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CSU breaks another OCC national record

The challenges of the year 2020 did not hold the Charleston Southern University campus back from achieving another record-setting goal. Last night, students, faculty and staff packed Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes until every last stuffed animal, pencil, jump rope and toothbrush had a home. This year’s goal was set at 7,000 packed boxes. CSU packed […]

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CSU sets OCC packing goal to 7,000 boxes

With the end of the fall semester in short range, students, faculty and staff sets sights on an exciting opportunity to give during the holiday season. Last year, the Charleston Southern University campus broke the national record for the most Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes packed by a university: 5,249 boxes. CSU’s goal this year? […]

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Big South Virtual 5K begins Oct. 18

The Hercules Tires Big South Virtual 5K race, which serves as a fundraising opportunity for youth athletics programs, will be held virtually from Oct. 18 through Nov. 15. Participants will have four weeks to complete the 5K–at home, on a track, on a trail, in a park or on a treadmill. They record and submit […]

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CSU to host event focused on media’s role in elections

Charleston Southern University’s Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership (WCCL) will host an Engage Event on Thursday, September 10 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. to examine the media’s role, function and activity in presidential elections.  CSU alumna Danielle Hensley of WCBD News 2 will interview Shannon Bream of Fox News. Bream will help CSU students understand a broad […]

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Diploma pickup for CSU Class of 2020

Recent graduates had a unique opportunity to pick up their diplomas earlier today. Donned in cap and gown, Charleston Southern University’s newest alumni trickled into the Health Science building—six feet apart and with masks—to grab a quick photo with President Dondi Costin and receive a Bible and alumni gift. More than 214 participated from 10 […]

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Marketplace Ministries Institute to host free leadership webinar

Charleston Southern University’s College of Business and Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership Marketplace Ministries Institute will host a webinar for business and church leaders on Wednesday, June 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. called “Stewarding Influence and Technology in the New Marketplace.” Two national marketplace ministry experts, Mike Sharrow of C12 Group and Lee Truax of […]

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U.S. Navy Band headed to CSU this month

The United States Navy Band will be making a stop at Charleston Southern University on Thursday, Feb. 27 as part of the band’s 2020 tour. The performing ensembles will be the Concert Band, Sea Chanters chorus and Cruisers popular music group. The band, with its combined ensembles, performs in many styles ranging from traditional wind band […]

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World-class flutist to perform at CSU

Flutists and woodwind players from beginner through professionals and music lovers will have a unique chance to attend a recital and masterclass featuring world-class flutist Demarre McGill Sunday, Jan. 26 at Charleston Southern University’s Lightsey Chapel Auditorium.  McGill is principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony and also associate professor of flute at the University of […]

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Campus packs record-breaking Operation Christmas Child boxes

For eight years, Charleston Southern University students have packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which are distributed around the world to needy children. That first year, CSU packed 300 boxes. This year, CSU students, faculty and staff packed a record-breaking 5,248 boxes. Laurie Diel, assistant to the dean of students, prompted the campus to dream […]

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WWII vet and founding trustee brings Veterans Day message

Charleston Southern students lined up to thank Dr. William L. “Bill” Palmer for his service in World War II and to share stories of grandparents and great-grandparents with him after Palmer delivered a Veterans Day message Nov. 11. Palmer was a staff sergeant in the U.S. 8th Army Air Force, 381st Heavy Bombardment Group which flew B-17s […]

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