Annual Security and Fire Reports available

Both the Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report for the calendar year January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 are now available at the web address:

http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/annual-security/index.php

 The Security and Fire Reports feature important information regarding services, resources, programs, and policies in place to help maintain both personal and community safety. Statistics within the Annual Security Report provide a snapshot of incidents that were reported to have occurred in specific areas: on campus property, in campus-owned/managed buildings, in college-owned residence halls and houses, and on public property encompassing the streets, sidewalks, and parking garages inside the campus and immediately adjacent to it.

Included within the fire report is a listing of fire safety systems by residence hall and a report disclosing damages/injuries resulting from any fire occurring in our residence hall system. Please take the time to look over these reports.  Information and education are significant tools in safeguarding the College of Charleston community.  The Annual Security Report can be found by using the Site Index, on the upper right of the web site, and select “Annual Security Report.” A hard copy of this document is available at the Department of Public Safety, 81B St. Philip Street, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.  

DIRECT QUESTIONS TO:

Jeri O. Cabot, Ph.D.

Interim Executive Vice President for Student Affairs

Charleston, SC 29424

843.953.5522

[email protected]

 

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SGA Bike Auction tomorrow

The Student Government Association (SGA) will hold their annual Bike Auction on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on George Street (in front of the Stern Student Center).  Bikes can be previewed beginning at 9 a.m.  All bikes are sold “as is” with no refunds or returns available.  Cash and checks will be accepted.  Proceeds will benefit One-Eighty Place (formerly Crisis Ministries) as well as the DVD lending library in Addlestone.

Thank you to the Office of Sustainability, Public Safety, Affordabike, The Bicycle Shop, and Charleston Moves for their participation in the event.

Questions?  Contact SGA at 953-3722 or [email protected].  

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Block meals running low? Add more today!

 It’s that time of year when students who purchased medium sized or smaller block plans are beginning to run out of their block meals. Students can reload their block meals in increments of 20. 20 block meals is only $175! That’s $ 8.75 per meal, which is a nice savings in comparison with the door rate. I had a few students yesterday inquire about this add on, because they had only purchased a 40 block meal plan at the beginning of the semester and they were out of meals already! 

So if you’re student is running low in block meals, instead of just letting them pay with cash/credit or dining dollars even, reload their meals now for continued savings!

The 20 block reload plan can be added to your account by visiting the Cougar Card Office in Berry Hall!

If you have any questions, just let me know. #dontgohangry

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – September 30-October 5, 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.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!

 

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 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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2014 Majors Fair next week!

If your student is undecided about a major, thinking about changing their major or just wants to look at various options all in one place please encourage them to drop by the Majors Fair on Oct 7 from 11-2. This annual fall semester event invites all undergraduate students from across the college to come and learn about the various programs of study and support services that College of Charleston offers. Last year’s Majors Fair was a great success with over 40 departments and support services participating and over 260 students in attendance. Take a look at what students have to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=livH8TWOqx4

Check out the Majors Fair website to see the list of participating departments and programs.  There is a plethora of information for students on how to prepare for and maximize the event under the Useful Resources for Students.  The links “Before, During and After the Majors Fair” or “Questions to Ask” may be of particular interest. This event is coordinated by the Academic Advising & Planning Center in collaboration with the Career Center and the Center for Student Learning.

 

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CofC Athletics Update | Soccer All Weekend | Spirit Walk Friday

WOMEN’S SOCCER (Patriots Point)

Friday:                         Charleston vs. Elon | 7:00 PM

 

-SPIRIT WALK TO THE GAME

-Meet at TD Arena at 5:15 PM

-Free water bottles (courtesy of Fleet Feet) for participants

-Free food (courtesy of Earth Fare) for participants

-A shuttle will bring you back downtown from the game

 

Sunday:                       Charleston vs. William & Mary | 1:00 PM

 

MEN’S SOCCER  (Patriots Point)

Saturday:         Charleston vs. Northeastern  | 7 PM

                        -ZTA Pink Night

 

SWIMMING & DIVING (Stern Center)

Saturday:         Intrasquad Meet | 10 AM

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Students always receive free entry to games with a valid CofC ID

Finally, please remember to get up to date information about events at:

 

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Twitter:  @ClydeTheCougar | @CofCSports | @CofCTix

Facebook:  College of Charleston Athletics | Clyde Cougar

Instagram: @ClydeTheCougar

Web:  CofCSports.com

Phone:  843.953.CofC

 

Go Cougars!

 

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CofC Upcoming Student Activities

ADDITIONAL VEHICLE TRAINING DATES

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

Wednesday, October 8: 10am

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 Driver’s 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.

 

Cougar Activities Board

Event moved due to rain
Movie Monday: September 29th at 8:00 pm in Stern Center 205
Prepare to take-in and tear-up-to The Fault in Our Stars; one of the most heartfelt romantic comedies of the decade, based on the best-selling novel by John Green. The film will be outside under string lights and the night sky, and we will be serving cupcakes from Cupcake on King Street. There will also be a chance to win awesome prizes, like TFIOS tumblers and an autographed copy of the book.

Student Government Association

Bike Auction Fund Raiser – EVENT RESCHEDULED

Thursday, October 2 11:00am – 2:00pm

George Street, in front of Stern Center

SGA will be auctioning off close to 200 used bikes for low prices! The proceeds will be going to charity and all bikes are sold as is (no refunds or exchanges) and cash or checks will be accepted for payment! We hope to see you there!

 

Get involved with SGA!  Attend a weekly Senate session (Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in the SSC Ballroom) or join a committee.  Visit http://sga.cofc.edu/ for more information or stop by Stern Center 401.

 

Miscellany Literary Journal

Submit your poetry, prose, or visual art to be considered for publication in Miscellany, the College of Charleston’s 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 in Miscellany if accepted during the editing process. Look for updates and learn more about how to submit at blogs.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 Miscellany’s staff? Every week, Miscellany’s 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 Noon in the Calhoun Annex, Room 200.

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

CisternYard Video

CisternYard Video is currently hiring new staff members. We are a student media who films and produces videos, which are uploaded to our YouTube channel. We are currently looking for a new Video Journalist, Entertainment Writer, and Entertainment Executive. If you are interested in applying or want more information, please go here: https://orgsync.com/34759/forms

 

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 3,  10, 17, 24

November 14, 24
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!

 

Anime Association

Every Friday at 7:00 pm

In Stern 206

Join us this Friday as we watch four very different animes.  Your vote will decide which one we watch for the rest of the semester!

 

Lowcountry Autism Forum

Volunteers Needed for the Lowcountry Autism Forum on Saturday, October 4th from 8am-5pm.  This is the largest free autism conference in the world!  We are in need of tons of student volunteers for two different shifts that day.    Please contact Deborah Mihal at 843-953-1431 or [email protected].

 

Cougar Counseling Team

Are you more sad, stressed, anxious than you want to be?

We are here for you.

Mon-Thurs 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Come in person, rm 319 RSS building or call us at 953-7411

 

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)

BIBLE STUDY
Each Tuesday, 7-8 PM, Stern 201 :Women of the Bible – NOW…Esther – great student-led discussions and relating things to our lives

If you have additional questions, please contact Kesha Rainey[email protected].

Religious Studies Club
Are you intrigued by people, culture, and diversity? Join our Religious Studies family; a place of acceptance, discussion, and camaraderie! 
Tomorrow, Tuesday September 30th, the Religious Studies Department is hosting an Open House at our lounge located at 4 Glebe Street from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. This is an opportunity to meet our stellar RELS faculty, majors and minors, and learn about the classes that we will offer in spring 2015. Pizza, desserts, and drinks will be served, so please bring your appetite and some friends!

 

On Tuesday, October 7th, from 3:330- 4:30,  Professor Lee Irwin will be leading an information session for those considering pursuing a career in Religious Studies and the possibility of attending graduate school.

 

Come one, come all! Come big, come small! The Religious Studies Club will be having a meeting on Wednesday, October 8th at 5:30 in the lounge of our department building (4 Glebe). We will be discussing our plans for the upcoming school year, including trips to Holy City hot spots, guest speakers, movie screenings, and much more. If you are unable to attend this week but would like to stay up to date on our happenings, email Megan at [email protected] and you will be added to the email list. Also feel free to send in your ideas or events you hear of around town!

 

Center for Civic Engagement

Alternative Fall Break Opportunities (October 31st-November 4th )

Can’t Stomach Hunger: Food Insecurity in the Lowcountry (Charleston, SC: $40.00)

Unbound & Restored: Eliminating Chronic Homelessness (Asheville, NC: $80.00)

Experiencing Homelessness in a Metropolitan City (Atlanta, GA: $85.00)

 

Dash for Trash

October 11th, 2014

9:00am-1:30pm

Register your team of ten to compete in our annual litter-getter event.

Register online by Friday, October 3rd: https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/117110

 

Higdon Student Leadership Center

2014 Fall Leadership Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. Stern Student Center (71 George St.)

Free for CofC students

 

Register by 12:00 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 1st to receive a free t shirt. Seats are limited. Register now! For more info or to register visit: hslc.com/flc

Brought to you by the Higdon Student Leadership Center 953-6356

 

AED Pre-Health Honor Society

Monday, Oct 6 at 7:00pm in SSMB 129 is the second meeting for Alpha Epsilon Delta, or the pre-professional health society on campus.  Anyone who is interested in anything medical (medical school, PA school, nursing school, dental school, etc.) is welcome to attend!  We are expecting a panel of guest speakers, and the social and service chairs will be announcing the events and opportunities for the month of October.  As always, free pizza and drinks will be provided at the meeting!  Hope to see you there!

 

Students for Social Innovation

Want to be an agent of change for the world?? Want to get involved on campus and in your community and also meet new people?

SSI focuses on various issues facing our society (hunger, homelessness, water, health, etc.). Once we pick a topic for the year, we research the issue and then create and implement a plan of action to better the topic. SSI is unique in that we urge students to use their own unique skills and talents to combat issues like homelessness, etc. We also educate ourselves and each other about the various topics through readings and many hands-on experiences!

 

We currently are meeting Fridays at 4pm in Maybank room 101. We hope you drop by!

 

Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa is now accepting applications for our Fall recruitment! Omicron Delta Kappa is a premier national leadership honor society that recognizes students, faculty, and administrators with exceptional quality and leadership within the collegiate environment. At the heart of our mission is to bring together those individuals who have reached high levels of achievement within our five core values of scholarship, athletics, community and campus involvement, journalism, and the creative and performing arts. Applications can be found via the hyperlink embedded in this information and will be accepted until Friday, October 3rd. We highly encourage all undergraduate juniors and seniors who have attained a high standard of leadership in collegiate and community activities and who wish to interact with other highly distinguished campus leaders to apply, especially as we continue to develop Omicron Delta Kappa into one of the most prominent organizations on campus.  Questions? Contact [email protected].  

CofC Outdoors Club

Like to hike, bike, camp, climb, surf, slack-line, SUP, or kayak? Then the Outdoors Club is for you. We love nature preservation, sustainability, and adventuring! We are proud to offer members great deals on local trips. Come to our Friday meetings at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Square. Also, check out our Semester Calendar at https://sites.google.com/site/cofcoc/calendar. Contact Simon Engel: [email protected] or Benjamin Thompson: [email protected] with any questions. And remember…get outside!

 

The Atheist Humanist Alliance

Meetings for the Atheist Humanist Alliance are on Fridays at 8 PM on the second floor of the John Rivers Communication Museum (which can be found on George Street across from the CVS). Join us for discussion and refreshment! Members of faiths are always welcome! Any questions regarding the organization can be sent to [email protected].  Join us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/groups/CofCAtheists/

Table Top Gaming Club

It’s finally that time again. Let’s conquer foreign lands with our monopolistic ideals, defeat some aliens, tame some dragons, and see how colorful the English language can get.

Table-Top Gaming Club will be meeting in the Stern Center, room 409 (all the way in the back) at 7pm every Thursday. Bring a friend and come and enjoy some awesome boardgames.
“Don’t Risk getting in Trouble for not showing up or you’ll be Sorry. I promise we won’t be a Monopoly of your time, so get a Clue and don’t be late!” – Former Treasurer
She’ll stop the bad puns if you’ll come and play boardgames!

Like us on Facebook at TTGCatCofC for updates.

 

Visual Arts Club

ART for Everyone!

 

Enjoy viewing, making, or talking about art in a comfortable and creative setting?  Check out the VISUAL ARTS CLUB meeting every Monday at 6pm on the fourth floor of the Simmons Center; the old art building across from the George Street CVS.  We provide pizza, materials for fun and easy workshops,and visiting artist demonstrations and/or lectures.  Most importantly NO ARTISTIC TALENT IS REQUIRED, just and interested and open mind.

This is also the drop off and pick up location for work to be submitted to the student run gallery!  Flyers announcing the themes and deadlines for each show can be found throughout the art building and on our facebook page.

We will also be holding the meeting spot for Charleston’s First Friday Art Walks on Queen Street the first Friday of every month!  Local galleries keep their doors open late with beautiful works of art, opening shows, and free refreshments.  These are great opportunities to meet local artists and join the community outside of the College.

Bring a friend and come make something cool!

 

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!

 

CofC Vegan Club

Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary will be speaking Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7 PM in Addlestone 227.  This event is sponsored by the Vegan Club.

Contact: Martin Jones [email protected]

 

The Journey

Want to spend this weekend on an island? The Journey is going on their annual fall beach retreat to a 3-story, 3,000 square foot house on the Isle of Palms from this Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. Enjoy worship, in-depth messages, good home-cooked meals, and of course beach time by the IOP boardwalk. $30 covers everything. Rides available. Sign up and pay by this Wednesday if you want to go! Email [email protected] for more information and to make your reservation.

 

Know someone at the Citadel? This Wednesday at 6 pm in Joe Pasta is our cadet night at the Journey large group. Any cadet who comes will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to the Kickin’ Chicken at the end of the gathering.

 

African American Studies

There will be a Barbados Study Abroad drop-in info session with trip leaders Dr. Anthony Greene and Dr. Jon Hale on October 8 from 2-4pm in the Education Center Room 207-D.

 

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]

 

Students for Social Innovation

Want to be an agent of change for the world?? Want to get involved on campus and in your community and also meet new people?

SSI focuses on various issues facing our society (hunger, homelessness, water, health, etc.). Once we pick a topic for the year, we research the issue and then create and implement a plan of action to better the topic. SSI is unique in that we urge students to use their own unique skills and talents to combat issues like homelessness, etc. We also educate ourselves and each other about the various topics through readings and many hands-on experiences!

 

We currently are meeting Fridays at 4pm in Maybank room 101. We hope you drop by!

 

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])

 

MEDLIFE CofC

Whether you’re interested in going on a medical brigade to a beautiful destination or positively affecting the Charleston community, MEDLIFE CofC has great opportunities for engagement locally and abroad. You can volunteer with medical professionals bringing basic health services to Latin American Communities, earn the chance to gain real life experience in the field of international development, and experience public service opportunities. This organization is not only great for premed / science majors, but also foreign language, communication, etc.

 

Come join us for our first MEDLIFE meeting and learn about the awesome things we have planned for 2014-2015.

DATE: Monday, September 29th

TIME: 8:00 pm

LOCATION: Maybank 112

 

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])

Anthropology Club

Come join the Anthropology Club for our Game Night and Potluck Dinner. All are welcome to the party. We encourage you to bring a snack or dish to share if you can, but it’s not required. So grab your friends and come play games with us! We’ll have great regional cuisines as well as Cards Against Humanity, Catchphrase, Balderdash, etc (the best games).
Wednesday, October 1st at 5:15 pm
Education Center #107
Got questions? Email Cahara at [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 1st, 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!

 

1770 Records

The College of Charleston’s student run record label, 1770 Records, has a LOT on its plate. Keep up to date on what we are doing, who we are listening to, and where we are around town at www.seventeenseventyrecords.weebly.com

 

Our next meeting is September 29th in the Simons Center, room 307 from 5 PM – 7 PM. Anyone is welcome to attend and you can drop by anytime between 5 and 7.

If you have any questions or want to get in touch with us, email [email protected]!

 

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, September 30th at 7pm. Location TBA. Stay updated on all that is happening at: https://www.facebook.com/allianceforplanetearth

 

Rotaract Club

Are you interested in traveling, service, or networking? Seeking professional development or scholarship opportunities? Then Rotaract is the place for you!

Rotaract brings together people and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun! If you have a passion for serving others in your local and international community, then we hope you will join us Monday, September 29th at 7:00 in Maybank 101. Check out our Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/RotaractCollegeOfCharleston

 

Volunteer Corps

Saturday, Oct. 4th, 8:30 am-11:00 am. Meet at the YWCA parking lot at 8:30. See you there! SCORE Signup

 

Global Awareness Forum Events

”The Political Consequences of Islam’s Economic Legacy”

Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics and Political Science and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University will speak on Middle Eastern domestic economic institutions and their negative political consequences, including unchecked executive power, constraint on societal development and the delay of democratization.

Tuesday, September 30th at 6pm in the Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty 115)

Sponsored by the Initiative for Public Choice and Market Access

 

 

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Take Better Tests! NEXT Week’s Workshops from the Center for Student Learning

Midterms are rapidly approaching! Below you will find  the study skills workshops topics for NEXT week: Take Better Tests and Storing and Sharing Information. 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 reading and note taking strategies to implement immediately to be more successful at CofC!

 

Study Skills Workshops 101: “Take Better Tests”

Taking tests can be intimidating, but have no fear because we will expose how to make the test taking process much easier for you.  In this workshop we will discuss how to study most effectively for different styles of tests.  You will also learn some techniques to help you stay calm and confident to ease test-anxiety.  There are many approaches and ways to take different kinds of tests, so bring ideas and get ideas from others on how to take tests more effectively!

 

Dates

  • Monday, September 29 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, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. in Berry Residence Hall Room 104
  • Tuesday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. in McConnell Residence Hall
  • Friday, October 3 at 1:00 p.m. in Center for Student Learning’s Science Lab

 

 

Study Skills Workshops 201: “Storing and Sharing Information” with guest speaker Jolanda van Arnhem

In this workshop we will look at using technology to store and share information can enhance communication and efficiency over multiple devices. We will dive into GoogleApps, your CofC access to them, and how you can maximize your use of them. Then we will look at Dropbox and how to sync and share files through a cloud based program. This workshop will help you to be more prepared to pick up your work where ever you are!

 

Dates

  • Thursday, October 2 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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ICAT: an accelerator experience for your CofC student

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Experience of a Lifetime … In a Semester

CofC Parents:

Liberal arts + business + technology is a formula for increasing the success of your college student. I want you to know about a new opportunity available to undergraduate CofC students of all majors and class ranks starting Spring 2015.

ICAT (International Cross-curricular Accelerator for Technology) is a new type of university-based accelerator launched this year at the College of Charleston. The ICAT experience is designed to change the lives of up to 96 students per year through experiential learning as high-tech company founders, creative innovators and project engineers. ICAT launches its first class in January 2015. The program is designed to adopt best practices from US accelerators and our international partners at Tartu University in Estonia. The key features of the ICAT experiences:

 

1.  Interdisciplinary – each team (3 students) is composed of one student each from computer science, business and liberal arts. You will align with one role and learn the other two.

2.  Technology biased – we provide each student team with technological tools to help start a business or collaborate with a corporate project team.

3.  Mentor based – each team will have the asset of a business mentor.

 

Encourage your student to consider this differentiating experience. They can learn more by attending an ICAT info session.

2:30 PM on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Room 301 Harborwalk East.

3 PM on Monday, September 29, 2015 in Towell Library, Cistern Yard.

 

There are three upcoming ICAT experience options:

1) Estonia travel course, 3 credit hours, June 2015. 10 days, 12 students.

2) ICAT experience in Charleston: 6 credit hours, Spring 2015, 24 students.

3) NGAL experience in Charleston and Tartu, Estonia: 6 credit hours, Spring 2015 through June 2015, 6 students.

 

The College of Charleston promised value. ICAT is yet another innovative way to deliver that value.

 

Your student can apply online for the three ICAT experiences.

http://icat.cofc.edu .

 

Best regards from the ICAT executive team:

Bobby Marlowe, David Wyman, Gibbon Miler and Chris Starr

International Cross-curricular Accelerator for Technology

 

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CofC Voter Registration Drive

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