Author of nationally acclaimed novels like Edisto and The Interrogative Mood, Padgett Powell ’74 is one of the most important figures in experimental fiction. Wish you could ask him a question or two? On November 22, Padgett will be on campus answering your creative writing inquiries. This special event is hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of English.
After Katie Browne ’09 graduated from the College with a religious studies degree, she joined the United States Peace Corps for a life-altering experience.
The day I received my Peace Corps invitation, I began (helplessly, subconsciously, but inevitably) forming wild expectations about what life would be like in the great beyond. I told others, “No, no, I have no idea, and I like it that way. I will find out when I get off the plane.” In reality, I researched frantically, and even more frantically began building this alternative world in my mind, trying always to imagine the unimaginable life that awaited me there.
Katie’s photo-essay in the latest College of Charleston Magazine captures her journey in more detail. Take a look for yourself.
Meet Imani Brown. A graduate of Wando High School, Imani is currently a freshman majoring in psychology at the College. This is her first semester working in the HSS Dean’s office, and we are lucky to have her. Next time you are in 2 Green Way, be sure to say “hi” to Imani – she works at the front desk!
“I never thought that I would enjoy working as much as I do now. My freshmen year is amazing as a result of working with HSS. I work with the best people that anyone could ever meet. Thanks Guys for making my freshmen year a great one.”
Last night, political science professors Gibbs Knotts, Jordan Ragusa, and Kendra Stewart led a discussion and Q&A titled “Government Shutdown: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Too Afraid to Ask.”
Knotts, Ragusa and Stewart spoke about the circumstances surrounding the government shutdown – what the shutdown means for citizens, the political standoff that caused it and the potential consequences for the debt ceiling. Following this presentation, members of the public were able to participate by asking the panelists questions.
Take a look at some photos from the event below:
Here are some media outlets the panelists have been featured in: http://blogs.cofc.edu/inthenews/
You can also learn more about this topic, and other political issues, by reading Dr. Ragusa’s blog, Rule22.
Did you know that the safest place during an earthquake is under a sturdy desk or table? (Doorways are not safe.) As you can see from the photos, our office decided to hold an earthquake drill and it was a success!
The College of Charleston is officially participating in the National Earthquake Drill on 10/17 at 10:17am. For more information about earthquake preparation, visit http://scearthquakes.cofc.edu.