PF Applications Available!

What: Each year, the Honors College employs approximately 20 Honors students to serve as Peer Facilitators for the Honors FYE course, Beyond George Street. First-year students are particularly encouraged to apply. As a PF, you will be a mentor, teacher, advisor, coach, and crucial connecting link for first-year students. You will also receive training from the Center for Excellence in Peer Education and contribute meaningfully to shaping the curriculum for the next BGS class. A full job description/requirements can be found here.
Requirements: Take a 2-credit training class in Spring 2018 (Express I MW 3:00-4:40 or Express II TR 3:05-4:45 REQUIRED); attend April and August retreats; work 7 paid hours per week in Fall 2018.
To Apply: Fill out the application found here and bring it in person (no electronic copies) to Mary Moser in 10 Green Way
Deadline: Tuesday, November 14th at Noon

Posted on October 13, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Honors Leadership, Internships & Jobs

Red Cross Blood Drive

Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. requires a blood transfusion. The Catholic Student Association here at CofC has partnered with the Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 9 am – 3 pm in the Stern Center Ballroom and we are looking for donors to help us reach our goal of collecting 60 units!

To sign up you can visit our table on Cougar Mall or email Erin Hynd (hyndes@g.cofc.edu).

Posted on October 23, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Contemporary Issues Conversation Series: Is Hate Speech Constitutionally Protected?

What/Who: “Is Hate Speech Constitutionally Protected?”, a discussion featuring Ms. Susan Dunn (Legal Director for SC ACLU) and Dr. Claire Wofford (Assistant Professor of Political Science) and moderated by Dr. Rachel McKinnon (Assistant Professor of Philosophy).

When: Wednesday, November 1st, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Alumni Center, School of Education, 86 Wentworth Street

 

Posted on October 23, 2017 in Announcements & Events

Earn credits in London in Summer 2018!

What: Study abroad program on British Gothic Literature

When: Summer 2018

Where: London and other parts of Britain and Europe

Who: CofC students taught by Professor Carens, CofC Department of English

Note: this class can fulfill requirements for English major/minor, general education credits in humanities, Honors interdisciplinary, or Honors Immersed.  See course poster for more details. For more info, please contact Professor Timothy Carens carenst@cofc.edu

Posted on October 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

Mindfulness Workshop

Join us on Tuesday, October 24th from 5-7pm in Berry Residence Hall, Room 104 for a mindfulness workshop led by CofC Honors student, Kerry Wischusen.

Mindfulness is a unique style of paying attention to the present moment that promotes physical and mental health. It is being adopted by athletes, performers, and academics as a way to counter stress and increase performance. At this workshop, you will learn the basic components of mindfulness and their neural correlates, specific techniques you can practice, and how to incorporate this knowledge into your daily life as a college student.

Still unsure about what mindfulness is? Watch this video!

Contact Kerry Wischusen (wischusenkr@g.cofc.edu) with any questions!

Posted on October 16, 2017 in Announcements & Events

Exchange Club of Charleston Scholarship

logoWhat: This scholarship is open to students that are residents of the tri-county area (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties), have completed their first year of college, have history of community service, and possess at least a 3.0 CofC GPA. Students that apply and are selected must acknowledge the Exchange Club of Charleston and attend the awards program in December. Additional details about the scholarship, including the application, is available here.

Deadline: December 1st by 5:00 pm

Posted on October 16, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

CAJM Fall Roundtable

What: The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) is a local social justice organization that unites 28 churches, synagogues, and mosques to address community issues in Charleston and North Charleston. They are extremely socio-economically, politically, and religiously diverse— but they band together in recognition of their common local realities, and in pursuit of their common values. At the beginning of each fall, they initiate this process by bringing together intimate groups in candid conversation about the injustices in our community. This year, they invite students to join to share your insights. The College of Charleston makes up a significant portion of the city’s population, and students have experiences with the innermost workings and troubles of public transportation and housing downtown, to name a few. Join them to put your energy towards a local civic body that has proved to make significant changes for the better (on topics of racial discrimination, education, and more!– See the CAJM website and Facebook group for more information.
When: Friday, October 20th at 5:30pm, “CAJM at the College” will host an event to facilitate such engagement.
Where: Stern Center Gardens
Posted on October 13, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

2018 Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship was launched by the State Department to address its growing need for technology expertise in the field of diplomacy, in addition to increasing the representation of diverse groups among its service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Program highlights include: 

  • Undergraduate candidates (2 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field.
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  •  Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship information and application may be accessed here:  www.twc.edu/FAIT2018. The deadline for all materials to be received is at midnight on December 31st, 2017.

 

Posted on October 13, 2017 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards
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