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Work In Progress Construction updates.

Chaucey Work in Progress
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  • » Groundbreaking for Science II is held

    A groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 27, cleared the way for Science II, the final addition to a three-building complex that will encompass most of the activities of the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University.

    The 65,000-square-foot building will serve as a central location for the marine science departments as well as biology and chemistry. The new facility will help meet the needs of the growing science program at CCU, which has increased from 1,800 students in 2007 to nearly 4,000 in 2014.

    “Here we grow again,” said CCU President David A. DeCenzo in his opening remarks at the ceremony, noting that half of this fall’s incoming freshmen are science majors. He stressed the importance of providing classroom and laboratory facilities that reflect the high quality of CCU’s science programs.

    The facility will offer more than 30 teaching and research spaces, 10 lab preparatory rooms, two graduate student rooms, a seminar room, a conference room, an animal facility, four information technology service rooms, an aquarium, a roof terrace, several specialized storage rooms and 60 faculty offices.

    James Wright, vice chair of the College of Science board of visitors, called the proposed building “a tangible expression of our commitment to the bright future of our college.”

    Also wielding ceremonial shovels at the event were Michael Roberts, dean of the College of Science; Jessica Bruce, a senior marine science major from Omaha, Neb.; CCU Provost Ralph Byington; and representatives from LS3P Architects and from Contract Construction Inc.

    The new building will feature a central courtyard connecting it to the Smith Science Center and the Kenneth E. Swain Science Hall. The floors and walls of Science II will feature decorative artistic representations of the scientific disciplines housed in the building. For example, a shimmering fabric made to flutter by the air conditioning will suggest an oceanic environment.

    The project is expected to be completed in the spring in 2016.


  • » CCU getting a Chick-Fil-A

    The grand opening of a Chick-fil-a Express at Coastal Carolina University is set for Sept. 15.

    Housed in the CINO Grille, the complex will be separate from the current food court and will have its own registers and soda fountains.

    “From start to finish, the planning and construction process took about two years,” says Jeffrey Stone, director of food services at CCU. “As the campus grows, we need to expand to meet students’ needs. Student surveys we conducted indicated that our chicken brand was Chick-fil-a.”

    Students will be able to use their “dining dollars” as part of their meal plan, but the new service will also accept most credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover or cash.

    CCU’s Chick-fil-a will be what’s called a “Chick-fil-a Express.” These variations of the original restaurant offer the top 15 to 20 items on the menu and are often found in malls.

    There’s a great bonus, too: Chick-fil-a is a restaurant that has similar customer service ideals as CCU. The Feel the Teal initiative will once again be communicated to students, faculty, staff and guests. “Chick-fil-a is a very well-liked brand that brings great chicken to campus at a very good price,” says Stone. “The Chick-fil-a experience is customer-centered and will help students and guests feel like they are part of the family.”

  • » Who's on first? Moves you should know

    The following department offices and centers have relocated. Here are the new locations:

    Biddle Center to the Prince building
    CeTeal Center to Kearns Hall
    Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures to Sands and Brittain halls
    Department of History to Sands and Brittain halls
    Department of Music to Wheelwright Auditorium and Edwards
    Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies to Sands Hall and Edwards
    Department of Political Science to Brittain Hall
    Department of Theatre to Wheelwright Auditorium and Edwards
    Dean of Students to Prince 122
    College of Education to Prince
    ITS -- Student Computing Services to Kearns
    Multicultural Student Services to Kearns
    Office of the Registrar to Baxley Hall 222
    Office of Title IX (Densie Perez) to Kearns Hall, 104B
    University College, all departments and offices, to Kearns
    Learning Assistance Center to Kearns
    University Honors Program to Kearns
    University Housing to Kearns and Ingle