Help raise awareness for mental health in Charleston this May with Bridge the Gap

Local nonprofit Quest is hosting a month-long mental fitness challenge to raise mental health awareness with daily walks on the Ravanel Bridge.

The walks are guided by Quest on Campus students and community volunteers, who will share words of inspiration, provide information on local and national mental health resources, and foster a supportive environment.

  • To end this month-long effort, on 05/31 we have an amazing event with Amanda Oberhaus on top of the USS Yorktown–Sweat on the Ship.

How you can help: Volunteer to lead a walk on a particular day or sign up to participate in a walk. It’s a great chance to…

  • Network with other like-minded individuals
  • Strengthen your mental fitness
  • Contribute to our collective effort to bridge the gap in mental health awareness and support

How to Participate: Volunteer to be a walk leader for a particular day or sign up to join a walk.

Attend the 2024 NeuroIMPACT Conference on May 2nd!

The annual NeuroIMPACT Conference will be held in Charleston on May 2, 2024! This year’s theme is AI in Neuroscience: Transforming Care, Education and Collaboration. Attendees can enjoy talks and panel discussions with colleagues from other South Carolina institutions (MUSC, Clemson, USC, etc) as well as Harvard, Univ of Buffalo, George Washington, Emory, and many others.

Highlights Include:

  • Three parallel sessions covering how AI will transform care of clinical neuroscience patients, education in clinical neuroscience, and collaborations between academia, business and nonprofit entities.
  • A job fair for our trainees attended by academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and recruiting agencies.
  • Vendors in the AI space will be present throughout campus to allow attendees to sample technologies from VR, AR, robotics and others.
  • Community members at large, including clinical providers of all neuro-specialties, will be invited to attend. CME will be offered.

Event Schedule: The conference will be on Thursday, May 2nd, with breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. and the day ending by 4:30 p.m. A full agenda can be found here.

To Attend: Scan the QR code on the flyer or click this link to register. The conference is free for all attendees!

Click here for more information about the conference.

Mindful-Move Out Volunteer Call!

The Opportunity: Volunteer for Mindful Move-Out from April 28th-May 2nd! The Center for Sustainable Development and their partners need all hands on deck to collect and sort the donations they receive from residence halls during Move-Out. It’s a great way to help our campus and community reduce waste (and get first dibs on free clothes, furniture, and more)!

BenefitsWorking can be counted for volunteer hours. By volunteering, participants increase their campus and community involvement and volunteers help work towards the 90% Waste Diversion metric.

Relevance: This is a great opportunity for students wanting to get involved on campus, anyone needing volunteer hours, and anyone wanting to look through some free items!

To Sign UpGo to this link to sign up for volunteering timeslots.

For more information, reach out to or with any questions!

Attend the Charleston HackOps Kickoff Event!

You’re invited to the free Charleston HackOps kickoff/mixer/team night on Friday, April 19th!

About HackOps: The goal of HackOps is to bring together the tech and business communities to build innovative startups using the latest technology. In 48 hours, participants will form teams, then create both a prototype and a pitch for their best collective idea that addresses an issue impacting our community.

More Info: You’re also invited to join a CofC team for the entire hackathon event on Saturday and Sunday, including the pitch competition, dinner by Rodney Scott BBQ, and the judging and awards mixer.

When & Where: The kickoff event will be…

  • On Friday, April 19th, at 6:00 p.m.
  • At the Harbor Entrepreneurship Center across the Cooper River Bridge (11 Ewall St, Mt Pleasant)

To Attend: E-mail Lancie Affonso ( if you need a ride with our SSME Van, departing from the Addlestone Library parking lot at 5:30 p.m.

To Register for HackOpsGo to this link to learn more and sign up.

Attend Lab to Leaders and Learn How Research Gets Done at MUSC

SC-PEAR (Policy, Engagement, Advocacy, and Research) is hosting a poster symposium for MUSC students to present their research, and CofC students are invited to attend!


  • Gain insight into what MUSC students are researching and how they go about doing it
  • Mingle with MUSC students and professors
  • Learn about significant issues in the health and science communities

When & Where: The event will be…

  • On Friday, April 19th, from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
  • In the MUSC Bioengineering Building Lobby (68 President St)

For more information, check out the provided flyer or email either co-director of SC-PEAR at or

Join Mary Jo Fairchild for a Sabbatical Talk on the Peace Family and the Legacies of Slavery and Dispossession at CofC

The Public History Working Group of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) is pleased to sponsor a sabbatical talk given by Mary Jo Fairchild, Coordinator of Research Services at the Special Collections at the College of Charleston.

When & Where: The talk will be…

  • On Thursday, April 18th, at 4:00 p.m.
  • In Addlestone Library room 227

About the Talk: Thomas Peace worked at the College of Charleston on and off beginning in the late 1820s until his death almost sixty years later. At first, he worked while enslaved. After emancipation, he served as “janitor,” “porter,” and courier. During this presentation, Fairchild will discuss her efforts to recover the lives of Thomas Peace, his wife Isabella, and their children, reintroducing their story into the institution’s historical memory.

Details: Using a Black feminist epistemological approach alongside critical theory and more traditional historical research methods, Fairchild’s work reconstructs the story of the Peace family and interrogates the unexplored and intertwined roles of dispossession and slavery in the development of the College of Charleston. This research, conducted during a recent sabbatical, represents an important contribution to the efforts currently underway at the College of Charleston that seek to understand the legacy of slavery and make strides towards addressing and repairing its enduring effects.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Healthy Tri-County Relaunch Event

Join Trident United Way as they convene to discuss our 2024 agenda, participate in a data walk with DHEC and commit to improving health outcomes in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The joint effort of Healthy Tri-County will have a direct, positive impact on our Tri-County community.

Opportunity: This event is a great chance to network with key health partners in the area, including MUSC, Roper, Trident Health, United Way, and more!

Great Chance For: Upperclassmen majoring in or interested in public health, pre-allied health, exercise science, nutrition, and/or urban studies.

When & Where: The event will be…

  • On Friday, April 26th, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • At the Royal Missionary Baptist Church (4750 Abraham Avenue, North Charleston, SC)

To RegisterClick this link to register for the event. Registration closes April 18th.

Click here for more information about this event or email Madison James ( with any questions. Registration is free and breakfast will be provided.