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ECU students enjoy brief respite from studies

April 26, 2013

ECU News Services

East Carolina University held its 34th annual Barefoot on the Mall celebration April 25, providing an opportunity for students to take a break from the academic intensity that often arises at the close of a semester. From 2 to 8 p.m., students enjoyed free T-shirts and prizes, novelty entertainment and performances by popular musicians.

This year's featured singer was Lauren Alaina of Rossville, Ga., runner-up on the 10th season of American Idol. Alaina competed against Garner native Scotty McCreery.

Classes end April 30, followed by reading day on May 1, with final exams to follow. Spring commencement is set for May 10.

Barefoot is organized by the Student Activities Board in ECU's Student Affairs office. for additional details on the event, visit