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*TODAY* Stand Against Racism-Cougar Mall

Posted by: Joey | April 24, 2015 | No Comment |

Join us as we take a Stand
Cougar Mall


racism harms everyone

Office of Institutional Diversity
Robert Scott Small Building 2nd Floor
Charleston, SC 29424
fax: 843.953.7713
website: diversity.cofc.edu


under: Diversity, Events

Exhibit Highlights Founding Documents

Posted by: mjfairch | April 23, 2015 | No Comment |

Showcasing manuscript items, images, and artifacts from the holdings from the College of Charleston’s Special Collections and Avery Research Center as well as the South Carolina Historical Society, this exhibit highlights the roles of South Carolinians in forging a new democracy and subsequent challenges to the Constitution during struggles for economic parity, citizenship, and suffrage.  Included are letters from George Washington, John Adams, Henry Laurens, Lafayette, and Benjamin Franklin; incendiary pamphlets published during the Nullification Crisis; objects documenting the long struggle for citizenship and equal rights for African Americans; and materials that illustrate women’s fight for suffrage and equal rights in the twentieth century.

The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the Addlestone Library through the summer and fall semesters.

under: Uncategorized

Happy Earth Day!

Posted by: Joey | April 22, 2015 | No Comment |

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate by balancing out your day with a game, walk or a bike ride outside.
Learn more about Earth Day at www.earthday.org/2015.



under: Celebrations, Raising Awareness

New @ the library

Posted by: williamsj | April 20, 2015 | No Comment |

The library now has 10 MacBook Air laptops available to CofC students for 6 hour and overnight checkout.  These have solid state drives and startup within seconds.  For information please contact the Circulation department [email protected] or call 843.953.8001.

Other items available to CofC students, faculty and staff include:

 5 iPad Airs

5 iPod Touches

4 Kindles (older models, not Fire)

3 Digital Cameras

2 Projectors

Calculators (Scientific and Graphing)

Cell Phone Chargers

Laptop Chargers

Network Cables

DVI Cables

Also please remember that librarians are available to help you with your research needs.  Don’t hesitate to request a research consultation.

Research Consultation Life Saver 4

under: Addlestone Library, Circulation, News & Happenings, Research & Information Services, Reserves, Services, What's New

Kudos to the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative team for a great story in The Post and Courier about the Nat Fuller exhibit.


Nat Fuller Exhibit Description
In April 1865, Nat Fuller, a newly free African American cook, hosted what one observer described as a “miscegenation dinner ” at his restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. Fuller’s dinner guests, both black and white, celebrated Emancipation and the end of the U.S. Civil War. This exhibition explores Nat Fuller’s work and legacy as an enslaved cook, caterer, and restaurateur, and provides insight into the culinary history of antebellum Charleston.

under: Exhibits, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Press

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 will be our usual 3rd Thursday of the month “POETICS” open-mic and poetry event from 8-11pm, but with an added attraction- special guest headliner Silver Screen Orchestra, who play original soundtrack music to videos they show-it’s very enteartaining!


Heare are two recent songs:

Their sound is not so much Beyonce as it is Am-Beyonce, occasionally spelled ambience!

Then, Friday, April 17th, starting at 8pm, we present:

Two days filled with free speech and FREE admission-good deal, huh!?!

The College is committed to ensuring that College sponsored programs and activities are accessible to all visitors.  If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation in order to participate in a College sponsored program or activity, please contact Rick Zender in advance at (843) 953-5810.

Thanks for thinking of The Communications Museum!

under: Communications Museum, e-books

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month!

Posted by: Joey | April 15, 2015 | No Comment |

MAY is Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Please join
the Asian Student Association, Chinese Club
and Office of Institutional Diversity
for an early celebration of the Asian Heritage and Culture


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
4:30 – 6:30p.m.
RSS, Rm. 235

India Flyer2015


under: News & Happenings

CougarCountdownCougar Countdown is a program for students to support mind, body, and spirit during the final exams each semester http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu.  For the Spring 2015 activities make sure to visit Cougar Countdown on the web, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

under: Center for Student Learning, Cougar Countdown, Uncategorized

History Harvest, Avery Research Center, Saturday, April 11, 10am-2pm, sponsored by the Avery Research Center and the Lowcountry Digital Library

Come join the Avery Research Center and the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) for a History Harvest! Bring family documents, photographs, and artifacts to be scanned or photographed (limit of 10 scans per participant). Participants will learn about the Digital Public Library of America, and how to preserve your family heirlooms from local professionals. Events will include demonstrations by local craftspeople and activities for children.


under: Avery Research Center, Events, Lowcountry Digital Library

Check Out the Charleston as a Classroom Tumblr!

Posted by: Joey | April 7, 2015 Comments Off |

Click the image to visit the Charleston As A Classroom Tumblr available at http://charlestonasclassroom.tumblr.com/


The First Year Seminar “Charleston as a Classroom: Exploring the City’s Archives and Historic Sites” taught by Dale Rosengarten introduces students to the rich historical resources housed on every street in Charleston. Over the course of the spring semester students have engaged in fieldwork, archival research, and the practice of museum studies. They have explored the evolution of neighborhoods and the construction of social boundaries. In addition to weekly lectures, students visit nearby historical sites every week including Drayton Hall, Avery Research Center, and K.K. Beth Elohim. They document their visits with photos and narratives on their class Tumblr. Special thanks to Loni Lewis, embedded librarian, and Catherine Mueller, peer facilitator, for their assistance coordinating the project. The Tumblr is a continual work in progress, so keep checking back for the rest of the semester!



under: Addlestone Library, Avery Research Center, Collection Highlights, Special Collections

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