News ShortsAnnouncements and accomplishments.
CCU named a 2013-2014 College of Distinction
Coastal Carolina University has been selected for the 2013-2014 Colleges of Distinction list, an online guide to 306 institutions of higher education in the United States. CCU was one of two South Carolina schools included on the list.
CCU partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
Coastal Carolina University has established a new partnership with Zipcar Inc., a leading car-sharing network, to provide a car-sharing program on campus. The new transportation option is now available for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, as well as for members of the local community ages 21 and over.
CCU opens state-of-the-art Swain Science Hall
The Kenneth E. Swain Science Hall at Coastal Carolina University was officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 23. The $15 million, 40,000-square-foot building has state-of-the-art research space and equipment for labs and classrooms.
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership elect new officers
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL) announces its new officers for 2013-2014. They are: Marjorie Thompson, president; Jennifer Shinaberger, vice president/president-elect; JoAnna Dalton, secretary; and Lynn Fox, treasurer and liaison from the Office for Philanthropy.
CCU introduces two new initiatives for first-year students
Coastal Carolina University will start two new programs for first-year students this fall: House Calls and AlcoholEdu, both programs to help freshmen adapt to life at the university level.
CCU appoints Jadallah as VP for online education
Coastal Carolina University has appointed Edward Jadallah to serve as vice president for the Coastal Office of Online Learning (COOL) and the Center for Teaching Excellence to Advance Learning (CeTeal). This new appointment will be in addition to his continuing position as the dean of the Spadoni College of Education.
Coastal Carolina University releases updated hurricane outlook
The most likely scenario for the remainder of the 2013 hurricane season is that at least one major hurricane is predicted to make landfall on the East Coast and none is projected for the Gulf Coast, according to the latest predictions released today by the HUGO Hurricane Landfall Outlook Program, a new hurricane model system developed by scientists at Coastal Carolina University.
‘This is What Makes Us Girls’ exhibit comes to CCU
“This is What Makes Us Girls,” an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Charleston artist Karen Ann Myers, will open Thursday, Aug. 29, and run through Friday, Sept. 27, in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. The exhibit and an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. are free and open to the public.
New Student Convocation welcomes incoming students
The 2013 New Student Convocation, held Sunday, Aug. 18, at the HTC Center, welcomed approximately 2,800 freshmen and transfer students to campus.
The anchor event of Welcome Week, the convocation was an occasion for the Class of 2017 to bond and reflect on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.