As Clemson University students and faculty pause for spring break, their primary performance space is getting a spring cleaning. The Brooks Theatre will again open its doors to the public on Monday, March 25, 2019. The reopening was announced three weeks after the discovery of several bats in the building, which led to a cautionary closing of the theater.
Logan Young and Andrew Kwasny have been elected Clemson University Student Government (CUSG) president and vice president, respectively. Ashley Girvin, a junior, was elected president of the undergraduate student senate. The inauguration of the new leaders will take place on Thursday, April 11.
Clemson University Facilities and private pest-control experts are working to make sure the bats that caused the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts to cancel performances will go away and stay away. The maintenance staff has installed an “excluder” – a device that allows bats to leave a building but not return – at a small gap in an outside wall where about 20 bats were seen entering. Since two bats were first sighted at Brooks Feb. 27, the maintenance team has worked to humanely remove bats from the building and seal any entry points.
Clemson University English professors Michael LeMahieu and Rhondda Robinson Thomas will receive support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the agency’s latest round of grants and fellowships.
At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, a public ceremony on the campus of Clemson University will mark the planting of a grafted clone of the Newton apple tree in a patch of soil surrounded by scientists.
Clemson faculty and students will gather for the university’s fourth annual Out of Darkness Campus Walk, an event that serves as a fundraiser and an opportunity for the community to raise awareness of mental health issues related to suicide. Registration for the walk starts at 11 a.m. March 2 in front of Tillman Hall, where the walk is set to begin at noon. The event is free and open to the public.
Dan ('72) and Nancy Garrison of Houston are making another generous commitment to Clemson University with a gift of $2.5 million, becoming the fourth Academic Cornerstone Partner. Their latest philanthropic gift will support the College of Business, including the new building and its new Sales Innovation Program. The Garrisons are Clemson University’s first donors to be Cornerstone Partners for both academics and athletics.
Clemson University’s board of trustees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new child development center before convening the full board for its quarterly meeting Friday afternoon.
Clemson University has been selected to participate in the Beckman Scholars Program, a prestigious recognition of Clemson’s commitment to undergraduate research. Clemson is one of 13 programs nationally receiving funding to provide undergraduates with a unique 15-month mentored laboratory research experience.
The Clemson Tigers are national champions of college football, but Clemson fans and employees are national champions, too. For the second year in a row, Clemson University is the national champion in the 2018 GameDay Recycling Challenge. Fans and employees recycled 123,661 pounds of gameday refuse, 25,000 pounds more than last year’s 98,521 pounds.
The phrase knowledge is power may not be trending on Twitter right now, but it will be all the buzz at the inaugural Clemson University Lowcountry Student Summit. The summit is an extension of the Clemson University Men of Color National Summit, an annual event that brings together high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from around the country to emphasize the importance of education, best practices and choices to increase high school and college graduation rates.
Clemson’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center plans to use a $100,000 gift from the Pete and Sally Smith Foundation to expand its mobile outreach efforts. The center will use funds to purchase two mid-sized SUVs that it will employ to more efficiently provide follow-up visits or specific health care services in conjunction with the center’s larger mobile clinic.
Clemson University awarded more than 1,650 degrees in Littlejohn Coliseum on Thursday, Dec. 20. Graduates included 1,193 candidates for bachelor's degrees, 388 for master's degrees and 74 doctoral degrees.
Nicole Bienert Metzger has been named chief revenue officer of Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing by JMI Sports. Metzger will become the property leader for JMI Sports at Clemson overseeing property operations and strategy with specific responsibilities including all sales and marketing, activation, fulfillment, university relations, and media.
Students from Clemson University now have access to a professional wardrobe to aid in the career preparation process through the introduction of the school’s first “Clothes Closet.” The initiative is the direct result of a collaborative effort between Clemson Undergraduate Student Government (CUSG) and the Center for Career and Professional Development.