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Media Frenzy: Sharks Put ECU Graduate Student in the Spotlight

If you were at a North Carolina beach this summer, you might have wondered if a shark was swimming just beneath the waves. With eight shark bites reported along the state’s coast during a span of about four weeks in May and June, many people, including news reporters, were asking that same question. For shark expert and East Carolina University doctoral student Chuck Bangley, that meant more chances to talk about his work....(read article)

Writing Better, Earlier: ECU Program Reaches out to Enhance Writing Skills at all Grade Levels

Dr. Wendy Sharer, QEP director and professor of English, and Dr. Tracy Morse, director of writing foundations, spearheaded ECU's first Eastern North Carolina Writing Symposium held on campus Aug. 3. The event, part of ECU’s “Write Where You Belong” initiative, created to better students’ writing skills under the quality enhancement plan (QEP), also examined writing curricula that students receive prior to coming to ECU.... (read article)


College Spotlight: The Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

The lecture series advances the spirit of exploration and discovery that is the hallmark of the liberal arts and has become the premier intellectual event for students and faculty of ECU, the citizens of eastern North Carolina, and a showcase for the quality of academic life at ECU. Each year, the series features thought-provoking and accomplished leaders from a variety of disciplines who provide insight into important issues in today’s society, and who share their experiences and perspectives.

Peter Bergen

September 29
The Premiere Lecture
Peter Bergen

Raymond Moody

October 27
The Lecture on Religion & Culture
Raymond Moody, Ph.D., M.D.

Derek Alderman

January 26
The Brewster Forum
Derek Alderman & Alfred Brophy

Zonnie Gorman

March 23
The Thomas Harriot Lecture
Zonnie Gorman

Alumni Profiles

 Kari Carr ECU has challenged me academically and has helped me develop my leadership, service, and professional skills. The THCAS has helped me significantly prepare for life beyond graduation. (article)

Jeff Moore  ECU's history MA was tough, very writing intensive, and exacting. It was excellent training for working as a defense contractor....Most of the professors were really into their subject material....It was a great learning environment.

Hannah Potter2  My favorite times at ECU were the conversations I had with my professors within my departments. I had the privilege of small-knit programs with instructors that offered meaningful time and mentorship to students. (article)