You are viewing an archived issue. Vol. 2 Issue 4 April 2010 Looking for the current issue?

News ShortsAnnouncements and accomplishments.

Chaucey News Shorts
Bookmark and Share
  • CCU to observe Holocaust Memorial Walk

    Coastal Carolina University is organizing a Holocaust Memorial Walk on campus to remember victims of genocides. The first event of its kind on campus is being sponsored by CCU's Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) on Monday, April 12.

    The silent walk will begin at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Commons dining facility on campus and proceed to the CINO Grille Deck. The event is open to the public, and community participation is welcomed.

    “Our human history is illuminated by great accomplishments and acts of courage—and stained with the bloodshed of horrific acts of brutality,” said Yoav Wachsman, associate professor of economics and the primary organizer of the event. “The silent march across campus is a simple but meaningful way to honor the more than 11 million people who died at the hands of the Nazis and the millions more who have died in other acts of genocide.”

    Black armbands will be given out at the walk to wear as an act of remembrance. Armbands will also be available at Kimbel Library and at the Jackson Center. The armband project is being organized by Helaine Cohn, program coordinator in the Wall College of Business, and Steven Bleicher, associate professor of visual arts.

    CCU will also host a screening of “The Pianist,” the 2006 film featuring an Academy Award-winning performance by Adrien Brody, on Monday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium on campus. The film, about a Jewish concert pianist who survives the Warsaw Ghetto, is free and open to the public. After the screening, graduate students from an upper level English class called “Representations of the Holocaust” will lead a discussion of the film, according to Jill Sessoms, professor of English and instructor of the course.

    During the week of April 11 to 18, which has been designated “National Days of Remembrance” by the U.S. Holocaust Museum, CCU’s Kimbel Library will exhibit a display of posters, media and books about the Holocaust organized by Sessoms and assistant librarian John Watts.

    For more information, contact the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values at 843-349-4149.

  • April TEAL technology sessions now posted

    Sessions this month include Microsoft Access Series, a special Green Technologies Earth Day presentation, and lots of open labs to answer your specific questions/inquiries and help prepare for the end of the semester.

    Click on a link below for more information or to register, or you can visit the Web site at any time for a complete list of our current sessions: .


    · Microsoft Access 2007 begins Friday, April 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    · Microsoft Access 2007 Bring your Information and let's Build a Database

    Begins Friday, April 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    · Green Technologies

    Begins Thursday, April 22 from 1 to 4 p.m., Prince Lawn, an Earth Day event

    Open Labs now every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the TEAL Lab, Kimbel Library 219. We also have added a few others. Open labs are a time when we welcome any of your instructional technology inquiries.

    For more information, contact Sarah Briggs, technology training coordinator, at 843-349-2517 or or visit

  • Archaeologist Ward featured in local paper

    Cheryl Ward was featured in a front page article in The Sun News on March 14 about CCU's new archaeology and anthropology program. Read it at:

    She recently traveled to Naples, Italy, to lecture on â€œBuilding Pharaoh’s Ship” at the University of Naples, Oriental Institute, on March 19.

    On March 28, she gave the talk “Cedar, Frankincense and Spoils of War: Ancient Egyptian Seafaring” at Harn Museum, University of Florida in Gainesville.

    And, the following day, Ward discussed “Red Sea travel and trade from 2500 BCE to the Modern Era” at a meeting of the South Carolina Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America at the College of Charleston.

    "My mission in all these appearances is to promote Coastal Carolina University's new archaeology and anthropology program," says Ward.

  • Mitzner accepts CCU's statewide recycling award

    Coastal Carolina University recently received the “Recycling Event of the Year Award” from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

    CCU was honored for its 2009 Campus Salvage Program, to which students donate reusable items (such as furniture, entertainment centers, etc.) at the end of the year for resale the next year.

    The award is part of DHEC’s Recycle Guys Awards program, which recognizes the state’s top recycling programs and the people who organize them.

    Marissa Mitzner, CCU’s sustainability coordinator, accepted the award. She was named the University’s first sustainability coordinator in 2008 after serving in the position as a student.

  • New recreation hours posted for weekends

    The Department of Campus Recreation new weekend hours:

    The Recreation Center will be open through the remainder of the spring semester.

    Saturdays – noon. to 7 p.m.

    Sundays – noon to 11 p.m.

    Pool hours will remain the same – 2 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Orientation volunteers needed

    Orientation is the most important part of the summer for new freshmen and transfers. Orientation crowds can total 700 people, so faculty and staff volunteers are needed to assist new students and parents throughout their time on campus. Your help is critical in making Orientation a campuswide event and in helping new students make a smooth transition to life at the University.

    Volunteers assist with many tasks during Orientation. Typical duties include greeting students and parents at registration, managing traffic at registration and the information fair, answering questions, introducing speakers and keeping sessions running on time, mingling with families at lunch and during breaks, and escorting students and parents to sessions and directing them to other points on campus.

    Volunteers must be available to work the full day on which they are scheduled. Freshman sessions run from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Day One and from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Day Two. Transfer sessions are one day and run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. You may choose to work an entire session or only one day of a particular session. Some volunteers help out with all of the sessions.

    Freshman Orientation:

    June 14-15
    June 17-18
    June 21-22
    June 24-25
    July 12-13
    July 15-16

    Transfer Orientation:

    June 28
    July 19
    August 13

    Volunteers choose one training session to attend. Tentative training dates are June 8 or June 9. Sessions will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Baxley Hall Rotunda.

    How to sign up: Please reply by Monday, April 19 to Amanda Craddock at or x2979 with the date(s) you are available to help. We need to know if you plan to participate by April 19 so we can order your Orientation polo shirt.

  • SGA announces new officers for 2010-2011

    2010-2011 Student Government Officers

    President – Taylor Eubanks

    Vice President – Derek Frimpong

    VP of Finance – Thomas Squires

    VP of Public Relations – Ashley Jones