CofC Opportunities for Involvement

Moonlight Breakfast TONIGHT

Sponsored by The Office of Student Life

Tonight, Thursday, December 8th

10:30pm-12:30am

Liberty Street Fresh Food Company

10:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Enjoy yummy food, music, giveaways, and more!

Use a meal swipe, dining dollars, cash or debit/credit card for food.  The fun is free!

Don’t have a meal plan?  The first 100 students without a plan get in free!

Questions?  Contact the Office of Student Life at 843-953-2291

 

Learn in the Stern information

ATTENTION STUDENTS!

Learn in the Stern will begin on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 when the Stern Center opens at 7am.  Group and individual study spaces will be available daily.

Stern Center Room 205 will be an open study lounge! (when not used for meetings) Tables and chairs will be provided,

FOR GROUP STUDY (You will need to leave your CofC ID at the front desk)

  • Check-in at the Stern Center Front Desk on the first floor.
  • Sign-up for a study room (limit of 2 hour blocks)
  • A Stern Center Staff Member will open the room for you.
  • Check-out with the front desk when you leave!

INDIVIDUAL STUDY SPACES

Any of the cubicles marked “This Cubicle Available for Study” are available for studying. We ask that you limit your time to no more than three hours to allow all students the opportunity to use the spaces.

NOTE: Please do not use assigned office cubicles. Available cubicles are marked.

The lounge areas and other spaces throughout the building are also available for group or individual study. If you need any assistance, please contact the front desk.

GOOD LUCK WITH EXAMS!

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

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

THIS THURSDAY is holyday of Mary’s Immaculate Conception
Join CSA at St Pat’s 6 pm Mass
Other Mass times: St Pat at 8 AM / St Mary at 9 AM / Cathedral at noon & 6 pm

 

LADIES: After TH St Pat 6 pm Mass join Sr Kathleen for dinner and final TH discussion of life & faith – meet at St Pat after Mass

 

CSA EXAM STRESS RELIEF – THIS Friday >>> come to Upper Room for dinner & movie at 6 pm & return to study at 7:30 pm – good food and laughs while watching
The Nightmare Before Christmas

<please note that this will only be a 90 min study break & Upper Room will return to quiet study at 7:30 pm>

 

Next Sunday will be final student 5 PM Mass of the term

Especially with exams in progress gathering for one final prayer seems best for our spirit – join us

 

Honor Board

“Feeling like you can’t do this whole “school thing?” Come visit representatives from the CofC Honor Board in the Library any time from 12-5 this Saturday through Wednesday for some exam encouragement, treats, and a free notebook with tips on avoiding plagiarism! There will be an opportunity to sign up for an application to join the Honor Board, as well as to learn about what the Honor Board does around campus.”

 

The Center for Civic Engagement

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

 

Alternative MLK Weekend & Spring Break Trips – Applications Extended

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

 

Spring Break
Cultivating Common Ground: Environmental Justice and Mindfulness

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center | Washburn, TN | $300
Constructing Relationships and Building Compassion: Affordable and Sustainable Housing
Habitat for Humanity | Charlotte, NC | $300

You are What You Eat, Let’s Learn More About It: Permaculture and Sustainable Living
Plenitud Iniciativas | Las Marias, Puerto Rico | $900

Stop the Traffic Jam: Combating Human Trafficking in America
Life of Freedom Center | Miami, FL | $600

 

Applications are due January 18th & can be found here: 

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

 

Contact us:

Lightsey Center, room 203 | (843)-953-5838

volunteer.cofc.edu | volunteer@cofc.edu

 

Need funding for your research project? Apply for an URCA grant!

Upcoming Deadlines:

The Research Presentation Grant (RPG) deadline is January 17th, 2017.

The Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) deadline is February 7th, 2017.

Applications available here. Please email urca@cofc.edu with any questions!

 

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Fall 2016 Final Exam Help from the Center for Student Learning

Dear Parents,

Your students may be starting to feel a bit anxious this week as classes wind down and Exam Week winds up: How can you help them stay calm, stay focused, and stay healthy through the end of the semester? I’m so glad you asked!

 

  • Have they made an Exam Planning Calendar? This exercise allows them see all of their set due dates and then set their own mini-tasks and goals. We have copies of that calendar and other resources at the Exam Planning Table in the Center for Student Learning in Addletone Library.  
  • Have they connected with professors for last minute questions about assignments/grades/exam format, etc.? First year students may not be aware that professors may not be readily available during Exam Week, so they should take advantage of these last days of classes to get questions answered!
  • Have they checked the CSL website http://csl.cofc.edu/ to see the Extended Tutoring Hours offered Friday-Saturday-Sunday? Each day’s schedule is posted with specific subjects covered for each hour. PS—this is a great example of students helping students: our CSL tutors, who are studying for their own exams, have committed an extra 25 hours of tutoring to assist students during the first three days of Exam Week!
  • Encourage your students to plan to be at their best during Exam Week. This means committing to getting rest, fresh air, good food, and the occasional break. This is where Cougar Countdown steps in! Cougar Countdown starts December 8 and offers more than 25 FREE events to help students take healthy, restorative breaks while they study! A few examples are: yoga and Zumba classes, morning breakfasts, a Stress-Relief Fair with dogs, massage, and healthy snacks…But you really need to check out the schedule to get the full picture: http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/activities/index.php and don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CofCCountdown

 

As always, parents play a vital role in helping us help your students be as successful as they can be at the College! An informed parent is a tremendous asset for our entire campus community. So thanks in advance for sharing this information with your students, and thanks for sharing your students with us this Fall 2016 semester!

 

Happy Exam Week to All, and to All a Great Winter Break!

 

Lindy Coleman

Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

colemanm@cofc.edu

 

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CofC Upcoming Events

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted.

The Office of Student Life

Human Rights Day! TONGIHT

 

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services are hosting Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to be drafted in the National Football League (NFL).  In a culture where members of the LGBT community are vilified, Michael Sam stood firm and owned his truth, and he will encourage our students to do the same. Own their truths, whatever they may be. Please join us for an engaging and inspiring evening with Mr. Sam as he shares his story of challenge, triumph, and self-acceptance.

 

December 6, 2016

6:00 pm

Stern Center Ballroom

 

Moonlight Breakfast

Sponsored by The Office of Student Life

Thursday, December 8th

10:30pm-12:30am

Liberty Fresh Food Co.

 

Learn in the Stern information

ATTENTION STUDENTS!

Learn in the Stern will begin on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 when the Stern Center opens at 7am.  Group and individual study spaces will be available daily.

Stern Center Room 205 will be an open study lounge! (when not used for meetings) Tables and chairs will be provided,

FOR GROUP STUDY (You will need to leave your CofC ID at the front desk)

  • Check-in at the Stern Center Front Desk on the first floor.
  • Sign-up for a study room (limit of 2 hour blocks)
  • A Stern Center Staff Member will open the room for you.
  • Check-out with the front desk when you leave!

INDIVIDUAL STUDY SPACES

Any of the cubicles marked “This Cubicle Available for Study” are available for studying. We ask that you limit your time to no more than three hours to allow all students the opportunity to use the spaces.

NOTE: Please do not use assigned office cubicles. Available cubicles are marked.

The lounge areas and other spaces throughout the building are also available for group or individual study. If you need any assistance, please contact the front desk.

GOOD LUCK WITH EXAMS!

 

 

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Parking Information for Move-Out from Residence Halls – Fall 2016

 

The College of Charleston’s Office of Parking Services has partnered with the offices of New Student Programs, Public Safety, and Residence Life so that we can provide convenient parking for the families of students moving out of residence halls for the holiday break. (Although students are not required to move out all of their belongings for this break, we want to provide reasonable parking options to make it easier to move out the items that they plan on taking with them when they leave for the holidays.)

 

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 OR parking on the street with hazard lights flashing will not prevent that vehicle from being ticketed.

 

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 a space that is marked as “RHD”)
  • I Lot (close to McConnell; CofC marked spaces only)
  • P Lot (close to McConnell and Wentworth Street historic and fraternity houses)
  • WP Lot (close to Warren Place and Kelley House; also fairly close to Berry and McAlister; please note that you cannot park in a space that is marked as “Service Vehicle” or “RHD”)
  • W Lot (behind 298-300 Meeting St.; please note that you cannot park in a space that is marked as “RHD”)

 

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

Friday 12/9/2016 from 5 PM until 9 PM

Saturday 12/10/2016 from 12 PM until 5 PM

Sunday 12/11/2016 from 1 PM until 5 PM

Monday 12/12/2016 from 5 PM until 9 PM

Tuesday 12/13/2016 from 5 PM until 9 PM

Wednesday 12/14/2015 from 5 PM until 9 PM

Thursday 12/15/2016 from 5 PM until 9 PM

Friday 12/16/2016 from 5 PM until 9 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 12/14/2016, 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 closest to the PG 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 either PG Garage or WG Garage. For exact locations of these garages, please consult the College of Charleston – Parking Map. PG Garage is convenient to Warren Place, Kelly House, Berry, and McAlister. WG Garage is convenient to the George and Liberty apartments, the Wentworth Street historic houses, and the Wentworth Street fraternity houses. WG is reasonably close to McConnell and Craig.
  • Garage parking vouchers will be available at the Parking Services office beginning on Thursday, 12/8/2016, 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 almost*any time of day (see below for details) between 12/9/2016 and 12/16/2016. Garage vouchers will represent the only parking option to students who plan on moving out on a weekday prior to 5 PM. (*The PG Garage is not staffed 24/7, but there is usually a cashier on duty on weekdays between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM and on weekends between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. Unfortunately, vouchers cannot be presented when there is not a cashier on duty. In order to avoid normal exit fees for two hours of parking, we recommend that you park at a metered space if you will be leaving campus when the cashier is not on duty. WG Garage is staffed until at least midnight each night.)
  • 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 present both the ticket and the voucher to the cashier in order to be eligible for the two hours of free parking. Vouchers are not intended for multiple uses and must be surrendered to the cashier in order to take advantage of the two hours of free parking.
  • The garage on St. Philip Street next to CVS is convenient to the George and Liberty apartments and Craig. However, this is a City of Charleston garage, sowe cannot offer free parking in this garage. Students and their families are welcome to park in this garage, but they will have to pay the full amount due upon exiting the garage.

 

Please feel free to call Parking Services at 843.953.7834 or email parkingservices@cofc.edu if you have any questions.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted.

The Office of Student Life

Human Rights Day!

 

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services are hosting Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to be drafted in the National Football League (NFL).  In a culture where members of the LGBT community are vilified, Michael Sam stood firm and owned his truth, and he will encourage our students to do the same. Own their truths, whatever they may be. Please join us for an engaging and inspiring evening with Mr. Sam as he shares his story of challenge, triumph, and self-acceptance.

 

December 6, 2016

6:00 pm

Stern Center Ballroom

 

CAB

Come get ready to cheer on our Cougars with CAB! There will be FREE food, swag, and music. Also, get into the holiday spirit with us by being a part of the gingerbread house competition! Teams must include 4 people. Winners will be called at 7:00pm. Make sure to come out to support our team!

 

CAB Snack Bar

Friday, December 2nd

8pm in Stern Ballroom

 

Stressing out as finals are getting closer? Take a second to relax with CAB as we invite you to come out to Stern Ballroom at 8pm! Join us by indulging in several different types of food bars (soda floats, nacho bar, biscuit bar, and more), making your own custom mug, and learning how to make sushi! You bring your friends and we’ll bring the food!!

High School Musical – 10th Anniversary Showing

December 5th
Stern 205 at 7:30 PM

Worried about finals well we’re all in this together. Join CAB for our final movie night of the semester as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of High School Musical! Come out for free food and the chance to win a WildCat graffiti art piece!

 

Office of Institutional Diversity

Peer-To-Peer Workshop

Join the Office of Institutional Diversity and TEDU faculty members Dr. Keonya Booker, Ashley Vaughns, and Sophia Rodriguez as they present a three-part workshop aimed at promoting inclusive classroom environments on November 28, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the EHHP Alumni Center.  Faculty, students, and staff strongly encouraged to attend.

All Decked Out!

We’ve decked the halls! Stop by the OID for our Hall Art Unveiling and Holiday Drop-In on Friday December 2nd from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in RSS room 241 and see what we have planned for next year! This drop-in will feature four stations; cookie decorating, reindeer food, a hot chocolate bar, and designing ornaments!

 

CisternYard News is hiring! Our News Editor, Staff Writer, and Design Assistant positions are all open for the spring. We are entirely student-run, producing daily online content and a feature magazine twice a semester. Great opportunity for writers, photographers, and designers. If you are interested, please apply on CisternYard News’ OrgSync page with the form called Staff Application Spring 2017. Applications close on December 5 at 5:00 pm. Interviews will be held before winter break.

 

The Chi Iota Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Invites You To Make Your Own Christmas Ornament

December 5, 2016

7:20pm

NPHC House – 97 Wentworth

 

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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

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

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

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

 

The College of Charleston’s Microfinance Club will be hosting a Silent Auction on Wednesday, December 7th in the business building. The Auction will be open from 9AM to 5PM. We are trying to get the word out and encourage students, faculty, etc to come!
Catholic Student Association
All students are welcome to our events. Info at: cofcatholics@aol.com

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

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

THIS SATURDAY (take an exam study break)
helping at Daughters of St Paul BABY JESUS PARTY (10-3)
GLEANING at Farmers Market (1 – 2:30)
Interfaith semi-formal DANCE  A Charleston Christmas  (8-11)

Journey

IS GOD A GENOCIDAL DICTATOR? This Wednesday — If you’ve taken a religious studies or women and gender studies class, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the Bible’s “texts of terror.” Brutal, violent stories of people doing terrible things to other people…sometimes even because God commanded it. What are we to make of the violence and genocide in some parts of the Old Testament? Did God really command these things? Is this the God Christians worship? All views are welcome to be part of the conversation. Join us for our final Journey of the semester this Wednesday, with pizza worship, a talk, and communion at 7 PM in Stern Center 205.

 

SEMI-FORMAL TO BENEFIT ‘LOVING AMERICA STREET’ You’re invited to the first annual ‘A Charleston Christmas’ fundraising semi-formal for Loving America Street!!! The dance will be held at Second Presbyterian Church (342 Meeting) on December 3rd, from 8pm-11pm.

 

Tickets:
Advanced: $12/person $17/couple
At the door: $15/person $20/couple
Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-charleston-christmas-tickets-29205544570
**ALL PROCEEDS GO TO LOVING AMERICA STREET**

 

CofC Alliance for Planet Earth

Like cool people? Like the environment? Like FREE FOOD??? We will be having our final meeting this Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm in Maybank 103. We will be discussing events for next semester, the #NoDAPL efforts that we can do from home over break, and executive board positions! It will be a potluck so please bring a healthy food to share (preferably vegetarian/vegan friendly and nut-free).

 

Also, come see us until the end of this week in Cougar Mall as we collect petition signatures against the Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Take 3 seconds out of your walk to class to type in your name to make a difference! We have stickers!

allianceforplanetearth@gmail.com

 

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

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

Join The Committed to Charleston Society!

Founded in 2012, The Committed to Charleston (C2C) Society is an officially recognized student organization that raises awareness about the impact of giving back annually to the College of Charleston Fund.

The giving society is open to all students who want to have a direct impact on advancing the College of Charleston, and make a minimum donation of $17.70. During the 2015-2016 academic year, 303 students received a CofC Fund Scholarship.
YOUR DONATION MAKES AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT!

All students who join with a gift of $20.00 will receive an exclusive C2C Comfort Color t-shirt!

Join C2C today!

Questions? Email C2C@cofc.edu

 

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Dining Hours Extended for Storm Make Up Days

extended-hours

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If your student is talking about transferring

The end of a student’s first semester can be stressful and your student may talk about plans to transfer to another school.  The following are a few tips for parents if you and your student have this discussion:

 

  1. Take a deep breath and listen.  Your student may just need a sounding board and not looking for you to say no or yes at the moment.  Keep your emotions in check and avoid immediate reactions of anger or disappointment or rush to take action to begin the withdrawal process.
  2. Ask your student to discuss the specific reasons about why they want to transfer.  Your student may just had a bad semester, had a poor experience in one class, or did not do as well as expected. They may be running away from a temporary problem that will resolve itself when they begin a new semester.
  3. Encourage your student to stick it out until the end of the spring semester.  Many students find that with a new set of spring semester classes and a little TLC at home during winter break they become excited about their current college and want to stay (even during the summer!).
  4. Discuss with your student what it would mean to transfer to a new college.  They may have to retake classes (some of their classes may not transfer) or lose earned credit hours by transferring. Students would also have to make the transition to a new college and figure out the way around campus, make new friends, etc.
  5. If expenses are the reason your student wants to leave, work with your student on a budget. Ask your student to list what they are spending their money on each week.  If they list all their expenses for a week, they may easily see what they could cut back on. Suggest that they visit the Office of Financial Assistance to discuss possible options.
  6. Use encouraging words when talking to your student about the challenges.  For example, “You have been through many challenges in your life and have always overcome them.  Let’s figure out a plan to help you overcome this challenge.”
  7. Students may feel classes would be “easier” at another college.  The first semester of college can often be difficult for students to adjust to the academic rigor of college.   By returning for the spring semester, a student may be more confident because they made it through their first semester.  Students can also put their college level study techniques into practice earlier in the semester.  They can use the Center for Student Learning and make it a point to visit their professor’s during office hours.
  8. Help your student create a new plan for the next semester.  If the first semester in college didn’t go well (academically, socially, roommate issues, etc.), they should write down their goals for approaching their next semester differently. They may need to connect with new student groups, get involved in campus intramurals, learn about volunteer opportunities at the Center for Civic Engagement, explore classes for a different major, meet with a counselor, etc.  If your student works, they may experience a lot of stress balancing work and student responsibilities and need to make a change to their work schedule.  Your student may need to look for another job that gives them better school/work/life balance.
  9. If your student wants to leave college because of the major for their future professional goals is not offered they should visit the Career Center. The Career Center can help them select a major that will help them learn the skills for their future professional goals. A selected major does not always define the profession a graduate may choose.
  10. Encourage your student to declare their major.  Students who declare a major can make connections with faculty in the major, meet other students interested in the same subjects, learn about internships and job opportunities, and can work on undergraduate research projects in areas that interest them. Students can declare their major online through MyCharleston by selecting the Academic Services tab for the Program of Study Management channel.

 

 

 

 

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Important information for On Campus Students for Spring 2017

The following information has been sent to on campus students regarding Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 housing

  • November 30:  Last day to submit a room change request
  • December 15:  Residence Halls close at 5pm  (Kelly House, Warren Place, George St Apts and Historic Houses will remain open over Winter Break.)
  • January 8:  Residence Halls open at 12noon
  • February 1:  Fall Housing Application opens at 9am

NOTE:  Students who will be changing rooms for the Spring will need to check out by December 15.  Your new room keys will be issued to you in January when you return from Winter Break.

LEAVING COFC…GRADUATING IN DECEMBER…STUDYING ABROAD?

If you will be studying abroad during the Spring semester, graduating from CofC in December or leaving the college, please stop by the Campus Housing office (located at 40 Coming Street) to cancel your Spring housing before December 15th.  Cancellation forms will be available in the housing office Monday through Friday.

NOTE: Notifying another campus department of your reason does not automatically cancel your Spring housing reservation.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact our office via email at housing@cofc.edu or phone at 843.953.5523.

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CofC Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted.

 

The Office of Student Life

Human Rights Day!

 

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services are hosting Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to be drafted in the National Football League (NFL).  In a culture where members of the LGBT community are vilified, Michael Sam stood firm and owned his truth, and he will encourage our students to do the same. Own their truths, whatever they may be. Please join us for an engaging and inspiring evening with Mr. Sam as he shares his story of challenge, triumph, and self-acceptance.

 

December 6, 2016

6:00 pm

Stern Center Ballroom

 

CAB

Holiday Goodie Bags

Tuesday, November 29th 8pm Stern Center 201

Bring some holiday cheer to the children in MUSC with CAB! Assemble some goodie bags with friends while enjoying free refreshments and hot cocoa.

 

CAB Tailgate and Gingerbread Competition 

 

December 1st

6:00pm-7:30pm

Practice Gym

 

Come get ready to cheer on our Cougars with CAB! There will be FREE food, swag, and music. Also, get into the holiday spirit with us by being a part of the gingerbread house competition! Teams must include 4 people. Winners will be called at 7:00pm. Make sure to come out to support our team!

 

CAB Snack Bar

Friday, December 2nd

8pm in Stern Ballroom

 

Stressing out as finals are getting closer? Take a second to relax with CAB as we invite you to come out to Stern Ballroom at 8pm! Join us by indulging in several different types of food bars (soda floats, nacho bar, biscuit bar, and more), making your own custom mug, and learning how to make sushi! You bring your friends and we’ll bring the food!!

 

Office of Institutional Diversity

Peer-To-Peer Workshop

Join the Office of Institutional Diversity and TEDU faculty members Dr. Keonya Booker, Ashley Vaughns, and Sophia Rodriguez as they present a three-part workshop aimed at promoting inclusive classroom environments on November 28, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the EHHP Alumni Center.  Faculty, students, and staff strongly encouraged to attend.

All Decked Out!

We’ve decked the halls! Stop by the OID for our Hall Art Unveiling and Holiday Drop-In on Friday December 2nd from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in RSS room 241 and see what we have planned for next year! This drop-in will feature four stations; cookie decorating, reindeer food, a hot chocolate bar, and designing ornaments!

 

CisternYard News is hiring! Our News Editor, Staff Writer, and Design Assistant positions are all open for the spring. We are entirely student-run, producing daily online content and a feature magazine twice a semester. Great opportunity for writers, photographers, and designers. If you are interested, please apply on CisternYard News’ OrgSync page with the form called Staff Application Spring 2017. Applications close on December 5 at 5:00 pm. Interviews will be held before winter break.

 

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology Club

A guided meditation seminar held by Dr. Swickert on Tuesday, November 29th from 6-7pm in Maybank 111. There will be food and meditation!

Psychology Club T-Shirts are now available! Price will go down as the orders roll in! Get yours today and have a unique 2016-2017 CofC T-Shirt–also works great as a gift for lovers of psychology! https://order.universitytees.com/bird_banks/14653/signups/new

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
November 28 | 7:13pm Stern 205

It has been rescheduled!!
Paint! Sip! Chat!  A spin on the typical Craft Night. Take a break from studying and get your creative juices flowing! Come join the DevaSTating Divas for Mocktail and Design. Enjoy a night of painting and fellowship with the LOvely Ladies of the Lambda Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Supplies are limited so get there early!

 

The College of Charleston’s Microfinance Club will be hosting a Silent Auction on Wednesday, December 7th in the business building. The Auction will be open from 9AM to 5PM. We are trying to get the word out and encourage students, faculty, etc to come!

Pre-Veterinary Society

Do you love animals? Are you interested in going to Veterinary School? The Pre-Vet Club may be for you!

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 29th at 8:00pm in SSMB129.

Young Americans for Liberty

 

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is a libertarian and conservative student organization, and we are hosting a Free Speech Ball event at Cougar Mall from Monday, November 28th to Wednesday, November 30th — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM each day. Please stop by our table to exercise your right to free speech!

 

“Like” our Facebook Page here to be informed our upcoming events and meetings.

 

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

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

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

This Tuesday… CSA ADVENT PRAYER
Come to St Pat’s at 7 pm for a student time of quiet prayer  in prep for both Christmas & our exams
Rosary with Eucharistic Adoration

THIS SATURDAY (take an exam study break)
helping at Daughters of St Paul BABY JESUS PARTY (10-3)
GLEANING at Farmers Market (1 – 2:30)
Interfaith semi-formal DANCE  A Charleston Christmas  (8-11)

Journey

IS GOD A GENOCIDAL DICTATOR? This Wednesday — If you’ve taken a religious studies or women and gender studies class, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the Bible’s “texts of terror.” Brutal, violent stories of people doing terrible things to other people…sometimes even because God commanded it. What are we to make of the violence and genocide in some parts of the Old Testament? Did God really command these things? Is this the God Christians worship? All views are welcome to be part of the conversation. Join us for our final Journey of the semester this Wednesday, with pizza worship, a talk, and communion at 7 PM in Stern Center 205.

 

SEMI-FORMAL TO BENEFIT ‘LOVING AMERICA STREET’ You’re invited to the first annual ‘A Charleston Christmas’ fundraising semi-formal for Loving America Street!!! The dance will be held at Second Presbyterian Church (342 Meeting) on December 3rd, from 8pm-11pm.

 

Tickets:
Advanced: $12/person $17/couple
At the door: $15/person $20/couple
Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-charleston-christmas-tickets-29205544570
**ALL PROCEEDS GO TO LOVING AMERICA STREET**

Hosted by CofC Political Science Club, Young Americans for Liberty, and The Hunley Review 

 

Broken System: Policing, Justice Reform, and the Drug War

 

THIS THURSDAY @ 6PM, Maybank Hall 106

#EndTheDrugWar #NoJustice #BlackLivesMatter BRING YOUR QUESTIONS. Raeford Davis is a former police officer who worked in the City of North Charleston for six years, he made hundreds of arrests, many of them drug related, in order to keep “bad guys off the streets,” thinking it would prevent more serious crimes from occurring. Previously a dedicated front line drug warrior, Raeford later became a zealous legalization advocate. Raeford is also a frequent guest on radio and podcasts in the libertarian, anarchist, and voluntaryist community, discussing liberty and policing issues.

EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/377243535951911/

 

CofC Alliance for Planet Earth

 

allianceforplanetearth@gmail.com

 

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

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

Join The Committed to Charleston Society!

Founded in 2012, The Committed to Charleston (C2C) Society is an officially recognized student organization that raises awareness about the impact of giving back annually to the College of Charleston Fund.

The giving society is open to all students who want to have a direct impact on advancing the College of Charleston, and make a minimum donation of $17.70. During the 2015-2016 academic year, 303 students received a CofC Fund Scholarship.
YOUR DONATION MAKES AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT!

All students who join with a gift of $20.00 will receive an exclusive C2C Comfort Color t-shirt!

Join C2C today!

Questions? Email C2C@cofc.edu

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Nov 29-Dec. 5, 2016

Calendars:

 

Important Dates:

  • November 28 – Classes resume
  • December 9 – Last day of classes
  • December 10-14 – Final exams
  • December 15 – Residence Hall close at 5:00pm. Kelly House, George Street, Warren Place, & Historic Houses will remain open during the holiday break.
  • December 16 – Final grades available by 5:00pm
  • December 21 – Fall Commencement
  • December 23-January 2 – CofC closed for the holidays
  • January 8 – Residence halls open at noon
  • January 9-10 – New Student & Family Orientation
  • January 11 – Spring classes begin
  • January 16 – MLK holiday – No classes, college closed

 

Academic Planning Tools:

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

 

Undergraduate Academic Services: undergrad@cofc.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Services handles matters related to the academic well-being of all undergraduate students at the College of Charleston. This office assists with academic probation, dismissal questions, academic standards, taking a leave of absence, withdrawal requests, the Provisional Program, STEP program, or any problems affecting student academic success:

Your student may contact Undergraduate Academic Services by phone (843-953-5674) or make an appointment online to meet with a staff member http://undergrad.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php.

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Counseling Services (CASAS): http://counseling.cofc.edu/

Students may encounter problems that are not easy to resolve or their usual ways of handling problems aren’t working well for some reason. CASAS has the time, skills, and willingness to help. CASAS offers support through our Cougar Counseling Team who are available M – Thurs., from 4pm – 9pm through the school year, and no appointment is needed. Students can also text “4support” to 839863. Students can also make an appointment to talk with a professional counselor on staff at no cost. Contact information can be found at http://counseling.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php. If you are concerned about the emotional or physical well-being of your student, you can report your concern – see information about students in potential crisis at http://counseling.cofc.edu/students/index.php.

 

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

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

 

Campus Directory:

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

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

Parent Blog: 

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

 

Campus E-mails:

Websites of interest:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

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