Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for May, 2011

Crossing cultures and curricula

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
According to Clemson professor Windsor Sherrill, medical education is very traditional and regionalized, but she believes changing patient populations call for curriculum and instruction adaptations.

As a professor, Sherrill has used her experience in the health care industry to bring a distinct perspective to teaching and research, engaging in projects that benefit not only Clemson students, but also medical students across the country.

A Q&A about the baseball team’s rain delay antics

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

A rain delay put the May 17 Clemson versus Davidson College baseball game on hold. Not being ones to sit in the dugout and twiddle their thumbs, the two teams turned to a new game to entertain themselves and the crowd — charades. Brian Hennessy, a Clemson associate sports information director, answered a few questions about the teams’ rain delay antics:

Clemson entomologist examines the insects that people deal with every day

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
Clemson entomology professor Eric Benson collects earwigs to show children in Cambodia. He is involved in a Clemson USAID project looking at non-chemical ways to control insect pests in Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

From pest control to regulatory officials and agencies, Benson studies insects in common settings and locations. Even though people can get nervous at the sight of an insect, Benson wants people to know that many insects are actually beneficial.

Helping to Provide After a Disaster

Monday, May 23rd, 2011
After delivering supplies to Alabama tornado victims, Community2Community leader called it "heartbreaking" to see they were tallest things in the area.

With their eyes glued to the TV for hours after the Alabama tornadoes hit, a group of Clemson students decided they couldn’t just sit helplessly by and watch the disaster. They had to act, and they had to do so quickly.

Alumna a blooming success

Friday, May 20th, 2011
Stacy Dreyfus, left, and her colleague Michelle, pose at Villa Feltrinelli in Italy, a property represented by her company Orchid Resorts & Escapes, a boutique sales, marketing and partnership agency.

With a business approach as rare and varied as her favorite flower, hotel and travel expert and CEO Stacy Dreyfus (CU ’95) has grown her passion for travel and luxury into Orchid Resorts & Escapes — one of the most unique and exclusive sales, marketing and partnership agencies in the world.

Clemson’s Preservation Master Plan is a living document that connects the University’s rich heritage with its vibrant future

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Professor Cari Goetcheus spearheaded Clemson’s creation of a Preservation Master Plan, which details the historic significance and integrity of each building and landscape across campus. The plan also sets specific goals and actions needed to preserve these buildings and landscapes as Clemson adapts to meet technological needs of a university in the 21st century.

For assistant professor of landscape architecture Cari Goetcheus, the preservation of Clemson’s historic buildings and landscapes — including its rich stories — is just as important as moving Clemson’s facilities into the 21st century.

Clemson students building structures and changing lives

Monday, May 16th, 2011
Students involved in Freedom by Design want to make a difference with their skills of blueprints, measurements and determination.

This year marks the first chapter of Freedom by Design at Clemson University. The group’s first project was a big one, designing and building a handicap ramp for an elderly couple in Easley.

2011 seniors reflect on their time at Clemson

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Clemson students continue to amaze. Their passion for their research, their peers and for their future work is inspiring. Here are the stories of just five of our incredible seniors. We wish them and everyone else the best in their future endeavors. Go Tigers!

Scott Baier served as economic adviser to the U.S. president

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a Clemson professor for Scott Baier is the interaction with students and seeing them respond to the material.

Clemson University economics professor Scott Baier didn’t plan on working for the president in Washington D.C., but after hitting it off with a Stanford University faculty member who was appointed as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, he got the chance of a lifetime.

Dan and Denise Anderson are team players at work and at home

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Dan and Denise Anderson — pictured with son, Hayden — have made Clemson home since they joined the Clemson parks, recreation and tourism management community in 2003.

While juggling parenthood and careers is sometimes a challenge, Dan and Denise have made it work. Despite their different professional roles, the Anderson share a special attachment to the parks, recreation and tourism management Clemson community.