CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Oct 20-26, 2014

Important dates:

College of Charleston Academic Calendars:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php

 

Fall Exam Schedule:

To determine fall exam dates look at the course schedule – note the day and times for each class (excluding lab days) that the student is taking during the fall semester. Then look at the fall exam schedule and match the fall schedule days/times to the exam schedule http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-fall2014.pdf to find the day and time for the exam.

Your student should also review each course syllabus and listen in class for information from the professor about the final exam. If unsure always ask the professor!

 

Study Skills Workshops: For a full schedule of the 101 and 201 Workshop series please visit: http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php

 

Academic Advising & Planning Center:

http://advising.cofc.edu/

 

Undergraduate Catalogs:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/academic-catalog/index.php

 

Information about Majors and Minors: http://www.cofc.edu/academics/majorsandminors/index.php

 

Use Degree Works:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

 

Students can request tutoring from Center for Student Learning peer tutors by appointment:

http://csl.cofc.edu/request/index.php

 

Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/index.php (located on the 1st floor of the Addlestone library)

Encourage your student to use the walk-in labs often (Math, Science, Foreign Language, Writing, Speaking, Accounting) and to take advantage of supplemental instruction if this is available for their class – http://csl.cofc.edu/supplemental-instruction/index.php

 

Counseling & Substance Abuse Services (CASAS):

Students can make an appointment to talk with a professional counselor by contacting the Counseling Center at 843-953-5640.

 

Student Life: Get involved on Campus!

There are over 180 clubs and organizations that your student can get involved in at the College of Charleston. View clubs (left sidebar of the webpage) at http://studentlife.cofc.edu/. The Office of Student Life is located in the Stern Student Center on the 4th floor.

 

CisternYard Media:

Cistern Yard Medial consists of four distinct student media organizations and two supporting marketing departments. Each group offers unique ways for students to become involved, meet people from diverse backgrounds and gain practical training in various media.  CisternYard News is the official online campus news source, publishing news, sports and entertainment content regularly at Cisternyard.com. News also produces “The Yard”, a feature magazine which is printed two times each semester.

The latest edition of The Yard can be viewed at http://issuu.com/cisternyardnews/docs/combined_pdf_5ba8e2b857d1fe?e=0/9611991

If your student is interested in getting involved, check out http://cisternyardmedia.cofc.edu/index.php

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] if you have questions about issues in the residence hall, roommate assignments, changing rooms, or wish to share comments with the Senior Director of Residence Life.

 

Hall closings during the breaks:

All the residence halls and houses are open during fall break, Thanksgiving, and Spring break. During the winter break, McAlister, Warren, Kelly House, George and Liberty, and the historic houses stay open. Berry, Lodge, Craig, McConnell, and Buist are closed. The closed halls will at noon on Dec. 11 and reopen on January 7 at 12 noon.  Students do not have to move their belongings out but they do need to plan NOT to be able to get back into the closed halls until January 7. The Dining halls may have adjusted hours during the breaks. Those hours will be announced before the breaks and posted on the Dining Services website.

 

Guide to Residential Living:

You may find the Guide to Residential Living of interest. It includes contact numbers, the role of staff (resident assistants, hall directors, etc.), policies, and procedures in the halls. Check it out at http://reslife.cofc.edu/policies-and-procedures/GuideToResidentialLiving%202014-2015.pdf

 

Residence Hall Work Orders: http://reslife.cofc.edu/campus-housing/maintenance-requests.php

A Work Order Online (WOOL) system has been implemented throughout campus to address maintenance concerns. To access the WOOL system, sign in to My Charleston. Click on HOUSING at the top of the page. Select HOUSING WORK ORDERS from the pop up box. The student name and room number will be automatically generated. Describe with as much specificity as possible the nature of the maintenance concern. As work orders are received, they are prioritized and assigned. Emergency issues that can affect resident safety or cause further property damage are given first priority. Residents receive electronic replies to keep them informed of the status of their maintenance request. If a student experiences a maintenance emergency (flooding, sewer difficulties or fire/life safety issues) during normal business hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm M-F) they should immediately call the Housing Facilities Services Customer Service Line (843) 953-3700. Any after-hours maintenance emergencies should be reported to designated information desk.

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: 

You can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email [email protected].

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected] – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

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Keys to Communication! NEXT Week’s Workshops from the Center for Student Learning

2 more weeks until fall break and 7 more weeks in the semester! It’s all downhill from here! Below you will find the study skills workshops topics for NEXT week: Keys to Communication and Current Awareness. Please encourage your students to attend as ALL students are invited to come and participate in the workshops. Students will be actively engaged in the workshop and come away with some tips to be successful at CofC!  

 

Study Skills Workshops 101: “Keys to Communication”

Do you have difficulty expressing your ideas or actively listening to others?  This workshop will provide you with tips on becoming a better communicator and listener.  You will learn how to use communication effectively with groups and faculty while also learning listening skills that will help you in the classroom and during group work.  Be an expert at communication in no time!

 

Dates

  • Monday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Freshman Commuter Collegium (located in the McAlister activity room, open to all students by going through the outside doors by Einstein)
  • Monday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Berry Residence Hall Room 104
  • Tuesday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m. in McConnell Residence Hall

 

Study Skills Workshops 201: “Current Awareness”

Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Web 2.0 is rich with tools that can augment coursework, enhance research, or foster collaboration. In this workshop we will look at going digital by building your research toolkit. We will then look at harnessing social bookmarking, RSS and alerts, Twitter, and personalized news readers to have research come to you in an organized and methodical way!

 

Dates

  • Thursday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Addlestone Library Room 120

 

 

For a full schedule of the 101 and 201 Workshop series please visit: http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php

 

Melissa Hortman, M.Ed.

Study Skills Program Coordinator

Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

843-953-5635

http://csl.cofc.edu

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Fall 2014 Midterm Grades & Withdrawal from a class

Some important dates coming up this month are the posting of midterm grades and the last day to withdraw from a fall course. The midterm point in a semester is a time when a student should reflect on their progress to date and determine if they need to take action. Midterm grades are available to students in MyCharleston on October 16, 2014. Midterm grades are not included on the official academic transcript but these are important because they are often a good indicator of a student’s progress in each class. If your student is unsure of where they stand they should always discuss this with their faculty member. Faculty members do have office hours that are usually noted on their syllabus. Your student should take advantage of this time to meet with them.

Another important deadline is when to withdraw from a course. This fall the last day to withdraw from a course is October 23, 2014 with a grade of W. If midterm grades are poor this is the time to make a decision about withdrawing. This W does show up on the academic transcript but it’s not necessarily a bad thing to have a few Ws on a transcript. Most college students withdraw from a course or two during their academic careers. Sometimes withdrawing is the best option rather than failing a class and pulling down the GPA. However, be aware that withdrawing from multiple courses each semester is not encouraged – this can begin to impact financial aid and if a student does this continuously it can result in very long and expensive road toward graduation.

You can always find the academic calendars and the deadline to drop or withdraw on the Registrar’s website at http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php

Using the GPA calculators at http://undergrad.cofc.edu/gpa-calculators/index.php can lead to some interesting discussions with students. I use these with my students to predict what they think they will make in their classes and then see how this will affect their GPA. These are also good if a student is looking to reach a certain GPA (to retain scholarships or to get off academic probation).

Setting goals for their academic achievements each semester and seeing exactly what students need to do to get there is a valuable lesson in academics and in life. Next time you have the chance pull up these calculators with your student and ask them where they stand and do your own calculations.

Encourage your student to seek out the resources available to them on campus. The student’s faculty member, the Center for Student Learning, and their academic advisor can provide your student with valuable guidance about midterms and the withdrawal process.


Melinda (
Mindy) Miley
Asst. Vice President Educational Programs & Services
College of Charleston

 

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Upcoming Activities

Alcohol Edu

Attentioon First Years and new transfer students! October 17 is the deadline to complete Parts 1 and 2 of Alcohol.Edu. Failure to do so by this date will result in a registration being placed on your account.

 

Student Organizations

Reservations for SPRING, 2015 will open on MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 at 12:01am. Reservations for Spring will begin on Monday, January 12 and the last day to meet is Monday, April 27. Meetings will not be scheduled during Spring Break or when the building is closed.

 

RESERVATIONS FOR SPRING SENT PRIOR TO OCTOBER 20 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

 

For more information, please visit http://sterncenter.cofc.edu

 

Additional Vehicle Training Dates

ADDITIONAL student driver training for student organizations for FALL, 2014 will be held in the Stern Center, Room 409 at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, October 14: 11am

Wednesday, October 15: 5:15pm

Thursday, October 16: 2pm
You will need to register for your desired date and time. To register: https://orgsync.com/32470/forms/115614
If you plan on renting vehicles OR being reimbursed for travel in your own vehicle, you MUST attend a training session. Please be sure to bring a copy of your OFFICIAL DMV record AND Driver¹s License. All students must retake the driver training course if you have taken it in previous years.

 

REMINDER: You must complete the driver training at least THREE WEEKS prior to travel.

 

College Reads!

An Evening with David Finkel

 

Author David Finkel will speak at the College of Charleston on Tuesday, Oct 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre. Finkel will discuss his book, The Good Soldiers, which is this year’s selection for The College Reads! program. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed.

 

The College Reads! encourages faculty and students to go beyond simply reading the selection by participating in discussions and activities related to the book’s topic.

 

Free copies of The Good Soliders are available in the Office of New Student programs in the Lightsey Center Annex.  If you have questions, please feel free to email [email protected]

 

Student Life

Student Life Presents:

The Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella.

Stern Center Ballroom

Wednesday, October 15th at 8pm

Win a pair of tickets to see Cher!

 

http://www.kinseysicks.com/

 

Cougar Activities Board

Haunted CofC

Friday, October 24th 9pm-12am

 

Start your Halloween celebrations early and come celebrate Halloween with CAB for free! There will be a haunted house, pumpkin patch with decorating station. There will be plenty of food and candy and even a station to put your picture on a chocolate sucker. Don’t forget to wear your original or/and funniest costume for a chance to win great prizes. Come see us and you’ll have a spooktacular time! This is a link for the haunted house: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMSEW9cIWeY

Get ready to be scared!

 

Reminder: Don’t forget your cougar card.

 

Stern NiteLife Game Night

Join SNL for a night full of FoodPrizes, and Games (Extreme Air, Urban Hoops, Black Light Mini Golf, Ping Pong, and Danger Zone). Enter the Gameroom costume contest for a chance to win a PS4.

Take our online survey for more chances to win a Portable Record Player, Flat Screen TV, iPad Mini, iHome, or a Road Trip Pack!

https://orgsync.com/69781/forms/119968

*Cougar Card is Required*

Stern NiteLife wants you…

Do you want to get involved with late night programing on campus? Well Stern NiteLife is where you want to be! If you are interested in volunteering with Stern NiteLife please contact:

LaShanda Haynes- [email protected]

Morgan Taylor- [email protected]

Dining Services

Opportunity to win a $150 Visa e-gift card or one of three $50 Visa e-gift cards.

We are conducting a dining services survey to better understand your campus lifestyle and preferences. By sharing your thoughts, we will gain valuable insight to help improve your overall campus experience.

This online survey will take 5 to 10 minutes and your responses are confidential.

Click the link below to begin the survey:

http://www.college-survey.com/cofc

If you cannot click on the link, copy and paste the URL into your Internet browser address bar and hit enter.

We appreciate your time and thank you for your assistance!

CofC Faculty Jazz Ensemble

CofC Faculty Jazz Ensemble will play TONIGHT:  Robert Lewis (saxophones)David Heywood (flute)Tyler Ross (guitar), Gerald Gregory (piano), Quentin Baxter (drums) and Frank Duvall (bass). The group will perform jazz standards, arrangements and originals.

Directed by Robert Lewis, Jazz Studies in the College’s Department of Music is one of the most prominent music programs in the area and includes instruction by some of the best jazz performers of the South.

DETAILS:  Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Admission is $10 students / $15 general. Reserve tickets by calling (843) 953-6575 or purchase tickets at the door. More information is available online. This concert is popular among the Charleston musical community; early arrival is advised, as seating is on a first-come, first-served.

Russian Club

Come join us for a unique Russian card game called “Durak,” this Wednesday, October 15th in ECTR 112 at 7:00 PM!

 

CofC Pre-Dental Association

Interested in a career in dentistry? We can help! Join the CofC Pre-Dental Student Association at our next meeting on October 16th in Maybank 105 at 7:00pm! We will discuss more volunteer opportunities for the month, T-shirts, social events and more! It’s a good way to learn about dentistry and meet other students with similar interests. We hope you can join us!

 

Email us: [email protected]

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter: @CofCPreDental

Check out our new website: http://blogs.cofc.edu/predentalstudentaccociation/

 

S.C.O.P.E.

Thursday, October 16

5:30 p.m. – Buist/Rivers Activity Room

When we go out it’s to have fun, enjoy our friends and maybe, just maybe meet someone. Right?

Seriously we do this all the time as college students because after a full week of work, exams, papers, quizzes, and annoying professor this is how we unwind. Even though we hate to think about it there is always a risk when we go out. It sucks but it’s life. Join SCOPE next Thursday for our Halloween non-Alcoholic Mixer “Bae or Boogieman” for a chance to unwind and hang out with some members of Safe Campus Outreach Prevention and Education (SCOPE). Bring a Friend, Dress up in Costume if you want to just come prepared for some twists and surprises along the way.

 

CofC Karate Club

The CofC Karate Club is devoted to the study of traditional Japanese karate, for self-defense, fitness, sport and fun.  We emphasize the building of strength and technical skills.  The ultimate aim of Karate, however, lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of character.  Please join us!

We meet every MWF from 6:30-8 PM at the Micheal Johnson Gym in Room J201. Also there is no need to have any background in karate to join.

 

Miscellany Literary Journal

Submit your poetry, prose, or visual art to be considered for publication in Miscellany, the College of Charleston¹s Literary and Art Journal! We invite students to email submissions as attachments with their name, type of medium (fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, visual art, etc.), and graduation year to [email protected]. Each student may submit up to eight works of poetry, prose, or visual art. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2014.Contributors will be contacted via email regarding acceptance on February 1, 2015. Entries will only be published inMiscellany if accepted during the editing process. Look for updates and learn more about how to submit atblogs.cofc.edu/miscellany or cisternyard.com. Any comments, questions, or concerns not addressed on these websites can be directed to Editor-In-Chief, Dylan Hopper, at [email protected], or Assistant Editor, Laura Rashley, at[email protected]Miscellany‘s 2015 issue will be distributed in April!

Want to know more about Miscellany¹s staff? Every week, Miscellany¹s blog will showcase a select staff member, who will have the privilege of posting two to three pieces of their work. The blog will open September 1, 2014. Please show your support by following Miscellany‘s blog at blogs.cofc.edu/miscellany!

CisternYard News

Are you interested in writing, journalism, or photography?

Come join our team of creative and passionate students who inform and entertain campus on a daily basis.

 

Please join us at our contributor meetings on Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Calhoun Annex, Room 200.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] with questions.

 

Religious Life Council/Religious Studies/Jewish Studies/Office of Institutional Diversity

On Friday, October 17th the College of Charleston will welcome Rachael McNeal to the campus for a two-part presentation.  Rachael McNeal is a member of the Interfaith Youth Core’s Alumni Speaker Bureau and is the Coordinator of the Interfaith Center at University of North Florida. She will speak at Wells Fargo Auditorium at 4:30pm on the Science of Interfaith Cooperation and in Stern 205 at 7:30pm on the Art of Interfaith Cooperation as well as her personal story as an evangelic Christian involved in interfaith work.

The Religious Life Council, Department of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies Program, and Office of Institutional Diversity will be co-sponsoring the event.

As communities become more diverse, people of different religious/spiritual worldviews are interacting with greater frequency than earlier generations.  These interactions can inspire collaboration and cohesion or escalate conflict and violence.  Institutions of higher educatin have the infrastructure and resources to advance a knowledge base and skill set equipping students to build a religious pluralism based in social science data. (Adapted from IFYC mission).

The vision of the Interfaith Youth Core will be the center of the 4:30pm presentation.  Faculty and students are welcome.  We encourage classes to attend.

Peer Assistant Leaders (PAL)

It is a simple way to help your classmates and the community. Students volunteer two weekend nights per semester to help their peers get home safely. Our aim is to help Charleston area students avoid negative situations involving alcohol and crime, which usually occur often on the weekends and at night. This is a great way to meet new people, help the community, and learn more about downtown Charleston. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Ezinne Agim  and Sharnae Robinson, PAL Directors at[email protected] call or text 843-607-6300

These are the dates that we will be walking for this semester.

October 17, 24

November  7, 14, 21
We meet at Public Safety at 10:00pm on Friday. Please let us know if you will be walking with us.

Cant come Friday night? That’s OK! Come help us promote PAL at a basketball game. You can get service hours and watch the game!

 

Global Awareness Forum

 

“Silencing Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey in Early Cinema”

This presentation will explore how the discoveries of the Golden Age of Archaeology inspired three maverick films of the early silent era Caduta di Troia (1911), L’île de Calypso (1905) and L’Odissea (1911), as well as how our collective memory of Homer has been influenced by transcribed oral traditions, scientific discoveries, and movie magic.

Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm in the Sottile Theatre

Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America-South Carolina Society

 

FYE Lecture Series: Jon Coaffee on War in Urban Planning

Jon Coaffee will lecture on the ways that military tactics have become embedded in urban design, focusing on the meta-theme of war and militarization found in The Good Soldiers, as well as ideas about the effect of war on people and places.

Thursday, October 16th 3pm in Admissions Auditorium (Craig Hall)

Sponsored by C of C First Year Experience

 

Coming Home screening and discussion of the Cultural Revolution

Set in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, Coming Home provides a perfect vehicle for exploring how cultural and political traumas are remembered and presented in media. A thirty-minute discussion will follow after the screening.

Friday, October 24th from 6-9pm in Tate Center room 202

Co-Sponsored by the Chinese Association of Greater Charleston and the College of Charleston

Half of a Yellow Sun film screening

This film is an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the Biafran War.

Friday, October 24th at 6pm in Education Center room 118

Co-Sponsored by the Park Circle Film Society and the C of C African Studies program

 

The Journey

Want to win $200 for your sorority or fraternity? The Journey is having our annual Greek Philanthropy Outreach Night THIS Wednesday, October 15th, from 6 – 7:15 pm in the upper bar of Joe Pasta at 428 King Street for our weekly large group gathering (the bar had a pipe burst last week). The Greek organization with the most members in attendance will receive a $200 donation in their name to the charity of their choice. We’ll award the check immediately following the gathering.

 

Following worship at large group, there will be an informational session on a Spring Break international mission trip. You help decide where we go! For more information email [email protected] or go to www.charlestonjourney.org

 

Asian Students Association

Games, music, food, dancing, and fundraising for breast cancer! Come out this Friday Oct. 17th at 7pm in Stern Ballroom and celebrate Mid-Autumn with us and learn more about different culture!

The Mid-Autumn festival traditionally celebrates harvesting season and the moon. But it also celebrates gathering of friends and family, and giving thanks for harmonious unions.

ASA will be collaborating with We R.I.S.E. to bring you all lots of fun. Remember it’s open to all students!
Dress code: Semi-formal attire.

 

Facilities and Grounds Department

Community Garden Bike Tour & Composting Demo

Thursday, October 16th 4-6 pm, meet at Grounds Dept. (45 Coming Street)

 

Informational session on composting, tour, and demo of how we till and maintain the compost bins at the grounds department.  Then, bike to 3 community gardens to educate students on the possibilities for urban agriculture in downtown charleston, finishing at the urban garden on campus.  If you don’t have a bike, renting one from the rideshare program is easy!

Compost Drop-off

every Friday 9am-3pm at 45 Coming Street

 

Bring your raw food scraps, coffee grounds & filters, egg shells, etc. each Friday to our convenient drop-off site! Composting reduces the amount of trash sent to the landfill and completes the cycle of waste by going back into the earth. The nutrient-rich compost will be used by the Grounds Dept. to enrich the soil around campus, which benefits the growth of plants organically :)

 

Any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Cougar Counseling Team

Question, Persuade, Response (QPR)

QPR is a powerful program that teaches anyone how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need.  It is also an action plan that can result in lives being saved following a CPR model.  Mental health professionals, public safety officials, first responders, law enforcement, community leaders, survivors, members of the faith community, educators, students, youth leaders, and LGBT advocates would all benefit from this general community-focused training.  Please register at link below.  Training is free, but we need to bring enough materials.

Register  (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qpr-training-suicide-prevention-tickets-13138420369?ref=ecal)

When: 3:10 – 4:10 pm, Tuesday, October 14th

Where: RSS 252

Contact: [email protected]


Catholic Student Association

All students are welcome to our events. Info at: [email protected]

SUNDAY MASS & FOOD FELLOWSHIP
Student Mass each Sunday, 5 PM, at St. Pat’s (134 St. Philip St. – corner of Radcliffe & St. Philip)

NO BIBLE STUDY this Tuesday only so that students may attend campus-wide event with THE GOOD SOLDIERS book author.

THIS FRIDAY – registration due for student retreat on Oct. 24-25 around the theme:
The Journey of Faith – A Pilgrimage

This Sat. OCT. 18 BREAKFAST AT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
Cook & Serve breakfast for families on America St. – meet at St. Pat’s at 7:30 AM SHARP!!!

Center Stage

Please join Center Stage for our production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The show will take place in Simons Center Theatre 220 at 7:30 on October 30-November 1, then November 6-8. Admission will be free with a valid CofC ID and $8 otherwise.

 

1770 Records

1770 Records continues on its mission of “Educating while Entertaining” the masses. To get involved attend a meeting (every other Monday, with the next on Oct 13th), check out our site (seventeenseventyrecords.weebly.com), or email us at [email protected]

 

African American Studies

#BlackLivesMatter: Discussion of the Recent Shootings of Unarmed Black Males & Fruitvale Station Film Screening

 

Thursday, Octoer 16th

ECTR 116 ( 25 St. Philip St)

5:30- 7:45 pm

 

Light Refreshments Provided.

Residence Hall Association

HAUNTING AT HAWKINS: 

Horror in the Halls 

 

If you are interested in planning, preparing, or participating a Haunted House, RHA wants your help!

 

ACTORS INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

OCT 15th at 6:00 p.m in HAWKINS LOUNGE

(Rivers Residence Hall, near Health Services)

 

SIGN-UP at your Residence Halls’s FRONT DESK.

Light snacks will be provided!

 

Any further questions should be directed to [email protected].

Think Differently Forum

“Red White, & Screwed”

Interested in the economy, energy composition, and the environment? Then join the world renowned trend forecaster Chris Martenson as he discusses America’s gradual decline as an economic superpower and find out why the American Dream has become all but a distant memory.

When: Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm

Where: Wells Fargo Auditorium

-Door prizes and refreshments provided

-Brought to you by the Think Differently Forum

-Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/cofcthinkdifferently

Office of Sustainability

Herbal Remedy Workshop Oct. 15 5-6 PM, 284 King St.

Join the Office of Sustainability’s Garden Apprentices and the College’s Grounds Department to learn more about how you can use herbs for culinary medicinal stress relief. Attendees will use basil, rosemary, mint, and ginger from the CofC’s Urban Garden at the Political Science Department to make teas and vinegars to survive mid-terms induced stress!

Please RSVP to the event at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NVG-8okhKefCdQZXcDnzAtUSPyIqPEBEjHlBF45TqvE/viewform?usp=send_form!

Alliance for Planet Earth

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 through fun discussion and activities. Join us Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm in Maybank 101 for a delicious Potluck! Bring your favorite dish and remember to stay updated on all that is happening at: https://www.facebook.com/allianceforplanetearth

English Symposium

Thinking of graduate English studies?

CofC’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta presents

a panel of five esteemed faculty members who will answer any and every question you have about graduate school MA, MFA, and PhD programs.

 

October 22 6:30-8:00pm in Addlestone 227 

light refreshments will be served

 

Any questions please contact Lori at [email protected]

Global MBA Information Session

College of Charleston one-year MBA Info Session

*Speak directly with our MBA Team

*Learn about the industry leaders that could be your mentors

*See where this year’s class is heading for their international trip

*Learn about the class schedule, curriculum, and more

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m. Tate Center

To register:

http://www.mbacharleston.com

Model United Nations

Register to participate in the Model UN!

Model UN is an annual simulation designed for students to practice the skills of international diplomacy, negotiation, and public speaking. During this 2-day event held on November 7th and 8th students will represent different countries and have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture, politics, and economy of the country they choose to represent. This is a great opportunity to learn about and debate global issues and develop leadership skills.

Each student will also be required to prepare a one-page position paper. Students will meet for a General Assembly meeting in November for the final debate.

In fall 2014, we will discuss the following issues:

1)   The use of drones in peacekeeping missions.

2)   Ebola and pandemic outbreak prevention and containment

3)   Sovereignty, territory, and natural resources

Students interested in joining Model UN can visit the website http://modelun.cofc.edu to see a list of available countries.  Students can register for their top 3 countries by e-mailing a request to [email protected]

Ask your professors for extra-credit. They might give you some for your participation.
Alternative Break and Center for Civic Engagement
If you are looking for an enriching and exhilarating Spring Break experience, please consider

applying for an Alternative Break trip!

 

Alternative Break is a student-led service experience that works with different social justice issues,

while empowering students to progress from community members to active citizens. This year, our

service trips include:

 

-Different Drum, Same Beat: Indigenous Rights of the Snowbird Cherokee
-Rooted ‘n Included: Farmworker Health in South Florida
-Are You Fracking Me?: Problems, Policy and Possible Solutions of Fracking in Colorado
-No More Damsels in Distress: Pursuing Female Empowerment
-Artistic Abilities: Disabilities, Abilities, and the Arts in Music City

 

If the idea of reflective service interests you, please apply on our website:

http://volunteer.cofc.edu. Applications are open from October 6th to the 24th,

and we would love to have you!

 

Interested in educational inequity, social justice, or just like really good documentaries and free food? If so, join Teach For America and Alternative Break for a documentary screening of “Waiting For Superman”, which received Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Critic’s Choice Award. The event will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in Education Center Room 118. There will be free pizza and popcorn along with a discussion about poverty, educational inequity, and educational reform after the movie. We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

Campus Recreation Services

The 1 year anniversary of the George Street Fitness Center is a week away.  To help celebrate our success, Campus Recreation Services is hosting the Cougar Fit Games over a three day period.  Students may compete in teams of 4 or as individuals.  The competition will start on Tuesday, October 21 and will run through Thursday, October 23.  During these days, students can come in the fitness center during operating hours to compete in the various fitness challenges.  Group awards and individual awards will be given.  Giveaways and other free samples will also be a part of our celebration.  Teams and individuals can compete in all of some of the events.  The following is a list of challenges for the Cougar Fit Games:

 

Tuesday, October 21: Fastest Treadmill Mile.  Each team member will complete a 1 mile run on our treadmills.  Fastest collective time will win.  Or you may compete as an individual for the Fitness Center’s Fastest Treadmill Mile.

 

Wednesday, October 22: The Big Three x 3.  Teams will compete for the highest combined weight for the three big lifts: the bench press, the squat, and the deadlift.  Team members will complete a 3 repetition maximum for each of the lifts.  Each team member gets 3 attempts to complete their highest values.  You can also compete as an individual with the highest combined score of the three lifts.  Each lift will be a 3 repetition maximum.

 

Thursday, October 23: Triple WOD Thursday:   Teams will complete 3 “workouts of the day”.  Lowest combined time will win.  Individuals can also compete with the lowest overall time as the winner.  Workouts will vary.

 

During these days, teams or individuals can coming during the operation hours of the fitness to complete each challenge.  A staff member must be present to witness the completion of the challenge.

 

Please contact Bucky Buchanan at [email protected] if you are interested in competing.

 

SUP – Paddleboard session

October 14 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

 

Deadline to enroll is Monday at noon.

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=23&CATID=23

 

Autism Speaks

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

When:Sunday October 19th 4pm-6pm

Where: Silcox Gym (24 George Street)

What: Dodgeball tournament with teams of 6-8 people, $5 per person (all proceeds go to Autism Speaks)

 

Sign up in Cougar Mall October 8th or 15th between 11am-1pm or on the Autism Speaks U CofC Facebook page

 

*Encouraged to wear team uniform incorporating the color blue*

 

Questions? Email chapter president Claire Sanders at [email protected]

 

Students for Social Innovation

Want to help the community and volunteer? Are you interested in helping others and our environment? Students for Social Innovation is a group here on campus dedicated to making a difference. Our goal is to improve community well-being through education, accessible sustainable gardening, and overall community outreach. Stop by our meetings Mondays at 7 in Maybank 105.

You can email us at [email protected], Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Women in Computing

Women in Computing is a club for anyone interested in promoting women in technical fields!  Both men and women, majors and non-majors  are welcome to join!  We have a variety of speakers come in to speak and network with members.  Also, we do outreach projects with local schools to help promote computer science to the next generation of young women!  Come to one of our meetings to find out more!  We meet every Thursday at Harbor Walk East at 12:45 pm in room 334.  Follow us on twitter: @WiCatCofC or join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/162661167261459/ for more info!

 

South Carolina Student Legislature

South Carolina Student Legislature is a state-wide, student run organization that creates legislation and debates it mock state legislature setting. We have two big trips each year- once to Columbia where we have session in the State House and once to Myrtle Beach. We meet every Tuesday at 9 pm in library room 236. Scsl is a great way to improve your public speaking skills, gain leadership experience  and to network with up and coming politicians across the state! Not just for political science majors. If you have any questions or want more information, contact Stevie Galicia at  [email protected] or Anne Lafond at  [email protected]

 

College of Charleston Young Americans for Liberty

Young Americans of Liberty is a club for people who are interested in free markets and civil liberties, or anyone who is interested in discussing current events. Our goal is to actively promote the ideas of individual liberty, free markets and limited government at the College of Charleston and beyond.

Weekly Meetings: Tuesday Maybank Hall Room 115 @ 7pm

Please like our  Facebook for more information about upcoming events.

 

Comic Book Club

Interested in comic books and graphic novels? Come to the Comic Book Club! We welcome all students, even if you do not know anything about comic books. Join us to watch movies, have comic book themed game nights, go to conventions, and, of course, read comic books!

Meetings are every Thursday at 7:00 pm in Stern 201

Please like the CBC Facebook page for information. Questions? Contact one of our officers: President Caroline Goodin ([email protected]),  Secretary Melissa Ender ([email protected])

 

Japanese Club

Meetings are every Monday from 5:00-6:00 in Stern 201!

Are you interested in any subject related to the wonderful country of Japan?  Well, we are CofC’s official club dedicated to the education of the Japanese culture and language!  Throughout the school year, we meet regularly to follow a Japanese television show, hold movie nights, host and participate in cultural events and generally have Japanese themed fun! (And don’t worry – everything is subbed!)  Please e-mail one of our officers if you have any questions:  President – Jasmine Wade ([email protected]), Vice President – Ann Lawrence ([email protected]), or Secretary – Tara Coyne ([email protected])

Zeta Tau Alpha

Think Pink Zumbathon

ZTA will be hosting their 1st annual Think Pink Zumbathon, as a philanthropic fundraiser for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. The Zumbathon will be held Saturday, October 25th from 10:00-1:00 in the Johnson Gym. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door or in advance in Cougar Mall on October 8th,15th, and 22nd. This event is open to all CofC students and faculty/staff. 

 

Secular Student Alliance

Questioning religion? Don’t believe in God? You are not alone. The Secular Student Alliance is a community for non-religious and questioning individuals who work to advance science, reason and humanistic values. Join us Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Robert Scott Small room 250 for our weekly meetings!

 

 

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The College Reads! Events

Thank  You Letter to a Soldier

As part of visit of David Finkel, the author of the 2014 The College Reads! selection The Good Soldiers,  the college will be participating in a thank you letter writing campaign.  Please encourage your student to participate.

Over the past several years, The Bert Show (a nationally syndicated radio show) community helped to express a BIG THANK YOU with over a million hand written letters of thanks to every serviceman and woman deployed outside the United States.

This year our goal is the same, but we can only do this with your help. Let’s pull together to make this project a success.

You can find letter writing tables at the following locations from Monday, October 13 – Wednesday, October 15th

Cougar Mall  10 am – 2 pm

Berry Residence Hall - During coffee hour on Monday from 9 am to 10 am

Commuter Collegium  – McAlister Activity Room  - 8:45 am to 3:30 pm

Center for Excellence in Peer Education  – Education Center room 106 - Monday – Wed 9 am to 5 pm

Sottile Theatre - Before and after An Evening With David Finkel

Sponsored by The College Reads! Program

For more information, check out http://bigthankyou2014.com/

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An Evening with David Finkel

Author David Finkel will speak at the College of Charleston on Tuesday, Oct 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre.

Finkel will discuss his book, The Good Soldiers, which is this year’s selection for The College Reads! program.

The event is free and open to the public.

No tickets are needed.

 Stephanie Auwaerter, M.Ed.

Director of Orientation

Office of New Student Programs

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC 29424

 

P: 843.953.2017

F: 843.953.5800

E: [email protected]

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Oct 13-19, 2014

Important dates:

  • Monday-Wednesday – The Big Thank You – tables set up for writing letters of appreciation to services members.
  • October 14 – Author David Finkel at Sottile Theatre – 7pm. Open to all – free.
  • October 16 – Midterm grades available in MyCharleston
  • October 23 – Last day to withdraw from a fall class
  • November 2-4 – Fall break
  • Graduation May 15 & 16 – Details: http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/

College of Charleston Academic Calendars:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php

 

College Reads:

This week we welcome to campus, David Finkel, author of the 2014  College Reads selection, The Good Soldiers.  David will be meeting with students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday and Wednesday. “An Evening with David Finkel” is Tuesday October 14 at 7:00pm in Sottile Theatre. The presentation, followed by Q/A, is FREE and open to everyone.

The Good Soldiers chronicles the lives and experiences of young men serving in a special battalion, the 2-16 Rangers, sent to East Baghdad Iraq for a 15-month deployment as a part of the 2007 “surge”. Finkel embeds with the soldiers, gaining perspectives that were often lost in the day-to-day reporting on the fighting.  In crediting this “ferociously reported, darkly humorous” account, The New York Times concluded that “Finkel has made art out of a defining moment in history.  You will be able to take this book down from the shelf years from now and say: ‘This is what happened.  This is what it felt like.’”  David Finkel is a staff writer for The Washington Post, and is also the leader of the Post’s national reporting team. He won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2006 for a series of stories about US-funded democracy efforts in Yemen and he is a 2012 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award. Thank You for Your Service, published in 2013, follows the 2-16 Rangers home.

“The Big Thank You”

Members of the campus community are invited to participate in The Big Thank You. The goal of “The Big Thank You” is to provide a letter of appreciation to each service member deployed outside the United States for Thanksgiving and there are over 500,000 U.S. military service members in approximately 150 foreign countries at this time.  Monday through Wednesday, there will be tables at multiple locations across campus where you can take a moment to write your letter.

  • Cougar Mall Table – Mon – Wed  10 am to 2 pm
  • Berry Residence Hall: During coffee hour on Monday from 9 am to 10 am
  • Commuter Collegium: McAlister Activity Room – Monday – Wed  8:45 am to 3:30 pm
  • Center for Excellence in Peer Education - Education Center room 106 – Mon – Wed 9-5
  • Sottile Theatre – Before and after David Finkel’s presentation

Fall Exam Schedule:

To determine fall exam dates look at the course schedule – note the day and times for each class (excluding lab days) that the student is taking during the fall semester. Then look at the fall exam schedule and match the fall schedule days/times to the exam schedule http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-fall2014.pdf to find the day and time for the exam.

Your student should also review each course syllabus and listen in class for information from the professor about the final exam. If unsure always ask the professor!

 

Study Skills Workshops: For a full schedule of the 101 and 201 Workshop series please visit: http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php

 

Academic Advising & Planning Center:

http://advising.cofc.edu/

 

Undergraduate Catalogs:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/academic-catalog/index.php

 

Information about Majors and Minors: http://www.cofc.edu/academics/majorsandminors/index.php

 

Use Degree Works:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

 

Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/index.php (located on the 1st floor of the Addlestone library)

Encourage your student to use the walk-in labs often (Math, Science, Foreign Language, Writing, Speaking, Accounting) and to take advantage of supplemental instruction if this is available for their class – http://csl.cofc.edu/supplemental-instruction/index.php

 

Students can request tutoring from Center for Student Learning peer tutors by appointment:

http://csl.cofc.edu/request/index.php

 

Counseling & Substance Abuse Services (CASAS):

Students can make an appointment to talk with a professional counselor by contacting the Counseling Center at 843-953-5640.

 

Student Life: Get involved on Campus!

There are over 180 clubs and organizations that your student can get involved in at the College of Charleston. View clubs (left sidebar of the webpage) at http://studentlife.cofc.edu/. The Office of Student Life is located in the Stern Student Center on the 4th floor.

 

CisternYard Media:

Cistern Yard Medial consists of four distinct student media organizations and two supporting marketing departments. Each group offers unique ways for students to become involved, meet people from diverse backgrounds and gain practical training in various media.  CisternYard News is the official online campus news source, publishing news, sports and entertainment content regularly at Cisternyard.com. News also produces “The Yard”, a feature magazine which is printed two times each semester.

The latest edition of The Yard can be viewed at http://issuu.com/cisternyardnews/docs/combined_pdf_5ba8e2b857d1fe?e=0/9611991

If your student is interested in getting involved, check out http://cisternyardmedia.cofc.edu/index.php

 

2014 Intramural Sports Calendar:

http://campusrec.cofc.edu/intramural-sports/im_fall_calendar.php

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] if you have questions about issues in the residence hall, roommate assignments, changing rooms, or wish to share comments with the Senior Director of Residence Life.

 

Hall closings during the breaks:

All the residence halls and houses are open during fall break, Thanksgiving, and Spring break. During the winter break, McAlister, Warren, Kelly House, George and Liberty, and the historic houses stay open. Berry, Lodge, Craig, McConnell, and Buist are closed. The closed halls will at noon on Dec. 11 and reopen on January 7 at 12 noon.  Students do not have to move their belongings out but they do need to plan NOT to be able to get back into the closed halls until January 7. The Dining halls may have adjusted hours during the breaks. Those hours will be announced before the breaks and posted on the Dining Services website.

 

Guide to Residential Living:

You may find the Guide to Residential Living of interest. It includes contact numbers, the role of staff (resident assistants, hall directors, etc.), policies, and procedures in the halls. Check it out at http://reslife.cofc.edu/policies-and-procedures/GuideToResidentialLiving%202014-2015.pdf

 

Residence Hall Work Orders: http://reslife.cofc.edu/campus-housing/maintenance-requests.php

A Work Order Online (WOOL) system has been implemented throughout campus to address maintenance concerns. To access the WOOL system, sign in to My Charleston. Click on HOUSING at the top of the page. Select HOUSING WORK ORDERS from the pop up box. The student name and room number will be automatically generated. Describe with as much specificity as possible the nature of the maintenance concern. As work orders are received, they are prioritized and assigned. Emergency issues that can affect resident safety or cause further property damage are given first priority. Residents receive electronic replies to keep them informed of the status of their maintenance request. If a student experiences a maintenance emergency (flooding, sewer difficulties or fire/life safety issues) during normal business hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm M-F) they should immediately call the Housing Facilities Services Customer Service Line (843) 953-3700. Any after-hours maintenance emergencies should be reported to designated information desk.

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: 

You can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email [email protected].

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected] – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

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Habits of Successful Students! NEXT Week’s Workshops from the Center for Student Learning

The semester is almost half way over! On to week 9! Below you will find the study skills workshops topics for NEXT week: Habits of Successful Students and Healthy Body, Healthy Mind. Please encourage your student to attend as ALL students are invited to come and participate in the workshops. Students will be actively engaged in the workshop and come away with some tips to be successful at CofC!

 

Study Skills Workshops 101: “Habits of Successful Students”

Do you wonder how some students are so successful?  There are very important skills that successful students possess and we will be discussing 10 of the most successful habits in this workshop.  You don’t want to miss hearing about these habits that took other students time to figure out and develop, while you will hear them all in less than an hour!

 

Dates

  • Monday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Freshman Commuter Collegium (located in the McAlister activity room, open to all students by going through the outside doors by Einstein)
  • Monday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m. in Berry Residence Hall Room 104
  • Tuesday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. in McConnell Residence Hall

 

Study Skills Workshops 201: “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” with guest speaker Michelle Futrell, professor in the Athletic Training Education program in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance

Do you know what the food you are eating does to your body?  Being college is difficult and being on a college diet is even harder, so learn the tips to implement in your life to stay healthy through all the stress.  There is a lot to learn about nutrition, but we have a full hour so come with questions to ask the expert in nutrition!

 

Dates

  • Thursday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. in Addlestone Library Room 120

 

 

For a full schedule of the 101 and 201 Workshop series please visit: http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php

 

Melissa Hortman, M.Ed.

Study Skills Program Coordinator

Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

843-953-5635

http://csl.cofc.edu

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CisternYard Media – Fall 2014 edition of The Yard

CisternYard Media consists of four distinct student media organizations and two supporting marketing departments. Each group offers unique ways for students to become involved, meet people from diverse backgrounds and gain practical training in various media.  CisternYard News is the official online campus news source, publishing news, sports and entertainment content regularly at Cisternyard.com. News also produces “The Yard,” a feature magazine which is printed two times each semester.

The latest edition of The Yard can be viewed at http://issuu.com/cisternyardnews/docs/combined_pdf_5ba8e2b857d1fe?e=0/9611991

If your student is interested in getting involved, check out http://cisternyardmedia.cofc.edu/index.php

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CofC Flu Vaccine Clinic

Student Health Services will continue our yearly Seasonal flu vaccine campaign at the beginning of October.   The vaccine will be $15 for faculty and staff and free for students.  Faculty and staff may pay in advance at the Treasurers’ Office and bring a receipt at the time of vaccination or bring a check made out to the College of Charleston.  The nursing staff will not be able to accept cash.

 

Please be aware this vaccine is for seasonal influenza; and is for intradermal administration only.   For more information on the flu vaccine please see the CDC’s vaccine information sheet,   http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf  In addition, please visit our webpage at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/cold-flu-allergy/index.php for more information on flu prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  People who are allergic to eggs should not get this vaccine.  Pregnant women should check with their obstetrician prior to getting immunized.  This particular vaccine is not recommended for individuals over 64 years of age or those younger than 18 years of age.

 

If you are 65 or older, please contact me individually, I am trying to get an idea of how many people in our community need or wish to get the higher dose vaccine.  I am working on trying to secure a supply of this vaccine for our campus.

 

Date:  Stern Student Center Lobby at 9 am – 12 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

 

 

Additional dates will be added as more vaccine is made available.  Flu vaccine will not be available at Student Health Services until later in the Fall semester.  As always, a special thanks to Stern Center staff for making this possible.

 

Thanks jane

 

 

 

Jane Reno-Munro, ANP

 

Director of Student Health Services

College of Charleston

181 Calhoun Street

Charleston, SC 29424

 

843-953-5520 phone

843-953-6377 fax

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Oct 7-12, 2014

Important dates:

  • October 16 – Midterm grades available in MyCharleston
  • October 23 – Last day to withdraw from a fall class
  • November 2-4 – Fall break

Check out these resources for parents:

 

 

 College of Charleston Academic Calendars:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php

 

Hall closings during the breaks:

All the residence halls and houses are open during Fall break, Thanksgiving, and Spring break. During the winter break, McAlister, Warren, Kelly House, George and Liberty, and the historic houses stay open. Berry, Lodge, Craig, McConnell, and Buist are closed. The closed halls will at noon on Dec. 11 and reopen on January 7 at 12 noon.  Students do not have to move their belongings out but they do need to plan NOT to be able to get back into the closed halls until January 7. The Dining halls may have adjusted hours during the breaks. Those hours will be announced before the breaks and posted on the Dining Services website.

 

Fall Exam Schedule:

To determine fall exam dates look at the course schedule – note the day and times for each class (excluding lab days) that the student is taking during the fall semester. Then look at the fall exam schedule and match the fall schedule days/times to the exam schedule http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-fall2014.pdfto find the day and time for the exam.

Your student should also review each course syllabus and listen in class for information from the professor about the final exam. If unsure always ask the professor!

 

Academic Advising & Planning Center:

http://advising.cofc.edu/

 

Undergraduate Catalogs:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/academic-catalog/index.php

 

Information about Majors and Minors: http://www.cofc.edu/academics/majorsandminors/index.php

 

Use Degree Works:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

 

Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/index.php (located on the 1st floor of the Addlestone library)

Encourage your student to use the walk-in labs often (Math, Science, Foreign Language, Writing, Speaking, Accounting) and to take advantage of supplemental instruction if this is available for their class -http://csl.cofc.edu/supplemental-instruction/index.php

 

Students can request tutoring from Center for Student Learning peer tutors by appointment:

http://csl.cofc.edu/request/index.php

 

Study Skills Workshops: For a full schedule of the 101 and 201 Workshop series please visit:http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php

 

Counseling & Substance Abuse Services (CASAS):

Students can make an appointment to talk with a professional counselor by contacting the Counseling Center at 843-953-5640.

 

Student Life: Get involved on Campus!

There are over 180 clubs and organizations that your student can get involved in at the College of Charleston. View clubs (left sidebar of the webpage) at http://studentlife.cofc.edu/. The Office of Student Life is located in the Stern Student Center on the 4th floor.

 

Club Sports Contacts:

Sport clubs are officially recognized student organizations that are run and funded by the students. Participants in sport clubs have a chance to develop their knowledge and skill to a greater degree through organized practices, games, and meetings. Sport clubs typically run the entire school year and seek opportunities to compete or perform beyond the school boundaries in state, regional, or national level events. Intramural competitions on the other hand are limited to on-campus contests and are of a shorter duration. To get involved contact the individual listed for a particular club at:http://campusrec.cofc.edu/sport-clubs/contacts.php

 

2014 Intramural Sports Calendar:

http://campusrec.cofc.edu/intramural-sports/im_fall_calendar.php

 

Open Recreation – facilities:

http://campusrec.cofc.edu/open-recreation/facility/index.php

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] if you have questions about issues in the residence hall, roommate assignments, changing rooms, or wish to share comments with the Senior Director of Residence Life.

 

Guide to Residential Living:

You may find the Guide to Residential Living of interest. It includes contact numbers, the role of staff (resident assistants, hall directors, etc.), policies, and procedures in the halls. Check it out athttp://reslife.cofc.edu/policies-and-procedures/GuideToResidentialLiving%202014-2015.pdf

 

Residence Hall Work Orders: http://reslife.cofc.edu/campus-housing/maintenance-requests.php

A Work Order Online (WOOL) system has been implemented throughout campus to address maintenance concerns. To access the WOOL system, sign in to My Charleston. Click on HOUSING at the top of the page. Select HOUSING WORK ORDERS from the pop up box. The student name and room number will be automatically generated. Describe with as much specificity as possible the nature of the maintenance concern. As work orders are received, they are prioritized and assigned. Emergency issues that can affect resident safety or cause further property damage are given first priority. Residents receive electronic replies to keep them informed of the status of their maintenance request. If a student experiences a maintenance emergency (flooding, sewer difficulties or fire/life safety issues) during normal business hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm M-F) they should immediately call the Housing Facilities Services Customer Service Line (843) 953-3700. Any after-hours maintenance emergencies should be reported to designated information desk.

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: 

You can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website athttp://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email[email protected].

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected] – please include name and CWID if emailing.

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