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Top five things you need to know for this week: Sept. 4 edition

Clemson introduces ‘Celebrate Safely’ campaign
Clemson University’s Division of Student Affairs, in partnership with Clemson Athletics, is introducing a campaign focused on alcohol safety and bystander intervention called “Celebrate Safely” for the 2017-18 academic year.
The digital messaging component will include videos featuring student-athletes and student leaders and will be projected on televisions throughout the campus. Other printed materials in the campaign will be distributed to local businesses.
“We haven’t had this type of opportunity to get messaging to our students in athletics venues,” associate director of Healthy Campus Crystal Fulmer said in a statement. “Whether it’s yourself or having to help a friend in a difficult situation, this campaign is geared for that type of awareness. Our message is that everyone wins when we celebrate safely,”    
To learn more about “Celebrate Safely,” go to
Citizen CATE experiment a success at Clemson site
The Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse (CATE) Experiment, an effort to compile thousands of images of the recent eclipse taken with telescopes across the country, was a success at the Clemson site, organizers said in a press release.
Of the 68 telescopes used nationwide and manned by volunteer citizens, 58 had clear enough weather to take video and images of the totality, including seven in South Carolina.
The goal of the collected data is to pinpoint where polar plumes, streams of plasma projecting from the sun, emerge. The data can further be used to find out how they are connected to the sun’s magnetic field.
To find out more about the Citizen CATE Experiment, go to
Clemson IEP to host two speakers next week
The Clemson Information Economy Project (IEP) will be hosting two speakers, Dorothy Robyn and John Bloom, next week.
Robyn, Senior Fellow at the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy, will be discussing the privatization of the American Air Traffic Control system, which she has been a proponent of for more than twenty years. Robyn’s talk will be on Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. in the Tillman Hall auditorium.
On Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Clemson Business School in Greenville, Bloom will be discussing his book, “Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story,” which chronicles the Iridium satellite phone system from it’s 1998 launch to its collapse and eventual resurrection where it now serves as the only system providing phone service to everywhere on earth.
To learn more, go to
Consul General of Canada in Atlanta to speak at Clemson this week
Louise Blais, Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, will be speaking Friday, Sept. 8 at 11:15 a.m. in the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium.
Friday will be Blais’ last day as Consul General as she was recently named the Canadian Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
During the event, Blais will be discussing women’s leadership and opportunities for women. The event is being sponsored by the Clemson Canada Center. Blais has also co-chaired the Clemson Canada Center Advisory Board.
To learn more about the event, go to
State quarantine being prepared for movement of ash wood and wood products
Clemson Univeristy’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) will hold a public hearing Friday, Sept. 29 on a statewide quarantine for wood and wood products affected by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect which infest and eat native ash trees.
The intended quarantine would cover all the counties in the state. South Carolina will be added to a federal quarantine restricting the interstate shipment of all ash wood and wood products and all hardwood firewood.
The public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. at the Center for Applied Technology in Pendleton. More information about the hearing can be found at

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