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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Social Media

Across the state, families are preparing to send their kids off to college. For many students, school is only a few miles away, but for University of South Carolina sophomore Savannah Willis, it’s much farther.

Despite this, Willis manages to find a way to minimize the distance. “I moved 11 hours away from home for college and without social media, I would’ve completely lost contact with everyone back home,” says Willis. “I still feel...

ETV Highlights for August 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston, SC

Southern Lens: Bin Yah – There’s No Place Like Home

Growth and development in the Lowcountry threatens the potential loss of important African American communities in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Airs: August 8 at 9:00 p.m. on SCC

The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education

The third-largest private-school system in the United States and the second-largest in the world champions "whole person" education that encompasses body, mind and...

The Birthplace of Sweet Tea

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Sweet Tea in a Mason Jar with lemon

In the late 1700s a French botanist landed on Middleton Place in Summerville, South Carolina bringing the first tea plants to the United States. The Lowcountry is also home to the only tea plantation in America, the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island.

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

SC State House

For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by livability.com . The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring a youthful feel to the city, but the other private colleges and universties do so, as well. They also point to all the activities the city has...

PODCAST | Information Technology: It's for Women, Too

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Tammy Mainwaring, interviewee

Information technology. Science. Engineering. Math. These are all words that come with a certain expectation of masculinity. A female who goes into engineering is rare, and a woman in a top position in IT tends not to stay long. Does this really matter?

Research shows that a diverse workplace is a successful workplace. According to a recent study by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), gender-balanced companies perform better financially, particularly...

Medical Trainees Use Telehealth in Psychiatry Residency

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

Residents demonstrate how they use telehealth in their medical training.

“In psychiatry, there’s that big part, what we call the therapeutic alliance, being able to interact with the patient, being able to make the patient feel comfortable, make that eye contact,” says Isabella Adjinah, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Isabella Adjinah is in her fifth year of the fellowship. During her third year, she participated in a newer residency rotation with the South Carolina...

See What’s New at Knowitall.org!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Knowitall August 2016 featured content montage

As you know, technology is always changing…and constantly improving! This generation of students has the advantage of more technology available than any generation before them, and it is remarkable how quickly these changes have come about!

As many of you may already know, we at ETV have been in the process of updating and relocating our resources from the original Knowitall.org website to our updated, tablet and mobile-friendly Knowitall Media website. It is now...

EOC: Family-Friendly Guides to SC Academic Standards Updated!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Image of EOC Family-friendly guides

The Family-Friendly Guides to the SC Academic Standards are updated and ready for teachers and parents! The website www.scfriendlystandards.org provides information for parents and families about what their children should be learning in school based on the standards. These resources are excellent for families to use during the summer months as well as during back-to-school events and parent-teacher conferences.

The Family-Friendly Guides, produced in collaboration by the SC Education Oversight Committee (EOC) and the...

Get the Latest on Resources, Tech Training and Online PD from ETV Education!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher with young students viewing laptop

Educators have an easily accessible way to keep current on resources for teaching and learning, free technology training and programs provided through ETV!

The ed-news bulletin is ETV’s online newsletter for educators! Produced 10 times a year and emailed around the first of the month, it provides concise information, linking to ETV’s Education Blog for you to learn more!

Featured topics include information about StreamlineSC and other resources, free technology training, ETV Teacher...

Chimera: What, Why? by P.A. Bennett

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Chimera

I’ve always thought I was pretty open-minded, but a story I heard recently on NPR had me yelling in the car, “Oh, no. That can’t happen.” It was a story about scientists wanting to commit something called chimera. What is chimera? The reporter on NPR described it as a gene editing technique in which human stem cells are put into animals.

The National Institute of Health has been considering whether to fund such research...

Glass Art Studio Making Waves in Midlands River District

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Glass Art in the window of Glassie Ladies

Glassie Ladies is a glass art studio located in the River District of the Midlands. Its founders, Pat Stone and Julie Blinder, have been creating glass art for years.

“My dad was an artist and my mother was an interior decorator, so I grew up having art all around me all the time,” says Stone.

The pair met while taking water aerobics classes. One day, Pat overheard Julie talking about stained glass and...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2016

From: SCETV

I Miss Downton Abbey

Dear Viewers and Listeners,

As we draw closer to the November election, the award-winning series American Experience brings you in-depth portraits of our recent past presidents. From August 8 through August 17, viewers will get an inside look at their leadership decisions in governing our nation.

Our August pledge week brings programming guaranteed to perk up the dog days of summer. Musical specials touch on a variety of genres, including Summer, Surf and...

Lexington County Museum

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Lexington County Museum

Uniquely located on seven acres of land in the heart of Lexington, the Lexington County Museum offers history buffs and novices alike a chance to travel back in time. The Museum is situated as a complex that has thirty-six historic structures and furnishings that date back to the late 1700's.

Made in SC: Mercedes Benz Vans

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

ground breaking

This week, in North Charleston, Mercedes Benz Vans broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Sprinter vans and is an expansion to an existing assembly site. The company is expected to invest $500 million and create 1,300 jobs in South Carolina, in addition to 400 new jobs at local suppliers.

Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes Benz Vans, was in attendance and said, “Today we are writing automotive history...

Odd Squad: The Movie Premieres August 1 on ETV and Repeats All Week!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo from Odd Squad: The Movie

Odd Squad: The Movie premieres Monday, August 1 on ETV and repeats several times on ETV, SCC and ETVW during the first week in August!

In this feature-length Odd Squad event, a rival group of adults called Weird Team arrive with a gadget that fixes any odd problem. As a result, the Odd Squad is run out of business and all the agents are forced to disband and go back to their lives...

South Carolina's Guide to Eating Seasonally

From: Palmetto Scene

Sarah Stone

Fruit at the market

One of the most recent trends in nutrition is eating seasonal foods.

Eating seasonally, and therefore locally, yields several benefits . First of all, this produce tends to possess more nutrients. This is because fruits and vegetables tend to lose their nutrients over time and seasonal, local produce spends less time travelling to the consumer.

Differences in the ripening process also give local, seasonal produce an advantage over their national and international counterparts....

2016 SCETV Endowment Intern Video

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Kaisha Young

2016 Endowment Interns

Since 1980, the ETV Endowment internship program has given college students the opportunity to explore careers in television and radio. Each summer, seven positions are available with ETV, South Carolina Public Radio, or various ETV regional stations. The internships last for 10 weeks and are funded by the Endowment.

The 2016 ETV Endowment interns were selected from 88 applicants and are as follows:

Sydney Hankinson, Winthrop University

Vincent Sanders, Claflin University...

Q&A | Learn to Love Engineering with RumbleLab

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Moultrie Ball, founder of Rumble Lab

School can be boring. Summer can be boring, too. Honestly, kids find a lot of things “boring.” Moultrie Ball experienced this in his own childhood, and now he combats the boredom in other children by teaching them important science and engineering concepts through his company, RumbleLab . The company sends kits to subscribers on a monthly basis, and these kits have building projects that introduce engineering topics to kids in a fun and interactive way....

Conserving Art for the Future

From: Palmetto Scene

Lynn Cornfoot

artist

Not all artwork can withstand the test of time; luckily, a local art conservator has the skill and knowledge to help preserve these historical items for generations to come.

Second Annual Connected Communities Grants Fund Seven Local Charities

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Sculpture in front of Columbia Museum of Art

What makes people love the place they live in? What draws people to a place and makes them want to stay there?

The Central Carolina Community Foundation announced that seven Midlands charities will launch innovative projects hoping to answer these questions and ultimately make the area a more welcoming and united place to live. Funding comes from the Connected Communities grants , which fund philanthropic projects aimed at connecting residents to their communities and...

SC African Amercan History Calendar Featuring James H. Salley

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC African Amercan History Calendar featuring James H. Salley

Since 1992, James H. Salley has been improving access to higher education for minority students as Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for Africa University in Zimbabwe. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Salley works within the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church where he is responsible for communicating about the university and fundraising through United Methodist Churches and other organizations.

With his leadership, Africa University has grown from 40...

Student Short Film Competition Open to ALL SC High School Students

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Columbia Jewish Film Festival logo: Identity: Its All About Me!

The Columbia Jewish Film Festival at the Nickelodeon Theater provides meaningful, thought-provoking theatrical content with Jewish and inter-related themes while creating an enjoyable and exciting experience for all moviegoers. For the second straight year, we are inviting high school students to compete in a short film competition.

The short film competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) who are currently living in South Carolina. The film festival is seeking student...

ORIGINAL SC | Engineer Ernest Middleton

From: Original SC

Tabitha Safdi

Middleton doing an experiment on grounding

Ernest Middleton loves electricity. At 14, Middleton says his life was not going in the right direction and his mother decided to send him to his uncle, an electrician. Together, the pair did wiring work and his uncle encouraged Middleton to pursue the trade further. Once in trade school in Charleston, Middleton found his passion and decided to pursue an engineering degree at the University of South Carolina. But a difficult course nearly ended his...

Shagger's Hall of Fame

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Shagger's dancing in Myrtle Beach

Derived from the jitterbug, the Shag is a legendary dance that grew up the Carolinas. The Shagger's Hall of Fame is located in North Myrtle Beach. Thousands flock to the area every year to enjoy this original Southern art form.

Charleston to Initiate New Police Project

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

police car

After a deadly week of shootings of young black men and Dallas police officers, local leaders have decided to institute policy changes and trust-building initiatives in the Charleston police department later this year.

The Post and Courier reports that these changes to the police department, which are still unspecified, stem from research gathered during the Illumination Project-—a program that gathered input from about 750 community members over 10 months' worth of listening sessions,...

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