Meet husband and wife, Joel and Sarah Agate. They’re both 2010 Ph.D. graduates from Clemson’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, and both teach in higher education. Joel is an associate professor at The College of Brockport and Sarah is a new assistant professor at her Alma Mater, Brigham Young University. In between their […]
When Bridget Trogden and her husband sent their son, Jacob, to camp last month, she was understandably nervous about sending her 12-year old to an overnight program. The week-long residential Adventure Camp, hosted by the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (YLI), focused on outdoor activities and offered participants opportunities to build life skills including independence, […]
The Clemson University Institute for Parks has developed a new Directors’ Leadership Academy to address pressing management needs in U.S. parks. Clemson faculty in the institute designed the academy to train current and future park leaders to meet challenges at the local, state and national park system levels.
Melinda E. Chappell’s passion for recreational therapy and helping others has played out through every aspect of her life. Now she is exemplifying this passion with a planned gift to support the Clemson University Recreational Therapy (CURT) Program.
Last month, a group of students led by Clemson faculty took part in the University’s first study abroad program in Cuba. The program studied the intersections of tourism and society from the historic to the modern. It also applied a critical lens to how the travel and tourism industry interfaced with social structures and norms […]
CLEMSON – Clemson University proudly welcomed athletes from across the country as it hosted the 25th annual Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games, May 18 and 19. Aside from offering adaptive sport athletes the opportunity to compete, the event aims to stimulate awareness of wheelchair sports, promote the rights of wheelchair competitors in sports and recreation, educate […]
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences recently honored staff and faculty for innovative teaching, student engagement, achievements in research and service and dedication to the college and students. They were recognized at the Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony May 3. Staff who were awarded included: New Employee Award – Wendi Mattson, CBSHS Associate […]
The College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences honored its outstanding graduate and undergraduate students at the third annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in early April at the Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium. Students who received College Awards during the ceremony included: Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award – Nolan Lennon, Department of Public Health Sciences Phi […]
Just two years ago, cycling was far from a priority for Daniel Cubides. In his native Bogota, Columbia, he certainly could have used a bicycle, but not as a means of recreation. He likely would have seen it as a quicker way to get from point “A” to point “B” safely, a means of avoiding […]
This May, more than 3,000 students will walk across the stage to shake President Clements’ hand and receive their diploma. Among those graduating are several faculty and staff members who have received a tuition-free education, a benefit afforded the University’s faculty and staff through its Employee Tuition Assistance Program or ETAP. A recent graduate who […]
Play pioneers who were among the first US Play Coalition keynote speakers will be featured at the 10th Anniversary Conference on the Value of Play, “Play for Life.” The conference will be held at Clemson’s Madren Conference Center and Inn March 31-April 3. The conference brings together leading play researchers and advocates from across the nation and world to share the latest research and practices in the field of play. It includes educational sessions, grant opportunities, dozens of renowned speakers and opportunities for play.
Researchers will spend the next few years on and off the trails of the Clemson University Experimental Forest to better understand its value to the numerous audiences that use it. Faculty and students from the parks, recreation and tourism management department expect to emerge with findings that will help illustrate how the forest is used and aid in its future management.
CENTRAL — The Clemson Experimental Forest will hold its annual Forest Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Lake Issaqueena area. This is the fourth year for the event. There will be activities for adults and children, including guided hikes, nature walks, scavenger hunts, wildlife encounters, waterfall views, canoeing and kayaking, […]
A Clemson University faculty member is a coauthor of the newest publication from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences that offers insights and recommendations to increase the role of scientists in times of disaster. Gary Machlis, former science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service and University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson, and coauthor Rita R. Colwell, former director of the National Science Foundation and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, intend the report to aid in better individual and institutional decisions in times of crisis.
Clemson's Summer Scholars program will run for eight weeks this summer starting June 2 and offer a wide variety of courses, from Professional Golf Management to Exploring Mammalian Cell Culture. The program allows middle and high school students to get an early sense of what the college experience--both academically and culturally--is all about, and the program has increased the number of courses it offers in order to add variety.