News and Events
Fall Promotion & Tenure Workshops
The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women is planning Workshops on Promotion & Tenure to be held this spring on the ECU Health Sciences campus. Individuals may attend all or part of the sessions and the workshops are open to all faculty members at ECU. Light refreshments will be served. If you have additional questions about this series of workshops, contact CCSW co-chair Rachel Roper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Women of Distinction Ceremony
Every other year, the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women recognizes 10 women for their contributions to the institution, community and region. Each demonstrates leadership in areas such as academics/education, outreach, research, politics, athletics and volunteering. Nominees are judged on six criteria: leadership, commitment, determination, generosity of spirit/time, community building and the ability to empower and mentor others.
The 2015 Women of Distinction will be recognized in a ceremony on April 13, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Read an article about the 2013 Women of Distinction event.
- Past Events -
East Carolina University again celebrated International Women's Day with a day-long series of lectures on March 4, 2015. Topics included international perspectives on women's status (including Poland, Pakistan & Nigeria); women in the media; women in religion; women in social justice; research on gender bias; ECU's chapter of She's the First; sexual harassment; women in romance; and women in health care. The event was sponsored by the CCSW, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Student Affairs and ECU Women's Studies. Watch WNCT-9 coverage of the 2015 event.
The 2014 Promotion & Tenure Workshops for faculty was held March 20 & 25 and Nov. 13 & 14. This regular CCSW program is offered once each semester, alternating between main campus and the health sciences campus. 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, 2013. 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.