2017 Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award

Award Description: The Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award recognizes individuals who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the academic and/or personal lives of first-year students. The award is made possible through donations to the University 101 Scholarship Family Fund account. Who can be nominated?  All University of South Carolina – Columbia faculty, staff,…

Stand Up Carolina Hero Award nominations

Nominations for the 8th Annual Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards are open. Do you know a University of South Carolina student, faculty, or staff member who has stood up to help a campus community member and had a significant impact on that person’s life? If so, nominate them for a Stand Up Carolina Hero Award! RSVP deadline is…

New Employee Assistance Program vendor

A new vendor has been selected to manage the university’s Employee Assistance Program. EAP, was developed as a way for the university to support employees through times of need, for example, help dealing with an unexpected crisis such as a death or injury, or assistance transitioning into retirement.   You have access to counselors 24 hours…

Staff Notes

Lara Lomicka Anderson, Preston Residential College, has been selected as part of a multi-institutional research team that will investigate Residential Learning Communities as High-Impact Practice for the next three years. Division Staff Complete Leadership Training  The following Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support staff members recently have competed Human Resource’s Management Development Programs: LEAD…

Mental Health Liaison Training

9-11:30 a.m. – Mental Health Liaison Training When: Monday, Feb. 6, 9-11:30 a.m. Where: Byrnes 704 Mental health liaisons are faculty and staff who help decrease stigma associated with seeking mental health services and increase the number of students, faculty and staff who know how to refer to appropriate mental health resources. Contact Toby Lovell…

Heart Beat Step Challenge

Feb. 3 (registration deadline)  Heart Beat Step Challenge When: Challenge runs Feb. 6 – March 4 Where: Online To promote healthy hearts, all faculty and staff are invited to participate in the annual Heart Beat Step Challenge. We will kick off this event in February in honor of American Heart Month. Faculty and staff will…