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THE CHANCELLOR'S COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

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ORP Retirement Info Sessions w/CAPTRUST


CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, the independent group that works on the UNC retirement program, will be at East Carolina University the week of Sept. 22, conducting group sessions and individual consultations. The focus is recent changes to the retirement program. The group sessions are scheduled for:

September 22
9 a.m. and 11 a.m. - Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - College of Nursing, Room 1104

September 23
9 a.m. and 11 a.m. - East Carolina Heart Institute Auditorium
Noon and 2 p.m. - Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

September 24
9 a.m. - Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room 3
Noon - College of Nursing, Room 1104


September 25
9 a.m. - East Carolina Heart Institute Auditorium
Noon - Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244


Around the group sessions, CAPTRUST will conduct the individual consultations. Topics covered in the half-hour individual sessions include understanding the changes to your plan and how they affect your retirement goals; retirement planning and investment strategy; general financial planning; assistance with choosing a new retirement provider; determining if you are on track to achieve your retirement goal.

Click here to schedule an individual appointment and choose an available 30 minute session. Enter your information and click "Schedule It." A confirmation email will be sent immediately and a reminder email will be sent 24 hours in advance of the meeting. If you have any questions or need assistance, call CAPTRUST at 800.967.9948. Please come to the meeting with your username and password for your provider's retirement website (TIAA-CREF or Fidelity).

International Gender-Based Violence Expert

Nicole Ashwood - who will speak at ECU on Sept. 25 in Rivers Building, room 105A - serves as the Education in Mission Secretary for the Caribbean and North America Council for Mission (CANACOM). She represents the disenfranchised and promotes mission relationships with her member churches in the Caribbean and North America basin. 

Ashwood is passionate about her people (being a native of Jamaica) and prefers to use the moniker MAD to  describe her work and witness – Making a Difference – with CANACOM.  She also serves with the World Council of Churches (WCC) as a Mover for Gender Justice and works with the World Council of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Council for World Mission (CWM) on areas regarding gender-based violence. She combines her passion for youth with her enjoyment of music and drama and often experiments with contemporary secular pieces as part of the liturgical experience. Ms. Ashwood is a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary. 

The event is sponsored by the Bachelor of Social Work Student Association. For more information, please contact Dr. Brenda Eastman, associate professor of Social Work, at eastmanbr@ecu.edu.


UPCOMING: Fall Promotion & Tenure Workshops

The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women will hold Fall 2014 Workshops on Promotion & Tenure. Sessions focus on tenure and promotion to associate professor and promotion to full professor. Individuals may attend all or part of the sessions and the workshops are open to all faculty members at ECU. Stay tuned for dates and more information!



- Past Events -

The Spring 2014 Promotion & Tenure Workshop for faculty was held March 20 & 25 on the ECU health sciences campus, focused on tenure and promotion to associate professor and also the process for promotion to full professor. This regular CCSW program is offered once each semester, alternating between main campus and the health sciences campus. The Fall 2013 workshop on east campus drew nearly 60 faculty attendees. The workshop may be especially important for women and minority faculty who might not fit as easily into established mentoring networks. Watch a video recording of the Spring 2014 workshops.

The CCSW hosted a brown bag lunch discussion on Health and Wellness for ECU Staff focused on balancing demands at work and in life on March 11 and 12. This is an event the committee hopes to continue this year.


The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women hosted a series of discussions March 5 to mark International Women's Day at ECU. Presentations included Social Media Benefits & Challenges, Sex and Safety, a healthy lunch, International Women and Respect, From Victim to Challenger, Financial Health and Physical Health. The opening session included partners from other countries participating via ECU's Global Classroom, and the lunch discussion featured a panel of students from Canada, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Other event sponsors included the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the Office of Equity and Diversity, Student Affairs, Women's Studies and the Kinesiology Student Association. Read coverage and see photos from this event by ECU News Services.

More than 200 faculty, staff and students attended the Women’s Leadership Luncheon on Nov. 18. Topics for discussion included addressing community issues – such as hunger – and the evolution of leadership. Donations of canned goods at the luncheon yielded enough food to feed Thanksgiving dinner for 20 families with students at Elmhurst Elementary. Read coverage of our event in The Daily Reflector (subscription required for full article).



Are you hosting an event that's aimed to inform or assist women at ECU? Have your event added to this page by contacting CCSW Communication Subcommittee Chair Kathryn Kennedy.

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