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Stories by Philip Sikes

  • Clemson was well represented at the recent annual conference for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA).

    Practitioners and students shine at regional student affairs conference

    November 12, 2019

    Professional development lies at the very heart of the Division of Student Affairs’ strategic plan at Clemson University. By the same token, the university’s Master of Education in Student Affairs graduate program aims to provide students with a transformative learning experience founded on theory to practice. The two paths intersected recently at the 2019 annual […]

  • Members of Clemson's Military & Veteran Engagement with President Jim Clements and SVA President Jared Lyon at a military appreciation tailgate on Saturday, Nov. 2.

    Embracing a veteran-friendly campus

    November 9, 2019

    Clemson’s commitment to inclusiveness continues to grow among new generation of student veterans.

  • Steve Robbins of TigerOne Card Services demonstrates a transaction using mobile ID at a retail dining location in Hendrix Student Center.

    TigerOne Mobile ID a “game changer” for Clemson students

    November 4, 2019

    Shortly after receiving notification that Apple Wallet mobile identification had been made available to the entirety of campus, senior Thomas Marshall pulled out his iPhone and began the process of provisioning the device with his TigerOne card. About 30 seconds later, he looked inside the Wallet app on his phone and confirmed the integration was […]

  • Members of ClemsonLIFE pose in front of a fire engine at Station No. 2 in Clemson on Wednesday, Oct. 30

    ClemsonLIFE, Clemson University Fire Department partner in effort to enhance fire safety education

    October 31, 2019

    When it was Brittany Kennedy’s turn, the junior bounced out of her chair and pretended to make an emergency call as she held an imaginary cell phone up to her ear. “Hello, is this 911? We’ve got a fire. Let’s get it!” She proceeded to grab the nearby fire extinguisher, pull the pin as instructed […]

  • Olivia Loynes, Miss Homecoming 2019

    Student Affairs Talk: Olivia Loynes

    October 31, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Olivia Loynes, a junior elementary education major from Camden, South Carolina. — Olivia Loynes could feel herself shaking […]

  • A Clemson student in a medical exam at Redfern Health Center in 2017.

    Student Health Services communication to parents regarding mumps

    October 29, 2019

    Note from Student Health Services: On Friday, Oct. 25, our campus community received the notification below that an individual on main campus had a confirmed case of mumps. Our team in Student Health Services is working closely with officials from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to quickly identify and address […]

  • Vice President for Student Affairs Almeda Jacks

    Student Affairs Talk: Almeda Jacks

    October 24, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Almeda Jacks, vice president for Student Affairs. She announced her retirement after more than 40 years of service […]

  • Members of Clemson Undergraduate Student Government work with the Student Veterans of America to bring more than 350 people together in the fifth annual Walk for Veterans in April 2019

    Clemson University to celebrate Military Appreciation Week Oct. 28-Nov. 2

    October 23, 2019

    Clemson University will celebrate its rich heritage in the armed forces by hosting Military Appreciation Week from Monday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 2. Each day will feature at least one program or event designed to support, recognize or advocate for Clemson’s military community, culminating with the annual Military Appreciation Day football game on Saturday.

  • Jack Debbout, Clemson senior and 2019 Tigerama director

    Student Affairs Talk: Jack Debbout

    October 17, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Jack Debbout, director of Tigerama 2019 and a senior from Fort Mill, South Carolina. — There […]

  • A crowd shot from the 2018 Tigerama event in Memorial Stadium

    Tigerama 2019: Welcome to the Dynasty

    October 14, 2019

    The nation’s second largest student run pep-rally and the epitome of what Clemson community and tradition means is coming to Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Tigerama brings the campus and fans together in anticipation of the Homecoming game against Boston College the following day. Tigerama is the culminating celebration of Homecoming Week and […]

  • The Hub at Douthit Hills

    Hub at Douthit Hills earns merit award from The American Institute of Architects South Carolina

    October 9, 2019

    The centerpiece of Clemson University’s newest residential community has been lauded for its architectural design excellence. The Hub at Douthit Hills, which encompasses more than 118,000 square feet across a three-level structure, received a merit award in the new construction category from The American Institute of Architects South Carolina.

  • Members of Tigeroar and Take Note, student a capella groups, perform during Tigerama in 2018.

    Tigerama set for Oct. 25 will include musical guest JOHNNYSWIM

    September 26, 2019

    lemson University’s 63rd annual Homecoming event, Tigerama, will take place in Memorial Stadium on Oct. 25. This year’s event, “Welcome to the Dynasty,” is the culminating celebration of Homecoming and the embodiment of Clemson community and tradition. For the first time in 20 years, a live musical performance will take place inside Death Valley as Tigerama presents Los Angeles-based folk, soul, blues and pop duo JOHNNYSWIM.

  • (Left to right) Teresa Estrich, Elaine White and Dede Kearney joined Vice President Almeda Jacks to receive pins and certificates in honor of many years of service to Student Affairs.

    Student Affairs recognizes outstanding staff for years of service to Clemson

    September 25, 2019

    For years, Elaine White was a radiology supervisor in Redfern Health Center. She retired for a short period of time before the pull of Student Health Services lured her back as a radiology technician. White was recognized Tuesday morning at the Student Affairs directors meeting for 40 years of service to Clemson University. She was […]

  • Ty Robinson of the Student Veterans Association addresses the crowd prior to the 2019 Walk for Veterans

    Student Affairs Talk: Ty Robinson

    September 25, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Ty Robinson, president of the Student Veterans Association at Clemson. — Ty Robinson wasn’t quite ready […]

  • Students head to the Anderson Free Clinic as part of the 2018 Campuswide Day of Service

    Fall In Day of Service scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5

    September 24, 2019

    CLEMSON — The fourth annual campuswide day of service is set for Saturday, Oct. 5. Bearing a new name this year (formerly The Big Event), Clemson University’s Fall In Day of Service has attracted nearly 20 community partners to host Clemson students, faculty and staff. The event is a collaboration between Clemson Home, Fraternity and Sorority […]