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Costa Rica Study Abroad Informational Meeting
Tuesday, November 30 ... 3:30 p.m. ... HPAC
Interested in studying Spanish in Costa Rica next summer? Come join us at 3:30 on November 30th to get details on the 2011 Costa Rica study abroad trip!  Please contact Meggan Korn at for location information.

Late Night Sampling at Jazzman's Cafe
Tuesday, November 30 ... 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ... Jazzman's Cafe
Come out to Jazzman's between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm and try our Tea Lattes. We have a variety of flavors; Coconut Cocoa,Ginger, Chai, and you can even create your own!

No Taste Like Home " Hot Spots and Hometown Favorites"
Wednesday, December 1
Come and see the recipes voted by you from your hometown restaurants cooked by our chefs. See the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Holiday Cooking Class
Monday, December 6 ... 5:30 p.m. ... CLC Dining Hall

Join Chef Jon in our kitchen on December 6 as he shows us some holiday recipes, tips, and tricks. Learn how to make Pepperkake, Eggnog, how to work with Phyllo dough, and more. The class will be held in the CLC dining hall kitchen. Admission will be the cost of entrance into the dining hall. Please e-mail or call 503-5900 to reserve your spot. Seats are limited.

Cram Jam's Late Night Breakfast
Monday, December 6 ... 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. ... Dining Hall

Join us in the Dining Hall from 10:00pm til 12:00am and unwind from your stressful exam schedule. Also if you are needing a little boost to get you through that last bit of studying this is the place to be.

USC Upstate Study Breakers
December 6 - 8 ... 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. ... CLC Lobby

Come take a break during exams with Counseling Services. We offer free food, chair massage, and good cheer!

Cram Jam's Late Night at Jazzman's
Tuesday, December 7 ...6:00 - 9:00 p.m. ... Jazzman's Cafe

Join us at Jazzman's Cafe from 6:00pm til 9:00pm as we build gingerbread houses, help you spend your Spartan Points on cases of soda, cookies and mugs, and sample some of our great drinks. There is no better place to be than Jazzman's Cafe.


Campus News

Celebrate a Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown Spartanburg!
The 17th annual A Dickens of A Christmas celebration will be held Tuesday, November 30 from 6 – 9 pm in downtown Spartanburg. A Victorian Christmas celebration that has become a Spartanburg tradition, the evening features horse drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, hand bell choirs, ballet dancers, characters from the Charles Dickens novel, living windows, holiday choirs and the magical Denny’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.
   Also, stop by the George at 160 E. St. John St and enjoy hot cider, music, tours, and fellowship at our holiday drop-in open house!

Group Fitness Classes Offered through December 6
Need a break from the end of the semester stress? Come take a group fitness class. The fall 2010 schedule is in effect until Monday, December 6. Here is the Fall 2010 Group Fitness Schedule 10-18 through 12-6, and it is also available on under exercise and fitness programs.

Study Abroad in Spain
You can earn up to eight credit hours in the summer and 15 during a semester while you study abroad in Spain! You also have the opportunity to take a wide variety of courses in both Spanish (on all levels ranging from introductory courses to advanced) and English. There are also courses in Arabic language and culture, business and economics, art, and music. Please contact Dr. June C. Carter at 864-503-5881 to discuss the program and scholarships that are available.

Attention December Graduates
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for December graduates. You may pick up your tickets in the HPAC Box Office during business hours -- don't forget your student ID! Greenville students can request tickets from the Greenville office.
  Based on our growing numbers of graduates and their guests, the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium is requiring that guests have a ticket.  Graduation tickets will all be General Admission seating. Each graduate will be issued seven (7) tickets. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.  All persons attending must have a ticket. Visit the Graduation website or click here to view the graduation information document.  
  In addition, please note that the Spartanburg Jaycee's Christmas Parade will be held on the same day as December Graduation, around the same time. In order to avoid road closings and other traffic issues, please refer to the attached parade route map provided by the City of Spartanburg.

School Spirit Fridays
Every Friday when you wear your Spartan gear (whether it may be an Upstate shirt or sweats, even a hat or visor), you will be eligible to enter a drawing with prizes that will be held each month. All you need to do is go to the Student Life Office and pick up your drawing ticket at the front desk.

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Attached is the registration form for the Yogafit Teacher Training Level 1 workshop that will be held at USC Upstate on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuition cost is $399 - sign up before November 4th save $30!

Angel Tree Gifts are due on Wednesday, December 1!
Please bring the unwrapped gifts to the Office of Student Life located on the 2nd floor of the CLC. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Please leave gifts unwrapped so the families can wrap in accordance to the holiday they celebrate. Please do not mix gifts in bags for multiple children—only one child’s gifts per bag.  Make sure the child info sheet you received when picking up the child is securely attached to the outside of all bags/gifts (otherwise we will not know which ones go to which child!)


Community Events

Spartanburg County VITA Needs Volunteers!

Spartanburg County VITA is in critical need of additional volunteers to meet our anticipated demand.  “No experience is necessary!” assures VITA Project Manager Mary Catherine Mitchell.  “Volunteers receive training and certification in federal tax return preparation.” Individuals interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend one of two Volunteer Information Sessions. These sessions will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1th from 4-5 pm and Wednesday, Dec. 8th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the United Way office located at 203 East  Main and registration is required. If you are interested in learning more about VITA please contact Mary Catherine Mitchell at or 864-582-7556 for more information.

Pet Owners - Special Offer, Spay/Neuter Your Pets for $15!
Animal Allies is offering $15 spay/neuter for your dog or cat for the following Spartanburg County residents: Chesnee, Lyman, Landrum, Duncan, Inman, Campobello, Cowpens, Startex, Pacolet, Arcadia, Woodruff, Glendale, Fairforest, Roebuck, Una, Mayo, Wellford, Clifton/Converse. Call 864-576-6971 to make appointment ASAP.


Special Offers

steak royaleSteak Royale Restaurant is Offering 10% off to USC Upstate Students!
All students are invited to take some time, unwind and enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere, familiar faces, excellent service, and exceptionally good food for an affordable price that Steak Royale has to offer. Steak Royale serves familiar favorites such as; the fabulous salad bar, hand rubbed slow roasted prime rib, Hawaiian chicken, pasta and much more. USC Upstate students may show Upstate ID and recieve 10% off their meal. Steak Royale Restaurant is located at 990 Charisma Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303. Call Steak Royale at 503-0777 for more information.

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