CofC Parent Weekly Updates – May 4-10, 2015

Important dates:

  • Cougar Countdown activities now thru May 6th
  • May 6 – last day of final exams begin (see exam schedule for time/day of exam)
  • May 7 – Current students must vacate the Residence Halls/historic houses/Greek houses by 12 noon – graduating seniors must vacate by Sunday May 17th by 12 noon
  • May 10 – Happy Mother’s Day!
  • May 12 – Final grades available to students by 1:00pmEST
  • May 15 &16 – Graduation ceremonies (Info: http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/)

Cougar Countdown http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/activities/index.php

Cougar Countdown is a mix of academic support, physical support, emotional support, and fun activities for students during the last week of classes and Exam Week in the fall and spring semester.

 

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)

 

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

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

 

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. Students should check their campus email and stay up to date on details graduation related events. Questions should be directed to http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/contactus.php

 

Crossing the Cistern:

In honor of our May graduates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0vAGxi0Cag (video 14:10)

 

Undergraduate Academic Services: [email protected]

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

 

Final Grades & Minimum Scholastic Attainment:

Students will be able to view their semester grades on Tuesday May 12 (by 1:00EST). Final grades can be viewed by logging into MyCharleston and clicking on the Academic Services tab – scroll down the web page and you will see an area for STUDENT GRADES. Select the term 2015 spring from the drop down menu and click on the Go icon to view grades.

Students enrolled at the College of Charleston must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) to avoid being placed on academic probation. These requirements are on a sliding scale based upon the total number of credit hours earned by the student.

Credits Earned GPA Required
0-19 1.50
20-59 1.80
60 and up 2.0

*First year provisionally admitted students must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA

  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, meets the minimum requirement as listed above, but is below 2.0, then the student will be placed on academic warning.
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, is less than minimum requirement as listed above, the student is placed on academic probation.

Questions about academic standing, academic probation, or academic dismissal should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services. Your student may contact Undergraduate Academic Services by phone (843-953-5674) or make an appointment online to meet with a staff member http://undergrad.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php. Call or email this office at [email protected] if you have questions. The student full name and CWID should be included in any email correspondence.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Academic Planning Tools:

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

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

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

 

Summer Preview August 19-22 – a program for new students:

Summer Preview brings select groups of incoming first year students together who want to explore their new learning environment and get a head start on their college experience. A variety of themes are available but it is first come – first served. There are only a few spots remaining in two of the summer preview themes. Academic and Student Affairs staff, faculty, and student peer mentors will support your student during this whole adventure: http://nsp.cofc.edu/summer-preview/index.php

 

Berry Residence Hall – Living Learning Communities floors 4, 5, and 6 for new students: http://nsp.cofc.edu/llc/index.php – new students interested in this option should select Berry Residence Hall on the housing application. Space is limited!

 

Orientation for new students & families: http://orientation.cofc.edu/

Every year, the College of Charleston’s Office of New Student Programs staff introduces over 2,000 incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families to the campus. Once your student is admitted they will participate in one of the ten 2-day new student orientations offered during the summer. Family members are welcome to attend the family orientation. If your student did not register you to attend family orientation email [email protected] and we will add you. Summer orientations begin June 22. Pre-registration is required. View the orientation website for a generic schedule of events and frequently asked questions. Students will register for classes during orientation.

 

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.

 

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

 

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].

 

Parent Blog:  A Parent Blog is available for parents and family members to keep updated on listserv postings from college faculty, staff, and administrators.  By signing up for the blog, you will receive an email if there are any new postings to the listserv from faculty and staff only. For some the blog may be easier to handle than the listserv since the listserv can be very active. To receive the parent blog go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=cofc/Nagt&loc=en_US and enter your email to request subscription to the Blog.

Parent Support Network:

We are looking for parents of CofC seniors or graduates to serve on our Parent Support Network. As students graduate from the College of Charleston parents may unsubscribe from the CofC Parent listserv and take with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. Therefore, we would like to create a Parent Support Network made up of current or past listserv subscribers that could be used as a sort of advisory committee for us to run ideas by from time to time. This would not require you to be subscribed to the listserv, but I would ask that participants be willing to speak by email or phone with parents who may need advice. This could be especially helpful if we can connect a worried parent with someone from the same state or had a student that experienced similar issues. I anticipate the time spent would be minimal.  If you have a student graduating (or will be soon) and would like for other parents (and us!) to benefit from your wisdom email me at [email protected]. Once I hear from you, I will be in touch to get some more details from you about your preferred contact method (by phone or email) and the topics you would be comfortable discussing with other parents.

 

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 the First-Year Experience (FYE) requirement

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

[email protected] – Questions about new student or family orientation this summer

[email protected] – Questions about parking on campus

[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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Sue Monk Kidd, the author of The Invention of Wings, on the CofC Campus on May 5th

The Friends of the Library at the College have planned a series of events to celebrate the Grimke Sisters with best selling author, Sue Monk Kidd on May 5. The community is more than welcome to come so if you are in town for move out or local, please check them out.

Unveiling of Historical Marker at the Blake-Grimké House: https://www.facebook.com/events/799585123462039/

Book Signing with Sue Monk Kidd: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432063077103988/

An Evening with Sue Monk Kidd: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438219683142232/

Grimké Sisters Walking Tour: https://www.facebook.com/events/791844150910932/

If you aren’t on Facebook, you can also view the list at http://friends.library.cofc.edu/sarah-and-angelina-grimke-day/

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Exam Time – Helpful Links

As exams approach you may wish to share one or all of these with your student. Remember exam time can be stressful for your student so be patient, encouraging, and remind them they are in your thoughts.

 

Melinda (Mindy) Miley, Asst. Vice President Educational Programs & Services

College of Charleston

Office of New Student Programs, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424

843.953.2017

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – April 27-May 3, 2015

Important dates:

  • April 27 – Last day of classes!
  • April 27 – Last day for tutoring services through the Center for Student Learning
  • April 28 – Cougar Countdown begins!
  • April 29-May 6 – Final exams begin (see exam schedule for time/day of exam)
  • May 7 – Current students must vacate the Residence Halls/historic houses/Greek houses by 12 noon – graduating seniors must vacate by Sunday May 17th by 12 noon
  • May 12 – Final grades available to students by 1:00pmEST
  • May 15 & 16 – Graduation ceremonies (Info: http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/)

Crossing the Cistern:

In honor of our May graduates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0vAGxi0Cag (video 14:10)

 

Cougar Countdown http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/activities/index.php – Activities begin April 28!

Cougar Countdown is a mix of academic support, physical support, emotional support, and fun activities for students during the last week of classes and Exam Week in the fall and spring semester.

 

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)

 

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

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

 

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. Students should check their campus email and stay up to date on details graduation related events. Questions should be directed to http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/contactus.php

 

Summer Preview August 19-22 – a program for new students:

Summer Preview brings select groups of incoming first year students together who want to explore their new learning environment and get a head start on their college experience. A variety of themes are available but it is first come – first served. There are only a few spots remaining in two of the summer preview themes. Academic and Student Affairs staff, faculty, and student peer mentors will support your student during this whole adventure: http://nsp.cofc.edu/summer-preview/index.php

 

Berry Residence Hall – Living Learning Communities floors 4, 5, and 6: http://nsp.cofc.edu/llc/index.php – new students interested in this option should select Berry Residence Hall on the housing application. Space is limited!

 

Orientation for new students & families: http://orientation.cofc.edu/

Every year, the College of Charleston’s Office of New Student Programs staff introduces over 2,000 incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families to the campus. Once your student is admitted they will participate in one of the ten 2-day new student orientations offered during the summer. Family members are welcome to attend the family orientation. If your student did not register you to attend family orientation email [email protected] and we will add you. Summer orientations begin June 22. Pre-registration is required. View the orientation website for a generic schedule of events and frequently asked questions. Students will register for classes during orientation.

 

Undergraduate Academic Services: [email protected]

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

 

Final Grades & Minimum Scholastic Attainment:

Students will be able to view their semester grades on Tuesday May 12 (by 1:00EST). Final grades can be viewed by logging into MyCharleston and clicking on the Academic Services tab – scroll down the web page and you will see an area for STUDENT GRADES. Select the term 2015 spring from the drop down menu and click on the Go icon to view grades.

Students enrolled at the College of Charleston must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) to avoid being placed on academic probation. These requirements are on a sliding scale based upon the total number of credit hours earned by the student.

Credits Earned GPA Required
0-19 1.50
20-59 1.80
60 and up 2.0

*First year provisionally admitted students must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA

  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, meets the minimum requirement as listed above, but is below 2.0, then the student will be placed on academic warning.
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, is less than minimum requirement as listed above, the student is placed on academic probation.

Questions about academic standing, academic probation, or academic dismissal should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services. Your student may contact Undergraduate Academic Services by phone (843-953-5674) or make an appointment online to meet with a staff member http://undergrad.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php. Call or email this office at [email protected] if you have questions. The student full name and CWID should be included in any email correspondence.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Academic Planning Tools:

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

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

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

 

Technology Problems:

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

 

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

 

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].

 

Parent Blog:  A Parent Blog is available for parents and family members to keep updated on listserv postings from college faculty, staff, and administrators.  By signing up for the blog, you will receive an email if there are any new postings to the listserv from faculty and staff only. For some the blog may be easier to handle than the listserv since the listserv can be very active. To receive the parent blog go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=cofc/Nagt&loc=en_US and enter your email to request subscription to the Blog.

2014-1015 Parent Survey:

I need your help! Each year I assess your experience with the Parent Listserv and I need as many subscribers as possible to complete a brief survey – only 8 questions. Your responses are anonymous and I use this information to assure our campus leaders that parents view the listserv as a valuable resource. The more responses I have the better so please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Parent Support Network:

We are looking for parents of CofC seniors or graduates to serve on our Parent Support Network. As students graduate from the College of Charleston parents may unsubscribe from the CofC Parent listserv and take with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. Therefore, we would like to create a Parent Support Network made up of current or past listserv subscribers that could be used as a sort of advisory committee for us to run ideas by from time to time. This would not require you to be subscribed to the listserv, but I would ask that participants be willing to speak by email or phone with parents who may need advice. This could be especially helpful if we can connect a worried parent with someone from the same state or had a student that experienced similar issues. I anticipate the time spent would be minimal.  If you have a student graduating (or will be soon) and would like for other parents (and us!) to benefit from your wisdom email me at [email protected]. Once I hear from you, I will be in touch to get some more details from you about your preferred contact method (by phone or email) and the topics you would be comfortable discussing with other parents.

 

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 the First-Year Experience (FYE) requirement

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

[email protected] – Questions about new student or family orientation this summer

[email protected] – Questions about parking on campus

[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 Student Activities

CAB

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

 

Cougarpalooza

 

Come join CAB and the entire campus for one of the biggest events of the year!

 

We are taking over the Cistern Yard and George Street on April 27th at 5pm! Join us for a Sun-Kissed Cougarpalooza!!

Get ready for the concert of the year: Eric Hutchinson and the opening act, our very own Whitehall!

There will be FREE swag, food, and fun things to do such as a Surf Simulator, Caricatures, and much more!
It’s BYOB up to a 6 pack of beer or a liter of wine.
Make sure that you bring your Cougar ID (and your state-issued ID if you plan on drinking).

The best part is that it’s all FREE!!!
Come out and join us for the final CAB event of the year!!

 

CisternYard Media
Job Openings

CisternYard Video, C of C’s student broadcasting organization, is looking to hire staff for the 2015-16 academic year. We are looking to fill areas in news, entertainment and behind the scenes work. The positions include: Executive Producer of News, Executive Producer of Entertainment, video journalists, entertainment writers, and Technical Director. These are paid positions with hours varying based on position. Experience in filming and editing is not required, but beneficial. Check out our orgsync page and Cistern online for the job listings and how to apply. Any further questions, e-mail Katie Kajfez, general manager for next year, at [email protected].

 

Are you interested in getting involved in the student media organization on campus? CisternYard Media is looking to hire a Web Manager and a Public Relations Assistant for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

 

The Web Manager is responsible for the general management of the network’s flagship website www.cisternyard.com.
The PR Assistant Manager is primarily responsible for assisting the Public Relations Manager.

These positions are part-time. All those interested please email your resume, two letters of recommendation and work samples to: [email protected]

Higdon Student Leadership Center

LeaderShape 2015!

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

 

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

 

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

 

DEADLINE EXTENSION. Registration ends TODAY, April 27, 2015!

 

Cougar Countdown

11 days of class….17 days until the first day of exams…

 

The fun begins on April 28th, Reading Day! Check out the calendar of events and resources to make finals less stressful.

 

http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/activities/index.php   Twitterhttps://twitter.com/cofccountdown

Instagram  https://instagram.com/cofccougarcountdown/   Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/CofCCountdown

 

CofC RHA

On-Campus Residents: KEEP CALM AND STUDY ON!

 

STARTING April 28th:

BERRY, McCONNELL, RIVERS, LIBERTY, and McALISTER, will have study rooms for any ON-CAMPUS RESIDENT to reserve.

 

Reservations will be 2-HOUR periods and reserving residents may check-in up to SEVEN (7) CofC Students. Please check at the front desks for Study Room Guidelines and Reservation Schedules!

 

STOP. THINK. BREATHE. REFUEL. 

Reading Day, APRIL 28th: Stop by your Residence Hall’s front desk from stress balls and snacks provided by RHA! GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!

 

New Student Programs

ORIENTATION INFORMATION FAIR – SUMMER 2015 DATES and REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Please note:

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Campus Recreation Services

A Member of the Division of Student Affairs

843-953-5559

http://campusrec.cofc.edu

 

Intramural Sports

Open Net Nights:

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

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

Volleyball – Thursdays at 7:30pm – Johnson Gym

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

 

Group Fitness

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

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

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

 

Counseling and Substance Abuse Services

Mindfulness Workshops

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

 

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

RSS #319, 3rd floor

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:15

Free for all students!

 

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

 

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

Please be advised of the following invitation to participate in this year’s Lavender Celebration! If you are a graduating senior who is in the LGBTQ Community and/or an Ally you may participate.

 

What: Lavender Celebration

When: May 12, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: School of Education, Health & Human Performance Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth Street

 

To Register to be a part of this event: http://safezone.cofc.edu/lavender-celebration/registration-form.php

 

University Choir

University Choir Concert

 

The College’s very own University Choir will be having a spring concert on

Tuesday April, 28 at 7:00 pm. Come out to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (142 Church St) for an evening of classical and choral selections. This concert is free and open to the public.

 

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. This Sunday will be final Mass until Aug. 23.

 

CSA UPPER ROOM – open as great study spot with wi-fi, printer, & snacks

 

Final Farmers Market Gleaning  – this Sat. at 1 pm at Marion Square Farmers Market

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS! Fall 2015 Parking Applications Available starting Tuesday, 4/21/2015!

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS-

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY:

 

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL!!!! If you have any questions about the application process, please call Parking Services at 843.953.7834, or email us at [email protected].

 

The applications for Fall 2015 parking permits will be available online through My Charleston by 5 PM TODAY, 4/21/2015. Early registration is for returning (currently enrolled) students only; non-resident transfer students, new non-resident graduate students, and new non-resident Freshmen (entering Freshmen who will not live on campus) will be eligible to purchase permits anytime on or after our first-come, first- serve sale on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you currently reside in campus housing and have fewer than 30 cumulative credit hours, you will not be able to apply for your permit until your grades have posted (posting deadline is 5/12/2015). You will be able to apply for parking on the day following the date that your account is updated provided that My Charleston is showing that you have 30 or more hours.

 

*FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE PERMIT SALE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE! WE WILL SEND OUT EMAIL NOTIFICATION SHOULD WE MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULED DATES, WHICH ARE AUGUST 19, 2015 FOR COMMUTING STUDENTS AND AUGUST 24, 2015 FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT!

 

  • Eligibility to apply DOES NOT GUARANTEE that you will be assigned a permit. Because of the fluctuating demand from semester to semester, no student is ever guaranteed the right to purchase a parking permit.
  • Although we are not changing the basic permit assignment seniority system (assignments will still be based upon credit hours earned), we must make every effort to ensure that commuting students have access to permits. If we find that we cannot accommodate all of the commuting students who applied for permits AND the resident students who applied for permits, we will give priority to the commuting students. Again, having enough hours to be eligible to apply for a permit does not guarantee that you will receive a parking assignment.
  • Because of the extremely limited availability of parking spaces for students, it is very important that students who are interested in purchasing permits adhere to all deadlines (ex. the application deadline of 6/8/2015 and the payment deadline that will be communicated in the permit assignment letters). We will not make any exceptions to allow students to apply after the deadline. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your application was successfully submitted.

 

 

 

 

Here are the directions for accessing the application:

 

1)     Log into My Charleston (https://my.cofc.edu/cp/home/displaylogin) using your standard login name and password.

2)     On the top of the home page starting on the left side, there are several tabs. The tab directly next to the “Home” tab is called “My Accounts.” Click on the “My Accounts” tab.

3)     Once you are on the “My Accounts” page, you will see a box called “My Parking Services” and directly beneath it is a link that says “Access My Parking Account.” Click on this link. (Please note: You will see a message that says: *** Note: Single Sign-On to this system has been temporarily disabled. You will need to enter your Cougars credentials to login to the Parking Self Service System. This is NOT an error message. It is intended to advise you that you will have to reenter your My Charleston login credentials in order to log into your parking account. You will reenter your login credentials in Step 4, below.)

4)     A new window will open to the next screen, which is titled “Customer Authentication.” Here you will be prompted to reenter your My Charleston login and password in order to access your parking account.

5)     Once you have accessed your parking account, select “Permit Application” from the list of options. PLEASE NOTE: When making your lot or garage selections, you MUST select four unique locations or your application will not process. You must also enter and select the information for the vehicle that will be associated with your permit. When you hit “Save” at the bottom of the permit location selection screen, if you do not go to a screen called “Request Receipt,” then you have not filled out the selections properly and your application will not process.

6)     From the Request Receipt” page, you can select “Home” and then exit out of your parking account. YOUR APPLICATION SHOULD BE FOLLOWED BY A CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO YOUR COFC EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you do not get a confirmation email within 2 hours of submitting your application, contact [email protected] or call 843.953.7834.

 

 

 

LOT/GARAGE ABBREVIATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

 

Garages:

AG* = Aquarium Garage ($350 per semester)

GG* = new George Garage (on St. Philip St. between George and Liberty; $600 per semester)

PG = St. Philip Garage (next to the AT&T building; $500 per semester)

WG* = Wentworth Garage (on the corner of St. Philip and Wentworth streets; $500 per semester)

 

**A permit for this garage requires an additional fee of $20 for the magnetic gate access card. This deposit is refundable upon return of the card at the end of the semester.

 

Surface Lots ($450 per semester):

G = G Lot

H = H Lot

P = P Lot

W = W Lot

WP = WP Lot (at Warren Place)

 

Motorcycle/Moped Lots ($175 per semester):

MA = located within the AD Lot behind Addlestone Library

MM = located in between Berry and McAlister dorms

MP = located on Coming Street near the Res Life building at the PP Lot

MW = located on Calhoun Street next to Starbucks

 

Evening-Only Permits:

SPE** = PG evening-only permit ($150 per semester)

SEV** = student evening permit ($125 per semester)

 

**Students who live on campus and/or have a class schedule that is primarily comprised of daytime classes will not be eligible to purchase an evening-only parking permit.

 

Other:

CR = City Residential (You must live in an even-numbered Bull Street house or an odd-numbered Coming Street house to qualify for City Residential! Current price = $7.50)

HA = Handicap Accessible ($250 per semester upon verification of valid state-issued handicap placard)

 

**For further information, including pricing, please check out our Students – College of Charleston web page. For a map of the locations, please visit Parking Map – College of Charleston.

 

 

Applications will be available online through Monday, 6/8/2015 at 5 PM. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 hours of filling out your online application, please email [email protected] so that we can investigate your application. It is your responsibility to make sure that your application processes successfully; we will not be accepting any applications after June 8, 2015. Just a reminder: student parking assignments will be made based upon seniority (cumulative hours on file with the Registrar). Due to our limited number of available parking spaces, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the lot or garage that you request.

 

 

 

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL!!!! If you have any questions about the application process, please call Parking Services at 843.953.7834, or email us at [email protected].

 

 

 

Thanks,

Parking Services

 

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FREE STUFF | Nationally Ranked (#20) Charleston Baseball Tonight vs. Coastal

BASEBALL (Patriots Point)

Wednesday:                         Charleston vs. Coastal Carolina | 6 PM

– Hawaiian Shirt Night!  Prizes for best Hawaiian outfit

– FREE Jimmy John’s for first 30 students courtesy of 930NoMo

– FREE Maroon leis and free beachmats for students

– FREE Student Shuttle will leave from Stern Center at 5:30 PM

– Raffle for prizes during the game

 

Friday:                                   Charleston vs. Furman | 6 PM

Saturday:                              Charleston vs. Furman | 3 PM (*BARK AT THE PARK)

– Vs. Cancer Game: Team will shave their heads after the game

– CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Sunday:                                                 Charleston vs. Furman | 1 PM

 

SOFTBALL (Patriots Point)

Saturday:                              Charleston vs. UNCW (DH) | 1 PM (*BARK AT THE PARK)

Sunday:                                                 Charleston vs. UNCW | 1 PM

 

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

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

 

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Twitter:  @ClydeTheCougar | @CofCSports | @CofCTix

Facebook:  College of Charleston Athletics | Clyde Cougar

Instagram: @ClydeTheCougar

Snapchat: ClydeTheCougar

Web:  CofCSports.com

Phone:  843.953.CofC

 

Go Cougars!

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Final grades & Minimum Scholastic Attainment

Students will be able to view their semester grades on Tuesday May 12 (by 1:00EST). Final grades can be viewed by logging into MyCharleston and clicking on the Academic Services tab – scroll down the web page and you will see an area for STUDENT GRADES. Select the term 2015 spring from the drop down menu and click on the Go icon to view grades.

Students enrolled at the College of Charleston must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) to avoid being placed on academic probation. These requirements are on a sliding scale based upon the total number of credit hours earned by the student.

Credits Earned GPA Required
0-19 1.50
20-59 1.80
60 and up 2.0

*First year provisionally admitted students must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA

  •  If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, meets the minimum requirement as listed above, but is below 2.0, then the student will be placed on academic warning.
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, is less than minimum requirement as listed above, the student is placed on academic probation.

Academic probation FAQs: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/academic-standards/probation-faqs.php

Academic dismissal FAQs: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/academic-standards/dismissal-faqs.php

Questions about academic standing, academic probation, or academic dismissal should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services. Your student may contact Undergraduate Academic Services by phone (843-953-5674) or make an appointment online to meet with a staff member http://undergrad.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php. Call or email this office at [email protected] if you have questions. The student full name and CWID should be included in any email correspondence.

Additional resources students and parents may find helpful:

Melinda (Mindy) Miley, Asst. Vice President Educational Programs & Services
College of Charleston
Office of New Student Programs, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424

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Upcoming Student Activities

The College of Charleston

The College of Charleston invites military and veteran students, staff and faculty to a reception to be held on Thursday April 23 at 6:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for active duty and veteran students to network with other students, staff and faculty who also served, and to learn more about the various supporting services that are available at the College and in the community. Please RSVP by going to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eCLXlauVuYO-n2s7MKBT6WH0aMCzCQLKuO6UlnmMX2A/viewform?usp=send_form

 

CAB

Aqua Massage

April 21st, Tuesday

6pm-10pm

Stern Center Lobbby

 

Aquamassage is a quick, convenient way to get a full-body massage. An Aquamassage machine looks similar to a tanning bed. All you need to do to prepare for the Aquamassage is remove your shoes -no need to undress. After your shoes are removed you will lay down on the bed of Aquamassage machine. You will put on headphones to listen to relaxing music during your massage. The cover of the machine will come down over you. Then a bar with 36 warm water jets travels from your toes to your neck and back again and again for the duration of your massage. You do not get wet though! There will also be snacks! Watch a video of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92N8IkJeVYw

 

Hydrobattle 

April 24th

7pm

Stern Center Gardens

 

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

 

Cougarpalooza

 

Come join CAB and the entire campus for one of the biggest events of the year!

 

We are taking over the Cistern Yard and George Street on April 27th at 5pm! Join us for a Sun-Kissed Cougarpalooza!!

Get ready for the concert of the year: Eric Hutchinson and the opening act, our very own Whitehall!

There will be FREE swag, food, and fun things to do such as a Surf Simulator, Caricatures, and much more!
It’s BYOB up to a 6 pack of beer or a liter of wine.
Make sure that you bring your Cougar ID (and your state-issued ID if you plan on drinking).

The best part is that it’s all FREE!!!
Come out and join us for the final CAB event of the year!!

 

Cougarpalooza: King of Pops Contest

Have an idea for a flavor for a King of Pops Popsicle?! Well here is your chance to make your very own!! Send us your ideas by following the link below and it might be served at Cougarpalooza!

https://docs.google.com/…/18O91jzklHlN9XfK_w839fmu…/viewform

 

CisternYard Media
Job Opening

Are you interested in getting involved in the student media organization on campus? CisternYard Media is looking to hire a Web Manager and a Public Relations Assistant for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

 

The Web Manager is responsible for the general management of the network’s flagship website www.cisternyard.com.
The PR Assistant Manager is primarily responsible for assisting the Public Relations Manager.

These positions are part-time. All those interested please email your resume, two letters of recommendation and work samples to: [email protected]

Higdon Student Leadership Center

LeaderShape 2015!

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

 

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

 

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

 

The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 22nd!

 

Cougar Countdown

11 days of class….17 days until the first day of exams…

 

The fun begins on April 28th, Reading Day! Check out the calendar of events and resources to make finals less stressful.

 

http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/activities/index.php   Twitterhttps://twitter.com/cofccountdown

Instagram  https://instagram.com/cofccougarcountdown/   Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/CofCCountdown

 

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.

 

Charleston Area Senior Citizens

  • 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

 

Aramark

City Bistro Courtyard Cookout

Thursday, 4/23 at Dinner

DJ, Games, & Great Food!

Menu includes a Burger Bar, Taco Salad Bar, Milkshakes, and Mock Margaritas! And don’t miss our water balloon competition–you could win a Monster Mini-Fridge, a $200 Coupon Book for all dining locations and other great prizes!

 

New Student Programs

ORIENTATION INFORMATION FAIR – SUMMER 2015 DATES and REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Please note:

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Campus Recreation Services

A Member of the Division of Student Affairs

843-953-5559

http://campusrec.cofc.edu

 

Intramural Sports

Tournaments:

SHOOTOUT – 4/22

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

 

Open Net Nights:

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

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

Volleyball – Thursdays at 7:30pm – Johnson Gym

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

 

Group Fitness

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

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

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

 

Counseling and Substance Abuse Services

Mindfulness Workshops

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

 

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

RSS #319, 3rd floor

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:15

Free for all students!

 

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

 

Open Mic Night: Journey of Understanding

 

Cougar Counseling Team presents the last “Journey of Understanding” for the Spring 2015 semester and its going to be an Open Mic Night!  Come share your positive stories about mental health treatment in any way or medium you would like.

 

Tell your story, sing a song, recite a poem, show art.  It can be original or you can share someone’s else’s work as long as your willing to share the connection to you.

 

FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED

 

Tuesday, April 21st

7:00-9:00 pm

Rm 235 RSS Building

 

Suicide: Learn How to Save a Life with QPR

 

Learn  how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get the person at risk to the help they need.  Everyone should attend because one life lost to suicide is one life too many.

 

April 21st, 2015

Start 3:05 pm

Rm 252 RSS Building

 

You Lost Me At Hello

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

 

4/22 Assertiveness

 

Learn how to communicate with confidence! RSS 319

Email [email protected] to sign up or ask questions

843-953-5640

Suicide: LGBT specific

Reports of suicide among LGBT youth has become more common.  Learn about risk and protective factors specific to this population and ways you can help.

Want to become more knowledgable about recognizing when to intervene and how?  Stay for QPR, a program that teaches everyone how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get the person at risk to the help they need.  Everyone should attend because one life lost is one life too many.

If you have doubts about whether or not this program is right for you, please call 953-5640 and ask for Rachael.

Please note that a minimum of 6 people is requested for this event to run.  If we do not meet the minimum, we will send out a cancellation notice 24 hours in advance.

April 23rd, 2015

2:00 pm

Rm 248 RSS Building

 

Suicide: Learn How to Save a Life

Learn  how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get the person at risk to the help they need.  Everyone should attend because one life lost to suicide is one life too many.

April 23rd

3:05 pm

Rm 248 RSS Building

 

The Veteran Population and Suicide

Charleston is home to over 69,000 veterans and over 10,000 of those are post 9/11 Warriors making the transition from military to civilian. Many of these veterans and their families will transition successfully and well, but some veteran’s face unique challenges when returning from a warzone.  This presentation will focus on the risk and protective factors for suicide in the veteran population.

Want to become more knowledgable about recognizing when to intervene and how?  Stay for QPR, a program that teaches everyone how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get the person at risk to the help they need.  Everyone should attend because one life lost is one life too many.

Please note that a minimum of 6 people is requested for this event to run.  If we do not meet the minimum, we will send out a cancellation notice 24 hours in advance.

April 24th, 2015

2:00 pm

Rm 248 RSS Building

 

Suicide: Learn How to Save a Life

Learn  how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get the person at risk to the help they need.  Everyone should attend because one life lost to suicide is one life too many.

 

April 24th

3:00 pm

Rm 248 RSS Building

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. This Sunday all graduating seniors are welcome for a special blessing.

FINAL TUESDAY CHURCH CHATS…Stern 201…7 pm …great student led-discussions
THIS Tues.  April 21 – About being religious & pluralistic. Let’s talk about our own CofC campus.

CSA FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE
Bring your friend – Upper Room – THIS Friday at 8 pm – great stress reliever with snacks!
Flick: The Emperor’s New Groove

 

Center Stage

Man Tears or How to Deal with Modern Love.

April 22-25 at 7:30pm | FREE

 

An original play! Please join us for the world premiere of Man Tears, written and directed by Anderson Haney (’15)

Tickets are free for students/faculty/staff and $8 for general admission.

Talkback and reception following Wednesday night’s performance.

 

Chuck De Raas

We will be giving henna tattoos on Calhoun street, in front of the book store on Wednesday April 22nd from 2:30 – 5 p.m. and also on Saturday April 25th from 1-3 p.m. at the corner of king and Calhoun by Marion square, $5 per person. (weather permitting)

 

Also, come out and support us! :) We will also be performing in Marion Square on Sunday April 26th at 3:45p.m. at Take Back the Night, so come out and enjoy the beautiful weather and some fun and amazing performances.

 

Climbing Club

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

 

Comic Book Club

Join the Comic Book Club for our last meeting of the semester, Thursday, April 23 at 7 pm in Stern 201! There will be food, games, movies, and lots of fun! Come celebrate the end of the semester and the club’s seniors with us!

 

Please like the CBC Facebook page for information. Questions? Contact the President Caroline Goodin ([email protected])

 

Community of Spiritual Exploration

Interested in spiritual experience? Want to talk about fate, mindfulness, mystical experience, dreams, or alien encounters? Fascinated by life after death, meditation, consciousness, or shamanism? Come to the Religious Studies Lounge at 4A Glebe Street at 7:30pm every other Tuesday. Our last meeting of the semester is 4/21. Contact [email protected] to be added to the e-mail list.

 

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?

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 we will also learn effective argumentation tactics, the various structures of debate, and applications of debate to everyday situations.

Come join us and eat free food on Thursdays at 7PM in Education Center 111!

To join our E-mail list, e-mail Claire Cheramie at [email protected].

Join our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/cofcdebateteam/

Also, join our OrgSync Page! https://orgsync.com/109221/c

 

Fandoms United Club

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

 

Film Club

College of Charleston Film Festival

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

Where: Education Center, Room 118

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

 

Japanese Club

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

 

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

 

The Journey

THE LAST FREE PASTA DINNER NIGHT is this Wednesday in Joe Pasta at 428 King Street (dinner at 5:30 pm, worship at 6 pm). Let’s celebrate! Come hear our final CofC senior sermons, be introduced to our new student moderator, and meet the rest of the 2015-16 leadership team. Also, we’ll be giving gifts to our graduating seniors and celebrating communion over a pasta dinner one more time. Free dinner is served at 5:30 pm. Worship begins at 6 pm. Why not make our last gathering of the year your first gathering?

 

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The College’s chapter of NSCS will be hosting a Senior Send-Off on Friday, April 24 at 4pm. Come out to the Lightsey Center, room B-61 for an evening of recognition and farewells.

If you are a senior, a member of NSCS, and would like to participate in the celebration, contact [email protected] with your name and personal email address.

 

Nourish International

If you are interested in making a lasting effect on global poverty while promoting student leadership at the same time, Nourish International is the club for you! Nourish International is a nationally run non-profit organization that fundraises through small businesses on campus as well as in a local community called Ventures to send a team of students to a developing country to implement a sustainable development projectCofC was one of ten chapters (out of 200 that applied) that was accepted to be established this school year.

 

We are looking for new members to be a part of this life-changing organization in whatever capacity they choose!  Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 22nd in RSS Room 251. There will be pizza! If you are interested, please contact Ben Brennan at 505-681-14871 or [email protected] and join the Facebook group (CofC Nourish International) for more updates.

 

One in Four

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

 

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

 

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

 

WHEN IS IT: Monday, 4/20 at 5:30

 

WHERE IS IT: Stern Center room 206

 

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

 

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

 

Peer Assistant Leaders (PAL)

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

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

April 24

 

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

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

 

Portuguese Club

The Portuguese Club picnic (originally scheduled for April 17 and cancelled to the rainy day) will take place this Thursday (April 23) at 4, Stern Center Gardens!

The Portuguese Club officers and I are looking forward for a relaxing afternoon!
Luci Moreira, advisor

 

Pre-Law Society

The Pre-Law Society is hosting a Law Symposium at 6 pm in SSMB room 129. The event will consist of a group of people in the legal field who will discuss how they are involved in the law and will answer any questions. The guest speakers include Kate Schmutz, Terri Murray and David Osborne. This event is sponsored by David Aylor Law Offices, pizza and drinks will be supplied for everyone!

 

Running Club

COFC Running club

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

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

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

 

Russian Club

Russian Club End of Year Picnic:

 

Join us on Wednesday afternoon behind the Stern Center for a picnic with the Russian Club! Feel free to bring any food you would like to share and invite your friends! The exact time of day has not yet been confirmed, but please join the ‘CofC Russian Club!’ group on Facebook for more information!

 

Sigma Delta Tau

Battle of the Torch Dodgeball Tournament

Sigma Delta Tau encourages all of CofC to participate in their annual Battle of the Torch Dodgeball Tournament on April 25th from 12-3 pm. Registration is $40 per team and each team should have 7 members. All proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. Email [email protected] to register, registration ends on April 22nd. Like our Facebook page to ear points for your team at https://www.facebook.com/pages/%CE%A3%CE%94%CE%A4-Battle-of-the-Torch/1795602753998816?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

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]

 

Women in Computing
On Monday, April 20th from 6:00-7:30 we will be hosting an event to teach people a little more about self-defense and defense products!  Dinner will be free for all who attend!  It will take place in Stern room 205

 

Cindy Ivey, an independent pro with Damsel in Defense is joining us to help teach women about some self-defense mechanisms. Damsel in Defense is about equipping women with the tools to not only keep them safe but also to give them the confidence to know that they have a way out if they ever feel threatened. Whether you are at home or traveling, running or celebrating downtown with the girls, Damsel in Defense has the fact-based education that can and does save lives.

 

We will also show a short video about computer science and why more women should try it!  If you are looking for a major or minor or want to learn a little more about computer science, we should be able to answer a lot of your questions.  So join us for dinner to learn about self-defense and why computer science could be for you!

 

Do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions: [email protected]

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New @ the library, free laptops – well almost free

The library now has 10 MacBook Air laptops available for 6 hour and overnight checkout for CofC students.  These have solid state drives and startup within seconds.  For information please contact the Circulation department [email protected] or call 843.953.8001.

 

Other available items include:

 

5 iPad Airs

5 iPod Touches

4 Kindles

3 Digital Cameras

2 Projectors

Calculators (Scientific and Graphing)

Cell Phone Chargers

Laptop Chargers

Network Cables

DVI Cables

 

Also please remember that librarians are available to help you with your research needs.  Don’t hesitate to request a research consultation.

 

James Williams III
Associate Dean

for Public Services, Technology and Administration
College of Charleston Library
205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC  29401          Email…[email protected]

 

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