August 9 in Clemson History
Events on August 9 in Clemson's History
- 1978: Second summer session exams.
- 1980: Summer commencement held.
- 1995: Jerry Garcia, founder and lead guitar player for the Grateful Dead, dies of heart failure complicated by sleep apnea in northern California.
- 2007: 2 p.m. - Deadline to submit candidate grades for the second summer session. Clemson University was awarded a $160,000 Campus Heritage grant from the Getty Foundation to develop a heritage preservation plan for the campus. The grant will support a project to maintain Clemson’s historic architectural, landscape and spatial assets, and to educate and train the people of Clemson University in the best ways to protect and maintain them. Goals of the project include developing a comprehensive inventory of campus historic resources, producing a National Register eligibility assessment, and creating a campus stewardship strategy that involves the campus and community. John Milner Associates of Charlottesville, Va., has been hired to develop the preservation master plan. “One of the primary goals of this project is to provide a variety of education options to students interested in historic preservation and related fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, history, geography, archaeology and engineering,” says Cari Goetcheus, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Clemson. Goetcheus shares project supervisor duties with Dan Nadenicek, chairman of Clemson’s department of landscape architecture. Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on research, field work, research projects and independent studies allowing them to learn about preservation planning, techniques, approaches and interpretation,” Goetcheus said. Since 2002, through its Campus Heritage Initiative, the Getty Foundation has awarded grants to 86 colleges and universities for preservation planning, as well as funding surveys of hundreds of small liberal arts colleges. These grants have played a catalytic role in helping institutions of higher education understand the significance of the historic resources on their campuses and plan for their long-term preservation. The current round of grants represents the final year of the initiative. “American colleges and universities are frequently unique repositories of some of the country’s finest historic architecture and designed landscapes,” says Deborah Marrow, director of the Getty Foundation. “While other buildings may have had a variety of owners and uses over the years, campus buildings have for the most part remained under the same stewardship, which presents wonderful opportunities for preservation and education. ”Campus Heritage grants reflect the Getty Foundation’s emphasis on thorough planning to ensure thoughtful and successful historic preservation. “Over the past six years, we have been pleased to assist colleges and universities as they make plans to care for, maintain and preserve their important historic resources,” Marrow says. “We look forward to learning about the results of these grants in the coming year.”
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