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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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Call for the end of racial inequity

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 As followers of Christ, we know that the Lord is near today to all whose spirits have been crushed by the weight of the sin and heartbreak that we have witnessed this past week. Our thoughts and prayers continue to […]

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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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Word of mouth leads Swain to make financial donation

Kenneth E. Swain’s passion to help others has led him to give substantial donations to Charleston Southern, including establishing two endowed scholarships.  A retired Myrtle Beach pharmacist, Swain, 91, has been an active environmentalist, visionary and philanthropist. His philanthropy extends to higher education, and he recently made gifts to CSU because he wanted to make a difference in the lives of college students who want to make […]

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Retired Air Force alumnus fights invasive lionfish

The state of Florida has crowned Ken Ayers Jr. ’78 of Panama City Lionfish King for the second time. He was Lionfish King in 2017 also. He completed more than 175 dives in 2019 hunting lionfish.  Killing more than 3,500 lionfish in the last three years, Ayers is doing his part to protect the Gulf of Mexico […]

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Young Alumni: Stephanie and Steven Daniels

When Stephanie and Steven Daniels graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2013, they married and moved in with her parents to save money. Stephanie, a nursing major, and Steven, a computer science major, paid off more than $100,000 in student loan debt in just three years.  Recently, Steven called Cady Nell Keener, assistant vice president […]

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CSU names Spring 2020 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the 975 undergraduates who were named to the Dean’s List for spring 2020! To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or better and earn 12 or more credit hours for the semester.

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CSU announces new bookstore partnership

Charleston Southern University is pleased to announce a new partnership with Tree of Life Bookstores with a goal to enhance student readiness and success. The partnership will provide CSU students with more affordable course material solutions, now conveniently included in tuition and fees beginning this fall.*  As part of a planned first phase to the student center renovation […]

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A significant life of service can be yours

Beginning this fall you can enroll in an innovative 15-hour interdisciplinary minor in leadership at Charleston Southern University. The minor, offered jointly by the colleges of Business and Christian Studies, contains classes from the two and aims to provide a solid foundation for student leaders. Dr. Darin Gerdes, professor of management and designer of the […]

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