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Far from lolling on a beach during spring break, 80 College of Charleston students will leave March 2, 2013 to put their hands and minds to work addressing important humanitarian and educational issues in two states and five countries.

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A founding member of the European Real Estate Society will speak at the College of Charleston School of Business about “Real Estate Valuation: An International Perspective.” The event, featuring Nick French, will be held on March 20, 2013 at 7 p.m., with a reception prior at 6 p.m. The event will be held in Wells Fargo Auditorium of the Beatty Center (5 Liberty Street) and is free and open to the public.

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Business Students to Spend Spring Break in Cameroon

Posted on 25 February 2013 | 9:57 am

Armed with business plan proposals, micro-finance loan applications, eight laptops, soccer equipment, and thousands of educational care packages, more than a dozen College of Charleston students will leave for a 10-day service trip to Cameroon, Africa. The trip is part of the School of Business’ global outreach project, Kick it Forward, and the students will travel nearly 8,000 miles to deliver $36,000 worth of educational supplies. The students will leave from the Beatty Center (5 Liberty St.) at 1:00 on Friday, March 1, 2013.

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 College of Charleston students developed a unique collaboration, which they will present at the EcoReps Southeast Regional Conference on February 23, 2013. International Studies Senior Colleen Sullivan and Political Science Senior Tiffany Kingston, both interns in the Office of Sustainability, implemented the Sustainable Greek Initiative, a student collaboration between the Offices of Sustainability and Greek Life. It is a “notoriously difficult link to establish” said P. Brian Fisher, the director for the Office of Sustainability. 

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Jubilee Project Showcases Truth and Unity Through Song

Posted on 22 February 2013 | 8:00 am

The College of Charleston will present “Uniting Through Song”, an evening of spirituals and gospel music, on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre. The concert will feature the Claflin University Concert Choir and a guest performance by the College of Charleston Gospel Choir. Admission is free.

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413Always known for having one of the premiere programs in the country, the College of Charleston coed sailing team earned a No. 1 national ranking as Sailing World’s college rankings, presented by Sperry Top-Sider, was announced on Wednesday.

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College Hosts Event to Unite Feminists

Posted on 21 February 2013 | 8:28 am

A crowd of 200-plus will gather on February 26, 2013 to celebrate feminism and honor the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program at the College of Charleston. The first annual  “Yes! I’m A Feminist” party will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (161 Calhoun Street). The evening, which includes music by world-renowned jazz drummer Quentin Baxter, is hosted by the WGS Community Advisory Board and 100 local feminists and is free to attend. Donations are encouraged.

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newmathlogoMore than 800 high school students from across the Southeast are expected to take part in the 35th annual College of Charleston Math Meet on February 23, 2013.

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College Becomes Hub of Japanese Education During Conference

Posted on 20 February 2013 | 11:17 am

The College of Charleston offers one of the most comprehensive Japanese programs in the state of South Carolina, and from Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, March 10, 2013, educators of Japanese from around the Southeast will gather at the College for the Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese Conference. The conference will be held in rooms 216 and 218 of the Beatty Center (5 Liberty Street). View conference schedule.

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As part of the College of Charleston’s celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) is hosting a lecture by the Honorable Kweisi Mfume  (pronounced Kwah-EE-see Oom-FOO-may), former United States Congressman. Mfume will present “Obama’s America… Where Do We Go From Here?” on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in Physicians Memorial Auditorium (72 George St.).

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