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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, Feb. 20 

DEADLINE — USC Dance Marathon Registration

When: Monday, Feb. 20

USC Dance Marathon will be hosting their Main Event Saturday, February 25th from 10am-Midnight in Strom. Throughout the event participants will learn a line dance, participate in a variety of games and activities and hear stories from Miracle Families, whose children have been treated at the Children's Hospital. At the end of the night USCDM will reveal the total amount of money raised for the Child Life Program at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital during the 2016-2017 school year. To help USCDM reach their $700,000 goal you can donate or register.

DEADLINE — Applications for Senior Awards

When: Monday, Feb. 20, 4 p.m.

The University of South Carolina’s Honors and Awards Commission is accepting applications for the the Outstanding Senior award. Students selected for the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and Outstanding Senior honors will also be considered for the university’s top two undergraduate honors – the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award. Applicants must graduate from an undergraduate degree program at USC Columbia between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017; must have completed at least 75 academic credit hours; and must exemplify scholarship, involvement, citizenship and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities.

DEADLINE — Apply to be a CREEDx Speaker

When: Monday, Feb. 20, 5 p.m.

Love the Creed? Want to share your story? apply to be a CREEDx Speaker!

Selected winners will present a PechaKucha presentation answering the question “How has the Carolinian Creed influenced your collegiate experience?” at CREEDx on Monday, March 27th from 11:45-1 PM. PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.To apply, please upload a 1-2 minute video briefly explaining how you plan to answer the prompt if selected to present at this event

ALL DAY — Carolina Ring Week

When: Monday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 24
Where: Russell House Lobby

The Official Carolina ring is the perfect way to exhibit your pride for Carolina, and it symbolizes the history and tradition of the university.

Noon — Empower Lunch and Learn

When: Monday, Feb. 20, noon
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

6 p.m. — Green Career Fair

When: Monday, Feb. 20, 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Sustainable Carolina and Green Quad are hosting the annual Green Career Fair. The Green Career Fair is an opportunity for students to learn about potential paid and unpaid internships, job openings, volunteer opportunities, and future career paths in the field of sustainability. Students of all majors and disciplines with an interest in sustainability are encouraged to attend. Dress for the event is business casual.

6 p.m. — Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

When: Monday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
Where: Capstone Campus Room

Please join the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs as we present "Sweetgrass Basket Weaving with Sarah Hammond". Participants will learn the basics of the historical art form of sweetgrass basket weaving with Sarah Hammond as well as have the opportunity to weave a placemat. Low country cuisine will be served.
Sarah Hammond, one of the Charleston area's finest sweetgrass basket makers, began learning this unique form of art from her mother at the age of seven and works to pass on the tradition to her own children, grandchildren and others in the community. She is on the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Approved Artist Roster and on the board of directors of the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

ALL DAY — Carolina Ring Week

When: Monday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 24
Where: Russell House Lobby

The Official Carolina ring is the perfect way to exhibit your pride for Carolina, and it symbolizes the history and tradition of the university.

Noon — Suicide Prevention Training

When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Byrnes 704

Join us to learn how to teach you the warning signs of a suicidal person and early signs of depression, assist you in gaining confidence in how to respond and educate you about the resources available at the University of South Carolina.

8 p.m. — Acoustic Cafe

When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m.
Where: Gamecock Park

A monthly event showcasing student musical talent.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

ALL DAY — Carolina Ring Week

When: Monday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 24
Where: Russell House Lobby

The Official Carolina ring is the perfect way to exhibit your pride for Carolina, and it symbolizes the history and tradition of the university.

11 a.m. — Walk a Dog Day

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

Students are welcome to stop by Greene Street to walk or pet the shelter dogs.

12:30 p.m. — Wind Down Wednesday

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Where: Russell House room 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.

5:30 p.m. — Gamecocks Eat Well Cooking Class

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Maxcy Kitchen

The Gamecocks Eat Well Cooking Classes are free and open to any university student. A registered dietitian provides knowledge of nutrition and hands-on instruction for preparation of healthy, balanced meals. This class is called Brinner is Served. Join us to learn healthy, tasty recipes that can be made for any meal.

7 p.m. — Bingo Night

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Students are welcome to come and play bingo to compete for prizes.

Thursday, Feb. 23

ALL DAY — Carolina Ring Week

When: Monday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 24
Where: Russell House Lobby

The Official Carolina ring is the perfect way to exhibit your pride for Carolina, and it symbolizes the history and tradition of the university.

11:40 a.m. — Mutual Expectations: Classroom Engagement

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:40 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

We invite faculty, staff, and professors who have taught or are currently teaching a course to join us for this informal and informative conversation about classroom engagement. In this workshop, students and faculty will explore common expectations in the classroom environment. Find out from the students themselves what’s working and what’s not. In turn, you’ll be able to share what you expect and hope for from them.

We also invite students to come share ways that professors have helped you—or how you wish that they’d helped you get more involved and engaged in class. We value your opinion and hope that you’ll join this lively discussion with facilitators and faculty advisers about Classroom Engagement!
We’ll have pizza and soft drinks for everyone! There will also be a gift card raffle at the end! Registration is required for this event.

4 p.m. — Body Project Part 1 & 2

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Green Quad Lounge

The Body Project is a conversation about body image and the influences of cultural and social interactions. This small group is a 2 part workshop led by the Changing Carolina Peer Leaders that will encourage the spread of body positivity and allow women on campus to move towards self-confidence and self-fulfillment.

Friday, Feb. 24

DEADLINE — Applications for Harris Pastides and Patricia Moore-Pastides Sustainability Award

When: Friday, Feb. 24

President Harris Pastides and Patricia Moore-Pastides are committed to sustainability and its positive impact on multiple systems, and have created this undergraduate Sustainability Award. Eligibility: Students with 90 credit hours by end of Spring 2017, enrolled full-time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students can self-nominate or be nominated by the USC community. Nominations should address how the student has affected sustainability via scholarship, leadership, and/or engagement. Nominations should be submitted to McClaryJ@mailbox.sc.edu.

ALL DAY — Carolina Ring Week

When: Monday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 24
Where: Russell House Lobby

The Official Carolina ring is the perfect way to exhibit your pride for Carolina, and it symbolizes the history and tradition of the university.

Saturday, Feb. 25

10 a.m. — USC Dance Marathon

When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m - midnight
Where: Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center

Throughout the event participants will learn a line dance, participate in a variety of games and activities and hear stories from Miracle Families, whose children have been treated at the Children's Hospital. At the end of the night USCDM will reveal the total amount of money raised for the Child Life Program at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital during the 2016-2017 school year.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Monday, Feb. 27

DEADLINE — National Student Exchange Application

When: Monday, Feb. 27

Pay Here. Go There. The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a great opportunity for students to experience a different culture! NSE allows UofSC students to study at one of nearly 200 universities across the US, US territories, and Canada. With NSE, students can travel across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the same tuition you would normally pay to UofSC.  Visit NSE’s website for a full list of all schools students can exchange to.

NSE gives students an opportunity to experience a different area with its unique cultural and academic opportunities:
· Allows students to exchange for a semester, summer, or an entire year
· Enables students to pay the same tuition they normally would to UofSC (financial aid and scholarships usually applies while on exchange)
· Let’s students experience new cultures, experience personal growth and maturity, and widen their perspectives
· Offers students the chance to align their coursework with their interests in regard to internships, research, or unique courses not offered at UofSC
· Helps keep students on track for on time graduation with classes being able to transfer back to UofSC

7 p.m. — Magic Show: Justin Willman

When: Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Justin Willman is an American magician, actor, entertainer, comedian, and television personality. He hosts the shows Cupcake Wars and King of Cones on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw on Disney Channel.