CofC Spring 2017 Advising Center Parent Newsletter

Check out the great programs in the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC), profiles of the new members of the advising team and other news in the Spring 2017 AAPC Parent and Family Newsletter at http://advising.cofc.edu/parents/aapc-family-newsletter-spring2017.pdf

The webpage for the AAPC also has a new parent section, you can check it out at http://advising.cofc.edu/parents/index.php

Happy Spring!!

 

Karen B. Hauschild

Director
Academic Advising and Planning Center

College of Charleston

 

advising.cofc.edu

 

Strengths:  Achiever, Input, Responsibility, Learner, Connectedness

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – March 20-26, 2017

Important Dates:

Academic Calendar:

Spring 2017 Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ac-2017Spring.pdf

 

Campus Directory:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/.

 

2017 Maymester/Summer Sessions:

Maymester/Summer School: View the course listing at: http://summer.cofc.edu/

Currently enrolled, College of Charleston students will be permitted to register beginning March 20 via MyCharleston.  If you have any questions regarding financial aid for summer courses, please email financialaid@cofc.edu.  If your student has questions concerning course choices, they should discuss the questions with their academic advisor.

 

Summer School Financial Aid:

http://finaid.cofc.edu/financial-aid-information/general/summerschool/index.php

 

Fall Course Registration Entry Times:  http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/entrytimes.php

Registration for Fall 2017 begins on Friday, March 24 2017 for all currently enrolled students (with 106-122+ earned hours) by assigned entry time on MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab. The entry time scheduled is based on the hours earned.  This does not include the hours in which a student is currently enrolled. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on the opening registration day for each group.  For instance, students with 106-122+ earned hours can begin registration at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 24, 2017.  Students with 90-105 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 25, etc.

 

Career Center Events Calendar – http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

Check out all the opportunities offered by the Career Center (scroll down to view the Career Center events calendar) – employer in residence, cougar job shadow, resume review, mock interviews, internships, choosing a major workshops, employer info sessions and more! The Center is located in room 216, 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center. Students should not wait until their senior year to take advantage of the programs and services offered by the Career Center.

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, technical issues with room sign-up, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall, room assignment, or wish to make comments/suggestions please contact Campus Housing directly at housing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is seen or addressed by housing.

 

Academic Planning Tools:

Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help you succeed at the College of Charleston. Use Degree Works, a web-based audit too for academic planning: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

 

Commencement information:

Questions: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/contactus.php

All you need to know about graduation: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

Commencement ceremonies are expected to last approximately two and a half hours.

  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON, May 12, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – Graduate School, Undergraduate School of the Arts, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and School of Professional Studies
  • SATURDAY MORNING, May 13, 2017  – Ceremony begins at 10:00 am – School of Business and School of Sciences and Mathematics
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON, May 13, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs

Cougar Alert Notification System:

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. Up to six numbers may be included. Please note that Cougar Alert is not a news service and is only used if the College of Charleston campus is in crisis. Read more details about the system at: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

Listserv members are encouraged to visit the Parent website at www.cofc.edu/parents, which is updated frequently by the New Student Programs staff. The website has a variety of resources for parents of new and currently enrolled students. You may also unsubscribe or change your listserv subscription setting using the link provided on the website. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance.

 

Parent Blog: 

Too many emails from the listserv? Try the Parent Blog! The blog is available for parents and family members to keep updated on listserv postings from college faculty, staff, and administrators.  By signing up for the blog, you will receive an email if there are any new postings to the listserv from faculty and staff only (no parent postings are included). For some the blog may be easier to handle than the listserv since the listserv can be very active. To receive the parent blog go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=cofc/Nagt&loc=en_US and enter your email to request subscription to the Blog.

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

College of Charleston Social Media:

You may want to check out the social media directory for the college, which has a list of campus offices and departments on many different social media platforms, at http://social.cofc.edu/social-media-directory/index.php

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Maymester/Summer School 2017 Registration Opens Today

Beginning today, March 20th, all currently enrolled undergraduate College of Charleston students may register for Maymester and summer sessions classes via the Registration Tools channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.

To view the list of Maymester and summer sessions course offerings, you can use the Look Up Classes link on the Registration Tools channel or follow this link to the dynamic schedule, https://ssb.cofc.edu:9710/prod/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched, select 2017 Summer in the Term drop down box, and click on the “submit” button. Once the class schedule search template appears on screen, view course listings by selecting the subject first and limiting as appropriate by schedule type, course level, campus, part of term etc.

Have questions? Please contact the Summer Sessions Office at 843-953-4831 or summer@cofc.edu.

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Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement – March 20, 2017

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted.

STERN CENTER STAFF APPLICATIONS – DUE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

The Stern Student Center is now accepting applications for the following positions for the 2017-18 academic year:

  • Information Desk & Game Room
  • Stern Niter Life

 

For more information on positions and application process visit http://sterncenter.cofc.edu/staff-app.php

 

All completed applications must be received by March 29, 2017 at 7:00pm. The review and interview process will take place between April 10-14. We appreciate your patience as we process applications

 

Cougar Activities Board

March 21st – Beauty and the Beast Movie Trip

 

Be Our Guest as we go see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!!

Signups are on our Facebook page. You will receive an email with more details and confirmation of your spot on the 20th.

Hope to see you there!!

 

March 27th – La La Land

Join CAB as we present the Academy Award Winning film “La La Land”

Free refreshments will provided along with themed cupcakes.

Movie starts at 7:30 PM in Stern 205

 

Multicultural Student Programs & Services

Anti-Bullying Training (201)

Thursday, March 24th

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Multicultural Center, 1st FL Conference Room

 

Safe Zone Training 201:  A 1.5 hour advanced special-topics session, for those who have completed training 101.

If you are requesting additional information or would like to sign up or register for a SafeZone workshop please send a response to safezone@cofc.edu or call 953-5660.

 

Sponsored by:  Safe Zone Committee

 

Office of Institutional Diversity

 

The Office of Institutional Diversity will host a screening of “Autism In Love” on March 30th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Robert Scott Small 235 followed by a Q&A.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided!

Upcoming blood drives:

 

Thursday, March 30        Stern Center      Room #205         9-3

Monday, April 10             Stern Center       bloodmobile       11-4

Tuesday, April 11             Stern Center       bloodmobile       11-4

Thursday, April 13           Stern Center       bloodmobile       12-5

 

Participants can schedule an appointment @ www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor lookup code cofc.

 

Career Center

 

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Tues. Mar. 21, 4-6pm, Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309

$tart $mart, a program developed by the W.A.G.E. Project and the American Association of University Women, teaches about the salary negotiation process including information about the gender pay gap, its causes, and how to negotiate to be paid fairly for what you are worth. REGISTRATION REQUIRED – space is limited. http://bit.ly/SalaryNegotiationWorkshop

 

Lean Start-Up Workshop

Tues. Mar. 21, 4-5pm, Lightsey Center 257

Learn the new smarter, faster way to launch your business. To save your space, register online using CougarJobLink. Upload a resume to your “My Documents” and then click on “Career Events & Workshops” and select “LEAN START UP” and click “Register.”

 

Boeing: Employer in Residence (EIR)

Wed. Mar. 22, 1-4pm, Career Center (Lightsey 216)

This is an opportunity to meet one on one with a CofC alum who works for Boeing. The purpose of this meeting can be for job search assistance, resume critique, cover letter review, interview tips, or to just have a general career conversation about opportunities with Boeing. Call the Career Center at 843.953.5692 to schedule an appointment, or drop-in (first come first served).

 

CIA Information Session

Wed. Mar. 22, 4-5pm, Stern Center Ballroom

You are invited to participate in a Q&A dialogue where the presenter will share insight pertaining to work-life balance, security process, company culture, and much more. During this event, you will learn about careers in Clandestine Operations, Analysis, Science & Technology, Digital Innovation, and Business Operations.

 

Aflac: Pop-Up Employer in Residence (EIR)

Thu. Mar. 23, 1:30-3:30pm, Lobby of the Beatty Center

Stop by Aflac’s info table to have your resume reviewed and to learn more about this Fortune 500 company that provides financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide.

 

AmeriCorps SC Information Table

Fri. Mar. 24, 11am-2pm, Cougar Mall

Stop by the AmeriCorps SC info table to learn how AmeriCorps programs help communities address locally-defined challenges and for information on becoming a member. For more information about South Carolina’s AmeriCorps visit: http://www.uwasc.org/

 

Think On Your Feet: Improv Workshop 

March 28th 

5pm-7pm 

Wells Fargo Auditorium 

 

Want to improve your quick problem solving skills? Come join us to learn how improv can help you not only in your daily life but also in the business field. We will have two instructors that have been practicing improv for over 10 years that will be teaching us a few improv methods to get you thinking on your feet.

Hosted by the Think Differently Forum.

 

Think Differently Forum

March 30th 

5pm-6pm 

Stern Ballroom Could laughter be the best medicine for your organization? Ted Birkham, President of Peppercom, will speak at the Think Differently Forum to discuss how to use comedy in the workplace and why it is so beneficial to your business. Come for free food and knowledge!

 

Join Center Stage this week for our first production of the semester: Art by Yasmina Reza, directed by Josiah Albright.

Performances will be March 15-18 at 7:30pm in Theatre 220 (second floor of Simons Center for the Arts)

It’s free with a student ID and $7 for non-students.

There will be a talkback following Wednesday night’s (3/15) performance!

 

CofC Alliance for Planet Earth

Like the Earth? Like cool people? Like helping cool people help the Earth? Come to a meeting for Alliance for Planet Earth! We have meetings every Tuesday in Maybank 103 at 7 pm!! Help us make the campus and our city more sustainable!!!

allianceforplanetearth@gmail.com   ig:@allianceforplanetearth

 

https://www.facebook.com/allianceforplanetearth
https://www.facebook.com/groups/12717295446/

The Mission of Alliance for Planet Earth (“APE”) is to promote awareness of social and environmental issues; relevant to the College of Charleston community, as well as the local, state, and national level. We encourage students to become active citizens!

 

CofC Circle K International

Interested in service? Want to improve your leadership and entrepreneurship skills? Come check us out at a club interest meeting in Education Center 116 at 7:30 pm on March 20th to find out more, and be sure to grab a cookie! See you then!

 

CHARLESTON WATERKEEPER CLUB

 

Help us celebrate Water Appreciation Week March 20th-25th!

 

Monday 3/20: Join the CAWS in Cougar Mall!

Wednesday 3/22: Happy Hour at Mellow Mushroom 5:00pm

Thursday 3/23: “Raging Water” Film Screening with refreshments and an Opportunity to Win! 7:00pm SSMB Room 203

Saturday 3/25: Clean up and After Party at Shem Creek Park 10:00am

If you have any questions, please email Mia Grylicki at grylickima@g.cofc.edu

School of Professional Studies 

Google Analytics

This seminar is designed to provide in-depth knowledge about the various features available within Google Analytics, how to leverage those features to best serve your business needs. The course begins with a strong introductory foundation, and proceeds with hands-on interactive exercises, ensuring that students will be able to dependently and productively utilize Google Analytics.

Date: March 24, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: College of Charleston North Campus

Tuition: $125

go.cofc.edu/digitalmarket

iDea Launch 

Longer/ preferred version :

 

If you’ve got a great idea, now is the time to launch it! IdeaLaunch is an action-driven, hands-on coaching and personal branding workshop designed to help you brand and market your new idea. You’ll be expected to prep for the course by completing some pre-work about your idea and some background information that will help to develop your marketing strategy. During the 2-day course, I’ll help you nail down the details, work out the kinks, and iron out a marketing strategy to jumpstart your brilliant product, course, or training module. This course is designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are ready to increase their earning potential, reach new clients, and change the world. It starts with an idea, and we’re here to create a plan to make your idea grow your business, increase your clientele, or expand your services into new areas. We welcome all creative and driven thinkers to this course. The lead instructor specializes in leadership coaching, career coaching, marketing strategy, and personal branding. Attendees will take a communications assessment, a strengths assessment, receive a free 30 minute coaching session, and will walk out of the classroom with a marketing plan in hand, and the confidence to put a fresh idea into the world.

 

Date: April 20 – 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $595.00

Lunch will be provided.

Location:

College of Charleston, North Campus

 

go.cofc.edu/idealaunch

 

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Gain coping strategies, self-esteem, and support from peers who share a similar experience.

Share as much or as little as you like, as the group is a safe and confidential setting.

The group is facilitated by a therapist and a representative from People Against Rape.

Contact Lauren Sottile, LPC-I if interested at elsottile@cofc.edu

 

CofC Lutheran Campus Ministries

Please join us at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (entrance on Vanderhorst Street across from Kudu) for our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 6pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!! New students are welcome and encouraged to come!!

 

Please join us for a free home cooked meal and a casual open discussion about classes, friends, home life, Charleston, or anything that comes up! We are peer-led and have a schedule designed by all participants.

 

For more information, please contact Rachelle at lindstromrh@g.cofc.edu

 

The Hispanic Latino Club and First Year Experience

Being ñ

The Hispanic Latino Club and First Year Experience will be hosting an event called “Being Ñ” with director Denise Soler Cox and HBO’s Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Henry Ansbacher. In this very special event, the directors will join the Hispanic Latino Club in a screening of their documentary project focused on telling the stories of first-generation American-born Latinos and will join us for a discussion after the film.

Where: Johnson Center 206 (30 George St)
When: March 21 at 6:00pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNi-IbBZ0UE
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/project-enye-n-voice-1st-gen-latinos-between-two-worlds-n374516

 

March for Science

On Saturday April 22, thousands of scientists and supporters of science will march in Washington DC to let our Senators and Representatives know we think science is important and should be respected, funded, and finding used in evidence-based decision making on policy. We plan to march in Charleston as well!  Can we count on you to get the word out to others who might be interested in attending the march?  Details on time and place will be on its way soon, but, in the meantime, would you be willing to spread the word via email and social media?

 

Get involved: Save the Date! Visit http://marchforsciencechs.com for more information. Email us: marchforsciencecharleston@gmail.com. You’ll get march updates as we have them!

 

On April 22, 2017 – Earth Day – we will unite as the March for Science.

S.C.O.P.E. | Office of Victims Services 

Safe Campus Outreach, Prevention & Education Peer Team

Do you have a special talent? Do you want to show off your talent in front of a live audience? Would you like to share your journey of survivorship with C of C campus community? S.C.O.P.E. is searching for talented students to participate in our 4th Annual “From Victim to Survivor” Talent Show!

 

Auditions will take place on:

Tuesday, March 21st & Thursday, March 23rd

3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Office of Victim Services – Room 203

If you have any questions, please contact scopestudentcoor@gmail.com.

 

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Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement – March 13, 2017

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted.

 

SNL EVENTS

Come Dance Your Heart Out!!!!

Stern Nite Life Presents…JUST DANCE Tournament

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

9:00 PM

Stern Center Gameroom

Prizes include Wii U and Libertone Too Portable Speakers!!

Food and Drinks Provided

 

Career Center

 

Drop-In Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs., 1-3:30pm, Career Center

Drop-in for a 15-minute meeting with a Peer Career Advisor. The purpose of this meeting can be for job search assistance, resume critique, cover letter review, interview tips, or to just have a general career conversation.

 

Choosing a Major Workshop

Wed. Mar. 15, 4-5pm, Career Center

Feeling overwhelmed about choosing a major? Let us help you navigate the sea of possibilities!

 

Red Ventures Marketing Workshop & Networking Event

Wed. Mar. 15, 5:30-6:45pm, Tate 315

Learn about internship and job opportunities with this Charlotte marketing firm as well as helpful tips about working with consumers. Directly following the presentation, stay for a meet-and-greet and network with Red Ventures and American Marketing Association members.

 

CASAS

How To Listen So People Will Talk

 

Join us for a training on how to help someone who is struggling and needs help.

 

Registration Required: http://connect2hope.cofc.edu/

 

7:00- 9:00 pm March 15th, rm 250 RSS Building

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm April 19th, rm 104 RSS Building

Sign Language Club, Center of Disability Services, and CofC Student Life Presents:

The World Through Deaf Eyes: A Talk of Inclusion and Accessibility

 

Jason Hurdich, best known as Governor Haley’s interpreter during Hurricane Matthew, will be coming to the College to discuss the world of sign language!

 

Come out this Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00pm in the Stern Ballroom for an inspiring evening!

This event is free and open to all CofC students as well as the public!

What Would It Be Like If…?

 

Join us for this Ted Style talk followed by a reception where you can talk to the speakers or just enjoy a snack.

 

Have you ever wondered what happens if you go to places like Planned Parenthood, an Eating Disorders Clinic, a Recovery Meeting or other organizations like it?  We did to, so these organization and students who have used some of these organizations will be talking about what to expect at our event.

 

Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:30pm 

 

Alumni Center at the School of Education, Health and Human Performance

86 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC

 

Koru Mindfulness Half Day Retreat

 

Connect2Hope.cofc.edu and The CofC Meditation Club are hosting a no experience necessary half day meditation retreat.  Anyone at CofC (students, faculty, staff) can attend.

 

Register Required: http://connect2hope.cofc.edu/

When: 1:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, 3/25/17

Where: 3rd Floor RSS Building

What to Bring: a cushion to sit on and/or a yoga mat.  Wear comfortable clothing.

 

Political Science Club Trivia Night

“Interested with current events taking place in American and global politics? Please join the Political Science Club for Trivia Night this Thursday March 16 in Maybank Room 222 from 6-7pm. We will be discussing international affairs, current events and more! If you have any other questions or concerns please contact Katherine Calabro at calabroke@g.cofc.edu. Hope to see everyone there!”

 

Journey

WEDNESDAY @ 7 PM “FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS?” We’ve grown up being told that we have certain inalienable rights, and American culture has taken that message and ran with it. As a result, today we’re constantly outraged when our rights — real or perceived — are violated. What does the gospel have to say about rights? Should we fight for our own rights? Should we fight for the rights of others? Join us this Wednesday to discuss how the incarnation of God radically subverts our culture’s view of rights. Pizza served at 6:40 pm! Come a little early and grab a slice. We continue to meet at Second Pres, which is only two blocks from campus. We’re also offering rides from the south side of campus (Wentwoth St) and we’ll have walking group leaving from the CofC bookstore on Calhoun at 6:35 pm. Just ask! Charlestonjourney@gmalil.com

 

Catholic Student Association
All students are welcome to our events. Info at: cofcatholics@aol.com

THE UPPER ROOM -444 King St / 3rd floor is OPEN …great CSA student space for study with wi-fi & printer, relaxing, free snacks, naps. OPEN every day – All are welcome!

SUNDAY STUDENT CATHOLIC MASS each Sunday at 5 pm at St Pat church (134 St Philip St)
all are welcome …food and fellowship after each Mass.

Tues. CHURCH CHATS @7 in Stern 409 / The Purpose of Education

Wed. 9 pm Cistern NIGHT PRAYER

Thurs. Religious Life Exchange          sponsoring MISCONCEPTIONS PANEL -how we view Jews, Christians, Muslims – discussion open to all – in Stern 205 at 7 pm

THIS FRIDAY CSA MOVIE NIGHT at 7 in Upper Room
Meatless snacks & FINDING DORY

THIS SATURDAY – we need hands!!!
CSA goes to help HABITAT for HUMANITY build a family home
Meet in St. Pat’s lot at noon – we carpool – be back about 6 pm
The Arts Management Program’s In The Mix series presents: MODERN AIRWAVES: THE STATE OF RADIO TODAY

 

March 20, 2017
6:30pm
Simons Center for the Arts Recital Hall
54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Free and open to students and the public

Legendary music promoter Jeff McClusky joins In The Mix host Mark Bryan for a discussion on radio’s place in modern media.

Film Screening: What the Health

From the award-winning filmmakers of Cowspiracy, What the Health follows the exciting journey of filmmaker Kip Andersen, as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry.

Thursday, March 16 ● 8:30 to 10 PM ● SSMB Auditorium

Free and open to all! Closed Captioning provided.

Hosted by CofC Vegan Club, Faculty for Compassionate & Sustainable Living, Charleston Veggies & Vegans

Facebook event: https://goo.gl/xVWTvV

Charleston Hope Club

Are you an education major? Do you love kids? Are you wanting to become more involved in your Charleston community? Come to our Charleston Hope Club meeting on Tuesday, March 21 to write pen pal letters for 1st graders. Join our Facebook page for updates and more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/476355772536427/

Campus Rec Services

http://campusrec.cofc.edu

843-953-5559

YOGA

Need a balance among mind, body, and spirit? Yoga is a great workout that helps with relaxing your mind, as well as stretching and strengthening your body!

When: Tuesdays Starting January 17th

Where: J201, Johnson Center

For more information, check out http://campusrec.cofc.edu/fitness/group-fitness/yoga.php

Indoor Cycling Classes

Always wanted to try the cycling classes?? Now is your chance to try it out. There will be 3 classes offered throughout the week for a small fee. There are two sessions this semester that last about 6 weeks each. The days and times are listed below:

Mondays 3:30-4:25PM

Tuesdays 5:30-6:25PM

Thursdays 4:00-4:45PM

**Session 2 begins on March 13th so go to http://campusrec.cofc.edu/marketplace/index.php to purchase your pass.

Weight Lifting Competition

On April 7th at 2:00PM there will be a weight lifting competition at George St. Fitness Center. See how well your Squat, Deadlift, and Bench numbers compare to other students. You will have 45 minutes to complete all three lifts. Email lbuchana@cofc.edu to sign up for the competition. For more information check out http://campusrec.cofc.edu/fitness/weightlifting-competition.php

 

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – March 13-19, 2017

Important Dates:

 

Academic Calendar:

Spring 2017 Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ac-2017Spring.pdf

 

Campus Directory:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/.

 

2017 Maymester/Summer Sessions:

Maymester/Summer School: View the course listing at: http://summer.cofc.edu/

Currently enrolled, College of Charleston students will be permitted to register beginning March 20 via MyCharleston.  If you have any questions regarding financial aid for summer courses, please email financialaid@cofc.edu.  If your student has questions concerning course choices, they should discuss the questions with their academic advisor.

 

Summer School Financial Aid:

http://finaid.cofc.edu/financial-aid-information/general/summerschool/index.php

 

Fall Course Registration Entry Times:  http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/entrytimes.php

Registration for Fall 2017 begins on Friday, March 24 2017 for all currently enrolled students (with 106-122+ earned hours) by assigned entry time on MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab. The entry time scheduled is based on the hours earned.  This does not include the hours in which a student is currently enrolled. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on the opening registration day for each group.  For instance, students with 106-122+ earned hours can begin registration at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 24, 2017.  Students with 90-105 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 25, etc.

 

Campus Recreation Services: http://campusrec.cofc.edu

CRS offers opportunities for individual and team competition in intramural sports, a chance to participate in over 25 sport clubs, facilities for open recreation and fitness programming, along with outdoor adventures and instructional programs. Encourage your student to get out and get involved! View the activities calendar at http://campusrec.cofc.edu/activities-calendar/index.php.

 

Career Center Events Calendar – http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

Check out all the opportunities offered by the Career Center (scroll down to view the Career Center events calendar) – employer in residence, cougar job shadow, resume review, mock interviews, internships, choosing a major workshops, employer info sessions and more! The Center is located in room 216, 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center. Students should not wait until their senior year to take advantage of the programs and services offered by the Career Center.

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, technical issues with room sign-up, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall, room assignment, or wish to make comments/suggestions please contact Campus Housing directly at housing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is seen or addressed by housing.

 

Academic Planning Tools:

Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help you succeed at the College of Charleston. Use Degree Works, a web-based audit too for academic planning: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

 

Commencement information:

Questions: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/contactus.php

All you need to know about graduation: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

Commencement ceremonies are expected to last approximately two and a half hours.

  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON, May 12, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – Graduate School, Undergraduate School of the Arts, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and School of Professional Studies
  • SATURDAY MORNING, May 13, 2017  – Ceremony begins at 10:00 am – School of Business and School of Sciences and Mathematics
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON, May 13, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. Up to six numbers may be included. Please note that Cougar Alert is not a news service and is only used if the College of Charleston campus is in crisis. Read more details about the system at: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

Listserv members are encouraged to visit the Parent website at www.cofc.edu/parents, which is updated frequently by the New Student Programs staff. The website has a variety of resources for parents of new and currently enrolled students. You may also unsubscribe or change your listserv subscription setting using the link provided on the website. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance.

 

Parent Blog: 

Too many emails from the listserv? Try the Parent Blog! The blog is available for parents and family members to keep updated on listserv postings from college faculty, staff, and administrators.  By signing up for the blog, you will receive an email if there are any new postings to the listserv from faculty and staff only (no parent postings are included). For some the blog may be easier to handle than the listserv since the listserv can be very active. To receive the parent blog go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=cofc/Nagt&loc=en_US and enter your email to request subscription to the Blog.

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

You may want to check out the social media directory for the college, which has a list of campus offices and departments on many different social media platforms, at http://social.cofc.edu/social-media-directory/index.php

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College of Charleston Men’s Basketball News: Cougars To Face Colorado State In NIT First Round

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s basketball team will make its fifth all-time appearance in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) as the 32-team field was announced on Selection Sunday.

 

The fifth-seeded Cougars (25-9) last played in and received a NIT automatic bid in 2011 as the Southern Conference regular-season champions under former head coach Bobby Cremins and advanced all the way to the quarterfinals – the program’s deepest postseason run in the month of March.

 

CofC advanced to the championship game of the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship under third-year head coach Earl Grant and earned an at-large bid in this year’s field by the body of the team’s work in the regular and postseason.

 

The Cougars will face fourth-seeded Colorado State (23-11) in the first round on Tuesday, March 14, at 9 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (MT) before a national television audience on ESPN3 at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. It will mark a first-time meeting between both schools.

 

“Colorado State is a very good team,” Grant said. “They play in a very good league and made it to the Mountain West Conference championship game and lost to Nevada. They are well coached and talented. It will be a great challenge for us to play another great team on their home court. I am really happy for our players and coaches. They put so much hard work into being able to play in a postseason tournament. It is great to be rewarded for our efforts this season. Hopefully, we can continue to advance.”

 

The Cougars are 4-4 all-time in the NIT having last played Dayton (W, 94-84) in the first round, Cleveland State (W, 64-56) in the second round and Wichita State (L, 75-82) in the quarterfinals in 2011.

 

The winner of the first-round game will advance to second-round action slated for March 16-20 with the quarterfinals on March 21 and 22.

 

Both semifinal games will be played on Tuesday, March 28, with the championship game on Thursday, March 30, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

For fans traveling to Colorado State, NIT tickets can be purchased through the McGraw Athletic Center Ticket Office at: 1-800-491-RAMS (7267) or online at: www.CSURams.com/tickets

 

COUGARS ALL-TIME IN THE NIT (4-4)

1995 – College of Charleston at Providence, L, 67-72, First Round on 3/16/95 in Providence, R.I.

1996 – College of Charleston at Tennessee, W, 55-49, First Round on 3/13/96 in Knoxville, Tenn.

1996 – College of Charleston at Rhode Island, L, 58-62 (OT), Second Round on 3/19/96 in Kingston, R.I.

2003 – College of Charleston at Kent State, W, 71-66, First Round on 3/19/03 in Kent, Ohio

2003 – College of Charleston at Providence, L, 64-69, Second Round on 3/22/03 in Providence, R.I.

2011 – College of Charleston vs. Dayton, W, 94-84, First Round on 3/15/11 in Charleston, S.C.

2011 – College of Charleston at Cleveland State, W, 64-56, Second Round on 3/19/11 in Cleveland, Ohio

2011 – College of Charleston at Wichita State, L, 75-82, Quarterfinals on 3/23/11 in Wichita, Kan.

 

-www.CofCSports.com-

 

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How Parents Can Help Students Bounce Back from Break!

Dear Parents,

If you were lucky enough to have your student home for break, I hope it was a great time of rest, laughs, home cooked meals, and catching up. If instead your student flew the coop for a wonderful Alternative Spring Break trip or other adventure, well, that’s great, too!

 

But we’re back in school, and it’s time to Bounce Back from Break! Why is it so important to bounce—not roll, not ease, not stroll, but BOUNCE—back into the semester? The numbers tell the story:

 

–Midterm grades will be posted on Friday, 3/17.

–The last day to Withdraw from a class with a W (no grade penalty) is Thursday, 3/23.

–There are 6 weeks of class left in the semester.

–Final Exams begin on Friday, 4/28.

 

The time is short, and there is much left to accomplish! In your role as Parent/Coach, you can help your student ensure that time is being well spent by asking a few pointed questions:

 

“Are your Midterm grades the ones you want at the end of the semester?”

If the answer is “No.”: “Okay, so what is your game plan? What are you going to differently from today forward? If you don’t want the grade you have, something needs to change, right?”

 

“Do you have any Ds or Fs in your Midterm grades?”

If the answer is “Yes.”: “Can you make a comeback in that class or do you need to consider W before the W date on 3/23? If you aren’t sure, you need to meet with the professor and talk about whether or not it is feasible, and create a gameplan to earn a better final grade.”

 

“Do you have any cumulative (entire semester will be covered) final exams?”

If the answer is “Yes.” Or “Maybe.”:  “That’s a lot of material—all the way back to January! Why don’t you set a date—maybe 2-3 weeks in advance–to start your review a little bit at a time, so you don’t get overwhelmed during Exam Week?”

 

The Center for Student Learning is your coaching partner! Our professional staff and peer tutors are ready to help your student make the most of the remaining 6 weeks through:

 

–walk-in and by appointment tutoring in many subjects

–study skills appointments for more effective strategies

–time management skills, including creating a comprehensive exam planning calendar

–study skills workshops on topics tailored to the last 6 weeks of the semester

–weekly SI sessions in challenging entry level classes

 

Encourage your student to stop by (first floor Library), call 843-953-5635, or browse our webpage http://csl.cofc.edu/index.php  –we’ll take it from there! We’re Bounce Back specialists!

 

Thanks for sharing your students with us,

 

Lindy

 

Lindy Coleman

Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

colemanm@cofc.edu

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – March 7-13, 2017

Important Dates:

  • March 5-11 – Spring break (Departments are open normal operating hours)
  • March 16 – Spring midterm grades posted by noon in MyCharleston
  • March 20 – Maymester & Summer School registration begins
  • March 20-24 – Gender Equity Week
  • http://gender-sexuality-equity.cofc.edu/events/index.php
  • March 23 – Last day for students to withdraw from a spring class
  • March 24 & 25 – Accepted Students Weekend

 

Spring break hours:

http://today.cofc.edu/2017/03/02/spring-break-hours-cofc/

All dining facility locations except Chick-fil-A and City Bistro are closed from March 6 to March 11. Chick-fil-A will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6-11. City Bistro will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6-10.

 

Academic Calendar:

Spring 2017 Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ac-2017Spring.pdf

 

Campus Directory:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/.

 

Commencement information:

Questions: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/contactus.php

All you need to know about graduation: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

Commencement ceremonies are expected to last approximately two and a half hours.

  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON, May 12, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – Graduate School, Undergraduate School of the Arts, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and School of Professional Studies
  • SATURDAY MORNING, May 13, 2017  – Ceremony begins at 10:00 am – School of Business and School of Sciences and Mathematics
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON, May 13, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs

2017 Maymester/Summer Sessions:

The course listing is now live (view only until registration opens) and can be accessed via summer.cofc.edu, registration.cofc.edu and MyCharleston. Just as a reminder, currently enrolled, College of Charleston students will be permitted to register beginning March 20 via MyCharleston, while summer visiting students will not be permitted to apply via summer.cofc.edu (no longer using paper applications) until March 27.  The application will not be posted until 8:00 a.m. on March 27. If you have any questions regarding financial aid for summer courses, please email financialaid@cofc.edu.  If your student has questions concerning course choices, they should discuss the questions with their academic advisor.

 

Campus Recreation Services: http://campusrec.cofc.edu

CRS offers opportunities for individual and team competition in intramural sports, a chance to participate in over 25 sport clubs, facilities for open recreation and fitness programming, along with outdoor adventures and instructional programs. Encourage your student to get out and get involved! View the activities calendar at http://campusrec.cofc.edu/activities-calendar/index.php.

 

Career Center Events Calendar – http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

Check out all the opportunities offered by the Career Center (scroll down to view the Career Center events calendar) – employer in residence, cougar job shadow, resume review, mock interviews, internships, choosing a major workshops, employer info sessions and more! The Center is located in room 216, 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center. Students should not wait until their senior year to take advantage of the programs and services offered by the Career Center.

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, technical issues with room sign-up, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall, room assignment, or wish to make comments/suggestions please contact Campus Housing directly at housing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is seen or addressed by housing.

 

Academic Planning Tools:

Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help you succeed at the College of Charleston. Use Degree Works, a web-based audit too for academic planning: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. Up to six numbers may be included. Please note that Cougar Alert is not a news service and is only used if the College of Charleston campus is in crisis. Read more details about the system at: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

Listserv members are encouraged to visit the Parent website at www.cofc.edu/parents, which is updated frequently by the New Student Programs staff. The website has a variety of resources for parents of new and currently enrolled students. You may also unsubscribe or change your listserv subscription setting using the link provided on the website. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance.

 

Parent Blog: 

Too many emails from the listserv? Try the Parent Blog! The blog is available for parents and family members to keep updated on listserv postings from college faculty, staff, and administrators.  By signing up for the blog, you will receive an email if there are any new postings to the listserv from faculty and staff only (no parent postings are included). For some the blog may be easier to handle than the listserv since the listserv can be very active. To receive the parent blog go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=cofc/Nagt&loc=en_US and enter your email to request subscription to the Blog.

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

You may want to check out the social media directory for the college, which has a list of campus offices and departments on many different social media platforms, at http://social.cofc.edu/social-media-directory/index.php

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Spring Break 2017 Hours for CofC Facilities

If you have a student in Charleston over Spring Break, the following has information about what is open on campus during break http://today.cofc.edu/2017/03/02/spring-break-hours-cofc/.

 

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