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September


Fraternity & Sorority Life Mandatory Education Session (NPHC Interests)

Tuesday, September 2, 6 p.m., Location TBD

Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority are required to attend a mandatory education session. Please select a session based on the related Council. 

Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith (864) 503-5122

 

Preface Event

Tuesday, September 2, 6-7 p.m., CLC Ballroom 
Lamar Nelson, Lead Archeologist of The Foothills Chapter of the Archeological Society of South Carolina, 
"The Plantation Next Door: Archeological Findings from Walnut Grove Plantation."

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Orientation
Wednesday, September 3, 6 p.m., Tukey Theater

This orientation will provide an overview of the Recruitment process, how to prepare for Recruitment, how to make decisions about affiliation, the costs associated with sorority membership and more!

Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith (864) 503-5122

All About Family Planning Small Group Session I

Thursday, September 4, 3:30-5 p.m., Magnolia House Room 24

All About Family Planning Small Group Sessions will focus on Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Contraception, HIV/AIDS and STD education.

Contact: Katie Howe (864) 503-5536

IMPACT Service Project: Eye Opener Cross Country Race

Saturday, September 6, 6-10 a.m., Milliken

Join IMPACT members as they volunteer at the annual Eye Opener Cross Country race held on Milliken's Campus just a few miles from Upstate!

Contact: impact@uscupstate.edu

IFC Fraternity Recruitment Orientation

Monday, September 8, 6 p.m., Tukey Theater

Come out and learn more about USC Upstate's IFC Fraternities! This session will provide information about the chapters, recruitment schedule and more.

Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith (864) 503-5122

IFC Recruitment Meet & Greet

Tuesday, September 9, 6 p.m., Treehouse Plaza

Come out and get to know USC Upstate's IFC Fraternities!

Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith (864) 503-5122

 

Preface Event

Tuesday, September 9, 6-7 p.m., CLC Ballroom
Dr. Cassandra Jones, Assistant Professor of African-American Studies, 
"Afrofuturism: Re-mixing History.”

Health Initiative Lunch and Learn Session I

Wednesday, September 10, 12-1 p.m., CLC 319

Join us for the first Health Initiative Lunch and Learn of the Fall semester, The Basics of Nutrition!

Contact: Katie Howe (864) 503-5536

9/11 Day of Remembrance

Thursday, September 11, Location and time to be determined

Join us for the 9/11 Day of Remembrance.

Contact: AmeriCorps VISTAs (864) 503-5122

 

Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture
Monday, September 15, 6 p.m., CLC Ballroom

Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture delves into the college culture of alcohol and drugs, hooking up, peer pressure, STDs, sexual assault and consent, as well as bystander intervention.  
Contact: Katie Howe (864) 503-5536

Fraternity & Sorority Life Mandatory Education Session (IFC & Panhellenic New Members)

Monday, September 15, 6 p.m., Tukey Theatre

Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority are required to attend a mandatory education session. Please select a session based on the related Council.

Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith (864) 503-5122

Fraternity & Sorority Life Mandatory Education Session (NPHC Interests)
Monday, September 17, 7 p.m., Tukey Theatre

Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority are required to attend a mandatory education session. Please select a session based on the related Council.
Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith (864) 503-5122

Fraternity & Sorority Life Mandatory Education Session (IFC & Panhellenic New Members)

Tuesday, September 16, 6 p.m., Tukey Theatre

Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority are required to attend a mandatory education session. Please select a session based on the related Council.

Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith (864) 503-5122

RHA Movie Night

Tuesday, September 16, 9 p.m., Intramural Field

Grab a blanket and a friend. Join the Residence Hall Association under the stars and watch a movie.

Contact: Roy Kaplan (864) 503-5422 

Preface Event

Wednesday, September 17 (Constitution Day), 6-7 p.m., Tukey Theater
Dr. Dwight Lambert, Professor of Political Science, 
"The Constitution and Inequality: Examining America's Birth Defect."

 

All About Family Planning Small Group Session II

Thursday, September 18, 3:30-5 p.m., Magnolia House Room 24

All About Family Planning Small Group Sessions will focus on Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Contraception, HIV/AIDS and STD education.

Contact: Katie Howe (864) 503-5536


Latin Fest
Thursday, September 18, 6-10 p.m., URC Great Room
Join the office of student life and the Hispanic Awareness association in a celebration of Latin culture.
Contact: Douglas Peters (864) 503-5122 

 

IMPACT Service Project: Lake Sweep

Saturday, September 20, 8 a.m., Lake Bowen

IMPACT members will be joined by others from the Spartanburg community as we clean up the area around Lake Bowen. This project is outdoors and participants should plan to get dirty. Register to participate by Monday, September 15th.

Contact: impact@uscupstate.edu

 

Healthy Grilling Class

Tuesday, September 23, 5-7 p.m., CLC Bake

Join Chef Jon of Sodexo and Health Educator Katie Howe to learn about the healthy produce that is in season as well as a Healthy Grilling class!

Contact: Katie Howe (864) 503-5536

 

Spartan Speaker Lecture Series: Antonio Neves "#BeLessAwkward"

Tuesday, September 23, 6 p.m., CLC Ballroom

This Series was created to contribute to the development of students through the presentation of interesting and relevant information on a variety of scholastic and community oriented topics.

Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith (864) 503-5122

 

Preface Event

Thursday, September 25, 6-7 p.m., CLC Ballroom
Dr. Carmen Harris, Associate Professor of History, 
"All Our Kin: Slavery and Family Relations across the Color Line."

 

Upstate @ Night: Paintball
Friday, September 26, 5 p.m., Intramural Field

The best way to meet people is through activities that require team work and strategy. Paintball is just the event and is extremely fun.
Contact: LaDarius Thompson (864) 503-5122

Save a Life Tour
Monday, September 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., URC

The Save a Life Tour focuses on Drinking and Driving via driving simulators, educational videos, and live presentations to bring awareness to the dangers of these serious life-threatening practices.
Contact: Katie Howe (864) 503-5536  

Preface Event

Tuesday, September 30, 6-7 p.m., CLC Ballroom
Dr. Keith McDaniel, Instructor of African-American Studies and Senior Pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 
"The Bible and Slavery: The Evolution of Black Theological Thought."

October


All About Family Planning Small Group Session III
Thursday, October 2, 3:30-5 p.m., Magnolia House Room 24

All About Family Planning Small Group Sessions will focus on Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health, Contraception, HIV/AIDS and STD education.
Contact: Katie Howe (864) 503-5536

 

Preface Event

Thursday-Sunday, October 2-5, 8 p.m., HPAC Theater
USC Upstate's The Shoestring Players stage "To Kill a Mocking Bird."

 

World Day of Bullying Prevention

Monday, October 6, All Day, Campus Wide

Stomp Out Bullying and support bullying prevention by wearing a blue t-shirt!

Contact: Kaite Howe (864) 503-5536

 

Preface Event

Wednesday, October 8, 6-7 p.m., CLC Ballroom
Dr. Jennifer Parker, Professor of Psychology, 
"Sex, Power and Coercion: Examining the Dynamics of Abusive Relationships."

 

Preface Event

Thursday, October 16, 6-7 p.m., CLC Ballroom
Dr. Tracey Weldon, Associate Professor of Linguistics at USC-Columbia, 
"Talking White, Talking Black: Examining the Links between Language, Class and Racial Identity.”

 

Preface Event

Thursday, October 30, 7-8 p.m., URC Great Room
Keynote Address by Nisi Shawl
"Octavia Butler's Positive Obsession: Life and the  Urge to Create"
Award-winning author Nisi Shawl has written extensively on her friend Octavia Butler, and recently co-edited an anthology about her life and work (Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler from Aqueduct Press).  Shawl serves on the board of the Carl Brandon Society, administrators of the Butler Memorial Scholarship

 

November


Preface Event

Wednesday, November 5, 6 p.m., URC Great Room
Showing of the 2014 Academy Award winning film for Best Picture, "Twelve Years a Slave."

Contact Us

Khrystal Smith, Ph.D.
Director of Student Life
(864) 503-5122
Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center, Room 210

Office of Student Life
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Spartanburg, SC 29303
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