MPA Weekly Newsletter

Well, I started my first grad class last Thursday (Quantitative Research Methods) and I’m pretty excited.  It’s been a  long time coming, but I’m finally back in the classroom!  One of our first projects is to work with the United Way in their 2009 Homeless Count. I’m not sure what to expect, but it’s guaranteed…

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Graduate Students to Read in Library’s Poetry Series

On Tuesday, January 27, undergraduate, graduate and alumni of the College of Charleston English department will read their poetry in Charleston County Library’s Poetry Series.  The main branch, located at 68 Calhoun Street, presents its monthly poetry series on the fourth Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 p.m. The coordinator of our Creative Writing…

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New graduate certificate in Special Education

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston now offers a Graduate Certificate in Special Education! I was excited to learn this week that the School of Education, Health and Human Performance has approved our ninth graduate certificate! The added bonus?  General and special education teachers can begin taking classes as early as January 12!…

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FACT: There’s only ONE MA in Bilingual Interpreting.

The College of Charleston is the only institution in the nation offering a Master’s degree in bilingual interpreting during a widespread shortage of court interpreters. Cases are being reversed, rescheduled and retried in nearly every state because of the shortage of qualified interpreters, according to the National Center for State Courts. Demand is steadily increasing…

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Breaking News: Graduate Student Housing Opportunity

BREAKING NEWS Beginning in Fall 2009, College of Charleston’s Residence Life Office will begin offering Residence Hall Director Positions as assistantships.  While these positions require living on campus and managing an undergraduate dorm, they include an on campus apartment.  These positions will come with abatements for out-of-state students provided that funds are available.  Residence Life…

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Presenting Susan Hallatt – Our Resident Actress

College of Charleston publishes a monthly in-house newsletter called The Portico. Each month, the editor spotlights two or three faculty and staff and their contributions to the college and the city.  Susan Hallatt, our director of admissions, is featured in this month’s Portico for her thriving acting career.  She’s performed in over 250 productions in…

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Update on The Road Less Traveled

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Environmental Studies student Nikki Seibert and her award for being a “green catalyst of change.”  Charleston’s local newspaper, The Post & Courier, also caught wind of Nikki’s accomplishments and put her on the front page of Saturday’s People Section.  Congrats Nikki!…

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Shellfish on Treadmills

Our very own Dr. Lou Burnett was featured with Pacific University’s David Scholnick on NBC’s Today Show last Tuesday!  This all started with a blue crab and a treadmill. Then social media took over, and now shrimp and blue crab are seen running along a treadmill set to classic themes from Rocky and even Benny…

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