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October 9-12, 2015


Friday, October 9, 2015 Events

University trustees continue their quarterly meetings today at the Madren Conference Center in Clemson. The educational policy committee will meet at 7:30 a.m., followed by the executive and audit committee. *Committee meetings run sequentially with the next meeting starting immediately after the prior meeting concludes. The full board meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. For related materials, email Robin Denny at

Saturday-Monday Event

PHOTO OP: Throughout the week, Clemson students will build Homecoming floats on Bowman Field. The floats will be completed in time for the Homecoming football game against Boston College on Saturday. For more information, contact Media Relations (, 864-656-2061).

Monday Event

Clemson University offices are closed for fall break (students are off Monday and Tuesday).

Story Sources

Clemson students have been building not one, but two houses this month, one for charity and the other to demonstrate techniques to ensure a greener future.

  • Continuing what’s become an annual tradition for more than two decades, students are building a Habitat for Humanity home. This year it’s located in the parking lot next to the Sheep Barn across from Hendrix Student Center. For information, contact faculty adviser Chris Heavner (, 864-656-4232) or Justin Young (
  • Meanwhile, in Irvine, California, Team Clemson students and faculty are presenting their innovative solar home Indigo Pine in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. They designed a zero-energy home that can be built with pieces cut from plywood and assembled by hand using screws and stainless steel zip ties. Fourteen college teams are competing in the decathlon this week. For information, contact Jeannie Davis (, 864-656-1821).

South Carolina flood information sources:

Clemson University experts are available to provide flood-related information to your audiences. Please see the list below. If you need more help, contact the Media Relations office at 864-656-2061 or

Impact on stormwater/water quality:

  • Cal Sawyer, Extension water resources specialist, 864-656-4072


  • Abdul Khan, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, 864-656-3327
  • Ashok Mishra, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, 864-656-1209

Impact on livestock and poultry health:

  • Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and director of Clemson Livestock Poultry Health, 803-726-7813

Impact on harvest and farming:

  • Charles Davis, Extension agent and row crop specialist, 803-516-2186
  • David DeWitt, Extension agent and row crop specialist, 843-229-7994

Clemson University experts can help with your coverage of news stories. Search the experts database in our online newsroom at See topical tip sheets on the Media Resources page or contact Media Relations at 864-656-2061 for assistance.


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