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  • Grants Office relocates to Singleton

    The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research has relocated to the second floor of the Singleton Building in Suite 201. Cookie Elston is in 201D, Bruxanne Hein is in 201C and Rob Young will be in 201B as of Aug.16. If you have any questions or concerns, call the office at 843-349-2978.

  • Three new chairs in SCOE appointed

    The Spadoni College of Education has three new department chairs as a result of restructuring programs and faculty within the college. The new positions become effective Aug. 16.

    Gayle H. Disney will be chair of the Department of Early, Elementary, Physical and Special Education.

    Joseph Winslow will be chair of the Department of Foundations, Literacy and Technology.

    Ed Jadallah will chair the Department of Leadership, Middle Level and MAT – Secondary Education.

  • MA in writing gets SACS approval

    The Department of English recently received the final approval of its new Master of Arts in Writing degree program.

    Faculty and staff in the department have been working for years on the new program, according to William Richardson, dean of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The final approval came from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the University’s regional accrediting organization, to accept students into the program starting in August. About 10 students have been admitted into the program, said Jason Ockert, who is heading the program.

    "This will be the first graduate program that the Edwards College will offer on its own, and is an important step forward for us and for CCU in terms of graduate education," said Richardson.

  • Judicial Affairs becomes Student Conduct office

    As of mid-July, Judicial Affairs and Off Campus Student Services becomes Student Conduct and Off Campus Student Services.

    The 2010-2011 Code of Student Conduct is also now accessible for the University community. Visit the new Student Conduct website at for more information about the office.

  • Are you in the Faculty Expertise Guide?

    The Office of University Communication is updating the Faculty Expertise Guide, which is located at

    This guide is useful to media searching for experts in specific fields and for community members looking for speakers. It might also be used by students trying to decide whether to take a course, or by faculty and staff members trying to get to know one another.

    Our goal is to include all faculty on this site. Please go to the site and click "Add Faculty Bio." If you are not included in this guide, fill out the form with pertinent information and add a photo. Then click "submit." We will be notified and will edit your information according to Associated Press style, then your profile will be displayed.

    If your information needs to be updated, contact the Office of University Communication at or

    Please be patient as your profile might not display immediately. And please let us know if we can answer any questions or provide additional help. Call Mona Prufer at 843-349-2087.

  • Faculty artist's work accepted into exhibition

    Treelee MacAnn's artwork “Overcoming Adversity I” has been accepted for inclusion in the Northwest Art Center’s Americas 2010: All Media exhibition. This year, 107 artists submitted a total of 308 works for consideration. Her work was one of 33 selected for the exhibition by Juror Susan Haas-Morrissey.

    Americas 2010: All Media will be on display in the Hartnett Hall Gallery on the campus of Minot State University in Minot, N.D., from Aug. 20 through Oct. 2.

    Mac Ann is a CCU professor of art, teaching printmaking, life drawing and design. She is one of 15 artists whose work will be featured in the upcoming Faculty Biennial exhibition from Sept. 9 to Oct. 15 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery.

  • Nyhof and Fleet sweep Big South Scholar-Athletes awards

     Coastal Carolina volleyball player Jill Nyhof (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Chanticleers’ baseball player Austin Fleet (Edmond, Okla.) were voted the 2009-10 Big South Conference Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year, respectively. The Scholar-Athletes of the Year are voted on by the Big South sports information directors from a pool of each sport’s Scholar-Athlete winner.

    “I am very proud of the academic success of Jill and Austin, as well as a majority of our student-athletes at Coastal Carolina,” said Chanticleer athletics director Hunter Yurachek. “While most people judge us on our wins and losses, our primary mission is to graduate student-athletes. We have established ourselves as a place you can thrive both academically and athletically – not only being champions on the field, but preparing to be champions for life.”

    This marks the 10th time in the 14-year history of the award a Coastal Carolina female student-athlete has won and Nyhof is just the second Big South volleyball player to be honored, joining Coastal’s Jeanna Lambert (2000-01).

    An ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA second team Academic All-America, Nyhof graduated from Coastal Carolina with a 4.00 grade-point average in political science. The Big South Conference’s first volleyball Academic All-America since 2004, Nyhof led the Big South in blocks this past season with 1.25 blocks per game to rank 34th in the nation. She also had a League-high 158 total blocks, including 50 solo, and was a two-time Defensive Player of the Week selection in 2009-10.

    On the men’s side, a Coastal Carolina student-athlete has won the award in three of the last four years and six times overall. Fleet is the first Big South baseball player to be honored since current Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey (Winthrop) in 2004-05.

    An ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA first team Academic All-America in 2010, Fleet is the first Big South Conference baseball player to earn first team honors since 1995. He went 6-2 with a League-best eight saves and a 2.85 ERA in 31 appearances this past season, helping the Chanticleers to a perfect 25-0 mark in Big South play and a trip to the NCAA Super Regional. He also struck out 57 batters in 60 innings pitched. Fleet graduated from Coastal in the spring of 2009 with a degree in business management, and the 3.78 GPA student is pursuing a second degree in recreation and sports management. A 16th-round draft choice of the San Francisco Giants this past June, Fleet earned the win in the Big South Tournament championship game against Liberty, allowing just two hits in 3.1 innings. Other 2010 season highlights include a win over Michigan on March 14, in which he allowed just three hits and no runs in six innings. He also earned the win at Clemson on March 31 with 4.1 innings of hitless relief. Fleet, who allowed just 11 extra-base hits this past season, had 25 strikeouts in 20.1 innings of work in Big South contests.