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Fall 2014 by the numbers

by Whitney Smith Preparing for the 5,000 incoming freshmen this fall, the University of South Carolina has worked to improve upon its campus, resources and programs to ensure that each Gamecock has access to the best possible experiences, both in and outside the classroom. This is the third year for the Gamecock Gateway, with substantial growth…

Career Center hosting annual Experiential Education Recognition luncheon

The University of South Carolina Career Center is hosting its annual Experiential Education Recognition Luncheon on Aug. 22, 2014. Over 200 students reported their hire and participated in Internship and Co-op programs over the past academic year. We are excited to honor the employers and students that have participated in our Experiential Education programs over…

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USC tobacco-free campus

For the health of all Gamecocks, the University of South Carolina Columbia campus is tobacco-free. This means the use of all tobacco products is prohibited anywhere on university property including all buildings, facilities, grounds and spaces leased, owned or controlled by the university. Any university owned vehicles, or personal vehicles on university property are covered…

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Sigma Delta Pi earns national award

The University of South Carolina’s Chi Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2013-14. This is the third consecutive year USC has enjoyed this distinction. Professor Cari Kepner, USC’s chapter adviser, along with past student officers were instrumental in earning this national honor…

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Freshman Council application deadline August 29

Please encourage incoming first-year students to submit a Freshman Council application. Since the late 1980s, FC members have been engaged in programming and governance during their time on campus. Throughout the FC leadership development process, students complement their academic learning, gain valuable experience and cultivate lasting friendships. More information is available.

Fall 2014 Carolina Intercultural training seminars

Did you know that the University of South Carolina hosts more than 1,300 international students from over 100 countries? Many of these students arrive at USC not knowing anyone and often struggle to find community and develop friendships on campus. This year, the International Student Services office will continue their new program, “Carolina Intercultural Training”,…

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Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter at USC wins National Outstanding Chapter Award for sixth time

Executive Director of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students Dr. Glenda Earwood announced that the University of South Carolina chapter has won the prestigious Order of the Torch Award for their service during the 2013-2014 academic year. This year the National Council recognized six chapters from the 275 chapters across the nation.…

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Packing a healthy summer picnic

by Whitney Smith Outdoor picnics are a quintessential part of summer, whether it be while camping, grilling out with friends or enjoying a midday break on USC’s historic Horseshoe. Campus Wellness Director Marguerite O’Brien and Registered Dietitian Sarah Walsh offer some advice on what to eat and how to pack it.  How to build a healthy picnic  Before packing your…

Nickelodeon Theater to host free documentary viewing

Where: Nickelodeon Theater When: 5:30 p.m. on July 7 Cost: FREE admission Winner of the award for Best Human Rights Documentary at the Festival of Human Rights Films of South America (2013), “When Home Is the Street” documents the lives of street children in Mexico and Brazil and the healing power of love and forgiveness.…

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Student awarded Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that Sheimaliz Glover has been awarded the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Department of State seeks a Foreign…

Community Service Annual Report submissions due June 20

The Leadership and Service Center is collecting submissions for the 2013-2014 Community Service Annual Report. This report is a collection of self-reported community service participation for the 2013-2014 academic year, is crucial to our University’s applications for various awards (The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, The Carnegie Classification in Community Engagement, etc.), and…

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Support the USC Men’s Rugby Team in CRC

The University of South Carolina Men’s Rugby Team wrapped up their season by finishing nationally in the Elite Eight in USA Rugby DI-AA. South Carolina went undefeated in regular season play, earning the SCRC Eastern Division Title and advancing to the SCRC championship weekend, defeating both Auburn and Louisiana State for the Conference Championship title,…

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Gibbes Green construction projects set for summer

A series of construction projects beginning Thursday on Gibbes Green will require temporary detours for pedestrians this summer. The projects include renovations and a technology upgrade in LeConte, restoration of Davis College’s facade, renovations to Hamilton and work on the steam lines that provide steam heat to Hamilton, LeConte and Davis College. As a result…

Self-Service Carolina temporarily unavailable

Self-Service Carolina and the Banner INB system will be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Friday, May 23 until 8 a.m. on Monday, May 26 due to system maintenance. Please note that links to Parking, CarolinaCard, Housing, and Orientation will remain available; however, services such as checking student records, grades, transcripts, checking financial aid status, and…