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Helping Carolina women stand strong

Helping Carolina women stand strong

When Skye Klink studies abroad in Prague this fall, she wants to be prepared. Having studied abroad in Spain last summer, she knows the ups and downs of settling into another culture. This semester Klink decided to prepare for her upcoming trip by enrolling in a for-credit self-defense class taught by professors Ed Carney and Shannon Henry from Surviving Assault and Standing Strong (SASS), a local self-defense organization for women.

PMBA: Learning business part-time while working full-time

PMBA: Learning business part-time while working full-time

The university's new chief financial officer says her liberal arts degree taught her how to think, but her PMBA gave her the business skills that got her where she is today. Leslie Brunelli is one of thousands of graduates of the 40-year-old program designed to train professionals for the executive suite without interrupting their careers.

New SGA President takes office

New SGA President takes office

New student body President Lindsay Richardson wants to help the University of South Carolina grow and to create more services that can improve students' daily lives, such as an umbrella checkout program for those caught unprepared on a rainy day.

Chemistry up close

Chemistry up close

A chemistry show is a great way to reach K-12 students about science. Chemistry professor Linda Shimizu and University of South Carolina students put on a show that makes learning fun for kids of all ages.

Three new things

Three new things

The internal auditing department at the University of South Carolina has a new name, a new approach to how it does business and a new executive director to make it happen.

VIDEO: Using all your senses to learn botany

VIDEO: Using all your senses to learn botany

The glare from fluorescent lights and the squeak from chalk on a board are the sights and sounds most students experience, but some biology students are finding a classroom experience filled with bright sunlight and chirping birds.

VIDEO: UofSC dedicates garden to commemorate desegregation

VIDEO: UofSC dedicates garden to commemorate desegregation

A garden adjacent the Osborne Administration Building was dedicated in honor of the three students who integrated the university in 1963. The ceremony was part of the yearlong events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of desegregation.

No Limits: Young teacher determined to make a difference

No Limits: Young teacher determined to make a difference

Justin Dunham is always moving. A former high school athlete, he's conditioned to make quick turns, think on his feet and motivate. One minute he's in the front of the classroom, the next he's in the back. A few seconds later, he's tossing a football to a kid anxious to give an answer. Justin's Earth Science classes spin with energy, and the kids don't miss a beat.

Personal loss inspires student to help

Personal loss inspires student to help

Maranda Rosier fights to bring awareness to the issue of suicide. Her goal is to erase the negative stigma that comes along with it. This year's Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk is her first step.

As a Gamecock, my search has No Limits

As a Gamecock, my search has No Limits

May 3, 1999, is a day Kevin Ash can't forget. Considered by many plains-state residents as the worst weather outbreak in generations, the 70-plus tornadoes hit parts of Kansas as well as the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. How members of his family and neighbors reacted to the storm warnings that day is a key reason Ash is at the University of South Carolina today.

Doorway to opportunity

Doorway to opportunity

It was hardly on her mind when Julian Greer arrived at South Carolina. But it has helped her polish her public speaking skills, expand her social circle, get to know professors outside of the classroom and chart her future. It has even put some spending money in her pocket.

Topiary artist honors past, shapes future

Topiary artist honors past, shapes future

Topiary artist Pearl Fryar has cultivated three young junipers to represent the three students who desegregated the University of South Carolina 50 years ago. The son of a North Carolina sharecropper, Fryar knows what it means to seek a better life. "If you had told me 50 years ago that one day I would be asked to do this sculpture, I would have thought I'd lost my mind. This is huge and shows how far we've come."

Taking the helm: Students learn sailing, leadership

Taking the helm: Students learn sailing, leadership

Call it the Best. Classroom. Ever. Basic Keelboat Sailing teaches students to safely skipper or crew a 25-foot boat on sheltered water in moderate weather. But they also learn how to captain a boat with a crew of their peers and that leadership experience goes with them into the real world.

Artist's lens on an undersea world

Artist's lens on an undersea world

Few of us will ever scuba dive in the Dutch Caribbean, but there's almost no need to if you can spend a few moments gazing at Katie Boatman's paintings.

Business researcher investigates what motivates us

Business researcher investigates what motivates us

You could say Anthony Nyberg is a people person. He wants to know what makes them work and, maybe more importantly, what makes them quit. An associate professor of management in the Darla Moore School of Business, Nyberg earned his doctorate degree after working a decade in financial services, including starting and growing his own firm. During his time in the business world, he found his biggest issues had little to do with finance.

Town and Country

Town and Country

Ben Muldrow got his first taste of marketing and branding at Carolina when he was president of Carolina Productions, the student group that recruits speakers and entertainers to campus. He's now a marketing executive who has coached hundreds of towns across the country on how to put their best foot forward.

Leading in style

Leading in style

Through her involvement with the UofSC Fashion Board, president Brittany Terry is devoted to celebrating and promoting the fashion industry. Fashion Week 2014 successfully began Monday, March 31, with a doggie fashion show and will end Thursday, April 3, with a finale fashion show.

Illuminating history

Illuminating history

Adam Glenn is a freshman chemical engineering major working with some of South Carolina's most valuable humanities artifacts, illuminated manuscripts from the 15th century. His Magellan Scholar research project combines scientific lab work with historical scholarship.

Good smile, good health

Good smile, good health

Senior Andrea Eggleston wants to be a dentist, but not just one for the well-heeled. Working for three years with people who often can't afford dental care has opened her eyes to often-overlooked populations in the community, and public service is now the focus of her career.

Professor discovers Columbia through community service

Professor discovers Columbia through community service

Michael Gibbs Hill didn't get involved with community service as a college student. Mentoring local children was something he discovered when he came to the University of South Carolina in 2007 as a faculty member. Now, as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, he thinks more Gamecocks should get involved.

Finding a place in the world

Finding a place in the world

Andrew Kovtun is spending his second semester abroad in Paris and has two international gigs lined up for this summer. He also is hoping to spend next year in Europe learning Czech, which may postpone his graduation from the University of South Carolina, where he is triple-majoring in international business, economics and marketing with minors in French and Russian.

2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year

2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year

Emily Learner wants to improve people's lives, whether it is helping children understand the importance of physical activity, helping discover a possible treatment for muscular dystrophy or helping society discard gender stereotypes. For all her work and commitment to service, Lerner has been named 2014's Outstanding Woman of the Year at the University of South Carolina.