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College of Nursing announces stellar NCLEX pass rate

The College of Nursing at Charleston Southern University announced an exceptional 95.3% NCLEX-RN pass rate for its 2019-2020 nursing graduates per the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Eighty-five CSU graduates took the NCLEX exam in December and May, the most of any other private university in the state of South Carolina.  “I am […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Emily Thomas

Dr. Emily Thomas, assistant professor of mathematics, has dedicated her research to  topology and knot theory.  Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Thomas joined the Buc family in the fall of 2016 after receiving her PhD. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Samford University and a master’s degree and PhD in mathematics from the University […]

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Internships prepare students for success post-graduation

Traditional CSU students are required to complete one Experiential Learning Requirement in order to graduate. Dr. Melissa Parker, new coordinator of internships, is available to assist students in preparing for success after graduation.  Experiential Learning Requirements can include internships, clinicals, practicums, field courses, travel courses, applied learning, career planning courses, and more. Parker said, “Internship requirements […]

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Making room for science, engineering growth

Charleston Southern University broke ground this summer on a new science and engineering building to house its growing academic programs. The 17,500-square-foot space will be completed in phases and includes labs, office space and work rooms. CSU plans to expand the building in future phasing to 28,000-square-feet total. The project is a result of the launch […]

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Rooms available for testing, study use

Beginning Monday, September 14, vacant classrooms will be available for students who seek space for small group study sessions or for synchronous online classes while on campus. The classrooms may also be used for online testing.  Dr. Jackie Fish, vice president of academic affairs, said this decision conveys “our best efforts to ensure students can […]

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South Carolina’s only collegiate Aeronautics program coming to CSU

South Carolina is one of only two states without a collegiate aeronautics program, but not for long. Charleston Southern University plans to offer a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics (Professional Pilot) beginning in fall of 2021. Students in the program will eventually be able to choose between three main tracks: Commercial, Military or Missionary Aviation. “As we look to […]

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CSU training next generation of cyberpatriots

The New York Times recently cited Cybersecurity Ventures’ prediction that more than three million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled globally in 2021. Dr. Valerie Sessions, affiliate professor of computer science at Charleston Southern University, said, “CSU has degrees in cybersecurity and computer science. Women are underrepresented in this field, and we are working to increase participation […]

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Pinckney Scholars graduate, share program’s impact

Five years ago, during a Wednesday night Bible study, nine African American lives were taken by the hands of hate. In response to his mother’s and the other eight victims’ tragic deaths, Charleston Southern student Chris Singleton shared in a public statement heard around the globe that “love is stronger than hate.”  In memory of […]

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Summer II remains online; task force prepares for fall in-person instruction

Today Charleston Southern University announced that Summer II session will officially continue online per the recommendation of the University Pandemic Task Force. Exceptions to this include the Physician Assistant Program, Doctorate in Leadership Program, and Athletic Training Program—which will meet on campus for the remainder of the summer.  Summer II courses will begin June 29. […]

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New fall academic calendar begins early, ends by Thanksgiving

Charleston Southern University has modified the Fall 2020 Academic Calendar in an effort to minimize the risks of additional waves of COVID-19 cases. The accelerated schedule begins earlier in August and provides a seven-week winter break, a strategy adopted by many universities nationwide.   “CSU leaders recognize the challenges of keeping students and the entire CSU community safe,” said Dr. […]

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