2008

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January[edit]

  • Walgreen's Drugs construction of a new store on the corner of College Avenue and Tiger Boulevard, likely early in the new year.
  • January 6: Wayne Ellington's 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in overtime lifted the top-ranked Tar Heels to a 90-88 victory over 19th-ranked Clemson on Sunday night. Ellington finished with a career-high 36 points, none more dramatic than his pullup jumper from the left side of the key with the clock winding down.
  • January 7: The Twelve Mile Bridge on Highway 133, north of Pike Road over Lake Hartwell closes for replacement. This is an SCDOT project being managed out of Pickens County SCDOT Office by John Cobb, Resident Construction Engineer. The general contractor for the project is United Contractors, Incorporated from Great Falls, South Carolina. The project is expected to take until July 30, 2008 to complete. (The Community Connection - Clemson's Quarterly Newsletter, "Traffic Changes - Twelve Mile Bridge Closed", First Quarter 2008, page 11.)
  • January 7-February 1: John Acorn, with special assistance of J.P. Tousignant, presents Collateral Damage, Revolving Chambers, Misguided Missiles, Unknown Men, Stained Windows, Fifty Pistols, Fish Heads and More at the Department of Art, Lee Gallery. On January 25 a gallery tour with the artist takes place, 4-5 p.m., with a Friends of the Center for Visual Arts party and exhibition reception, 5-7 p.m.
  • January 8: Clemson finishes the 2007 football season ranked 21st in the Associated Press poll and 22nd in the CNN/USA Today coaches poll.
  • January 9: Junior running back James Davis said he is giving up his final season of eligibility at Clemson and entering the NFL draft, but changes his mind a few days later. Former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwards visits Clemson University at noon on Wednesday at the Military Heritage Plaza, the day after he comes in third in the Democratic New Hampshire primary. In the event of inclement weather the event will be held in the Almeda Rogers Jacks Ballroom in the Hendrix Center. Clemson has invited all presidential candidates to the university during the 2008 presidential election cycle. Edwards’ visit to his native Palmetto State comes ahead of the Jan. 26 South Carolina Democratic primary. Edwards was a non-scholarship football player at Clemson his freshman year, but he couldn't afford to stay in the university and transferred to another school.
  • January 11: A female Clemson student was assaulted by two white males in parking lot R-1, across Perimeter Road from the Botanical Gardens while she was waiting for the campus escort service. The rape occurred between 1:30 and 2 a.m. The attackers fled the scene when, coincidentally, the campus lightning Warning Sirens began to sound. The assailants were described as both six feet tall, and left in a dark, mid-sized SUV. The Clemson Wiki main page tallies its 38,000th hit.
  • January 19: In conjunction with the DC/Baltimore Clemson Club, the Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC) is hosting a luncheon for a group of approximately 50 Clemson University students who will be visiting Washington, D.C. to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The luncheon will be held in Southwest D.C. on Saturday, January 19 from 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. That evening, the group will gather at the Crystal City Sports Pub to watch Clemson Men's Basketball take on Duke. The visiting students would like to meet Clemson alumni in this area to chat about Clemson experiences, how we got to D.C., etc. If you would like to join us for the luncheon or help sponsor it, please contact CBAC President Crystal Pressley ’01, mscrystaldp@yahoo.com. If you would like to join us on Saturday night at the Crystal City Sports Pub to watch the Tigers take on the Blue Devils please RSVP either Crystal at the e-mail address above or Chris at chris_seamands@alumni.clemson.edu. Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN. Don’t forget to wear ORANGE!
  • January 24: The Clemson Wiki project main page tallies hit 39,000.
  • January 26: Barack Obama wins the South Carolina Democratic Primary with 55 percent of the vote. Hillary Clinton comes in second with 27 percent of the vote, and Seneca native John Edwards third with 18 percent of the tally.
  • January 27: Student government undergraduates at the University of Kansas launch the WiKUpedia (http://www.kupedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page), with editorial assistance from the Clemson Wiki project.
  • January 30: Three Clemson University students have been charged in connection with the death of a freshman who was found dead at a fraternity house in December. Benjamin Sprague, 18, was found dead at the Sigma Nu fraternity house. Coroner Karl Addis said Sprague died of alcohol poisoning.
Source: Greenville Online

February[edit]

  • February 3: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit number 40,000.
  • February 11: The Brooks Center presents the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conducting, at 8 p.m. For tickets call 864-656-RSVP (7787). The Clemson Wiki project main page tallies hit number 41,000.
  • February 13: The Clemson Lady Tigers basketball team will “Shoot for the Cure” on Wednesday, February 13, as they take on the Duke Blue Devils in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Littlejohn Coliseum in their effort to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. In 2007, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association began “Think Pink” as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified in this effort and helped make the inaugural year of “Think Pink” a success.

There are several opportunities for fans to get involved and donate to “Think Pink,” including:

1. Pledging a dollar amount per Clemson free throw made by signing up at the Guest Services Counter in Littlejohn Coliseum (Clemson currently averages 10 made free throws game)
2. Signing up for a pledge with a Zeta Tau Alpha member
3. Making a flat donation that can be turned in to the Guest Services Counter

All breast cancer survivors, including their immediate families, will receive free admission to the game by mentioning that they are a breast cancer survivor at any gate. Clemson Athletics will also recognize these breast cancer survivors during halftime of the contest. If you are a breast cancer survivor and would like to attend this game, please email mwelch@clemson.edu so you can be properly recognized. The Clemson Lady Tigers basketball team will donate a matching gift for each donation up to $5,000. All money raised will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, please visit www.clemsontigers.com or contact Mark Welch at mwelch@clemson.edu.

  • February 24: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit number 42,000.

March[edit]

  • March 7-March 8: WSBF celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a concert on Friday in the Hendrix Center ballroom and Alumni jocks on the air on Saturday, followed by a banquet.
  • March 8: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 43,000.
  • March 9: Ron "Tater Salad" White plays at Littlejohn Coliseum for the second time bringing his cigar smokin', whisky sippin' act to Clemson, as if you didn't already know it thanks to the big ol' billboard on US 123!.
  • March 12: Army ROTC (AROTC) and Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) hold Joint Awards Ceremony and Pass in Review, featuring 88 AFROTC cadets and 150 AROTC cadets.
  • March 14: Oliver Purnell's Tiger basketball team defeats Duke, 78-74, for the first time in eleven years to advance Clemson to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament finals, the first time since 1962 that the Tigers have advanced this far.
  • March 14:Joseph L. Young, 83, died this date at Clemson Downs. Born in Huntsville, TX, he was a son of the late Ben Wiley and Margaret Cater Young. He was a Professor of Architecture at Clemson University. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Texas and his Masters from Georgia Tech. He was an FAIA, Navy veteran, an elder at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, advisor to the Numeral Society/Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, member of Tiger Brotherhood, member of Rotary Club, and numerous society clubs. He is survived by a brother, Ben Wiley Young and his wife Jean of Dallas, TX and a sister, Margaret Young Wallmo of Sevierville, TX. Memorial services will be Friday, March 28 at 1 p.m. at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends after the service in Tartan Hall at the church. Committal services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 399 College Ave., Clemson, SC 29631 or one of three Endowments which exist in Joe's name at Clemson University. Please call the Advancement Office at 864-656-0445 for information. Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com. Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons, which is assisting the family.
  • March 15: In competition, held at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, Company C-4 Pershing Rifles takes home the top honors for the fifth consecutive year.
  • March 18: Basketball Coach Oliver Purnell receives a two-year contract extension through 2014, following outstanding season.
  • March 21: Clemson is eliminated by the Villanova Wildcats, 75-69, in the first round of the NCAA tournament in a game played late in Tampa, Florida.
  • March 22: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 44,000.

April[edit]

  • April 11-April 12: Solid Orange Live, featuring Eddie Money, Rodney Atkins, The Wailers, Jason Reeves, Wyclef Jean, Colbie Caillat, The Whigs, and More! Littlejohn Coliseum. Student with valid i.d. $25, general admission $35. Sponsored by SolidOrangeLive, Tiger Paw Productions, and Garrett's Discount Golf Cars. Box office - 864-656-1413, Ticketmaster - 864-233-2525.
  • April 12: Women's Leadership - Clemson University invites attendees to the Inaugural Women's Leadership Conference at the Hendrix Center. Register by April 1, 2008. Questions, contact wlc@clemson.edu; clemson.edu/womensleadership.
  • April 14-April 18: la cotidiana, Nancy Rogers Ehlers' MFA Thesis Exhibition, at the Lee Gallery, Department of Art, G-50 Lee Hall. Lunch and Learn on April 16, 1-2 p.m., Artist Reception, April 18, 7-9 p.m. Gallery open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., phone 864-656-0509 for questions, or on the web at www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery.
  • April 15-April 20: The Clemson Players present Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Brooks Center, at 8 p.m., April 15-19, and at 3 p.m., April 19-20. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults.
  • April 21-April 25: Collaboration of Existences, Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit, featuring works by Savannah Camp, Caroline Glenn, Daniel Hodge, Laura Verch and Jennifer Harkleroad, at the Lee Gallery, Department of Art, G-50 Lee Hall. Artist's Reception, April 25, 5-7 p.m. Gallery open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., phone 864-656-0509 for questions, or on the web at www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery.
  • April 28-May 2: Mutually Exclusive, Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit, featuring works by Bora Leiby, Seff Mazyck, Christopher Johnston, Martin Manning and Meg Barron, at the Lee Gallery, Department of Art, G-50 Lee Hall. Artist's Reception, April 28, 5-7 p.m. Gallery open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., phone 864-656-0509 for questions, or on the web at www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery.

May[edit]

  • May 4: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 48,000.
  • May 5: Mailed copies of the Centennial edition of TAPS reach their recipients.
  • August: Possible match with the University of Alabama at a neutral site in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
  • May 12: The former owner/operator of Campus Camera in Clemson has passed away. Louis Clark Wickliffe, 64, died Monday at his residence at 125 Cliffwick Lane in Walhalla, according Davenport Funeral Home. Wickliffe was an elder, deacon and choir member of the Walhalla Presbyterian Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. The business closed at the end of 2007.
  • May 19: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies its 49,000th hit.
  • May 23: Gov. Sansom signs legislation raising the permissable alcohol level in beer to 15 percent in South Carolina.
  • May 24: The Clemson baseball team faces Georgia Tech in Jacksonville in the first round of the ACC Tournament. In the top of the seventh, Clemson's Ben Paulsen hits a Grand Slam to take the lead, 7-3. Tech loads bases in the bottom of the seventh, but only gets one run. In the top of the ninth, it is 9-4, Tigers! Uhh - make that 10-4, top 'o the 9th and final score! This is the Tigers' 31st win of the season.
  • May 27: Clemson Alumni Association coordinator Aric Smarra announces that the drive to secure Clemson paw license plates in Virginia has succeeded, with the minimum 350 applications now in hand.
  • May 28: Tiger Brotherhood moves from ninth to eighth in the most viewed pages ranking (4,472 views), overtaking the Tiffany Marie Souers entry (4,456 views). As of June 1, the rankings are these:
No. 1: Main Page (49,864)
No. 2: Current events (7,023)
No. 3: ClemsonWiki:Community Portal (6,524)
No. 4: Todaro Pizza (5,806)
No. 5: 2006 (5,328)
No. 6: Clemson University (4,915)
No. 7: Beezers (4,590)
No. 8: Tiger Brotherhood (4,472)
No. 9: Tiffany Marie Souers (4,456)
No. 10: Danny Ford (4,198)
Retrieved from "http://www.clemsonwiki.com/wiki/Special:Statistics"

June[edit]

  • June 2: DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 50,000th hit!
  • June 7: Brahman Sale at the T. Ed Garrison Arena - sale of registered Brahman Cattle and F-1 Heifers. People may come and view as early as Friday. Call Phillip Gilstrap 864-506-0463 for a catalog. Cattle Complex, free to spectators. Sponsored by Carolinas Brahman Breeders Association, contact Phillip Gilstrap, 864-506-0463.
  • June 10: Panel discussion: New Play Development - as part of WordBRIDGE, a panel discussion on the development of new plays in the United States is planned. The panel includes nationally recognized theatre practitioners, among them David Kranes, J. Ranelli, Richard Rice and David White. The WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory offers patrons a chance to interact with a unique playwriting lab, where a variety of nationally selected writers work in a creative environment to develop their work and present to the public a variety of staged-readings, workshops and lectures. Brooks Center, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free, sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts. Contact: Mark Charney, cmark@clemson.edu, 864-656-5415.
  • June 11: Storytelling with Crosby Hunt - as part of WordBRIDGE Crosby Hunt will lead a workshop/lecture on storytelling. Hunt is a professor of theatre at Middle Tennessee State University. WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory offers patrons a chance to interact with a unique playwriting laboratory, where a variety of nationally selected writers work in a creative environment to develop their work and present to the public a variety of staged-readings, lectures and workshops. Brooks Center, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free, sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts. Contact: Mark Charney, cmark@clemson.edu, 864-656-5415.
  • June 12: WordBRIDGE Workshop with Daniel Stein - as a part of WordBRIDGE, Daniel Stein, a pioneering mime artist and creator of "Timepiece," will present an interactive workshop. WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory presents the work of innovative performances and performers. Brooks Center, 4:30 p.m., free, sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts. Contact: Mark Charney, cmark@clemson.edu, 864-656-5415.
  • June 14: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 51,000. Also, this month, the website scores its one millionth page view!
  • June 28: At the CUTBA annual membership meeting, it is announced that the Tiger Band Association's two-year goal of raising two million dollars for band endowments has been met. The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 52,000.
  • June 29: Jimmy Howard's annual horseshoe pitch will be held on Wild Hog Road.
  • June 30: NOTAM - The Oconee County Airport will close to flight activity for 60-65 days while runway 27 is lengthened by 500 feet.

July[edit]

  • July 1: A smoking ban in public spaces goes into effect in the City of Clemson this date. Penalty is a $100 fine. Private clubs are not affected by the new ordinance.
  • July 12: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit number 53,000.
  • July 16: ESPNU rebroadcasts the 2007 Chik-Fil-A Bowl between Clemson and Auburn at midnight.
  • July 29: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit number 54,000. Louise Odom Edwards, 92, former first lady of Clemson University, dies at Sterling House, an assisted living residence in Central where she and President Emeritus Robert Cook Edwards have lived since December 2007. Dr. and Mrs. Edwards served the university during a time of phenomenal growth and monumental events that shaped the future of the institution, such as the graduation of Clemson’s first female students and the enrollment of its first black students. “Louise Edwards is the role model for all of us at Clemson University in her affection for students and her care for the Clemson family,” said President Jim Barker, who graduated from Clemson in 1970, during Dr. Edwards’ presidency. “She was a tremendous help to Marcia and me in our service to Clemson. She will be greatly missed.”

August[edit]

  • August 7: The Astro Theatre closes after this day's showings of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". A pity!
  • August 11: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 55K.
  • August 26: ESPNU reruns the 2007 Clemson-FSU game. Clemson STILL wins, 24-18. Tornado(s) touch down in the City of Clemson and Clemson University, downing trees and damaging structures. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHuQgAYAgp0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7xs3BtIbg&feature=related
  • August 28: ESPN's Brent Musberger picks Clemson as his darkhorse favorite for the national title, unfortunately for him.
  • August 30: Despite the high expectations, a pre-season #9 ranking, and the presence of ESPN Game Day, the Tigers are manhandled by Alabama, 34-10, in the Georgia Dome in the Chik-fil-A Kickoff game. This game turns out to predict the fortunes of both head coaches for the season. Tommy Bowden will resign by mid-season, while Alabama's Nick Saban will be named the Associated Press Coach of the Year after the Tide goes 12-1 and gains a bid to the Sugar Bowl.

September[edit]

  • September 6: Clemson defeats the Citadel in Death Valley, 45-17. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit number 57,000.
  • September 8: Despite win over The Citadel, Tigers only hold position 23 in the CNN/USA Today Coaches poll, and drop from 26th to 27th in votes in the Associated Press poll.
  • September 13: Clemson hosts North Carolina State in Death Valley, winning 27-9. This will turn out to be Tommy Bowden's last ACC win as Clemson head coach.
  • September 15: After win over the Wolfpack, Clemson rises to 21st in the Coaches poll and 23rd in the Associated Press poll.
  • September 20: Clemson defeats first-time opponent South Carolina State, 54-0, in Death Valley. The Clemson Wiki main page tallies its 58,000th hit. Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and a popular disc jockey were critically injured in a Learjet crash in South Carolina that killed four people, authorities said Saturday. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane went off a runway and crashed on a nearby road, she said. Hospital spokeswoman Beth Frits said Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, were in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta, Ga., about 75 miles southwest of Columbia. Two other passengers and two crewmembers died, said the National Transportation Safety Board. Their identities were not immediately available.
  • September 21: Clemson rises to 20th in the Associated Press poll, and 19th in the Coaches poll.
  • September 23: Clemson Club of Baltimore & Washington, D.C. 13th Annual Congressional Reception held at the Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 6-8 p.m.
  • September 27: Clemson hosts Maryland in Death Valley, losing 17-20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93nH09p2J60&feature=related
  • September 28: Clemson drops out of the top 25 in all polls, following loss to the Maryversity of Uniland.
  • September 29: Help Clemson win the Battle of the Bands. The real deal has started! The video is up and the voting has begun! This time its for the win guys; let's show the nation what Tiger Band is all about! If you've been holding off on inviting your friends, now's the time! Let's get going right out of the gate! And you keep in mind, you can vote again after 12pm ET. Let's get it done Tiger Band and Tiger Band supporters! We're after the 25 grand! Contest ends 5 October. Unfortunately, LSU wins the money.
http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/indianajones/voteBand

October[edit]

  • October 2: Tiger Band is featured in a news story on Fox Carolina. http://www.foxcarolina.com/video/17607371/index.html
  • October 3: The prosecution rested its case in the trial of Jerry Buck Inman in the Tiffany Marie Souers murder case. Inman has pleaded guilty to the crime and has stated he wants to die, but his defense lawyers are expected to seek to have him imprisoned for the rest of his life, sparing him the death penalty. The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit number 59,000.
  • October 5: Gene Moore Jr., star Clemson football player, and captain of the 1949 football team, Class of 1950, passes away in Florence, South Carolina.
  • October 6-November 12: "Headway" gallery installation by Martijn van Wagtendonk, at Lee Gallery, Lee Hall. For more information call 864-656-3883, or visit www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery.
  • October 7: Clemson University Symphony Orchestra concert in the Brooks Center as part of the Family Series, 7 p.m., $5 for adults, students free.
  • October 9: Clemson plays at Wake Forest, losing 7-12, in nationally televised embarrassment on ESPN.
  • October 10: Clemson students, mayor team up to save Astro
  • By Anna Simon
    • CLEMSON BUREAU
  • CLEMSON -- Performing arts students at Clemson University want to save a landmark theater in the college town and have an ally -- the mayor. The students want to save the Astro, a movie theater that has been part of the community for decades and recently closed its doors after 37 years. Students want it to continue as a movie house and also to be a center for performing arts in the community, said Anna Chovanec, a Clemson senior. They feared it would be demolished and replaced by condominiums, she said. They made saving the theater part of their senior project. "We decided to talk to the mayor about it and see if he could give us any information on the closure and the likelihood of getting it opened," Chovanec said. Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy also wants to save the theater as a city performing arts center for movies and live entertainment. He wants it for the city and is trying to contact a Mount Pleasant family that owns it and had rented it to Carmike Cinemas, he said. The theater had been a full-price movie house with new releases in its early days, Abernathy said. Over the years, the business started showing second-run movies, at first for $1 admission and in more recent years for $2. "The really good movies were rarely more than two weeks behind showings in the first-run houses," Abernathy said. "It was a great bargain and, more important, a vital part of this community." Abernathy wants to see that history continue. The students are at work on a November street festival with musicians and other entertainment and family-oriented events to show the community's desire to save the theater. The exact date hasn't been set, Chovanec said. While this class of Clemson students won't "see the fruits of our labor" because they graduate soon, "it's to benefit future generations and allow future students at Clemson to be able to enjoy what we have enjoyed -- going to the Astro and having that in our community," Chovanec said.
  • October 13: Tommy Bowden resigns as the 24th head football coach after achieving only a 3-3 record in his tenth season at Clemson. His final record at the Tiger's helm was 72-45 for a .615 record, and 90-49 overall as a head coach. Rob Spence also let go. Press conference held at 5:15 p.m. Offensive line coordinator Dabo Swinney named as interim coach.
  • October 14: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 60,000.
  • October 16: Boni Belle Brooks Series presents "Brazilian Dreams" featuring Paquito D'Rivera and the New York Voices, in the Brooks Center, 8 p.m., $30 for adults, $15 for students.
  • October 17: Kick-off Clemson's basketball season at "Rock the John" in Littlejohn Coliseum. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., events begin at 8 p.m.
  • October 18: Clemson loses to Georgia Tech, 17-21, but gains some new footing. Tiger Walk introduced before the game. An interesting statistical observation: In the five days since the coaching change, Tommy Bowden's article has tallied ~60 hits, while Danny Ford has racked up ~500 hits.
  • October 21: Concertante, string sextet founded by Julliard graduates in 1995, presented in the Brooks Center by the Utsey Chamber Series Endowment at 8 p.m. Selections will include Richard Strauss' String Sextet from Capriccio, Frank Bridge's Sextet in E-flat Major, and Brahms' Sextet in G Major, Op. 36. Free admission.
  • October 22: A Night with Steve Miller Band, classic rock icon, live at Littlejohn Coliseum at 7pm. Go to [1] for more info.
  • October 23: Inaugural Remembrance Concert is held, in memory of the victims of the 2007 Belle Isle condo fire.
  • October 25: CMT Tour featuring Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Eric Durrance live at Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • October 28: The Boni Belle Brooks Series presents Regina Carter, jazz violin, with her band, in the Brooks Center, 8 p.m. Recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship ("Genius Grant"), Ms. Carter was the first female and first African-American musician to be chosen to perform on Paganini's famed Guarneri violin. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students. Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 61,000.

November[edit]

  • November 1: Dabo Swinney gains his first win as Clemson head coach as the Tigers defeat the Boston College Eagles, 27-21, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Aaron Kelly's fourth quarter touchdown catch breaks tight end Glenn Smith's 57-year old 18 TD reception record, set between 1949 and 1951.
  • November 4: Election Day. Barack Obama wins to become the 44th President of the United States, and the first African-American to reach the Oval Office. The State of South Carolina votes for John McCain.
  • November 5: The Clemson Wiki tallies hit 1.3 million.
  • November 6: The Utsey Chamber Series Endowment presents the Corinthian Trio in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m., free admission. The Trio is comprised of three of the most successful performers of their generation. Top prize-winners of prestigious international competitions, pianist Adam Neiman, violinist Stefan Milenkovich, and cellist Ani Aznavoorian have individually performed recitals in over thirty countries. They began a collaboration in 1998 while students at The Julliard School, unifying their individual strengths to create an extraordinary ensemble.
  • November 7: Come join the Department of Art and the Center for Visual Arts for its first ever Open House Open Studio, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Freeman Hall and Lee Hall. Featured will be Camera Obscura, ceramic bowl throwing, Disco Inferno (metal pour), drawing and painting exhibit, Materials Lab CNC Router, printmaking on 'Dinky' (ink your own), video screening, and CVA building display. Three Half Ass U. players are suspended for the November 8 match with Clemson, said Coach Bobby Bowden. Wide receivers Bert Reed and Jarman Fortson and linebacker Nigel Carr are being disciplined for "not meeting their responsibilities." The Tigers face the 22nd-ranked Seminoles at 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • November 8: Clemson plays at Florida State. The Seminoles prevail over the Tigers, 27-41. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP6q4Ks2PjE&NR=1 Lake Hartwell falls to record low level of 639.3 feet MSL since filling in 1961-1962. Normal full pool is 660 feet MSL. Ravenel's Bridge, later named Memorial Bridge,'s remnants rise above the surface completely of the Seneca River. (Thanks to Trent Allen of Allen's Creations for bridge update. For those with Facebook accounts, the editor directs you to a 15 image gallery on Trent's page.) http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=41571&id=613771590
  • November 10: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 62,000.
  • November 15: Homecoming game against the Duke Blue Devils, kick-off at noon, aired by Raycom Sports. Alumni Band helps spell-out formation during half-time performance. Tigers win, 31-7; Aaron Kelly sets new ACC career pass reception record of 217.
  • November 17-November 21: "Altered Passage", sculpture by Robert Brownlow, photographs by Shannon Wright, Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition by Robert Brownlow and Shannon Wright in Lee Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunchtime Gallery Talk with Robert Brownlow, Wednesday, November 19. Closing Reception, Friday, November 21, 6-8 p.m. Free admission.
  • November 19: Dear Students,
Dr. R.C. Edwards, Clemson's eighth president, is ill and would benefit from your thoughts and prayers. Within the past few days he has been taken to hospice care.
Some of you may have heard about Clemson's beloved Dr. Edwards from parents or grandparents. Some of you may have read about him while learning Clemson's history. And a few of you likely attended the local school named for him, R.C. Edwards Middle School. Dr. Edwards cared deeply about students and his character embodied our Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, and Respect. Here are some highlights of his presidency that might be of interest to you:
1963 – Clemson becomes first public university in South Carolina to desegregate with the enrollment of Harvey Gantt
1963 – first women's residence hall occupied
1964 – Governor signs the state law changing the name of Clemson Agricultural College to Clemson University
1965 – Clemson awards the first Ph.D. degrees in engineering in South Carolina
1974 -- Clemson's total enrollment tops 10,000 students for the first time
Many student life, academic and residence buildings were constructed or completed during his presidency:
R.M. Cooper Library
Daniel Hall
Jordan Hall
Edwards Hall
Barre Hall
Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Cook Engineering Laboratory
Barnett, Cope, Geer, Sanders, Manning, Lever, Byrnes, Smith residence halls
Schilletter Dining Hall
Redfern Health Center
Strode Tower
Alumni Center
Littlejohn Coliseum
Jervey Athletic Center
Edgar A. Brown University Union
As you can see, former President R.C. Edwards' legacy has had a lasting impact that has directly enhanced the quality of the student experience today. He was a forward thinker, a visionary and yet preserved tradition. It was through enhancing the vision and protecting tradition that Clemson has become the great place that it is today. We have much for which to thank Dr. Edwards. Please keep him, as well as his family, in your thoughts and prayers.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Travel safely and enjoy the break!
Best,
Gail A. DiSabatino
Vice President for Student Affairs
Clemson University
  • November 21: Save the Astro III Rally is held Friday, November 21st downtown from 4-8! Be there!
For more information, see the website: http://savetheastro.org/
Be sure to sign the petition!
We have big plans for the Astro! Thanks for helping us out!

December[edit]

  • December 1: Having salvaged the football season after the resignation of Tommy Bowden, Interim Coach Dabo Swinney is named the new head coach and given a five year contract.
  • December 1, 2008-December 5, 2008: Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition - Mother Load, sculpture by Jeanine Garrett, and Mouthful Idol, prints by Claudia Dishon, Lee Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunchtime gallery talk, Wednesday, December 3, 12:15 p.m., with Closing artist reception on Friday, December 5, 6-8 p.m. Call 864-656-3883 or check www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery for more information.
  • December 3: The 3rd Annual Clemson Rave is performed on the Cooper Library Bridge. The Clemson Athletic Department holds a press conference at 4 p.m. to announce bowl game tidings. Clemson will face Nebraska in the 64th Annual Konica Minolta Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida on January 1, 2009. This is the first meeting between the two schools since the 1981 national championship game.
  • December 4: Robert Cook Edwards, 94, president of Clemson University for 21 years, dies at Cottingham House, a Seneca residence operated by Hospice of the Foothills. Edwards, the eighth and longest-serving chief executive of Clemson, and his wife, Louise Odom Edwards, who died in July, served the university during a time of phenomenal growth and monumental events that shaped the future of the institution, such as the graduation of Clemson’s first female students and the enrollment of its first black students.
“R.C. Edwards was a giant in the history of Clemson University. No president will ever surpass his dedicated service to his alma mater nor his impact on all aspects of life at Clemson,” said current Clemson President James F. Barker. “Dr. Edwards was my President and he has always been a part of my Clemson experience, from the day I first walked onto campus to today. When he shook my hand at graduation in 1970, it was one of the proudest days of my life. I still stand in awe of all that he accomplished as president. He led Clemson through the transition from a small, all-male military college to a major co-educational, integrated university. He presided over an era of enormous, much-needed change with strong, steady and visionary leadership. He will always be remembered.”
The Clemson Wiki's editor was enrolled at Clemson in the 1970s, and can say without reservation that we loved R.C. and Moonpie. Please keep the Edwards family in your thoughts and prayers. God bless them. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 64,000. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaxIhdKZ00Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE-j6hujMbQ
  • December 8: Memorial services will be held for Dr. R.C. Edwards at Clemson University. The family will receive visitors in the Tillman Hall foyer, 12:30-2:15 p.m., with the casket open for viewing, followed by a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Military honors will be rendered by Clemson ROTC members on Military Plaza at 3:45 p.m. with a 21-gun salute and the playing of "Taps". The Tiger Pep Band will play "Tiger Rag", followed by a procession accompanied by bagpipes to Cemetery Hill above Dr. Edwards' beloved Death Valley. These are the same observances rendered Dr. Walter Merritt Riggs in 1924. The Student Government distributed cans of R.C. Cola and Moon Pies to students lining the funeral route.
  • December 8, 2008-December 12, 2008: Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition - Outside the Lines, Jonathon Bryson, Trina Krieger, Charlie Humphries, Jessica Reynolds, Devin Rubinstein, Catherine Whitten, Erin Whitten and Kristen Williams, Lee Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunchtime gallery talk, Friday, December 12, 12:15 p.m. with Krieger, Reynolds and Rubinstein, with Closing artist reception on Friday, December 12, 6-8 p.m. Call 864-656-3883 or check www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery for more information.
  • December 17: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit 65,000.
  • December 20: Clemson mourns the death of Celeste Prince, former first lady
Celeste Orr Prince, 80, former first lady of Clemson University, died December 20 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.
She was the wife of Clemson President Emeritus Philip H. Prince, who served as Clemson’s president from 1994 to 1995. Devoted to her husband's alma mater, she was a tireless advocate for Clemson, particularly after he was selected as a university life trustee in 1989 and as acting president in 1994. Prince's presidency lasted only 11 months — between the resignation of Max Lennon and the appointment of Deno Curris — but it was a period of enormous change for Clemson. Prince led the restructuring of the university from nine colleges to what eventually became the five colleges Clemson has today.
“Celeste Prince’s life as a Clemson first lady, mother, grandmother, wife and head cheerleader for all things Clemson serves as an inspiration to all of us in the Clemson Family,” said President Jim Barker, who was dean of the College of Architecture during Philip Prince’s presidency. “Marcia and I appreciate the friendship and kindness she has shown us over the years. We will miss her greatly.”
In 1999, the Clemson University Alumni Association created the Prince Scholars, an unrestricted scholarship program, to honor the service of the 12th president and his first lady.
A native of Wilmington, N.C., who moved to Rock Hill, S.C., at age 2, she graduated from the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro) in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Kevin and his wife, Mary Severson Prince, and James and his wife Novella Myers Prince; and two grandsons, Philip Hunter Prince II and Walker Myers Prince.
Mrs. Prince will be buried in a private family gathering in Woodland Cemetery, known as “Cemetery Hill,” on the university campus. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson. The family will receive friends following the funeral service in Tartan Hall at the church.
  • December 21: The 25th-ranked Clemson Men's basketball team defeats Miami, 91-72, in a roadgame, the ACC opener for both teams. K.C. Rivers scored 28 points, and Terrence Oglesby had 17 points. The Tigers are currently 12-0, 1-0 in conference, and are tied with Pittsburgh for first place in Division 1 basketball. The game was broadcast on Comcast Sports Network.
  • December 23: After whipping Clemson's butt in the first game of the season, 34-10, Alabama goes 12-1 and earns a bid to the Sugar Bowl. On this date 'Bama Coach Nick Saban is named the Associated Press Coach of the Year. Clemson Coach Tommy Bowden would resign at mid-season after going 3-3.
  • December 25: Clemson football team arrives in Jacksonville, Florida, and attends the Gator Bowl's welcoming party at Dave & Buster's restaurant.
  • December 27: The Clemson football team begins practice at Jacksonville University for the Gator Bowl. Following the practice, the team visits Adventure Landing, a local water park.
  • December 29: Thirtieth anniversary of Woody Hayes infamous punch of Clemson nose guard Charlie Bauman at the 1978 Gator Bowl.
  • December 30: The 20th-ranked Tigers meet South Carolina on the hardwood floor in Columbia. Tigers beat the Cocks, 98-87, to move season record to 13-0.
  • This is the ClemsonWiki project's 350th created page.


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