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ECU News Archives for 2012

January 2012

REAL-LIFE ENGINEERING: ECU students develop labor and delivery bed

Cunningham named to state health plan board of trustees

ECU scientist receives $250,000 grant for prostate research

CANCER RESEARCH: ECU scientist receives $250,000 grant to study non-invasive prostate testing

College of Nursing, College of Business named in the nation's top 20 graduate programs in distance education

NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Graduate programs in Nursing, Business named among best in nation

'WE ARE SPOT ON'
New College of Business Dean speaks on achievements, challenges

MILESTONES RECOGNIZED:  College of Business holds first Declaration Day

ECU part of national project to treat traumatic brain injury and PTSD in troops, veterans

JOINING FORCES:  ECU part of national project to treat traumatic brain injury and PTSD in troops

GIVING IT A WHIRL: ECU students learn belly dancing

Collaboration, quality to be key under health reform

'THE BUCK STOPS HERE': Collaboration, quality to be key under health reform

HELPING HANDS: ECU volunteers honor King with community action

WITH URGENCY: ECU audience urged to consider unfinished work in MLK vision

'ROADMAP FOR INVESTMENT': Program Prioritization Committee releases recommendations

NICE NIGHT FOR A SWIM: ECU students enjoy Polar Bear Plunge

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM:  New Leadership Speaker Series targets ECU graduate students

Rehabilitation counselors to hold annual conference

Dental students volunteer at free clinic

Grant aids in cancer research

CANCER RESEARCH:  Grant aids in development of screening test

SELF-REPORTED: ECU baseball coach to serve two-week suspension

Arnold encourages audience to 'think big'

THINKING BIG:  Arnold encourages ECU audience to overcome life's obstacles

MAKING ENDS MEET: ECU students participate in simulation

ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE: ECU and community colleges debut new nursing program

Accessible, affordable nursing degree

ECU to be featured on CNN documentary about sports concussions

'BIG HITS, BROKEN DREAMS':  ECU to be featured on documentary about sports concussions

Jean Mills Health Symposium will be Feb. 3

Grants to fund health projects in eastern N.C.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER: Barrows named interim adviser to "The East Carolinian"

BETTER HEALTH: Grants to fund projects for eastern N.C.

February 2012

REACHING OUT: ECU faculty partner with region on technology

Geography plays role in health disparity

GEOGRAPHY MATTERS: Location plays role in health disparity

HIGH ACHIEVERS: ECU students EXCEL in first semester

PIRATES HELPING PIRATES: Student tutors step up, give back

PIRATE READ: 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' selected for 2012

NORTH CAROLINA FAVORITES:  ECU alumna creates unique cakes for Our State magazine

Aortic valve procedure gives new life to high-risk patients

NATIONAL IN SCOPE: Universities announce plan to form conference

'GAME-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY':  Aortic valve procedure proves successful for high-risk patients

COLORFUL COMFORT:  Students brighten treatment time for young patients

Students brighten treatment time for young patients

BUILDING BLOCKS: Committee analyzes ECU academic structure

RISING STAR:  ECU biology professor selected as Sloan Research Fellow

Events mark Diversity Week at Brody

Religious diversity and health care topic of student discussion

A NEW START: Helen Brinson’s service to eastern North Carolina noted

Nursing alumna Helen Brinson's service to eastern North Carolina noted

BIOEXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS:  Grant to benefit ECU biology, biochemistry majors

ECU Physicians on track for positive year

TRADEMARK RIGHTS: Court rules in ECU's favor

PROFIT MARGIN:  ECU Physicians on track for positive year

CULTURALLY SENSITIVE: Religious diversity and health care topic of student discussion

FUTURE DIRECTIONS:Trustees approve master plan, consider conference affiliation

Chitwood receives pair of recognitions

CROWN AWARD:  REBEL recognized for excellence

HPV shot recommended for boys

COMPETING TEAMS: High school students test engineering skills at ECU

Students, faculty help homeless smile at local event

March 2012

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS:  ECU faculty, students bring smiles at local event

FILLING EMPTY BOWLS: ECU event raises funds to combat hunger

WEIGHING THE OPTIONS: ECU faculty, staff comment on possible academic reorganization

Faculty: Reorganization offers opportunities, hazards

ECU to conduct severe weather drill Wednesday

THIS IS A TEST:  ECU to conduct severe weather drill

LEARNING ON THE RIVER:  ECU partners with Pocosin Arts on planned educational lodge

ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Arnold recognized by National Art Education Association

ECU resident turns reporter with ABC News

MANHATTAN BOUND:  ECU resident turns reporter with ABC News

Researchers assess program to help expectant moms at risk of depression

BATTLING PRENATAL DEPRESSION:  Researchers study effectiveness of program for expectant moms

HEALTHY AGING: Study examines relationship between vision and muscle steadiness with age

ECU programs ranked by U.S. News

BEST IN THE NATION: ECU programs ranked by U.S. News

Match Day to be Friday, March 16

THE PLACES THEY WILL GO:  ECU Match Day set for March 16

WITH WINTER BEHIND US:  Students enjoy unseasonably warm weather

Kolasa appointed to international group

MOVING FORWARD:  ECU commits to take next step with athletic conference

SPRING FEST: ECU opens North Recreational Complex

Medical graduates choose primary care

MATCH DAY MILESTONES: Medical graduates choose primary care

CREATIVE TACTICS: ECU students compete in national marketing challenge

POLITICAL HUMOR 'NO LAUGHING MATTER'
Is there a “Fey Effect?” You Betcha!

NO BAG LIMIT
ECU Bass Fishing Team holds Tar River Cleanup

ECU diagnostic lab accredited

Eight inducted into College of Nursing Hall of Fame, 2012 distinguished alumna recognized

NURSING HALL OF FAME:  ECU inducts eight, selects distinguished alumna

UP NEXT: Scenarios to emerge from feedback on academic reorganization

SECOND CENTURY SUCCESS:  Order of Cupola supporters honored

TO OUTCLASS THE COMPETITION: Protocol, etiquette training gives ECU students an edge

'The first year of our careers'

'FIRST YEAR OF OUR CAREERS':  Medical student Diana Spell shares her third year experiences

'THE RIGHT THING TO DO':  
With service, practice makes perfect

Pories honored for career of discovery

EXCELLENCE AND ORIGINALITY:  Faculty recognized for efforts in research, creative activity

Saturday events to raise money for special causes

FOR CHARITY: Medical students raise funds at Saturday events

RENEWING RESOURCES: 
ECU Storybook Theatre promotes nature through arts

REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE: Marketing students compete for national exposure

LIVING WELL:  Students teach second-graders about good nutrition

IN PHASE TWO:  Committee unveils potential cost savings for academic reorganization

April 2012

Tree's roots trace back to ancient Greece

CONQUERING CANCER: Clips and cuts raise funds for childhood cancer research

FAMILY FRIENDLY:  Youth Arts Festival treats children to interactive artists

EASTER FUN: ECU fraternity sponsors Easter Egg hunt

POUNDING THE PAVEMENT:  Racers raise funds during annual Hamstring Hustle

WORKING MAN'S POET:  Philip Levine coming to ECU

'FUN AND ALSO DELICIOUS': Joyner Library holds first Edible Books Festival

Students raise $8,500 for charity

EDUCATORS NEEDED: Volunteers bring expertise to teacher assessment process

'TREE OF HIPPOCRATES':  West campus addition rooted in ancient Greece

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY: “We will flourish tomorrow and in the future”

Ballard notes challenges, strengths in State of the University speech

VOICES OF LEADERSHIP:  Chancellor's academy empowers students for success

PIZZA 101:  Students unveil sauces, compete for commercial production

Coach Rock Golf Classic to benefit cancer research at ECU

LEADERSHIP, INTEGRITY AND SERVICE: ECU junior earns scholarship honoring fallen Marine

ACADEMIC REORGANIZATION: Report to chancellor will consider faculty, staff input

HARD THINGS DONE WELL
:  ECU cast presents ‘Threepenny Opera’

BEST FOOT FORWARD: ECU research evaluates prosthetic paws

PIRATE PRIDE: New purple, gold tartan plaid originates from ECU

EARLY EXPOSURE:  High school students explore STEM majors at ECU

TIME FOR RELAXING: Students enjoy Barefoot on the Mall

Extending lives through transplants focus of event

LINKING HANDS:  Extending lives through transplants focus of event

'AT THE BONE': Trustees hear budget cuts effects on academic programs, faculty retention

DIFFERENCE IN PHILOSOPHY: ECU, former media advisor issue joint statement

PARTNER, ALUMNUS: McRae to deliver spring commencement address

Nobel Laureate discusses science during visit to ECU

A PROVEN MODEL:  New ECU summer camp teaches leadership skills

'SCIENCE DIPLOMACY':  Nobel Laureate lectures, shares discussion at ECU   

EXOTIC VISITORS
: Petting zoo brings animals from around the world to ECU

RISING TO HIGH EXPECTATIONS: ECU recognizes achievement, accomplishment at annual awards day

WALKER’S ECU FOOTPRINT: Friendship, integrity, fair play

ENGAGED: Students learn through public service

POWER OF LANGUAGE: U.S. Poet Laureate shares poetry, anecdotes

Portrait captures Cunningham as a surgeon

ECU leads nation for sending graduates into family medicine

BOUND FOR BRODY LOBBY: Portrait captures Cunningham as a surgeon

TOP TEN AGAIN: ECU receives national award for sending graduates into family medicine

EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE: Committee stops short of reorganizing academic units

JOINING FORCES:  ECU College of Nursing supports national campaign

College of Nursing supports national Joining Forces campaign

May 2012

Convocations to begin Friday

SEEKING ASSISTANCE: ECU Police investigate parking meter theft

NATIONAL RECOGNITION:  ECU junior honored for her work with students with special needs

HUGS HELP: Therapy dogs provide study break at ECU's Joyner Library

WITH PLANNING, PERSEVERENCE: ECU physical therapy graduate overcomes odds

Planning, perseverance help physical therapy student beat odds

FROM AROUND THE WORLD: ECU hosts delegations at Global Partners in Education conference

Graduates mark end of medical school

ECU COMMENCEMENT:  Grads ready to 'make a difference'

NEW RIVALS:  Conference USA adds five members

GLOBAL PARTNERS: Educators plot future of ECU cultural understanding courses

A STRONG LEADER: Mitchelson named interim vice chancellor for research

ECU students receive Schweitzer Fellowships

COMMITTED TO SERVICE: ECU students give back through Schweitzer Fellowships

FUTURE LEADERS: Meet 20 new EC Scholars

FACULTY INDUCTED: ECU becomes charter member of national society

Merritt named top nurse at medical school

ECU becomes charter member of national society, 20 faculty inducted

'PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS': Merritt named top nurse at medical school   

COMMUNITY IMPACT: ECU earns regional Kellogg award for outreach

INSIDE OR OUT: Betsy Brown sets an example of service to others

Health informatics and information management graduate degree to be offered fall 2013

LESSONS LEARNED:  
Hurricane workshop highlights best practices in emergency management

ECU physicians named among top sleep doctors in U.S.

TRAINING LEADERS: New master's program approved at ECU

MASTERING CLAY:  ECU students create in ceramics class

REFLECTING FOCUS: New name approved for ECU rehabilitation studies

New name for rehabilitation studies department

ECU studying bioengineered blood vessels for surgery

WATERS RECEDE: ECU gets back to normal after overnight storms

OFF-THE-SHELF VEINS: ECU studying bioengineered blood vessels for surgery

A YEAR FOR RESEARCH: Award enables study of Afro-Carribean migrants

BEATING THE RAIN: Campus care continues despite stormy weather

GOING PLACES:  ECU baseball team visits Children's Hospital

June 2012

ECU to build dental center at Davidson County Community College

PROVIDING QUALITY CARE: ECU to build dental center at Davidson County Community College

Cardiac surgery earns top rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

'ALL ABOUT QUALITY': Cardiac surgery earns top rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Declining visits, financial losses prompt closing of Bethel clinic

Researcher receives award for lipid research

EARLY HONOR: Researcher receives award for lipid research

PREPARING TO LEAD: ECU orientation assistants prepare for incoming Pirates

PIRATE LIFE: New students and parents arrive for orientation

SHARED EXPERIENCES: 
ECU institutes new policy on freshman residency

LEARNING THE WAY: ECU welcomes new students, parents with summer orientation

A GLASS HALF FULL
: ECU alumna shares lessons learned after paralyzing injury

'A HUGE HONOR': ECU physician assistant student elected to national board

ECU physician assistant student elected to national board

Clinic hosts National HIV Testing Day event June 27

ON DISPLAY: ECU Gray Gallery exhibitions highlight fiber trends

RARE BIRDS
:  ECU research team studies King Rails on Mackay Island

HISTORY ON DISPLAY: ECU alumnus builds cabinet to spotlight Country Doctor Museum exhibit

Fourth year takes shape for medical student

ECU alumnus builds cabinet to spotlight Country Doctor Museum exhibit

'LIVING THE DREAM': Fourth year takes shape for medical student

ON CAMPUS: Parents and students stay in dorms during orientation  

‘GET OUT THERE AND SERVE’:  ECU student to promote volunteerism as Miss North Carolina 2012

Dental school opens first community service learning center

SERVICE FIRST: ECU opens first dental community service learning center    

July 2012

ANOTHER ONE DOWN: Crews clean up fallen tree along Fifth Street

COMMEMORATING FREEDOM: ECU society recognizes military service

HOPE BUBBLES: Art mural engages children at community center

Park Scholars explore medicine at ECU

FRESH MINDS: Park Scholars explore medicine at ECU   

Scientist receives patent for poxvirus discovery

OVERCOMING ROADBLOCKS: Scientist receives patent for poxvirus discovery

COMMON CORE:  ECU professors develop curriculum with local teachers

A NEW CHALLENGE: High schoolers hone leadership skills at ECU

THINKING ON THEIR FEET:  ECU Language Academy students practice communication with campers

Early cell development could hold key to testicular cancer

NIH-FUNDED RESEARCH: Early cell development could hold key to testicular cancer

LIFE-SAVING THERAPY: ECU surgeons perform new type of heart valve replacement

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Lucas re-elected chair of Board of Trustees

NOT AT ECU: Internal audit examines athletes, academics

ECU surgeons perform new type of heart valve replacement

LEARNING TO LEAD: ECU hosts high schoolers at inaugural Shelton Leadership Challenge

Golden Living Center donates to Brody School of Medicine

Chitwood addresses surgery group in China

FUNDS FOR TEACHING: Golden Living Center donates to Brody School of Medicine

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT: Joyner Library receives endowment gift

Drug doesn't reduce deaths due to heart surgery complications

ACADESINE STUDY:  Study shows drug does not reduce deaths due to heart surgery complications

EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION: ECU announces School of Hospitality Leadership

BOY BAND: Anti-smoking campaign more than a class project

FIGHTING INJUSTICE: ECU student awarded for photo documentary

BUILDING TALENT: Scholarship to assist with employee tuition costs at ECU

Boy band: Anti-smoking campaign more than a class project

August 2012

First ECU dental center opens for patients

Medical students inducted into honor society

FIRST OF TEN: ECU dental center opens for patients in Ahoskie

HUMANISM IN MEDICINE: Medical students inducted into honor society

Brody officially welcomes new students Friday

Cancer center earns re-accreditation

CLASS OF 2016: Brody welcomes 80 medical students

TRANSFORMED:  ECU student engaged as Student Government Association president

SPICE IT UP:  ECU research outlines best practices for engaging millennial generation

LIVING AND LEARNING: ECU students bond over majors, interests in housing communities

Brody welcomes Class of 2016

DREAMS IN THE MAKING: Campers learn theatre arts at ECU

Summer scholars research health issues

PIRATES GALORE: ECU welcomes back students for fall semester

FAMILIAR FACES: ECU Honors College students meet again at move-in

FAMILY TRADITION: Freshman moves into Garrett Hall room more than 30 years after her mother, aunt

‘A LIGHT CAME ON’: ECU grad travels to India to fight against human trafficking

'INVOLVED ALREADY': ECU Honors College students spend first day giving back

ALL ABOARD:  Traditional events launch ECU fall semester

EXCELLENT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: ECU named in 'Best in the Southeast' list

DIGGING DEEP:  Collaboration leads to curriculum, playground exchange

Laupus Library showcases new wood art exhibit Sept. 11

ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS:  Wood carvings by ECU faculty member showcased in Laupus Library exhibit

Aphasia group practices communication skills Fridays this fall

'EXACTLY ON COURSE': School of Dental Medicine holds first fall convocation

SOLVING PROBLEMS:  ECU physical therapy student gains unique perspective in Nepal

'GREEN' CLEAN-UP: ECU recycles, reuses during parking lot conversion

SUPPORT FOR WOUNDED SOLDIER:  ECU professor donates exhibition sales to alumnus Nathan Rimpf

AN ANNUAL TRADITION: Literary Homecoming highlights North Carolina writers, filmmakers

September 2012

ECU GOP Visit: Ryan says it's time for 'turn-around'

Protein could help save tissue following heart attack

PART SCIENCE, PART ART:  ECU graduate drives Curiosity rover on Mars

Overhaul needed to improve health system and care, reduce costs

'EXCITING TIME':  Protein could help save tissue following heart attack

TAKING THE LEAP:  NASA scientist encourages action, responsibility

LAUGHTER AND LEGEND:  Bill Cosby to launch 51st SRAPAS season

Federal grant awarded to ECU College of Nursing expands online education, collaboration

CARING FOR WOMEN:  Federal grant expands online education, collaboration

Event aims at aspiring medical students

MILITARY FRIENDLY:  Workshop series to focus on service members’ unique cultures

KINESIOLOGY FELLOWS: Professors to be inducted in national academy

PRAISE AND POLITICS: ECU Gospel Choir to perform at Congressional Black Caucus event

FIRST LADY VISIT:  Michelle Obama to speak on campus

FIGHTING INJUSTICE:  Franklin McCain, who led Greensboro sit-ins, challenges ECU students to get involved

Close to 30 pieces on display in Laupus Library

Grant aids research into brain aneurysm treatment

First health informatics symposium set for Sept. 26

PROTECTING THE BRAIN: Grant aids research into cerebral aneurysm treatment

ALL FIRED UP:  First lady encourages grassroots support for Obama campaign

Chadwick named permanent dean of ECU dental school

Youth health program up for national honors

APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED: Chadwick named permanent dean of ECU dental school

Money key factor in driving students from primary care

CHILDHOOD OBESITY CHALLENGE: Youth health program up for national honors

INCOME GAP: Money key factor in driving students from primary care

October 2012

INFORMATICS IN HEALTH CARE: ECU celebrates new degree program with inaugural symposium

LANTERNS LAUNCHED: ECU festival highlights Asian cuisine, culture

NO PAIN, NO GAIN: Employees flock to flu shot clinic

DELAY OF GAME: Storm creates 90-minute, soggy wait

LONG-RANGE PLANNING: UNC campuses need to improve graduation rates, Ross tells faculty

NO SLOWING DOWN: Cheerleader bounces back from heart surgery by ECU physician

SECRETS IN THE SAND: Famed paleoanthropologist shares passion for human history

Church donates to cancer funds

FOR RESEARCH, SERVICES: Local church donates to Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

Cheerleader bounces back from heart surgery

FROM FRYER TO FUEL: ECU Campus Dining joins effort to recycle used cooking oil

BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES: ECU to facilitate $600,000 in new grants

Health reform can reduce costs, improve quality, expert says

Dental school to cut ribbon Friday on Ross Hall

EXPERT OPINION: Health reform can reduce costs, improve quality

Genotyping helps identify source of clinic infection outbreak

ECU cuts ribbon on dental school home

STEM shows girls fun side of science, technology

INFECTION CONTROL:  Genotyping helps identify source of clinic outbreak

'COMPLETION OF OUR PROMISE': ECU cuts ribbon on dental school home

Road race to benefit breast cancer services

BRINGING 'HISTORY ALIVE':  Country Doctor Museum celebration set for Oct. 27

Country Doctor Museum brings “History Alive!” on Oct. 27

Bench dedicated in memory of slain medical student

PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: ECU Staff Senate holds annual Fitness Walk

REMEMBERING 'A WINNER':  Bench dedicated in memory of slain medical student

ECU spin-off firm develops app for heart patients

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice available on iPad

SMARTPHONE APP: ECU spin-off firm develops app for heart patients

HONORING PATRIOTS:  Scholarship helps those with military ties earn allied health education

STADIUM DAMAGE:  ECU student arrested in vandalism at Dowdy-Ficklen

'EARLY ASSURANCE':  ECU offers advance admission to undergrads interested in audiology, physical therapy

CHANGING DIRECTION: Students with one degree under their belts return to study engineering at ECU

APPRECIATION: ECU recognizes military service

ECU Neuroscience Symposium to be Nov. 6

CROSSING BORDERS: ECU health sciences students explore care in a global way

'A CHEERLEADER FOR POETRY': U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey shares work, creative process at ECU

A VIVID REMEMBRANCE: Normandy survivor recounts horror, triumph of D-Day

HELPING, LEADING OTHERS: ECU student earns Nickelodeon service, leadership award

November 2012

POSITIVE CHANGE: Retired justice, alumni panel discuss desegregation, diversity at ECU

Speech language pathologist and ECU alumna to talk about living, working in Alaska

ECU physicians named to annual Best Doctors list

BEST DOCTORS:  Fifty ECU physicians selected for annual list

Veterans Day special for dental faculty member

TIES RUN DEEP: Veterans Day special for dental faculty member

SERVICE AND ENGAGEMENT: ECU wins national community engagement award

PIRATE READ: Son brings story of Henrietta Lacks to life

'CONSISTENT WITH OUR MISSION': ECU recognized for diversity, inclusion efforts

'NATIONAL SCOPE': ECU to join BIG EAST football in 2014

'GREAT VISION': Metcalf takes advantage of community service leave

'A GREAT LEADER': Payne named university counsel, vice chancellor for legal affairs

Chadwick named International Dentist of the Year

STRIKING A BALANCE: ECU Board of Trustees recommends tuition, fee increases for 2013-14

OUTSTANDING MERIT: Chadwick named International Dentist of the Year

December 2012

ECU Physicians has good start to fiscal year

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH, WRITING:  Joyner Library honors Bassman Award recipient

COMMITTED TO INNOVATION: College of Education among 10 universities featured in national study

BUILDING RESERVES: ECU Physicians has good start to fiscal year

Road race to benefit camps for kids

AWARD-WINNER: ECU business professor to speak at fall 2012 commencement

SERVING A NEW COMMUNITY: ECU breaks ground on dental center in Sylva

MERRY AND BRIGHT:  ECU community enjoys traditional campus events

Ground broken for ECU dental center in Sylva

POINTS OF VIEW: ECU holds film festival for visual anthropology students

BUILDING TRUST: ECU development officer and reservist called to serve

ECU development officer and reservist called to serve

Willis, CME receive recognitions

'VALUED LEADER': Complex named for ECU athletics director; new role announced

ALL THE TRIMMINGS: ECU chefs teach gingerbread house decorating

ECU POLICE: Monday assault found to be false report

'TURN OFF AND UNPLUG': ECU goes green for second year in a row

COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION: Willis, CME program receive recognitions

'TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES': Newly minted grads encouraged to persevere

TWO OF A KIND: Daughter follows in mom's footsteps

Nursing duo: Daughter follows in mom’s footsteps

FROM THE DORM TO ‘I DO’: ECU alum proposes in residence hall where the couple met

More than 40 ECU physicians ranked as 'top doctors'

PRESERVING A LOST ART: ECU artists commemorate the USS Enterprise

AMONG THE BEST: More than 40 ECU physicians ranked as 'top doctors'