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  • Staffer in need of get well wishes, cards

    August 4 2010

    Bobby Kreger, trades specialist in the Department of Facilities, has been hospitalized. He is currently at Waccamaw Community Hospital in the rehabilitation section, Room 410. His phone number is 843-652-1410. Bobby was working at CCU's Myrtle Beach Education Center at 79th Avenue North.

    Please send cards and good wishes to Bobby at:

    Bobby Kreger
    Waccamaw Community Hospital, Room 410
    P.O. Box 3350
    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

  • Faculty daughter celebrates marriage

    May 20 2010

    Carolyn Emily Louise Rice, daughter of the late Samuel Paul Rice and Nelljean Rice and James Patrick Carney, son of Edward and Victoria Carney of Pittsburgh, Penn., were married at Litchfield Plantation on May 20. The ceremony was officiated by Tom Woodle. Music was provided by Amy Tully on flute and Daniel Hull on guitar from a selection of tunes by the American composer Edward McDowell.

    Additional music was provided by Jesse Rice, brother of the bride and a songwriter, and Elise Testone (CCU alumna 2005).

    "The theme of the wedding was vintage – old wicker furniture, real Coke in bottles," says Nelljean. "The wedding favors were half pints of jam made by Paul's brother's wife and a recipe for Grandma's biscuits provided by Paul's mom, and flowers that looked like they came out of grandma's garden placed in antique canning jars."

    Old books served as decor on the wedding tables since "we're a family of English majors – Paul and I, and now Emily and Jim at Davidson."

    The couple honeymooned in California and returned to Alexandria, Va., where the groom is in his third year of law school at the Catholic University of America, and Emily is an online team manager for APCOWorldwide, a public relations and marketing firm/

  • The Burges have another boy

    July 7 2010

    Courtney and Erin Burge proudly announced the birth of their second son, William Ryan. He was born Sunday, June 20 at 9:59 p.m., at home. Will weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long.

    Burge is assistant professor of marine science at CCU.

  • CCU faculty and student present at Veggie Fest

    July 30 2010

    Fredanna M’Cormack, assistant professor of health promotion, Sharon Thompson, professor of health promotion, and Erin Kissinger, a health promotion major, conducted presentations for the general public at Freewoods Farm’s Veggie Fest on three Saturdays in June and July. They each conducted two presentations: "Nutritional Value of Veggies and Help in Buying Veggies” and also “How to Cook Veggies."

    VeggieFest was sponsored by Freewoods Farm, a nonprofit living farm which highlights the role of farming in African-American history and the contributions made through agriculture. It is located in Myrtle Beach in the Burgess community.

  • Education project published in Social Studies Journal

    July 30 2010

    Two Coastal Carolina University education professors and two alumni were recently published in the July-August issue of The Social Studies Journal.

    Emory C. Helms and Austin Hitt, associate professors in the Spadoni College of Education, along with MAT graduates Jason Schipper and Adam Jones, co-authored "Native American History in a Box: A New Approach to Teaching Native American Cultures."

    The project was conceived in the summer of 2005 and was presented at the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies conference. In 2006, the project won the Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award presented by the National Council for the Social Studies. The prize was presented at the National Conference in Washington, D.C. The award came with a $1,500 grant and a featured presentation at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in San Diego in 2007. Also, in 2007 the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies gave the project its Award of Excellence.

    “Native American History in a Box” is a comprehensive, five-day unit that includes lesson plans, teacher content guides, worksheets, overheads and other visual aids. The project contains instruction guidelines on such topics as early migration and settlement, tools, sustenance and early Native American contact with Europeans. Material on the Coastal Plains Indian tribes of the Carolinas was included.

    Also involved in the project were R. Walter Hill and Terry Hooks of the Horry County Museum; the project was supported by the Horry County School District.