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ECU News Archives for 2014

January 2014

TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY: ECU dance program engages children with disabilities

'BACK TO BEING YOU': ECU/Vidant Medical Center provide gift of life via four-person kidney exchange

Kidney exchange helps two families

READY, SET, ROBOT!:  ECU hosts kickoff event for international robotics competition

Nursing, business rank among the nation’s best in online education in U.S. News listing

TOPS AGAIN:  ECU nursing, business rank among the nation’s best in U.S. News listing

JUST PRESS 'PRINT':  3-D printers at ECU inspire students to learn more about emerging technology

Minority medical student banquet to be Jan. 25

PICTURE PERFECT?  ECU student project explores body image through photo manipulation

ECHI recognized for new patient-care technology

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: ECHI recognized for new patient-care equipment

ECU, Vidant provide care for pregnant women, new moms with history of drug use

MAKING A RECOVERY: ECU, Vidant provide care for pregnant women, new moms with history of drug use

Cookbook takes aim at inflammation

'A WELLNESS COOKBOOK':  ECU professors take aim at inflammation

ECU sonographer receives national award

GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE: Deconstruction under way at Belk Residence Hall

POLAR PIRATES: ECU students take annual plunge into icy waters

FULFILLING A NEED: ECU after-school program offers physical activity, learning experiences

Heart teams vital for patient care success

First group selected for new faculty training program

NEWS ACADEMY:  ECU student paper launches training for new reporters

FREEZE FRAME: ECU students enjoy rare snow day

February 2014

SYMPOSIUM MARKS 10 YEARS: Spirit of discovery, collaboration to improve health continues

Jean Mills Health Symposium marks 10 years

'GAME CHANGER':  Sheerer to step down as provost in August

TEACHERS OF QUALITY: Advanced faculty training to enhance medical education

BUILDING TOGETHER: 10th Jean Mills Symposium focuses on achieving health equity

10th Jean Mills Health Symposium focuses on building better health

IN-CLASS AID: ECU embedded tutors assist a wide variety of learners

'MOVERS AND SHAKERS':  ECU professor examines heart of state's political history

'HEART OF THE MISSION': Research, robotics floor opens at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU

Research, robotics floor opens at the ECHI at ECU

Gulf War illness study seeks veterans

TREATING TOXIC EXPOSURE: ECU seeks veterans for Gulf War illness research

ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation names new board members

SMART CHOICES: Freshman EC scholar and friends teach community nutrition class

'QUALITY STORYTELLING':  ECU recognized at annual CASE awards event

MOVING FORWARD: Board of Governors approves new student centers for ECU

App helps doctors teach patients about heart risks

'FUELING THE FIRE': High school students explore STEM disciplines at ECU

Wellness day aims at disease prevention

SCI-FI SHAKESPEARE:  ECU production of "Return to the Forbidden Planet" opens Feb. 27

March 2014

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: ECU faculty selected for annual research, creative activity awards

REGULAR CHECK UPS: Wellness day aims at stroke, dental disease prevention

EASING THE PATH: UNC-system decision supports community college transition to ECU

AVID READERS: 'Human books' share their life stories at ECU

'MESSENGERS FOR SCIENCE': ECU chemistry, physics scholarship program awarded $620K grant

ECU program ranks among the nation’s best in U.S. News listing

EVIDENCE IS IN: New ECU forensic science degree prepares students for profitable careers

Rehabilitation counseling ranks among the nation's best in U.S. News listing

SpeechEasy shown to help people with Parkinson's disease

ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGY: ECU licenses XComP evaluation tool

'A GREAT TRIBUTE': Library dedicates Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION: SpeechEasy shown to help people with Parkinson's disease

'MAKING IT ACCESSIBLE': ECU physician's app helps doctors teach patients about heart risks

Pirate Nurse 5K benefits scholarships, senior class gift

Studies show ways to predict, prevent fibrillation following surgery

SAFER SURGERY:  ECU studies show ways to predict, prevent fibrillation following surgery

Primary care leads at ECU Match Day

BREAKING FOR SERVICE: ECU students impact environment, society during spring break

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:  Primary care tops list at ECU Match Day

PARTNERSHIP WITH PURPOSE:  ECU opens third School of Dental Medicine community service learning center

ECU opens third community dental center

TRANSFORMATIVE WORK:  AMA speaks to the future of medical education during visit to ECU

Experts discuss remaking medical education during ECU visit

EXPLORING INTERESTS:  ECU Honors College seminars encourage creativity, collaboration

TOP HONORS: Brown receives prestigious teaching award

April 2014

COLLABORATIVE CARE: Training brings future doctors, nurses together in clinical simulations

Training brings future doctors, nurses together in clinical simulations

A SUSTAINABLE ECU: Draft recommends more compact footprint

HOMEGROWN RESOURCES: Grant to help ECU recruit, teach, place librarians in region

CREATIVITY TAKES FLIGHT:  ECU sculpture students show work in airport exhibit

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS: ECU center helps wounded warriors recover from invisible injuries

'HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICE': ECU students demonstrate skills in research, presentation

Country Doctor Museum exhibits nursing items in Family Medicine Center

'THE FORGOTTEN FIRST': Albright examines armed forces integration through B1 regimental band

CALL OF NATURE:  ECU Earth Day Expo highlights biodiversity

'A CHANCE TO SHOW IT OFF': ECU hosts first track meet at Olympic Sports Complex

TAKING ON A CHALLENGE: ECU student selected to serve on national Cisco 'dream team'

A HERO TO US ALL: Leo W. Jenkins honored by UNC Board of Governors

ENGINEERED SUCCESS: ECU now has College of Engineering and Technology

A 'MODEL' PROGRAM: Grant allows undergrads to explore biomedical engineering at ECU

'GOOD STUFF': Snack RX program offers the right prescription for afterschool snacks

HEALING BY DESIGN: Interior design student's work has healing influence for cancer patients

A PERFECT FIT: Engineering, biomedical program poised for collaboration, service to region

HONORING EXCELLENCE: University Awards Day set for April 30

BUILDING ON STRENGTHS: Art show exhibits student successes in ongoing mentorship program

MENTAL CONDITIONING: ECU students teach middle schoolers about sports safety

ECU students teach middle schoolers about sports safety

Society honors humanism, professionalism in medicine

ECU names Mitchelson interim provost

'THE RIGHT BALANCE': ECU Board of Trustees considers resources in tight times

'HAPPY TO DO IT': ECU crew helps clean up damage at Elizabeth City State University

'ESSENTIAL TO OUR MISSION':  USDA awards technology grant to ECU dental service learning centers

DAMAGE MINIMAL: Train derailment, flooding hamper travel around campus

May 2014

ONGOING CONSERVATION:  Partnership enables preservation of artifacts from Queen Anne's Revenge

Brody grad follows father into primary care

CONTINUED COMMITMENT:  Brody again recognized as a top producer of family physicians

'MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY': Chief Lewis takes oath for ECU Police

'NEVER TOO LATE':  Graduates urged to embrace growth, leadership opportunities

SELECTED BY PEERS: Eubanks named 2014 top nurse at ECU Physicians

FEARLESS ARTIST: ECU’s Ebendorf receives 2014 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award

ECU TO LAUNCH PILOT PROGRAM: Governor McCrory's executive order creates substance abuse task force

ECU TO LAUNCH PILOT PROGRAM: Governor McCrory's executive order creates substance abuse task force

A SHARED MISSION: ECU alum, incoming Brody med student awarded $100k scholarship

ECU alum, incoming Brody med student awarded $100k scholarship

VALUABLE INSIGHTS:  ECU research could point to more effective medicines

IMPROVING ACCESS: ECU to build dental service learning center in Brunswick County

ECU to build dental service learning center in Brunswick County

UP FOR THE CHALLENGE:  ECU welcomes 20 new EC Scholars

'A FANTASTIC START': Alums fund ECU program supporting students with disabilities

ECU pediatrician certified as physician executive

FIRST-CLASS ACCESS: ECU's online nursing, business graduate programs rank among best for veterans

SWORN TO PROTECT: ECU cadets commissioned in Army, Air Force ROTC ceremonies

'A FOUNDATIONAL SKILL': State superintendent delivers address on literacy at ECU summit

'MOSTLY HOPE': ECU center offers support for families dealing with autism

ECU center offers support for families dealing with autism

'A REVOLUTIONARY STEP': Grant funds advanced DNA sequencer for ECU research

June 2014

2014 PIRATE READ: Dramatic narrative selected for summer reading program

GOING GLOBAL: ECU offers its first Massive Open Online Course

REHEARSING NURSING: ECU College of Nursing hosts statewide conference on simulation technology

ECU College of Nursing hosts statewide conference on simulation technology

MAKING NATIONALS: ECU dance professor’s choreography work to grace Kennedy Center stage

'REVERENCE FOR LIFE':  Grad students to improve community health, personal leadership skills

Grad students to improve community health, personal leadership skills

'ALL ABOUT ACCESS': Educators share experiences serving students with learning differences

LIGHTEN UP:  New fixtures being installed on ECU’s mall

FULL 'STEAM' AHEAD:  ECU to partner in robust education-to-workforce pipeline

IN THEIR SIGHTS: Simulator tests cadets' shooting, decision-making skills

COMPOSITION COMPETITION:  ECU music students write new opening theme for Public Radio East show

ECU producing most nurses in North Carolina

PREPARING PRACTITIONERS: ECU producing most nurses in North Carolina

Grant to further ECU-led telepsychiatry program

REMOTE CARE: Grant to further ECU-led telepsychiatry program

PREPARING FOR TOMORROW…TODAY:  Camp PUSH exposes students to careers in health and science

MOVING ECU FORWARD: Three professors elected to head Faculty Senate

SYLVA SMILES: ECU celebrates opening of fourth dental service learning center

ECU celebrates opening of fourth dental service learning center

THREE-YEAR GRANT: Brody professor awarded $300,000 to study protein she discovered

Brody professor awarded $300,000 to study protein she discovered

July 2014

COOL THERAPY:  ECU students assist at adapted recreational water sports clinic

IN STATE LITERATURE: North Carolina Literary Review traces the scars of war

EXPECTING RESULTS: Researchers study impact of exercise on moms-to-be, babies

SMART MOVES:  ECU students gain experience through summer internships

DIGGING UP THE PAST: High schoolers assist ECU archaeologists at Pitt County plantation

Trustees review fiscal sustainability measures, strategic planning

PIRATES IN CERTALDO: ECU students enjoy study abroad in Italy

ENSURING FIRST-RATE CARE:  Major gift helps autism center expand services

POSITIVE CONNECTIONS: ECU partners in Operation LINK mentoring program

'LIGHT BULB' MOMENTS:  Summer camp helps children improve communication, social skills

A HEAD START: ECU freshmen kick off college careers with summer enrollment

SENATE LEADERSHIP:  Four staff members elected to executive committee

August 2014

'AHEAD OF THE CURVE': ECU to continue strong emphasis on campus safety

EXPLORING CONNECTIONS:  STEM to STEAM camp links visual arts to technology

BELOW THE SURFACE: ECU researchers design barrier to improve groundwater quality

SHIFTING SANDS:  ECU to partner on coastal restoration research

CHANGING LIVES:  Teens with autism build self-confidence during ECU camp

ECU nutrition lab partners with visiting scholar to research liver disease

Radio contest leads to Keith Urban tour appearance

'HIGH-LEVEL, FAST LEARNING': Honors students intern with ECU physicians

‘TO CARE AND TO CURE’

‘TO CARE AND TO CURE’:  White Coat ceremony welcomes 80 medical students to ECU

Three medical students named Brody Scholars

Three medical students named Brody Scholars

SAFE AND SECURE:  ECU aims for secure, respectful environment

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED: New shelters, Pirate Express route to serve university

WARM WELCOME: Pirates stream into residence halls for fall semester

'TO SERVE':  Honors College students fulfill ECU motto

PUMPED UP PIRATES:  Convocations, Palooza kick off new academic year

'CREAM OF THE CROP': ECU program grows media coordinators for underserved communities

Series highlights ECU work addressing regional health

SHOWCASE FOR DISCOVERY: Series highlights ECU work addressing regional health

September 2014

ECU Neurology dubbed leader in MS care

FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES: ECU plans to phase out daily mail delivery to dorm residents

Diversity awareness key to educating medical students

FIRST-FLOOR RESOURCE: Diversity awareness key to educating medical students

ECU researcher snags funding to keep studying biological warfare agent

BAD BUG: ECU researcher snags funding to keep studying biological warfare agent

MORE THAN DRILLING & FILLING: Dental students prepare for practice, serve rural residents

FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM: New university studies program starts strong

'STRAIGHT TO THE JOKES': ECU professors publish book on political humor

EXCELLENT COLLABORATION: Velde inaugural member of national academy on community engagement

CENSUS DAY: ECU welcomes largest number of undergraduates  

'READY TO LEARN':  ECU to provide early childhood mentoring to eastern NC educators

WITH 'SOUL & LOVE':  Theatre and Dance concert to showcase multiple genres

TEDMED at ECU: Event encourages innovation, idea sharing in medicine

TEDMED event encourages innovation, idea sharing in medicine

HOME HEALTH: Simulation trains students to care for patients outside clinical settings

Simulation trains students to care for patients outside clinical settings

FOCUS ON FINANCES: Attorney General visits ECU on multi-campus tour

'FRONT DOOR TO CAMPUS': Trustees review design plans for new student union

BACTERIAL BANTER:  Brody researchers awarded grant to study how pathogens 'talk'

Brody researchers awarded grant to study how pathogens ‘talk’

PURPLE & GOLD GOES GREEN: ECU launches national club sports initiative

IN EVERYDAY CULTURE: ECU recognized for leadership in diversity, inclusion

BANNED BOOKS: Joyner Library programs celebrate freedom to read

LIFE-SAVING GIFT:  Experience prompts pledge to State Employees Combined Campaign

October 2014

'THE SHOW TO SEE': School of Theatre and Dance presents Pulitzer Prize-winning

WORKFORCE READY: Educate To Career ranks ECU No. 4 in nation

SEEKING SOLUTIONS:  Cousteau calls attention to ocean resource management

PIPELINE OF ENGINEERS:  ECU program celebrates 10 years of meeting industry needs

Brody alumnus addresses students during ECU homecoming

PURPLE, GOLD WEEKEND:  Pirate pride takes center stage for ECU Homecoming

Collaborative research approach yields grant to investigate heart disease

HEART HEALTH: Collaborative research approach yields grant to investigate heart disease

FIGHTING THE FLU: Four flu vaccine clinics set at ECU this fall

ENGAGING GIRLS: Pitt County students learn about STEM careers at ECU

Four flu vaccine clinics set at ECU this fall

MINDSET MENTORS: ECU students learn while training teens to embrace healthy lifestyles

HIGH RANKING: ECU College of Business named a top business school for 2015

FULL CIRCLE: Alumni audition ECU dance students for March performance

GAME DAY: Adjustments to classes, parking set for Oct. 23

A GLOBAL ISSUE:  ECU experts discuss Ebola crisis

ECU experts discuss Ebola crisis

PARADIGM SHIFT: Collaborative research networks gain ground at ECU

BEYOND TRANSCRIPTS: Pirate Read author encourages students to make the most of college

'EVERYONE HAS A STORY':  Former Miss America brings diversity message to campus

ON THE RIGHT PATH: ECU recognized as bicycle friendly university

ON THE ICE: ECU hosts sled hockey clinic for individuals with disabilities

THREE MINUTE THESIS: Competition hones communication skills in student researchers

Competition hones communication skills in student researchers