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Harriot College collecting items for Pitt County Angel Closet

In this season of thanks and giving, ECU's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to helping the community's youngest citizens. The THCAS Staff Council is hosting a donation drive, Nov. 13 - Dec. 8, with proceeds going to the Pitt County Angel Closet. 

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THCAS hosts three-day symposium on central-eastern European politics

ECU students and the local community recently had the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of foreign affairs and contribute to the international exchange of ideas and perceptions during a three-day symposium on central and eastern European politics.

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Beyond your Degree

College Spotlight: The Voyages of Discovery Series

The Voyages of Discovery Series advances the spirit of exploration and discovery that is the hallmark of the arts and sciences, 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 the university.

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.


ECU students may request a free ticket by going directly to the ECU Central Ticket Office, and presenting his or her ECU One Card. 

2017-18 Voyages of Discovery Series Presents:
Robert Ballard Tile Photo
Dr. Robert Ballard
Oceanographer who discovered the TITANIC
September 14, 2017

Colson Whitehead Tile
Colson Whitehead
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist
October 4, 2017

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré
Lt. General Russel L. Honoré
Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina

& Global Preparedness Authority
February 8, 2018

The Capitol Steps
The Capitol Steps
Political Satire Troupe
April 12, 2018

Alumni Profiles

Private Kayla Padgett  Private Kayla Padgett earned her criminal justice degree in 2015. Today, Padgett is one of the first women to graduate from United States Army infantry training. Read the full New York Times article.
(photo by Melissa Golden for The New York Times)

 Jamie Vernon Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, has selected Jamie L. Vernon, ECU biology alumnus ('05) as its next executive director and CEO.
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Tim Meigs  Tim Meigs, a biology alumnus and member of the department's advancement council, finished first in his age group while running in the 2017 Boston Marathon. Read the full article.
 Douglas Privette Dr. Douglas Privette was recognized during the 2016 ECU Homecoming weekend as the Virgil Clark ’50 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Privette completed his bachelor of science degree in biology from ECU in 1972. (article)