Annual address by university president to be held during 15-minute class break USC’s annual State of the University address resembles almost any classroom lecture: There’s a packed auditorium in front of an accomplished speaker, this time the university president, who uses PowerPoint slides, inflection, several jokes and exciting examples to keep the audience both awake and alert.
Video game includes detailed features of football team, stadium While USC fans wait for football season to officially begin when the Gamecocks play the Pirates of East Carolina University on Saturday, Sept. 3, advocates of the sport are still able to experience the action that takes place in Williams-Brice Stadium — through a video game.
Thousands are expected to show up at the Carolina Coliseum this Friday and Saturday to receive free health care services. SC Mission 2011: Midlands is a collaboration among United Way of the Midlands, local area hospitals and nonprofit organizations that intends to provide free medical, dental and eye care to uninsured or undeserved adults 17 and older.
Coalition of student leaders make concerns heard Following a 74-26 Senate vote today, President Barack Obama signed a bill to raise the nation’s debt ceiling — putting an end to what has been long-drawn-out debate, and steering America away from what would be an unprecedented default on U.S. debt. USC Student Body President Joe Wright, who is one of 120 student leaders behind the “Do We Have a Deal Yet?” movement that urged leaders in Washington, D.C., to reach a bipartisan deal to raise the debt limit, said the deal is about what he expected.
Graduate climbs tallest mountain of every continent, founds clean water initiative Many people don’t accomplish any of their dreams during their lifetimes. James Wilde, a 1996 International Master of Business Administration graduate of USC’s Darla Moore School of Business, has already achieved three.
Clemson English professor first holder of endowed chair Michelle Martin, a Clemson University English professor who specializes in children’s literature and African-American children’s literature and community literacy programs, has been named the first holder of the Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy.
Teachers learn how to serve on accreditation teams This week, USC’s College of Education helped teach teachers to grade how other teachers teach their students how to teach. Around 80 preschool to college educators visited Columbia Sunday through Tuesday to learn how to serve on accreditation teams that evaluate colleges of education around the country. On Monday, they visited with more than 70 members of USC’s professional education community, including faculty and students, and conducted interviews and evaluations as part of a hands-on training experience.
Industry professionals speak on experience, tricks of trade The Midlands Center for Expressive Arts is hosting a series of workshops aimed at providing tricks of the trade to aspiring artists of all ages and skill levels in the local area. The MCEA Artist Roundtable Workshop Series highlights individuals in such fields as writing, theater and music, and the gatherings feature speakers at the professional level.
Bryarly Bishop also discovers new career choice while abroad in Wales While studying abroad in Wales this spring semester, USC student Bryarly Bishop not only found a career she now wishes to pursue, but she also took part in the unexpected opportunity to sing on a British rock band’s new album.
USC’s Student Ticketing has announced the sale of tickets for away games of the 2011 football season. According to Adrienne White, the coordinator of Student Ticketing, students may purchase tickets to any or all of the five away games on Friday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the box office of the Colonial Life Arena.
New members plan to strengthen network of graduated students The Young Alumni Council (YAC) welcomes John C. Boykin, Thomas Crawford, Jaime Cuellar, Becca Floyd and Kevin White as the five newest executive board members. The Carolina Alumni Association's YAC is a 16-member board comprised of USC graduates under the age of 35.