Staff Notes

Randy Borawski was named the new technology services director for University Housing. He began at UofSC in 2004 and most recently served as Housing's interactive media manager. Jabari Bodrick is moving to the Leadership and Service Center to continue his work in service-learning and community engagement. Dr. Warrenetta Crawford Mann will be joining Student Health Services … Continue reading Staff Notes

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Carolina Judicial Council

The Carolina Judicial Council is a recognized honor society and student organization that works hand in hand with the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity. TheCouncil serves a dual purpose; as campus role models, our members personify the tenets of our guiding philosophy, the CarolinianCreed, and we function as a peer conduct review board … Continue reading Carolina Judicial Council

Update on dean of students search

By Dennis A. Pruitt Thank you to everyone who served on the dean of students position screening committee, participated in interviews, attended presentations and provided comments on and evaluations of the candidates. After consultation with many of you and discussions with the president and the director of Equal Opportunity Programs, as well as other senior administrators, … Continue reading Update on dean of students search

Staff Notes

Student Life is thrilled to introduce new staff members who have joined the department in 2017. Nelda Bailey, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Assistant Director Ryan Fitzgerald, Campus Recreation, Intramural Sports Coordinator Lauren Haynes, Leadership and Service Center, Leadership Coach Jeremy Keen, Russell House University Union, Associate Director for Russell House Operations Michael Lagomarsine, Campus Recreation, Fitness … Continue reading Staff Notes

Staff Notes

Stacey Bradley, Office of the Vice President, presented the webinar "How a high-performing university improved the student experience" for EAB. Maya Burney, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, was selected to attend NASPA's New Professionals Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Mary Wagner, Undergraduate Admissions, completed the LEAD (Learn, Educate & Develop) Supervisory Essentials Program offered by … Continue reading Staff Notes

Brewer wins NASPA III award

Jerry Brewer received the NASPA Region III AVP/Senior-Level Student Affairs Award at the organization's Summer Symposium in Orlando. The award honors Brewer's commitment to the student affairs profession, his support of and involvement in NASPA and his work to create a campus environment that facilitates student learning and development. Brewer recently transitioned from his position as … Continue reading Brewer wins NASPA III award

Edwards to lead student life department beginning July 1

Anna Edwards has been named interim associate vice president for student life. Beginning July 1, she will oversee athletics tickets for students; campus recreation; fraternity and sorority life; multicultural student affairs; off-campus student services; parents programs; the Russell House University Union and its associated programs, including leadership and community service; substance abuse prevention and education; … Continue reading Edwards to lead student life department beginning July 1

Student Disability Services renamed

The office that coordinates support for students with disabilities has a new name: the Student Disability Resource Center. While the name is new, the staff are unwavering in the support they provide to ensure that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and to offer guidance to faculty, staff and campus partners in support of an accessible campus. If … Continue reading Student Disability Services renamed

Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101 Announced

Steve Curtright, Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Housing, is the recipient of the 2017 M. Stuart Hunter Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101. A committee of faculty, staff and students selected Curtright from the 423 nominations (for 142 instructors) submitted by University 101 students. Curtright was nominated by four of his students. While … Continue reading Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101 Announced

Staff Notes

Jennifer Fendrich has joined the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity as the coordinator of outreach. Fendrich comes from Louisiana State University, where she gained graduate experience as a hall director and with Title IX cases. Prior to graduate school she served full time as an Upward Bound residence hall director and even worked … Continue reading Staff Notes

Staff notes

Hilary Brannon received the Junior League of Columbia's Kinsey Black Jones Memorial Award, which recognizes an outstanding recent active member who has advanced the volunteer ideals of the Junior League of Columbia by epitomizing superlative service in her placement. Rebecca Caldwell and Marjorie Riddle Duffie, Student Health Services, presented “Be Real. Be There. Mental Health Matters @UofSC: Developing a positive mental … Continue reading Staff notes

IdeaPOP! 2017 Preview No. 3

IdeaPOP!, the division's annual in-house conference, is set for Wednesday, May 17 at the Russell House University Union. This year’s conference will focus on the theme "Embracing Change" and will feature a keynote address from DeAngela Burns-Wallace, along with more than a dozen concurrent sessions. Each Monday between now and the conference, we’ll give you a sneak peek of some of them. Be … Continue reading IdeaPOP! 2017 Preview No. 3

IdeaPOP! 2017 Preview No. 2

IdeaPOP!, the division's annual in-house conference, is set for Wednesday, May 17 at the Russell House University Union. This year’s conference will focus on the theme "Embracing Change" and will feature a keynote address from DeAngela Burns-Wallace, along with more than a dozen concurrent sessions. Each Monday between now and the conference, we’ll give you a sneak peek of some of them. Be … Continue reading IdeaPOP! 2017 Preview No. 2

Congratulations to 2017 division award winners

The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support honored its most outstanding employees, graduate assistants and campus partners at the 2017 Recognition Breakfast, held Friday, April 28 in the Russell House Ballroom. AWARD WINNERS Exemplary Service to the Carolina Community Award Jarod Holt, Student Life (Fraternity and Sorority Life) Outstanding Service to Students Award Leena Holt, University … Continue reading Congratulations to 2017 division award winners

SCPA Awards

The Daily Gamecock students win 26 state awards                                                                  Former news editor earns Collegiate Journalist of the Year award Students working at The Daily Gamecock’s editorial and advertising design offices earned 26 awards for excellence at the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Collegiate Meeting and Awards Presentation held in Florence, South Carolina on April 21, 2017. … Continue reading SCPA Awards

Staff Notes

Pam Bowers, Student Affairs and Academic Support, and Cameron Howell, Administration and Finance, led a policy talk titled "Staying Afloat in the Flood of Data: Achieving success for institutions and students," with officers from the College Board, Education Advisory Board and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center at the Association for Education Finance and Policy's … Continue reading Staff Notes

Summer Special Topics Courses in Higher Education

Colleagues in Student Affairs - Christian Anderson will be teaching two special topics courses this summer. Christian have taught versions of the course on popular culture three times and it’s been a lot of fun (in addition to being very educational, of course!). He has previously co-taught a version of the course on athletics with … Continue reading Summer Special Topics Courses in Higher Education

Walk/Bike City & Campus Celebration

USC-Columbia campus, city of Columbia and Richland County students, staff and residents gathered to celebrate the completion of Foundation Square near the Colonial Life Arena and to promote physically active and sustainable transportation. The university and city’s pedestrian- and bike-friendly routes encourage increased physical activity and strengthen these communities. The event featured comments from University … Continue reading Walk/Bike City & Campus Celebration