Welcome to the Spring 2022 online Tapestry magazine. In keeping with our 2020 model, we’re developing a progressive and ever-expanding digital issue this semester. Check in monthly to keep up with the latest endeavors and cool projects that students, faculty, and alumni are undertaking this semester.
Enjoy reading about our alumni, faculty, staff, and student activities as well as our new initiatives, achievements, and accolades.
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January 17, 2022
Some of the finest CCU students make it a habit to accept adventurous educational opportunities, and two of them will be traveling to Taiwan in February 2022 to study Chinese. Read more.
January 31, 2022
By Michael Kane
It’s strange when reality takes us by surprise. Yet when Hailey Cornell, junior music major, recently performed “Sonata, Mvt. I” by Amanda Harberg, it was the first time in her 10-year musical career that she played a piece written by a woman.
Moments like this are the raison d’etre for the Edwards College’s new Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE). Many students have stories comparable to Cornell’s, and the Edwards College is committed to highlighting inclusion as a vital component of its educational experience. With its tag line of “Learn local, go global: inclusive thought and action, across boundaries,” the CIE is dedicated to exceptional and socially responsible research and teaching. Read more.
February 14, 2022
By Sara Sobota
A recent delivery to the Department of Music looked like a typical cardboard box. However, its contents represented a new frontier for CCU musical repertoire.
Student musicians surrounded the box, exchanging wide-eyed looks and whispers of excitement, at a recent gathering that brought faculty, students and administrators together in the Edwards conference room to recognize the historic moment. Read more.
February 28, 2022
By Sara Sobota
The tables were set, the guests were bejeweled, the auction items were arranged, and the jazz ensemble was playing on a mild winter evening, complete with a gorgeous, moonlit ocean view, at the venerable Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach. Many of the guests are frequent cultural arts patrons, and many attend numerous annual fundraiser benefits, but none had experienced an event that so perfectly demonstrated and celebrated the value of an education in the humanities and fine arts. This entertaining evening, full of elegance, excitement, and laughter, beautifully captured the spirit of Robin W. Edwards. Read more.
MAY 9, 2022
By Sara Sobota
Natalie Francis Harris ’16, a.k.a. Natty Love, may be in the early stages of a worldwide musical career. Her recently released and first original single, “All I Wanna Do,” blends a reggae rhythm with a Caribbean beat and rich, smooth vocals that place the listener directly on an island beach at sunset. With her talent, her looks, and her title as Miss Coastal Carolina 2015, one might think of Francis Harris, a sixth-generation native of St. Thomas U.S.V.I., as a born performer. However, she attributes her confidence and her training to the inclusive, encouraging environment she found as an undergraduate in the Edwards College. Read more.