Research Opportunity for Sophomore or Junior Biology Students

The College of Charleston Biology department is seeking a sophomore or junior biology major interested in plant biology for an NSF-funded research project.

The project activities include assisting in growing plants, experiment upkeep, using herbarium techniques to press plants, and contributing to data management.

Students interested in genetics, ecology, evolution, and plant biology, who have also completed or currently taking BIOL211 or BIOL213, are encouraged to contact the Biology Department.

Hours are flexible with class schedules and will be between 830-430 M-F. The position is for 6hrs/week at the biology department hourly rate of $12/hr. Students with federal work-study are also invited to apply. Start date Oct 1, 2021.

Please submit an email of interest, a resume/CV (format flexible), and the contact information of 1 or more biology/chemistry/geology/physics faculty to act as a reference.

For any questions, please contact Courtney Murren at

Upcoming volunteer orientation for the Lonon Foundation!

Do you love working with children? Would you like to make an impact in the lowcountry?

Volunteer orientation for the Lonon Foundation’s UPLIFT program is this Thursday!

The Lonon Foundation (TLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to help children affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer diagnosis find comfort, heal, and grow from their shared experiences. With the help of undergraduate and graduate students, The Lonon Foundation’s UPLIFT Program provides free monthly events for children ages 6-17 affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer. UPLIFT provides great VIRTUAL and in person volunteer opportunities and ways to further get involved with the Charleston community. If you are not interested in directly working with kids, we have administrative and fundraising volunteer opportunities as well!

When: Thursday, September 23, 6 p.m. (on Zoom)

How to get Involved: Fill out the volunteer application on our website or email


Research Opportunity with MUSC Department of Neurological Surgery

Honors College alum seeks students to help with intracranial aneurysm bench research

If you are interested in getting involved in some intracranial aneurysm research work with Dr. Guilherme Bastos Ferreira Porto ’12 (an Honors College alumnus!) in collaboration with  MUSC. The research is looking at different expression patterns of neutrophilic mRNA in blood as inflammation markers for identification of intracranial aneurysms pre-rupture. The work would require a couple hours a week of bench research in the lab of Dr. Das, who is assisting Dr. Porto. Depending on the interest of the student, this could span over the course of a semester or longer.

If you are interested, reach out to Dr. Porto at

Present Your Research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR 2022 is now accepting abstract submissions

Honors students: here’s a great opportunity to present your research at a national conference! NCUR 2022 @home will take place April 4-8, 2022.

Submissions are now open to submit an abstract for consideration. Click here to create an account and start your application, or read below for more details.

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Where is NCUR 2022 @home?
NCUR 2022 @home will take place virtually on April 4-8, 2022, with a welcome reception on April 1, 2022, and a celebratory award ceremony on April 11, 2022, for those who have opted-in to the competition aspect.

What is new this year?

  • Provide programming spread out over a week’s time that includes primary education taking place in learning discipline-specific cohorts.
  • Ability to enhance the student’s experience by providing an opt-in competitive element during the early-bird abstract submission round.
  • The opportunity for all registered students with an accepted abstract submission to present to a discipline-specific cohort group for 10-15 minutes for all accepted students, including those posters and visual art image submissions.
  • Allow further exposure and celebration with a special registration offering for family and friends to those accepted and registered students.
  • Specific separate Future Fair meet-up hours that include interactive game activities with prizes.
  • Taking place on a new platform integrated with Zoom.

When are upcoming deadlines I should note about abstract submissions?

  • October 20, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission and Opt-in for Competition Deadline
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission Decision Notifications
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Registration Opening
  • November 19, 2021: Regular Abstract Submission Deadline (not eligible for competition aspect)
  • December 20, 2021: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstract’s Submitted During Early-Bird Submission Round
  • Week of January 10, 2022: Regular Abstract Submission Notifications Sent
  • January 31, 2022: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstracts Submitted During Regular Submission Round
  • March 18, 2022: Last Day to Cancel and Request a Refund
  • March 21, 2022: Final Registration Deadline for All (Credit Card payment only after February 7, 2022)

Why should I submit early?
Submitting an abstract before the early-bird abstract submission deadline of October 20, 2021, allows for a student to:

  • Opt-in to the competition aspect of NCUR to gain additional exposure and provides an opportunity to highlight presentation skills.
  • Register for the lowest NCUR registration rate before December 20, 2021.
  • Ability to start preparing early to lessen spring semester stress.


CIE Scholarships Available for Spring Study Abroad

Deadline to apply is October 5

CIE has increased the maximum potential award amount for its general scholarship to $2,500 f0r a semester program and up to $2,000 for a summer program.

Criteria for the CIA General Scholarship include academic merit, demonstration of financial need, a persona; statement. and a recommendation by two faculty members.

Students should apply for the scholarships through CSAS (  The deadline for for Spring 2022 CIE Scholarships is October 5, 2021.

More information can be found on the CIE website:

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

Work for Social, Economic and Racial Justice

DART will hold an online info session on Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm EST to discuss careers in community organizing. All CofC students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before August 2022.


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DART trains professional organizers and community organizations how to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Holding police departments accountable
* Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lenders
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights


Associate Community Organizer starting salary $40,500/year + benefits.

Positions begin on January 10, May 9, and August 8, 2022 in:

Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Manatee County, Miami, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa
Kansas: Lawrence, Wyandotte County, Johnson County
Kentucky: Lexington
South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia
Virginia: Charlottesville, Richmond


Lead Community Organizer / Executive Director positions begin Fall 2021 in:

Florida: Brevard County, Sarasota
Kansas: Wyandotte County

DART organizations are diverse coalitions that include communities of color, low-to-moderate-income communities and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers and DACA recipients, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit or find us on instagram and facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact or (614) 517.9586


Post-Grad Entrepreneurship-Focused Fellowship

Entrepreneurship Post Graduate Opportunity for any discipline

Venture for America is a two-year entrepreneurship-focused fellowship that connects recent college graduates with job opportunities at high-growth, often mission-driven companies in cities like Charlotte, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Birmingham. Venture for America equips fellows with professional development training and resources, a cohort of fellows, and networking opportunities in each of its 13 cities.

The first round of applications for Venture for America are due October 15th, with a second cycle of applications taking place in January. To apply or for any questions, check out or reach out to Honors alum Micah Feinstein at

Become a Charleston 40 Tour Guide Today!

Charleston 40 is recruiting new Tour Guides!

Charleston 40, College of Charleston’s Tour Guide Association, is currently looking for new members. The purpose of Charleston 40 is to provide tours, represent the campus to any interested person(s), and facilitate the needs of the Office of Admissions. Charleston 40 holds bi-weekly meetings, and new guides are required to give 1 tour per week.

For any students interested, please complete the Google Form linked below by September 24th.

Google Form:

For any questions, please reach out to Morgan Lattomus at