Archive | January, 2018

Charleston 40 Campus Tour Guides Interview Weekend

The Charleston 40 Campus Tour Guides are looking for new guides! They will be holding their spring Interview Weekend January 26th-28th. Come be one of the first faces prospective students and their families will see, improve on your public speaking skills, and join a fun and friendly group of students! Applications are currently available from the Office of Admissions, and are due by Wednesday, January 24th at 5pm.

Contact Membership Coordinator, Autumn Jenkins (, with any questions.

Posted on January 18, 2018 in Clubs and Organizations

Study Abroad Fair

What: A study abroad fair that gives YOU a chance to check out CofC faculty-led study abroad programs!

When: Wednesday, January 24th, 10am to 2pm

Where: Cougar Mall


Posted on January 18, 2018 in Announcements & Events

Edwin Garro Presentation

What: The International Business program and Global Business Resource Center is hosting Edwin Garro, Chairman and President of PXS Performance Solutions, as a guest speaker. Garro’s presentation will cover the State of Operational Excellence in Latin America: How the Shingo Model is contributing to better products and services.

When: January 26 at 11am

Where: Wells Fargo Auditorium

Posted on January 18, 2018 in Announcements & Events

UPLIFT Volunteer Orientation

What: A volunteer orientation for those interested in volunteering for the Lonon Foundation’s UPLIFT Program, a student-led organization at the College of Charleston whose mission is to provide comfort and support for children who have been affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer diagnosis. UPLIFT will also be a new project partner for Honors Engaged starting in Fall 2018. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory for all students who want to participate in the program this semester.

When: Monday, January 22nd at 7pm or Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm

Where: RSS 252

For more information, contact Anna Lonon at

You can also read about UPLIFT in The College Today!

Posted on January 18, 2018 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

Apply for Fulbright UK Summer Institutes!

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special, fully funded Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK that suite a range of academic interests.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program me. The deadline for all programs is February 7, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. If interested in this or other awards, and for help developing your application materials, e-mail Dr. Vander Zee, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, or drop by his office hours in 6 Green Way room 203 from 1-3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment. You can also learn more about this and other awards at the Awards Search and News site.


Learn More

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

If you have any questions about the programme, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

There are nine Summer Programmes available for US students in 2018:

The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs.  This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance. Please read the Terms and Conditions for this award before making an application.


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

Udall Scholarship for Environmental Interests

What: Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of this area through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

Apply / Deadline : If so, consider applying for a Udall Scholarship through the College’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. CofC can nominate up to 8 students for this prestigious award. The application deadline is March 8, but you should plan on sharing a complete draft of your application with the National Awards office no later than February 20.

Learn More

Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of:

  • Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care;
  • Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity;
  • Academic achievement
  • An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

The Udall Scholarship provides

  • Access to the Udall Alumni Network: an association of environmental and tribal leaders and public servants sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities.
  • Four days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation: extending your professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills.
  • Up to $5,000 for eligible academic expenses.

If interested in this or other awards, e-mail Dr. Vander Zee, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, or drop by his office hours on the second floor of 10 Green Way, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 12:00, or by appointment. You can also learn more about this and other awards at the Awards Search and News site.


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

Upcoming Seminar by Dr. Maureen Lichtveld

What: Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, chair of the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane University, is conducting a public seminar titled “The Intergenerational Impact of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors on Maternal and Child Health: What Does It Have to do With You?” In this seminar, Dr. Lichtveld will examine cumulative risks associated with exposures to environmental chemical contaminants and non-chemical stressors such as stress and violence on birth outcomes and infant development. She will present information from her work dealing with acute stressor situations including natural and technological disasters and chronic conditions such as health disparities, both of which may result in life-time adversity for those affected. Dr. Lichtveld will emphasize community-based, participatory research strategies and approaches to research translation and dissemination.

Where: SSMB 129 (Main Lecture Hall)

When: Friday, January 26 at 6 pm

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Sandifer, Director, Center for Coastal Environmental and Human Health (; 843.709.4333).

Posted on January 11, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Uncategorized

Volunteer for Charleston YOUth Count

What: An estimated one third of College of Charleston students struggle with not having enough food to eat or a secure place to sleep at night. The scope of the problem for the rest of Charleston is unclear, but through Charleston YOUth Count, a Riley Center initiative, we are gathering data to find out rates of food and housing insecurity and work to provide individuals in our community much needed resources and support. This research project is the first of its kind in the Charleston area, and we are looking for volunteers (“Community Liaisons”) to conduct interviews. Looks great on a resume, free CITI certification, and you will be making a direct impact on your community!

When: For this position, you should plan to be available on EITHER February 10 OR February 18 AND for at least 3 hours/week March 11-17 and March 25-31 (exact times flexible).

To Apply:

Deadline: February 2, 2018

Don’t want to work in the field? We need donations!:

Please reach to for more information.

Posted on January 10, 2018 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

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