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  • Teaching associate (adjunct) Orientation in August

    July 6 2018

    On Saturday, Aug. 18, CeTEAL will offer its Teaching Associate (Adjunct) Orientation for new or recently hired teaching associates. The orientation is a day-long introduction to teaching at CCU with information on topics such as:

    • What you need to know before classes begin

    • CCU syllabus requirements

    • CCU tech tools for faculty

    • Student conduct processes

    • Student accessibility and accommodations

    • Student technology resources

    • Resources for online/ hybrid classes

    • Library resources

    Teaching associates must register for the orientation in order to attend. To register, please email Gail Sneyers at You will receive an email with additional information once your registration has been confirmed. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided during the orientation.

  • Faculty member to speak at symposium

    July 25 2018

    Tripthi Pillai, associate professor of English, is one of the speakers at the upcoming festival symposium, “Shakespeare and Race,” at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. The weeklong event, Aug. 11 to 17, "aims to address the racial imbalances that exist not only in the industry of theatre but also in Shakespeare studies,” according to festival director.

    This is the first time in the Globe’s 20-year history that the topic of race will be explored in depth, according to event organizers. 

  • Chanticleers Go Green!

    August 1 2018

    When the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers take on Campbell University Sept. 15, the game will be powered by 100 percent Santee Cooper Green Power.

    The game will be celebrated as a zero-waste game, where CCU’s sustainability team will work to divert 90 percent or more of the waste produced inside the stadium, suite areas and alumni tailgate through composting and recycling.

    “We are excited to again partner with Santee Cooper for the Green Power game,” said Matt Hogue, CCU director of athletics. “Sustainability is a hallmark principle at CCU and the Green Power Game provides a great platform to illustrate the University’s commitment. We also thank Santee Cooper for assisting with the promotion of the game and encouraging fans to support our Chanticleers during their first official season at the FBS level, college football’s highest level of competition.”

    Santee Cooper and CCU are long-term partners in renewable energy. They partnered to put the first solar pavilion in the state on the bus stop on Chanticleer Drive East in November 2006.The solar panels produce about 16 kilowatts of power.

     “Coastal Carolina has always been a great partner,” said Mike Poston, vice president of retail services at Santee Cooper. “We’re excited that the Chanticleers are taking this opportunity to share the benefits of Green Power with their fans.”

    Santee Cooper Green Power was born in 2001 in Chanticleer territory at Horry County Solid Waste Authority. Now, Santee Cooper has 28 megawatts of clean, renewable Green Power from sources including six landfill methane gas-generating stations, one wind turbine and six solar arrays.

  • Dean Ennis will serve one more year as Edwards College dean

    August 1 2018

    Dan Ennis has decided to resign his position as dean of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, a position he has held for the past seven years. His resignation date is June 30, 2019.

    Ennis served as interim dean of the Edwards College from August 2011 to Jan. 1, 2013, and dean from Jan. 1, 2013, until present. There has been a 26 percent growth in the undergraduate populations and a 110 percent growth in the graduate population of the Edwards College under his leadership. During his tenure, the college has seen the creation of a B.A. in figital culture and fesign, a B.A. in art history, a B.A. in languages and intercultural studies, a B.A. in anthropology and geography, an M.A. in liberal studies, an M.A. in music technology and most recently an M.A. in communication. Additionally, two new departments were created: Languages and Intercultural Studies and Anthropology and Geography.

    Student development and community engagement have also been a major focus of his leadership, as he oversaw the creation of the Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy, the Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora studies, the Arts and Humanities Global Experiences Program and the Edwards Digital Commons. Ennis has also served as the University’s vice president for academic outreach.

    He has also overseen the expansion of the college’s international initiatives with active study abroad agreements with Cape Coast, Ghana; Arezzo, Italy; and Mona, Jamaica.

    The Office of the Provost will begin the search process early in the fall semester, and the search will be co-chaired by Barbara Ritter, dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, and Sara Hottinger, dean of University College.

  • Local businesses share services with students at Fall Community Fair

    August 6 2018

    Local businesses and organizations are invited to share information about their goods and services during Coastal Carolina University’s Fall 2018 Community Fair on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Spadoni Park (located in between the Lib Jackson Courtyard and Wheelwright Auditorium). Businesses must register for the event by Monday, Sept. 10, at noon.

    Each year, 30 to 40 businesses and organizations from surrounding communities set up tables and give out information, food and products regarding their businesses. While mostly informational, this event allows community members and students to form connections that encourage students to be more involved in the community outside of campus.

    “A big part of the Office of Civic Engagement’s mission is about educating students on the importance of being an engaged citizen,” said Amelia Carte, coordinator for civic engagement in the Office of Student Life. “That includes being a patron of local businesses and being involved in community organizations.”

    Both for-profit and nonprofit businesses are encouraged to participate in the event. Registration fees for for-profit businesses are $50; there is no fee for nonprofits to register. Participants are provided with one long table and two chairs for the duration of the event.

    The goal of the Community Fair is to show students that CCU is part of the larger Conway and Grand Strand Community. The community fair is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

    For more information, contact Amelia Carte at, or call the Office of Student Life at 843-349-2301.
    The link for businesses to register can be found here.