Attendees enjoyed catering by local brewery Thomas Creek (Greenville, SC), snacks by local food truck Neue Southern (Greenville, SC), sounds from Sandy B and the Allstars, and an after party at the Esso. The Young Alumni Council is eager to plan next year’s event and thanks everyone who participated.
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6th Annual Men’s Lacrosse SoCo Tournament

6th Annual Men’s Lacrosse SoCo Tournament

Clemson’s men’s club lacrosse team will host their sixth annual Southern Comfort Tournament October 27 - 29th at Nettles Park in Clemson. This round robin tournament hosts both college and high school teams in order to promote growth and development of the sport. Come out and support our Tigers Saturday and Sunday when they play teams like VT and Wake Forest! For more information about registration, the tournament or the men’s lacrosse team, contact team VP Kyle Stinchcomb at kstinch@g.clemson.edu.
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Athletic Director Receives Prestigious Award

Athletic Director Receives Prestigious Award

For the last 11 years, Terry Don Phillips has served as Clemson’s Athletic Director. He was recently presented with the Bobby Dodd Athletic Directors Award at the Division I Athletic Directors Convention in Dallas, TX. Phillips and his accomplishments were announced Saturday at the Clemson vs. Virginia Tech football game and will be celebrated at the Hall of Fame banquet in his honor.
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Clemson Crowned South’s Best Tailgate

Clemson Crowned South’s Best Tailgate

Southern Living magazine announced Clemson as the winner of their South’s Best Tailgate competition. Thanks to your votes Clemson has bragging rights throughout the South as the best tailgate experience.
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Coach of the Year Voting

Coach of the Year Voting

Show your support for football coach Dabo Swinney in Liberty Mutual’s 2012 Vote for Your Coach 2012 competition. Though the coaches take home a trophy, the real winners are each coach’s favorite charity and their school’s alumni association. Each winner receives $50,000 to donate to charity, and a $20,000 grant to donate to their school’s alumni association. Fan votes count for 20% of the total competition and are going on now until November 10th. Let’s give Dabo all the support we can!
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Men's Basketball Single-Game Tickets Now Available

Men's Basketball Single-Game Tickets Now Available

The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office has put single-game tickets on sale for the 2012-13 men's basketball season home games to both IPTAY members and the general public. A limited number of season tickets are still available for $290 each in the upper arena.
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