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Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, May 20, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe

Join the A.C. Moore Herbarium staff on a 1-hour walk to explore the plant life of the historic Horseshoe. The group meets on the steps of McKissick Museum on the third Tuesday of each month. Admission Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Farmers Market

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a convenient way for USC students, faculty, staff and community members to shop for fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce and sustainable products. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Davis Field II - Longstreet Side.

SC Philharmonic Star Wars

Ticket prices are $40, $30 and $20, On Wednesday, May 22 the S.C. Philharmonic will take you to a galaxy far, far away with the music of Star Wars.  Attendees and musicians are encouraged to wear their favorite Star Wars costumes. We want to see your best Star Wars gear! Before the concert, the lobby of the Koger Center will be as lively as the Mos Eisley Cantina. We’ll have a photobooth, local folks showcasing their Star Wars collectibles and more! Admission Cost: $20-$40. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. See event description for more details.

Night at the Fireflies

What is summer without a night at the ballpark? Join Gamecock Entertainment as we host a Night at the Fireflies! Shuttles leave from the Horseshoe starting at 6pm. Game begins at 7:05pm. Free game ticket and meal voucher with a valid Carolina Card. See you at the ballgame! Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. See Description for Event Location.

Opening Reception: Thank You! Love, McKissick

Join McKissick Museum on May 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm as we celebrate our newest exhibition and showcase some of the amazing additions made to our collections over the last three years. Our Curator of Collections, Christian Cicimurri will give a gallery talk beginning at 6:00pm. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Admission Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. See event description for more details.

Give It Up for Good Preview Sale

The Give It Up for Good preview sale will be May 31st from 4pm-7pm. That sale is $5 with a UofSC ID and $10 without – this is cash only. The actual sale is June 1st from 7am-12pm and is free to everyone. This sale we will take cash, check, card. Give It Up for Good will take place in the old ReStore at 483 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia. All proceeds help fund build and neighborhood projects with Central SC Habitat for Humanity. Over the past 7 years, UofSC has raised over $40,000 and rescued over 100 tons of items from ending up in the landfill. Admission Cost: $5 with UofSC ID, $10 to the general public. Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Give It Up for Good Yard Sale

The Give It Up for Good sale is June 1st from 7am-12pm and is free to everyone. This sale we will take cash, check or card. Give It Up for Good will take place in the old ReStore at 483 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia. All proceeds help fund build and neighborhood projects with Central SC Habitat for Humanity. Over the past 7 years, UofSC has raised over $40,000 and rescued over 100 tons of items from ending up in the landfill. Admission Cost: Free. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, June 3, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Lunch & Learn: Thomas Chandler and American Fancy

Thomas Chandler is considered to be one of the most skilled potters to work in Edgefield, South Carolina. Creating hundreds of vessels, Chandler is well known for many things, including his distinct decorative style. June’s Lunch & Learn brings Guest Curator Phil Wingard to McKissick to discuss the American Fancy Movement; the esthetic movement that inspired Chandler and his “Swag and Tassel” style. Bring your lunch and learn with McKissick Museum. Lunch and Learn Programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Admission Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. See event description for more details.

Public Lecture with Retired Astronaut Clay Anderson

The Midlands Astronomy Club (MAC) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of South Carolina have partnered to present a public lecture to the Columbia community this summer. Join us as retired U.S. astronaut Clayton C. Anderson gives a public lecture about his experiences training on Earth and living in space! Clay has logged 167 days in space and over 38 hours of EVA in six spacewalks! He will also share his story of perseverance and how he tried 15 times before getting accepted into the astronaut corps. The USC Bookstore and Barnes & Noble College are hosting a book signing immediately following the event and will have Clay's books available for purchase. This public lecture will take place on Thursday, June 6 at the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101) at 7:00 pm. The content will be presented at a level accessible to a broad general audience. This lecture is free of charge and all are welcome to attend. No reservations are… Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Johnson Performance Hall.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, June 10, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Historic USC Horseshoe Walking Tour

The Great Biscuit Rebellion. The 1902 Carolina Clemson Riot. The Gamecock 505. These stories and more are part of the University of South Carolina Historic Horseshoe Tour offered by the South Caroliniana Library. University Archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West leads the monthly tours around the historic horseshoe, sharing tales of events and student life that occurred there. Noon-1 p.m, starting at the South Caroliniana Library at 910 Sumter St. Free and open to the public. Admission Cost: Free. Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. South Caroliniana Library 910 Sumter Street.

Flick on the Field: Avengers

Join us for the original Marvel blockbuster “Avengers” starting at 8 p.m. – masks and capes not required. Thursday, June 13, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Davis Field I - RHUU Side.

2019 Southeastern Piano Festival: Piano Extravaganza

The Southeastern Piano Festival opens with a traditionally sold-out Piano Extravaganza Gala, featuring multiple pianos, piano faculty, SEPF alumni and guests. The Southeastern Piano Festival transforms the UofSC School of Music and Columbia into a cultural destination that draws in audiences and young piano talent from across the U.S. SEPF is a high-level training platform for young pianists, a presenter of world- renowned concert pianists and master teachers, an advocate for new piano music, and a vehicle for exploring different roles the piano plays. Precollege pianists take part in a rigorous program that includes daily lessons with USC piano faculty, master classes with guest artists, and daily practice. The week culminates with the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. Learn more. Individual tickets on sale May 1, $20 general admission; $5 Students; 18 and under: free, , All concerts offer $5 student rush tickets and free tickets to those 18 and younger one hour prior to each concert.… Admission Cost: See description. Sunday, June 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Johnson Performance Hall.

2019 Southeastern Piano Festival: Piano X Inaugurating Concert - Conrad Tao

Piano recital reimagined with a rising star of the New York City music scene. Learn more. Location: Columbia Museum of Art (1515 Main St.), Individual tickets on sale May 1, $20 general admission; $5 Students; 18 and under: free, , All concerts offer $5 student rush tickets and free tickets to those 18 and younger one hour prior to each concert. Claim your reserved tickets no less than 15 minutes prior to the concert. All unclaimed tickets will be released after that time. Admission Cost: See description. Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. See Description for Event Location.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, June 17, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe

Join the A.C. Moore Herbarium staff on a 1-hour walk to explore the plant life of the historic Horseshoe. The group meets on the steps of McKissick Museum on the third Tuesday of each month. Admission Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke

Summer is here and the days are longer, temperatures are hotter, and Rudy Mancke is back for another installment of the Nature of Seasons series. The arrival of the summer solstice (aka the longest and seemingly hottest day of the year in Cola) will be celebrated with our lunchtime lecture series with the University of South Carolina’s Naturalist-In-Residence. As usual, we will be outside McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe for 12:00 – 1:00pm. Free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to bring items of interest for Rudy to examine, but please no live animals. Admission Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. See event description for more details.

2019 Southeastern Piano Festival: Artist Showcase - Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

Award-winning piano duo present classic and modern gems. Individual tickets on sale May 1, $20 general admission; $5 Students; 18 and under: free, All concerts offer $5 student rush tickets and free tickets to those 18 and younger one hour prior to each concert. Claim your reserved tickets no less than 15 minutes prior to the concert. All unclaimed tickets will be released after that time. Learn more. Admission Cost: See description. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. School of Music 206 Recital Hall.

2019 Southeastern Piano Festival: Artist Showcase - Jon Nakamatsu

Gold Medalist, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Individual tickets on sale May 1, $20 general admission; $5 Students; 18 and under: free, All concerts offer $5 student rush tickets and free tickets to those 18 and younger one hour prior to each concert. Claim your reserved tickets no less than 15 minutes prior to the concert. All unclaimed tickets will be released after that time. Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (1100 Sumter Street). Admission Cost: See description. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. See Description for Event Location.

2019 Southeastern Piano Festival: Artist Showcase - Marc-André Hamelin

World-renowned piano virtuoso performs piano masterpieces. Learn more. Individual tickets on sale May 1, $20 general admission; $5 Students; 18 and under: free, All concerts offer $5 student rush tickets and free tickets to those 18 and younger one hour prior to each concert. Claim your reserved tickets no less than 15 minutes prior to the concert. All unclaimed tickets will be released after that time. Admission Cost: See description. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Johnson Performance Hall.

2019 Southeastern Piano Festival: Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition

Precollege pianists take part in a rigorous program that includes daily lessons with USC piano faculty, master classes with guest artists, and daily practice. The week culminates with the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. Morning session: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Afternoon session: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Evening session: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Jury: Veda Kaplinksy, chair; Alan Chow, Raymond Herbert, John Nakamatsu, Morihiko Nakahara, Festival website. Admission Cost: Free. Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM. School of Music 206 Recital Hall.

2019 Southeastern Piano Festival: Winners Recital

Performances by the winners of the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. Individual tickets on sale May 1, $10 general admission; $5 students; 18 and under: free, All concerts offer $5 student rush tickets and free tickets to those 18 and younger one hour prior to each concert. Claim your reserved tickets no less than 15 minutes prior to the concert. All unclaimed tickets will be released after that time. Admission Cost: See description. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. School of Music 206 Recital Hall.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, June 24, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, July 8, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Historic USC Horseshoe Walking Tour

The Great Biscuit Rebellion. The 1902 Carolina Clemson Riot. The Gamecock 505. These stories and more are part of the University of South Carolina Historic Horseshoe Tour offered by the South Caroliniana Library. University Archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West leads the monthly tours around the historic horseshoe, sharing tales of events and student life that occurred there. Noon-1 p.m, starting at the South Caroliniana Library at 910 Sumter St. Free and open to the public. Admission Cost: Free. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. South Caroliniana Library 910 Sumter Street.

Under the Dome: McKissick Museum Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Join McKissick Museum’s Curator of Collections, Christian Cicimurri, and Curator of Collections Management, Mark Smith, for a glimpse ‘under the dome’. At McKissick Museum, less than 2% of our objects are on display at any one time, so this is your chance to see what you might have missed on your last visit. Visitors will get a behind the scenes look at the Museum’s storage areas and a variety of objects not on display. Don’t miss this unique experience to learn more about the University of South Carolina’s museum and with our expansive collections. Admission Cost: Free. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. See event description for more details.

Night at the Fireflies

What is summer without a night at the ballpark? Join Gamecock Entertainment as we host a Night at the Fireflies! Shuttles leave from the Horseshoe starting at 6pm. Game begins at 7:05pm. Free game ticket and meal voucher with a valid Carolina Card. See you at the ballgame! Thursday, July 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. See event description for more details.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe

Join the A.C. Moore Herbarium staff on a 1-hour walk to explore the plant life of the historic Horseshoe. The group meets on the steps of McKissick Museum on the third Tuesday of each month. Admission Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Flick on the Field: Zootopia

Grab your furry friend for this “Dogs on Davis” Movie Night featuring Zootopia starting ay 8 p.m.! Thursday, July 18, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Davis Field I - RHUU Side.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Lunch & Learn: Historic Southern Naturalists

This month’s Lunch & Learn topic explores one of our biggest digitization projects, to date, here at McKissick Museum. Join Curator Christian Cicimurri and project manager Linda Smith on July 24th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm to learn about the Historic Southern Naturalist project. This project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, is on course to digitize thousands of objects over the course of 3 years and Christian and Linda are excited to show you how. Lunch and Learn’s are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Bring your lunch and learn with us! Admission Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. See event description for more details.

Flick on the Field: Black Panther

Enjoy a taste of Wakanda in Carolina! Black Panther will be screened on Davis Field starting at 8 p.m.! Thursday, July 25, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Davis Field I - RHUU Side.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, July 29, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Flick on the Field: Forrest Gump

Grab your box of chocolates and join Gamecock Entertainment for the last outdoor movie of the summer with the cinema classic, Forrest Gump starting at 8 p.m.. Don’t worry, we’ll be quoting the whole movie too! Thursday, August 1, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Davis Field I - RHUU Side.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, August 5, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Historic USC Horseshoe Walking Tour

The Great Biscuit Rebellion. The 1902 Carolina Clemson Riot. The Gamecock 505. These stories and more are part of the University of South Carolina Historic Horseshoe Tour offered by the South Caroliniana Library. University Archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West leads the monthly tours around the historic horseshoe, sharing tales of events and student life that occurred there. Noon-1 p.m, starting at the South Caroliniana Library at 910 Sumter St. Free and open to the public. Admission Cost: Free. Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. South Caroliniana Library 910 Sumter Street.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, August 12, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.

Gamecock Family Roost - Information for New and Returning Gamecocks

Students, parents and family members are invited to stop by this information table from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for all things UofSC and Columbia!  Parents can pick up information from the Office of Parent and Family Programs, and students and families can talk with representatives from the Department of Student Life about the many ways to get involved on campus.  Campus maps and information about the city of Columbia will also be available. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Russell House University Union 200 Lobby - Special Event.

Libraries Digital Research Services Boot Camp

Kick your research into high gear! , Would you like to take every aspect of your research — from design and data management to information visualization and global sharing — to the next level? University Libraries is now recruiting for participants in its first ever Digital Research Services Boot Camp, a two-day, high-intensity crash course that will help you build a strong foundation in next-era scholarship. Our expert trainers will do a deep dive into services they offer that encompass the entire research life cycle, introduce emerging technologies and publishing formats, and discuss best practices in digital scholarship. Boot Camp is free and open to new faculty who have been at the university two years or less and graduate students. Digital Research Services Boot Camp will specifically cover: Research data management – data management plans, data sharing, metadata and more , Citation management with free Zotero software , Scholarly communication – creating, evaluating, disseminating… Admission Cost: Free. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Thomas Cooper Library L118.

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

This historic observatory adjacent to the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia campus (1429 Greene Street) is currently open to the public on clear Monday nights from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to come by and observe through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope in the dome and other small telescopes on the observatory deck. See the Moon, planets, stars, clusters, and more through our telescopes free of charge! For updates regarding weather reports and possible cancellations on Monday nights, please visit http://uof.sc/melton. Admission Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Monday, August 19, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Melton Observatory 201.