February 7 in Clemson History
Events on February 7 in Clemson's History
- February 6-February 10, 1961: Clemson observes National Religious Emphasis Week. Two speakers are presented. Dr. Edmund Perry speaks in the college auditorium in the evenings of February 7-February 9, and Dr. W. F. Dewan, C.S.P., speaks the same evenings in the College Chapel in the dormitories (located on the 8th level above the Loggia in Johnstone.) The public is invited to join Clemson students, faculty and staff to hear the visiting clergymen. Dr. Perry, a native of Georgia, received his A.B. degree from the University of Georgia in 1944, in philosophy, his B.D. in 1946 from Emory University and his Ph.D. from Northwestern in 1950. He has served as director of the Wesley Foundation at Georgia State College for Women and the Georgia Military College. He was assistant professor of religion at Duke University and director of undergraduate studies from 1950-1954. At present Dr. Perry is chairman and associate professor of history of religions department at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is also an ordained minister in the Methodist Church. Dr. Dewan, Catholic speaker for Religious Emphasis Week, will speak on subjects concerning the spiritual life, chosen primarily but not exclusively for Catholic students and faculty. Father Dewan will also direct a three-day retreat for Catholic students with a brief talk each morning before breakfast on "Thoughts for Today," preceded by Mass and Communion. (The Tiger, Friday, 13 January 1961, Volume LIV, Number 14, pages 1,3.)
- 1972: The Foreign Films series screens The Good Soldier Schweik (Švejk), a German-made comedy from the classic anti-war Czech novel by Jaroslav Hašek about a Sad Sack-like character who innocently confronts military authority but always emerges unscathed. In some ways, a prototype for Joseph Heller's Catch-22. Shown in Daniel Auditorium at 7 p.m. Heinz Rühmann stars as Schweik, with subtitles. Czech television version:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DypQeUtmJ1w
- 1975: The Clemson Little Theatre presents the Edward Albee play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in the Food Industries Auditorium. Admission is $2.50 for adults, $1 for students.
- 1980: Presidential hopeful John Connally begins a ten-city campaign tour of South Carolina with an appearance at the Clemson House. Unfortunately for Connally, who would have been Richard Nixon's party heir apparent in 1976, except for that nasty little Watergate break-in problem which led to Tricky Dick abdicating the throne, the former Texas governor suddenly found himself an outsider when former Vice President Gerald Ford decided to validate his accension to the presidency by running for re-election. Connally's hopes to regain the path to the White House will go unfulfilled.
- 1987: The first Clemson Writers Seminar is held in Daniel Hall Auditorium, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and the Society of English Graduate Students. Registration at 8:45 a.m.; S.C. Poet Laureate Bennie Lee Sinclair leads poetry workshop at 10:30 a.m., with Professor of English Clair Caskey as featured speaker at noon luncheon, with other faculty also participating including Professor and Writer-in-Residence Mark Steadman and Associate Professors David Tillinghaft and Edward Willey. Charles Perry, executive editor and vice president of Peachtree Publications of Atlanta conducts 1:30 p.m. session on how to get work published. Cost is $5 for students, $10 for others. Lunch reservations at the Clemson House are an additional $6. Preregistration and payment may be done at the English department office. (The Tiger, "S.C. poet laureate to lead writers seminar", 30 January 1987, Volume 80, Number 16, page 9.)
- 2005 - Former Hardee's restaurant across Walter Cox Boulevard from the intramural fields is razed in preparation for the construction of condominiums on the site.
- 2007: The Men's basketball team hosts Florida State in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.
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