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Archives For August 2011

Well-respected disability studies scholar and author Michael Bérubé will speak at the College of Charleston on Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Center in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance (corner of Wentworth and St. Philip Streets). The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Alumni Association Launches New Online Community

Posted on 31 August 2011 | 11:28 am

Alumni of the College of Charleston can now connect with each other and to Alumni Association benefits through MyCofC, the newly designed online alumni community at MyCofC and the upgraded alumni website are a result of the Association’s commitment to educate, engage and excite alumni in ways that are both meaningful and convenient.

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College of Charleston geology professor Leslie Sautter is currently on a research ship about 265 miles off the Oregon coast as part of a team of oceanographers streaming the first live underwater video of a volcano that erupted in April 2011.

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A change in courses for multicultural and first-generation College of Charleston students is designed to increase retention rates and streamline the students’ first semester on campus. For the first time, students in the SPECTRA program were able to take their required First Year Experience (FYE) course during the summer. Also, the peer facilitator component, which is usually taken at the same time, was moved to the fall semester so students could continue the transition to campus with assistance.

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The College of Charleston has opened one of the first comprehensive peer education centers in the country. The Center for Excellence in Peer Education prepares outstanding students to mentor, tutor, and assist their peers, as well as offering resources, services, and training opportunities to other college and university peer educator groups.

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Book Documents Magnolia Cemetery Birds

Posted on 29 August 2011 | 9:36 am

The surprisingly abundant and diverse bird population at Charleston’s historic Magnolia Cemetery has been captured in a new book by Patrick Harwood, an adjunct communication professor at the College of Charleston.

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College Back on Regular Schedule

Posted on 27 August 2011 | 9:59 am

The College has resumed its regular operating schedule following the passing of Hurricane Irene.

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College Cancels Classes for Friday

Posted on 26 August 2011 | 4:37 pm

As a precautionary action because of possible high winds, rain and flooding from Hurricane Irene,  the College of Charleston has cancelled all classes and labs for Friday. 

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College to Cancel Classes Starting at 2 p.m.

Posted on 26 August 2011 | 10:04 am

As a precautionary action because of possible high winds, rain and flooding, the College of Charleston is canceling all classes and labs that begin Friday at 2 p.m. or later. This includes the Main Campus, North Campus, Grice Marine Lab and the Lowcountry Graduate Center. All campus events after 2 p.m. are canceled, including the men’s soccer game at Patriots Point.

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Hurricane Irene-Update

Posted on 26 August 2011 | 7:05 am

The College of Charleston continues to track Hurricane Irene.  At this time, all College of Charleston events and classes remain on schedule.

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