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Archives For December 2011

College to Close for the Holidays

Posted on 21 December 2011 | 6:58 am

The College of Charleston will be closed for the holidays from December 22, 2011 until January 3, 2012.  Residence halls will reopen on January 4, 2012.  Classes will resume on January 9, 2012.

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Cougars Take on #4 Louisville on ESPNU

Posted on 19 December 2011 | 5:12 pm

The College of Charleston men’s basketball team (9-1) carries a season-best six-game winning streak into a tough top 5 road test at No. 4-ranked and unbeaten Louisville (10-0) on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. The Cougars and Cardinals will tipoff at 9 p.m. (ET) and the game will be televised live nationally on ESPNU.

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Students Receive Prestigious Study Abroad Scholarships

Posted on 19 December 2011 | 8:45 am

Several College of Charleston students have received prestigious international awards to study abroad in spring 2012. Sarah Mentrup (junior political science major) is the recipient of a Freeman Award for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA). April Adams (junior international studies major) and Stacy Calhoun (senior marine biology major) are recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

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About 400 undergraduate and 70 graduate students received degrees in a ceremony at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena on Saturday, December 17, 2011. The number of master’s candidates nearly doubled from 2010 when 40 graduate students earned degrees.

Watch highlights of the ceremony.

Watch the FULL ceremony.

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College Holds Winter Commencement

Posted on 16 December 2011 | 12:10 pm

South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Robert “Bobby” M. Hitt III will speak at the College of Charleston’s 2011 Winter Commencement. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the TD Arena (301 Meeting Street). Seating begins at 8:30 a.m. More than 400 undergraduate and 40 graduate students will receive degrees during the ceremony.

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The College of Charleston is hosting more than 400 Charleston County School District (CCSD) 4th grade students over two days as part of the Literacy Outreach Initiative (LOI). Students from Pepperhill Elementary School, James Simons Elementary School, Memminger School of Global Studies, Mitchell Elementary School, Mary Ford Elementary School, Chicora School of Communications and Sanders-Clyde Elementary School will have visited campus.

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Aldrich Named To NCBWA Preseason All-America First Team

Posted on 15 December 2011 | 11:00 am

College of Charleston outfield Daniel Aldrich was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason All-America First Team, the organization announced Wednesday.

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After an 11-day bye to concentrate on final exams, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team (7-1, 2-0) embarks on one of its toughest non-conference stretches of the season starting off with a rematch with 2011 NCAA Tournament participant Tennessee (3-5, 0-0) on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at TD Arena. Tipoff between the Cougars and Volunteers is set for 9 p.m. (ET) and the game will be televised live nationally on ESPN2. The game is sold out, the third sell-out of the season.

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Students Gave Holiday Gifts to 100 Children

Posted on 14 December 2011 | 11:32 am

The College of Charleston’s Block on Bull Living/Learning Communities and Greek houses collected nearly $4,000 to buy toys for 100 abused and neglected children. That is nearly double what they collected in 2010. The program was facilitated by HALOS, a non-profit dedicated to providing resources and special opportunities to abused and neglected children and their caregivers.

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Bonner Leaders Serve During Alternative Winter Break

Posted on 13 December 2011 | 12:43 pm

Bonner Leaders at the College of Charleston will be spending part of their winter break experiencing a new culture through service. The week of December 15, 2011, nine freshmen and sophomores will travel to Puerto Rico and the week of December 28, 2011, 11 juniors and seniors will travel to Peru for 11 days. Watch a video. The Bonner Leader Program is a four-year service and leadership development program that promotes a culture of service and civic engagement on campus and around the world.

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