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  • Parents' Night Out is Oct. 21

    September 30 2016

    The Spadoni College of Education has announced the Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program’s Parents’ Night Out Event on Friday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The cost to participate is $15 for one child, $25 for two children, and the third child is free. Payment should be in cash. The money raised will be used to provide support for students in the College of Education.

    “We hope that those of you with young children will take advantage of this event to enjoy a night out!” said Amanda Darden, director of the Student Services Center. “We have the liability forms/picture release forms, and our Peer-to-Peer mentors have filled out all of the required paperwork, including their cleared SLED checks on record. Shannon Norris and I will represent the College of Education at this event to ensure the evening runs smoothly. Your children will be well cared for, and they will have a great time!”

    If you have questions or to RSVP, contact Shannon Norris at 843-349-6592 or

    The next Parents’ Night Out will be Dec. 2.


  • Photographer Talbot Easton Selby has solo show

    September 30 2016

    “Conjure,” a solo art exhibition featuring the work of Coastal Carolina University photography professor Talbot Easton Selby, opened Sept. 15 and continues through Nov. 12 at Artspace 560 in North Myrtle Beach. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

    With 46 pieces that range from black and white to color photography on the themes of religion, Southern folklore and myth, Selby calls the show “a growth opportunity to see where I can expand the work.” He is chair of CCU’s Department of Visual Arts.

    Born and raised in central Mississippi, Selby aims to create an experience that will generate a sense of questioning about the themes explored by his artwork. His work has been published in a number of art publications including Canadian Art magazine, Metropolis magazine and Delta magazine. His photography is also included in the permanent collection of Delta State University.

    Selby was the 2008 recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for photography. He earned a BFA in photography from Delta State (2003) and an MFA in visual arts from Clemson University (2006), where he studied under photographer Sam Wang.

    Artspace 506 is located at 506 37th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For more information, call 843-349-6474 or visit

  • McIlreavy named interim associate dean

    September 30 2016

    Megan McIlreavy, associate professor of psychology, has accepted the position of interim associate dean of University College. She brings her skill in assessment and research, and her interest in first-year student success to the position, according to Nelljean Rice, who announced the appointment. Rice is dean of University College.

    Megan McIlreavy earned her Ph.D. in developmental and biological sciences from Virginia Tech. After graduation, she accepted a Franklin post-doctoral teaching fellowship at the University of Georgia. McIlreavy joined the CCU faculty in the fall of 2008 and has been an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. She brings strengths in academic assessment, research interests in teaching and learning, and enthusiasm for student success and well-being to University College. She is also very involved in the Grand Strand community with initiatives centered around the development of literacy skills in young children from low-income areas.

    The University College team thanks all the members of our community who participated in the search. 

  • The Bellamy Law Firm Endowed Scholarship established at CCU

    September 13 2016

    The Bellamy Law Firm Endowed Scholarship has been established at Coastal Carolina University. The gift supports the Coastal’s I’M IN endowment campaign, which has a goal of increasing the University’s endowment $20 million by 2020.

    Preference will be given to new, continuing or transfer students who graduated from an Horry County high school. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a letter of recommendation from a high school or college faculty member.

    “We are proud to have partnered with Coastal Carolina University to establish The Bellamy Law Firm Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded annually to a Coastal student who cares about the well-being of others and our community,” said Edwin Hinds, president of The Bellamy Law Firm. “It continues to be our privilege to support this community and our University, and we certainly encourage others to do the same.”

    Founded in 1962, The Bellamy Law Firm is a full-service firm headquartered in Myrtle Beach. The lawyers associated with the firm practice diverse yet complementary areas of law. The firm represents a distinguished list of clients from across the United States, including some of Myrtle Beach and South Carolina’s largest employers, developers and landowners, along with a diverse range of business and legal interests.

    Learn more about the endowment campaign at

  • Sun Belt soccer teams join fight against ovarian cancer

    September 15 2016

    September was National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and on the weekend beginning Sept. 15, Sun Belt Conference women’s soccer programs wore specially designed warm-up jerseys in support of Texas State head coach Kat Conner, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year.

    The Sun Belt Conference women’s soccer programs stand in solidarity to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to all women. Ovarian cancer is known as the “silent killer” because symptoms mimic almost identically those of IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Through responsiveness and spreading the word to others, Conner hopes to educate all women about potential symptoms.

    “The conference coaches have come together in support of Kat Conner, head women’s coach at Texas State, who is now in remission from ovarian cancer,” said Paul Hogan, women's head soccer coach. “We thought it would be a great tribute to her and also a way to raise awareness of this disease."