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April 2014

University Awards Day, Founders Day events set for April 30

ECU will mark Founders Day/University Awards Day on April 30, recognizing the establishment of the institution 107 years ago by the N.C. General Assembly. The university’s top awards in teaching, scholarship of engagement, research and creative achievement and leadership will be announced during an event at 9 a.m. in Hendrix Theatre.
Construction on schedule for Gateway East and West

Foundation preparation for the newest residence halls, Gateway East and West, has begun and project completion is scheduled for July 2015. Gateway East and West will replace Belk Residence Hall and will house 720 students. Aaron Lucier, director of housing operations, said officials are accepting bids from subcontractors, the next milestone for the project. Read more...

ECU hosts first track meet at Olympic Sports Complex

ECU will host the first track event held at the new Olympic Sports Complex this weekend when athletes from ECU and three visiting schools gather to compete in the Bill Carson Invitational. Also on Saturday, the ECU football team will hold its annual Purple-Gold Game, starting at 2:30 p.m. in nearby Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Both events are free. Read more...

'Ball Pit on the Brickyard' promotes open dialogue

ECU faculty, staff and students who struggle to engage in meaningful conversation with strangers may be helped along with 6,000 plastic balls in a “Ball Pit on the Brickyard” event which provides encouragement and an open environment to foster honest dialogue. Individuals sit together in the ball pit, creating conversation with the help of 12 large balls. Read more...

Departing Brody students offer 'Day of Service'

Before learning where they’d be placed for medical residency, 80 students from ECU’s Brody School of Medicine spent a Day of Service giving back to the place they’ve called home for the last four years. Some project related directly to their involvement in medicine, such as service to the student-run Grimesland Clinic or performing maintenance at the Ronald McDonald House. Read more...

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March 2014

Day of discussions marks International Women's Day

The Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women marked International Women’s Day at ECU March 5 with a series of discussions throughout the day. Presentations covered topics like social media benefits and challenges, sex and safety, international women and respect, moving from victim to challenger, financial health, and physical health and wellness. Read more...
ECU licenses XComP competency-based assessment tool

ECU An East Carolina University researcher has developed and licensed an innovative competency-based assessment technology that generates cumulative, real-time evaluations of students, faculty, curricula and programs. ECU has granted AAL Informatics the exclusive license of the competency-based assessment technology. Read more...
ECU professor to oversee acclaimed Capital Jury Project Archive

East Carolina University criminal justice professor Dr. Jonathan Sorensen will oversee the Capital Jury Project archive in the ECU Department of Criminal Justice.The data archive includes interviews from more than 1,198 death penalty jurors in 14 states. Results from the study have enabled researchers to publish more than 60 academic and law journal articles over the last 22 years. Read more...
Joyner Library to cut ribbon on Janice H. Faulkner Gallery

Former North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt Jr. will be among those in attendance Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. when a renovated gallery and study space in Joyner Library is dedicated to honor East Carolina University alumna Janice Hardison Faulkner. The Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery is a dynamic space that will serve a variety of needs. Read more...
UNC decision supports community college transfers

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved a plan last month to ease the path for students moving from N.C. community colleges to public universities. Approximately 3,600 of all students attending East Carolina University during the fall semester transferred to ECU from a North Carolina community college. Read more...


February 2014

ECU nutrition students prepare educational feast

Three days a week at ECU, guests can satisfy their lunchtime hunger while supporting nutrition students’ education in the College of Human Ecology’s Darden Dining Room. Students in the food production in dietetics course – now in its fifth year – acquire hands-on experience in the kitchen, at the front of the house and in marketing positions. Read more...

ECU volunteers join in effort to 'Give Kids a Smile'

ECU dental student Amanda Stroud reacts while getting a hug from 5-year-old Jaden Wilson after she worked on his smile. Stroud was among a number of ECU volunteers helping out at the annual Give Kids a Smile event Feb. 7 at Eastern Pediatrics and Orthodontics in Greenville. Approximately 140 patients received free dental care at the event. Read more...

ECU alumnus scores Super Bowl championship ring

ECU alumnus Michael Brooks will join the ranks of former ECU Pirate football players who wear a Super Bowl championship ring. Brooks was on the winning Seattle Seahawks teams during the Feb. 2 contest as a rookie defensive lineman. A native of Roxboro, Brooks majored in criminal justice with a concentration in homeland security. Read more...


January 2014

ECU music student wins two orchestra competitions

Mary Catherine Cox, ECU junior violin performance major studying with Ara Gregorian, won both the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and the Durham Symphony Orchestra concerto competitions Jan. 11. She recently won the 2013-14 ECU Concerto Competition Ron and Patty Allison Prize, and the opportunity to perform as soloist with the ECU Symphony Orchestra.
Civil rights activist Julian Bond to speak at ECU

Julian Bond, civil rights activist and professor emeritus of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, will deliver the Lawrence F. Brewster Lecture in History at East Carolina University. Bond will discuss “Civil Rights, Then and Now,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. The presentation is part of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series. Read more...

Pirates jump into new year with dance, Polar Bear Plunge

ECU's Division of Student Affairs is hosting two events to help students kick off the spring semester. The 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Student Recreation Center. ECU students, faculty and staff are invited to jump into the icy waters of the outdoor pool. Women’s Basketball Coach Heather Macy will be the ceremonial first jumper. Read more...

ECU conservationist wed in SeaWorld's penguin habitat

A SeaWorld wedding between East Carolina University’s director of conservation Susanne Grieve and Jeff Rawson, who met during a 2012 trip to Antarctica, is featured on the Orlando Sentinel and the local station, WFTV9. The two were wed in the 32-degree penguin habitat at SeaWorld in Orlando, attended by 250 penguins inside SeaWorld’s Antarctica exhibit. Read more...
Alumni Association accepting scholarship applications

East Carolina University junior Dominique Shane Rowe, a rehabilitation studies major, is one of approximately 20 recipients of the 2013 Alumni Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually through the East Carolina Alumni Association. pplications for the 2014-15 awards are being accepted through Jan. 31. Read more...
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