Archive | September, 2020

Critical Conversations Hub

The College has worked to compile a website for the many activities and resources related to Critical Conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion that are taking place across the College and beyond. The purpose of this website is the amplify and promote the great work of students, faculty, and staff at CofC.

Some of the resources featured on the website ( include upcoming talks and seminars as well as information on DiversityEDU, the diversity learning platform adopted by CofC.

Posted on September 28, 2020 in Campus Involvement

Be Well, Be A Cougar Series

The Division of Student Affairs is putting on a series of programs designed to help students who may be experiencing stress and anxiety related to the pandemic or pressures of the Fall semester.

Check out this flyer for a list of series events throughout October, which include conversations surrounding the impact of racism, mindfulness and meditation workshops, and workshops surrounding healthy coping mechanisms.

Posted on September 28, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Project Horseshoe Farm: Gap Year Fellowship

Experience a unique hands-on experience in nonprofit management, education, and community-based healthcare. Project Horseshoe Farm, a community health nonprofit organization, is offering three different 13-month gap-year fellowship programs for recent college graduates: a Farming, Health, and Nutrition track and two Community Health tracks, the original in rural Alabama and a new location in Pomona, California. Alumni have expressed how transformative their Fellowship experience was and have gone on to top medical schools, graduate programs, and nonprofit organizations across the U.S.

The first deadline for the 2021-2022 Fellowship program is Sunday, November 15th at 11:59pm, and the final deadline is Sunday, February 21st at 11:59pm.

For more information, check out the Fellowship’s website and flyer. More information can be also found on Handshake.

Posted on September 25, 2020 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

Research Opportunities in the Department of Computer Science

We have research projects for Math/Biology/Chemistry majors that involve math modeling of biological systems and epidemiology. Psychology majors are being recruited for understanding the mental model of software engineers. The research is expected to be a Bachelors Essay.

Interested students should contact Professor Ghosh at

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Research

Applications for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship are open!

The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.


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Goldwater Scholars have a strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering; display of intellectual intensity and have the potential to make significant future contributions to research in their chosen field. The scholarship covers up to $7,500 a year for as many as 2-4 semesters.

For more information, visit the Goldwater Scholarship website.

This award has a multi-step process, with several key deadlines.

Pre-application Deadline: October 30
Internal Application Due: November 30

Interested students should make an appointment to discuss the award and process with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

Posted on September 17, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Women’s Leadership Institute

The Higdon Center is pleased to announce its first Women’s Leadership Institute for student leadership development to be held Saturday, November 14th, from 10am-2pm via Zoom. This year’s Institute is a free event. Registration begins mid-October.











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The day includes the following concepts and skill-building work:

  • What empathy is and the importance of empathy and to transform environments and increase trust and belonging
  • The power of storytelling and deep listening to create connection and psychological safety for others
  • Increasing personal resilience by transcending negative thoughts in the face of uncertainty, and sweeping change
  • How shame-prone behaviors affect the way we lead, work, and learn
  • The seduction of being “tough” “cool” “perfect” “busy” “exhausted” and “okay” when being human doesn’t seem like enough
  • Create a regular practice to support personal wholeness, mindful presence, and to create the legacy you intend

Two 90 minute workshops, with a personal lunch break and raffles, will be facilitated by executive coach, Pearl Alexander, JD, CPCC, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator™ whose coaching and leadership development practice combines her expert knowledge on the “Science of Inclusion,” “Social Intelligence,” and contemplative practices to foster social change, inclusion, and innovation.

All students are welcome to attend with a cap at 125 registrants. Registration begins mid-October for Zoom delivery on November 14th. No cost to attend. Registration is required.

Posted on September 17, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Welcome Back! Important Info

Honors College faculty and staff could not be more excited to welcome students back to campus. Please read the information below regarding key Honors spaces on campus and don’t hesitate in reaching out to us at or by stopping by the Honors Center with any questions or concerns.

Honors Center Access

The Honors Center is located at 10 Green Way (#24 on the campus map). It houses the Dean’s Office on the first floor and a classroom and lounge/study space on the second floor.

  • Room 200 (classroom) and Room 201 (study/lounge) will be available for study or to take virtual classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-5pm only. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the 2nd floor is reserved for sections of HONS 100
  • Students will not be allowed in the Honors Center outside of normal hours (9am-5pm)
  • There is a room capacity of 15 students total in Room 200 and Room 201
  • Students must treat Room 200 and Room 201 as classroom spaces; therefore you must wipe down the desktop when you arrive, you must keep your mask on, and you cannot move chairs or desks; social distancing is required when in the Honors Center
  • There are no shared computers and no printer
  • The upstairs porch is currently off-limits

Berry Residence Hall Access

Berry Residence Hall is located at the corner of St. Philip and Calhoun streets (#6 on the campus map). In addition to housing many Honors students, the first floor of Berry includes Honors classrooms and faculty and staff offices.

  • You must swipe in with your Cougar Card to access the building
  • Make sure you follow the entrance and exit signs as you move from one space to another, including classrooms
  • After class, you must leave the classroom and building (unless you live in Berry) immediately
  • No gathering or waiting is allowed in Berry Gallery (open space on 1st floor between Honors classrooms and offices)
  • Berry residents are not permitted to bring outside guests into their suites or rooms
  • If you want to meet with an Honors faculty or staff member in Berry, please contact them to schedule a time in advance

Posted on September 11, 2020 in Uncategorized
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