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  • Eliza Glaze, professor of history, is the 2019 HTC Distinguished Teacher Scholar Lecturer

    History Professor Eliza Glaze has been awarded as the 2019 HTC Distinguished Teacher Scholar Lecturer in recognition of her outstanding teaching, intensive scholarly research and concern for student learning.

    Glaze has been with CCU since 2003 and has served as co-director of the University Honors Program, the chair of the Department of History, and the Lawrence B. and Jane P. Clark Endowed Chair in History, a three-year appointment. She has earned major research awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Humanities Center, among others.

    She has presented by invitation at nine conferences in the past three years in addition to traveling to Paris, Oxford and Leiden to advance her research of the history of Western medicine. She teaches courses at CCU on manuscripts and archives, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades, and the history of Western medicine. In some of these courses, Glaze has incorporated the “Reacting to the Past” pedagogy that assigns students historical roles to provide a deeper understanding of historical events and that has a significant impact on student learning, as it goes beyond the traditional lecture format of classroom instruction.

    Read the full story here.

  • Chanticleer baseball tabbed to win the east division as three earn preseason honors

    Coastal Carolina baseball was a unanimous pick to win the Sun Belt Conference East Division for the 2019 season, as voted by the league coaches in the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Coaches' Preseason Poll.

    Picked to three-peat as East Division champions, the Chanticleers received 12 first-place votes and a total of 72 points in the preseason ballot. South Alabama (52 points), Troy (48), Georgia Southern (43), Georgia State (24) and Appalachian State (13) rounded out the East Division voting.

    Louisiana was picked to win the West Division, garnering 11 first-place votes and 71 total points overall. Little Rock received the lone other first-place vote and a total of 48 points to be tabbed third in the West Division voting behind Texas State with 55 points.

    Coastal Carolina baseball had a trio of players in senior pitcher Matt Eardensohn, junior infielder Cory Wood and sophomore outfielder Parker Chavers named to the 2019 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Baseball Team, the league office announced today.

    Read the full stories here.

  • Video: More than 250 students join Teal Nation for Spring Orientation

    It's the middle of the academic year, but still the spring semester brings new students to Coastal Carolina University. The University welcomed about 250 new students in a day-long Orientation session on Jan. 11, 2019, hosted by New Student and Family Programs.

    The Orientation, a condensed version of Summer Orientation, provides the means by which new members of Teal Nation can become comfortable and settle into their new surroundings. It also provides connections and information about navigating the campus.

    "The goal of today is to make sure the new students know everything they need to know about the University," said Susannah Marshman, director of New Student and Family Programs.

  • ‘She Kills Monsters’ brings ’90s gaming culture to the CCU stage through the world of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

    The beauty of LARP (live-action role play, for the uninitiated) comes alive in the Edwards Theatre next week, complete with a five-headed dragon, furry monsters, and a stage that glows fiery red.

    Coastal Carolina University presents Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Dragons” (2011), a dramatic comedy set in the fantasy world of role-playing games, Thursday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    Agnes Evans, searching for clues after her sister Tilly’s death, discovers Tilly’s “Dungeons & Dragons” notebook, which leads her into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

    “It’s very cinematic and really, really entertaining,” said Ben Sota, assistant professor of theatre and director of the production. “It’s off the charts as far as spectacle, with lots of fun and excitement.”

    Simultaneously, the play works through the serious subject matter of issues facing the LGBTQ+ community as Agnes learns how Tilly conquered the demons of adolescence from bullying to sexuality and self-acceptance. Through “Dungeons & Dragons,” Agnes goes on a heroic adventure to learn about her sister and confront her own monsters.

    Read the full story here.

  • Coastal student-athletes post strong fall 2018 semester in the classroom

    A record 320 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better for the fall 2018 semester, including a record 138 who earned Dean's List honors. In addition, 79 Chanticleers had a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning President's List recognition for the fall term.

    Headlining the group was the women's golf team; all nine members had a 3.0 GPA or better and made either the President's (five) or Dean's List (four). All eight team members on the women’s tennis team posted a 3.0 GPA or higher with six members earning either President's List (four) or Dean's List (two) honors.

    On the men’s side, the men’s tennis team had eight of its nine members post at least a 3.0 GPA, including six who earned President's (two) or Dean’s lists (four) recognition, while the men’s golf team had seven of its eight squad members earn a 3.0 or higher, with two each earning spots on the President’s and Dean’s lists.

    Read the full story here.

  • Chants baseball rakes in the preseason rankings

    The Coastal Carolina baseball team cracked into the 2019 Perfect Game Preseason College Top 25 rankings in January, coming in at No. 25 overall.

    The No. 25 national preseason ranking is another preseason top 25 honor for the Chanticleers, who were ranked No. 12 overall in Collegiate Baseball’s Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I preseason poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum back in December.

    The lone Sun Belt team to be ranked in the top 25, the 2018 Sun Belt regular-season and tournament champions went 43-19 overall last season and reached the NCAA Regionals for the 16th time in the program’s history.

    LSU, Oregon State (who the Chants will play in March at the Seattle Baseball Showcase), Vanderbilt, UCLA and Texas Tech rounded out the top five, while 2019 opponents North Carolina (No. 6), UConn (No. 20), NC State (No. 21) and Clemson (No. 24) were also ranked in the national poll.

    In his 24th season in the Coastal Carolina dugout, 2018 Sun Belt Coach of the Year Gary Gilmore and his staff has 21 returners from last season's team highlighted by sophomore Parker Chavers, who was named a consensus 2018 freshman All-American, second-team All-Sun Belt, Sun Belt all-tournament and earned a spot on the NCAA Conway Regional all-tournament team.

    Read the full story here.

    The Coastal Carolina baseball team received another top 25 preseason national ranking on Jan. 14, as the Chanticleers came in at No. 21 overall in the 2019 D1Baseball Preseason Top 25 poll.

    The No. 21 national preseason ranking is the third preseason top 25 honor for the Chanticleers, who were ranked No. 12 overall in Collegiate Baseball's Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I preseason poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum back in Dec. and No. 25 overall in the Perfect Game 2019 Preseason College Top 25 last week.

    Read this full story here.

    The team received its fourth top 25 preseason national ranking on Jan. 21, coming in at No. 23 overall in the 2019 Baseball America College Preseason Top 25, and its fifth on Jan. 24, checking in at No. 22 overall in the USA Today Baseball Top 25 Coaches Poll.

  • Wall College hosts annual Wall Connections event

    Wall College Connections, a signature event sponsored annually by the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University, is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Wall College of Business. This year's theme is "Tackling Tomorrow: Preparing for a Future Career Today." This event is free and open to the public.

    Various educational sessions will be conducted by faculty, staff, students and business professionals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the Wall building.

    A panel discussion with successful business and academic professionals will be held at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Auditorium. Panelists include David Fink, lecturer of management; Arlise McKinney, associate professor of management at CCU; Jason Repak ’07, president of Hudson Custom Homebuilders Inc. and TACK Holdings Inc.; and Steven Vanden Heuvel ’16, director of strategy and operations at M&A Insurance.

    This year’s keynote speaker is Michael King, owner of KingOne Properties in Myrtle Beach. King, a native of the area, started his real estate career at age 19 while he was a student at Coastal Carolina. Over the years, he has marketed, sold and developed properties that have won local, regional, national and international recognition. KingOne Properties has additional locations in Charleston, Ft. Lauderdale and Toronto.

    King is not only a prominent businessman, but he is also active in his community helping child-affiliated charities. He is currently the co-chairman of fundraising for an Horry County safe house for mothers and children who are victims of domestic violence; he is president of 2 Live Beyond, a local charity that raises money for eight different children’s charities; and he is an advisory board member of the WALBER foundation, an organization that helps children have the courage to achieve their dreams. King is also the vice chairman for the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics’ advisory board.

    King resides in Myrtle Beach with his wife, Victoria, and kids, Christian and Giselle. He and his wife will be welcoming their third child, Luciana, in March.

    The keynote session will take place at 2 p.m. in Johnson Auditorium; doors open at 1:30 p.m. Students need to bring their student IDs.

    For more information, contact Yoav Wachsman at 843-349-2284 or, or visit

  • Boeing grant to support area veterans through Skills to Lead program at CCU

    An $80,000 grant from Boeing of South Carolina will fund the newly-formed Boeing Skills to Lead – Veterans Career Transition Program in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.

    “We are very thankful for this grant and excited to partner with Boeing to assist the many veterans and military families in our region,” said Barbara Ritter, dean of the Wall College of Business and vice president for executive development and career services. “This grant allows us to connect the experts in the Wall College of Business with veterans in our area to make a significant impact on their working lives.”

    The Boeing Skills to Lead program consists of a two-hour orientation and five 1.5-hour development modules, culminating with two hours of one-on-one coaching. Participants will receive the latest information about techniques to succeed as a leader, practice the applications of techniques through case study and role play, and discuss how to transfer learned skills to the civilian workplace. Specific modules include: understanding leadership, understanding yourself; using power and influence; negotiating; performance management; and working in teams.

    “Boeing knows that veterans make us better,” said Ashley Holbrook, director of national strategy and engagement at Boeing. “That’s why we partner with innovative programs such as Skills to Lead with Coastal Carolina University to help veterans and their families transition from military life to the civilian workforce.”

    Read the full story here. See coverage of this story by WMBF News here.

  • CCU’s status as a military friendly school rises

    For the first time, Coastal Carolina University has earned a Bronze distinction rating as a Military Friendly® School from VIQTORY, a veteran-owned communication and marketing firm that ranks schools and businesses according to their commitment to veteran and military personnel.

    The Bronze distinction is given to institutions that have exceptional military/veteran programs, and the award is designed to showcase their dedication, according to the criteria outlined by Victory Media. Only three other four-year higher education institutions in the state have a Bronze distinction.

    CCU has received a Military Friendly School designation every year since 2011. Organizations named to this list have met a standard that measures commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunity for the military community, which includes active duty, reserve and guard service members, veterans and military spouses.

    Read the full story here.

  • Lewis M. Johnson to speak at annual CCU Growth Summit

    Lewis M. Johnson, co-chief investment officer at Capital Wealth Advisors, will be a keynote speaker at Coastal Carolina University’s 21st annual Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit scheduled for Friday, March 1, at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Johnson is the author of “Trends & Tail Risks,” a bi-weekly Capital Wealth Advisors publication dedicated to the belief that deeper and broader knowledge has the potential to drive superior investment results. Additionally, Lewis has been featured in the media on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the TD Ameritrade Network and “Real Vision.”

    Johnson’s talk will address the cyclical nature of real estate and his opinions on how to avoid becoming a victim of the cycle. Throughout the past 20 years, Johnson has analyzed and invested in more than 100 cycles and will share what he has learned about harnessing the power of what he calls cyclical volatility.

    Read the full story here.

  • CCU accounting students offer free tax preparation through IRS VITA program

    Free tax assistance will be available at Coastal Carolina University beginning Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Thursday, April 4, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. The University's accounting students will prepare and e-file basic tax returns for taxpayers with annual earnings of less than $54,000.

    Assistance will be available in Room 204 of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration building on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. There will be no VITA hours from March 11 to 15 due to the University's Spring Break holiday.

    Please bring a photo ID, Social Security cards for you and your dependents, W-2s, 1099s, tuition statements (form 1098-T), a copy of last year's tax return and any other information regarding your income taxes. To obtain a direct deposit of any refund, please bring a voided check. On a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the consent form. If you are a student, you must know whether or not you are a dependent on your parents' tax return.

    If you plan to itemize your deductions, bring an organized and summarized list of your qualifying deductions. Qualifying deductions include, for example, medical expenses, property taxes, interest on a home, and charitable contributions (see for more information). For 2017, your itemized deductions would need to exceed $6,350 if single or $12,700 if married filing jointly; otherwise, the standard deduction will result in less tax.

    Tax returns will be prepared on a first-come, first-served basis. No tax returns can be started within one hour of closing time.

    For more information, contact Bobbi Yurkin at or 843-349-2574.