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  • First "You Rock!" award given

    September 30 2011

    David Ridenour was presented the first-ever “You Rock!” award on Thursday, Sept. 29. Ridenour, printing equipment operator in the Office of Printing Services, was recognized for outstanding job performance. He often stays late to complete projects on time for various departments. The "You Rock!" award will be presented monthly to employees within the Office of University Relations  who go above and beyond their job descriptions in serving others on campus. 

  • Thompson presents at food expo

    September 30 2011

    Sharon Thompson made a presentation recently at the American Dietetic Association National Food and Nutrition Expo in San Diego. It was titled "Food and the economy: Eating out in a bear market." The paper was co-authored by health promotion majors Tamara Schultz and Casey Rolla, who graduated in May. Thompson is a professor of health promotion.

  • Local 'dawg' shows off his teal spirit

    September 16 2011

    When head football coach David Bennett urged his players to "be a dog," others took notice. Like Adriane Pope, who owns a dog grooming business in Conway.

    She transformed her white standard poodle Mr. Logan into a Chanticleer billboard, with Chauncey painted on one side of his torso and a teal football on the other. The dog's eyes were circled with black, and his hair was coiffed into something that looked like a rooster's crown.

    It was a memorial to Pope's late brother, Tony Pope, a CCU alumnus who died Dec. 31, 2010, of diabetes. He was 36.

    Though Mr. Logan did not place in a recent dog show, folks on the CCU campus enjoyed his visits, particularly Coach Bennett, who asked Pope and her pooch to attend an early morning team meeting to inspire the players.

    In addition to "creative grooming," as evidenced by Mr. Logan, Pope does regular grooming at Adriane's Groom 'N' Go, and she also owns Rivertown Bed & Biscuit, a pet accommodation business.

  • Todd attends regional crafts schools

    September 30 2011

    Chris Todd, CCU art lecturer, was invited to spend time at two of the nation's top craft centers this summer – Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on the coast of Maine and Penland School of Crafts in the North Carolina mountains.

    At both facilities Todd was involved in a class titled "Collaborations with Nature." These classes were originally scheduled to be taught by her friend and mentor, Jon Brooks of New Boston, N.H.; however, he was unable to attend. As a result, the classes were taught by Brooks' former assistants.

    The workshop in Maine was taught by Mark Ragonese of Vermont, with Todd's assistance, followed by a two-and-a-half week workshop in North Carolina taught by Todd. Both experiences were inspiring, filled with artists from around the country interested in acquiring new skills for their personal artistic practice. CCU currently offers courses ARTS380 and ARTS385, which allow students to earn college credit for participating at workshops in various art and craft centers around the country, including the local sculpture center, Brookgreen Gardens, in Murrells Inlet.

  • Teal goes green at CCU

    September 30 2011

    As of Sept. 15, here are the current numbers of plastic bottles saved from the water stations, in order of installation, since July:

    1. Kimbel Library – 7,893

    2. Arcadia Hall – 2,922

    3. Campus Recreation – 13,584

    4. Student Center – 1,651

    5. Coastal Science Center – 419 (most recently installed)

    Water stations are being added to the Prince Building and the Wall Building soon. 

    Weirdest items collected during Campus Salvage (when students moved out) last May:

    • Hot dog warmer
    • Monkey lamp
    • Outdoor sink
    • Halloween costumes (clowns, animals)
    • Easy Bake oven
    • Christmas decor
    • Plastic toy swords
    • Easter baskets
    • Valentine’s Stuffed Animals

    Most plentiful items from Campus Salvage:

    • Fridges
    • TVs
    • Microwaves
    • Plastic shelves/ drawers on wheels
    • Floor lamps
    • Shower caddys
    • Trash cans
    • Coffee makers
    • Vacuum cleaners
    • Wall mirrors
    • Bathroom rugs
    • Bedding
    • Clothing and shoes

    Campus Recycling:
    Amount of recycling (from June 30, 2010-July 1,2011):

    • Commingle (plastic, glass, metal, paper and cardboard): 32.67 tons
    • Office Paper: 45.36 tons
    • Cardboard: 76.80 tons
    • Scrap Metal: 14.89 tons
    • Cooking Oil (from Aramark): 6.89 tons (13,780 pounds)
    • Fluorescent Light Bulbs: 1,900 lbs.
    • Ink Cartridges: 576 lbs.
    • Batteries: 1,294 lbs.
    • Yard Debris (from Facilities): 11.64 tons

    Random Facts:
    At one event on Prince Lawn, students consumed more than 80 pizzas within three hours. All the boxes were recycled.

    Amount of cardboard recycled on Move-In Weekend: 4.665 tons

    From the Sept. 3 and Sept. 10 home football games (plastic bottles, glass bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard and paper): 1.32 tons (from tailgating and stadium)

    Jennifer Sellers
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative

    Be a fan of sustainability at Coastal!


  • Sellers earns degree at UD

    September 6 2011

    Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer Sellers earned a master's degree in environmental policy and management from the University of Denver on Aug. 12.