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Remington College Columbia Campus kicks off National Multiple Sclerosis Society partnership on World MS Day

Nonprofit Remington College Columbia Campus will mark World MS Day on May 30 in a big way—by rolling out its partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

World MS Day is meant to raise awareness for those affected by multiple sclerosis. Remington College will participate at its 15 campuses nationwide. The college will also put on a fundraiser, asking students, staff and instructors to donate $5 and wear orange, the color of MS awareness. There will be a door decorating contest and activities to share facts about the disease and how it affects people.

Posted by Wellons Communications on behalf of Remington College.

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American (Jewish) Humor Conference: Talks, Day 2

American (Jewish) Humor Conference: Talks, Day 2

Session IV: Lenny Bruce and Transgressive Comedy
Session Chair, Paul Malovrh (University of South Carolina)
9:30 – 10:00 Stephen Whitfield (Brandeis University)
Lenny Bruce and the Intellectuals
10:00 – 10:30 Jarrod Tanny (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
Lenny’s Children: The Rise and Triumph of Blasphemous Jewish
Humor in post-World War II America
10:30 – 11:00 David Slucki (College of Charleston)
Holocaust comedy in American popular culture
11:00 – 11:30 Discussion led by Paul Malovrh (University of South Carolina)

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American (Jewish) Humor Conference: Talks

Welcome and opening: Federica K. Clementi (University of South Carolina)
Session I: Humor in Social Context
Session Chair, Harvey Starr (University of South Carolina)
9:00 – 9:30 Lawrence Mintz (University of Maryland)
Defining and Deconstructing Jewish Humor
9:30 – 10:00 Regina Barreca (University of Connecticut)
Why Does the Membership of the Friars Club Still Look Like a
Manifest from Ellis Island? Why Jews, Italians, and Other Ethnic
Types are Funny
10:00 – 10:30 Joseph Boskin (Boston University) presented by Joseph Dorinson
The Comedic Zeitgeist: ‘there’s good news & bad news’
10:30 – 11:00 Discussion led by Harvey Starr (University of South Carolina)

Session II: Jewish Humor and Popular Culture
Session Chair, Catherine Keyser (University of South Carolina)
11:30 – 12:00 Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff (University of South Carolina)
The Dynamic Humor of Sophie Tucker
12:00 – 12:30 Federica K. Clementi & Christian Anderson (U of South Carolina)
Jewish Professors on Film
12:30 – 1:00 Joseph Dorinson (Long Island University)
Jewish Humor: Kvetching and Shpritzing
1:00 – 1:30 Discussion led by Catherine Keyser (University of South Carolina)

Session III: Humor and Identity
Session Chair, Qiana Whitted (University of South Carolina)
3:00 – 3:30 Lanita Jacobs (University of Southern California)
Authenticating Apologies in Black Standup Comedy
3:30 – 4:00 Russell Kaschula (Rhodes University)
Intercultural Global North-South Comedy: The Trevor Noah Effect
4:00 – 4:30 Rebecca Krefting (Skidmore College)
Constructing People Through Comedy:
How We (Can) Joke About Marginalized Identities
4:30 – 5:00 Discussion led by Qiana Whitted (University of South Carolina)

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Graduation at Hammond - The Benefits of the Hammond Experience | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Influence of a Great Educator Lasts a Lifetime

Columbia SC Moms Blog is honored to partner with Hammond School to bring our readers the following post. I’ll never forget receiving the phone call years ago from my disappointed kindergartener who had forgotten his change of clothes for a trek with Hammond’s naturalist-in-residence, Tom Mancke. To a five year-old, missing a morning excursion with […]

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Homeschool Friday: Oktoberfest — Columbia’s German History

In honor of Oktoberfest, students will learn about the history of Germans in Columbia. Germans have made their home in Columbia since its founding days. Students will explore various aspects of German life, including pretzel making and yodeling. We’ll also learn about the contribution Germans made to science and music.

All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month’s topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted.

The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit historiccolumbia.org, call (803) 252-1770 x 36, or email [email protected]

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Homeschool Friday: Columbia Working Men and Women

In celebration of Labor Day, students will take a walking tour through the historic Olympia Mill Village where they will learn history of working men and women of Columbia’s past. There still stands two former mills, Granby and Olympia, which are now used as apartment buildings. Granby Mill was built in 1897 and Olympia opened in 1899, at the time the largest cotton mill under one roof in the world. The men and women who worked in these mills resided in nearby homes that made up the mill village. The village had its own school, churches and YMCA.

All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month’s topic. Program participants should gather at 701 Whaley Street.

The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.

If you have questions, would like to be on our mailing list, or if you would like to register for the entire year of Homeschool Friday programs, please contact us by email or call 803.252.1770 x 26.

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Avoid Summer Slide | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Take That Summer Slide! Learning Activities to Keep Summer Fun and Educational

Did you know if you don’t keep your children actively learning all summer they can have something called summer slide? According to the Department of Education’s blog Homeroom, this loss of learning “happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.”   Keeping your children involved in fun educational activities is the […]

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