Center for International Education Volunteer Programs

The Center for International Education offers two student volunteer programs- Study Abroad Peer Advisors and Cougar Ambassadors. We are currently seeking volunteers for next academic year. Below are brief descriptions of the volunteer programs:

  • Cougar Ambassador (CA) Program- Current CofC students are matched with incoming international students to help the students transition to CofC. CAs also help with greeting students at the airport, orientation, etc. and meet with their buddies throughout the semester. Students who have studied abroad, who are planning on going abroad, or are interested in other cultures are encouraged to apply.
  • Peer Advisor (PA) Program- CofC students who assist the Center for International Education with study abroad info sessions, fairs, class visits, etc. The program is designed for students who have already studied abroad and are looking for a way to share their experiences.

 

Additional information can be found on our website: http://international.cofc.edu/volunteer-opportunities/index.php. Please encourage any qualified students to apply!

 

Next week, we will be hosting informational meetings so that students can learn more about the positions:

o    Wednesday, February 4th- 2-3 pm

o    Thursday, February 5th – 2-3 pm

o    Friday, February 6th- 1-2pm

All meetings will be held in the Multicultural Center Conference Room.

 

Melissa Ochal, M.A.

Associate Director | Center for International Education

College of Charleston

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424   USA

Tel: 1-843-953-7822 | Fax: 1-843-953-7663

 

Physical address:

207 Calhoun Street  | Charleston, SC 29424

 

SCHEDULE A GROUP ADVISING SESSION OR AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE!

 

http://international.cofc.edu/

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Center for Student Learning Update – Spring 2015

Below is an example of an email that is being sent to your students on a weekly basis! The CSL is fully up and running – make sure to have your student check out our services:

Tutoring: http://csl.cofc.edu/labs/index.php

Supplemental Instruction: http://csl.cofc.edu/supplemental-instruction/index.php

Study Skills: http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/index.php

Online handouts & VIDEOS: http://csl.cofc.edu/student-resources/index.php

 

And study skills workshops will start on Monday!

Get More Out of Your Study Time                                                                                                                                 One of the keys to successfully completing your college journey is to learn how  to best use your study time. This 201 workshop will provide you with strategies to get the most out of your study time!

Guest Speaker – Ernest Brevard
Monday, February 2 at 4pm in Addlestone Library Room 120

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Melissa Thomas, J.D.

Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

(843)953-8178

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cofccsl

http://csl.cofc.edu

 

Subject: Weekly CSL Update revision

Did you know: If you were to remove all the empty space from the atoms that make up EVERY human on earth, the ENTIRE population could fit into an apple!

Study tip of the week:

Retyping or writing your notes can help you retain the material you have covered in class, lowering stress while trying to study for an exam.

CSL news update: (For the CSL website click here)

Labs and SI sessions are now open! Come by to any of the walk-in labs or set up and appointment with a one-on-one tutor.

Brandon Hicks

[email protected]

Peer Study Skills ‘15

Peer Academic Coach ’12-

Beta Theta Pi Founding Father ‘12

 

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Opportunities for Involvement

Student Life

ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Student driver training for SPRING, 2015 will be held in the Stern Center, Room 409 at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, January 28: 12:15pm

Thursday, January 29: 2pm

Friday, January 30: 10am

Monday, February 2: 11am and 3pm

Tuesday, February 3: 10am

Thursday, February 5: 9:45am and 2:30pm

Friday, February 6: 10am

NOTE: There is no class on Wednesday, February 4
You will need to register for your desired date and time. To register: https://orgsync.com/32470/forms/130724
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.

 

Homecoming 2015

 

Attention Student Organization Leaders,

 

Sign up for Homecoming 2015: Unmask Your Pride!

 

Sign up form: https://orgsync.com/32470/forms/130750

 

Sign up for “Cougars Taking Action” Homecoming Service Project for Spirit Points!https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/131252

 

The Spirit Cup Packet is attached.

 

Join in on the fun and show your pride!

 

February 2-7

Unmask your Pride!

 

Spirit Packets will be available at http://www.cofc.edu/homecoming/

 

Homecoming Pep Rally

Wednesday, Feb. 4

5:30pm-9pm at Liberty Fresh Food Company

DJ, games, & prizes. Special appearances by Clyde & Coach Grant!

Student Life will pay for the first 100 people without a meal plan

 

CAB

Guardians of the Galaxy
Monday, January 26th at 8:00 pm in Stern 205

Join Gamora, Groot, Drax, Rocket, and Star-Lord as you enjoy CAB’s showing of Guardians of the Galaxy on Monday, January 26th. There will be free food, as well as fun trivia with a chance to win awesome raffle prizes. Join CAB on social media for a chance to win even more prizes, and stay up-to-date on our latest and always free events.

 

CAB Craft Day!

It is our only Crafting Event of the Spring so we are going big!

All of your favorites in one day! The schedule for the day is:

9:30 – 12:00 – Monogramming Drop Offs in Stern 201 (first 20 students to sign up get a free bag to be monogrammed).

11:30 – 1:30 – Fear No Easel Class in Stern 205 (first 30 students to sign up only)

2:00 – 4:00 – Seasonal craft activities and other free supplies available, First Come, First Serve Only (no canvas or mason jars this time, sorry!)

5:00 – 6:00 – Cake Decorating, learn how to professional decorated cakes and learn about the tools etc. (First 30 students to sign up only).

For signups go to: https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/1p9AQrq0nYBj9NIBB9Cag0fBZwV2GXntOPcy0rijdFW0/viewform?usp=send_form

 

Salsa Night:

 

Come Salsa with us!! CAB is having a salsa night on Jan 28th. from 6pm to 8pm in the Stern Center Ballroom. Come learn the basics of Salsa dancing!  Also, non- verbal communication, everyone will learn 5 key leadership steps in life and in dancing. Everyone will receive insight that involves Supporting, Acting, Learning, Striving and Accepting (SALSA) that will provide relevance to ALL participants.

 

This program is ideal for all audiences. It is powerful, fun and educationaleven if you aren’t dancing!!

 

Save the date! Free food and drinks!

 

Book of Mormon

 

Ticket Sales Tuesday January 27th 9am Stern Lobby
Includes bus ride to North Charleston Coliseum and ticket to show.

First come, First Serve $10
Must show cofc ID!

Trip is Tuesday Feb. 10th Leave Stern 5:30pm return around 10:00pm

 

CisternYard Radio

CisternYard Radio DJ and Volunteer Interest Meeting


Are you looking to get involved in radio and gain experience on the air, in the studio, and in our community? Searching for opportunities to build your resume, meet cool people, and explore new music?

CisternYard Radio is looking for new DJs and Volunteers for the Spring semester! We are looking for charismatic individuals who may be looking to host their own radio show, write show and album reviews for our online site, and volunteer at our various events on campus and the peninsula.

The interest meeting will be next Tuesday, January 27th at 5PM at the Calhoun Annex in Room 203. We welcome everyone to come and hear what we have to offer!

CofC Hockey

The Cougars Hockey Team is  hosting 5 teams for the Palmetto Cup Tournament this coming weekend.  January 30, January 31 and February 1.  Schedule is as follows:  Cougars vs Elon on Friday  January 30 at 7PM.,  VS E Carolina  on Saturday January 31st at 3:30 and VS UNC Chapel Hill at 10AM on Sunday February 1.  All games are at the Carolina Ice Palace.  Busses will Leave from the Stern Center 1 hour before the game.  Come out and support the team!!

 

Office of Institutional Diversity

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) Signature Speaker Series

Rep. Bakari Sellers, Esq.

Date:  Thursday, February 5, 2015

Time:  5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Location:  Stern Ballroom

Join in Black History Month Celebration!

 

Aramark

Health & Wellness with May: Healthy Super Bowl App​s

Wednesday, Jan. 28th

Lunch @ Liberty Fresh Food Company

May is taking over the vegetarian station! Stop by and learn how to amp up your game-watching with simple, healthy recipes like Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip and Feta & Sun-Dried Tomato Dip.”

*May Zhu is CofC Dining’s Health and Wellness Coordinator. For a consultation, email [email protected]

 

Admissions

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. Please review the  the recruitment schedule for Spring Recruitment.

For more information and the opportunity to speak with current Student Ambassadors, please attend the informational session scheduled for:

Date: January 26, 2015

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Admissions Office

Applications are available in the Admissions Office.

Applications are DUE: January 29,  2015 at 5:00 p.m.

For additional questions please email Kesha Rainey: [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

 

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.

 

Location Information:

Main Campus – Stern Student Center, Room 205 Time of Event:  2:00-3:30PM

 

Questions?  Contact:

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

Email:   [email protected]

Phone:  843-953-1431

 

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.

January 30

February 6

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!

 

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 kickoff meeting to find out more information This Tuesday, January 27, in MYBK 101 at 7pm! If you have any questions please contact Jordan Gile at [email protected] or (704) 607-8971. Free pizza will be provided!

 

Charleston Crew

Interested in finding a new activity? Love the outdoors/water? Want to become part of a team?  College of Charleston Crew will be having an information meeting for potential members on February 3rd at 9 PM at Grace Church on Glebe Street.  Both the men’s and women’s team are recruiting new members!  No experience necessary.  Charleston Crew is a great opportunity for meeting people, working on your fitness, and continuing a historic tradition at CofC.  Please come out and hear about all this great team has to offer!

 

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!

 

Sigma Delta Tau

Sweet on Sigma Delta Tau

Cookie Delivery 1-5 pm, February 7th 2015

Afternoon craving? Feeling sweet on someone? Have warm cookies and cold milk delivered straight to your room!

All proceeds are benefitting victims of domestic violence. Delivery to on campus housing including greek housing, for off campus housing contact us with your questions. To pre-order, say hello, or ask us questions just email [email protected]

 

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

 

Center for Student Learning

Study Skills Workshops

Mondays in Addlestone 120 at 4:00 p.m.

This semester, the study skills workshop series will feature a guest speaker at each session discussing useful tools and topics 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

For a full schedule of the Study Skills Workshops Series please visit:http://csl.cofc.edu/documents/study-skills/Spring%202015%20Workshop%20Calendar.pdf

 

 

Secular Student Alliance

If you care about…

 

Equality

Science

Reason

Humanism

Freethought

Service

Community

And being the best damned person you can be…

 

Join us Wednesdays at 6:00pm in RSS 248 for meaningful discussion, service, and activism with a secular worldview!

Like us on Facebook for weekly updates and event reminders at facebook.com/SSAatCofC .

 

Pre-Health Profession Advising

Pre-health peer mentors are available for walk-in appointments in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building (SSMB), Room 100 during the following times:

 

Tuesday 5-8pm

Wednesday 12:30-4pm

Thursday 12-2:30 & 5-8pm

 

Set up a private appointment by emailing: [email protected]

January 27th 5:30 PM SSMB Room 129

Ms. Wanda Taylor & Dr. Paul Underwood will be on campus to speak with Pre-med students about the what it really takes to get into medical school!

January 29th 6:00 PM SSMB Room 129

Dr. Paul Catalana, Director of Admissions for USC Greenville

will be on campus to talk about their unique medical school curriculum in Greenville and how they filter applicants!

February 2nd 6:00 PM SSMB Room 129

Dr. Robert Rhinehart from the medical school at USC Columbia will be on campus to review the admission process for the medical school in Columbia and give you the important facts you need to know before you apply.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research as well as treatment and care for those battling cancer. C of C’s event which is April 18th at John Hagood Stadium, 12pm – 11pm!  You can register a team at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__relay.acsevents.org&d=AwIFAg&c=7MSSWy9Bs2yocjNQzurxOQ&r=zxvW_hPtQgjlZQuBw80NxwC8-G-PdDZrYq6sq8aXasw&m=G1Tlr2baKex7_n44X71XhgCnByq_0l8xjXQ4D-EcJfE&s=yEIcwPntmOlq_6-vtToVWuwdfLJzL-FfjXeoALaTX10&e= . If you would like to help plan Relay stop by one of our weekly planning meetings every Wednesday at 7:00 in Maybank 220

 

Atheist Humanist Alliance

The Atheist Humanist Alliance will be meeting every Friday at 8PM at the John Rivers Communication Museum. Join us for great discussions about atheism, skepticism, humanism, and more! All are welcome!

 

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 7:30pm 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

 

Sociology Network

SOCIOLOGY CLUB 

Dr Paul Roof, King of the Beard and Mustache Community in Charleston, is guest speaking at the kick off meeting for the Sociology Network this semester !  All students welcome to come listen to Dr Roof speak about living a sociological life and his experiences.  FREE PIZZA AND DRINKS! The event will be Wednesday, February 28th at 12:00-12:50pm in the Education center room 108.  See you there!

 

Charleston 40 Recruitment

Do you love the College? Do you take any chance to tell people how much you love it? Come try out for Charleston 40! Charleston 40 Recruitment for new tour guides for the Office of Admissions will be held the weekend on February 13th – 15th. Applications are available at the front desk of the Admissions Office or online at: http://admissions.cofc.edu/charleston40/guiderecruitment.php . Please return a hard copy of your application to the front desk of Admissions by February 12th. If you have any questions please feel free to email our Membership Coordinator, Alex Proie, at [email protected] . See you on the bricks!

 

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

We are seeking exceptional upper class students to serve as SPECTRA LEADers for the thirty-fifth annual SPECTRA/SCAMP programs. In addition, selected student LEADers will serve as peer-mentors during the fall semester.

Students applying for a LEADer position must complete the general application, provide an unofficial college transcript, a cover letter expressing interest, résumé, and two references; one of which should come from a professor.

The SPECTRA summer transition program for underrepresented and/or first generation students is scheduled during Summer II Day Session beginning on July 12, and ending on August 15, 2015. SPECTRA and SCAMP are intended to provide up to 100 incoming freshmen with academic and social transitional experiences prior to their arrival at the College prior for the fall semester.

SPECTRA LEADers are expected to be available to work during the entire session of the SPECTRA summer program, plus attend the required training sessions. SPECTRA LEADers must not take any classes or have an outside job during the Summer II session, as it will interfere with your duties as a LEADer.

The SPECTRA program is tremendously rewarding for incoming freshmen, yet it is very intense. SPECTRA LEADers will reside in the residence halls and will be on call 24 hours per day with the exception of nights off each week as determined by the Head SPECTRA LEADer(s). LEADers are expected to participate in the program beyond their residence hall duties. Accordingly, applicants for LEADer positions should realize that confidentiality is a required trait and that it takes an enormous amount of commitment of your time and energy to help make this program successful for each student.

General Application:http://msps.cofc.edu/SPECTRA%20LEADer/Summer%20Employment%20Opportunity%20/SPECTRA%20LEADerAPP_2015.pdf

For More Information Contact:

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

Multicultural Center

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: (843) 953-5660

Email: [email protected]

 

The College of Charleston’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) will present “We the People” – an evening of spirituals and gospel music on Sunday, February 8th at 5:00 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre.  The program will feature the Claflin University Concert Choir led by Dr. Isaiah McGee and will also highlight vignettes about the African-American experience as chronicled by locally recognized actor, Henry Clay Middleton.  Admission is $15 for general public and $8 for CofC students with a valid Cougar Card.

The program is part of the College of Charleston’s Black History Month activities with proceeds benefiting student scholarships for minority students. “Due to the recent unrest in many of our major cities because of tensions between citizens and police officers, I felt it would be very timely for the College of Charleston to provide a historical background of peaceful protests launched by blacks in this country,” said Dr. Teresa Smith, director of the Office of MSPS

Mr. Middleton’s vignettes will cover seven themes: 1) We the people, 2) Africa, 3) This land is not my land, 4) The end of oppression, 5) the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-1960s, 6) education of blacks in the United States and 7) racial equality in the 21st century. 

Also performing will be Lowcountry Voices (LV), a multicultural and ethnically diverse choral organization that performs standard choral repertoire with special emphasis on African-American musical traditions.  LV is directed by Nathan L. Nelson, and Sandra Barnhardt. Ms. Hydeia Wade, a junior public health major, will also direct the College of Charleston’s Gospel Choir in a few selections during the program.

Student tickets can be purchased tickets in the Multicultural Center.

General public Tickets can be purchased online at msps.cofc.edu

 

Russian Club

Russian Club Food Contest!

 

Russian Club will be hosting a food contest this Wednesday at 7 PM in ECTR 112. We ask all contests to please make food (preferably Russian) with an accompanying description and history. First place will receive a prize. Join the Russian Club Group on Facebook for more updates

 

Club Swimming

Club Swimming will meet Monday-Thursday nights 9:00-10:00pm for practice at the Stern Center Pool! We accept swimmers of all skill types, please come out and join! We hope to see you there!

 

(Club for Hospitality and Tourism) CHAT

Please join CHAT on Tuesday, January 27th at 5:30pm in Beatty Center Room 220. We are welcoming speaker, Bryan Kowert, who is the Senior Events Manager at the South Carolina Aquarium. Come learn how Mr. Kowert has been successful in the Hospitality industry and his current position at the SC Aquarium. Don’t pass up this fantastic chance to ask questions to an established professional. Free Pizza and Drinks will be provided!

 

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! 

First meeting of the semester is 1/29 at 7:00pm in Stern 201!

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

 

Gay-Straight Alliance

CofC’s Gay-Straight Alliance (open to all LGBTQA+ students and allies) will be restarting every Thursday from 6-7pm, starting on January 22. Welcome to all students! In the Multicultural Center

 

Outdoors Club

Day hikes, paddles, surf. Overnight camping and backpacking trips. Our first meeting of the semester will be at 5:30p.m. this Friday, Jan 16 at Marion Square. Find us on Facebook “College of Charleston Outdoor Club” for up-to-date information.

 

The Charleston Vibes

AUDITIONS AUDITIONS AUDITIONS! The Charleston Vibes, CofC’s elite on campus A Capella group, will be holding auditions for BEAT BOXERS (male or female) and BASS SINGERS (male only, please). If you can drop a beat or have a voice like Mufasa’s, contact Damla Alkan at [email protected] and we will schedule an audition for you in the next few weeks!

 

Public Health Society

PHS Movie Night – The Public Health Society presents HBO’s The Weight of the Nation, Part 1: Consequenceson Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 5:00 – 6:30 in Robert Scott Small room 235. We will be screening this documentary and following up with a student-led discussion. Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Public Health Society Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 29 from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Johnson Center room 207. This will be our first meeting of the semester! Snacks will be served. Come meet fellow Public Health majors and minors. We will be introducing our new Executive Board, proposing events for the upcoming semester, and discussing Public Health at CofC!

 

The Journey

Free pasta dinner, anyone? Yup, it’s back. 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. We’ll be discussing the perils of “consumer Christianity,” and how to move from being just a consumer in a spiritual community to one who serves in that community. www.charlestonjourney.org

 

Catholic Student Association

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

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

TUESDAYCHURCH 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
JAN. 27 WHAT IS LOVE and FRIENDSHIP? & FEB. 3 WHAT IS SEX REALLY?

 

FRIDAY, Jan. 30 – CSA FRIDAY GAMES NIGHT – 7 PM in Upper Room

Bring friends – relax, eat some good snacks, play some board games, maybe Catch Phrase!!!
T Feb. 3 – DONATE BLOOD for our JSU / CSA Red Cross drive – need 50 units!!!
write Beth: [email protected] to set up an apt. time to give!

 

AED Pre-Health Honor Society

Monday, Feb 2 at 7:00pm in SSMB 129 is the first of the spring semester for Alpha Epsilon Delta, or the pre-professional health society on campus.  Anyone who is interested in anything medical (medical school, PA school, nursing school, dental school, etc.) is welcome to attend!  We will be explaining a new point system to make it (hopefully) easier for y’all to fulfill the semester requirements, so please make every effort to be there.  As always, free pizza and drinks will be provided at the meeting!  Hope to see you there!

 

Alliance for Planet Earth

Alliance for Planet Earth and Green CofC have officially merged! Help us celebrate this Wednesday, January 28th at 6pm in Maybank 103. Join us to learn more about our new plans as one club. Email [email protected] for more information.

 

Rotaract Club

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Then Rotaract is the place for you! Rotaract brings together people and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun! Join us Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00pm in Stern 409. Check out our Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/RotaractCollegeOfCharleston

 

Biology Club

The Biology Club will be meeting this Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm in SSMB 129. Learn how you can go to the Georgia Aquarium for only $20.00 on February 20- 21. This is also the last week we will be taking club T-Shrit orders. Email [email protected] if you are interested.

 

National Organization for Women

First National Organization for Women Interest Meeting on January 28th at 7:00pm! 

Come to 2 Bull Street (the Women’s and Gender Studies Historic House) for info and community!

 

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]

 

Center for International Education

Study Abroad Fair

Interested in studying abroad through a College of Charleston program this summer, next fall or at any point in your college career?! The Center for International Education will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday January 27th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Cougar Mall. There will be program directors and past student participants available to provide details on specific programs. All CofC summer and semester programs will be represented. For more information visit the Center for International Education’s website, Facebook page or Twitter! Any questions can be directed to Holly Oppel via e-mail at [email protected]

 

Campus Recreation Services

843-953-5559

campusrec.cofc.edu

 

Outdoor Adventure Trips – Spring 2015

–          Rafting trip on the Chattooga River

–          Sea kayak trip to Capers Island

–          Rock climbing on Crowders Mountain

Program details can be found here.

 

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Career Center Workshops – Spring 2015

career center workshops spring 2015

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Jan 26-Feb 1, 2015

Important dates:

  • January 27 – 10-2 at Cougar Mall – Study Abroad Fair
  • March 1-8 – Spring break
  • March 16 – Midterm grades available to students by noon
  • March 25 – Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • April 29-May 6 – Final exams
  • May 12 – Final grades available to students by 1:00pmEST
  • May 15 & 16 – Graduation ceremonies

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

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

 

Campus housing sign-up (current students only): http://reslife.cofc.edu/Direct questions to [email protected] or call 843-953-5523

  • Jan 30:  Last day to form roommate groups. (12 NOON)  RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY
  • Feb 1:  Room Search Wizard Opens at 12:00am for Students with 91 hours and above  (Current students only)
  • Feb 8:  Room Search Wizard Opens at 12:00am for Students with 61 hours and above (Current students only)
  • Feb 15:  Room Search Wizard Opens at 12:00am for Students with 31 hours and above (Current students only)
  • Feb 22:  Room Search Wizard opens at 12:00am for Students with 0 hours and above (Current students only)

 

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.

 

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].

 

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

 

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.

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] if you have questions about living on campus, residence halls, room or roommate assignments, changing rooms, or if you wish to share comments with the Senior Director of Residence Life.

 

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

 

Graduation Eligibility Information: http://registrar.cofc.edu/graduation/index.php

Undergraduates seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree may find the information posted on the website above helpful to stay on track for successful graduation and commencement eligibility. Students should always confer with their academic advisor to ensure that they are on track to graduate as planned.  Keep in mind that graduation = completing all requirements for an academic program (also referred to as program of study or curriculum) and is discussed separately from commencement eligibility. Follow the Commencement Ceremony Eligibility and Senior Information website links for detailed commencement and senior event information. Questions should be directed to http://registrar.cofc.edu/contacts/index.php

 

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

 

Cougar Basketball:

When the Cougars win – you win! After any men’s basketball win this season you get 50% off at Papa John’s using the online promo code COUGARSWIN

 

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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Student Activities and Opportunities for Involvement

Student Life

ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Student driver training for SPRING, 2015 will be held in the Stern Center, Room 409 at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, January 28: 12:15pm

Thursday, January 29: 2pm

Friday, January 30: 10am

Monday, February 2: 11am and 3pm

Tuesday, February 3: 10am

Thursday, February 5: 9:45am and 2:30pm

Friday, February 6: 10am

NOTE: There is no class on Wednesday, February 4
You will need to register for your desired date and time. To register: https://orgsync.com/32470/forms/130724
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.

 

Homecoming 2015

 

Homecoming 2015

February 2-7

Unmask your Pride!

 

Spirit Packets will be available at http://www.cofc.edu/homecoming/

 

CAB

60 Seconds

January 23rd

9pm-11pm

Stern Ballroom

 

10 Physical Challenges. 30 Brain Busters. 1 Winner! You can win up to $200. And you don’t have to be on stage to win you can sit right in your seats and still earn money! The audience plays along with the contestants on stage so no one is left out.  Come win some money, eat free food, and laugh with us!

 

Guardians of the Galaxy
Monday, January 26th at 8:00 pm in Stern 205

Join Gamora, Groot, Drax, Rocket, and Star-Lord as you enjoy CAB’s showing of Guardians of the Galaxy on Monday, January 26th. There will be free food, as well as fun trivia with a chance to win awesome raffle prizes. Join CAB on social media for a chance to win even more prizes, and stay up-to-date on our latest and always free events.

 

CAB Craft Day!

It is our only Crafting Event of the Spring so we are going big!

All of your favorites in one day! The schedule for the day is:

9:30 – 12:00 – Monogramming Drop Offs in Stern 201 (first 20 students to sign up get a free bag to be monogrammed).

11:30 – 1:30 – Fear No Easel Class in Stern 205 (first 30 students to sign up only)

2:00 – 4:00 – Seasonal craft activities and other free supplies available, First Come, First Serve Only (no canvas or mason jars this time, sorry!)

5:00 – 6:00 – Cake Decorating, learn how to professional decorated cakes and learn about the tools etc. (First 30 students to sign up only).

For signups go to: https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/1p9AQrq0nYBj9NIBB9Cag0fBZwV2GXntOPcy0rijdFW0/viewform?usp=send_form

 

Salsa Night:

 

Come Salsa with us!! CAB is having a salsa night on Jan 28th. from 6pm to 8pm in the Stern Center Ballroom. Come learn the basics of Salsa dancing!  Also, non- verbal communication, everyone will learn 5 key leadership steps in life and in dancing. Everyone will receive insight that involves Supporting, Acting, Learning, Striving and Accepting (SALSA) that will provide relevance to ALL participants.

 

This program is ideal for all audiences. It is powerful, fun and educationaleven if you aren’t dancing!!

 

Save the date! Free food and drinks!

 

Book of Mormon

 

Ticket Sales Tuesday January 27th 9am Stern Lobby
Includes bus ride to North Charleston Coliseum and ticket to show.

First come, First Serve $10
Must show cofc ID!

Trip is Tuesday Feb. 10th Leave Stern 5:30pm return around 10:00pm

 

Stern NiteLife

Stern NiteLife Presents:

 

Individual, Single Elimination, 8 Ball Tournament

January 23 – 6PM

Stern Game Room

 

CofC Students ONLY – Register online, https://orgsync.com/69781/forms/127713, before 5pm on January 23 to be eligible.

Prizes include, CofC Apparel, Pool Cue, Bragging Rights, & More!

 

Food and Door Prizes available for non-participants, too!

 

CisternYard Radio

CisternYard Radio DJ and Volunteer Interest Meeting


Are you looking to get involved in radio and gain experience on the air, in the studio, and in our community? Searching for opportunities to build your resume, meet cool people, and explore new music?

CisternYard Radio is looking for new DJs and Volunteers for the Spring semester! We are looking for charismatic individuals who may be looking to host their own radio show, write show and album reviews for our online site, and volunteer at our various events on campus and the peninsula.

The interest meeting will be next Tuesday, January 27th at 5PM at the Calhoun Annex in Room 203. We welcome everyone to come and hear what we have to offer!

Office of Institutional Diversity

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) Signature Speaker Series

Rep. Bakari Sellers, Esq.

Date:  Thursday, February 5, 2015

Time:  5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Location:  Stern Ballroom

Join in Black History Month Celebration!

 

Admissions

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. Please review the  the recruitment schedule for Spring Recruitment.

For more information and the opportunity to speak with current Student Ambassadors, please attend the informational session scheduled for:

Date: January 26, 2015

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Admissions Office

Applications are available in the Admissions Office.

Applications are DUE: January 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

For additional questions please email Kesha Rainey: [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 kick on the following link and follow the steps to get signed up! Accepted Student Weekend Organization Fair Registration

 

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.

 

Location Information:

Main Campus – Stern Student Center, Room 205 Time of Event:  2:00-3:30PM

 

Questions?  Contact:

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

Email:   [email protected]

Phone:  843-953-1431

 

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.

January 30

February 6

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!

 

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!

 

Sigma Delta Tau

Sweet on Sigma Delta Tau

Cookie Delivery 1-5 pm, February 7th 2015

Afternoon craving? Feeling sweet on someone? Have warm cookies and cold milk delivered straight to your room!

All proceeds are benefitting victims of domestic violence. Delivery to on campus housing including greek housing, for off campus housing contact us with your questions. To pre-order, say hello, or ask us questions just email [email protected]

 

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

 

Secular Student Alliance

If you care about…

 

Equality

Science

Reason

Humanism

Freethought

Service

Community

And being the best damned person you can be…

 

Join us Wednesdays at 6:00pm in RSS 248 for meaningful discussion, service, and activism with a secular worldview!

Like us on Facebook for weekly updates and event reminders at facebook.com/SSAatCofC .

 

Pre-Health Profession Advising

Pre-health peer mentors are available for walk-in appointments in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building (SSMB), Room 100 during the following times:

 

Tuesday 5-8pm

Wednesday 12:30-4pm

Thursday 12-2:30 & 5-8pm

 

Set up a private appointment by emailing: [email protected]

January 27th 5:30 PM SSMB Room 129

Ms. Wanda Taylor & Dr. Paul Underwood will be on campus to speak with Pre-med students about the what it really takes to get into medical school!

January 29th 6:00 PM SSMB Room 129

Dr. Paul Catalana, Director of Admissions for USC Greenville

will be on campus to talk about their unique medical school curriculum in Greenville and how they filter applicants!

February 2nd 6:00 PM SSMB Room 129

Dr. Robert Rhinehart from the medical school at USC Columbia will be on campus to review the admission process for the medical school in Columbia and give you the important facts you need to know before you apply.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research as well as treatment and care for those battling cancer. C of C’s event which is April 18th at John Hagood Stadium, 12pm – 11pm!  You can register a team at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__relay.acsevents.org&d=AwIFAg&c=7MSSWy9Bs2yocjNQzurxOQ&r=zxvW_hPtQgjlZQuBw80NxwC8-G-PdDZrYq6sq8aXasw&m=G1Tlr2baKex7_n44X71XhgCnByq_0l8xjXQ4D-EcJfE&s=yEIcwPntmOlq_6-vtToVWuwdfLJzL-FfjXeoALaTX10&e= . If you would like to help plan Relay stop by one of our weekly planning meetings every Wednesday at 7:00 in Maybank 220

 

Atheist Humanist Alliance

The Atheist Humanist Alliance will be meeting every Friday at 8PM at the John Rivers Communication Museum. Join us for great discussions about atheism, skepticism, humanism, and more! All are welcome!

 

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 kickoff meeting to find out more information next Tuesday, January 27, in MYBK 101 at 7pm! If you have any questions please contact Jordan Gile at [email protected] or (704) 607-8971. Free pizza will be provided!

 

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 7:30pm 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

 

Sociology Network

SOCIOLOGY CLUB 

Dr Paul Roof, King of the Beard and Mustache Community in Charleston, is guest speaking at the kick off meeting for the Sociology Network this semester !  All students welcome to come listen to Dr Roof speak about living a sociological life and his experiences.  FREE PIZZA AND DRINKS! The event will be Wednesday, February 28th at 12:00-12:50pm in the Education center room 108.  See you there!

 

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

We are seeking exceptional upper class students to serve as SPECTRA LEADers for the thirty-fifth annual SPECTRA/SCAMP programs. In addition, selected student LEADers will serve as peer-mentors during the fall semester.

Students applying for a LEADer position must complete the general application, provide an unofficial college transcript, a cover letter expressing interest, résumé, and two references; one of which should come from a professor.

The SPECTRA summer transition program for underrepresented and/or first generation students is scheduled during Summer II Day Session beginning on July 12, and ending on August 15, 2015. SPECTRA and SCAMP are intended to provide up to 100 incoming freshmen with academic and social transitional experiences prior to their arrival at the College prior for the fall semester.

SPECTRA LEADers are expected to be available to work during the entire session of the SPECTRA summer program, plus attend the required training sessions. SPECTRA LEADers must not take any classes or have an outside job during the Summer II session, as it will interfere with your duties as a LEADer.

The SPECTRA program is tremendously rewarding for incoming freshmen, yet it is very intense. SPECTRA LEADers will reside in the residence halls and will be on call 24 hours per day with the exception of nights off each week as determined by the Head SPECTRA LEADer(s). LEADers are expected to participate in the program beyond their residence hall duties. Accordingly, applicants for LEADer positions should realize that confidentiality is a required trait and that it takes an enormous amount of commitment of your time and energy to help make this program successful for each student.

General Application: http://msps.cofc.edu/SPECTRA%20LEADer/Summer%20Employment%20Opportunity%20/SPECTRA%20LEADerAPP_2015.pdf

For More Information Contact:

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

Multicultural Center

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: (843) 953-5660

Email: [email protected]

 

The College of Charleston’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) will present “We the People” – an evening of spirituals and gospel music on Sunday, February 8th at 5:00 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre.  The program will feature the Claflin University Concert Choir led by Dr. Isaiah McGee and will also highlight vignettes about the African-American experience as chronicled by locally recognized actor, Henry Clay Middleton.  Admission is $15 for general public and $8 for CofC students with a valid Cougar Card.

The program is part of the College of Charleston’s Black History Month activities with proceeds benefiting student scholarships for minority students. “Due to the recent unrest in many of our major cities because of tensions between citizens and police officers, I felt it would be very timely for the College of Charleston to provide a historical background of peaceful protests launched by blacks in this country,” said Dr. Teresa Smith, director of the Office of MSPS

Mr. Middleton’s vignettes will cover seven themes: 1) We the people, 2) Africa, 3) This land is not my land, 4) The end of oppression, 5) the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-1960s, 6) education of blacks in the United States and 7) racial equality in the 21st century. 

Also performing will be Lowcountry Voices (LV), a multicultural and ethnically diverse choral organization that performs standard choral repertoire with special emphasis on African-American musical traditions.  LV is directed by Nathan L. Nelson, and Sandra Barnhardt. Ms. Hydeia Wade, a junior public health major, will also direct the College of Charleston’s Gospel Choir in a few selections during the program.

Student tickets can be purchased tickets in the Multicultural Center.

General public Tickets can be purchased online at msps.cofc.edu

 

Club Swimming

Club Swimming will meet Monday-Thursday nights 9:00-10:00pm for practice at the Stern Center Pool! We accept swimmers of all skill types, please come out and join! We hope to see you there!

 

(Club for Hospitality and Tourism) CHAT

Please join CHAT on Tuesday, January 27th at 5:30pm in Beatty Center Room 220. We are welcoming speaker, Bryan Kowert, who is the Senior Events Manager at the South Carolina Aquarium. Come learn how Mr. Kowert has been successful in the Hospitality industry and his current position at the SC Aquarium. Don’t pass up this fantastic chance to ask questions to an established professional. Free Pizza and Drinks will be provided!

 

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! 

First meeting of the semester is 1/29 at 7:00pm in Stern 201!

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

 

Russian Club

Russian Club: Information Night

Come join the Russian Club at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays in ECTR 112 for information night! We will have free pizza and soda for you to enjoy while we sum up the activities that we will be doing during our upcoming meetings, this semester! There is no need to speak Russian or be in any Russian studies classes to come to our club. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome to join us at our meetings! We hope to see you there

 

Gay-Straight Alliance

CofC’s Gay-Straight Alliance (open to all LGBTQA+ students and allies) will be restarting every Thursday from 6-7pm, starting on January 22. Welcome to all students! In the Multicultural Center

 

Outdoors Club

Day hikes, paddles, surf. Overnight camping and backpacking trips. Our first meeting of the semester will be at 5:30p.m. this Friday, Jan 16 at Marion Square. Find us on Facebook “College of Charleston Outdoor Club” for up-to-date information.

 

The Charleston Vibes

AUDITIONS AUDITIONS AUDITIONS! The Charleston Vibes, CofC’s elite on campus A Capella group, will be holding auditions for BEAT BOXERS (male or female) and BASS SINGERS (male only, please). If you can drop a beat or have a voice like Mufasa’s, contact Damla Alkan at [email protected] and we will schedule an audition for you in the next few weeks! See you there!

 

Public Health Society

PHS Movie Night – The Public Health Society presents HBO’s The Weight of the Nation, Part 1: Consequences on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 5:00 – 6:30 in Robert Scott Small room 235. We will be screening this documentary and following up with a student-led discussion. Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Public Health Society Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 29 from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Johnson Center room 207. This will be our first meeting of the semester! Snacks will be served. Come meet fellow Public Health majors and minors. We will be introducing our new Executive Board, proposing events for the upcoming semester, and discussing Public Health at CofC!

 

The Journey

Looking for a bible study? Want to process spiritual questions in a safe, small group? Maybe your just need practical financial help? Check out the weekly Journey small groups, open to everyone on campus.

 

Monday 6 pm, Second Presbyterian Church, “Financial Peace: Handling Money, Debt, and Budgets” with Alexis Kerr (CofC alum and business-savvy nurse/bartender) For more info, email [email protected]

 

Tuesday 5:30 pm, Second Presbyterians Church, “The Life of Jesus” with senior Katie Kirchoff. For more info, email [email protected]

 

Tuesday 7 pm, Second Presbyterian Church, “Say That” Podcast Discussion and Tea Time with CofC alums David & Lauren Schirduan. For more info, email [email protected]

 

Wednesday 7:30 pm, Kudu Coffe, “After-Large-Group-Small-Group” with young professional Billy Berkes. For more info, email [email protected]

 

Thursday 5 pm, Stern 4th Floor, “Creating Healthy Christian Community” with Journey director, Colin Kerr. For more info, email [email protected]

 

Catholic Student Association

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

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

TUESDAY CHURCH CHATS begins!!!
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!
first topic: HOW REAL IS POVERTY (let’s talk MLK & Pope Francis)

FRIDAY, Jan. 23 – CSA FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT at 8 PM at Upper Room

Bring friends – relax, munch, and watch…MONUMENTS MEN!!!

SATURDAY, Jan. 24 – Cooking & serving Breakfast at NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
Awesome way to get to know families on America St. Be at St Pat’s at 7:30 AM sharp
be finished around 11 AM – write for details.

T Feb. 3 – DONATE BLOOD for our CSA / JSU Red Cross drive – need 50 units!!! In Stern Rm 205, 9-3

 

AED Pre-Health Honor Society

Monday, Feb 2 at 7:00pm in SSMB 129 is the first of the spring semester for Alpha Epsilon Delta, or the pre-professional health society on campus.  Anyone who is interested in anything medical (medical school, PA school, nursing school, dental school, etc.) is welcome to attend!  We will be explaining a new point system to make it (hopefully) easier for y’all to fulfill the semester requirements, so please make every effort to be there.  As always, free pizza and drinks will be provided at the meeting!  Hope to see you there!

 

Masters of Environmental Studies Student Association

Master’s of Environmental Studies Student Association hosts 13th Annual 8k for H2O

The Thirteenth Annual Master of Environmental Studies Student Association (MESSA) 8K for H2O is an 8K Run to promote improved water quality in the Charleston area. Proceeds from the 2015 race will be donated to Charleston Waterkeeper; a local non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote, and restore the quality of Charleston’s waterways while ensuring the public’s right to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.

All race events, start and finish line will be near the Folly Beach Fishing pier at 101 E. Arctic Ave. Race monitors will be at each turn. The course is USA T & F certified. Strollers Welcome! Top overall M/F winners will be awarded. Age group awards to top M/F in each division, 17 and under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+. Food and beverages provided for all registered participants. Race packets and T-shirts may be picked up on Race Day starting at 7:45 am at the registration tables located near the Folly Fishing Pier on Center Street. If no shirt size was marked, a large will be given. Race Day registration will be held at 8:00 a.m and the race will begin promtly at 9:00 a.m. Additionally, a Silent Auction will be held near registration table for duration of the event. For questions please email us at [email protected]  (Tripp McElwee-MESSA Race Director)

Regular registration is $25.00 but there is a $5 discount for college students applied at checkout!

Help us raise money for a great cause by registering for the race at http://www.active.com/folly-beach-sc/running/distance-running-races/messa-8k-for-h2o-2015

 

Alliance for Planet Earth

Alliance for Planet Earth and Green CofC have officially merged! Help us celebrate this Wednesday, January 28th at 6pm in Maybank 103. Join us to learn more about our new plans as one club. Email [email protected] for more information.

 

Rotaract Club

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Then Rotaract is the place for you! Rotaract brings together people and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun! Join us Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00pm in Stern 409. Check out our Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/RotaractCollegeOfCharleston

 

Biology Club

The Biology Club will be meeting this Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm in SSMB 129. Learn how you can go to the Georgia Aquarium for only $20.00 on February 20- 21. This is also the last week we will be taking club T-Shrit orders. Email [email protected] if you are interested.

 

National Organization for Women

First National Organization for Women Interest Meeting on January 28th at 7:00pm!

Come to 2 Bull Street (the Women’s and Gender Studies Historic House) for info and community!

 

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]

 

Center for International Education

Study Abroad Fair

Interested in studying abroad through a College of Charleston program this summer, next fall or at any point in your college career?! The Center for International Education will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday January 27th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Cougar Mall. There will be program directors and past student participants available to provide details on specific programs. All CofC summer and semester programs will be represented. For more information visit the Center for International Education’s website, Facebook page or Twitter! Any questions can be directed to Holly Oppel via e-mail at [email protected]

 

Campus Recreation Services

Outdoor Adventure Trips – Spring 2015

Program details can be found here.

 

Center for Student Learning

Study Skills Workshops

Mondays in Addlestone 120 at 4:00 p.m.

This semester, the study skills workshop series will feature a guest speaker at each session discussing useful tools and topics 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

For a full schedule of the Study Skills Workshops Series please visit: http://csl.cofc.edu/documents/study-skills/Spring%202015%20Workshop%20Calendar.pdf

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Fall 2014 Faculty Honors List Available

The Fall 2014 Faculty Honors List can be viewed at http://registrar.cofc.edu/honors/index.php

Faculty Honors List

After the end of each semester, the Office of the Registrar releases the faculty
honors lists to the Deans of each School for declared majors and the Vice
President of the Learning Experience, for undeclared students. Students are
named to this list that were enrolled in and completed at least 14 semester
hours and who earned a GPA of 3.80 (highly distinguished) or 3.60
(distinguished). In neither case may there be an “I” (Incomplete) or a grade
lower than “C.”

Dean’s List
The honor of inclusion on the College of Charleston’s Dean’s List is awarded to
students who have earned highly distinguished faculty honors for both the fall
and spring semesters of the academic year. Students who enter the College in
the second semester are consequently ineligible for the yearly class honors for
that academic year.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected].

 

Hometown news information can be found at http://mediarelations.cofc.edu/hometown-news/index.php

 

 

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Study Abroad Fair – College of Charleston Programs

Event: Study Abroad Fair – College of Charleston Programs

Date: Tuesday, January 27th

Time:  10:00 am – 2:00  pm

Location:  Cougar Mall (area between Maybank Hall and Robert Scott Small)

 

For more information about the countries that programs are offered in, check out http://international.cofc.edu/study-abroad/cofcprograms.php

It is important to plan far ahead for study abroad so if your student is a freshman and is thinking about studying abroad their Jr. year, it isn’t too early for them to start to check out all the options.

 

Prof. Andrew Sobiesuo, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for International Education
College of Charleston, 66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424 (USA)
Phone: (843) 953-5537
www.international.cofc.edu

 

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Weekly update from the Center for Student Learning

Study tip of the week:

  • Rewriting or typing notes can help you understand and retain more of what happened in your class session.

 

 

CSL news update: (For the CSL website click here)

 

  • Labs open on January 22, this Thursday. See the CSL’s website for all walk-in and one-on-one tutoring opportunities.

 

Brandon Hicks

[email protected]

Peer Study Skills ‘15

Peer Academic Coach ’12-

Beta Theta Pi Founding Father ‘12

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates -Jan 20-26, 2015

Important dates:

  • January 20 – Last day to drop or add a spring class (The Academic Advising & Planning Center has walk-in hours today until 4:00pm to help students with changes)
  • March 1-8 – Spring break
  • March 16 – Midterm grades available to students by noon
  • March 25 – Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • April 29-May 6 – Final exams
  • May 12 – Final grades available to students by 1:00pmEST
  • May 15 & 16 – Graduation ceremonies

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

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

 

Academic Planning Tools:

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] if you have questions about living on campus, residence halls, room or roommate assignments, changing rooms, or if you wish to share comments with the Senior Director of Residence Life.

 

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

 

Graduation Eligibility Information: http://registrar.cofc.edu/graduation/index.php

Undergraduates seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree may find the information posted on the website above helpful to stay on track for successful graduation and commencement eligibility. Students should always confer with their academic advisor to ensure that they are on track to graduate as planned.  Keep in mind that graduation = completing all requirements for an academic program (also referred to as program of study or curriculum) and is discussed separately from commencement eligibility. Follow the Commencement Ceremony Eligibility and Senior Information website links for detailed commencement and senior event information. Questions should be directed to http://registrar.cofc.edu/contacts/index.php

 

Absence Memo:

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

 

Cougar Basketball:

When the Cougars win – you win! After any men’s basketball win this season you get 50% off at Papa John’s using the online promo code COUGARSWIN

 

Websites of interest:

 

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