Honors is Treating Students to a Performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra

[DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL WED. AT NOON!] The Spring ‘23 Honors Signature Series event will treat Honors students to an evening with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and composer Ed Hart.

The Concert: Friday, March 24, 6:45 p.m. (Composer conversation) followed by 7:30 p.m. (Concert) at the Charleston Gailliard Center.

The Performance: The concert will feature performances from Antonin Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, and a world premiere orchestral arrangement of Margaret Bonds’ Songs of the Season.

  • Students will also get to meet with composer and Dean of the College’s School of the Arts Edward Hart. Hart, who orchestrated the arrangement for songs of the Season, will share with students his creative process for turning the vocal works of Mary Bond into an orchestral performance.

How to Attend: Register here to reserve your ticket. Tickets are limited to 30 students on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim a ticket, students must register by Wednesday, March 22 at noon.

  • If you have any additional questions, please contact Mary Moser, moserm@cofc.edu.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session

Through its variety of grants, the Fulbright program offers students the opportunity to work, study, and live in another country for up to one year after graduation in one of the over 140 Fulbright partner countries.

A Fulbright can be a great way to begin graduate study, continue research, or pursue a meaningful gap year experience. Students pursuing a Fulbright must have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of the Fulbright grant period and select one of the opportunities listed below:

English Teaching Assistantship: Teach English to students ranging in age from pre-k to college while engaging with the local community.

Open Study: Pursue a master’s degree in one of the many available one-year degree programs, including through a number of field-specific grants.

Open Research: Propose a year-long research project on the topic of your choice in any of the Fulbright countries or pursue one of the field-specific grants in the Arts, Business, or STEM fields.

To learn more about the Fulbright program and the unique opportunities it provides, attend our upcoming info session on March 22nd in Maybank Room 103, from 3-4 PM.

Click here to RSVP for the event. If you cannot attend or have further questions, please contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at nationalawards@cofc.edu.

Honors Art Nights promotes Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

February’s Honors Art Night is right around the corner! Join us on February 21st, 4:30-6 PM, in Berry Hall, Room 103.

Make a button supporting a cause of your choosing or UNSDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure and learn about the Honors Student Association.

Additionally, come learn more about the Honors College’s Inclusive Communities Cohort!

All students are welcome!

Please email Dr. Permenter with any questions!

Study Abroad in Egypt

Planning a Study Abroad trip? Consider a semester full of pyramids and pharaohs at the American University of Cairo

The American University of Cairo program is supported by a generous scholarship from the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs; students are strongly encouraged to consider while planning for study abroad.

This exchange program is currently open for the Fall 2023 semester or Fall 2023-Spring 2024 year. 

Funding, up to $7,000 per semester, is available for study in Cairo, Egypt at the American University of Cairo. To apply for funding, see the links in the attached flyer.

Applications are due April 5, 2023.

To learn more about the program, visit the Center of International Education website and review this flyer!

Please contact Melissa Ochal for assistance on CofC exchange programs.

Publish your research or creative work in Aisthesis, the Interdisciplinary Honors Journal

University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2023 issue of Aisthesis, our undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, we welcome academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles, from all fields of research. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 6, 2023. Guidelines can be found here.

Please email questions to honorsaisthesis@d.umn.edu and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page.

Call for Creative Writing Submissions

Calling all Nature Writers! Surge: The Lowcountry Climate Magazine has opened creative writing submissions for short poetry or prose to be considered for inclusion in Issue 4.

The Opportunity: Send us your environment-related insights, imaginings, dreams, and discoveries.

The Benefits: This is a chance to publish your creative writing and contribute to Charleston’s growing community of climate activists and artists. Contributors receive a free copy of the publication.

Great Fit For: All undergrads / Creative Writers / Eco-Conscious Communicators / Expressive Environmentalists

How to Submit: Find more details and submit your work here by the Feb. 15 deadline.

Paid Summer Internship: IDEAL Program for Diverse and Emerging Arts Leaders

United Arts is announcing the Internship for Diverse and Emerging Arts Leaders (IDEAL) program for summer 2023!

The Opportunity: The IDEAL program offers paid internships in arts administration to undergraduate students from demographic backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership.

  •  Over ten weeks, students are paired with both an arts organization in Wake County, NC and with a mentor from the community; Interns will gain experience working on real-world projects, participate in professional development, attend cultural activities.

Go Deeper: Learn more on IDEAL’s webpage and check out this info video (captions/transcript available upon request).

Great fit for: Aspiring arts administrators / Those interested in nonprofit work / Those who identify with a historically underrepresented group, such as a cultural identity, one or more disabilities, or are from a low-income background

How to Apply: The application is online and will be available through a January 31, 2023 deadline

CEO of an Arts Advocacy Nonprofit Seeks an Administrative Intern

A Charleston-based arts manager and current CEO of International Arts & Artists is seeking a student intern with an arts-based background.

The Opportunity: The founder and long-time CEO is looking for a personal assistant to help support his work on both IA&A projects and other artistic endeavors. The intern will assist with professional correspondence, proposal writing, industry research, database management, and other administrative tasks as needed.

  • This is an in-person opportunity located in downtown Charleston (~18-minute walk from campus, with parking available)
  • 12 hours/week commitment (need is immediate)
  • Potentially a paid internship, commensurate with experience

Great Fit For: Arts Managers / Aspiring non-profit administrators / Artistic entrepreneurs / Anyone looking to break in with the art world

  • Must be extremely attentive to detail, have strong writing skills, efficient, and willing to learn

How to Apply: Contact David Furchgott davidfurchgott@gmail.com to express interest in the position and find out the next steps in the application process.