Safe Zone Trainings - Summer 2017
July 13 | 9a-12p | Laupus Library, Rm 1504
July 20 | 12p-3p | MSC, Rm 244
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Tanner Duncan pitched a 4-hit, 10-inning, complete game shutout in the National Club Baseball Associations World Series Championship. The #1 ranked ECU Baseball Club team captured its 2nd National Championship with Nick Venditti driving in Tyler Sholar with the walk off base hit in the bottom of the 10th inning. ECU Club Baseball went 15-0 in conference play this year with an overall record of 30-4. Under the direction of 1st year Coach Ben Fox, the Pirates scored 327 runs and only allowed 88 runs and carried a 23-game winning streak into the post season. In 18 innings pitched in the World Series, Duncan gave up only 5 hits, no runs and struck out 23. During the regular season, Tanner was 9-1 with 75 inning pitched with .84 ERA, and 132 strike outs.
Recently, the World Series MVP signed a rookie contract with the Houston Astros and becomes the club sport program's first student athlete to sign with a MLB club. A special thanks to the officers and coaches, parents and supporters, and Campus Recreation & Wellness for their undaunted support.
Campus Living is seeking groups and organizations to assist with Fall 2017 freshmen move-in, which begins at noon on Tuesday, August 15 and runs through Sunday, August 20. They will focus on volunteer efforts Wednesday, August 16 through the end of the day on Friday, August 18.
As in past years, Campus Living will rely on volunteers to assist residents with carrying boxes and furniture, answering questions, providing directions, and, for the first time, assisting with their indoor check-in process.
If you are involved with an organization or group interested in participating, please arrange for a representative to contact Dave Hilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will schedule meetings with representatives of each organization in early July, at which time they will collect each group’s availability. Campus Living will distribute a volunteer schedule and provide additional updates as they approach the week of the move-in.
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On June 12, more than 90 people gathered at the Crave restaurant in Uptown Greenville to remember the 49 lives lost at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016, which included 2003 ECU graduate Shane Tomlinson. The evening of solidarity and hope included community members, politicians and local authorities who were there to take a stand against violence and hate directed at the LGBT community.
The event was covered by numerous media outlets. Click the following links to see the stories:Daily Reflector
Written by Pitt Community College
Pitt Community College administrators took time during Thursday’s graduation ceremony to show their appreciation to three Board of Trustees members for outstanding service to the college and community.
Before nearly 700 graduates turned their tassels in East Carolina University’s Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, Distinguished Service Awards were presented to former trustees Virginia Hardy and Jimmy Nelson and current trustee Walter Williams.
Hardy, a Greenville native, is ECU’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. She served as a PCC Trustee from 2008 to 2016, after being appointed to the board by Pitt County Commissioners. As a trustee, she chaired the college’s Personnel Committee for two years and served on numerous other committees.
In presenting Hardy with her award, PCC Trustee Patti Sanders-Smith noted that Hardy utilized the student affairs and employee leadership experience she gained at ECU to provide trustees and college administrative staff with welcomed insight throughout her eight years of service.
When she first joined PCC’s governing board, Hardy called it a chance to serve the community. She praised the college for its versatility in meeting the training needs of local business and industry and for giving people “choices to better their lives.
The youngest of eight children, Hardy earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later received a master’s in counseling from ECU and a Ph.D. in counseling from N.C. State University.
“Education has always been important to both my family and me,” she said. “My parents expected that each of us would attain postsecondary education so that we would be afforded opportunities that weren’t available to them.”
Written by Jules Norwood, ECU News Services
Written by Nichelle Shuck
This past year the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) offered two LeaderShape programs for emerging ECU students. LeaderShape is a national organization focused on transforming the world by increasing the number of people who lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible which connects directly with ECU’s definition of leadership, as relational process of inspiring, empowering, and influencing positive change.
First, in January 2017, over twenty ECU students had the opportunity to participate in LeaderShape Catalyst, a one-day workshop focused on learning to develop one’s own authentic path, connect to groups and specific causes, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst of change.
One participant shared, “Catalyst taught me to look beyond the single story that is probably the most powerful and liberating idea. It ignited a fire in me personally that I am happy this program helped me to achieve.”
The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement is looking for campus collaborations to offer future LeaderShape Catalyst opportunities in the future.
In May, ECU hosted its fifth annual LeaderShape Institute at the Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores. The Institute is a six-day leadership immersion that challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. With over 100 applications, 58 participants, six ECU Faculty and Staff; and two On-site Coordinators (student leadership for LeaderShape Institute) had the opportunity to explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. Students learned from LeaderShape faculty, each other, and were inspired to live in possibility and influence positive change.
2017 LeaderShaper Godgive Umozurike shared, “In a matter of a week I’ve learned the importance of listening to understand others, my own vision and means of impacting the world, and so much more! But most importantly, I’ve learned the importance of embracing your own path and how there are people just like you who want to make the world a better place.”
Moving forward, the CLCE will continue to support LeaderShape students to stay connected through LeaderShape Day 7 workshops offered throughout the fall semester that support their vision to create a more just, caring, and thriving world at ECU and communities beyond. Please reach out to the CLCE or Nichelle Shuck with any questions or interest in future collaborations with LeaderShape programming.
ACUHO-I (Association of College University Housing Officers-International) – June 2017:
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NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) - May 2017:
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Over the past two years, the offices within the Dean of Students unit have experienced tremendous growth and have been given the opportunity to bring on new staff members who are exceptionally motivated to serve our students in many capacities. While we are very excited about this progress in meeting the ever-increasing needs of our students, the increase in staff size has created some physical limitations within our currently occupied spaces and changes were necessary to meet the demands of this new growth.
At the end of May, the Dean of Students office moved from the Wright Building to the first floor of Umstead Hall. The relocation allowed the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities the opportunity to expand office space to meet the demands of their recent staff additions.
All telephone numbers and mail stop (118) have remained the same. Their new primary office address is 125 Umstead Hall.
ECU Career Services will host the fourth annual Summer Internship Photo Contest this summer 2017. We know that ECU students participate in a variety of impactful experiential learning opportunities throughout the summer months. Taking advantage of the growing “selfie” culture, our goal is to spread the word on how ECU students are gaining relevant career readiness skills through internships. Students must submit a 150-word description of their internship experience and can include up to 3 photos.
SustainECU is proud to announce that Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) is the first Certified Green Office at ECU! The CRW team worked through the certification process throughout the spring semester with the help of two Service Learning students.
is the Green Office Program? Offices
that choose to participate will be helping ECU work toward carbon neutrality
and reaching its sustainability goals. This program is intended to take
the guess work out of campus sustainability and to provide resources so
that all employees can do their part to reduce environmental impacts.
Offices that complete the certification process will receive recognition
through articles published in the SustainECU newsletter as well as posts on our
website and social media outlets. Certified Green Offices will also be
awarded with a framed certificate to display and an official logo to upload to
Adam Denney started on Monday, June 19th as the new Associate Director for Employer Relations at ECU Career Services. He transferred from the College of Nursing where he worked as an Academic Advisor since 2015. Adam has a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Science in Counselor Education with a focus on Higher Education and Student Affairs, both from East Carolina University. As a student, he became deeply invested in the university, community and people of Eastern Carolina. Taking on the new role as Associate Director of Employer Relations, allows him to combine his educational experience with his passion for supporting student success at East Carolina University. Adam and his wife Jaclyn were married in 2016 and are happy to call Greenville, North Carolina home.
Jessie Ashton will be the first of two new Assistant Directors in the Department of Greek Life here at East Carolina University. Jessie comes to us from Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Headquarters in St. Louis where she serves as a Chapter Services and Program Development Coordinator. In that capacity she works with Pi Beta Phi chapters in 4 regions across the country and coordinates two significant educational programs for the Fraternity. Jessie is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Exercise Science and Indiana University with a Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs. While at IU, she worked in the Office of Student Life and Learning focusing on advising chapters, overseeing accountability efforts, and providing educational program support to their 73 fraternity and sorority chapters. Jessie will serve as the primary advisor to the Interfraternity Council along with other duties in the office. Her first day in the office will be July 17th.
Student Affairs New Hires Since June 1