By Cloe Michaud, Class of 2020
Laura Olson, J. Strom Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, has been elected president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR).
The society is the leading scholarly organization for social scientists who study religion. It sponsors an annual conference each fall and publishes the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, which Olson edited for five years.
On the gridiron, it’s one of the nation’s oldest and most intense rivalries. And now, students, faculty and staff from both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina will have their chance to take part in the competition. The two schools are holding a flu shot competition this fall. Students can receive vaccines at the Redfern Health Center, while faculty and staff can do the same across the street at the Joseph F. Sullivan Center. Those receiving flu shots at the Sullivan Center or from an off-campus provider are encouraged to self-report the vaccine. The final day to self-report is Dec. 7. Learn more.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in an open house at the Hub of Douthit Hills from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event will feature tours of the new dining spaces on the first and third floors, as well as the soon-to-open Campus Recreation facility on the second floor. In addition, the event will feature goodie bags and t-shirt giveaways, coupons and raffles from the Barnes and Noble bookstore, samplings from Freshens and Starbucks, as well as lawn games and a DJ. The open house will move to the third floor of the Hub in the event of inclement weather.
Clemson University has tapped Robyn Curtis to be director of the new Office of Major Fellowships. This position will allow undergraduates and graduate students to further their educations by pursuing a number of nationally competitive grants and fellowships that can fund research and study-abroad opportunities, reinforcing Clemson’s commitment to creating an exceptional university experience for all students.
Freedom is earned by those who aren’t afraid to give a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Some Clemson students are giving a little of their own sweat to help repay America’s veterans.
Michael Kule from Aiken, Jamie Lanham from Eastover and Fil Mabry and Joey McCorkle from Columbia are senior agricultural mechanization and business students who are using a class project to raise money for wounded veterans. The students grew a 5-acre plot of corn in The Bottoms on Clemson’s campus and are selling it for deer corn. Proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. For information about how to buy some of this deer corn and help the students support the Wounded Warrior Project, contact Michael Kule at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clemson University alumni Ron and Jane Lindsay are giving $1 million to the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. These funds will go towards scholarships, professorships and the needs of the college. The Lindsays are known for giving back to the university through church events and community events.