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!

Students 4 Support and S4S+ Are Recruiting!

Students 4 Support and S4S+ are recruiting student volunteers, and you’re encouraged to apply!

About Students 4 Support: Students 4 Support & S4S+ are a highly-trained, certified group of peer volunteers who offer support for personal, social, and academic concerns, frustrations, and questions. They provide support through in-person drop-ins and texting. S4S+ are members of the Queer community who are able to meet and talk with students in the pride center.

To ApplyClick this link and follow the application instructions. Applications are due May 24th, 2024 by 5 p.m.

Requirements: You must be able to submit the full application package (including three one to two-page essays) by the deadline, participate in the interview process, agree to volunteer for at least two semesters, and be able to attend all mandatory training dates:

  • Training days will be on the week of 8/14/2024, 8/15/2024, 8/16/2024, and 8/19/2024
  • Training is all day on those days, specific information will be provided to accepted members
  • Training dates may require students to be back on campus before dorm accommodations are open.  We recommend connecting with friends or requesting to connect with the Students 4 Support team to see if you can stay with one of them.
  • There are no make-up training dates. Please do not apply unless you can attend.

For more information, see the provided flyer, click this link, or go to @students4support on Instagram.

Research Specialist Position in the Han Laboratory in the Hollings Cancer Center

The Han laboratory at MUSC is looking for a Research Specialist, who will be responsible for laboratory maintenance, mouse colony management, and contributing to the research projects.

About the Lab: The Han laboratory will launch in the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in August 2024. The Han laboratory investigates pancreatic cancer at the cellular and molecular levels, utilizing genetic mouse models, cell cultures, and human patient samples.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn cutting-edge biology techniques
  • A vibrant research environment to better understand fundamental mechanisms of pancreatic cancer and to ultimately benefit pancreatic cancer patients
  • Standard research specialist salary and benefits

Great Fit For: Current seniors (students who will graduate before September 2024).

To Apply: Email your CV to hanl@musc.edu.

For more information, email Dr. Han at hanl@musc.edu. Click here to read about the kind of work Dr. Lu Han has done.

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!

Benefits:

  • 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.