Casey Wadsworth has ambitious plans for her college years: earn a high grade-point average, graduate early and get accepted to medical school. The 18-year-old from Pageland is one of 81 students getting a jump on freshman year this summer through the Speedy Consolidation and Transition Program, better known as SPECTRA, at the College of Charleston.
The Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program in the department of art history in the College of Charleston's School of the Arts recently presented the inaugural Simons Medal of Excellence to Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. The Albert Simons Medal of Excellence was established in honor of the 20th anniversary of the School of the Arts.
Mike Vinson is the director of counseling and substance abuse services at the College of Charleston. He's spent 35 years in the field of psychology and agrees with that simple but truthful diagnosis of human behavior. "Fundamental to human psychology is getting approval and being liked," Vinson said. "On one hand we tend to admire
Thomas Barrows & Allison Blecher ST. THOMAS, V.I., AND FULLERTON, CALIF. > Sailing Barrows (pictured), a senior at Yale, and Blecher, a senior at Charleston, were named the men's and women's collegiate sailors of the year. Barrows won 31 races; Blecher took the A Division at the ICSA championships, helping the Cougars to the title.
The College of Charleston is mounting an extensive, community-wide literacy outreach campaign that will touch local students and give residents an opportunity to get involved. http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jul/07/college-reaches-out-for-literacy/
College of Charleston police chief Paul Verrecchia has been installed as president-elect of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Officers Association. He also was named the recipient of the association's President's Award. http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jul/05/05memosdistinct/
Doug Walker, an associate professor of economics at the College of Charleston who studies gaming, said that the main impact of the boats is an additional entertainment option. "It's a big tourist city so this is something that makes it more attractive than some other beach community that might not have those," he said. http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/07/04/1566901/casinos-village-search-for-balance.html#ixzz0suQXg4mD
Editor's Note: The Post and Courier invited Julie R. Grier, a graduate of the College of Charleston Honors College and a mental health worker with ties to Haiti, to write an occasional essay about her experiences there in the aftermath of January's earthquake. This is her third column. "Kouman ou ye?" ("How are you?") I
The idea is that pets generally provide emotional support for homeowners. I recently gave a paper that was co-authored with Tim Allen, professor and director of the real estate center at the College of Charleston, which found allowing pets in condos has a positive effect on condominium prices in the South Florida condo market. http://www.kansascity.com/2010/07/01/2056350/real-estate-qa-pets-in-condos.html#ixzz0sXAPeEQp
Guests stepped through the doors of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for the opening reception of Call and Response: Africa to America and found themselves in the midst of a truly amazing sensory experience. http://www.charlestonmag.com/party_scene/blog/call_and_response_opening_reception