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State of University speech date set

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.

USC Gamecocks featured in ‘NCAA 12’

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.

SC Mission 2011 to provide free health care to Midlands residents

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.

Debt decision reached

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.

USC alumnus born to be ‘Wilde’

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.

Michelle Martin receives Augusta Baker honor

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.

Educators visit USC for hands-on training

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.

MCEA hosts workshop series for aspiring artists

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.

USC quarterbacks coach suspended

G.A. Mangus arrested for nuisance conduct in Greenville South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for nuisance conduct early Tuesday morning in Greenville, S.C.

USC student records backup vocals for British band

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.

OFSP assists fellowship recipients

Office helps with $1.3 million in awards for academia The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs (OFSP) helped 48 students receive awards this year for national fellowships.

Away football game ticket sales announced

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.

Alumni council admits five to board

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.