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28 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Tips for Incoming Students
The days and weeks leading up to move-in day for incoming students are fraught with excitement, anxiety and questions. What do I need to pack? How do I meet people? Where do I go for help? It’s easy to get overwhelmed, and it’s important to remember that many other students have been in your shoes! Listen to expert advice from three student orientation leaders on how to meet people, learn to do laundry and pack minimally!Speaking Of... Podcast website
31 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Sightseeing and birdwatching at Stono Preserve
With a variety of ecosystems and no shortage of plants and wildlife, the College of Charleston at Stono Preserve offers students and faculty a myriad of opportunities to learn about the natural world of the Lowcountry.Speaking Of...caught up with Matt Rutter, biology professor and academic director of Stono Preserve, and Lucy Davis, program coordinator of the Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program to learn more about the landscape of Stono Preserve, how CofC students and faculty are leveraging the natural environment there for classes and research, and what students are growing in the garden.
18 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Women's Rights Advocate Offers Advice to Business Students
Local women’s rights advocate Jennet Robinson Alterman, who has helped expand CofC's Women's and Gender Studies Program, has worked tirelessly to advance women's rights locally and internationally. As one of the speakers of the second annual Women for Women summit sponsored by the College's School of Business, Alterman joins a group of remarkable women to inspire, offer insight and share stories about their paths to success.
34 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
An Academic Year in Review with President Andrew T. Hsu
Join us for an intimate conversation with President Hsu who shares his thoughts on the past academic year and plans for the future. In this episode, we review the College of Charleston's journey through the pandemic and the ways in which we emerged a stronger, more innovative, liberal arts institution.
12 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Theatre Major Makes Upcycling Cool with Fresh Prince Fit Designs
Brandon Alston, a costume design major at CofC, is injecting new life into second hand clothing. Fresh Prints Designs started as a hobby and grew into a thriving business during the long days of COVID. In his hands a client's favorite but faded and stained hoodie is restored and reworked into a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of sustainable clothing. Alston credits professors from the theatre and costume department for showing him how to connect his creative talents and technical skills to build a successful small business.
26 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
A Bite of the Ocean, Understanding the Benefits of Saltwater Agriculture with Sam Norton
Join us for a conversation with College of Charleston alumnus Sam Norton, founder of Heron Farms in Charleston, S.C. Billed as the world’s first vertical indoor saltwater farm, the company grows sea beans, a healthy, plant-based salt alternative. Norton shares his fascinating journey from plucking sea beans in Lowcountry marshes as a child to studying them for a graduate research project to growing them year-round in an indoor facility. The plants, which Norton says “taste like the ocean,” have become popular with some of Charleston’s award-winning chefs, who use them as a salt substitute in their dishes.
16 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
How to Keep that New Year's Resolution to Get and Stay Fit Year Round
Kate Pfile, a College of Charleston alumna and associate professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance, talks all things fitness in the new year, how to set goals and what you can do to stay on track.
9 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
A Fascinating Behind the Scenes Look at Global Supply Chain Crunch
CofC professor Purushottam Meena, who specializes in supply chain disruption risk management, breaks down the current supply chain crisis, giving listeners aa behind the scenes approach on the factors that are creating choke points in getting goods where they need to go.
11 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Alumnus Tells Tales of Charleston Ghosts
Ed Macy 91’ knows where a lot of bodies are buried in Charleston and is happy to tell you all about it. The College of Charleston alumnus is a professor, historical journalist and a Charleston tour guide. He is the author of the best-selling books Haunted Charleston and Haunted Harbor and has spent many years researching and telling Lowcountry ghost stories.
34 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
How Alumnus Waites Waring Helped Shape the Civil Rights Movement
Author and journalist Brian Hicks discusses his book “In Darkest South Carolina: J. Waties Waring and the Secret Plan That Sparked a Civil Rights Movement.” Taking listeners on a trip around Charleston, South Carolina, Hicks recounts the stories and pivotal locations that marked Waring's progression from privileged member of Charleston's white establishment to his years as a student at the College of Charleston to his roller coaster career as a federal judge. Waring put his and his family's life at risk by working from inside the judicial system to bend the law in favor of equality for African Americans and helped lay the groundwork for the 1954 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.
29 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Bernard Powers on the Life and Legacy of Denmark Vesey
On this pilot episode of the College of Charleston Podcast, we explore the life and legacy of Denmark Vesey, an enslaved man who in 1799 bought his own freedom with winnings from a city lottery and then later risked that very freedom in an attempt to liberate other slaves. We’re joined by professor emeritus of history Bernard Powers, interim CEO of Charleston’s International African American Museum and director of the College's Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston.
19 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Coach Pat Kelsey Talks Basketball and More
In this episode, Coach Kelsey talks about coaching, growing up in a basketball family and why he decided to leave a successful basketball program at Winthrop University to take over as the head coach at the College of Charleston.
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