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Nov. 21-22, 2014

Friday Events

Clemson students are trying to collect more blood donations than USC in the 30th Clemson/USC Blood Bowl to help save lives. It is a prelude to the Nov. 29 rivalry football game. Contact Courtney Meddaugh ( Read More

The Sigma Nu Game Ball Run ends at the football practice facility around noon. The Clemson and USC chapters carry the game ball the 138 miles from Columbia to Clemson or vice versa every year before the football game. For information, contact

U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (Clemson 1988) will hold a congressional hearing on emergency preparedness at 1 p.m. Tillman Hall auditorium. The hearing will focus on the importance of efficient and effective working relationships between local, state, federal officials and nonprofits during crisis situations, and the need for consistent preparations for natural disasters, public health emergencies, cyber-attacks, energy infrastructure issues and other concerns. The hearing is part of Duncan’s work as chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency of the House Homeland Security Committee. For information, contact Allen Klump (864-915-4059,

Clemson celebrates Legacy Day beginning at 2 p.m. at Fort Hill. Visitors can pose for pictures with the Thomas and Anna Clemson re-enactors and the Tiger mascot for photo booth pictures. There will be a ceremony for the late Robert “Pat” Jenkins of Greer, who will have a bronze leaf placed under the Second Century Oak, which stands on the historic site of the Trustee Oak and the university’s first board of trustees meeting. The leaves commemorate donors who have left at least $1 million in their wills to Clemson. Legacy Day activities will be streamed live online at beginning at 4 p.m. For information, contact Jack McKenzie (, 864-656-3861).

Saturday Events

Clemson marks Military Appreciation Day with several events:

  • Beginning at 10 a.m. to an hour before kickoff military equipment and vehicles will be displayed on Bowman Field. The exhibit will include equipment from local South Carolina National Guard units and guardsmen, a Cobra helicopter, historic military vehicles from an Upstate military vintage vehicle club.
  • At 10 a.m., the Scroll of Honor Dedication will take place at the memorial across from the stadium. At the ceremony, the name of Spartanburg native and World War I veteran Carlos Golightly Harris will be added to the Scroll of Honor, which honors Clemson alumni who have died in the line of duty.
  • The Tiger band, cheerleaders, both ROTC units, veterans, local Guard/Reserve units, Clemson Corps and others will join in a parade from the central campus to the stadium.
  • The pre-game and halftime shows will celebrate the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War by honoring Vietnam veterans and some Vietnam POWs. The director of the Department of Defense Commemoration of the Vietnam War will recognize Clemson, U.S. Army Cadet Command and both Clemson ROTC programs as official partners. Families of fallen service members and all Vietnam Veterans will be recognized in the West End Zone during halftime. The Pershing Rifles will conduct a 21-gun salute and the Clemson Rangers will perform a Fallen Soldier salute during halftime.

For information, contact Dustin Wilson (, 864-656-3747).

Story Sources

Professor Hugh Spitler can speak to public health issues related to the Ebola virus outbreak. He has taught epidemiology at Clemson for 18 years and did a post-doctoral fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control. Contact him at 864-656-7434 or or Melanie Kieve (864-656-1051,

Psychology professor Thomas Britt attributes the publicized beheadings of Westerners by ISIS to be part of a recruitment process. Britt believes these beheadings were publicized on social media to display the group’s power and attract potential recruits. As a first step of indoctrination, these videos show prospective members the power they, too, could have and also what power could be wielded against them. Contact Britt at 864-656-4979 or

For many folks, Thanksgiving leftovers are not the best part of the holiday. What can make them worse, though, is if they make you sick because you let them sit out too long or don’t reheat them properly. For information about how to keep holiday leftovers safe to eat, go to the Home & Garden Information Center or contact Adair Hoover (864-656-9999,

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