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Retired NASA Astronaut to visit CSU

The community is invited to attend a presentation by retired NASA Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas on Friday, August 31 at 3 p.m. at Charleston Southern University’s Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership, Room 110. He will share his experience as a veteran of four Space Shuttle flights and will discuss NASA’s newest rocket, the Space Launch […]

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Get to know CSU’s new president – Dr. Dondi Costin

Did you know? His name really is Dondi. His parents named him for a movie about a comic strip character, a war orphan named Dondi. He came to CSU from the Pentagon where he was Air Force Chief of Chaplains and a two-star general. He was the Parade Grand Marshal for the North Carolina Azalea […]

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Local resident walking 70km to raise funds for Wounded Warriors

Local resident Steve Kiser plans to celebrate his 70th birthday by walking 70km on August 24-25 on the Bagwell-Settle Track at Charleston Southern University. Kiser, a disabled Navy submarine vet, hopes to raise $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit which helps wounded servicemen and women. Kiser said, “As a totally disabled veteran, I understand […]

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CSU hosted more than 3,000 campers this summer

Thousands of children and teens participated in more than a dozen camps at Charleston Southern University this summer. MFuge, a missions-based summer camp sponsored by LifeWay, was the largest camp that brought more than 2,600 campers in seven weeks. Each week, campers served the community at mission sites across the Charleston area. There were 86 […]

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CSU mourns passing of W. Floyd Whitfield, former Trustee

Charleston Southern University mourns the passing of a friend and former Trustee of the university, W. Floyd Whitfield, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Longtime supporters of Charleston Southern, Whitfield and his wife, Shirley, have continuously provided strong leadership and generous financial support for the university. Whitfield, president of The Whitfield Company, was a member of the […]

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Kistler named director of the library

Eric Kistler is the new director of Charleston Southern University’s Rivers Library effective July 1. He most recently served as Associate Librarian for Collection Management of the Ehrhorn Law Library at Liberty University. Having worked in the academic library world in a Christian environment, Kistler was drawn to Charleston Southern and the chance to help […]

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Taiwan teens complete ESL Summer Camp at CSU

Seven teens from Taiwan received certificates of completion from Charleston Southern University’s English as a Second Language Summer Camp Monday, July 23. ESL campers had English sessions with Kristi Hixon, a CSU professor in the English department, and also experienced typical American outings such as bowling, pizza making and kayaking. Director of International Programs Stephanie […]

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Higher ed/business partnership offers computer instruction for middle schoolers

As the tech industry in Charleston continues to grow, higher education and the business community are offering opportunities for young students to learn about career possibilities.  Charleston Southern University, Trident Technical College and Charleston Women in Tech partnered to provide a group of middle school students from Robert Mills Manor in Charleston with a day […]

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New president holds prayer service on first day

Dr. Dondi Costin began his first business day as Charleston Southern University’s third president with a corporate prayer service. Faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni and community members joined Dr. Costin and his wife, Vickey, for a morning of worship and prayer. “We have not because we ask not. We must ask more,” Dr. Costin shared. […]

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CSU honored among national Colleges of Distinction

Charleston Southern University has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. With a unique learning environment, its programming engages students with character-building first-year seminars, community-based learning programs, service-learning programs, diversity and global learning programs, collaborative assignments and projects, undergraduate research, common intellectual experiences, capstone […]

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