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CCU recognizes 16 students from 13 countries at sash ceremony
May 6, 2021
At the Spring 2021 Sash Ceremony, CCU honored 16 of our graduating international students from 13 countries. The Sash Ceremony is designed to celebrate our graduating international students and honor their accomplishment by awarding them with a sash with the U.S. flag on one side and the flag of their country on the other. This year, 31 CCU faculty and staff who have been recognized as being integral in providing exceptional service and support to our international students are also recognized. To see images from the event, please click here: Sash Ceremony Event Photos. You can also view the livestream of the event at: Sash Ceremony Livestream. To view the program for the event, please click here.
Three CCU students have recently been named recipients of the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) for foreign Mandarin/Chinese learners awarded by the Republic of China's Ministry of Education. The three students Tiffani McNeil, Joseph, and Audrey Oien (CCU alumnus) are excited about their opportunity to continue their Chinese language studies. The students will travel to the Republic of China (Taiwan) to begin their studies at National Taiwan Normal University in the coming months. The scholarship covers tuition, boarding and daily expenses for 12 months of study. More information can be found about the scholarship through the link below.
We want to celebrate one of our incredible CHEPD students, Zhou Yuhan. Yuhan is an accounting major from Huaqiao University in China. She will be finishing her CCU experience over the summer but in the two years that she has been a Chanticleer she has had an outsized impact as a student and leader. Yuhan is the current president of the Chinese Language and Culture Exchange Club and had a large part in helping the club win the Best Online Program for the 20-21 Academic Year. She is a straight A student who has been the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships including the Dean's Excellence Scholarship, Ray L Miller Scholarship, and the University Scholar Award. We celebrate Yuhan's dedication and success and look forward to her being a global leader in the future.
SILA award for Chinese Language and Culture Club
The Chinese Language and Culture Exchange Club, based in the Center of Global Engagement has won the Student Involvement Award (SILA) for best virtual program for the Academic Year 20-21. Given the fact that most programs during this past year were held in the virtual realm, this is a great acknowledgement of the hard work, dedication and commitment of the club its advisors and its members. Megan Shoop, a club member was on hand to receive the award for the club. We also like to thank Dr. Tan Xinyi, club president Zhou Yuhan and club advisor John King for dedication and hard work in helping the club grow and be successful. We celebrate their success in the Center for Global Engagement and look forward to more great programming in AY 21-22.
Winners of the Chinese Language and Culture Club Spring Calligraphy contest
Congratulations to our two winners of the Spring 21 Chinese Language and Culture Exchange Club Calligraphy Competition. Our two winners are Kiley Jillisky, a junior in Marine Science who won for ”most original calligraphy style”. Our winner for the “best idiom” is Dara Olufemi who is a sophomore in the Scholars Academy at CCU. We want to thank everyone for their great submissions and passion for Chinese idioms and language.
On April 22, from 9:30 to 11:35 on Earth Day, a high level event Solve Climate by 2030 will be held as part of the Global Week of Narxoz University with simultaneous translation in three languages. Narxoz University is a partner institution of Coastal Carolina University in Kazakhstan.
The event aims to promote dialogue between academic groups, students, society and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on national preparations for the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-26).
The number of seats are limited and registration is mandatory, so we recommend that you register as soon as possible using the registration link.
CCU and HS Koblenz Ecuador delegation participated in the Virtual 2021 Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS) conference
March 29-April 2.
Two students representing CCU in the event were Rae McArthur and Tyler Tran and where guided by associate professor Richard Kilroy from the department of Politics and Geography. The CCU students worked with their German peers to help create Proposed Draft Resolutions. We congratulate them and celebrate their hard work and success in the WMOAS.
Casey Woodling Shares about Peace Corps Opportunities
March 2, 2021 via Zoom
Join in to learn more about the Peace Corps and how you can get involved as Casey Woodling, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer with his wife in the rural village of Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar, shares his story and how to get involved. See more and get the link on the flyer.
CCU Fulbright Council Develops Robust Schedule of Events for Spring 2021 for Students, Faculty and Staff
February 24 - March 5, 2021 via Zoom
Take part in faculty scholar panels, student information sessions, training for advisors, and information sessions for how to develop successful student applications. Check out the links on the attached flyer for details.
Intercultural Language Resource Center launches programming in Spring 2021
Spring 2021 - Various Dates via Zoom
Join the Intercultural Language Resource Center for a variety of event series, talks and insights into all things intercultural and language related. Learn about the Opportunities in Language and Culture Series which promotes opportunities for furthering your language studies through scholarships and fellowships. You can also join in the Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Series: “Language and Social Change”. These talks include film screenings and discussions on various topics of diversity, equity and inclusion. You might also be interested in the Intercultural News Analysis that deep dives into news analysis guided by the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief Language Officers, or practice your language skills through the Language Windows events which pair language learners to help improve your foreign language skills. These events will occurring all during the Spring semester and you don’t want to miss out. These events are funded in part by a generous grant from the US Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies Foreign Language 9UISFL) Program. For more information about the Intercultural Language Resource Center and specific events, times and locations, please visit the website at: https://www.coastal.edu/ilrc/.
CCU hosts annual CIDD Summer School Program with 14 students from 5 countries
Coastal Carolina University hosts the Summer School Program for the Consortium of International Double Degrees (CIDD), which CCU joined in 2004. This year 14 students from 5 countries are participating in the program, including partner institutions Hochschule Mainz, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze(Czech Republic), and CEU San Pablo (Spain),and Universita Degli Studi di Brescia (Italy). The CIDD Summer Program began in 2004 in an effort to provide students from CIDD partner institutions the opportunity to learn about U.S. business practices, economy and culture through an engaging study experience at Coastal Carolina University. Participants learn about the U.S. business environment from a global perspective, improve their English oral and written skills. Students are also assigned to work on a consulting project for a local organization, which they present at the end of the program. CCU economics professor Yoav Wachsman, Assistant dean of international and special projects for the Wall College of Business, coordinates the program annually, and this year was assisted by Marina Laso Taylor (CEU San Pablo) and Stephanie Swartz (Hochschule Mainz).
CEU San Pablo international coordinator Marina Laso Taylor visits CCU to expand coordination and support CIDD summer school program
International academic coordinator Marina Laso Taylor from CEU San Pablo, CCU’s partner in Madrid, Spain, visited the CCU campus to support the CIDD Summer School program and to network with CCU offices to support further enlargement of the already successful bilateral student exchange between the institutions. To learn more about education abroad opportunities at CEU San Pablo through CCU, click here or visit https://ccu-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10034.
German Professor talks about teaching German Literature in Tehran, Iran
Resistance | Trans Talks at CCU
The “Black and … “ Speaker Series, with Jay Bernard, an award-winning writer, film programmer and archivist from London, United Kingdom, presents “I Resist the Urge to Destroy My Past,” focusing on what it means to engage with archives for and with marginal communities, and on writing as a means of experiencing, embodying and discovering identities, praxes, and activisms. The event will take place on Thursday, January 31 4:30pm in Brittain 112 on the CCU campus!
On February 4, a collaborative talk will take place in Edwards Recital Hall (EHFA 152) at 6pm with reception to follow led by scholars/writers from the UK and Netherlands on their new collaborative project on digital archives, combining creative inquiry with creative production, and the importance of focusing on the non-normative and marginal communities.
On February 7, Mijke van der Drift, Ph.D., lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Netherlands, will present on February 7 at 4:30pm in Edwards 156 on the ethics of non-normative lives and living as simultaneously surviving and finding ways to nurture well-being.
CCU Welcomes Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Ms. Salma Oubkkou from Morocco to Teach Arabic
Coastal Carolina University warmly welcomed its first ever Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant to the campus in August 2018! Ms. Salma Oubkkou holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies from Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University in Fez, Morocco, and is working on her doctorate in cultural studies from the same university. Ms. Oubkkou will be teaching Arabic language during the 2018-19 academic year at Coastal Carolina University, and sharing her culture through on-campus and community engagements.
CCU CeTEAL Center Director leads Teaching Effectiveness Seminar for faculty at Huaqiao University, P.R. China
CCU’s CeTEAL Director Jennifer Shinaberger and CCU lecturer of management and decision sciences, Lee Shinaberger, were invited to deliver a Teaching Effectiveness Seminar at Huaqiao University in Xiamen, P.R. China. Teachers, lecturers, and professors from multiple Chinese universities participated in the event, which was funded by the China Center for International Educational Exchange and developed in cooperation with the Huaqiao University Center for Teaching and Learning Development. CCU has cooperated with Huaqiao University since 2010 as a part of the Sino-American Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development (CHEPD) program, through which students complete degree programs from CCU and the Chinese university partner.
Second Sash Ceremony Conducted for Graduating International Students
December 15, 2017
CCU’s Center for Global Engagement, in cooperation with Julie Cheney, executive director of alumni relations in the Office of Philanthropy, recognized 8 students at the 2nd biannual sash ceremony. Students from Aruba, China, France, Serbia, and South Korea were honored in the ceremony, along with faculty and staff members who had been highlighted as highly influential in the graduating international students’ lives. Organized by Amir Maleki, Assistant Director for International Students and Scholars, the program celebrates excellence among our graduating international students. Natasa Savovic, a senior math major from Serbia, gave the student address. To see pictures of the event, please click here and use password sashf2017.
CCU Hosts Fulbright Forum Sponsored by the South Carolina Chapter of the Fulbright Association as Part of 2017 International Education Week Activities November 2017
On Tuesday, November 14, CCU held a full day of activities dedicated to advancing the Fulbright program on our campus and community and throughout the state. Sponsored by the South Carolina Fulbright Association, President Don Sparks led the inaugural Fulbright Exchange, CCU Fulbright Program Advisor Darla Domke-Damonte led a student information session, and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and CCU Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of Arabic Mimouna Zitouni provided a keynote presentation on the history, culture and identity of Algeria to accompany a lunch of Algerian foods. You are invited to learn more information about CCU’s International Education Week or the Fulbright Council.
CCU’s First International Poetry Slam Winners Recognized
November 16, 2017
CCU hosted its first International Poetry Slam as a part of its International Education Week activities from November 13 – 17. Poems were welcomed on the theme of international or global issues, and a committee consisting of Dr. Joe Oestreich (Chair, Department of English; Hastings Hensel, Poet/Lecturer; and Carol Osborne, Director, Academic and Community Outreach) reviewed the poems and selected a first place winner in each of three divisions: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Bill Warner – “A Death in a World War I Wood – Memoria Virtus”); Horry County Schools (Andrew Purdy – 8th grader – Ocean Bay Middle School – “The Enemies Within”); and Coastal Carolina University (senior theatre major Korilyn Hendricks – “Ode to Arezzo”).
Keith Davidson from Scottish Association for Marine Science visits CCU to advance cooperation
November 8, 2017
Prof. Keith Davidson from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) visited CCU to advance cooperation to include semester exchanges with SAMS. CCU marine science students, led by faculty Louis Keiner and Teresa Burns, participated in a short-term study program at SAMS in May 2017. Amanda Becker, one of the students who participated in the exchange, is shown with Keith Davidson and Louis Keiner. A second short-term study abroad program, entitled “Field Methods in Oceanographic Analysis: Study Abroad at the Scottish Marine Institute,” will take place in Maymester 2018. For more information, please click here.
Director-General Wang from Chinese Ministry of Education is welcomed at Coastal Carolina University as part of a training program that includes Georgetown, Horry, and Marion County School Districts
Dr. Dinghua Wang, Director-General of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China Teacher Administration Department, presents a gift to CCU President David DeCenzo at the opening session of the Training Program for Middle and High School Teachers from China on October 16, 2017.
CCU Spadoni College of Education Welcomes 23 Delegates from PRC for Teacher Administration Training for Middle and High School Teachers
October 16 - 20, 2017
Coastal Carolina University welcomed Ministry of Education Program Director General Dr. Dinghua Wang and a delegation of middle and high school principals from all over China for a weeklong training program developed by Dr. Emma Savage-Davis, Coordinator of Middle Level Education in the Spadoni College of Education, in cooperation with educators and administrators from the school districts in Georgetown, Horry, and Marion Counties, and CCU's Center for Global Engagement. To learn more about the training program, click here.
To see pictures from the delegation’s visit, please visit our photo gallery. To download pictures, please use password CINO.
CCU Professor and Students Help Facilitate Discussions as a part of Georgetown United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise Seminar on Sustainable Development
Pamela Martin, professor of politics and director of the United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, worked with community members in a seminar, entitled “How do we grow from here? Sustainable Growth on the Waccamaw Neck,” that drew over 100 people on Thursday, October 12 in Georgetown, SC.
Dr. Martin mentored CCU students as they facilitated tables with community members in the seminar after a presentation by Dover, Kohl, and Associations planning firm from Miami led a visioning seminar for sustainable and smart growth.
The United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise (UN RCE) was approved by the Ubuntu Committee of the United Nations system in December 2016, making Georgetown County the first East Coast center in the US, one of only five located in the USA, and one of 156 worldwide. The goal of the UN RCE network is to connect local communities to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015 through 2030. The UN RCE Georgetown is working with local stakeholders to apply these goals toward being a model town for coastal resilience. Upcoming programming includes a new UN Youth Corps initiative in which CCU students will intern throughout Georgetown County and document the links between economic development and sustainability in the county. For more information, please contact Dr. Martin.
Hochschule Rosenheim (Germany) partner visits Coastal Carolina University
Dr. Ralph Kriechbaum, Director of International Affairs at the Hochschule Rosenheim and a former Distinguished International Visiting Lecturer at Coastal Carolina University visited campus to advance cooperation.
CCU students launch US division of Icelandic fish oil company
Two CCU students, Sean Edwards (senior marketing and communication major) and Ross Kunmann (senior management and accounting major), have launched a new company, LYSI U.S., to be the exclusive domestic sales and distribution agent of the Icelandic fish oil giant LYSI, a 79-year-old Reykjavik-based company that is the world leader in producing and refining fish oils for human consumption. The new business was started through an initiative between Coastal Carolina University’s E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Wall Fellows program and the Icelandic Whales Alumni Association, CCU’s only international alumni organization. For more information, please check out the news release.
New international students participate in community clothing project
Some of the new international students at CCU worked with the CCU Rotaract Club and the Carolina Forest Sunrise Rotary Club to purchase over $1,100 worth of clothing at the local Walmart on Highway 501. The project, called Clothing Closet, works to stock clothing for two local elementary schools, Carolina Forest Elementary and Waccamaw Elementary. The cooperation exposed international students to the opportunity to get involved in community service as a part of their Coastal Carolina University education. Coastal Carolina University President David DeCenzo, Chief of Staff and Acting Dean of Students Travis Overton, and mascot Chauncey the Chanticleer are shown with the group as they loaded up the carts. Coastal Carolina University welcomed
CIDD International Student Conference Promotes Marketing Consulting Projects at CCU
Seven students participated in this year’s CIDD Summer Program which brings students from fellow partner institutions of the Consortium of International Double Degrees (CIDD) to Coastal Carolina University’s campus. The students completed consulting projects in cooperation with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Global Engagement at Coastal Carolina University and made presentations of their research during a public forum on August 10 at CCU. This innovative format provides participating students with a short-term study experience in the USA, helps them cultivate soft skills in the area of teamwork and presentation, and advances their professional English while exposing them to US business and social practices. The program, which began in 2004, this year included students from CCU partner institutions from Germany (Hochschule Mainz), Italy (Universita degli Studi de Brescia), and Spain (CEU Universidad San Pablo). Advisors this year included program host, Yoav Wachsman, as well as David Doerring, Leisha DeRiso, and Amy Williams, among other CCU faculty and staff and institutional partners. For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Yoav Wachsman.
CCU Honor Program Students in Business Ethics Participate in Cooperative Project with Ghana, Kenya, and Germany
CCU professor of philosophy and director of the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values, Dr. Nils Rauhut worked with 5 students in the CCU Honors Program students in his Business Ethics class in Fall 2016 in the Building Bridges Project to discuss genetically modified products as well as cultural differences with students in Germany (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg), Ghana (University of Cape Coast), and Kenya (University of Nairobi) in Fall 2016. The project will continue in Fall semester 2017 with 11 students from the CCU Honors Program. A video about the project and some of the outcomes and challenges is available on Youtube.
CCU recognizes graduating international students at its first sash ceremony
May 5, 2017
14 CCU international students celebrated the first annual CCU International Student Sash Ceremony at the Atheneum Hall. The Sash Ceremony is designed to celebrate and honor each graduating international student’s achievement by awarding them a sash in the presence of friends and family members. Students were awarded their sashes by the Associate Provost for Global Initiatives, Dr. Darla Domke-Damonte.
Delegation of 39 students and faculty from Colegio San Nicolas in Aruba on-campus at Coastal Carolina University to learn about university life in the USA
April 18-19, 2017
A delegation of 39 students and faculty from Colegio San Nicolas in Aruba spent two days at CCU to learn about US university life. Events were planned for the group by CCU student leaders in the CoBE Institute leadership program, and activities included team-building, visiting CCU classes, discussions about international admissions and student life at CCU, among others. The relationship has developed as students from Aruba enjoy in-state tuition rates at Coastal Carolina University based on the sister-state relationship between South Carolina and Aruba.
Program to Celebrate Social Justice
April 10 - 20, 2017
CCU’s Social Justice Research Initiative has scheduled a robust line up of activities to celebrate social justice in programming between April 10 – 20, 2017, that incorporates interactive activities, speakers, student presentations and a keynote address by Rosa Elemente on Ella Baker Day. To learn more about the other activities of the Social Justice Research Initiative, please contact Dr. Deborah Perkins.
Languages and Cultures Celebration
April 11, 2017
CCU’s Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies invites the campus community to participate in its inaugural Languages and Cultures Celebration on April 11, 2017, featuring the opportunity to practice languages taught at CCU and partake of giveaways, games and refreshments.
CCU professor Ron Green presents “The Ethics of Buddhism” as part of the Jackson Center Tea and Ethics Program
March 16, 2017
Ron Green, CCU professor of philosophy and religious studies who specializes in socially engaged Buddhism, explores questions related to Buddhism and morality in this public lecture. What does Buddhism tell us about our moral obligations? How should we eat? How should we act? How does a Buddhistic approach to ethics different from that of other world religions? 4:30 – 5:30pm Wall Board Room. The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
Award-winning film about human self-destruction in the midst of technology to be shown March 16, 2017- 6 – 7:50pm in EHFA 244
Join us to see the award-winning Korean film anthology, Doomsday Book, highlights human self-destruction in the midst of technology from 6:00 – 7:50pm in EHFA 244. Professor Ron Green from the Department of Philosophy and Religion hosts the showing.
International scholars among those speaking at the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science being hosted at CCU and HGTC
March 16-18, 2017
Scholars from around the United States, as well as those from Nigeria, Japan, Romania, South Africa, and the United Kingdom will be among those presenting research at the 19th Annual Conference of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science being hosted at Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College from March 16-18, 2017. To learn more about the conference or see the program, please click here.
Ambassador Patrick Duddy speaks as part of Great Decisions program
February 11, 2017
Ambassador Patrick Duddy, retired senior U.S. Foreign Service officer and Semans International Visiting Professor in Duke University’s Office of Global Strategy and Programs, was one of four featured speakers for the annual Great Decisions Foreign Policy lecture series during the month of February. The lecture program, developed through the Foreign Policy Association, is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs educational program of its kind and has been attracting over 120 people each Saturday morning this month at the CCU Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center location. The topics of this year’s program include: The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics in Latin America, Nuclear Security, and Conflict in the South China Sea. The program is sponsored by the Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University and organized by Prof. Rick Kilroy and Jacqueline Kurlowski.
Dr. Rashimah Rajah served as our second professor invited through the CCU International Visiting Lecturer Program from January - March 2017. Dr. Rajah taught three management courses at the Wall College of Business and delivered a Professional Development Activity about studying in Germany. Though she is originally from Singapore, Dr. Rajah came to Coastal Carolina University from Hochschule Koblenz RheinAhrCampus in Remagen, Germany, one of CCU’s partner universities, where she teaches management and serves as an international coordinator. Students from Coastal Carolina University can take coursework in business or health sciences taught in English at Remagen as part of a semester or year-long exchange. For more information about studying in Remagen, please visit www.coastal.edu/studyabroad or click here. For more information about the international visiting lecturer program, click here.
Inaugural Roundtable Discussion on Global Issues: Immigration
February 14, 2017
CCU organizes panel to deepen understanding of the complexity of issues surrounding immigration and gives a glimpse at many people's lived experience as immigrants. Click here to learn more »
International Internship and Study Abroad Expo
February 7, 2017
Over 183 CCU students learned about international internship and study abroad opportunities at the first International Internship and Study Abroad Expo held on February 7. A wide range of programs are available to all CCU students at affordable rates.
International Students and Alumni Profiles
One of the top 25 fastest growing universities in the USA, Coastal Carolina University welcomes international students from more than 64 countries and six continents. These students are leaders, athletes, exchange students, and dual-degree students, who enrich the fabric of the university and the community at large. A few of them share their personal experiences here.