February 9

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February 9 in Clemson History

[edit] Events on February 9 in Clemson's History

  • 1911: Signor Tinseppe Creatore brings his fifty-member band to perform in the Chapel at Clemson at 3:45 p.m. " 'When Creatore comes here he will bring one of the largest bands ever heard here, a band of fifty musicians, all natives of Italy, among whom are some of the noted soloists in the world.' -- State" (The Tiger, February 8, 1911, Volume VI, No. 15, pages 1-2.)
  • 1912: Clemson defeats Furman in Greenville in the Tigers' first basketball game, 46-12. In second game, also in Greenville, Clemson beats the Butler Guards, 78-6.
  • 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.)
  • 1979: Sea Level and Oconee concert in Tillman Hall Auditorium.
  • 2000: Presidential candidate John McCain appears on campus in touring version of MSNBC's "Hardball" with Chris Matthews, broadcast live from Tillman Hall Auditorium. After the show, Matthews and his party retire to Nick's to get a bite to eat.
  • 2006: President James Barker warns in his annual State of Clemson address that the university is threatened by Governor Sanford's budget cuts to higher education and his proposed cap on tuition.
  • 2007: The Clemson University Choral Ensembles in a "Pops" concert in the Brooks Center, at 8 p.m. The Clemson University Singers, Men's Glee, Women's Glee, and the very popular a cappella ensembles, Impulse, Southern Accents, TakeNote and Tigeroar, will offer golden oldies, spirituals, jazz favorites and contemporary pop. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students, with general seating.

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