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Archives For January 2011

College Celebrates 11th Annual Darwin Week

Posted on 31 January 2011 | 1:00 pm

The College of Charleston is celebrating the 11th Annual Darwin Week in Charleston from February 7-12, 2011.  This longstanding event will bring differing perspectives to honor Darwin’s immense contributions to science and the world.

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On Tuesday, January 25th, President Benson addressed the S.C. House Subcommittee on Higher Education. President Benson spoke about the College’s accessibility and affordability.

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Arts Management Professor Earns Preservation Award

Posted on 28 January 2011 | 12:53 pm

The College of Charleston School of the Arts congratulates Dr. Karen Chandler on the receipt of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission’s 2010 “Preserving Our Places in History” Individual Award. Chandler was nominated for her work as Co-Principal of the Charleston Jazz Initiative, which included gathering archival materials, collecting oral histories, and other related academic pursuits. She has published several articles that have documented and dispersed information about the unique contributions of Charleston’s African American community to American Jazz.

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Three former College of Charleston student-athletes have been selected for membership into the College of Charleston  Athletics Hall of Fame and the 2011 Induction Class includes former men’s basketball star Marion Busby (1992-95), former volleyball standout Claudia Fann (1991-94) and former women’s basketball player Natalie Seel (1990-94).

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Freshman Takes Learning to the Next Level

Posted on 26 January 2011 | 3:45 pm

A College of Charleston freshman was featured on a national television show thanks to his enthusiasm for his First-Year Experience Learning Community. Sam Gifford was assigned a project on securities for his “Business, Technology, and Innovation” Learning Community. As he learned more, he started watching CNBC’s “Mad Money.”

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2011 The College Reads! Books Selection Announced

Posted on 25 January 2011 | 3:58 pm

The College of Charleston has selected The Known World by Edward P. Jones as its 2011 The College Reads! book selection. Jones will be on campus for a public reading week and book talk on November 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. He will remain on campus on November 2 to engage with students, faculty and staff.

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Coach Nancy Wilson Wins 300th Game

Posted on 25 January 2011 | 10:34 am

College of Charleston Head Coach Nancy Wilson earned her 300th victory at the helm of the Cougar program and the women’s basketball team picked up a 56-50 victory over the Furman Paladins Monday night at Carolina First Arena. Wilson has now posted an overall coaching record of 300-187 with CofC and has 531 total coaching victories.

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College to Hold Business Seminars

Posted on 24 January 2011 | 12:27 pm

The College of Charleston will host two upcoming seminars for business professionals.

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Governor’s Race Campaign Managers Face Off

Posted on 20 January 2011 | 12:46 pm

The Department of Communication, the Department of Political Science and the Department of Communication Advisory Council will host a conversation about the recent South Carolina gubernatorial race, continuing the tradition of the Bully Pulpit Series on political communication. The event will be held Friday, January 21, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Stern Center Ballroom on the beautiful and historic College of Charleston campus.

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The College of Charleston is helping to make a Beaufort family’s educational dreams come true.

College of Charleston President P. George Benson yesterday awarded full tuition scholarships to five deserving Beaufort-area children who received a new home as part of the ABC television program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Watch a video. View photos.

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