Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for December, 2010

Lt. Col. Bill Hughes is heading to Iraq with a new insignia on his uniform and Clemson on his mind

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Bill Hughes, left, discusses an upcoming project with team members Matthew Holbrooks and Tom Henderson.

[TITLE][SHARE] By Beth Jarrard Media Relations Bill Hughes had three weeks notice to prepare to leave Clemson for his latest active-duty mission. The last time this Air Force Reservist was deployed, he had three days. “I got the call on Wednesday before Thanksgiving to report that Sunday,” said Hughes of his 2003 experience. He logged [...]

Campus group giving others a reason to smile

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Acts of Campus Kindness members after participating in a campus kickball tournament.

Whether it’s reaching out to those in need or handing out temporary tattoos to stressed-out college students, Acts of Campus Kindness is putting smiles on faces across the community. The student club serves as a reminder to pay it forward and make the small things count.

Angela and Chris Nixon are avid sports fans and chose to make Clemson home after graduation

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Chris and Angela visited with Santa Paws at the Barkers’ annual Holiday Open House at the President’s Home.

One came to Clemson as a legacy, and the other came for the weather. They married and stayed, now raising an avid Clemson Tiger fan of their own.

Forestry Professor Vic Shelburne earned his Eagle Scout rank 40 years ago and continues to mentor the next generation of leaders

Monday, December 13th, 2010
Vic Shelburne and Troop 235 enjoy many regular outings in the local area, but high adventure programs are the Troop’s hallmark.

More than 140 Eagle Scouts have been promoted in Troop 235 since Shelburne became the scoutmaster in the 1980s.

Top 10 in 2010: A look back at our most popular stories

Monday, December 13th, 2010

We love a good list, so we decided to wrap up 2010 with a quick look back at Clemson’s biggest — and most popular — stories.

Alum Michael Geib’s career is a mixture of gigs that take place in small jazz clubs and large concert halls

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Geib’s passion for the double bass started in middle school. Now, he teaches a new generation of jazz and classical musicians at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Low on funds but high on morale, the Student Organic Farm has overcome great odds

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Two years ago, the Student Organic Farm was in jeopardy after a loss of funding. Rather than pack things up, the farm persevered, determined not to lose the land workers had so lovingly cared for.

Today’s generation is far more removed from the concept of growing your own food. Farm leaders believe it is an answer to this growing issue. However, the farm still faces the tough obstacle of staying afloat, despite untiring efforts.

Clemson senior is a changed man after a memorable semester at sea

Monday, December 6th, 2010
Patrick Young and Chum Mey, one of seven survivors of the Cambodian death camp Tuol Sleng.

Upon returning to Clemson, Patrick Young experienced what he called a “reverse culture shock.” While his personal understanding of the world had changed through his trip, the familiar life and customs he had left in Clemson had not.