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Play it safe

In your residence hall or apartment, on campus, around town and at the game, it's important to watch our for your own safety and the well-being of others. Here are a few tips: 


Melton Observatory

A night at the observatory

Every Monday, if the weather's good, the nearly century-old dome on the Melton Observatory slips open and the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope brings celestial bodies down to Earth for visitors to see with their own eyes.

students working togther at a table in a coffee shop

Let's Get to Work

Check out this week's highlighted jobs, internships, co-ops and service opportunities from YOUR UofSC career finder, Handshake.



Purple Heart parking initiative launched

Purple Heart recipients, those who have given so much while serving in the United States military, get access to better parking thanks to a new initiative from the University of South Carolina.

Make your voice heard

The deadline has been extended for a sampling of students to share their opinions in the University of South Carolina Community Insights Survey. If you received a survey by email from ModernThink, please fill it out by Nov. 25.

Carolina community expands bystander intervention efforts

Healthy Campus Initiatives at the University of South Carolina is combating those issues with a bystander intervention program called Gamecocks Stand Up.

Pillars for Carolina eXtended Mentor applications are open

Applications for Pillars XM positions are now open and will close on Nov. 13.

Gamecock Pantry is accepting donations for Thanksgiving food drive

The Gamecock Pantry is collecting Thanksgiving food items from now until Nov. 24.

President Caslen to host outdoor Monday meetings

President Bob Caslen will be holding an open office hour and conducting a series of public staff meetings on Monday, Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Russell House on Greene Street.

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Student Events

Student Org Round Table Breakfast

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Location: Russell House Ballroom C

Geography Week: GIS, Data Visualization, NASA Speaker & Mapathon

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Location: Thomas Cooper Library Scholars Corner

CFELP Class Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Location: Russell House University Union 305

Carolina Productions Dogs on Davis

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Location: Davis Field I - RHUU Side Space 2, Davis Field I - RHUU Side Space 3

Hip Hop Wednesday

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Location: RHUU Greene Street

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Dates and Deadlines

Stories for Students

A large tiger made by engineering students ablaze while spectators watch.

Tiger Burn has long history of fueling UofSC-Clemson rivalry

On Nov. 25, students will gather around a carefully engineered and constructed 20-foot wood-and-paper tiger — and set it aflame. The tradition known as Tiger Burn happens every year during Rivalry Week in advance of the football game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers.

Kathy Carroll

Alumna takes reins as president of national school librarians association

School librarian Kathy Carroll likes to be in the middle of the action and that’s where she finds herself every day, whether it’s helping students at Westwood High School in Blythewood or advocating for her profession as president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians.

Portrait of Thomas Nathaniel

Garnet Apple Award: Thomas Nathaniel

You won’t find Thomas Nathaniel’s clinical neuroscience students passively watching PowerPoint lecture slides or their professor droning at a lectern. That’s because Nathaniel, a professor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine-Greenville, takes a different approach to teaching and learning.

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