ECU Music Major wins Miss North Carolina Pageant
A rising junior at East Carolina University hopes to inspire community service statewide as the newly crowned Miss North Carolina 2012.
In her role as Miss North Carolina, Arlie Honeycutt plans to travel the state to inspire others to join in volunteer efforts. She is especially interested in sharing her ideas with young people, she said, to explain how they can key in on their own personal interests and serve the community at the same time. Honeycutt received approximately $16,000 in scholarship awards as winner of the Miss North Carolina pageant. She hopes to use that funding for graduate school after she completes her bachelors degree from ECU.
Honeycutt will compete in the Miss America scholarship pageant January 12, 2013 in Las Vegas.
Memorial Sculpture Garden Installed By Jessi Hardin
Many students at East Carolina University have been through the process of saying goodbye to a loved one they were close to. Whether it was because they are leaving the Greenville area or something more tragic, it has happened to most at one time or another. For this reason, the department of Student Affairs is having a memorial sculpture installed in the courtyard so that students will be able to remember and pay respects to the people important to them. [ FULL ARTICLE ]
Graphic Design Major wins Gilman International Scholarship
We are happy to announce that ECU graphic design major Vincent Meadows has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. It provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to allow them to participate in study-abroad programs worldwide. Vincent is currently studying in Indonesia. He will return in the fall to complete his senior year in the graphic design program and to perform service as part of the scholarship requirement.
Celebrating First Semester Success at CFAC's EXCEL Ceremony
Students celebrating a successful first semester at East Carolina University were lauded recently with inclusion in the ECU EXCELS program. This is the third year ECU has systematically honored new students who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher.
The College of Fine Arts and Communication held our installment Friday, Feb. 3, featuring a musical performance and student and faculty speakers. Parents were also invited to attend – an opportunity Havelock native Theresa Holtz’ family took advantage of.
“It means I survived,” the art education major said of Friday’s ceremony. “This last semester was a very tough semester with school and home so I’m very happy to be here.” [ FULL STORY and PHOTOS ]
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Original video game collaboration involves CFAC faculty and students
This semester, the School of Art & Design is collaborating with the School of Music, the Marketing Department in the College of Business, and the School of Computer Science by having a group of students working on an original video game project together. The students, mostly in independent studies and predominately advanced in their programs, will conceive, design, and produce an original video game title prototype using Unity3D. CFAC faculty involved include Dr. Ed Jacobs (Music) and Carl Twarog (Art & Design).
The concept, designed by the students, is in its early stage of development. The game is to be a role playing game (RPG). The back story is created by the students, created by pulling from the mythologies of various cultures and histories.
The team is also pursuing industry professionals from the Raleigh/Greensboro/Chapel Hill, NC area, to visit as a panel for major critiques in the project and offer the students criticism and feedback.
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CNN Documentary Features Student Work
Will Adams, a senior in the School of Communication, did much of the filming at J.H. Rose High School for CNN for its new, one-hour documentary "Big Hits, Broken Dreams," which debuts Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. For the documentary, CNN chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta had exclusive access to the J.H. Rose football team for its full 2011 season, exploring concussions in high school football – what happens to the brain under concussive brain injury, and what parents, coaches, and athletes need to be aware of to try to protect themselves.
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Art Professor Wins 2012 NAEA Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Alice Arnold of the ECU School of Art and Design was chosen by her peers throughout the Southeastern region of the U.S. as the 2012 Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. The award will be presented during the 2012 NAEA National Convention in New York City, March 1-4.
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