Clemson Daybook

February 22-26, 2018

Thursday Event

There will be a community outreach meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Bellsouth Auditorium at the Madren Conference Center to inform the public about utility construction that will affect traffic on Highway 93. The first phase of construction, to install underground electrical duct banks and water lines from Cherry Road to Centennial Boulevard, begins in March. For information, contact Tony Putnam (, 864-656-7300).

Sunday Event

Clemson University’s Drew LanhamNic Brown, and Jim Melvin will hold a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hub City Bookshop and Press in Spartanburg for Eclipse Over Clemson: The day Tigertown will never forget.” The hard-cover keepsake book chronicles the August 21 total solar eclipse when an estimated 50,000 people came to the main campus of Clemson University for a mega-viewing party. Lanham is a well-known naturalist and ornithologist. Brown is an English professor and novelist. Melvin is communications director for the College of Science and editor of the eclipse book. Contact Jim Melvin (, 864-784-1707).

Monday Events

The first class of students in Clemson’s new teacher residency program will join university and state education leaders to celebrate the program from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the President’s Box at Memorial Stadium. Teacher residents and master teachers from Upstate schools will meet with special guest Darla Moore, principal donor for the college and its residency program, as well as Clemson President James P. Clements and South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. Members of the Commission on Higher Education, Clemson trustees and the College of Education’s Senior Advisory Board will also be there. Please RSVP to Christie Ackerman (, 864-656-4444). For more information on Clemson’s teacher residency program, the first university-led program of its kind in South Carolina, click here.

Angela Burt-Murray, deputy editor of Glamour magazine, and award-winning journalist, author and producer, will speak on “Reclaiming My Voice” at 6 p.m. in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. Her talk is coordinated by the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center. For information, contact Jerad Green (, 507-202-9601).

Clemson Expert

Psychologist Heidi Zinzow says survivors of school shootings can experience symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, including nightmares, intrusive memories and avoidance. Even witnessing mass shootings in the media can impact viewers, including children and their families. She can offer insight on what to expect from children who are fearful about their own school and safety and what parents can do to alleviate their anxiety. Zinzow can also discuss ways for people to cope with traumatic events, risk factors for violence and violence prevention. Contact her at 864-656-4376 or


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