CharlestonLIFE is looking for volunteer social and fitness mentors

CharlestonLIFE (formerly the REACH Program) is looking for volunteer social and fitness mentors for the upcoming school year!

The Opportunity: Serve as a peer mentor for students in the CharlestonLIFE program. Together, you’ll…

  • Participate in traditional college activities.
  • Eat meals, attend sports games and club activities, go to the gym, or just hang out!

Time Commitment: Commit to a short amount of time each week.

How to Volunteer: Complete this brief survey to express your interest and CharlestonLIFE will follow up with you.

 

Students 4 Support and S4S+ Are Recruiting!

Students 4 Support and S4S+ are recruiting student volunteers, and you’re encouraged to apply!

About Students 4 Support: Students 4 Support & S4S+ are a highly-trained, certified group of peer volunteers who offer support for personal, social, and academic concerns, frustrations, and questions. They provide support through in-person drop-ins and texting. S4S+ are members of the Queer community who are able to meet and talk with students in the pride center.

To ApplyClick this link and follow the application instructions. Applications are due May 24th, 2024 by 5 p.m.

Requirements: You must be able to submit the full application package (including three one to two-page essays) by the deadline, participate in the interview process, agree to volunteer for at least two semesters, and be able to attend all mandatory training dates:

  • Training days will be on the week of 8/14/2024, 8/15/2024, 8/16/2024, and 8/19/2024
  • Training is all day on those days, specific information will be provided to accepted members
  • Training dates may require students to be back on campus before dorm accommodations are open.  We recommend connecting with friends or requesting to connect with the Students 4 Support team to see if you can stay with one of them.
  • There are no make-up training dates. Please do not apply unless you can attend.

For more information, see the provided flyer, click this link, or go to @students4support on Instagram.

Art and Healing Intervention: Examining How Art Impacts Mood

Interested in participating in a short study to find out how art affects your mood? Sign up to attend this session on art and healing!

When & Where: The event will be…

  • On Tuesday, April 9th, at 2:30 p.m.
  • In the lobby of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (161 Calhoun St)

To RegisterClick this link to sign up to attend, or scan the QR code on the flyer. The session will be limited to 50 participants, so make sure to sign up soon!

Contact Samantha Tracey (traceysh@g.cofc.edu) with any questions.

Join the Honors College for Trivia Night on March 19th!

The Honors Student Association and Phi Eta Sigma are hosting a trivia night on Tuesday, March 19th, and you’re invited!

When & Where: The competition will be…

  • On Tuesday, March 19th, at 5:30 p.m.
  • At Liberty Fresh Food Company

Benefits: The event is free to attend, but you can compete for very real prizes (and bragging rights)!

Teams: Bring a group of friends or show up and join a team at the event; all are welcome!

To AttendClick this link to register for the event.

Join the CofC Generative AI Team!

Curious about generative artificial intelligence? Check out this opportunity to participate in a Hackathon, take a class on Storytelling with AI, and compete in the IBM 2024 Call for Code Global Challenge for a chance to win $50,000!

The Opportunity: Honors Faculty Fellow Lancie Affonso is hoping to recruit a team of 3-5 CofC students to compete in the April 19th-21st CHS Hack Ops and get feedback on their solution before entering the  IBM 2024 Call for Code Global Challenge. Professor Affonso will also be teaching an exclusive colloquium course in fall 2024 on Storytelling in the Ae of AI.

Timeline:

  • March 29th: Team formed (3-5 students)
  • April 19th-21st: Team participates in CHS HackOps at the Harbor Entrepreneurship Center
  • October 17th: IBM Challenge submissions due
  • December 2024: IBM Challenge winners announced

Students who are interested in joining our CofC Storytelling with AI team for this competition or learning about IBM Skills Build and Red Hat Academy can contact Professor Affonso at affonsol@cofc.edu.

Sign up to Showcase Your Musical Talents or Help Organize a Musical Event!

Interested in participating or helping organize a student-led musician spotlight? Sign up to perform or help out!

The Opportunity: Honors freshman (and Cellist) Owen Catron is hosting a student musician spotlight in April and is looking for participants and helpers. Participation could include performing in the event, organizing event details, and/or helping set up.

To Participate: Scan the QR code on the provided flyer or click this link to go to the sign-up form.

For more information, click the sign-up link above.

Let your Voice be Heard on Proposed King Street Safety Renovations

The Student Sustainability Collaborative is seeking your input on a proposed King St. renovation project.

The Background: Charleston City Council is currently considering proposals to renovate lower King St. and make the street safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Why it Matters: The feedback poll is very brief but will help ensure that student input is heard on a topic that directly impacts the safety and well-being of our community.

The Poll is open to all members of the CofC community.

 

Join the CofC Math Club!

The College of Charleston math club is looking to add new members!

The Club: Whether you’re looking for games and puzzles, recreational problem solving, or structured competitions, the math club has all sorts of fun opportunities!

When & Where: The math club meets…

  • Every Tuesday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • In RSS room 353

For more information, see the provided flyer or go to this link.