Info Session for HONS Summer Study Abroad Courses

Earn Advanced Studies, Colloquia, or Honors Immersed credit while studying abroad.

For any students interested in studying abroad in Lisbon, Portugal (June 2022) or France & Switzerland (May 2022), please consider attending the Zoom info-session on September 29th.You’ll have options to fulfill multiple Honors requirements, including…

  • Advanced Studies (HONS 390: Evidence-Based Medicine in Lisbon with Dr. Pfile)
  • Colloquia (HONS 250: The Future of Humanity in a Technological Tomorrow in France/Switzerland with Dr. Bossak)
  • Honors Immersed (Assessing Parks and Green Space in Lisbon with Dr. Hughey)

Info Session: September 29, 4:00 p.m.

How to attend: Please RSVP to Dr. Hughey at by September 27th.

Posted on September 24, 2021 in Study Abroad

DEI Elevation Hour (part of Virtual Career Fair)

Interested in working for a company who prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for their employees? 

We are kicking off the Fall 2021 Career Fair with DEI Elevation Hour. Meet companies who acknowledge career advancement as a social justice issue and want culturally minded individuals.

Suitable for all majors and class years. Requires separate registration in Handshake to participate. 

Sign up for group Employer Info Sessions and 1:1 Meetings with companies/organizations of most interest after registering. Save your spot early and complete your “What DEI Means to Me” statement!

Log in to Handshake to register.

Posted on September 21, 2021 in Campus Involvement

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the Freedom to Read!
• Learn more about censored books!
• Organized by Professor Marjory Wentworth’s HONS 230 class
• Prizes and games!

Date & Time: September 29, 12-4 p.m.

Location: Cougar Mall & Rivers Green


Posted on September 21, 2021 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement

Research Opportunity for Sophomore or Junior Biology Students

The College of Charleston Biology department is seeking a sophomore or junior biology major interested in plant biology for an NSF-funded research project.

The project activities include assisting in growing plants, experiment upkeep, using herbarium techniques to press plants, and contributing to data management.

Students interested in genetics, ecology, evolution, and plant biology, who have also completed or currently taking BIOL211 or BIOL213, are encouraged to contact the Biology Department.

Hours are flexible with class schedules and will be between 830-430 M-F. The position is for 6hrs/week at the biology department hourly rate of $12/hr. Students with federal work-study are also invited to apply. Start date Oct 1, 2021.

Please submit an email of interest, a resume/CV (format flexible), and the contact information of 1 or more biology/chemistry/geology/physics faculty to act as a reference.

For any questions, please contact Courtney Murren at

Posted on September 20, 2021 in Research

Virtual Career Fair Next Week! (09/29)

The College of Charleston Career Fair and Employer Info Sessions is taking place Wednesday, September 29th.

Network with representatives from a variety of companies. Explore your options and identify professional opportunities that fit your skills and interests. Opportunities span from part-time jobs to internships to full-time positions.

For all students interested, please register on Handshake. For any questions, please reach out to the College of Charleston Career Center.

Posted on September 20, 2021 in Announcements & Events, Internships & Jobs

Upcoming volunteer orientation for the Lonon Foundation!

Do you love working with children? Would you like to make an impact in the lowcountry?

Volunteer orientation for the Lonon Foundation’s UPLIFT program is this Thursday!

The Lonon Foundation (TLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to help children affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer diagnosis find comfort, heal, and grow from their shared experiences. With the help of undergraduate and graduate students, The Lonon Foundation’s UPLIFT Program provides free monthly events for children ages 6-17 affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer. UPLIFT provides great VIRTUAL and in person volunteer opportunities and ways to further get involved with the Charleston community. If you are not interested in directly working with kids, we have administrative and fundraising volunteer opportunities as well!

When: Thursday, September 23, 6 p.m. (on Zoom)

How to get Involved: Fill out the volunteer application on our website or email


Posted on September 19, 2021 in Community Engagement

Research Opportunity with MUSC Department of Neurological Surgery

Honors College alum seeks students to help with intracranial aneurysm bench research

If you are interested in getting involved in some intracranial aneurysm research work with Dr. Guilherme Bastos Ferreira Porto ’12 (an Honors College alumnus!) in collaboration with  MUSC. The research is looking at different expression patterns of neutrophilic mRNA in blood as inflammation markers for identification of intracranial aneurysms pre-rupture. The work would require a couple hours a week of bench research in the lab of Dr. Das, who is assisting Dr. Porto. Depending on the interest of the student, this could span over the course of a semester or longer.

If you are interested, reach out to Dr. Porto at

Posted on September 17, 2021 in Research

Present Your Research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR 2022 is now accepting abstract submissions

Honors students: here’s a great opportunity to present your research at a national conference! NCUR 2022 @home will take place April 4-8, 2022.

Submissions are now open to submit an abstract for consideration. Click here to create an account and start your application, or read below for more details.


Where is NCUR 2022 @home?
NCUR 2022 @home will take place virtually on April 4-8, 2022, with a welcome reception on April 1, 2022, and a celebratory award ceremony on April 11, 2022, for those who have opted-in to the competition aspect.

What is new this year?

  • Provide programming spread out over a week’s time that includes primary education taking place in learning discipline-specific cohorts.
  • Ability to enhance the student’s experience by providing an opt-in competitive element during the early-bird abstract submission round.
  • The opportunity for all registered students with an accepted abstract submission to present to a discipline-specific cohort group for 10-15 minutes for all accepted students, including those posters and visual art image submissions.
  • Allow further exposure and celebration with a special registration offering for family and friends to those accepted and registered students.
  • Specific separate Future Fair meet-up hours that include interactive game activities with prizes.
  • Taking place on a new platform integrated with Zoom.

When are upcoming deadlines I should note about abstract submissions?

  • October 20, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission and Opt-in for Competition Deadline
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission Decision Notifications
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Registration Opening
  • November 19, 2021: Regular Abstract Submission Deadline (not eligible for competition aspect)
  • December 20, 2021: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstract’s Submitted During Early-Bird Submission Round
  • Week of January 10, 2022: Regular Abstract Submission Notifications Sent
  • January 31, 2022: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstracts Submitted During Regular Submission Round
  • March 18, 2022: Last Day to Cancel and Request a Refund
  • March 21, 2022: Final Registration Deadline for All (Credit Card payment only after February 7, 2022)

Why should I submit early?
Submitting an abstract before the early-bird abstract submission deadline of October 20, 2021, allows for a student to:

  • Opt-in to the competition aspect of NCUR to gain additional exposure and provides an opportunity to highlight presentation skills.
  • Register for the lowest NCUR registration rate before December 20, 2021.
  • Ability to start preparing early to lessen spring semester stress.

Posted on September 17, 2021 in Research
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