Sustainability and 21st Century Business Solutions Certificate

The CofC School of Professional Studies is introducing an interdisciplinary 15-credit hour certificate program where students will learn how to design economic and business-based solutions to 21st-century problems that will impact the triple sector (for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations). The certificate will strengthen skills in microeconomics, project management, thinking in systems, understanding emerging economic, social, and environmental trend lines and how those will impact business practices. It will also improve the way students think about relationships between humans and their environments and provide them with the tools to innovate solutions within existing or future job settings.

For more information on this program, check out the program flyer or visit

Posted on September 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

Sustainability Literacy Institute – Mini Grant Funding for Spring 2020

What: Do you have an idea for sustainability-centered programming? As the hub for sustainability literacy at the College of Charleston, the Sustainability Literacy Institute (SLI) views the engagement of students, faculty, and staff in sustainability projects and events as a high priority. In line with this desire for engagement, the SLI is offering mini grants (up to $1000 per proposal) for the purposes of creating a College community that is empowered to inculcate sustainability literacy. The SLI Mini Grant application should be used to apply for funding from the SLI to help with these endeavors with a specific focus on our 2019-2020 CofC Sustains/Solves theme of the year, “Food Security.” Applications that target and contribute to “Sustainability Month” programming, which will run approximately from post-Spring Break through the end of classes, will receive extra consideration.

Deadline: October 15th, 2019 at 10pm

To Apply: For more details on the application process and selection criteria, please read through the Mini Grant Funding Application. Please send completed applications to Todd LeVasseur, SLI director, at by the application deadline.

Posted on September 17, 2019 in Campus Involvement, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Honors College Faculty Lecture Series: The Ecology of War

What: This interdisciplinary lecture from Dr. Bryan Ganaway of the Honors College and the Department of History and Dr. Christopher Freeman in the Department of Biology introduces major events in human history from both a historical and ecological perspective, with the goal of highlighting the complex interplay between human conflict and the environment. This lecture will also serve as a preview for an Honors Colloquium course that will be offered this Spring, so this is the perfect opportunity to get a sneak peek of what will be offered then!

When: Tuesday, September 17 at 3:30pm

Where: Addlestone 227

To Register: Register for this event via Eventbrite. This event is free and open to the public.


Posted on September 17, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Victorian Gothic Literature: A Horrible Way to Spend Your Summer

A study abroad experience that includes one solid month in London, multiple day trips and outings, opportunities to explore Britain and Europe independently, and fulfills requirements for Honors Immersed and Interdisciplinary Seminar.

In Victorian Gothic Literature, we will discuss how British culture uses Gothic themes to express fears, anxieties, and misgivings about gender & sexuality, nation & empire, race & class. Gothic monsters tend to embody exaggerated forms of patriarchal despotism, non-conforming sexual desire, and rebellious colonial otherness. We will read works by Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, R. L. Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle. We will explore the gloomy moors and dark city streets where they set their stories. We will visit art museums, attend the theater, stroll through urban graveyards, and walk down village lanes.

There will be an informational meeting held on Wednesday, September 25 from 4-5pm in RSS 235. Please click here to express interest in this program, whether you are able to attend the meeting or not.

For more information, contact Prof. Tim Carens, English Professor and Director of British Studies at the College of Charleston. The course is offered through the USM British Studies Program.

Posted on September 16, 2019 in Study Abroad

C40 Recruitment

Do you want to play a role in recruiting the future of the College? The Charleston 40 is now accepting applications for their Fall recruitment process. C40 is the official student tour guide organization on campus whose mission is to show potential students and parents our college campus, explain the traditions and history that make the College unique, and most importantly, provide insight into what student life is like here in Charleston.

Interested in applying? The online application is due by September 18th at 5 p.m. and Recruitment Weekend will span from September 20-22.

Please contact Abrie Richison, Membership Coordinator, at if you have any questions.

Posted on September 16, 2019 in Campus Involvement, Clubs and Organizations

2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open!

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

The CLS Program offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available here. Applications are due Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST

Posted on September 13, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Charleston Flood Map – Entry Level Research Position

WANTED: Research Assistance, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED – Training Provided

WHY: To study flooding in Charleston. We are creating a detailed flood map of campus, and to do so, we need eyes on the ground at odd hours (YOURS).

WHEN: Whenever it floods!

WHERE: Outside your dorm/house

Minimum obligation: One monthly meeting and uploading photos when you can.

More involvement is welcome!

Email Dr. Erin Beutel:

Info Meetings (SSMB 213): September 16th at 3 pm, September 20th at 3 pm, and September 26th at 5 pm.

You only need to attend one info meeting in order to participate! Take a picture of the QR code above to join!

Posted on September 12, 2019 in Research

Student Alumni Recruitment is now Live

The College of Charleston Student Alumni Associates (SAA) is an organization of undergraduate students dedicated to promoting and preserving the history and traditions of our beloved alma mater. Founded by Alumni Association Executive Secretary Emeritus Tony Meyer ’49 in 1984, SAA has grown into one of the most distinguished leadership organizations on campus.

SAA members assist with important annual ceremonies including Convocation and Commencement and volunteer at campus and Alumni Association events throughout the year, including Admitted Student Weekend, orientation, Alumni Weekends, career fairs, the College Ring Ceremony, and more. SAA donates annually to its endowed scholarship fund through sales of care packages and dorm room items.

Campus traditions are celebrated and promoted through SAA’s Traditions Book and Medal program. During the 2016-17 academic year, members of SAA raised more than $12,000 from students and alumni to assist classmates with emergency food needs. SAA members have fun, form lifelong friendships, and preserve and promote the College we love.

Click the following link to Register:

The deadline to apply is September 18th, 2019.

Posted on September 12, 2019 in Campus Involvement

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