SMC provides a wide range of activities that are fun and encourage students to meet one another. Student activities are planned and organized by POPS (People Organizing Programs Successfully). POPS is a great leadership opportunity that allows students to take part in programming and planning campus activities and social events.
Check out POPS on Facebook
POPS on Facebook
Some of our annual events include the:
Freshmen Day of Service
SMC Idol Competition
Homecoming / Family Day
Another recent event which the SMC Student Activities office coordinated along with faculty, staff and student leaders from across campus is The Jeremy Vangsnes 5K Benefit Run.
For more information on any of these programs, contact the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Developmen,t Room 202 of the Burgess Student Center; phone (864) 587-4006.

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SMC will close at 1 p.m on Tuesday, January 28 due to impending weather

Due to impending weather, SMC will close at 1:00 today. Any classes that start after 1:00 are cancelled. Please be safe and check all messaging outlets in case of a weather decision for tomorrow morning that will impact classes tomorrow. Right now we are OPEN tomorrow and classes will begin at the regular time.

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The Troubadours of Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg Methodist College focuses on stimulating students’ cultural experiences and love for the arts – whether it is through music, the spoken word, or visual arts. Each year, a program of events is developed with the student in mind — events that both showcase student talent, expose them to outside influences, and generate a greater appreciation for the culture and arts of different groups and backgrounds.

SMC also offers strong programs in voice and choral performances and many students participate in extracurricular activities such as the SMC Singers choral group and the SMC Troubadours.  The Troubadours are an elite, touring choral group, with students selected by audition.  They perform at special functions, including the SMC Fall and Spring Concerts, chapel services on campus, and perform on a touring series each year primarily at local United Methodist churches and schools in the Upstate area.

The SMC Troubadours for Spring of 2014 include:

Emmy Baker, Sophomore, daughter of Roger and Lydia Baker of Bonneau, S.C. Baker is a graduate of Timberland High School;

Taylor Littlejohn Barr, Sophomore, daughter of Lanny and Jean Littlejohn of York, S.C. Barr is a graduate of York Comprehensive High School;

Lillie Perkins, Freshman, daughter of John and Susan Perkins of Duncan, S.C. Perkins is a graduate of James F. Byrnes High School;

Danielle Needs, Freshman, daughter of John and Mary Needs of Chesnee, S.C. Needs is a graduate of Chesnee High School;

Kristen Ridings, Freshman, daughter of Eric and Lucretia Ridings of Boiling Springs, S.C. Ridings is a graduate of Boiling Springs High School;

Kristen LaPointe, Sophomore, daughter of Jeff and Lori LaPointe, Simpsonville, S.C. LaPointe is a graduate of Mauldin High School;

Carl Gibson, Sophomore, son of Gary and Robin Gibson of Inman, S.C. Gibson is a graduate of Dependent Christian School;

Jesse Harris, Freshman, son of Arthur and Martha Harris of Bluffton, S.C. Harris is a graduate of Bluffton High School;

Ben Emswiler, Freshman, son of David Emswiler and Deborah Shirley of Spartanburg, S.C. Emswiler is a graduate of Paul M. Dorman High School;

Ryan Almquist, Sophomore, son of Todd and Tina Almquist of Taylors, S.C.  Almquist is a graduate of East Side High School;

Shawn Saliba, Sophomore, son of Mitchell Saliba and Kathi Vidal of Spartanburg, S.C. Saliba is a graduate of Paul M. Dorman High School;

Leah Meahl, Sophomore, daughter of Bruce and Rhonda Meahl of Greenville, S.C. Meahl is a graduate of Wade Hampton High School;

Tiffany Morgan, Sophomore, daughter of Eddie Callaham and Lorraine Morgan of Plum Branch, S.C. Morgan is a graduate of McCormick High School;

Logan Phillips, Sophomore, daughter of Randy and Julie Phillips of Blacksburg, S.C. Phillips is a graduate of Blacksburg High School;

Travis Goodjoin, Freshman, son of Marilyn Goodjoin of Spartanburg, S.C. Goodjoin is a graduate of Paul M. Dorman High School;

Quinton Barker, Sophomore, son of Sterling George of Moore, S.C. Barker is a graduate of James F. Byrnes High School; and

Megan Knight, Freshman, daughter of Michael and Teresa Knight of Inman, S.C. Knight is a graduate of Chapman High School.

Last year SMC’s Troubadours sang for the Case Brothers’ Saturday Afternoon Musical Event, and also performed at New Beginnings United Methodist Church (Boiling Springs), Greenville First Church of the Nazarene, Sharon United Methodist Church (Greer), Bethel United Methodist Church (Spartanburg), Pelham Road Baptist (Greenville), St. James United Methodist Church (Spartanburg), and Nazareth Baptist Church (Blacksburg). They were primary participants in SMC’s “Mr. Scrooge!”, as well as participating in five chapel services on campus. Most recently, the Troubadours performed in January at Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee and at Highland Park UMC (Florence).

Bethel United Methodist Senior Pastor David E. Nichols commented “the SMC Troubadours were wonderful at Bethel. They were bright and joyful on top of singing beautifully. They were very talented and inspiring.”

“We are always looking for new entertainment for our Fall Festival.  I’d heard the Troubadours sing at our Wednesday night meal in the past and knew they’d be a great addition to our festival.  Because of the proximity of the St. James UMC to SMC, we hope to have them back next year and invite SMC students to be a part of St. James during their college experience,” shared Annette Haynie, St. James United Methodist Church member.

The SMC Troubadours are under the direction of Dr. Lanny Lanford, Professor of Music and Director of the SMC’s Music Department. Lanford brings over thirty years of experience in conducting and in higher education teaching to his current position and holds a B.A. (with a choral emphasis) from the University of South Carolina; a Master of Church Music degree in theory and composition from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and returned to South Carolina to complete his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition.  To schedule the SMC Troubadours at your church or event, please contact lanfordl@smcsc.edu or 864-587-4275.

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Logan Phillips named Miss SMC

Spartanburg Methodist College hosted its annual Miss SMC Pageant on Saturday, January 25.  Miss Logan Phillips, a sophomore from Blacksburg, SC, earned the title of Miss Spartanburg Methodist College.

Phillips is the daughter of Randy and Julie Phillips and a graduate of Blacksburg High School.  Miss Allisha Fewell, a sophomore from Rock Hill, SC, was named First Runner Up.  Fewell is the daughter of Maurice and Angela Fewell and a graduate of Rock Hill High School. Miss Brittany Moore, a freshman from Union, SC and the daughter of Robbie and Sharon Moore was named Second Runner Up. Moore is a graduate of Union County High School.

The 6 p.m. event was held in the Gibbs Auditorium, located in Ellis Hall on the campus of SMC.  Contestants competed in five categories: Preliminary interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent, evening wear, and on-stage interview.  Miss SMC will compete in the Miss South Carolina pageant in July.

“The Miss SMC Pageant is an exciting event for our students and campus,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, SMC President.  “This group of young women is an impressive group. We are pleased our students are able to demonstrate their community service efforts and talents in this venue.”

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Trey Arrington named Executive Director of IT for Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg, SC –  Spartanburg Methodist College is pleased to announce Trey Arrington has joined the college staff and will serve as Executive Director of Information Technology.

Arrington comes to SMC from the Union Hospital District where he was the Director of Information Systems. Prior to the hospital system, he served in various IT and communication roles with Exopack LLC, ProVest Wealth Advisors and IMT Duncan.

Arrington will be responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT and systems functions at SMC.  This includes directing all IT operations to meet student, staff, and faculty requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions.  In addition, he will oversee the server network environment, backup systems, card access system for the residence halls, security cameras campus wide, telephone system, the printing and copying environment, and the interface between Sodexo food service system and student IDs.

Arrington will procure all new equipment and manage the IT operating budget and capital budget, ensuring IT equipment is rotated appropriately within budget constraints.  He will oversee the Vassey Information Technology Center, the SMC office of IT and Computer Services, and is responsible for staffing and supporting all computer labs on campus.

“Trey possesses strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate technical issues effectively across all campus departments to all levels of understanding,” shared Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, President of SMC. “We are confident that Trey will be able to effectively manage our complex college needs and keep us on the cutting edge of higher education technical solutions.”

Arrington holds a BA in Information Management and Systems, with a concentration in Business Systems, from University of South Carolina Upstate. Trey and his wife Jennifer live in Union and are the proud parents of sons of Jonah (4) and John (1).

 

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SMC announces Summer School Sessions for 2014

SMC SUMMER COLLEGE SESSION I  (May 28 – June 27, 2014)

                           

COURSE/ NUMBER

COURSE NAME

 FACULTY

BLDG/ ROOM

CR HR

 

8:00 am -  9:45 am

ENGL 101

English Composition I

Dennis

E-202

3

**BIOL 230

Microbiology

Stinson

M116

4

**PSCI 101

Astronomy and Physics

Holycross

M-115

4

SPCH 201

Public Speaking

Newberry

E-138

3

 

9:55 am-11:40 am

**BIOL 101

Principles of Biology I

Knouse

M-116

4

DRAM 101

Drama Appreciation

Newberry

E-138

3

HLTH 101

First Aid and Personal Safety

Ward

W-304

3

PSYC 101

General Psychology

Farmer

W-201

3

ENGL 210

Readings in World Literature

Perkins

E-203

3

 

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

ENGL 102

English Composition II

Sedberry

E-203

3

HLTH 201

Health Education

Ward

W-304

3

MATH 112

Introductory Statistics

Wethington

M-111

3

HIST 101

Western Civilization I

Cheek

W-202

3

 

1:50 pm – 3:30 pm

PHED 118

Jogging  MWF

Ward

W-304

1

 

Labs

**BIOL 101

Lab 1 MWR – 2:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Knouse

M-206

0

**BIOL 230

Lab 1 MTWR – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Stinson

M-ANX

0

**PSCI 101

Lab 1 TR – 2:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Holycross

M-213

0

** Students must register for a lab with biology and physical science.

 

 

SMC SUMMER COLLEGE SESSION II (July 7 – August 1, 2014) 

ALL COURSES ON-LINE ONLY

NUMBER

COURSE NAME

 FACULTY

All Courses On-Line ONLY 

CR HR

 

HIST 201

US History I

9:00

Cheek

E-103

3

CSCI 101

Intro to Computer Science

10:30

McDanel

E-104

3

RELI 212

New Testament

1:00

Pratt

E-202

3

LITR 204

American Literature II

2:30

Brackett

E-203

3

*On-Line students must meet on campus July 7 at the indicated time and location.  Students who do not attend the first class will be dropped.  The final exam will be on campus August 1.

Students may not register for On-Line courses after July 3 at 12:00 noon.

 

SMC reserves the right to cancel courses or make changes to this schedule.