Donate items to Give it Up for Good

Each spring, University Housing runs the Give It Up for Good program to collect donations from the residence halls as students move out for the summer. The majority of the 30,000 pounds of items collected is sold at a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Food and plastic bags are donated directly to Harvest Hope. The … Continue reading Donate items to Give it Up for Good

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Applications now being accepted for AmeriCorps Summer Associates

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s AmeriCorps Summer Associate VISTAs. As a summer associate, students can serve directly with a nonprofit organization in Columbia, identifying local poverty-related community needs and facilitating programs that impact low-income populations. The position 40 hours per week for eight weeks over the summer and comes with an educational award … Continue reading Applications now being accepted for AmeriCorps Summer Associates

Students have opportunity to speak confidentially, informally

Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from the Counseling and Human Development Center to help students with specific problems and to introduce them to what it’s like to speak with a counselor. Counselors hold free walk-in hours at sites around and near campus at the follow … Continue reading Students have opportunity to speak confidentially, informally

New primary care physicians course available

The Office of Pre-Professional Advising is piloting a new seminar course this semester designed to offer pre-medical students an insider’s look at the world of primary care physicians.  With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and our aging population, there is a critical shortage of primary care physicians.  This class, unique in its design … Continue reading New primary care physicians course available

Staff Notes

Please note the following the staff changes for University 101 Programs:  Kevin Clarke – Assistant Director for Faculty Development and Assessment Catherine Sale Greene – Assistant Director for Campus Partnerships Tricia Kennedy – Assistant Director for Peer Leadership

Job Fair connects 945 students to 43 employers

The University of South Carolina Career Center connected 945 students to 43 employers during the Opportunity Knocks Part-time Job Fair held on Aug. 18. The job fair was an opportunity for USC students and alumni to seek employment opportunities for part-time work study or non-work study positions on or off campus. Check out a listing … Continue reading Job Fair connects 945 students to 43 employers

Leadership and Service Center hosts largest organization fair

Thousands of USC students attended the largest ever Student Organization Fair, which was held on Greene Street on Tuesday, Aug. 26 to help students find their fit at Carolina. The expansion of the student activity space on Greene Street down to Pickens Street in front of the Women’s Quad made it possible for 150 organizations … Continue reading Leadership and Service Center hosts largest organization fair

Volunteer for UofSC Habitat for Humanity project

This fall University of South Carolina faculty, staff and students can volunteer for a special Habitat for Humanity project. The house rehabilitation in Cayce, S.C. will be funded by the proceeds from last year's Give It Up for Good program, which raised nearly $10,000. Faculty and staff who volunteer will make cosmetic updates to the house and build an addition that includes a master bedroom … Continue reading Volunteer for UofSC Habitat for Humanity project

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 … Continue reading Career Center hosting annual Experiential Education Recognition luncheon

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 … Continue reading USC tobacco-free campus

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 … Continue reading Sigma Delta Pi earns national award

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”, … Continue reading Fall 2014 Carolina Intercultural training seminars

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. … Continue reading Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter at USC wins National Outstanding Chapter Award for sixth time

Green Quad promotes physical, mental wellness through yoga

by Whitney Smith It's Monday. You already feel lethargic and unmotivated. Worse, you can feel your back beginning to slump as you stare into the abyss that is your overflowing e-mail inbox. You just read an article about how sitting at your desk all day will lead to an early and painful death. Things may seem bleak, … Continue reading Green Quad promotes physical, mental wellness through yoga

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 … Continue reading Packing a healthy summer picnic

Gibbes Cocky a Home by purchasing Cocky statue

For the last two years, a team of Gamecock fans from the Visitor Center, Athletics, Alumni Association, Student Government, Cocky’s Reading Express and Creative Services have been working hard to immortalize our beloved mascot Cocky and give him a permanent presence on campus. As one of the few Division I schools in the country that … Continue reading Gibbes Cocky a Home by purchasing Cocky statue

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. … Continue reading Nickelodeon Theater to host free documentary viewing

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 … Continue reading Student awarded Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Carolina Community Farm & Garden harvests sustainability, fellowship and fresh produce

by Whitney Smith When you venture over to the Green Quad, you'll find more than just a residence hall. The Carolina Community Farm and Garden, located behind the living community, is also home to hundreds of plants, including fresh fruits and vegetables like kale and peaches. About the Farm & Garden The CCFG, started in 2007, … Continue reading Carolina Community Farm & Garden harvests sustainability, fellowship and fresh produce