On Friday, January 23, the adventurous students of Clemson LCM hit the road, journeying to the icy region of North Carolina for the annual Ski Trip. Overall, the trip was a success! Though the weather was not optimal on the mountain, the company was great. By nightfall the clouds on the mountain had cleared, so that the group was able to enjoy great night-skiing conditions. Board games and pizza were enjoyed by all Saturday night, and on Sunday the students all filed into church for a wonderful sermon. This trip was a wonderful bonding experience for the students, and great opportunity to enjoy the winter snow.
This year’s spring GALSM retreat was hosted by LCM-C and held here at Clemson at the Clemson Outdoor Lab! A group of Clemson students were joined by others from USC, The Citadel, and Winthrop for a weekend dedicated to exploring ways to carry out our calling to lives as disciples of Christ while also working within our chosen career fields. We had some time Friday night to spend outside and to play some games while getting to know each other. There were a few individuals who presented some messages that evening including Dean George Askew from the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences. After breakfast on Saturday, we split into groups, each led by a Clemson student and a faculty member from their department. These groups went to a variety of locations including the experimental forest, the social media listening center, and even the chicken farm! Here the group leaders and faculty talked about how they can live as followers of Christ in their careers. Saturday night we gathered for fellowship and s’mores around the campfire. The whole weekend allowed the attendees to take time to think about their relationship with God and how their life will look after leaving college. It was a good time for all that came to reflect, fellowship, and anticipate the future!