Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for September, 2012

Lights up: A personal account of the Clemson Players’ upcoming production The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Hannah Salberg as Rona Lisa Peretti in <i>The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee</i>.

As butterflies build, and my breath shortens, the lights come up and it’s my cue. The first one to step out on stage, the first actor the audience lays eyes on. No pressure. But as I step into the spotlight and begin to speak my first line, the anxieties seem to subside, and I feel completely at home.

Alumnus a first-generation success

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Bob Barreto ’79 and his brother, Rich, were first-generation Clemson students in a  time when formal resources for first-generation students were not available.

Bob Barreto ’79 and his brother, Rich, were first-generation Clemson students in a time when formal resources for first-generation students were not available. This year, 17 percent of Clemson’s Fall 2012 freshman class (and 32 percent of incoming transfer students) are first-generation students — they are the first students in their immediate family to attend a college or university.

16 years, 20 million pet adoptions and 1 Clemson degree

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Betsy Saul and her husband, Ed Powers, along with her granddaughter, Azalyn Broca, and Jake.

Even as a kid growing up in Joplin, Mo., Betsy Banks Saul M ’96 was always bringing home animals. At 12, she started volunteering with a woman who rescued pets. That experience with Animal Aid, and the revolving menagerie of animals she encountered, made a lasting impression. It planted the seed of an idea that would result in her being named one of “50 women who are changing the world” by Women’s Day magazine.

From meeting Princess Diana to identifying the genes of a “buttless” chicken

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Biological sciences professor Susan Chapman works in a lab with graduate student Brianna Lam.

Chapman is full of stories and experiences. To hear them, all one has to do is ask.

Clemson students bring home big win in Hackathon 2.0

Friday, September 7th, 2012
From left, Akash Mudubagilu, Nick Watts and DJ Edmonson brought home two prizes during Hackathon 2.0 — Best Overall Quality and 2nd Place in the Native Category for their app, Inventory+.

[TITLE][SHARE] By Crystal Boyles Creative Services For 12 hours, Nick Watts, Akash Mudubagilu and DJ Edmonson sat huddled around their computers building an iPhone app. Sustained by adrenaline, caffeine and the knowledge that their professors were watching, they came to win — and they did. Clemson professors and co-workers brought the three students together to [...]

Music to tweet about: Professor uses social media to share his talents

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
To manage and promote his various endeavors, Monty Craig (right) has become a prolific user of social media and developing technologies, and he hopes to equip his students with professional skills that will allow them to succeed in the industry.

To manage and promote his various endeavors, Monty Craig (right) has become a prolific user of social media and developing technologies, and he hopes to equip his students with professional skills that will allow them to succeed in the industry.