Cynthia Haynes is the new director of the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) program at Clemson University. Haynes, the outgoing director of first-year composition in the department of English, was chosen to lead the Ph.D. program in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities after a nationwide search.
CLEMSON – Clemson University students have chosen Kelly Smith as the Alumni Master Teacher of 2019. Smith, an associate professor of philosophy in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, was nominated by several students including Graham Pitman, who said Smith’s passion for taking on the big questions of life and the universe sets off […]
Sarah Blackman’s debut novel “Hex” (2016) is about language and how one woman uses stories to rebuild her shattered sense of self. Fittingly, Blackman will speak Friday, April 12 at a celebration of language and stories, the 12th annual Clemson Literary Festival. Blackman’s reading, 5 p.m. at Amici in Clemson (189 Old Greenville Highway), is […]
The Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities has changed the name of its performing arts undergraduate degree to more accurately reflect the range of arts programs offered at the university. The Bachelor of Arts in production studies in performing arts degree now will be known as the Bachelor of Arts in performing arts.
For many of the 350 members of Tiger Band, the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship was the experience of a lifetime. “We’re all just blown away,” said Commander Trey Lockett, a drum major. “I think the band loved every moment of it,” Lockett said Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Brooks Center. […]
After stepping aside as chair of the performing arts department at Clemson, David Hartmann found that new doors opened – or rather, his favorite old ones. Hartmann returned to two great interests: teaching and designing sets for plays. “I’m loving it,” Hartmann said. “I wanted to get back to what drew me to higher education: […]
Valerie Zimany has been named chair of the art department at Clemson University. An associate professor of art and a nationally known ceramics artist, Zimany had served as the interim chair since May 2017.
For two weeks in September, Charissa Fryberger taught English in a remote city in East Kazakhstan that still bears oppressive reminders of the Soviet Union: drab bloc housing, rickety trams and mining operations that choke the air. Still Fryberger, a Clemson graduate student and English composition instructor, cherished the experience. “It’s a great gift to […]
While it may seem challenging to tackle the breadth of issues caused by population growth, gentrification and commercialization, students at Clemson are seeking solutions through a new one-of-a-kind partnership. Throughout the semester, nine students have been traveling across the state to assess eight mayors’ communities, which includes Travelers Rest, Estill, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Hartsville, Patrick, West Pelzer and Hardeeville.
Alan Grubb vividly recalls a time before the iconic Clemson University Tiger Paw was born. In 1967, when Grubb first arrive on campus, the student population was one-third the size it is today. Few women attended the University. Orange didn’t dominate the landscape. And all the freshmen wore rat caps. Grubb is celebrating 51 years […]
When she got the big news, Aga Skrodzka was in her garage mixing organic fertilizer for her hydrangeas. An email on her smart phone had arrived from Poland, notifying Skrodzka that she had been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar fellowship. Skrodzka, an associate professor of film and media studies, and recent associate chair in the […]
CLEMSON — Susanna Ashton, chair of the English department at Clemson University, has received a national award for her recent book on Charles W. Chesnutt. Chesnutt (1858-1932) was one of the most influential African-American writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ashton co-edited “Approaches to Teaching the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt” with Bill Hardwig, […]
CLEMSON – Rhondda Robinson Thomas has been named the new Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University. Thomas is an associate professor in the Department of English who specializes in early African-American and American Literature. A sixth-generation South Carolinian, she has served on the Clemson faculty for a decade. “Dr. Thomas is superbly qualified […]
Michael LeMahieu, an associate professor of English at Clemson University, has been awarded a 2018 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The ACLS chose LeMahieu as one of 78 fellows out of a field of nearly 1,150 applicants this year. The prestigious award comes with $50,000 to support his full-time research on […]
Benjamin White, an associate professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Clemson University, has been awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). White received the $6,000 research grant to support his project “The Authorship of the Pauline Epistles: The Promise and Limitations of Computational Methods.” […]