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'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.
'Captured' by the Feds Ernest Marshburn
Five ECU faculty members have been working with different federal agencies as part of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program, illustrating the respect and reputation of ECU's growing research enterprise.
'In Demand'. New Master's Degree Offers Students Job-Ready Skills in Network Technology Kathryn Kennedy
A new graduate program capitalizing on continued growth in the information technology sector will begin accepting students this fall.
A Glass Half Full? ECU Alumna Shares Lessons Learned After Paralyzing Injury Justin Boulmay
Rachelle Friedman Chapman's wheelchair is a reminder not to take any day for granted, and it's a message that the internationally recognized motivational speaker sought to impress on ECU students and staff during a visit to campus.
A Huge Honor. ECU Physician Assistant Student Elected to National Board Crystal Baity
An ECU graduate student has been elected to the 2012-2013 board of directors of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is the first student from ECU and North Carolina to represent the Southeast region and its 38 schools.
A Seat at the Table. Student Leaders Help Set Direction of College Crystal Baity
The Student Leaders Council in the College of Allied Health Sciences began in 2007 and includes two representatives from each college's degree-granting departments who meet monthly, plan leadership activities, and serve as liasons between almost 800 students and about 100 faculty and staff members.
Agromedicine Institute to Educate Farmers on Risk Mitigation
The NC Agromedicine Institute at ECU was chosen as a recipient of an $184,542 grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to implement a Risk Mitigation Measures project that aims to educate farmers about new measures and requirements for use of soil fumigants.
Best Doctors. Fifty ECU Physicians Selected for Annual List Doug Boyd
Fifty physicians from the Brody School of Medicine at ECU have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 "Best Doctors in America" list.
Beyond the Fields
The NC Agromedicine Institute at East Carolina is keeping not only farmers safe and healthy, but our state's fishers and foresters as well.
Bioenergetics and Exercise Science Doctoral Program Ranked in Nation's Top 10
The doctoral program in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science has ranked eighth in the nation for 2010 based on contributions of the faculty in areas of productivity, funding and visibility, as well as student performance, productivity, and employment rates.
Brody Tops Nation in Family Doctors Doug Boyd
According to the American Academy for Family Physicians, ECU has sent more medical graduates into training as family medicine physicians during a recent 10-year period than any other school in the country.
Brody to Extend Early Assurance Admisstion to Two Other Universities
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University will guarantee admission to a few top students at the University of North Carollina at Pembroke and N.C. A&T University in hopes it will further ECU's mission of training doctors who will choose to practice in underserved areas.
Buidling Bonds. ECU Students Reach out through Sports, Exercise Kathy Muse
ECU students are reaching out to youth and senior adults through a newly founded ECU student organization called MUVE (Motivating and Uplifting via Exercise). Two ECU students co-founded MUVE last October as a way to help others through exercise instruction, mentorship and leadership activities.
Camp Hopes to Fuel Science, Math Interest in STEM2 Girls Jeannine Manning Houston
The first STEM2 Girls Conference brought eighth-grade girls from 11 Pitt County schools to ECU's campus to encourage the girls to pursue advanced math and science courses during high school.
Campus Kitchen Transitions to Student Leadership
East Carollina University's Campus Kitchen , part of a national hunger relief effort, works with Aramark to collect unused food from the university's dining facilities to be donated. The program is coordinated through AmeriCorps VISTA, the national service program. However, a leadership team of student volunteers recently voted to decide key positions in Campus Kitchen's hunger relief operations, meaning that eventually their efforts will be student-run.
Caring for Women. Federal Grant for Nursing Expands Online Education, Collaboration Crystal Baity
Students in nurse-midwifery, medicine and other health-related disciplines at ECU will team up in a virtual clinic to improve women's health through a $1.098 million federal grant awarded to the College of Nursing.
Center Unveils Lending Library, Virtual Network for Teachers
The Center for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education at ECU has created a lending library for teachers in the region to have access to resources not available in their schools. The Center has also created an online collaboration system, TeachNET, that lets teachers across the region collaborate, access content-level experts and share lesson plans and ideas all online from their work or school computers.
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.
Changing Tides
Although we cannot control the oceans, the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy is working to better understand the relationship between land and sea.
Chitwood Receives Pair of Recognitions
Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., a cardiovascular surgeon at ECU, has been inducted as an honorary member in the German Society for Thoracic, Heart and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Chitwood was also featured in a member spotlight in the spring 2012 Forum, a publication of the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
Collaborative Learning Center Celebrates Grand Unveiling
ECU celebrated the grand opening of Joyner Library's new Collaborative Learning Center. The center emphasizes the importance of enhancing students' educations by encouraging them to work and study together.
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.
College Courses Help High School Students Get Ahead Karen Shugart
ECU's Early College High School program, a partnership between ECU, Pitt Community College, and Pitt County Schools, lets students stay in their high schools and take online courses taught by ECU.
College of Nursing Among Tops in Nation for Way It Teaches Students
ECU's College of Nursing is among eight schools in the nation to receive top recognition for the way it teaches students.The college has been recognized for offering a wide variety of programs and technology to help students learn including distance education, simulation labs, clinical placements and study abroad.
Committed to Service. ECU Students Give Back Through Schweitzer Fellowships Doug Boyd
Six students from the ECU School of Dental Medicine and the Brody School of Medicine have received Schweitzer Fellowships for 2012-2013. Through the fellowship, students commit to a year of service within a community agency, devoting more than 600 hours to local communities lacking access to adequate health services.
Community Impact. ECU Earns Regional Kellogg Award for Outreach Crystal Baity
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities announced ECU's selection as the South region winner of the 2012 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award, which honors the university's work with the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center.
Competing Teams. High School Students Test Engineering Skills at ECU Kathryn Kennedy
Nearly 75 high school students from eastern NC crunched numbers and engaged in creative thinking exercises during a national competition hosted at ECU. ECU's College of Technology and Computer Science has hosted the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science program for four years.
Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series
The Cunanan Leadership Speakers Series brings distinguished leaders to Greenville, representing for-profit and non-profit firms, entrepreneurial activities, government, and public affairs. Topics highlight leadership, professional development, ethics, and the role of business in modern society.
DIgging Deep. Collaboration Leads to Curriculum, Playground Exchange. Joy Holster
ECU professor Linda Crane Mitchell created an educational curriculum in collaboration with playground manufacturer Little Tikes Commercial, in exchange for new, fully-accessible playground equipment for the Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center on campus.
Dental School Receives Federal Grant for Telemedicine
The ECU School of Dental Medicine will use a USDA grant to expand its rural residency program by implementing a telemedicine system. The system will allow dental residents to receive academic lessons via teledentistry equipment while working at three rural clinics in underserved areas.
Dental School Receives Federal Grant for Telemedicine
The ECU School of Dental Medicine will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand its rural residency program by implementing a telemedicine system.
Department of Defense Honors ECU with Freedom Award
ECU was honored by the Department of Defense with the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This is the highest recognition given by the U. S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
ECU Alumnus Gives $4 Million to University for School of Dentistry Jeannine Manning Hutson
Dr. Ledyard E. Ross, a retired Greenville orthodontist, has pledged $4 million to ECU for academic purposes at the School of Dentistry. The funds will be used for student scholarships, faculty research and other academic enterprises.
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.
ECU College of Business Named a Top Business School for 2011
The ECU College of Business has again earned top marks, ranking among the best U.S. business schools for the fourth year in a row, according to The Princeton Review.
ECU Engineering Program Receives $600,000 NSF Grant
A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund scholarships for ECU engineering students and underwrite critical student research and collaboration with national scholars.
ECU Establishes the First MS in Sustainable Tourism Degree in the Nation
ECU now offers the nation's first interdisciplinary Master of Science in Sustainable Tourism degree. The degree program seeks to transform the tourism industry in its sustainable practices.
ECU Experts Pen Book on North Carolina's Coast
In a new book called "The Battle for North Carolina's Coast", four ECU experts on coastal dynamics examine issues that threaten the North Carolina barrier islands.
ECU Field Journal: Summer Study Abroad
Sooner or later, the pull of exploration and discovery gets the best of every Pirate. With ECU's summer study abroad program, the whole world is within reach. See how these pirates spent their summer and just try not to get the itch.
ECU Grows an Outpost in Italy
ECU's Italy Intensive's program, begun four years ago as a summer enrichment offering, has proven so popular and academically effective that it's being strengthened into a year-round endeavor, with classes offered during fall and spring semesters and during summer sessions.
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.
ECU Opens PASS Clinic: Providing Low Cost Behavioral, Health Services to Community
ECU faculty, staff, students and the Greenville community now have more options for seeking low-cost specialty health services with the opening of the ECU Psychological Assessment and Specialty Services Clinic, also known as the PASS Clinic.
ECU Part of National Project to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD in Troops, Veterans
The BSOM at ECU is one of more than 100 medical schools nationwide working with First Lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces project to better diagnose and treat post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in service members and veterans.
ECU Partnership Stimulates Economic Development Across the Region
ECU will facilitate $700,000 of grant money through an existing partnership with the NC Department of Commerce. The program targets distressed, low wealth and limited capacity rural areas by providng both financial resources and training to help build stronger and more capable communities.
ECU Physicians Services Now Available on Main Campus Doug Boyd
ECU main campus faculty and staff as well as their families can now receive fast medical care within walking distance. A new practice site for ECU Physicians' Rapid Access service has opened at the Student Health Services center.
ECU Professor Collaborates with Local Teachers
An ECU English professor is assisting educators in local schools through the Leadership for Equity, Excellence and Achievement Project (LEEAP). The program encourages professional development, recruits new teachers, and develops region-specific knowledge about diversity and education in NC schools.
ECU Professor Receives Grant to Study Online Treatment for Rape Victims
An ECU Department of Psychology assistant professor has been awarded $624,000 from the National Institutes of Mental Health to develop online cognitive-behavioral treatment for rape victims.
ECU Professors Research Effects of BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico and Beyond
The BP oil spill has riveted the attention of the public since an explosion April 20, 2010 aboard an offshore oil rig caused crude oil to leak into the Gulf of Mexico. Now ECU professors are participating in various research projects that may help determine some of the effects of this catastrophic event.
ECU Receives $2 Million Grant to Improve Student Achievement
ECU has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund efforts to collect student data and use it at the department, college, and university levels to improve retention and graduation rates.
ECU Receives Grant for Dental Centers in Ahoskie, Elizabeth City
A grant of $1.76 million from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration will help the ECU School of Dental Medicine build its first two community service learning centers in northeastern North Carolina.
ECU Recognized for Graduation Rates among African American Students
East Carolina University has been praised for graduating black students at rates similar to their white counterparts, defying a national achievement gap.
ECU Researcher Focuses on Reducing Risk of Prenatal Depression Crystal Baity
An associate professor in the College of Nursing has been awarded a $640,742 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to provide support for pregnant women at risk of depression.
ECU Researchers Explore History Near Columbia
ECU researchers are collaborating with the UNC Coastal Studies Institute and the citizens of Columbia, NC to explore the region's history and close connection with the state's coastal waterways.
ECU Researchers Survey Coastal Business Perception of Drilled Oil Risks
ECU researchers collected baseline data on what tourism businesses and organizations perceive as the potential effects of an oil spill or leak off the coast as part of a study funded by the North Carolina Sea Grant.
ECU's MBA Program Earns Top Marks for Online Education Value Jennifer Brezina
The College of Business at ECU has again earned national recognition for its online MBA program.
ECU's Virtual Early College Top in State
ECU's Early College Second Life Program, which uses 3D virtual technology to let high school students take college classes in their high school environment, won the Best Practices for Distance Learning Programming award from the North Carolina Distance Learning Association.
Early Exposure. High School Students Explore STEM Majors at ECU Kathryn Kennedy
Approximately 100 high school students visited campus April 19 to participate in High School STEM Day activities highlighting the unversity's science, technology, engineering, and math programs.
Engaged. Students Learn Through Public Service Crystal Baity
ECU's Student Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy is believed to be the first program of its kind and a national model in pairing graduate students, undergraduate East Carolina Scholars and faculty mentors across disciplines to work with community partners on a semester-long, spring project.
Fit For Life: ECU Keeps Required Exercise Course Rachel Castro
While many universities around the country are tossing requirements for a general exercise course, ECU continues to require the course in order to graduate. The dean of the College of Health and Human Performance explains that requiring college students to participate in an exercise science class taught by proficient instructors has been proven to provide the skills necessary to help them develop healthy lifelong habits.
Free-Speech Zone Marion Blackburn
A group gives new medical students a chance to share feelings outside the high-pressure world of classroom and lab.
Game-Changing Technology. Aortic Valve Procedure Proves Successful for High-Risk Patients Doug Boyd
A team of ECU physicians performed the first TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedure at the heart institute in January. Patients who have the TAVR procedure benefit from less invasive aortic valve replacements with faster recovery, less pain and fewer complications than are associated with traditional aortic valve replacement.
Global Partners. Educators Plot Future of ECU Cultural Understanding Courses Kathyrn Kennedy
Representatives from Iraq, Japan, Nigeria, and a dozen other nations are at ECU for the fifth annual Global Partners in Education Conference. The conference connects international educators and technical specialists offering students the ability to virtually meet with and learn from their peers around the world through a course on global understanding.
Graduate Programs in Nursing, Business Named Among Best in Nation Crystal Baity
Two graduate programs at ECU, the master's or doctorate of nursing practice and the online MBA program, have been named in the nation's top 20 online education programs in a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
Grant to Aid Cancer Research at ECU Doug Boyd
Dr. Li Yang from the Department of Internal Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU has been awarded a grant to further his research into the interaction between tumors and their microenvironments, identify therapeutic targets and develop small molecules to modulate tumor microenvironment interaction for combination cancer therapy.
Grant to Boost Primary Care Education Doug Boyd
ECU medical students who have an interest in family medicine will be among those who may benefit from a new program funded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation to mentor aspiring family doctors. The program will incease medical students' exposure to innovative practice in family medicine and encourage more of the state's medical students to pursue a career in family medicine.
Grant to Help Boost Tourism Plan in Rural Communities
ECU and the Mid-East Resource Conservation and Development Council have been awarded a grant to help rural communities develop a shared vision for tourism.
Great Decisions Program 2011: ECU Hosts Community Forum
ECU is hosting the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decision Program which features academic and professional experts who discuss topics such as rebuilding Haiti, US national security, responding to the financial crisis of 2007-08, the Horn of Africa, and other topics of international interest.
Growing Season - Football Stadium Expansion
The Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium expansion will increase the stadium capacity from 43,000 to 50,000 by adding new seats to the east end zone. This expansion serves not only as an improvement for the footbal facilities, but also provides an economic boost for the region by bringing in more fans, increasing consumer spending on game days, and improving the quality of life in Greenville and the surrounding community.
Helping, Leading Others. ECU Student Earns Nickelodeon Service, Leadership Award Kathryn Kennedy
Taylor Waters will be featured in this year's TeenNick HALO awards. The award recognizes teens who are "Helping and Leading Others" (HALO). The ECU sophomore founded and is president of the Red Cross at ECU student organization.
High Achievers. ECU Students EXCEL in First Semester Kathryn Kennedy
New ECU students who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in their first semester were honored with inclusion in the ECU EXCELS program. EXCELS connects high achieving students with faculty members conducting research, volunteer and leadership opportunities, and professional organizations within their field.
Hope Bubbles. Art Mural Engages Children at Community Center Crystal Baity
Through the university's Student Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy, faculty and students are collaborating with the Building Hope Community Life Center to provide art lessons for youth in the afterschool program. The center is a faith-based non-profit organization designed to help at-risk students from local schools stay on track academically, while giving them social and spiritual support and infrastructure for success.
Human Performance Lab Saves Lives Karen Shugart
ECU's Human Performance Lab has been approved for use with NCFlex dollars wich means state employees can pay for a Cardiovascular Health Assessment Program with pre-tax earnings allocated to their NCFlex accounts. If major heart disease risk factors are detected through the assessment, flex dollars can also be used to join the fitness facility.
It's ECU in the Palm of Your Hand
The newly launched ECU Mobile App allows Pirate fans to stay connected with their favorite university, no matter where they go.
Keihin Carolina Systems Technology Donates $10,000 to ECU's TECS
Keihin Carolina Systems Technology has donated $10,000 to ECU's College of Technology and Computer Science to help promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education across eastern North Carolina.
Large ECU Presence at 2010 National Outreach Scholarship Conference
Forty-one faculty and staff members and seven graduate students were invited to present at the 2010 National Outreach Scholarship Conference. With the theme of Sustaining Authentic Engagement, the conference explored authenticity and sustainability as critical components of engaged scholarship.
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.
Leadership for All Crystal Baity
Students in the College of Allied Health Sciences benefit from numerous leadership opportunities.
Learning on the River. ECU Partners with Pocosin Arts on Planned Educational Lodge Crystal Baity
Pocosin Arts Folk School is partnering with ECU in the development and use of a planned educational lodge on the Scuppernong River in Columbia. The facility has many potential uses including summer or semester-long field courses, weekend retreats, education and health care outreach, creative arts field excursions or workshops and coastal research field work.
Lessons for Life. ECU Medical Student Uses Art to Teach about Health Doug Boyd
Brody School of Medciine student Parteek Singla's Project JUMPST(ART) uses art to teach local youth about health and healthful lifestyles. Singla is one of six ECU students who are 2012-13 Schweitzer Fellows.
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.
Live...From Iraq...It's Monday Night! Mary Schulken
Kufa University is ECU's newest partner iin the Global Partners in Education Program, where technology and distance learning let students and faculty interact in broad ways across disciplines.
Living and Learning. ECU Students Bond over Majors, Interests in Housing Communities Crystal Baity and Kathryn Kennedy
More than 380 ECU students will enter one of 9 living-learning communities this fall. Some of the living-learning communities are major based - like music and the new College of Business living-learning communites - while others, like the Jarvis Leadership Program, stretch across academic disciplines.
Lucille W. Gorham Center celebrates the season
The Lucille Gorham Center was started in 2007 as a joint venture between ECU, Pitt Community College, and the City of Greenville. The center supplies what is lacking in the community by way of job training and after-school programs.The center also offeres GED classes and a quilting group.
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.
More than $3 Million Fuels Study of Nanomaterials Karen Shugart
Drs. Jared Brown and Christopher Wingard will share in a $3.75 million, five-year, multi-project grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. Brown's project involves carbon nanotubes and the study of nanomaterials' effects on the human body.
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.
National Recognition. ECU Junior Honored for Work with Students with Disabilities Kathyrn Kennedy
The Council for Exceptional Children named Sara Graves, an ECU junior, their 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Member of the Year. Graves studies adapted special education and plans to teach high school.
New Degrees Spur Growth in Grad School Marion Blackburn
ECU's Graduate School continues to grow with total enrollment more than doubling in the past decade. While traditional postgraduate degree programs in education and health sciences remain strong, the university is emerging as a leader in fields that in many cases didn't exist just a few years ago.
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.
Oil and Water Don't Mix Doug Boyd
A group of ECU scientists are piecing together clues to determine what effects the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill had on the Gulf and its sea life as well as whether that oil has made its way to the North Carolina coast.
Outside the Classroom Kathryn Kennedy
Thursday, January 26 marks the beginning of ECU's first Graduate Leadership Speaker Series. Four lectures featuring university administrators and a retired miliary leader are scheduled.
Patent Pending. ECU Researchers Invent a New Way to Study the Building Blocks of Life
The brainchild of ECU physics professor Dr. Xin-Hua Hu, the diffraction-image flow cytometer is the first device of its kind and is a far-reaching step forward in increasing our understanding of cellular biology.
Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders for a Changing World
Making sure ECU graduates are prepared to compete in the changing cross-cultural world was the focus on a town hall meeting on April 13. The focus for the town hall meeting was "Why Cultural Competence is an Imperative for 21st Century Graduates".
Professor Receives National Research Award
Dr. William Meggs, a professor of emergency medicine and chief of toxicology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, has received the Research Award from the American College of Medical Toxicology for contributions to toxicology research.
Programs Receive $100,000 Each from BCBS Foundation Doug Boyd
MATCH, a student wellness program involving the Brody School of Medicine, and Access East, which serves people without health insurance in 27 counties, each received $100,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
Raising the Brainpower Bar Mary Schulken
For 10 years Project HEART has placed tutors in schools, on college campuses, and in aftershool programs to help high-risk kids in eastern North Carolina. The program also teaches its tutors how to be leaders and bulid in them a habit of service and helping others.
Reaching Out. ECU Faculty Partner with Region on Technology Kathryn Kennedy
ECU's Center for Innovation in Technology and Engineering is partnering with community colleges in eastern North Carolina to raise the visibility of ECU. Dr. David White, dean of the College of Technology and Computer Science says, "Working together, we can provide clear pathways for community college students to enter our college programs and gain degrees that will lead to exciting career opportunities."
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.
Research Honor. Study of Immunotoxicity Leads to National Award Doug Boyd
An assistant professor at the Brody School of Medicine has received the 2013 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Immunotoxicology Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. The award is given to investigators who are 10 or fewer years out from obtaining their doctorates who have contributed substantially, through scholarly research, to the field of immunotoxicology.
Researchers Land Grant for Project CEO
Two ECU faculty members have landed a grant to provide staff development and training to the Pitt County School System.
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.
Scholarships Bolster Science Majors Kathryn Kennedy
A national grant totaling more than $500,000 will fund scholarships for 24 high-achieving students demonstrating financial need to study biochemistry and science at ECU.
Sea Hunt Marion Blackburn
ECU's maritime studies program attracts students with a little Indiana Jones in them.
Service First. ECU Opens First Dental Community Service Learning Center Doug Boyd
University and local officials cut the ribbon on a new ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center in Ahoskie on June 28. ECU dental faculty, residents, and students will provide care for area citizens. Meanwhile, students and residents will learn what practicing in a community setting is like.
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.
Service that Sustains. Brody Students Teach Others to Help Themselves Doug Boyd
The spirit of service is alive and well at the Brody School of Medicine. Schweitzer Fellows and Brody Scholars organize service projects and educational programs for patients and members of the community.
Seventh Annual Jean Mills Health Symposium to be held Feb. 4 Crystal Baity
This year's Jean Mills Health Symposium will feature more than 20 recognized experts on the principles of community engagement: mutual benefits, collaborative relationships and empowerment. The Symposium is an effort to bring the university and community together to reduce disparities and improve minorty health.
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.
Stroke of Goodwill. Student-led Clinic Offers Health Screening in High-risk Community Doug Boyd
Students from the Brody School of Medicine, specifically the school's Brody Scholars, organized a stroke risk screening in February for residents of Tarboro, Rocky Mount, and surrounding towns.
Students Receive Schweitzer Fellowships
Six students from ECU have received Schweitzer Fellowships for 2011. As part of the program, students commit to a year of service with a community agency, devoting more than 600 hours to local communities lacking access to adequate health services.
Students Supporting Students. Medical Students Lend Guidance to Aspiring Doctors Doug Boyd
What started as a class project has turned into a mentoring program involving East Carolina University medical students and local high school and college students. It's called the Brody Ambassadors program, and its participants help aspiring medical students hone their academics, choose the best classes to take and get ready to apply for medical school.
Students Teach Second-Graders about Good Nutrition Crystal Baity
Second-grade students learned about healthy foods from ECU students as part of a community service project designed and led by freshman in ECU's Wellness Living Learning Community. In its second year, WLLC is a residential learning opportunity open to all incoming freshman who have an interest in health and wellness, and in helping to improve the health of others.
Study Shows Sensor Helps Achieve Better Glucose Control than Daily Insulin Injections Doug Boyd
ECU diabetic patients participated in a study that demonstrated significant decreases in A1C levels when using a sensor-augmented pump compared to the traditional method of multiple daily insulin injections. Dr. Robert Tanenberg, a professor and diabetes specialist at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU, was the principal investigator of the trial.
Supporting One Another. ECU Wins National Community Engagement Award Crystal Baity
ECU won the prestigious C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award for its establishment and support of the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center in the underserved West Greenville community.
Symposium to Honor Retiring Distinguished Biology Professors
The ECU Deparmtment of Biology and the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy hosted a symposium to honor two Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors. "With their international prominence in wetlands research, these talented scientists played critical roles in establishing ECU as a leading institution for coastal research," said Jeff McKinnon, biology chairperson.
Take Off 4- Health Camp Provides Tools for Healthy Living Crystal Baity
ECU, in collaboration with NC State University and 4-H, run a healthy lifestyle camp for overweight youth called Take Off 4-Health. The goals for camp participants are to lose weight, build self-esteem, and learn tools for a healthy lifestyle while reducing their risks of developing chronic disease.
The Chancellor's Leadership Academy at ECU
The Leadership Academy is an intensive professional development program geared towards staff and faculty who are ready, willing and excited about enhancing their academic leadership capabilities to impact their own lives and development, their communities and ECU.
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.
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.
University Recognized for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts Jeannine Manning Hutson
ECU was named as a recipient of the first Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Voices of Leadership. Chancellor's Academy Empowers Students for Success ECU News Service and Chris Stansbury
The Chancellor's Student Leadership Academy is a semester-long academy that focuses on enhancing the leadership skills of students.
What's New on Campus? The North Recreational Complex Meagan Williford
Construction workers have been hard at work with Phase II additions to the North Recreational Complex, a facility operated by Campus Recreation and Wellness. The complex is a recreational paradise where students can kayak, walk, play sports and participate in team building exercises on a ropes course.
Wii are Fit: Study Helps Seniors Stay on Their Feet Kathy Muse
A study conducted by a College of Health Human Performance graduate student looks at how interactive video-gaming exercise can improve balance, prevent falls and maintain planned activity involvement in older adults.