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  • Bair says goodbye to CCU

    October 29 2010

    Lisa Bair, administrative specialist for the Department of English, has moved to Woodbridge, Va. She was employed at CCU for four years and previously worked in the Office of Marketing Communications and the Wheelwright Box Office.

  • Benfield selected for honor

    October 29 2010

    Luke Benfield, coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life, was selected as Greek Life Administrator of the Quarter (GLAQ) by Tau Kappa Epsilon.

    The GLAQ is an award that recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their title. "In your case, the Greek Life at Coastal Carolina would not be where it is without you at the helm," cites the award. "Your efforts to enhance, highlight and advance Greek Life on campus are exceptional."

    Compiled from collegiate members, alumni, volunteers, staff and Greek Life individuals, nominations for the GLAQ are reviewed and proposed for a vote to select one outstanding individual every three months.

  • CCU artist has one-person show

    October 29 2010

    Treelee MacAnn's artwork was recently featured in Points of Departure, a printmaking invitational at Columbia College. It was up Sept. 6 – Oct. 17.

    She currently has a one-person show at the Burroughs & Chapin Museum Art Museum called Looking Out, Looking In. The dates on this show are Oct. 2 – Dec. 30. She will give docent tours of her show Wednesday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov.14. Both talks start at 2 p.m.

    A professor of art at CCU since 1990, MacAnn teaches what she loves to do herself -- printmaking, drawing and design. A native of Rochester, N.Y., MacAnn grew up exposed to art in an environment with a rich tradition in the graphic arts and photography, media she readily embraced at both State University of New York and Bowling Green State University where she earned her B.A. and MFA degrees, respectively.

    Her work can be divided into two primary areas of interest: the human form and the landscape. Most recently she has been working with intaglio, a type of nontoxic process. Drawing from still-frames of old black and white movies and/or old photographs of the same period, MacAnn is revisiting and "rewriting" historical narratives, oftentimes in series. An award winning artist, her work has been featured in more than 70 juried international and national exhibitions. 

  • CCU students win best delegation honor

    October 29 2010

    Coastal Carolina University’s student delegation has been recognized as the Best Large Delegation at the 2010 session of the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL). CCU’s delegation has won this honor for three consecutive years, beating delegations from Clemson, College of Charleston, the Citadel and the University of South Carolina.

    The 16 political science students who participated include: Taylor Eubanks, delegation chair; Kelsey Dye, delegation vice-chair; Tyler Greatorex, SCSL lieutenant governor; Africa Brown, Jennifer Burch, Ian Christie, Derek Gillam, Craig Healy, Christina Jackson, Carmen Ketron, Casey McKee, Brandon Reilly, Chris Stephens, Caitlin Spahr, George Taylor and Desmond Wallace.

    “We are so proud of these students,” said Holley Tankersley, political science professor and co-adviser with Frederick Wood. “Our students consistently write the most well-reasoned, legitimate legislation at SCSL.”

    The SCSL is a student-run mock legislature sponsored by the S.C. General Assembly. Colleges and universities in South Carolina send delegations to two annual sessions to debate bills and further their knowledge about parliamentary procedures and state government.

  • Dan Abel receives award

    October 29 2010

    Dan Abel received the Horry Environmental Action Team's "Heat is On" Award for environmental justice and advocacy. Abel was given the second annual award early last month at Bee Riddle Farm in Conway.

    Abel, professor of marine science and expert on sharks and rays, received the award on Oct. 1.

    HEAT is a chapter of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, a grassroots organization founded on the principles of earth stewardship, environmental democracy, social justice and community empowerment. The local chapter was initially formed to address impacts of asphalt and concrete batch plants permitted in residential communities.

    Vice President Janice Dowe presented the award to Abel at an outdoor event that included more than 50 guests.

    The words of Goffinet McLaren, a citizen concerned with marine plastic waste, were read by HEAT member Ibrahim Ashie. In celebrating Abel's achievement she stated:

    "We are truly grateful to Dr. Abel for his constant reminders that all is not right on this planet that we share with so many different forms of life...we are not all Dr. Abels, but we can help make a difference on the planet in our own small way."