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  • Distinguished students recognized at Honors Convocation 2018

    Coastal Carolina University took some time the evening of May 3 to recognize and honor distinguished and outstanding student success during Honors Convocation.

    Carlie Todd, a graduating senior double majoring in history and national security studies, was named the 2018 Distinguished Undergraduate Student of the Year. Todd, from Charlotte, N.C., was a Jackson Scholar and worked as a project leader for the Athenaeum Press during her time at CCU. A research paper she wrote on the local influenza pandemic won best overall paper at the Phi Alpha Theta history conference earlier this year.

  • Lacrosse's Harley Barrett and 11 Chants earn ASUN honors

    Coastal Carolina University lacrosse player Harley Barrett was named Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN) Defensive Player of the Year May 2 at the season-ending awards banquet in Jacksonville.

    Four Chanticleers earned first team honors, while two picked up second team recognition. Three freshman were tabbed on the all-freshman team, and five student-athletes made the all-academic team. Head coach Kristen Selvage was named ASUN Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

  • Hurricane landfall on both the East and Gulf coasts likely in 2018

    CONWAY, S.C. – The Hurricane Genesis & Outlook (HUGO) Project at Coastal Carolina University anticipates a “normal to above normal” hurricane season in 2018, with a high probability of landfall on both the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, according to its extended range forecast for the North Atlantic released today.

    Based on climate factors available in April, the HUGO outlook (detailed in the table above) predicts that there will be a range of 11 to 18 named tropical storms (with 15 most likely), with from 5 to 9 (with 7 most likely) becoming hurricanes, and 2 to 5 (with 3 most likely) becoming major hurricanes during the 2018 season (June 1 to Nov. 30).

  • Marine science sophomores bring home awards from conference in Florida

    Three marine science majors at Coastal Carolina University - all sophomores - won awards at the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society (SEERS) conference in St. Augustine, Fla., on March 8-10.
    Bailey Harding won Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation for her presentation, "Sand compaction and ghost crab burrows: An analysis of morphology and volume."

    Logan Masterson and Emeline Ward tied for Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation, for their presentations, "Ontongenetic changes in ghost crab behavior: size and gender effects," and "Histological analysis of limb bud development during regeneration in fiddler crabs," respectively.

  • Do you have a story to tell? The Athenaeum Press wants to hear it

    The Athenaeum Press, the student-driven publishing lab at Coastal Carolina University, is seeking stories organic to this region—from South Carolina’s history to issues this region faces today. From archives, concepts, little-known places, old folk stories and buried treasure, if there’s a good story, the Press wants to hear about it.

    Unlike other university presses, The Athenaeum Press does not publish completed manuscripts, but instead develops projects from the ground up with a team of faculty, students and community members. Teams develop, refine and storyboard the project, then design and build the project across a wide variety of formats. The result is a multimedia work that is both digital and tangible.

  • Relay for Life at CCU: $1 million closer to a cure

    Twelve years, thousands of volunteers, countless hugs, tears and laughs, and an unwavering dedication to defeating cancer. Add all that up, and you get an organization that has raised $1 million since 2006 for the American Cancer Society.

    Two days ahead of its annual Relay For Life event, the Coastal Carolina University student-run chapter of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) reached the million-dollar mark of lifetime funds raised.

  • Exceptional student leaders and organizations recognized at annual awards ceremony at CCU

    Coastal Carolina University held its annual Student Involvement and Leadership Awards ceremony Monday night to celebrate exceptional and successful student organizations and leaders from the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Exceptional student leaders recognized at annual awards ceremony

    Coastal Carolina University held its annual Student Involvement and Leadership Awards ceremony Monday night to celebrate exceptional and successful student organizations and leaders from the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CCU Rotaract Club plants two trees on Prince Lawn during Earth Fair

    The calling they feel upon their lives aligns with Rotary International, a network of 1.2 million people with a shared vision to unite people and take action to create lasting change. The incoming president of Rotary announced the theme for his presidency in 2017 with a challenge: make a difference by planting a tree before Earth Day 2018.

    The members of CCU's Rotaract Club took the challenge to heart, and took it one step further. They planted TWO trees on Coastal's campus during the Earth Fair and Farmers Market on April 18.

  • Twice as nice: CCU women's golf team wins Sun Belt Academic Championship, too

    The women’s golf team at Coastal Carolina not only got the job done on the course in bringing home the Sun Belt Championship, but they are also getting it done in the classroom.

    Following the tournament at the award ceremony April 17, Head Coach Katie Quinney accepted the trophy for Coastal Carolina as the women’s golf team received the Sun Belt Team Academic Championship.

    The award is based on the team’s cumulative grade point average and is a true team award; all eight members of the women’s golf team have a grade point average above 3.0.

  • CCU’s Grant Center associate director opened Growth Summit

    Robert Salvino, associate director for Coastal Carolina University’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development, was the first to present at the inaugural State of S.C. Appraisal Institute Growth Summit in Columbia, S.C., on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

  • CCU students win cash prizes for research presentations

    Students at Coastal Carolina University have wide-ranging interests, and those interests often translate into meaningful and impactful research. That research was on display April 11-12 at CCU, and more than a dozen students have been awarded first-, second- or third-place cash prizes for their work.

    The Undergraduate Research Competition is an annual event at CCU that provides an avenue for students to share and promote the work they’ve done. Often, their presentations are the culmination of years of work and research within their field of study. All undergraduate students are eligible to enter the competition and submit abstracts for consideration.

  • CCU students compete and win at Phi Alpha Theta history conference

    Several Coastal Carolina University students recently traveled to Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., to compete in the Phi Alpha Theta 2018 Carolinas Regional History Conference, and they did not come home empty-handed.

    Carlie Todd, a senior double major in intelligence and national security studies and history, was awarded for the Best Undergraduate Paper for the entire conference, as well as winning for best paper in her session. Todd graduates in May and plans to pursue a doctorate in American history.