What’s Happening at Clemson

May 27-June 4, 2017

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Sunday (May 28)

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: Two names will be added to Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor in a Memorial Day event at 4 p.m. in Memorial Park. Charles Carroll Biggerstaff (Class of 1920) and Theodore Williams Gaines (Class of 1909) were identified as qualifying for the Scroll of Honor through research by U.S. Air Force Maj. Brock Lusk of the university’s department of aerospace studies. The ceremony will include the placing of a wreath, the playing of Taps, a tribute to South Carolina Gold Star families and recognition of the 100th anniversary of Clemson’s class of 1917, all of whom volunteered to serve in World War I. For information, contact Kelly Durham (kellyd@fsmc256.com, 864-710-9202).

“60 Minutes” will air its story about Col. (Ret.) Ben Skardon, a Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus, at 7 p.m. on CBS. The Memorial Day-themed story follows the 99-year-old Skardon as he walks in the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico. Skardon is the only survivor of the actual march who walks in the event. For information, contact Ken Scar (kscar@clemson.edu, 864-656-1220).

Tuesday (May 30)

Using climate science in efforts to conserve land in the Southeast will be the subject of the Science on Tap talk by Maria Whitehead, senior project manager for the Open Space Institute Southeast Region, at 6:30 p.m. at Coffee Underground in Greenville. Whitehead, who received her doctorate in forest resources from Clemson, has led local climate adaptation strategy teams, organized coastal community resilience initiatives and presented at regional and national conferences on down-scaling climate science to promote resilience of natural and human communities. For information, contact Vicki Corbin (vcorbin@clemson.edu, 864-656-1634).

Saturday-Sunday (June 3-4)

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour, a free, self-guided tour of farms and farmers’ markets, featuring artisans at every stop, begins this weekend at farms in Chesterfield, Darlington, Florence and Horry counties. It will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday each weekend in June. The full schedule is posted online. The farm and art tour educates people about where their food and fiber comes from and introduces them to local artisans. For information, contact Ben Boyles (boyles2@clemson.edu, 803-981-3021).

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