Media Relations

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What’s Happening at Clemson

May 23-31, 2015

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Sunday (May 24)

Fallen soldiers will be honored in a Memorial Day weekend service at 4 p.m. at the Scroll of Honor Memorial on Williamson Road across from the stadium. The Clemson Corps is sponsoring the event, which will feature patriotic songs, a 21-gun salute and remarks by Clemson University President Emeritus and World War II veteran Phil Prince. Immediately following the service, there will be a ceremony to unveil stones inscribed with the names of four World War I veterans recently added to the Scroll of Honor. For information, contact Kelly Durham (, 864-710-9202) or Ken Scar (, 864-656-1220).

Tuesday (May 26)

Here’s some good news for anyone who gets the willies when the nurse pulls out the needle to draw blood. Ken Marcus and his students have developed a new testing method that could make it possible to use urine instead of blood to look for more diseases. They believe the method will also reduce costs, get faster results and lower the volume of urine needed for a sample. You can interview them and see how they do their work at 10:30 a.m. in Lab 102 of the Biosystems Research Complex on Clemson University’s main campus. Call Paul Alongi for details at 864-350-7908.

Thursday (May 28)

The Leadership South Carolina board of trustees will have a retreat beginning at 9 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant campus of Trident Technical College, 1125 John Dilligard Lane. For information, contact Sallie Pierce (, 803-788-7066, ext. 35).


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