Panel: Banned Books that Shape(d) the Word

What: A panel discussion titled “Banned Books that Shape(d) the World” in celebration of Banned Books Week. The panel will discuss issues surrounding banned books and censorship, issues regarding free speech on the internet, and hate speech on college campuses. The panel will also reflect upon other themes mentioned in Professor Wentworth’s Honors Colloquium course.

Panelists/participants include:
• Professor Claire Wofford
• Professor Jen Wright
• Professor Marjory Wentworth
• Professor William Russell
• Students from Honors Colloquium: Banned Books that Shape(d) The World

When: Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm

Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

This event is free and open to the public.

Posted on September 18, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Leadership Opportunities in Charleston Miracle

Charleston Miracle is the largest student-run philanthropic organization on campus and throughout the year we raise money, education, and awareness for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital!

We are looking for students who are passionate about making a difference in children’s lives to join the movement as committee members. Not only is this a great leadership opportunity, but it also will give you the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of the children and families at MUSC Children’s Hospital. If you have any interest in taking on a new leadership role on campus, we have committee member positions in the areas of fundraising, recruitment, public relations, operations, sponsorship, participant relations, and morale! This means we have lots of ways for you to become involved in our movement.

To read more about each position or apply visit tinyurl.com/CMCommittees. The deadline to apply is 9/22 at 12:00pm.

Posted on September 18, 2019 in Campus Involvement, Clubs and Organizations

Geophysics Course (Spring 2020)

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences is offering GEOL 412: Geophysics in Spring 2020. During this course, students will hone data processing and problem-solving skills to discover what’s below the Earth’s surface. Geophysics will be a 3-credit, lecture-style course taught by Dr. Steven Jaume on Tuesdays/Thursday from 9:25-10:40 AM. This should prove to be a challenging, yet rewarding upper-level science elective, this is a great option for HONS students.

 

Posted on September 17, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Sustainability and 21st Century Business Solutions Certificate

The CofC School of Professional Studies is introducing an interdisciplinary 15-credit hour certificate program where students will learn how to design economic and business-based solutions to 21st-century problems that will impact the triple sector (for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations). The certificate will strengthen skills in microeconomics, project management, thinking in systems, understanding emerging economic, social, and environmental trend lines and how those will impact business practices. It will also improve the way students think about relationships between humans and their environments and provide them with the tools to innovate solutions within existing or future job settings.

For more information on this program, check out the program flyer or visit go.cofc.edu/sustainablebusiness.

Posted on September 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

Sustainability Literacy Institute – Mini Grant Funding for Spring 2020

What: Do you have an idea for sustainability-centered programming? As the hub for sustainability literacy at the College of Charleston, the Sustainability Literacy Institute (SLI) views the engagement of students, faculty, and staff in sustainability projects and events as a high priority. In line with this desire for engagement, the SLI is offering mini grants (up to $1000 per proposal) for the purposes of creating a College community that is empowered to inculcate sustainability literacy. The SLI Mini Grant application should be used to apply for funding from the SLI to help with these endeavors with a specific focus on our 2019-2020 CofC Sustains/Solves theme of the year, “Food Security.” Applications that target and contribute to “Sustainability Month” programming, which will run approximately from post-Spring Break through the end of classes, will receive extra consideration.

Deadline: October 15th, 2019 at 10pm

To Apply: For more details on the application process and selection criteria, please read through the Mini Grant Funding Application. Please send completed applications to Todd LeVasseur, SLI director, at levasseurtj@cofc.edu by the application deadline.

Posted on September 17, 2019 in Campus Involvement, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Honors College Faculty Lecture Series: The Ecology of War

What: This interdisciplinary lecture from Dr. Bryan Ganaway of the Honors College and the Department of History and Dr. Christopher Freeman in the Department of Biology introduces major events in human history from both a historical and ecological perspective, with the goal of highlighting the complex interplay between human conflict and the environment. This lecture will also serve as a preview for an Honors Colloquium course that will be offered this Spring, so this is the perfect opportunity to get a sneak peek of what will be offered then!

When: Tuesday, September 17 at 3:30pm

Where: Addlestone 227

To Register: Register for this event via Eventbrite. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Posted on September 17, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Victorian Gothic Literature: A Horrible Way to Spend Your Summer

A study abroad experience that includes one solid month in London, multiple day trips and outings, opportunities to explore Britain and Europe independently, and fulfills requirements for Honors Immersed and Interdisciplinary Seminar.

In Victorian Gothic Literature, we will discuss how British culture uses Gothic themes to express fears, anxieties, and misgivings about gender & sexuality, nation & empire, race & class. Gothic monsters tend to embody exaggerated forms of patriarchal despotism, non-conforming sexual desire, and rebellious colonial otherness. We will read works by Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, R. L. Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle. We will explore the gloomy moors and dark city streets where they set their stories. We will visit art museums, attend the theater, stroll through urban graveyards, and walk down village lanes.

There will be an informational meeting held on Wednesday, September 25 from 4-5pm in RSS 235. Please click here to express interest in this program, whether you are able to attend the meeting or not.

For more information, contact Prof. Tim Carens, English Professor and Director of British Studies at the College of Charleston. The course is offered through the USM British Studies Program.

Posted on September 16, 2019 in Study Abroad

C40 Recruitment

Do you want to play a role in recruiting the future of the College? The Charleston 40 is now accepting applications for their Fall recruitment process. C40 is the official student tour guide organization on campus whose mission is to show potential students and parents our college campus, explain the traditions and history that make the College unique, and most importantly, provide insight into what student life is like here in Charleston.

Interested in applying? The online application is due by September 18th at 5 p.m. and Recruitment Weekend will span from September 20-22.

Please contact Abrie Richison, Membership Coordinator, at richisona@g.cofc.edu if you have any questions.

Posted on September 16, 2019 in Campus Involvement, Clubs and Organizations

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