A DAY IN THE LIFE OF EDWARDS COLLEGE Dear Reader,
growing at a healthy rate – and faculty offices double as
Welcome to Tapestry, the magazine of the Thomas W. and
teaching spaces too, as students stop by for extra tutoring
Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
or career advice.
I happen to be writing this at 9 p.m. on Monday, March 25,
Evening brings barely a slackening. The performing arts
2013. It doesn’t matter why I’m in the office at this hour,
burst into recitals and debuts. Speakers lecture on topics
but it does suggest how our college is not about nine to
as diverse as the U.S. Constitution, the post-print novel,
five. Not only are our days packed, from early-morning
renaissance medicine, applied ethics, and truth in adver-
lectures to afternoon hands-on demonstrations, but life in
tising. Certain teaching spaces – the graphic design labs,
the Edwards Building and in our new spaces in Brittain Hall
seminar rooms favored by the Masters in Writing faculty,
spills out into the evening. At Coastal Carolina University,
lecture halls assigned to night classes – remain filled, as if
the humanities and arts thrive around the clock.
sunset never happened.
One of the pleasures of working here – and, I hope,
I was once buttonholed at a social event by a member of
studying here – is that rhythm of activity. When I find
the community, a supporter of Coastal Carolina University,
myself in the Edwards College in the early morning, those
but a man removed by many years from his own experi-
hours before we “open for business,” I still take time for
ence in higher education. He had done well in his chosen
a quiet look around.
field, and insisted to me that if only higher education
The student art–whether on the walls or in the Bryan
would adopt a more efficient model, our funding problems
Galley–never fails to hold my attention. Our gallery director,
would disappear. He was particularly taken with the idea
James Arendt, has helped make our academic spaces
that colleges started late and shut down early, and that
into art spaces as well, and many of our walls testify to
we at Coastal allow our buildings to lay dormant on the
the talents of our painters, photographers, and sculptors.
evenings and weekends.
Around the corner, posters along the corridors of the
There was no need to argue with him. I simply asked for
music department announce the next student recital, that
his permission to add him to our mailing list, knowing
chance for a senior music major to thrill an audience. Over
he’d receive a steady stream of invitations to plays, poetry
by the Edwards Theatre, there’s evidence that the play is
readings, art gallery openings, debates, recitals, and
afoot–a stray program from last night’s show.
academic competitions and exhibitions, scheduled well
Among the Humanities departments, there are poetry broadsides and lecture announcements on bulletin boards. The early morning may be quiet, but the sounds of debate
into the evenings and on weekends as well. Our students would deliver our rebuttal. I invite you as well, with equal enthusiasm (but without
and discussion won’t be long in coming. We would not
the ulterior motive), to join us. The faculty and I are irre-
be a college without vigorous and frequent disturbances
pressibly proud of our students, and we relish the opportu-
of the peace.
nity for them to show off. Email email@example.com or call
But morning reveries can’t last…by half past seven,
843-349-2421 if you want to be added to our mailing list.
the first students are arriving. The college staff members
If you support the arts and humanities, we’ll offer you
are unlocking doors, computers and kilns are warming to
plenty of reasons to come to our campus – day or night.
life, and the morning quiet is replaced by the sounds of students–as it should be. By midday the halls of our buildings are arteries of
Regards, Daniel J. Ennis
potential, and if I’m breezing to some meeting or other, I’m still not so jaded an administrator that I can’t stop to steal a snatch of a lecture or slow my walk to listen to a student practice scales in a piano classroom. During peak hours, every single classroom to which we have access
is occupied–that’s what happens when your university is
Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
CONTENTS BREAKING NEW GROUND 06 Departments Relocate 08 Athenaeum Press Established ENGAGING STUDENTS 12 Recruiting Music Majors
13 English Major Bazaar 14 Workshops and Rehearsals 17 Behind the Scenes 18 Accademia Dell’Arte 19 Adventures in Spain
20 All Things Considered 20 Team Trivia 21 Balancing Act 21 Socrates by Day
HONING OUR CRAFT 24 In Good Hands 26 In Great Minds 28 Not Your Everyday TomTom 28 Administrative Shuffle 29 Goodbye and Hello 30 Dreams and Nightmares 31 COHFA Stats
Every time you see this logo the article has augmented content that can be viewed
Editor Carol Osborne Assistant Editor Eric Barrett Advisors Scott Mann Easton Selby
Art director Matthew Fram DesignerS Nicole Scott Scott Cullum Savannah Todd Photographers Brianna Logan Jazmin Cortes
Writers Andy Lesh Tripthi Pillai Susan Bergeron Trisha O’Connor
Augmented Reality We have enhanced this issue of Tapestry with video clips. To access this augmented reality, download the Aurasma application from your smart phone or tablet. Press the Aurasma logo, ,at the bottom of the view screen to enter the Explore menu. Using the search tool, find our channel: Athenaeum Press. You will need to select it and follow us. Then every time you see our call to action, the logo pictured above, hold your smart phone or tablet over the page (such as the previous page with the dean’s photograph), and your experience in reading news of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts will be taken into a new dimension. Spring 13 3
BREAKING NEW GROUND In the Edwards College, we are constantly striving to stay on the cutting edge, advancing scholarship in our disciplines, incorporating the latest technology into our teaching practices, and creating new majors and minors to help prepare our students for a rapidly changing future. This section of Tapestry highlights both a literal and a figurative breaking of new ground that occurred this year: the opening of a new office and classroom building on campus and the premiere of the Athenaeum Press.
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DEPARTMENTS RELOCATE The Beatles may have loved Penny Lane, but the Edwards College faculty that moved offices in December love Penny Hall even more. Originally named for the one-cent sales tax that funded the $12 million-dollar building, Penny Hall (now called Brittain Hall), houses the Department of Politics & Geography, the Department of History, and the new Department of Communication, Languages, and Cultures. Associate Chair Matthieu Chan Tsin likes the new building smell; Administrative Specialist Bonnie Senser loves the cheery lobby areas and the monumental staircase; and Assistant Professor Amanda Brian treasures the interdisciplinary collaborations and conversations that the new configuration of office space promotes. According to Carolyn Dillian, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, many faculty members are walking the two flights of stairs on a regular basis because the heady smell of bagels from the first-floor restaurant is just too tempting to resist.
Brittain Hall, also home of the Psychology and Sociology Departments from the College of Science, is a three-story, 48,995-square-foot building, containing 109 offices for faculty and staff, three large lecture halls, 12 classrooms, and two conference rooms. Students like Dylan Fender, a political science major, appreciate having an additional dining option on campus. He usually attends his 8 a.m. class and then meets friends for breakfast bagels and good conversation afterward. Shawn Godwin, an alumnus from Coastal, class of â€™96, served as project manager for the construction of Brittain Hall, which began on Oct. 31, 2011. Despite a tight schedule, he was able to complete the project on time. Faculty and staff moved into their new offices over winter break, and professors were ready to teach in the new classrooms when the Spring 2013 semester began. Holley Tankersley, Chair of the Department of Political Science & Geography, praised Associate Provost Sallie Clarkson and all of the people from Facilities for doing an amazing job coordinating a seamless move and responding so quickly to faculty and staff concerns.
Brittain Hall after hours. Einstein Brothers Bagels on the first floor of Brittain Hall.
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Opposite Page: “Waterfront Mural, Georgetown 2012” Left: Photo Credit: Tracy Fish Right: Tracy Fish and Tim Hodge, student photographers, worked long hours to make Chasing the Paper Canoe a reality.
Athenaeum Press When explorer Nathaniel Bishop floated a canoe down the Waccamaw in 1874, he encountered the river through Horry and Georgetown counties much as a canoeist today might, a most crooked waterway that drifts among the fields and pine trees and into the tidal zone to the south. Edwards College students and faculty have taken a similar but contemporary journey. The result is the inaugural project of the college’s Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University. The printed book about their trip along the Waccamaw River, Chasing the Paper Canoe, and a new website for the press and its other titles premiered in mid April at the Edwards College Humanities and Fine Arts Gala. The canoe project is a reinterpretation of Bishop’s trip through the eyes of student photographers, designers, and editors. In keeping with the reimagining of Bishop’s journey, Marcello Garofalo, the book’s student designer and videographer, has introduced a non-traditional element to the printed text – augmented reality. Through the use of computer software available free for a smart phone or tablet, some of the photographs in the printed book come to life as streaming video. At that point, the viewer will learn more about Bishop, the man, and his journey. This application in turn merges the new vision, created by the students, with Bishop, their guide, according to Easton Selby and Scott Mann, faculty advisers. “The work on the book has allowed me to experience the collaborative
process in publishing on a professional level that far exceeds the typical classroom experience,” Garofalo said. The canoe project represents the mission of The Athenaeum Press – to concentrate on a small list of high-impact projects that integrate student learning with print and digital production and that involve faculty and community, be they local, regional, or national. This threefold commitment to quality, education, and community engagement distinguishes the press from traditional university presses and commercial publishers. As Selby and Mann put it, “Quite a few academics believe that you teach and leave, but the Athenaeum Press is going to open avenues that allow our students to work hand-in-hand with our faculty on projects that would never happen at other institutions.” The Press will also publish two academic journals and Edwards College publications already in existence, including Tapestry magazine and the university’s Cultural Arts Calendar. All projects taken on by the Press will involve both students and faculty, guided by the Press Director Patricia O’Connor and Associate Dean Steven Bleicher. “Our aspirations for the press are to lead the way for student learning in print and new media publishing,” said Dan Ennis, Dean of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. “This is one of the unique things about Coastal Carolina University. At no other university in the United States are undergraduates getting this kind of experience.”
The logo for the Athenaeum Press was created by Marcello Garofalo.
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ENGAGING STUDENTS This part of the magazine is devoted to our efforts to engageâ€“to recruit, retain, and educateâ€“our students. That education takes many forms, from opportunities to train with masters in the field to travel abroad and experiential learning. Both inside and outside of the classroom, faculty and students relish opportunities to expand their horizons. As a result, our students become engaging in their own right. Witness the two young men whose stories close this section, and notice how full their days are and how much drive and determination they show in pursuit of their goals.
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The trumpet section practicing in the band hall.
RECRUITING MUSIC MAJORS Like Southern football powerhouses scouting for players, the Coastal Carolina Music Department searches each year for new recruits to its program. With other universities in the state of South Carolina delving into the same talent pool, the Music Department tries to find the best way to lure the top prospects; one of the most common and most productive approaches is taking trips to state and regional high schools. Face-to-face meetings between music faculty and prospective students help to transform the recruitment process into a more personal and meaningful experience. Recruiting trips to regional schools have helped the program grow, but these trips are not the sole option. Coastal Carolina also staffs a booth at the annual conference of the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) in Charleston. At this conference, talented instrumentalists and vocalists gather for workshops and performances; at the same time, they explore various music programs in order to find which program best suits their needs. In addition to these recruiting efforts, the
Music Department also invites students to the Honor Band performance held in Conway. This event allows a large pool of prospects to see the campus and learn what Coastal Carolina has to offer in terms of faculty and facilities. In addition to taking recruiting trips, many music professors are active in statewide and national organizations like NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). Most of the faculty also teach outside of the university (talented pre-college students, and in regional, as well as national, master classes) and have active regional, national, and international performing schedules. According to Jeffrey Jones, Assistant Professor of Music, “Our work outside of the university helps raise our profile and gives prospective students a more complete idea not only of what active music making at Coastal Carolina University looks like, but also what is involved and required to be successful in a career in music.” These programs and activities are parts of the multifaceted and essential tools in CCU’s music recruitment.
Students and faculty mingle and examine displays at the fall English Major Bazaar.
English MAJOR Bazaar The English Major Bazaar emerged partially as a result of the steps Tripthi Pillai, the English Department’s Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator, took in collaboration with her colleagues to make visible all their department has to offer. The English Department decided to jump start pre-advising with a communal outreach event, the English Major Bazaar. The Bazaar showcased the immense variety of expertise offered by the department and highlighted the collaborative nature of English studies. As a result of the event, held each semester, students have a much better sense of the English faculty, not only as instructors and experts in diverse fields of English studies, but also as individuals with distinct interests and personalities. The venue for the Bazaar was the Edwards Black Box Theatre, chosen as a location that offered an intimate space connected to the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. At the Bazaar, the English Department set up tables for each of the tenured and tenure-track faculty members to showcase their course materials, scholarly and creative accomplishments, digital presentations, a few of their favorite books, and also some of their favorite “quirky things” that inspire and represent them. These quirky things, combined with their favorite books, were especially attractive to students, who took the opportunity to stop at each table and learn more about their professors. The Bazaar also showcased the minors that are supported by the English Department: the Creative
Writing Minor, the New Media and Digital Culture Minor, and the Southern Studies Minor. Moreover, students could review course information on the Women and Gender Studies and Medical Humanities minors, which are also popular choices among English majors. A film about the department’s faculty members, their courses, and their interests was projected on one of the walls of the theatre. On another wall were displayed passages from texts that inspire the faculty members. And on yet another wall were clips from some of their favorite films. Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, also participated. The Bazaar featured a photo booth – students and faculty had their pictures taken with each other, pictures that are now posted on the department’s website and also on the department’s Facebook page. The Bazaar’s success had much to do with the collaborations the English Department has nurtured between the faculty and the students. At the event, several students showcased their creative writing; for example, Paul Rice Poetry Broadside awardwinners from the past and present read their own and each others’ work to the audience and received tremendous applause. Perhaps the most exciting part of the Bazaar was the “Jeopardy” game that Laura De Crane, Amber Shook, and Hannah Widdifield designed, a quiz contest that revolved around the English Department. English Jeopardy gave students and faculty a great opportunity to have fun and bond.
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Rehearsals Theatre Workshop with Ben Vereen
Each Class a Rehearsal: Ensembles at Coastal
In January, Ben Vereen, celebrated Broadway actor, dancer, and singer, also known for his role as Chicken George in Alex Haley’s TV mini-series, Roots, conducted a workshop with B.F.A. Musical Theatre students in the Edwards Black Box Theatre. Vereen won a Tony for his performance in Pippin in 1973, so his visit to campus was timed perfectly, just before the Theatre Department opened its own production of Pippin in Wheelwright Auditorium. Each year, the Theatre Department invites theatre artists and industry professionals to teach master classes in their given areas of expertise. Vereen, who was in the Myrtle Beach area performing his one-man show “Steppin’ Out” with the Long Bay Symphony, highlights a list of distinguished theatre professionals, including Jamie Harris, president of Clear Talent Group; Dave Clemmons of Clemmons/ Dewey Casting; and the awardwinning Broadway Director James Lowe. Before an audience of more than 100 theatre majors, Vereen coached select students in song interpretation and acting for the stage. One of these lucky students, Anna Sheridan, reported that the workshop was not at all what she expected: “I have never had such a personal experience with an instructor in my life. Suddenly, all semblance of a classroom or coaching session disappeared, and I was just having a one-on-one conversation with Ben Vereen.” Vereen parted with much advice to the young artists in the audience regarding the business and the passion necessary for a life in the theatre. Charlie Tingen recalls the following words of wisdom from the actor: “You mustn’t dance around your fear, but rather grab it and choke it. Your strength is inside there. The audience wants to see your soul; they want to see you bleed.” Tingen says he will carry this sentiment with him always. All the students, even those who were merely spectators, left the workshop enriched and enlivened. Vereen has appeared in Wicked, Fosse, I’m Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grind, Jelly’s Last Jam, and A Christmas Carol on Broadway during his career. On Jan. 30, 2012, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. The Coastal Carolina Theatre Department hopes to remain in conversation with this talented star about a possible return to our campus.
Venture across Highway 501 to the Band Hall, peek into the music rooms in the Edwards Building, or watch the television monitor outside of the Recital Hall, and witness the intense rehearsal schedule that takes place daily in preparation for a whole array of music performances during the year. Students in Marching Band, Pep Band, Flute Choir, Chamber Choir, Pop 101, Opera Scenes, and the Ensembles (Percussion, Steel Band, Guitar) meet each week in class to work on their shows. Beginning in 2013-14, all Coastal Carolina University students are eligible to participate in MUS 125 (Concert Choir), Symphonic Band (MUS 124A), or Jazz Band (MUS 134) to help fulfill the core curriculum, provided they pass auditions. Next time you attend a concert, recognize the weeks of preparation that have gone into the final production.
Top: Percussion ensemble performance. Below: POP 101 rehearsal.
One-on-one coaching sessions inspire theatre majors. Ben Vereen shares his philosophy and his experience on stage.
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Pippin performers, makeup application, and sound and light operations. Spotlight shines on Pippin stars.
One of Elise Testone’s former professors, Dan O’Reilly, paraphrased a Sinatra invocation when praising the Coastal Carolina graduate: “Elise is one of the best friends a song will ever have.” The American Idol finalist performed at the Wheelwright Auditorium on Dec. 5, 2012, with her former mentors.
BEHIND THE SCENES 6:00 p.m.…Call…6:01…Synchronized chaos. That is the way the Departments of Theatre and Music could describe the immediate lead-up to their shows; students and faculty show up and a type of organized pandemonium ensues. People dressed in black run to and fro while fog machines spew a grey cloud on stage, scenery drops from the rafters, spotlights shine on and off during a last minute check, and dancers practice spins and choreographed sword fights before curtain is called. On stage, preparations, weeks in the making, are coming together quickly, but in silence. By this time, the sound crew has already gone through the motions of checking the microphones, speakers, monitors, and instruments in addition to placing the webbing of wires at precise pinpoints in order to avoid confusion and collisions with props, settings, and people. On the auditorium floor, it all looks like a jumbled mess with people running this way and that in no apparent plan of attack. In the sound booth, everything seems to be working in a perfected form of anarchy.
From the distance of the sound booth, the frazzled hair and darting eyes of the stagehands seem more refined and focused, as if there’s a true method to the madness in Wheelwright Auditorium. The sound and light boards that control the mechanical aspects of the show look as though they belong in the cockpit of an airplane; knobs and switches are set in a vast array that would frighten the most stalwart of people. Buttons labeled “magic dust,” “funky B-up,” and “gobospin” make the board seem like a foreign and mystical machine, but the students working the control system are seasoned vets when it comes to preparation. By 7:00 everything is ready, and the stagehands are raring to go. The cast goes through makeup and costumes, instruments are tuned and monitors synched, and by 7:15 everyone needs to be in place while the last members of the audience trickle in, take their seat, and await the curtain’s rise at 7:30. As the show begins, it’s clear; the manic run-around in the minutes approaching the performance paid off. The sounds are great, the stage is wonderful, and the show moves on without a hitch. It’s perfect.
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Accademia dell’Arte In the middle of Tuscany lies a city, Arezzo, the birthplace of Petrarch, the 14th-century Italian scholar and poet who is widely known as one of the first humanists. This picturesque location, the scenic backdrop for the opening of Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful, is also the home of the Accademia dell’Arte, an international school for the performing arts. The location of the school puts students in proximity to a host of vibrant performing venues, from the Teatro Petrarca–a classical opera house–to the historic piazzas and churches of Tuscany. Six Coastal Carolina Theatre majors–Stephen Craig, Brantley Ivey, Elyse Brown, Haley Chapel, Richie Scharaldi, and Caleb Murphy–studied here in the Fall of 2012, surrounded by the culture and zest only Italy can offer. Theatre students studying at the Accademia dell’Arte come in close contact with a network of
European theatre makers, performers, musicians, and artists. All theatre majors are eligible to attend the school for a semester, but those specializing in physical theatre are required to study there for a year. Elyse Brown explains the benefits of this “unique and challenging” educational opportunity: “Many theatre artists must be able to quickly adapt and move from one job to another, and my semester abroad was a refreshing wake-up call as I met new people and was asked to try unusual exercises in class. The most wonderful part about Accademia dell’Arte is the community it provides. The familial environment offered there was incredibly supportive and encouraged us to think of ourselves as creative artists, not just actors.” Stephen Craig, like Elyse, describes the experience as a life-changing event. The students undertook a demanding semester of physical theatre, movement,
voice and other specialty classes, learning from working professionals from all over Europe. They also enjoyed Italian language lessons and a philosophy of art class. The average day consisted of rigorous study in the studio from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with extra classes and performances after dinner. On the weekends, the students travelled to Rome, Florence, Venice, and Pisa. With the beauty, culture, and education Italy offers, CCU theatre students will certainly find material to add to their repertoire for performances as well as stories to tell their families and peers. Craig states it best: “The European lifestyle and culture is rich and just about everywhere you go, it’ll take your breath away.”
Adventures in Spain
Location of Accademia dell’Arte, in Arezzo, Italy, where Theatre students study with European performers, musicians, and artists.
In May 2012, Jose Luis Mireles and Alejandro MunozGarces, instructors in the Department of Communication, Languages, and Cultures, travelled to Spain with 22 Coastal students, visiting Madrid for two weeks and Alicante, a Mediterranean port, for a week. The students not only toured museums, castles, cathedrals, parks, and various historic sites, but they also attended a bullfight and a performance by flamenco dancers. They observed as hundreds of demonstrators met in the streets to protest the government’s cuts to education. Amanda Galindo loved everything about the trip, from staying with and getting to know her host family to visiting and learning about the history and culture – even the time she spent in the classroom. This was the first trip to Spain for Galindo and Mireles; both student and teacher were amazed by what Galindo calls an “eye-opening experience.” Mireles was impressed by
the size of the cathedrals, the easy access provided by the mass transit system, the many castles that seemed to appear at every turn of the road, and the food, particularly the paella and tapas dishes. Study abroad opportunities, he says, are important; students not only become familiar with another culture, but more importantly, they come to understand how others view the United States. Mireles felt that the trip enriched his own teaching, helping him motivate students to explore the world for themselves. In May of 2013, CCU students who wanted to explore Spanish-speaking cultures chose between excursions to Ecuador and Costa Rica.
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All Things ConsidereD: WCCU RADIO IS ON POINT Brian Roessler and Kim Schumacher, Lecturers in the Department of Communication, Languages, and Cultures, are now serving as advisers for WCCU Radio, an Internet radio station run by Coastal Carolina University students. Roessler is a songwriter, performer, and open mic host, who also serves on the board of the Create! Conway Arts Organization. Schumacher has extensive experience in television and radio news reporting. Before her eight years at WRIC-TV 8 in Richmond, Va., she served as a general assignment reporter in Myrtle Beach for WBTW News 13, so she is very familiar with the Grand Strand area and the issues we face. With technological advances dramatically changing the role of journalists and the face of media, Schumacher is eager to help Coastal students learn new ways to spread the news as they prepare for careers in journalism. The radio station has made some big changes this year. To begin, they have created a new website for the
station, http://www.coastal.edu/wccu/. They hope to post samples of shows on this site in the future. During the fall semester, 24 students streamed 17 different live shows. The programs were diverse and included a talk show, “A Little Bit Biased”; a survey of different types of music around the world, “Worldwide Voices”; a show on anonymous roommate stories from around the CCU campus, “Roommate Rages”; and shows featuring Metal music, “Late Night Rock Bloc,” and punk rock, “Lobotomy.” They also had a sports program, “Q-Dog’s Sports Attack,” that focused on different types of sports in America. These were some of their most popular programs during the semester. WCCU Radio also began a public affairs show that aired every Saturday. Topics for discussion ranged from Deborah Breede’s class project on human trafficking in Myrtle Beach, to the 2012 election, to parking problems on the CCU campus.
Team Trivia Local watering holes and restaurants have experienced a new fad inside their walls for the last couple of years. Friends and colleagues gather to compete with other teams in trivia contests designed to identify the true polymaths and those who need to brush up on their pop culture or U.S. history. The Edwards College Student Advisory Council, led by Brandon Reilly and advised by Associate Dean Carol Osborne, saw this cultural trend as an opportunity to gather students and faculty together for a fun, yet academic, evening; once each semester, they sponsored a Team Trivia Night so that departments could vie for a trophy and the bragging rights of being “top dog.” Brian Tracy, Assistant Director of the Jackson Center for Ethics and Values, is a veteran moderator of team trivia challenges in the local community. He heartily accepted the invitation to create the questions and emcee the event. For the first challenge in the fall, teams representing various departments in the
Edwards College gathered in the Bryan Art Gallery. Seated around circular tables stacked with university goodies (keychains, mini frisbees, and snacks), they anxiously awaited the first question as they created their team names. Tracy announced the categories and then read the questions; contestants at each table immediately put their heads together, debating in hurried whispers, leaving smartphones and other electronic devices aside in pockets and bags. Tracy observed, “The friendliness and general camaraderie between all the teams made the evening a great success.” Indeed, all the departments enjoyed gathering to flex their intellectual muscles in a friendly game of trivia. Perhaps the proudest, though, were the first- and second-place teams, both from the Department of Politics & Geography. In the spring Trivia Contest, despite efforts from the Jackson Center and the History Department to topple the victors, Politics again reigned supreme.
SOCRATES BY DAY; WIDE RECEIVER BY NIGHT Skyler Simon shows his work — a portrait of his girlfriend and landscapes.
BALANCING ACT Each day at 5 p.m., Skyler Simon comes into the Dean’s Office, a reminder that it is almost time for faculty and staff to go home. Wearing headphones and sporting a friendly smile, he always offers an upbeat greeting as he goes about his job—emptying the trash, vacuuming, making sure that the office, along with the rest of the Edwards Building, looks clean and inviting. Part of a cadre of student workers employed by Facilities Operations, Skyler is a senior studio art major who manages to balance school, extra-curricular activities, and a social life on top of working 20 hours a week. He didn’t always have it so easy. In 2010, he was working third shift at Wal-Mart, 40 hours a week, and going to school full time when his roommate told him about the opening in Facilities. Skyler interviewed with Laura Hickman the next day and was hired on the spot. He says that he prefers the flexibility provided in the position at Coastal, even though it meant cutting his hours in half. It is now easier to coordinate his academic and work schedules, leaving him time to participate in his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Inc.; the Marketing Club; the Dalton and Linda Floyd Mentoring Program; and a community organization, Freedom Readers.
Once he graduates in December of 2013, Skyler wants to enter the M.A.T. Program and become an art educator, but his long range plans are even more ambitious, more inspired. He wants to advance in the field of education to the point where his political influence can make a difference. While he was growing up in New Jersey, he says, the value of education was not stressed; instead, students were just focused on staying alive until they reached the age of 21. He wants to be part of changing this perspective, not only for his brothers and sisters, but for all the other children who come through school after them. Skyler is not sure why he developed his passion for education and for art, but he suspects he may have been influenced by his mother, who always expected the best from him. Skyler is currently working on a series of portraits, not surprisingly featuring members of his family. Hilda Kelley, the second shift crew leader, is proud of Skyler, and is quick to sing his praises: “Skyler is a pleasant person, a good person, the kind of person who would go the extra mile for you. You can depend on Skyler.”
Niccolo Mastromatteo is a philosophy major in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. An excellent scholar boasting a 4.0 grade point average, Niccolo also fields punts and catches passes as a slot receiver for the football team. Although his plans for the future are not firm, he intends to apply to medical and law school while also keeping other options open. Niccolo comes from a large, close-knit family. He is the oldest of nine – five boys, four girls. Three of his siblings, all high school athletes, are now enrolled in colleges in Tennessee, Ohio, and Maryland, but only his brother, Sonny, has joined Niccolo in playing on the collegiate level. The other five children enjoy sports and attend Everest Academy in Clarkston, Mich., where Niccolo went to school from third to sixth grade. The athletic abilities within the Mastromatteo family extend to Niccolo’s father, who played football and baseball in high school, and Niccolo’s mother, who played softball and, as his dad likes to say, was an “all world” tennis player. Niccolo explains his family’s success: “We have all been raised to take academics, sports, and music very seriously. Everybody works hard to get good grades, performs well in sports, and everyone plays the piano. Some of us play guitar, and Sonny plays violin.” Niccolo played both football and baseball in high school and graduated in 2008 from Walpole High in Walpole, Mass. During a postgraduate year of studies at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., he was injured in the second football game of the season. After attending classes at SMU, and allowing time for his knee injury to heal, Niccolo decided he wanted to transfer and began looking for a new school. Maurice Drayton recruited Niccolo for the Coastal Carolina football team, introducing the young football player to former Coach David Bennett. Niccolo emphatically states that he would never have become a Chant if it were not for
these two men. He is always quick to tell others about his respect for both mentors as people and as coaches. He loved the location of the campus and knew he had a good possibility of starting as a kick returner his official freshman year. Receiving a full scholarship, Niccolo came to Coastal, starting as the punt and kick returner for his first two years. He played some as a slot receiver his second year, but in the fall of 2013 he hopes to start at wide receiver. Niccolo’s success story at Coastal Carolina University is not confined to sports. Interested from the beginning in a liberal arts education, Niccolo was attracted by the description of the philosophy curriculum in the course catalogue. Niccolo says, “After sitting down with Chair Nils Rauhut to talk about the philosophy major, I was convinced that I wanted to declare.” David Killoren, Visiting Ethicist in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, describes Niccolo as being comfortable in the world of abstract ideas, an attribute that has allowed him to excel in the study of philosophy. Killoren adds, “Niccolo is an excellent writer, easily among the best writers I’ve seen at Coastal. And he is willing to defend unpopular views, which shows his intellectual integrity.”
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HONING OUR CRAFT Artists, writers, scholars: professors in Edwards College follow their muse, devoting many hours a day to their craft. This section focuses on faculty who have won awards, published books, designed new curricula, or accepted administrative positions. We say farewell to two professors, and learn about some of the dreams and nightmares of those who are joining us this year.
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Students in the Visual Arts department know that they are in good hands; their professors are awardwinning artists and graphic designers, capable of inspiring as well as teaching their classes. Each of the images on the opposite page will link you to the faculty below discussing their work.
701 Center for Contemporary Arts, Prize Finalist: Columbia, S.C. Best of Show: Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Ky. Top Prize: ArtFields, Lake City, S.C.
Award of Merit: Down Sizing North Valley Art League 28th Annual Juried National Show, Redding, Calif.
GDUSA Magazine, American Graphic Design Award HOW Magazine, Reader’s Choice for best logo design HOW Magazine, Fourth Annual Logo Design Awards Top 10 Logos
2nd Place Award: Mother’s Gowns The 59th Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, The Florence Museum, Florence, S.C. Juror’s Merit Award: Mother Daughter Conflict The LaGrange National XXVII Exhibition, The LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, Ga. Juror’s Merit Award: Mother Daughter Conflict The Northwest Art Center’s 17th Annual Americas All Media Exhibition, Minot State University, Minot, N.D.
Best of Show: Momiji (Storyteller) 4th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition,” an international exhibition at Concordia Gallery, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn. Runner-Up Award: Penjing Tea #2 with 3 Cups The Third Dimension, a national sculptural exhibition at Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Mo.
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Despite teaching three to four classes each semester and being active in service to the department, the college, the university, and their disciplines, faculty in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts are extremely prolific, collectively publishing dozens of scholarly articles and books each year. When do they find the time to write? Daniel Turner, Assistant Professor of English, says “I write catch-as-catch-can, the cadence of my laptop keys thrumming in between professional responsibilities and rearing two rowdy sons and two rowdier dogs.” James Henderson, Professor of Politics, writes in the summer, during mid-semester break and during sabbaticals. Class preparation, he explains, occupies his free time during the fall and spring semesters. Hastings Hensel, who teaches creative writing, describes his routine: “I prefer to write in the early mornings, around dawn, when things take shape – ideas, definitions, images – and all is quiet. I find that writing doesn’t come together in great bursts of revelation, as with a muse, but through a slow accumulation of smaller working moments.”
Ken Townsend stands beside an enlarged poster of his publication at the Author’s Reception hosted by the Dean.
Professors write in their offices, on the road, and in their homes. Ron Green, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, has created an atmosphere similar to the one he enjoyed while studying for a year in Japan. In his home study, he writes while sitting cross-legged on a cushion at a low, Japanese table, surrounded by bookshelves that are also at ground-level. Professor of History Wink Prince reveals that as a “bad typist,” he must take off his watch and rings, and enjoy a cup of coffee, in order to let the words flow. History Professor Roy Talbert’s research and teaching unite in his mentoring of students; he and Coastal alum Meggan Farish have written and published two books together. The first, The Journal of Peter Horry, South Carolinian, brings together all of Horry’s extant journal entries, in which the statesman, soldier, and planter vividly portrays his life on North Island and in Columbia, as well as the War of 1812. The second presents the history of a biracial Baptist church congregation in Georgetown. Talbert holds the Lawrence B. and Jane P. Clark Chair of History. Farish, a graduate of Coastal Carolina University’s History Department, is now a doctoral candidate at Duke University.
“I was first introduced to the Peter Horry project while working toward my undergraduate degree at Coastal Carolina University. On the hunt for independent study credit, I found myself investing two years helping Professor Roy Talbert transform Horry’s tattered and torn journal into a beautifully transcribed, fully indexed and annotated manuscript. During that time, the First Baptist Church of Georgetown commissioned us to write its 300-year history. Both projects took me to various libraries and manuscript divisions throughout the South, where I spent endless hours digging through boxes of practically illegible documents, fighting with microfilm readers, and working with archivists in an attempt to find every existing scrap of information available. When we started drafting chapters, I learned the key to good writing – rewriting. Most importantly, I acquired an insatiable desire to delve deeper into many of the historical issues I encountered. Limited space does not permit me to describe just how much those endeavors prepared me for my doctoral program at Duke University, but I can say that working with Professor Talbert was one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of my academic career. My only regret is that I cannot go back and do it all over again.” -Meggan A. Farish
Recent Publications by Edwards College Faculty Ennis, Daniel J. (co-edited with Jack DeRochi ) Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Impresario in Political and Cultural Context, 2012. (Dean, Professor of English)
History Professor Roy Talbert Jr. and his student, Meggan A. Farish, proudly display their book. “Meggan has been my student of a lifetime. She was a sophomore when I first taught her, and now think: she is the co-editor of our book on Peter Horry and co-author of our forthcoming work on religious history, both published by the University of South Carolina Press! I confess to taking pride in the fact that, working with me, she was much more prepared for graduate school than I was. She’s been a joy to work with, and she will have a splendid career.” -Roy Talbert Jr.
Oestreich, Joe. Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll, 2012. (Assistant Professor of English)
Flaten, Arne R. Medals and Plaquettes in the Ulrich Middeldorf Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum: 15th to 20th Centuries, 2012. (Chair, Professor of Visual Arts)
Oxley, Julinna C. The Moral Dimensions of Empathy: Limits and Applications in Ethical Theory and Practice, 2012. (Director of Women and Gender Studies Program, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies)
Glaze, Eliza and Brian Nance. Between Text and Patient: the Medical Enterprise in Medieval & Early Modern Europe, 2011. (Chair, Associate Professor of History)
Prince, Wink. The Great Harvest: Remembering Tobacco in the Pee Dee, 2012. (Director of the Waccamaw Center for Cultural & Historical Studies, Professor of History)
Green, Ronald S. (co-authored with Chanju Mun) Living in Peace: Insights from World Religions, 2012. (Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies)
Talbert, Roy, with Meggan Farish. The Journal of Peter Horry, South Carolinian: Recording the New Republic, 1812-1814, 2012. (Professor of History)
Henderson, James D. Victima de la globalizacion: la historia de cómo el narcotrafico destruyó la paz en Colombia, 2012. (Professor of Politics & Geography)
Townsend, Ken. First Americans: A History of Native Peoples, Vol 2 since 1961, 2012. (Professor of History)
Hensel, Hastings. Control Burn, 2011. (Lecturer of English)
Turner, Daniel Cross. Southern Crossings: Poetry, Memory, and the Transcultural South, 2012. (Assistant Professor of English)
Martin, Pamela L. (co-authored with Richard Collin, retired Professor Emeritus of Politics at Coastal) An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet, 2012. (Professor of Politics & Geography) Martin, Pamela L. Oil in the Soil: The Politics of Paying to Preserve the Amazon, 2011. (Professor of Politics & Geography) Morehouse, Maggi. (co-edited with Zoe Trodd) Civil War America: A Social and Cultural History with Primary Sources, 2012. (Associate Professor of History)
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Not Your Everyday TomTom Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other geospatial technologies are becoming part of our everyday lives, from the GPS receivers that help us find our way, to online mapping sites like Google Maps, to expert GIS analysis that helps us understand the world around us. GIS and related technologies guide UPS drivers as they deliver packages, help law enforcement and local governments serve their citizens, help historians study past landscapes, and even help us create 3D virtual worlds that can be explored like a video game. To give students in COHFA a chance to learn about this growing field, the Department of Politics & Geography has been working for several years to develop a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and is now expanding its course offerings in this area. The goal is to provide interested students with the chance to explore how these technologies are changing our lives, and give them hands-on skills in working with GIS and other geospatial technologies that are increasingly in demand in a wide range of fields. Several new courses focusing on geospatial technologies are now being offered, including GEOG 200 – Digital Earth, which is designed for students at any level, even those without previous technical expertise, to get an opportunity to explore GIS and geospatial technologies and gain hands-on experience with Google Maps and Google Earth, GIS software, and even 3D modeling and
visualization. For those students who are interested in exploring digital mapping and GIS further, the department now offers GEOG 204 – Introduction to GIS, which focuses on the basic concepts behind GIS and hands-on exercises using GIS. During the fall semester, students in GEOG 400 - Geospatial Intelligence learned how geospatial technologies such as GIS and remote sensing are being used to analyze and present information to decision makers. Studying examples from emergency management, local government, and defense intelligence, the students enjoyed hands-on experience with a number of these technologies, including Esri’s ArcGIS software, 3D modeling software, and Internet-based mapping and visualization software such as Google Earth. One of the most popular aspects of these courses is the opportunity for students to work on a final project that lets them show their skills and explore a topic of interest to them using GIS, mapping, and even 3D modeling. Students in the Digital Earth class have worked on projects including 3D modeling of buildings in Conway, S.C.; a virtual tourism project using Google Earth to explore natural sites around Cape Town, South Africa; mapping local crime; and even exploring how video games portray historic landscapes. In the Geospatial Intelligence class, students worked on a project to map the response to a zombie outbreak in a large metropolitan area.
ADMINISTRATIVE SHUFFLE Every other Wednesday at 2 p.m., the department chairs of the Edwards College meet to hear updates, discuss policy, and review student and faculty issues and concerns. These meetings are designed to facilitate clear communication in the college, with the chairs keeping the Dean’s Office informed about their departments and the dean and associate deans disseminating information that the chairs then pass on to faculty. But what motivates academics to take on these administrative roles in the university? What qualities do scholars in the humanities and fine arts, in particular, bring to these positions? And what is the typical day like for these men and women when they are not meeting in Edwards 164? Most chairs agree that no day is ever the same, and most days are guaranteed to be hectic. Special permission forms, core curriculum waivers, graduation applications, faculty roster forms, curriculum proposals—the steady stream of papers to be reviewed and signed is endless. Email and phone messages stack up—requests from the president, the provost, the dean, committees; questions from parents and from students. Lines of students and faculty wait outside the door. The pace is intense, the next fire to be extinguished unpredictable, and occasionally ruffled feathers need to be smoothed. The days are frustrating and fulfilling, full of challenges, as chairs focus on the relationships, needs, and aspirations of others. The biggest challenge, perhaps,
is balancing everything—teaching, scholarship, home life, and the administrative duties that are necessary to keep the college running smoothly. Associate Provost John Beard, who has also served as Associate Dean and then Interim Dean in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, believes that humanities majors are particularly well-suited for administrative roles because they “tend to be interested in the connections between things, they interrogate everything, and they love to argue.” Nelljean Rice, Professor of English and Dean of University College, says humanities scholars make good administrators because “they tend to be communicators, people who want to help others understand their place in the world and get to their place in the world.” Most academic administrators accept their positions because of their desire to make a difference, to serve as an advocate for both students and colleagues, and to contribute their part to the university’s mission. When asked to describe the high point of a typical day, the chairs in Edwards College talked about teaching their classes or assisting a student or faculty member. One chair lamented the times he has found himself in the middle of disparate visions, but he quickly balanced this comment by stressing that he sees these moments as opportunities for growth as he searches for ways to unify and inspire others.
2012-2013 Department chairs James Everett Communication, Languages, & Cultures Maria Bachman English Eliza Glaze History Philip Powell Music Nils Rauhut Philosophy & Religious Studies Holley Tankersley Politics & Geography Ken Martin Theatre Arne Flaten Visual Arts
HELLO Welcome NEW FACULTY Emily Crookston
Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Stephanie Harvey Danker
Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
Assistant Professor, Communication
Visiting Associate Professor, Theatre
Assistant Professor, History
Assistant Professor, English
Jackson Center Fellow
Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
Associate Professor, History
Assistant Professor, Politics
Lecturer, Visual Arts
Assistant Professor, Music
GOODBYE Farewell to Elsa crites Professor Elsa Crites joined the faculty of Coastal Carolina University in 1998. An avid scholar, Crites’ research on Juan Gelman’s work has shown her fine capacity for understanding the relationship between life experience and literary/cultural texts. She brings to life the plight of thousands of innocent people who disappeared at the hands of the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Through her academic writings, Crites forces us to confront a dark hour of world history, a time when an authoritarian government took the lives of its own citizens. Crites understands the needs and aspirations of her American students and yet brings to her classroom a vision enriched by her experience abroad. She has been a highly effective and conscientious teacher, powerful student-advocate, adviser, and mentor. After her last semester at Coastal Carolina University, Crites intends to move back to Argentina and spend time with her family.
Farewell to Sara Sanders English Professor Sara Sanders joined the faculty of Coastal Carolina University in 1987. She served as the Director of the Honors Program from 1992 to 1996 and as the Chair of the English Department from 2004 to 2007. With a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina, Sanders has been recognized for her teaching, scholarship, and service throughout her career. In 1996, she received the CCU Student Affairs Division Award; in 1997, the HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award; and from 1996 to 1998, the Fetzer Institute Courage to Teach National Teacher Formation Award. In 2007, she was named the Kearns Palmetto Professor at Coastal Carolina University. With her husband, Coastal distinguished professor emeritus Stephen J. Nagle, Sanders was awarded a 2003 Governor’s Award in the Humanities for “preserving the language and culture of Southern English.” She is a consulting medical humanist with the Palliative Care Team at Conway Medical Center as well as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Humanities Council of South Carolina. Reaching her official retirement date at the end of this year, Sanders is passing the directorship of the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values to her colleague, Nils Rauhut.
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NIGHTMARES Maggi M. Morehouse, Associate Professor, History: said “Hey, you guys are going to LOVE I wanted to make a splash on my first your instructor. Just stay here, and day at CCU, to carve out a distinctive I’ll get him to come back to the class.” niche since my new position was as a Then I dashed down the hallway where replacement for two major scholars my students were remarkably still in in Southern history. Well, I splashed right into the deep end of the pool attendance. They were all huddled into groups that I had to dodge to get to with a mistake (nightmare) that every new professor fears. I showed up in the the front of the room. I said, “Do y’all think you are here for Morehouse U.S. wrong classroom, teaching for a solid History?” and back came a rousing 15 minutes on how exciting my class was going to be and how I was going to “Yeah!” and I said, “That’s GREAT! I’m Morehouse, and I’m going to be YOUR use new methodologies and materials instructor for this semester. Now, roll to keep the class on the edge of their your chairs back into some sort of seats for 14 weeks. I had them in the classroom formation and don’t roll palm of my hand when one student over my feet. Would someone pass out referenced webAdvisor on his iPhone these slightly used syllabi so we can get and said rather timidly, “You are not started?” And then I launched into my listed as the instructor of this class. It spiel about how wonderful the class says you are supposed to be down the was going to be and how excited I was hall in another room. See?” The real to be there. instructor had already come into the Really, if you dread missing your room, but I just thought he was a wellfirst day of class, or showing up in the dressed member of the community wrong classroom, or experiencing all who was interested in taking my class the technology failures as you begin and I welcomed him to take a seat, but he just backed out of the room. As your class, I’m here to tell you this nightmare can be turned into someI reviewed the student’s webAdvisor thing not so horrible. There are worse information (none of the technology things that can happen, although I I had brought into the room accessed try not to think about them, as I don’t anything or even worked!), I sheepwant to manifest another one of my ishly asked everyone to pass in the paper syllabus I had handed out, and I “worst fear” scenarios. Mark Flynn, Assistant Professor, Communication: Dreams and nightmares: a polarization of the two immediately appears in my mind. Yet, as someone who has had actual dreams about daily rituals as a new faculty member, I find these two terms to exist on a rather vaguely defined continuum. I have to admit that I have had dreams that my flash drive did not contain the video that was to be the entire basis for my lecture. I have had dreams that I walked into my classroom and was met by familiar faces, but could not recall
students’ names. In one such dream, I was wearing a robe and slippers and trying to keep my black lab, Max, at bay as he wrestled at the end of his leash. Nightmares? Dreams? As tragic as I often feel for having them, I try to remind myself that life as a faculty member is a peculiar career choice, a profession that bleeds into my nights and weekends. So, why not my dreams as well? And, would I want it any other way? Not a chance.
What transpires in the minds of those beginning their careers in academia? In the wee hours of the morning, how do the anxieties, expectations, and ambitions of these newly minted professors manifest in their dreams? Are the dreams the same for those who come to Coastal more advanced in their careers? We asked some of our new hires for 2012-2013 to share their dreams or nightmares with us.
Marwan Hanania, Assistant Professor, History: breakfast. No strawberries and cream, “Buzzzz.” The alarm clocks blares. that’s for sure. I get in my car and It’s 6 a.m. “Too early,” I tell myself. “Besides, my lecture notes for the day head straight to Coastal. Traffic is backed up on 501. I notice a stain on are typed up and ready to go.” The delusional self-talk and procrastinamy shirt. I look disheveled, too, and I am … hungry — what if the students tion continues. “I can sleep in a little, hear my stomach growl? I finally there is no rush.” I dream vividly. I am at Wimbleget to the university and try to find parking near Edwards. I am late. All don watching Roger Federer, clad in the parking spots are taken. I park ilan all-white Nike get-up, and I am legally in front of the building, in the having strawberries and cream. The dean’s spot! My lecture is not going dream morphs into other dreams, well and in its midst, a police officer which weirdly connect disparate comes to class, and I am under arrest worlds together; one, for example, has my high school math teacher sitfor my parking infringement and for wearing a stained shirt to class. ting in on my history Ph.D. exam. Finally, I awake and it’s 11 a.m. I awake. It was all just a dream. I still have two hours before my first I have missed my first class for the class. The notes are typed. The shirt day. At this rate, I might miss my is clean and I do have strawberries second class. I frantically get dressed. and cream. There is no time to shower or have Kimberly Schumaker, Lecturer, Communication: We all have recurring dreams and nightmares; one of mine, perhaps, was a foreshadowing of my future career change. Through my entire adult life and journalism career, I have had the recurring dream, or nightmare really, of being a college student in an absolute panic at the end of a semester because I’ve blown off so many classes I don’t think I can pass any of my courses. (And my parents are going to KILL me!) Now, after 18 years as a professional television news reporter, I find myself back in college for real…only this time as the instructor rather than the student. The funny thing is, despite the fact I’m an instructor this time around, sometimes I still have those same panicky feelings that I did as that student in my longtime nightmare.
Why? My career change makes me constantly anxious, feeling like I’m trying to catch up…learning the campus, figuring out administrative requirements, or prepping for classes. Sometimes I think it will be years before I actually catch up and have a firm grip on my new career. The good news is that I’ve found it is the students’ dreams that encourage me to keep going. Many have already come to me seeking advice, asking questions about the broadcast news industry. And it feels wonderful to be in a position to tell them the realities of the business, and to help guide their goals and decisions. I’m teaching them the critical thinking, skills, and industry background they need to be successful. And what I’ve realized is that my dream is to help make my students’ dreams come true.
OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
MAJORS Art Studio History Philosophy Theatre
Communication Intelligence and National Security Political Science Theatre/Physical Theatre
MINORS Anthropology Asian Studies English Global Studies Journalism Middle East Studies Photography Southern Studies
Art Art History Communication Creative Writing French Geographic Information Systems Graphic Design History Latin American Studies Linguistics Music New Media & Digital Culture Political Science Pre-Law Spanish
Art Studio Dramatic Arts German Intelligence and National Security Studies Medical Humanities Philosophy Religious Studies
Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society (English) Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society (Philosophy)
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History) Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
Phi Mu Alpha Honor Society (Music) Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)
STUDENT CLUBS American Institute for Graphic Arts History Club Philosophy Club Student Artist Society
Japanese Club Spanish Club
Phi Alpha Delta (pre-law) Upstage (Theatre Club)
Research Centers Waccamaw Center for Cultural & Historical Studies – Wink Prince, Director Center for Peace & Conflict Studies – Ken Townsend, Director
Center for Archaeology and Anthropology – Cheryl Ward, Director Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values – Sara Sanders, Director
English Music Spanish Theatre/Acting
Graphic Design Musical Theatre Theatre/Design and Technology
GRADUATE PROGRAM Master of Arts in Writing HONOR SOCIETIES Upsilon Eta Honor Society (Communication) Delta Omicrom Honor Society (Music)
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN
THE COLLEGE OF
HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS UNDERGRADUATE
POPULATION BY MAJOR
POLITICAL SCIENCE 215
GRAPHIC DESIGN 167 HISTORY 159
THEATRE, THEATRE ARTS, MUSICAL THEATRE 126
ART STUDIO 88 SPANISH 28
MUSIC 86 INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY 41
MASTERS IN WRITING 28
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