February 27

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February 27 in Clemson History

Events on February 27 in Clemson's History[edit]

  • 1905: Cadet J. T. Weston, from Richland, South Carolina, Clemson Class of 1908, dies this date. (TAPS 1908, page 55.)
  • 1931: Mid-winter Dance held.
  • 1971: The Clemson Little Theatre, the Clemson Music Club and the Clemson Players co-sponsor Guys And Dolls in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 1987: Huey Lewis and the News perform in Littlejohn Coliseum, 8 p.m. Tickets are $16.75, on sale at the Union Box Office and the usual outlets. (The Tiger, "Regional notes", Friday 30 January 1987, Volume 80, Number 16, page 13.)
  • 1993: Sigma Alpha Tau Chapter is established at Clemson University. Sigma Alpha is a sorority promoting women in all fields or agriculture.
  • 2007: The Clemson University Jazz Ensemble performs big band and small group arrangements of music by prominent American composers in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. Guest artists. Free admission.
  • February 26, 2009-March 1, 2009: Clemson University's performing arts department and the Clemson Players will put a different twist on William Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” when they present the comedy of mistaken identity at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brooks Center. The award-winning musical is comprised of songs written by “Hair’s” John Guare and Galt MacDermont. For details, contact Glenn Hare (656-1478).
  • 2009: Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University officials plan to break ground Friday for the new Academic Support Center for the Bridge to Clemson program. The 8,664-square-foot building on Old Cherry Road will house classrooms for tutoring, student meeting rooms and offices for staff members. The first-of-its-kind in South Carolina Bridge to Clemson program is a collaboration between Clemson University and Tri-County Tech that allows students to transition from Tri-County to Clemson, when, as high school graduates, the students narrowly miss admission to Clemson University. Jenni Evans, director of the program, said Bridge to Clemson has been in existence for three years and will serve roughly 450 students this year, up from 234 students in the first year. “This is an invitation-only program,” Evans sad. “We feel that it is an important part of our academic program at Tri-County. The 75 percent success rate of students who ‘cross the bridge’ is comparable to other programs of this type nationally.” Housing for the students will be provided at the Highpointe of Clemson condominiums. The condos have four bedrooms, four baths and more than 1,600 square feet of space per unit. Shuttle bus service to class and gated security are a part of the accommodations. “The Academic Support Center is being built for the Highpointe Bridge students at no cost to Clemson or Tri-County,” said Tom Winkopp, developer of Highpointe. “All costs associated with the center are absorbed by Highpointe. Students sign a lease and live here while a part of the Bridge program.” Tri-County Tech and Clemson University feel it is important for freshman students to be housed together so they can be acclimated to the “Clemson experience” and have a “seamless transition to Clemson University their sophomore year,” school officials said.

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