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CCU professor to receive conservation award
Daniel C. Abel, professor of marine science at Coastal Carolina University, has been selected to receive the 2012 Harry Hampton Woods & Waters Conservation Memorial Journalism Award from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation. The award will be presented at the annual awards banquet in Columbia on Feb. 1.
Plate heads marketing, communication efforts at CCU
William M. (Bill) Plate Jr. has been named to the position of Associate Vice President for University Communication at Coastal Carolina University. He assumed the position on Jan. 7.
'Preciousness' exhibit on display at CCU
"Preciousness," an exhibition by artist Troy Wingard, comes to the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University Jan. 14 through Feb. 22.
Honorees for the Celebration of Inspiring Women announced
Coastal Carolina University’s Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) has announced its five Inspiring Women honorees for 2013. The awards will be presented at the Celebration of Inspiring Women on Friday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, Grand Ballroom.
CCU's Kimbel Library receives Muslim Journeys award
Coastal Carolina University's Kimbel Library is one of only 842 public, academic and community college libraries in the nation to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Each library selected to participate in the NEH Bookshelf Program will receive 25 books, three films and access to Oxford Islamic Studies Online for one year.
CCU professor edits an anthology of medical literature
James Borton, a teaching associate in the Department of English at Coastal Carolina University, recently edited "The Art of Medicine in Metaphors: A Collection of Poems and Narratives.” The book is a compilation of stories, essays and poems that deal with illness and medicine. The anthology is published by Copernicus Healthcare and will be available late January.
Agencies assign strong ratings to CCU bond issue
Two major credit rating agencies have assigned strong ratings to a $50.9 million revenue bond series issued by Coastal Carolina University. Moody's Investor Service has assigned an “A1” rating to the bond issue, and Fitch Ratings has assigned an “A+” rating.