What’s Happening at Clemson

October 13-21, 2018

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Saturday (Oct. 13)

The Hispanic/Latinx Voices in Academia Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Watt Family Innovation Center. Its purpose is to promote the success and leadership of Hispanic and Latinx scholars in higher education. More information about the conference and speakers is posted online. For information, contact Derek Wilmott (hlvoicesinacademia@clemson.edu, 864-656-2897).

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: Following the daylong conference will be Noche De Gala, a celebration of Latin culture, music and food. It will be from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Madren Center Grand Ballroom.

Monday (Oct. 15)

More than 30 foreign ambassadors will visit the Clemson University Restoration Institute campus in North Charleston beginning at 1 p.m. It is one of the stops on the State Department’s Experience America visit to Charleston. They will tour the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center to see the world’s most-advanced wind turbine testing facility and the Duke Energy eGRID, and the Warren Lasch Conservation Center. For information, contact Joe Galbraith (joegalb@clemson.edu, 862-418-3970).

Tuesday-Wednesday (Oct. 17-18)

The 2018 South Carolina Water Resources Conference (SCWRC) will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The SCWRC provides an integrated forum for discussion of water policies, research projects and water management to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources to sustain and grow South Carolina’s economy while preserving our natural resources. Each of the five past occurrences of the conference brought together more than 300 registered attendees, featured over 120 presenters and hosted popular plenary speakers. For information, contact Jonathan Veit (veit@clemson.edu, 864-656-6463).

Wednesday (Oct. 17)

Joan E. Dubinsky, former director of the Office of Ethics in the United Nations, will discuss the ethics of political posturing on the world stage at three events for Ethics Day at Clemson.

·      She will participate in a roundtable discussion with students at the Ethics Day Student Forum at 1:30 p.m. in meeting room A of Hendrix Student Center.

·      At 4 p.m. in the same location she will engage with faculty and staff in a Q&A session on the same subject.

·      From 5:30 to 7 p.m., she will present the Ethics Day keynote speech, “The Collision of Ethics and Political Posturing on the World Stage” in the Almeda Jacks Ballroom in the Hendrix Student Center.

For information, contact John Wareham (ethics@clemson.edu, 864-656-5379).

Thursday-Friday (Oct. 18-19)

Clemson’s board of trustees will meet at the Madren Conference Center. Committee meetings will be Thursday and Friday and the full board will meet Friday. Complete schedules will be posted early next week.

Friday (Oct. 19)

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: The 62nd Tigerama pep rally and Homecoming show kicks off with the pre-event on the Avenue of Champions beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be kid-friendly games, food trucks, face painting and music. The show begins at 7 p.m. in Memorial Stadium with performances by Tiger Band, TakeNote, Tigeroar, the Gospel Choir, the Rally Cats, the Cheerleaders, students in skits, Pershing Rifles, the crowning of Miss Homecoming 2018, and the Clemson Tigers Football Team. The night concludes with paw-shaped fireworks. For information, contact Abby Martin (alm4@g.clemson.edu)


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