On April 25-26, young men once again will convene at the Men of Color National Summit along with other high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from around the country. The sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 attendees will gather at the Greenville Convention Center to identify and promote strategies that foster success from cradle to career. Registration is open for the Men of Color Pre-Summit Institute. Clemson's Call Me MISTER program will host the day-long event April 24.
Gardeners, homeowners and others preparing to plant flowers this spring have an opportunity to buy local plants grown in high-tech greenhouses and cultivated by Clemson University horticulture students and professors. The annual Clemson Horticulture Student Plant Sale is Friday, April 5.
Clemson Undergraduate Student Government will hold the fifth annual Walk for Veterans on Saturday, April 6. The event begins at the President’s House with an address from Jim Clements at 10 a.m., followed by a one-mile walk at 11 that will end at the Scroll of Honor Memorial next to the football stadium. All proceeds benefit the scholarship endowment for Clemson student veterans.
Clemson University will celebrate its diverse cultures at the 26th annual International Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, on Bowman Field.
Play pioneers who were among the first US Play Coalition keynote speakers will be featured at the 10th Anniversary Conference on the Value of Play, “Play for Life.” The conference will be held at Clemson’s Madren Conference Center and Inn March 31-April 3. The conference brings together leading play researchers and advocates from across the nation and world to share the latest research and practices in the field of play. It includes educational sessions, grant opportunities, dozens of renowned speakers and opportunities for play.
The Clemson Literary Festival recently received a $3,000 grant from South Carolina Humanities and the South Carolina Arts Commission to defray the cost of bringing nationally known writers to the annual event.
George Mason University scholar and author David Wiggins will be at Clemson University Wednesday to talk about African-American athletes and their involvement in the civil rights movement. His talk, “An Altered Athletic Landscape: Sport, Race and the Civil Rights Movement,” will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. It is presented the Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute at Clemson.
Clemson’s Pride events kick off at the end of March. The Gantt Multicultural Center, along with a committee made up of faculty, staff and students, will host a variety of celebratory and educational events.
It’s almost spring and South Carolina residents planning to spruce up their gardens should look to the South Carolina Botanical Garden for just what they need. The Botanical Garden Spring 2019 Plant Sale will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, for Friends of the Garden and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays April 6 and 20, for the public.
Two Clemson research projects, which explore human health and childhood learning and development, are heading to the Smithsonian for the 2019 ACCelerate Festival. Both will be on display in Clemson’s R.M. Cooper Library on March 14 (10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.) and 15 (10 a.m.-noon). Guests will have an opportunity to interact with the exhibits and learn about the science behind the project from researchers.
Clemson University Facilities and private pest-control experts are working to make sure the bats that caused the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts to cancel performances will go away and stay away. The maintenance staff has installed an “excluder” – a device that allows bats to leave a building but not return – at a small gap in an outside wall where about 20 bats were seen entering. Since two bats were first sighted at Brooks Feb. 27, the maintenance team has worked to humanely remove bats from the building and seal any entry points.
Organized by a group of Clemson students, the popular TEDx series returns to the university’s main campus with a special event planned for Saturday, March 9, in the Watt Family Innovation Center. More than 100 students, faculty and staff will be engaged through eight different talks — including four from current Clemson students — as well as video presentations and guest performances.
The idea of free and open sharing in education will be the focus of two weeks of events at the R.M. Cooper Library March 4–13. The event is organized by the library’s Technology unit, instruction team and subject librarians, with support from Clemson University Press, Clemson Online and the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation and is free to attend.
At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, a public ceremony on the campus of Clemson University will mark the planting of a grafted clone of the Newton apple tree in a patch of soil surrounded by scientists.
Clemson faculty and students will gather for the university’s fourth annual Out of Darkness Campus Walk, an event that serves as a fundraiser and an opportunity for the community to raise awareness of mental health issues related to suicide. Registration for the walk starts at 11 a.m. March 2 in front of Tillman Hall, where the walk is set to begin at noon. The event is free and open to the public.