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Gamecocks give back: Impact on community over $7M
Posted on 09/17/10
The University of South Carolina community contributed more than $7 million to the local economy in volunteer time and money last year, according to the USC Community Service Report for 2009-2010.

CIP honors outstanding student and S.C. employer
Posted on 09/17/10
The Career Center recently recognized the success of the program and honored Sarah Langdon, a senior in the S.C. Honors College from Troy, Ohio, as the Outstanding CIP Student and Pure Fishing as the Outstanding CIP Employer for 2010.

Safety bulletin issued for Five Points
Posted on 09/15/10
In response to City of Columbia police reports of recent violence in Five Points, the University's Division of Law Enforcement and Safety has issued a special safety bulletin.

Focus on civility continues with course, lecture series
Posted on 09/07/10
The University of South Carolina will continue its emphasis on civil discourse this fall with an undergraduate course featuring a public lecture series.

U.S. News rankings: Int'l business still No. 1
Posted on 08/18/10
A section titled "A Strong Focus on Student Success" singles out the nation's institutions with the best student-enrichment offerings and cites USC for having one of the nation's best programs for First-Year Experience, Learning Communities and Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects. A feature article, titled "The Care and Feeding of Freshmen," focuses on USC's first-year programs.

USC announces 2010 Carolina Scholars
Posted on 08/02/10
Twenty graduating seniors from South Carolina high schools have been named 2010 Carolina Scholars at the University of South Carolina while another two were selected as Carolina Scholar Finalists.

Parents Weekend 2010 registration is open
Posted on 07/19/10
Registration for Parents Weekend 2010, set for Sept. 17-19, is available for families of Carolina students through August 27 at 4 p.m. on the Office of Parents Programs' website ( A tentative schedule of events for Parents Weekend is available online, and more activities will be added throughout the summer.

2010 New Student Convocation
Posted on 07/19/10
This year's New Student Convocation is being held on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the Carolina Coliseum. There will be a reception on the Concourse level of the Coliseum following, where students can personally meet the President and other University administrators.

Crime Alert
Posted on 06/09/10
Columbia police urge caution in Five Points.

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market goes weekly
Posted on 06/01/10
The University of South Carolina is trying to make summertime living easy and healthy. Beginning June 1, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market will be offered every Tuesday through Aug. 3.

Job outlook on the uptick for May graduates
Posted on 04/27/10
The university's Career Center is seeing signs of improvement, which is encouraging news for newly minted graduates.

NSE offers opportunities for exploration
Posted on 04/27/10
As director of the University of South Carolina's Office of Student Engagement, Gahagan oversees the university's participation in NSE, a program that allows students to attend college for a semester, year or summer at one of nearly 200 universities in the United States, U.S. territories (Guam, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) and Canada.

Office of Outdoor Recreation goes carbon neutral
Posted on 04/21/10
University of South Carolina students celebrated another green milestone Tuesday (April 20),when campus Outdoor Recreation became the nation's first collegiate office of its kind and the first office on the Columbia campus to announce its plan for becoming carbon neutral.

University honors top students at Awards Day
Posted on 04/19/10
The University of South Carolina presented its top honors, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Steven N. Swanger awards, to three graduating seniors during the university's annual Awards Day ceremony Thursday (April 15).

Jessica Steele named outstanding woman
Posted on 04/4/10
Jessica Steele, a senior Carolina scholar from Hilton Head Island, has been named the University of South Carolina's Outstanding Woman of the Year for 2010.

Historian named Preston College principal
Posted on 03/29/10
Bobby Donaldson, an associate professor of history and African American Studies and former faculty associate at Preston College, has been appointed to a three-year term as principal of Preston, beginning with the fall semester.

USC health director named president of Southern College Health Association
Posted on 03/03/10
Dr. Deborah Beck, executive director of the University of South Carolina's Thomson Student Health Center, will become president of the Southern College Health Association in March. Beck will be installed at the SCHA's annual conference, which will be held in Columbia March 10 – 13. Details about the SCHA are available online at

Feb. 24 declared Carolina Census Awareness Day
Posted on 2/24/10
University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides has declared Wednesday, Feb. 24, as Carolina Census Awareness Day

University celebrating Black History Month
Posted on 2/11/10
The University of South Carolina will host a series of public events in celebration of Black History Month.

TRIO offers financial aid workshop Feb. 27
Posted on 2/08/10
The "College Goal Sunday" workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richland County Public Library on Assembly Street. The workshop is designed to provide financial aid information and assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

'Greening the Mind' lecture series starts Feb. 3
Posted on 2/01/10
The Green Quad welcomes Laura Dassow Walls, a professor of English literature in the Department of English Language and Literature, for a reading and discussion of her new book, The Passage to Cosmos, at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Green Quad Learning Center.

University community puts Haiti relief plan to action
Posted on 1/20/10
As University of South Carolina students continued to collect funds to support relief efforts in Haiti, two physicians with university ties prepared to travel to Haiti Tuesday to care for victims of the devastating earthquake.

Nominations being accepted for Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award
Posted on 1/11/10
The Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award selection committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2010 award. Deadline for nominations is February 19.

Kiplinger's names University a best value
Posted on 1/6/10
University jumps 28 spots to rank No. 32 among nation's public universities that "deliver strong academics at affordable prices" for in-state students, according to Kiplinger's 2009-10 "Best Values in Public Colleges."

Two awarded Rotary scholarships
Posted on 1/6/10
Marin Mueller of Plano, Texas and alumna Karly Marie Miller of Cincinnati each awarded Rotary International Ambassadorial Academic Year Scholarship for 2010-11.

MLK celebration to include breakfast, Day of Service
Posted on 1/6/10
University breakfast Jan. 15 to feature Rev. Charles B. Jackson Sr., hundreds of students to volunteer in Columbia on Day of Service, Jan. 18.

Direct-lending program to secure federal student loans
Posted on 12/15/09
The University of South Carolina will participate in 2010 in the Federal Direct Loan Program, ensuring a secure source of federal education loans for students and their families.

Call for nominations: faculty awards
Posted on 12/14/09
The Office of the Provost invites nominations for 2009 – 2010 faculty awards

Capstone Scholars principal sets sights on Ironman
Posted on 12/14/09
After climbing the Seven Summits, Patrick Hickey's next goal is to compete in the Ironman Louisville triathlon next summer.

Two students among finalists for Rhodes scholarships
Posted on 11/13/09
Two University of South Carolina students have been named finalists for a Rhodes Scholarship. Seniors Gurjeet "Jeet" Guram and Joseph "Joey" Montoya will interview for the prestigious award Nov. 20 in Kansas City.

University of South Carolina/Sexual Health and Violence Prevention World AIDS Day 2009 Events
Posted on 11/13/09
During the month of November, Sexual Health & Violence Prevention organizes the University of South Carolina's World Aids Day campaign. This campaign is designed to educate, inform, and raise awareness to the issue of HIV/AIDS.

University launches 'Beat Hunger' campaign Nov. 10-12
Posted on 11/10/09
The University of South Carolina will fight hunger one can at a time Nov. 10 – 12 as it rallies the campus and greater Columbia community to help collect cans for Harvest Hope Food Bank and set a Guinness world record.

Carolina-Clemson blood drive is Nov. 16-20
Posted on 11/09/09
The 25th-annual Carolina/Clemson Blood Drive will be held Nov. 16-20 on both campuses. All students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans are encouraged to participate.

WUSC-FM plays favorites for support
Posted on 11/06/09
The University of South Carolina's student-run radio station kicks off its fall fundraiser by playing its favorite artists Nov. 7-13. The "Playing Favorites" fundraiser will highlight WUSCÕs student deejays' favorite musicians while raising money to purchase much-needed station equipment and balance the station's operating budget.

College Sustainability Report Card lauds green initiatives
Posted on 10/22/09
The University of South Carolina earned a B on the annual College Sustainability Report Card 2010, a rating that puts Carolina among the greenest universities in the Southeast.

University celebrates Sustainability Week Oct. 15 – 23
Posted on 10/21/09
The University of South Carolina will share new school colors of garnet, black and green during Sustainability Week, which runs Oct. 15 Ð 23 on the universityÕs campus.

University becomes 'drive-in' force in flu preparation
Posted on 10/05/09
At Carolina, beautiful fall weather means students reading on blankets and throwing Frisbees at the Horseshoe. This year, it also means students, joining faculty and staff, in getting flu shots at one of the university's many outdoor flu clinics.

Get drive-through seasonal flu shots on campus Oct. 1
Posted on 09/30/09
University of South Carolina students, faculty, and staff can get seasonal flu vaccines drive-through style on Oct. 1.

University to host Community Partner Breakfast Sept. 29
Posted on 09/14/09
The University of South Carolina community and Columbia service agencies will come together for the second annual Community Partner Breakfast Tuesday, Sept. 29.

University prepares for H1N1 flu
Posted on 09/03/09
University administrators are preparing for a tsunami effect this fall and winter from H1N1 flu, with worst-case estimates of as many as 10,000 faculty, staff, and students becoming ill from the pandemic virus.

'Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman coming to campus Sept. 2
Posted on 08/31/09
America's best-known cake master, Duff Goldman, is coming to the University of South Carolina Wednesday, Sept. 2, to address students, attend an undergraduate culinary class and judge – What else? – a cake-decorating contest.

University earns top 'green' rating by Princeton Review
Posted on 08/25/09
The University of South Carolina has earned a top "green" rating by the Princeton Review, scoring 95 out of a possible 99.

Fall enrollment features best freshman class, record numbers
Posted on 08/25/09
The count is in, and a record 20,521 undergraduates are enrolled at the University of South Carolina's Columbia campus. Among them is the largest – and most academically gifted – freshman class in the university's history.

Welcome to the University of South Carolina
Posted on 06/25/09
Directions, move-in details, Welcome Week activities and First-Year Reading Experience info…it's all online now.

Register now for Parents Weekend, set for Oct. 2 – 4
Posted on 06/07/09
Families are encouraged to register soon if they are interested in purchasing football tickets for the S.C. State football game, as only a limited number of tickets are available. A tentative schedule of other events is available online and will be updated throughout the summer.

Moolah for Music: WUSC kicks off fundraiser April 2 with block party, dance party
Posted on 03/31/09
WUSC 90.5 FM will throw a block party on Greene Street in front of the Russell House 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, and a dance party at New Brookland Tavern beginning at 10 p.m. that night. The station hopes to raise at least $5,000 during its spring fund drive, which begins on Friday, April

USC sophomore, Gamecock staffer, lands the scoop
Posted on 03/17/09
Paul Bowers, a journalism major from Summerville, has won a national contest for a reporting trip to Africa with "New York Times" Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Video: Kristof and Bowers make the announcement
Also: Coverage from "The State"

Student Health Services director receives leadership award
Posted on 03/10/09
Dr. Debbie Beck, director of Student Health Services, was awarded the Southern College Health Association's Charles F. Bohmann Award for outstanding leadership in college health.

University encourages students to have a safe spring break, take extra caution if traveling to Mexico
Posted on 02/27/09
Common sense and planning will help students safely enjoy spring break. But those traveling to other countries, especially Mexico, should take additional measures.

Staff News January 2008

University's Student Success Center, group exercise program best in country
Posted on 03/03/09
The University is the winner of two of only nine gold Excellence Awards given by NASPA, the national organization for student-affairs professionals.

University honored for community service, service learning
Posted on 03/03/09
For third consecutive year, the University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community service Honor Roll.

Awards nominations, applications due Feb. 27, March 4
Posted on 02/25/09
The Department of Student Life is accepting nominations and applications for a variety of leadership and service awards. Nominations for TOAST awards, which honor students who have achieved special distinctions in campus life, are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. Leadership and service awards nominations and applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

Design the new WUSC t-shirt: deadline March 6
Posted on 02/16/09
WUSC-FM, the University's student-run radio station, invites aspiring designers in the Carolina community to enter a new contest to design the station's new t-shirt, which will be given as premiums during WUSC's upcoming fundraiser. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 6.

University of South Carolina student wins recreational sports award for leadership, academics
Posted on 02/16/09
University of South Carolina senior Derek DeBruin has won the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award.

Two to present research at 2009 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Posted on 02/16/09
Andrew Schwark, Alicia "Kate" White chosen from thousands of submissions to present their research at prestigious conference.

Soehl awarded first-ever Martin Luther King Social Justice Award
Posted on 02/09/09
Cheryl Soehl, administrative coordinator for the Department of Student Life and liaison to religious workers, is the staff recipient of the University of South Carolina's first-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day Social Justice Award.

Senior broadcast major, SG-TV staffer, gets air time on ESPN-U
Posted on 02/09/09
Cory Burkharth, a senior broadcast major from Richmond, Va. and director of "Capital City Sports" on SG-TV, was a member of ESPN-U's broadcast crew during the telecast of the Feb. 3 men's basketball game between South Carolina and Florida.

BRIEFLY: Publications are Grand Awards finalists, University among top 20 Gilman Scholarship recipients, West (Green) Quad wins Honor Award for Energy and Sustainability, Academic Centers for Excellence earn highest accreditation
Posted on 01/27/09

Nominations for Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award due Feb. 9
Posted on 01/27/09
The award recognizes individuals who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the academic or professional development and/or personal lives of first-year students. Nominate  a faculty member, administrator, staff member or student online by Monday, Feb. 9.

Four win Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
Posted on 01/27/09
Two undergraduates, two graduates win Rotary International Ambassadorial Academic Year and Cultural scholarships.

University of South Carolina student receives All-American honors
Posted on 01/22/09
Fourth-year student Marcus Staton of Burlington, Wis. was awarded the title of All-American Official by the officials committee at this year's intramural flag football national championships.

Patrick Hickey named Capstone faculty principal             
Posted on 01/08/09
The University of South Carolina has named Dr. Patrick Hickey the new faculty principal of the Capstone Scholars Program.  Hickey succeeds Dr. John Spurrier, who served as faculty principal from 2005 until his recent retirement.

Thomson Student Health Center wins full accreditation
Posted on 012/23/08
The Thomson Student Health Center at the University of South Carolina has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the nation's leader in ambulatory health care accreditation.

National Resource Center receives ASHE Special Merit Award
Posted on 012/04/08
The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina has received the 2008 Special Merit Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

Honors College student earns Marshall Scholarship
Posted on 011/25/08
Elizabeth Nyikos, a piano-performance major, joins elite group of American students chosen for this honor.

Carolina-Clemson blood drive set for Nov. 17-21
Posted on 011/20/08
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans encouraged to donate blood to boost supplies and earn contest bragging rights over archrival.

The Daily Gamecock regional Newspaper of the Year
Posted on 011/10/08
University's student newspaper receives Southern University Newspaper of the Year award for overall excellence in advertising design.

University welcomes Carolina, McNair scholars
Posted on 010/10/08
Fifty-nine of nation's top scholars join university's 2008 freshman class, enroll in South Carolina Honors College.

University names Kennedy director of University Housing
Posted on 09/11/08
Kirsten Kennedy has joined the University of South Carolina as director of University Housing.  She oversees the University’s residence halls, living-learning communities and academic-success initiatives for campus residents.

University to launch monthly ‘Healthy Carolina Farmers Market’
Posted on 09/10/08
The University of South Carolina will launch a monthly farmers market Tuesday, Sept. 16.
The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market will operate from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. between the gates on Green Street in front of the Russell House University Union. While intended for students, faculty and staff, as part of the university’s Healthy Carolina initiative, the farmers market also will be open to the public.

U.S. News and World Report again lauds University 101
Posted on 08/26/08
Some of the University of South Carolina’s most outstanding professors will have a chance to present a lecture as if it were their last in this fall’s Last Lecture Series, sponsored by the Carolina Scholars Association.

Professors give 'Last Lectures' beginning Sept. 3
Posted on 08/26/08
Some of the University of South Carolina’s most outstanding professors will have a chance to present a lecture as if it were their last in this fall’s Last Lecture Series, sponsored by the Carolina Scholars Association.

Luna: move-in weekend successful because of faculty, staff help
Posted on 08/20/08
Dr. Gene Luna, associate vice president for housing and student development, offers "A Memorandum of Appreciation" in thanks to the people who helped give incoming students an enthusiastic welcome

University welcomes students to campus
Posted on 08/19/08
More than 6,850 students moved into residence halls at the University of South Carolina this past weekend

Study-abroad documentary picks up additional award Posted on 08/19/08
The University of South Carolina has added to its collection of awards for “Beyond the Classroom: China,” a documentary film that chronicles the study-abroad experience of 22 undergraduates who traveled across China last summer.

University names Career Center director
Thomas Halasz, former associate director for career networks at the University of Florida, to oversee career programs and services.

University names Scott Verzyl assistant vice provost for enrollment management
Scott Verzyl will continue as University of South Carolina director of undergraduate admissions, a post he’s held since 2004, and will assume new responsibilities as assistant vice provost for enrollment management, effective July 1.

University announces eight Fulbright winners
School-record eight students or recent graduates receive 2007 – 08 Fulbright grants to study, teach, conduct research overseas.

Students win scholarships to study in China, Tanzania
Two students, both from Virginia, win National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren scholarships for study abroad.

Register online for Parents Weekend by Sept. 5
Parents and family members can register online for Parents Weekend until 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5.  Parents Weekend will be held Sept. 26 – 28.

Faculty, staff honored for work with disabled students
Forty-three earn “Two Thumbs Up” Award from Office of Student Disability Services and Delta Alpha Pi honor society

Students honor President and Mrs. Sorensen at farewell celebration 
University students, many in “Andy is my homeboy” T-shirts, thank outgoing President Andrew Sorensen and his wife, Donna, for their leadership during past six years.

Three students sweep top honors at university's Honors and Awards Day 
Chris Gainey of Bonneau, Sierra Carter of Britton's Neck receive Sullivan awards, the university's highest honor for undergraduates; Amanda Kay Seals of Clinton, Tenn., receives Swanger award.

Students awarded Goldwater Scholarships  
Oliver Ralf Gothe, Joseph Harold Montoya named 2007 Barry M. Goldwater scholars; William Walter Kay earns honorable mention in prestigious national undergraduate competition.

University wins trio of Telly awards for film on study abroad
“Beyond the Classroom: China” directed and edited by Laura Kissel, associate professor of media arts; 30-minute film takes a Silver Telly and two Bronze Tellys.

China Grove’s Tara Scheidt named Outstanding Woman of the Year 
Award given annually to undergraduate who demonstrates exemplary academic achievement, service and leadership and who is actively in involved in campus and community activities.

Dan Friedman named new University 101 director  
Friedman succeeds Dr. Dan Berman, who served as director from 1999 until his recent retirement; Friedman will begin in June.

Sign up, get involved in Parents Weekend
Colleges and schools invited to participate in Parents Weekend, sign up by May 28.

Annual Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership will be hosting the Annual Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony.

2008 USC Award for Outstanding Freshman Advocate
The Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award selection committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2008 award.

University's Daily Gamecock turns 100
The student newspaper marked the milestone with a special edition.  Former Gamecock staff are invited to alumni event, Feb. 21 – 22.

University to premiere "Beyond the Classroom: China" documentary on CapstoneAbroad
The University of South Carolina will host two screenings of "Beyond the Classroom: China" a documentary by associate professor of media arts Laura Kissel.  The film, to be shown in the Russell House theater at 5 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5, chronicles the study-abroad experience of the 23 Capstone scholars who participated in last summer's Capstone Abroad trip to China.

Check out a preview clip here. (Quicktime)

TRIO Programs to offer free financial-aid, tax-return workshop March 29  
“Hands-On ” workshop to be held from 10 a.m. – noon at Cecil Tillis Community Center on Simpkins Lane in Columbia.

University to host ‘Green Talk’ forum with Columbia City Council candidates March 19 
Candidates for Columbia City Council to participate in “Green Talk” to discuss important environmental and conservation topics facing Columbia in Green Quad.

University alumnus Robert McNair to increase scholarship program to $30 million 
University announces that alumnus and business leader Robert McNair of Houston will increase funding for prestigious scholarship program that bears his name to $30 million.

Firehouse Subs donation honors students who died in Oct. 28 beach-house fire  
Two City of Columbia fire stations receive gifts of life-saving equipment in honor of seven students who died in beach-house fire Oct. 28 in Ocean Isle, N.C.

University of South Carolina chooses summer reading 
First-Year Reading Experience committee, comprising faculty, staff and students, choose provocative science-fiction novel, “Never Let Me Go,” by British writer Kazuo Ishiguro.

Rotary scholarships go to five from University of South Carolina 
Rotary scholarships for study abroad in 2008 – 09 will go to four University of South Carolina students and one graduate.

TRIO Programs to offer financial-aid workshop Feb. 23
The University of South Carolina TRIO Programs and partners will offer a financial-aid workshop Saturday, Feb. 23, for anyone interested in attending college.

Martin Luther King III to speak at university Feb. 7
Human-rights advocate and community activist Martin Luther King III, son of civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at the University of South Carolina Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Koger Center for the Arts.

Fellowships and Scholar Programs, Study Abroad offices move to Legare
Key Undergraduate offices find new home on historic Horseshoe.

December graduates: Job opportunities to continue in 2008
December graduates can expect the trend of more job opportunities to continue in 2008, according to officials at the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Students ‘Share the Dream’ of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
University of South Carolina students will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of community service, a poster contest and an exhibit of photographs, writings and videos.

University to host 22nd annual Student Leadership and Diversity Conference Feb. 2 -Posted 12/3/07
The 22nd annual Student Leadership and Diversity Conference will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at the University of South Carolina Columbia’s Russell House University Union. 

Career Center offers interview software
With the launch of two interview software programs last fall, the Career Center is helping students prepare for job interviews on and off campus.

2007 Carolina Cares Program
The Carolina Service Council and Community Service Programs are proud to announce the 2007 Carolina Cares Program. Events include a stocking project with the Salvation Army, Adopt-A-Family opportunities for the holidays and the annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony.

University police investigating incidents on and near campus
University of South Carolina law-enforcement officials and City of Columbia police are investigating two occurrences of strong-armed robbery and assault and battery that took place on and near campus early Tuesday (Nov. 20) morning.

International Education Week 2007
International Education Week is being observed around the United States Nov. 12-16. International Student Services will be providing students, faculty and staff members the opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange through a variety of events.

Ribbon cutting Oct. 17 for new Career Center site in College of Engineering and Computing A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new CEC Career Center will be 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Swearingen.  The new Career Center site will serve engineering and computing students with job search preparation, internship and co-op guidance, resume assistance and more. 

'The Daily Gamecock' wins 10 awards at ad conference The University of South Carolina 's student newspaper, "The Daily Gamecock," took top honors at the Southeastern University Newspaper (SUN) annual advertising conference.

Second CGC Global Chat Focused on “Understanding Other Cultures
Anthropology professor Dr. Kimberly Simmons will discuss the importance of symbols and communication in cross-cultural contexts at the Carolina Global Community (CGC) Chat on Oct. 16.

University makes 'Gamecock Guarantee,' promises to cover tuition for qualified students University of South Carolina officials announced Sept. 20 the creation of a need-based scholarship and academic support program that's the first of its kind for any college or university in the state. 

Coverage from Media Relations
Gamecock Guarantee criteria and FAQ

First CGC Global Chat Sept. 5
Art professor Dr. David Voros will kick off this year's Carolina Global Community Global Chat Series with a lecture on international themes in studio art.

New year, new programs

At the start of the new academic year, Student Affairs and Academic Support prepare to launch a variety of new programs and initiatives to enhance student learning, success and satisfaction. 

Students get through Move-in Weekend, anticipate first day of classes
Nearly 7,000 students moved into residence halls this past weekend; First Night Carolina, Convocation among Welcome Week events.

Web site to aid students, parents at start of semester
"USC Welcome"––designed to make move and transition to campus and college life easy and enjoyable.

Homecoming, Parents Weekend dates set
Mark your calendar and start planning your tailgating menus — the University of South Carolina has scheduled its annual special events for the 2007 football season.

Carolina Shuttle offers cool campus rides

Upstate students sweep top honors at Awards Day

Record number of fall applicants to University drives increase in spring admissions offers

Upstate student wins prestigious Truman scholarship

Jillian Rinehart named outstanding woman

Need help?  Student Assistance Program has the answers

AASHE web site lauds university for sustainability

Open letter from Dr. Sorensen on Virginia Tech tragedy

University wraps up Green Action Film Series with screenings

Just yo-yoing around

USC students named Truman Scholar Finalists

Awards honor outstanding Carolinians

April calendar of events

Counseling, consultation available following events at Virginia Tech

Staff news

Political and media satirist Mo Rocca to speak April 3

USC student organizations to host hunger banquet, accept food donations April 5

USC Student Health Services advises students to get vaccinated now against flu, meningitis

USC, Carolina Productions nominated for Campus of the Year

University students show that 'Carolina Cares'

Eliminating prejudices is long process

USC Student Success Center's Feb. 1 open house
to offer a 'Smart Start to 2007

USC to host student conference on leadership, diversity

Martin Luther King III to speak at university Feb. 6

December calendar of events

Congratulations to the 2006 USC Homecoming award-winners!

Public, alumni invited to Homecoming events   Greer pair named Homecoming King and Queen

USC set to notify rounds of applicants; apply early, admissions officials advise

USC campus goes on a health kick

USC receives national award for recruitment, retention

Farewell reception for 'Honeycombs' set for Aug. 25

USC to become tobacco-free

USC campus-safety initiative honored

USC’s ‘Garnet & Black’ named a Pacemaker finalist

Tower termination

New residence hall coming for honors students

New nanomaps provide thumbnail view of entire campus

Leadership programs offers a 'TOAST' to students

Rachel Bowman named USC Outstanding Woman of the Year

USC’s West Quad and University Housing staff
take honors at AIA awards banquet

'The Gamecock' named top collegiate newspaper in SC

Carolina students to lobby in Washington

Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Student Affairs accepting nominations

Dancers stay up all night for a good cause

Target grant to support Student Life programs

Civil rights activist Morris Dees to speak Feb 27

USC students earn scholarships to study abroad

West Quad featured in New York Times

Beck to lead Student Health Services

Burcin named Healthy Carolina Director

Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center named 2005 Facility of Merit

USC students respond–again–to Katrina

USC observes World AIDS Day, creates memorial quilt

Tree Lighting culminates Carolina service

Staff News

Tigerburn 2005 a team effort

West Quad earns Silver LEED certification

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