CofC Upcoming Events and Activities

Cougar Activities Board

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

Student Government Association

Bike Auction Fund Raiser

Friday, September 26th 11:00am – 2:00pm

George Street, in front of Stern Center

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

 

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

 

First Year Experience

“Are you managing your money and building wealth?”

Jean Chatzky, Author and Financial Editor of NBC’s Today Show will speak to students about money.

Saturday, September 27th at 5:00pm

Wells Fargo Auditorium, First Floor of the The Beatty Center

Reception to follow

 

CisternYard Media – Web Manager Wanted

Are you interested in getting involved in the student media organization on campus? Cistern Yard Media is looking to hire a Web Manager for the fall and spring semesters. The Web Manager is responsible for the general management of the network’s flagship website www.cisternyard.com. Knowledge in WordPress, web design, web management and graphic design (preferred) is essential for the success of this position. This position is part-time (6hrs/weekly) and pays $8.50/hr. Applicants must be full-time, enrolled students at the College of Charleston. Send your resume, two letters of recommendation and work samples to: [email protected]

 

Miscellany Literary Journal

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

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

CisternYard News

Are you interested in writing, journalism, or photography?

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

 

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

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

CisternYard Video

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

 

College of Charleston EMS

The College of Charleston EMS is looking for student volunteers that are certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (or above) to join our team. Volunteering with our program can provide valuable leadership and patient care experience. Recent volunteers from our program have been accepted to medical schools, nursing programs, PA programs and several other graduate level programs throughout the country.

 

If you are currently certified as an EMT in another state we can help you complete the required steps for reciprocity in the State of South Carolina. In most cases all that will be required is an application and background check. Those without current NREMT certification or with credentials that will lapse in the following 3 months may be required to retake the written examination.

 

You may download a membership application from our website at http://fireandems.cofc.edu/ems1/join.php or stop by the Department of Public Safety headquarters to pick one up. Applications can be returned via email or submitted to the front desk at Public Safety. Copies of all current certifications should be attached.

 

If you are not currently certified as an EMT and are interested in becoming one please visit http://fireandems.cofc.edu/emt/. Here you will find more information about how to become an EMT, including information on a course that is held on the College of Charleston Campus each semester.

 

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.
September  19

October 3,  10, 17, 24

November 14, 24
We meet at Public Safety at 10:00pm on Friday. Please let us know if you will be walking with us.

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

 

Anime Association

Every Friday at 7:00 pm

In Stern 206

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

 

Lowcountry Autism Forum

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

Volunteer with 2-1-1 Hotline!

2-1-1 Hotline is a 24 hour general counseling, crisis intervention, and information and referral line.

Get involved – it’s easy!

Comprehensive training provided

Scheduling is flexible- we accommodate non-local students’ school calendars

Time slots are available 24/7

 

You can do it if you are:

Respectful of others and non-judgmental

Empathic and understanding

Level headed and able to stay calm in a crisis

Dependable and honest

The rewards are great!

Learn and practice valuable active listening skills

Gain invaluable experience

Understand and help with social issues and problems

Generate great resume and grad-school application material

Learn about the community

Meet new, caring people

Make a real difference!

Training

All training takes place at the Trident United Way Building at 6296 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston just up from Aviation Avenue exit.

Trainees must attend all 5 dates listed below.  Have scheduling conflicts?  Let us know!

Tuesday, September 30th  from 5:30-9 pm – orientation

Saturday & Sunday October 4th and 5th  from 10am to 5pm – Active Listening skills

Saturday & Sunday October 18th and 19th from 9am to 5pm – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Call 566-7184 or e-mail [email protected] today to schedule an interview!

 

Cougar Counseling Team

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

We are here for you.

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

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

 

Catholic Student Association

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

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

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

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE DAY
Save your BLOOD!!! CSA & JSU are running the RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE …THIS TUESDAY,
Sept. 23, 10-4, in Stern 205. We need your blood. Consider giving to save a life! Although walk-ins are welcome, it is easier to have a scheduled time. Write Beth: [email protected]

In two weeks help CSA: GLEAN at farmers’ market & build with HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

Alpha Kappa Alpha – Mr. Ivy League Pageant

The Iota Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is hosting the 2014 Mr.Ivy League Pageant. We are looking for gentleman who are well-rounded and serve as role models on as well as off campus.If you have what it takes to be crowned Mr.Ivy League, attend the informational session scheduled for:

 

Date: September 24, 2014

Location: Maybank 100

Time: 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Student Ambassadors

If you are passionate about promoting change and working with perspective students, we are definitely in need of your membership. As Student Ambassadors, we work closely with the Office of Admissions to increase awareness of the importance of diversity by reaching out to students beginning their college search. Applications with be due September 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. In the Admissions Office.

For additional questions please email Kesha Rainey: [email protected]fc.edu.

Center for Civic Engagement

Alternative Fall Break Applications

Applications due by 3pm on Friday, September 26th

Applications available: https://orgsync.com/57323/forms/117637

For more information, email [email protected]

 

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

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

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

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

 

Dash for Trash

October 11th, 2014

9:00am-1:30pm

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

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

 

Higdon Student Leadership Center

2014 Fall Leadership Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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

Free for CofC students

 

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

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

 

Students for Social Innovation

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

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

 

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

 

Omicron Delta Kappa

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

CofC Outdoors Club

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

 

The Atheist Humanist Alliance

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

Table Top Gaming Club

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

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

Like us on Facebook at TTGCatCofC for updates.

 

Visual Arts Club

ART for Everyone!

 

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

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

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

Bring a friend and come make something cool!

 

Women in Computing

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

 

The Journey

Free pasta dinner this Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Joe Pasta at 428 King Street, plus we’re talking about sin, the Fall, and judgment. So we’re bribing you with food. Yup. That’s how we roll. No shame. But seriously, this won’t be a fire-and-brimstone, finger-wagging session. Instead, we’re going to try to unpack what “sin” actually is (is it breaking the rules, making mistakes, too much fun?), the origins of sin (I mean really, just one lousy apple?), and how can we respond to sin in our lives (because, let’s be honest, ain’t nobody perfect). Whether you’ve been in church all your life or are simply exploring Christianity, this talk should have something helpful for everyone. Plus, free food, right? Grab some friends and come on up to Joe Pasta. Dinner is served at 5:30 pm. Worship begins at 6 pm.

 

South Carolina Student Legislature

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

 

Students for Social Innovation

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

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

 

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

 

College of Charleston Young Americans for Liberty

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

 

Weekly Meetings: Tuesday Maybank Hall Room 115 @ 7pm

 

First Meeting we will have free pizza, Tuesday September 2nd Maybank Hall room 115 @ 7pm

 

Please like our Facebook for more information about upcoming events.

 

Comic Book Club

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

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

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

 

MEDLIFE CofC

First Meeting of the Fall Semester

Maybank 112

Monday, September 29th

8:00pm

 

Are you interested in the medical field, public-health advocacy, education, or international studies? Come to MEDLIFE CofC’s first interest meeting of the semester to see how joining this organization can help you positively affect your own community and those abroad. From sending students on medical brigades to connecting students with service projects within Charleston, MEDLIFE promotes access to health care, education, and opportunities around the globe. Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.

 

Zeta Tau Alpha

Think Pink Zumbathon

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

 

CofC Vegan Club

James McWilliams, author of “The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals” will be speaking on Thursday, September 25 at 7 PM in Addlestone 227.  Book signing after the talk.  Sponsored by the CofC Vegan Club.

 

The Documentary “Cowspiracy” looks at the lack of effort by environmental groups to expose the animal agriculture industry as a leading cause of global degradation.  The film will be shown twice, both showings in Addlestone 227: Tuesday, September 23 at 7 PM and Saturday, September 27 at 4:30 PM (with dinner at Black Bean Company after the show).  Sponsored by the CofC Vegan Club.

 

Health and Human Performance Club

Hey HHPCers!  We will be meeting Monday, September 22nd, in Stern Room 206 at 7:30 pm!

 

If you are interested in attending SCAHPERD, the early bird specials end September 26th!  Register at http://www.scahperd.org/SCAHPERD_Online_Conference_Registration.html.

 

Please find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/cofchhpclub/ or contact Jaci Foister at [email protected] for more information!

 

Secular Student Alliance

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

 

1770 Records

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

 

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

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

 

Volunteer Corps

Just a reminder, we have a meeting tomorrow, 9/23 at 5:30 in Stern 201!

We will be discussing our first actual volunteer opportunity, S.C.O.R.E. Woohoo!
We will also be hearing from a guest speaker from Teach for America.
Get excited!
See everyone Tuesday!

 

African American Studies Lecture

“Black Students and Black Studies: A Founding History, 1966-1970″

September 23 , 2014 at  6pm in the Wells Fargo Auditorium

Light Refreshments will be served!

 

Global Awareness Forum Events

Poetry Readings Commemorating WWI Centennial

Faculty and staff volunteers will read one or two WWI-related poems on Thursdays throughout the school year to commemorate the centennial of WWI. Poems this month are by Wilfred Owen (9/4 and 9/25), Isaac Rosenberg (9/11), Alice Dunbar-Nelson (9/18).

Thursday, September 25th at 12:10 in Cougar Mall

Sponsored by the C of C History Department

”The Political Consequences of Islam’s Economic Legacy”

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

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

Sponsored by the Initiative for Public Choice and Market Access

 

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Athletics Update | Men’s Soccer Tomorrow and Volleyball this Weekend

MEN’S SOCCER (Patriots Point)

Tuesday:                               Charleston vs. Furman | 7:00 PM

                         “World Cup Night” – Wear gear from your favorite World Cup team

- Free student shuttle leaving the Stern Center at 6 PM

- Free Kickin Chicken for the first 100 students

VOLLEYBALL (TD Arena)

Friday:                                  Charleston vs. Towson| 7 PM

                                -Free “Beat Towson” shirts for the first 100 students

 

Sunday:                                Charleston vs. Delaware | 1 PM

                                               

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

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

 

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Twitter:  @ClydeTheCougar | @CofCSports | @CofCTix

Facebook:  College of Charleston Athletics | Clyde Cougar

Instagram: @ClydeTheCougar

Web:  CofCSports.com

Phone:  843.953.CofC

 

Go Cougars!

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Sept 22-28, 2014

Important dates:

  • September 25 – Study Abroad Fair
  • September 26 -28 – Family Weekend
  • September 27 – CofC Parent Listserv Meet & Greet @ New Student Programs 9:30-10:30a
  • October 16 – Midterm grades available in MyCharleston
  • October 23 – Last day to withdraw from a fall class
  • November 2-4 – Fall break

Check out these resources for parents:

 

College of Charleston Academic Calendars:

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

 

Family Weekend:

Take the opportunity to attend the September 26-28, 2014 Family Weekend program.  You can find details about this event at http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/. Questions should be directed to [email protected].

 

Family Weekend event: Stephanie & I would love to meet you!

CofC Listserv Meet & Greet (September 27) – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Office of New Student Programs Courtyard (#4 on the campus map)

Meet staff, parents, and family members who participate in the CofC Parents Listserv.

 

Student Life: Get involved on Campus!

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

 

Club Sports Contacts:

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

 

2014 Intramural Sports Calendar:

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

 

Open Recreation – facilities:

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

 

Fall Exam Schedule:

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Counseling & Substance Abuse Services (CASAS):

Homesick, trouble meeting people, relationship problems? Encourage your student to check out the support groups offered by the Counseling Center. Students can also make an appointment to talk with a counselor by contacting the center at 843-953-5640.

 

Missing class:

In the event that a student misses a class with a legitimate, documentable reason, that student may bring documentation to the Absence Memo Office located at 67 George Street (between Stern Center and Glebe Street) where the student may fill out a form with a schedule of missed classes, dates missed, etc.  A representative from the Absence Memo Office will notify the appropriate faculty by E-mail.  Any missed assignments, class work, papers, tests, etc., are to be arranged between the professor and the student. It is important to note that the only individual who can authorize an excused absence is the professor of the missed class. The faculty member will make the final decision if an absence is excused or unexcused. Read more about absence memos at http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/about/services/absence.php.

 

What is a WA?

Students have a certain number of absences they can have for each course – this is usually noted on the class syllabus. If a student exceeds the number of classes they may miss the professor can give your student a grade of WA. WA stands for Withdrawn Excessive Absences, which is equivalent to a grade of F. Learn more about grades at http://registrar.cofc.edu/grades/index.php.

 

Academic Standards: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/academic-standards/index.php

Contact Undergraduate Academic Services at [email protected] (843-953-5674) if you have questions about the standards, academic probation, taking a leave of absence or withdrawing.

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

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

 

Computers and Internet in the Residence Halls:

In-Room Support for Cougar ResNet is available to diagnose network connectivity problems Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call 1-855-290-7138 to schedule an appointment.

http://reslife.cofc.edu/campus-housing/computer-and-internet.php

 

Guide to Residential Living:

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

 

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

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

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: 

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

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

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

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National Campus Safety Awareness Month- Week 4

Campus Safety Awareness Month events being offered this week are as follows: (please encourage your student to participate)

  • Public Safety Town Hall: Our Crime Prevention Officer will be hosting a Town Hall meeting for faculty and staff in Stern 206 on September 23rd starting at 2:30pm.  Come with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have and have an informal discussion with representatives of the Department of Public Safety.
  • Office of Victim Services Movie Night: Come join the Office of Victim Services as they show an SVU Episode covering the topic of a sexual assault on campus and how the college responded.  This event will be held in Stern Center Room 206 on September 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm, and there will be FREE FOOD!
  • Safety Abroad: Are you planning on going abroad during your time at CofC?  The Center of International Education is sponsoring a drop-in for Campus Safety Awareness Month to learn more on how to be safe while you are abroad!  We’ll cover topics such as staying safe while traveling during your program, health considerations, and what resources are available to you.  We will have fun trivia to share with you.  You can also talk to former study abroad students and international students on their experiences abroad, and learn about studying abroad through CofC.  All are welcome regardless of whether you would like to study abroad, do volunteer work abroad, or just travel abroad.  This event will be in Berry Residence Hall Room 103 from 6-8pm on Tuesday September 23.
  • Breakfast with Public Safety: Join Public Safety in Cougar Mall on Thursday September 25th starting at 9am.  We will be serving bagels from Charleston Bagel Company, and coffee will be provided.
  • Student Government Association Bicycle Auction: The SGA will be hosing the annual bicycle auction on George Street in front of the Stern Center on Friday September 26th from 10am-3pm.  Come early for the best selection!
  • Bicycle Rodeo: Come join our International Police Mountain Bike Association instructor as he hosts a bicycle rodeo on George Street on Friday September 26th from 10am-3pm.  Learn about important safety considerations as you test your cycling skills through an obstacle course used to qualify officers to ride bicycles on duty.

 

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CofC Flu Vaccine Campaign

Student Health Services will kick off our yearly Seasonal flu vaccine campaign at the beginning of October 2014.   The vaccine will be $15 for faculty and staff and free for students.  Faculty and staff may pay in advance at the Treasurers’ Office and bring a receipt at the time of vaccination or bring a check made out to the College of Charleston.  The nursing staff will not be able to accept cash.

 

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

 

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

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

 

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

 

Jane Reno-Munro, ANP

 

Director of Student Health Services

College of Charleston

181 Calhoun Street

Charleston, SC 29424

 

843-953-5520 phone

843-953-6377 fax

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Workshops from the Center for Student Learning – Upgrade Your Strategies

A third of the semester is done already! Below you will find  the study skills workshops topics for NEXT week: Upgrade Your Strategies and Unpacking Evernote. Please encourage your student to attend as ALL students are invited to come and participate in the workshops. Students will be actively engaged in the workshop and come away with some reading and note taking strategies to implement immediately to be more successful at CofC!

 

Study Skills Workshops 101: “Upgrade Your Strategies”

Are your study strategies good, but they could be even better?  Whether you are traditional or technological, we will discuss how to upgrade your reading and note taking skills.  You will gain some quick tips on reviewing and organizing notes as well as comprehending all the reading you are doing.  Study skills are much more than the act of studying for a test, so make sure your study skills are upgraded to the best they can be!

 

Dates

  • Monday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Berry Residence Hall Room 104
  • Tuesday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m. in McConnell Residence Hall
  • Friday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m. in Center for Student Learning’s Science Lab

 

 

Study Skills Workshops 201: “Unpacking Evernote” with guest speaker Laura Plotts

In this workshop we will explore Evernote and all the possibilities! We will first answer the questions what is Evernote and how can you use it in your everyday? Then we will look as products such as Skitch, Web Clipper, Evernote Clearly, Hello, Food, Peek, and Penultimate that can integrate Evernote with other apps and programs. Evernote is a very complex and strong program, so come see the ins and outs of this amazing program!

 

Dates

  • Thursday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. in Addlestone Library Room 120

 

 

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

 

Melissa Hortman, M.Ed.

Study Skills Program Coordinator

Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

843-953-5635

http://csl.cofc.edu

 

 

 

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Safety Abroad Information Session

The Center for International Education will be hosting a Safety Abroad information session as part of Campus Safety Awareness Month.  It will be on Tuesday, September 23rd from 6-8 pm in Berry Residence Hall Room 103 (if your student don’t live in Berry, they can still attend the event).

If your student is studying abroad this spring or summer (or really anytime in the future),  this is a great session for them to be more prepared for their experience.   

Thank you in advance and please let me know if you have any questions!

Gabriela (Gaby) Peschiera | Assistant Director of Study Abroad

Center for International Education | College of Charleston

Mailing Address: 66 George Street | Charleston, SC 29424

Physical Address: 207 Calhoun Street | Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843.953.7823 | Fax: 843.953.7663

http://international.cofc.edu

Safety Abroad 0914

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CofC One in Four program

What would you do if you found out a that a person you really care about or love was sexually assaulted?  National statistics indicate that one in four college women will be sexually assaulted.  Imagine how you would feel if you learned that your girlfriend, your sister, your mother or another important person in your life was sexually assaulted.  There is something positive you can do to help prevent this from happening to your or perhaps someone else’s loved one or friend.  We are seeking CofC college men to become members of the College’s (OVS) One in Four Chapter.

One in Four advocates are male students who are dedicated to the prevention of rape by presenting The Men’s’ Program to college men.  One in Four advocates participate in a specialized training program that combines the application of theory and research to rape prevention programming.  The presentation and prevention strategies are based in statistical research and have been shown to increase likelihood of bystander intervention in a situation where rape or sexual assault may occur. 

Men who have participated in The Men’s Program have been shown to commit less sexual assault during an academic year than those who have not. As part of our involvement in the Charleston Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force, One in Four members will present the Men’s Program to male students enrolled at local colleges/universities in addition to CofC.

The primary goals of The Men’s Program are:

         1.  To help men understand how to help women recover from rape.

2.  To increase the likelihood of bystander intervention in potentially high-risk situations.

3.  To challenge men to change their own behaviors and influence the behaviors of others.

Training for One in Four:

September 20 – 21, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 P.m.

Robert Scott Small Building, room 235

 

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Upcoming Events and Activities

Stern NiteLife Presents

Comedian T. J. Miller – featuring Thomas Middleditch and special guest Nick Vatterott

Thursday, September 18

Sottile Theatre

9 p.m.

Tickets on-sale now at the Stern Center Information Desk – $5 for CofC students w/ valid Cougar Card

For more information, call 843-953-2291

 

Student Government Association Senate

The first Senate session of the year will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Stern Center Ballroom!  Come meet your class senators and find out more about how SGA can address student issues and concerns.

 

Student Organization Vehicle Safety Training

ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Student driver training for FALL, 2014 will be held in the Stern Center, Room 409 at the following dates and times:

 

Tuesday, September 16: 2pm

Wednesday, September 17: 9:30am

Thursday, September 18: 10am
You will need to register for your desired date and time. To register: https://orgsync.com/32470/forms/115614
If you plan on renting vehicles OR being reimbursed for travel in your own vehicle, you MUST attend a training session. Please be sure to bring a copy of your OFFICIAL DMV record AND Drivers License. All students must retake the driver training course if you have taken it in previous years.

 

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

 

CisternYard Media – Web Manager Wanted

Are you interested in getting involved in the student media organization on campus? Cistern Yard Media is looking to hire a Web Manager for the fall and spring semesters. The Web Manager is responsible for the general management of the network’s flagship website www.cisternyard.com. Knowledge in WordPress, web design, web management and graphic design (preferred) is essential for the success of this position. This position is part-time (6hrs/weekly) and pays $8.50/hr. Applicants must be full-time, enrolled students at the College of Charleston. Send your resume, two letters of recommendation and work samples to: [email protected]

 

Miscellany Literary Journal

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

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

CisternYard News

Are you interested in writing, journalism, or photography?

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

 

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

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

Journey of Understanding

Connect 2 Hope presents a new series of talks about individuals who have experienced successful treatment.  Each event will host one to three speakers who will share their stories of recovery from different types of mental health experiences.  Following their stories, a counselor will describe the experience of therapy from their perspective.

 

Septembers speakers will include two young adults from our local NA chapter and a counselor from CASAS.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Join us September 9th at 7:00 pm in RSS rm 251.

 

Outdoor Adventure Activities – Fall 2014

To enroll or find out additional details, go:  http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/index.php .

 

Overnight Trips
September 20-21

October 25-26

Sea Kayak Trip to Capers Island   *** one spot left

Sea Kayak Trip to Capers Island

October 31- November 2 Rock Climbing Trip in NC mountains  *** 6 spots left  
 

Paddling

September 17 and 18
October 3 and 6

November 6

Afternoon Kayak Trips

Afternoon Kayak Trips

Afternoon Kayak Trips

September 19
October 14
Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic  *** filled

Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic

 

Campus Recreation Services

On Monday, September 8 from 4:30- 5:30 PM, Campus Recreation Service will host a FREE RunSafer clinic in the Johnson Center room J-201.  This program, conducted by two time Olympic distance runner and black belt Todd Williams, will focus on self-defense designed for walkers, runners, and athletes.  You can click here to learn more about this program.  Space will be limited, so please contact Bucky Buchanan at [email protected] if you are interested in attending.  Feel free to bring a friend along.  http://today.cofc.edu/2014/08/29/former-olympian-to-teach-runsafer-self-defense-clinic

 

College of Charleston EMS

The College of Charleston EMS is looking for student volunteers that are certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (or above) to join our team. Volunteering with our program can provide valuable leadership and patient care experience. Recent volunteers from our program have been accepted to medical schools, nursing programs, PA programs and several other graduate level programs throughout the country.

 

If you are currently certified as an EMT in another state we can help you complete the required steps for reciprocity in the State of South Carolina. In most cases all that will be required is an application and background check. Those without current NREMT certification or with credentials that will lapse in the following 3 months may be required to retake the written examination.

 

You may download a membership application from our website at http://fireandems.cofc.edu/ems1/join.php or stop by the Department of Public Safety headquarters to pick one up. Applications can be returned via email or submitted to the front desk at Public Safety. Copies of all current certifications should be attached.

 

If you are not currently certified as an EMT and are interested in becoming one please visit http://fireandems.cofc.edu/emt/. Here you will find more information about how to become an EMT, including information on a course that is held on the College of Charleston Campus each semester.

 

Center Stage

The entirely student run theatre producing organization on campus, Center Stage, will be having a general meeting this Wednesday at 5pm in Theatre 220 in the Simons Center, where we will be going over are plans for the semester and ways you can get involved in all the fun!

Our Miscast Melodies and Monologues will be taking place this coming Friday, at 7;30 in Theatre 220 of the Simons Center, and is free with your CofC ID. Come out and watch our students perform their favorite roles that they will never be cast in! Sign up to perform on our bulletin board outside of 220 by 5pm on 9/17.

 

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.
September  19

October 3,  10, 17, 24

November 14, 24
We meet at Public Safety at 10:00pm on Friday. Please let us know if you will be walking with us.

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

 

Anime Association

Every Friday at 7:00 pm

In Stern 206

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

 

Lowcountry Autism Forum

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

Volunteer with 2-1-1 Hotline!

2-1-1 Hotline is a 24 hour general counseling, crisis intervention, and information and referral line.

Get involved – it’s easy!

Comprehensive training provided

Scheduling is flexible- we accommodate non-local students’ school calendars

Time slots are available 24/7

 

You can do it if you are:

Respectful of others and non-judgmental

Empathic and understanding

Level headed and able to stay calm in a crisis

Dependable and honest

The rewards are great!

Learn and practice valuable active listening skills

Gain invaluable experience

Understand and help with social issues and problems

Generate great resume and grad-school application material

Learn about the community

Meet new, caring people

Make a real difference!

Training

All training takes place at the Trident United Way Building at 6296 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston just up from Aviation Avenue exit.

Trainees must attend all 5 dates listed below.  Have scheduling conflicts?  Let us know!

Tuesday, September 30th  from 5:30-9 pm – orientation

Saturday & Sunday October 4th and 5th  from 10am to 5pm – Active Listening skills

Saturday & Sunday October 18th and 19th from 9am to 5pm – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Call 566-7184 or e-mail [email protected] today to schedule an interview!

 

Cougar Counseling Team

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

We are here for you.

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

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

 

Catholic Student Association

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

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

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

CSA SERVICE SATURDAY 9/20

Come and bring friends to sort canned food for the Lowcountry Foodbank…meet at St. Pat’s at 8:30 AM THIS SAT. …back by 12:30

 

THIS SUN., Sept. 21 eat at Jimmy John’s and CSA proceeds  go to LowCountry Pregnancy Center

Go between 11 AM – 4 PM – you must tell them you want proceeds to go to CSA!!!

 

Save your BLOOD!!! CSA & JSU are running the RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE on T Sept. 23, 10-4, in Stern. We need your blood. Consider giving to save a life!

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha – Mr. Ivy League Pageant

The Iota Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is hosting the 2014 Mr.Ivy League Pageant. We are looking for gentleman who are well-rounded and serve as role models on as well off campus.If you have what it takes to be crowned Mr.Ivy League, attend the the informational session scheduled for:

 

Date: September 24, 2014

Location: Maybank 100

Time: 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

 

Alternative Fall Break

Interested in doing something different this Fall Break? Work with homeless shelters in the city of Asheville, NC through CofC’s Alternative Break Program! You can find the application, which is due on September 26th, at  http://volunteer.cofc.edu/alternative-break/fall-break.php. The trip cost is $90/person and there will be an information session on Wednesday, September 17th from 5-6 pm in Lightsey B09. Feel free to contact Kaitlyn at [email protected] with any questions!

 

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is having a “Trash to Treasure” workshop!

When: Thursday 9/18 3-5pm

Where: Alumni Center

 

We will be learning about where trash goes after we toss it and we will be doing a craft with re-purposed material.

Come Learn How To Make Trash a Treasure.

 

Click here to find all the Office Of Sustainability events: http://sustainability.cofc.edu/events/index.php

 

And check out our facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/events/340359499469981/

 

Classics Club

Join the Classics Club this Wednesday, September 10, at 6:00 pm in Randolph Hall 301B for Classics Club presents: Certamen! Come hang out, eat food, and have fun while playing the best of the Classical quiz ludi: Certamen. We promise the losers WILL NOT be fed to the lions!

 

CofC Ice Hockey Team

Interested in playing for CofC’s Ice Hockey Team as they make a run for Nationals? Come out and skate with the team for their first tryout on Sept. 15th & 16.
Email: [email protected]

 

Student Ambassadors

If you are passionate about promoting change and working with perspective students, we are definitely in need of your membership. As Student Ambassadors, we work closely with the Office of Admissions to increase awareness of the importance of diversity by reaching out to students beginning their college search. Applications with be available September 9, 2014 in the Admissions Office and will be DUE: September 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

For additional questions please email Kesha Rainey: [email protected]fc.edu.

Vegan Club

First Meeting of the Semester

 

Wednesday, September 17, 3-4 PM

 

Room 105 RSS

 

Contact: Martin Jones

[email protected]

 

Students for Social Innovation

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

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

 

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

 

College of Charleston Cheese Club

Do you like cheese? CofC does too!

 

The College of Charleston Cheese Club will be holding its first informational meeting on Wednesday, September 17th at 7 PM in the Admissions office. Come learn more about our club. It is sure to be a gouda time.

 

Like us on: Instagram at @cofcheese

Facebook page: College of Charleston Cheese Club

Twitter: @cofcheese

 

Any questions about the club can be directed to [email protected]

 

Omicron Delta Kappa

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

CofC Outdoors Club

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

 

The Atheist Humanist Alliance

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

Table Top Gaming Club

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

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

Like us on Facebook at TTGCatCofC for updates.

 

Health and Human Performance Club

Attention All Majors:  The Health and Human Performance Club is having our first meeting on September 8th from 7:30 to 8:30 in Stern Room 206! The club is open to all interested in living a healthy lifestyle and getting involved on campus. This semester, we are planning multiple recreational, social, and volunteer events. Our first event will be a Scavenger Hunt on September 11th at 5 pm!  Come to our first meeting for more information!

 

Visual Arts Club

ART for Everyone!

 

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

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

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

Bring a friend and come make something cool!

 

Women in Computing

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

 

The Journey

How does your self-image determine who you will become? What is your identity? This Wednesday at 6 pm in the upper bar of Joe Pasta, The Journey will explore how these questions relate to the imago Dei, or the Image of God. All views and spiritual backgrounds are welcome. www.charlestonjourney.org  
If you can’t make Wednesday consider a study group that meets during the week. Shoot the leader an email if you’re interested.

Monday 5:30 pm, Kudu, “Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter God” with Gene Johnson, [email protected]

Tuesday 4:30 pm, Chocolatier, “Wise Choices, Raw Emotions” LADIES ONLY with Virginia Street, [email protected]

Tuesday 7 pm, Second Pres Church, “Say That” Podcast Discussion and Tea Time with David Schirduan, [email protected]

Wednesday 4:30 pm, CofC Library Starbucks, “Same-Sex Relationships & the Bible” (bi-weekly) with Tina Arnoldi, [email protected] 

Wednesday 7:30 pm, Kudu, “After-Large-Group-Small-Group” with Billy Berkes, [email protected]

Thursday 3 pm, Stern Center Garden on campus, “Christian Leadership — Called to Lead” with Katie Kirchoff, [email protected]

Thursday 5 pm, Kudu, “Sermon Creation — Making the Message Together”  with Colin Kerr, [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 Tuesday at 9 pm in library room 236. Scsl is a great way to improve your public speaking skills, gain leadership experience  and to network with up and coming politicians across the state! Not just for political science majors. If you have any questions or want more information, contact Stevie Galicia at [email protected] or Anne Lafond at [email protected]

 

Russian Club

Come join us for the Russian Club poetry night, this Wednesday September 17 in ECTR 112. Bring a poem in any language and read it to win! Free food and drinks will be included, and the two winners will receive prizes!

 

College of Charleston Young Americans for Liberty

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

 

Weekly Meetings: Tuesday Maybank Hall Room 115 @ 7pm

 

First Meeting we will have free pizza, Tuesday September 2nd Maybank Hall room 115 @ 7pm

 

Please like our Facebook for more information about upcoming events.

 

Secular Student Alliance

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

 

African American Studies Informational Meeting

Do you want to know what a degree in African American Studies can do for you?

On September 25, 2014 from 6-7:30, come join us in RSS 235 for an informational on African American Studies.

 

Global Awareness Forum Events

Poetry Readings Commemorating WWI Centennial

Faculty and staff volunteers will read one or two WWI-related poems on Thursdays throughout the school year to commemorate the centennial of WWI. Poems this month are by Wilfred Owen (9/4 and 9/25), Isaac Rosenberg (9/11), Alice Dunbar-Nelson (9/18).

Thursday, September 18th at 12:10 in Cougar Mall

Thursday, September 25th at 12:10 in Cougar Mall

Sponsored by the C of C History Department

”The Political Consequences of Islam’s Economic Legacy”

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

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

Sponsored by the Initiative for Public Choice and Market Access

Dash for Trash

Interested in a little friendly competition? Enjoy getting involved in your community? Like winning free prizes?

Get a team together and register for Dash for Trash, a litter-collecting scavenger hunt in which student teams help clean up the East Side of downtown Charleston. This year, Dash for Trash will be on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00-1:30pm. You can register teams of 10 students or less on OrgSync through MyCharleston or by clicking on this link https://orgsync.com/35421/events/828833/occurrences/1758610 . This is a great opportunity to meet new people and have fun giving back to the community you are a part of. So what are you waiting for? Registration closes Friday, October 3rd. For questions email the Center for Civic Engagement at [email protected].

 

Students of AMF at CofC

Students of AMF at CofC connects and empowers grieving college students through support groups and service projects. We hold two peer-led support groups a month and our first one is this Wednesday at 6:30pm in Maybank 303! If you have any questions please contact Jordan Gile at [email protected] or (704) 607-8971.

 

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Money Matters for Study Abroad

The Center for International Education and the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards will be hosting Money Matters for Study Abroad, an information session on scholarship opportunities and budget planning for your study abroad experience. This session will be held next Tuesday, September 16 at 4:00 pm in Berry 104. Come learn how to make a competitive application for national awards such as the Gilman, Boren, and Critical Language Scholarships in addition to the College of Charleston scholarships as well as ways to maximize your budget for study abroad. All students are welcome and those currently receiving the Pell Grant are strongly encouraged to attend as the Gilman Scholarship is uniquely offered to Pell recipients.

Visit us at the upcoming Study Abroad Fair:

 Affiliate Programs       September 25th | 10 am – 2 pm | Cougar Mall

Sarah Simmonite

Associate Director

Center for International Education

College of Charleston

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424

USA

Tel: 843-953-7059

Fax:843-953-7663

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