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Scientific Research Society Chapter Earns Top Award

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 1:23 pm

The Sigma Xi chapter hosted at the College of Charleston has been named a Chapter of Excellence for 2013.  Sigma Xi is the national scientific research society, and this award is given to the to two to three percent of all Sigma Xi chapters in the nation.


RELATED: Learn more about the Charleston Chapter.

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Do high sodium beverages increase rehydration after exercise? How does a mouthpiece affect sport performance? College of Charleston health and human performance students researched these questions and more, and will present their findings on April 24, 2014, from 4:30 until 6:45 p.m. in rooms 206 and 207 of the F. Mitchell Johnson Physical Education Center (30 George St.).

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A formal offer has been made by College of Charleston Director of Athletics Joe Hull and has been accepted by Candice M. Jackson for the head women’s basketball coaching position at The College, pending background approval and the verification process conducted by human resources.

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Lucy Lesniak ’10 followed her instincts from Lancashire, England to the College of Charleston, then New York, N.Y. and finally, for now, to Bangkok, Thailand. 

She trusted those instincts when she decided to double major in business administration and hospitality and tourism management instead of studio art as she’d planned, and when she decided to join the Schottland Scholar Program while also working full-time during her senior year at the College.

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College of Charleston President George Benson was the master of ceremonies at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Ceremony in Baltimore on April 6.

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On the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the College of Charleston Friends of the Library will host Todd Purdum, author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for the Winthrop Roundtable.


RELATED: See past Winthrop Roundtable speakers.


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United States Senator Tim Scott will be the commencement speaker at the College of Charleston Graduation ceremonies on May 10, 2014. The Spring Commencement Ceremonies will be held in Cistern Yard at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

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The record-setting season continues for the College of Charleston women’s golf team as it battled unseasonable weather conditions to capture the 2014 CAA Women’s Golf Championship on Sunday at The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation.

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Students of Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies and Religious Studies Todd LeVasseur’s environmental studies capstone have arranged for environmental activists and scholars to speak at the College of Charleston for ‘Earth Week’ 2014.

Environmental activist and musician Dana Lyons will perform April 22, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Theodore S. Stern Student Center Garden (71 George St.), and sustainability scholar and environmental scholar Bron Taylor will speak April 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance Alumni Center (86 Wentworth St.).

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South Carolina Ports Authority CEO James I Newsome, III will be the commencement speaker at the Graduate School of the College of Charleston ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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