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CSU News & Events

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Carver delves into aeroponics

Heather Carver, a senior biology major from Waynesville, North Carolina, discovered a love for aeroponics in a class in 2021. Aeroponics is a system o…

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Seth Friend Returns as Campus Minister

Seth Friend Returns as Campus Minister

Campus Ministries at Charleston Southern recently expanded its reach through a new Campus …

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Students portray personal 9/11 stories through theatre

Students portray personal 9/11 stories through theatre

Students and staff alike can remember the tragic events that occurred Sept. 11, 2001. Terr…

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CSU PA program gains accreditation-continued status

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. has gra…

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Men’s Basketball vs. Citadel

Buc Dome 7:00 am-10:00 pm

Chapel: Horton School of Music

Lightsey Chapel 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Christmas Choral Concert

Lightsey Chapel 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Chamber Ensembles

Lightsey Chapel 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

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