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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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Nursing student publishes Christmas book

For the plethora of individuals who have bought one of over six million copies of The Polar Express since 1986, the traditional and nostalgic telling of Christmas books are the core factors that truly keep the spirit of Christmas thriving through generational ages. Though The Polar Express, A Christmas Carol, or even The Christmas Miracle, are prime representations of priceless literature, […]

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COVID vaccine now available to ages 5-11

Parents and families with children 5 through 11 years old now have the opportunity to add a layer of protection against COVID-19. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the younger age group. Pfizer may be administered as a two-dose primary series at three weeks apart. The […]

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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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Intramural complex construction begins soon

Charleston Southern University students and employees will soon see and hear construction behind Buc Park in the coming days. The long-awaited intramural complex was originally planned for a groundbreaking last summer, with trees in and around Buc Park already marked for removal in early 2020. However, the pandemic and birds—yes, birds—put construction on hold for […]

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FDA expands EUA for booster doses

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for booster doses for the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines. The FDA did the same for Pfizer-BioNTech in September.  For both Pfizer and Moderna, a single booster dose may be administered at least 6 months following the completion […]

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How to be earthquake-ready in SC

October 21 is International ShakeOut Day, and a great time to learn how to stay safe in an earthquake. The last big earthquake in Charleston was in 1886 and was a 7.3 magnitude, but the area experienced three small quakes on Sept. 27 this year, with the largest being magnitude 3.3. Do you know what […]

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BucCareer Network joins Handshake

The Career Center joined the Handshake family, a popular career-services platform available to students and alumni, in spring 2020. Handshake’s early talent recruitment platform utilizes innovative technology to connect students and alumni to employers for internship and career opportunities and provides information on career development programs, events, and workshops.  Students and alumni can create a […]

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Alumnus gets four-chair turn on “The Voice”

From an 8th grade talent show to large music venues, Aaron Hines ’16 has performed on stages of all sizes—but none bigger than the one he walked on recently at Universal Studios in Hollywood.  Hines is currently competing on Season 21 of “The Voice,” an NBC Emmy Award-winning musical competition series that showcases vocalists from across […]

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