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2014 Archives

April 2014

Earth Day Expo highlights biodiversity

Frogs, fossils and jellyfish were among the popular activities for visitors at the annual Earth Day Expo April 8 in the Howell Science Complex at East Carolina University. The ECU Center for Biodiversity and Department of Biology hosted the event, with ECU faculty and students providing interactive activities and displays related to biodiversity. Read more...


March 2014

Families enjoy visual, performance arts at ECU

An upcoming generation of artists tried out their skills at East Carolina University March 29 during the 10th Annual Youth Arts Festival. The annual event promotes multicultural visual and performing arts for children through hands-on projects, demonstrations and performances. Children enjoyed the opportunity to create their own artwork. Read more...

ECU-developed device helps people with Parkinson's Disease

People with Parkinson's disease now have a tool to help them communicate more fluently. Janus Development Group Inc. is marketing and distributing the SpeechEasy anti-stuttering device, developed at East Carolina University, to people with the neurological disease to assist them with speech. Read more...

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

East Carolina University’s rehabilitation counseling program is ranked among the best graduate programs in the nation, according to a listing released today by U.S. News & World Report.  The program was ranked 13th for the second consecutive year. It has been consistently ranked in the top 20 since the mid-1990s. Read more...

Wellness day offers preventive health care

At last week’s wellness day in Rocky Mount, Willie Green compared preventive health care to looking after his car. "You got to keep everything checked up," he said. "It's like checking the air in your tires." At last week's wellness day in Rocky Mount, Willie Green compared preventive health care to looking after his car. Read more...

February 2014

'Quality storytelling' recognized with CASE awards

Several ECU staff members were recognized for outstanding work during the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III awards in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week. Recognized was the team producing 19 profiles of the fall 2013 incoming class of EC Scholars for the Honors College at ECU.  Read more...
ECU professor examines heart of state's political history

East Carolina University political science professor Tom Eamon tracks how North Carolina has politically evolved since the 1940s in “The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory,” published in January. Eamon outlines the state’s stormy political and social history, explaining how North Carolina played a pivotal role in 21st century American history. Read more...

Mixed emotions greet ECU's second snowfall in two weeks

A second round of snow within two weeks was met with mixed emotions by the East Carolina University community when Winter Storm Pax arrived on campus Feb. 11. Students bundled up to make their way across campus as the snow fell from early morning into the afternoon. Classes after 6 p.m. were cancelled.  Read more....
ECU robotics team takes third in national competition

A team of College of Technology and Computer Science students worked hard to overcome a few obstacles and place third in 2013 Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering’s national robotics competition in New Orleans. It was the fourth year of ECU’s student chapter of ATMAE participating in the competition. Read more...

ECU commemorates African American History Month

ECU will kick off its commemoration of African-American History Month with an opening celebration at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in Wright Auditorium. Featured performers include the ZuZu Acrobats from Mombasa, Kenya. Additional events include a presentation and book signing at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in Hendrix Theatre with Jeanne Theoharis, author of a biography of Rosa Parks (pictured). Read more...


January 2014

ECU students enjoy winter fun on rare snow day

Textbooks and laptops were cast aside in favor of sleds and snow boots at East Carolina University Jan. 29, after a snow storm dropped 4 to 5 inches of snow and ice on campus. ECU classes were cancelled Tuesday afternoon and the campus remained closed on Wednesday. Heavy sleet began falling late afternoon, transitioning to all snow by midnight. Read more...
ECU sonographer receives national award

ECU sonographer Diana McCormick Strickland has received the 2014 Distinguished Sonographer Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine. She is a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer and a registered diagnostic medical sonographer. She works in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Brody School of Medicine. Read more....

ECU honors MLK Jr. through speaker, day of service

ECU students are encouraged to use their day off from classes on Monday, Jan. 20 to participate in a day of service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The day’s activities are organized by the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center and other campus groups, which have scheduled 10 sites where students can volunteer. Read more...

Nursing, Business ranked among the nation's best

East Carolina University's graduate programs in nursing and business s rank among the nation’s best in online education according to a listing released by U.S. News & World Report. The ECU College of Nursing ranked fifth out of 96 masters of nursing programs. The online Master of Business Administration program in the College of Business ranked 58 out of 171 graduate business programs. Read more...
Four-person kidney exchange provides gift of life

Surgeons with the Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center teamed to perform a four-person kidney exchange Dec. 16. Two weeks later, the patients and their families met for the first time. "It's a win-win," said Dr. Robert Harland, professor and chief of surgical immunology and transplantation at ECU and chief of transplant surgery at Vidant Medical Center. Read more...

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