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Documentary featuring CCU lecturer wins Emmy
The documentary film “Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden,” featuring extensive interviews with Cindy Storer, CCU lecturer of politics and geography, won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special” at the 65th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
The main event was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 15, but the Emmy win for “Manhunt” took place a week prior in a non-televised ceremony, where the film was also nominated for “Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming.”
“The director [Greg Barker] sent us an email about the nomination,” says Storer, who did not attend the ceremony in California. “I found out about the award on Google after the ceremony.”
The documentary is based on the nonfiction book by Peter Bergen, “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad” and documents the CIA’s search for Osama bin Laden, starting in 1995 until his death in 2011. Storer worked as a CIA analyst from 1986 until 2007 and was integral in designing a model for connecting and ranking levels of radicalization in political and militant groups like al-Qaida. Interviews with Storer and three other CIA officers are used as a narrative for the film.
Emmy awards are given to the director and the producers. But Storer has been involved in promoting the film, including traveling to the Sundance Film Festival for its premiere in January 2013. Since then, it has been shown on HBO, CNN, and was released on video in October. After the film aired, Storer was interviewed extensively in the national media about her involvement in the CIA and the search for Bin Laden.
Pi Kappa Phi shows support for local attorney
The Pi Kappa Phi-Eta Pi chapter of Coastal Carolina University presented a check for $20,000 to the Will Andrews Foundation on behalf of chapter adviser Scott Hucks. From left, Bobby Moore, Scott Hucks, Chris Brochu, Brian Forbus and Coach Joe Moglia.
CCU student delegation continues winning tradition
Coastal Carolina University’s student delegation collected three awards at the fall session of the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL), held Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 in Columbia.
Coastal Carolina’s Moglia once again a finalist for Eddie Robinson Award
For the second time in two years, Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia has been named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, presented by The Sports Network to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Coach of the Year.
Atlantic Stage presents ‘A Christmas Carol’
Atlantic Stage will present its production of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens from Wednesday, Nov. 27, though Sunday, Dec. 22, at Coastal Carolina University's Myrtle Beach Education Center.
CCU to host Elect Her -- Campus Women Win program
For the fourth consecutive year, Coastal Carolina University has been selected as a site for Elect Her -- Campus Women Win, a national program that aims to close the long-standing political leadership gender gap by empowering and training women to run for office at all levels, including leadership positions at colleges and universities.
‘Portfolios’ to showcase art work by graduating seniors
Fourteen Coastal Carolina University studio art and graphic design seniors will showcase their talents at the biannual Portfolios Exhibition Dec. 3 through 14 at the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery. A closing reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, at 4:30 p.m. This event is free, with no ticket required, and is open to the public.