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  • CCU’s Campus Salvage sale promotes sustainability and raises scholarship funds

    Campus Salvage, Coastal Carolina University’s annual collection and donation program that culminates in a giant yard sale, will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 8-10 a.m. The event is designed to promote sustainability, raise money for scholarships and keep unwanted items out of landfills. The sale is open to the public.

    Campus Salvage will be held at 370 Allied Drive in Conway, which is the Portable On Demand Storage (PODS) company parking lot in the Atlantic Center across U.S. 501 from CCU’s main campus. Those who wish to begin shopping from at 7 a.m. will be charged a $5 early bird entry fee. There is no admission for those who shop between 8-10 a.m.

    The items on sale are collected from CCU students moving out of the residence halls for the summer, who donate unwanted items by putting them in empty PODS that are placed throughout the campus during the move-out periods.

    Read more here.

  • CCU trustees recognize long-standing member Larry Lyles for 26 years of service

    During the Coastal Carolina University board of trustees meeting today, President David A. DeCenzo read a resolution that recognized the service of trustee Larry Lyles, who is retiring from the board. To honor his 26 years of service, the board approved a motion to allow him to serve as the acting chairman of the meeting.

    “He has contributed significantly to the establishment of Coastal Carolina University’s cultural traditions and values through his role in selecting the University motto, Ex libertate veritas (“From Liberty, Truth”); the University seal; and the University colors (teal and bronze),” reads the resolution.

    Lyles has been a board member since 1993. He made the motion in 1998 to accept the recommendation of the football feasibility report and served as vice chair of the board from 2001-2005. He is the president of Carolina Beer Co. Inc.

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  • Coastal Carolina University alumnus receives Fulbright Student Award for 2019-2020

    Coastal Carolina University alumnus Michael Dorman has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for an English Teaching Assistantship for the 2019-2020 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

    Dorman is one of more than 2,100 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research and teach abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

    “I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to return to Belarus and hope that my time there serves the Belarusian people well,” said Dorman. “I am also deeply grateful for the experiences I had while a student at Coastal Carolina, as that is where the foundation blocks were laid that have made possible this new adventure on which I am embarking. I can't say enough for the quality instruction I got from my professors at Coastal or the unwavering support they've given me in the years since.”

    Read more here.

  • CCU professor awarded grant to study effects of the marine environment on communication and sensing technologies

    Erin Hackett, Coastal Carolina University associate professor in the Department of Coastal and Marine Systems Science, has been awarded $273,187 from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to support a project that examines the effects of a marine environment on sensing and communications technologies.

    This is Hackett’s fourth ONR award since joining the CCU faculty in 2012.

    Hackett’s research project, titled “Influence of Horizontal Inhomogeneity of Refractivity Vertical Profiles on Electromagnetic Measurements in Application to Refractivity Inversions,” looks at the interactions between the air and the sea and how they influence electromagnetic waves, which are used in technologies such as cellular phones, wireless internet, and radar systems.

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  • CCU professor awarded Fulbright Fellowship to develop an English theater program in China

    Steve Earnest believes in building a global appreciation for theater production. In his role as a professor in Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Theater, he’s traveled to Germany, Iceland, England and China over the past several years for teaching engagements, workshops and academic research.

    As a result of the knowledge and understanding he’s gained in that travel, Earnest has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for the 2019-20 academic year. Earnest will teach and develop an English theater curriculum at Nanjing Normal University in China, where he has taught in the past through CCU’s cooperative partnership with the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE).

    “I’m thrilled to have earned this honor. I’ve been interested in a Fulbright for a very long time, and to finally land one is exciting,” said Earnest.

    Read more here.

  • CCU students putting solar panels on another Grand Strand VFW Post

    The Coastal Carolina University Solar Ambassador student team is working with Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 10420 in Murrells Inlet to prevent 456,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by installing solar panels on the facility.

    Students are raising $35,000 through crowdfunding to pay for the installation of a solar system on Post 10420, which will divert 65 energy of the total energy used. The clean energy produced by this solar system will prevent 456,000 pounds worth of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent of preventing the emissions from approximately 44 passenger vehicles.

    The Solar Ambassador program at CCU is a year-long program organized through San Francisco-based nonprofit Re-volv, whose goal is to empower local communities by providing solar to nonprofit organizations.

    Read more here.

  • CCU awarded FEMA grant for indoor mass notification system

    Coastal Carolina University is the recipient of an award from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    The grant, worth $151,460, will be used to install and integrate an indoor mass notification system (MNS) in University housing to warn residents of impending dangers. The system has the ability to alert students through speaker strobes, intelligible voice messages, tones, sirens and live voice messaging from dispatchers. The new notification system will be installed in four residence halls on campus that house more than 1,000 students during the academic year.

    “The University has experienced the effects of many natural disasters and severe weather-related incidents on campus,” said Carissa Medeiros, director of emergency management at CCU. “The safety, security and welfare of Coastal Carolina University students and the entire University community are central to fulfilling our mission.”

    Read more here.

  • State’s highest court held session at Coastal Carolina University

    “All rise….”

    These are words many citizens hear only on television or at the movies. For those who generally find themselves on the proper side of the law, the inside of a real courtroom is often unfamiliar, and perhaps even mysterious, territory.

    The S.C. Supreme Court is looking to change that as it held session in Wheelwright Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University on Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18.

    The event, which was free and open to the public, brought several authentic cases to the Wheelwright stage so citizens and students could observe the judicial system at work.

    Read more here.

  • Blair Imani was keynote speaker at CCU’s Ella Baker Day Celebration

    Blair Imani was the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Ella Baker Day Celebration at Coastal Carolina University, which will be held on April 9 at 6 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. 

    Imani is a writer, mental health advocate and historian living at the intersection of black, queer and Muslim identities. She is the author of “Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History” and “Lifting As We Climb: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream.” She has been featured in Essence, Out Magazine, THEM, Broadly and others. Visit

    Read more here.

  • Coastal Carolina football will be under first-year head coach Jamey Chadwell in 2019

    2019 Coastal Carolina football season tickets are on sale now. The Chanticleers will host a total of six home games inside newly renovated Brooks Stadium, including a Thursday night primetime game on ESPNU versus Louisiana on Nov. 7.

    In addition to the new renovations at Brooks Stadium, the Chanticleers will move from the West side of the stadium to the East sideline under new head coach Jamey Chadwell.

    Season tickets can be purchased by calling the Chanticleer Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499, by going online to and clicking on Tickets along the top menu bar or by visiting the Chanticleer Athletics Ticket Office located in Arcadia Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Season ticket renewal applications are available online and can be accessed by clicking here.

    Read more here.

  • Trio of Chants Inducted to Hampshire Honor Society

    Coastal Carolina football seniors James Heft, Marcus Outlow and Malcolm Williams were announced as members of the 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, as selected by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), it was announced on April 10.

    The NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers, had an all-time high of 1,643 players from a record 424 schools qualified for membership in the society's 13th year.

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  • Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for CCU receives grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

    Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) for Coastal Carolina University has received a grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The grant supports WIPL’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women, which empowers women by offering opportunities for business networking, powerful engagement, inspiration, and personal and professional growth.

    “Newman’s Own Foundation is helping to fulfill Paul Newman’s dream of positively impacting the lives of others,” said Terri DeCenzo, WIPL executive director. “We are extremely grateful to receive this generous grant from Newman’s Own Foundation. It is affirmation that what we are doing to empower women to make societal change is a worthwhile endeavor. It further allows us to transform the lives of students at Coastal Carolina University through scholarship and leadership development opportunities. Perhaps of greatest significance is sharing in the legacy of Paul Newman.”

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  • Glowing for good: CCU organizations host glow walk to support fight against ovarian cancer

    Several organizations in the Coastal Carolina University community teamed up to host the Let’s Glow T.E.A.L. Walk/Run to support those impacted by ovarian cancer on Sunday, April 14, from 8:15-11:30 p.m. in Spadoni Park on campus.

    The glow in the dark walk/run was sponsored by the Coastal Carolina University track and field team, the cross country team, Delta Sigma Theta sorority and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. It aimed to raise awareness for ovarian cancer and unite the members of CCU who have been impacted by the disease.

    Read more here.