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  • Edible Books are good enough to eat

    May 23 2014

    Tom Sawyer emerges from his own book made from Rice Krispies treats, a “Fifty Shades of Grey” cake gets a lot of attention, and a tasty-looking “Aunt Flossie’s Hat and Crabcakes Later” cake were all among the winners in Coastal Carolina University’s Edible Book Fair for National Library Week.

    Ron Walker, a graphic designer in CCU’s University Communication office, won first place in the faculty/staff category for his “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” creation complete with fondant Tom catching a fondant fish. He won a trophy and a Kimbel Library Gift Pack.

    Finance student Hallie Mikesell won first place in the student category for her “Fifty Shades of Grey” cake, complete with gray icing tie and handcuffs. She won a Kindle Fire.

    Second and third place student winners were Karen James, for “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” winning a $50 Visa gift card; and Taylor Keating and Katina Economidis for “The Cat in the Hat,” winning a $25 Visa gift card.

    In the community category, Carol Graf won for her cake “Aunt Flossie’s Hat and Crabcakes Later,” made to resemble a floppy spring hat. She also received a trophy and Kimbel Library Gift Pack.

    CCU students, faculty and staff, along with members of the community, were invited to create and submit edible books, which had to be at least partially edible representations of any written work.

    The April 16 event was held in conjunction with National Library Week and was sponsored by Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons.

  • CCU students take the pledge

    May 1 2014

    An Anti Bullying Campaign was launched on April 3 on Prince Lawn by students Chelsey Nees and Alex McCarthy for their senior capstone project. Here are the video results.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNkRQuY5R4c&list=HL1398089896&feature=mh_lolz

  • CCU's Farmers Market a great success

    May 1 2014

    The CCU Farmers Market brought together more than 12 local vendors to sell products to the campus community on Prince Lawn on April 22. Students, staff and faculty browsed the market’s products and the adjoining Sustainability Fair to learn more living sustainably from campus organizations. The CCU Greenhouse had plants available for sale, too. The Farmers Market is hosted in collaboration with the Waccamaw Market Cooperative, which hosts Farmers Markets in Conway, North Myrtle Beach and Surfside from May through October. Visit http://waccamawmarkets.org/ for details.

    “Every semester we give our campus the opportunity to support the livelihood of local farmers and vendors with the Farmers Market. It was exciting to have this event on Earth Day this year,” said Jennifer Sellers, CCU sustainability coordinator.

    The next CCU Farmers Market will be in early September 2014. Visit coastal.edu/sustain for details.
     

  • Jody Davis is a new grandparent

    May 1 2014

    Norah Claire Galloway was born on April 27, weighing in at 7lbs, 8oz., in Greenville. Her parents are Grayson and Lindsey Galloway. Her happy grandparents are Jody and Martha Davis, both class of '84. Jody is director of Campus Recreation at CCU.
     

  • Summer hours start May 12

    May 1 2014

    Summer hours have been announced.

    From May 12 through Aug. 8, with the exception of the weeks with holidays *, the hours will be:

    Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour for lunch.
    Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with half an hour for lunch.

    Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with no lunch break.

    Schedules for weeks that include holidays:

    *Memorial Day – May 26 (Monday), a holiday

    Tuesday, May 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with half hour for lunch
    Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with half hour for lunch
    Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with hour for lunch
    Friday, May 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with no lunch

    *July 4 Holiday
    Monday, June 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with half hour for lunch
    Tuesday, July 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with half hour for lunch
    Wednesday, July 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with hour for lunch
    Thursday, July 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with no lunch
    Friday, July 4, Holiday 

  • Coach Moglia to speak at Bentley commencement

    May 2 2014

    Coastal Carolina University Head Football Coach Joe Moglia is the undergraduate commencement speaker for Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., on May 17.

    Moglia, who is also chairman of the board of TD Ameritrade, will deliver the commencement address to approximately 1,000 students at Bentley’s 95th annual undergraduate ceremony.

    Moglia is an inspirational speaker who this season celebrates his 22nd year as a football coach, but it has not been a traditional 22 years. He began his career as a coach for 16 years, moved to the business world for more than 20 years, and returned to coaching where he led several championship seasons, beginning in 2009.

    During his business years, Moglia was a No. 1 producer in the world for Merrill Lynch before becoming CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001. In 2008, he stepped down as CEO, became chairman of the board and decided to pursue his love of coaching once again.

    His accomplishments along a nontraditional career path truly demonstrate that pursuing what you love can bring success in many forms. Moglia will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree at the ceremony.
     

  • Report from the Rowing Roosters of CCU

    April 30 2014

    Nearly 2,000 people participated in the sixth annual Dragon Boat Festival races at Market Common on April 26. The event benefits Ground Zero, a Christian youth ministry.

    Among the participants was an energetic team of CCU employees and a CCU student called the “Rowing Roosters of CCU.”

    They were:
    Jennifer Sellers, sustainability coordinator, co-captain of the team
    Karen Fletcher, pre-award services manager, research, co-captain of the team
    Tammy Blouse, dispatcher
    Brian Druckenmiller, teaching associate
    Bryan Ensel, resident director
    Kayla Johnson, student account specialist
    David Klauder, law enforcement officer
    Morgan Williams, student
    Daniel Rabon, accountant/fiscal analyst
    Kelly Harer, admissions counselor
    Tara Josey, associate cirector, campus recreation

    Kelly Harer wrote about the experience on her blog, “Adventures with Karen and Kelly,” at: http://adventureswithkarenandkelly.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/6th-annual-ground-zero-dragon-boat-festival-at-the-market-common/.

    Money raised at the event will be used to help fund the renovation of the old Rivoli Theatre where the ministry is based. The group has been leasing the building from the city since 2011. The theater, which was built in 1958, is located in Myrtle Beach off 9th Avenue North on Chester Street.
     

  • Psi Chi inducts 11 new members

    April 10 2014

    Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, inducted 11 new members at its spring induction ceremony April 10 on campus in Brittain Hall.

    Andrew Terranova, assistant professor of psychology, was the invited guest speaker for the event.

    New members are: Gabriela Brito, Stephanie O’Brien, Deishania Stevenson, Christen Oden, Kerry Smith, Matthew Felito, Gloria Inman, Michelle Dildine, Lula Tucker, Jenifer Barreto and Heather Honeycutt
     

  • Big Read Committee is looking for volunteers

    April 14 2014

    "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation" by John Carlin has been chosen as the required summer reading for all incoming 2013-2014 freshmen.

    Coastal Carolina University's Big Read committee and University College are looking for assistants to lead small groups on Sunday, Aug. 17, during the CINO TIE events.

    During CINO TIE, formerly known as Welcome Week, and directly after New Student Convocation, small group discussion sessions of 50 minutes will be held with incoming first-year students.

    In order to keep these groups small, the committee is looking for 60 volunteers to assist in offering these sessions.

    Last year was a success due to the large number of volunteers who stepped up to help from across campus. Every academic college was represented as well as the board of trustees and most administrative offices.

    Each facilitator will be provided with a copy of the book, possible discussion questions and other materials. Due to the nature of this particular book, many multimedia materials are available for use as well.

    If you are interested in volunteering as a facilitator of the small group Big Read discussions, contact Brianne Parker, chair of the Big Read Committee, at bparker2@coastal.edu or 843-349-6536.
     

  • CCU faculty member wins award

    April 18 2014

    Congratulations to Angela Fitzpatrick for winning the Excellence in Teaching Award recently from the National Society of Leadership and Success.

    The award is designed to recognize a practitioner and faculty member on campus who has excelled in educating students in aspects of leadership.

    In addition, the Women in Gender Studies student group SAGE (Students Advocating Gender Equality) won Student Organization of the Year at the Student Involvement and Leadership Awards. This organization, advised by Fitzpatrick, was founded just last year and sponsored a successful fundraiser, Stop Hunger Now, last fall. 

  • CCU students present to architectural board

    April 21 2014

    Students in Carolyn Dillian's cultural resource management (anthropology) class (ANTH 432), partnered with the Horry County Board of Architectural Review to conduct research, using historic documents and oral histories, into historic businesses in Horry County.

    These businesses will be recognized through the Business Legacy Program, a new initiative by the Board of Architectural Review to honor businesses that have been in existence for more than 50 years. The students presented this research at the Horry County Board of Architectural Review on April 15.
     

  • CCU professor is finalist for state award

    April 28 2014

    Pamela L. Martin, professor of politics and geography at Coastal Carolina University, is one of nine finalists for the 2014 S.C. Governor’s Professor of the Year award.

    Martin is the director of CCU’s Model United Nations program. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and taught at La Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Her research and writing focus on global environmental politics, energy, sustainable development, and international relations and policy. Martin is the author of the books “Oil in the Soil: The Politics of Paying to Preserve the Amazon” and “Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet,” as well as numerous scholarly articles in her field.

    Selected from a total of 30 candidates nominated by their respective institutions, the recipients of this prestigious award exemplify excellence in teaching and advising. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the award.

    The award is presented each year to a professor representing the state’s senior public and independent universities and a professor representing the state’s two-year colleges. The 2014 Professors of the Year are Milind N. Kunchur, professor of physics at the University of South Carolina, and Christopher J. Hall, instructor and academic program manager for criminal justice technology at Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter.
     

  • Campus Rec announces memberships

    April 30 2014

    Limited access recreation memberships are being offered through Campus Recreation for yearly or semester access to:

    •  The spouse/partner and dependents (18-23) of any faculty/staff at CCU.
    •  Members of the Alumni Association along with their spouse/partner and dependents.

    Yearly memberships are $300 for the first person and $150 for each subsequent person.

    Semester memberships are $110 for the first person and $55 for each subsequent person.

    Semesters are broken down into three time frames: Maymester/Summer 1/Summer2, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

    During the May/Su1/Su2 Semester, rec center hours are from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. The center is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

    During the fall and spring semesters, access is from 6 to 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

    Memberships must be purchased during regular office business hours at the HTC Center, Room 145.

    For more information, contact Harriette Louis at 843-349-2126 or email hlouis@coastal.edu.