February 25

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February 25 in Clemson History

Events on February 25 in Clemson's History

Clemson at last has an "Alma Mater" which she can sing in praise of her heroes. To the author of this song we wish to extend our hearty thanks and deepfelt appreciation. In this small way, we, the Corps of Cadets, endeavor to show him that we are glad that there is a man among us who has both genius and spirit and who is willing to use it for his college.
To A. C. Corcoran we extend our thanks and appreciation for his work and, most of all, for his "Alma Mater." (Page 1.)
  • March 7: Memorial exercises held in the afternoon on "the grounds east of the college" to commemorate the war dead of Clemson College.
  • 1921: The Southern Conference is formed in Atlanta, Georgia as fourteen member institutions split from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Southern Conference charter members were Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Washington & Lee. In 1922, six more universities - Florida, Louisiana State, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tulane, and Vanderbilt will join the conference. Later additions will include Sewanee (1923), Virginia Military Institute (1925), Duke (1929), and Wake Forest (1936).
  • 1977: Jimmy Buffett performs in Tillman Auditorium to sell-out crowd of 1,500 - three dollar admission - the most successful concert on campus in some time. The possibility of moving the show to Littlejohn Coliseum for more seating is rejected since it will drive up ticket costs.
  • 1980: A cooperative effort of the student government and the Inter-fraternity Council, new cross-campus shuttle service begins, using white university vans. Clemson University Concert Series presents Opera Highlights with Boris Goldovsky in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 1993: Toy Caldwell, lead vocalist for the recently disbanded Marshall Tucker Band, Spartanburg natives, dies of a heart attack shortly after releasing his first solo album.
  • 1995: Badcreek plays at McP's, Rhythm Spindle at TD's. The Y movie is Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan in Holtzendorff, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., admission is 98 cents. Special concessions deal - 2 sodas & 2 large popcorn for $2. We take Tiger Stripe. Statewide Catholic Campus Ministries Retreat held at Camp Kinard, Leesville, South Carolina. "A weekend retreat for Catholic Students from Clemson, USC, Winthrop and Charleston to join together in reflection, prayer & fellowship." $30. For information call Office of Catholic Campus Ministry, 803-654-7804. (display advert, The Tiger, Friday 17 February 1995, Volume 88, Number 24, page 3B.)
  • February 25, 1995-February 26, 1995: Blue Ridge Hunter Jumper Show held at the T. Ed Garrison Arena.
  • 2004: The University Ridge apartment complex is destroyed in a fire.
  • 2006: Nick's Tavern And Deli celebrates its 30th birthday. The Clemson Players present The Burial at Thebes, a new rendition of Sophocles' Antigone, in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m., February 23-25, and 3 p.m. on February 26, admission $10 for adults, $5 for students.
  • February 22, 2007-February 25, 2007: The Clemson Players present the funny and irreverent musical Urinetown in the Brooks Theatre, directed by Mark Charney. Performances at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, with general seating.

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