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Theatre professor directs new musical at Flowertown Players

Thomas Keating, professor of theatre at Charleston Southern University, puts on his director cap for the southeast premiere of Boundless at Flowertown Players in Summerville. The new musical, created by Mary Fishburne, is a fictional story based on the true events of the Nickel Mines Amish school shooting, where a man shot 13 girls in a one-room […]

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For the love of teaching

Even as a child growing up in Illinois, Amanda Butler knew she wanted to be a teacher. “I loved school. I wanted to live there. I wanted to be there all the time,” she says. That dream of being a teacher was ignited into a passion in 2006 when Butler moved to Bartow County, Georgia, […]

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CSU view: herbarium celebrates 10 year anniversary

It’s been 10 years since the Charleston Southern Herbarium was registered with the New York Botanical Garden.  Curator Kevin Jones says the herbarium started as a project of Dr. Jim Barrier and Professor Steve Best in 1994. In recent years, Jones has worked with students and research assistants in his Plant Taxonomy class to expand […]

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Caring for creatures big and small

When Professor of Biology Dr. Todd Heldreth walks through the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing, he wears a smile and carries a bag of treats ready for his furry friends Memphis, Clark, and Darla. Outside of teaching full time in the classroom at Charleston Southern University, he puts on his proverbial veterinarian hat each […]

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Ball named College of Nursing Dean

Dr. Vicki Ball’s specialty is teaching nursing leadership. When the position of interim dean of the CSU College of Nursing came available in January, she realized she needed to be willing to step out and lead. She planned to go back to her role as director of the Master of Science in Nursing program once a […]

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The gift of adventure: a lifetime with students

Adventures are great, especially when looking back. Nothing is more fun than re-telling stories of past adventures. The more they are repeated, the better the stories become. But, at the time of the adventure, things can seem very different.  I’ve been lost a few times, disoriented, and uncertain which way to go. I’ve been freezing cold […]

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Four employees earn emeritus distinction

Three faculty members and one staff member received the Emeritus title at the annual employee luncheon May 5, and the faculty were recognized at the May 7 Commencement. President Dondi Costin said, “Imagine how many students’ lives were impacted by this group.”  Dr. Arnold Hite, emeritus professor of business, served CSU for 32 years. During […]

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Professor named Editor-in-Chief of international PT journal

Dr. Kevin Brueilly, professor of physical therapy at Charleston Southern University, has been named as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (JACPT), the only peer reviewed journal dedicated specifically to acute care physical therapy. JACPT is the official journal of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy of the American Physical […]

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Ott Fellowship enhances faculty research at CSU

Professors within the College of Christian Studies have participated in a fellowship the last few years that has enhanced faculty research beyond the scope of a normal classroom setting. The Ott Fellowship was generated by a donation from Gene and Freda Ott to Charleston Southern University. The fellowship supports a professor over a three-year term […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith, PT, DPT, PCS is an assistant professor of physical therapy at Charleston Southern University. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy in 2002 from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from the University of St. Augustine for Health Science. Smith is currently working toward a […]

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