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3rd Annual Pledge Purple Week to Fight Sexual Violence
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10th Peace.Love.Pirates.Cure Cancer Awareness Event
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2017 Fall Career Fair
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Prominent Magazine Editor Chosen as 2017 Professional-In-Residence
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East Carolina University is once again hosting Pledge
Purple, a weeklong initiative focused on education and advocacy centered on the
issues of sexual violence, harassment, and bullying, on October 2-4, 2017.
Pledge Purple, an annual initiative now in the
third year, is a series of events and programs on both campuses for ECU
students, faculty and staff.
The week starts on Monday, Oct. 2 with Pledge
Day on both campuses where the Pirate Nation can take the pledge to do its part
against sexual violence, harassment and bullying. The pledge is as
I will not use my hands or words in acts of
violence, bullying, or sexual assault. I will educate myself about what
violence, bullying and sexual assault looks like in the Pirate community. I
will support my fellow Pirates and safely intervene as an active bystander if I
witness scenarios of violence, bullying or sexual assault.
Students will also
have the opportunity to visit booths at a resource fair that includes campus
and community offices and agencies in front of Joyner Library.
The focus shifts to education on Tuesday, Oct.
3, with the national collegiate It’s On Us initiative, and a
Bystander Intervention stories event designed to encourage conversations among
our community and promote positive bystander intervention.
On Tuesday evening, Pirate Nation will
participate in Take Back The Night, a march occurring on both campuses
starting at 6:30pm. On Main Campus, ECU’s Victim Advocates will also host a
Survivor’s Vigil prior to the march in Mendenhall Student Center. The march will conclude at the Cupola on the ECU
For the Health Sciences Campus, the march
starts at the new student center and conclude at the Lake Laupus fountain. On
the Health Sciences Campus, the march will end with a moment of silence in
solidarity with sexual violence survivors.
On Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7pm in Hendrix Theatre Jay Asher, national
speaker and author of the novel 13
Reasons Why, will speak to the ECU community on the impact of bullying and
creating a supportive community to address mental health concerns and
Pledge Purple brings together over 30 campus departments
and student organizations led by the Division of Student Affairs. During the
first years, more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff have taken the pledge
by signing the Pledge Purple Signature Banner supporting the end to sexual
violence, harassment, and bullying.
international service-learning program at ECU involves cross-campus
partnerships between the Honors College, the School of Communication, and the
Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement. We will partner with Amizade, a
nonprofit service-learning organization with 19 years of experience working
with youth clubs and governments in Northern Ireland. This collaborative
learning opportunity is open to both students taking the Honors Seminar,
“Communication, Conflict and Community Engagement” (academic credit) and those
students interested in participating in ECU’s first international Alternative
Break Experience (no academic credit). These students will travel to Northern
Ireland to learn how cultures and past histories among people living there,
including conflicts addressed by the Belfast (Peace) Agreement of 1998, still
impact communication and daily life of people in local communities. This
hands-on service-learning experience at youth clubs and with officials
representing various perspectives will offer community-based learning about
peace-building and peace-keeping efforts and will build skills in working
collaboratively with people in another country.
To learn more please
connect with Alternative Break Experiences on
OrgSync. For more specific
information about the Honors Seminar “Communication, Conflict, and Community
Engagement” contact Dr. Rebecca Dumlao. For specific information about the ABE
program, contact Dr. Dennis McCunney or Nichelle Shuck.
Campus Recreation & Wellness will host the 10th annual
Peace.Love.Pirates.Cure Cancer Awareness Fair from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in
the Student Recreation Center. The event is free and open to ECU students,
faculty and staff.
This annual Wellness Passport event promotes cancer
awareness and knowledge by providing information tailored to help participants
live healthy, cancer-free lives. Included are educational tables and
interactive activities designed to help participants avoid skin, breast, cervical,
testicular, lung and prostate cancers.
Several new activities have been added for the 10th
anniversary including a “Dunk Out Cancer” basketball dunk contest and skills
challenge competition for attendees. The
climbing wall will be open and participants can choose from one of five
different routes, each represented by a type of cancer.
“Peace.Love.Pirates.Cure has reached over 5,000 people since
it was first held in October 2008 and we expect another large turnout this
year,” said Georgia Childs, associate director for Wellness and Fitness
Programs. “Cancer has impacted every person on our campus in one way or
another. It could be the loss of a loved
one or someone personally battling cancer, this event brings people together
for education, friendship and support.”
Attendees can also sign a large banner to honor a family
member or friend that has battled or beaten cancer. There will different colored markers to
represent the different types of cancer.
A number of cancer survivors will also be present to share their
ECU Dining Services and Student Health dietitians will also
be on-site to offer different types of cancer fighting foods.
Campus partners for the 10th annual
Peace.Love.Pirates.Cure include Campus Recreation & Wellness, Student
Health Services, ECU Athletics, ECU Dining Services, and the Healthy
P.I.R.A.T.E.S student organization.
There are also two community partners, Gift of Life and
Vidant, who are working with ECU to support this event. Gift of Life is a Bone Marrow Registry and
they will be offering attendees a chance to enter the registry.
For more information, contact Georgia Childs at 252-328-5172.
Career Services will host the 2017 Fall Career Fair from 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Greenville Convention Center.
More than 200 companies and corporations from across the country
are scheduled to attend the event, which is intended for all ECU majors. These
organizations bring multiple recruiters to the career fair and are available to
discuss internship, co-op, and part-time and full-time positions.
ECU students and alumni have the opportunity to meet and interview
with employers from many different industries including banking, construction,
and healthcare. Employers will have assigned booths and provide
information on their organization’s career opportunities as well as conduct
interviews following the event.
“ECU career fairs provide an invaluable opportunity for students
and alumni to establish face-to-face connections with prospective employers”
said Leslie Rogers, interim director for ECU Career Services. “In recent years,
74 percent of students attending the career fairs were able to gain a
relationship with an employer.”
Some of the companies attending the fall career fair include: Coca
Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Credit Suisse, CVS Pharmacy, Enterprise,
Frito Lay, GEICO, Lenovo, Mayne Pharma, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network,
Novant Health, QVC, Red Ventures, Target Corporation, The Select Group, Total
Quality Logistics, U.S Army and Navy, UNC Health Care, and Vidant Health.
In addition to dressing in professional business attire and
bringing an ECU OneCard, Career Services offers the following suggestions to
Each year, North
Carolina Campus Compact offers a unique opportunity for faculty interested in
public scholarship, engagement and service-learning. Annually, two individuals
from the NC Campus Compact network are selected to serve a one-year term.
program supports the integration of service-learning and
community engagement in teaching, research, and service. Program goals include:
Promote and deepen the scholarship of engagement at his/her own institution.
Assist in building the infrastructure for faculty engagement on another NC campus.
For the 17-18
academic year, ECU has been selected as the host campus for this program. Dr.
Beth Wall-Bassett, Western Carolina University, and Dr. Jacquelynn Lee, UNC
Wilmington, will act as consultants to help ECU service-learning faculty offer
high-quality experiences for students and expand their service-learning
research efforts. CLCE will partner with the Office for Faculty Excellence to
launch the program this year.
Contact Dr. Dennis McCunney in CLCE if you’re
interested in learning more about the program.
ECU Student Media
and the School of Communication are pleased to announce that magazine editor
Joanna Citrinbaum Zerlin has been selected as the 2017
career has included desk-editing positions with Redbook, Teen Vogue and Inside
Professional-In-Residence is a two-day program that includes visits with School
of Communication journalism classes and a workshop with staff members from
Zerlin will also
be the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association
Workshop hosted by the School of Communication on Oct. 12. The workshop
attracts high school journalists from across the region.
Professional-In-Residence Program started in 2014 and has included Chris
Korman, senior editor at USA Today, and Sara Ganim, a Pulitzer Prize-winning
reporter for CNN.
experience in the magazine industry, including editing and fact-checking, as
well as her roots in student journalism, make her a particularly relevant guest
this year,” said John Harvey, ECU Student Media director.
from Penn State University in 2005 with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and
women’s studies. She worked as a reporter and a copy editor at The Daily
Collegian, the Penn State student-run newspaper, where Harvey served as her
adviser. In her senior year she also served as the editorial intern at
Joanna participated in a two-week copy-editing residency at the University of
Central Florida in preparation for her Dow Jones Newspaper Fund internship that
summer at The Palm Beach Post.
Joanna began her
magazine career in 2005 as a freelance copy editor at Inside TV (produced by
TVGuide) and later landed a position as copy editor at Redbook. Three years
later, then a senior copy editor, she left that publication for nycgo.com, New
York City’s official tourism and marketing website. She started out as a
freelance copy editor, then served as copy editor and later senior copy editor,
and copy edited and fact-checked content for the Webby Award–winning site for
more than four years. She returned to the magazine industry to be copy chief at
Teen Vogue, a position she held for three years.
information, contact Dr. Mary Tucker-McLaughlin at 252-737-1559 or John Harvey,
ECU Student Media director, 252-328-9234.
Remember that annual outcomes information you entered into
TracDat during the summer? Now is the
time for the Student Affairs Assessment Review Committee (ARC) to take an
in-depth look at what you entered and provide valuable feedback to help improve
your outcomes information.
How does ARC evaluate
your outcomes assessment report?
ARC utilizes a rubric to determine if your explanations and
representation of data meet the requirements of each reporting area (Actions
Taken, Results, Analysis of Results and Actions Planned) in TracDat. For example, do results (data from measures) indicate
whether or not you met your criteria for success? Does the analysis of the results indicate
actions taken during the year improved your outcome as well as provide
foundation for actions planned for the next year?
How do I prepare for my feedback session?
Reviewer’s feedback will be emailed to designated unit staff
on Monday, Oct. 16th so that you can review which areas you have met
the requirements and then what areas need improvement. You’ll also receive your full TracDat
outcomes report. After you receive your
information, we recommend setting a time aside to compare the ARC rubric to
your TracDat outcomes report to understand the key areas needing
improvement. It is important to review
all comments before you come to the feedback meeting so you can discuss your
interpretation of the ARC review and how you believe you can improve the
Who will be part of
the ARC review discussion?
Kathy Hill or Jeremy Tuchmayer will facilitate the feedback
meetings. Specified staff from your
department/unit and your assessment liaison will be invited to participate in
discussion and planning.
When will my ARC
review meeting be scheduled?
All ARC review meetings will start at the end of October and
finish in the middle of November. Once
you receive your review, you will soon receive your invite for this time
If you have any questions before your ARC review meeting,
please feel free to contact your assessment liaison.
Parents Council Fall 2017 Meeting
The ECU Parents Council held their fall meeting
Friday, September 15 in the Health Sciences Student Center. General meetings
are open to all parents and attendees who had the opportunity to hear from Parents
Council President, Michele Whaley, on the role, accomplishments, and goals for
the Parents Council for the 2017-2018 year. Dr. Hardy gave an engaging
presentation, providing information on the university and the Division of
Each parent in attendance was given the
opportunity to enter for a chance to win one FREE semester of (in-state)
tuition or one FREE semester of textbooks. The Parents Council sponsors the
tuition award and partners with Dowdy Student Stores to award the textbooks.
Congratulations to the Surette Family, who is
the recipient of the tuition, and the Coward Family, who will receive free
textbooks. Both items will be awarded to their students in the Spring 2018
The Parents Council will host their next meeting
on Saturday, March 24, 2018 during spring Family Weekend, March 23-25th.
On September 20, 2017, The Office of Parent and
Family Programs hosted their fourth installment of Pirate Parents Live. The
Facebook Live medium was used to engage parents and families from across the
state and in some cases, out of state. The topic included information about Financial
Aid and Scholarships.
Earlier in September with the threat of
Hurricane Irma, there was an impromptu Pirate Parents Live event with
information about hurricane preparedness, ECU policies and communication. Many
families viewed the live and achieved video to seek answers about how ECU
handles storms and student safety.
Sincere thanks to all the panel members that
have been involved with the Pirate Parents Live videos. The Office of Parent
and Family Programs will continue to reach out to departments within Student
Affairs and the University to help inform and engage Pirate families throughout
All achieved videos are available at www.facebook.com/ECUParents/videos