No Fooling! The End of Semester Countdown Has Begun….

April 1 means…

 

…26 more days until Exams begin….

…19 more days of classes…

 

April 1 is a great time to remind your students that only fools (sorry!) would wait until Exam Week to start preparing for Exams! What can they do now? I’m so glad you asked!

 

  • Use the CSL tutoring services while they are still available! Tutoring ends on the last day of classes, Monday, April 27.  If a student wants to request a ‘by appointment’ tutor (limited subject areas), requests can be made until Friday, April 17—but don’t wait until then! Tutors are booking up quickly, and are busy themselves!
  • Start Exam Planning Now! There are free calendars available at the CSL in the Study Skills Handout Racks. Not sure how to Plan for Exams? Plan to Attend the Plan for Exams! Workshop on Monday, April 6 at 4 pm in Addlestone Library 120!
  • Plan NOT to Be Stressed During Exam Week! Cougar Countdown is a week-long series of healthy, stress-relieving study breaks and activities designed to help students be their best—academically, physically, and emotionally—during Exam Week. Check the website at http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/index.php or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CofCCountdown

 

The best advice parents can give in preparation for Exam Week? Start exam prep early,  see professors now, use resources today, take charge of your studying and your use of your time, don’t be a victim of your circumstances (“2  exams on same day!” “Hardest professor at the College—everyone fails!”), but a creator of your own success, get outside to the beach or Rivers Green for study breaks instead of getting on your phone and Facebook!

 

Thank you, parents, for partnering with us to help your students have a happy and successful Exam Week! Happy last month of the semester!

 

Lindy

 

Lindy Coleman

Associate Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

[email protected]

843.953.8180

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Upcoming Campus Activities

Stern Student Center and the Office of Student Life

3rd Annual Stern Student Center Egg Hunt

Friday, April 3

8 AM & Noon

Stern Student Center

 

Find a golden egg in the common spaces of the Stern Student Center and have the chance to win some major prizes!  Columbia rain jackets, Totes umbrellas, Hunter rain boots, rainy day movie packs, a Keurig Brewing System, and more!

 

Brought to you by the Office of Student Life

 

CAB

Ca$h Cab:

 

Join us on the student shuttle to baseball and softball on Sat. April 4th. As a part of their student org. day we will be doing a cash cab, like the game show, come play trivia and win cool prizes on the way to the games!! Student shuttle leaves Stern Center at 2:30. Hope to see you there!

Go Cougs!!

 

Improv Night

April 10th

9pm-11pm

Stern Ballroom

 

Theatre 99, Charleston’s best theatre company, comes here to do a private show for CofC students!

“As “Charleston’s Home For Improv Comedy”, improv is our thang, but we also offer sketch and stand up, cabaret, music, and other raucous entertainment for people who groove to something saltier than the mainstream.”

Come join CAB for a night of laughs and don’t forget the free pizza!

 

Hydrobattle 

April 24th

7pm

Stern Center Gardens

 

It’s like a laser tag battle but with water guns and water balloons! Get your friends to come and play against or with them!  Come cool down with us! And take a break with free food and drinks. Check out one battle here: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=Pg93IRVFVIk&feature=share&list=UUsfS6rc3EsuYgswP-DkbdzQ

 

CisternYard Media and Miscellany

CisternYard Media Celebrates the Unveiling of Miscellany’s 35th Issue

The Literary and Art Journal of the College of Charleston, Miscellany, plans to release it’s 35th issue Thursday, April 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

In honor of the journal’s creative contributors, Miscellany will be holding a release party at the Halsey to present the journal to College of Charleston students, staff, faculty, and the general public. The event is free and open to all; light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Featured students will have the opportunity to read excerpts from their poetry and prose pieces at the event.

As a publication of tolerance and integrity, Miscellany is proud to promote the literary and visual art work of the College of Charleston’s undergraduate students. We encourage the public to join us at our annual release party to celebrate the talent of the contributors featured in this year’s issue.

Higdon Student Leadership Center

LeaderShape 2015!

Do you want to meet awesome people? Change the world? Learn a lot about yourself?

 

Register for LeaderShape 2015 today! It is a completely free program from Sunday, May 10th, through Friday, May 15th. We will bus you out to Bonnie Doone Plantation for the week, and all food/housing/transportation is taken care of for you.

 

This program has been said to be “the best week of my life,” “very life-changing,” and “absolutely amazing” by past participants. To register, go to tiny.cc/leadershape, or you can email [email protected] if you have any questions!

 

New Student Programs

ORIENTATION INFORMATION FAIR – SUMMER 2015 DATES and REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

The Office of New Student Programs invites campus departments, student clubs, and organizations to participate in the Orientation Information Fair.

 

The information fair will be on the 2nd day of orientation from 2:00-3:15 pm on Rivers Green (the grassy area behind Addlestone Library).   The dates will June 23, June 26, June 30, July 10, July 14, July 17, July 21, July 24, and August 21 (we don’t do an information fair at session 9). Participants should arrive to set up at 1:45 pm.

 

This year we will be able to offer tables for all groups that sign up by June 1st.  We will only be able to set up tables for the campus offices and banks that participate.  Student groups will be given a location to set up their table (that we will supply if you sign up by June 1st).

 

The new location is NOT shaded so you may want to arrange to borrow or purchase a tent.  You cannot put stakes in the grass on Rivers Green.    The orientation office has purchased tents for orientation at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.  They usually go on sale in May.

 

Orientation is an excellent opportunity to promote your majors, departmental services, recruit club members, or share club and organization information. Approximately 285 new students and 300 parents will attend each of the ten sessions, making orientation an excellent time to inform new students about the opportunities in your area.

 

Please note:

 

  • The Orientation Information Fair is open to College of Charleston departments and campus related organizations.

If you register, you will receive an email in early June with check in information.

 

We ask that you request to participate in this event no later than June 1, 2015.

 

To participate in the Orientation Information Fair, register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_2Zhc5TcaK1bPWkOJ7xqozW3wYEHhODWIt6GVeyoApc/viewform

 

Thank you for your interest and support in our new students!  If you have questions, please email [email protected].

 

Campus Recreation Services

A Member of the Division of Student Affairs

843-953-5559

http://campusrec.cofc.edu

GSFC Weightlifting Competition

Where: 

George Street Fitness Center

When:  

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2 PM

Events: 

Bench, Squat, and Deadlift

 

Register with Bucky Buchanan at [email protected]

 

Registration Deadline:  

Wednesday, April 8

 

http://campusrec.cofc.edu/fitness/weightlifting-competition.php

 

Intramural Sports

Tournaments:

3 on 3 Basketball – 4/1

1 on 1 Basketball – 4/8

KNOCKOUT – 4/15

SHOOTOUT – 4/22

*All tournaments start at 7:00pm and will be at the Johnson Gym.  Must be signed up on C of C’s IMLeagues.com page to participate.

 

Open Net Nights:

Indoor Soccer – Tuesdays at 7:30pm – Silcox Gym (2nd Floor)

Racquet Sports – Tuesdays at 7:30pm – Johnson Gym

Volleyball – Thursdays at 7:30pm – Johnson Gym

Badminton – Fridays at 6:00pm-8:00pm – Johnson Gym

 

Group Fitness

Zumba – Monday and Wednesdays at 4:30 pm in Johnson Gym Room J201

Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm in Johnson Gym Room J201

Check out the Group Fitness Schedule for Cougar Training, Cougar Core, HIIT, CRS Sanity, Power Yoga, and CRS Boot Camp.

 

Center for Civic Engagement

Center for Civic Engagement- Reoccurring Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the rest of the semester, we will be working with Lowcountry Food Bank and Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc. to provide multiple opportunities to volunteer with your peers, faculty and staff in the Charleston community.

 

Lowcountry Food Bank

  • April 10          12:30 – 3:00pm
  • April 17           12:30 – 3:00pm

Registration is required. To sign up fill out this form on OrgSync https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/134206

 

Charleston Area Senior Citizens

  • April 8           11:00 am – 1:00pm
  • April 22         11:00 am – 1:00pm

Registration is required. To sign up fill out this form on OrgSync  https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/134370

 

Center for Student Learning

Study Skills Workshops

Mondays in Addlestone 120 at 4:00 pm

This semester, the study skills workshop series will feature a guest speaker at each session discussing useful tools and tips to be a successful student at CofC!  Topics covered range from brain booster tools to maintaining a healthy body, healthy mind.  All guest speakers are representatives from the CofC Campus Community!  So encourage your students to come and participate in these workshops!

Dates

Monday, March 30thHelpful Apps with guest speaker Jolanda van Arnhem

Monday, April 6thPlan for Exams with guest speaker Lindy Coleman

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

 

Counseling and Substance Abuse Services

You Lost Me At Hello

 

A Communication Skills workshop consisting of 4 parts on Wednesdays from 2-3PM

 

4/1 Fighting Fair

4/8 Learning to Listen

4/15 Making Friends

4/22 Assertiveness

 

Learn how to communicate with confidence! RSS 319

Email [email protected] to sign up or ask questions

843-953-5640

Mindfulness Workshops

Hi! I am still running the Mindfulness Workshops over at CASAS. We will be holding these free workshops Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 PM. We’ve designed the workshops as two sections of two-week courses. The first week (Tuesday section 1, Wednesday section 2) is all about introducing the concept of Mindfulness– what is it, where does it come from, how can we use it, why should we care? The second week’s courses will be tailored towards the specific needs and interests of the students, and will be more experiential. We will introduce a number of mindfulness expercises including guided meditation and conscious breathing. We will be holding the workshops every week between now and the end of April! While we do have the two course design set up, students can feel free to drop in at any point during the rest of the semester, and attend how every many workshops they would like. There’s always more to learn about mindfulness and meditation!

 

Mind.ful.ness: A Two week course in the cultivation of mindfulness and reduction of stress

RSS #319, 3rd floor

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:15

Free for all students!

 

Course #3, Week two: Tuesday 3/31 and Wednesday 4/1

Course #4, Week one: Tuesday 4/7, Wednesday 4/8. Week two: Tuesday 4/14, Wednesday 4/15.

Course #5: Week one: Tuesday 4/21, Wednesday 4/22. Week two: Tuesday 4/28, Wednesday 4/29.

 

CofC Sustainability

4th Annual CofC Sustainability Week

April 6th-11th

Monday 4/6

Sustainability Week & Greek Week Kickoff Concert & Art Walk

5pm-7pm in Stern Center Gardens

Hosted by Office of Sustainability, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and 1770 Records

Join us for the kickoff event for the College’s annual Sustainability Week and Greek Week from 5-7pm at Stern Center Gardens! A collaboration with the CofC Fraternity & Sorority Life, CofC Office of Sustainability and 1770 Records, the kickoff event will feature a local food cook off competition between Greek organizations, an art walk, and concert featuring creative works around the theme of engagement, social justice, community, and sustainability. The event is free and open to the community. Hope to see you there for great food and great jams!

Tuesday 4/7

Campus Waste Audit

7am-7pm in Cougar Mall

Hosted by Alliance for Planet Earth

Alliance for Planet Earth’s main mission is to create an active sustainability culture between members of the community and to promote the importance of landfill diversion. As part of Sustainability Week, they will be sorting through trash collected from different facilities around campus such as dorms, cafeterias, and classrooms into various categories to determine how much could have been diverted. Interested in volunteering? Email [email protected] to sign up!

Food Chains Documentary Showing

5pm in RSS Room 252

Hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement’s Alternative Break Miami Group

Join the Migrant Labor Health Miami Alternative Break Group in their screening of the documentary Food Chains. The film discusses the human aspect of our food system by presenting the current issues faced by farmworkers in Immokolee Florida.

Wednesday 4/8

Local Food Pop-up Lunch

11am-1pm in Cougar Mall

Hosted by CofC Dining Services

Join College of Charleston Dining Services and the Office of Sustainability in Cougar Mall on Wednesday, April 8th from 11-1 for a special Pop Up Lunch featuring a dish comprised of all local produce  from GrowFood Carolina and Limehouse Produce!

Dr. Raj Patel Keynote Speech

5:30 pm in the Sottile Theatre

Closed Reception Hosted by the Economics and Political Science Departments

Dr. Patel is a passionate economist and activist who has authored several insightful books critiquing world food systems and the effects of globalization while providing hopeful and sustainable solutions. Patel specializes in economics and received degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and Cornell University. For a short time, he worked for the World Bank and the World Trade Organization and has become one of their most outspoken critics. Patel’s keynote speech will be based on his book, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. The event is free and open to the community.

Thursday 4/9

#CofCMoves Sustainable Transportation Day

How do you move? Do you walk, bike, or use public transit? Join the Office of Sustainability and participate in the College’s first official event celebrating the different modes of transportation that the College community uses to commute to campus. On April 9th, during Sustainability Week, let us know how you move by using #CofCMoves and post to @SustainCofC on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

A Midsummers Night Dream Opening Night & Talkback

7:30pm at the Emmett Robinson Theatre

Hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance

The set and costumes for this year’s production will feature aspects of sustainable design.

Tickets are $15, but are only $10 for CofC students/faculty/staff/seniors. Tickets can be purchased here. The show runs from April 9th-April 15th with shows at 7:30pm, except Sunday’s show, which starts at 3pm.

Friday 4/10

DIY Salt Scrub Workshop

2-3pm at the Office of Sustainability (284 King A)

RSVP Required

Join us for a D.I.Y. workshop on how to make your own salt scrub at CofC’s Office of Sustainability! This workshop will be a hands-on experience where participants make their own salt scrubs and learn about various natural ingredients and their healing powers. Participants will be able to hand select their own ingredients to tailor them to their individual needs. The Office will supply all materials, including jars and ingredients. Space is limited. Please register at http://bit.ly/1GfdNsl or email [email protected] by April 3rd.

CofC Perma-Blitz!

3-4 at the Warren Street Parking Lot

Hosted by the Grounds Department

It’s time for a sustainable makeover- permaculture style! Come out and get dirty at our first ever perma-blitz on campus hosted by the College’s Grounds Department! We will be building a garden as a community-flash mob but garden style-at the Warren Street apartment parking lot, so the more hands, the merrier! Bring your bandana and meet us at the front entrance of the parking lot (between 10 Warren and 20 Warren) for a community garden build workday and some good ol’ fashion fun!

4th Annual Student Diversity Conference: Creative Consciousness

Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th

Hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity

The Student Diversity Conference is an annual event hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) and it’s co-sponsors. The Conference is primarily planned and facilitated by the student group affiliated with OID, the Diversity Advocates. This year’s theme is Creative Consciousness and will feature Hari Kondabolu, a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” The Conference will include a Social Justice Symposium and workshops on feminism, cultural appropriation, racism in the criminal justice system and much more! The Office of Sustainability is a co-sponsor and will support the Zero Waste vision for the Conference. Students can register at diversity.cofc.edu

Saturday 4/11

Native Bees and Hive Building Workshop

10am-2pm at the Student Garden at Dixie Plantation

Hosted by the Student Garden at Dixie Plantation and the Center for Civic Engagement

Transportation Provided-RSVP Required

Their final workshop of this semester, Native Bees and Hive Building, will educate students about the importance of protecting our bee populations and be a hands-on experience where students will create habitats that attract pollinators, at the end of the day they’ll get to take home their own bee house made of wood and other found materials. This event is part of Spring into Service. Transportation is provided! Space is limited. Please register at [email protected].

*Learn more about all of our events at facebook.com/sustaincofc

 

Residence Hall Association

College of Charleston Residence Hall Association

RE-OPENED: 2015-2016 EXECUTIVE BOARD APPLICATION

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Chairs the Marketing Committee and produces marketing materials for the Association, oversees social

media and OrgSync accounts, and runs recruitment efforts including Accepted Student Weekend.

                  Preferred one (1) academic year of residency on-campus

Applications may be submitted until March 30th at 6:00PM.

Applicants will be nominated and run for election at the General Body Meeting March 30th at 7:30PM in Hawkins Lounge.

 

Guidelines and details here: http://charleston.orgsync.com/org/rha/Elections.

Questions or Comments can be emailed to [email protected].

 

Global Awareness Forum

“Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

In this talk we will explore whether a Jewish values conversation is possible about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and we will study how a conceptual approach to thinking about justice from a philosophical and Jewish text perspective can inform our communal conversation and our understanding of these issues.

Monday, March 30, at 7:30pm in the Stern Center Ballroom

 

Alliance for Planet Earth

Need Volunteers!

 

Alliance for Planet Earth’s mission is to create an active sustainability culture between members of the community. As part of this, we will be holding our annual Waste Audit  April 7th, but we need your help! We will be sorting through trash collected from different facilities around campus to determine how much could have been diverted from the landfill. This event will take place from 6am to 6pm in Cougar Mall, but are in need of volunteers to help out whenever possible throughout the day. Safety materials such as gloves, masks, goggles, and aprons will be supplied. We are also looking for volunteers willing to explain what we are doing and the importance of it to students walking by- a great way for those who don’t want to get their hands dirty to be involved! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at the link below or check out our Facebook page:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R59302tqp5OxD3Bzd2FOMftZqw3MfIUasAROWLhEBZU/edit?usp=sharing
CofC Alliance for Planet Earth

 

[email protected]

 

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

 

Atheist-Humanist Alliance

Please join us April 2nd at 7PM in the Stern Ballroom for an interfaith panel on our beliefs and its impact on our wellbeing. Student panelists from the Atheist-Humanist Alliance, Beta Upsilon Chi, the Jewish Student Union, the Muslim Student Association, and the Journey will all be speaking and answering questions. Regensburg will be provided!

 

Black Student Union
In honor of March being Women’s History Month, the Black Student Union will be hosting a panel discussion focusing on women of color on Tuesday, March 31 at 7PM in the Education Center, Room 116. A special guest will be speaking at the beginning of the event so get there early!

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

HOLY WEEK 2015 Schedule for all interested:

THIS Tuesday (NO church chats) >>>  Stations of the Cross with Eucharistic Adoration / 7 PM at St. Patrick

St. Patrick
Holy Thursday:  6 PM
Good Friday:      3 PM
Easter Vigil:                         9 PM
Easter Sun.                         8 &10 AM

Cathedral
Holy Thursday:  7 PM
Good Friday:      3 PM
Easter Vigil:                         8:30 PM
Easter Sun.                         7, 9, 11:30 AM

St. Mary’s
Easter Sun.                         8 & 10:30 AM

Sacred Heart
Holy Thursday:  7 PM
Good Friday:      3 PM
Easter Vigil:                         8:30 PM
Easter Sun.                         11:15 AM

NO 5 pm EASTER DAY MASS at St Pat Church
but there will be 5 pm PRAYER SERVICE at St Pat followed by an Easter catered meal & Easter Egg Hunt. ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!

 

“Are We Really Better Together? Engaging Interfaith Diversity in a World of Conflict and Misunderstanding” by Nada Zohdy

Wells Fargo Auditorium

Monday, April 13 at 4:30pm

Nada Zohdy is the co-founder of the Campus Interfaith Council at Michigan State University, a current Masters in Public Policy Candidate at Harvard University, and a member of Interfaith Youth Core’s Alumni Speakers Bureau. Nada has engaged in interfaith cooperation for years in the United States, the Middle East, and Africa.  She will discuss her story as an interfaith leader, her experience as a Muslim woman in America, her international non-profit work, and the future of religious diversity in the United States and around the world.  Nada’s talk is co-sponsored by Religious Life Council, Catholic Student Association, and Department of Religious Studies.

 

Charleston Mentor Society

The Charleston Mentor Society is a student group where students who are mentors can come to strengthen their mentoring skills and where students who are looking for mentors can come to find out how to get connected with one!

 

We’re meeting this Thursday, April 2nd at 6pm in the EHHP Alumni Center!

If you’re unable to attend and still want to be involved, contact president Chris-Marcus Kitchings ([email protected]) for more information!

 

Climbing Club

The climbing club is for anyone interested in bouldering, rope climbing, competing, learning how to take trips to the mountains, or just looking to meet people that also love the outdoors. People of all abilities, including beginners are welcome! We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 pm at Coastal Climbing (708 King Street). If you have any questions feel free to contact us at [email protected] . We hope to see you at the next meeting!

 

Comic Book Club

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

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

Please like the CBC Facebook page for more information or contact one of our officers: President Caroline Goodin ([email protected]), Secretary Melissa Ender ([email protected])

 

Debate Team

Should college education be free in the United States? Do you think vaccines should be mandatory in all children? Should all recreational drugs be legalized? Do you think the government should be able to cyber-spy on you without probable cause? Do you think police should be required to wear body cameras? Should student athletes get paid?

Whether you already have opinions about these topics or you would like to learn more, we encourage you to join our Debate Team!

 

During our meetings, will learn about and debate a wide variety of topics, including those in the areas of science, drug policy, civil liberties, police brutality, college tuition, the arts and music, international affairs, jobs and employment, sports, education, and domestic policy.

We want to talk about issues that affect YOU, and we want you to have a say in the things that matter most to you. Our weekly topics will be posted each Sunday on our Facebook and OrgSync pages.

 

All undergrads and majors are welcome!

 

Think you might be interested?

Contact me, President Claire Cheramie ([email protected]) or our Vice President Hope Brannon ([email protected]) to join our e-mail list!

 

Join our Facebook group!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cofcdebateteam/

 

Also, join our OrgSync page!

https://orgsync.com/109221/chapter

 

Fandoms United Club

Are you interested in any Fandoms, like Doctor Who or Supernatural? Then come join the Fandoms United Club and nerd out with us! These next two weeks are going to be Harry Potter weeks and we have games, crafts, and more planned. Join us Thursdays at 4:30 in Stern 201 to have a blast!

 

Film Club

College of Charleston Film Festival

When: Saturday, April 25 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Where: Education Center, Room 118

Description: Come out to watch the films of student filmmakers at the College! There will be prizes for winners and food for those in attendance!

 

If you are interested in submitting a film for the festival, check the Film Club Facebook page or the College of Charleston Film Festival page for submission information. Also, if you need information on how to produce your own film, the Film Club page is full of helpful industry-related advice.

 

Film Club page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/collegeofcharlestonfilmclub/?ref=br_tf

 

College of Charleston Film Festival page: https://www.facebook.com/cofcstudentfilmfest

 

Submission Date: April 16

 

Japanese Club

We are CofC’s official club dedicated to the education of the Japanese culture and language. Throughout the school year, we meet regularly to discuss Japanese culture, hold movie nights, host and participate in school and city wide cultural events and we even have Japanese anime drawing lessons! (And don’t worry – everything is subbed, so no knowledge of the language is required!)  We meet every Monday in Stern 201 from 5:00-6:00 P.M. and we hope to see you there!

 

Any questions?  Please contact our President: Ann Lawrence, [email protected], Vice President: Jasmine Wade, [email protected], or Secretary: Tara Coyne, [email protected]

 

The Journey

Let’s talk about dating. The bible does not have much to say about dating…like, nothing at all. So is there such a thing as a “Christian” way to date? As we continue our series on Christian community, come explore what covenants in the Bible teach us about marriage and what that means for healthy dating. This one will be sure to generate some good Q&A. Wednesday, 6 p – 7:15 pm in the upper bar of Joe Pasta.

 

One in Four

One in Four at the College of Charleston is having its first program presentation and would like students to view this important presentation.

 

WHAT IS IT: A  program in which college-aged men, who are trained as peer educators, talk to their male peers about sexual assault. The program has three goals: help men understand how people recover from rape, train men to intervene in high-risk situations, and challenges common myths about sexual assault.

 

WHY DO IT: Every 2 minutes, a college woman is sexually assaulted. By dedicating some of your time, you can learn how to help survivors of rape. You will be one of the first CofC students to see the training, and your feedback will be highly valuable. You also have the chance to become a peer educator yourself.

 

WHEN IS IT: There are a two upcoming dates. • Monday, 4/13 at 5:30 • Monday, 4/20 at 5:30

 

WHERE IS IT: Stern Center room 226

 

***Pizza will be provided to the first 30-40 students who RSVP and come to the program presentation.***

 

If you can commit to any of these dates, please email [email protected] to RSVP.

 

 

Peer Assistant Leaders (PAL)

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

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

April 3

April 10

April 17

April 24

 

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

Can’t come Friday night? That’s OK! Come help us promote PAL at a basketball game. You can get service hours and watch the game!

 

Portuguese Club

Portuguese Club Events — Spring 2015

 

Bate-Papo (Conversation Table)

April 3, 4-5pm

April 17, 4-5pm

Stern Center Gardens or Food Court (depending on the weather)

 

Capoeira Celebration

March 28, Saturday, 2-4 pm: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street.

Show: Dança da Vida (Dance of Life): The show will feature nine different folkloric Brazilian dances/art forms sequenced by time era. Demonstration of Capoeira and Samba as it is practiced today in modern Brazil and around the world. Masters and teachers from across the United States and Brazil will come to celebrate 10 years of the local group Capoeira Charleston.

The Portuguese Club and Portuguese program proudly sponsor this unforgettable event.

 

Lecture

April 9, Thursday, 4 pm; Cato Center for the Arts 234, (small reception will follow)

Between Nostalgia and Apocalypse: Popular Music and the Staging of Brazil (tentative title)

By Daniel B. Sharp, Tulane University

Sharp’s work in progress deals with vocal performance of regional and cosmopolitan identities and the grain of the voice in northeastern Brazil.

The Portuguese Program and Latin American Studies support this event promoted by the School of Music.

 

Picnic at Stern Center Gardens

April 17 Friday, 4 pm, Stern Center Gardens

Come and enjoy food, play frisbee and soccer, speak in Portuguese! Celebration of the end of the academic year!

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club

 

Concert of Brazilian Music

April 18, Saturday, 7 pm, Recital Hall, School of the Arts

Bossa Nova!

An exciting concert with Richard Miller (NY), Quentin Baxter (CHS), and Kay Lira (NY-BR) (the daughter of Bossa Nova)

Portuguese Program, Portuguese Club, Department of Hispanic Studies

 

Rotaract Club

Liberty in North Korea, or LiNK, will be on campus TOMORROW March 31st to raise awareness of human rights issues in North Korea through a TED talk style presentation. This organization helps North Korean refugees reach safety & freedom through a 3,000-mile rescue journey, provides resettlement assistance to empower & help them to succeed, and works to change the narratives of North Koreans worldwide. Join us in Maybank 103 at 10pm to support the cause and to record your own message of support directly to the North Korean people!

 

Running Club

COFC Running club

To all runners beginner, intermediate, and advanced! Come out and run with the running club!

​ ​With the weather warming up and the Cooper River Bridge Run approaching, now is the perfect time to join!

Our meetings are on Thursdays at 4:30 in stern 206. If you are interested in the club and would like to access the running schedule or if you have any questions please email us at [email protected].

 

South Carolina Student Legislature

South Carolina Student Legislature is a state-wide, student run organization that creates legislation and debates it mock state legislature setting. We have two big trips each year- once to Columbia where we have session in the State House and once to Myrtle Beach. We meet every Wednesday at 6pm in library room 236. Scsl is a great way to improve your public speaking skills, gain leadership experience  and to network with up and coming politicians across the state!  Not just for political science majors. If you have any questions or want more information, contact Anne Lafond at [email protected] or Hope Brannon at [email protected]

 

Trew Friends

Do you want to save lives? Come join Trew Friends at College of Charleston! Trew Friends is an organization that strives to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation awareness. The next meeting isThursday April 2 at 6:30 in Stern Center Room 205! Come learn about upcoming events for April, which is Donate Life Month! Like our Facebook page, Trew Friends at College of Charleston!

 

 

Women in Computing

Women in Computing is a club for anyone interested in promoting women in technical fields and learning about computer science!  Both men and women, majors and non-majors  are welcome to join!  No previous computing experience is required.  We have a variety of speakers come in to speak and network with members.  We also do outreach projects with local schools to help promote computer science to the next generation of young women!  Come to one of our meetings to find out more!

We meet every Thursday at Harbor Walk East at 12:45 pm in room 334.  Follow us on twitter: @WiCatCofC or join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/162661167261459/ for more info!

Email our President, Sarah Mackey, if you have any questions or would like more information: [email protected]

 

Young Americans for Liberty

4/1/15 POLITICAL DEBATE- THE RUMBLE IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED AUDITORIUM

 

The College Democrats, College Republicans, and Young Americans for Liberty at the College of Charleston present our very own campus political debate: “THE RUMBLE IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED AUDITORIUM” Wednesday, April 1st, 7:00 in Robert Scott Small 235. The event will be part of an ongoing collaborative campaign to “End Cofc Political Apathy” to encourage more political involvement in the student body.

 

Check out our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555949647993879/

And the participating student organizations!

https://www.facebook.com/CofCYAL

https://www.facebook.com/CofCCollegeRepublicans?ref=br_tf

https://www.facebook.com/groups/452545314781112/?ref=br_tf

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – March 30-April 5, 2015

Important dates:

  • Check out the Study Skills Workshops offered http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php
  • April 27 – Last day of classes
  • April 29-May 6 – Final exams begin (see exam schedule for time/day of exam)
  • May 7 – Residence Halls close at 12 noon – graduating seniors must vacate the residence hall by Sunday May 17th at 12 noon
  • May 12 – Final grades available to students by 1:00pmEST
  • May 15 & 16 – Graduation ceremonies (Info: http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/)

Parent Blog:  A Parent 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. 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 tohttp://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 Academic Calendars: (Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 available)

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

 

Final exam schedule: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2015.pdf (refer to spring the student’s course schedule to determine exam day/time)

 

Billing schedule/Due dates: http://treasurer.cofc.edu/billing-schedule/index.php

 

Maymester/Summer School: http://summer.cofc.edu/ -

To view course offerings click on the Maymester/Summer 2015 link. Select the 2015 summer term. To view all courses put your mouse on the first subject (Accounting) and hold it down to the bottom of the drop-down box (Women’s and Gender Studies). Then select the Class Search option at the bottom. This search includes EXPRESS II, Maymester, and Summer terms. Look at the date range noted by the class time/location to see when the class begins and ends. Email [email protected] if you have questions or call 843-953-4831.

 

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

Registration for Fall 2015 began on Thursday, March 26, 2015 for all currently enrolled students (with 106-122+ earned hours) by assigned entry time on MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab. The entry time scheduled is based on the hours that earned.  This does not include the hours in which a student is currently enrolled. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on the opening registration day for each group.  For instance, students with 106-122+ earned hours can begin registration at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 26, 2015.  Students with 90-105 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 27th…etc.  Registration will open to all currently enrolled students on Friday, April 24.

 

May Undergraduate Graduation:

The Senior Information website at http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/ will be updated as new information about the May graduation becomes available. We will post information about graduation to the CofC parent listserv as we receive additional details. Students should check their campus email and stay up to date on details about tickets and graduation related informational events during the spring. Questions should be directed to http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/contactus.php

 

Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/about-the-CSL/index.php

Ask your student if they have used the resources available from the Center for Student Learning (CSL). CSL has walk-in labs (Math, Writing, Accounting, Foreign Language, and speaking lab), study skills assistance, workshops, tutors, and supplemental instruction. CSL is located on the first floor of the Addlestone Library.

 

Academic Advising & Planning Center: http://advising.cofc.edu/Students can make an appointment online using Appointment Manager.

 

Academic Planning Tools:

Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help you succeed at the College of Charleston.

 

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

DegreeWorks is a web-based degree audit application and academic advisement tool that provides a clear and convenient method for students and advisors to track degree progress. DegreeWorks is designed to assist students in reaching their academic goals and achieving a better understanding of degree requirements. DegreeWorks provides students with access to their unofficial degree audit which lists information regarding their current program(s) of study including institutional requirements, general education requirements, major requirements (with concentration, cognate or track, if applicable) and minor requirements. When using DegreeWorks, students will be able to:

  • Learn the degree requirements for their major(s) and minor(s)
  • See how all completed courses apply to degree requirements
  • Identify courses needed to complete their degree(s)
  • View their grades and academic standing
  • View their cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) and their major GPA
  • View College of Charleston and transfer credit hours earned
  • Calculate a GPA based on their performance for the term
  • Calculate the grade combination(s) needed to achieve a goal GPA
  • Plan for registration in future semesters
  • Create What-If audits to process speculative degree audits based on current class history
  • Estimate how many semesters it will take to graduate

The DegreeWorks access channel is located in MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab. Locate the DegreeWorks channel and click the hyperlink Open DegreeWorks

 

Absence Memo:

If classes will be missed, the student should email all professors directly. This email should come from the student’s campus email address. Include the student CWID and the class (name, time, day, and CRN) in the email. It is up to the faculty member to determine if this is an excused or unexcused absence. There are a certain number of classes that may be missed during a semester – this is usually noted on the course syllabus. In addition to email, a student can complete the absence memo form found athttp://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/about/absence-memo/index.php

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] if you have questions about living on campus, residence halls, room or roommate assignments, and changing rooms. You may use this email or phone number to contact Residence Life if you wish to share comments regarding hall activities and programming, hall conditions, or personnel. NOTE: Posting a maintenance issue to the listserv will not ensure the problem will be routed to residence life. Students should follow the instructions for reporting a maintenance request http://reslife.cofc.edu/campus-housing/maintenance-requests.php

 

Technology Problems:

Students should contact the IT HELPDESK if there are problems accessing MyCharleston, paying tuition or paying a tuition deposit, or accessing campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected]  (option #3) – please include student full name and CWID if emailing.

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: We highly encourage parents to become authorized users!

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

 

Websites of interest:

 

Campus E-mails:

[email protected] – Questions about academic advising, course selection, academic advisor

[email protected] – Questions about meal plans, dining, payment

[email protected] – Questions about financial aid, refund checks, loans, grants, scholarships

[email protected] – Questions about mail services for students, shipping, mailboxes

[email protected] – Questions about residence halls, repairs, housing application, room changes

[email protected] – Questions about bill payment, fees, payment plans

[email protected] – General questions or referral to campus services

 

Visit the CofC Parents 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.

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Move Out Information Spring 2015

Housing Information

In the next few weeks, the RA’s will be having hall meetings to go over the move out procedures for spring 2015.  All meetings should be complete by April 19th.

All students (except graduating seniors) must be moved out by 12 noon on May 7th.  Seniors who are graduating have to be moved out by Sunday, May 17th at 12 noon.

All students who live on campus will need to make an appointment with their RA 24 hours prior to the actual move out to have the room checked.  At the meeting, the RA will provide details about what needs to be cleaned, etc.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Parking Information for Move-Out from Residence Halls

Spring 2015

The College of Charleston’s offices of Residence Life, Public Safety, New Student Programs, and Parking Services have partnered together so that we can provide convenient parking for the families of students moving out of residence halls for the summer.

Be advised that any street parking other than metered spaces will be ticketed by The College of Charleston and/or the City of Charleston. Parking on streets in areas that are not designated as parking areas restricts traffic flow and creates safety concerns for both pedestrians and other vehicles. Leaving someone to stand guard at a vehicle that is parked on the street will not prevent that vehicle from being ticketed.

Tip:  Don’t forget to bring hand trucks or dollies for move out.  Each residence hall will have a limited number in the lobby so it may be a good idea to bring your own to assist in the moving process.

SURFACE LOT AVAILABILITY

 Selected surface lots that will be available for move-out on the dates and times provided below the following list:

  • G Lot (close to Buist-Rivers; please note that you cannot park in a space that is marked as “handicap accessible” or “Residence Hall Director”)
  • BS Lot (close to Bull Street historic houses please note that you cannot park in the space that is marked as “Residence Hall Director”)
  • Q Lot (close to Coming Street historic houses)
  • CS Lot (close to Coming Street historic houses)
  • I Lot (close to McConnell; CofC marked spaces only)
  • P Lot (close to McConnell and Wentworth Street historic and fraternity houses)
  • W Lot (at 298-300 Meeting Street)
  • WP Lot (close to Warren Place and Kelley House; also fairly close to Berry and McAlister; excludes the service space and the Residence Hall Director space)

 

We will not be ticketing the selected surface lots listed above during the following timeframes ONLY:

Wednesday 4/29/2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Thursday 4/30/2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Friday 5/1/2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Saturday 5/2/2015 from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Sunday 5/3/2015 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Monday 5/4/2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Tuesday 5/5/2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Wednesday 5/6/2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Thursday 5/7/2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

For exact locations of these surface parking lots, please consult the College of Charleston parking map. Printed copies of the map are available at Parking Services or Public Safety.

These are the only surface lots that will be available, and they will only be available during the timeframes provided above. Exams do not officially end until 5/6/2015, and students and employees with permits for these lots will still need access to their spaces while other students are moving out. Even if a lot appears to have several available spaces, it will be ticketed; the only exceptions are in the lots listed above during the designated timeframes.

GARAGE PARKING

For students who are moving out at times when there will not be surface lot availability, or for students whose residence halls are close to the PG, GG, or WG garages, we will offer complimentary two-hour garage parking for one vehicle per student. Please read the following information very carefully:

 

  • Upon request students will be provided with one 2-hour parking voucher for one of the following garages: PG Garage, GG Garage, or WG Garage. For exact locations of these garages, please consult the College of Charleston parking map. PG Garage is convenient to Berry and McAlister, and is reasonably close to Warren Place, Kelly House, and College Lodge. GG Garage is convenient to Craig Hall, George Street Apartments, and Liberty Street Residence Hall, and is reasonably close to Buist-Rivers. WG Garage is convenient to the Wentworth Street historic houses and the fraternity houses, and is reasonably close to McConnell and Craig.
  • Garage parking vouchers will be available at the Parking Services office beginning on Tuesday 4/28/2015, and must be picked up during business hours (Monday through Friday; 8:30 AM – 5 PM). A valid Cougar Card must be presented in order to receive your garage parking voucher. (Public Safety will have a limited supply of garage parking vouchers if you need to pick one up after 5 PM.)
  • Garage vouchers may be redeemed at any time of day between 4/29/2015 and 5/7/2015. Garage vouchers will represent the only parking option to students who plan on moving out on a weekday prior to 5 PM.
  • There is a strict two-hour time limit on the parking garage vouchers, so please have all belongings packed and ready to go before you begin moving them out. If time parked exceeds two hours, patrons will be responsible for paying the additional fees.
  • You must retain the ticket that you pulled upon entering the garage in order to be eligible for the two hours of free parking. You must surrender both the ticket and the voucher to the cashier in order to be eligible for the two hours of free parking.
  • Garages are not always staffed 24/7, but there is usually a cashier on duty at the following times: weekdays from 7 AM until 7 PM and weekends from 9 AM to 5 PM at PG; any day between the hours of 7 AM and 10 PM at GG and WG. Unfortunately, vouchers cannot be presented when there is not a cashier on duty. In order to avoid flat-rate exit fees, we recommend that you park at a metered space if you will be leaving campus after the posted cashier hours.

Please feel free to call Parking Services at 843.953.7834 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

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Upcoming Student Activities

CAB

Penny Wars: 

 

As part of our charity week we will be having another penny war! The winning student org. will win a co-sponsorship! The co-sponsorship will be up to $500 towards food,prizes,and/or posters for an upcoming event next semester.

 

 

In this penny war each group has a container for collecting coins or dollar bills. Pennies count as positive points (+1), silver coins are -1, and dollar bills are -5.

 

Stop by our table in cougar mall Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-2 to participate!

 

Career Center

RESUMANIA – Resume Critiques by Employers

When: Wed, March 25, 4pm – 6pm

Where: Stern Center 205 (map)

Description: Drop-in and have your resume reviewed by representatives from a variety of companies who will be available to critique your resume. All students and alumni welcome. Dress to impress.

Presented by: The Career Center and Alumni Career Services

 

Child Life Graduate Program

Have you heard about the newest graduate program at CofC called Child Life?  Have you wondered, “What is Child Life?”  Come visit the current graduate students on cougar mall on Tuesday March 24th from 11-1:30 and from 3-4:45 to learn more about the field of Child Life and how and why child life specialists may one day play a role in your own life!  We will have a fun, creative activity and candy for people who stop by and see us.

 

Office of Victims Services

Join Safe Campus Outreach, Prevention and Education (S.C.O.P.E.) for our “From Victim to Survivor” Inspirational Talent Show for a night of amazingly awesome talent and inspiration!

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Education Center Room 118

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 

FREE FOOD & AWESOME PRIZES!

Hope to see you there!

Thank you for your support!

 

Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement will be hosting two events to celebrate our visiting community partners from Earth Sea Sky Greece.

 

Documentary Screening of “Gringo Trails” on March 17th, 7:30pm RSS 235

Earth Sea Sky Information Session March 19th, 6:30pm Berry Residence Hall

 

Center for Civic Engagement- Reoccurring Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the rest of the semester, we will be working with Lowcountry Food Bank and Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc. to provide multiple opportunities to volunteer with your peers, faculty and staff in the Charleston community.

 

Lowcountry Food Bank

  • March 27        12:30 – 3:00pm
  • April 10          12:30 – 3:00pm
  • April 17           12:30 – 3:00pm

Registration is required. To sign up fill out this form on OrgSync https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/134206

 

Charleston Area Senior Citizens

  • March 25      11:00 am – 1:00pm
  • April 8           11:00 am – 1:00pm
  • April 22         11:00 am – 1:00pm

Registration is required. To sign up fill out this form on OrgSync  https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/134370

 

Women in Computing

Women in Computing is a club for anyone interested in promoting women in technical fields and learning about computer science!  Both men and women, majors and non-majors  are welcome to join!  No previous computing experience is required.  We have a variety of speakers come in to speak and network with members.  We also do outreach projects with local schools to help promote computer science to the next generation of young women!  Come to one of our meetings to find out more!

We meet every Thursday at Harbor Walk East at 12:45 pm in room 334.  Follow us on twitter: @WiCatCofC or join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/162661167261459/ for more info!

Email our President, Sarah Mackey, if you have any questions or would like more information: [email protected]

 

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

On Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 PM in Maybank 100, Students for Sensible Drug Policy will be hosting former police officer and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) speaker Raeford Davis to speak about his experience with drug prohibition.

 

http://www.leap.cc/author/raeford-davis/

 

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Field Day:

Channel your inner preschooler and remember the days of Field Day. On March 28, 2015, join the college’s chapter of NSCS in a day of outside fun! Come out for rounds of Dodge Ball and Ultimate Frisbee. ALL are welcomed to this event!

When: 11:00 am

Location: Cistern

CofC Gospel Choir & Reslife

Masquerade Ball

Dress is semi formal/ formal and masks are required (masks not provided). There will be a live DJ, food, beads and a photo booth all included in admission!
Admission: $2 and 2 canned goods or $5 dollars at the door. All proceeds will be going to Low Country Food Drive!
Hope to see you there!

When: Friday, March 27,2015
Where: Stern Center Ballroom
Time: 10pm-2am

To find out more go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1412935145678196/

Anime Association

Anime Association

 

Every Friday at 7:00 pm

In Stern 206

 

Join us this Friday as we continue Durarara and watch the first three episodes of a new anime.  This random anime will be shown first.

 

 

ProCon 2015

 

March 28 – March 29

Stern Student Center

 

The College of Charleston Anime Association along with Tabletop Gaming and Game 101, present Pro±Con, Downtown Charleston’s premier anime and gaming convention! Every year we bring you a wide array of panels, tournaments, and special events that cater to all ages and interests! This convention opens at 10:00am on March 28, 2015.

We now have a website! Here you can get more info on the con, our special guests and staff, and submit panels!
Go to charlestonanime.net

 

Young Americans for Liberty

4/1/15 POLITICAL DEBATE- THE RUMBLE IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED AUDITORIUM

 

The College Democrats, College Republicans, and Young Americans for Liberty at the College of Charleston present our very own campus political debate: “THE RUMBLE IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED AUDITORIUM” Wednesday, April 1st, 7:00 in Robert Scott Small 235. The event will be part of an ongoing collaborative campaign to “End Cofc Political Apathy” to encourage more political involvement in the student body.

 

Check out our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555949647993879/

And the participating student organizations!

https://www.facebook.com/CofCYAL

https://www.facebook.com/CofCCollegeRepublicans?ref=br_tf

https://www.facebook.com/groups/452545314781112/?ref=br_tf

 

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association will be hosting a lecture event on Wednesday, March 25th. The topic of the lecture will be Prayer in Islam. The event will begin at 5 pm and will last until 6 pm. There will be FREE FOOD and a RAFFLE for gift cards! The event will be in Room 206 in the Stern Center. It is open to all who are interested in attending. Hope to see you there!

 

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability’s Greenbag Lunch Series: Ecomusicology

-Join us for our second Greenbag Lunch Series of the semester on March 18th, from 12-1 in Stern Ballroom and will feature Dr. Mark Pedelty of the University of Minnesota!

Ecomusicology is an interdisciplinary conversation among music scholars, musicians, and activists who have been exploring music as it relates to biodiversity, environmental justice, and sustainability. After providing an overview of the field of ecomusicology, Dr. Pedelty will perform three songs to illustrate the promotional, organizational, and emotional roles music plays in the environmental movement. The floor will then be opened to discussion concerning the real and potential place for music, the arts, and popular culture in environmental movements.

 

Zeta Tau Alpha

The 5K will benefit Zeta Tau Alpha’s foundation which funds breast cancer education and awareness. The 5K begins at 8 am and will be held at James Island County Park. The cost for registration is $30 before, $40 day of, and will include a tshirt. The registration link is: http://strictlyrunning.com/gpscrlgnReg-9f.asp. To register, go to the link and scroll down on the ‘race name’ option and select “4/4/2015 ZTA Paint Charleston Pink, Charleston.” It will take you to another page where you can register and pay online.

 

Global Awareness Forum

Classical Charleston Colloquium: “Classics, Black Colleges, and Civil Rights”

Four distinguished speakers with high-end publications on the topic will present: Ken Goings and Eugene O’Connor (both Ohio State); Michele Ronnick (Wayne State); Patrice Rankine (Hope College). This colloquium will explore the reasons why opponents of post-Reconstruction black colleges felt it dangerous for black students to learn Greek and Latin and the measures they took to eradicate these courses, as well as the tactics of defiance, resistance and dissemblance employed by black teachers, parents and students to maintain the quality of their curriculum.

March 23-24, various locations and times

“Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

In this talk we will explore whether a Jewish values conversation is possible about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and we will study how a conceptual approach to thinking about justice from a philosophical and Jewish text perspective can inform our communal conversation and our understanding of these issues.

Monday, March 30, at 7:30pm in the Stern Center Ballroom

 

Japanese Club

We are CofC’s official club dedicated to the education of the Japanese culture and language. Throughout the school year, we meet regularly to discuss Japanese culture, hold movie nights, host and participate in school and city wide cultural events and we even have Japanese anime drawing lessons! (And don’t worry – everything is subbed, so no knowledge of the language is required!)  We meet every Monday in Stern 201 from 5:00-6:00 P.M. and we hope to see you there!

 

Any questions?  Please contact our President: Ann Lawrence, [email protected], Vice President: Jasmine Wade, [email protected], or Secretary: Tara Coyne, [email protected]

 

Center for Student Learning

Study Skills Workshops

Mondays in Addlestone 120 at 4:00 pm

This semester, the study skills workshop series will feature a guest speaker at each session discussing useful tools and tips to be a successful student at CofC!  Topics covered range from brain booster tools to maintaining a healthy body, healthy mind.  All guest speakers are representatives from the CofC Campus Community!  So encourage your students to come and participate in these workshops!

Dates

Monday, March 23rdCurrent Awareness with guest speaker Burton Callicott

Monday, March 30thHelpful Apps with guest speaker Jolanda van Arnhem

Monday, April 6thPlan for Exams with guest speaker Lindy Coleman

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

 

Film Club

College of Charleston Film Festival

When: Saturday, April 25 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Where: Education Center, Room 118

Description: Come out to watch the films of student filmmakers at the College! There will be prizes for winners and food for those in attendance!

 

If you are interested in submitting a film for the festival, check the Film Club Facebook page or the College of Charleston Film Festival page for submission information. Also, if you need information on how to produce your own film, the Film Club page is full of helpful industry-related advice.

 

Film Club page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/collegeofcharlestonfilmclub/?ref=br_tf

 

College of Charleston Film Festival page: https://www.facebook.com/cofcstudentfilmfest

 

Submission Date: April 16

 

Comic Book Club

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

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

Please like the CBC Facebook page for more information or contact one of our officers: President Caroline Goodin ([email protected]), Secretary Melissa Ender ([email protected])

 

South Carolina Student Legislature

South Carolina Student Legislature is a state-wide, student run organization that creates legislation and debates it mock state legislature setting. We have two big trips each year- once to Columbia where we have session in the State House and once to Myrtle Beach. We meet every Wednesday at 6pm in library room 236. Scsl is a great way to improve your public speaking skills, gain leadership experience  and to network with up and coming politicians across the state!  Not just for political science majors. If you have any questions or want more information, contact Anne Lafond at [email protected] or Hope Brannon at [email protected]

 

Peer Assistant Leaders (PAL)

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

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

March 27

April 3

April 10

April 17

April 24

 

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

Can’t come Friday night? That’s OK! Come help us promote PAL at a basketball game. You can get service hours and watch the game!

 

CofC Climbing Club

The climbing club is for anyone interested in bouldering, rope climbing, competing, learning how to take trips to the mountains, or just looking to meet people that also love the outdoors. People of all abilities, including beginners are welcome! We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 pm at Coastal Climbing (708 King Street). If you have any questions feel free to contact us at [email protected] . We hope to see you at the next meeting!

 

Debate Team

Should college education be free in the United States? Do you think vaccines should be mandatory in all children? Should all recreational drugs be legalized? Do you think the government should be able to cyber-spy on you without probable cause? Do you think police should be required to wear body cameras? Should student athletes get paid?

Whether you already have opinions about these topics or you would like to learn more, we encourage you to join our Debate Team!

 

During our meetings, will learn about and debate a wide variety of topics, including those in the areas of science, drug policy, civil liberties, police brutality, college tuition, the arts and music, international affairs, jobs and employment, sports, education, and domestic policy.

We want to talk about issues that affect YOU, and we want you to have a say in the things that matter most to you. Our weekly topics will be posted each Sunday on our Facebook and OrgSync pages.

 

All undergrads and majors are welcome!

 

Think you might be interested?

Contact me, President Claire Cheramie ([email protected]) or our Vice President Hope Brannon ([email protected]) to join our e-mail list!

 

Join our Facebook group!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cofcdebateteam/

 

Also, join our OrgSync page!

https://orgsync.com/109221/chapter

 

Running Club

COFC Running club

To all runners beginner, intermediate, and advanced! Come out and run with the running club!

​ ​With the weather warming up and the Cooper River Bridge Run approaching, now is the perfect time to join!

Our meetings are on Thursdays at 4:30 in stern 206. If you are interested in the club and would like to access the running schedule or if you have any questions please email us at [email protected].

 

Fandoms United Club

Are you interested in any Fandoms, like Doctor Who or Supernatural? Then come join the Fandoms United Club and nerd out with us! These next two weeks are going to be Harry Potter weeks and we have games, crafts, and more planned. Join us Thursdays at 4:30 in Stern 201 to have a blast!

 

Russian Club

Russian Club Jeopardy Night:

 

At 7PM on Wednesday in ECTR, we will be hosting a game of Jeopardy that involves trivia of Russian history and culture! The winner will receive a small prize and there will be beverages and snacks provided to all who come. The more that show up, the more fun it will be so feel free to invite your friends as always!”

 

The Journey

FREE PASTA DINNER! This Wednesday evening it’s time again for our free pasta dinner and communion night. At 5:30 pm in Joe Pasta (428 King Street), the Journey is hosting its monthly free pasta dinner and worship gathering. Dinner opens at 5:30 pm and worship begins at 6:00 pm. As we continues our semester series on Christian community, we’ll look at sex and intimacy. What’s a Christian understanding of healthy sexual expression? Caught between “puritan” shaming and “sex-positive” anarchy, how do we establish a thoughtful framework for experiencing intimacy in relationships? Grab and friend and come on down this Wednesday to Joe Pasta!

 

Catholic Student Association

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

LENT 2015

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

Tues CHURCH CHATS at 7 in Stern 201 – Living with Faith & Doubt – really good student-led discussion

Ever wonder why Muslims pray the way they do? The Muslim Student Association has invited CSA and others  to a talk about this in Stern 206 THIS WED. at 5 pm and they always serve fab FOOOOOOOOD!!!

 

LAST CHANCE to sign up to see an ABBEY & talk with MONKS … this Sat – leave at 9 am and back by 4 pm

 

NEXT SUNDAY starts HOLY WEEK with student 5 pm PALM SUNDAY MASS!

 

Portuguese Club

Portuguese Club Events — Spring 2015

 

Bate-Papo (Conversation Table)

March 20, 4-5pm

April 3, 4-5pm

April 17, 4-5pm

Stern Center Gardens or Food Court (depending on the weather)

 

Film Night

March 23, Monday, 5:15pm Education  ECTR 118

“O homem do Futuro”, directed by Claudio Torres, with Wagner Moura.

Join the Port 202 class discussion! Film in Portuguese with English subtitles.

In 2011, João (“Zero”) a bitter but brilliant physicist, spends his days brooding over a fateful night 20 years before when he was publicly betrayed and humiliated at a college party by his girlfriend. He now heads one of the largest scientific projects. He discovers that changing the facts can be more difficult and confusing than it seems.

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club

 

World Cultures Fair

March 26, Thursday, 11am-2pm. Stern Center Gardens. Organized by School of LCWA.

Visit our beautiful table!

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club participation

 

Capoeira Celebration

March 28, Saturday, 2-4 pm: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street.

Show: Dança da Vida (Dance of Life): The show will feature nine different folkloric Brazilian dances/art forms sequenced by time era. Demonstration of Capoeira and Samba as it is practiced today in modern Brazil and around the world. Masters and teachers from across the United States and Brazil will come to celebrate 10 years of the local group Capoeira Charleston.

The Portuguese Club and Portuguese program proudly sponsor this unforgettable event.

 

Lecture

April 9, Thursday, 4 pm; Cato Center for the Arts 234, (small reception will follow)

Between Nostalgia and Apocalypse: Popular Music and the Staging of Brazil (tentative title)

By Daniel B. Sharp, Tulane University

Sharp’s work in progress deals with vocal performance of regional and cosmopolitan identities and the grain of the voice in northeastern Brazil.

The Portuguese Program and Latin American Studies support this event promoted by the School of Music.

 

Picnic at Stern Center Gardens

April 17 Friday, 4 pm, Stern Center Gardens

Come and enjoy food, play frisbee and soccer, speak in Portuguese! Celebration of the end of the academic year!

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club

 

Concert of Brazilian Music

April 18, Saturday, 7 pm, Recital Hall, School of the Arts

Bossa Nova!

An exciting concert with Richard Miller (NY), Quentin Baxter (CHS), and Kay Lira (NY-BR) (the daughter of Bossa Nova)

Portuguese Program, Portuguese Club, Department of Hispanic Studies

 

 

Campus Recreation Services

A Member of the Division of Student Affairs

843-953-5559

http://campusrec.cofc.edu

 

GSFC Weightlifting Competition

Where: George Street Fitness Center

When:  Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2 PM

Events: Bench, Squat, and Deadlift

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 8

 

Competition begins at 2 PM sharp. No registration fee. Best of three (3) attempts for the Bench, Squat, and Deadlift.  No weight classes, but there will be an absolute (heaviest weight) and relative (divided by body weight) champion for each event plus overall combined score winner for Men and Women’s divisions.  You can compete in individual events.  We are using slightly modified rules to accommodate the facility.  Each lift will be judged.  Participants must submit their 3 attempt loads per event by day of competition.  Rules are available upon request and will be explained upon registering to compete. To sign up, please contact Bucky Buchanan at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – March 23-29, 2015

Important dates:

  • Check out the Study Skills Workshops offered http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php
  • March 24 & 25 – Advising Center walk in hours 9-4pm
  • March 25 – Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • March 26 – Fall 2015 early registration begins based on earned hours
  • April 24 – Fall registration open to all currently enrolled students
  • April 27 – Last day of classes
  • April 29-May 6 – Final exams begin (see exam schedule for time/day of exam)
  • May 7 – Residence Halls close at 12 noon
  • May 12 – Final grades available to students by 1:00pmEST
  • May 15 & 16 – Graduation ceremonies (Info: http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/)

College of Charleston Academic Calendars: (Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 available)

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

 

Billing schedule/Due dates: http://treasurer.cofc.edu/billing-schedule/index.php

 

Final exam schedule: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2015.pdf (refer to spring the student’s course schedule to determine exam day/time)

 

Maymester/Summer School: http://summer.cofc.edu/

To view course offerings click on the Maymester/Summer 2015 link. Select the 2015 summer term. To view all courses put your mouse on the first subject (Accounting) and hold it down to the bottom of the drop-down box (Women’s and Gender Studies). Then select the Class Search option at the bottom. This search includes EXPRESS II, Maymester, and Summer terms. Look at the date range noted by the class time/location to see when the class begins and ends. Email [email protected] if you have questions or call 843-953-4831.

 

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

The Fall 2015 dates for registration is now available. Registration for Fall 2015 begins on Thursday, March 26, 2015 for all currently enrolled students (with 106-122+ earned hours) by assigned entry time on MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab. The entry time scheduled is based on the hours that earned.  This does not include the hours in which a student is currently enrolled. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on the opening registration day for each group.  For instance, students with 106-122+ earned hours can begin registration at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 26, 2015.  Students with 90-105 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 27th…etc.  Registration will open to all currently enrolled students on Friday, April 24.

 

Center for Student Learning (CSL): http://csl.cofc.edu/

The CSL highlight this week is study skills. Study skills is an integral part of the Center for Student Learning by offering weekly study skills workshops throughout the semester on various topics and one-on-one sessions with a member of our professional staff. The CSL staff can assist your student in analyzing problem areas and helping them brainstorm new techniques and strategies to correct them.

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] if you have questions about living on campus, residence halls, room or roommate assignments, and changing rooms. You may use this email or phone number to contact Residence Life if you wish to share comments regarding hall activities and programming, hall conditions, or personnel. NOTE: Posting a maintenance issue to the listserv will not ensure the problem will be routed to residence life. Students should follow the instructions for reporting a maintenance request  http://reslife.cofc.edu/campus-housing/maintenance-requests.php

 

Academic Planning Tools:

Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help you succeed at the College of Charleston.

 

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

DegreeWorks is a web-based degree audit application and academic advisement tool that provides a clear and convenient method for students and advisors to track degree progress. DegreeWorks is designed to assist students in reaching their academic goals and achieving a better understanding of degree requirements. DegreeWorks provides students with access to their unofficial degree audit which lists information regarding their current program(s) of study including institutional requirements, general education requirements, major requirements (with concentration, cognate or track, if applicable) and minor requirements. When using DegreeWorks, students will be able to:

  • Learn the degree requirements for their major(s) and minor(s)
  • See how all completed courses apply to degree requirements
  • Identify courses needed to complete their degree(s)
  • View their grades and academic standing
  • View their cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) and their major GPA
  • View College of Charleston and transfer credit hours earned
  • Calculate a GPA based on their performance for the term
  • Calculate the grade combination(s) needed to achieve a goal GPA
  • Plan for registration in future semesters
  • Create What-If audits to process speculative degree audits based on current class history
  • Estimate how many semesters it will take to graduate

The DegreeWorks access channel is located in MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab. Locate the DegreeWorks channel and click the hyperlink Open DegreeWorks

 

Absence Memo:

If classes will be missed, the student should email all professors directly. This email should come from the student’s campus email address. Include the student CWID and the class (name, time, day, and CRN) in the email. It is up to the faculty member to determine if this is an excused or unexcused absence. There are a certain number of classes that may be missed during a semester – this is usually noted on the course syllabus. In addition to email, a student can complete the absence memo form found at http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/about/absence-memo/index.php

 

Technology Problems:

Students should contact the IT HELPDESK if there are problems accessing MyCharleston, paying tuition or paying a tuition deposit, or accessing campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected]  (option #3) – please include student full name and CWID if emailing.

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: We highly encourage parents to become authorized users!

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

 

May Undergraduate Graduation:

The Senior Information website at http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/ will be updated as new information about the May graduation becomes available. We will post information about graduation to the CofC parent listserv as we receive additional details. Students should check their campus email and stay up to date on details about tickets and graduation related informational events during the spring. Questions should be directed to http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/contactus.php

 

Websites of interest:

 

Campus E-mails:

[email protected] – Questions about academic advising, course selection, academic advisor

[email protected] – Questions about meal plans, dining, payment

[email protected] – Questions about financial aid, refund checks, loans, grants, scholarships

[email protected] – Questions about mail services for students, shipping, mailboxes

[email protected] – Questions about residence halls, repairs, housing application, room changes

[email protected] – Questions about bill payment, fees, payment plans

[email protected] – General questions or referral to campus services

 

Visit the CofC Parents 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.

 

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Special Walk-In Advising for Withdrawal Questions – Spring 2015

Please be aware that the Academic Advising and Planning Center, 247 Lightsey, will be hosting special walk-in hours for students with questions about withdrawing from a course on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Feel free to have students come to the office that need to discuss their decision.

Karen Hauschild

Director

Academic Advising and Planning Center

advising.cofc.edu

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Upcoming Student Activities

Stern Student Center

ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANZATIONS

 

Priority reservations open TODAY for recognized student organizations. Follow this link for more information: http://sterncenter.cofc.edu/reservations/2015-fall-reservations-.php

 

NOTE: Reservations for ALL campus community partners will open on Tuesday so get your reservations in this week for the Fall if you want to be sure you get your desired space!

 

Stern NiteLife

Bizarre Night

 

Join us for a night of Food, Henna Tattoos, Carnival Games, Fortune Readings, and watch an amazing performance by our favorite contortionist The Human Knot!

When: March 19,2015

Where: Stern Center Gardens

Time: 9:00pm

 

Volunteers

 

Stern NiteLife is looking for volunteers to help with Bizarre Night on March 19th! Please click the link below to add your name to the list! For more information contact LaShanda Haynes- [email protected]

 

https://orgsync.com/69781/forms/136869

 

CAB

Hypnotist: Chris Jones 

Friday, March 20th

9pm-11:30pm

Stern Center Ballroom

 

chrisjones (one word) is one of the newest and most energetic performers in the college market. chrisjones has been taking his insane hypnosis show to high schools and universities across the country. Giving the audience an incredibly interactive show, his hypnosis show allows the students to become the stars! You won’t want to miss him! If you want to know more check him out here: http://bass-schuler.com/chris-jones/

CAB FilmsHorrible Bosses 2
Are you ready for round two of the hilarious Horrible Bosses franchise?

If so, join us on Monday, March 16th from 8:00-10:00 pm as we laugh our way through Horrible Bosses 2! The film will be shown in Stern Center Gardens, and there will be free food and CAB swag. The weather is supposed to be nice as well; come enjoy it with us!

 

College of Charleston Residence Hall Association

EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS

Elections are upon us! Looking to get involved and be a part of something on campus? Executive Board Applications open March 12th at 12:01PM!

 

Guidelines and details here: http://charleston.orgsync.com/org/rha/Elections

 

Questions or Comments can be emailed to [email protected].

 

Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement will be hosting two events to celebrate our visiting community partners from Earth Sea Sky Greece.

 

Documentary Screening of “Gringo Trails” on March 17th, 7:30pm RSS 235

Earth Sea Sky Information Session March 19th, 6:30pm Berry Residence Hall

 

Center for Civic Engagement- Reoccurring Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the rest of the semester, we will be working with Lowcountry Food Bank and Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Inc. to provide multiple opportunities to volunteer with your peers, faculty and staff in the Charleston community.

 

Lowcountry Food Bank

  • March 27        12:30 – 3:00pm
  • April 10          12:30 – 3:00pm
  • April 17           12:30 – 3:00pm

Registration is required. To sign up fill out this form on OrgSync https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/134206

 

Charleston Area Senior Citizens

  • March 25      11:00 am – 1:00pm
  • April 8           11:00 am – 1:00pm
  • April 22         11:00 am – 1:00pm

Registration is required. To sign up fill out this form on OrgSync  https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/134370

 

ICAT

Be Innovative, Dream Big – take a class where you create, design and launch a tech startup!

 

We are searching for 7 passionate business students to apply for a coveted spot in ICAT, the CofC accelerator for creative minds in tech startup formation.  If accepted, all expenses are covered for you and two other CofC students to launch a creative/tech company in Fall 2015 and get 6 credit hours in the process. Think mobile app, 3d modeling, business, art, music, theatre … The online application is open and closes on March 20, 2015.

 

Website: http://icat.cofc.edu

Applicationhttp://sb.cofc.edu/centers/icat/apply.php

What current ICAT students are saying:

  • “ICAT pairs you with ambitious students, passionate mentors, and incredible physical and intellectual resources to build something truly novel.” Andrew
  • “ICAT is the most valuable and relevant class I’ve ever taken.” Matthew

Women in Computing

Women in Computing is a club for anyone interested in promoting women in technical fields and learning about computer science!  Both men and women, majors and non-majors  are welcome to join!  No previous computing experience is required.  We have a variety of speakers come in to speak and network with members.  We also do outreach projects with local schools to help promote computer science to the next generation of young women!  Come to one of our meetings to find out more!

We meet every Thursday at Harbor Walk East at 12:45 pm in room 334.  Follow us on twitter: @WiCatCofC or join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/162661167261459/ for more info!

Email our President, Sarah Mackey, if you have any questions or would like more information: [email protected]

 

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

On Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 PM in Maybank 100, Students for Sensible Drug Policy will be hosting former police officer and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) speaker Raeford Davis to speak about his experience with drug prohibition.

 

http://www.leap.cc/author/raeford-davis/

 

Alternative Break

Alternative Break

Stop the Traffic Jam: Exploring the Issues of Human Trafficking and Abuse

Join the Alternative Break team this April 10-12 for a weekend of service immersion and education in Charlotte, NC where we will focus on the realities of human trafficking and abuse in our communities.

 

Tables in Cougar Mall: March 18, 11am-1pm

Info Sessions in Center for Civic Engagement: March 11 at 1pm and March 17 at 4pm

Applications will be due March 20 at 3pm and are available online at:

http://volunteer.cofc.edu/

 

Young Americans for Liberty

4/1/15 POLITICAL DEBATE- THE RUMBLE IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED AUDITORIUM

 

The College Democrats, College Republicans, and Young Americans for Liberty at the College of Charleston present our very own campus political debate: “THE RUMBLE IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED AUDITORIUM” Wednesday, April 1st, 7:00 in Robert Scott Small 235. The event will be part of an ongoing collaborative campaign to “End Cofc Political Apathy” to encourage more political involvement in the student body.

 

Check out our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555949647993879/

And the participating student organizations!

https://www.facebook.com/CofCYAL

https://www.facebook.com/CofCCollegeRepublicans?ref=br_tf

https://www.facebook.com/groups/452545314781112/?ref=br_tf

 

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability’s Greenbag Lunch Series: Ecomusicology

-Join us for our second Greenbag Lunch Series of the semester on March 18th, from 12-1 in Stern Ballroom and will feature Dr. Mark Pedelty of the University of Minnesota!

Ecomusicology is an interdisciplinary conversation among music scholars, musicians, and activists who have been exploring music as it relates to biodiversity, environmental justice, and sustainability. After providing an overview of the field of ecomusicology, Dr. Pedelty will perform three songs to illustrate the promotional, organizational, and emotional roles music plays in the environmental movement. The floor will then be opened to discussion concerning the real and potential place for music, the arts, and popular culture in environmental movements.

 

Career Center

Wednesday, March 25th; 4-6pm, Stern Student Center 206

 

RESUMANIA – Resume Critiques from Employers!

Drop-in and have your resume reviewed by representatives from a variety of companies who will be available to critique your final draft resume. This is an opportunity to receive valuable feedback and advice from employers in a one-on-one critique. All students and alumni are welcome to attend. Consider utilizing the Career Center’s daily drop-in hours to get prepared, or check out this handout on developing an effective resume.

 

African Studies

$15 can get you to Africa!

 

…(or at least make you feel like you’re there!)

 

Join us for these exciting upcoming events:

 

  1. MARCH 19 (Thursday)

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in support of Doctors Without Borders will be hosting Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars for a benefit concert “Make Sierra Leone Ebola Free.”  The concert will begin at 5 p.m. at the Pavilion with tickets ($15) being sold that day at the venue.

For more information about the event: http://www.magnoliaplantation.com/whatsnew.html

 

Global Awareness Forum

“Life Lived as Poetry: An Amerindian Way of Dealing with the Contingencies of Pain and Humiliation” with Dr. George Mentore

George Mentore, of UVA, asks such questions based upon the presumption that we humans deal first and foremost with the contingencies of living through the use of metaphor or, as some have claimed, with “poeticized culture.” In this lecture, he takes into account both the tyranny and the creative force of cultural memory, and Amerindian healing.

Friday, March 20, at 3:00pm in Alumni Hall

 

Classical Charleston Colloquium: “Classics, Black Colleges, and Civil Rights”

Four distinguished speakers with high-end publications on the topic will present: Ken Goings and Eugene O’Connor (both Ohio State); Michele Ronnick (Wayne State); Patrice Rankine (Hope College). This colloquium will explore the reasons why opponents of post-Reconstruction black colleges felt it dangerous for black students to learn Greek and Latin and the measures they took to eradicate these courses, as well as the tactics of defiance, resistance and dissemblance employed by black teachers, parents and students to maintain the quality of their curriculum.

March 23-24, various locations and times

“Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

In this talk we will explore whether a Jewish values conversation is possible about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and we will study how a conceptual approach to thinking about justice from a philosophical and Jewish text perspective can inform our communal conversation and our understanding of these issues.

Monday, March 30, at 7:30pm in the Stern Center Ballroom

 

Center for Student Learning

Study Skills Workshops

Mondays in Addlestone 120 at 4:00 pm

This semester, the study skills workshop series will feature a guest speaker at each session discussing useful tools and tips to be a successful student at CofC!  Topics covered range from brain booster tools to maintaining a healthy body, healthy mind.  All guest speakers are representatives from the CofC Campus Community!  So encourage your students to come and participate in these workshops!

Dates

Monday, March 23rdCurrent Awareness with guest speaker Burton Callicott

Monday, March 30thHelpful Apps with guest speaker Jolanda van Arnhem

Monday, April 6thPlan for Exams with guest speaker Lindy Coleman

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

 

Comic Book Club

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

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

Please like the CBC Facebook page for more information or contact one of our officers: President Caroline Goodin ([email protected]), Secretary Melissa Ender ([email protected])

 

South Carolina Student Legislature

South Carolina Student Legislature is a state-wide, student run organization that creates legislation and debates it mock state legislature setting. We have two big trips each year- once to Columbia where we have session in the State House and once to Myrtle Beach. We meet every Wednesday at 6pm in library room 236. Scsl is a great way to improve your public speaking skills, gain leadership experience  and to network with up and coming politicians across the state!  Not just for political science majors. If you have any questions or want more information, contact Anne Lafond at [email protected] or Hope Brannon at [email protected]

 

Cougar Counseling Team

You Lost Me At Hello

 

A Workshop in 4 parts on learning out to communicate with confidence and assertiveness

 

Wednesdays  (3/18)

2 to 3 pm

Email [email protected] to sign up or ask questions

843-953-5640

 

Mindfulness Groups

 

Do you feel an imbalance of stress in your life?  Have you ever wondered hot to manage stress better?  Are you interested in Mindfulness Practices?  Come Find Out More!

 

RSS rm 319

Section 1: Tuesdays 3/17, 12:15-1:15 PM

Section 2: Wednesdays 3/18, 12:15-1:15 PM

 

Contact Tessa Taylor for more information

[email protected]

 

Peer Assistant Leaders (PAL)

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

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

March 13

March 20

March 27

April 3

April 10

April 17

April 24

 

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

Can’t come Friday night? That’s OK! Come help us promote PAL at a basketball game. You can get service hours and watch the game!

 

CofC Climbing Club

The climbing club is for anyone interested in bouldering, rope climbing, competing, learning how to take trips to the mountains, or just looking to meet people that also love the outdoors. People of all abilities, including beginners are welcome! We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 pm at Coastal Climbing (708 King Street). If you have any questions feel free to contact us at [email protected] . We hope to see you at the next meeting!

 

Debate Team

Should college education be free in the United States? Do you think vaccines should be mandatory in all children? Should all recreational drugs be legalized? Do you think the government should be able to cyber-spy on you without probable cause? Do you think police should be required to wear body cameras? Should student athletes get paid?

Whether you already have opinions about these topics or you would like to learn more, we encourage you to join our Debate Team!

 

During our meetings, will learn about and debate a wide variety of topics, including those in the areas of science, drug policy, civil liberties, police brutality, college tuition, the arts and music, international affairs, jobs and employment, sports, education, and domestic policy.

We want to talk about issues that affect YOU, and we want you to have a say in the things that matter most to you. Our weekly topics will be posted each Sunday on our Facebook and OrgSync pages.

 

All undergrads and majors are welcome!

 

Think you might be interested?

Contact me, President Claire Cheramie ([email protected]) or our Vice President Hope Brannon ([email protected]) to join our e-mail list!

 

Join our Facebook group!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cofcdebateteam/

 

Also, join our OrgSync page!

https://orgsync.com/109221/chapter

 

Anthropology Club

This Wednesday (3/18) in room ECTR 118, at 3:00 pm, come see Dr. Mark Plotkin show his film “The Shaman’s Apprentice”. For more than twenty years, Dr. Plotkin has searched through the Amazon to study the relationship between indigenous people and plants. There will be a discussion with Dr. Plotkin that follows his presentation.

 

He also has an amazing TED talk, so if you are interested, here is a link to it:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XJ20tt5nPQ

 

Running Club

COFC Running club

To all runners beginner, intermediate, and advanced! Come out and run with the running club!

​ ​With the weather warming up and the Cooper River Bridge Run approaching, now is the perfect time to join!

Our meetings are on Thursdays at 4:30 in stern 206. If you are interested in the club and would like to access the running schedule or if you have any questions please email us at [email protected].

 

Fandoms United Club

Are you interested in any Fandoms, like Doctor Who or Supernatural? Then come join the Fandoms United Club and nerd out with us! These next two weeks are going to be Harry Potter weeks and we have games, crafts, and more planned. Join us Thursdays at 4:30 in Stern 201 to have a blast!

 

Russian Club

Russian Club Jeopardy Night:

 

At 7PM on Wednesday in ECTR, we will be hosting a game of Jeopardy that involves trivia of Russian history and culture! The winner will receive a small prize and there will be beverages and snacks provided to all who come. The more that show up, the more fun it will be so feel free to invite your friends as always!”

 

The Journey

Is it okay to be gay? Are women supposed to submit to men? There are fewer topics more divisive in today’s culture than gender roles and sexual orientation. One of the reasons that they are such explosive issues is because they visually differentiate communities. So as we continue our semester series on Christian community, we’ll explore a biblical (and likely surprising) perspective on gender roles and sexual orientation. We’ll also have a shorter sermon and extended Q&A for this topic. Join us this Wednesday at 6 pm in the upper bar of Joe Pasta, 428 King Street. All views and beliefs are welcome.

 

Catholic Student Association

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

LENT 2015

SUNDAY STUDENT MASS
All are welcome to Mass & fellowship food each Sunday at 5 PM at St. Pat Church (corner of St. Philip & Radcliffe Sts.)

 

TUESDAY CHURCH CHATS
each Tues. 7-8 pm in Stern 201
student discussion of contemporary issues, using wisdom of church and experience to initiate dialog-  interested people of all faiths welcome (Mar 17 – the church & the death penalty)

 

FRIDAY CSA MOVIE NIGHT

Upper room with good snacks – bring friends for 8 pm flick – title TBA – watch FB

 

THIS SATURDAY CHARITEA
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Benefits the sisters who help Charleston in their store ministry
Come, relax with friends, sip fresh-brewed tea and good finger foods, chances on great gift cards
1-4 PM at Daughters of St Paul Bkstore – corner of Beaufain & King Sts.
Service IMMERSION TRIP to Guatemala – June 7 – 13 – see campus ministry for application!

 

Portuguese Club

Portuguese Club Events — Spring 2015

 

Bate-Papo (Conversation Table)

March 20, 4-5pm

April 3, 4-5pm

April 17, 4-5pm

Stern Center Gardens or Food Court (depending on the weather)

 

Portuguese Club officers meeting

March 20, Friday, 3:30pm Food Court, Stern Center

 

Film Night

March 23, Monday, 5:15pm Education  ECTR 118

“O homem do Futuro”, directed by Claudio Torres, with Wagner Moura.

Join the Port 202 class discussion! Film in Portuguese with English subtitles.

In 2011, João (“Zero”) a bitter but brilliant physicist, spends his days brooding over a fateful night 20 years before when he was publicly betrayed and humiliated at a college party by his girlfriend. He now heads one of the largest scientific projects. He discovers that changing the facts can be more difficult and confusing than it seems.

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club

 

World Cultures Fair

March 26, Thursday, 11am-2pm. Stern Center Gardens. Organized by School of LCWA.

Visit our beautiful table!

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club participation

 

Capoeira Celebration

March 28, Saturday, 2-4 pm: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street.

Show: Dança da Vida (Dance of Life): The show will feature nine different folkloric Brazilian dances/art forms sequenced by time era. Demonstration of Capoeira and Samba as it is practiced today in modern Brazil and around the world. Masters and teachers from across the United States and Brazil will come to celebrate 10 years of the local group Capoeira Charleston.

The Portuguese Club and Portuguese program proudly sponsor this unforgettable event.

 

Lecture

April 9, Thursday, 4 pm; Cato Center for the Arts 234, (small reception will follow)

Between Nostalgia and Apocalypse: Popular Music and the Staging of Brazil (tentative title)

By Daniel B. Sharp, Tulane University

Sharp’s work in progress deals with vocal performance of regional and cosmopolitan identities and the grain of the voice in northeastern Brazil.

The Portuguese Program and Latin American Studies support this event promoted by the School of Music.

 

Picnic at Stern Center Gardens

April 17 Friday, 4 pm, Stern Center Gardens

Come and enjoy food, play frisbee and soccer, speak in Portuguese! Celebration of the end of the academic year!

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club

 

Concert of Brazilian Music

April 18, Saturday, 7 pm, Recital Hall, School of the Arts

Bossa Nova!

An exciting concert with Richard Miller (NY), Quentin Baxter (CHS), and Kay Lira (NY-BR) (the daughter of Bossa Nova)

Portuguese Program, Portuguese Club, Department of Hispanic Studies

 

Volunteer Corps

Have a passion for service? Want to work alongside like-minded individuals on local volunteer events? Then come check out Volunteer Corps! We meet every other Tuesday.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

-General member meeting! Tuesday, March 17th, Stern 409, 8:00pm

 

For more info, please email: [email protected]

 

Campus Recreation Services

A Member of the Division of Student Affairs

843-953-5559

http://campusrec.cofc.edu

 

Chattooga River Raft Trip

Enrollment period extended through this week.  Great chance to get out of town for the weekend and enjoy a river adventure right here in our state.

 

For full details, go: http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/rafting.php.

 

Instructor Skip Rector leads classes in yoga that combines Hatha, Kundilini, and Raja Yogas to create a complete workout with an emphasis on stretching the muscles and strengthening the core of the body.  Join him every Tuesday and Thursday evening to create a better body, a better state of being, and to help relieve stress through the wonderful practice of Yoga.

 

For more information, please call Skip at 843.442.9162.

You can join the class even if you will miss some sessions during the series.

Meeting Times:
Tuesdays at 5:30-6:40 p.m.
Thursdays at 5:30-6:40 p.m.

Location:
The “Exercise Deck”, J201 in the Johnson Gym.

Session Dates:
Tuesday, March 10 through Thursday, April 23

Cost for Session:
$ 42.00 for one class per week.
$ 65.00 for two classes per week.

Additional information:
Yoga mats are available.
Wear something comfortable that provides you with great freedom of movement.

 

 

 

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Resumania 2015

The Career Center and Alumni Career Services are hosting the first campus-wide RESUMANIA event on Wednesday, March 25th from 4-6pm in Stern 205. This event is for ALL students and alumni, and will feature employers from various industries who are interested in helping our students develop a professional resume.

Students and alumni are invited to drop-in and meet one-on-one with employers to receive advice on their resume (they should bring multiple copies) and find out what employers are really looking for in candidates. The Spring Career Fair is the following week on April 1st, so this event comes at the perfect time to get our students ready to meet with recruiters!

Attending Employers:

  • The Boeing Company
  • Southern Diversified Distributors
  • Meadwestvaco
  • Blackbaud
  • CreateSpace, an Amazon Company
  • SC Federal Credit Union
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  • Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
  • Robert Half Staffing, Accountemps & OfficeTeam
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