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  • Two CCU babies born pre-Thanksgiving

    November 22 2010

    Two Coastal Carolina University staff babies were born on the same day at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

    Juliet Love Jazwinski was born at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 to proud parents Jenna and Gene Jazwinski. She weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her mom Jenna is the coordinator of cultural promotions and events.

    Claire Emily Kingston was born Nov. 21 at 9:55 p.m. at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Jill is the administrative assistant in the football office. Her parents are Jill and Eric Kingston.

    The two new mothers had their babies hours apart and even left the hospital at the same time.

     

  • Thankful for a new son

    November 25 2010

    Cheng-Yuan (Corey) and Julia Lee have a lot to be thankful for this year – a new son! Ethan Andrew Lee was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. The baby weighed 6.67 pounds and was 19.3 inches long.

    Coincidentally, the baby's birthday is the same as Julia and Corey's mother. 

    Corey is assistant professor of instructional technology in the Spadoni College of Education.

  • CCU staffer thankful for new granddaughter

    November 28 2010

    Eleanor June Trotter, granddaughter of Mona Prufer in University Communication, was born on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Dartmouth Medical Center in Enfield, N.H. She weighed seven pounds and 12 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. Her proud parents are Kerry and Gregory Trotter, both whom work at The Valley News newspaper in that area.

  • Bleicher speaks at SCAD

    November 26 2010

    Steven Bleicher, associate professor of visual arts, presented a lecture to the foundation faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design on Friday, Nov. 12. His talk, "Understanding Global Color," is part of the college's faculty development series. In his lecture, Bleicher presented work from the new chapter in the second edition of his color theory textbook, "Contemporary Color, Theory and Use."

  • Faculty represented in educators journal

    November 26 2010

    Coastal Carolina University's Spadoni College of Education was well represented in the fall edition of the Teacher Education Journal Of South Carolina. There were 10 faculty/staff members who contributed to the journal that is published by the South Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (SCACTE) and the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE).  

    Contributors from the College of Education included:
    ·         Gayle Disney – Department of Early, Elementary, Physical, and Special Education
    ·         Linda Anast-May – Department of Leadership, Middle Level, and MAT – Secondary (Linda was also a reviewer)
    ·         Nancy Ratcliff – Department of Early, Elementary, Physical, and Special Education
    ·         Cathy Jones – Department of Early, Elementary, Physical, and Special Education
    ·         Emma Savage-Davis – Department of Leadership, Middle Level, and MAT – Secondary
    ·         Gilbert Hunt – Singleton Chair

    Other CCU contributors included:
    ·         Barbara Chesler Buckner, associate provost, Assessment and Accreditation
    ·         John Yannessa, interim chair, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies
    ·         Fredanna M’Cormack, assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies
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  • Students, faculty present at regional conference

    November 26 2010

    CCU students presented their research from the 2010 archaeological field school at the Eastern States Archaeological Federation annual conference (www.esaf-archeology.org).This prestigious regional conference brings together scholars from the Eastern U.S. to share data and new ideas pertaining to their archaeological research. The conference this year was held in Williamsburg, Va., from Oct. 28-31.

    The following students presented papers:

    Lindsay Weirich (with Julia Mills, a nonCCU student who also took the summer field school): “Archaeological Excavations on the 'Street': The Oaks Plantation, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina”

    Meghan Mumford and Chris McHugh: “Salvage Investigations of the Government Shipyard of Conway Borough, South Carolina”

    Jess Hendrix: “Excavations of a 19th Century Cabin at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina”

    Archaeological professor Carolyn Dillian also presented: “Coastal Carolina University’s 2010 Archaeological Field School: Bridging Academics and Community”

  • Call for winter coats

    November 30 2010

    Do you have coats in your hall closet you know you won’t be wearing this season, or coats the kids have outgrown?

    Please bring coats, hats, scarves, sweatshirts and gloves to the Office of University Relations, and they will be donated to someone in need on Christmas Day. "So many of our friends and neighbors are unable to purchase coats this year, and Coast RTA and the American Red Cross ensure these folks get what they need, but this cannot happen without your help," says Debbie Conner.

    Bring your warm items to Conner in Singleton 204F.

    What is needed by Dec. 20: Men’s and women’s coats, hooded sweatshirts or pullovers, and gloves, scarves and  hats.

    So far, a total of 230 coasts, including 56 children's coat, were donated to Coast RTA for distribution. Conner says the goal for CCU is 400 coats for this holiday season.

  • CCU is a top fundraiser for the Heart Walk

    December 3 2010

    Coastal Carolina University walked its way to being named one of the top three fundraisers at nearly $15,000 for the Start! Waccamaw Area Heart Walk, which took place Oct. 16 at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.

    According to Tiffany Davis, director of corporate relations for the Waccamaw Area chapter of the American Heart Association, the top CCU organization fundraisers were sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, which raised $5,500, and fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, which raised $700. Phi Sigma Sigma’s total, in fact, topped any group participating in the Waccamaw Area Heart Walk.

    The fraternal Greek organizations were recognized at a ceremony on campus Dec. 1. Also honored was Debbie Conner, CCU’s associate vice president of University Relations, who received this year’s Lifestyle Change Award. After last year’s Heart Walk, Conner says she spent the past year “changing my life,” with a strict low-carb diet and exercise regimen, which resulted in losing 25 pounds and gaining a new love for running half-marathons.

  • CCU volunteers help Fostering Hope

    December 6 2010

    CCU's Volunteer Services Center and Pi Kappa Phi assisted with Fostering Hope’s Snowflake Carnival on Dec. 4.  An angel tree was set up in the Student Center with hopes of getting at least 100 toys for children in the foster care system.
     
    Pi Kappa Phi also presented Fostering Hope with a  $1,000 check at the holiday carnival. The executive director of Fostering Hope is Tabby Shelton, a CCU alumna.
     

  • Education dean tours Boeing plant

    December 6 2010

    Dianne Mark, dean of the Spadoni College of Education, toured the Boeing South Carolina plant in North Charleston on Dec. 2 with 25 other members of the  Waccamaw Regional Education Center (REC) Advisory Board.

    The business, education, government and civic leaders, met with Jeff Stone, director of training and employment development for the company, Jim Maxon, ReadySC project director and Kelly Steinhilper, director of communications, S.C. Technical College System.

    The purpose of the trip was to observe the Boeing training lab and discuss workforce development initiatives directed by ReadySC and the S.C. Technical College System to supply Boeing with manpower for the 787Dreamliner project.