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An article by College of Charleston teacher education professor Christine Finnan and graduate student Dennis Kombe was recently featured in The Middle School Journal, the official publication of the National Middle School Association. The article analyzed the Accelerated Program that was implemented by the College of Charleston School of Education, Health, and Human Performance and the Charleston County School District from 2006-2008 as a drop out prevention effort.

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Community Fitness Pilot Program a Success

Posted on 25 May 2011 | 9:50 am

The College of Charleston’s PARCS (Physically Active Residential Communities and Schools) program successfully completed its pilot semester during spring 2011 and organizers hope to continue in the fall. PARCS is a community wellness program that was designed and implemented in peninsular Charleston to offer free physical activity programming to underserved populations.

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Hundreds of College of Charleston students, faculty, staff and alumni contribute to Spoleto Festival USA and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. You’ll see them center stage and back stage – they’re also the people who tear your tickets and guide you to your seat. Plus, dozens of events are held at the College’s historic venues.

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Early Music Series Events

Posted on 24 May 2011 | 11:51 am

Piccolo Spoleto’s Early Music Series is produced by music department chair Steve Rosenberg, and most performances feature faculty, students and alumni. All performances are held at 3:00 p.m. at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church (53 Meeting St.). Tickets are $16 per event and can be purchased by calling (866) 811-4111 or at

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Young Artists Series

Posted on 24 May 2011 | 11:49 am

The Department of Music presents its Young Artists Series at the College of Charleston, as part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival.  This series features some of the College’s most accomplished, award-winning students alongside alumni and special guests. All performances take place at 12:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts (54 St. Philip Street). Tickets are $11 and can be purchased at

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Stelle di Domani Series Events

Posted on 24 May 2011 | 11:47 am

The College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre will present the Stelle di Domani (“stars of tomorrow”) series as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The six events each feature some connection to the College or the theatre department.

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The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present two exhibitions during the Spoleto season.  From May 27 through July 15 Eames Demetrios – Kcymaerxthaere & Paolo Ventura – Winter Stories will be on display at the gallery (161 Calhoun St., 1st floor). Winter Stories is official Spoleto Festival USA visual arts offering. The Halsey Insitute is also working with the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, and Charleston magazine to present Contemporary Charleston 2011: Under the Radar – A Piccolo Spoleto Festival Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park (34 Prioleau St.).

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College of Charleston BOT Committee Meetings

Posted on 23 May 2011 | 12:00 pm

The College of Charleston Board of Trustees will hold two committee meetings on May 25, 2011.  The Finance Committee meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Executive Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Both meetings will be held in the Randolph Hall Boardroom.

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Ana Lanier and Elizabeth Mappus (Academic Magnet High School) took top honors at the College of Charleston’s 31st Annual Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair (LSF), and advanced to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California, held May 9-13, 2011. There, Lanier won the Third Award of $500 for excellence in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, as well as the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Psychology Renewable Scholarship Award of $15,000 per year for up to four years.

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Students Help Community in Backpack Blitz

Posted on 17 May 2011 | 8:46 am

The College of Charleston’s Living and Learning Communities have again stepped up to help the Charleston community – this time collecting 80 backpacks stuffed with supplies for abused and neglected children. The “Backpack Blitz” ended April 25 with nearly 300 students collecting supplies or money to present at a celebration on campus.

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