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  • View rare astronomical event at CCU

    On Tuesday, June 5, starting at  6:04 p.m.,  Venus will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. From our viewpoint, Venus will appear to pass across the face of the sun. The last time such an event occurred was on June 8, 2004. The next time won't be until Dec. 11, 2117.

    If you’re interested in witnessing this rare astronomical event, Professor Louis Rubbo of the Department of Chemistry & Physics, has organized a Venus transit viewing for the public. The viewing will take place at the Coastal Carolina University frisbee golf course behind Bill Baxley Hall. The best place to park is in the lot right off of the roundabout on University Drive. There will be three 8-inch telescopes properly fitted with solar viewing filters, in addition to eclipse viewing glasses for the public to use.

    More information about the coming Venus transit can be found at .

    For more information about the Venus transit viewing at CCU, contact Rubbo at or 843-349-6489.

  • Spadoni Education College at CCU gets reaccredited

    Coastal Carolina University's Spadoni College of Education has received reaccreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a professional organization that oversees teacher education.

  • Campus Recreation announces summer hours

    The Department of Campus Recreation summer hours:

    Recreation Center hours (Small gym, weight room and pool):
    Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The swimming pool will have two lap lanes available for lap swimming during these times:

    Group Exercise June 4 to 29
    Monday and Wednesday Spinning at noon – Tara
    Friday Spinning at noon - Erica

    For more information, contact


  • CCU offering Summer Arts Academy

    The 2012 Summer Arts Academy held on the Coastal Carolina University campus kicks off in June for middle and high school students wishing to participate in an intensive study of music, visual arts or performing arts. Program fees range from $495 to $825 and include on-campus lodging and meals for students. Registration is still open.

  • CCU's Veterans Center and Mercy Care partner to preserve oral histories

    The Center for Military & Veterans Studies at Coastal Carolina University and Mercy Care of Myrtle Beach have announced a partnership program to record, collect and preserve oral history from terminally ill American veterans in the region.