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Campaigns and Elections

In the Charleston Southern political science department, there is a class that is only offered every two years in the fall: Campaigns and Elections. In this course, students learn what goes into campaigns and learn prediction criteria. Students even try to predict the outcome of a real election as it and its campaign play out.  […]

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Physician assistant students planting seeds of service in Dominican Republic

The Charleston Southern Physician Assistant program sent a group of students and faculty to the Dominican Republic on their annual summer trip to serve the local community through medical care.  Dr. Scott Wade, director of didactic education for the PA program, leads the group that partners with Sowers for the Kingdom. This DR ministry partners […]

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Carver delves into aeroponics

Heather Carver, a senior biology major from Waynesville, North Carolina, discovered a love for aeroponics in a class in 2021. Aeroponics is a system of growing plants in air, without soil. Carver has  finished her biology major requirements and is studying abroad in Ecuador in fall 2022 to finish up minors in Spanish and criminal justice. Upon […]

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Parsons exploring world of mathematics through research

As a Campus Ambassador, Maddy Parsons gives tours to prospective students and their families. She is honest and tells her tour groups she had a hard time deciding where to go to college. She said, “I tell them CSU is the best thing that ever happened to me. It’s my job to share what I […]

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Pinnell breaks barriers in insurance field

National events changed the trajectory of my life. The shocking assassination of President Kennedy paved the way for Lyndon Johnson to assume the office, and in a very short time the campus of the University of Tennessee was consumed with the Vietnam War. Deferments for male students being drafted into the military ended upon graduation, […]

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They call him Mr. OCC

When David Greenwood was sentenced to 46 hours of community service helping with Operation Christmas Child his sophomore year, he thought, it won’t be as bad as picking up trash. At the time, he didn’t know much about OCC. Laurie Diel, CSU’s OCC coordinator, assigned him to the Charleston Room assembling the boxes that arrive […]

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Nursing student publishes Christmas book

For the plethora of individuals who have bought one of over six million copies of The Polar Express since 1986, the traditional and nostalgic telling of Christmas books are the core factors that truly keep the spirit of Christmas thriving through generational ages. Though The Polar Express, A Christmas Carol, or even The Christmas Miracle, are prime representations of priceless literature, […]

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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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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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