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Strategic Direction: The Arts, Culture, and the Quality of Life

ECU will provide world-class entertainment and powerful inspiration as we work together to sustain and improve the community’s quality of life.


Rising to New Levels. Four Seasons 'Next Gen' Program Engages Musicians at Home and on the Road Azusa Chapman
The new Next Gen on the Road program spurs students to sharpen their performance skills through a collaboration with ECU faculty, alumni and music majors, high school students and professional performing guest artists.


Changing Lives with Art Jeannine Manning Hutson
Patch Clark lives in a world of puppets, play and pure fun. That's her description. but there's method to what looks like child's play. Her work educating future teachers and working with children has taken her around the world, including three weeks in Iraq this summer.
Laughter and Legend. Bill Cosby to Launch 51st SRAPAS Season Spaine Stephens
Bill Cosby will kick off the 51st season of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series (SRAPAS), a schedule of shows that each year provides a variety of unique programming for the ECU community, local schoolchildren, and the region.
Renewing Resources? ECU Storybook Theatre Promotes Nature Through Arts Jeannine Manning Hutson
ECU's Arts Smart series is sponsoring "The Secret Garden" for Pitt County Schools students. Students who attend the performance will receive a Longleaf pine seedling to take home as part of a partnership with the North Carolina Forest Service.
Top 10 Treasures in ECU's Attic Arthur Carlson
Many items of great historic value are preserved and protected in the Special Collections Division of Joyner Library. These rare items document important aspects of American history and culture.


ECU Harriot College Announces 2011 Voyages Lecture Series
ECU's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences announces the 2011-12 season of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series. Established in 2007, the series advances the spirit of exploration and discovery that is the hallmark of the liberal arts, and since its inception has featured speakers of international renown and wide public interest.
Lifelong Learning Program Kicks Off May 21 Jeannine Houston
A new program focused on serving the over-50 aged population of eastern North Carolina kicks off with a free program at the Murphy Center on ECU's campus. The Lifelong Learner Program offers educational and social opportunities for the older population.
Monks Sacred Art Draws Curious, Reflective Mary Schulken
Visiting Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery created a sand mandela painting as part of a week-long event encompassing healing, an endangered ancient culture and world peace.
The Institute of Outdoor Drama Holds Auditions at ECU, Its New Home
For the first time ever, ECU hosted the National Outdoor Drama auditions, sponsored by the Institute of Outdoor Drama at ECU. The Institute has resided at UNC-Chapel Hill for the past 47 years, but transferred to ECU in August 2010.


'Art without Borders' Program Offers Events to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
ECU faculty members have partnered with the Greenville Museum of Art to offer public activities celebrating Hispanic heritage.The program highlights the work of local, national, and international Latino artists.
Collection Focusing on Southern Authors Added to Joyner Library
Joyner Library at ECU has aquired the literary collection of Dr. Stuart Wright, a noted bibliographer and collector whose work focuses on Southern poets and novelists.
ECU Art Professor Receives North Carolina Award
An ECU professor know internationally for his designs with found and repositioned objects was honored for his contributions in the arts field. Art professor Robert Ebendorf is among six North Carolinians to receive the state's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award.
National Artists Make Their Mark
ECU's first ever Print Summit held in September 2010 brought national artists to campus and created intimate settings in which they could interact with their audiences.
NewMusic@ECU Festival Brings Composers, Musicians Harley Dartt
The NewMusic Festival at ECU School of Music celebrates ten years of bringing the music of our time to eastern North Carolina. Since the first festival in 2001, the NewMusic@ECU Festival has presented over 300 compositions that have never been heard in this region, including 61 world-premiere performances.
Service Oriented - ECU's Volunteer and Service Learning Center Connects Campus and the Community
The VSLC helps students, faculty, and staff engage in effective volunteer and service-learning activities that strengthen the community, promote an enduring commitment to civic responsibility, and enhance the academic experience.
Singing the Praises of Women Composers
A new program, the Women's Initiative Music Series "Music on a WIM", will conduct concerts in the Fletcher Music Center lobby. WIM concerts feature music composed solely by women and offer students valuable performing experiences.