CofC Student Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted.

 

The Office of Student Life

KNOW YOUR STATUS

The Offices of Student Life, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Center for Counseling and Substance Abuse in conjunction with the MUSC Division of Infectious Disease will be providing FREE Rapid HIV Testing for CofC students! The process is anonymous, the only information require is your first name and birthdate!

 

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Location: CASAS Classroom, Robert Scott Small, 3rd Floor

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Stern Nite Life Presents Escape Room

STERN NITE LIFE Presents…ESCAPE ROOM!

 

This physical adventure simulation game will require you to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and HOPEFULLY escape within a set time! Are You Up To The Challenge?!

 

Date: 09/29/2016

Location: Stern Student Center

Time: 9:00 PM

 

Refreshments will be provided

 

National Campus Safety Awareness Month Events

Click here for events: http://blogs.cofc.edu/publicsafety/2016/09/05/national-campus-safety-awareness-month-week-1/

 

CAB EVENTS

Finding Dory at 7:30 PM
Stern 205

Come relive your childhood with CAB as we present the sequel we thought we would never get Finding Dory!

Free food will be provided and it’s open to CofC students only.

“Do you want to showcase your talent to campus? Or do you want to enjoy a beautiful night, with cookies and coffee, and watch your friends and fellow Cougars perform?
Well, you can do both at CAB’s Open Mic Night!  THIS Wednesday, September 28, 2016

If you would like to perform, sign up at the link below. Performance sets will be 5-10 minutes, so please prepare accordingly.
https://orgsync.com/33852/forms/218726

If you would just like to come out and enjoy the evening, there will be cookies, petit fours, and coffee. There will also be FREE coffee mugs!”

 

Theta Delta Sigma Multicultural Society

IT’S COED GREEK LIFE!

Come out and join us for an interest meeting for Theta Delta Sigma, College of Charleston’s first coed Greek Life organization. This is an interest meeting to try to recruit the founding members of a future chapter of Theta Delta Sigma on CofC’s campus.

This is a free event with free drinks and snacks. The meeting will consist of an open discussion PowerPoint where we will discuss membership eligibility, our outlook, and fees.

Fees are a huge part of Greek Life and a reason why many people choose to not go Greek. Come to our meeting to find out why Theta Delta Sigma is for YOU, even if you think you can’t afford it.

Upon conclusion of the meeting, you will have the chance to sign the official Greek Life for and join our Siblinghood!

October 3rd, 2016 in Maybank 113 at 7 PM

 

Career Center

Cougar Confidential: NATIVE Marketing – get the scoop on what it’s like to build your own business

Tues, Sept. 27, 4pm – 5pm, Tate 202

Owners of NATIVE Marketing Firm and CofC alumnae, Kasey Hayes ’06 and Liz Dyar ’06, will share what it’s like to create and grow an award-winning marketing firm from the ground up. They’ll give tips about striking out on your own, inside info on collaborations with filmmakers, artists and music festivals, and what skills and abilities they relied upon from their liberal arts degrees. www.nativecollab.com Sponsored by the Career Center and Alumni Career Services.

 

Majors Fair

Wed, Sept. 28th

10:30am – 1:30pm, Cougar Mall & Greenway

Join us for the 2016 Majors Fair in the Cougar Mall & Greenway on Sept. 28th. The Majors Fair provides all undecided, re-deciding and exploring students the opportunity to speak personally with faculty, staff and student representatives from academic programs and campus resources in one location to learn about specific requirements for majors, curriculum, and career options. Please visit http://advising.cofc.edu/majorsfair/index.php for more information. *RAIN LOCATION: Stern Ballroom*

 

Are You Ready to Start A Business?

Wed, September 28th, 5pm – 6pm, Tate 202

Learn how to use the 5 Critical Components you need to consider to start a new business: successful personal traits, the business concept, developing a marketing & business plan, financial considerations, & resources available to support your success. Understand what you need to succeed, to start your business, and to help make it an ongoing success! RSVP: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecznc7yv4b3107bc&llr=4hj9qpcab

 

Are YOU #CareerFairReady?

The Career Center has many opportunities this week to help you get ready!  Visit http://careercenter.cofc.edu for more details on these events:

 

Employer in Residence

Wed, Sept. 28th, 1pm-4pm

*Meet with 1-on-1 with employers for help with resumes, cover letters, interview tips, and more!

BoomTown! will be in the Career Center

Target will be in the Beatty Center

 

Chick-Fil-A Lunch & Learn

Thurs, Sept. 29th, 12pm-1pm, Tate 202

* Meet with recruiters as they seek entrepreneurship and management students.  Lunch provided!  Please RSVP through Career Events & Workshops on CougarJobLink.

 

Mock Interview Friday: Boeing

Fri, Sept. 30th, 12pm-3pm, Career Center

*Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to polish your interviewing skills with a representative from Boeing. Call 843-953-5692 to schedule your appointment.

Anime Association

Every Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Stern Student Center 206

Do you like anime? Come enjoy it with other people who love it too! Join us every Friday and get introduced to a new animes every week! Who knows, you might find a new favorite

Campus Recreation Services

843-953-8257

Stand-Up Paddleboard

Fridays in September through October 14.
Session 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m. and
Session 2, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

For more details, go to http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/sup.php

Rock Climbing Trip

The only rock climbing trip for this semester to North Carolina will be held on October 1, 2016. For more details, go http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/rock.php

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

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

SUNDAY MASS & FOOD FELLOWSHIP
Student Catholic Mass every Sunday, 5 PM, at St. Pat’s (134 St. Philip St. – corner of Radcliffe & St. Philip.) All are welcome ! Food & fellowship following in Upper Room.

TUESDAY – CSA BIBLE STUDY
7 – 8 PM /Stern 201 / bring your friends
great student-led discussions about living with chaos from advice in  Mark’s Gospel

THURSDAY RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Give blood on Sept 29 at CSA Blood Drive, 9-3, in Stern 205. register at: cofcatholics@!aol.com

FRIDAY – CSA Movie Night
7 pm in Upper Room…with snacks…bring friends to see the Upper Room and enjoy our movie STAR WARS!!!

SATURDAY – GLEANING
join CSA 1-2:30, at Marion Square corner of King near St Matthew Church to collect produce from farmers to give to families at Neighborhood House

ACTIVE MINDS

Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

WHO WILL BE THE CofC DODGEBALL CHAMPIONS???

If you are part of a team sport or Greek Life (and anyone else), then enter you and your friends to be crowned The CofC Dodgeball Champions (and to win glorious prizes) in this upcoming tournament!  If you are not part of an club/organization, that’s okay! Sign you and your friends up!

Cost is $3 a person and teams of 7!  If you can’t fill a team, don’t worry! Sign up and we will match you with people! (This is also a great way to meet new friends)

It will be held October 22 at 1pm-4pm in the Silcox Gym.

If you are interested, start thinking of your team name and please email: cofcactiveminds@gmail.com

 

The Office of Sustainability

 

The Office of Sustainability’s Urban Garden Apprenticeship is looking for Fall apprentices!

If you’re interested in learning about the intersections of urban gardening and social justice, please fill out our application to join the Urban Garden Apprenticeship.

 

https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLEizz1XV8_R2g4wsCmDiC74vTB9lEsGYQJFHuda_ktCJaaA/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

If you have any questions, please email pluennekema@g.cofc.edu

 

Speaking of Sex…

Is “SEX” the same thing for everyone?  Learn what to say and do to reduce your risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of acquaintance sexual assault?

Join us for “Speaking of Sex…” performance by GTC Dramatic Dialogues –  an interactive and engaging program on sexual communication and date rape.  Wells Fargo Auditorium – SEE YOU THERE!!

Date: October 4, 2016

Table Location: Cougar Mall

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Event Location: Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty Room 115)

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

CSAS

Do you need to

  • Decrease stress and anxiety in your life?
  • Increase your ability to focus?
  • Increase calmness and contentment in your life?

Then the Koru Mindfulness Class Series is a perfect match for you!

Koru Mindfulness is a 4 week class being

The first class series starts at 3:15-4:30 pm on  Thursdays, September 29th-October 20th.

Preregistration required http://connect2hope.cofc.edu/koru-mindfulness.php

 

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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

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

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

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

 

Cougar Counseling Team

The Cougar Counseling Team are caring, highly trained and certified volunteers available to help students. The Cougar Counseling Team will be holding several information sessions for those interested in becoming a CCT member on Oct 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th. Follow this link to sign up for one of the dates: https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOZfGqOoxk90qvGmgofcOng-kaixXMr5RqWZVSqdZzAVIQ8w/viewform

 

 

A Film Series: Women in Arab Cinema

 

Join the Arabic Club and the Asian Studies Program for bi-weekly film nights highlighting women in Arab Cinema. Showings will be held Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm in Berry Hall Room 104.

October 5: Cairo 678 from Egypt

October 19: Caramel from Lebanon

November 2: Much Loved from Morocco

 

Red Cross Blood Drive:

What: The Catholic Student Association is hosting a blood drive through the American Red Cross and we need blood donors!

When: Thursday, September 29 from 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Stern Center, Room 205

How: If you are interested in donating blood, please stop by our sign-up table on Cougar Mall on 9/23 or on 9/26 – 9/28. You can also email hyndes@g.cofc.edu to sign-up.

Center Stage Presents:

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Shadow Cast Edition

 

We are shivering with antici……PATION for this year’s show! Come out and audition for this year’s bigger, better, crazier cast!

 

Sign-ups will be on the call board outside of theatre 220 on the second floor of Simons Center for the Arts

 

WHEN:

Auditions:

  • Friday Sept 30th: 5pm-10pm

and

  • Saturday Oct 1st: 10am-5pm

Callbacks:

  • Sunday Oct 2nd: 10am-7pm

 

WHERE:

  • CATO 319

 

HOW TO AUDITION:

Auditionees must prepare (at least) a 30 second lip sync of one of these 4 songs:

– Like A Virgin

– Sugar Daddy (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

– I Will Always Love You

– Choice of song

 

Any questions?? – email Will Rutkowski at

Rutkowskiwh@g.cofc.edu

 

 

The Tau Eta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. invites you to participate in our annual oratorical scholarship competition on October 23rd. This years topic is Chastity in 2016: What is the role of men in upholding the respect of womanhood in today’s society?The informational meeting will be held on September 28th at 7:00 PM. Please contact Mikel Hannah-Harding at hannahhardingmx@g.cofc.edu for more information.

 

Thanking you in advance,

 

Mikel Hannah-Harding

President

Tau Eta- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

 

 

Alliance For Planet Earth

Do you love sustainability? Do you love to paint? Well, we have a great mix of both this week! We will be painting banners for our organization while having a discussion about sustainability on our campus this Tuesday, September 27 at 7 pm! We will be meeting out front of Maybank Hall at 7 to walk over to the Stern Center. Gonna be late? Let us know and then meet us at the paint room! Hope to see old friends and fresh faces!
CofC Alliance for Planet Earth

 

allianceforplanetearth@gmail.com

 

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

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

 

Religious Life Exchange 

 

This Wednesday, September 28th, we will be visiting the Charleston Tibetan Society. We will meet outside of the Stern Center @ 6:15 and ride together. We will be participating in their evening meditation service and have a small discussion time there either before or after. If you are interested in going please email Charli Mims at charlidiane@gmail.com.

 

Rotaract Club

Do you want to be part of a global community of young adults taking action for positive change? Are you looking for the chance to share your ideas and look at the world’s challenges in a new way? Join the Rotaract club and find all this and more, including:

 

Hands-on service projects

Fun networking and social activities

Professional development opportunities

International travel and

Scholarship opportunities up to $50,000 through Rotary International!

 

Join us in Maybank 101 at 6pm this Thursday, September 29th. See you there!

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Sept 26-Oct 4, 2016

Important Dates:

  • September 28 – Majors Fair 10:30-1:30 – Cougar Mall
  • October 7-9 – Family Weekend
  • October 8 – Friday class make-up date due to September 2 weather closing
  • October 21 – Midterm grades available to students on MyCharleston by noon
  • October 24-25 – College Reads! events
  • October 27 – Last day to withdraw from a fall class with a grade of “W”
  • November 7-8 – No classes fall break
  • November 23- No classes
  • November 24-27 – CofC departments closed for the Thanksgiving holidays
  • December 5 – Last day of classes
  • December 7-14 – Final exams
  • December 16 – Final grades available by 5:00pm
  • December 23-January 2 – CofC closed for the holidays
  • January 8 – Residence halls open at noon
  • January 9-10 – New Student & Family Orientation
  • January 11 – Spring classes begin

 

Study Strategies Workshop Schedule (Fall 2016):

http://csl.cofc.edu/study-strategies/workshops/index.php

 

Second Year Leadership Series:

Offered by the Higdon Leadership Center:

http://hslc.cofc.edu/second-year-leadership-series/index.php

 

 

Career Center Drop-In Hours: (2nd floor, Lightsey Center)

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-3:30 PM
      Drop-in for a 15-minute meeting with a Peer Career Advisor
No appointment necessary -First-come, first-served

 

Career Center: http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

The Career Center offers an online resource for students and alumni to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events listed through the Career Center. Students will find CougarJobLink under the “Student Services Tab” in MyCharleston. Additional services include career testing, career counseling, and assistance with career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

 

Majors Fair
Sept 28, 2016 l 10:30am-1:30pm l Cougar Mall & Greenway

 

Fall 2016 Career Fair & Grad School Expo
Participating employers & graduate schools
Oct 4, 2016 l 11:00am-2:30pm l TD Arena

German-American Business Summit
Oct 6, 2016 l 12:00-7:00pm l Stern Center Ballroom

 

Family Weekend October 7-9, 2016

You can view a schedule of events that are planned so far at http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/ (left sidebar).  REGISTRATION is open and will close on Friday, September 16. Questions can be directed to familyweekend@cofc.edu.

 

R.A.D.

Public Safety will be holding R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) classes. R.A.D. is a series of self-defense classes for women. This program will be open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please stop by Public Safety headquarters or email RAD@cofc.edu to sign up.  Students will be expected to attend all four sessions. The fall schedule is available: http://publicsafety.cofc.edu/services/rape-aggression-defense-system/index.php

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/residence-halls/index.php

If you have questions about on campus housing, maintenance or repair work needed to a room or the hall, residence hall room assignment, or roommate assignments contact Campus Housing at housing@cofc.edu or 843-953-5523. NOTE: Students should first submit a work order for any issues in a room so this can be tracked until resolved. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is addressed by campus housing.

 

Dining Services https://charleston.campusdish.com/

If you have any questions or concerns regarding food offerings, menus, meal plans or concerns about any of the dining facilities call 843-953-5539 or email diningservicescustomerservice@cofc.edu. Students may set up an appointment with Marketing Coordinator, Melissa Rentfrow (rentfrowm@cofc.edu) to discuss issues of concern or leave their feedback online – go to http://charleston.campusdish.com/ scroll down to the YOUR VOICE COUNTS icon and click on the feedback form. This is a feedback tool that is intended to provide in the moment service alerts for concerns and positive recognition for great service. The feedback is sent in real-time to the dining location manager and the general manager of CofC Dining Services to implement a solution as quickly as possible.

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill. 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 treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing OAKS, MyCharleston, or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Campus Directory:

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

 

Campus E-mail Notification:

It is extremely important that new and current students to maintain their official College of Charleston e-mail account. It is their responsibility as a student to check this e-mail account frequently to retrieve official communication and to ensure mailbox space is available to receive these notifications. All correspondence from the College (including financial aid, bills, and emails from faculty) is sent to the student’s College of Charleston email account. Students should also use this account to send email to administrators and faculty.

 

Websites of interest:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

Campus E-mails:

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

Parent Blog: 

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

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

How to unsubscribe or change your subscription type:

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Winter Break 2016 Residence Hall December Closing Schedule and Final Exam Schedule

College of Charleston Residence Halls will close on December 15 at 5pm.  Only Kelly House, George Street, Warren Place and Historic Houses will remain open during the break.

The closed halls reopen on Sunday, January 8 at 12 noon.  Spring 2017 semester classes begin on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  To view academic calendars, you can go to http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php

Students can leave earlier if they are done with final exams, work, etc. The final exam schedule can be found at http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php.  It is the same page as the academic calendars – you need to scroll down the page to view the exam schedule.

We suggest that you check with your student before making any travel arrangements as some professors might not have exams in classes or your student may have projects they want to work on for a day or two after their last exam that aren’t due until the last day of exams.

Students do not have to completely move out but they will not be able to get back in the halls during the break so they need to think about what they will need before the halls open again in January.

If you have any questions regarding hall closures, please email campus housing at housing@cofc.edu.

 

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C of C Student Activities and Opportunities for Involvement

The Office of Student Life

Tickets for Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out College Comedy Tour on sale TODAY! FT. RIP Michaels, Jacob Williams, and more!

College of Charleston’s Office of Student Life presents Wild ‘N Out College Tour, Sottile Theatre, Friday, September 23, 8pm. CofC Students: $7 (with promo code); Non-CofC Students & General Public: $15. If you ordered tickets during the presale you can pick them up at the Stern Information Desk. All other Tickets will be sold at the door.

Stern Nite Life Presents Escape Room

STERN NITE LIFE Presents…ESCAPE ROOM!

This physical adventure simulation game will require you to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and HOPEFULLY escape within a set time! Are You Up To The Challenge?!

Date: 09/29/2016

Location: Stern Student Center

Time: 9:00 PM

Refreshments will be provided

KNOW YOUR STATUS

The Offices of Student Life, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Center for Counseling and Substance Abuse in conjunction with the MUSC Division of Infectious Disease will be providing FREE Rapid HIV Testing for CofC students! The process is anonymous, the only information require is your first name and birthdate!

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Location: CASAS Classroom, Robert Scott Small, 3rd Floor

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

National Campus Safety Awareness Month Events

Click here for events: http://blogs.cofc.edu/publicsafety/2016/09/05/national-campus-safety-awareness-month-week-1/

 

CAB EVENTS

Finding Dory at 7:30 PM
Stern 205

Come relive your childhood with CAB as we present the sequel we thought we would never get Finding Dory!

Free food will be provided and it’s open to CofC students only.

“Do you want to showcase your talent to campus? Or do you want to enjoy a beautiful night, with cookies and coffee, and watch your friends and fellow Cougars perform?

Well, you can do both at CAB’s Open Mic Night!

If you would like to perform, sign up at the link below. Performance sets will be 5-10 minutes, so please prepare accordingly.
https://orgsync.com/33852/forms/218726

If you would just like to come out and enjoy the evening, there will be cookies, petit fours, and coffee. There will also be FREE coffee mugs!”

Higdon Student Leadership Center

Second-Year Leadership Series

SLS is a series of leadership workshops about topics particularly relevant to sophomores and other second-year students. All workshops will be in Stern 206 at 7pm. No need to register or sign up – just show up!

Mon. 9/26 – Exercise, Stress, and the College Experience

 

Career Center

Majors Fair

Wed, September 28th

10:30am – 1:30pm, Cougar Mall & Greenway

Join us for the 2016 Majors Fair in the Cougar Mall & Greenway on Sept. 28th. The Majors Fair provides all undecided, re-deciding and exploring students the opportunity to speak personally with faculty, staff and student representatives from academic programs and campus resources in one location to learn about specific requirements for majors, curriculum, and career options. Please visit http://advising.cofc.edu/majorsfair/index.php for more information. *RAIN LOCATION: Stern Ballroom*

CofC College Republicans (CRs)

Trivia Night! Sept 22nd, 5pm-6pm, Stern 201

Join CRs as we compete against each other in a friendly political and historical trivia game for great prizes. Appetizers will be served! All you need is an electronic device with internet access (smart phone, computer, tablet) to play. The event is free and no RSVP is required. Make sure you are on our mailing list to receive the most up-to-date event info. 

Questions? Email: cofccrs@cofc.edu Facebook: www.facebook.com/cofccrs Website: www.cofccrs.com

Anime Association

Every Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Stern Student Center 206

Do you like anime? Come enjoy it with other people who love it too! Join us every Friday and get introduced to a new animes every week! Who knows, you might find a new favorite.

Japanese Culture Club

When: Mondays from 5:00-6:00

Where: Stern 206

Each week in club we have a variety of activities planned! These activities can range from workshops, movies, lectures, kanji of the day, and open discussions. We often do polls to get new ideas from members. Japanese club also plans trips, such as attending the Cherry Blossom Festival in Spring. We would be delighted if you stopped by and checked the club out!

Upcoming Event:

Japanese Origami Workshop

Date: Monday, September 12

Time: 5:00-6:00

Location: Stern 206

***PLEASE RSVP ON OUR ORGSYNC IF INTERESTED***

Active Minds

First Meeting of the Semester

When: September 22, Thursday, 6pm. Where: Maybank 110. Why: To discuss the stigma around mental illness in the community and to discuss the semester’s upcoming activities! There will be food! Come share your thoughts with us, we would like to hear them!

Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

WHO WILL BE THE CofC DODGEBALL CHAMPIONS???

If you are part of a team sport or Greek Life, then enter you and your friends to be crowned The CofC Dodgeball Champions (and glorious prizes) in this upcoming tournament!  If you don’t have an organization, that’s okay! Sign you and your friends up!

Cost is $3 a person and teams of 7!  If you can’t fill a team, don’t worry! Sign up and we will match you with people! (This is also a great way to meet new friends)

It will be held October 22 at 1pm-4pm in the Silcox Gym.

If you are interested, start thinking of your team name and please email: cofcactiveminds@gmail.com

Rock Climbing Trip

The only rock climbing trip for this semester to North Carolina will be held on October 1, 2016. For more details, go http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/rock.php

 

Fandoms United Club

Are you passionate about a book? A T.V. show? A movie? We are too! Come geek out with the Fandoms United Club on Thursdays at 5pm. We meet in Stern 206. This week’s fandom is the T.V. show Firefly. We hope that you will join us! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Alexandra Polchek at polchekal@g.cofc.edu

Ultimate Frisbee

Hey guys! Want to make lasting friendships while working out and having fun? Then you should join the Ultimate Frisbee team! Whether you have thrown a disc before or not, we teach you all the skills necessary to be a part of this fun experience. Come out to one of the men and women’s practices Tuesday and Thursday at 3 (Meet behind the library). For more information please email charlestonhobo@gmail.com (Women’s) or palmettobumsultimate@gmail.com (Men’s)

Meira Bellydance Troupe – All Bellies Are Beautiful!

If you missed our informational meeting last week, it’s not too late to join the troupe! We meet every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center gym, room 201.

The club runs on an annual schedule. The deadline to join for this year is September 29. If you’re interested, shimmy on by or get in touch with our officers below!

Meira is the College’s official bellydance performance troupe. Our goal is to promote cultural understanding, health and self-confidence through the unique art of bellydance.

For more information, contact Presidents Bree Lewis and Aly Skiko at cofcbellydancetroupe@gmail.com.

 

The Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability’s Urban Garden Apprenticeship is looking for Fall apprentices!

If you’re interested in learning about the intersections of urban gardening and social justice, please fill out our application to join the Urban Garden Apprenticeship.

https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLEizz1XV8_R2g4wsCmDiC74vTB9lEsGYQJFHuda_ktCJaaA/viewform?c=0&w=1

If you have any questions, please email pluennekema@g.cofc.edu

Event: Supply Chain Management Club First Meeting w/Guest Speaker:

Date: Thursday, September 22

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Beatty 220

Looking to explore the world of supply chain? The supply chain management club welcomes Dr. Carlo Mora from New Mexico State University to present A Guide To A Supply Chain Career Path. The presentation will begin at 5:30 followed by dinner and Q&A.

Be sure to join our Facebook Page for more information on the club and upcoming events.

Check out our new Supply Chain Management Club website!

No Violence – No Victims Candlelight Vigil

Join the Office of Victim Services and S.C.O.P.E. In Cistern Yard as we stand in support of two of CofC students who are survivors of senseless violence. Join us as we stand in solidarity and commitment to reducing and ultimately eliminating interpersonal violence.

Date: September 22, 2016

Location: Cistern Yard (Rain Location Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty Room 115))

Time: 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Speaking of Sex…

Is “SEX” the same thing for everyone?  Learn what to say and do to reduce your risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of acquaintance sexual assault?

Join us for “Speaking of Sex…” performance by GTC Dramatic Dialogues –  an interactive and engaging program on sexual communication and date rape.  Wells Fargo Auditorium – SEE YOU THERE!!

Date: October 4, 2016

Table Location: Cougar Mall

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Event Location: Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty Room 115)

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

CSAS

Do you need to

  • Decrease stress and anxiety in your life?
  • Increase your ability to focus?
  • Increase calmness and contentment in your life?

Then the Koru Mindfulness Class Series is a perfect match for you!

Koru Mindfulness is a 4 week class being

The first class series starts at 3:15-4:30 pm on  Thursdays, September 29th-October 20th.

Preregistration required http://connect2hope.cofc.edu/koru-mindfulness.php

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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

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

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

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

Cougar Counseling Team

The Cougar Counseling Team are caring, highly trained and certified volunteers available to help students. The Cougar Counseling Team will be holding several information sessions for those interested in becoming a CCT member on Oct 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th. Follow this link to sign up for one of the dates: https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOZfGqOoxk90qvGmgofcOng-kaixXMr5RqWZVSqdZzAVIQ8w/viewform

The Center for Civic Engagement

Want to get involved with the community where you live? Not been able to find a community program that fits your interests? The Center for Civic Engagement can help you! We are located at 203 Lightsey next to the Career Center. The office supplies students with the resources they need to find impactful service in the Charleston community. The Center for Civic Engagement also offers many different programs that supply distinct service events throughout the semester. Take a look to see if any interest you! Contact volunteer@cofc.edu for more information about all of our events.

Recurring Service Events

To sign-up for these events email volunteer@cofc.edu

Neighborhood House

   Saturday Events: November 12th @ 1:00-3:00pm

   Monday Events: October 10th & 24th & November 14th @ 11:00am-1:00pm

Keep Charleston Beautiful

   October 1st & 15th, November 19th & December 3rd @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Low Country Food Bank

   September 16th & 30th, October 14th & 28th & November 11th @ 1:00pm-3:00pm

Alternative Break Trips

Visit different cities in the U.S. and enjoy new or unfamiliar cultures and ideas!

Applications are due September 26th & can be found here: 

http://volunteer.cofc.edu/alternative-break/fall-break.php

   Atlanta, GA: Food Insecurity & Homelessness

   Asheville, NC: Food Insecurity & Homelessness

Spring Trip Site Leader Applications Now Available!

Applications are due October 3rd by 5pm in Lightsey 203

http://volunteer.cofc.edu/alternative-break/ab-site-leaders.php

Cisternyard Media

Looking for a job?! Cisternyard Media is hiring! We are currently looking for a Sales Manager and also a Web Manager position!

Apply here for the Sales manager: https://orgsync.com/36704/forms/189108

and here for the Web Manager position: https://orgsync.com/36704/forms/217616

Cabaret!! (not the musical)

 

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON WATERKEEPER CLUB

Interested in joining College of Charleston Waterkeeper Club?

We will be having our first information meeting where will be discussing our upcoming clean-ups as well as going paddle boarding!

When: Wednesday September 21st at 6:00pm

Where: Math and Science Building (on the corner of Calhoun and Coming), Room 215.

Like our Facebook page “College of Charleston Waterkeeper Club”, follow us on Instagram @cofcwaterkeeperclub and Twitter @cofcwaterkeeper

For any questions, email Mia Grylicki at grylickima@g.cofc.edu

See you there!

A Film Series: Women in Arab Cinema

Join the Arabic Club and the Asian Studies Program for bi-weekly film nights highlighting women in Arab Cinema. Showings will be held Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm in Berry Hall Room 104.

October 5: Cairo 678 from Egypt

October 19: Caramel from Lebanon

November 2: Much Loved from Morocco

Phi Sigma Pi

Phi Sigma Pi is a national honor fraternity that strives to embody the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. Membership is open to all students with a 3.0 or above.

We are currently recruiting for the Fall  semester and will be holding Rush nights Monday (9/19) through Thursday (9/22) at 7 PM in Maybank 117. We look forward to meeting you!

If you have any questions or concerns, contact garrettae@g.cofc.edu. Also, feel free to like our page on Facebook (Phi Sigma Pi: Gamma Iota Chapter) and to follow us on Instagram (@phisigmapigi).

Residence Hall Association

Different Level of Commitment, Same BOLD Impact.

We’d love to have you be a part of something bigger, and improve the on-campus experience for your peers! It’s not too late to get involved. In fact, check out are varying levels of commitment!

HIGH | Interim Hall Government Positions – serve as a Hall Government Officer, and lead the change in your Residence Hall. After four weeks, currently elected officers vote for interim positions to become elected officers. Hall Government Officers learn leadership, communication, and personal development skills that boost any resume!

MEDIUM | Committee Membership – participate as a Committee Member in Bi-Weekly Meetings and provide valuable input.  Committee Members still make an impact on campus, but with more flexibility for high course loads.

**Those interested in the following sub-committees should fill out the appropriate committee application, and email CofCRHA.info@gmail.com to find out more information about the sub-committee.

Residence Hall Affairs Committee–

• Athletics Sub-Committee: Work with CofC Athletics to increase attendance at home games!

• Apogee Stewardship Sub-Committee: Work with Apogee to improve MyResNet and Stream2 IPTV services!

Programming Committee–

• Haunting at Hawkins Sub-Committee: Plan RHA’s 4th Annual Haunted House! Help find actors and crew for a night of spooky fun!

If you have a burning passion, email us (CofCRHA.info@gmail.com) and we can work on forming a sub-committee!

LOW | Hall Government Meetings – go to your bi-weekly Hall Government Meetings and use your voice as a resident. Ask your RA or look out for advertisements letting you know when your Hall Government Meetings are.

For more information or to apply for an interim position or a committee membership, visit: reslife.cofc.edu/residence-hall-association and click on the appropriate icons.

Chucktown Funk

ATTENTION DANCERS! The all new hip-hop dance group on campus Chucktown Funk is having a round of auditions. We will be in Cato 331 from 7-8:30pm this Thursday the 22nd, and in Cato 333 from 2-3:30pm this Saturday the 24th. A possible time for Sunday will be added so stay tuned for the next email. A small choreography phrase will be taught for approximately one hour and will be repeated back to a pre-selected song. An option to freestyle to any song afterwards will also be given. Hope to see everyone there, and good luck!

OPTA: The Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance

Are you interested in OT and/or PT? So, are we! Our main vision is to form alliances between students interested in the fields of OT and PT. We want to help you connect with your peers, form relationships with OT and PT mentors, and actively engage in community and volunteer opportunities.  

Get Involved!

1. Join our Email list: cofcopta@gmail.com.

2. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cofcopta/

3. Follow us on Instagram: @cofcopta.

4. Join us on Org Sync: https://orgsync.com/136764/chapter

5. Come join us in our next OPTA events!

September 25th @ 4 PM in Education Center Rm 116

September 27th @ 6 PM at MUSC College of Health Professions Building on Rutledge Avenue Rm 204

We’re so excited that YOU are interested, and can’t wait to meet you!

Questions? 

Email our President: Jordan Collins

collinsjk@g.cofc.edu

Volunteer Corps

Does volunteering for an awareness walk on a Saturday morning sound like your idea of a fun time? Does cleaning up empty bottles on a beach sound like an enjoyable event? This is who we are, this is what we do, this is Volunteer Corps. If you found yourself answering yes to any of the previous questions, then Volunteer Corps is absolutely for you. Even if you answered no or are hesitant about any aspect of our organization we still urge for you to come check us out because our club is non-obligation in almost every way and we are constantly changing our service opportunities based on what y’all vote on to keep it interesting! If you want to be a part of the cause stop by at our meeting to learn more about our upcoming events, fundraisers, and more!

Join us at our meeting this Wednesday at 8pm in Maybank Hall room 111. 

Film Screening: Cowspiracy

Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Tuesday, September 27 ● 5 to 7 PM

Addlestone 227

Free admission and parking*! Open to all!

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

Facebook event: https://goo.gl/UZ3IpC

Meetup event: https://goo.gl/1FPrzd

*The AD lot next to the library (via Pitt) has free visitor parking after 4 PM. City parking meters are free after 6.

Pre-Dental Student Association:

Interested in a career in dentistry?

Please join us for our next meeting on September 29th at 8:30pm in SSMB 129!

German Club

Event #1: 1st CofC German-American Business Summit, October 6th

Join the German Club in attending the 1st CofC German-American Business Summit in the Stern Center Ballroom from 12-5pm. There will be a job and internship expo from 12-1:45pm with German companies from the region and speakers from the German embassy and from German industry, including Mercedes-Benz Vans, BMW, and Bosch. Event link here:  http://german.cofc.edu/student-ops/german-american-business-summit.php

Event #2: Green Germany Sustainability  Lecture, October 7th, 10am, BCTR 115 (Wells Fargo Auditorium

The German Club is co-sponsoring and attending  a lecture from Dr. Robin Mishra, Minister-Counselor and Head of Science and Technology for the German Embassy in DC:  “Green Germany — The Energiewende and Sustainability Initiatives in the Federal Republic of Germany.” event poster: https://www.facebook.com/CofCGermanSlavic/photos/a.471950256246039.1073741830.430763247031407/1071752516265807/?type=3&theater

Anthropology and African American Studies

Come take a shot of Truth with us!

Social Justice Coffee Hour is back with the first of our three topic discussions!

This coffee hour is a forum for dialogue about different social justice issues by presenting students and attendees with different viewpoints and voices on certain issues. The idea is to increase awareness and knowledge in a safe and respectful space through emphatic listening and insightful conversation, while also highlighting the intersectionality that lies between multiple social justice issues.

This discussion will be focusing on Aging Populations and facilitated by:
Jamie Roper – Senior Service Coordinator from the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Family
Professor Brenda Sanders – M.S. Gerontology
Berita Martin – Senior Companion Program Director from Charleston Area Senior Citizens

When: Wednesday September 28th from 2-3 pm

Where: Alumni Center’s 3rd Floor Lounge

*Bring your own mug, coffee provided!

Red Cross Blood Drive:

What: The Catholic Student Association is hosting a blood drive through the American Red Cross and we need blood donors!

When: Thursday, September 29 from 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Stern Center, Room 205

How: If you are interested in donating blood, please stop by our sign-up table on Cougar Mall on 9/23 or on 9/26 – 9/28. You can also email hyndes@g.cofc.edu to sign-up.

Center Stage Presents:

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Shadow Cast Edition

We are shivering with antici……PATION for this year’s show! Come out and audition for this year’s bigger, better, crazier cast!

Sign-ups will be on the call board outside of theatre 220 on the second floor of Simons Center for the Arts

WHEN:

Auditions:

   • Friday Sept 30th: 5pm-10pm

         and

   • Saturday Oct 1st: 10am-5pm

Callbacks:

   • Sunday Oct 2nd: 10am-7pm

WHERE:

• CATO 319

HOW TO AUDITION:

Auditionees must prepare (at least) a 30 second lip sync of one of these 4 songs:

– Like A Virgin

– Sugar Daddy (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

– I Will Always Love You

– Choice of song

Any questions?? – email Will Rutkowski at

Rutkowskiwh@g.cofc.edu

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Sept 20-25, 2016

Academic Calendars:

Fall 2016 Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ac-2016fall.pdf

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

 

Important Dates:

  • September 28 – Majors Fair 10:30-1:30 – Cougar Mall
  • October 7-9 – Family Weekend
  • October 8 – Friday class make-up date due to September 2 weather closing
  • October 21 – Midterm grades available to students on MyCharleston by noon
  • October 24-25 – College Reads! events
  • October 27 – Last day to withdraw from a fall class with a grade of “W”
  • November 7-8 – No classes fall break
  • November 23- No classes
  • November 24-27 – CofC departments closed for the Thanksgiving holidays
  • December 5 – Last day of classes
  • December 7-14 – Final exams
  • December 16 – Final grades available by 5:00pm
  • December 23-January 2 – CofC closed for the holidays
  • January 8 – Residence halls open at noon
  • January 9-10 – New Student & Family Orientation
  • January 11 – Spring classes begin

 

Study Strategies Workshop Schedule (Fall 2016):

http://csl.cofc.edu/study-strategies/workshops/index.php

 

Second Year Leadership Series:

Offered by the Higdon Leadership Center:

http://hslc.cofc.edu/second-year-leadership-series/index.php

 

 

Career Center Drop-In Hours: (2nd floor, Lightsey Center)

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-3:30 PM
      Drop-in for a 15-minute meeting with a Peer Career Advisor
No appointment necessary -First-come, first-served

 

Career Center: http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

The Career Center offers an online resource for students and alumni to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events listed through the Career Center. Students will find CougarJobLinkunder the “Student Services Tab” in MyCharleston. Additional services include career testing, career counseling, and assistance with career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

twenty-one RESUMANIA
 Resume reviews with employers and alumni
Sept 21, 2016 l 4:00-6:00pm l Stern Center Ballroom

twenty-three Mock Interview Fridays: Boeing
Call 843.953.5692 to schedule a 1-hour mock interview
Sept 23, 2016 l 12:00-3:00pm l Career Center

twenty-eight Majors Fair
Sept 28, 2016 l 10:30am-1:30pm l Cougar Mall & Greenway

 

four Fall 2016 Career Fair & Grad School Expo
Participating employers & graduate schools
Oct 4, 2016 l 11:00am-2:30pm l TD Arena

six German-American Business Summit                      
Oct 6, 2016 l 12:00-7:00pm l Stern Center Ballroom

 

Family Weekend October 7-9, 2016

You can view a schedule of events that are planned so far at http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/ (left sidebar). REGISTRATION is open and will close on Friday, September 16. Questions can be directed tofamilyweekend@cofc.edu.

 

R.A.D.

Public Safety will be holding R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) classes. R.A.D. is a series of self-defense classes for women. This program will be open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please stop by Public Safety headquarters or email RAD@cofc.edu to sign up.  Students will be expected to attend all four sessions. The fall schedule is available: http://publicsafety.cofc.edu/services/rape-aggression-defense-system/index.php

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/residence-halls/index.php

If you have questions about on campus housing, maintenance or repair work needed to a room or the hall, residence hall room assignment, or roommate assignments contact Campus Housing at housing@cofc.edu or 843-953-5523.NOTE: Students should first submit a work order for any issues in a room so this can be tracked until resolved.Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is addressed by campus housing.

 

Dining Services https://charleston.campusdish.com/

If you have any questions or concerns regarding food offerings, menus, meal plans or concerns about any of the dining facilities call 843-953-5539 or email diningservicescustomerservice@cofc.edu. Students may set up an appointment with Marketing Coordinator, Melissa Rentfrow (rentfrowm@cofc.edu) to discuss issues of concern or leave their feedback online – go to http://charleston.campusdish.com/ scroll down to the YOUR VOICE COUNTS icon and click on the feedback form. This is a feedback tool that is intended to provide in the moment service alerts for concerns and positive recognition for great service. The feedback is sent in real-time to the dining location manager and the general manager of CofC Dining Services to implement a solution as quickly as possible.

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill. 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 treasurer@cofc.edu.

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing OAKS, MyCharleston, or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Campus Directory:

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

 

Campus E-mail Notification:

It is extremely important that new and current students to maintain their official College of Charleston e-mail account. It is their responsibility as a student to check this e-mail account frequently to retrieve official communication and to ensure mailbox space is available to receive these notifications. All correspondence from the College (including financial aid, bills, and emails from faculty) is sent to the student’s College of Charleston email account. Students should also use this account to send email to administrators and faculty.

 

Websites of interest:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

ü  transitionyear.org

ü  http://Grownandflown.com

ü  collegetipsforparents.org

ü  http://collegeparents.org/

 

Campus E-mails:

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

Parent Blog: 

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

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

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CofC Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement

The Office of Student Life

Tickets for Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out College Comedy Tour on sale TODAY! FT. RIP Michaels, Jacob Williams, and more!

PROMO CODE: WildNCofC

Go here to get yours now: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=52

College of Charleston’s Office of Student Life presents Wild ‘N Out College Tour, Sottile Theatre, Friday, September 23, 8pm. CofC Students: $7 (with promo code); Non-CofC Students & General Public: $15. Tickets sold online will be available for pick-up at the Stern Student Center Information Desk, Monday, September 19 – Thursday, September 22, 2pm-5pm; 6pm-8pm. Tickets not picked-up by then will be available at the Sottile Theatre Box Office on Friday, September 23, beginning at 6 PM. CofC ID required for CofC student rate; photo ID required for Non-CofC Students and General Public rate.

National Campus Safety Awareness Month Events

Click here for events: http://blogs.cofc.edu/publicsafety/2016/09/05/national-campus-safety-awareness-month-week-1/

 

CAB EVENTS

 

Dash to Disney

Friday, September 16th TONIGHT
8pm in Stern Center Ballroom/Stern 205

 

Come out to Stern Ballroom for a night of magic as we prepare for our Disney World Ticket Sales! The event will feature a Hidden Mickey hunt, DIY Mickey Ears, and many prizes! One of our grand prizes being TWO TICKETS TO DISNEY WORLD! Meanwhile in Stern 205, a double feature of Peter Pan and Zootopia will be playing so be sure to pop in throughout the night!

 

Back to School Bingo

Wednesday, September 21st at 8pm

Win great prizes and school supplies and this CofC favorite event… B-I-N-G-O!

 

Higdon Student Leadership Center

Second-Year Leadership Series

SLS is a series of leadership workshops about topics particularly relevant to sophomores and other second-year students. All workshops will be in Stern 206 at 7pm. No need to register or sign up – just show up!

 

Mon. 9/26 – Exercise, Stress, and the College Experience

Career Center

 

Choosing A Major Workshop

Mon, September 19th

4-5pm, Career Center (Lightsey 2nd floor)

 

Feeling overwhelmed about choosing a major? Let us help you navigate the sea of possibilities! Attend the Choosing a Major workshop where the Career Center and the Academic Advising & Planning Center staff will help you identify your interests and link those interests to majors. For questions, contact your AAPC advisor (953-5981) or email careercenter@cofc.edu.  If you can’t attend the workshop on the 19th, there will be others in Oct. & Nov., same time & place!

 

RESUMANIA – Resume Reviews with Employers and Alumni

Wed, September 21, 4pm – 6pm

Stern Center Ballroom

 

Drop-in and have your resume reviewed by alumni and representatives from a variety of companies who will be available to critique your final draft resume. Come with several copies of your resume! All students and alumni welcome. Participating Companies: Benefitfocus, Boeing, Dunhill Staffing, Fowler Hospitality, JTE Marketing Group, King Charles Inn, MUSC News Center, Patrick Properties, Sherwin-Williams, SPARC, SPAWAR, Stokes Automotive Group, Teach for America, TQL, The Dewberry, WCSC-TV/DT Live 5, and Wild Dunes.  Sponsored by the Career Center and Alumni Career Services.

 

Majors Fair

Wed, September 28th

10:30am – 1:30pm, Cougar Mall & Greenway

 

Join us for the 2016 Majors Fair in the Cougar Mall & Greenway on Sept. 28th. The Majors Fair provides all undecided, re-deciding and exploring students the opportunity to speak personally with faculty, staff and student representatives from academic programs and campus resources in one location to learn about specific requirements for majors, curriculum, and career options. Please visit http://advising.cofc.edu/majorsfair/index.php for more information. *RAIN LOCATION: Stern Ballroom*

 

CofC College Republicans (CRs)

Trivia Night! Sept 22nd, 5pm-6pm, Stern 201

Join CRs as we compete against each other in a friendly political and historical trivia game for great prizes. Appetizers will be served! All you need is an electronic device with internet access (smart phone, computer, tablet) to play. The event is free and no RSVP is required. Make sure you are on our mailing list to receive the most up-to-date event info. 

Questions? Email: cofccrs@cofc.edu Facebook: www.facebook.com/cofccrs Website: www.cofccrs.com

Anime Association

Every Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Stern Student Center 206

Do you like anime? Come enjoy it with other people who love it too! Join us every Friday and get introduced to a new animes every week! Who knows, you might find a new favorite.

Theta Delta Sigma Multicultural Society

A fraternity? A sorority? An amazing hybrid of both? If you’re interested in joing a coed Greek Life organization, then come to Maybank 100 on September 15th at 7:00 PM! This is an interest meeting to try to recruit the founding members of a future chapter of Theta Delta Sigma on CofC’s campus.
There will be a PowerPoint that will be followed by a Q&A session. Upon conclusion of the meeting, if you are 100% serious about joining, then you will have the option to sign up on the official Greek Life form.
Spread the word and bring friends!

Free snacks and drinks may be provided.”

 

Japanese Culture Club

When: Mondays from 5:00-6:00

Where: Stern 206

Each week in club we have a variety of activities planned! These activities can range from workshops, movies, lectures, kanji of the day, and open discussions. We often do polls to get new ideas from members. Japanese club also plans trips, such as attending the Cherry Blossom Festival in Spring. We would be delighted if you stopped by and checked the club out!

Upcoming Event:

Japanese Origami Workshop

Date: Monday, September 12

Time: 5:00-6:00

Location: Stern 206

***PLEASE RSVP ON OUR ORGSYNC IF INTERESTED***

 

Active Minds

First Meeting of the Semester

When: September 22, Thursday, 6pm. Where: Maybank 110. Why: To discuss the stigma around mental illness in the community and to discuss the semester’s upcoming activities! There will be food! Come share your thoughts with us, we would like to hear them!

Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

WHO WILL BE THE CofC DODGEBALL CHAMPIONS???

If you are part of a team sport or Greek Life, then enter you and your friends to be crowned The CofC Dodgeball Champions (and glorious prizes) in this upcoming tournament!  If you don’t have an organization, that’s okay! Sign you and your friends up!

Cost is $3 a person and teams of 7!  If you can’t fill a team, don’t worry! Sign up and we will match you with people! (This is also a great way to meet new friends)

It will be held October 22 at 1pm-4pm in the Silcox Gym.

If you are interested, start thinking of your team name and please email: cofcactiveminds@gmail.com

 

Rock Climbing Trip

The only rock climbing trip for this semester to North Carolina will be held on October 1, 2016. For more details, go http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/rock.php

MEN’S CLUB VOLLEYBALL

The Men’s Club Volleyball team is starting our season here at The College! We welcome any skill levels whether you just want to come play at practice or travel to other schools and compete. New this year we plan to do both competitive indoor and outdoor/beach tournaments! . Previously, we’ve traveled to Georgia Tech, USC, and Coker College. We have our first tournament of the semester lined up on September 17th at Santis (Mount Pleasant) and UGA October 22nd. Practice is from 5-6:30 on Sundays in the Johnson Gym on George St. between King and Meeting St.  Come join us! Email us at cofcmensvball@gmail.com or join the Facebook page CofC Men’s Volleyball Club ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/563298860497046/ ) for questions!

Fandoms United Club

Are you passionate about a book? A T.V. show? A movie? We are too! Come geek out with the Fandoms United Club on Thursdays at 5pm. We meet in Stern 206. This week’s fandom is the T.V. show Firefly. We hope that you will join us! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Alexandra Polchek at polchekal@g.cofc.edu

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Hey guys! Want to make lasting friendships while working out and having fun? Then you should join the Ultimate Frisbee team! Whether you have thrown a disc before or not, we teach you all the skills necessary to be a part of this fun experience. Come out to one of the men and women’s practices Tuesday and Thursday at 3 (Meet behind the library). For more information please email charlestonhobo@gmail.com (Women’s) or palmettobumsultimate@gmail.com (Men’s)

Journey

Thursday 5 pm, Stern Center 3rd floor, “Your Hardest Questions on Christianity” with Colin Kerr, citizen.kerr@gmail.com

Thursday 7 pm, Second Pres Church (342 Meeting St), “The Liturgists — Creative Bible Study and Prayer” with Kate Eldean, findyourworth@icloud.com

Meira Bellydance Troupe – All Bellies Are Beautiful!

 

If you missed our informational meeting last week, it’s not too late to join the troupe! We meet every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center gym, room 201.

 

The club runs on an annual schedule. The deadline to join for this year is September 29. If you’re interested, shimmy on by or get in touch with our officers below!

 

Meira is the College’s official bellydance performance troupe. Our goal is to promote cultural understanding, health and self-confidence through the unique art of bellydance.

 

For more information, contact Presidents Bree Lewis and Aly Skiko at cofcbellydancetroupe@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Journey

WEDNESDAY @ 7 PM IN STERN CENTER 205

In a sorority or fraternity? It’s Journey’s “Greek Philanthropy Night.” The greek organization with the most members in attendance will receive a $300 donation in their name to the charity of their choice. We’ve upped the sum up a little more from last year and we’ll award the check immediately following the gathering. It’s our way of connecting to greek life, hearing about what they’re passionate about, and blessing the good service work they’re already doing. This week we also address one of the most difficult questions about God: How can good God allow so much suffering?

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

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

TODAY… FRIDAY Sept. 16 – CSA POP UP EVENT
7 pm in Upper Room (444 King) – vote for this semester movie choices while playing word match games and eating pizza & chips

SUNDAY MASS & FOOD FELLOWSHIP
Student Catholic Mass every Sunday, 5 PM, at St. Pat’s (134 St. Philip St. – corner of Radcliffe & St. Philip.) All are welcome ! Food & fellowship following in Upper Room.

TUESDAY – CSA BIBLE STUDY
7 – 8 PM /Stern 201 / bring your friends
great student-led discussions about living with chaos from advice in  Mark’s Gospel Campus Recreation Services

843-953-8257

Sea Kayak Trip

The last Capers Island Sea Kayak Trip for will be held on October 15th, 2016. For more information, go to http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/capers.php

Rock Climbing Trip

The only Rock Climbing trip to Crowders Mountain in King Mountain State Park, NC will be held on October 15th, 2016. For more details, go to http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/rock.php

Stand-Up Paddleboard

Starting in September, on Fridays there will be two stand-up paddle board sessions, each an hour and a half long. For more details, go to http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/sup.php

Fitness Classes @ the Rec

Classes including yoga, cycling, Zumba, barre, HITT, and potentially more are available for $40 per semester, unlimited access at the C of C Rec Center. If you want to get into the gym or want to try something new, these classes are a great opportunity for you! Go to https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=23&CATID=22

and select “Fall 2016 Student Group Fitness Package”. This package is offered throughout the semester, but the earlier you purchase, the more classes you get to experience. If you have any

Charleston 40: Calling all tour guides! 

Remember those campus tours you took in high school? They make a big impact on where you end up going to school! You all picked CofC, and joining Charleston 40 is the best way to convince students like you to make that same decision. If you’ve ever wanted to rock those maroon polos and walk backwards around campus chatting with potential new families, come out to our recruitment weekend!

When: September 16-18th

Where: Office of Admissions (across from Cistern)

How: Pick up an application at the admissions office and turn it in by Jan. 28th!

Contact information: email Jenny Bailey at baileyjc@g.cofc.edu with any questions.

Hope to see you on the bricks!

The Office of Sustainability

 

The Office of Sustainability’s Urban Garden Apprenticeship is looking for Fall apprentices!

If you’re interested in learning about the intersections of urban gardening and social justice, please fill out our application to join the Urban Garden Apprenticeship.

 

https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLEizz1XV8_R2g4wsCmDiC74vTB9lEsGYQJFHuda_ktCJaaA/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

If you have any questions, please email pluennekema@g.cofc.edu

 

Event: Supply Chain Management Club First Meeting w/Guest Speaker:

Date: Thursday, September 22

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Beatty 220

 

Looking to explore the world of supply chain? The supply chain management club welcomes Dr. Carlo Mora from New Mexico State University to present A Guide To A Supply Chain Career Path. The presentation will begin at 5:30 followed by dinner and Q&A.

 

Be sure to join our Facebook Page for more information on the club and upcoming events.

Check out our new Supply Chain Management Club website!

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Volunteer Corps

Does volunteering for an awareness walk on a Saturday morning sound like your idea of a fun time? Does cleaning up empty bottles on a beach sound like an enjoyable event? This is who we are, this is what we do, this is Volunteer Corps. If you found yourself answering yes to any of the previous questions, then Volunteer Corps is absolutely for you. Even if you answered no or are hesitant about any aspect of our organization we still urge for you to come check us out because our club is non-obligation in almost every way and we are constantly changing our service opportunities based on what y’all vote on to keep it interesting! If you want to be a part of the cause stop by at our meeting to learn more about our upcoming events, fundraisers, and more!

 

Join us at our meeting this Wednesday at 8pm in Maybank Hall room 111. 

 

Volunteercorps.cofc@gmail.com

 

The Political Science Club meets every Thursday from 6-7pm in Maybank 107. Come out and join us in discussions of hot political topics, the current campaign, and much more including debate watch parties! Meet other politics lovers and be in the know on all the key issues! For further information contact our president, Katherine Calabro <calabroke@g.cofc.edu> or to be added to the mailing list contact our Secretary, Heather Springs <springshn@g.cofc.edu>.”

 

Office of Victim Services/Safe Campus Outreach Prevention and Education Peer Team

 

S.C.O.P.E. Recruitment Sessions:

S.C.O.P.E. Is looking for enthusiastic, creative, and dedicated students like you! Have an Impact on your campus by heightening awareness about crimes that affect students.  Create and facilitate events promoting  primary prevention, risk reduction and where to get victim assistance. Μeet us in Maybank 101 for more details.

Dates: September 14, 2016

September 21, 2016

Location: Maybank 101

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

 

 

NV-Day Information Table!

Meet S.C.O.P.E. In Cougar Mall to learn about our Annual No Violence – No Victims Candlelight Vigil!

Date: September 22, 2016

Location: Cougar Mall

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

No Violence – No Victims Candlelight Vigil

Join the Office of Victim Services and S.C.O.P.E. In Cistern Yard as we stand in support of two of CofC students who are survivors of senseless violence. Join us as we stand in solidarity and commitment to reducing and ultimately eliminating interpersonal violence.

Date: September 22, 2016

Location: Cistern Yard (Rain Location Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty Room 115))

Time: 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

 

Speaking of Sex…

Is “SEX” the same thing for everyone?  Learn what to say and do to reduce your risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of acquaintance sexual assault?

Join us for “Speaking of Sex…” performance by GTC Dramatic Dialogues –  an interactive and engaging program on sexual communication and date rape.  Wells Fargo Auditorium – SEE YOU THERE!!

Date: October 4, 2016

Table Location: Cougar Mall

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Event Location: Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty Room 115)

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

CSAS

Do you need to

  • Decrease stress and anxiety in your life?
  • Increase your ability to focus?
  • Increase calmness and contentment in your life?

Then the Koru Mindfulness Class Series is a perfect match for you!

Koru Mindfulness is a 4 week class being

The first class series starts at 3:15-4:30 pm on  Thursdays, September 29th-October 20th.

Preregistration required http://connect2hope.cofc.edu/koru-mindfulness.php

 

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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

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

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

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

 

Cougar Counseling Team

The Cougar Counseling Team are caring, highly trained and certified volunteers available to help students. The Cougar Counseling Team will be holding several information sessions for those interested in becoming a CCT member on Oct 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th. Follow this link to sign up for one of the dates: https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOZfGqOoxk90qvGmgofcOng-kaixXMr5RqWZVSqdZzAVIQ8w/viewform

 

The Center for Civic Engagement

Want to get involved with the community where you live? Not been able to find a community program that fits your interests? The Center for Civic Engagement can help you! We are located at 203 Lightsey next to the Career Center. The office supplies students with the resources they need to find impactful service in the Charleston community. The Center for Civic Engagement also offers many different programs that supply distinct service events throughout the semester. Take a look to see if any interest you! Contact volunteer@cofc.edu for more information about all of our events.

 

Recurring Service Events

To sign-up for these events email volunteer@cofc.edu

Neighborhood House

Saturday Events: November 12th @ 1:00-3:00pm

Monday Events: October 10th & 24th & November 14th @ 11:00am-1:00pm

Keep Charleston Beautiful

October 1st & 15th, November 19th & December 3rd @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Low Country Food Bank

September 16th & 30th, October 14th & 28th & November 11th @ 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

Alternative Break Trips

Visit different cities in the U.S. and enjoy new or unfamiliar cultures and ideas!

Applications are due September 26th & can be found here: 

http://volunteer.cofc.edu/alternative-break/fall-break.php

Atlanta, GA: Food Insecurity & Homelessness

Asheville, NC: Food Insecurity & Homelessness

Info Sessions: September 20th @ 6:00-7:00pm in Stern 206

Spring Trip Site Leader Applications Now Available!

Applications are due October 3rd by 5pm in Lightsey 203

http://volunteer.cofc.edu/alternative-break/ab-site-leaders.php

 

Cisternyard Media

Looking for a job?! Cisternyard Media is hiring! We are currently looking for a Sales Manager and also a Web Manager position!

Apply here for the Sales manager: https://orgsync.com/36704/forms/189108

and here for the Web Manager position: https://orgsync.com/36704/forms/217616

Cabaret!! (not the musical)

 

Center Stage

Center Stage’s first event of the semester is coming up this Saturday, September 17th, at 7:30 pm. Join us in Theatre 220 for a fun night of musical performances by our members and special guest appearances by two of the college’s accapella groups! Admission is FREE, with a recommended donation going towards our philanthropy, Charleston HEART.

College of Charleston Waterkeeper Club? 

We will be having our first information meeting where will be discussing our upcoming clean-ups as well as going paddle boarding!

When: Wednesday September 21st at 6:00pm

Where: Math and Science Building (on the corner of Calhoun and Coming), Room 215.

Join our Facebook group @Cofc Waterkeeper Club, follow us on Instagram @cofcwaterkeeperclub and Twitter @cofcwaterkeeper

For any questions, email Mia Grylicki at grylickima@g.cofc.edu

ECOllective Student Project Committee

Are you interested in becoming more involved with sustainable initiatives on campus? The ECOllective Student Project Committee is up and running for the Fall 2016 semester! This committee is a group of students who meet to review and approve student proposals for sustainable projects on campus. We help students receive funding for their proposals from the ECOllective Fund (established through a “green fee” of $10 paid by each CofC student per semester).

There are two opportunities for involvement with ESPC currently available:

  1. We are seeking new membersto serve on the committee!  We welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds.  If you are interested in becoming part of the review process for sustainable projects on campus, please take a look at this link for more information about serving on the committee:

sustainability.cofc.edu/espc-student-projects/serving-on-the-committee.php You can find the application on this page as well.

  1. Applications for student projectsare now open! Apply for funding up to $5000 to turn your ideas into action! Don’t have an idea, but would still like to lead a project? Take a look at our Idea Bank online for a few examples. This funding gives you the opportunity to have a real impact on campus development.Feel free to check out the application process, project details, and other examples of approved projects here:

http://sustainability.cofc.edu/espc-student-projects/index.php.

Contact cofc.ecollective@gmail.com to learn more.

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Sept 13-18, 2016

Academic Calendars:

Fall 2016 Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ac-2016fall.pdf

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

 

Important Dates:

  • September 15 – SGA Bike Auction at the Stern Center 11-2
  • September 28 – Majors Fair 10:30-1:30 – Cougar Mall
  • October 7-9 – Family Weekend
  • October 8 – Friday class make-up date due to September 2 weather closing
  • October 21 – Midterm grades available to students on MyCharleston by noon
  • October 24-25 – College Reads! events
  • October 27 – Last day to withdraw from a fall class with a grade of “W”
  • November 7-8 – No classes fall break
  • November 23- No classes
  • November 24-27 – CofC departments closed for the Thanksgiving holidays
  • December 5 – Last day of classes
  • December 7-14 – Final exams
  • December 16 – Final grades available by 5:00pm
  • December 23-January 2 – CofC closed for the holidays
  • January 8 – Residence halls open at noon
  • January 9-10 – New Student & Family Orientation
  • January 11 – Spring classes begin

 

Study Strategies Workshop Schedule (Fall 2016):

http://csl.cofc.edu/study-strategies/workshops/index.php

 

Second Year Leadership Series:

Offered by the Higdon Leadership Center:

http://hslc.cofc.edu/second-year-leadership-series/index.php

 

Family Weekend October 7-9, 2016

You can view a schedule of events that are planned so far at http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/ (left sidebar).  REGISTRATION is open and will close on Friday, September 16. Questions can be directed to familyweekend@cofc.edu.

 

R.A.D.

Public Safety will be holding R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) classes. R.A.D. is a series of self-defense classes for women. This program will be open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please stop by Public Safety headquarters or email RAD@cofc.edu to sign up.  Students will be expected to attend all four sessions. The fall schedule is available: http://publicsafety.cofc.edu/services/rape-aggression-defense-system/index.php

 

Dining Services https://charleston.campusdish.com/

If you have any questions or concerns regarding food offerings, menus, meal plans or concerns about any of the dining facilities call 843-953-5539 or email diningservicescustomerservice@cofc.edu. Students may set up an appointment with Marketing Coordinator, Melissa Rentfrow (rentfrowm@cofc.edu) to discuss issues of concern or leave their feedback online – go to http://charleston.campusdish.com/ scroll down to the YOUR VOICE COUNTS icon and click on the feedback form. This is a feedback tool that is intended to provide in the moment service alerts for concerns and positive recognition for great service. The feedback is sent in real-time to the dining location manager and the general manager of CofC Dining Services to implement a solution as quickly as possible.

 

Career Center: http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

The Career Center offers an online resource for students and alumni to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events listed through the Career Center. Students will find CougarJobLink under the “Student Services Tab” in MyCharleston. Additional services include career testing, career counseling, and assistance with career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill. 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 treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing OAKS, MyCharleston, or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Campus Directory:

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

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/residence-halls/index.php

If you have questions about on campus housing, maintenance or repair work to a room or the hall, residence hall room assignment, or roommate assignments contact Campus Housing at housing@cofc.edu or 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is received by campus housing.

 

Campus E-mail Notification:

It is extremely important that new and current students to maintain their official College of Charleston e-mail account. It is their responsibility as a student to check this e-mail account frequently to retrieve official communication and to ensure mailbox space is available to receive these notifications. All correspondence from the College (including financial aid, bills, and emails from faculty) is sent to the student’s College of Charleston email account. Students should also use this account to send email to administrators and faculty.

 

Websites of interest:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

Campus E-mails:

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

Parent Blog: 

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

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

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CofC Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement 9/12/2016

The Office of Student Life

Tickets for Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out College Comedy Tour on sale TODAY! FT. RIP Michaels, Jacob Williams, and more!

PROMO CODE: WildNCofC

Go here to get yours now: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=52

College of Charleston’s Office of Student Life presents Wild ‘N Out College Tour, Sottile Theatre, Friday, September 23, 8pm. CofC Students: $7 (with promo code); Non-CofC Students & General Public: $15. Tickets sold online will be available for pick-up at the Stern Student Center Information Desk, Monday, September 19 – Thursday, September 22, 2pm-5pm; 6pm-8pm. Tickets not picked-up by then will be available at the Sottile Theatre Box Office on Friday, September 23, beginning at 6 PM. CofC ID required for CofC student rate; photo ID required for Non-CofC Students and General Public rate.

SNL’s Bike-In Movie: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

09/15/2016

9:00 PM

Stern Gardens

Snacks Provided

Limited number of blankets will be provided, so please bring one!

 

National Campus Safety Awareness Month Events

Click here for events: http://blogs.cofc.edu/publicsafety/2016/09/05/national-campus-safety-awareness-month-week-1/

 

Student Government Association

First Senate of the Year

 

SGA would like to invite everyone to come to the first senate of the semester on September 13, 2016 at 4:30PM. Senate is held in Stern Center Ballroom. Senate is always open to the public to see what SGA is all about.

 

SGA Bike Auction ​-

Thursday, 09/15 – 11 AM – 2 PM on George Street in front of Stern Center

 

Diversity Town Hall 

The Diversity Town Hall will be an opportunity to hear about how the College is going to increase and support diversity on campus. This will take place in the Alumni Hall in Randolph Hall on September 15th, 2016 at 7pm. There will a be panel of administration, executive members, and staff on campus discussing and answering questions that you may have about campus diversity!

 

 

CAB EVENTS

 

Dash to Disney

Friday, September 16th
8pm in Stern Center Ballroom/Stern 205

 

Come out to Stern Ballroom for a night of magic as we prepare for our Disney World Ticket Sales! The event will feature a Hidden Mickey hunt, DIY Mickey Ears, and many prizes! One of our grand prizes being TWO TICKETS TO DISNEY WORLD! Meanwhile in Stern 205, a double feature of Peter Pan and Zootopia will be playing so be sure to pop in throughout the night!

CAB Movie Monday – The Jungle Book

Sept. 12th
7:30 PM

Join CAB for the 2nd Movie Monday of the semester. Food for the night will be soft pretzels, popcorn, and candy!
Food is limited so first come, first serve!

Higdon Student Leadership Center

Second-Year Leadership Series

SLS is a series of leadership workshops about topics particularly relevant to sophomores and other second-year students. All workshops will be in Stern 206 at 7pm. No need to register or sign up – just show up!

 

Mon. 9/12 – Getting Involved on Campus

 

Mon. 9/26 – Exercise, Stress, and the College Experience

Career Center

Choosing A Major Workshop

Tues, September 13th

4-5pm, Career Center (Lightsey 2nd floor)

 

Feeling overwhelmed about choosing a major? Let us help you navigate the sea of possibilities! Attend the Choosing a Major workshop where the Career Center and the Academic Advising & Planning Center staff will help you identify your interests and link those interests to majors. For questions, contact your AAPC advisor (953-5981) or email careercenter@cofc.edu.  If you can’t attend the workshop on the 13th, there will be another one on Sept. 19th, same time & place!

 

Majors Fair

Wed, September 28th

10:30am – 1:30pm, Cougar Mall & Greenway

 

Join us for the 2016 Majors Fair in the Cougar Mall & Greenway on Sept. 28th. The Majors Fair provides all undecided, re-deciding and exploring students the opportunity to speak personally with faculty, staff and student representatives from academic programs and campus resources in one location to learn about specific requirements for majors, curriculum, and career options. Please visit http://advising.cofc.edu/majorsfair/index.php for more information. *RAIN LOCATION: Stern Ballroom*

 

RESUMANIA, Wed. Sept. 21st from 4-6pm in the Stern Center Ballroom

Drop-in and have your resume reviewed by alumni and representatives from a variety of companies who will be available to critique your final draft resume. Come with several drafts of your resume! All students and alumni welcome.

 

CofC College Republicans (CRs)

Trivia Night! Sept 22nd, 5pm-6pm, Stern 201

Join CRs as we compete against each other in a friendly political and historical trivia game for great prizes. Appetizers will be served! All you need is an electronic device with internet access (smart phone, computer, tablet) to play. The event is free and no RSVP is required. Make sure you are on our mailing list to receive the most up-to-date event info. 

Questions? Email: cofccrs@cofc.edu Facebook: www.facebook.com/cofccrs Website: www.cofccrs.com

 

Cisternyard Media

Interested in PR? Social Media? Photography? Marketing? Event Planning? Join the Cisternyard Media PR Team! Volunteer with Cisternyard Media to work with the Photography, Social Media, Marketing or PR Team this year! Cisternyard Media PR Team will be having their first General Interest body meeting September 13th and the 15th at 6 PM in CAAN room 202!

Anime Association

Every Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Stern Student Center 206

Do you like anime? Come enjoy it with other people who love it too! Join us every Friday and get introduced to a new animes every week! Who knows, you might find a new favorite.

Theta Delta Sigma Multicultural Society

A fraternity? A sorority? An amazing hybrid of both? If you’re interested in joing a coed Greek Life organization, then come to Maybank 100 on September 15th at 7:00 PM! This is an interest meeting to try to recruit the founding members of a future chapter of Theta Delta Sigma on CofC’s campus.
There will be a PowerPoint that will be followed by a Q&A session. Upon conclusion of the meeting, if you are 100% serious about joining, then you will have the option to sign up on the official Greek Life form.
Spread the word and bring friends!

Free snacks and drinks may be provided.”

 

 Japanese Culture Club

When: Mondays from 5:00-6:00

Where: Stern 206

Each week in club we have a variety of activities planned! These activities can range from workshops, movies, lectures, kanji of the day, and open discussions. We often do polls to get new ideas from members. Japanese club also plans trips, such as attending the Cherry Blossom Festival in Spring. We would be delighted if you stopped by and checked the club out!

Upcoming Event:

Japanese Origami Workshop

Date: Monday, September 12

Time: 5:00-6:00

Location: Stern 206

***PLEASE RSVP ON OUR ORGSYNC IF INTERESTED***

Film Club

Come hang out and watch movies with us at Film Club! We are having our first meeting of the semester Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 where we will discuss what we do in the club, officer positions, meeting times, and most importantly which movies we will be watching! Movies from last semester included Her, The Boondock Saints, Ex Machina, Die Hard, American Beauty, Good Will Hunting and It Follows, and like last time the movies we watch this semester are chosen by the club!

This first meeting will take place in the Student Lounge at the English building on 26 Glebe Street.

 

Study Abroad Fair

 

Interested in studying abroad through a College of Charleston program? The Center for International Education will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday September 14th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Cougar Mall. There will be program directors and past student participants available to provide details on specific programs. All CofC summer, spring-break and semester programs will be represented. For more information visit the Center for International Education’s website, Facebook page or Twitter! Any questions can be directed to Holly Oppel via e-mail at haoppel@cofc.edu.

 

Active Minds

First Meeting of the Semester

When: September 22, Thursday, 6pm. Where: Maybank 110. Why: To discuss the stigma around mental illness in the community and to discuss the semester’s upcoming activities! There will be food! Come share your thoughts with us, we would like to hear them!

Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

WHO WILL BE THE CofC DODGEBALL CHAMPIONS???

If you are part of a team sport or Greek Life, then enter you and your friends to be crowned The CofC Dodgeball Champions (and glorious prizes) in this upcoming tournament!  If you don’t have an organization, that’s okay! Sign you and your friends up!

Cost is $3 a person and teams of 7!  If you can’t fill a team, don’t worry! Sign up and we will match you with people! (This is also a great way to meet new friends)

It will be held October 22 at 1pm-4pm in the Silcox Gym.

If you are interested, start thinking of your team name and please email: cofcactiveminds@gmail.com

 

Rock Climbing Trip

The only rock climbing trip for this semester to North Carolina will be held on October 1, 2016. For more details, go http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/rock.php

MEN’S CLUB VOLLEYBALL

The Men’s Club Volleyball team is starting our season here at The College! We welcome any skill levels whether you just want to come play at practice or travel to other schools and compete. New this year we plan to do both competitive indoor and outdoor/beach tournaments! . Previously, we’ve traveled to Georgia Tech, USC, and Coker College. We have our first tournament of the semester lined up on September 17th at Santis (Mount Pleasant) and UGA October 22nd. Practice is from 5-6:30 on Sundays in the Johnson Gym on George St. between King and Meeting St.  Come join us! Email us at cofcmensvball@gmail.com or join the Facebook page CofC Men’s Volleyball Club ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/563298860497046/ ) for questions!

Vegan Club

Interested in living a sustainable and compassionate lifestyle? Join us for our first meeting of the semester: Tuesday, September 13 at 5:15 in RSS 249. All are welcome! https://www.facebook.com/groups/CofCVeganClub/

 

Microfinance Club

First Meeting:

Wednesday, September 14th

5:30pm in Tate 315

 

Do you enjoy serving your community? Are you interested in business and finance? Are you looking for ways to become more involved at the College of Charleston? Then the Microfinance Club might be for you!

Microfinance is a sustainable method for fighting poverty using financial services and education. The Microfinance Club implements these ideas by hosting a free personal finance class for Charleston community members, assisting the growth of local businesses, and fundraising through the student-run cafe in the business center. This club is a great resume builder, volunteer option, offers potential class credit, and provides opportunities for leadership roles. It is open to all majors. Contact Microfinancecofc@gmail.com for questions, we hope to see you at our first meeting!

 

Fandoms United Club

Are you passionate about a book? A T.V. show? A movie? We are too! Come geek out with the Fandoms United Club on Thursdays at 5pm. We meet in Stern 206. This week’s fandom is the T.V. show Firefly. We hope that you will join us! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Alexandra Polchek at polchekal@g.cofc.edu

 

OPTA: 

The Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance

Are you interested in OT and/or PT? So, are we!

 

So, what are we about?
Our main vision is to form alliances between students interested in the fields of OT and PT. We want to help you connect with your peers, form relationships with OT and PT mentors, and actively engage in community and volunteer opportunities.

 

How can you get involved? 

Students: Tell us you’re interested! Email cofcopta@gmail.com.

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cofcopta/

Follow us on Instagram: @cofcopta.

 

We’re so excited that YOU are interested that we’re throwing a PARTY. Come join us in celebrating our first event of the fall semester!

September 11th @ 4 PM in Education Center Rm 116. 

 

Questions?

Email our President: Jordan Collins

collinsjk@g.cofc.edu

Ultimate Frisbee

Hey guys! Want to make lasting friendships while working out and having fun? Then you should join the Ultimate Frisbee team! Whether you have thrown a disc before or not, we teach you all the skills necessary to be a part of this fun experience. Come out to one of the men and women’s practices Tuesday and Thursday at 3 (Meet behind the library). For more information please email charlestonhobo@gmail.com (Women’s) or palmettobumsultimate@gmail.com (Men’s)

Film Screening: Racing Extinction

From the Academy Award-winning team of The Cove, RACING EXTINCTION is a groundbreaking documentary profiling an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction.

Thursday, September 15 ● 7 to 9 PM

Addlestone 227

Free admission and parking*! Open to all!

Hosted by CofC Vegan Club & Charleston Veggies and Vegans

Facebook event: goo.gl/sdxyZ9

Meetup event: goo.gl/NC6WUG

*The AD lot next to the library (via Pitt St.) has free evening visitor parking. City parking meters are free after 6.

Journey

Thursday 5 pm, Stern Center 3rd floor, “Your Hardest Questions on Christianity” with Colin Kerr, citizen.kerr@gmail.com

Thursday 7 pm, Second Pres Church (342 Meeting St), “The Liturgists — Creative Bible Study and Prayer” with Kate Eldean, findyourworth@icloud.com

Meira Bellydance Troupe – All Bellies Are Beautiful!

 

If you missed our informational meeting last week, it’s not too late to join the troupe! We meet every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center gym, room 201.

 

The club runs on an annual schedule. The deadline to join for this year is September 29. If you’re interested, shimmy on by or get in touch with our officers below!

 

Meira is the College’s official bellydance performance troupe. Our goal is to promote cultural understanding, health and self-confidence through the unique art of bellydance.

 

For more information, contact Presidents Bree Lewis and Aly Skiko at cofcbellydancetroupe@gmail.com.

 

Phi Sigma Pi

Phi Sigma Pi is a national honor fraternity that strives to embody the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. Membership is open to all students with a 3.0 or above.

 

We are currently recruiting for the Fall  semester and will be tabling in Cougar Mall from 12-3 on Tuesday-Thursday this week. We are also going to be having information nights on Wednesday, 9/14 and Thursday, 9/15. We look forward to meeting you!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact garrettae@g.cofc.edu. Also, feel free to like our page on Facebook (Phi Sigma Pi: Gamma Iota Chapter) and to follow us on Instagram (@phisigmapigi).

 

Journey

WEDNESDAY @ 7 PM IN STERN CENTER 205

In a sorority or fraternity? It’s Journey’s “Greek Philanthropy Night.” The greek organization with the most members in attendance will receive a $300 donation in their name to the charity of their choice. We’ve upped the sum up a little more from last year and we’ll award the check immediately following the gathering. It’s our way of connecting to greek life, hearing about what they’re passionate about, and blessing the good service work they’re already doing. This week we also address one of the most difficult questions about God: How can good God allow so much suffering?

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

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

SUNDAY MASS & FOOD FELLOWSHIP
Student Catholic Mass every Sunday, 5 PM, at St. Pat’s (134 St. Philip St. – corner of Radcliffe & St. Philip.) All are welcome ! Food & fellowship following in Upper Room.

TUESDAY – CSA BIBLE STUDY
7 – 8 PM /Stern 201 / bring your friends
great student-led discussions about living with chaos from advice in  Mark’s Gospel

THIS THURSDAY – Women’s Discussion with Sr. Kathleen at Daughters of St Paul bookstore / 7 pm / a time for gals to just talk about life, faith, and spiritual stuff together

Campus Recreation Services

843-953-8257

 

Sea Kayak Trip

The last Capers Island Sea Kayak Trip for will be held on October 15th, 2016. For more information, go to http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/capers.php

 

Rock Climbing Trip

The only Rock Climbing trip to Crowders Mountain in King Mountain State Park, NC will be held on October 15th, 2016. For more details, go to http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/rock.php

Stand-Up Paddleboard

Starting in September, on Fridays there will be two stand-up paddle board sessions, each an hour and a half long. For more details, go to http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/sup.php

Fitness Classes @ the Rec

Classes including yoga, cycling, Zumba, barre, HITT, and potentially more are available for $40 per semester, unlimited access at the C of C Rec Center. If you want to get into the gym or want to try something new, these classes are a great opportunity for you! Go to https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=23&CATID=22

and select “Fall 2016 Student Group Fitness Package”. This package is offered throughout the semester, but the earlier you purchase, the more classes you get to experience. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Recreation Services at 843-953-5559.

CofC Arabic Club Interest Meeting

Thursday, September 15th

Maybank Hall 115

6:30pm-7:30pm

Interested in learning about the Middle Eastern culture? The Arabic club at the College of Charleston would like to invite you to their Fall 2016 Interest Meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30pm. Come find out about our upcoming events and activities that we hope to to do this year. No Arabic language knowledge required. All are welcome!

Student Alumni Associates

 

“Student Alumnae Associates is looking for involved, driven, and passionate students to join a group actively involved in preserving the traditions of the College! SAA acts as the connection between the alumna of the college and the current student body, and we are seeking new members to join the team! We will be in Cougar Mall September 8-13, and 15 each morning to answer questions and provide more information!”

 

Charleston 40: Calling all tour guides! 

Remember those campus tours you took in high school? They make a big impact on where you end up going to school! You all picked CofC, and joining Charleston 40 is the best way to convince students like you to make that same decision. If you’ve ever wanted to rock those maroon polos and walk backwards around campus chatting with potential new families, come out to our recruitment weekend!

When: September 16-18th

Where: Office of Admissions (across from Cistern)

How: Pick up an application at the admissions office and turn it in by Jan. 28th!

Contact information: email Jenny Bailey at baileyjc@g.cofc.edu with any questions.

Hope to see you on the bricks!

The Office of Sustainability

 

The Office of Sustainability’s Urban Garden Apprenticeship is looking for Fall apprentices!

If you’re interested in learning about the intersections of urban gardening and social justice, please fill out our application to join the Urban Garden Apprenticeship.

 

https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLEizz1XV8_R2g4wsCmDiC74vTB9lEsGYQJFHuda_ktCJaaA/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

If you have any questions, please email pluennekema@g.cofc.edu

 

Phi Sigma Pi is a national honor fraternity that strives to embody the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. Membership is open to all students with a 3.0 or above.

 

We are currently recruiting for the Fall  semester! We are going to be having information nights on Tuesday, 9/13 and Wednesday, 9/14 at 7 PM in MYBK 115. You are not required to attend both, or if you cannot make it at all you can attend any of our rush events the week of the 19th-22nd. Each rush event will be at 7 PM in MYBK 117. Refreshments will be provided each night! We look forward to meeting you!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, contactgarrettae@g.cofc.edu. Also, feel free to like our page on Facebook (Phi Sigma Pi: Gamma Iota Chapter) and to follow us on Instagram (@phisigmapigi).

 

 

Event: Supply Chain Management Club First Meeting w/Guest Speaker:

Date: Thursday, September 22

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Beatty 220

 

Looking to explore the world of supply chain? The supply chain management club welcomes Dr. Carlo Mora from New Mexico State University to present A Guide To A Supply Chain Career Path. The presentation will begin at 5:30 followed by dinner and Q&A.

 

Be sure to join our Facebook Page for more information on the club and upcoming events.

Check out our new Supply Chain Management Club website!

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Volunteer Corps

Does volunteering for an awareness walk on a Saturday morning sound like your idea of a fun time? Does cleaning up empty bottles on a beach sound like an enjoyable event? This is who we are, this is what we do, this is Volunteer Corps. If you found yourself answering yes to any of the previous questions, then Volunteer Corps is absolutely for you. Even if you answered no or are hesitant about any aspect of our organization we still urge for you to come check us out because our club is non-obligation in almost every way and we are constantly changing our service opportunities based on what y’all vote on to keep it interesting! If you want to be a part of the cause stop by at our meeting to learn more about our upcoming events, fundraisers, and more!

 

Join us at our meeting this Wednesday at 8pm in Maybank Hall room 111. 

 

Volunteercorps.cofc@gmail.com

 

 

ECOllective Student Project Committee

Are you interested in becoming more involved with sustainable initiatives on campus? The ECOllective Student Project Committee is up and running for the Fall 2016 semester! This committee is a group of students who meet to review and approve student proposals for sustainable projects on campus. We help students receive funding for their proposals from the ECOllective Fund (established through a “green fee” of $10 paid by each CofC student per semester).

There are two opportunities for involvement with ESPC currently available:

  1. We are seeking new membersto serve on the committee!  We welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds.  If you are interested in becoming part of the review process for sustainable projects on campus, please take a look at this link for more information about serving on the committee:

sustainability.cofc.edu/espc-student-projects/serving-on-the-committee.php You can find the application on this page as well.

  1. Applications for student projectsare now open! Apply for funding up to $5000 to turn your ideas into action! Don’t have an idea, but would still like to lead a project? Take a look at our Idea Bank online for a few examples. This funding gives you the opportunity to have a real impact on campus development.Feel free to check out the application process, project details, and other examples of approved projects here:

http://sustainability.cofc.edu/espc-student-projects/index.php.

Contact cofc.ecollective@gmail.com to learn more.

 

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CofC National Campus Safety Awareness Month ( Week 2 Activities )

We are now in our second week of National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our events last week. We had a great turn out from the campus community. Pictures and videos from this event, and the others to come, can be found on the Public Safety Department’s social media pages.

For the second week of Campus Safety Awareness Month, we hope that you will be able to attend the following events:

September 12th

Town Hall Meeting (Faculty/Staff)

10am Stern 206

As part of September’s National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Public Safety will host several town hall meetings for the campus community.  This is a great opportunity to meet your Public Safety officers, ask questions, and share suggestions, comments, and concerns. Campus community members are always encouraged to actively participate in safety and security around campus. This session, open to faculty and staff only, will be held at 10am in Stern 206. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

 Active Shooter Response Training

1pm Stern 201

 The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you are encountered with an active shooter. This 30 minute presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene. This training is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

September 13th

Kick-Off Party

11am-1pm George Street

Join us on George Street from 11am to 1pm as we kick-off National Campus Safety Awareness Month. This carnival themed event will feature great food and lots of fun. Representatives from Public Safety, Residence Life, CASAS, Victim Services, and the Office of the Dean of Students will be presenting information on a variety of campus safety related topics.

September 15th

NV Promotion Day

11am Cougar Mall

Representatives from the Office of Victim Services will be on Cougar Mall promoting the No Violence-No Victims Candlelight Vigil, which will be held next week.

 

Look for weekly e-mails with updates as to what programs and activities are being offered in the coming weeks.  Until then, please visit the National Campus Safety Awareness Month website for more information.  You can also check out our full calendar of events here.

 

Take Care and Be Safe,

PSO Madeline M. Sloan

Crime Prevention Specialist

Department of Public Safety

Office of the President

89 St. Philip Street

Charleston, SC 29424

(843)953-5609

 

 

Robert S. Reese,  M.S.M.

Chief of Police

Office of the President

College of Charleston

Campus Safety and Security Area

89 St.Philip Street

Charleston, SC 29424

843-953-2468 (office )

843-953-2105 ( fax )

Email: reeser@cofc.edu

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Information about CofC Storm Make-Up Day and Family Weekend 2016

Dear College of Charleston Family Members,

 

We are looking forward to having many of you join us at the College for Family Weekend,  October 7-9, 2016.  Family Weekend provides an excellent opportunity for family members to connect with your student, meet College faculty and staff, and learn more about the College and the city.  We anticipate several exciting days on campus.

 

As you know, all College of Charleston classes were cancelled on Friday, September 2, for a storm day, given the potential dangers posed by Hurricane Hermine to all those living in the South Carolina Lowcountry.  Saturday, October 8 , will be our storm make-up day.

 

As background, because our academic mission is the College’s highest priority, we incorporate storm make-up days into our academic calendar.  These make-up days allow the College to comply with some of the instructional requirements of the federal government and our regional accreditor.   Make-up days give students full access to their courses and give their faculty members the time necessary to cover the content of their courses.

 

As has been our consistent practice, we use our earliest designated make-up storm date to make sure there are other make-up days available, should they be needed later in the semester.  We are aware of the conflict with Family Weekend, but the current make-up schedule offers the best option for protecting the integrity of our academic programs and the interests of our students.

 

We encourage families to participate in all of the Family Weekend events, while students attend any classes they might have to make-up on Saturday.  The Family Day schedule is robust and diverse, with many opportunities for you and your students to engage in the activities of the weekend. Being here on a day when classes are offered will definitely give many family members a feel for the academic experience!

 

We welcome the chance to spend time with you and your student in October.

 

Alicia Caudill

Executive Vice President for Student Affairs

 

Brian McGee

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

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