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Office of Intercultural and Inclusion Services


Thursday, Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m.

This program is the culmination of a weeklong series of events celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The evening begins with a Night of the Arts featuring student performers as well as Galen Abdur-Razzaq, a jazz flutist, educator, and lecturer who performs on college campuses across the country. Following the performances, guests proceed to Wheelwright Auditorium along a historical timeline of student groups exhibiting historic protests. At Wheelwright, Simeon Daise, advocate and actor known for his role on Nickelodeon’s Gullah Gullah Island, presents the keynote address.

Night of the Arts: Singleton Ballroom 

Keynote speaker: Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public

The Department of History & Phi Alpha Theta

Philip Whalen: “French Indochina”

Friday, Jan. 24, 1:30 p.m.

Philip Whalen will identify the origins of French interests in South East Asia and discuss the colonial relations that ensued between the 1870s and the 1950s. Whalen is Professor of History in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. He is the author of five books, most recently Place and Locality in Modern France (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014) along with articles in numerous disciplines, including: Contemporary European History; Cultural Analysis, Ruralia, The Journal of Folklore Research, Social Identities, Nature Geoscience, and The Journal of Wine Research. He is currently working on the educational curriculum of American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and a historical geography of the celebrated Clos de Bèze vineyards in Burgundy, France.

Burroughs & Chapin Center, Room 100
Admission: Free and open to the public


Cultural Arts Committee


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

This event brings together four area mayors: Brenda Bethune, Myrtle Beach; Barbara Jo Blain-Bellamy, Conway; Marilyn Hatley, North Myrtle Beach; and Brendon Barber, Georgetown. These leaders discuss current projects and collaborations between their respective cities and Coastal Carolina University as well as potential future partnerships.

Johnson Auditorium, Wall 116
Admission: Free and open to the public



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

Guest lecturer Kristina Grob, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina at Sumter, presents a consideration of Virginia Wolf’s To the Lighthouse in the context of Iris Murdoch’s moral philosophy.

Edwards, Wall 256
Admission: Free and open to the public