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CCU psychology professor Dr. William Hills receives Fulbright to work in gerontology education in Poland in 2018 - 2019
May 2018

Billy HillProfessor William Hills, a professor of psychology in CCU’s College of Science, has been awarded a Fulbright to Poland for 2018/19 on the topic, “The Importance of Gerontology Education: Making Career Choices for the Future of Poland.”  His grant will involve teaching students at the Medical University of Lublin and working with colleagues there to further service delivery efforts and integration of older adults into all levels of Polish society.  Coastal Carolina University has 19 Fulbright scholars among its current faculty and staff, and 12 former Fulbright scholars among its retired faculty and staff.  Professor Hills, who has previously received a Fulbright in 2013 to teach at Russian State Social University in Moscow, Russia, and who participated in a Fulbright Group Hays project to Poland in 2003, is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2018-2019. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education. Click here to read the full story »

CCU Students and Faculty Participate in Eurasian Security Workshops in Kazbegi and Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
June 2018

lliauni Award

Eight CCU students studying Intelligence and National Security Studies or Political Science led by three faculty from the Department of Politics (Mariam Dekanozishvili, Richard Aidoo and Nora Fisher Onar) in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, participated in the Summer School “Security in the Eurasian Region” jointly organized by CCU and Ilia State University in the Republic of Georgia (June 7-15, 2018).  The eight CCU students were joined by twelve Georgian students. Together, the students had an opportunity to participate in various workshops on the topic of Eurasian Security taught by CCU and Ilia State University professors in the mountain town of Kazbegi. The program concluded with the visit to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. After briefings by government officials at the Ministry of Defense Training Center and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CCU students visited the historic Tbilisi downtown. Summer School participants were awarded certificates at the closing banquet at Ilia State University. “This is a unique experiential learning opportunity for CCU students. Within this past week, our students not only obtained new perspectives regarding Georgia and the wider Eurasian region, but also forged new friendships with their Georgian peers. The Summer School provided opportunity for cultural exchange and joint learning. This constitutes a true global experience,” commented Dr. Dekanozishvili, who developed and co-led the program.

Coastal Carolina University graduates 12 students in China and signs new agreement
June 2018

 China Agreement

On June 13, 2018, at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China, Coastal Carolina University President David DeCenzo recognized 12 students who were part of a 1+2+1 Sino-American Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development (CHEPD) double degree program at CCU in a joint graduation ceremony with participating Chinese universities.  President DeCenzo also signed a new agreement to expand cooperation by adding a new experimental class in Business and Accounting with Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunications to support enhanced recruitment of Chinese students by sending a few CCU professors each year to teach in China.   President DeCenzo was also invited once again to present on the China- US Presidents’ Forum at the annual meeting and graduation event.  His topic was innovation in higher education cooperation.

“Our partnerships in China have led to enhanced student recruitment, faculty exchange, cooperation in creative endeavors, and higher visibility of the quality of CCU programs abroad," said Darla Domke-Damonte, who began the cooperation with China in 2007.

CCU delegation explores cooperation with the University of the West Indies
February 2018

 University of the West Indies

CCU representatives met with schools, institutes and colleges at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus in Jamaica to explore collaboration in teaching, research, and exchange.  The group’s visit  was coordinated through Ambassador Richard Bernal’s office at UWI and CCU’s Center for Global Engagement. Ambassador Bernal serves as the pro-vice-chancellor of global affairs at UWI. Participating in the visit from CCU were representatives from three colleges: Teresa Burns ( associate dean in the College of Science); Taylor Damonte (director of Clay Brittain Jr. Center for Resort Tourism from the Wall College of Business); Wesley Fondren ( chair of the Department of Communication, Media, and Culture) and Frederick Wood ( chair of the Department of Politics), both from the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts; and Darla Domke-Damonte, associate provost for global affairs. 


CCU professor Billy Hills launches fourth book in series with Russian State Social University
February 2018

Billy Hill RSSU

CCU professor of psychology has launched his fourth book in cooperation with Russian State Social University.  Hills, who served as a Fulbright scholar at Russian State Social University in 2012 – 2013, has worked in cooperation to develop bilingual research work on a variety of contemporary topics over the past four years to which scholars from Russia and the USA have contributed. 


CCU Students Participate in the Model EU Conference in Brussels, Belgium
January 2018

CCU at the Model EU 2018

Five students from the Department of Politics, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts participated in the elite European Union (EU) Simulation program hosted by the Vesalius College in Brussels, in the capital of the European Union. The Model EU simulation involves over 20 universities from the US and Europe and brings over 120 students to the annual Model EU Conference. CCU students Madison Nowlin, Mary Casey, Connor Kilgore, Casey Mallon, and Shadda Corwin, were accompanied by Dr. Mariam Dekanozishvili and Dr. Frederick Wood, and successfully represented the Republic of Estonia. During the European Council simulation, students discussed urgent challenges in the EU, such as the refugee crisis, cybersecurity, transatlantic relations, etc. and adopted resolutions. In addition to daily negotiations, CCU students had a unique opportunity to visit the major EU institutions and meet EU officials. Model EU is one of the many experiential learning initiatives in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. “Model EU offers our students an opportunity to experience global diplomacy, hone their negotiation, public speaking, and leadership skills,” noted Mariam Dekanozishvili, assistant professor of politics, who has prepared and accompanied the students to Brussels.  


CCU professor leads undergraduate and graduate students on a marine research vessel off the coast of South America.
January 2018

Marine International Research

Till Hanebuth, Associate Professor of School of Coastal and Marine Systems Sciences at Coastal Carolina University, and two of his students are beginning their work aboard the German marine research vessel Sonne as part of an international team that is gathering data on the large Mar del Plata Canyon off Argentina for the upcoming six weeks. This research is important because the steep slope at the seaward limit of a continental margin, covered by thousands of feet of water, host canyons and mountains of similar dimension like we know it from the high mountains on land. These canyons act as main pathways for tides and ocean currents flowing up and down, but also allow for channelized, very substantial flow of sand from shallow waters down the slope into the ocean basins, which are several miles deep.


Falconry Festival Leaflet

Leslie Wallace, assistant professor of art history in the CCU Department of Visual Arts delivered a public lecture on falconry in ancient China at the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center at the Al Ain Zoo as part of the 4th International Falconry Festival. Please click for more information about programs and projects in the Department of Visual Arts


CCU Men’s Basketball Plays in Tournament in the Bahamas
November 2017

Men's Basketball

CCU’s men’s basketball team played as a part of the  2017 Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Tournament, winning third place in the tournament.  For more information, please check out the tournament webpage and for more information about CCU Men’s Basketball, please visit to GOCCUSPORTS.


Multiple CCU faculty participate in National Fulbright Association meeting.
November 5, 2017

 fulbright now

Professors William Hills, Daniel Ennis, Darla Domke-Damonte, and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Mimouna Zitouni participate in the National Fulbright Association meeting in Washington, DC. Hills and Ennis both had collaborative posters accepted to present at the meeting, and Domke-Damonte and Hills had a roundtable session accepted for presentation at the conference. CCU has 17 former Fulbrighters among its faculty, with three current faculty having awards and one student having received awards for 2017-18. CCU has developed a Fulbright Council with more than 20 members which actively mentors both faculty and student applications to the Fulbright award programs. For more information, please visit our Fulbright Initiative pages.


Recruiting in Taiwan with newest partner Oh!Study

Oh Study in Taiwan

Leisha DeRiso, Asst. Dir. of Recruitment and Admissions, spent a week traveling throughout Taiwan educating potential students on the opportunities available at CCU.  


CCU management faculty member awarded Best Paper in International Business Education at conference in Dubai, UAE
July 2017

 Cube Award

Assistant professor of management Nicholas Rhew was awarded the CUIBE Award for Best Paper in International Business Education for his paper, entitled "The essential role of international business education in the fight against political corruption." The award was presented on July 4, 2017, at the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education, which promotes best practices in international business education, at the conference held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


CCU professor of English Anna Oldfield will serve as Fulbright Specialist to Kazakhstan
September – October 2017

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Dr. Anna Oldfield will be working with  Kazakh Ablai Khan University of World Languages and International Relations on a Fulbright Specialist Project to undertake recording recording and translation of local culture in Kazakhstan in September – October 2017.


Prof. Anna Oldfield delivers invited lecture on “Memories don’t Burn: Azerbaijani Bardic Singing and the Persistence of Culture” at University of Bonn (Germany)
July 2017

Vortrag Oldfield


Second CCU faculty member awarded Fulbright for 2017-18 for research on Brexit
March 2017


Maggi Morehouse

Maggi Morehouse, the Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Cultures at Coastal Carolina University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research/Teaching Fulbright Award to the United Kingdom. Beginning in January 2018, she will be researching the attitudes of UK blacks toward Brexit.  For more information, please click here


CCU Computer Science Professor teaches in special experimental class program in China

CCU professor and department chair William Jones teaches as part of an innovative experimental class program in partnership with Huaqiao University in Xiamen, China.  Students in this China Higher Educational Professional Development (CHEPD) 1+2+1 program spend their first year in China taking coursework, including Professor Jones’s course and then transfer to the USA to complete an undergraduate degree in computer science.  Upon completion of degree requirements at CCU, they return to China to finish their Chinese degree requirements, earning both institutional diplomas! Please visit the CHEPD page for more information.

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Student Projects and Engagement Abroad

 

Gilman Scholarship Award first for CCU - Supports CCU student to study in Japan
July 2017

Jagger Weatherspoon, a history and a Coastal Carolina University history major and religious studies minor from Myrtle Beach, has been awarded a 2017 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Japan this coming academic year. Weatherspoon is the first CCU student to receive the scholarship, which seeks to strengthen intercultural understanding and prepare undergraduates for a global economy by increasing the number of American students who can study abroad. He will study at CCU partner institution, Osaka Gakuin University, for the Fall 2017 semester. For more information about the mentoring program to assist CCU students to apply for this program, please contact the Center for Global Engagement (843-349-2213) or check our our webpage.


CCU students represent Poland and Latvia at Model EEU conference in New York
March/April 2017

Leader EU

Eight CCU students participated in the Model EU conference in New York from March 31 – April 2, 2017, representing Poland and Latvia, as they discussed and adopted resolutions to address critical issues in the European Union.  According to assistant professor Mariam Dekanozishvili, who accompanied the group, this program is a wonderful opportunity for them to hone their negotiation and diplomacy skills.  For more information, click here.


First ever CCU Student Awarded Fulbright Research Grant
March 2017

Fulbright

Peter Seifarth has become the first CCU student to be awarded a Fulbright Research/Study Grant to conduct research on theatre in Nepal in 2017-18.  CCU has a Fulbright Council that offers mentoring assistance to students and faculty applying for Fulbright grants.  To learn more about Peter’s award and Fulbright at CCU, please click here.


CCU Rotaract Club supports project to help children getting cleft palate surgery in the Philippines
March 2017

International Phillipines

The Rotaract Club of Coastal Carolina University partnered with the Rotary and Rotaract Club of Dipolog City in the Rotary Smiles Project. The Rotary Smiles project, hosted by the International Children's Surgical Foundation and the Rotary Club of Dipolog City, provides over 70 children in Dipolog City surgery for cleft palate. The Rotaract Club of Coastal Carolina University made connections with the Rotaract Club of Dipolog City over the summer at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference in Washington D.C. The Rotaract Club of Coastal Carolina University mailed cards for the children in the Philippines and a banner signed by all the members to show support for the project. The club also made a $202 donation which was able to support over 30 children going through the surgery with toys, fruit, books, and water.


Eight CCU students represent USA at ISFiT Conference in Trondheim, Norway to discuss Discrimination
February 2017

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Eight students from the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University are currently in Norway to represent the USA at the biennial global event - International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) 2017 and are working with over 450 students from around the world to discuss discrimination. To read more about the event, please click here.

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Study Abroad

CCU Computer Science Professor teaches in special experimental class program in China