One year is not enough. That’s one of the lessons that Dan Hofmann learned as president of the Staff Senate. Hofmann, who handed over his gavel to 2019-2020 Staff Senate President Janeen Putman at a ceremony last week, said that the Senate embarked on a number of important initiatives during his term, many of which […]
The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University has extended its highest honor to 11 exceptional individuals. The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was honored at a formal dinner March 8 at the Madren Conference Center. New members included faculty emeriti, alumni, industry leaders and other friends of the College who had […]
Clemson University English professors Michael LeMahieu and Rhondda Robinson Thomas will receive support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the agency’s latest round of grants and fellowships.
From Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 2, the CollabFest at Clemson University will celebrate creativity with a slate of art, film, technology and food events that seek to inspire, entertain and educate. Famed designer Tina Roth Eisenberg will deliver the festival’s keynote at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Watt Family Innovation Center.
Jillian Weise is comfortable with words. She’s comfortable with writing them, accepting them, and rejecting them. Some words she uses to describe herself: provocative, disabled and amputee. Some words she rejects: inspirational, courageous and brave. As associate professor of creative writing at Clemson she spends her days gently encouraging students - many who don’t consider themselves poets or even writers - to fully open their minds and hearts to words.
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 […]
Cameron Bushnell is looking to collaborate. Beginning her third year as director of the Pearce Center for Professional Communication, Bushnell wants to work with more Clemson University colleges and departments to improve students’ communication skills. “I firmly believe that writing is a key element to helping Clemson students prepare for meaningful work and lives in […]
Award-winning poets Jillian Weise and Julia Koets will read at this year’s Writers’ Harvest, a Clemson University benefit for Paw Pantry and Loaves & Fishes. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Self Auditorium at the Visitor's Center, 230 Kappa St. at Clemson University.
Vernon Burton, the Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. Distinguished Professor of History at Clemson University, will host a “Lincoln’s Unfinished Work” conference Nov. 28 through Dec. 1. Registration is required and is open to the public for the free, three-day conference that will bring more than 35 internationally renowned scholars to the Clemson University campus to explore the many dimensions of Lincoln and his legacy in current-day American society.
Renowned poet Susan Stewart, best-selling author Richard Rothstein and Cherokee history expert Tom Hatley are among the speakers who will visit Clemson University during the fall 2018 semester to discuss topics in the humanities.
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 […]
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. 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 Clemson junior Thomas Marshall III. — Thomas Marshall III is all set to begin his junior […]
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 […]