CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Feb 23-March 1, 2015

Important dates:

  • Check out the Study Skills Workshops offered http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php
  • March 1-March 8 – Spring break
  • March 9 – Classes resume
  • March 10 – Maymester & Summer registration begins for current CofC students
  • March 16 – Midterm grades available to students by noon
  • March 25 – Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • March 26 – Fall 2015 early registration begins based on earned hours
  • April 24 – Fall registration open to all currently enrolled students
  • April 27 – Last day of classes
  • April 29-May 6 – Final exams begin (see exam schedule for time/day of exam)
  • May 7 – Residence Halls close at 12 noon
  • May 12 – Final grades available to students by 1:00pmEST
  • May 15 & 16 – Graduation ceremonies (Info: http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/)

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] if you have questions about living on campus, residence halls, room or roommate assignments, and changing rooms. You may use this email or phone number to contact the senior director of Residence Life (Mr. John Campbell), if you wish to share comments regarding hall activities and programming, hall conditions, or personnel.

 

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.

 

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

This CSL highlight this week is private tutoring. “Tutor Matching Service” (TMS) is an online tutor list/tutor marketplace that matches students with tutors for both online in person tutoring sessions in over 150 subjects and standardized test preparation. … TMS takes care of the scheduling, booking, and payment to allow tutors more time to do what they do best—coaching—and less time worrying about business details.” (TMS press release August 1, 2013). The Center for Student Learning has collaborated with TMS for the convenience of students who either cannot use the CSL’s services or would rather have a private tutor. The TMS tutors offer their services on a pay-per-session basis. They set their rates themselves, and clients pay them directly through TMS. The College of Charleston has no oversight over their services and does not make any recommendation regarding their appropriateness to tutor inside the subject areas they have self-selected to tutor in. While you should always check out first the many tutoring and academic support services that CSL offers at no extra charge, the CSL is excited to offer this partnership with Tutor Matching Service as an additional resource for College of Charleston students.

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

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

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

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

 

Absence Memo:

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

 

Technology Problems:

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

 

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

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

 

May Undergraduate Graduation:

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

 

Websites of interest:

 

Campus E-mails:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Visit the CofC Parents Website:

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

 

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Upcoming Campus Activities

Student Life

Marketing Workshop!

February 26, 2015

Stern Student Center – Room 201

3-4pm

 

Want to learn how to market your organization and its events more dynamically and efficiently? Having trouble generating interest or buzz around your causes or recruitment? Come to a free marketing workshop sponsored by Student Life! Assistant Director Sam Tang will be walking through effective and easy ways to strengthen your marketing and promotions!

 

Register here! https://orgsync.com/53741/events/1006220/occurrences/2219760

 

Stern Student Center

 

Looking to line up a job for FALL 2015?  The Stern Student Center will be hiring new staff for the Information Desk, Game Room, Assistant Managers, and Stern NiteLife.  If you are a current CofC student who is friendly, outgoing, and good with people, fill out an application online at https://orgsync.com/53741/forms/128609.  Applications will be received February 1 – February 27 @ 5:00 pm.

 

CisternYard Media

Looking to line up a job for FALL 2015?  CisternYard Media is seeking creative and driven students interested in communications and media! We are looking for General Managers and Editors in Chief experienced in Radio, Video, Literary Magazines, Sales, and Public Relations! Applications close March 6th @ 5:00pm. Look for applications in CisternOnline.com!

CisternYard Radio

Join us at

Persimmon Café

For a Percent Week!

February 23rd – 27th from 4- 8 pm

 

MONDAY SWAG BAG RAFFLE

TUESDAY TICKET GIVEAWAY TUESDAY

Win tickets to LOGIC, Gaslight Anthem, and Charleston Jam Fest!

WEDNESDAY CYM APPRECIATION NIGHT (free drink with purchase for any CYM Member)

THURSDAY RELEASE OF THE YARD (with CisternYard News)

FRIDAY JUKEBOX PARTY

 

Follow us @cy_radio on Twitter and Instagram!

 

CAB Films

Jupiter Ascending Theater Trip
Do you like Channing Tatum? Mila Kunis? Free trips to the movies?

There are 5 spots left for tonight’s FREE trip to see Jupiter Ascending. We will meet in the Stern Center lobby at 6:00 pm and return around 9:30 pm. If interested, email [email protected] to claim a spot immediately.

 

Marketing and Communications

Hey CofC! What are the most popular spring break destinations for our campus? Take this following survey and let us know where you’re going!

 

http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s.asp?sid=61iwozs41w3639m618284

 

Office of Sustainability

Sustainability Grant Funding
Do you have an idea to make CofC more sustainable? All College of Charleston students contribute a Green Fee of $10 per semester to the ECOllective Fund.  A portion of this fund is reserved specifically for student led projects and is managed by the ECOllective Student Project Committee (ESPC).

There are two levels of funding available:

Expedited Projects: up to $500, rolling submission all semester
Full-Scale Projects: up to $5000, deadline March 10th

 

Projects have to be led by a student and implemented on our campus, but we accept proposals from all disciplines! For more information check out our website:

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

http://sustainability.cofc.edu/espc-student-projects/process-full.php#full

 

Higdon Student Leadership Center

The Higdon Student Leadership Center will hold its Student Activism & Leadership Achievement (SALA) awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 15th at 4:30 p.m. at College of Charleston. SALA recognizes and honors outstanding College of Charleston students, faculty and staff that have contributed time and energy to improve our campus and community. Through their leadership and accomplishments, they have brought distinction to the College of Charleston.

 

Presidents and advisors of SGA recognized organizations are eligible to nominate members within their respective organization. See attached file for list of organizations.  Visithttp://hslc.cofc.edu/sala/index.php for more info.

 

The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

 

Models of Leadership Workshop

February 23, 2015

Higdon Student Leadership Center (69 Coming St.-behind Addlestone Library)

6-7pm

 

Michael Duncan,  Asst. VP of Student Affairs and Director of the Higdon Student Leadership Center, will speak about Models of Leadership.
“There are a handful of models that have influenced my leadership attitude and style. In this workshop I will share which ones and why. I tend to favor simple and practical ones, what about you? What leadership model has served you well? Come prepared to share and contribute to this discussion.”

(Seating is limited). Registration required: http://doodle.com/55a6z9769xehteki

 

Workshop may count towards fulfilling the requirements of the Leadership Certificate Program (LCP). For more info about the LCP, visit http://hslc.cofc.edu/Leadership%20Certificate%20Program/index.php.

 

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 843-953-6356.

 

Center for Student Learning

Study Skills Workshops

Mondays in Addlestone 120 at 4:00 pm

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

Dates

Monday, March 23rdCurrent Awareness with guest speaker Burton Callicott

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

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

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

 

School of Languages, Culture and World Affairs 

World Cultures Fair

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs is looking for creative individuals to submit designs for the 2015 World Cultures Fair t-shirt logo!  Students, faculty and staff are all eligible to participate in the contest.  Please create either a hand-drawn or a digital design and submit it with your name to[email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday, February 27, 2015.  The winner will have his/her design featured on the t-shirt along with being credited by name as well as a free shirt and recognition at the World Cultures Fair.  This year’s event is scheduled for March 26, 2015 from 11 – 2 in the Stern Center Gardens.

 

Phi Sigma Pi

Phi Sigma Pi School Supply Sale

 

On your way to class and you forgot a pen or pencil? Maybe you left your notebook in the dorm. Or you need notecards to make flashcards to study for a midterm. Phi Sigma Pi can help! Stop by Cougar Mall Tuesday or Wednesday from 9 – 10:50 to purchase school supplies. Guaranteed to be cheaper than CVS and faster than running home.

 

Admissions

Accepted Student Weekend

 

Are you interested in welcoming the Class of 2019 to the College of Charleston? Accepted Student Weekend will be March 20-21 and we need volunteers! Sign up HERE.

 

For more information about ASW, visit http://go.cofc.edu/AcceptedWeekend

For inquiries about volunteering for Accepted Student Weekend, contact Houston Pearce, Admissions Representative, at [email protected].

For general inquiries about Accepted Student Weekend, contact Seaton Brown, Senior Admissions Counselor, at [email protected].

 

Accepted Student Weekend 2015- Student Organization Registration

Please fill out this FORM if you would like to have your organization represented at the Organization Fair.

 

Accepted Student Weekend will be held Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.

Student Organizations will need to arrive on Saturday, March 21 for set-up at 10:30am. Families will be cycling through the Organization Fair in three waves… 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. The street fair will end at 2pm.

Please be prepared to stay during the entire event.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Organization Fair, please email Jacob Tucker in Admissions at
[email protected].

Any general Inquires for the Weekend, please contact Seaton Brown in Admissions at
[email protected].
Again, please click on the following link and follow the steps to get signed up!

Accepted Student Weekend Organization Fair Registration

 

Women’s Health Research Team

The Women’s Health Research Team is pleased to invite you to the film screening of the documentary Las Libres: The Story Continues (2014) directed by Gustavo Montaña and produced by Deborah Billings and Verónica Cruz Sánchez. The stories of Mexican women imprisoned for abortion and the activists working to free them are linked to broader reproductive rights struggles in the United States and grounded in basic human rights and global movements for justice.

The screening and discussion will be held on Tuesday, February 24th 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the beautiful and historic Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston, 44 George Street, Charleston, S.C. 29424. Local reproductive justice experts, including Deborah Billings, producer of this acclaimed film, will be available for a Question & Answer session at the conclusion of the screening.

To view the film trailer, please click on the following link: http://www.laslibresmovie.com/

This event is free and open to the public. Please see our Facebook Event Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380625148916842/

The film screening is followed by the annual ‘Yes! I’m a Feminist’ reception at 5:30p.m. in the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

 

South Carolina Student Legislature

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

 

Outdoors Club

Join before March 1st for a chance to win an Eno Hammock + straps! Spring 2015 dues are $40. Membership includes: access to overnight trips with certified student guides, club camping gear (we have tents!), and your choice of a O.C. water bottle with compass, awesome tshirt or bandana.

 

Don’t wait to sign up for early Spring overnight trips, the SPOTS ARE LIMITED to 10 campers per trip! We have a good number of trips going out after spring break including camping, kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking trips.

 

Find us Wednesday at Cougar Mall (3:30-4:30 p.m.) or Friday at Marion Square (5:30 p.m.) to sign up! All overnight campers must pay dues. All trips cost $5 per group meal + transportation. Questions? email [email protected] or find our group on facebook at “College of Charleston Outdoor Club”

 

Cougar Counseling Team

Mindfulness Workshops- Two day course

 

Do you feel an imbalance in your life?  Have you ever wondered if you could manage stress better?  Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness practices?  COME FIND OUT MORE!

 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

2/24/15 and 2/24/15

 

12:15 pm-1:15pm

RSS rm 319

 

You Lost Me At Hello

 

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

 

Wednesdays (2/25, 3/11, 3/18)

2 to 3 pm

Email [email protected] to sign up or ask questions

843-953-5640

Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)

When: every Wednesday @ 8pm
Where: 216 Calhoun Street

Want to meet some awesome people and celebrate the love of Christ? Stop by at 8pm on Wednesday’s for music, snacks, and a little bit of the gospel. Even if you’re not an avid church go-er, this is a comfortable place for anyone. So come see what we’re all about! Our doors are always open :)

For more info, check out Charleston BCM on facebook.

P.S. (We also have free coffee days on Tuesday mornings and Walking Dead nights on Sundays)

 

Alliance for Planet Earth

Join us Wednesday, February 25th at 6pm in Maybank 103. We will be watching a documentary in preparation for Sustainability Week. Feel free to bring your own snacks or some to share! Email [email protected] for more information.

 

Biology Club

The Biology Club will be meeting this Thursday, February 26th at 7:00pm in SSMB 129. Learn how you can join us on an upcoming trip to Riverbanks Zoo! Don’t forget to like CofC Biology Club on Facebook

 

Center for Disability Services

Presentation Information:

Stereotypes endure in a culture when they are reinforced as the norm for that group of people — where society can view one person with a disability as representative of the whole. This culture does nothing to promote social equality. Margaret Camp (Director of Disability Services at the University of South Carolina – Upstate) will be visiting the College of Charleston to talk about these myths and stereotypes in an effort to reframe how people perceive disability. Awareness can be the first step in reframing thinking and promoting equality.


Presentation Date/Time and Location:
Thursday, March 26
2:00-3:30PM
Stern Student Center, Room 205

 

Questions?  Contact:

Anne Osowski, SNAP Services Coordinator, Center for Disability Services/SNAP

Email:   [email protected]

Phone:  843-953-1431

 

Center for Civic Engagement

Center for Civic Engagement- Reoccurring Volunteer Opportunities

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

 

Lowcountry Food Bank

  • Feb. 27           12:30 – 3:00pm
  • March 13        12:30 – 3:00pm
  • March 27        12:30 – 3:00pm
  • April 10          12:30 – 3:00pm
  • April 17           12:30 – 3:00pm

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

 

Charleston Area Senior Citizens

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

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

Visual Arts Club

Visual Arts Club Cheap Art Auction

Saturday, February 21 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm

College of Charleston CATO Center

 

We’re bringing back the VAC Cheap Art Auction in the Hill Gallery to raise money for our Young Contemporaries juror, Lawren Alice of Arch Enemy Arts http://www.archenemyarts.com/. We’re very excited to see what she curates for our student exhibition, but need your help getting her here. If you have ever submitted for Young Contemporaries or plan to this year, we could really use your support! Our goal is to raise $1000.

This is a fun opportunity to get those old paintings you made in class out of the closet to see just how much art collectors will bid to have them. Donations of any medium will be accepted until the day of the auction and can be dropped off at the VAC table on the fourth floor of Simons centerwith the label “Cheap Art Auction” included with your title, name, medium, phone and email contact. All proceeds from works sold will go toward the Visual Arts Club. Previous and current students are encouraged to participate.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556975631209611/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Anthropology Club

Interested in Anthropology?

Come listen to Dr. Suzanne Abel, CofC’s resident Biological and Forensic Anthropology expert, give a talk on the field and continuing in the field post-graduation. The talk will be informal and casual, and there will be snacks!

Biological Program with Dr. Abel

Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 pm

Education Center room 107

 

Catholic Student Association

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

LENT 2015

SUNDAY MASS & FOOD FELLOWSHIP
Because of spring break NO Mass on March 1
There will be Student Catholic Mass Sunday, March 8, 5 PM, at St. Pat’s (134 St. Philip St. – corner of Radcliffe & St. Philip.) All are welcome to come.

TUESDAY CHURCH CHATS
each Tues. 7-8 pm in Stern 201
student discussion of contemporary issues, using wisdom of church and experience to initiate dialog-  interested people of all faiths welcome (FEB. 24 – Catholic Imagination using visual arts such as van Gogh)
Service IMMERSION TRIP to Guatemala – June 7 – 13 – see campus ministry for application!

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.

February 27

March 13

March 20

March 27

April 3

April 10

April 17

April 24

 

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

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

 

The Journey

DID SOMEONE SAY FREE PASTA? It’s time again for our free pasta dinner and communion night. This Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Joe Pasta (428 King Street), the Journey is hosting its monthly free pasta dinner and worship gathering. Dinner opens at 5:30 pm and worship begins at 6:00 pm. The wonderful, fun, and quirky Rev. Carmen Goetschius from Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church is guest-preaching about how we can move from being spiritually independent and stubborn to being interconnected and humble in our Christian community.
Grab and friend and come on down this Wednesday to Joe Pasta!

 

PAINTBALL THIS SATURDAY. The Journey at CofC and the Citadel are going paintballing from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm this Saturday at North Charleston Paintball. Cost is $30. For more info, email Colin at[email protected]

 

Students for Social Innovation

SSI has a Community Garden! We are a group focused on sustainability and community well-being.

If interested find us on OrgSync, twitter or instagram (@cofcssi), Facebook(Students for Social Innovation) or email [email protected].

Our meetings will be held in our garden located in the courtyard of McCallister dorm. See ya there!

 

 

Portuguese Club

Capoeira classes

February 26th  5:30-6:15pm, Education 116

Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, music and flowing movements into a unique experience. It helps develop strength, flexibility, balance, and agility. Free lessons! Instructor from Capoeira Charleston.

 

Bate-Papo (Conversation Table)

 

February 27, 4-5pm: Stern Center

March 20, 4-5pm: Stern Center

April 3, 4-5pm: Stern Center

April 17, 4-5pm: Stern Center Gardens

Come meet Brazilians and students of Portuguese!

 

Hip Hop and Rap Appreciation Club

The Cougar Hip Hop and Rap Appreciation Project (C.H.H.R.A.P. pronounced “crap”) is the newest musical club on campus devoted to promoting and exploring the hip hop and rap genres and subcultures that have gained worldwide popularity. We will explore rap and hip hop, review albums and mixtapes, promote underground artists, make parody videos of songs and hip hop culture, and take group trips to concerts both in and out of town. Our first meeting will be Friday, 02/20, 4:00 in the Cistern to introduce each other, get a feel of the club, record contact info, and make preliminary plans for the upcoming semester. Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/797200960329624/ and come to the meeting!

 

Comic Book Club

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

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

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

 

Women in Computing

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

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

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

 

 

Campus Recreation Services

843-953-5559

campusrec.cofc.edu

 

Outdoor Adventure Trips for March

… Rafting

… Rock Climbing

Go: http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/index.php 

 

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Campus Update: Delayed Opening Tuesday, February 24

Dear Campus Community,

 

The College of Charleston will delay opening campus until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, following the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s policy, which directs that state agencies follow inclement weather schedules of their respective counties. This delay affects all classes, labs, meetings and other activities scheduled at the downtown campus (including Harbor Walk and Avery Research Center), North Campus, Patriot’s Point, Grice Marine Lab and the Lowcountry Graduate Center.

 

Any class or lab that would normally be in session at 10:00 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m. (for example, classes that start at 9:25 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m.). These classes and labs will end at their normally scheduled times, and the College will operate on a normal schedule for the remainder of the day. All campus offices will be open as of 10:00 a.m., and all faculty and staff should be prepared to open offices and hold classes and labs as of 10:00 a.m. Essential employees such as public safety, physical plant, residence hall and food services staff should check with their supervisors regarding their work schedules.

 

All dining facilities will operate on a slight delay, opening at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

 

The library will be open by 10:00 a.m. and will resume a normal schedule at that time.

 

Anyone unable to be at work, please make arrangements with your supervisor.

 

Anyone needing assistance should contact the Department of Public Safety at 953.5611 (emergency) or 953.5609 (non-emergency).

 

Our office will be closely monitoring the weather conditions, and we will inform you if there are any additional changes to the College’s schedule. Please also check emergency.cofc.edu for any and all updates.

 

Sincerely,

 

Glenn

 

 

Glenn F. McConnell ’69

President

College of Charleston

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424

843-953-5500

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Opportunities for Involvement on Campus

Dear Parents:

There are a variety of resources available for students to find out more about co-curricular offerings and opportunities to become more involved on-campus.

A list of upcoming activities and programs is sent to all enrolled students via email on Monday and Friday of each week of the academic year.  Entitled “Upcoming Events and Activities,” the message contains information on programs sponsored by student organizations and on-campus departments.

There are more than 225 recognized student organizations at CofC.  A list of recognized groups is available online at http://www.cofc.edu/campuslife/clubsandorganizations/index.php#List%20of%20Clubs%20and%20Orgs.

Cougar Activities Board (CAB) and Stern NiteLife also host alcohol-free, late night programs for students that are not interested in the bar scene.  Here is a calendar of programs that will be offered for the rest of the semester:

March 13 – 6:00 pm – 12:00 am – NBA2k15 Tournament, Stern Game Room

March 13 – 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Spring Fever Bingo

March 19 – 9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Contortionist, Henna Tattoos, Fortune Tellers, Stern Garden

March 20 –  9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Hypnotist

April 9 – 9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Trouble Tournament, Stern Game Room

April 16 – 9:00 pm – 12:00 am  – Laser Tag, Stern Garden

April 21 & 23 – 9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Study Break, Stern Student Center, Room 205

April 24 –  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. –  Hydro battle

April 28 – 10:30 pm – 12:30 am – Moonlight Breakfast, Liberty

Staff members in the Office of Student Life are also available to help students connect with an organization or answer any questions they may have about ways to meet other people and become more engaged in campus activities.  Our offices are located on the 4th floor of the Stern Student Center.

Details on current and upcoming events are also posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – www.facebook.com/cofcstudentlife  and @cofcstudentlife.  Encourage your student to follow our office on these social media outlets.

Let your student know that we are here to support them and make their CofC experience a memorable one.

 

Susan H. Payment, Ed.D.  Director of Student Life

Office of Student Life/Stern Student Center
College of Charleston | 66 George St. Charleston, SC 29424
843-953-2291 Office | 843-953-1423 Fax

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Spring Break 2015 Dining Services Hours

dining spring

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Assistance with Taxes

The Beta Alpha Psi Accounting majors and Accounting Graduate students will be in the lobby of the Beatty Center (on Liberty Street across the street from the main cafeteria) assisting in the preparation of Federal and State income tax returns for low-to-moderate income taxpayers.  There is no cost for this service.  You will be able to e-file your return or you can request a paper filing copy.  They will provide you with a copy of the return as filed. To be eligible, a taxpayer must have taxable gross income of less than $58,000 and be a US citizen, resident alien, or in the US on a student visa. They will be in the Beatty Center Lobby from 10 until 2 on the following Saturdays:

  • March 22, 2015
  • April 12, 2015

You must bring a picture ID, your social security card, the social security card for all of your dependents, all W-2’s or other tax information forms (1099, 1098, etc.), and a voided copy of a check or a deposit slip if you choose direct deposit in the case of a tax refund.

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The College Reads! Selection for 2015-2016 school year

On November 24, 2014, President Barack Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to the families of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner—three young men murdered by Mississippi Klansmen at the start of Freedom Summer 1964. The Mississippi Summer Project is the subject of The College Reads! 2015 book selection: Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson (2010).

Mr. Watson will be on campus November 9-10, 2015, and will deliver his public lecture on Monday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Sottile Theatre. The lecture will be free and open to all.

Freedom Summer chronicles the violence and brutality of segregation in Mississippi just one year before Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and two years before passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Young people, most of college age, “invaded” Mississippi to register voters, teach in Freedom Schools, run community centers called Freedom Houses, and rally support for the Mississippi Democratic Freedom Party. Volunteers were trained by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) staff, peers in age but already veterans of racist violence in Mississippi. They were all afraid, but climbed on a bus together with a plan to change America for the better.

Watson’s account is a compelling story of idealism met with hatred: “They had been told to expect the worst—beatings, blackjacks, shotguns. But none of the horror stories . . . had prepared them for this. They had been warned about white Mississippi, but on this first day, black Mississippi overwhelmed them . . . . Raised in ‘the affluent society,’ where poverty had supposedly been conquered, they walked that day into its shadows. Most were appalled; some were enraged. . . . This was America, many had to remind themselves” (p. 61). Over the course of the summer, 35 churches would be burned, five dozen homes and Freedom Houses would be bombed, and Mississippi would become synonymous with murder. The FBI and federal government were slow to act. Along with countless black citizens of Mississippi, the Freedom Summer volunteers are credited with “cracking” Mississippi, serving as witnesses and messengers for the rest of the nation.

The College Reads! committee, a large group of faculty, staff, and students, selected Watson’s Freedom Summer out of a desire to explore themes of race, activism, and social justice. Programming around Freedom Summer will encourage students to find their voice, identify their issue, and act. Speakers will include Freedom Summer volunteers and civil rights scholars, including many with ties to South Carolina. We will host panels on the Voting Rights Act today, voter registration drives, film screenings and activism projects. We invite departments and programs to host events and develop programs as well.

In addition to our use of Freedom Summer in the coming year, we will also experiment with spring reading groups of faculty, staff, and advanced students, with those groups reading contemporary examinations of civil rights challenges. We invite recommendations and broad participation.

Thank you to everyone who suggested a book for the program. The committee reviewed and/or read over 100 titles before recommending Freedom Summer. I am grateful to the committee for their continuing work in support of The College Reads! program and its contribution to the intellectual vitality of our campus community.
Brian McGee
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
College of Charleston

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SGA Bike Auction – Friday, February 20, 2015

On Friday, February 20, the Student Government Association will hold a Winter Bike Auction at 11 a.m. on George Street.  Bikes will be available for preview by 10:00 a.m. and bidding will begin at 11:00 a.m.  All potential bidders must check-in and receive a paddle to be eligible to bid.  All bikes are sold “as-is,” and all sales are final.  Payment for bikes can be made in the form of cash or checks (made payable to “College of Charleston”).  Wells Fargo and Bank of America ATMs are available in the lobby of the Stern Student Center for your convenience and hot chocolate and hot cider will be available.

A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Charleston Hope in memory of Chad Cooke.

Questions?  Contact [email protected].

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ATHLETICS | MBB & WBB at Home; Baseball Home Opener; Softball Tournament; Sailing and Tennis at Home

MEN’S  BASKETBALL (TD Arena)

Wednesday:                Charleston vs. Elon | 7 PM [SOCIAL MEDIA NIGHT]

–  FREE FOOD from Circe’s Grotto for the first 200 students courtesy of 930 NoMo

–  Win Prizes for following @ClydeTheCougar, Snapchat Scavenger Hunt and more!

 

WOMEN’S  BASKETBALL (TD Arena)

Thursday:                             Charleston vs. Drexel | 7 PM

– Free “Beat Drexel” shirt for the first 25 students

 

BASEBALL (Patriots Point)

Friday:                                   Charleston vs. The Citadel | 3 PM

– Free STUDENT SHUTTLE leaves Stern Center at 2:30 PM

Sunday:                                 Charleston vs. The Citadel | 1 PM

 

SOFTBALL (Patriots Point)

Wednesday:         Charleston vs. Coastal Carolina | 4 PM

Friday:                                   Charleston vs. UMASS | 8 PM

Saturday:                              Charleston vs. Pitt | 1:30 PM

Saturday:                              Charleston vs. Bowling Green | 6 PM

Sunday:                                                 Charleston vs. App State | 1:30 PM

Sunday:                                 Charleston vs. Winthrop | 3:30 PM

 

MEN’S  TENNIS (Patriots Point)

Friday:                                   Charleston vs. UNCW | 2 PM

Saturday:                              Charleston vs. Virginia Tech | Noon

 

SAILING (J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex)

Friday:                                   Charleston COED | 10 AM

 

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

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

 

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Twitter:  @ClydeTheCougar | @CofCSports | @CofCTix

Facebook:  College of Charleston Athletics | Clyde Cougar

Instagram: @ClydeTheCougar

Snapchat: ClydeTheCougar

Web:  CofCSports.com

Phone:  843.953.CofC

 

Go Cougars!

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Student Activities

Student Life

Marketing Workshop!

February 26, 2015

Stern Student Center – Room 201

3-4pm

 

Want to learn how to market your organization and its events more dynamically and efficiently? Having trouble generating interest or buzz around your causes or recruitment? Come to a free marketing workshop sponsored by Student Life! Assistant Director Sam Tang will be walking through effective and easy ways to strengthen your marketing and promotions!

 

For more information email [email protected]

 

Stern NiteLife

 

GAME NIGHT

 

When: Feb. 19, 2015

Where: Stern Student Center

Time: 9:00pm

Come join us for a night of food and your favorite games- Spades, Connect Four, Trouble, Twister, and Taboo! With a chance to win a Bike, iPad Air, Beats, CofC Swag and more!

 

Stern Student Center

 

Looking to line up a job for FALL 2015?  The Stern Student Center will be hiring new staff for the Information Desk, Game Room, Assistant Managers, and Stern NiteLife.  If you are a current CofC student who is friendly, outgoing, and good with people, fill out an application online at https://orgsync.com/53741/forms/128609.  Applications will be received February 1 – February 27 @ 5:00 pm.

 

 

CAB

CAB Films: Jupiter Ascending
Do you like Channing Tatum? Mila Kunis? Free trips to the movies?

If so, join CAB on a theater trip to see Jupiter Ascending on Monday, February 23rd. We will leave the Stern Center around 6:00 pm and return around 9:30. Tickets and the bus ride there are free, and everyone participating must ride the bus.

Space is limited; to reserve your spot email [email protected] ASAP.

 

Marketing and Communications

Hey CofC! What are the most popular spring break destinations for our campus? Take this following survey and let us know where you’re going!

 

http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s.asp?sid=61iwozs41w3639m618284

 

Office of Sustainability

Sustainability Grant Funding
Do you have an idea to make CofC more sustainable? All College of Charleston students contribute a Green Fee of $10 per semester to the ECOllective Fund.  A portion of this fund is reserved specifically for student led projects and is managed by the ECOllective Student Project Committee (ESPC).

There are two levels of funding available:

Expedited Projects: up to $500, rolling submission all semester
Full-Scale Projects: up to $5000, deadline March 10th

 

Projects have to be led by a student and implemented on our campus, but we accept proposals from all disciplines! For more information check out our website:

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

http://sustainability.cofc.edu/espc-student-projects/process-full.php#full

 

Career Center and Alumni Relations

Alumni Industry Panel: Careers in Marketing

Tues. February 17th, 3-4pm

Alumni Center, School of Education

 

Interested in learning more about careers in Marketing? CofC alumni and other professionals working in various aspects of marketing speak about their work and how to begin a career in this field. This is a great opportunity to network and receive helpful advice for your career planning process!

 

Presented by the Career Center and Alumni Relations

 

Aramark

Mardi Gras Dinner: Beads, Music, and Food Galore

Where: Liberty Fresh Food Company

When: Tuesday, 2/17

Join us for live music by the River City Dixieland Jazz Band (5pm-8pm) and a custom NOLA-themed menu!

Food includes roasted oysters, muffaleta, crawfish boil, jambalaya, beignets, king cake, mocktail hurricanes, and more!

Activities include mask-making station, NOLA photo booth, and prize-winning trivia.

Follow us @cofcdining on Instagram for your chance to win a FREE meal swipe into the event!

 

Student Government Association

Winter Bike Auction

February 20th

11am – 2pm

George Street (in front of the Stern Center)

All bikes sold “as is.”  No returns. No refunds

Cash and checks accepted for forms of payment

 

Come join us for SGA’s WINTER Bike Auction. Just like our annual Fall Bike Auction, we will be auctioning off dozens of bikes for great prices! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Chad’s Hope in memory of Chad Cooke.

 

Office of Institutional Diversity

TOMORROW

In recognition of 2015 Black History Month,

the Office of Institutional Diversity and

the African-American Studies Program

invite you to the film screening of:

 

“DEAR WHITE PEOPLE”

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Robert Scott Small, Room 235

4:00pm

 

Center for Student Learning

Study Skills Workshops

Mondays in Addlestone 120 at 4:00 pm

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

Dates

Monday, February 16thBrain Boosters with guest speaker Karee White

Monday, March 16thHealthy Body, Healthy Mind with guest speaker Michelle Futrell

Monday, March 23rdCurrent Awareness with guest speaker Burton Callicott

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

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

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

 

School of Languages, Culture and World Affairs 

World Cultures Fair

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs is looking for creative individuals to submit designs for the 2015 World Cultures Fair t-shirt logo!  Students, faculty and staff are all eligible to participate in the contest.  Please create either a hand-drawn or a digital design and submit it with your name to[email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday, February 27, 2015.  The winner will have his/her design featured on the t-shirt along with being credited by name as well as a free shirt and recognition at the World Cultures Fair.  This year’s event is scheduled for March 26, 2015 from 11 – 2 in the Stern Center Gardens.

 

Admissions

Accepted Student Weekend

 

Are you interested in welcoming the Class of 2019 to the College of Charleston? Accepted Student Weekend will be March 20-21 and we need volunteers! Sign up HERE.

 

For more information about ASW, visit http://go.cofc.edu/AcceptedWeekend

For inquiries about volunteering for Accepted Student Weekend, contact Houston Pearce, Admissions Representative, at [email protected].

For general inquiries about Accepted Student Weekend, contact Seaton Brown, Senior Admissions Counselor, at [email protected].

 

Accepted Student Weekend 2015- Student Organization Registration

Please fill out this FORM if you would like to have your organization represented at the Organization Fair.

 

Accepted Student Weekend will be held Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.

Student Organizations will need to arrive on Saturday, March 21 for set-up at 10:30am. Families will be cycling through the Organization Fair in three waves… 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. The street fair will end at 2pm.

Please be prepared to stay during the entire event.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Organization Fair, please email Jacob Tucker in Admissions at
[email protected].

Any general Inquires for the Weekend, please contact Seaton Brown in Admissions at
[email protected].
Again, please click on the following link and follow the steps to get signed up!

Accepted Student Weekend Organization Fair Registration

 

Women’s Health Research Team

The Women’s Health Research Team is pleased to invite you to the film screening of the documentary Las Libres: The Story Continues (2014) directed by Gustavo Montaña and produced by Deborah Billings and Verónica Cruz Sánchez. The stories of Mexican women imprisoned for abortion and the activists working to free them are linked to broader reproductive rights struggles in the United States and grounded in basic human rights and global movements for justice.

The screening and discussion will be held on Tuesday, February 24th 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the beautiful and historic Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston, 44 George Street, Charleston, S.C. 29424. Local reproductive justice experts, including Deborah Billings, producer of this acclaimed film, will be available for a Question & Answer session at the conclusion of the screening.

To view the film trailer, please click on the following link: http://www.laslibresmovie.com/

This event is free and open to the public. Please see our Facebook Event Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380625148916842/

The film screening is followed by the annual ‘Yes! I’m a Feminist’ reception at 5:30p.m. in the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

 

South Carolina Student Legislature

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

 

Cougar Counseling Team

Mindfulness Workshops- Two day course

 

Do you feel an imbalance in your life?  Have you ever wondered if you could manage stress better?  Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness practices?  COME FIND OUT MORE!

 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

2/17/15 and 2/18/15 or

2/24/15 and 2/24/15

 

12:15 pm-1:15pm

RSS rm 319

 

You Lost Me At Hello

 

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

 

Wednesdays (2/18, 2/25, 3/11, 3/18)

2 to 3 pm

Email [email protected] to sign up or ask questions

843-953-5640

 

Center for Disability Services

Presentation Information:

Stereotypes endure in a culture when they are reinforced as the norm for that group of people — where society can view one person with a disability as representative of the whole. This culture does nothing to promote social equality. Margaret Camp (Director of Disability Services at the University of South Carolina – Upstate) will be visiting the College of Charleston to talk about these myths and stereotypes in an effort to reframe how people perceive disability. Awareness can be the first step in reframing thinking and promoting equality.


Presentation Date/Time and Location:
Thursday, March 26
2:00-3:30PM
Stern Student Center, Room 205

 

Questions?  Contact:

Anne Osowski, SNAP Services Coordinator, Center for Disability Services/SNAP

Email:   [email protected]

Phone:  843-953-1431

 

AMF

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 one service project per semester. Come to AMF’s first support group meeting to find out more information This Wednesday, February 18, in MYBK 103 at 7pm! If you have any questions please contact Jordan Gile at [email protected] or (704) 607-8971.

 

Visual Arts Club

Visual Arts Club Cheap Art Auction

Saturday, February 21 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm

College of Charleston CATO Center

 

We’re bringing back the VAC Cheap Art Auction in the Hill Gallery to raise money for our Young Contemporaries juror, Lawren Alice of Arch Enemy Arts http://www.archenemyarts.com/. We’re very excited to see what she curates for our student exhibition, but need your help getting her here. If you have ever submitted for Young Contemporaries or plan to this year, we could really use your support! Our goal is to raise $1000.

This is a fun opportunity to get those old paintings you made in class out of the closet to see just how much art collectors will bid to have them. Donations of any medium will be accepted until the day of the auction and can be dropped off at the VAC table on the fourth floor of Simons centerwith the label “Cheap Art Auction” included with your title, name, medium, phone and email contact. All proceeds from works sold will go toward the Visual Arts Club. Previous and current students are encouraged to participate.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556975631209611/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Pulsera Project

The Pulsera Project will be having its first meeting of the semester

this Monday, February 16th, in Stern Student Center Room 206 at 5pm!

 

The Pulsera Project’s mission is to create a more just and colorful

world through the education and empowerment of Nicaraguan and US

youth.

We engage US students in international service to provide economic

opportunities for young Nicaraguans. We also advocate for progressive

ideas about international service that value economic aid as just one

part of a mutual exchange that also includes the sharing of knowledge,

ideas, and life experiences for the benefit of all.

 

Jewish Student Union/Hillel

3rd Annual Avi Schaefer Interfaith Program!

 

Where: Stern Center Ballroom

When: Friday, February 20th. Program from 5:00-6:15pm, FREE Shabbat dinner at 6:30pm

 

You are invited to the Jewish Student Union/Hillel’s 3rd Annual Avi Schaefer Interfaith Program! Please join us for a meaningful interfaith dialogue program from 5:00-6:15pm followed by a free Shabbat dinner at the Jewish Studies Center at 6:30pm. In honor of the memory of Avi Schaefer, the program will foster discussions of peace and understanding between students of different backgrounds. All perspectives are welcome!

 

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.

February 20

February 27

March 13

March 20

March 27

April 3

April 10

April 17

April 24

 

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

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

 

Anthropology Club

Interested in Anthropology?

Come listen to Dr. Suzanne Abel, CofC’s resident Biological and Forensic Anthropology expert, give a talk on the field and continuing in the field post-graduation. The talk will be informal and casual, and there will be snacks!

Biological Program with Dr. Abel

Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 pm

Education Center room 107

 

Students for Social Innovation

SSI has a Community Garden! We are a group focused on sustainability and community well-being.

If interested find us on OrgSync, twitter or instagram (@cofcssi), Facebook(Students for Social Innovation) or email [email protected].

Our meetings will be held in our garden located in the courtyard of McCallister dorm. See ya there!

 

CASAS

CASAS

Free Yoga

Provided by Aimee Koon

Wednesdays 11:00 am and Thursdays 3:00 pm

Starting January 21th and 22nd

Rm 321 RSS Building

Open to CofC students

 

Portuguese Club

Capoeira classes

February 17th  5:30-6:15pm, Education 116

February 26th  5:30-6:15pm, Education 116

Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, music and flowing movements into a unique experience. It helps develop strength, flexibility, balance, and agility. Free lessons! Instructor from Capoeira Charleston.

 

Bate-Papo (Conversation Table)

 

February 27, 4-5pm: Stern Center

March 20, 4-5pm: Stern Center

April 3, 4-5pm: Stern Center

April 17, 4-5pm: Stern Center Gardens

Come meet Brazilians and students of Portuguese!

 

Russian Club

Come join us on Wednesday February 18 in room 112 of the Education Center for a Carnival celebration! There will food, fun, and games to celebrate the international tradition.

 

Hip Hop and Rap Appreciation Club

The Cougar Hip Hop and Rap Appreciation Project (C.H.H.R.A.P. pronounced “crap”) is the newest musical club on campus devoted to promoting and exploring the hip hop and rap genres and subcultures that have gained worldwide popularity. We will explore rap and hip hop, review albums and mixtapes, promote underground artists, make parody videos of songs and hip hop culture, and take group trips to concerts both in and out of town. Our first meeting will be Friday, 02/20, 4:00 in the Cistern to introduce each other, get a feel of the club, record contact info, and make preliminary plans for the upcoming semester. Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/797200960329624/ and come to the meeting!

 

Outdoors Club

Join before March 1st for a chance to win an Eno Hammock + straps! Spring 2015 dues are $40. Membership includes: access to overnight trips with certified student guides, club camping gear (we have tents!), and your choice of a O.C. water bottle or bandana. Don’t wait to sign up for early Spring overnight trips, the SPOTS ARE LIMITED to 10 campers per trip.

 

Feb 14-15  Camping on Hunting Island State Park, SC  8 spots left

Feb 21-22  Camping on Caper’s Island, SC  8 spots left

Feb 20-22  Intermediate Backpacking in Table Rock, SC  9 spots left

Feb 20-22  Elementary Backpacking in NC and day in Asheville  9 spots left

 

Find us Wednesday at Cougar Mall (3:30-4:30 p.m.) or Friday at Marion Square (5:30 p.m.) to sign up! All overnight campers must pay dues. All trips cost $5 per group meal + transportation. Questions? email[email protected] or find our group on facebook at “College of Charleston Outdoor Club”

 

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 Facebook page (College of Charleston Comic Book Club) for more information or contact one of our officers: President Caroline Goodin ([email protected]), Secretary Melissa Ender ([email protected])

 

The Journey

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE @ 6 PM. ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING OF LENT. We’ll also be discussing how the Bible tells us a lot of things. Some things we like hearing, some things we don’t like hearing. Until the late 20th century though, Christianity was a communal practice of pursuing truth. Today, however, we’re more inclined to gloss over what we don’t like in the Bible and judge for ourselves what we personally think is spiritually, metaphysically, and ethically true. But if we create our own truth, then we can only rarely, if ever, know God’s truth–and that doesn’t make for a healthy community. This Wednesday at 6 pm in Joe Pasta (428 King Street), as we celebrate Ash Wednesday, let’s explore how we can move from judging our own truth to discerning God’s will. www.charlestonjourney.org

 

Women in Computing

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

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

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

 

 

Campus Recreation Services

843-953-5559

campusrec.cofc.edu

 

Outdoor Adventure Trips for March

… Rafting

… Rock Climbing

Go: http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/index.php 

 

Debate Team

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

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

 

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

We want to talk about issues that affect YOU, and we want you to have a say in the things that matter most to you.

 

All undergrads and majors are welcome!

 

Think you might be interested?

Come to our 30-minute Informational Meeting on Thursday, Feb 19 at 6:30PM!

(The room will be announced prior to the date through e-mail and Facebook)

 

Want to stay updated about the team?

Contact me, President Claire Cheramie ([email protected]) or our Vice President Hope Brannon ([email protected]) with your name, and we will keep you posted with updates about the team!

Also, join our Facebook group!

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

 

 

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