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Top three things you need to know this week: Sept. 10 edition

Clemson to honor 9/11 victims at memorial service

The Tiger Platoon is holding a 9/11 memorial service in the Tillman Hall (Old Main) auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.

James P. White, a Clemson alumnus who was killed in the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks, will be honored during the memorial service. Wes Few, who is a friend of Mr. White, and Bill Tobin, who witnessed the attack on the Pentagon, will speak.

First responders and veterans will also be recognized during the event. The service will conclude on the Military Heritage Plaza with a wreath-laying ceremony and 21-gun salute.

Along with the Tiger Platoon, other organizations involved include the Pershing Rifles, Arnold Air Society, Ranger Club, Clemson Core, Student Veteran Association and ROTC cadet volunteers.

Douthit Hills gym opens this week
The new gym in Douthit Hills is expected to open on Friday, Sept. 14, according to CUSG.

The gym, located on the second floor of the Hub, will include two group fitness studios (one of which is a cycling studio), a functional training space, fitness assessment room and cardio and strength fitness equipment.

The gym will openly be partly open, with the entire gym expected to open later this semester.

Clemson will also host a ribbon-cutting at the Hub in Douthit Hills at 2 p.m. Following a short presentation, areas of the Hub will be open for walk-through, giveaways, sampling and more.

Christine Chavez speaking at Clemson this week

Christine Chavez, the granddaughter of Cesar Chavez (civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962), will be the featured speaker at this year’s Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month keynote. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Watt Center auditorium.

Ms. Chavez currently works as an Outreach Coordinator for the Public Affairs Team at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. In this role, she works closely with underserved farmers.
The event is free and open to the public.

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