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CSU: 2014 Year in Review

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Happy New Year! As Charleston Southern University prepares to turn the page to 2015, we take a final look back at 2014:

  1. Charleston Southern University celebrates 50 years of academic excellence.
  2. Chick-fil-A Express opens on campus.
  3. U.S. News & World Report names the bachelor of science in organizational management one of the best online bachelors programs.
  4. CSU joins other sponsors in hosting the Charleston STEM Festival.
  5. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted its first Arts Week to highlight the universitys fine and performing arts.
  6. Computer science sophomore placed 4th in the Social Media Recon Challenge behind Boston University, Georgia Tech and Princeton.
  7. SCE&G donates $100,000 to support equipment and technology for the College of Nursing.
  8. Dr. Todd Heldreth, associate professor of biology and coordinator of anatomy and physiology courses, received the SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award.
  9. More than 100 students served in the U.S. and around the world on mission trips during the summer.
  10. The Hunter Center was rededicated: On June 11, the expansion wing was named for Carolyn K. Sissy Hunter, and the entire building was renamed the Jairy C. and Carolyn K. Hunter Center, recognizing the Hunters for 30 years of service to the university.
  11. CSU & Dorchester District 2 signed an articulation agreement to provide students completing DD2s Early College Program through Trident Technical College a seamless transition to CSU as juniors.
  12. The bachelor of science in nursing is ranked No. 1 in the Charleston metro and second in the state for its pass rate on the national licensure exam.
  13. The university hosted its first Student Leadership Summit Sept. 13.
  14. The College of Education received notification that all of its teacher education programs have received national recognition by their specialty program associations.
  15. Fall semester kicks off with a record enrollment of 3,417.
  16. Sandwich It In, the unique book club hosted by The Elms community and CSUs department of English, celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
  17. The 1st GO Festival on campus connected students with mission opportunities.
  18. CSU hosted one of two Gubernatorial Debates in the state prior to Novembers election.
  19. The College of Adult and Professional Studies added certificate programs in supply chain and operations management, set to begin in January 2015.
  20. The bachelor of science in computer science received accreditation by Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  21. The university was named to the following lists: Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for interfaith/community service programs (4th consecutive year), Military Friendly Schools (5th or 6th consecutive year), Americas 100 Best College Buys (10th consecutive year) and Americas Best Christian Colleges (16th consecutive year)
  22. Students packed 1,625 shoe boxes for Samaritans Purses Operation Christmas Child.
  23. CSU was one of 40 colleges in the nation sending a computer science team to compete in UConns CSI CyberSEED Challenge.
  24. The Student Government Association sent its largest delegation ever to the S.C. Student Legislature.
  25. Two computer science seniors designed a winning mobile app in the CDCA Mobile App competition.