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  • Amazon Adventure: Marine science students spend a month researching Amazon River plume

    In a collaboration with Georgia Tech and funded by the National Science Foundation, Coastal Carolina University is sending graduate student Elana Ames and undergraduate student Alec Villafana on a monthlong research cruise off the coast of Brazil to study nitrogen fixation.

    The R/V Endeavor sailed from Barbados on May 6 for a two-day cruise to the study site, about five miles off Brazil's coast where the Amazon River dumps into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Timothy Meacham establishes endowed scholarship

    Tim Meacham, who serves as university counsel at Coastal Carolina University, has established the Timothy Meacham Endowed Scholarship in Political Science. The gift supports the University’s I’M IN endowment campaign, which has a goal of increasing CCU’s endowment by $20 million by 2020. To date, more than $19 million has been raised. Learn more about the campaign at

  • Students work paid internships in Georgetown this summer

    Do you remember the number game from childhood called “Connect the Dots”? There were a bunch of numbered dots arranged in such a way so that when you connected them with a line in numerical order, they created a clear picture.

    Pam Martin, political science professor at Coastal Carolina University, has taken that childhood game to a whole new level by envisioning, orchestrating and leading a collaborative effort among students, businesses and nonprofits in Georgetown County that benefits everyone involved. Only instead of connecting the dots, Martin connects people.

  • Spots available for community in CCU's new child education and care center

    Coastal Carolina University’s Spadoni College of Education is now accepting applications for fall enrollment in the Early Childhood Development and Literacy Center on campus.

    Up to 120 children between the ages of 3 and 5 will be accepted into the center, and there are enrollment options for school day, after school or the full day.

  • Camping out for Campus Salvage: Annual sale brings out bargain hunters

    If you thought camping out was just for long weekends outdoors and Black Friday, think again.

    People camped out in the wee hours of Saturday, May 12, to be among the first in line for the Campus Salvage sale hosted by Sustain Coastal of Coastal Carolina University.

  • University Recreation hosting Wilderness First Responder course this June

    Coastal Carolina University is hosting a Wilderness First Responder course on campus from June 4-9, and it is open to the public to register.

    "Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, search and rescue team members, and others who work or play in remote areas," according to Wilderness Medical Associates International. The course is hosted at CCU and will be taught by American Health and Safety Institute instructor Nathan Duclos.

  • Dr. Subhash Saxena Math Suite established in the College of Science

    Subhash C. Saxena, Ph.D., a retired Coastal Carolina University mathematics faculty member, has made a financial contribution to the College of Science. In recognition of his gift, the mathematics faculty office suite and teaching space on the second floor of the newly renovated R. Cathcart Smith Science Center was named the Dr. Subhash Saxena Math Suite during a dedication ceremony on Thursday, April 26. The gift supports the University’s I’M IN endowment campaign, which has a goal of increasing CCU’s endowment $20 million by 2020. To date, more than $19 million has been raised. Learn more about the campaign at

  • It's a date: Growth and Real Estate Summit at CCU set for Oct. 5

    Coastal Carolina University’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development will hold its 21st annual Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit on Oct. 5, 2018, at the Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The half-day event will begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 12:30 p.m. The cost for the Oct. 5 event is $50, which includes a full breakfast buffet and refreshment break.

  • #FlashbackFriday: Go back to opening day of the Chanticleer baseball season as the team goes deep in Sun Belt Tournament

    Coastal Carolina University baseball finished the 2018 season 39-17 and headed into the Sun Belt Tournament this week as the No. 1 seed. The season started on Feb. 16 and saw lots of successes, both on the field and off, from walk-off heroics to academic achievements across both semesters.

  • University taking steps to improve safety on S.C. 544 for pedestrians

    With student safety behind the wheel, Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo and the ad hoc committee he created 18 months ago have a plan they hope will improve and encourage safe travel to and from campus across S.C. 544.