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  • Science professor earns NSF grant

    Varavut Limpasuvan, professor of physics at Coastal Carolina University, received a $254,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study climate dynamics. His research focuses on atmospheric wave disturbances and their roles in rapidly changing the wintertime polar circulation above the altitude of 30 km. The study will investigate how such evolving polar conditions can, potentially, impact the near-surface climate and the stratospheric ozone distribution. The study will combine recently compiled global data analyses from NASA with computer simulations on global and regional domain.   Read more:

  • CCU named top military-friendly college for second year

    Coastal Carolina University has been designated a "Military-Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the second year in a row.

    This honor places CCU in the top 20 percent of all schools nationwide as a university committed to educating military veterans. CCU will be included in a listing in the 2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which publishes this month, as well as an online listing at

  • CCU in top 15 in U.S. News & World Report ranking

    Coastal Carolina University is ranked among the top 15 regional public universities in the South in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The only other South Carolina school in that group is Converse College in Spartanburg.

  • Wall College of Business opens Investments Lab

    The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration has inaugurated an innovative approach to financial education with its new Investments Laboratory, which opened Sept. 23. 


  • CCU named best college buy for third year

    For the third consecutive year, Coastal Carolina University has been named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” More than 1,060 colleges and universities were surveyed for the designation, which is presented annually by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.

  • CCU to host Women's Political Campaign Training School

    Coastal Carolina University’s Women in Philanthropy and Leadership is hosting a one-day session called “Take Your Seat” on Saturday, Oct. 15, to teach women how to conduct effective political campaigns. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration.

    The Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics will conduct the training program that aims to motivate more women to run for office at all levels of government. South Carolina trails the nation in electing women to public office and has the only single-gender legislative chamber in the U.S.

  • DeCenzo to lead Sea Grant Consortium

    David A. DeCenzo, president of Coastal Carolina University, has been elected as chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium's board of directors. DeCenzo will begin his one-year term on Jan. 1, 2012.

  • New director named for Wall Fellows program

    Charles N. Parisher has been named director of the Wall Fellows program of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. He succeeds Ned Cohen, who retired in July.

  • New Swain Scholars are named

    The third class of Swain Scholars at Coastal Carolina University has been selected. They are Miguel Mendoza (senior, biology), Tom Niemela (senior, exercise and sport science), Allyson League (senior, exercise and sport science)  Alex Ham (senior, health promotion), Janel Reeves (junior, exercise and sport science), Christine Po (junior, health promotion) and Iesha Wade (junior, exercise and sport science).

  • Center for Peace and Conflict Studies formed

    With the start of this academic year, Coastal Carolina University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies began service to both students and the non-campus community.

    You have already received from the Provost’s Office an email announcing the posting of the Center’s student forum, or blog. Periodically throughout the school year, the Center will post a question or general topic and solicit student response. This forum promotes the free exchange of ideas on issues relevant to peace and conflict globally. The Center encourages you to share your thoughts online about the posted question or topic, to respect the right of free speech and diversity of opinions. The Center promotes human respect, human rights and human responsibility.

    To read student comments and/or to post your own response, type on the address line of the University web page. This will take you to the Forum page with the posted question. You will also notice the tab “About the Center” where you will find the Center’s Mission Statement.