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Fall 2017 intramural sports registration

Registration for Fall 2017 intramural sports teams opens on Aug. 24 at 10:00 a.m. Applications for sports officials positions are now open.

Apply for Freshman Council

Freshman Council acts as an entry-level organization within Student Government with an emphasis on leadership and community involvement. Applications for the 2018 cohort are due on Sept. 5 by 4:00 p.m.

Improved IT self-service portal

The Division of Information Technology has introduced an improved self-service portal, including the ability to live chat with the Service Desk.

Call for 2018 University 101 peer leaders

University 101 Programs need your help identifying rising juniors and seniors who would be great role models and mentors to first-year students.

New course focuses on entreprenuership

To learn more about the dynamics of how the free enterprise system works and how entrepreneurs start, grow and manage innovations and new ventures successfully, try the new interdisciplinary course “Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise” (COLA 298) taught by Dirk Brown, the inaugural faculty director of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise.

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Stories for Students

joe and neva gibbons

A career well spent

Since 1963, Joe and Neva Gibbons have made it their mission to befriend and help Joe's chemical engineering students in any way they could. That legacy continued even after Joe Gibbons retired in 2006.

Kevin Varner

Brew it yourself

Before he finished college, Kevin Varner, ’93, was working in a brewery. By his mid-20s, he had started one himself. Now, a quarter century later, the founder of Columbia’s Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Ale House is back at it, opening a second brewery, this one so big you could fly a plane through the front door — or at least taxi in.


Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award winner: Mindi Spencer

In her nine years at the University of South Carolina, Mindi Spencer has focused on adapting her teaching to better serve students’ needs. During that time, the Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching award winner says she has grown from an instructor into a teacher in the classroom, and from a teacher into a mentor outside the classroom walls.

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