New Wellness App from the Counseling Center: TAO Connect

TAO Connect is a new on-line resource now available to students from the Counseling Center.

These are challenging times for all as we navigate new technology and readjust our everyday lives. TAO Connect is an app and online resource program that helps you explore wellness topics and guides you through creating strategies that can be applied in your daily life. Maybe you are looking for some strategies for dealing with this stressful time or maybe you want to preventatively learn some meditation and mindfulness techniques prior to final exams. The pathways on TAO can help you address these and many more areas. And, you can access all of this from the comfort of wherever you are.

Each treatment/pathway in TAO consists of 6-7 highly engaging educational modules, including interactive activities to help you learn strategies and skills. Typically, a program can be completed within 6 to 9 weeks when committing about 15 minutes per day. Additionally, if focused problems unexpectedly surface, such as anxiety or stress, you can always access individual modules to reinforce what you have learned.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Set up an account hereYou must use your g.cofc.edu email address.
  2. Fill out your general information and submit it. You’ll be sent an email with a temporary password momentarily.
  3. Click the link in the confirmation email to login and change your password to set up your account.
  4. You’re ready to go!

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the Counseling Center at counseling@cofc.edu or 843-953-5640.

Also, just a reminder, you can find more information about accessing multiple areas of support available to you here.

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Virtual Strategic Planning with President Hsu

Over the past few months, more than 5,000 College of Charleston faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni and community members have participated in the initial phases of the College’s strategic planning process. Many actively participated in workshops and focus groups, while others completed surveys and provided feedback on the strategic planning website about how the campus community could create a shared vision of the College of Charleston’s future and make that vision a reality. The Office of the President and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) are incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken the time to participate thus far.

The final phase of the strategic planning process has begun. On Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8, the entire campus community is once again invited to participate in the strategic planning process by previewing the draft strategic plan and offering feedback and input at virtual town hall sessions.

Sessions will be held:

Tuesday, April 7 from 11:30am – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To RSVP to attend a virtual town hall, please fill out this form.

For those who aren’t able to attend, a recording of the session, the draft strategic plan, and a survey link will be posted on the strategic planning website following the town halls.

Posted on April 2, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement

Full-Time Research Position at MUSC

Intended for graduating students, this position involves experimental work in addiction neuroscience, primarily directed at understanding how alcohol affects the brain and examining possible treatments.  This position requires working with animals (mice) as the model organism.

Review the job description and apply here.

Posted on March 31, 2020 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Emergency Funds Available for Students in Need

In close partnership with the Division of Institutional Advancement, alumni, parents, friends, and community partners have stepped forward and collectively contributed more than $50,000 (and counting!) for the Student Emergency Fund.  These resources will be directed specifically to support CofC students in this time of need.

The Division of Student Affairs is accepting applications for student emergency funding. You may apply for support on the Student Affairs website.

Applications will be reviewed and will be turned around as quickly as possible. Need considerations include:

  • Food, medical, and basic household needs
  • Housing and rent
  • Transportation
  • Academic needs (books, school supplies, e-learning support, technology)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Alicia Caudill (caudillad@cofc.edu) or to Susan Hartman (hartmans@cofc.edu).

Posted on March 26, 2020 in Announcements & Events

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is Available Online!

Even though campus is closed, the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards can still help you find the award that is right for you and navigate the application process. Staff are available during the Office’s regular office hours for virtual consultations and are happy to answer questions via email at any time. Contact the Office at nationalawards@cofc.edu with any questions or to schedule a consultation.

Posted on March 23, 2020 in Announcements & Events

MUSC Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Seeking Part-Time Intern


MUSC Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is looking for a part-time intern (10-20 hours/week) for Fall 2020 to assist with multiple autism research studies.

The candidate will assist the principal investigator (PI) and program coordinators (PC) with the management and recruitment of a large-scale study of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Primary activities include interfacing and recruiting families across the state of South Carolina as well as forming connections and partnerships with statewide agencies and organizations. The candidate will assist PI and PC with data management of the study, procurement of research supplies, oversight of participant recruitment, event planning, and collection of research data. Position may include travel within the state of South Carolina in order to assist with the development of partnerships with statewide organizations or to assist families to complete aspects of the study.

This internship opportunity is unpaid.
Questions? Call/text 843-714-1352 or email sparkautism@musc.edu.

Posted on March 9, 2020 in Internships & Jobs, Research

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