Archive for the 'In The Spotlight' Category

March is National Women’s History Month

  Each year National Women’s History Month employs a unifying theme and recognizes national honorees whose work and lives testify to that theme.  The theme for National Women’s History Month 2012 is Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment. Although women now outnumber men in American colleges nationwide, this reversal of the gender gap is a very […]

African American History Month Celebration

The 2012 African American History Month theme is “Black Women in American Culture and History”.  This theme honors African American women and the myriad of roles they played in the shaping of our United States. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, USC-Union will be celebrating Black History Month on the campus.  This event is sponsored by Men […]

African American Awareness Month

February is African American History Month.  This month got its start by Carter G. Woodson, who hoped to raise awareness of African American’s contributions to civilization.  This goal was realized when he and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), conceived and announced Negro History Week in 1925. The event was first […]


November is Native American Awareness Month

  The term ‘Native American’ includes over 500 different groups and reflects great diversity of geographic location, language, socioeconomic conditions, school experience, and retention of traditional spiritual and cultural practices. —Debbie Reese, “Teaching Young Children About Native Americans”   President Obama has proclaimed November 2011 to be National Native American Heritage Month.  A copy of […]

Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day celebrates members of the community who have had a positive impact on USC Union.    This year’s sixteenth annual Founders’ Day observance will be held on Thursday, October the 20th.  At this year’s event the Union/Laurens Commission for Higher Education will be honoring Mr. Warren Little and Mr. Les Anderson for their support […]

In the Spotlight….Randy Ivey

Professor  Ivey has had a short story published by The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.  This is a southern literary online journal that celebrates great writing and what is means to be southern. Professor Ivey’s short story is entitled A Snake in the Grass and it can be found here.   Congratulations Professor Ivey!

Banned Books Week

    Reading – it’s good for you! Celebrate YOUR freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 24th to October 1st. For more information, visit Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment Banned Books Week and highlights the benefits of free […]