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  • Athletic Ticket Office has moved

    The Athletic Ticket Office has moved from Brooks Stadium to Arcadia Hall (Athletics Administration Building) as of Wednesday, Sept. 29.

  • Beard and Ennis to lead COHFA

    John Beard, associate dean of Coastal Carolina University’s Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, has been named interim dean of the college for the second time in five years. Bill Richardson, the previous dean, accepted the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Antioch University Santa Barbara.

    Daniel J. Ennis, English professor and former chair of the Department of English, has been appointed as associate dean during the interim period.

  • Bleicher's work is included in USI exhibition

    Steven Bleicher’s work is included in an exhibition, "Falling Off Of Cliff," now on display at the McCutchan Art Center, Stephen and Palmina Pace Galleries at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. The exhibition is a tribute to the work and influence of H.C. Westermann, who is known for integrating humor into his work as a commentary on contemporary life. Bleicher’s work in the invitational exhibition, Water Hole #2, is part of his ongoing Route 66 Series. He is an associate professor of visual arts at CCU.

    More of Bleicher’s Route 66 Series can be viewed at the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery as part of the Visual Arts Department’s Faculty Exhibition on display through Oct. 15.

  • CCU hosts communication conference

    CCU was selected to host the annual Carolinas Communication Association conference this year. The conference was held Oct. 1 and 2 in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. About 85 scholars from 20 different schools in North and South Carolina presented their studies. Each institution had works from undergraduates, graduates and faculty. The conference was a complete success, and the attendees were amazed with our university and the caliber of our professionalism.

  • CCU professor awarded tobacco study grant

    Coastal Carolina University professor Sherer Royce has been awarded a $280,000 grant to help assess tobacco use in Horry County and evaluate the success of local prevention programs. The grant is part of a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Horry County BREATHE Coalition.

    Royce, an associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion, will also assist with countywide environmental and behavioral change activities regarding tobacco use prevention and dependence for Horry County residents.

    Horry and Florence counties were two of 44 communities across the country awarded federal stimulus money as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative.

  • Flu shot clinic coming up


    Staff and faculty who would like to get seasonal flu shots (that include the H1N1 strain) may attend one of two Flu Shot Clinics scheduled with Conway Medical Center by the Department of Human Resources.

    Both will be held in the Wheelwright Teal Room.

    Oct. 6 7:30 to 10 a.m.

    Oct.12            11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Cost is $20 and should be exact cash payment or a check made payable to Conway Medical Center.

    Flu shots are NOT available for dependent children. Spouses and retirees may participate in the flu clinics.

    No appointment necessary. Vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

    If you should have questions, contact Lori Cox at 843-349-6496 or via e-mail at lcox1@coastal.edu or Tammy Hardee at 843-349-2382 or via e-mail at fghardee@coastal.edu.

  • Mark your calendar for sexual harrassment training

    The President’s Office and the Office of University Counsel is sponsoring mandatory sexual harassment training for all full-time faculty members, directors, supervisors, assistant vice presidents, associate vice presidents and vice presidents during the month of November.

    The Women’s Resource Center and the Office of Human Resources will also participate in these sessions. This training will explore the legal implications as well as the cultural impact on our University community. You will need to pre-register for one of the following dates/times at the link:

    www.coastal.edu/hreo/workplace/traininganddevelopment

    All sessions are in Wheelwright Auditorium.

    Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8:30 to 10 a.m
    Thursday, Nov. 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m
    Thursday, Nov. 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m
    Wednesday, Nov. 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

  • New Director of Housing and Residence Life named

    Steve Harrison is the new Director of Housing and Residence Life.

    Harrison will oversee the University’s residence hall programs and facilities, including operations, personnel, policies and services. CCU accommodates about 3,300 students in its campus housing.

    He most recently worked at Southern Utah University, where he served as the assistant vice president for auxiliary enterprises, the executive director of University Housing and the director of Residence Life. Prior to that, he served in housing positions at the University of Arizona. He earned a master's degree in higher education administration from Old Dominion University and a bachelor's degree in history from Guilford College.

    Paula Drummond, CCU's previous director of Housing and Residence Life, has taken the position of Coordinator of Student Organizations and Leadership in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.

    In this role, she is responsible for advisement of student clubs and development of a comprehensive leadership program for students and student organizations. During her five years in Residence Life, the University addedl housing for more than 1,000 students, developed new living-learning communities, installed a security access system and implemented a free laundry service.

  • Rental program saves students money

    The CCU Bookstore has rented more than 4,200 textbooks since the beginning of the fall semester, saving students more than $150,000.

    "We all have a role in helping to reduce the costs of higher education and faculty have the power to select course materials that are more affordable for students," said Janis Vint, text manager. "Consider, as one example, our history department choosing rentable texts that saved their students over $15,000."

    Rent-A-Text is projected to save students across the country more than $130 million in the 2010-2011 academic year alone. 

  • Terri DeCenzo selected as Vision 2020 ambassador

    Terri DeCenzo has been selected as a Vision 2020 Ambassador to participate in a national project of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine. Vision 2020 seeks to promote women’s leadership and gender equality by uniting women across disciplines to begin a national dialogue and propose an action agenda to effect positive change. Vision 2020 will convene in Philadelphia in October to begin its work.

    DeCenzo was one of more than 1,000 women who were nominated from all 50 states to participate in Vision 2020. Two ambassadors and two delegates were chosen from each state.

    Her nomination was made through the Women’s Resource Center at Coastal Carolina University based on her medical background as a registered nurse, her initiative as executive director of the Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University, and her involvement with many community-based service efforts.

  • Young named interim Associate Provost

    Coastal Carolina University associate professor Robert Young has been named Associate Provost for Grants and Sponsored Research.

    Young will be responsible for monitoring and providing assurances of all federal and state regulations pertinent to grant eligibility and grants-related financial transactions. He will also ensure proper compliance, accountability and reporting to granting agencies, while providing faculty with information on grant opportunities, funding sources and grant writing assistance.

    Young, who joined the CCU faculty in 1992, was previously chair of the Department of Marine Science.

    He recently was awarded a $96,437 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to coordinate and support the South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network, an organization charged with responding to marine animal strandings along the South Carolina coast.

  • Accompanist Miles has Christmas CD coming out

    Ann Miles has a CD titled "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" coming out this month that has been a work in progress for 25 years.

    There are 19 familiar Christmas songs and carols on the CD. All of the settings are Miles' own improvisations, although she admits picking up themes and names from other artists along the way.

    Miles received a bachelor's degree in church music with a concentration in piano from Appalachian State University. She is staff accompanist at Coastal Carolina University since 2002 and organist for First Baptist Church in Conway.

    She is also founder and artistic director for Coastal Children's Choirs, the newly formed Horry County children's choir for the unchanged voice.

  • Selby has photo exhibition at blues festival

    Easton Selby, assistant professor of visual arts at CCU, will present “A Photographic Essay on the Geography of the Delta Blues,” an ongoing collaborative documentary between Shelby, photographer Armon Means from Kansas State University, photographer Josh Vincent from Mississippi State University, and historian John Strait from Sam Houston State University.

    The four will display their work on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the “Geography of the Blues” event at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival in Helena, Ark.

    The photography display will focus on aspects of blues culture that is often overlooked and misunderstood; the people and places that have inspired the music. The group has focused on the idea of place within the blues culture by photographing and interviewing local people, visiting musician’s homes, traveling to the places where the musicians worked, and staying in the places where they spent their lives.

    “The project stemmed from a conversation between myself and Dr. Strait about his article titled, ‘Geographical Study of American Blues and Culture,” and how photography has played an integral role in the documentation of the musicians but very rarely the places and the people that have inspired the music,” says Easton.

    For more information on the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival, visit www.bluesandheritagefest.com.