Lynne Noble, a professor of early childhood education at Columbia College, has won a Fulbright scholarship to teach educators and teacher candidates in Mongolia.
Noble , who has taught at Columbia College since 1999, will work in Mongolia next year from February through June.
"For several years, I have been encouraged to and considered applying for a Fulbright," Noble said. "I have eagerly searched for awards that I felt would match my interests, knowledge and skills and where I might develop a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with my hosts. This year, I was delighted to find that the first specialization listed by the award in Mongolia was early education. This is my passion, and I am assuming it is a priority in Mongolia."
Claflin will recognize 50th anniversary of march
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On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn will help Claflin University commemorate the 50th anniversary of the protest march that led to the first sit-in in Orangeburg's history.
Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, was a student at S.C. State University in 1960 when he helped organize the march, which began at Claflin and ended at Rexall Drug Store.
About 400 people, mostly students from S.C. State and Claflin, met at the bell tower on Claflin's campus, split into three groups and took different routes to the drug store.
Clyburn was among those arrested, later testifying in court when the protesters were tried.
Clyburn and Claflin President Henry Tisdale will have a private lunch at Claflin, followed by a public commemoration at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of Corson Hall.
USC to host civil rights conference
Student activists from the 1960s and 1970s will hold a public conference with historians Friday through Sunday at the University of South Carolina.
The conference, titled "Student Activism, Southern Style: Organizing and Protest in the 1960s and 1970s," will explore protests over the Vietnam War, women's rights and civil rights.
Conference events will be held at the Russell House and Gambrell Hall. A complete schedule is available at www.cas.sc.edu/hist/sass/.
Most of the discussions are free and open to the public.
Friday night, former journalist and author Jack Bass is scheduled to screen and discuss "Scarred Justice," a film that details the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre.
Sellers earns USC education award
Voorhees College President Cleveland Sellers recently was presented with the Chester C. Travelstead Award for Courage in Education by the Museum of Education at the University of South Carolina.
Sellers, a former civil rights activist who later taught African-American studies at USC, was honored for his career in activism and academia.
The award was set up to honor Travelstead, dean of USC's College of Education from 1952 to 1955.
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