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  • CCU Bookstore hosts Open House

    Coastal Carolina University Bookstore invites faculty and staff to an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. CCU employees will receive a 25 percent discount on select merchandise during the event. Refreshments will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Homecoming winners announced

    Homecoming King:
    Garrett McGhee

    Homecoming Queen:
    Marianne Long

    Office Decorating:
    Office of the Registrar

    Spirit Banner:
    1st - Phi Sigma Sigma and Pi Kappa Phi

    Parade Float:
    1st - Phi Sigma Sigma and Pi Kappa Phi

    Step Show:
    1st - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

    Talent Show:
    1st - Tegan Hinamen

    Most Spirited Tailgate:
    Pi Kappa Phi

  • Schunk on panel for Economic Outlook Conference

    Don Schunk, research economist at Coastal Carolina University's BB&T Center for Economic and Community Development, will be one of four panelists discussing "Outlook for the Economy, 2010" scheduled for Dec. 2 at USC. The 29th annual Economic Outlook Conference is sponsored by the Darla Moore School of Business.

  • Lecouras book, article published

    Requiem for a Good Soldier and Other Stories, a novella and five short stories by the late Peter Lecouras, was published in September. His article, "Leopardi's Reception in England: 1837 to 1927," was published in the Summer 2009 issue of Italica.

  • Artist Keller's work accepted into South Carolina art collection

    Art Professor Elizabeth Keller recently participated in the opening of the South Carolina Arts Commission's gallery show featuring part of the state art collection. A large number of the artists attended the panel discussion about acquiring the collection before the opening. The show is at the 701 Whaley Gallery in Columbia. Elizabeth's sculpture titled Discerning of Spirits, made of white stoneware, was accepted into the collection.

  • Artist Kenny accepted into three exhibitions

    Visual Art Professor Maura Kenny recently had paintings accepted into three major exhibitions - one international, one regional and one a state exhibit. 

    Her watercolor, "Birth Announcement" was one of 81 works selected for the International Watermedia XVI Exhibition in Pueblo, Colo. Some 385 works were submitted for this exhibit by 148 artists from three continents and 29 states and provinces throughout the U.S. and Canada. "Carolina's Got Art," a Charlotte, N.C., exhibit featuring works by artists from North and South Carolina, displayed her watercolor titled "Down Sizing."

    Kenny's painting "Foreclosure" received the "Past Presidents Award" and was chosen to be included in the traveling exhibit of the 32nd Annual Exhibition of the South Carolina Watermedia Society. The exhibit, sponsored by the Florence Art Museum, travels under the auspices of the S.C. State Museum for the upcoming year and will travel to a variety of art galleries and venues around the state during 2010.

  • Enjoy Melting Pot by light of 'New Moon'

    The Melting Pot in Myrtle Beach is offering a dinner and a movie Ladies Night (guys can come too) on Nov. 19. The $40 charge includes a three course fondue meal, plus a midnight showing of "New Moon," the new "Twilight" series movie.

    Reservations are required and can be made by calling 843-692-9003. Use codeword EDWARD when making the reservation to identify you as a student/staff/faculty at Coastal Carolina and reserve a seat for the private showing at Broadway 16.

  • 'Boatloads' continues to climb

    Dan Albergotti's debut book of poetry, The Boatloads, published in 2007, has gone into a second printing and was named a "Best Book for Summer Reading, 2008" by The Montserrat Review. Albergotti was also profiled in Poets & Writers Magazine for its 4th annual Poetry Debuts feature. The Boatloads was reviewed in Mid-American Review, The Hudson Review and Rattle, and was featured on Verse Daily. 

    Albergotti has five video poems featured at Southern Spaces, an interdisciplinary online journal about the regions, places and cultures of the American South. The poems feature a blend of Albergotti reading with visual montages that reflect the atmosphere and imagery of his poetry.

    Check out the publisher's blog at:

  • Miller presents paper at SECAC

    Stephanie Miller, art history lecturer, recently gave a talk at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) conference in Mobile, Ala. It was presented in the session entitled "Veilings" chaired by Elizabeth Howie, assistant professor of visual arts, also from Coastal Carolina University, and Laurel Fredrickson from Duke University. The talk was titled "Separate Spaces in Fifteenth-Century Italian Sepulchral Monuments."

  • New issue of Waccamaw is online now

    Check out the fourth issue of Waccamaw, the online literary journal published by the English Department of CCU. It was issued Oct. 31, 2009, the 214th anniversary of John Keats' birth.

    This issue marks the second for which the editors accepted unsolicited submissions, and once again, the response was overwhelming, according to Editor Dan Albergotti.

    During the six-week submission period, the editorial staff received more than 250 poems, stories and essays from writers around the world, representing 39 of the United States, the District of Columbia and eight foreign nations.

    Jason Ockert and Joe Oestriech are the fiction and nonfiction editors, respectively, and Jeannie French is the webmaster. English Department Teaching Associates Joe Bueter and Hastings Hensel assisted in selecting the poetry for this issue.

    Visit the journal at

  • Photography class goes Obscura; Selby gets grant

    Easton Selby, assistant professor of art and photography, turned his ARTS 399 classroom into a Camera Obscura: Exploring Pinhole Photography on Nov. 11. Students Natasha Crabtree, Josh Lebowitz, Abby Smith and Lisa Tyree explained how the camera obscura functions.

    Selby also received a university research enhancement grant for a documentary project he is working on with two other photographers (Armon Means at Kansas State University and Josh Vincent at Mississippi Valley State University) and John Strait, historian from Sam Houston State University. The project is titled "A Photographic Essay on the Geography of the Blues."

  • Psychology professor studies baby brains

    Megan McIlreavy, professor of psychology, spent the summer at the University of South Carolina working in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience with John Richards, Carolina Distinguished Professor and interim department chair at USC.The research project explores how babies' brains change toward the end of the first postnatal year when they are paying attention to different kinds of visual events. The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

    In the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, McIlreavy learned how to collect electroencephalogram (EEG), electrooculogram (EOG) and heart rate (HR) on infants between the ages of six and 12 months. Infants sat on their parent's lap and watched characters from Sesame Street dance around the screen and appear to hide in a couple of locations. When viewing these characters, infants actively paid attention and showed changes in the patterns of neural activity within the brain as they processed these episodes.

    McIlreavy will continue to work on the project throughout 2010. She has been a member of the University's Department of Psychology since August 2008.

  • Resort tourism students present plans for Fantasy Harbor

    Five groups of students in the Seminar in Resort Tourism Planning class at Coastal Carolina University have created resort development proposals for a hypothetical site located in the area known as Fantasy Harbor. The students will present the development proposals in the Wall Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium as part of a class assignment.

    The students, who have been working on the project since August 2008, will address a range of factors including market demand, financial feasibility from the perspective of both a developer and county government, and quality of life issues. Design elements chosen by some of the teams include a surf park, an indoor ski facility, an arena, cafes, shops, restaurant and various types of lodging facilities.

  • Students attend Media Conference in Austin

    Student media advisers Paul Olsen and Melissa Paschuck attended the College Media Advisers conference in Austin, Texas, with several students. Olsen advises Archarios, and Panchuk advises the Tempo staff. Students attending include Corrie Lee Lacey and Barbara Astrini, Chanticleer staff; Amanda Kraft, Leilani Derr and Angela Pilson, Tempo staff; Braden Pate and Stephanie Bouzounis, Archarios staff.

  • Tempo wins national award

    Tempo won a national award at this year's Student Media Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Rob Byrd, who graduated last year and is currently a graduate student at the Art Institute of Chicago, won first place in the all media category (yearbooks, newspapers and magazines) for his illustration in Tempo for an article dealing with Facebook (see attached). There were 77 colleges and universities that submitted 1,281 entries into the Best of Collegiate Design 17. 

  • Walker receives Zonta award

    Deb Walker was presented the Zonta's Gold Star Award, given to women who show exemplary service in their community. According to Kelly O'Neill Bagwell, Zonta president, Walker received the award for all the work she has done with her students, the Eastern Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking (ECCAHT) and the community.

    Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

  • Want a Chanticleer Christmas tree for your living room?

    If you're headed to the Dickens Christmas Show, be sure to check out (and bid on) the Coastal Carolina University-themed tree at the Festival of Trees benefitting Citizens Against Child Abuse (CASA). The show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center is from Nov. 12 to 15. The tree auction will be bid on by the public by silent auction during the festival.

  • Glaze delivers presentations in Italy

    Eliza Glaze, associate professor of history, delivered two invited research presentations in Italy in October as part of the symposium "Search for the Healthy City IV" hosted by the University of Tennessee's Schools of Medicine and Public Health. The symposium, organized annually by UT's James Bailey, M.D., M.P.H., examined the history of urbanization and health, with a special focus on Italian history from antiquity to contemporary times. The group, which included faculty in public health, medicine and history, studied the Temple of Asclepius at Paestum, Roman baths, the medieval city of Salerno (home to Europe's first school of medicine), the Amalfi coast, and geo-thermal spas on the island of Ischia. Glaze's presentations examined the origins of the medical school at Salerno c. 1050-1225, and the practice of balneotherapies along the Bay of Naples during antiquity and the Middle Ages.

  • Journal publishes Rice book chapter

    A chapter of Nelljean Rice's book, "A New Matrix for Modernism: A Study of the Lives and Poetry of Charlotte Mew and Anna Wickham," will be included in "Poetry Criticism," Volume 107, scheduled for release in May 2010. Her book was published by Routledge Press in 2003.