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Student Center Open Forum
Points of Pride
POP Third St Comm. Center/VSLC
Pirate Dry Dock
Athletics Mobile Ticketing
Gay? Fine by me
Campus Kitchen at ECU fights hunger
Miss America 2014 speaks at ECU
WZMB brings in Street Ballers
Pirate Nation Strong
Fall Career Fair
Company Info Session
Fall Premium Dinner
Ebola: Global Health Crisis
Break Experience info session
Sports - #24 ECU Men’s Rugby vs. UNC-Greensboro
Airlines Internship Info Session
HCL America Info Session
America: The Beauty of Service, Scholarship and Global Citizenship
Graduate School Fair
Bologna Day at Todd & West End Dining hall
Rocky Horror Picture Show and Costume
Break Experience info session
Frightfully Fit for Halloween
Forest Graduate School Info Session
7:07 Series Ghost Hunter
Oct. 28th & 29th
College Hill Haunted House
Halloween Lunch at Todd & West End Dining
Climbing & Costume Competition
Oct. 20th, 22nd, 27th
Community First Aid & Safety Certified
Spook Fest Movies
Above, So Below
Deliver Us From Evil
Deliver Us From Evil
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Student Centers Open Student Forum - Student Success
On Oct. 27th from 2:00-3:30pm in Hendrix Theatre, ECU
students will be able to see the designs and design options for the interior and exterior of the new Student Center on ECU's main campus. The open forum
will include a presentation by ECU administrators as well as the architects
about the new building and parking deck. A question and answer session
will follow the presentation where students can give feedback on the project.
There will be a social media push leading up to Oct. 27th to get as
many students as possible to attend this forum and share opinions.
The impact of Student Affairs Educators is tremendous. There is no question about that fact and
there are numerous stories to prove it.
In each department, Student Affairs staff members are committed to student success, serving others and transforming the lives of our city, region, state and beyond. Each month, the division will share some of those success stories in On Deck with Students in a segment called Points of Pride.
Points of Pride (POP) can be an email from a parent, a community partner bragging about their relationship with ECU or even a social media post/tweet praising the work and efforts of our SA Educators.
Please share these Points of Pride with your SA Executive Council member or SA Leadership Team member for inclusion in future On Deck with Student Affairs editions. If you want to provide a screen shot of the social media post/tweet or a picture or the email, please do so.
Points of Pride - VSLC - Regional Transformation/Service
Here’s the first example of Points of Pride. The Third Street Community Center is an ongoing partner with the Volunteer and Service Learning Center at ECU. Among the services connecting the two is the AmeriCorps VISTA program, which is a national service program with the Corporation for National and Community Service designed
specifically to help alleviate poverty.
Walter Strathy, Executive Director of the Third Street
Community Center, shared this video with the VSLC staff and included it in
their newsletter to the community.
speaks very well to the VSLC team and the partnership between the two
groups. This is a great example of the
impact SA Educators can make on the community through service.
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Pirate Dry Dock - Alcohol Free Tailgate - Student SuccessSubmitted by Lauren Byers - Parent and Family Programs
In response to state initiatives regarding healthy behaviors
on college campuses, and Thursday night football games, Student Affairs Executive
Council recommended an alcohol free-tailgate be created for
students on ECU’s Campus. Campus Living, Student Involvement and
Leadership, and the Parents Council committed funding in support of the
events. In addition Pitt County ABC has offered $5,000 in sponsorship of
this year’s events.
On Saturday, September 20th, East Carolina (vs.
North Carolina) had its first official alcohol free tailgate. The
first Pirate Dry Dock event was planned and supported by the Residence Hall
Located at the bottom of College Hill Drive,
students were able to enjoy, lawn games, a DJ, inflatables, free good and
giveaways. 275 students participated in the first event.
On Thursday, October 23rd, SGA, Greek
Life, SAB and the ECU Ambassadors will sponsor the second Dry Dock event.
The groups are in the process of planning a variety of fun tailgate games,
activities, and food for students to enjoy before the Thursday evening football
game. The location is still at the
Bottom of College Hill and will be a fun, safe environment to get Pirate fans
ready for the Connecticut football game.
Athletics Mobile Ticketing - NEW
The line of students waiting to get football tickets for the
North Carolina game stretched around the Mendenhall Student Center and outside
across campus nearly to the Jenkins Art Building. Those days may be closer to a thing of the
past thanks to ECU Athletics providing mobile ticketing options.
Mobile ticket delivery allows fans to have their purchased
tickets delivered to their smart phone. Upon completion of a ticket
purchase, a customer is sent an email that has attached files that can be
displayed on their mobile device and be scanned for entry to an event.
The mobile tickets are configured with a 2D barcode that can be displayed on
the mobile screen or can be stored and opened using Apple’s Passbook App.
This technology eliminates physical tickets that have to be
mailed or picked up in person. Also, this option is more convenient than
the print at home option as fans don’t have to print out tickets using a
printer at home and have to keep up with the ticket until game day.
The ECU Athletic Ticket Office soft launched the mobile tickets
for the homecoming football game versus SMU where the results were great.
Moving forward, ECU is looking to not only expand mobile tickets to more fans
but to students as well. This would eliminate the need for students to
stand in line to pick up tickets.
Gay? Fine by Me - Student Success
The ECU LGBT Resource Office hosted a Gay? Fine By Me event
on campus in October that was well attended by students, faculty and
staff. In addition to students and staff
passing out information and playing games, many wanted the now popular Gay?
Fine By Me t-shirt. In fact, student
organizations and department staffs have taken group photos with the
In this picture, ECU student Jamie King organized a group
photo with the staff from the Chef and the Farmer restaurant in Kinston, NC where
he also works.
The 7th annual Peace.Love.Pirates.Cure Cancer Awareness
Event held on October 1st at the Student Recreation Center was another success. There were over 20 exhibits about various
types of cancer including an oral cancer screening by the ECU School of Dental
Students enjoyed the "Taste the Rainbow" section
where they got to sample healthy snacks that help fight cancer. There was a "Make
Your Own Trail Mix" table as well as a table where you could get a pink
streak put in your hair hosted by the Alexander Paul Institute of Hair.
And of course, for the students it was the t-shirt that was
the big prize of the day!
PLPC Inside the Numbers:
Campus Kitchen at ECU fight against local hunger
East Carolina University is one of four institutions in
North Carolina that host a chapter for the national The Campus Kitchens Project
This past summer, The Campus Kitchen at East Carolina
University was able to use the help of an Ameriprise Fellow for its hunger
fighting efforts. Anna Cooper, a communications major and ECU senior, was
awarded the Summer 2014 Ameriprise Fellowship.
In this role, Cooper was given the opportunity to work with
community partners to sustain and expand the Campus Kitchen at East Carolina
University (CKECU) volunteer engagement, hunger relief programs, and
partnerships during the 2014 summer session.
CKECU is a student-led hunger relief program that recovers
surplus food from campus dining halls to create healthy meals distributed to
their four community partners, The Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North
Carolina, Operation Sunshine, The Little Willie Center and Joy Community
Building. The number of meals served during this summer was 675, an increase
from last summer’s outcome of 266 meals.
To help recover food for their hunger fighting efforts CKECU
organized a weeklong summer food drive competition, called “Pirates Can”, where
four competing Student Affairs departments and one community partner helped
raise a total of 165 pounds of food. The winner was the Dean of Students
office with a whopping 63 pounds.
CKECU thanks the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, SA Marketing
and Communication, Dean of Students Office, Campus Recreation & Wellness
and the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center for contributions to
the success of the “Pirates Can” food drive.
To learn more about getting involved with Campus Kitchen
or email email@example.com.
LWCC welcomes Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri
Miss America 2014 will present “The Beauty of Service,
Scholarship and Global Citizenship” at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 in Mendenhall Student
Center at East Carolina University. The event is free and open to the public.
Nina Davuluri is the first
Indian-American and second Asian-American to hold the Miss America title. The
Syracuse, New York native and daughter of Indian immigrants devoted her year of
service to a platform of “Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency.”
She traveled more than 186,000 miles worldwide to speak on diversity and
culture. Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev was recently crowned.
“Diversity is a rich and endless
source of experience, language, custom and tradition that enhances our nation
and makes us unique,” Davuluri said.
Dr. Melissa Haithcox-Dennis,
director of the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, said she hoped that students
would relate to Davuluri. “We hope her challenges being part of the pageant world as a
woman of color and second-generation immigrant will connect with our
students as they plan for their future and prepare themselves for day-to-day
challenges,” Haithcox-Dennis said.
Co-sponsors for the event are the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the Indian Student Organization and Campus
Living and Residence Life.
WZMB Student Radio Station and Athletics bring Street Ballers to ECU
The East Carolina Lady Pirate Basketball team and WZMB 91.3
FM, ECU’s student run radio station, are partnering together for a special
event at Minges Coliseum.
The Platinum Street Ballers, formerly ESPN’s And 1 Street
Ball, will play their unique style of entertaining basketball on Oct. 18 at
3pm.The family friendly event will
include giveaways, music and concessions.
The event is free and open to the public.
Members of the Platinum Street Ballers team include the
elusive White Chocolate, the air defying Wiings, the mind- boggling Erratic
along with their extremely entertaining emcee & ECU alum DJ Formula who
will keep the crowd excited and on their feet.
This is a kickoff event for the ECU Women’s basketball
season as it embarks on their inaugural season in the American Athletic
Conference. This first season will
include home games against Cincinnati and two-time defending national champion
This season also launches the full time partnership between
ECU’s Women’s Basketball and the radio station. WZMB will broadcast all women’s games this season on the campus radio
station (91.3 FM) as well as streaming online at www.ecu.edu/wzmb.
Halloweek 2014 - New Website is Live
Halloween has been and continues to be a major student event at East Carolina University. The main event on October 31st, formerly Midnight Madness, is now called Halloween Havoc and for the second straight year will be
hosted at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium.
Halloweek events start October 23 and run throughout the week leading up to Halloween
Havoc. The 2014 Halloweek website is now
live (www.ecu.edu/halloweek) and has
more details about the individual events including the haunted house, costume
contests, movies and programs.
Note - When visiting the Halloweek website, turn up your speakers!
The Pirate Nation is Strong
If anyone ever questioned the outreach and power of the
Pirate Nation, point them to this photo. On October 1st, NBC’s Today Show was broadcasting live from
Afghanistan with Al Roker and Jay Leno. In the background, an East Carolina University flag can be seen with the
here to see the video from the Today Show.