MARCH 2016

Tiger Paw Classic: A golf lesson in sales and marketing

For the seventh consecutive year, raffle items are being solicited, food and beverage sponsors secured and golfers recruited for the annual Tiger Paw Classic, a daylong, charity golf event — run and organized by students — that entertains its participants and educates the organizers.
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Entrepreneurial pair making space to create in Watt Innovation Center

Creators, inventors and designers need space to bring their ideas to life. Fulfilling that need at Clemson University are a pair of undergraduates who, with the help of an internship program supported by the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, have built a space in the Watt Innovation Center where the university community can create, invent and learn.

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Spiro Institute UPIC program helps student launch sweet business venture

Featured in student publication The Tiger this month, Brandi Lindoe is turning her love for creating sweet confections into a thriving business.

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MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Info Session April 5

The MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation will take you from idea to launch in one year! Start this June — no work experience or business background required. All you need is an idea and the desire to launch your own business! Info session is April 5, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cooper Library.

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Business school’s information systems research ranked 11th in U.S.

Congratulations to Clemson’s management department on its rank of 11th nationally for its information systems research productivity, according to the University of Texas-Dallas annual ranking.

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Clemson professor June Pilcher receives Class of ’39 Award for Excellence

Clemson University faculty have named professor of psychology June J. Pilcher one of the very best among them by awarding her the Class of ’39 Award for Excellence.

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Marketing’s Claiborne Haw thrives in classroom without walls

Learning outside the classroom is a hallmark of Clemson's new business school, and few embody that quality more than Claiborne Haw. When the Richmond, Va., native graduates in May with a major in marketing, she will likely look back on her college career and thank herself for not limiting her education to a classroom.

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Alumnus Matt Given invests time, resources to help others succeed

Matt Given is living proof that a career path is oftentimes determined more by life’s twists and turns than by a specific course of study. A two-time Clemson graduate who received a marketing degree in ’92 and an MBA in ’93, invests in the early stages of entrepreneurs’ companies. The nine start-ups he’s currently invested in are in the business and financial technology sectors.

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Three business and behavioral science alumni to receive distinguished service award

For their dedication to enhancing the quality and value of the university, and giving generously of their time and talents for professional and public service, Grant Burns '88Leslie Dunlap Callison '81 and Douglas Richardson '64 will be honored by the Clemson University Alumni Association.

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One Day. One Goal. One Clemson Family.

Mark your calendar. Clemson’s first-ever Give Day is Wednesday, April 6. On this day, the Clemson Family will join together to provide both current and future Tigers a top-notch Clemson experience and education. Are you ALL IN? Shout out to finance major Kelby Jordan who narrates the Clemson Give Day video!

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Textile entrepreneurs cut from a different cloth

Entrepreneurs in business for reasons beyond profit are often identity driven, which can affect their firms’ ability to survive tough economic times when others don’t, according to research by Clemson University business professor Erin Powell.

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Employers’ broken promises can be costly

Unfulfilled promises — as perceived by employees — can exact a heavy toll on an organization and its employees, especially when a select group of workers feel they have been wronged by their employer, according to Clemson business school researcher Tom Zagenczyk.

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Noted author, attorney Peter Huber to speak at Clemson April 12

Peter Huber, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, author and prominent Washington, D.C. attorney, will speak on his latest title, “The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law is Undermining 21st Century Medicine,” April 12, 5 - 6:30 p.m., 100 Hardin Hall, as part of the Clemson Information Economy Project.

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Discounts still available for exclusive Being A Leader course

Don't miss this cutting-edge leadership course created by some of the top thinkers of our time — “Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership.” Clemson alumni, students, faculty and staff can get special pricing and scholarships. Seating is limited, so start your registration today. 

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