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BBC Global Questions Master Class & Internship Opportunities

What/Master Class: BBC Global Questions will be filming its next edition on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Cistern Yard with TD Arena serving as the inclement weather location. Please visit to view content of previous shows. Chris Nelson is the lead Director of the program and has spent many years with BBC News directing studio and outside broadcast productions across the world. Chris has generously offered to give an insight to what he does and teach a master class on Monday, October 9 or Tuesday, October 10 for students to benefit from his expertise and experience.

Internships: Chris also has offered internships for eight to ten students on October 12th & 13th involving assistance with production of the event.

To Apply/More Info: Contact by September 28th


Posted on August 15, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Internships & Jobs

NASA Guest Speaker

Image result for nasaWhat: Guest Speaker: NASA Associate Director of Communications, Jen Rae Wang.

When: Tuesday, August 22nd from 9:00-10:00 AM

Where: School of Education, Health and Human Performance – Alumni Center


About Wang

At NASA, Wang directs internal and external communications for the agency and serves as a Senior Advisor to NASA’s Administrator and other executive leaders. She is responsible for managing an agency-wide staff of more than 100 that implements all aspects of NASA’s external and internal communications. Immediately prior to coming to NASA, Wang was the Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, where she led the Congressman’s Omaha office as the District Director and was the Communications Director and key spokesperson. Wang also served as Governor Dave Heineman’s Communications Director and spokesperson for eight years. At the end of his term, she was the longest serving Communications Director for a sitting U.S. Governor. She also was the Communications Director for the Lieutenant Governor and First Lady of Nebraska. In her many responsibilities, she led state communications in emergency situations, assisted in leading international trade missions, led strategic communications for nearly 40 state agencies, and worked directly with the Governor’s Cabinet and the legislature. Wang was a liaison to the National Governor’s Association and worked closely with the nation’s 55 governors and staff when Gov. Heineman served as Vice Chair and Chair of the organization. Prior to leading the Governor’s Communications Office, Wang was a Senior Advisor and Communications Director to U.S. Congressman Lee Terry on The Hill for three years. In addition to her public service career, Wang has a background in public relations and journalism, with experience in print, broadcast and social media. She has been an adjunct professor, teaching advanced public relations theories and strategies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and recently received the Public Relations Student Society of America’s first-ever Outstanding Mentor Award for her decade of mentoring the future leaders of journalists and strategic communications professionals. Wang is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism, Lawrence, with a bachelor of science degree in strategic communications and advertising. She is currently working on her master’s degree in management with a leadership emphasis through Doane University in Nebraska. Wang describes herself as the proud wife of a U.S. Marine Corps officer. They have two children, Orion and Lyra.
Posted on August 15, 2017 in Announcements & Events

“Uncertain Correspondence: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump”

What: Masha Gessen, prominent Russian-American journalist and author of the acclaimed critical biography of Vladimir Putin, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, will speak on the subject of the Trump presidency, and what we can and cannot learn about it by looking at Russia and President Putin. Free and open to the public, q&a and book signing to follow. 

When: September 19th at 6 PM

Where: Sotille Theatre

Posted on August 10, 2017 in Announcements & Events

TEDxCharleston – Volunteers Needed

What: TEDxCharleston 2017: Shake it Up

When: October 18, 2017

Where: Charleston Music Hall (37 John Street)

TEDxCharleston is an all-day immersion experience at the intersection of science, art, performance and business. It is designed to enrich the Charleston, South Carolina community through presentations and entertainment that inspires, engages and transforms. Interested volunteers can apply here.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, August 22nd. Last year, tickets sold out in four hours. If you would like to attend the event, but the ticket costs presents a burden, you can apply for a need-based scholarship through September 1st.


Posted on August 3, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

URCA Celebration of Scholars

Who: All students are encouraged to attend the event to see the variety of research projects other students are performing with faculty.

What: Students and faculty representing various disciplines from across campus will be presenting their research through posters. Upperclassmen are encouraged to support your friends in the Honors College (see list of presenters below). Freshman and sophomores are encouraged to attend to see what kind of projects are being conducted on campus and to identify potential projects for undergraduate research.

When: Friday, August 25, 2017, 3-5pm

Where: Addlestone Library, 1st Floor

For more info, go to

See list of Honors students presenting

Amanda Anyim
Victoria Bailey
Evan Bailey
Kayla Blankenship
Jordan Bralley
John Cobb
Sophia Emetu
Wilson Ford
Caroline Gilmer
Sondrica Goines
Austin Hunt
Virginia James
Dashiell Jay
Katherine Johnson
Marlena Kolesinska
Katelyn Kraichely
James Peyla
Marni Sapolsky
Alexandra Schwartz
Payden Shaw
Brooke Thomas
Jensen Tomberlin
Morgan Troiano
Jason Witry


Posted on July 19, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Research

Spoon University

What: Spoon University is looking for staff writers! Spoon University is a food publication by and for our generation featuring recipes, restaurant reviews, personal stories and hacks to help you “adult.”

For More Information: Visit their website or contact Kristen Kornbluth (

Posted on February 8, 2017 in Announcements & Events

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