MeadWestvaco gives C of C grant

Environmental science gets a deeper pool to plumb at the College of Charleston, thanks to a grant from MeadWestvaco.

The timber and packaging company has given the college $25,000 to develop a collection of research materials at its libraries to support a program on ecosystems and ecological habitats that is one of the fastest-growing majors at the college, according to a news release by the college Media Relations relations department.

The money will pay for an emerging technology data base, issue discussions, books and journals, said George Benson, college president. Ken Seeger, MeadWestvaco Community Development and Land Management president, said the college offers one of the pre-eminent environmental studies programs of its kind in the Southeast.

"We are proud to support the program," Seeger said in the release.

Aerobics offered at Whitesides

Wando Community Education's next aerobics session begins Monday.

Classes are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at Whitesides Elementary School cafeteria.

Quick-Fit combines step, weights, stability ball, kettlebells, pilates and floor work to give you a workout in 35 minutes.

The six-week sessions are $50, and students can register online or before any class. Classes are ongoing, and students can join at any time. Equipment is provided or you can bring your own. Call 345-2900 or e-mail for more information.