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Work In Progress Construction updates.

Chaucey Work in Progress
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  • » Academic Office/Classroom Building II is open

    The $18 million Academic Office Classroom Building II has been completed with more than 100 faculty and staff now occupying the offices. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.

    There are three study rooms and 16 classrooms ranging in size from 25 to 35 seats that were utilized the first day of classes. In the main hallway, you can see the ITS servers in the teal cabinets. The food concept is operated by Aramark, and includes a new P.O.D. Express (Provisions on Demand). Options include Grab and Go items with meal swipe options, Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit, Java City Coffee, Einsteins’ Bros. Bagels, soup and select over-the-counter medicines.

    The 52,000-square-foot facility is located next to the Wall Building and also houses ITS office and space.
     

  • » Brooks Stadium completes first phase of expansion

    Coastal Carolina University's Brooks Stadium completed the first phase of its construction expansion with the addition of 5,800 seats, bringing total capacity to 15,500 – just in time for the Sept. 2 season opener against UMass (The Chanticleers won 38-28).

    Construction began in early March, with seats being added to connect seating on both sides of the Adkins Field House, expanding the lower sections on both sides and expanding the upper deck on the east side/press box side to match the lower deck.

    Phase II will add a luxury suite seating 300 to 350 with 230 outdoor club seats, more seats on the upper deck on the west side and a new entrance at the corner of S.C. 544 and University Boulevard.

    To learn more about the Brooks Stadium expansion, visit www.goccusports.com/ot/expansion.html, or contact the Chanticleer Athletics Foundation at 843-349-6670.

  • » CCU sculptor/professor continues work on The Chanticleer

    Sculptor Bryan Rapp, the first artist-in-residence for the visual arts program in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, has started constructing a new interpretation of Chauncey, called “The Chanticleer.”

    Please note that The Chanticleer will NOT replace the Chauncey statue that stands at the entrance of the TD Sports Complex. It will be placed at the new entrance to Brooks Stadium at the corner of S.C. 544 and University Boulevard after the second phase of the stadium expansion.

    Rapp is teaching Art 499, which will be a hands on, labor intensive studio class preparing the Chanticleer sculpture for bronze.

    Students will assist in mold making and the wax lay up (casting).

    "We'll then systematically put the statue back together again, in wax, like a three dimensional jigsaw puzzle," said Rapp. "We'll work to clean any seem lines and other imperfections in wax until it is identical to the clay sculpt. Then we'll cut it apart into small sections and make sand molds. If all goes well, hopefully, we may do a few bronze casting by the end of the semester."

    The 12-foot mascot sculpture will greet visitors to Brooks Stadium once that complex is expanded from 9,124 seats to around 19,000 as part of the Chanticleers’ move to the Sun Belt Conference and Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

    “With two entrances, one on 544 and one into the TD Sports Complex, there was a feeling that we needed a more visible Chauncey for fans entering the football stadium,” said Easton Selby, chair of CCU’s visual arts department. “The first Chauncey is slightly larger than life size and more interactive. The new guy will be larger and more intimidating.”