Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for June, 2011

Parking enforcement supervisor adds education to enforcement

Friday, June 24th, 2011
While the perception seems to be that parking enforcement officers are out to write as many tickets as they can, supervisor Marvin Dixon is out to change that. Their main job? To “keep things moving” in all parking areas so that everyone on campus is able to find a place to park.

While the perception seems to be that parking enforcement officers are out to write as many tickets as they can, supervisor Marvin Dixon is out to change that. Their main job? To “keep things moving” in all parking areas so that everyone on campus is able to find a place to park.

Clemson’s S.C. Centers of Economic Excellence are helping drive the state’s economy

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence are driving the state toward a healthier economy. But how are they doing it?

Extending beyond the classroom and into the bullying world on the Internet

Monday, June 20th, 2011
In research with cyberbullying, professor Robin Kowalski found that more girls than boys cyberbully.

Robin Kowalski’s work in the classroom covers subjects from women in psychology to research methods, but what she is really interested in is cyberbullying.

Two legs, two wheels, two oceans: A student’s journey across the country

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
While the idea for the trip began as a joke, Clemson student Daniel Kalshoven has spent the last month pedaling across the country, meeting people and hopefully spreading joy to whomever he meets.

While the idea for the trip began as a joke, Clemson student Daniel Kalshoven has spend the last month pedaling across the country, meeting people and hopefully spreading joy to whomever he meets.

By the numbers: Mathematical sciences professor to lead Faculty Senate

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Bill Surver, right, past-president of Faculty Senate, has passed the gavel to new president Dan Warner.

Issues related to contingent faculty will be his primary focus this year, along with examining techniques for the reliable assessment of teaching effectiveness and the proper role of student evaluations.

It takes a college to help a village

Friday, June 10th, 2011
During her time in Cameroon, Erin Hunter, second from left, worked with a pilot group of six women who were taught the skills of organic vegetable gardening, composting and budget planning.

Studying how and why populations of people function and are affected by disease is fascinating. And it’s what drew Clemson alum Erin Hunter ’09 to Belgium, France, Guatemala and most recently, Cameroon, Africa.

A growing passion: Professor’s book promotes wildflowers

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Tim Spira is excited to share his passion for plants with readers of his recently published book, students and fellow nature enthusiasts.

According to Tim Spira, every plant has a story to tell, and the abundant plant life in the southern Appalachian Mountains and the rolling hills of the adjacent Piedmont are especially talkative.

A-B-C Read: Reading Recovery program, a safe shore for first-graders

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Clemson’s Reading Recovery® Training Center has helped two decades of South Carolina first-graders overcome problems in learning to read.

Clemson’s Reading Recovery® Training Center has helped two decades of South Carolina
first-graders overcome problems in learning to read.