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January | Lectures

Multicultural Student Services

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

The University community partakes in a celebration commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of unity and inclusion. This inspirational program includes a lecture and a performance by the Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors, CCU’s gospel choir.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public
(ticket required)

 
E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, College of Science, Community Business Engagement Institute (CoBE) and Conway Innovation Center

Entrepreneur Showcase: Business and Innovation on the Grand Strand

Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m.

This event employs a format similar to ABC-TV’s Shark Tank to celebrate innovative and entrepreneurial businesses along the Grand Strand. Local owners of successful established businesses present details of the mission and operation of their companies, and audience members vote for the “Grand Strand’s Best Start-Up.” In addition, business resource organizations such as SCORE and the South Carolina Research Authority offer tips, advice and information on resources available for establishing a small- or medium-sized business.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public
(ticket required)

Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Race on Campus

Thursday, Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m.

This panel discussion features CCU students, faculty and staff members who will reflect on the role race plays in our campus life.

As the student population of Coastal Carolina University experiences rapid expansion, the campus becomes home to growing numbers of students from different regions of the United States as well as international students. As one of the most diverse public institutions in the state, CCU’s diversity ranges beyond race to include religion and culture as well. CCU students bring a wide range of perspectives and experiences with them to campus, and this panel discussion offers a means for them as well as faculty and staff to reflect on their experiences and share their authentic perspectives with the audience.

Questions to be explored include: Is CCU a safe space where everyone feels welcome and accepted? Is CCU a free space where different and potentially opposing perspectives on race and other sensitive topics can be expressed without fear of repercussions? What can be done to make our campus both safe and free at the same time?

Johnson Auditorium, Wall 116
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)