What’s Happening at Clemson

November 18-December 4, 2017
(two weeks)

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Saturday (Nov. 18)

It’s Military Appreciation Day at Clemson and several events are planned:

  • Army Blackhawk and Lakota helicopters, a mini C17 Transport aircraft and other equipment will be on display on Bowman Field.
  • There will be a parade with band, cheerleaders, ROTC, the Clemson Corps and local Guard and Reserve units at 11:20 a.m. They will march from central campus to the stadium.
  • Before and at halftime of the football game with The Citadel, Clemson will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Class of 1917 and the 75th anniversary of Memorial Stadium.
  • Army Special Forces paratroopers will parachute into the stadium with the game ball and there will be a flyover of F-16 Fighting Falcons from Shaw Air Force Base.
  • At halftime, veterans will be recognized in the West End Zone and the Pershing Rifles will perform a 21-gun salute.

Sunday (Nov. 19)

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: The 2017 Tigers for Babies 5k March of Dimes event brings student organizations and local businesses together to help prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. It will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. followed by a tailgate at the Esso Club. For information, contact Katie Peden (kpeden@marchofdimes.org, 864-561-2640).

Thursday-Friday (Nov. 23-24)

Clemson University will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday (Nov. 27)

There will be a community meeting to answer area residents’ questions about the Clemson House implosion at 5 p.m. in Bellsouth Auditorium of the Madren Conference Center. The implosion will be at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3. For information, contact John Gouch (jgouch@clemson.edu, 864-656-3859).

Tuesday (Nov. 28)

Clemson bioengineering professor Will Richardson will talk about how computer models of our genes, cells and tissues are being used to help design personalized medical devices and drugs. His talk, “Computers & Medicine & You,” will be at 6:30 p.m. at Coffee Underground in Greenville. It’s part of Clemson’s Science on Tap series of public presentations. For information, contact Richardson (wricha4@clemson.edu, 864-656-6576) or Vicki Corbin (vcorbin@clemson.edu, 864-656-1634).

Sunday (Dec. 3)

Demolition experts will implode the Clemson House at 8:30 a.m. The best view of the implosion from parking lots R7 and R8, which are off Martin Street east of the building and north of Daniel Drive. (From U.S. 76, take S.C. 93 west to the intersection with Cherry Road and turn right. The parking lots are uphill on the left.) The implosion also will be streamed live at http://tv.clemson.edu/. For more information, contact John Gouch (jgouch@clemson.edu, 864-656-3859).


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