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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.


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.

Thursday, Feb. 5

10 a.m-2 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Ask CP

When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Russell House Second Floor Lobby
Cost: Free

Carolina Productions will be available to talk to students with suggestions for future events

5:30-6:45 p.m. –– Dr. Anne Brodsky lecture: In praise of resilience: Because empowerment isn't always enough

When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Where: Palmetto room, Inn at USC
Cost: Free

Lecture co-sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Psychology. Dr. Brodsky is a community /clinical psychologist at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her work focuses on resilience, psychological sense of community, gender, and the role of communities in creating and resisting societal risks and oppressions, including community violence, poverty, racism, sexism and homophobia. Using qualitative, feminist methods, she has explored resilient processes and the role of psychological sense of community. Her book, With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, is the inside story of RAWA, a women-led underground organization and their fight for the rights of Afghan women.

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: The Theory of Everything

When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

7:30 p.m. –– USC Concert Choir and University Chorus Concert

When: Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:30 PM
Where: Main Street United Methodist Church 1830 Main St., Columbia SC
Cost: Free

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Dear White People

When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 9 p.m.
Where:
Russell House Theatre
Cost:
Free with Carolina Card

Friday, Feb. 6

Application deadline for OMSA's Annual Diversity Retreat

When: Friday, Feb. 6
Where: http://www.sa.sc.edu/omsa/diversity-retreat/

Gamecock Student Wellness Achieving Goals registration deadline

When: Friday, Feb. 6
Where: http://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/cw/gswag/

Gamecock S.W.A.G is a 10 week behavior change program for USC students designed to help you make changes to your lifestyle that promotes active living and healthy nutrition.

4 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.–– Student Organization Leadership Exchange

When: Friday, Feb. 6
Where: Russell House 315

Join us for an opportunity to network and engage with other student organization leaders at our first leadership exchange. You will be hearing from Kirk Randazzo with the Carolina Leadership Initiative, the Leadership and Service Center, and USC Connect. This could be for yourself or other members of your organization or executive board. Please pass along this great opportunity! Sign-up to participate.

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: The Theory of Everything

When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theatre
Cost: Free with Carolina Card

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Presents: Dear White People

When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 9 p.m.
Where:
Russell House Theatre
Cost:
Free with Carolina Card

11:30 p.m 6 a.m. –– St. Jude Up 'til Dawn

When: Friday, Feb. 6
Where:
Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center
Cost:
Free to register, then participants must raise $100 in order to gain entrance to the event.

Participants come together to sacrifice a night of sleep to stay up for good in honor of the patients and families who undergo many sleepless nights. The event is set up as a night of team challenges. Teams are given clues throughout the night that they must complete and compete to be named the winning team.