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Edwards College Open House
All Day, Friday, Oct. 27.
Throughout the Edwards College

(Rain Backup - Edwards 256)

9 a.m. | Banned Books Display
An introduction to recent work on banned books.

10 a.m. | Sports Broadcasting and Play-by-Play Panel
Athletics media and student broadcasters discuss their sports play-by-play experiences and share advice for how to get behind the mic.
Featuring: Jeffrey Ranta, Matt Hogue, Alex Souza, journalism & sports media students.

11 a.m. | Representation Matters
Center for Inclusive Excellence student and faculty fellows discuss their creative and research projects.

Noon | Chamber Music Performance
Performances by CCU's Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, Trombone Quartet, and Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble.

1 p.m. | Edwards College Alum Panel
Distinguished alums from various Edwards College majors will discuss how their degrees launched their careers.
Featuring: Brandon Snider, Michelle Russo, Tyra Bjorlo, Jordan Serviss, Brandon Stone. Moderator: Sara Sobota.

2 p.m | Chanticleer Regiment Alum Panel
Alums from CCU's Chanticleer Regiment discuss their experiences and how the band complemented their college education and set them up for future success.


9 a.m. | Welcome to Crisis Care University
Mobilizing practices of data visceralization, this project offers a powerful commentary on the state of mental health and healthcare on US college campuses today.

10 a.m. | Steinway SPIRIO | r Demonstration
A demonstration of how the Steinway SPIRIO | r piano expands the traditional pedagogic toolbox and forges new and creative paths to refined musicianship.

11 a.m. | Sports and Society
A discussion of many issues related to sports, including: arenas, nationalism, bodies, masculinity, football, and race.

Noon | Song and Monologue Showcase
Musical Theatre and Acting majors perform their work onstage.

1 p.m. | CCU Jazz Combo and R&B Ensemble
The CCU Jazz Combo performs Bebop, Hard Bop, fusion, modern, contemporary, and Latin Jazz. The CCU R&B Ensemble performs classic R&B standards, funk jams, soul tunes, and contemporary hits.

2 p.m. | Micro Film Festival
The Interdisciplinary Studies Department will showcase films that highlight the department's various minors and the ways those minors intersect.


 9 a.m. | Ethics Bowl Demo
Jackson Fellows discuss their Ethics Bowl experiences and demonstrate how the competition operates.

10 a.m. | Athenaeum Press Alum Session
Athenaeum Press alums discuss the impact of experiential learning and storytelling and share how they built creative experiences into creative careers.

11 a.m. | The Israel/Gaza Conflict: Perspectives Across Disciplines
Faculty members from several departments discuss the current war between Israel and Hamas.
Featuring: Suheir Daoud, Joseph Fitsanakis, Erika Tritle. Moderator: Chris Gunn.

Noon | Artist Talk: Jarod Charzewki
Jarod Charzewski presents Splinters, a collaboration with the Conway Architectural Salvage and Heritage Project to create an installation from Horry County’s built environment.

1 p.m. | Applied Intelligence Internship
Student analysts discuss their experiences in the internship, which placed them in realistic situations involving ongoing security crises around the world.

2 p.m. | Chants Against Human Trafficking
Join us in watching an informative short film and participate in a panel discussion with human trafficking experts!  Featuring: Betty Houbion, FBI Citizen Outreach Liaison; Deborah Breede, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Coastal Carolina University; Ina Seethaler, Ph.D., associate professor, director of women's and gender studies program; Jim Smyrl, President of the SC Bikers Against Trafficking; and Shelbia Wiley, CEO of Engaging Minds Services, Inc.


9 a.m. | World Language Tongue Twisters
Participating languages: Italian, German, Spanish
Join us to experience the beauty of world language twisters (no singing skill is required;-) Your enthusiasm is all we need).

10 a.m. | "Flavorful Origins": International Cuisine and Culture
Participating languages: Spanish, French
Food plays an essential role in many cultures. Join us at this event to explore major popular dishes and culinary traditions around the world.

11 a.m. | Short Films from Around the World
Participating languages: Italian, French
We will present well-known films in different languages, followed by a discussion.

12 p.m. | Poems without Borders
Participating languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish
This event is a consideration of the poetic traditions of various countries with examples and discussions.

1-4 p.m. | From Local to Global: Study Abroad Opportunities and Testimonies 
Are you interested in working or studying abroad? This session presents various study abroad opportunities, programs, and testimonies from a diverse group pf former study abroad participants.

1-2 p.m.: Global Study/Internship Information Sessions (by faculty and staff)

2-3 p.m.: Student Panel Discussion (by former scholarship recipients)

3-4 p.m.: “Journey through Japan” student panel discussion

4 p.m. | Card and Board Games from Around the World
Participating languages: Chinese, Spanish, and German
Come and play card and board games from different countries.


Edwards 256

3:30 p.m. | So You’re Planning a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Trip?
This Q/A invites you to ask Edwards faculty leaders about their experiences planning and leading trips in recent years, including their insights into curricular relevance of FLPs, dos and don'ts, budgeting, scheduling, interdisciplinary programming, and security.

4:15 p.m. | Ask the Associate Deans Anything about the Promotion and Tenure Process
In a low-stakes atmosphere, Easton Selby and Joe Oestreich—who play no part in the P and T process, but who, as former department chairs, have evaluated many files— answer questions and address concerns. Especially relevant for folks who will soon go up for Third-Year Review.  

Edwards 253

3:30 p.m. | Pub Group Listening Session
Members of the Edwards Publicity and Publications Group take your suggestions for how they can help promote your programs, events, and initiatives.

4:15 p.m. | We Are VITAL (Visiting, Instructors, Teaching Associates, and Lecturers)!
This informal listening session offers VITAL faculty an opportunity to meet their representatives on the Edwards College VITAL Committee. Participants will have a chance to ask questions, provide feedback, voice concerns, and hear about the committee’s current efforts.

Edwards 251

3:30 p.m. | Developing New Academic Programs
Chairs and former chairs who have recently steered new programs through the Academic Affairs system, share tips, requirements, and best practices. This is also a chance to mingle and brainstorm will colleagues who may be interested in partnering across departments to develop new majors and minors.

4:15 p.m. | Funding Opportunities and Grant Writing Tips
Colleagues who have recently won grants and fellowships share writing strategies and give advice for how to secure funding for research projects.