Oct 19, 2018
ECU and Vidant Medical Center have partnered to conduct trauma research for the Department of Defense.
Oct 18, 2018
This Pirate is dancing her way to her goals.
For alumnus Ron Clements, it started as a road trip to see every MLB stadium. It ended up giving foster kids the gift of baseball.
Oct 17, 2018
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has named its first director of alumni affairs.
Career Services will host two career fairs on Oct. 17 at the Greenville Convention Center. The College of Engineering and Technology (CET) Career Fair will be held from 9-11 a.m., followed by the Fall Career Fair for all majors from 1-4 p.m.
ECU students brought new ideas and innovations to the university's BrainSTORM make-a-thon event, offering fresh perspectives to problems that plague communities after natural disasters.
Dr. Mamadi Corra is spending a year in Washington, D.C. through a prestigious fellowship.
A pair of New Bern residents affected by Hurricane Florence share their journeys of recovery after the storm.
Oct 16, 2018
A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by ECU's Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports.
A new procedure performed by ECU surgeons at Vidant Medical Center offers patients at risk of having a stroke the opportunity to significantly reduce their future stroke risk.
Oct 15, 2018
The Office of National Security and Industry Initiatives will support the mission of the Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement to actively grow the university's research enterprise.
ECU freshman Michael Hinson and a group friends started their own relief drive after Hurricane Florence, collecting nearly 40,000 pounds of goods for those affected.
Celebrate Homecoming at ECU all week.
Oct 11, 2018
As one of 31 selected nationwide, Dr. Crystal Chambers will evaluate the postsecondary education choices of students from geographically rural areas in the United States.
Oct 10, 2018
A group of ECU researchers studying the effects of school leadership have secured a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Oct 9, 2018
Beginning in May, East Carolina University's School of Social Work will offer a part-time hybrid program for people interested in earning a master of social work degree.
ECU Dowdy Student Stores and its vendor, Perfect Promotions & More of Apex, presented a check Tuesday, Sept. 25 for $1,750 to ECU Student Veteran Services.
North Carolina Campus Compact has joined forces with Food Lion Feeds to launch a Collegiate Challenge that will mobilize colleges and universities to address hunger in their local communities. ECU is one of 18 schools that will host awareness events.
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's notorious adventures along the North Carolina coast, East Carolina University's Joyner Library is showcasing a traveling exhibit with artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship Oct. 8 through Nov. 29.
A Sept. 28 celebration in the Smith-Williams Center brought together new and returning members of East Carolina University's College of Health and Human Performance Cornerstone Society.
Researchers at ECU and the University of New Hampshire will undertake the largest study ever conducted on intimate partner violence among LGB and other sexual minority college students thanks to a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
ECU School of Theatre and Dance will bring the performance to McGinnis Theatre on Oct. 11-14.
Oct 8, 2018
The new Main Campus Student Center is an especially meaningful project for the alumni who worked on its construction.
Oct 4, 2018
Several students will spend their fall break helping communities affected by Hurricane Florence.
Oct 3, 2018
Understanding how student-athletes communicate and helping them improve conversation skills - especially in difficult situations - is the goal of a new study using the Mursion@ECU lab.
Oct 2, 2018
Since it opened in 1973, Kay Boyd has spent her career helping students in Mendenhall Student Center.
ECU has named Dr. Irma Corral, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion for the Brody School of Medicine.
Oct 1, 2018
Harriot College welcomes Dr. Stephen Moysey as lead scientist and director for ECU's Water Resources Center.
After Hurricane Florence, ECU Police Officers immediately mobilized to assist other UNC System institutions and neighboring communities.
Law enforcement plays a critical role in making sure the game can be enjoyed in a safe environment.
East Carolina University's Contemporary Writers Series will welcome Native American poet and activist Natalie Diaz on Oct. 2.
Sep 28, 2018
When Hurricane Florence brought devastation to the Carolinas, students, faculty and alumni from the Brody School of Medicine made sure they were in position to serve the region's patients and storm victims.
Sep 26, 2018
Brody School of Medicine's Dr. Robert Carroll honored with distinguished teacher award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
During its first week, the food drive - led by East Carolina Undaunted and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina - brought in more than 6,200 pounds of water, food and household supplies.
College of Nursing faculty member Dr. Michelle Skipper rallies her community and church in hurricane relief efforts
Sep 25, 2018
The Miller School of Entrepreneurship has announced the dates for the second annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge, a three-round pitch competition that will award more than $75,000 in cash and in-kind services to the top three winners.
For the seventh consecutive year, East Carolina University has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness by receiving the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award.
Dr. N. Yolanda Burwell will be honored with the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Legacy Award at the School of Social Work's Alumni and Friends Celebration on Oct. 26.
An ECU public health studies student with an interest in health disparities was one of 15 accepted in Harvard University's prestigious FACETS summer program.
ECU has partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships to high school and community college students for their academic and extracurricular achievements.
Sep 24, 2018
This Pirate has a passion for serving others through foreign languages.
Sep 21, 2018
Here's what you need to know about this merit-based, four-year scholarship valued at $100,000.
Sep 20, 2018
East Carolina University's Angela Lamson recently spent a weekend at the U.S. Department of Defense's premier scientific meeting, sharing her research with military leaders in the area of integrated health care and the holistic health of military couples.
The ECU College of Nursing welcomed 122 future nurses on Sept. 6 during a ceremony at the Brody School of Medicine.
The East Carolina University Alumni Association hosted the annual Purple Gold Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Ironwood Golf and Country Club in Greenville, raising nearly $20,000 for scholarships.
The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will kick off its 19th season on Sept. 27-28 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on the campus of East Carolina University.
Sep 19, 2018
ECU students, faculty and staff have worked together to contribute to the recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Sep 18, 2018
ECU is organizing a major, long-term relief and assistance initiative for people and businesses in eastern North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence.
Sep 11, 2018
A list of frequently asked questions about Hurricane Florence and its impact at ECU, along with links to valuable resources.
Sep 10, 2018
An additional $850,000 in funding for ECU's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program will provide seniors in eastern North Carolina new ways to access health care.
Nia Franklin, a music composition graduate, was crowned Miss America on Sunday night.
Sep 7, 2018
The East Carolina University and Brody School of Medicine community is mourning the loss of longtime faculty member and renowned interventional cardiologist Dr. Joseph Babb, who died in a car accident Thursday.
University leaders examine accomplishments, challenges
Abigail Heuss, who holds a Master of Fine Arts in metal design from ECU's School of Art and Design, is the recipient of Valdosta State University's 2018 Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the first year of data on student achievement at UNC System Laboratory Schools at Western Carolina University and East Carolina University.
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery in the ECU School of Art and Design will present the Keaton and Umberger Gala Art Auction and Sale of fine art, crafts and decorative pieces on Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m.
Chancellor Cecil Staton has announced the annual availability of the phased retirement program for eligible tenured faculty members.
Sylvan Heights Bird Park and East Carolina University officials have approved a formal collaboration to boost interdisciplinary research alliances and preserve endangered waterfowl.
Eighteen East Carolina University freshmen dipped their toes into the world of entrepreneurship last month as part of the university's newest living learning community - Horizon LLC.
Sep 6, 2018
Students travel to Spain, China, Prague
Sep 5, 2018
ECU's new student center will house a food bank for students.
Sep 4, 2018
ECU, Stanford researchers examine U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspections of tobacco sales to minors at pharmacies.
Aug 31, 2018
A suite in the new Main Campus Student Center named for the Little family will support Greek Life.
Area students got a head start on the school year at ECU's Summer Science Adventure Day, where they learned some of the practical applications of science while building robots, examining DNA and making ice cream.
Aug 30, 2018
Data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by ECU's Center for Survey Research has confirmed that employment plays a key role in Americans' perceptions of personal well-being.
This year, with the stadium's southside renovation taking shape, fans are curious as to what the construction may mean for their game day experience this year.
Aug 29, 2018
Dr. Cristina Richie, an assistant professor in the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Brody School of Medicine, has earned a fellowship to the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.
ECU and the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) have announced that Dr. Barbara Muller-Borer has been named the chair of the CET's Department of Engineering.
Tickets for the 56th season of East Carolina University's S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series are now on sale. The series is known for bringing classical, pops and dance attractions to eastern North Carolina.
Aug 27, 2018
This Pirate wants to make a difference in the field of communication by teaching.
Aug 24, 2018
As we begin the new academic year, Dining Services wants to keep you informed about some of the new times, features and offerings that are available to the campus.
Aug 23, 2018
Mark Wdowik has been named the inaugural executive director for the newly created Office of Innovation and New Ventures.
ECU students spent their summer interning, traveling, researching and serving. At internships across the country and beyond, they learned about their intended professions while gaining valuable on-the-job experience.
Aug 22, 2018
Pirate Nation welcomed first-time students with events geared toward helping them transition to college life at ECU, including Raid the Rec, New Student Convocation and Pirate Palooza.
Aug 21, 2018
Three medical students at ECU's Brody School of Medicine have been awarded the university's most prestigious scholarship.
This year's series explores a range of topics from social movements and unsolved criminal cases to pirates, piracy and dinosaurs.
Aug 20, 2018
With classes starting up again this week, here's a look at some of the coolest courses East Carolina University is offering this fall, with topics ranging from Atlantis to Italian geology.
Construction on and around campus and new businesses downtown are signs of positive growth. That growth has made parking and traveling around ECU more challenging. But a little planning will help make the experience smooth and safe.
Dr. Baohong Zhang, ECU professor of biology, was named Distinguished Professor at the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences 55th annual convocation on Aug. 17. Zhang is the 20th member of the faculty to be honored with the title.
Dr. Timothy J. Runyan, professor emeritus of maritime studies and Honors College faculty fellow, will be honored this fall by the National Maritime Historical Society. He will receive the David A. O'Neil Sheet Anchor Award at the New York Yacht Club.
East Carolina University will conduct tests of the ECU Alert emergency notification system Aug. 15 (noon), 16 (noon) and 17 (2 p.m.).
Aug 17, 2018
Pirate faculty gathered to reflect as ECU embarks on the journey of a new school year.
ECU has named Dr. Reide Corbett as its new dean of integrated coastal programs and director of the Coastal Studies Institute.
Aug 16, 2018
ECU offers counseling and advocacy services to all student victims of crime through the Victim Advocacy program.
Aug 15, 2018
About 5,400 students are moving in to residence halls before the start of classes on Aug. 20. Approximately 28,700 students have enrolled at ECU for the fall semester.
Aug 14, 2018
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University commemorated the tenure of its dean, Dr. Mark Stacy, with the unveiling of his official portrait.
The ECU Alumni Association is part of a renewed push to get more drivers showing their Pirate pride with ECU-branded license plates. The program returns a portion of license plate fees back to ECU and supports student scholarships.
Aug 13, 2018
Each semester, students pack up and head to the airport, passport in hand. Through their words and photos, venture to the Tuscan countryside, explore Costa Rican rainforests and indulge in Swiss cuisine.
Aug 10, 2018
The Summer Program for Future Doctors gives potential students an eye-opening look at medical school.
Organized by ECU, Durham VA Medical Center, Eastern Area Health Education Center and other partners, the Military Women's Health Symposium aims to bring both civilian and military providers together to share best practices in treating this population.
ECU and the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) announced three new degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BSSE), Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) and Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS).
Dr. Tom Irons gives first-year medical students a historical tour of Greenville to help them learn more about the city and the communities they will serve.
Aug 7, 2018
A Brody School of Medicine associate dean has been awarded an international fellowship that is geared toward women leaders in academic medicine.
Dowdy Student Stores and its vendor, Perfect Promotions & More of Apex, presented a check on July 31 for $5,250 to the ALS Association North Carolina Chapter. The money was raised through sales of "Strike Out ALS" T-shirts.
ECU Physicians' Erin McGillicuddy Hurd has been awarded the Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) designation - a certification held by only two others in the state and 270 individuals nationwide.
Ten undergraduate researchers from across the country shared their research projects Aug. 3 at East Carolina University's Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, wrapping up the final week of a research-intensive program funded by the National Science Foundation.
Aug 6, 2018
ECU assistant professor uses zebrafish to understand how behavior affects neurological advancement
Aug 3, 2018
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University officially welcomed the most diverse class of medical students in its 42-year history during its annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 3.
Fifty-five ninth grade students will start class Aug. 6 at the new Innovation Early College High School on ECU's campus. The school is a collaboration between ECU and Pitt County Schools. Officials cut the ribbon for the new school on Aug. 1.
Aug 1, 2018
Members from Air Force 724th Special Tactics Group visited several ECU Health and Human Performance and Physical Therapy labs to examine assets that could help support their airmen and medical staff.
Jul 31, 2018
On their first day of orientation at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, this year's 86 incoming medical students received poignant guidance from a veteran physician.
Jul 30, 2018
This Pirate has a passion for nursing.
Jul 27, 2018
The College of Business and College of Engineering and Technology collaborated on a technology-focused STEM camp for girls thanks to grant from Duke Energy.
Jul 25, 2018
A group of middle school and high school students from the Farmville Boys & Girls Club paid a visit to the ECU College of Nursing Thursday, July 19, to learn more about the nursing profession.
After his wife's death, Dr. Tom Irons created a nursing scholarship in her name.
A research paper by a 2018 graduate of East Carolina University's Master of Public Health program has won a national contest.
Task Force Dagger Foundation working in partnership with ECU is developing a program to provide rehabilitation opportunities for Special Operations veterans through the underwater archaeological study of WWII maritime heritage in Saipan.
The winner was selected by the final judge, Amber Flora Thomas, an award-winning author and an associate professor of English at East Carolina University.
Two more eastern North Carolina community colleges - Edgecombe Community College and Sampson Community College - have signed co-admission agreements with East Carolina University, bringing the total number to 16.
Jul 24, 2018
Summer is anything but boring for ECU Police. Empty residence halls and classroom buildings along with a lack of students on campus provide unique training opportunities for officers.
Jul 19, 2018
This Pirate will put ECU on a state-level map.
Jul 18, 2018
A $1.38 million grant will fund research examining how a serious video game may help adolescents with ADHD improve organization and study strategies.
Jul 17, 2018
Since 1977, ECU has graduated approximately 2,400 medical doctors. Nearly half practice in North Carolina. They are working in 83 of the state's 100 counties. And chances are you know one.
Jul 16, 2018
ECU's new Student Government Association officers are ready to take on the new school year with plans to improve the experience of being a Pirate.
Jul 13, 2018
The topping out ceremony for the $60 million expansion project at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium was held July 12 in conjunction with the summer meeting of the ECU Board of Trustees in Harvey Hall.
Jul 12, 2018
Twenty-plus years of work by conservationists in the Caribbean has stabilized the endangered Nassau grouper population in some areas. However, climate change may severely hinder those efforts, according to a new paper by researchers at ECU and UT Austin.
Dr. Joseph Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion, set out to learn more about why sexual minorities experience respiratory diseases at a higher rate, and he had a hunch their environments played a big part.
Jul 11, 2018
Chancellor Cecil Staton has appointed a 16-member task force to examine major aspects of Greek life at the university, to identify and consider nationally recognized best practices, and to offer recommendations to strengthen the Greek life community.
Jul 10, 2018
Area high school students attend Summer Innovation Academy to learn how to turn their business ideas into realities.
Jul 9, 2018
"The Last Ballad" and "The Nature Principle" have been chosen for incoming students to read for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.
Jul 6, 2018
The past two weeks were filled with music as the inaugural East Carolina Piano Festival started on June 23, followed by the 23rd annual ECU Summer International Guitar Festival.
Jul 5, 2018
With the goal of maximizing opportunities for student success, in the last decade or so ECU has built, redesigned, refaced or gutted almost every residence hall on campus.
Jul 3, 2018
As of July 1, all ECU graduates will be considered members of the alumni association, a new model that enhances engagement and removes barriers to participation
Jul 2, 2018
A team of researchers at East Carolina University has conducted a national survey that offers new insights into American public attitudes and behaviors on topics related to the nation's founding principles.
Jun 29, 2018
Upon being appointed dean of ECU's Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Mark Stacy did something unprecedented.
Jun 28, 2018
The Alumni Association announced the addition of five new members to its 28-member board of directors. The members will play an active role in guiding the efforts and initiatives of the association, which reaches more than 170,000 ECU alumni worldwide.
Project CONVEY (Collaborating to Overcome Needs by improving the Voice of Exceptional Youth) was awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for this mission.
This Pirate is dedicated to helping people with mental illness
Jun 27, 2018
The North Carolina Literary Review is accepting submissions for two new writing awards that recognize forgotten or neglected writers from North Carolina. The NCLR has established the Paul Green Prize and the John Ehle Prize.
Emily DiBiase and Molly Trivelpiece, two of several maritime studies graduate students who traveled to Saipan to conduct archaeological surveys of surrounding waters to locate sites related to WWII, write about their experiences on the trip.
Cross-discipline research was the topic at hand June 20 at the 2018 Research, Economic Development and Engagement Interdisciplinary Research Retreat held at Greenville's Eastern Area Health Education Center.
Faculty members participated in the eighth Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Research Symposium and were among the only civilian university participants to receive awards, according to James R. Menke, director of military research partnerships at ECU.
Jun 26, 2018
ECU professor Ernie Marshburn has developed a new approach to boating safety using an app on boaters' phones.
Jun 22, 2018
The Pirate Academic Success Center helps students get on track and stay there by offering resources and support to students experiencing or likely to experience academic difficulties.
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University took part in the study of a new drug recently approved by the FDA to treat a bleeding disorder.
Jun 21, 2018
A $2.5 million NIH grant will fund research examining the link between air pollution and respiratory infections like pneumonia.
Jun 20, 2018
School of Art and Design instructor Judd Snapp has taught 14 students during a five-week Summer Session 1 class how to cut, glue, seal and finish skateboards made from Canadian rock maple.
Being a police officer and a dentist are more similar than one might think. That's what former Sgt. Rudy Oxendine is realizing as a first-year dental student.
Jun 18, 2018
Graduate students in the maritime studies program, along with professor Dr. Jennifer McKinnon, traveled to Saipan to locate and document WWII sites underwater. The group also conducted local outreach there about the research and mission of the trip.
The 2018 issue of the award-winning North Carolina Literary Review opens with an essay by the acclaimed author of the 20-book Judge Deborah Knott mystery series, Margaret Maron. The issue also features Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston.
Campus Living is seeking groups and organizations to serve as volunteers for this coming fall's move-in from Wednesday, Aug. 15 through Friday, Aug. 17.
Rachel Gittman, East Carolina University assistant professor of biology, was invited by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. to present at a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., on May 30.
Maritime studies program professor Dr. Jennifer McKinnon and several graduate students are in Saipan this summer to conduct archaeological surveys of surrounding waters to locate and document sites related to WWII. Student Aleck Tan shares her experience.
East Carolina University's Country Doctor Museum in Bailey teamed up recently with students from Southern Nash High School to help preserve local history.
Jun 14, 2018
ECU's Brody School of Medicine offers Camp Rainbow and Camp Hope free of charge to children with cancer, hemophilia and sickle cell disease, thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers.
Beginning July 1, ECU will prohibit tobacco use within 100 feet of buildings on main campus and everywhere on the health sciences campus.
Jun 12, 2018
East Carolina has been a place for new ideas for more than 100 years. And new ideas are what university leaders are hoping will help grow the research enterprise in coming years.
Jun 8, 2018
ECU researchers are working to stop the spread of Lyme disease by studying the movement of the bacteria that cause it.
Jun 6, 2018
ECU and 14 eastern N.C. community colleges have signed a co-admission agreement designed to improve transfer student access and success.
ECU maritime studies program professor Dr. Jennifer McKinnon and several graduate students are in Saipan this summer to conduct archaeological surveys of surrounding waters to locate and document sites related to World War II.
Jun 5, 2018
A nurse manager in adult and pediatric health care has been selected by her peers as the 2018 Nurse of the Year at ECU Physicians.
Jun 4, 2018
A generous gift by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnhill Jr. of Tarboro will allow ECU and Vidant Health to partner to create two senior faculty positions in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Brody School of Medicine.
The inaugural East Carolina Piano Festival and the long-standing ECU Summer International Guitar Festival will bring acclaimed international performers to Greenville for public concerts in June and July.
Abby J. Schwartz, assistant professor of social work, recently completed a study in partnership with researchers at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging to examine barriers faced by older Latinos being treated for cancer.
Lisa Barry, a member of the East Carolina University Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) department, was one of four women who received the Internet2 Inclusivity Award at the annual Internet2 Global Summit in San Diego earlier this month.
ECU Dowdy Student Stores and their vendor, Perfect Promotions & More of Apex, presented a check on May 21 for $2,250 to Aces for Autism, a not-for-profit treatment and educational center in Greenville.
Joyner Library is currently exhibiting "The Robert Morgan Papers," a selection of materials from the Senator Robert Burren Morgan Collection, on the fourth floor of Joyner Library.
Jun 1, 2018
The ECU College of Allied Health Sciences' Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic provided free hearing and speech screenings for children and adults on May 25.
May 31, 2018
Representing some of the best and brightest high school students from cities across North Carolina, the newest class of EC Scholars begin their undergraduate experience this summer.
May 30, 2018
ECU named top university for international students by U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Mark Stacy, dean of ECU's Brody School of Medicine, has been named interim vice chancellor for the university's Division of Health Sciences.
May 29, 2018
ECU announced plans to establish a new School of Rural Public Health in August of 2020
May 25, 2018
Five College of Engineering and Technology students recently competed and won third place in the 2018 Human Exploration Rover Challenge.
May 24, 2018
Six people were inducted on April 20 to the College of Health and Human Performance Marvin and Joyce Johnson Wall of Fame.
The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Staff Council hosted its second annual Staff Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
May 18, 2018
ECU archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda have announced that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400-year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship.
A recent conference at ECU aimed to promote a better understanding of diversity and inclusion among paraprofessional library staff across the state.
May 17, 2018
An exhibit opening May 23 features the work of faculty members going back to the early days of the School of Art and Design. It will be on display through June 29.
May 16, 2018
Instead of repeating tried-and-true experiments in their science laboratory courses, university and community college students in eastern North Carolina will soon be learning and conducting science in a more interactive, engaging way.
More than 250 military and civilian health professionals came together for a new educational conference entitled Premature Cardiac Death in Eastern North Carolina on May 8 at Camp Lejeune.
College of Business instructors Mark Weitzel and Len Rhodes challenge personal finance students to save $100,000.
East Carolina University anthropology professor Dr. Megan Perry has been appointed director of international initiatives for the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.
The East Carolina University Police Department will conduct active shooter training May 14-18 from 5 p.m. to midnight in the Carol G. Belk Building on Charles Boulevard.
Construction management students recently competed in Blockfest, a design and craft competition in which seven teams of 42 students had to dry-stack a structure using a selection of concrete masonry units provided by Oldcastle Adams products of Goldsboro.
The National Weather Service marked May 6-12 as Hurricane Preparedness Week, and North Carolina has designated May 13-19 as its week to urge the public to start thinking about storm season.
Faculty, staff, students and friends can purchase commemorative bricks for family members or those who have served in the military. Each November, the pavers become part of the Memorial Walk during a ceremony held by the Office of Military Programs.
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences has announced that Dr. Elizabeth Ables, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Jacob Hochard, assistant professor of economics, are recipients of the 2018 Dean's Early Career Award.
Five East Carolina University researchers presented their projects at the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Workshop in April.
May 15, 2018
The Department of Engineering hosted the Ninth Order of the Engineer induction ceremony on May 2. The basic premise for the Order recognizes the obligation engineers have to each other, the profession and the public they serve.
Students now have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Spanish and to prepare for a successful career with the new Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies.
May 14, 2018
This Pirate is eager to help others.
May 9, 2018
Three of the Parker quadruplets are fourth-generation Pirates. They say their college experience is better together.
May 8, 2018
The ECU and Brody School of Medicine alumna, who is the chief medical officer at Madison Square Garden, delivered the convocation address at the medical school's graduation on Saturday.
May 7, 2018
Laupus Library successfully championed another class of students through final exams.
Snow Hill's Glean is a subsidiary of Ham's Farms, a family-owned small business that focuses on sweet potatoes and other vegetables such as beets and pumpkins, and has used many of the resources available to small businesses through ECU.
In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, we're taking a look at the excellence in health care that the East Carolina University College of Nursing brings to ECU, the state, and beyond.
May 5, 2018
ECU celebrated the completion of nearly 5,500 degrees with Grad Bash 2K18 and a commencement ceremony capped with fireworks.
Apr 30, 2018
A team of East Carolina University psychiatry residents was the top qualifier for the finals of a nationwide competition organized by the American Psychiatric Association.
Apr 27, 2018
It was a bittersweet day for officers with East Carolina University's Police Department. On Friday, April 27, the officers said goodbye to their K-9 friend, Marko, as they sent him on to begin a happy retirement after serving Pirate Nation for five years.
Eastern North Carolina's history with natural disasters helped draw a Fulbright research scholar to East Carolina University this semester.
Miller School of Entrepreneurship students hit the road and pitched their ideas to the school's regional advisory councils, which include COB alumni and entrepreneurs. The council visits have included Wilmington, Greenville and Raleigh.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead and underwater explorer Jean-Michael Cousteau have come to ECU to share unique perspectives, and such luminaries will continue to be a staple thanks to an endowment for the Voyages of Discovery Series.
Apr 26, 2018
A kidney transplant made possible by a care team at Brody School of Medicine/Vidant Medical Center and community support has been life-changing, according to recipient Brandon Hodges.
Apr 25, 2018
The chest surgeon who led the team that once operated on former President Bill Clinton gave a lecture at the East Carolina Heart Institute on April 25.
More than 300 runners and walkers gathered at the start line in downtown Greenville on April 21 and were treated to a new 5K route through campus.
The boulders were installed for display outside of the Graham Building as part of the department's collection of North Carolina rock types.
This Pirate leads in the classroom and on the field
The event brought together students, industry representatives, faculty researchers, data collectors and number crunchers to discuss the latest uses and trends in big data and analytics.
Apr 24, 2018
The Queen Anne's Revenge lab at ECU opened its doors for a day of activities, demonstrations and displays.
Apr 20, 2018
Chancellor Cecil Staton held a special recognition event for donors whose philanthropic commitment and generosity to ECU goes above and beyond.
During its meeting on April 20, the Board of Trustees approved the conferral of 5,282 degrees for spring commencement.
Apr 19, 2018
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' opens in McGinnis Theatre
Student receives scholarship named for fallen soldier who served in the same N.C. National Guard infantry battalion as her father in Iraq.
Apr 17, 2018
After years of preparation, an endowed professorship through the East Carolina University Medical & Health Sciences Foundation was conferred on its first recipient Thursday at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville.
ECU will host "Geospatial Science, Human Geography and Atmospheric Science for Coastal Research: Understanding and Predicting Riverbank Erosion in Bangladesh," at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Science and Technology Building, Room C-209.
Howell Binkley, an East Carolina University alum who won a Tony Award for his lighting design of the musical "Hamilton" in 2016, has another accolade to add to his collection.
A team of East Carolina University surgeons at Vidant Medical Center was among the first in North Carolina to perform a minimally invasive procedure to treat achalasia.
Laupus Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead our communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.
East Carolina University officials unveiled plans to create an academy that will offer customized economic development training and certifications to elected officials, business leaders and personnel of economic development offices.
Three East Carolina University students from the Department of History in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded Joyner Library's ninth annual Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize for student research.
Apr 16, 2018
A fundraiser organized by ECU health sciences student raised more than $24,000 for pediatric cancer research.
Apr 13, 2018
Faculty members representing departments and programs throughout the university were honored for their work with students inside and outside the classroom.
Apr 12, 2018
A study led by researchers at East Carolina and New York universities showed that adults with diabetes are less likely to visit the dentist than people with prediabetes or without diabetes, even though they are at increased risk for periodontal disease.
Running, swinging, dancing and jumping are more than human movement. They're biomechanics. And they're fun. That's the message Dr. Paul DeVita, other faculty and students shared on National Biomechanics Day.
Apr 11, 2018
Linda McMahon, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration, will be the speaker for Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 4.
Apr 10, 2018
Gabriel Beattie-Sergio, a graduate student in epidemiology and environmental health, earned a 2018 Schweitzer Fellowship to research childhood asthma.
During the inaugural Legacy Teachers Celebration, fourth-year Brody students honored patients who helped them learn valuable lessons about caring for patients.
Apr 6, 2018
ECU's Club Baseball Team receives championship rings to commemorate last year's winning season.
Apr 5, 2018
After leading Florida Gulf Coast to five conference titles and five consecutive 20-win seasons, former ECU head men's basketball coach Joe Dooley will return for a second stint at the helm of the Pirates' program.
School of Music composition and theory professor Edward Jacobs has received a prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. The foundation recognized Jacobs on April 4 for his work as a composer.
Apr 4, 2018
East Carolina University students interested in careers in health care will soon have a new tool to help them better communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.
Apr 3, 2018
ECU surgical oncologist Dr. Jan Wong was recently awarded a $236,000 grant to improve the quality of breast cancer care across the region.
Since its beginning in 2010, the Honors College has provided around $20 million in merit-based scholarships to a diverse collection of students that have touched nearly every corner of campus.
Apr 2, 2018
Pioneering heart disease research by East Carolina University's Dr. Jitka Virag won a national tournament searching for the "best innovations in science and medicine."
Officials from the American Medical Association praised ECU's Brody School of Medicine for being a national leader in transforming medical education.
East Carolina University has named a new vice dean of operations for the Brody School of Medicine.
ECU College of Allied Health Sciences celebrates scholarship recipients, donors
Nearly 80 East Carolina University faculty members filled Harvey Hall at the Murphy Center on Tuesday for the inaugural Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Engagement Symposium.
Simulation makes students aware of challenges for those living in poverty
Mar 29, 2018
Interior design students are competing to create a new showroom design in Chicago's Merchandise Mart. The showroom design contest is sponsored by furniture manufacturer Knoll.
This Pirate wants to make a difference in local government one bike at a time.
Mar 28, 2018
The TEDI BEAR Child Advocacy Center was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant aimed at helping more adolescent victims of abuse.
A new bilateral agreement between ECU and Pitt Community College could help increase access to one of North Carolina's "most valuable and sought-after credentials."
Mar 27, 2018
The 12th annual Research and Creative Achievement Week kicked off March 26, featuring more than 440 research posters and presentations, giving undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students an opportunity to share their work with peers and mentors.
A new scholarship at East Carolina University helped send an eastern North Carolina science teacher to a national conference this month.
Mar 26, 2018
More than 2,000 students attended Admitted Students Day, where they were connected with future classmates and professors and learned about the organizations and services ECU offers.
Mar 23, 2018
Dozens of eastern North Carolina patients are realizing the life-changing benefits of a free health program and cooking class offered through ECU Physicians.
The UNC Board of Governors has approved the establishment of the Innovation Early College High School, a collaboration between ECU and Pitt County Schools.
Mar 22, 2018
The annual fundraising day Pirate Nation Gives raised $500,214 in its second year, thanks to donations from ECU alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends.
East Carolina University students went far and wide during spring break, but Tyler Matthews was probably the only one working with a NASCAR race team preparing a truck for his national racing series debut this week.
Brody Dean Emeritus Paul Cunningham received the Jacobi Medallion March 15 from Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine.
Enterprise Holdings Inc. awarded East Carolina University with a $6,500 foundation grant on March 20 to help kick off ECU's Pirate Nation Gives annual fundraising day. The grant honors all of the ECU graduates that go on to work for Enterprise.
The ECU College of Nursing inducted 11 new members to its Hall of Fame on Friday, March 16, and honored its newest Distinguished Alumni Award winner during a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel Greenville.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its first-of-its-kind report, a joint publication of ECU's Energy and Natural Resource Research Cluster and NC State's Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, that documents indicators of the U.S. biobased economy.
Haley Creef, a sophomore studying finance and economics, has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.
William Lowry Jr., a combat veteran and master of social work student at East Carolina University, has received a scholarship dedicated to increasing the number of practitioners working with military service members and their families.
During the weekend of March 23-24, ECU will have more than a dozen events, programs and activities going on across our main campus, athletics complexes and parking lots.
Mar 21, 2018
Dance 2018 makes its debut March 22 in McGinnis Theatre, featuring a wide range of performances by students and choreography by guest artists and faculty.
Mar 20, 2018
Graduate programs in biology, business, education, medicine, nursing, public administration and social work at East Carolina University have been recognized among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.
Mar 19, 2018
Each year, graduating medical students at Brody select a group of professors from whom they want to receive additional "pearls of wisdom."
After years of studies, clinics and rounds at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, 75 medical students learned during the school's annual Match Day ceremony where they will be completing their residency trainings.
Mar 16, 2018
The university celebrated the commitment employees have made to the university's motto - Servire, to serve - during the Chancellor's Horizon Awards for Service Thursday, March 14.
Mar 15, 2018
Former East Carolina University Director of Athletics Dave Hart has been named special advisor to the chancellor for athletics.
The Capitol Steps will satirize the current state of politics during the final event in ECU's 2017-18 Voyages of Discovery Series.
The CoopStrong 4-mile run and ruck and 1.5-mile walk will support student scholarships, research for ALS
The Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center at East Carolina University has earned reaccreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
One hundred LimeBikes were deployed on main campus this month, offering students, faculty and staff, and visitors a simple way to find and use a bicycle.
Mar 14, 2018
The East Carolina University Board of Trustees today approved an agreement between ECU and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher whereby Compher will step down on May 1, 2018.
East Carolina University officials announced March 7 that the Carolina Kickoff, a concert previously rescheduled for April 21, 2018 in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has been canceled and all ticket holders will receive full refunds.
The ECU Foundation has completed the purchase of a home to be used as the chancellor's residence at 3100 Kariblue Lane in Star Hill Farm neighborhood, Greenville.
The inaugural Purple and Golden Bus Tour took faculty and staff across 14 North Carolina counties, making 13 stops and traveling more than 400 miles over two days.
Dr. Phyllis Horns, vice chancellor of the health sciences division, will leave the position this summer and transition to a faculty position in the College of Nursing.
Mar 8, 2018
Could a poll boost ECU's national reputation? One political science professor wants to find out.
A new medical food pantry at ECU's Brody School of Medicine aims to improve the health of patients in the region who lack access to adequate amounts of healthy food.
Mar 7, 2018
A regional program that will provide not-for-profit hospitals and county health departments in eastern North Carolina with better health data at a lower cost officially kicked off Tuesday.
Mar 6, 2018
Researchers have received more than $840,000 in funding to continue their studies of a rare disease that can lead to a fatal form of leukemia
Mar 5, 2018
Walter Williams, one of ECU's most loyal advocates and benefactors, died in the early morning hours of March 5, 2018.
This Pirate uses social media and marketing to connect with people.
Mar 2, 2018
ECU will host the FIRST Robotics Competition district-level tournament March 10-11.
Mar 1, 2018
Thorndike selected to lead Administration & Finance
Social work graduate students counsel teenagers with addicted parents in simulated environment
Feb 27, 2018
The Friends of Joyner Library will host "A Charming Southern Evening" with Kristy Woodson Harvey as part of its 2018 Spring Banquet on March 22.
Directors of East Carolina University's university-wide research clusters shared their goals and expected outcomes Feb. 21 at Eastern AHEC.
Fall 2017 marked the official beginning of East Carolina University's Global Living-Learning Community, consisting of a tight-knit group of seven first-year students from diverse backgrounds who live in the same residence hall on campus.
Dr. Stanley G. Eakins will step down as the College of Business dean at the end of June 2018. A 28-year veteran of the college, he's been at the helm for the past eight years.
Research by ECU's Dr. Jitka Virag has earned a spot in a national bracket-style tournament that is seeking the best innovations in science and medicine.
Feb 26, 2018
The signature pitch competition of the College of Business and the Miller School of Entrepreneurship concluded with seven teams vying for $20,000 in prizes.
College of Education hosts summit with NC, regional and national partners to create opportunities and maximize achievement
Feb 23, 2018
ECU Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Van and Jennifer Isley Innovation Building
Feb 22, 2018
ECU recognizes faculty members for work in fields of study.
Feb 21, 2018
This Pirate wants to play an integral role in both practicing and teaching medicine.
Dr. Mark Stacy awarded $2.6 million in funding for faculty-generated initiatives from the start-up package he received when he became the dean of ECU's Brody School of Medicine.
Feb 20, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Arnold of "The Little Couple" was the keynote speaker at the 2018 NC Civility Summit at ECU.
Thanks to a $27,000 faculty grant from VentureWell, the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) and the College of Business (COB) will collaborate for a first-of-its-kind project that will integrate product innovation with entrepreneurship.
UnitedHealthcare Community & State of North Carolina presented East Carolina University's College of Nursing with $25,000 to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program.
Feb 19, 2018
Students report employment and career outcomes after graduation.
Feb 16, 2018
Dr. Anisa Zvonkovic was named dean of ECU's College of Health and Human Performance
The ECU Board of Trustees held its February meeting at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese.
Feb 15, 2018
ECU assistant professor receives distinguished fellowship
Feb 14, 2018
Teaser: Researchers using virtual reality to perturb balance as part of study
Musical takes on true story of 10 Texans vying for a dream and a brand new truck
New time and event scheduled for 2018
ECU alumni share their Pirate proposals and love stories
Feb 13, 2018
Analytics will assist efforts to improve quality of life
Feb 9, 2018
Third Voyages presenter talks about the opportunity to be resilient leaders and solve global issues
Feb 8, 2018
For current and past ECU students, Golden LEAF is invaluable. This year, 87 Pirates are Golden LEAF Scholars, including education major Tristan Hunter, who says Golden LEAF is helping him meet his goals while lightening the financial burden of college.
A new scholarship endowment emphasizes study in the increasingly important field of long-term health care.
Feb 7, 2018
$1.5 million grant will increase the success of students with learning differences
Feb 6, 2018
Primary care physicians and specialists at ECU and Vidant Health are now communicating about patients' needs electronically, saving patients the time and expense of scheduling extra appointments.
Feb 2, 2018
New Brody Brothers grants push ECU researchers toward medical breakthroughs
An ECU Brody School of Medicine OB-GYN professor has been recognized by an international organization for her outstanding performance as an educator.
Feb 1, 2018
ECU study finds rising death rate for middle-aged whites in North Carolina
East Carolina University and the College of Business (COB) have named Dr. Mike Harris the director of the Miller School of Entrepreneurship.
Jan 31, 2018
ECU graduate students at the Coastal Studies Institute have conducted an underwater archaeological project to determine the history of a mystery shipwreck in the Pamlico Sound.
Second-year Brody School of Medicine students Whitney Green and Radhika Kothadia have designed a brochure to educate middle and high school students about e-cigarettes.
Jan 30, 2018
ECU graduate student Christopher Moore was selected as a 2018 North Carolina Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Reserve Coastal Research Fellow, allowing the Winston-Salem native to fund his marine-life research in Beaufort.
Jan 26, 2018
The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 20 at its campus in Wanchese. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this free event.
Tiny gold lamps were pinned to the students' purple scrubs during the bi-annual Lamp of Learning ceremony, symbolizing the beginning of their nursing educations.
ECU professor using economics to influence farming
Jan 24, 2018
This Pirate is eager to make a difference in health care.
Jan 23, 2018
The Department of Geological Sciences in East Carolina University's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, thanks to Dr. Charles Q. Brown, who formed the department in 1967 and became its first chairman.
Jan 22, 2018
On a bright Saturday morning, screams filled ECU's Brody School of Medicine. But the students there weren't surprised. They were participating in the third annual Disaster Day, a mock mass casualty event created to prepare them for real-life emergencies.
Jan 18, 2018
East Carolina University's College of Education is offering teachers a way to earn their master's degree in just over a year.
The Voyages Series will feature the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina.
Jan 12, 2018
The project adds premium seats, a new press box and facility improvements for athletes.
From Jan. 5 through Jan. 25, the Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina University will present the Materials Topics Exhibitions, five shows to be held in collaboration with the ninth annual ECU Material Topics Symposium.
Jan 9, 2018
Business, criminal justice, education and nursing programs have been ranked among the best in the nation.
Jan 8, 2018
ECU faculty members are working with researchers from N.C. State to identify potential health impacts of GenX, a contaminant found in drinking water in the Cape Fear region.
Jan 4, 2018
Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college at ECU. Here's a glance at the growing THCAS community.
Jan 3, 2018
This Pirate is crunching numbers to help others
Jan 2, 2018
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Winter Workshop brings participants from around the globe to Greenville.