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Overcoming homelessness: how two Bucs defied the odds

Homeless. It is a word packed with stereotypes and visuals of tent cities, stranded shopping carts by the woods, or cardboard sign-clad beggars on the street. Every night, thousands of young people experience homelessness alone in the United States. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, approximately 550,000 unaccompanied youth under the age of 24 […]

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Decades-old Gospel Choir now offered as a course at CSU

Charleston Southern University’s Horton School of Music is expanding its music course opportunities by offering Gospel Choir each semester. With virtually no limit on capacity, students from any academic discipline can enroll.  Students will learn the history of traditional African-American gospel music and how it has become a progressive sound in the contemporary worship experience.   […]

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New dean carries on family legacy

Dr. John Edward Kuykendall has been named dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Charleston Southern University. He has served the university for 18 years, first joining the CSU faculty as an assistant professor of history and, most recently, as the interim dean for the college. “I am absolutely confident in Dr. […]

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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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CSU freshman saves drowning child

Caroline Grace is a freshman majoring in instrumental music education; she is also a courageous local hero. Last summer, Grace had a job at a local pool as an attendant, monitoring and keeping the facility clean. She was by no means a lifeguard.  However, if it weren’t for Grace, a 3-year-old girl named Madelyn would […]

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Shuler continues archeological research

When senior history major Ethan Shuler conducted an archeological dig at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville in 2019, he never dreamed that internship would lead to conducting an archeological dig on Charleston Southern’s campus. While at Colonial Dorchester, Shuler examined an already completed excavation of a house foundation belonging to the Izard family. […]

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CSU student to compete in national singing competition

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University is proud to announce that Samuel Polk, sophomore music education – choral major, has earned entry into the National Preliminary Round of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions. This progressive audition first required Polk to finish with a qualifying score at the district […]

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Prof. Thomas Keating wins 2021 Excellence In Teaching Award

The South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) recognized the 20 winners of this year’s Excellence In teaching awards and their achievements in the classroom and campus communities. Charleston Southern University congratulates Thomas Keating, professor of theatre, upon his selection as the university’s recipient of the 2021 award. Keating holds a Master of Fine Arts […]

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Helping others find financial freedom

Dr. Gary Metts, an assistant professor of criminal justice and the assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Charleston Southern University, has spent the last five years helping others find financial freedom.  In his partnership with Seacoast Church, a local church in the Charleston area, Metts volunteers his time to being […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Andrea Glover

Andrea Glover is the curriculum coordinator and an assistant professor of graphic design. She has worked in the field of graphic design for over 15 years, and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of […]

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