News ShortsAnnouncements and accomplishments.
Report cyber-bullying, online threats
Are you being cyber-bullied or threatened on an online public forum?
Students, faculty and staff can now report hostile communications of a bullying or threatening nature to the Tip Line operated by Coastal Carolina University's Department of Public Safety (DPS).
The Tip allows the reporting of such activities through a confidential e-mail and voice mail phone system. The Tip Line is part of the Silent Witness program sponsored by DPS.
The number for both voice and text messaging is 848-349-TIPS (8477)
Posters and digitized message boards are displayed around campus with the tip line and tip text numbers.
For more information, call Lt. Scott Suttles in the Department of Public Safety at 843-349-2518.
Archarios accepts submissions
Archarios Literary Art Magazine will be accepting submissions for the Fall submissions week from Nov. 8 through Nov. 12. Students, faculty and staff may submit up to five pieces of art and/or literature. The office is located upstairs in the Student Center, Room 204B, and someone will be there from 9 to 5 every day that week.
Students will also be in the Edwards Lobby on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. accepting submissions, and those who submit are welcome to free food. Finalists will be notified if their piece of art/writing will be considered for publication by finals week in December. Artists are welcome to pick up their artwork after the judging process is complete.
Monday & Wednesdayâ 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Tuesdayâ11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Salvino appointed new research economist at CCU
Robert F. Salvino has been named to the position of research economist with the BB&T Center for Economic and Community Development in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.
Salvino has been on the CCU faculty since 2007 as an assistant professor of economics in the Wall College of Business.
His duties include conducting research in the areas of economic impact and development, as well as cost/benefit analyses for public and private projects. He will develop and maintain a database of regional economic indicators and will publish economic forecasts. Salvino will serve as a liaison with the area business community and state and local governments.
2010 Alumni of Year named
Coastal Carolina University has named its 2010 Outstanding Alumni as part of the University's annual Homecoming festivities.
Candidates nominated for the alumni awards are chosen by a panel of faculty judges based on criteria that considers such characteristics as integrity, loyalty, leadership and civic involvement.
Delan Stevens has been named the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Stevens earned a bachelorâs degree in political science in 1979. As a student, he played on the menâs tennis team from 1976 to 1979. Stevens is owner and executive vice president of Peoples Underwriters Inc. of Conway. He has been a member of the Horry County Higher Education Commission since 1997, and has served as its finance committee chairman since 2001. He and his wife Lynn (Class of 1981) live in Conway.
Outstanding Alumni of the Year awards were also presented to representatives of the four colleges of the University: R. Walter Hill IV for the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts; Christopher S. Huggins for the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration; Ebbie Gore for the Spadoni College of Education and Robert M. Johnson for the College of Science.
Career Services Center has three new employees
Three new employees were added to the Career Services Center staff, according to Director Tom Woodle.
Sheila Lane is the new administrative specialist. A native of California, she has years of experience in office administration and internet sales, bringing a new component to the marketing of the Career Services Center. She will be in charge of the front desk, data management and the Career Services Lab.
Melissa Braunstein is a recent graduate of the masterâs program in Student Personnel Services at the University of South Carolina, where she worked for two years in the Career Services Center. She comes from Michigan and will be responsible for Career Counseling and Job Placement Services.
Maureen Huber comes to us from Daemen College in Buffalo, N.Y., where she spent 20 years as director of Career Services. At Coastal she will be in charge of New Employer Recruitment Services and Employer Management.
CCU selected to host 'Elect Her' program for women
Coastal Carolina University has been selected as one of 11 new sites for "Elect Her â Campus Women Win," an interactive and comprehensive training program that encourages and trains young women to run for student government on their campuses and, ultimately, for elected and leadership positions following graduation.
The three-year-old program will be conducted at 20 colleges and universities around the nation next year, more than doubling its reach in one year. The program is a collaboration between the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the nonprofit organization Running Start.
The application was supported by the Universityâs Womenâs Resource Center, Council for CCU Women, and Women in Philanthropy and Leadership.
Details will be forthcoming for the training to be held at Coastal Carolina University. The training will be open to all interested students and will be coordinated through the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.
In addition to Coastal Carolina University, new campus sites for 2011 include: Catholic University, Duke University, Northern Illinois University. Pacific Lutheran University, University of Alabama, University of Cincinnati, University of Wyoming, Trinity University, Western Washington University and Wright State University.
Coastal Carolina University named 'best college buy'
For the second consecutive year, Coastal Carolina University has been named one of âAmericaâs 100 Best College Buys.â More than 1,000 colleges and universities were surveyed for the designation, which is presented annually by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.
To be considered for the award, colleges and universities must be accredited, four-year institutions granting bachelorâs degrees and meet the following criteria:
â¢ Offer full residential facilities including dining services.
â¢ Report a high school grade point average (GPA) and/or SAT or ACT score for entering freshmen that is equal to or above the national average.
â¢ Out-of-state cost of attendance does not exceed the national average cost of tuition, fees, and room and board by more than 10 percent.
Coastal Carolina University was recently named one of âAmericaâs Best Collegesâ in a survey by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The report ranked CCU in the top 15 percent of the nation's four-year undergraduate institutions.
Glaze and team make important discoveries in medical history
Eliza Glaze, associate professor of history, was part of an international team of scholars who may have reinvented the current understanding of medical manuscripts. In a gathering funded by the National Humanities Center and titled âExcavating Medicine in a Digital Age: Paleography and the Medical Book in the 12th-Century Renaissance,â scholars gathered from as far away as Australia, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany and Canada to examine the evidence for medical thought and writing in the late 11th- and 12th-century Europe.
This particular period was considered "because it was a pivotal moment in the history of Western medicine: the point when learned medical practitioners in Europe first began systematically to retrieve earlier Greek writings on medicine and to adopt the sophisticated medical theories and practices from the Islamic world," says Glaze. "This period laid the foundations for what would become scientific medicine in the West."
One key was to combine the skills of historians (who know what the texts are) with those of paleographers, specialized scholars who study the history of books and the production of manuscript books. The other was to use the new digital technologies of image production and transfer to bring together a large enough body of data to allow systematic comparison of a wide population of material manuscript evidence.
âThe high-quality digital images the group assembled in advance, studied individually, and then assessed collectively here at the Center are a tremendous resource that truly demands a more public airing. I look forward to seeing the publications to follow,â said Glaze.
The group is now exploring additional funding options from a range of international agencies to assess the feasibility of creating a sustainable Internet database of images, transcriptions, translations and research findings of more than 400 manuscripts preserving these and other medical important texts.
Golf tournament canceled
Due to organizer illness, the Golf Tournament at Quail Creek on Nov. 20 has been canceled.
For more information, contact Fredanna A. D. M'Cormack at 349-2991.
Sexual harrassment training sessions set for November
For all full-time faculty and staff with supervisory roles who are unable to attend the originally scheduled mandatory sexual harassment trainings, a final session has been added on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Wall Auditorium. Please note that all other sessions will be held in Wheelwright Auditorium.
There are now five sessions as follow:
Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (Wheelwright Auditorium)
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (Wheelwright Auditorium)
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Wheelwright Auditorium)
Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (Wheelwright Auditorium)
Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (Wall Auditorium)
If you have not yet registered, please do so at:
Wittkower has new book out on Facebook philosophy
"Facebook and Philosophy," a collection of 23 essays on philosophic topics concerning the social media site, has been published by Open Court and edited by Dylan E. Wittkower, a philosophy lecturer at Coastal Carolina University.
The compilation was written by professors and academic experts from around the world who discuss the demographics of Facebook, privacy issues, virtual friendship, the value (or valuelessness) of status updates, Facebook as factory, issues of self-identity and more.
"This is what is so valuable about Facebook: the indeterminate meaning of so much of what it is and what it does," writes Wittkower. "This indeterminacy allows us users plenty of space to make things mean what we want them to. If there's anything humans are good at, it's creating meaning through social interaction."
Wittkower is also the editor of "iPod and Philosophy: Icon of an ePoch" (2008) and "Mr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case of the Defective Detective" (2010), and author of book chapters and journal articles on topics ranging from the morality of copyright, to the experience of listening to audio books, to the predominance of cuteness in online culture.