What’s Happening at Clemson

June 25-July 4, 2016

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Saturday-Sunday (June 25-26)

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour will be in Union and Chester counties 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The free self-guided tours are a way to educate people about where their food and fiber comes from. Tour details are posted online. For information, contact Ben Boyles (boyles2@clemson.edu, 803-684-9919) or Denise Attaway (avaa@clemson.edu, 864-656-2702.

Sunday-Saturday (June 26-July 2)

High school sophomores and juniors from across South Carolina will convene on the campus of Clemson University next week for a weeklong leadership conference named for the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Participants will be whitewater rafting and playing capture the flag, among numerous other leadership and team-building activities. One day, they’ll be making shoe soles from milk jugs and blue jeans to send to children in Africa who don’t have shoes. For information, contact Pam Ardern (pardern@clemson.edu, 864-650-0295) or Scott Miller (srm4@clemson.edu, 309-854-1448).

Monday (June 27)

For the third straight year, a herd of hungry goats has come to Clemson University to devour dense tangles of invasive plants that have plagued portions of the campus for decades. Since May 18, the goats cleared about 5.5 acres of kudzu, Chinese privet, silverthorn and other undesirable invaders. Clemson University will say goodbye to the herd at 10 a.m. as the 40 well-fed goats are corralled and loaded onto a trailer for their trip back to Wells Farm in North Carolina, which is owned by Ron Searcy. Clemson water specialist Cal Sawyer and Searcy will be there to answer questions from the media. The site is located just off Perimeter Road on Kappa Street, which is two streets west of the traffic light at Cherry Road. For information, contact Jim Melvin (jsmelvi@clemson.edu, 864-656-2268).

Wednesday (June 29)

The Leadership South Carolina board of trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at 900 Camson Road, Columbia. For information, contact Kyle Jones (klj@clemson.edu, 803-788-7066 ext. 35).

Monday (July 4)

Clemson University will be closed in observance of the holiday.

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