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  • Thornburg gets promotion

    Gregory Thornburg has been promoted to the position of Interim Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services at Coastal Carolina University.

    The interim assistant vice president is responsible for assisting with the implementation of a comprehensive enrollment marketing and recruitment plan in accordance with the strategic direction of the college. In addition, he is charged with developing strategies to intensify the University’s efforts to enroll additional in-state students for fall 2012.

    In addition to his new responsibilities, Thornburg will continue his duties as director of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

    Thornburg began his career with CCU in August 2010. He is the former dean of enrollment services at Arkansas State University.

    He earned a master's degree in counseling and student personnel services at the University of Memphis in 1991 and a bachelor's degree in music/Bible from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1983.

  • Football season tickets on sale now

    CCU faculty and staff can purchase season tickets now for the exciting 2011 Chanticleer Football season. Be sure to mention that you are a CCU faculty or staff member to receive your 20 percent discount.

    Season tickets start at just $75, and Family Zone seats are just $99. There are five home games, starting with the opener against Furman on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.

    The Family Zone option includes four season tickets to games at Brooks Stadium. That's less than $20 per game for a family of four! Additional season tickets are available for purchase at $25.

    Payroll deduction is available for season ticket purchases and Chanticleer Athletic Foundation (CAF) donations. Simply fill out the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form at: If you need help filling out the form, call the Chanticleer Athletics Ticket Office at 347-TIXX or stop by the office in Arcadia Hall.

    View the 2011 Season Ticket Brochure here:

    View the 2011 Chanticleer Athletic Foundation donation grid here:

    Call 347-TIXX or go online to You may also stop by the Athletics Ticket Office in Arcadia Hall, Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Please note: single game tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m.

  • Computer Science professor receives research grant

    Computer science professor William Jones was awarded a subcontract from Clemson University's Cyberinstitute under a grant from the Department of Energy concerning high-performance computing as part of a collaboration between Coastal Carolina University and Clemson University.

     “As the size of supercomputing clusters continues to grow to include hundreds of thousands of processor cores and millions of individual components, failures within the system become increasingly the norm rather than the exception," says Jones. "As a result, ensuring continued service in the presence of such numerous faults will be an absolute requirement for future supercomputers. “I'm very excited about involving CCU students in this research and bringing what we learned in the process back to the students in our department.”

    Working with and assisting Jones will be Brian Atkinson, a computer science sophomore, who has received a research internship to assist in the design and implementation of new features for a parallel file system that is currently in use at supercomputing facilities around the world.

    Over the next 15 months, Atkinson will spend his summers at a Clemson University computer research facility and the fall and spring semesters working at CCU while being a full-time student.

    The position is funded by a subcontract Jones received from the Clemson University Cyberinstitute under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • DPS urges property registration

    The Coastal Carolina University Department of Public Safety introduces a new service for all students, faculty and staff.

    * Do you have valuable personal property that you would like to register with the Department of Public Safety?

    * Why should you register your property?

    If you lose your valuables or if they are stolen, you have a better chance of recovering them if they are registered. The police and/or insurance company will need the make, model and serial number information in order to retrieve the stolen items. This information can be conveniently registered online with the Department of Public Safety.

    Some examples of items to register include cell phones, laptop computers, televisions, game consoles, iPads, iPods or other MP3 players.

    Goo to , then choose “Property Registration” in the left-hand column and register your items today!

    If your property is stolen from campus, report the theft immediately to the Department of Public Safety.

    Non-Emergency: 843-349-2177
    Emergency: 843-349-2911