Clemson National Coming Out Week Events Oct 5-10

Image of rainbow of small flags courtesy of the Gantt Center website

October 5-10 is National Coming Out Week. Clemson’s Gantt Center will host a number of events to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the process of coming out. This will include keynote address by Robyn Ochs entitled The Changing Landscape of Identity: Understanding and Supporting Students of All Gender Identities & Sexual Orientations Monday, October 5th, 2020 11:00AM-12:15PM

Check out the full list of events here.

Clemson’s Outdoor Lab launching new academy to help parents & kids navigate virtual learning

The Clemson University Outdoor Lab can accommodate both indoor and outdoor supervised virtual learning.
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From the Clemson Newsstand: A new academy at the Clemson University Outdoor Lab is providing support to Upstate parents whose children are alternating between virtual and in-person learning or are learning entirely at home this fall.

Starting Oct. 5, the Outdoor Lab Academy will serve as a safe place for up to 30 school-aged children to stay on track with their school assignments and get valuable social time with their peers between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., while also giving parents the time they need to focus on their work.

Read more at the link.

CUPD joins national ABLE Project to build culture of peer intervention

Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, Georgetown University Law Center’s national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies.

From the Clemson Newsstand: Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) has been selected to join the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, Georgetown University Law Center’s national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm.

Read more at the link.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Virtual Workshop October 12

tribal liaison for the University of Wisconsin System, Sasānēhsaeh Pyawasay-Jennings

From the Clemson Newsstand: Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a national holiday commemorating the history and achievements of the Indigenous Peoples of America. This year, the holiday is nationally recognized on October 12.

Clemson Inclusion & Equity will hold a virtual workshop experience called “Supporting Native Students: Building Relationships with Native Nations,” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. October 12 via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker is the current tribal liaison for the University of Wisconsin System, Sasānēhsaeh Pyawasay-Jennings.

Find more details including registration information at the link.

Virtual Lunch Meetings for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month
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#NDEAMCU2020 #IncreasingAccessandOpportunity

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) at Clemson.

From the Clemson Newsstand: Using the hashtags #NDEAMCU2020 and #IncreasingAccessandOpportunity, the Office of Access and Equity and the Accessibility Commission are hosting a series of virtual lunch meetings in October in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

The Lunch ‘n’ Learn series brings speakers from various University offices to discuss everything from the processes used to create accessible paths at Clemson to the use of recruitment tools with a focus on accessibility.

Read more at the newsstand link. Or at the Clemson NDEAM website.

Clemson and HBCU SC State Launch Accelerated Dual-Degree Program in Math

Clemson School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences logo

From the Clemson Newsstand: Two years after agreeing to launch an accelerated dual-degree program in physics, Clemson University and South Carolina State University signed an agreement Monday to begin a similar Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Accelerated Collaborative Degree Program.

South Carolina State University logo

The new program allows math students at SC State to earn their bachelor’s combined with their master’s degrees in just five years. Undergraduate students will study at SC State for three years, then transfer to Clemson, earning a bachelor’s degree from SC State and their master’s degree from Clemson by the end of the fifth year.

Read more at the link.