Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for February, 2011

Cross-cultural Eqyptian partnership transforms historic landscape

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Graduate and undergraduate students in landscape architecture visited the pyramids and other antiquities in Egypt in February 2010. They accompanied professors Hala Nassar and Robert Hewitt to collaborate with faculty and students at Ain Shams University on an urban design masterplan for the Al-Fustat District in Cairo. Pictured from left are: Leigh Morgan, Will Ayers, Willie Lee Jones, Ryan Hunt, George Schneidmuller and Jessie Wyatt.

Clemson students travel to Egypt each spring to analyze a historic landscape, suggesting design changes to revitalize the region. Work on past projects has received international acclaim, including meetings with the Egyptian governor, a National Geographic presentation and numerous awards by national and international organizations.

Abel Bartley hopes to break down barriers between black and white through education and understanding

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Through intellectual discussion, education and the acquiring of facts, Abel Bartley hopes to leave his mark on Clemson.

According to Bartley, facts are the basis of our history, and how we view these facts from different perspectives shapes our view of the world. Through education, he hopes to see Clemson’s student body more open to dissenting opinions and new ideas.

Performing arts takes student play to regional festival

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
The Clemson Players get the set ready for their performance of <i>These Shining Lives</i> during the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Daytona Beach, Fla.

[TITLE][SHARE] By Glenn Hare Brooks Center for the Performing Arts If you’re at all familiar with ABC’s reality television program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, then you have an idea of the frenetic challenge the Department of Performing Arts and the Clemson Players recently faced. After finding out they had been accepted to participate in a [...]

Out-of-the-box thinking puts MBA students ahead

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
For the second year, MBA students like Zeke Lollis, left, have served up money-saving and morale-boosting ideas that make a difference in their own workplaces.

For the second year, MBA students were serving up money-saving and morale-boosting ideas to make a difference in their own workplaces.

Taking action for the environment

Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Gabriel Fair, right, and Students for Environmental Action have been an integral part of February’s Environmental Teach-In, which aims to have faculty members in all disciplines incorporate discussions about the environment into their classes for the day.

Gabriel Fair doesn’t just talk the talk about sustainability; he walks the walk to make his own lifestyle as green as possible. He’s a vegetarian, recycles everything he can, rides his bike around campus and makes an effort to conserve electricity, including not running heat in his apartment.

This year’s Miss Clemson Pageant will feature more contestants than ever before

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Organizers of this year’s pageant had a hard time making sure each contestant has adequate time to shine. Each will have an interview with the judges the morning of the pageant and during the show will compete in talent and evening gown portions plus answer an onstage question.

Learning how to put communication into action

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Lecturer Lydia Ferguson’s class objective is to get her students to step up their game as soon-to-be professionals and potential volunteer/community activists. An interesting goal for business and technical writing classes, but effective nonetheless.

The Millennials: Two Clemson Seniors Help Document a Rising Generation

Monday, February 7th, 2011
<i>The Millennials</i> crew boasts a collective background in political science, economics, media arts, international business and psychology. Added to that are the broad perspectives of Clemson students Austin Schwartz (pictured) and Stéphane Rey, who illustrate perfectly why Clemson promotes interdisciplinary learning. | Photo credit: Trayson Llano

Documenting the pulse of a generation is no small task. But with the multidisciplinary and international attitude that seems to come naturally to the crew making The Millennials, it appears well within reach.

Letters from George Washington Carver to a Clemson cadet shed new light on University’s past

Friday, February 4th, 2011
President Jim Barker inspects letters from George Washington Carver to Clemson Cadet Kelly Traynham as well as photographs taken during Traynham’s 1933 visit to Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. With Barker are, from left, Jerry Reel, University historian, Michael Kohl, head of Special Collections, and Steven Maclin, a senior English major from Charleston who is a student worker in Special Collections and a member of the Clemson Black Student Union.

[TITLE][SHARE] By Alex Urban Media Relations In a time when people tend to discard everything they judge nonessential and move around more than ever before, history can be lost in the shuffle. Historical documents can be locked away in attics, never to be seen again, or discarded without a second thought. It seems Clemson lucked [...]

Architecture professor and his students are leaving a wake of change behind their design work

Friday, February 4th, 2011
Even though Dan Harding, left, has only been teaching at Clemson three semesters, his students have already received national accolades for their work involving spaces that connect people to themselves, others and nature.

Even though architecture professor Dan Harding M ’94 has only taught here three semesters, his students have received national accolades for their work involving spaces that connect people to themselves, others and nature.