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  • Students write on the wall

    Writing on the wall

    Students define leadership during Leadership Week.

  • COcky at Leadership Week

    Leadership Service Center

    Cocky drops by to help celebrate Leadership Week.

  • Rep James Smith

    Rep. James Smith (D-Richland)

    S.C. State Representative James Smith gave a presentation to the College of Arts and Sciences.

Leadership Week

Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 2018

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the second annual Leadership Week at the University of South Carolina will be held from January 29th to February 3rd, 2018. 

We invite you to participate in the week-long celebration highlighting leadership for all USC students, faculty and staff. Colleges, schools, the University Libraries, the Living/Learning Communities (Capstone, Maxcy, Green Quad, Galen Health Fellows and Preston), Center of Teaching Excellence, USC Connect, University Advising, On Your Time, Continuing Education and Conferences and the Office of Undergraduate Research have all joined together to promote leadership for the student body. Activities include seminars, panel discussions, and presentations.

All presentations, workshops and panels counted towards Graduation with Leadership Distinction as enhancement activities for undergraduate students.

Leadership Week 2018 Activities

Listed by Date
Monday, January 29

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar
4:40 p.m.
Close Hipp
Students enrolled in HRSM 301 (over 400) participate in a 3-hour workshop where they learn professionalism skills (including leadership) desired by HRSM employers. Numerous HRSM industry partners, faculty, and staff take part in this event, which is a true reflection of the way in which the College is dedicated to the future successes of those we serve. Moreover, each student who completes the professionalism seminar will be awarded the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Professional Development Certification.

The Graduate School
What is Leadership?
Hear from current UofSC graduate students for their takes in our blogs on Graduate School social media.

School of Music
Presentation in MUSC 100, undergraduate seminar
1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
School of Music, Room 206
Ms. Teresa Harrison, USC Connect
Graduation with Leadership Distinction – information and discussion

University Libraries

  • Be a Leader on Campus: Join the University Libraries' Student Advisory Council
    4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Thomas Cooper Library, Scholars Corner (main level)
    Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.  Cookies will be served
    Drop in and find out about this opportunity to serve on a council aimed at improving your library. 
  • Window on Leadership
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Stop by to post your thoughts on leadership on the windows at the Scholars Corner on the main level.  Add your thoughts on a new topic Monday-Thursday, and on Friday we'll repost some of our favorites. 
  • Leadership on Film: Be Inspired
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Browse inspiring films available for checkout or streaming.

Galen Health Fellows Living Learning Community

  • Galen Game Night
    6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

  • Donation Project with Harvest Hope/Gamecock Pantry

Green Quad

  • Mindful Monday
    5:30 p.m.
    Green Quad
    Yoga is a great way to take a break and be mindful of yourself. Many leaders (namely Steve Jobs) have used yoga in their personal development.
  • Fermentation Workshop
    7:00 p.m.
    Green Quad
    Before refrigeration, fermentation was one of the few options for preservation of food.  Today, we use fermentation routinely to bring out different textures and flavors in cofee, yogurt, cheese and beyond.  Matt Kip will be leading the workshop in the Green Quad kitchen. 

International House at Maxcy
Queer Activism in the Palmetto State: A Panel Discussion
4:30 p.m.
Russell House Theater
Partnering with WGST and SOST, Maxcy will host a public panel discussion about the book Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home by Sheila R. Morris.  Published by USC Press, it is a book of collected essays and oral histories about the lives and activism of LGBT-rights leaders in South Carolina.  The leaders profiled were trailblazers in both the national and the local struggle for LGBT rights and recognition. 
Event is free and open to the public. There will also be a private catered reception at Maxcy for Maxcy/WGST/SOST students to meet and interact with many of the activists featured in the book.

Preston Residential College
12:00 p.m.
LOBGR and True Colors
Preston Lobby

Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Habits of Effective Leaders-Practice for Productivity and Peace of Mind Discussion.
    12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
    Center for Teaching Excellence-Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

    Effective leadership requires strategic planning, creative thinking and the ability to adapt when things don't go as planned. However, these high-level skills rest on a foundation of successfully managing the nitty-gritty details of everyday life. Join Janet Hudson for a practical introduction to strategies that can help you plan your day with intention, manage daily distractions including email, balance competing demands, and combat procrastination so that you can increase your productivity AND peace of mind. Facilitator: Janet G. Hudson, Personal and Professional Development Coach, XCEL Quest Coaching & Consulting

  • CTE staff and students from the Student United Way group will partner to collect books through the United Way's Midlands Reading Consortium for children in grades K-2.  The drop-off will be at the Center for Teaching Excellence (Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5, Room 511).

Continuing Education & Conferences
Food drive for Harvest Hope and the Gamecock Pantry
Drop-off location: Lobby of Close Hipp

Leadership and Service Center

  • Kick-Off Celebration
    10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Leadership and Service Center
    Stop by to pick up information about the week's events, get a free tshirt (while supplies last) and learn
    of ongoing leadership development opportunities at USC. 
  • Impact Weekly Trips- If you have a few hours this week, you can make an impact.  Visit the Leadeship and Service website for more details and information.

Office of Undergraduate Research
Getting Started in Research Drop-In Session
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Legare College 322
*Light refreshments will be provided
Research is all about asking questions and finding answers. It is a great way to develop leadership skills by gaining real-world experience, working closely with faculty, and building your resume. Want to get involved, but not sure where to start? Drop-in for a 10-minute consultation and we will provide you with an overview of the process and discuss how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors. Let us help you get started on your research path!

Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs
National Fellowships and Leadership
4:00 p.m.
Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd Floor
Leadership is not just having a title! Join some of our Fellowship Peer Mentors as they talk about how they described their leadership in various national felloship applications such as the Truman, Rhodes, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Udall, among others. 

On Your Time Initiatives (OYT) & the students of the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program
Supply Drive for Sistercare
Drop off location: Byrnes 209
Sistercare offers services and care for domestic violence survivors and their families.  This organization is in need of shelter supplies such as toiletries, nonperishable food, baby items, school supplies, and other donations. 

Tuesday, January 30

College of Education
Get Involved Tuesday
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Located in Wardlaw College in front of Gamecock Edquarters
Learn about the College’s Student Organizations and the Office of Study Abroad at our table set up. Get College Swag and follow the College on Twitter & Facebook!

Darla Moore School of Business
Building More Inclusive Students Organizations
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Room 136, DMSB
The DMSB Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion will meet with leaders of business fraternities and business clubs at the Moore School to discuss how they might build more diverse and inclusive clubs at the Moore School.

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar
4:20 p.m.
Close Hipp
Students enrolled in HRSM 301 (over 400) participate in a 3-hour workshop where they learn professionalism skills (including leadership) desired by HRSM employers. Numerous HRSM industry partners, faculty, and staff take part in this event, which is a true reflection of the way in which the College is dedicated to the future successes of those we serve. Moreover, each student who completes the professionalism seminar will be awarded the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Professional Development Certification.

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
HRSM Dean’s Leadership Workshop
Select HRSM students currently serving in leadership roles will be invited to lunch with the HRSM Leadership team, and will participate in a workshop on student leadership practices. Special focus will be given to what types of things student leaders actually do. Participants will then be issued a “leadership challenge” which they will execute the remainder of the week throughout the Carolina Coliseum.

The Graduate School
What is Leadership?
Hear from current UofSC graduate students for their takes in our blogs on Graduate School social media.

School of Medicine-Columbia
Lunch panel with chief residents from Palmetto Health
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
M-II classrooms on the VA campus
Topic will be  “How to be a Leader in Residency: Chief Resident Perspectives”

School of Music

  • Partnership with School of Music and St. Peter’s Catholic Elementary School
    8:30-9:00 a.m. K5 class
    9:00-9:30 a.m. K4 class
    1:10-1:50 p.m.  5th grade class
    2:00-2:40 p.m. 6th grade class
    Graduate music students lead music classes at St. Peter’s under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Valerio.  Please note: anyone wishing to come observe classes at St. Peter’s should contact Dr. Valerio wvalerio@mozart.sc.edu for permission.
  • Dr. Danny Jenkins, Pedagogy of Theory class, 8:30-9:45 a.m. in room 232, class will include focus on leadership elements of teaching theory.

University Libraries

  • Being the Change
    5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
    Thomas Cooper Library, Scholars Corner (main level)
    Join us for an evening panel discussion featuring USC students making a difference through leadership in their communities.  This event is open to the entire campus community.  Pizza will be served. 
    • Karlye Denner- a Capstone Scholar, pre-med student and Magellan grant recipient studying diabetes in Latino populations. 
    • Emery Smith- an advertising and retailing student whose time and talents benefit the Gamecock Pantry, Carolina Closet and the USC Leadership and Service Center. 
    • Shannon Eichorst- a nursing student whose hand-crafted ceramics send local students to Young Life summer camp. 
  • Window on Leadership
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Stop by to post your thoughts on leadership on the windows at the Scholars Corner on the main level.  Add your thoughts on a new topic Monday-Thursday, and on Friday we'll repost some of our favorites. 
  • Leadership on Film: Be Inspired
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Browse inspiring films available for checkout or streaming.

Galen Health Fellows Living Learning Community
Donation Project w/ Harvest Hope/Gamecock Pantry

Green Quad
Creating awareness of self and others
6:30 p.m.
Green Quad
Being a leader requires the ability to be an active listener and understand different perspectives. Join us as we explore ways to facilitate communication and leadership skills.

Preston Residential College
7:00 p.m.
Leadership book discussion
Preston Lobby

Center for Teaching Excellence
CTE staff and students from the Student United Way group will partner to collect books through the United Way's Midlands Reading Consortium for children in grades K-2.  The drop-off will be at the Center for Teaching Excellence (Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5, Room 511).

Continuing Education & Conferences
Food drive for Harvest Hope and the Gamecock Pantry
Drop-off location: Lobby of Close Hipp

Leadership and Service Center

  • Alternative Break Participant Interest Session
    4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Leadership and Service Center
    Attend to learn how you can use your spring break as a servant leader to engage in meaningful community service with fellow students. 
  • Impact Weekly Trips
    If you have a few hours this week, you can make an impact.  Visit the Leadeship and Service website for more details and information.

On Your Time Initiatives (OYT) & the students of the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program

Supply Drive for Sistercare
Drop off location: Byrnes 209
Sistercare offers services and care for domestic violence survivors and their families.  This organization is in need of shelter supplies such as toiletries, nonperishable food, baby items, school supplies, and other donations. 

University Advising Center
Academic Advising and the Development Student Leaders (For Academic Advisors)
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Close-Hipp 003
Brown Bag Lunch, UAC will provide cookies and coffee
As academic advisors, we work daily to help students recognize their potential on their pathway to graduation.  Advisors help students transform as learners, but how do we help students evolve as leaders?  Join us for a brown bag lunch opportunity as we discuss an article that examines the connection between student leadership development and academic advising.  Advisors will also share how they engage students’ leadership capabilities.  We’ll also help you evaluate:  What are the leadership opportunities in your college, and how are you sharing them in your advising sessions?  

Wednesday, January 31

College of Education
3D Diversity Forum
5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Located in Wardlaw College, Rm 126
15th Anniversary of The Corridor of Shame: The Neglect of South Carolina’s Rural Schools, this is a film screening along with dinner and discussions with the Producer, Bud Ferillo. This event is open to all, and there will be door prizes!

College of Engineering and Computing

  • Graduation with Leadership Distinction Showcase
    10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Swearingen Lobby
    CEC students:  Find out how to graduate with Leadership Distinction.  It’s not too early or too late to learn how to count your experiences toward GLD! 
    Students who earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction demonstrate extensive, purposeful engagement beyond the classroom; understanding of course concepts in “real world” settings; and application of learning to make decisions and solve problems.  In Engineering and Computing majors, you are uniquely qualified by having many of these experiences already.  Learn how to make them count for you!
    The showcase will include staff, student representatives and other information from the following partner pathways:  Study Abroad, Career Center, and Undergraduate Research
    Contact:  Ruth Patterson, Assistant Dean for Student Services, ruthp@sc.edu.
  • Conversation with the Dean
    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 pm
    Faculty Lounge, Swearingen 1A03
    All Engineering and Computing students are invited to join Dean Hossein Haj-Hariri for an engaging conversation about topics such as professional development and effective leadership in engineering and computing.  The Dean will provide an update on the College, a look ahead at some exciting new projects and intiatives, and a Q&A on issues affecting students.  Bring a friend and take this opportunity to share your own experiences and ideas with the Dean.  Contact:  Ruth Patterson, Assistant Dean for Student Services, ruthp@sc.edu.

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Leadership Challenge
Student leaders will coordinate teams which will make leadership signs based on the actual behaviors of leaders and display them on the walls in the Carolina Coliseum. The signs will follow the pattern, “Leaders …” and list what leaders actually do [EXAMPLE: “Leaders inspire others to act” “Leaders look ahead and communicate the future”]. These signs will be designed by the participants in the Dean’s Leadership Workshop and distributed afterwards.  

College of Information and Communications
The Importance of Character and Service in Leadership
2:20 p.m.- 3:35 p.m. 
SJMC 114
Presentation by Mike Boykin, CEO-Bespoke Sports & Entertainment. Open to students in The Carolina Agency. 

College of Pharmacy
Leadership Seminar with Ross Lordo (Student Body President), Changing Carolina Peer Leaders, and the Walker Leader Scholars Program
12:00 p.m.
Coker 215
Topic: Why leadership within healthcare is important in both our education and our future professions. 

The Graduate School
What is Leadership?
Hear from current UofSC graduate students for their takes in our blogs on Graduate School social media.

University Libraries

  • Window on Leadership
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Stop by to post your thoughts on leadership on the windows at the Scholars Corner on the main level.  Add your thoughts on a new topic Monday-Thursday, and on Friday we'll repost some of our favorites. 
  • Leadership on Film: Be Inspired
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Browse inspiring films available for checkout or streaming.

School of Music
Presentation in MUSC 100, Undergraduate Seminar
1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
School of Music, Room 206
Ms. Lisa Camp, USC Connect
Graduation with Leadership Distinction– information and discussion

Capstone Scholars
LeaderDIP Panel
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Capstone Campus Room
Capstone Scholars Program will collaborate with Capstone House for this fun and motivating event. We will start with a traditional Q&A with five upperclassmen student leaders from across campus, including those from Carolina Productions, Housing, Student Government, Orientation, and University 101. After the panel is completed, we’ll have the six panelists join the tables, in a speed dating manner, to give students the opportunity to ask their own questions in a less intimidating and more personal manner. The event will conclude with a raffle.

Galen Health Fellows Living Learning Community

  • True Colors Personality Test
    6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Donation Project w/ Harvest Hope/Gamecock Pantry 

Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Developing Future Leaders in Your Discipline: Leadership Through Research and Applied Experiences Discussion
    10:50 a.m.- 11:40 a.m.
    Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
    Do you see untapped leadership potential in some of your students? Have you considered that a spark in the classroom may ultimately lead to a students' deeper engagement in learning from research, internships, or other beyond the classroom experiences? While students often make their own choices regarding their beyond the classroom engagement (e.g., research, internships, study abroad), faculty can provide the necessary connection between these experiences and student's major and professional goals. This is especially true as we encourage students to take advantage of all of the opportunities at a major public research university. This session will share our experience in supporting students' professional and leadership development through mentorship and engagement in research, professional practice, and study abroad. We also invite participants to share their experiences and discuss how we can support achieving students' goals. Facilitators: John Grady, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director, Sport and Entertainment Management & John Weidner, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
  • CTE staff and students from the Student United Way group will partner to collect books through the United Way's Midlands Reading Consortium for children in grades K-2.  The drop-off will be at the Center for Teaching Excellence (Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5, Room 511).

Continuing Education & Conferences
Food drive for Harvest Hope and the Gamecock Pantry
Drop-off location: Lobby of Close Hipp

Leadership and Service Center

  • Carolina LEAD
    Carolina LEAD is a leadership education opportunity for students consisting of four eight-week leadership development programs.  Whatever your leadership comfort level is, we can help you build your skills with programs ranging from introductory leadership to organizational leadership. Registration deadlines are January 31.  Learn more about Carolina LEAD programs.
  • Students can stop by the Leadership and Service Center to learn of ongoing leadership development opportunities at USC between 11am – 2pm. 
  • Impact Weekly Trips- If you have a few hours this week, you can make an impact.   Visit the Leadeship and Service website for more details and information.

On Your Time Initiatives (OYT) & the students of the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program

Supply Drive for Sistercare
Drop off location: Byrnes 209
Sistercare offers services and care for domestic violence survivors and their families.  This organization is in need of shelter supplies such as toiletries, nonperishable food, baby items, school supplies, and other donations. 

Thursday, February 1

College of Information and Communications
Leadership Dialogue Breakfast
9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.         
SJMC 318
Guest speaker: Melanie Huggins, Executive Director for the Richland Library

College of Nursing
Brunch with the Dean
9:45a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Room 402
Open Forum on Leadership

College of Social Work
Want to Change the World?
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.         
Hamilton 322
Get Organized!  This lunch and learn will focus on current organizing efforts on DACA, immigrant rights and tuition equity. Learn about organizing and how you can get involved. 

Darla Moore School of Business
Dean’s Leadership Conversation
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.        
Sonoco Pavilion, DMSB
Business school students are invited to meet with Dean Peter Brews to talk with him about leadership, the Moore School, and any other topics students would like covered.  Dean Brews will provide an update on the School, and will answer questions students may have of their Dean.  An Evite to attend the conversation will be sent out to students in early January.

The Graduate School
What is Leadership?
Hear from current UofSC graduate students for their takes in our blogs on Graduate School social media.

University Libraries

  • Window on Leadership
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Stop by to post your thoughts on leadership on the windows at the Scholars Corner on the main level.  Add your thoughts on a new topic Monday-Thursday, and on Friday we'll repost some of our favorites. 
  • Leadership on Film: Be Inspired
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Browse inspiring films available for checkout or streaming.

Galen Health Fellows Living Learning Community
Donation Project w/ Harvest Hope/Gamecock Pantry

Green Quad
Green Quad Family Dinner
7:00 p.m.
Green Quad
Breaking bread with others is a great way to start a conversation on leadership. Join us in the Learning Center where we’ll share a delicious meal and get to know one another.

Center for Teaching Excellence
CTE staff and students from the Student United Way group will partner to collect books through the United Way's Midlands Reading Consortium for children in grades K-2.  The drop-off will be at the Center for Teaching Excellence (Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5, Room 511).

Continuing Education & Conferences
Food drive for Harvest Hope and the Gamecock Pantry
Drop-off location: Lobby of Close Hipp

Leadership and Service Center

On Your Time Initiatives (OYT) & the students of the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program
Supply Drive for Sistercare
Drop off location: Byrnes 209
Sistercare offers services and care for domestic violence survivors and their families.  This organization is in need of shelter supplies such as toiletries, nonperishable food, baby items, school supplies, and other donations. 

University Advising Center
How advisors can help you discover your leadership potential (For Students)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Close-Hipp 102, UAC Lobby Drop-In
Students are invited to drop-in to the University Advising Center, Close-Hipp 102 to learn about various leadership opportunities as they relate to your major. Advisors are available to chat students, answer questions, and provide information on ways to make the most of their curricular and co-curricular experiences at USC.  Hot cocoa and cookies for students!

Friday, February 2

Arnold School of Public Health
2nd Annual Arnold School of Public Health Voices in Leadership Panel Discussion- “Improving the Health of South Carolinians: Issues of Public Health Concern”
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Public Health Research Center, Auditorium #114
Join us for an interactive panel discussion with prominent SC Public Health leaders who will provide their perspective on current and emerging public health issues facing South Carolina and the region. Panelists: Ms. Erika Kirby, RD, MBA, Senior Research Consultant, SC BC/BS Foundation, Ms. Melinda A. Merrell, MPH, Senior Program Director, SC Office of Rural Health, Dr. Megan Weis, MPH, MCHES, Co-director, SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health.  Moderated by Arnold School Dean, Dr. Thomas Chandler.  Light refreshments immediately following.

College of Education
Leadership Luncheon with Special Guests
11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Located at the Alumni Center
Have lunch with the Honorable Joseph Greenaway & Dr. Valarie Purdie Greenaway and hold a discussion on the threats to identity individuals face in settings where their group has been historically marginalized.

College of Pharmacy
Plaque Presentation of the Carolinian Creed
12:00 p.m.
College of Pharmacy Student Lounge
Join students in the College of Pharmacy as they present a plaque of the Carolinian Creed.  It will be hung in the student lounge.  

Darla Moore School of Business
BB&T’s Emerging Leadership Certification
2:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
Sonoco Pavilion, DMSB
The BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification, a 6 hr. seminar, is open to undergraduate business students.  Originally for executives, the program is offered to students who have the potential to be on the fast track to success and leadership.  After identifying signature strengths, leadership preferences, and their leadership purpose, students will leave with practical tools and strategies that improve their leadership capabilities and are of immediate use.  Upon completion, students will receive both a certificate and the ability to include this certification on their resume and LinkedIn profile.

The Graduate School
What is Leadership?
Hear from current UofSC graduate students for their takes in our blogs on Graduate School social media.
The content of Professional Development will focus on developing leadership skills as a graduate student. Content will be posted on Graduate School social media.
-Facebook: GradSchoolAtUSC
-Twitter: @gradschoolatUSC
-YouTube: The Graduate School at USC
-Blog: https://gradschoolatusc.wordpress.com/

University Libraries

  • Window on Leadership
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Stop by to post your thoughts on leadership on the windows at the Scholars Corner on the main level.  Add your thoughts on a new topic Monday-Thursday, and on Friday we'll repost some of our favorites. 
  • Leadership on Film: Be Inspired
    All day
    Thomas Cooper Library
    Browse inspiring films available for checkout or streaming.

School of Music
Music Play classes at USC School of Music, rm. 107, classes led by music graduate students under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Valerio.
9:30 a.m.  - Newborn - 14 Months
10:30 a.m.  - 15-35 Months
11:30 a.m. - 3-4 Years

Galen Health Fellows Living Learning Community
Donation Project w/ Harvest Hope/Gamecock Pantry

Green Quad

  • Major Mingle
    2:00 p.m.
    Are you an engineering major or interested in meeting others interested in engineering? Open to all mechanical, civil/environmental, and software engineers!
  • Tai Chi
    12:00 p.m.
    Green Quad lounge
    Further develop your mindfulness and join us for Tai Chi in the Green Quad lounge.  Help improve your balance control, fitness and flexibility!  

Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Creating a Culture of Leadership through Inclusion Discussion
    8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
    Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511New Faculty Academy:
    Creating a Culture of Leadership Through Inclusion focuses on the importance of leveraging diversity beyond race and gender through leadership and developing the skills to build a culture of inclusion that creates a safe environment that empowers leaders to maximize the diversity of talent, skills and experience to create a culture that is not only diverse but inclusive to all faculty and students. Moderator: Moryah Jackson, Assistant Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • CTE staff and students from the Student United Way group will partner to collect books through the United Way's Midlands Reading Consortium for children in grades K-2.  The drop-off will be at the Center for Teaching Excellence (Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5, Room 511).

Continuing Education & Conferences
Food drive for Harvest Hope and the Gamecock Pantry
Drop-off location: Lobby of Close Hipp

Leadership and Service Center

  • Community Engaged Campus Experience for Youth (CECEY)
    10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
    Sign up to serve as a campus guide and lunch buddy for visiting 5th grade students from Gadsden and Burnside Elementary School. The three-hour campus experience is designed to introduce visiting elementary school students to college life and to increase their interest in pursuing higher education. To become a volunteer, please email Ksumano@mailbox.sc.edu
  • Students can stop by the Leadership and Service Center to learn of ongoing leadership development opportunities at USC between 11am – 2pm. 
  • Impact Weekly Trips- If you have a few hours this week, you can make an impact.  Below are the service trips occurring.  Visit the Leadeship and Service website for more details and information.

On Your Time Initiatives (OYT) & the students of the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program

Supply Drive for Sistercare
Drop off location: Byrnes 209
Sistercare offers services and care for domestic violence survivors and their families.  This organization is in need of shelter supplies such as toiletries, nonperishable food, baby items, school supplies, and other donations. 

Saturday, February 3

Student Leadership and Diversity Conference
This one-day regional conference features more than 30 educational sessions and keynote speakers which explore issues in diversity and student leadership.  Held February 3 in the Russell House, this conference is open to students and staff from institutions across the Southeast. 

Thursday, February 8

Honors College
Led Talk: How Has Leadership Led You?
6:00 p.m.
Gressette room
It will feature local and student leaders, contemplating how leading changes the person who is doing the leading


Leadership Week 2018 Activities

Listed by College, School or Program 
Arnold School of Public Health
College of Engineering and Computing

Wednesday, January 31

Graduation with Leadership Distinction Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Swearingen Lobby
CEC students:  Find out how to graduate with Leadership Distinction.  It’s not too early or too late to learn how to count your experiences toward GLD! 
Students who earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction demonstrate extensive, purposeful engagement beyond the classroom; understanding of course concepts in “real world” settings; and application of learning to make decisions and solve problems.  In Engineering and Computing majors, you are uniquely qualified by having many of these experiences already.  Learn how to make them count for you!
The showcase will include staff, student representatives and other information from the following partner pathways:  Study Abroad, Career Center, and Undergraduate Research
Contact:  Ruth Patterson, Assistant Dean for Student Services, ruthp@sc.edu.

Wednesday, January 31

Conversation with the Dean

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen 1A03
All Engineering and Computing students are invited to join Dean Hossein Haj-Hariri for an engaging conversation about topics such as professional development and effective leadership in engineering and computing.  The Dean will provide an update on the College, a look ahead at some exciting new projects and intiatives, and a Q&A on issues affecting students.  Bring a friend and take this opportunity to share your own experiences and ideas with the Dean.  Contact:  Ruth Patterson, Assistant Dean for Student Services, ruthp@sc.edu.

College of Education

Tuesday, January 30

Get Involved Tuesday

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Located in Wardlaw College in front of Gamecock Edquarters
Learn about the College’s Student Organizations and the Office of Study Abroad at our table set up. Get College Swag and follow the College on Twitter & Facebook!

Wednesday, January 31

3D Diversity Forum

5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Wardlaw College, Room 126
15th Anniversary of The Corridor of Shame: The Neglect of South Carolina’s Rural Schools, this is a film screening along with dinner and discussions with the Producer, Bud Ferillo. This event is open to all, and there will be door prizes!

Friday, February 2

Leadership Luncheon with Special Guests

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Alumni Center
Have lunch with the Honorable Joseph Greenaway & Dr. Valarie Purdie Greenaway and hold a discussion on the threats to identity individuals face in settings where their group has been historically marginalized.

College of Hospiality, Retail and Sport Management

Monday, January 29

Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar

4:40 p.m.
Close Hipp
Students enrolled in HRSM 301 (over 400) participate in a 3-hour workshop where they learn professionalism skills (including leadership) desired by HRSM employers. Numerous HRSM industry partners, faculty, and staff take part in this event, which is a true reflection of the way in which the College is dedicated to the future successes of those we serve. Moreover, each student who completes the professionalism seminar will be awarded the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Professional Development Certification.

Tuesday, January 30

Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar

4:20 p.m.
Close Hipp
Students enrolled in HRSM 301 (over 400) participate in a 3-hour workshop where they learn professionalism skills (including leadership) desired by HRSM employers. Numerous HRSM industry partners, faculty, and staff take part in this event, which is a true reflection of the way in which the College is dedicated to the future successes of those we serve. Moreover, each student who completes the professionalism seminar will be awarded the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Professional Development Certification.

Tuesday, January 30

HRSM Dean’s Leadership Workshop
Select HRSM students currently serving in leadership roles will be invited to lunch with the HRSM Leadership team, and will participate in a workshop on student leadership practices. Special focus will be given to what types of things student leaders actually do. Participants will then be issued a “leadership challenge” which they will execute the remainder of the week throughout the Carolina Coliseum.

Wednesday, January 31

Leadership Challenge
Student leaders will coordinate teams which will make leadership signs based on the actual behaviors of leaders and display them on the walls in the Carolina Coliseum. The signs will follow the pattern, “Leaders …” and list what leaders actually do [EXAMPLE: “Leaders inspire others to act” “Leaders look ahead and communicate the future”]. These signs will be designed by the participants in the Dean’s Leadership Workshop and distributed afterwards.   

January 29-February 2

Leadership Quotes Posted Throughout the Academic Building.
HRSM Marketing and Communications will run various leadership quotes throughout the academic building, focusing primarily on the digital display boards in the main traffic areas.

College of Information and Communications

Thursday, February 1

Leadership Dialogue Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
SJMC 318
Guest speaker: Melanie Huggins, Executive Director for Richland Library

College of Nursing

Thursday, February 1

Brunch with the Dean

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Room 402
Open Forum on Leadership

College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, January 31

Leadership Seminar with Ross Lordo (Student Body President), Changing Carolina Peer Leaders, and the Walker Leader Scholars Program

12:00 p.m.
Coker 215
Topic: Why leadership within healthcare is important in both our education and our future professions. 

Friday, January 2

Plaque Presentation of the Carolinian Creed

12:00 p.m.
College of Pharmacy Student Lounge
Join students in the College of Pharmacy as they present a plaque of the Carolinian Creed.  It will be hung in the student lounge.  

College of Social Work

Thursday, February 1

Want to Change the World?

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.         
Hamilton 322
Get Organized!  This lunch and learn will focus on current organizing efforts on DACA, immigrant rights and tuition equity. Learn about organizing and how you can get involved. 

Darla Moore School of Business

Tuesday, January 30

Building More Inclusive Students Organizations

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Room 136, DMSB
The DMSB Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion will meet with leaders of business fraternities and business clubs at the Moore School to discuss how they might build more diverse and inclusive clubs at the Moore School.

Thursday, February 1

Dean’s Leadership Conversation

4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Sonoco Pavilion, DMSB
Business school students are invited to meet with Dean Peter Brews to talk with him about leadership, the Moore School, and any other topics students would like covered.  Dean Brews will provide an update on the School, and will answer questions students may have of their Dean.  An Evite to attend the conversation will be sent out to students in early January.

Friday, February 2

BB&T’s Emerging Leadership Certification

2:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
Sonoco Pavilion, DMSB
The BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification, a 6 hr. seminar, is open to undergraduate business students.  Originally for executives, the program is offered to students who have the potential to be on the fast track to success and leadership.  After identifying signature strengths, leadership preferences, and their leadership purpose, students will leave with practical tools and strategies that improve their leadership capabilities and are of immediate use.  Upon completion, students will receive both a certificate and the ability to include this certification on their resume and LinkedIn profile.

The Graduate School

January 29-February 3

What is leadership?
Here from current UofSC graduate students for their takes in our blogs on Graduate School social media.


Friday, February 2

The contecnt of Professional Development Friday will focus on developing leadership skills as a graduate student.  Content will be posted on Graduate School social media. 
-Facebook: GradSchoolAtUSC
-Twitter: @gradschoolatUSC
-YouTube: The Graduate SChool at USC
-Blog: https://gradschoolatusc.wordpress.com

Honors College

Thursday, February 8

Led Talk

6:00 p.m.
Gressette Room, Harper College
How Has Leadership Led You?
It will feature local and student leaders, contemplating how leading changes the person who is doing the leading. 

School of Medicine

Tuesday, January 30

Lunch panel with chief residents from Palmetto Health.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
M-II classrooms on the VA campus
Topic will be  “How to be a Leader in Residency: Chief Resident Perspectives”

School of Music

Monday, January 29

Graduation with Leadership Distinction 

1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
School of Music, Room 206
Presentation in MUSC 100, undergraduate seminar
Ms. Teresa Harrison, USC Connect
Information and discussion

Tuesday, January 30

Partnership with School of Music and St. Peter’s Catholic Elementary School

8:30-9:00 K5 class
9:00-9:30 K4 class
1:10-1:50 5th grade class
2:00-2:40 6th grade class
Graduate music students lead music classes at St. Peter’s under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Valerio.  Please note: anyone wishing to come observe classes at St. Peter’s should contact Dr. Valerio wvalerio@mozart.sc.edu for permission.

Tuesday, January 30

Dr. Danny Jenkins, Pedagogy of Theory class

8:30  a.m.-9:45 a.m.
School of Music, Room 232
Class will include focus on leadership elements of teaching theory.

Wednesday, January 31

Graduation with Leadership Distinction

1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
School of Music, Room 206
Presentation in MUSC 100, undergraduate seminar
Ms. Lisa Camp, USC Connect
Information and discussion

Friday, February 2

String Project Building

5:30 p.m.
Graduate students observe first and second year classes taught by undergrads and offer feedback under the supervision of Dr. Gail Barnes.

Friday, February 2

Music Play classes at USC School of Music

School of Music, Room 107
Classes led by music graduate students under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Valerio.
9:30 - Newborn - 14 Months
10:30 - 15-35 Months
11:30 - 3-4 Years

University Libraries

January 29-February 2

Leadership on Film: Be Inspired
Browse inspiring films available for checkout or streaming.  Thomas Cooper Library, main level. 

January 29-February 3

Window on Leadership
Stop by Thomas Cooper Library to post your thoughts on leadership on the windows at Scholars Corner on the main level.  Add your thoughts on a new topic Monday-Thursday, and on Friday we'll repost some of our favorites. 

Monday, January 29

Be a Leader on Campus: Join the University Libraries' Student Advisory Council
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thomas Cooper Library, Scholars Corner (main level)
Drop in and find out about this opportunity to serve on a council aimed at improving your library.  Open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Cookies will be served. 

Tuesday, January 30

Be the Change
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thomas Cooper Library, Scholars Corner (main level)
Join us for an evening panel discussion featuring USC students making a difference through leadership in their communities.  This event is open to the entire campus community.  Pizza will be served. 

  • Karlye Denner- a Capstone Scholar, pre-med student and magellan grant recipient studying diabetes in Latino populations. 
  • Emery Smith- an advertising and retailing student whose time and talents benefit the Gamecock Pantry, Carolina Closet and the USC Leadership and Service Center. 
  • Shannon Eichorst- a nursing student whose hand-crafted ceramics send local students to Young Life summer camp. 
 
 
Capstone Scholars

Wednesday, January 31

7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Capstone Campus Room
LeaderDIP Panel 
Capstone Scholars Program will collaborate with Capstone House for this fun and motivating event. We will start with a traditional Q&A with five upperclassmen student leaders from across campus, including those from Carolina Productions, Housing, Student Government, Orientation, and University 101. After the panel is completed, we’ll have the six panelists join the tables, in a speed dating manner, to give students the opportunity to ask their own questions in a less intimidating and more personal manner. The event will conclude with a raffle.

January 29-February 3

Social Media

Follow the Capstone Scholars social media accounts for
highlights from the student leader groups, stories from the
CSLP classes and the panel in action. Also, check out the
new website for features of the current student leaders as
well as quotes from the newest Capstone Fellows.

Galen Health Fellows

Monday, January 29

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Patterson Hall
Galen Game Night

Wednesday, January 31

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Patterson Hall
True Colors Personality Test

January 29-February 1

Donation project with Harvest Hope/Gamecock Pantry

Green Quad

Monday, January 29

5:30 p.m.
Green Quad
Mindful Monday
Yoga is a great way to take a break and be mindful of yourself. Many leaders (namely Steve Jobs) have used yoga in their personal development.

Tuesday, January 30

6:30 p.m.
Green Quad
Creating awareness of self and others
Being a leader requires the ability to be an active listener and understand different perspectives. Join us as we explore ways to facilitate communication and leadership skills.

Thursday, February 1

7:00 p.m.
Green Quad
Green Quad Family Dinner
Breaking bread with others is a great way to start a conversation on leadership. Join us in the Learning Center where we’ll share a delicious meal and get to know one another.

Friday, February 2

2:00 p.m.
Green Quad
Major Mingle
Are you an engineering major or interested in meeting others interested in engineering? Open to all mechanical, civil/environmental, and software engineers!

International House at Maxcy

Monday, January 29

4:30 p.m.
Russell House Theater
Queer Activism in the Palmetto State: A Panel Discussion: Presenting Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement. 

Partnering with WGST and SOST, Maxcy will host a public panel discussion about the book Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home by Sheila R. Morris.  Published by USC Press, it is a book of collected essays and oral histories about the lives and activism of LGBT-rights leaders in South Carolina.  The leaders profiled were trailblazers in both the national and the local struggle for LGBT rights and recognition. 
There will also be a private catered reception at Maxcy for Maxcy/WGST/SOST students to meet and interact with many of the activists featured in the book.

Saturday, February 3

Subsidized registration costs for any Maxcy student who wants to attend the weekend conference.

Preston Residential College

Monday, January 29

12:00 p.m. 
Preston
LOBGR and True Colors Personality Test

Tuesday, January 30

7:00 p.m.
Preston
Leadership book discussion

Saturday, February 3

Preston sponsors students to attend the weekend conference

Center for Teaching Excellence

Monday, January 29

Habits of Effective Leaders Practice for Productivity and Peace of Mind

12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence-Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
Effective leadership requires strategic planning, creative thinking and the ability to adapt when things don't go as planned. However, these high-level skills rest on a foundation of successfully managing the nitty-gritty details of everyday life. Join Janet Hudson for a practical introduction to strategies that can help you plan your day with intention, manage daily distractions including email, balance competing demands, and combat procrastination so that you can increase your productivity AND peace of mind.
Facilitator: Janet G. Hudson, Personal and Professional Development Coach, XCEL Quest Coaching & Consulting

Wednesday, January 31

Developing Future Leaders in Your Discipline: Leadership Through Research and Applied Experiences

10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
Do you see untapped leadership potential in some of your students? Have you considered that a spark in the classroom may ultimately lead to a students' deeper engagement in learning from research, internships, or other beyond the classroom experiences? While students often make their own choices regarding their beyond the classroom engagement (e.g., research, internships, study abroad), faculty can provide the necessary connection between these experiences and student's major and professional goals. This is especially true as we encourage students to take advantage of all of the opportunities at a major public research university. This session will share our experience in supporting students' professional and leadership development through mentorship and engagement in research, professional practice, and study abroad. We also invite participants to share their experiences and discuss how we can support achieving students' goals.
Facilitators: John Grady, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director, Sport and Entertainment Management & John Weidner, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering

Friday, February 2

New Faculty Academy: Creating a Culture of Leadership Through Inclusion

8:30a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
Creating a Culture of Leadership Through Inclusion focuses on the importance of leveraging diversity beyond race and gender through leadership and developing the skills to build a culture of inclusion that creates a safe environment that empowers leaders to maximize the diversity of talent, skills and experience to create a culture that is not only diverse but inclusive to all faculty and students.
Moderator: Moryah Jackson, Assistant Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Continuing Education & Conferences

January 29-February 2

Food drive for Harvest Hope and the Gamecock Pantry
Drop-off location: Lobby of Close Hipp

Leadership and Service Center

Tuesday, January 30

Alternative Break Participant Interest Session

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Leadership and Service Center
Attend to learn how you can use your spring break as a servant leader to engage in meaningful community service with fellow students. 

Wednesday, January 31

Carolina LEAD is a leadership education opportunity for students consisting of four eight-week leadership development programs.  Whatever your leadership comfort level is, we can help you build your skills with programs ranging from introductory leadership to organizational leadership. Registration deadlines are January 31.  
Learn more about Carolina LEAD programs here: http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/leadership_and_service_center/leadership_development/carolinalead/index.php

Thursday, February 1

Personal Leadership Exploration

3:00 p.m.– 4:15 p.m.
Leadership and Service Center
Learn about your personal leadership skills and personality style with our leadership assessment, Work Place Big 5.  Attend this session to take the assessment and learn about your results among peers at USC.  The first 30 students to RSVP can attend.
RSVP here: https://garnetgate.sa.sc.edu/event/1749510

Friday, February 2

Community Engaged Campus Experience for Youth (CECEY) 

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sign up to serve as a campus guide and lunch buddy for visiting 5th grade students from Gadsden and Burnside Elementary School. The three-hour campus experience is designed to introduce visiting elementary school students to college life and to increase their interest in pursuing higher education. To become a volunteer, please email Ksumano@mailbox.sc.edu 

Saturday, February 3

Student Leadership and Diversity Conference

This one-day regional conference features more than 30 educational sessions and keynote speakers which explore issues in diversity and student leadership.  Held February 3 in the Russell House, this conference is open to students and staff from institutions across the Southeast.  Registration deadline is January 18th.
http://bit.ly/UofSC-SLDC

Impact Weekly Trips

If you have a few hours this week, you can make an impact.  Below are the service trips occurring.  Visit the following website for more details and information: http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/leadership_and_service_center/service_opportunities/volunteering/weekly_service_trips/index.php
·         Monday, 1/29: 10:30am-1:30pm at Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS)
·         Wednesday, 1/31: 9am-12pm at Harvest Hope
·         Friday, 2/2: 1:30pm-4:30pm at the Survivor’s Garden

Students can stop by the Leadership and Service Center to learn of ongoing leadership development opportunities at USC Monday - Friday between 11am – 2pm. 

Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Monday, January 29

National Fellowships and Leadership 

4:00 p.m.
Gresseette Room, Harper College 3rd Floor
Leadership is not just having a title!  Join some of our Fellowship Peer Mentors as they talk about how they described their leadership in various national fellowship applications such as the Truman, Rhodes, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Udall, among others. 

Office of Undergraduate Research

Monday, January 29

Getting Started in Research Drop-In Session

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Legare College 322
*Light refreshments will be provided
Research is all about asking questions and finding answers. It is a great way to develop leadership skills by gaining real-world experience, working closely with faculty, and building your resume. Want to get involved, but not sure where to start? Drop-in for a 10-minute consultation and we will provide you with an overview of the process and discuss how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors. Let us help you get started on your research path!

On Your Time Initiatives (OYT) & the students of the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program

January 29-February 2

Supply Drive for Sistercare
Drop off location: Byrnes 209
Sistercare offers services and care for domestic violence survivors and their families.  This organization is in need of shelter supplies such as toiletries, nonperishable food, baby items, school supplies, and other donations.

University Advising Center

Tuesday, January 30

Academic Advising and the Development Student Leaders (For Academic Advisors)

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
Close-Hipp 003
Brown Bag Lunch, UAC will provide cookies and coffee
As academic advisors, we work daily to help students recognize their potential on their pathway to graduation.  Advisors help students transform as learners, but how do we help students evolve as leaders?  Join us for a brown bag lunch opportunity as we discuss an article that examines the connection between student leadership development and academic advising.  Advisors will also share how they engage students’ leadership capabilities.  We’ll also help you evaluate:  What are the leadership opportunities in your college, and how are you sharing them in your advising sessions?  

Wednesday, February 1

How advisors can help you discover your leadership potential  (For Students)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m 
Close-Hipp 102, UAC Lobby Drop-In
Students are invited to drop-in to the University Advising Center, Close-Hipp 102 to learn about various leadership opportunities as they relate to your major. Advisors are available to chat students, answer questions, and provide information on ways to make the most of their curricular and co-curricular experiences at USC.  Hot cocoa and cookies for students!