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58th Annual Academic and Student Life Awards

Congratulations to the award winners for 2022-2023! View the recording. Academic AwardsArt: Jayla LawtonAthletic Training: Madison LaneBiochemistry: Grant MajorsBiology Undergraduate: Mary PowellBiology Graduate: Zoe CauthenBusiness Undergraduate: Emily MeleBusiness Graduate: Nathan CobbChemistry: Annah JungeChristian Studies: Sarah SalterClinical Counseling: Tiffani HoldgateCAPS Undergraduate: Caitlin McCurdyCAPS Graduate: Ellen ParkCommunication: Jessica NewmanComputer Science Undergraduate: Carlos OcasioComputer Science Graduate: Jan Zacharias […]

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Chapel panel talks relationships

What is the key part of a relationship? What makes it work? Questions like these filled in from the audience via text message at this week’s CSU Chapel. The relationship panel, moderated by Campus Minister Jon Davis, focused on relationships from a biblical, Christ-centered perspective. A popular panel discussion was how long a dating relationship […]

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CSU Chapel: When hurt turns to triumph

Charleston Southern’s newest Board of Trustees member, Missie Branch, shared her story of motivation, success, and her path to salvation with students at CSU Chapel this week. Branch is the wife of Christian rapper Duce Branch (The Ambassador) and currently serves as the assistant dean of students to women and director of graduate life at […]

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CSU Chapel: Are you hardened, hesitant or whoever?

As a pastor, DJ Horton is amazed at people’s response to the gospel. Using John 12:37-50, Horton shared the three responses people have when the gospel is shared. “Most of what life is – is how you respond,” said Horton, senior pastor of Church at The Mill in Spartanburg, and a newly elected member of […]

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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 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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Are you taking the cross for granted?

“One of the things we humans have in common is our uncanny ability to take things for granted,” said President Dondi Costin at the chapel service April 10 dedicated to Passion Week. As Christians, we say every Sunday is Easter. On Easter we reflect on the physical death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Costin […]

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There’s grace in the remedy

William “Duce” Branch, aka The Ambassador, gave a biblical warning at Chapel Feb. 27. He said God is making us to be what He wants because we are no longer what He wanted us to be since we decided to take the wheel.  Branch, assistant professor of preaching and Bible and undergraduate chapel coordinator for […]

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The Relationship Talk

What do you talk about in Chapel the day before Valentine’s Day? Relationships, of course. Students responded live to questions through the Buc Nation app, and a panel of students and employees gave their responses on stage. Questions ranged from the humorous to the serious with 93 percent of students saying the male should initiate […]

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Korean Children’s Choir and Dr. Kim charm CSU

The FEBC-Korea, Gwangju Children’s Choir and Dr. Billy (Jang Hwan) Kim captured CSU’s heart at Chapel Jan. 16. The children’s choir sang and danced their way through Christian songs and popular folk songs and sang “It Is Well with My Soul” in Korean. Students were delighted when the choir came into the audience to pass […]

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