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Doug Wojcik Named Men’s Basketball Coach

Posted on 31 March 2012 | 8:12 pm

Doug Wojcik (pronounced WO-jick) has been named the 22nd all-time head men’s basketball coach at the College of Charleston, as announced by Director of Athletics Joe Hull on Saturday. A formal press conference to introduce Wojcik is set for Wednesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. (ET) at TD Arena.

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Panel Focuses on Crisis Communication

Posted on 31 March 2012 | 2:25 pm

Prominent communication executives of the College of Charleston’s Department of Communication Advisory Council will host a forum titled, “Every Minute Counts: The Many Faces of Crisis.”  The event will take place Monday, April 2nd, from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m., at the Stern Center Ballroom on the College of Charleston campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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The College of Charleston is a partner in a City of Charleston initiative, Lighten Up Charleston, to lose 100,000 pounds in one year and become recognized as the healthiest city in the Southeastern U.S. To achieve these goals, Lighten Up Charleston will focus on five behavioral-change strategies that support healthy eating and active living.  The College’s students and faculty in the Department of Health and Human Performance will be integral to the initiative. Dr. Olivia M. Thompson, assistant professor of public health, says, “Obesity prevention and control are essential public health efforts and our new Public Health Program will train the next generation of public health leaders to combat chronic diseases such as obesity.”  

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Fellowship Named for College Education Fellow

Posted on 30 March 2012 | 8:01 am

College of Charleston senior education fellow Terry Peterson is one of the namesakes of the newly established White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship designed to develop national policy leaders for afterschool and expanded learning opportunities. Dr. Terry Peterson is the national board chair with the Afterschool Alliance and has spent decades working in service of afterschool, education reform and the children, schools and communities that benefit in South Carolina and across America. In 2010, Peterson received the C.S. Mott Foundation’s prestigious national William S. White Achievement Award.

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President George Benson on Thursday, March 29, participated in the annual Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference.

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SIFE Team Advances to Nationals

Posted on 29 March 2012 | 10:14 am

The College of Charleston Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has advanced to participate in the SIFE USA National Exposition, to be held in Kansas City, MO, May 22-24, 2012, after winning their bracket at the regional competition in Charlotte earlier this week.

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College of Charleston Associate Professor Scott Poole’s 2011 book Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting continues to draw national attention. The Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) has selected the work for the 2012 John W. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer published in 2011. The award will be presented at the PCA/ACA Conference in Boston on Friday, April 13, 2012.

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The Executive Committee of the College of Charleston Board of Trustees will meet on March 30 at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the Randolph Hall Board Room. 

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Students Show Artwork in Halsey Institute

Posted on 28 March 2012 | 10:17 am

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents Young Contemporaries 2012, featuring artwork created by students at the College of Charleston. The exhibition will be on view March 30 – April 28, 2012, and is juried by New York artist, Julie Heffernan. The gallery is located in the Marion and Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Center for the Arts (161 St. Philip St.). Admissions is free and open to the public.

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The fifth annual Jeremy’s Scholarship Gala, a fundraising event to benefit aspiring teachers, will be held Thursday, April 19, 2011 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Omar Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant.  The event is hosted by the College of Charleston’s School of Education, Health, and Human Performance and the Chuck and Sara Calhoun Davis Foundation, and will feature live entertainment by Quiana Parler and Friends and silent and live auctions with guest emcee Rob Fowler of WCBD.

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