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College of Charleston Introduces Master of Science in Child Life

College of Charleston Introduces Master of Science in Child Life

The Graduate School at the College of Charleston will offer a Master of Science in Child Life (MSCL) degree beginning in August 2014.  Seven excellent students from throughout South Carolina and the U.S. comprise the inaugural class.

17 July 2014 | 9:30 am Read More →
Improving the Library’s Shelf Life

Improving the Library’s Shelf Life

The Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is undergoing major renovations, and students will discover many improvements when they return to campus this fall.

16 July 2014 | 11:21 am Read More →
The Graduate School Launched New Concentrations, Boasted Record Numbers in 2013-14

The Graduate School Launched New Concentrations, Boasted Record Numbers in 2013-14

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston saw a record number of MBA candidates and the M.A. in History and M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education recorded substantial growth.

14 July 2014 | 10:16 am Read More →
Honors College Alumni Return to Teach Summer Course in Public Health

Honors College Alumni Return to Teach Summer Course in Public Health

Melissa Siegel ’03 and Stephanie Wheeler ’03 say “in the context of ongoing welfare debates, health reform, changing immigration policies, and economies in flux, there’s no better time to teach this course.”

11 July 2014 | 10:40 am Read More →

Athletics

Volleyball Team Looks to Defend Conference Title in 2014

Volleyball Team Looks to Defend Conference Title in 2014

The Cougar volleyball team’s season-opening match against Davidson takes place Aug. 29, 2014, in TD Arena. The team capped its inaugural season in the Colonial Athletic Association by winning the tournament championship in 2013.

17 July 2014 | 9:34 am Read More →
Current and Former Cougar Golfers Qualify for U.S. Amateur Championship

Current and Former Cougar Golfers Qualify for U.S. Amateur Championship

They helped the Cougars capture conference championships in women’s and men’s golf earlier this year, and now seniors C.C. Buford and Zach Munroe and alumnus Alex Ellis have qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

10 July 2014 | 11:40 am Read More →
Pitcher and Slugger Among Nation’s Best Freshman Baseball Players

Pitcher and Slugger Among Nation’s Best Freshman Baseball Players

Cougar Baseball continues to rack up offseason accoloades. Pitcher Bailey Ober and first baseman Nick Pappas have been named to the Baseball America Freshman All-America First Team.

30 June 2014 | 4:59 pm Read More →
Baseball Coach Monte Lee Signs Contract Extension

Baseball Coach Monte Lee Signs Contract Extension

College of Charleston baseball coach Monte Lee is recognized as one of the top rising coaches in the country. And he plans to stay put in Charleston.

25 June 2014 | 5:52 pm Read More →

Featured Expert

Professor’s Book Explores Computer Programming as a New Literacy

Professor’s Book Explores Computer Programming as a New Literacy

In his new book, Quinn Burke, assistant professor of education technology, says computer programming is a foundational skill that should be taught alongside English, history and math.

15 July 2014 | 2:08 pm Read More →
Emerging Fields: James Newhard Takes a High-Tech Look into the Past

Emerging Fields: James Newhard Takes a High-Tech Look into the Past

Archaeology professor James Newhard took a break from his current site in Athens, Greece to talk with Forbes Magazine about the futuristic technology he uses to study the past.

10 July 2014 | 3:20 pm Read More →
College Botany Expert Works with the Boeing Co. to Preserve Thousands of Native Plants

College Botany Expert Works with the Boeing Co. to Preserve Thousands of Native Plants

College of Charleston Senior Instructor of Biology Jean Everett worked with the Boeing Co. to preserve thousands of native plants

2 July 2014 | 10:53 am Read More →
Professor Studies the “Give and Take” of Planning Weekend Getaways

Professor Studies the “Give and Take” of Planning Weekend Getaways

Hospitality and tourism management professor Wayne Smith studied 25 couples as they planned weekend trips. Turns out men are more concerned about cost, while women have more influence on timing.

26 June 2014 | 9:10 am Read More →

Featured Events

Convocation Set for Aug. 18

Convocation Set for Aug. 18

Convocation will signal the official entry of the Class of 2018 into the College of Charleston community and the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

10 July 2014 | 3:48 pm Read More →
“Folly Beach” Play Written By Alumnus Set for World Premiere

“Folly Beach” Play Written By Alumnus Set for World Premiere

Alumnus, comedian and playwright David Lee Nelson ’00 will premiere his new play “Folly Beach” at Pure Theatre in Charleston July 11 – Aug. 2.

9 July 2014 | 3:49 pm Read More →
New Student Orientation Continues Through Aug. 15

New Student Orientation Continues Through Aug. 15

Campus comes alive again as the College welcomes new students and their families to Orientation 2014. The final two-day orientation session is Aug. 14-15.

7 July 2014 | 9:00 am Read More →
Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!

After founding the College of Charleston in 1770, three of the College’s founders went on to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

3 July 2014 | 11:58 am Read More →

IN THE NEWS

BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation

Snapping shrimps: Females more aggressive than males

“We’re so used to seeing animals in which males have larger weapons than females: bigger antlers, bigger teeth, bigger horns… And in many of these species, males are more aggressive than females,” said Dr Melissa Hughes, from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, US who led the study. Read more of the BBC story.

16 July 2014 | 1:40 pm Read More →
Reuters

Former GOP Official Once Convicted Of Drug Trafficking To Run For U.S. Senate

The show might boost Ravenel’s name recognition, but he is unlikely to win the election, said College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts. “I don’t think he has a chance,” Knotts said. “His argument has the potential to resonate with people, but it’s very, very difficult for third parties to get elected.” Read more of […]

15 July 2014 | 10:03 am Read More →
The Post and Courier

In South Carolina, piety doesn’t pave roads – but casinos would

Douglas Walker, an economics professor at the College of Charleston, is an expert on the economics of casinos. He has written books on the topic, conducted studies for several states. Walker says gambling houses are still a good bet for most states, some of which are taking a rake of more than half. Pennsylvania, for […]

11 July 2014 | 11:01 am Read More →