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Please visit coastal.edu/advisory for the latest campus advisories. This page was updated on April 1, 2020.


April 1, 2020

Coastal Carolina University’s Plan for Spring 2020 Housing, Dining, and Parking Credits

Following today’s guidance provided in the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education’s (CHE) news release, Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is now able to publish its plan to provide a prorated credit of housing, dining, and parking charges to current students who had a housing assignment, meal plan, or a parking permit in the Spring 2020 semester and were dislocated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CCU implemented a number of decisive and timely measures to safeguard the safety and health of its students, staff, and faculty well before COVID-19 was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and in coordination with local and state authorities. The decision to provide limited authorized access only for those students who received written approval to reside on campus during the online academic instruction period went into effect on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. CCU will calculate the prorated credit of housing, dining, and parking charges from this date. 

The University intends to credit student accounts on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, and eligible students will begin to receive funds as early as Friday, April 10, 2020. These credits will be applied to a student’s account in the current term—Spring 2020. If an eligible student’s account is paid in full, a direct deposit or paper check in the amount of the credit will be issued. Current account balances are viewable on WebAdvisor and will not reflect these credits for eligible students until April 7, 2020. 

As per CHE’s guidance, students who remain enrolled for the remainder of the semester are eligible for these credits. Those students who have been granted extraordinary approval to continue living on campus during the University’s delivery of online instruction are not eligible for a credit. Tuition and other academic and student service fees will not be credited as CCU will continue to provide instruction, academic resources, and critical student services online as per its academic continuity plan and adjusted hours schedule in accordance with its mission and Governor Henry McMaster’s Executive Orders.

Residential students not granted extraordinary approval to remain on campus will be eligible for the housing, dining, and parking credit without regard to their move-out date. Please remain safe and comply with all local, state, and federal guidance regarding physical distancing and relevant travel, shelter-in-place, and stay-at-home orders. 

The University Housing Call Center is open now and move-out appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 3-5. CCU intends to make more move-out appointments available in early June, in accordance with the local, state, and federal guidance. Residents should monitor their CCU email account or call 843-349-6400 for more information. 

Members of the CCU community may read the full text of CHE’s news release at its website: che.sc.gov.


 

March 19, 2020

To:               Area media
From:          Coastal Carolina University
Re:              Board of Trustees executive committee meeting                         

An Executive Committee meeting of the Coastal Carolina University board of trustees will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020, at 2 p.m. via teleconference. The agenda is below.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Review of University Academic Continuity Plan and University Operations
    1. Executive Session (personnel matters related to adjusted operations)
  3. Old Business
  4. Adjournment

 

March 18, 2020

In an effort to ensure student success during the upcoming period of distance learning and academic continuity, a variety of free academic resources are available for students. 

CCU has partnered with VitalSource to provide free access to e-books for students who may have lost access to course materials. If students previously accessed textbooks via the library, shared a book with a classmate, or left a book on campus, visit bookshelf.vitalsource.com. Students must sign up using their University accounts (@coastal.edu). 

Barnes and Noble Education, Inc. is also offering free e-textbooks for students impacted by COVID-19 campus closures. 

Additional digital learning resources are available here. 

Students do not need to return to campus to obtain books or notes. Faculty are advised, and will not presume, that students have physical materials in their possession. 

The Kimbel Library will be available for online requests via chat, text message, email, or phone to offer reference assistance as well as downloadable resources, such as scanned materials for course reserves. 

In addition, visit the COVID-19 FAQs with helpful information on specific topics. The University is also updating an Adjusted Student Services List to include daily hours of operation for essential services.  

Coastal Carolina University continues to closely monitor current COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) developments in South Carolina, domestically, and abroad.  

Additional information will be provided as we continue responding to these fluid circumstances. 


 

March 15, 2020

The University has received the order from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster closing all public schools including state-supported colleges, universities, and technical colleges.

The order also provides that personnel designated as essential or otherwise deemed necessary by the university may be required to work during the period of closure. At this time, Coastal Carolina University is proceeding with its normal spring break operations observed and all personnel are expected to report to work for their regular schedules on Monday, March 16.

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, the University will also be re-examining our determination of essential employees to adapt to COVID-19 circumstances. Employees will receive additional guidance from department heads tomorrow regarding their requirements for work during the closure.

The CDC considers the following employees to be at higher risk for COVID-19:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

If you are in this group and are concerned, we ask that you contact your supervisor.

As usual, if you are unable to report to work, please follow your departments standard practice for requesting time off.

Also, please remember, as per CDC guidelines, if you are sick, or have a reasonable suspicion that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home, notify your supervisor, and seek medical attention.


 

March 11, 2020

To:               Area media
From:         Coastal Carolina University
Re:              COVID-19 Advisories                     

Coastal Carolina University is communicating detailed messages to the campus community on the CCU Advisory page. Please monitor this page for information on decisions being made regarding COVID-19. This page should serve as your information source.

For your convenience,  the latest information that was provided to the University campus is provided below:

Coastal Carolina University’s administration and emergency management teams have been working diligently executing our response plan for the COVID-19 virus and its potential impacts. Based on the most recent data and guidelines provided by the CDC and DHEC, and now that the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, CCU will extend spring break for students through March 20. Classes will resume on March 23.

Campus operations, including residence halls and dining services, are open.

All faculty and staff should report for their regular work schedules. Faculty will receive direction from the Office of the Provost regarding next week’s activities.

If you or your family member is ill, please follow CDC guidelines, stay home, take appropriate precautions, and seek medical attention. If you are unable to report to work due to illness, please notify your supervisor.

Students with cold and/or flu-like symptoms are strongly encouraged to call Student Health Services at 843-349-6543.

In addition to the University’s comprehensive and ongoing cleaning program in academic, administrative, athletic, dining, and residential areas, custodial staff will increase cleaning frequency in high touch public areas.

At this time, all non-essential University-sponsored travel is suspended, both domestic and international. Employee requests for exceptions should be made to the vice president of your area for consideration. This does not include personal activity, but we urge you to reconsider travel plans to areas that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Please pay close attention to your email. The University will continue to communicate information to faculty, staff and students through email, and will post updates on the CCU advisory page.


 

March 3, 2020

Media should refer to coastal.edu/advisory for the latest updates that have been sent to the CCU campus community regarding operations affected by the coronavirus.


 

Feb. 25, 2020

To:       Area media
From:   Horry County Higher Education Commission committee
Re:       Meeting

The Horry County Higher Education Commission will have a meeting on Feb. 27, 2020, at 5 p.m. in the Dawsey Conference Room of the Edward M. Singleton Building at Coastal Carolina University. An agenda is below.

For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.                    

I.          Call to Order                                                                           Ms. Ruth Kearns, Chair            

II.        Welcome Guests & Ex-Officio Members                                 Ms. Ruth Kearns

III.       Roll Call to Establish Quorum                                                Ms. Mirinda Chestnut

IV.       Approval of Minutes for January 16, 2020                              Ms. Ruth Kearns

V.        Approval of Financial Statements                                           Mr. Travis Dannelly

                        thru January 31, 2020                                                            

VI.       President’s Report                                                                   Dr.  David DeCenzo

            Committee Reports

A.   Finance/Budget/Audit                                                         Mr. Travis Dannelly

            (Executive Session if necessary)

B.   Contractual Agreements/Institutional Support                       Dr. Loring Ross

            (Executive Session if necessary)

C.   CCU Colleges Support Committee                                       Dr. Janis Chesson                                              (Executive Session if necessary)

D.   Scholarship Committee                                                            Ms. Vicki Blair

            (Executive Session if necessary)

E.    Nominating/Legislative                                                      Mr. Joseph O. Burroughs

            (Executive Session if necessary)

F.    Executive Committee                                                         Ms. Ruth Kearns

            (Executive Session if necessary)

VII.      Old Business                                                                            Ms. Ruth Kearns                      

VIII.    New Business                                                                           Ms. Ruth Kearns

IX.       Adjournment  


 

Feb. 19, 2020

To:               Area media
From:          Coastal Carolina University
Re:               A Talk on the South Carolina Primary Election

Coastal Carolina University is hosting H. Gibbs Knotts and Jordan Ragusa from the College of Charleston on Monday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. to discuss their new book "First in the South: Why South Carolina's Presidential Primary Matters" less than a week before the primary happens. The public presentation will be in the Johnson Auditorium, Room 116 of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. Media are invited to attend; Knotts and Ragusa will be available for interviews.

Knotts is the interim dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston. Ragusa is the associate chair of the Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston. They are the co-directors of the American Politics Research Team there, as well. 

South Carolina's presidential primary is Feb. 29.


 

Feb. 17, 2020

To:               Area media
From:          Coastal Carolina University
Re:               CCU alumnus Brandon Brown to race at Daytona Feb. 15              

Coastal Carolina University alumnus Brandon Brown will race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway coming up on Feb. 15. Brown’s sixth-place finish at Daytona in 2019 makes him a driver to watch.

Brown started racing a part-time schedule in 2014-2015 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with eight starts and a best finish of 14th at Dover. In 2016, he ran both the truck series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with a best finish in the latter of 23rd at Miami. He had 10 starts in 2017 in the Xfinity Series with a best finish of 17th at Dover, and in 2018, he saw six starts and a best finish of 18th. Brown saw his best finish in 2019 at Daytona, where he finished sixth.


 

Feb. 17, 2020

To:               Area media
From:          Coastal Carolina University
Re:              Board of Trustees athletics committee meeting                         

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings planned for Feb. 20-21, 2020. On Thursday and Friday, the committees will flow from one meeting to the next. All meetings will be held in the Wall Boardroom, Room 222 of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. Agendas are attached. 

Thursday, Feb. 20
(Meetings will commence at 9 a.m.)

Finance, Planning and Facilities Committee
Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
Student Affairs and Retention Committee
Lunch/Executive Session (legal update, personnel matters and contractual matters)

Executive Session will begin at approximately noon. The first committee meeting will begin subsequent to Executive Session at approximately 1 p.m. It is anticipated that the committee meetings will be held for one hour, but some committees may last longer or shorter than anticipated.

Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs Committee
Athletics Committee
Government Affairs Committee

Friday, Feb. 21
(Meetings will commence at 9 a.m.)

Executive Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
General Board Meeting
(The meeting will begin subsequent to Executive Session at approximately 10 a.m.)


 

Feb. 4, 2020

To:               Area media
From:          Coastal Carolina University
Re:              Board of Trustees athletics committee meeting                         

There will be a meeting of the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees athletic committee on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at approximately 1 p.m. via conference call.


 

Jan. 16, 2020

To:       Area media
From:  Coastal Carolina University
Re:      Mayors’ Roundtable Event

Coastal Carolina University’s Cultural Arts Committee will present a Mayors’ Roundtable featuring area leaders discussing collaborative projects with CCU with a focus on the arts and humanities on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium (Wall 116). The event is free and open to the public.

Georgetown Mayor Brendan Barber, Conway Mayor Barbara Jo Blain-Bellamy, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune, and North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley will gather on the CCU campus for a public forum on initiatives related to their respective cities. The panel will be moderated by Sara Sobota, publications editor of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

The Wall Building is located at 119 Chanticleer Dr W. on the main campus of CCU.

Please contact Sara Sobota, ssobota@coastal.edu or 843-349-2507, for questions about the event or Martha Hunn, Associate Vice President and Chief Communication Officer, at 843-349-2962 for media inquiries.


 

Jan. 15, 2020

To:       Area media
From:   Coastal Carolina University
Re:       Fall commencement ceremonies

Coastal Carolina University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI@CCU) will present Pop-up Panels for breaking news events this semester. The first panel, titled The United States and Iran: Prospects for Peace and War, will present on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Burroughs and Chapin Center located at 290 Allied Drive on CCU's east campus.

Summary and Agenda

January 2020 finds the United States and Iran in one of the most tense moments of their troubled relationship. How close to war are we with Iran, and what avenues are there for peace in what is arguably the world’s most volatile region? CCU’s OLLI presents a panel of experts who will address the many facets of this conflict.

Panelists and their discussions include:

  • Christopher Ferrero, Ph.D. – The strategic aspect of the relationship between the U.S. and Iran, what both sides seek, and the core aspects of the Iranian nuclear program.
  • Christopher Gunn, Ph.D. – Iran’s regional proxies, especially Hezbollah, and how Iran makes use of them.
  • Joseph Fitsanakis, Ph.D. – The current security situation and what the recent attacks tell us about that situation.
  • Samih Baalbaki – Other thoughts about the situation between the U.S. and Iran.

Please contact Carol Osborne, Ph.D., Director of Academic and Community Outreach at 843-349-2658 for questions about the event, or Martha Hunn, Associate Vice President and Chief Communication Officer at 843-349-2962 for media inquiries.


 

Jan. 13, 2020

To:       Area media
From:   Horry County Higher Education Commission committee
Re:       Meeting

The Horry County Higher Education Commission will have a meeting on Jan. 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. in the Dawsey Conference Room of the Edward M. Singleton Building at Coastal Carolina University. An agenda is below.

For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.

I.          Call to Order                                                                             Ms. Ruth Kearns, Chair             

II.         Welcome Guests & Ex-Officio Members                            Ms. Ruth Kearns             

III.        Roll Call to Establish Quorum                                               Ms. Mirinda Chestnut

IV.        Approval of Minutes for October 17, 2019                        Ms. Ruth Kearns

            and November 12, 2019

V.         Approval of Financial Statements                                        Mr. Travis Dannelly

                        thru December 31, 2019                                                                     

VI.        President’s Report                                                                   Dr.  David DeCenzo

            Committee Reports

A.   Finance/Budget/Audit                                                      Mr. Travis Dannelly

            (Executive Session if necessary)

B.   Contractual Agreements/Institutional Support            Dr. Loring Ross

            (Executive Session if necessary)

C.   CCU Colleges Support Committee                                   Dr. Janis Chesson                                                                                      (Executive Session if necessary)

D.   Scholarship Committee                                                     Ms. Vicki Blair

            (Executive Session if necessary)

E.    Nominating/Legislative                                                    Mr. Joseph O. Burroughs

            (Executive Session if necessary)

F.    Executive Committee                                                        Ms. Ruth Kearns

            (Executive Session if necessary)

VII.       Old Business                                                                              Ms. Ruth Kearns                      

VIII.      New Business                                                                            Ms. Ruth Kearns

Special Resolution                         

IX.        Adjournment  


 

Dec. 16, 2019

To:               Area media
From:          Coastal Carolina University
Re:              Board of Trustees special meeting                         

There will be a meeting of the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at approximately 9 a.m. in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Building boardroom (Room 222).


 

Dec. 13, 2019

This message was communicated to the Coastal Carolina University campus Friday afternoon.

Message from Coastal Carolina University Leadership

In the past 24 hours, Coastal Carolina University officials were made aware of a social media post that a student made on their personal social media account that showed disturbing language and conduct, including words that are extremely racist. The language and behavior displayed in the video is deeply harmful and contrary to the values and standards we expect of our students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni. Campus leadership is taking appropriate action in response to this video being posted on social media, following up with students involved to determine appropriate steps, and providing support to members of our community.   

We continue to believe that there is absolutely no place among the CCU community—nor any community—for  behavior or language that degrades any individual’s or group’s race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, disability, religious beliefs, or other identities.

Our core institutional values are truth, respect, integrity, and excellence. These values directly oppose words and actions of hate and division.  We ask all of Teal Nation today and every day to reflect on these values and apply them to your lives. This is what it truly means to be a Chanticleer.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion and equity and creating an inclusive learning, living and working environment where all members of Teal Nation feel they are welcomed, respected, valued, and supported. Let us all – faculty, staff, students, and alumni – come together as one united Teal Nation.

Nov. 8, 2019

To:       Area media
From:   Horry County Higher Education Commission
Re:       Meeting

The Horry County Higher Education Commission have a meeting on Nov. 12, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of 450-A Century Circle on east campus. An agenda is below.

For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.

I.  Call to Order     Ruth Kearns

II. Roll Call            Mirinda Chestnut

III. Motion to Approve Portion of Minutes from Oct. 17, 2019, Appointing New Bank Signers/Disbursement Approvers 

IV. Adjournment   Ruth Kearns


 

Oct. 8, 2019

To:               Area media

From:          Coastal Carolina University

Re:              Board of Trustees meetings                        

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings and events planned for Oct. 10-11, 2019. Committee meetings will flow from one meeting to the next. All meetings will be held in the Brooks Stadium West Zone Suite. Media may park in visitor lots; the closest visitor lot to Brooks Stadium is in front of the Atheneum Hall Alumni Center (No. 13 on the map).

For more information, call Nedy Campbell at 843-349-2005.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 9 a.m.

  • Executive Session (legal update, personnel, and contractual matters)
    • The first committee meeting will begin subsequent to executive session. It is anticipated that each of the committee meetings will be held for one hour, but some committees may take longer or shorter than anticipated.
  • Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
  • Student Affairs and Retention Committee
  • Lunch
  • Finance, Planning, and Facilities Committee
  • Advancement, Marketing, and Alumni Affairs Committee
  • Athletics Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 9 a.m.

  • Audit Committee (executive session if necessary)
  • Executive Committee (executive session if necessary)
  • Regular Board Meeting (will begin subsequent to committee meetings at approximately 10 a.m.)

 

Oct. 7, 2019

To:         Area media
From:    Coastal Carolina University
Re:         Launch of Women in Technology graduate certificate

On Oct. 9 at 11 a.m., Coastal Carolina University and the HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is launching the Women in Technology graduate certificate. Megan Raymond, national education development executive from Apple, will deliver a keynote address as part of the launch.

The program provides degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students a complex understanding of culture, workplace dynamics, and leadership in technology. Using an interdisciplinary lens, students will study the business environment and culture of the technology industry, particularly focused on the ways in which gender, race, and class intersect to shape the experiences of women and other underrepresented groups in the industry.

Students will develop essential skills needed to become successful leaders and managers within this rapidly expanding field. As part of the program, students may choose to pursue certification in Swift, the programming language created by Apple for building iOS apps, or pursue a technology skill development track.

“This graduate certificate is meant to immediately address needs in the industry for women to have the leadership and technology skills required to advance,” said Sara Hottinger, dean of the HTC Honors College.

The event will take place in the Alford Ballroom inside Atheneum Hall Alumni Center on Coastal Carolina University’s campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 9. Media are invited to attend, and interview opportunities with Hottinger, Associate Dean Megan McIlreavy, and information technology major and honors student Jeanne Dehetre will be available.


 

Aug. 31, 2019
CCU weather advisory

For information about Coastal Carolina University in regard to Hurricane Dorian, please check coastal.edu/advisory. That advisory page will be updated regularly throughout the weather event to communicate important information to the campus community.


 

 

Aug. 13, 2019

To:       Area media
From:   Horry County Higher Education Commission
Re:       Meeting

The Horry County Higher Education Commission have a meeting on Aug. 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the Dawsey Conference Room in the Singleton Building on the main Conway campus. An agenda is below.

For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.

I.          Call to Order                                                                            Interim Chair Tiffany Andrews

II.        Roll Call to Establish Quorum                                                  Mirinda Chestnut

III.      Approval of Minutes for May 16, 2019, and July 30, 2019      Andrews

IV.       Approval of Financial Statements through June 30, 2019      Greg Thompson

V.         President's Report                                                                   David A. DeCenzo

VI.        Committee Reports (will go into executive session if necessary)                                                              
             A. Finance/Budget/Audit                                                              Ruell Hicks
             B. Contractual Agreements/Institutional Support                           Vicki Blair
             C. Development Centers Support                                                Travis Dannelly
             D. Executive                                                                              Andrews
                 Former commissioner/EC member Johnny Vaught
             E. Special Bylaws Committee                                                      Joseph O. Burroughs
                 Proposed amendments to bylaws 
             F. Nominating/legislative                                                             Andrews

VII.       Old Business
                                                                           Andrews
             Band Hall update

VIII.     New Business
                                                                          Andrews

IX.        Adjournment                                                                           Andrews


 

Aug. 7, 2019

To:               Area media
From:          Coastal Carolina University/Darlington Raceway
Re:              NASCAR driver Brandon Brown throwback car unveiling                         

Coastal Carolina University and Brandonbilt Racing will be revealing NASCAR driver and CCU alumnus Brandon Brown’s throwback car at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 13 starting at 11:30 a.m.

The event is in conjunction with Darlington Raceway’s Throwback Weekend that focuses on the years 1990-1994. Brown’s No. 86 Coastal Carolina ZL1 Chevrolet Camaro throwback look will pay homage to Terry Labonte’s 1993 Kellogg’s Cornflakes car; 1993 is the year CCU achieved status as an independent, public institution. Media are invited to cover this event; Brown and Labonte will both be available for interviews, as will Kerry Tharp, president of Darlington Raceway.

Brown, 25, graduated from CCU in 2018 with a degree in communication and now races full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 68 and No. 86 Chevrolet Camaros for Brandonbilt. This is the third year that CCU is the driver and car sponsor of Brandon Brown.

Labonte started his racing career at Darlington in 1978 and is a two-time NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. He was named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers in 1998 and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2016.

Darlington Raceway is located at 1301 Harry Byrd Highway in Darlington, S.C. If you plan to attend, please reach out to Dennis Worden, senior director of communications at Darlington Raceway, at 843-395-8823 or dworden@darlingtonraceway.com.

Watch: Brandon Brown ‘18 reflects on how CCU prepared him for a future on the track, in the workplace, and as an individual.
Read: Brandon Brown: In the Fast Lane
Information: darlingtonraceway.com


 

July 29, 2019

2019 Coastal Carolina Football Media Day

When: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

Where: Hall of Fame room (third floor of the Marrio & Josh Norman Field House)

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Who: Head Coach Jamey Chadwell and six players will be available for interviews

  • Head Coach Jamey Chadwell – 1-1:20 p.m.
  • Defense – Silas Kelly, C.J. Brewer, Sterling Johnson – 1:20 – 1:40 p.m.
  • Offense – CJ Marable, Ethan Howard, Shadell Bell – 1:40 – 2:00 p.m.

In order to keep the student-athletes on their schedule for report day, times will be forced.

Fall Camp Media Availability:

  • Fall camp practices are open to the media and interviews for players and coaches are available PROVIDED THAT THERE IS A 24-HOUR REQUEST/NOTICE ahead of time to Kevin Davis (kdavis6@coastal.edu) for approval.
  • Interviews will take place BEFORE practices during fall camp – approximately 15-20 minutes before the start of practice.
  • Practice times for fall camp are listed below:

Thursday, Aug. 1 – Report Day/Media Day (No practice)

Friday, Aug. 2 – 7:50 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 3 – 3:45 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 4 – No Practice

Monday, Aug. 5 – 7:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 6 – 7:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 7 – 7:50 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8 – 7:50 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9 – 7:50 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10 – 2:05 p.m. – Fan Appreciation Day

Sunday, Aug. 11 – OFF

Monday, Aug. 12 – 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13 – 9:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14 – 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15 – 9:45 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 16 – 9:45 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17 – Noon

Sunday, Aug. 18 – OFF


 

July 26, 2019

The Horry County Higher Education Commission have a call-in meeting on July 30, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the conference room at 450-A Century Circle in Conway. An agenda is below. For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.

I.          Call to Order                                                                          Interim Chair Tiffany Andrews

II.        Roll Call to Establish Quorum                                                Mirinda Chestnut

III.      Proposed Motion                                                                     Vicki Blair

Motion to approve Why I Love CCU Scholarship awards as presented by the Contractual Agreements/Institutions Support Committee for the FY 2019/20 term.

IV.       Adjournment                                                                           Andrews


July 25, 2019

Coastal Carolina University has been hosting a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (C-SURF) program all summer long, which culminates in a colloquium on July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon on CCU’s main Conway campus. The colloquium will be a showcase of oral presentations by the student participants in the 10-week C-SURF program. The students in the program were selected from a national pool of candidates working in conjunction with CCU science faculty.

An agenda is available that includes the details of the presentations. Media are invited to attend the colloquium to learn more about the student participants and the National Science Foundation-funded program. Interviews with program leaders Sathish Kumar, assistant professor in the Department of Computing Sciences, and William Ambrose, CCU professor and vice dean of the School of Coastal Environment, are available upon request. For more information, click here.

Please email news@coastal.edu if you plan to cover this event. 


July 23, 2019

In recognition of the generosity of Sunny Gupta, a leading software entrepreneur and 1992 graduate of Coastal Carolina University, CCU will rename the College of Science during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. The gift, one of the largest ever received by the University, will provide financial resources and student scholarship support for the college, which boasts more than 4,300 students and has the largest enrollment of CCU’s six academic colleges. 

Media are invited and encouraged to cover the event, held adjacent to the Science II building at 107 Chanticleer Drive. Parking is available in the lot across Chanticleer Drive from Science II. Gupta and CCU administrators will be available for interviews.

Gupta, a native of Chandigarh, India, earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics in three years from Coastal. As a student, he served as an intern in the Chancellor’s Office, a resident adviser and as president of the International Club. He also worked in the computer science lab. Gupta is the cofounder and CEO of Apptio, one of the nation’s fastest-growing software as a service (SaaS) companies. Founded in 2007, Apptio is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with an additional 15 offices around the world. Gupta led Apptio to an initial public offering in September 2016 then its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in January 2019 for $1.94 billion. He won the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Pacific Northwest.

Please email news@coastal.edu if you plan to cover this event. A press release, photos and video will be available after the event.


July 15, 2019

Two committees of the Horry County Higher Education Commission have meetings on July 18, 2019. The Contractual Agreements/Institutional Support committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at 450-A Century Circle in Conway, and the Development Centers Support Committee will meet at 1 p.m. in the Edwards Conference Room, Room 101 of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Building on Coastal Carolina University's main campus. Agendas for both committee meetings are available.

For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.


June 11, 2019                       

There will be a meeting of the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the President’s Conference Room in the Edward M. Singleton Building (Room 103). An agenda is below.

I.      Call to Order
II.     Roll Call
III.    Executive Session (Contractual/Legal Matters)
IV.     Standing Committee Motions
        A. Finance Planning and Facilities
            1. Review of Bond Counsel’s Opinion Regarding use of Sales Tax Proceeds to Defray State Institution Bond Debt Service. Upon review, request the approval of the Resolution that provides for the defeasance of all outstanding maturities of the Series 2010A State Institution Bonds (Motion 19-36).
            2. Request the approval and adoption of the proposed tuition and fees as presented in the Proposed Budget for FY 2019-2020 (Motion 19-16).
            3. Request the approval and adoption of the proposed room and board rates as presented in the Proposed Budget for the 2019-2020 Academic Year (Motion 19-17).
            4. Request the approval of course lab fees as presented in the Proposed Budget for the 2019-2020 Academic Year (Motion 19-18).
            5. Request approval to review the dependent child/spouse scholarship program (Motion 19-37).
            6. Request approval for discretionary fund David A. DeCenzo, University president, in the amount of $350,000, for fiscal year 2019-2020 (Motion 19-19).
V.      Executive session (if necessary)
VI.    Other business
VII.   Adjournment

June 5, 2019               

The CCU Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on June 7, 2019, at noon. The meeting will be conducted in the President's Conference Room, Room 103, located in the Singleton Building. An agenda for the meeting will be provided.


Feb. 19, 2019

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings planned for Feb. 21-22, 2019. Committee meetings will flow from one meeting to the next. All meetings will be held in the boardroom of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. Agendas are attached. For more information, call Nedy Campbell at 843-349-2005. 

Thursday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.

  • Finance, Planning and Facilities Committee
  • Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
  • Student Affairs and Retention Committee
  • Lunch/Executive Session – (legal update, personnel and contractual matters)
    • Lunch will be served around noon, and executive session will begin at that time. The first committee meeting will begin subsequent to executive session at approximately 1 p.m. Each posted meeting will follow thereafter in consecutive fashion. 
  • Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs Committee
  • Athletics Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee

Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m.

  • Audit Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Executive Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Regular board meeting

The meeting will begin subsequent to Executive Session at approximately 10 a.m.


 

Jan. 8, 2019

This notice is being distributed on behalf of U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OPIOID SUMMIT

Jan. 10, 2019, 2:15–3 p.m. in the Singleton Ballroom on the campus of Coastal Carolina University

Area media representatives are invited to attend a Media Briefing following a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in our communities. Attendees will include educators, law enforcement, treatment administrators, civic leaders and recovering addicts.

Agenda

2:15–2:30 p.m.      Media arrival and setup.

2:30–3 p.m.           U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon will brief media representatives regarding the opioid epidemic in Horry and Florence counties following a community roundtable discussion. Other community leaders will also be available to speak to the media.

This event is co-sponsored by Coastal Carolina University.


 

Dec. 11, 2018

To:               Area media

From:          Coastal Carolina University

Re:              Board of Trustees meetings and commencement                        

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings and events planned for Dec. 13-14, 2018, including fall commencement. Committee meetings will flow from one meeting to the next. All meetings will be held in the boardroom of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, except where noted. Agendas are attached. For more information, call Nedy Campbell at 843-349-2005.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m.

  • Finance, Planning and Facilities Committee
  • Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
  • Student Affairs and Retention Committee
  • Executive Session
  • Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs Committee
  • Athletics Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee

Friday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.

  • Audit Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Executive Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Regular Board Meeting

The meeting will begin subsequent to Executive Committee at approximately 10 a.m.

  • Commencement: E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration; Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts; and the HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2 p.m., HTC Center
  • Commencement: Spadoni College of Education and College of Science, 6 p.m., HTC Center

The fall commencement speaker is Barbara Blain-Bellamy, mayor of Conway.


 

Oct. 9, 2018                    

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings and events planned for Oct. 12. The committee meetings originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, have been canceled due to the potential severe weather impact from Hurricane Michael.

Committee meetings will be held consecutively, with one meeting beginning with the conclusion of the previous meeting. All meetings will be held in the boardroom of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration (Room 222), except where noted. Agendas are attached. For more information, call Nedy Campbell at 843-349-2005.  

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, 9 a.m.

  • Executive Session
  • Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
  • Finance, Planning and Facilities Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Regular board meeting (The board meeting will begin subsequent to the executive committee at approximately 10 a.m.)

Establishment and naming of the Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Blanton Park in front of Kearns Hall, 1 p.m.


 

Oct. 4, 2018
Re: Naming of Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at CCU

Area media are invited to attend the establishment and naming of the Honors College for Interdisciplinary Studies at CCU on Oct. 12, 1 p.m. at Blanton Park. This event was rescheduled from Sept. 11 due to Hurricane Florence. Please email cpsmith1@coastal.edu if you plan to attend.


Sept. 25, 2018
Re: Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit

The Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit hosted by the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at Coastal Carolina University has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of Oct. 5 due to Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding. Preregistrations for this event will be honored. The rescheduled date will be announced at a later time. Visit the Grant Center online for more information coastal.edu/business/grantcenter or follow on social media at @GrantCenterCCU.


Sept. 10, 2018
Re: VFW Post 10804 unveils solar panels funded by CCU student group

The ribbon-cutting ceremony on the solar panels installed at VFW Post 10804 in Little River has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of Sept. 12 due to Hurricane Florence. We will communicate information about a rescheduled ceremony at a later time. Information about the solar panel project funded by CCU students is available here. Thank you.


Sept. 10, 2018
Re: Establishment and naming of the Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

The ceremony to recognize the establishment and naming of the Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Coastal Carolina University has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of Sept. 11 due to Hurricane Florence. We will communicate information about a rescheduled ceremony at a later time. Thank you.


Sept. 9, 2018
CCU weather advisory

For information about Coastal Carolina University's status in regard to Hurricane Florence, please check coastal.edu/advisory. This advisory page will be updated regularly throughout the weather event to communicate important information to the campus community. Thank you!