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Claflin to Host The Living Legends Art Exhibition at Arthur Rose Museum

Claflin University will host The Living Legends of Art Exhibition to celebrate the Art Department's enduring legacy of producing outstanding visual artists. The exhibit can be seen through November 1 at the Arthur Rose Museum on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Museum is open at 9 a.m. - noon on Fridays and by appointment only on Saturdays. The exhibit and the opening reception on Thursday, September 26, are free and open to the public.  The reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. 
 
The exhibit will showcase the talent, creativity and inspiration of eight distinguished Claflin alumni. On display will be paintings, sculptures and other visual creations by Dr. Leo Twiggs, '56; Winston Wingo, '76; Cecil Williams, '60; Damion Johnson, '01; Floyd Gordon, '80; Patro Ulmer, '01; Raymond Floyd, '63; and Glover Richburg, '73.
 
Claflin's Art Department is the oldest academic art program in the state of South Carolina. The University's first art courses were initially offered in the mid-1880s. Today, the Department comprises three visual arts degree programs: Art Education, Digital Design and Studio Art. 

For more information, call (803) 535-5650.
Claflin University Announces Sesquicentennial Presidential Scholarship Gala and 2019 Homecoming Activities

 
Claflin University will celebrate its Homecoming ReUnion Weekend on November 14-17. The Sesquicentennial Scholarship Gala will be held on Friday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Tullis Arena of the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex. Proceeds from the Gala benefit Claflin University Presidential Scholars. The scholars are high-achieving students who receive full tuition, room and board, and a book stipend as a result of their outstanding academic accomplishments.
 
Other activities include a 5K Walk and Run, annual scholarship  golf classic, the Homecoming Parade, a men's and women's basketball doubleheader game, Greek step show and the Annual Founders' Day Convocation.
 
Tickets for the Presidential Scholarship Gala may be purchased online by clicking here. For more information about the Gala, call (803) 535-5665 or (803) 535-5357.
 
Click here for a list of Homecoming activities.
Make Your Plans for Homecoming 2019

Claflin University is looking forward to welcoming you "home" for Homecoming 2019 on November 14-17. Click here for the complete schedule and registration.
 
A full schedule of events and activities are planned for your enjoyment and participation. We will also celebrate reunion for the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014. Celebrate your class with memories that last forever. 
 
If you are a class officer/agent, please contact Zelda M. Lee, '77, director of the Annual Fund/Alumni Relations, at (803) 535-5348,  zelee@claflin.edu
Claflin University to Host Annual UNCF Community Prayer Breakfast 

Claflin University will host its annual United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Community Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, October 12, at 9 a.m. in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex. The prayer breakfast is a fundraiser to support scholarships for students at Claflin University.
 
The Rev. Eddie Jones, pastor of Canaan Baptist Church in Lone Star, S.C., will be the keynote speaker. The program also includes performances by the Claflin University Gospel Choir D.R.E.A.M. and The Community Prayer Breakfast Ministers' Choir.
 
Admission is $250 per table (10 seats) and $15 for individual tickets. 
 
Click here to purchase tickets or call (803) 535-5722.
Alumni News 

President Dwaun J. Warmack is dedicated to getting to know as many Claflinites as possible during his first few months as president. On Thursday, September 12, during the President's Alumni Chapter Tour, he visited the CSRA Alumni Chapter in Augusta, Ga.
Panther Pride

Claflin Defeats Benedict 3-2 in Non-Conference Volleyball Action

The Claflin University volleyball team defeated Benedict College,  3-2, (23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 26-24, 15-12),  in a non-conference match in Tullis Arena on Tuesday, September 24.  The victory gave Interim Head Coach Chymaine Guinyard  her first win as a collegiate coach. The Lady Panthers are 1-3 on the short season while Benedict drops to 4-4.
 
Claflin will face Francis Marion on Friday, September 27, before returning home on Saturday, September 28, to host St. Augustine's University in its 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) season opener.


Samuel Leads Claflin at Eagles XC Challenge

The Claflin University men's cross-country team showed improvement on Saturday, September 21, at the Eagles XC Country Challenge hosted by Georgia Southern University. Domenic Samuel continued to lead the Panthers, finishing fourth in a time of 30:09.38.

Caleb Patterson finished in the top 20, clocking a 34:05.68 to finish 15th for the Panthers who finished 4th overall. Zenron Chance, Derick St. Jean, and Tre Jeter  rounded out the top five runners for Claflin.

Claflin will return to action on Saturday, September 28, when they travel to Due West, S.C., to participate in the Flying Fleet Invitational hosted by Erskine College.


Claflin Women's Cross-Country Shows Improvement at Eagles XC Challenge

Esther Chukwunike finished in the top 20 to lead the Claflin University women's cross-country team on Saturday, September 21, at the Eagles XC Country Challenge hosted by Georgia Southern University. Chukwunike clocked a 2:48.45 in the 5K as the Lady Panthers finished 7th overall.
 
Nytajah Smalls clocked a 28:06.92, Destiny Hall finished with a time of 32:29.33, along with Alexus Edmond (33:10.06) and Kiara Belton (33:11.11) to round out the competitors for Claflin.
 
Claflin will return to action on Saturday, September 28, when they travel to Due West, S.C. to participate in the Flying Fleet Invitational hosted by Erskine College.
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@Claflin is published by the Office of Communications & Marketing 
President: Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack
Vice President for Institutional Advancement: Rev. Dr. Whittaker V. Middleton, '73
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