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  • CCU delegation takes top honors at State Legislature competition

    Coastal Carolina University’s student team to the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) was named the best large delegation at the recent competition in Columbia, beating out Clemson University and the College of Charleston. One CCU student received an individual award, and another was elected Speaker of the House.

  • CCU visiting theatre professor cast in major regional production

    John Woodson, visiting assistant professor of theatre at Coastal Carolina University, will play the role of Joe Keller in an upcoming performance of Arthur Miller’s classic drama “All My Sons” at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Mo., as part of its 50th anniversary season, running Jan. 4-29, 2017.

  • ‘Portfolios’ exhibit showcases artwork by graduating CCU seniors

    Graduating seniors from Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Visual Arts Graphic Design and Studio Art will present their thesis exhibition “Portfolios” Dec. 5 to 16 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. An opening reception will be held in the gallery from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. Both the gallery and the reception are free and open to the public.

  • CCU releases Winter 2016-17 Cultural Arts Calendar

    Coastal Carolina University has released its Winter 2016-17 Cultural Arts Calendar in print and online, covering events from early December 2016 through the end of February 2017. Offerings include performances by nationally renowned theater and music groups, a guitar concert series, holiday celebrations, lectures on foreign policy and an international film series. Events feature visiting artists as well as CCU faculty and students.

  • WIPL scholarships awarded to 19 CCU students

    Nineteen Coastal Carolina University students have been awarded scholarships totaling $25,500 for the 2016-2017 academic year through Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL). The recipients are from seven states, including 12 students from South Carolina.

  • CCU senior wins poetry contest for sonnet

    Coastal Carolina University senior Victoria Green has been named the winner of the 21st annual Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Series competition at CCU.
    Green, an English major from Liberty, S.C., won the award for her “Sonnet for a Sick Mother.” The award includes a $100 prize and 25 copies of the broadside to be produced in an edition of 100 numbered copies.

  • CCU adds splash of teal to global #GivingTuesday movement

    Coastal Carolina University has added its own teal twist to #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. In true CCU fashion, the University has dubbed its day #givingTEALtuesday.

  • CCU committee to evaluate safety of S.C. 544 near campus

    Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo is developing an ad-hoc committee to research opportunities for improving student and pedestrian safety in the S.C. 544 area of the campus community. DeCenzo will bring together representatives from CCU’s Department of Public Safety, University Counsel, Campus Life and Student Engagement, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and the Student Government Association.

  • Long scholarship is first to benefit nursing students at CCU

    David and Fran Long of Conway have donated a parcel of land in Horry County to Coastal Carolina University. As part of the agreement, proceeds from CCU’s sale of the property will be used to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of David’s aunt, who willed the land to the couple. The Mary Brittie Long Endowed Scholarship in Nursing will be the first scholarship to assist students in CCU’s nursing completion program. The gift was made in support of the University’s I’M IN endowment campaign, which has a goal of increasing CCU’s endowment $20 million by 2020. Learn more about the campaign at I'M IN.

  • CCU hosts concert fundraiser for Hurricane Matthew victims

    Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Music presents “Playing for Hope: A Musical Fundraiser to Assist Our Neighbors in Need” on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, with no ticket required, but cash or check donations are encouraged.

  • CCU hurricane forecast highly accurate for 2016 season

    The 2016 hurricane season officially ended yesterday, and no one is happier than climate scientist Len Pietrafesa and his Hurricane Genesis & Outlook (HUGO) team at Coastal Carolina University near Myrtle Beach, S.C. Although members of the team had to deal with wind and flood damage from October’s Hurricane Matthew, on a professional level they are delighted with the high accuracy of their 2016 HUGO Hurricane Landfall Outlook forecast, which outperformed many of the storm prediction models used by other institutions for Matthew’s track, winds and precipitation.

  • CCU offers one of top 3 online programs in SC

    Coastal Carolina University has been named one of the Best Online Colleges in South Carolina for 2016-2017 by Affordable Colleges Online (ACO), a resource for online learning and college affordability information.