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First accelerated MBA cohort crosses finish line

In 10 short months, six students in Charleston Southern University’s Accelerated MBA program have completed their degree. Alexander Andronica, Ana Brown, Yolanda Chang, Caitlyn Emberson, Alannah Peters and Owen Ravenel kicked off the new program last fall as its first cohort. From Charleston to California to Canada, these Buccaneers represent a wide variety of backgrounds […]

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Connecting through creative arts

Catherine Compton Nielsen, MT-BC ‘03 and her entrepreneurial husband, Chris Nielsen, started The Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute, LLC in 2007. In 2019, they changed the name to Creative Arts Therapies of the Palm Beaches. Cat and Chris and their three children, Penelope, Grover, and Heidi, live in Palm Beach County, Florida.  She said, “I am […]

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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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Gaming in the classroom

On the first day of her Technology for Teachers class, Dr. Jennifer Zakrzewski greeted her students dressed as a computer nerd and welcomed them to their technical support role for a fictional tech company. Zakrzewski, assistant professor of education, said the students had no idea what was going on at first. Concerned about her students […]

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Alumna brings beauty to her world

Taylor Irby ‘09 runs East of These, a nonprofit; Courtney Taylor Styled, an interior design business; co-founded June Taylor Shop, a home brand, and is mom to 10-year-old Inslee and 8-year-old Anderson. She has lived in Lakeland, Florida, for eight years and uses her creativity to write and style for local publications through Courtney Taylor […]

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Graduate shares importance of phone med IDs

Recent grad Sydney Kinard has made it her mission to get the word out about completing the Medical ID function on smart phones. When her cousin, Parker Robinson, was in a terrible car accident last summer, it was hours before his family was notified that he was in the hospital because he had not completed […]

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CSU sophomore awarded prestigious DOD scholarship, job

The Department of Defense has awarded a SMART Scholarship to Logan Ferguson, a sophomore cybersecurity major, with a focus on information systems. Ferguson is the first Charleston Southern student to win the Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship. The SMART Scholarship will provide Ferguson with full tuition, summer internships, a stipend and full-time […]

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Monitoring TS Elsa

Charleston Southern University is closely monitoring weather conditions as a result of Tropical Storm Elsa. Tropical storm conditions are possible tonight, with thunderstorms and winds of up to 35 mph and possible 45 mph gusts. There is a slight chance of tornado watches later this evening. To ensure the safety of our campus community, the […]

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Music camps back at CSU

Charleston Southern University’s Horton School of Music sponsored the 10th annual Summer Music Camp during the last two weeks of June. Two hundred campers attended from every region of South Carolina and five neighboring states, and performed in the areas of band, orchestra, piano and voice. After a one-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSU […]

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Updated BUCSAFE protocol for Summer II

Summer is here and things are looking up in the fight against COVID-19! As more of our fellow neighbors are seeking vaccination, we have seen a downward trend in our state and nation in the number of positive COVID-19 cases. Looking forward, the University Pandemic Task Force and senior leadership have discussed changes in current […]

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