Upcoming Presentations/Outings

Most of our events are in a hybrid format (in-person and on Zoom).  If you would like the Zoom link to join an event virtually, please contact Victoria Musheff at vmushef@clemson.edu or 864-656-3990.  Click HERE for easy instructions for joining a Zoom presentation.

Upcoming Presentations/Outings

April 30, 2024 (Tuesday) Marty’s Memoirs at 10 am Zoom only (changed the meeting Tuesday – just this month) 10:00 am – 11:30 am, ZOOM ONLY, Marty’s Memoirs Interest Group. In addition to our usual conversations about our current memoir projects, we will explore prior topics, such as first/worst job, life changers, the sixties, holiday stories, random memories, or the 300-word gems. We welcome new participants in our group and look forward to your joining us!

May 1, 2024 (Wednesday). Birding in the SC Botanical Gardens at 9:00 am—11:00 am. We will meet in the SC Botanical Garden parking area below the Fran Hanson House (at the bottom of the hill) on the campus of Clemson University. Typically, this is a 2-hour walk on level ground with spring warblers, vireos, indigo bunting, grosbeaks, a resident Barred Owl, and a Pileated woodpecker possible. Bring your binoculars, birding guides and phone apps. We will help you see the birds if you are a beginner. This is a lot of fun and we always find something unexpected! Bring a snack and water. Sunscreen if you need it. REGISTER HERE

Special Date Change – May 8, 2024, (WEDNESDAY), 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Skip’s EC Trivia with Dr. Skip Eisiminger Do not miss the fun! Trivia has been defined as “things you either know immediately, or not at all.” Skip’s trivia is like that. You can learn interesting stuff by participating by Zoom or even better by joining in person. Some of the most interesting information is shared in conversation after each answer is revealed. EC folks are well-versed in many topics. We have had the best conversations recently. There is a small contribution benefiting the Emeritus College Scholarship Fund to help deserving students. 

May 9, 2024, (Thursday), 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, (Hybrid), SC Prison Education Interest Group with Dr. Elaine Richardson. The focus is planning for the Symposium on August 9, 2024. The interest group is an outgrowth of the direction of the Emeritus College Advisory Board and state-wide symposium on higher education in SC and incarcerated individuals. The Mission statement is: Exploring ways for the Emeritus College to support higher education for incarcerated persons in South Carolina. With the goal of providing support to ongoing South Carolina programs for higher education for incarnated persons. Our monthly meetings include programs on higher education and incarcerated individuals and explore ways in which emeritus faculty might contribute.

SPECIAL DATE CHANGE May 15, 2024, (Wednesday), 9:30 am – 10:00, (In-Person), Harmonica for Health with Vince Jackson. The Harmonica for Health class will meet at 9:30 am at the Emeritus College followed by the Coffee House Music Sessions. Everyone is invited to attend. We will continue our discussions of how to play harmonica. Remember, 15 minutes a day of practice will make you a skilled harmonica player in short order.

SPECIAL DATE CHANGE May 15, 2024, (Wednesday), 10:00 am – 11:30 am, (In-Person), Coffee House Music Sessions. Come on over to the Emeritus College Seminar Room and enjoy some light snacks, good friendships, and great musical fun! Please bring your portable musical instrument and/or a song or two to perform for the sing-along as usual. See you there!

May 16, 2024, (Thursday), 10:00 am – 11:30 am, (Hybrid), The Health Implications of Herbs with Dr. Rosanne Pruitt. Herbal supplements are used extensively worldwide with most traced to ancient times. They are often considered a safe alternative by consumers due to natural ingredients, and some are antioxidants decreasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. However, others have side effects or may interact with prescription medication yielding harmful results. Join us to learn about commonly used herbs that may impact your health followed by a lively discussion to enhance your decisions about herb use.

May 17, 2024, (Monday), 8:30 am, Birding at Issaqueena Forest, In Person, with Imtiaz Haque and Vince Jackson. Please join us for a morning of birding in the beautiful Issaqueena Forest on Monday, May 13th beginning at 8:30 am. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 123 and Old Clemson Hwy between Seneca and Clemson in the 7-Eleven parking area near the roadway for a short drive to the back entrance of the forest. Bring your binoculars, water, sunscreen, and your cellphones so we can help you install a birding app known as Merlin to help you identify the birds. Easy walking with a group of knowledgeable birders and lots of good conversation. We usually see buntings, vireos, warblers, tanagers and many other migrating and breeding birds. If you are interested in getting started with bird identification—this is for you. REGISTER HERE     Contact vincejackson529@att.net for details.

May 20, 2024, (Monday), 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, (Hybrid), Executive Committee Meeting.

May 21, 2024, (Tuesday), 10:00 am – 11:30 am, (Hybrid), Preserving Professional Papers and Photos with Tara Sue Wood Seefeldt, Ariel K. Turner, and Nick Richbell. Description forthcoming.

May 23, 2024, (Thursday), 10:00 am – 11:30 am, (Hybrid), May 23, 2024, (Thursday), 10:00 am – 11:30 am, (Hybrid), Virtual Tour of Dominica – Waitukubuli – A True Paradise – with Dr. John Hains. Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles, just south of Guadeloupe and just north of Martinique. Columbus encountered this island on his second voyage on 3 November 1493, a Sunday, and named it Dominica (Latin for Sunday). But this island paradise had already been settled by successive tribes, the latest ones being the Kalinagos, who still have territory there. Their name for their island is Waitukubuli which means: Tall is her body. And tall she is, the island was too rugged to land, and Columbus sailed on without finding a safe harbor there. Europeans did eventually land thus contributing to a rich, often tragic, history of conflict and colonization. If Columbus returned today, Dominica is the only island that he might say is most unchanged from the 15th Century. The rugged mountainous and densely forested interior is almost exactly as it was. This presentation will focus on the natural features of ‘The Nature Island of the Caribbean’ and some historical notes along with two recent eco-tours as well as dozens of study-abroad trips with Clemson students. Dr. Hains’ presentation will also outline the sad history of Clemson’s presence in Dominica, the past glory of ATREC and Springfield and will close with comments on its status. Dr. Hains hopes you will enjoy this virtual exploration of one of the most unspoiled and beautiful places on earth.

May 28, 2024, (Tuesday, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, (Zoom Only), Marty’s Memoirs Interest Group with Marty Duckenfield. In addition to our usual conversations about our current memoir projects, we will explore prior topics, such as first/worst job, life changers, childhood recollections, the sixties, holiday stories, random memories, or the 300-word gems. We welcome new participants in our group and look forward to your joining us!

May 30, 2024, (Thursday), 10:00 am – 11:30 am, (Hybrid), Learn More about Clemson Rural Health with Dr. Ron Gimbel and Dianna Colvin. Clemson Rural Health is the organizing framework for Clemson’s health service delivery and prevention efforts statewide. With over 200 state partners and a key role in the Clemson Elevate strategic plan, Clemson Rural Health provides preventive, acute and primary care to thousands of patients each year. This presentation will provide an overview of Clemson Rural Health’s efforts to transform health outcomes in rural and underserved communities.

@New SPECIAL TRIP. June 6, 2024, Nature Trip to Brasstown Bald, GA. Contact Vince Jackson for details TRIP REGISTRATION HERE

June 7, 2024, Skip’s EC Trivia

@New SPECIAL PROGRAMMING!! June 8, 2024, Saturday, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Break Room Social, Catered by Olive Garden, followed by KREW Music Performance  REGISTER SOCIAL

June 11, 2024, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, College of Veterinary Science with Dr. Marks

June 13, 2024, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, SC Prison Education Interest Group

June 20, 2024, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Cyber Security Update, Doug Henry & Patrick McGee

June 21, 2024, 9:30 am, Harmonica for Health with Vince Jackson

June 21, 2024, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Coffee House Music Sessions, Vince & Dave

June 24, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Executive Committee Meeting

June 25, 1024, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Marty’s Memoirs Group