Nancy Spitler

Articles by Nancy Spitler

Don't Judge a Facebook by its Cover

Using Facebook has been viewed as an easy way to screen applicants, but does it really have any value? Worse yet, does it adversely impact minority applicants? A few years ago, after an interview with a potential employer, a student approached us with this question: “I walked into my interview at XYZ corporation, and my […]

Core Strength

Disaster doctor knows what it takes to endure. At 2:04 p.m. EST on October 17, 1989, the “World Series Earthquake” struck the San Francisco Bay Area. As the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants went through their warm-ups, viewers at home watched in amazement as the Loma Prieta became the first major earthquake in the United […]

Backstage Pass

  The curtain rises on a production of “Mamma Mia” to a packed house at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Three hours later, the three-song finale of “Mamma Mia!,” “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo” has even the most staid patrons standing and singing along to the music of ABBA, silly grins plastered on their […]

A store lost in time

The red brick store that sits on 307 College Avenue hasn’t changed much in the 78 years since it was built. It’s one of the few Clemson landmarks that doesn’t get renovated, updated or even painted. The faded black sign on the front reads: JUDGE KELLER GENERAL MERCHANDISE REASONABLE PRICES And when you push open […]

Why does the terrapin cross the runway?

  Laura Francoeur and her team balance wildlife protection and air safety. To rescue a turtle on a roadway is one thing. To rescue a turtle on a runway is quite another. Look left. Look right. Look UP. This is the mission on a New York afternoon, as the Diamondback terrapins poke their heads from […]

In These Hills

FIVE FACULTY AWARDED NSF EARLY CAREER GRANTS It’s the most sought-after recognition an emerging science, engineering or mathematics faculty member can receive: a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant. And this year, Clemson faculty claimed five. A CAREER grant is the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early career development activities, […]

Circle of Gratitude

New leaves honor great generosity The grounds of Fort Hill are home to three new bronze oak leaves sporting the signatures of the new members of the Fort Hill Legacy Society, whose bequests or testamentary trusts were realized at $1 million or more. Ethelyn Berry Smith dedicated her life to education. She taught several years […]

Lifelong Tigers

Young Alumni recognize this year’s Roaring Ten This fall, the Young Alumni recognized ten young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors, while exemplifying Clemson’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect. Meet this year’s Roaring Ten. President of the Nashville Area Clemson Club, Benjamin Thomas Miskelly works with […]

A Message from Clemson's 15th President

I am thrilled to be named the 15th president of Clemson University. I want to thank the Board of Trustees and the search committee for this incredible opportunity and for believing in me and my family. It is obvious that the board really loves this University and cares very deeply about it. Their love and […]