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Meet with Experts in Marine Conservation, Historic Preservation

Honors alumni return to campus to discuss the future of conservation in their fields

Interested in marine conservation? Architectural preservation? Honors College alumni Mary Conley and Kalen McNabb will be on campus to discuss the impact of conservation in their particular fields.

Join them for a special Coffee Conversation about Conservation, a casual and intimate discussion where students can learn more about our guests experiences and ask the questions you want to ask.

Tuesday, November 2, 6:00 p.m.

This talk will be of particular interest to students interested in marine biology, environmental science, historic preservation, and community planning.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Register here to join us.

Learn More About Mary Conley and Kalen McNabb

Mary Conley graduated cum laude from the College of Charleston Honors College in 1994 with a degree in Marine Biology and a minor in Geology. She then completed a master’s degree in Marine Science, with an emphasis in benthic ecology, at the University of Texas. Mary has used her educational background in marine science to engage in coastal and marine management activities up and down the Atlantic coast. She has expertise in strategic planning, facilitation, training and partner engagement. For the past 12 years, Mary has served as The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Marine Conservation for the southeast United States (NC, SC, GA and FL). In this role she leads regional coastal and marine conservation initiatives focused around oyster restoration, coastal resilience, ocean planning and sustainable fisheries. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Mary worked in Maryland for the state’s Coastal Zone Management Program and the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Kalen McNabb graduated summa cum laude from the College of Charleston Honors College in 2010 with dual degrees in Historic Preservation & Community Planning and Geology. He received his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. During his time at UPenn, Kalen researched the deterioration and consolidation of an argillaceous limestone column at Mission San José in San Antonio, Texas.  Since 2013, Kalen has been employed as an Architectural Conservator with Meadors, Inc. in Charleston, SC.  He specializes in the conservation of architectural stone and has worked on multiple nationally registered sites throughout the United States.  In 2016, Kalen became an adjunct professor at the American College of the Building Arts co-teaching courses on using the scientific method within the building environment.

Posted on October 22, 2021 in Announcements & Events

College Reads Author Hope Jahren to Speak on Monday, October 25

Talk will discuss 10 things everyone should know about climate change

Hope Jahren, author of the 2021 The College Reads book The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here, will give a public talk Monday night @ 7:00pm entitled “An Evening with Hope Jahren: 10 Things That Everyone Should Know about Global Climate Change.”

  • A livestreamed public talk at the Sottile Theater on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A.  Free and open to the public.  Masks are required.
  • You  may also view the livestream remotely: https://iesproductions.wixsite.com/my-site
  • You can submit a question for Dr. Jahren prior to or during the event by emailing: thecollegereads@cofc.edu

Read an Interview with Hope Jahren in The College Today:  https://today.cofc.edu/2021/10/20/the-story-of-more-author-hope-jahren-to-speak-at-virtual-event/

Find more resources and events on the College Reads website: https://collegereads.cofc.edu/

Posted on October 22, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Free Tickets For Charleston Literary Festival

CofC Students Get Complimentary Tickets for Charleston Literary Festival

The College of Charleston is the Academic Partner of the Charleston Literary Festival (CFL), Nov. 5–14. Current students, faculty and staff may register for complimentary tickets to 27 in-person and virtual sessions with renowned authors and celebrities, including Walter Isaacson, Yaa Gyasi, Carl Zimmer, Yiyun Li, Lisa Taddeo, George Saunders, Lauren Groff, Bernard Cornwell, James Ivory and a host of others. You’ll see distinguished CofC colleagues and alumni featured in the programs as well.’

Students may register for complimentary tickets here: https://bit.ly/CofCSFStixCLF while supplies last. Please bring your Cougar Card to check-in at the event.

Check out the schedule and COVID-19 safety protocols here to choose the event(s) you would like to attend.

Posted on October 21, 2021 in Announcements & Events

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Volunteer at the Black Student Union’s 5th Annual Children’s Carnival

Earn service hours, meet new people, and support the community

The College of Charleston’s Black Student Union is looking for volunteers for their 5th annual Children’s Carnival on November 13th from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Cistern Yard. Volunteer shifts are available from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

For all students interested in volunteering, please fill out the google form here.

All volunteers should report to Rita 101 at their chosen time; volunteers will be assigned roles upon arrival.

For any questions, please reach out to CofC Black Student Union.

*All volunteers must follow CofC COVID-19 guidelines

Posted on October 21, 2021 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement, Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

Meet Renowned Science Writer Carl Zimmer On-Campus

Best-selling author and columnist Carl Zimmer will be in Charleston to promote his latest book, Life’s Edge: The Search for What it Means to be Alive, as part of the 2021 Charleston Literary Festival.

The public talk with Mr. Zimmer will be moderated by Honors College Dean Dr. Meyer-Bernstein. Mr. Zimmer has agreed to meet with a group of students following the event. To that end, we’re creating a creating a book club!

Members of the book club will…

  • Receive a free hardback copy of the book (with the understanding that you’ll read it prior to the talk)
  • Get to attend Mr. Zimmer’s public talk on Friday, November 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Sottile Theatre free of charge
  • Meet as a group with Mr. Zimmer for a private conversation inside Randolph Hall from 5:15-6:00 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity for students interested in science and journalism, alike.

Students can join the book club by signing up here. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Posted on October 20, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Free Virtual Tour of Grand Teton National Park

Join NCHC on Thursday, October 21 for a free Virtual Adventure

The NCHC Partners in the Parks Committee has developed an exciting series of free virtual adventures for 2021! We invite students and professionals alike to join us for these conversations with National Park Service staff and honors faculty who have facilitated PITP trips. Facilitators will provide an overview of knowledge and visits to Grand Teton National Park; and then the park’s Chief of Youth, Community and Volunteer Engagement will discuss what makes them standout among the other national parks, as well as opportunities for education within the park and engagement. Presentations will be followed by Q&A and conversation.

Register here!

 

Posted on October 15, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Make a Difference while Making a Profit

Do you have a social or environmental problem that keeps you up at night? Apply now for the Spring 2022 Impact X cohort and work in a team to help solve the world’s problems!

Impact X is a three credit class that assists you and your new team in forming a new venture where success is focused on solving social and environmental problems, while making a profit. Since its inception, Impact X has formed over 75 startup teams that have created innovative, for-profit solutions that improve people’s lives and the planet. All students are assisted by local business professionals as mentors. The Impact X class culminates in a Shark Tank type DEMO Day where students have the opportunity to win up to $5,000 in funding.

Monotto, a business that was recently started by a team of students in ImpactX, just had a liquidity event where they were acquired by Horicon Bank. Monotto is an advanced mobile banking app that raised over $250,000 raised and was voted one of the top 3 fintech startups in Atlanta – this could be you!

To apply, please see the attached application: Impact X | Spring 2022 Applications are due by Thursday, October 28th. For all ImpactX related inquiries,  please contact Candace Pfister (an alum of Impact X) or David Wyman.

Course Information:

Location: ImpactX Room (Beatty 120)

Timing: TR: 12:15 – 1:30

Learning Outcomes: Sustainability, Teamwork, Presentation Skills, Innovation, and Start-up Culture

Posted on October 14, 2021 in Announcements & Events

Tour MUSC’s Waring Historical Library and Receive a Free Student Membership

Unique opportunity for pre-med students

Honors students, MUSC’s Waring Historical Library is inviting you to come visit! A small group of Honors students will be granted a personalized tour of MUSC’s special collections by the library’s curator. Two separate visits are available:

Thursday, October 21, 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 25, 4:00 p.m.

What’s more, all students who attend a tour will be granted a one-year Student History Club membership at no cost! Benefits of a Student History Club membership include:

  • Exclusive opportunities and events
  • Monthly lecture series featuring local and national physicians
  • Networking with current MUSC students and faculty
  • Great addition to your resume
  • Free MUSC swag!

To register for a tour and student membership, click here!

Learn More About the Library

About the Library:

The Waring Historical Library is the special collections and rare book library of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Named for Joseph I. Waring, Jr., the first director of the Historical Library, the library supports the teaching and research mission of MUSC by collecting and preserving original manuscripts, books, and other items relating to the history of the University, the history of health sciences in South Carolina and the South, and identifying resources documenting the health sciences of the Atlantic World during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Posted on September 29, 2021 in Announcements & Events
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