The Charleston Southern University vision is Integrating Faith in Learning, Leading and Serving. It’s amazing to see our current students, faculty and staff living and breathing those Biblical principles everyday. It’s even more amazing when you see look beyond the campus, beyond the classroom walls, and see CSU alumnus doing the same thing.
In this video, courtesy of Live 5 News, Amanda and Joey Leviner (both CSU alums), are serving the community as foster parents. Wait, the CSU connection goes one step further: see Lynn Stafford, the DSS worker in the video? She is a former Miss CSU.
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No one, and I mean no one, that includes media, oddsmakers and college football fans across the country believes the Charleston Southern University can play with the defending BCS national champion Florida Gators.
That may be true, but please, have a little respect for the University. The Los Angeles Times published a report (originally written by a sportswriter for the Orlando Sentinel), with a headline:
SOUTHERN CHARLESTON PLAYS DAVID TO FLORIDA’S GOLIATH
Southern Charleston? So, for the sake of accuracy, I scanned the CSU web site. No mention of Southern Charleston anywhere. I drove to the front of the University and looked at, not one, the two signs. Both read: CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY.
Wouldn’t only seem fair that one of the largest newspapers in the country could get the name of the University correct?
Live 5 News reported from the AWARE Safety Fair held on the CSU campus on Wednesday. One of the highlights was the South Carolina Highway Patrol crash simulator.
The Post and Courier published this article today.
Check out the video here …
You had to know this was coming.
The Orlando Sentinel published a story this morning, suggesting this Saturday’s Charleston Southern-Florida match is a modern day “David and Goliath.”
Label it whatever you’d like, but CSU offensive lineman James Nicholoson summed it up best, telling the Sentinel:
“It’s a huge stage for us to show God’s work and what we’ve been working toward. Going against Tim [Tebow], also a wonderful Christian athlete, we’re proud to represent.”
The Charleston Southern University Buccaneers football team kicks off their
2009 season this Saturday night in Gainesville, Florida against the defending BCS National Champion Florida Gators.
When asked by ESPN what Charleston Southern has to gain by playing the Gators, Bucs head coach Jay Mills replied, “We’re a Christian school, and we’re a school that has a vision integrating faith nationally, recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving, and what better stage and format than athletics …”
As 73-point underdogs, Mills was asked what the Bucs must do on the field to make the game a success. He told ESPN, “We evaluate things a little differently at Charleston Southern University … success or failure in a performance-driven society is based on the W’s and the L’s, and we want to win just as much as Florida or anyone else … our identity is not going to be based on what the scoreboard reads after the ballgame … we are about excellence in the things that we do. We follow a theme that first we’ll be the best, then we’ll be first and that’s really what we can control along the way.”
You can watch the entire interview on ESPN.com at: