Monday, May 31, 2010

JAVA CITY- Closed for the Summer

JAVA CITY, located at the Kimbel Library, is now closed for the summer. They will re-open in August. For your caffeine needs, you may visit Cino Grille, located at the Student Center, which has a limited supply of coffee in the mornings plus tasty breakfast foods and lunches.
For more information, you may call Coastal Carolina Dining Services at 843-349-2255.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Reading at Kimbel Library

Happy Summer! Finals are over and now it's time to enjoy the summer, the beach, and a good book. Whether you are taking summer classes; working at Alligator Adventure; or just enjoying the sun; do it with a book. Kimbel Library is currently displaying our collection of popular fiction. Check out books by popular authors such as Maya Angelou, David Sedaris, Stephen King, Amy Tan, and Jodi Picoult. You can also find books on travel and outdoor summer sports. Visit our display on the first floor near the main entrance.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National Choose Privacy Week

We live in an age when knowledge is power. New technologies give us unprecedented access to information. They also facilitate surveillance, with the power to collect and mine personal information.

People enjoy the convenience of having information at their fingertips. But most people don’t realize the trade off. For example, citizens turn a blind eye to the fact that online searches create traceable records that make them vulnerable to questioning by the FBI, or that government agencies can track their phone calls, airline travel, online purchases, and more.

In this environment, convenience and fear trump the fundamental right of privacy. And privacy has become so amorphous an idea that many citizens have resigned themselves to an inevitable erosion of rights.

In an information age, it’s vital to protect the impulse to be curious, read, and learn. Yet people seem resigned to the loss of their privacy rights because they see no recourse.

Faculty and Staff are welcome to join Kimbel Library and TEAL Center for a round table discussion adressing privacy in the coastal community and worldwide.