Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for October, 2012

Author and history professor Roger Grant has turned his love of trains into a lifelong pursuit and a highly lauded career

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Professor Roger Grant reluctantly agreed to meet us at the Class of ’39 Caboose in the South Carolina Botanical Garden for this photo, but typically, one is much more likely to find him seated at his rolltop desk, working on his latest book.

More than two dozen books and hundreds of scholarly articles later, it’s fair to say professor Roger Grant has mastered the art of making trains interesting to the masses, not to mention imminently appealing to train fanatics who can never get enough of all-things-rail.

Once a Tiger, always a Tiger

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Ashley Cowden speaks to College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Dean Rick Goodstein. At the start of the academic year, she was awarded with the Philip Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching.

A two-time alumnae, English professor Ashley Cowden loves giving her students a hands-on learning experience and watching their growth through the process.

Clemson students carry on 35-year-old tradition

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Tigers, Yellow Jackets and $2 bills: an odd combination that created a popular Clemson tradition.

Solid orange hero: One man’s journey from combat to Clemson

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
For Daniel Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Army veteran, playing college football is a dream that has been a long time coming.

For Daniel Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Army veteran attending Clemson on the GI Bill, playing college football is a dream that has been a long time coming.

The Clemson Ring — steeped in tradition

Friday, October 5th, 2012

At a University steeped in tradition, the Clemson ring — and its accompanying ceremony — are perhaps two of the most memorable and recognizable traditions.

Rising above the guilt and shame of sexual abuse

Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Every Sunday during the school year, 15 Clemson students drive to Generations Group Home to play ball and just hang out with the boys who are going through the treatment program.

Every Sunday, 15 Clemson students trek to Generations Group Home to hang out with the boys who live there. Every Sunday, these boys — who are at the home to receive care for past sexual abuse charges — get to play ball, learn new games, practice their social skills and learn how to heal from past mistakes.

Clemson, start your engines!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

A new partnership with NASCAR Nationwide driver Mike Wallace means that Clemson marketing students will develop long-term and short-term marketing plans for Wallace’s No. 01 car.