What’s Happening at Clemson

May 21-29, 2016

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Saturday (May 21)

A symposium marking the 300th birthday of the university’s oldest building, the Hanover House, will be from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Strom Thurmond Institute auditorium. Speakers include Dean Norton, director of horticulture at Mount Vernon; Patrick McMillan, director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden; and Sally Reeves, co-author of the award-winning New Orleans Architecture Series. There will be a luncheon on the lawn of the Hanover House. For information, contact Will Hiott (hiottw@clemson.edu, 864-656-2475 or 7920).

Monday (May 23)

Teachers and students involved with the Clemson University Upstate Writing Project will celebrate their success in the national College-Ready Writers Program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saluda Shoals River Conference Center in Columbia. It will honor teachers and students from Anderson 3, Bamberg 2 and Orangeburg 4, the districts involved in the third year of the project. They were control districts for two years so researchers could evaluate the effectiveness of professional development efforts. The event also will honor students with writing awards. For information, contact Rebecca Kaminski (krebecc@clemson.edu, 864-414-7582) or Michael Staton (mstaton@clemson.edu, 864-933-0334).

The compensation committee of the Clemson University Board of Trustees will meet in a teleconference at 2 p.m. The meeting will originate from the provost’s conference room, 210 Sikes Hall. For information, contact Angie Leidinger (angiel@clemson.edu, 803-737-0695).

Sunday (May 29)

Clemson University will honor fallen service members at a Memorial Day service at 4 p.m. at the Scroll of Honor Memorial. Coordinated by the Clemson Corps, it will feature a 21-gun salute, patriotic songs and remarks by retired chaplain Lt. Col. Eric Turner, a Clemson alumnus who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany. For information, contact Kelly Durham (kellyd@fsmc256.com, 864-710-9202).


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