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  • Honors Convocations split up this year

    Coastal Carolina University will present awards for student academic achievement and recognition on Thursday, May 5. The annual Honors Convocation has been split into four ceremonies according to academic college.

    A reception will be held for all participants at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Singleton Building in James P. Blanton Circle.
    The Honors Convocations will begin at 7 p.m. in the Edwards Recital Hall for humanities and fine arts students; the Wall Auditorium for business administration students; the Lackey Chapel for education students; and Wheelwright Auditorium for science and University College students.

    “As our student population grows, the number of our students with honorable achievements has increased so that we could not serve them all in one space,” says Provost Robert Sheehan. “However, as more spaces on campus open up, the possibility to put it back together exists.”

    Department awards will be presented to 37 students in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments and contributions to the academic quality of their respective departments.

  • CCU commencement set for May 7 at Brooks Stadium

    Approximately 1,154 students are eligible to participate in Coastal Carolina University's spring commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7 in Brooks Stadium. May and August candidates will be recognized in the ceremony, which will also be streamed live on the CCU website at

    CCU President David A. DeCenzo has chosen to be the commencement speaker as he feels a special bond with the graduating Class of Spring 2011. The class was beginning its academic journey as freshmen in 2007 when DeCenzo assumed the presidency at the University.

    Three graduating seniors will each receive the President's Award for having perfect 4.0 grade point averages. One student will receive the 2010-2011 Faculty's Distinguished Student Excellence Award for having a high academic average and participating in service organizations on campus and in the community.

    The ceremony will also recognize four retiring Coastal Carolina University professors: 

    Judy B. Engelhard, emeritus professor; Robert D. Nale, distinguished emeritus professor; Sandra Shackelford, distinguished emeritus professor; Albert J. Taylor, distinguished professor emeritus; and Linda Vereen, distinguished instructor.

    In case of inclement weather, commencement exercises will be held at the Myrtle Beach High School Auditorium and divided into four ceremonies. For more details and ticket information, visit the website at

  • Two associate deans named in Edwards College

    Carol Osborne of the Department of English and Holley Tankersley of the Department of Politics and Geography will serve as associate deans of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Osborne’s appointment will begin May 15 to coincide with the end of Dan Ennis' term as interim associate dean of humanities. Ennis has been named interim dean of the college, effective later this summer.

    Tankersley’s appointment will begin on Aug.15 to coincide with the end of Jason Ockert’s term as interim associate dean of the arts; she will take on many of the duties currently assigned to Ockert.

    Both associate deans will interact with both “halves” of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

  • CCU's Relay for Life raises big funds

    This year’s Relay for Life, held at Coastal Carolina University’s Track on  April 8, crossed the finish line with some big numbers for a bigger-than-life cause.

    More than 1,000 participants and nearly 70 teams surpassed the American Cancer Society’s fundraising goal of $80,000 and CCU’s goal of $90,000, with a total $111,000 raised as of April 13 (fundraising continues through August). Last year, the total amount raised was $87,162.

    Brother and sister Vinnie Basiliko (Kappa Sigma member) and Amber Basiliko (Gamma Phi Beta president), who recently lost their mother to breast cancer, were the top two fundraisers at more than $9,000 and $8,000, respectively. This is the first Relay for Life in the state to reach the goal set by the American Cancer Society.

    For additional information on the Relay and fundraising updates, visit


  • Campus Recreation summer hours and end-of-semester schedule

    Campus Recreation Center is open regular hours during the week of May 2 to 6.

    Summer hours are May 9 to Aug.19, Monday through Friday, 11a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed weekends).

    Group Exercise Schedule – May 2 – May 6

    (There will be classes for the month of May  – schedule coming soon).

    9 to 9:45 a.m. Spin® Express 
    noon to 1 p.m. Spinning® 
    1 to 2 p.m. Pump it Up 
    4:30 to 5 p.m. Abs 
    5 to 5:45 p.m. Boot Camp 
    6 to 7:15 p.m. Power Flow Yoga .
    7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Zumba 

    7 to 7:45 a.m. Spin® Express 
    5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Spinning®
    6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Glute Camp & Core
    7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Zumba

    Noon to 1 p.m. Spinning®
    1 to 2 p.m. Pump it Up
    6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Zumba 

    7 to 7:45 a.m. Spin® Express 
    5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Spinning® 
    6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Boot Camp 
    7:30 to 8 p.m. Abs

    Noon to 1 p.m. Spinning®