News ShortsAnnouncements and accomplishments.
CCU partners to sponsor congressional debates
Coastal Carolina University, in partnership with WBTW News 13, The Morning News, The Sun News and Francis Marion University, will sponsor a series of three "live" debates for South Carolina's new 7th Congressional District seat.
Hodges named new director of CETL
Julie "Dodi" Hodges, associate professor of education at Coastal Carolina University, has been named the new director of the university's Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL).
The CETL is a resource for the professional development of teachers. The center creates a community of teachers to learn and reflect on pedagogical practices in order to sustain and enhance the quality of teaching and, in turn, of learning.
Registration under way for 2012 women's conference and celebration
Coastal Carolina University's Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) is now registering participants for the 2012 Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women. The events are scheduled for Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. "Speak Up! Give Voice to the Vision" is the focus, building on the theme of the 2011 inaugural event – "Our Vision, Our Voice, Our Time."
CCU offers tax assistance through VITA
Free tax assistance will be available at Coastal Carolina University beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14, through Wednesday, April 4, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. The University's accounting students will prepare and e-file basic tax returns for earnings of less than $50,000.
Tully enters bandmasters fraternity
James L. Tully, Coastal Carolina University's director of bands, has been accepted for membership in the prestigious Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity.
Tully was notified of this honor at the South Carolina Music Educators Conference in Charleston on Feb. 4, with official induction to occur in Greenville on March 10. His nomination was sponsored by another collegiate band director and PBM member in the state. A professor of music, Tully has been a member of the CCU faculty since 2000.
Phi Beta Mu, a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization, is considered the highest honorary international association of band directors. Membership into Phi Beta Mu is determined by an internal selection and election process that constitutes two years of investigation into each nominee's professional background and accomplishments.