COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Stories by Ken Scar

  • Army and Air Force ROTC to commission 11 second lieutenants in joint ceremony

    November 30, 2020

    Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps units will hold a joint ceremony to commission 11 second lieutenants at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16.  The ceremony, with limited attendance, will occur in Tillman Hall Auditorium and be broadcast via Facebook Live. Five students will receive commissions into the U.S. Army and six students will receive commissions into the U.S. Air Force.

  • Several people wearing masks stand in a church under a lighting set-up, a man playing a preacher rehearsing in the foreground

    The show must go on: Clemson theater department adapts to present ‘The Laramie Project’ during pandemic

    November 18, 2020

    Among the professions hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the performing arts have been near the top of the list. Theaters and concert halls around the country have been shuttered for months with no end in sight. In Clemson University’s Department of Performing Arts, the normally boisterous hallways and rehearsal spaces in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts have gone quiet as classes and workshops moved online.

    Back in August, and undaunted by reality, the department asked a key question: Would it be possible to put on a show in the midst of an unprecedented lockdown? Clemson’s performing arts faculty and staff made it their mission to figure out a way. Fortunately, they had a not-so-secret weapon: The natural creativity and passion that leads people into the performing arts in the first place.

  • Series of events planned for Trans Awareness and Visibility Week

    November 10, 2020

    Trans Awareness and Visibility Week is celebrated November 13-19 to raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues the community faces. The week leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, an annual observance that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year.

  • First-generation college students celebrated with week of events

    November 10, 2020

    Clemson joins colleges and universities across the country in celebrating first-generation students and graduates this week.

  • Call for nominations: Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for Excellence in Service

    November 9, 2020

    The President’s Office will present the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for Excellence in Service at the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

  • A golden retriever puppy lunges toward the camera with Sikes Hall visible behind him

    Clemson animal and veterinary sciences students foster service dogs for veterans

    October 28, 2020

    Three handsome brothers reunited for a photo shoot on the Clemson campus on October 23, but had a hard time sitting still for the cameras. The three energetic siblings were seven-month-old golden retrievers named Cooper, Riggs and Bowman. They were escorted by Clemson animal and veterinary sciences majors Marena Fleming, Grace White and Dana Galvin, who have committed to fostering the dogs for a year for Battle Buddies, a Simpsonville-based nonprofit that trains service dogs and then gifts them to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).

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    Clemson to celebrate Military Appreciation Week November 6-12

    October 28, 2020

    Despite being forced to conduct mostly online events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have moved forward with a formal Clemson University Military Appreciation Week to be held November 6-12. “Our goal for Military Appreciation Week has always been to recognize the service and contributions of our military service members and veterans, increase our advocacy […]

  • A group of four women hold a sign

    Clemson students raise over $43,000 for Anderson Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    October 14, 2020

    The world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, looked different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Locally, instead of gathering for a large in-person event in Anderson, individuals and small groups walked on sidewalks, tracks and trails wherever they chose on Saturday, October 10.

  • Fifth Power of Perspective panel to tackle Electoral College

    October 14, 2020

    A panel of three Clemson University faculty members will take on the timely and complex topic of the Electoral College during the fifth Power of Perspective panel discussion, titled “Electoral College and The Supreme Court: Shapers of a Nation?” at noon on October 27.

  • ROTC cadets in Army uniforms stand in formation

    Clemson Military and Veteran Engagement to sponsor virtual dialogue on race in the military

    October 14, 2020

    Clemson’s Military and Veteran Engagement program will host a virtual dialogue and discussion about race in the military and veteran communities at noon on Tuesday, November 10.

  • Fourth Power of Perspective panel to discuss rural populations

    October 6, 2020

    A panel of Clemson University faculty and staff will discuss the often-untold stories of rural populations around issues including demographics, health and educational disparities, and politics during the fourth Power of Perspective panel, “Redefining Rural America: What Stories are Missing?” at noon Thursday, October 8.

  • Scholar and activist Sasānēhsaeh Pyawasay-Jennings to headline Indigenous Peoples’ Day event

    September 30, 2020

    Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a national holiday commemorating the history and achievements of the indigenous peoples of America. This year, the holiday is nationally recognized on Oct. 12.
    Clemson Inclusion & Equity will hold a virtual workshop experience called “Supporting Native Students: Building Relationships with Native Nations,” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker is the current tribal liaison for the University of Wisconsin System, Sasanehsaeh Pyawasay-Jennings.

  • Apply to serve on the Commission on Women

    September 30, 2020

    The Clemson University Commission on Women announced a special call for applications for two open staff positions, one alternate staff position, one alternate faculty position and three student positions (one undergraduate, one Master’s, and one Ph.D.). The purpose of the commission is to improve the quality of life for all women at Clemson and advise […]

  • Air Force colonel’s sky-high career comes in for a landing at Clemson

    September 30, 2020

    The impact of Clemson’s Reserve Officers Training Corps program was on full display as Air Force Col. Keith Balts, commander of Clemson’s Air Force ROTC, capped a 28-year career of service during a pandemic-safe retirement ceremony September 18. Balts’ extraordinary career is a testament to the caliber of leaders Clemson’s ROTC program attracts. One of them, four-star Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander of the U.S. Space Force and the highest-ranking graduate in the history of Clemson’s ROTC programs, officiated over the ceremony.

  • Seminar series for employees creates opportunities for dialogue about racism and white supremacy

    September 16, 2020

    Clemson staff, faculty and graduate students are invited to engage in a dialogue about racism and white supremacy by participating in a new seminar series titled “Unpacking and Disrupting Whiteness.” The series is a collaborative project between the Gantt Center, Center for Student Leadership and Engagement, College Preparation and Outreach, the College of Education and the English department.