Mindful-Move Out Volunteer Call!

The Opportunity: Volunteer for Mindful Move-Out from April 28th-May 2nd! The Center for Sustainable Development and their partners need all hands on deck to collect and sort the donations they receive from residence halls during Move-Out. It’s a great way to help our campus and community reduce waste (and get first dibs on free clothes, furniture, and more)!

BenefitsWorking can be counted for volunteer hours. By volunteering, participants increase their campus and community involvement and volunteers help work towards the 90% Waste Diversion metric.

Relevance: This is a great opportunity for students wanting to get involved on campus, anyone needing volunteer hours, and anyone wanting to look through some free items!

To Sign UpGo to this link to sign up for volunteering timeslots.

For more information, reach out to zerowaste@cofc.edu or sustain@cofc.edu with any questions!

Attend the Charleston HackOps Kickoff Event!

You’re invited to the free Charleston HackOps kickoff/mixer/team night on Friday, April 19th!

About HackOps: The goal of HackOps is to bring together the tech and business communities to build innovative startups using the latest technology. In 48 hours, participants will form teams, then create both a prototype and a pitch for their best collective idea that addresses an issue impacting our community.

More Info: You’re also invited to join a CofC team for the entire hackathon event on Saturday and Sunday, including the pitch competition, dinner by Rodney Scott BBQ, and the judging and awards mixer.

When & Where: The kickoff event will be…

  • On Friday, April 19th, at 6:00 p.m.
  • At the Harbor Entrepreneurship Center across the Cooper River Bridge (11 Ewall St, Mt Pleasant)

To Attend: E-mail Lancie Affonso (affonsol@cofc.edu) if you need a ride with our SSME Van, departing from the Addlestone Library parking lot at 5:30 p.m.

To Register for HackOpsGo to this link to learn more and sign up.

Attend Lab to Leaders and Learn How Research Gets Done at MUSC

SC-PEAR (Policy, Engagement, Advocacy, and Research) is hosting a poster symposium for MUSC students to present their research, and CofC students are invited to attend!


  • Gain insight into what MUSC students are researching and how they go about doing it
  • Mingle with MUSC students and professors
  • Learn about significant issues in the health and science communities

When & Where: The event will be…

  • On Friday, April 19th, from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
  • In the MUSC Bioengineering Building Lobby (68 President St)

For more information, check out the provided flyer or email either co-director of SC-PEAR at martinom@musc.edu or corker@musc.edu.

Join Mary Jo Fairchild for a Sabbatical Talk on the Peace Family and the Legacies of Slavery and Dispossession at CofC

The Public History Working Group of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) is pleased to sponsor a sabbatical talk given by Mary Jo Fairchild, Coordinator of Research Services at the Special Collections at the College of Charleston.

When & Where: The talk will be…

  • On Thursday, April 18th, at 4:00 p.m.
  • In Addlestone Library room 227

About the Talk: Thomas Peace worked at the College of Charleston on and off beginning in the late 1820s until his death almost sixty years later. At first, he worked while enslaved. After emancipation, he served as “janitor,” “porter,” and courier. During this presentation, Fairchild will discuss her efforts to recover the lives of Thomas Peace, his wife Isabella, and their children, reintroducing their story into the institution’s historical memory.

Details: Using a Black feminist epistemological approach alongside critical theory and more traditional historical research methods, Fairchild’s work reconstructs the story of the Peace family and interrogates the unexplored and intertwined roles of dispossession and slavery in the development of the College of Charleston. This research, conducted during a recent sabbatical, represents an important contribution to the efforts currently underway at the College of Charleston that seek to understand the legacy of slavery and make strides towards addressing and repairing its enduring effects.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Healthy Tri-County Relaunch Event

Join Trident United Way as they convene to discuss our 2024 agenda, participate in a data walk with DHEC and commit to improving health outcomes in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The joint effort of Healthy Tri-County will have a direct, positive impact on our Tri-County community.

Opportunity: This event is a great chance to network with key health partners in the area, including MUSC, Roper, Trident Health, United Way, and more!

Great Chance For: Upperclassmen majoring in or interested in public health, pre-allied health, exercise science, nutrition, and/or urban studies.

When & Where: The event will be…

  • On Friday, April 26th, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • At the Royal Missionary Baptist Church (4750 Abraham Avenue, North Charleston, SC)

To RegisterClick this link to register for the event. Registration closes April 18th.

Click here for more information about this event or email Madison James (mjames@tuw.org) with any questions. Registration is free and breakfast will be provided.

Motivational Speaker Brady Silverwood is Coming to Campus!

TEDx motivational speaker, two-time author, and cross-country ultrarunner Brady Silverwood will be giving an inspiring talk about how to overcome mental barriers next week!

About Brady Silverwood: Brady’s achievements include co-founding Sunny Co Clothing while studying at The University of Arizona, who once received 50,000 orders in 28 minutes, running 3,311 miles across the USA just one year after running his first ever half-marathon, writing two books, and much more!

When & Where: The talk will be…

  • On Tuesday, April 16th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • In the Stern Center Ballroom

To AttendClick this link to RSVP for the event. The talk is completely free to attend!

Join Zahra Hankir for a Talk on De-Centering the Western Gaze and Cultural Narratives

The Office of Institutional Diversity’s (OID) Signature Speaker for April will be Zahra Hankir, a Lebanese British journalist and editor who writes about the intersection of politics, culture, and society, particularly in the Middle East!

About Zahra Hankir: Zahra’s background is Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic movements and International Politics. She was awarded a Jack R. Howard Fellowship in International Journalism to attend the Columbia University School of Journalism, where she specialized in newspaper and magazine writing and wrote about the Muslim community of Queens. She is the editor of Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World and the author of Eyeliner: A Cultural History.

When & Where: The talk will be…

  • On Friday, April 12th, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • In ECTR room 118

This event is free to attend; no registration required.