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How to thrive in college: CSU edition

Maybe it is your first semester of college, and you are knee-deep in studying and starting to become overwhelmed. Maybe it is your fifth semester of college and you are starting to realize you never quite figured out the best way to excel in classes and not feel like you are drowning in school. Or maybe you […]

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Math professor, mascot wearer – you never know where Grieves will turn up

Dr. Justin Grieves, associate professor of mathematics, likes to have fun.  Outside the classroom, he has found a unique avenue for fun – dressing as a mascot. Grieves has been Chas the Crab at Charleston’s STEM Festival, Bucky at CSU football games, and Chelsea the Riverdog at the local minor league ballpark.  Despite the very […]

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Look out for Frisbee Friday

Charleston Southern University students have formed an unofficial event based around frisbee, friendship and forming bonds with the community around CSU.   Frisbee Friday meets on Friday evening each week for a massive game of ultimate frisbee, where attendance above 80 people is common. This makes Frisbee Friday one of the largest group events on campus, […]

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3+2 Athletic Training Program leads to 2 degrees in 5 years

In response to nationwide changes, Charleston Southern University’s undergraduate athletic training program has transitioned to a graduate program with the option of a 3+2 program, allowing a student to complete a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and a Master of Athletic Training in just five years. Dr. Brian Smith, director of the athletic training program, says the benefit of the […]

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`13 graduate serves alumni and parents

Christian Hanley is CSU’s director of alumni and parent engagement. Hanley graduated from CSU in 2013 and was working at CEMS Engineering before returning to CSU. “I have a heart for things going on at CSU,” said Hanley. “I learned a lot here and met a lot of people who have continued to pour into […]

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CSU Chapel: From not good enough to accepted

God used the lack of a football scholarship to a Division I school to bring the Rev. Dhati Lewis to Himself. Lewis, the son of a professional football player, dreamed of going pro also. When he didn’t receive a scholarship to play ball, he went into a tailspin and began studying world religions. But nothing […]

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CSU discovers miracle cure

How would you respond if someone sent you a link advertising a miracle drug that would transform your life in every meaningful way? Sounds like clickbait, I know. But what if? What if the link claimed that this revolutionary cure all but guaranteed longer life, more satisfying relationships, better mental health, greater resiliency, more effective […]

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Gorsky practices music therapy abroad

Melinda Gorsky’s study abroad trip to Jamaica this summer included working in Jamaican schools, care centers, orphanages and hospitals and living and studying in rural Jamaica. Gorsky, a music therapy major, learned of the program through CSU’s director of music therapy, Dr. Jennifer Whipple. She applied and was accepted to the Jamaica Field Service Project, […]

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CSU Chapel: A strong foundation

After a week’s delay for the Dorian hurrication, the opening Chapel service of the year featured all the pageantry of the posting of the colors, the procession of the faculty and the traditional presentation of the gospel by the president. Dr. Dondi Costin said the gospel is why Charleston Southern exists and why everything in […]

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CSU hires Christian Studies dean and director of church relations

Charleston Southern University has named Dr. Ben Phillips as dean of the College of Christian Studies and Tom Clemmons as director of church relations. Prior to coming to CSU, Phillips was director of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s undergraduate program in the Texas Prison System and was associate professor of systematic theology at Southwestern’s Houston campus. […]

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