In the Know – Oct. 2, 2018

October 2, 2018

By Cloe Michaud, Class of 2020

Despite Florence, Carolinas on track for ‘fantastic’ fall color season

As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians. While above average rainfall over the summer months and warm temperatures continuing well into September could delay the display slightly, Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan reported few signs Florence should hinder an abundance of autumn hues. Read the entire news release at here

Live wekk week scheduleLive Well Week wraps up Thursday

Clemson Undergraduate Student Government (CUSG) this week collaborated with Campus Recreation, Healthy Campus and University Housing & Dining to promote mental health and raise awareness toward the stigmas associated with it. CUSG set up a table on the Cooper Library bridge Monday to promote the kickoff of the week.  On Tuesday, the group offered yoga in the amphitheater and therapy dogs in the Carillon Gardens.

Hwy. 93 mapPlan extra time when using Hwy. 93

As utility work continues on S.C. Highway 93 from Centennial Blvd. to College Ave. on Clemson’s main campus, drivers should expect delays. The hwy. will have intermittent two-lane closures throughout the month of October. This construction will stop on the Wednesdays prior to home games to restore the roads for game traffic. See more updates on Facilities’ blog.

Pic of Jennifer HeinHein to participate in prestigious education policy program

Jennifer Hein, executive director of Strategic Planning in the College of Education is one of 18 professional and civic leaders from across the state selected to participate in the SC Education Policy Fellowship Program (SC-EPFP) for 2018-19.

SC-EPFP is a 10-month intensive professional development program for established and emerging leaders in education and related fields to help equip them in working toward sound education policy and practice in South Carolina. SC-EPFP Fellows participate in a variety of activities to promote leadership, develop professional networks, demystify education policy, and foster greater understanding of the roles of government and the community in education.

Ambassador Kristie Kenney to speak on campus

Ambassador Kristie Kenney will visit campus to discuss leadership and how to make an impact. A Clemson alumna, Kenney and holds the State Department’s highest rank of Career Ambassador. Her talk begins 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at 4:30 pm and all faculty, staff and students are invited to listen to her talk. The Graduate School’s GRAD 360º professional development program and the Office of Inclusion and Equity is hosting the event. Learn more here.

Hispanic/Latinx Voices in Academia conference

Clemson will highlight academic achievements and contributions during the first Hispanic/Latinx Voices in Academia conference Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. at the Watt Family Innovation Center.

Conference participants will examine the work of Hispanic and Latinx researchers and scholars from around the country while recognizing and celebrating their many successes and talents throughout the day.


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