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They call him Mr. OCC

When David Greenwood was sentenced to 46 hours of community service helping with Operation Christmas Child his sophomore year, he thought, it won’t be as bad as picking up trash. At the time, he didn’t know much about OCC. Laurie Diel, CSU’s OCC coordinator, assigned him to the Charleston Room assembling the boxes that arrive […]

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CSU, Drawing Near to God, IAAM partner to host worship night

Charleston Southern University, Drawing Near to God Ministry, and the International African American Museum are partnering together to host a unique worship night on Saturday, April 2 at CSU’s Lightsey Chapel. The Unified Evening of Worship: One in Christ event is free and encourages individuals and groups from all walks of the Christian faith to gather for […]

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CSU beats 10k shoebox goal, sets new national record

Charleston Southern University students, faculty and staff set a 10,000-gift goal for its Operation Christmas Child initiative this year. And, in their 10th year of packing boxes, the campus exceeded that goal with an astounding 10,924. Laurie Diel, executive assistant for the VP of Student Life, is the coordinator for the OCC project at CSU. “I […]

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New Miss CSU crowned for first time in 2 years

After a night of sparkle, song and science experiments on Saturday, a new Miss Charleston Southern University shined through to gain the coveted title and scholarship. Six young women showcased their social platform, red carpet style and unique talents to become the face of the university in 2022. Hanahan native Brittany Priester, a senior business […]

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Charleston Southern sets a 10k shoebox goal

For two years in a row, Charleston Southern University has packed more Operation Christmas Child boxes than any other college or university in the nation. Students, faculty and staff packed 5,249 boxes in 2019 and more than 7,100 boxes in 2020. Thousands of items are donated throughout the year to this cause through student-led initiatives, […]

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CSU class ring event offers special discount this week

Charleston Southern University students will have the opportunity to order class rings at a discounted rate this week at the Jostens Ring Event. Interested students may stop by the Jostens booth in the Student Center lobby on October 4-6 and again November 15-17 to take advantage of the special pricing of $354 per ring.  Participants […]

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Sweet 16 line-up for 2021-22

Charleston Southern University Office of Student Life has unveiled the upcoming academic year’s Sweet 16 events. Last year, the student body voted for new events and chose their favorites from previous years too. New events include a Fall Dance, Oyster Festival, outdoor concerts and more! Registration for events open as early as midnight on July […]

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CSU holds ceremony supporting organ donation

In a private ceremony on Friday morning, representatives from Charleston Southern University and Sharing Hope SC shared testimonials and support of organ donation. CSU staff, faculty and students from nursing, physician assistant and public health programs attended. Current CSU public health major Laura Shelanskey, who serves as vice president of the Public Health Club and […]

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Heart Health Week kicks off Feb. 22

February is often considered the month of love, with couples sending heart emojis and sharing a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. But did you know that February is also American Heart Health Month? That’s right. And although it may sound like an annual campaign, heart health is more important now than ever before. Not […]

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CSU celebrates Black History

The celebration of Black History in America has changed drastically over the past century. In 1926, only half a century after the 13th Amendment abolished U.S. slavery, Dr. Carter G. Woodson coined the second week of February as Negro History Week. The week lines up with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass—one a presidential […]

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