ECU News Archives for 2015

January 2015

'SALTWATER INTRUSION': ECU researchers receive funding to study, protect N.C.’s inner banks

ONLINE ALL-STARS: ECU online graduate programs ranked among best in the United States

'PROMISE TO THE PUBLIC':  ECU receives Carnegie classification for community engagement

A SEASON FOR MUSIC: Winter Workshop draws musicians from around the world to ECU

'IN THE HOMESTRETCH': ECU holds ceremony for new College Hill residence hall

SUPPORTING FELLOW TEACHERS: ECU Faculty Senate rewards innovation in the classroom

NOVEL APPROACH: ECU researchers receive grant to study chronic pain

ECU researchers receive grant to study chronic pain

'EMERGING CONTAMINANTS': Scientists study septic systems for chemical traces

Scientists study septic systems for chemical traces

ECU to host two public forums on Aycock naming

‘GETTING THE JOB DONE’: Ebony magazine editor urges students to keep moving forward

UNDER THE OPEN SKY:  ECU project catalogues items from hundreds of outdoor theaters

JUST CHILLING: Polar Bear Pirates take icy plunge

TARGETED ASSISTANCE: Project STEPP gets boost from statewide charitable trust

ENCOURAGING A CONVERSATION:  Trustees listen as ECU community debates Aycock renaming


VARIETY ON STAGE: Dance 2015 features ballet to hip-hop in annual production

‘FOCUSED ON WELLNESS’:  ECU opens seventh dental service learning center in Spruce Pine

February 2015

PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER: ECU again recognized as StormReady university

Events mark Brody’s progress in reshaping medical education

REACH-ING FOR QUALITY:  Events mark Brody’s progress in reshaping medical education

Private funding supports medical research to address disease in eastern NC

TAKING ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE: ECU’s campus-wide resources support increased prevention and response efforts

SHATTERING STEREOTYPES: Global Understanding course links students across continents

'INNOVATIVE IDEAS': Private funding supports research to address disease in eastern N.C.

Chancellor's Statement on the Status of Brody

Chancellor's statement on status of Brody

‘BEST OF THE COLLECTION’: Hundreds of African art pieces on display

GENERATING SOLUTIONS: Symposium peddles patient-centered partnerships

‘THE FIRST STEP’: Registrar’s office moves downtown

Winter storm prompts closure

NO EASY FIX: Study suggests equal insurance coverage may not level lung cancer disparities

Study suggests equal insurance coverage may not level lung cancer disparities

BOARD DECISION: Aycock legacy will transition to Heritage Hall

FOLLOWING NATIONAL SEARCH: ECU selects Ron Mitchelson as provost

LIFELONG HABITS: Required ECU course builds foundation for healthy choices

A TASTE OF WINTER: Series of snow, ice storms disrupt schedules on campus

A NEW ROLE: ECU theater professor finds magic in new children’s book

March 2015

PRESCRIPTION FOR INNOVATION: ECU to develop unique training network for pharmaceutical industry

McCrory budget to support Brody School of Medicine

BUILDING ON SUCCESS:  McCrory budget to support Brody School of Medicine

THIRD IN STATE: ECU shows growth in research funding

SERVING A GROWING POPULATION: ECU joins national centers of gerontological nursing excellence

DOWN EAST TALENT: Performers vie for top prize at inaugural fundraiser

'SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT': Faculty member’s invention will monitor athletes’ weight, dehydration

AMONG THE BEST: U.S. News ranking recognizes ECU health sciences graduate programs

SHELTER 'STAYCATION':  Alternative spring break offers eye-opening experience in Greenville

FUTURE CONNECTIONS: Warehouse district eyed for ECU's millennial campus

CULTIVATING TALENT: DSM Dyneema to fund EC Scholar award

TRADITION CONTINUES: Primary care tops again at ECU Match Day

RECOGNIZING RESEARCH: Annual Research and Creative Achievement Week spotlights excellence

IN AFFORDABILITY, OUTCOMES: ECU named 'Best Bang for the Buck' in the Southeast

REGIONAL TRANSFORMATION: New study shows economic value of ECU to the state and region

PEABODY AWARD WINNER: Filmmaker to spend two days with ECU students

TOOLS FOR RECOVERY: Center officially opens to help military personnel recover from PTSD

MEETING THEIR MATCHES: ECU, Vidant kidney exchange patients gather for first time

'PRIMED TO LEAD': New dean, distinguished professor named to ECU College of Education

HANDS-ON ENTERTAINMENT: Children, families enjoy annual Youth Arts Festival

PIRATES ABOARD: Admitted Student Day a success

SHARED GOVERNANCE: Event marks 50 years of Faculty Senate at ECU

April 2015

GAME-CHANGING RESEARCH: Collaborative project could yield energy from coastal waters

'DEMONSTRATED EXCELLENCE': College of Education recognized nationally for teacher preparation

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING: ECU biology professor recognized for superior instruction

'DEBILITATING DISORDER': Brody researcher receives grant to study transmission of Lyme disease

DEVELOPING LEADERS: ECU College of Business hosts first leadership conference

MEETING ON CAMPUS: UNC Board of Governors approves ECU millennial campus

WORLD-CLASS WOMEN: Event honors female faculty, staff & alumni for outstanding contributions

'A TRUE HONOR': ECU Chamber Singers win international choral competition

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE: Lewis named new director of ECU's Joyner Library

OPEN DIALOGUE: ECU experts discuss marriage rights

LIFE CONNECTIONS: Students study effects of drug addiction on flatworms through ECU grant

'VISIBLE EXAMPLES': The Women’s Roundtable hosts student panel on leadership

TEACHING TEAMWORK: ECU rolls out first interprofessional virtual patient case

RELEVANT TODAY: ECU Shakespearean production highlights issues of class, privilege

EARTH DAY AT ECU: Hands-on activities engage visitors in biodiversity

SOLAR SOLUTION: Class develops charging stations for portable devices

FUN IN THE SUN: ECU students celebrate Barefoot on the Mall

ACCESSIBLE SCIENCE: ECU experts help youth understand water quality

LEARNING AND LEADING: Brody holds first Medical Education Day

MOVING FORWARD: Work continues on Heritage Hall

SMART FINANCES: ECU professors inspire $100,000 in student savings each semester

'BOLD AND AMBITIOUS GOAL': ECU Women’s Roundtable to endow two student scholarships

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: University awards recognize the best of ECU’s faculty, staff

May 2015

NURTURING HEALTHY CHOICES: ECU students teach nutrition through gardening in afterschool program

MOVING FORWARD: ECU spring graduates prepare for commencement

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE:  Medical student society expands to include resident physicians

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH: SECU Foundation, ECU join for small-town internship program

GRADUATION DAY: Students, faculty celebrate 2015 spring commencement

Hall named 2015 top nurse at ECU Physicians

QUALITY OF CARE: Hall named 2015 top nurse at ECU Physicians

OFF THE GRID: Honors College seminar courses challenge students beyond the classroom

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: ECU to host input session as UNC president search begins

FAMILY MATTERS: Brody ranks 4th in the nation for producing family docs

Brody ranks 4th in the nation for producing family docs

INCOMING CLASS: ECU welcomes 20 new EC Scholars in 2015

LIVE EXPERIENCE: ECU student selected for international conference support team

'A LIFELONG GOAL':  Posthumous degree awarded by College of Engineering and Technology

'GOLDEN TICKET’: ECU surgeon recognized for excellence in leadership

June 2015

COMPETITION WINNER: ECU student tuba player wins Yamaha international performance award

GATEWAY TO ADDICTION: ECU psychiatrist unveils NC teens’ views about e-cigarettes

ECU psychiatrist unveils NC teens’ views about e-cigarettes

EXCEPTIONAL SCHOLAR: Student receives prestigious national scholarship, internship

ON ROANOKE ISLAND: ECU takes administrative lead for five campuses in Coastal Studies Institute

CHANGING THE FACE OF CAMPUS: Building projects will alter ECU's look, density

SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS: ECU empowers veterans through collaborative workforce development

GENETIC LITERACY: Project aims to arm parents with tools for diagnosis, treatment of autism spectrum disorder

PAPERLESS PRACTICE: ECU Physicians recognized for exceptional use of digital records

ECU Physicians recognized for exceptional use of digital records

DISCOVERY DOLLARS: Major grants push researchers ahead

SOUTHEAST SATELLITE: ECU, UNC Pembroke announce physical therapy partnership

ECONOMIC ENGINE: ECU recognized for spurring innovation and economic prosperity

FIERY FISH: ECU students, faculty members reveal 7-foot ceramic sculpture

COMMON INSPIRATION: Latest NCLR explores state’s literature in global context

July 2015

AT DARDEN CENTER: ECU students learn by experiencing early childhood education

Ballard to step down as ECU chancellor in 2016

INNOVATORS IN ACTION: Academy introduces advanced manufacturing concepts, careers

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE: Summer program aids adjustment for students with learning disabilities

ARCHIVAL MECCA: Smithsonian catalogues papers, sketches, correspondence of ECU artist

A VOICE FOR PIRATES: New SGA officers prepare for upcoming school year 

A COURSE IN CARING: Nursing course informs international audience about science of care

EMPOWERING YOUTH: Childhood obesity no match for ECU intervention program

ECU TO ESTABLISH SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP: $5 Million Pledge to Foster Economic Development, Impact Future Leaders

ECU TRUSTEES: New members, campus updates focus of board meeting

LIGHTING A FIRE: 20th Guitar Festival and Workshop brings guitarists to ECU

REORGANIZATION: Administration to change for six departments, schools

PIRATE READ: Incoming students share “Enrique’s Journey”

COMMUNITY CRUSADERS:  Grant helps laypeople, ECU students teach women about breast health

WHOLE-BRAIN ACTIVITIES: STEM to STEAM Camp engages campers in hands-on learning

EMERGENCY SERVICES: New dental clinic open to patients with urgent needs

August 2015

INDEPENDENCE DAYS: Camp Needles marks 30 years of teaching kids to cope with diabetes

MAKING AN IMPACT: ECU student speaks to Congress after overcoming hardships

AERODYNAMICS LIVE: ECU wind tunnel enables visualization of engineering concepts

'NEVER THE SAME':  White Coat Ceremony kicks off medical education for 80 new students

White Coat Ceremony kicks off medical education for 80 new students

CELEBRATING CITIZENSHIP: ECU hosts Greenville’s first naturalization ceremony

'SUMMER CAMP' FOR SCIENTISTS: Global conference highlights mitochondria expertise at ECU

Global conference highlights mitochondria expertise at ECU

'LUCKY TO BE HERE':  Incoming students move in as new Gateway residence hall opens

SECOND TOUR: Compher invited to senior leadership engagement program

PURSUING PASSIONS: Three medical students earn top scholarship

Three medical students earn top scholarship

SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS:  New academic rules in effect with fall semester

SERVING OUR MISSION: ECU faculty convocation marks opening of fall semester

STUDENT SUCCESS: ECU No. 1 in the Southeast in new ranking

'THIS IS THE PLACE':  Convocation, Palooza prepare students for new semester

SUMMER STUDIES: ECU Honors College students intern with robotic surgery team

ECU Honors College students intern with robotic surgery team

LAMP OF LEARNING: Pinning ceremony welcomes students to nursing profession

MEDIA FRENZY: Sharks put ECU graduate student in the spotlight

September 2015

GAINING CONFIDENCE: ECU Speech Communication Center helps ease fear of public speaking

SHOWCASING ART: More than 170 School of Art and Design alumni in exhibition

CELLULAR STANDOFF: Researchers aim for better vaccines, medicines

Researchers aim for better vaccines, medicines

TOP TIER: ECU listed in annual 'Best Colleges' ranking

#SCIENCE: Graduate students share research on social media

CENSUS DAY: ECU sees increase in total enrollment

SOLEMN REMEMBRANCE: ECU students host 9/11 memorial events

GOING THE DISTANCE: Health Informatics & Information Management graduates first student

HEALTHY AGING: ECU awarded $2.5 million to enhance geriatric health care

HEED AWARD: Four years of leadership in diversity recognized

NEW APPROACH: ECU physicians first in the world to use new device in lung procedure

STEPPING UP: Dance @ Wright to open ECU/Loessin Playhouse season

DRAWING TOGETHER: ECU, partners unite community through art

SMALL CONCENTRATION, BIG CAREER PROSPECTS: ECU bioprocess engineering program growing to meet demand

SCIENCE ON THE SEA: ECU craft listens and records vital ocean data

MOVING FORWARD: ECU Board initiates fundraising plans for Heritage Hall

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY: Journalist Peter Bergen describes world’s first 'social media war'

October 2015

CLEANER BY NATURE:  Project slows, filters stormwater before it reaches stream

SPRINT SUCCESS: ECU a critical partner in nationwide blood pressure study

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Pirate Navigators welcome prospective students, families to campus

HUNGRY FOR EXPERIENCE: Nutrition Science expands clinical opportunities for students

CELEBRATING TRADITION: Pirates turn out for Homecoming 2015

Faculty member recognized for lifetime achievement

WELCOMING FUTURE PIRATES: Open House draws prospective students, families to ECU campus

'IMPORTANT SERVICE’: ECU Chancellor Search Committee chooses search firm

BACKYARD BOTANISTS: Education grad leads middle schoolers in conducting nature research

TEN YEARS OUT:  ECU’s integrated approach to medical family therapy proving successful

A LIFE OF SERVICE: ECU professor receives Holshouser award for work with veterans, others

November 2015

ENHANCING USER EXPERIENCE: ECU graphic design program trains graduates to transform technology 

UNDEFEATED: WWII veteran Nick Zuras ’43 to conduct coin toss vs. USF

TAKING A STAND: East Carolina fights violence, bullying with new Pledge Purple week

NO LIMITS: Golf ‘Fore’ All program removes barriers for players with disabilities

SERVICE AND SACRIFICE: ECU adds 58 pavers to Memorial Walk on Veterans Day

'BEST FOR VETS': Two national lists recognize ECU’s support for student veterans

CELEBRATING SCHOLARSHIP: Laupus Library marks 10 years of honoring health sciences authors

HONORING SERVICE:  ECU Veterans Day ceremony pays tribute to military

ADDRESSING DISPARITIES: Schweitzer Fellows serve others, gain leadership skills

GEARING UP: Students teach driving skills to teens with autism

'SISTER TALK':  ECU Women's Roundtable Book Club meets for leadership discussion

EXPANDING SUPPORT: ECU Green Zone training helps faculty, staff support military population

BEHIND THE SCENES: Set, costume design come together on 'Rent' stage

BANDED TOGETHER: Marching Pirates to perform at Panthers game – as a family

CAMPUS GATEWAY: Trustees break ground on new student center

EASTERN EPIDEMIC: Researchers explore innovative treatments for Type 2 diabetes

'CONNECT NC': ECU board first in university system to formally support bond 

THANKFUL HEARTS: Partnership provides life-altering surgery for Mongolian toddlers

'SECOND OPINION': ECU professor Sam Sears to appear on PBS program

SEEKING INPUT: ECU to host forums for chancellor search

December 2015

A PRINTOUT FOR PROGRESS: Grant funds workforce-development program, 3D printer lab at ECU

PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWS: ECU program links scholarships to community service

CHOSEN BY PEERS: ECU physicians named to annual Best Doctors list

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: ECU provides meaningful research opportunities for undergraduates

GIVING GRACE: ECU senior, students help make Christmas wishes come true

TO ADDRESS GRADUATES: Award-winning biology professor to speak at ECU fall commencement

FULL CIRCLE: Graduate psychologist helps other veterans overcome challenges

COMMUNITY IMPACT: East Carolina University senior honored for community service

ARTISTIC QUALITY: ECU’s Theatre and Dance recognized for excellence, leadership

LEADING CHANGE: ECU Chancellor search seeks broad candidate pool

'THE WORLD IS WAITING': ECU graduates celebrate earning degrees

2015 HOLIDAY VIDEO: ECU celebrates its mission and milestones

TRAINING GROUNDS: Student-led clinics offer experience to learners, care to the underserved