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Events for Students

See what events are open to students this week at UofSC. For a list of university events open to the public, please visit the UofSC Calendar of Events.

Thursday, Jan. 29

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Study Abroad Fair 

When: Thursday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom
Cost: Free

The fair combines Study Abroad Office staff, program representatives and experienced students to provide comprehensive information about international education. Students interested in global education can find out all they need to know while visiting the fair. Information on summer, semester and academic year programs will be available, as well as resources addressing scholarships, financial aid and course credit concerns. Program providers representing more than 40 countries will attend along with numerous UofSC academic departmental representatives. Students can also speak with peers who have studied abroad in the past as well as international exchange students from USC’s Global Exchange partner schools.

noon-1 p.m. — Stalking Awareness Month Lunch & Learn: Identity Theft

When: Thursday, Jan. 29, noon-1 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 220
Cost: Free

This event includes a presentation on identity theft by the Richland County Sheriff's Department Community Action Team. Bring your lunch. Open to all students, faculty and staff.

3 p.m. — Magellan Scholar Workshop

When: Thursday, Jan. 29, 3 p.m.
Where: Russell House 315
Cost: Free

Receive up to $3,000 for your research, scholarship or creative activities with the Magellan Scholar award. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. You must have a faculty mentor, a project plan and attend a workshop to apply. Workshops begin Monday, Jan. 26. Need help with finding a mentor and project? Make an appointment with Undergraduate Research.

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Book of Life

When: Thursday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Birdman 

When: Thursday, Jan. 29, 9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

Friday, Jan. 30

1-4 p.m. — Women's Self-Defense Workshop

When: Friday, Jan. 30, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Strom Martial Arts Room
Cost: Free

UofSC's Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention and the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety have teamed up to offer hands-on, full-contact self-defense training workshops for women. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Registration is required. 

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Book of Life

When: Friday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Birdman 

When: Friday, Jan. 30, 9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

National Student Exchange Recruitment Application Deadline 

When: Friday, Jan. 30 

The application deadline to study away with NSE in summer 2015, fall 2015 and spring 2016 is Friday, Jan. 30 

Saturday, Jan. 31

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Book of Life

When: Saturday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Birdman 

When: Saturday, Jan. 31, 9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

Sunday, Feb. 1

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Book of Life

When: Sunday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Birdman

When: Sunday, Feb. 1, 9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

Monday, Feb. 2

Seniors- Last day to apply for May graduation

When: Monday, Feb. 2 

Today is the last day for seniors to apply for May Graduation

6 p.m. — All Eyes on Me: The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur

When: Monday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom
Cost: Free

This kickoff to Black History Month will feature Ms. Stacy Jones, the processing archivist for the Tupac Shakur collection at the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Jones will present and discuss Tupac Shakur’s life and how his music, poetry and acting influenced American culture.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 3 

8-9 a.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. — Free TRX Drop-In Classes

When: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 8-9 a.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
Where: Strom Room 128
Cost: Free

The TRX Suspension Trainer a workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise- because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Women's Self-Defense Workshop (condensed - lecture only)

When: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Strom Martial Arts Room
Cost: Free

UofSC's Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention and the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety have teamed up to offer self-defense training workshops for women. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Registration is required.

7 p.m. — Last Lecture Series with Dr. Ed Madden

When: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
Where: Gressette Room, 3rd floor of Harper College
Cost: Free

Dr. Ed Madden, Columbia's first poet laureate and a professor in both the English and women and gender studies departments, will present his lecture, "Stories Matter." Refreshments will be served. The Last Lecture Series showcases the academic and personal interests and passions of faculty members on the USC-Columbia campus in an informal setting. Faculty compose a hypothetical talk on any topic of their choosing.

8 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: "At Middleton" USC Movie Premiere

When: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

This American romantic comedy was was written by Glenn German, a University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications alumni.

8 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Acoustic Cafe

When: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.
Where: Gamecock Park in Russell House
Cost: Free

As a part of Talent Tuesday, Carolina Productions will host student artists to play a 30-minute acoustic set.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 

12:30-1:30 p.m. — February Palmetto Forum: "Islam and Islamic Radicals in Europe"

When: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: The Palmetto Club
Cost: $20, $10 for first ten students who prepay

The Palmetto Forum is a world affairs luncheon seminar, designed to stimulate the discussion of international issues within the Columbia professional community. The Palmetto Forum meets monthly at Palmetto Club and the forum's membership has expanded to over 300 subscribers, among them some of Columbia's most prominent citizens.
This month's topic is "Islam and Islamic Radicals in Europe" presented by Dr. Caroline Nagel, Director of Islamic World Studies. In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, she will discuss the tensions felt within Europe’s Islamic communities. Students can receive a 50% discount by reserving and paying in advance of the date.

8 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Dueling DJ's

When: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom
Cost: Free

Carolina Productions presents Dueling DJ's, a two-man show where the DJ's will battle it out in a competition to win over the crowd's approval.