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John Shippen accepting a trophy

Open History

University Libraries' newsfilm collection includes the only known footage of America’s first pro golfer, John Shippen. An African-American golfer, Shippen played in the second U.S. Open held in 1896 at the same location as this year’s — New York’s Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. In the silent film footage, Shippen can be seen picking up a second-place trophy in a tournament nearly two decades after playing in the Open at the age of 16.

David Dutka

From custodian to teacher

In May, David Dutka earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education through Palmetto College, the University of South Carolina’s online degree completion program. In August, he will begin his first year as a teacher at Midway Elementary School – the same school where he repaired pipes and buffed floors as a custodian for several years.

mfa program

Mentor. Feedback. Art.

Storytelling is how we make sense of our world. Whether we’re scientists, mathematicians, poets or preachers, we tell ourselves stories to understand the world around us. The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program helps hone this natural talent into a craft — a craft that turns stories into art.

student nurse working with simulated participant, Lynn Cain

Transforming professionals through human interaction

The University of South Carolina became one of the first nursing programs in the state to start a simulated participant — or SP program. More than a dozen actors feign ailments to better prepare Carolina nurses.

Beau Bergman

Gamecock at birth

Beau Bergman is still several months shy of his first birthday, but he already has an indelible connection to Carolina. The little guy rocks a garnet-and-black sweatshirt and baseball cap, and he’s tailgated with some of the university’s most dedicated fans.

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University Events

Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Location: McKissick Museum

2018 Southeastern Piano Festival: On The Road

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Location: See Description for Event Location.

2018 Southeastern Piano Festival: Artist Showcase with Charlie Albright

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Location: School of Music 206

2018 Southeastern Piano Festival: Artist Showcase with Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2018

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