Faculty Lecture Series: Black Religion and Black Nationalism from Slave Rebellions to Black Lives Matter

What: Join the Honors College and the Friends of the Library for the second installment of the Fall Faculty Lecture series. Dr. Matthew Cressler’s is offering a preview of his Spring 2020 course, “Black Religion and Black Nationalism from Slave Rebellions to Black Lives Matter.” This lecture introduces attendees to the religious ideas and practices from across the African diaspora that gave rise to the political tradition now known as “Black nationalism.” While the tradition is often imagined to be secular (even anti-religious), this lecture explores the deep religious roots of Black struggles to create a new nation—from slave rebellions to the Black Power revolution to our contemporary Black Lives Matter movement.

When: Tuesday, October 22 from 3:30-4:30 pm

Where: Addlestone 227

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register for this lecture, please visit the event’s page.

Posted on October 8, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Climate Change Theatre Action

Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented to coincide with the United Nations Santiago Climate Conference (COP25). We use stories to bring communities together and encourage them to take local and global action on climate. The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance, together with the Center for Civic Engagement, have signed up to participate in this year’s action. The performance will take place alongside Stone Soup Collective’s food distribution on Wednesday, November 20th in the late afternoon.

An organizational meeting for those interested in participating in the readings will take place on Friday, October 25th, at 2:00pm, in CATO 319. No previous theatre experience is required. Questions? Email Professor Susan Kattwinkel – kattwinkels@cofc.edu.

Posted on October 23, 2019 in Campus Involvement

Community Needs Assessments for PAR

The Honors College, in partnership with The Citadel, is hosting two Community Needs Assessments (CNA) for People Against Rape (PAR).

The PAR survey asks questions about your knowledge of sexual violence and available community resources. Your answers will help PAR provide more comprehensive resources and services to survivors in our community. This survey is expected to last approximately 5-10 minutes. Your participation is voluntary, and any answers will remain confidential and anonymous. If you choose to participate you have the right to stop at any time. At the end of the survey, you can choose to provide your email address to be entered into a drawing to win a gift card and/or receive information about these surveys.

These Community Needs Assessments will be held in Berry 104 on October 22nd from 4:30-6:30, and October 30th from 5:30-7:30.

Posted on October 21, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Political Science Career Cafe

What: The Political Science Department is hosting a Career Cafe panel where students can learn more about careers in influencing policy and community engagement. The list of panelists and their bios can be found on the event flyer.

When: Thursday, October 24 at 3:15pm

Where: RITA 102

Posted on October 21, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Attend Teradata analytics conference virtually

Teradata Universe 2019 is a conference where customers, business leaders, experts, and innovators come together to focus on the possibilities, opportunities, and challenges of next-gen analytics. It’s THE essential data analytics conference.

For students who are interested in attending the Oct 21-24 Teradata Analytics conference virtually, we have FREE virtual conference access. Please register here to access the sessions live.

If you are interested in attending the conference in 2020, please contact Professor Lancie Affonso at affonsol@cofc.edu to find out how you can compete in the student Analytics challenge

Posted on October 20, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Information Technology Accelerated Development Program (ADP) at Raymond James

The Information Technology Accelerated Development Program (ADP) offers a view into the world of corporate technology and how it supports the business and mission of Raymond James. ADP associates develop relationships with key members of the information technology leadership team while participating in a comprehensive training regimen. Several information technology tracks allow participants to tailor their experience according to their university majors and interests.

More information on ADP and related internships is available here. Contact Professor Lancie Affonso at affonsol@cofc.edu for more information.

Posted on October 20, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

2020 Truman Scholarship Applications are now open!

What: The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to juniors and seniors (expected to graduate between December 2020 and August 2021) who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the non-profit sector or public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

To Apply: In order to access the online application, you must receive login credentials from this Institution’s Faculty Representative, Dr. Trisha Folds-Bennett at foldsbennettT@cofc.edu.

Deadlines: The deadline to meet with Dr. Folds-Bennett to indicate interest and receive access to the online application is Monday, November 4th. Initial drafts of all applications are due on Monday, December 2nd.

For information on the program and requirements, visit the program’s website.


Posted on October 17, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

ImpactX Honors Pitch Competition and Info Session

What: The ImpactX program is a unique experience, a crash course in Impact Entrepreneurship, that will give you all the tools to start a company of your own that can make a profit while making a difference. Come take part in a pitch competition to learn more about the first-ever Honors only ImpactX program and even win prize money by sharing a solution to a problem you feel passionate about.

Criteria: Open to any Honors College student. Impact X Alumni will be judging the pitch competition, so come prepared. But don’t worry, it’s going to be fun. Pitches must be no more than 1 minute long.

Pitch Options:
Choose one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals listed below and pitch a solution that would promote progress towards solving the problem while also being a viable business concept. (Bonus points for this option)


Pitch us your own idea you feel passionate about.

SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

When: Thursday, October 24th from 6:00-7:30pm

Where: The ImpactX Room (Beatty Center, 1st floor)

Posted on October 17, 2019 in Campus Involvement

Apply to be a BGS Peer Facilitator!

What: Each year, the Honors College employs approximately 20 Honors students to serve as Peer Facilitators for the Honors FYE course, Beyond George Street. First-year students are particularly encouraged to apply. As a PF, you will be a mentor, teacher, advisor, coach, and crucial connecting link for first-year students. You will also receive training from the Center for Excellence in Peer Education and contribute meaningfully to shaping the curriculum for the next BGS class. A full job description/requirements can be found here.

Requirements: Take a 2-credit training class in Spring 2020 (Express I MW 3:00-4:40 or Express II TR 3:05-4:45 REQUIRED); attend April and August retreats; work 8 paid hours per week in Fall 2020.

To Apply: Fill out the application and bring it in person (no electronic copies) to Mary Moser in 10 Green Way

Deadline: Friday, November 1st at Noon

Posted on October 16, 2019 in Campus Involvement, Internships & Jobs

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