A Clemson doctoral student’s efforts to put the relationship between camping and “excessively involved parents” under the microscope have been honored by a national group of camp researchers and professionals.
Clemson University’s parks, recreation and tourism management department has appointed Wayne Freimund as chair of the department. Freimund comes from the University of Montana, where he served as interim dean and professor of parks and protected area management in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.
Todd Anderson, an assistant professor of art at Clemson University, is a printmaker, skilled at transferring beauty and wonder from landscapes onto paper to share his experiences with the public. “I think we all understand that the world is changing in sweeping and dramatic ways,” Anderson says, his voice quiet and earnest. “My belief is that those places need to be seen, they need to be experienced and they need to be creatively documented.” Since its founding 100 years ago, Glacier National Park has lost more than 80 percent of its glaciers. Over the past six years, Anderson says, he hiked more than 500 miles through that park for a project called “The Last Glacier.” The art has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress and other libraries and personal collectors.
Columbia-native Megan Sease’s high school career was moving along just as she was expecting. She was coasting through academics with good grades, had many friends and had excelled on her school’s varsity volleyball team since her freshman year. She was eyeing a career as a camp counselor and already researching degrees at universities in the […]
CLEMSON — This new year, physical fitness expert Kellie Walters has advice for adolescent resolving to make changes to their appearance: focus on being healthy and strong and don’t worry about weight or looks. “Remember, there are many different body types,” Walters said. “Standardizing body image inevitably creates the impression there is a right way […]
Clemson University and the University of Alberta recently hosted a forum on sustainability science and education in Alberta, Canada. The forum took place in Banff National Park, and participants examined the future of sustainability sciences and education in higher education. The forum was part of the North American Sustainability Road Map Project, which aims to […]
Faculty in Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department and the Clemson Campus Ministry Association will host Eboo Patel, president of Interfaith Youth Core, at a speaking engagement in Clemson’s Hendrix Student Center Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. The event, “Bridges of Faith: Nurturing Diversity and Inclusion through Interfaith Cooperation,” will feature Patel’s keynote speech […]
Denise Anderson, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Clemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Anderson was inducted recently at the academy’s annual meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Anderson will be expected […]
Skye Arthur-Banning, an associate professor in Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department, has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to grow the sport of soccer with disabled veterans.
When news that President Barack Obama had named Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument as the newest national park site in late August, Elizabeth “Betty” Baldwin wasn’t surprised. She was happy to put a period at the end of a sentence she started writing 15 years ago. Baldwin began to examine environmental conflict related […]
The Institute for Parks at Clemson University held its annual George B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Awards Program Oct. 25 at the Clemson First Baptist Church. The Institute for Parks awarded six individuals during the luncheon and awards program for exemplary leadership in the conservation and preservation of parks and protected areas. The program preceded the […]
Zeynep Gedikoglu, a doctoral candidate in Clemson’s department of parks, recreation and tourism management, spent two weeks in Armeno, Italy for the International Federation of Information Technology and Tourism summer school. The summer school gathered prestigious scholars, graduate students and practitioners together to address the growing tourism problem and sustainability of World Heritage Sites. This […]
The Institute for Parks at Clemson University will feature the director of the National Park Service and an acclaimed author and environmentalist as speakers at the 38th Annual George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in Tillman Hall auditorium.
Mike Reynolds, superintendent of California’s and Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, will visit Clemson University to celebrate the National Park Service centennial in the Death Valley of the East Coast.
Clemson University and the National Park Service have released the Open Parks Network, a digital gallery of rare and unique material from the archives of the country’s national parks, historic sites and battlefields.