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    • Nominate a Legacy Pirate
      The Alumni Association is now accepting nominations from current or incoming students for a Legacy Parent of the Year Award. This new award will honor a parent who attended ECU (with a child attending ECU).
    • New faculty orientation set for August
      "Pirates Aboard: New Faculty Orientation 2013" will be held Aug. 12 - 16, with topics including information technology resources, research expectations, services opportunities and faculty development.
    • New meal plans at ECU Campus Dining
      New meal plans from ECU Campus Dining begin in the fall, including the Purple 15, which offers 15 Pirate Meals, $450 Pirate Bucks, 5 Guest passings for dining halls and unlimited access to Todd and West End dining.
    • Resource Fair targeted to grad students
      ECU graduate students may appreciate the Academic and Student Life Resource Fair set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the first floor of Joyner Library.
    • Incoming students welcomed to Plunge into Purple
      From tips on locating classes to lessons in the ECU fight song, Plunge into Purple introduces new students to ECU traditions through education, socialization and involvement.
    • ECU Stars set for Aug. 18
      ECU's talented performers are welcomed to compete for cash prizes at ECU Stars 2013 (similar to American Idol), scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Wright Auditorium.
    • Summer academic calendar
      Second session classes began June 20 and will run through July 25, followed by exams on July 26.