CONWAY, SC - Amanda Ferrigno, a hospitality, resort, and tourism management major from Union performed in Coastal Carolina University's International Poetry Slam on Nov. 16 at James J. Johnson Auditorium.

The Center for Global Engagement and the International Programs Committee coordinated the event for International Week at Coastal that is celebrated Nov. 13-17. International Week is recognized worldwide as an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. The event featured 11 CCU students selected as finalists.

The International Programs Committee suggested that students write about international relations, global issues, experiences traveling abroad or intercultural communication and relationships.

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Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

CCU offers baccalaureate degrees in 73 major fields of study. Among CCU's 21 graduate-level programs are 18 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology.

More than 10,000 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 180 student clubs and organizations.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.

Learn more: http://www.coastal.edu/