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Events for Students

We've rounded up a list of student events on campus and a sampling of what's happening around town. Unless otherwise noted, UofSC events are free with your Carolina Card. For even more, visit the UofSC Calendar of Events for events open to the public and the Athletics Master Calendar for Gamecock sports schedules.

 

Monday, Jan. 23

DEADLINE — NASA SC Space Grant Consortium Opportunity application

When: Monday, Jan. 23

SCSGC is now accepting applications and proposals for 2017/2018 faculty and student funding opportunities.
8 student programs offered:
*Graduate Research Assistantship Program,
*Undergraduate Research program
*Kathy Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowships,
*Minorities in STEM Research Fellowship,
*Bridging the Future Scholarship Program,
*NASA Center Internships,
*STEM Outreach awards, and
*Palmetto Academy Student applications (please visit their website for specific PA program offerings for summer 2017)

11 a.m. — Cyberstalking Awareness

When: Monday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Russell House First Floor Information Desk

Come learn how to protect yourself online and with social media! Interactive games and examples will be used to make sure all USC students are proactive and knowledgeable about their online presence

12 p.m. — Empower Lunch and Learn

When: Monday, Jan. 23, 12 p.m.
Where: Intersection Multicultural Student Lounge, Lower Level Russell House West Wing

The Empower Multicultural Lunch & Learns brings together faculty, staff and students to engage across multiple dimensions of identity in order to facilitate an increase of multicultural competencies. This social justice and diversity education program educates, inspires and encourages Carolinians to become active and informed individuals who develop an appreciation for multicultural ideals.

4 p.m. — Magellan Scholar Research Application Workshop

When: Monday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 305

The Magellan Scholar undergraduate research award is seeking applications. Magellan Scholars receive up to $3,000 to help fund a research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with his or her faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project’s educational and intellectual merit, the potential impact of the project, and the student’s previous academic success. Learn how to apply at a REQUIRED application workshop.The grant is open to undergraduates from all campuses and all disciplines with a minimum GPA 3.30. Proposal deadline: February 16 at 5 p.m.

4 p.m. — Madison Graduate Fellowship Workshop

When: Monday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.
Where: Gressette Room

All students are encouraged to attend, but particularly Rising Seniors & Graduate Students. This session offers support for graduate school to students intending a career as a high school US history, government, or social studies teacher.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

10 a.m. — Pet a Pup

When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Thomas Cooper Library

Come pet away your worry and stress with service dogs in training. For many students, being away from home often means saying goodbye to their dog, a constant, trusted confidant. Come pet a pup and learn about Gamecock REACH and how you can get involved.

12 p.m. — MLK Food Drive for Gamecock Pantry

When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5 - 6:30 p.m.  
Where: Greene Street

As part of the 2017 MLK Days of Service and Event Series, we invite students, faculty, staff and alumni to join in individually, or as a department/office/organization, to donate food items to the Gamecock Pantry! If you are unable to drop off donations at the dates/locations listed above, please contact Luis Sierra at sierral@mailbox.sc.edu.

6 p.m. — National Student Exchange Information Session

When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.
Where: SSC conference room

Pay Here. Go There. The National Student Exchange (NSE) is offering several information sessions this month! The priority application deadline to study away with NSE in summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 is February 1, 2017. This is a great opportunity for students to experience a different culture! NSE allows USC students to study at one of nearly 200 universities across the US, US territories, and Canada. Come to learn all about NSE, where you can go, how much it will cost, but most of all, why NSE is such an amazing opportunity!

8 p.m. — After Dark

When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m.
Where: Koger Center

This one night event will feature a free concert by Reach Records hip hop artist Tedashii and Magnolia Music artists Drew Holcomb & Ellie Holcomb along w/ a captivating presentation by nationally renowned speaker Joe White asking the question “Is Jesus still relevant today?”

After Dark has traveled to different college campus all over the nation since 2000. It’s a night "where music and message meet" in a welcoming environment that creates a catalyst for conversations between friends regardless of differences in backgrounds and beliefs. It's open to the general public.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

9 a.m. — USC Dance Marathon Day of Miracles

When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Greene St.

Day of Miracles is University of South Carolina Dance Marathon's annual fundraising push day and this year we will try to raise $75,000 in one day! Join us on Greene St. to pie staff and morale members in the face, buy merchandise, register for Main Event and so much more to help us celebrate Day of Miracles. All of the money raised during this day will go toward USCDM's 2017 fundraising goal of $700,000 for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital.

12:30 p.m. — Wind Down Wednesday

When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Where: Russell House 301

Do you need a mid-week boost? Join us for mindfulness practice to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and improve productivity by learning mindful techniques. No registration required. Open to students, faculty and staff.

5 p.m. — National Student Exchange Information Session

When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5 p.m.
Where: SSC conference room

Pay Here. Go There. The National Student Exchange (NSE) is offering several information sessions this month! The priority application deadline to study away with NSE in summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 is February 1, 2017. This is a great opportunity for students to experience a different culture! NSE allows USC students to study at one of nearly 200 universities across the US, US territories, and Canada. Come to learn all about NSE, where you can go, how much it will cost, but most of all, why NSE is such an amazing opportunity!

Thursday, Jan. 26

3 p.m. — Magellan Scholar research application workshops

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 305

The Magellan Scholar undergraduate research award is seeking applications. Magellan Scholars receive up to $3,000 to help fund a research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with his or her faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project’s educational and intellectual merit, the potential impact of the project, and the student’s previous academic success. Learn how to apply at a REQUIRED application workshop.The grant is open to undergraduates from all campuses and all disciplines with a minimum GPA 3.30. Proposal deadline: February 16 at 5pm.

4 p.m. — Carolina Gala: a networking event for campus organizations

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

The Carolina Gala will serve as a networking event for all campus organizations. Join us for light refreshments, a chance to win prizes and the opportunity to learn more about the marketing, event planning, funding, fundraising and membership resources available for you and your organization.

This event will also feature guest speaker, Catherine S. Brune, who served as President of the Eastern Territory for Allstate Insurance Company. Ms. Brune is Carolina alumna and will discuss the benefits of being involved in student organizations. Make sure to RSVP for the event!

Friday, Jan. 27

DEADLINE — Applications for CarolinaLEAD

When: Friday, Jan. 27

CarolinaLEAD is the comprehensive leadership education initiative within the Leadership and Service Center designed to help students explore, define, and practice leadership development.

11 a.m. — Magellan Scholar research application workshops

When: Friday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m.
Where: 1600 Hampton St. room 404U

The Magellan Scholar undergraduate research award is seeking applications. Magellan Scholars receive up to $3,000 to help fund a research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with his or her faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project’s educational and intellectual merit, the potential impact of the project, and the student’s previous academic success. Learn how to apply at a REQUIRED application workshop.The grant is open to undergraduates from all campuses and all disciplines with a minimum GPA 3.30. Proposal deadline: February 16 at 5pm.

Saturday, Jan. 28 

Sunday, Jan. 29 

Monday, Jan. 30 

ALL DAY — Carolina Ring Week

When: Monday, Jan. 30 - Saturday, Feb. 4
Where: Russell House Lobby

Any undergraduate students with at least 60 credit hours and graduate students who have completed at least half of their program are invited to come purchase their Carolina Ring. Stop by the Russell House Lobby from 10am to 4pm on January 30th through February 4th.

6 p.m. — Free LSAT Information Workshop

When: Monday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m.
Where: Close-Hipp Building at 1705 College Street in the Lumpkin Auditorium on 8th Floor

USC's free LSAT Information Workshop provides valuable information in an easy format to help you prepare for the LSAT exam. You'll learn about the LSAT test and pick up useful study tips. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to solve sample exam questions and ask the instructor any questions you may have.