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Stories by Melanie Kieve

  • Professors’ proposed application may help children’s writing skills

    September 4, 2013

    Two Clemson University education professors have received grants to create a computer application that will help children develop proficient writing skills.

  • Clemson, Harvard symposium focuses on education access

    August 28, 2013

    As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of important milestones in the Civil Rights Movement, Clemson University and Harvard University will join together to hold a symposium examining the implications of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on educational opportunity.

  • NASA astronaut inspires incoming Clemson students, local schools

    August 26, 2013

    Forrester is finishing his yearlong service as a Clemson University adjunct professor on loan from NASA. He encourage students to embrace all of the educational opportunities before them, even if their life or career goals are uncertain or change over time.

  • Partners join US Play conference

    August 22, 2013

    Clemson University’s US Play Coalition has its first two partners for its 2014 conference.

    The International Play Association USA (IPA/USA) will be the first-ever conference partner for the annual Conference on the Value of Play, and Missouri State University will be the conference’s first university partner.

    The event will take place Feb. 16-19, 2014, at Clemson University’s Madren Center.

  • Spreading ‘history fever’: School of Education graduate named S.C. History Teacher of the Year

    August 8, 2013

    “Passion for a subject is contagious, and I want my kids to catch the ‘history fever’ from me.” These words from Eugene T. Moore School of Education graduate Sarah Ann Richardson Turpin ’89 illustrate one of the many reasons she has been named the 2013 South Carolina History Teacher of the Year. The first-grade teacher at Clemson Elementary School received the award from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the History Channel, and the Preserve America national initiative. She is also in the running for the National History Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in the fall.

  • Underserved Lowcountry students emerge as scholars in Clemson program

    August 8, 2013

    After more than a decade on campus, Clemson’s Emerging Scholars program continues to make higher education a reality for students who might not have seen college in their future. The program, started in 2002, helps underserved students from three Lowcountry counties learn more about the basics of applying to college and develop their skills in reading, writing and math through summer experiences and academic year activities.

  • Local July Fourth festivities a blast for those staying at home

    July 2, 2013

    Nearly 41 million Americans will be traveling 50 or more miles from home during the July Fourth holiday, according to AAA Travel. That leaves about 275 million who will be celebrating at or near their hometowns. What will they be doing and why?

    While the Fourth of July is a peak of the vacation season, it also presents an opportunity for individuals and families to celebrate locally, according to Bill Norman, a professor in Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department in the College of Health, Education and Human Development.

  • Clemson nursing, public health students tackling medical issues of underserved women

    June 5, 2013

    Students from Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development are not waiting until graduation to tackle the issues of breast cancer and heart disease, among the leading causes of death of women ages 45 and older in the U.S.