ASW Volunteers Needed!

The Admissions Office is currently seeking 75-100 volunteers for Accepted Students Weekend!

Accepted Students Weekend will be held on March 9th-10th and we need about 75-100 volunteers for this event. Volunteers will mostly be responsible for answering questions and giving directions to visiting families. In some cases, volunteers may be asked to help with the set-up and breakdown of the event. There will be four shifts total, a morning and afternoon shift on both days, and students can choose to volunteer for any of them. We do require volunteers to come to one training session before helping out at Accepted Students Weekend. Here are the training dates:

Wednesday, February 28th
Monday, March 5th
Tuesday, March 6th
All training sessions will be held at 5 pm in the Office of Admissions.

Students will receive a free T-shirt and lunch when they volunteer!

If your are interested, you may sign up here.

Posted on February 22, 2018 in Announcements & Events

CofC Strategic Investment Symposium

What: The School of Business Investment Program will organize and host the 4th Annual CofC Strategic Investment Symposium, a one-day event on strategic investment management.

When: Friday, April 6 from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Where: The School of Business (Tate/Beatty Center)

Cost: $25 for students, faculty and staff, $75 for professionals

 

A schedule of the day’s events can be found below:

7:30 – 8:30 am – Registration / Meet and Greet
8:30 – 10:00 am – Global Markets Outlook
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Keynote Address
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Break for Lunch.
1:30 – 3:00 pm – Breakout Session 1 (choose 1 of 2)*
1A: Value Investing
1B: Impact Investing
3:30 – 5:00 pm – Breakout Session 2 (choose 1 of 2)*
2A: Real Estate Investing
2B: Private Equity Investing
5:00 – 6:30 pm – Reception

More information on the program and registration can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Pyles at pylesm@cofc.edu.

Posted on February 23, 2018 in Announcements & Events

Submit an event proposal for Sustainability Week

The Office of Sustainability would like to invite you to submit an event proposal for Sustainability Week (April 9-13, 2018).

A broad spectrum of proposals are encouraged to engage the community in sustainability through creative and interactive opportunities, including speakers, panel discussions, workshops, performances, and exhibitions. All ideas are welcome!

This is a great opportunity to host funded events to help raise awareness about important issues pertaining to sustainability.

Proposals are due Monday, February 26th at 5:00pm. To access the proposal/event proposal, click here

Questions? Contact Presley Leopard (leopardpa@g.cofc.edu) & Marybeth Grimes (grimesme@g.cofc.edu), Co-Chairs, Sustainability Week Student Steering Committee

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Once submitted, the Student Steering Committee will review your proposal, provide feedback (if necessary), and make a recommendation to Office of Sustainability Staff for final approval.  Proposals most likely to be funded are thorough, comprehensive, engaging, topical, and complete.  A high degree of self-sufficiency and collaboration will be looked upon favorably by the Committee.

The number of events funded per day of Sustainability Week (M-F) depends on funding and venue availability.  The Office will help plan and execute approximately three events per day.

In addition, if you are working with a local community organization, we do ask that you submit a letter of support from that organization with your application. This letter should detail the role this organization will play in planning and administering the event.

Posted on February 20, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

Postponed: MUSC Info Session

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Information Session originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30 in SSMB Room 129 has been postponed. Please stay tuned to the Honors HUB and the Health Professions Advising website for details on a rescheduled date.
Ms. Wanda Taylor and Dr. Paul Underwood from the School of Medicine will lead an important admissions session.

Posted on February 20, 2018 in Announcements & Events

Honors College Summer Enrichment Grants

What: Honors College Summer Enrichment Grants provide CofC Honors students funding to pursue intellectually engaging activities during the summer.

Amount: Grants range from $500-$1,000

Activities Eligible for Funding: Personal expenses related to study abroad, research, internships, and community impact projects.

Application Deadline: Applications must be uploaded to your OAKS advising folder\Summer Enrichment Grants by Monday, February 26th at noon. In addition to the application, please upload an updated resume/CV to the Resume folder on OAKS.

Application: The Application can be found under the forms tab on the HUB or here.

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Grant Qualifications: These grants DO NOT cover tuition, coursework or the materials costs associated with research, nor do they provide stipends for work performed. They DO cover housing, travel to study abroad or internship sites, food and other living expenses.

The amount of funding will be based on the number of proposals we receive and on the strength of each proposal in terms of connecting summer plans to long-term goals. We expect you to pursue all available options for summer funding (e.g., SURF, NSF, CIE scholarships). In other words, do not rely on the summer enrichment grants as your sole source of funding.

To be eligible to apply: Students must be in good standing in the Honors College (i.e., making progress toward honors requirements and for freshmen at least a 3.0 GPA, for sophomores at least a 3.2, and for juniors and seniors at least a 3.4).

Recipients will be required to do a presentation about the summer experience during the 2018-2019 academic year. These presentations could be for prospective students, current students or Honors College Advisory Board. These presentations should describe the project funded by the summer enrichment grant and the ways that the experience contributed to progress towards long-term goals.

Posted on February 16, 2018 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Next-Gen Luncheon ft. Bakari Sellers

What: The 2017-2018 Academic Year marks the 50th anniversary of the College of Charleston’s desegregation. In celebration of this milestone, the Office of Institutional Diversity is hosting a “Next-Gen” luncheon and keynote address featuring Bakari Sellers (current CNN political commentator and former member of the SC House of Representatives). Lunch will be provided. Following Sellers’ speech, leaders from various student organizations will lead two rounds of diversity-focused dialogue. The goal of this event is to build a bridge between student-leaders and OID with an emphasis on constructive and action-oriented dialogue about campus diversity and student-leadership.

When: Wednesday, February 28, 1-3 pm

Where: Hill Art Gallery, 161 Calhoun St.

Seating is limited, so registration for this event is required. Register for a seat here.

View the official event flyer here.

Posted on February 15, 2018 in Announcements & Events

Weather Inventions

What: The Faculty Lecture Series presents “Weather Inventions,” the final lecture of “Narrating Charleston on the Margins.” Join poet Emily Rosko as she charts humanity’s enduring attachments to weather in science and art through readings from her latest collection, Weather Inventions. The Faculty Lecture Series is produced by the Friends of the Library and the Honors College. This event is free and is open to the public, though registration is required in advance.

When: Tuesday, March 27 at 12pm

Where:  Addlestone Library, Room 227

Register for tickets here.

View the official press release here.

View the event’s Facebook page here.

Posted on February 15, 2018 in Announcements & Events

Reconstruction’s Traces and Erasures in Gullah Narratives in Charleston

 What: The Faculty Lecture Series presents “Reconstruction’s Traces and Erasures in Gullah Narratives of Charleston,” the second lecture of “Narrating Charleston on the Margins.” Join Professor of Southern Literature, Julia Eichelberger, as she examines the multiple meanings attached to Gullah narratives in retellings that occurred from the nineteenth century to 1946, when John Bennett persuaded a national publisher to issue his volume “Doctor of the Dead.” The Faculty Lecture Series is produced by the Friends of the Library and the Honors College. This event is free and is open to the public, though registration is required in advance. 

When: Tuesday, February 27th at 12pm

Where: Addlestone Library, Room 227

Register for tickets here.

View the event’s Facebook page here.

Posted on February 15, 2018 in Announcements & Events
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