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On Halloween, College of Charleston students will be trading desks and lectures for something a little more authentic – a ghost tour. Professor Annette Watson will take students in her “Reading the Lowcountry Landscape” course on a walking tour of the City. Instead of leaving the students scared, she wants to leave them educated – about the role of ghost tourism in the city’s economy and the bigger picture of how geography and politics affected the events in the tales.

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A talk at the College of Charleston will look at the role German immigrants played during the Civil War and how they were perceived by Southerners. The discussion, “More Southern than Anyone Else,” will be led by author and scholar Dr. Andrea Mehrländer on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. on the second floor of Randolph Hall (Alumni Memorial Hall). The event is free and open to the public.

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On Saturday, November 3, 2012 the College of Charleston will open its doors to prospective students and their families so they can experience campus life firsthand. An Open House will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The day begins with a welcome session at TD Arena, and then attendees will have the opportunity to talk with current students, meet with representatives from the College’s academic programs, learn about student services, clubs and organizations, and tour the campus and residence halls. Register here.

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College Monitors Hurricane Sandy

Posted on 26 October 2012 | 2:24 pm

The College of Charleston is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Sandy.

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Arts Professor Receives Governor’s Award

Posted on 26 October 2012 | 9:45 am

College of Charleston Associate Professor Karen Chandler received the 2012 Governor’s Award in the Humanities primarily for her accomplishments with the Charleston Jazz Initiative.

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In the past year, professors in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston have been published in more than 150 publications, including books, textbooks, book chapters and articles. Many of those publications are showcased here.

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Professor Part of StoryCorps VIP Conversations

Posted on 25 October 2012 | 9:49 am

College of Charleston strings professor Lee-Chin Siow will be a participant in VIP conversations hosted by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization well-known among NPR listeners for their broadcasts on Friday mornings during Morning Edition. Siow is praised by the American Record Guide as “a distinguished cultural asset of international stature”, and The Strad as a “trailblazing role model for string players.” She has performed to critical acclaim in over 20 countries on five continents, from Carnegie Hall to Osaka Symphony Hall.

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Take a Free Ghost Tour of Campus

Posted on 25 October 2012 | 8:11 am

The College of Charleston is celebrating Halloween with a spooky ghost tour of campus on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Student tour guides will tell tales of the ghosts and goblins that are a part of the College’s 242-year history. Tours will leave from the Admissions Courtyard at 65 George Street.

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On October 25, 2012, the College of Charleston will host Chiavari Day, a cultural celebration of the Northern Italian Riviera that includes vintage cars, a Grammy award winner, and delicious food. The event is open to the public and free of charge. A donation of $10 is recommended.

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In spring 2013, an Israeli professor and a Palestinian professor at the College of Charleston will share the classroom for fourteen weeks, working to break barriers and share alternative perspectives about life in the Middle East. They are coming together to teach a new course, Cultures of the Middle East, which will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Jewish Studies Center in room 100 of Arnold Hall.

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