News ShortsAnnouncements and accomplishments.
Dean Richardson is leaving CCU
Bill Richardson has accepted the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Antioch University Santa Barbara, and will be leaving CCU later this fall. He has been dean of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts for four years and moved here from Tacoma, Wash.
"This was a difficult decision for me, and was one I reached only after many sleepless nights," says Richardson. "AUSB is a small campus in the historic center of Santa Barbara. It focuses on nontraditional and returning students, and is part of a system with other campuses in New Hampshire, Ohio, Seattle, and Los Angeles. The Santa Barbara campus has an aggressive plan for growth, and my experience here at CCU, coupled with my work in Washington state, prepared me well to take on this new position."
Academic Integrity Officer named
Mike Pierce has accepted the position of Academic Integrity Officer.
Pierce has served as assistant professor of biology since August 2005. He was a member of the faculty committee that developed the new Academic Integrity Code and has been instrumental in planning the implementation of the new process. He will continue to teach biology full time while serving in this new capacity.
In this new role, Pierce will facilitate the process for reporting violations and resolving infractions, maintain all records pertaining to academic integrity violations and educate the campus community about the Academic Integrity Code.
At the New Student Convocation, students recited the pledge and signed a pledge card to confirm their commitment to the ideals of the code. In the coming weeks, faculty will be given instructions for how to report potential violations. An online system is being implemented which will allow for the collection and maintenance of reports through a centralized record keeping process.
Click on the link below to view the Academic Integrity Code, (Section III in the Code of Student Conduct.) www.coastal.edu/conduct/documents/codeofconduct.pdf .
Brown Bag Lunch Seminars scheduled at WRC
The Women's Resource Center is hosting a series of informal brown bag lunch seminars covering topics of interest to the CCU community. The lunches provide opportunities to discuss hot topics, challenges, solutions, and to share ideas and inspirations. All CCU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to bring lunch and join in.
The Brown Bag lunch series will meet the first Friday of the month during September, October and November at noon in WALL 313. Specific dates and topics follow:
On Oct. 1, the topic is Domestic Violence (to kick off domestic violence awareness month), and Bevelyn Mitchell from the Rape Crisis Center will join the discussion.
On Nov. 5, Dr. Kristin Bohan, a psychologist and founder of myTERMS is tentatively scheduled to discuss the impact of popular culture on girls.
CCU gets 'military friendly' award
Coastal Carolina University has been designated as a âMilitary-Friendly School for 2011â by G.I. Jobs Magazine.
This honor places CCU in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide as a university committed to educating military veterans. CCU will be included in a listing in the 2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which publishes in September, as well as an online listing at MilitaryFriendlySchools.com.
There were 408 military students CCUâs campus last year, as compared to 219 in 2008-2009.
CCU post office extends hours
CCU Mail Services has made changes to make it easier for faculty and staff to conduct postal business during work hours. First, morning hours have been extended to open at 8 a.m. Also, staff now has the option to request stamps through interagency mail. This alleviates the problem of leaving offices, finding parking at the post office, and returning to work to find a parking spot.
To request stamps:
E-mail Mail Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) or put a written request in inter-agency mail. Please be clear in your request (ex: a BOOK of stamps, not a packet or sheet) -The items you requested will be sent to you, and you may then send cash or check for the amount total through interoffice mail. Please send to Kathy Parsons/Staff Stamp Requests.
Craddock named new director
Amanda Craddock has been named Director of Undergraduate Enrollment at Coastal Carolina University.
Her duties include developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to attract, recruit and enroll a student body that supports the Universityâs enrollment goals.
Craddock began her career at CCU in May of 2008 as the director of enrollment events. In May of this year, she was appointed interim director of undergraduate enrollment.
She came from University of Mary Washington, where she served as senior assitant dean of admissions. She has been involved in both state and regional admissions associations, and in 2003 was named the Distinguished Young Professional by the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO).
Craddock earned master's degree in education in 2005 from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a bachelor's degree in history in 1999 from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.
New financial aid director named
Gregory Thornburg has been named Director of Financial Aid at Coastal Carolina University.
Thornburg, who comes from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., has 27 years of experience in the financial aid, enrollment and student services areas. He was the interim sean of financial aid and admissions at Lambuth, and he also served as dean of enrollment/financial aid at Arkansas State University.
His duties at CCU will include providing leadership in establishing and interpreting financial aid policies and awarding institutional, state, federal and external aid.
Thornburg earned a master's degree in counseling and student personnel services at the Univeristy of Memphis in 1991 and a bachelor's degree in music and Bible studies from Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, Tenn.