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On Campus Archives 2011

2011 Archives

December 2011

Ranked #1 for affordabilitymed

The US News and World Report named the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University as the nation's least expensive public medical school for in-state students, and among the top ten least expensive medical schools for out-of-state students. The article said that the annual cost of attending the Brody School of Medicine is approximately $11,554, about $15,000 less than the national average. ECU also ranks 10th nationally for primary care in the U.S. News rankings. Read the US News article. Read more about the Brody School of Medicine.

Telemedicine at dental schooltdental

East Carolina University will share in more than $1.5 million North Carolina is receiving from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve access to health care and educational services in rural communities. Read more...

Hop, skip and jumptjump

East Carolina University student and world-class jumper Chelsea Guild led a jump rope clinic for children aged 5 to 12 Dec. 2 at the Student Recreation Center. Students learned basic jumps, single and double rope tricks and other jump rope games. Guild is senior captain of the Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Role team, which holds six national championships. She is a two-time member of the USA Jump Rope Team, a gold and silver medalist at a number of global competitions, and a teacher/performer on five different continents. Read more...

Holiday Gift List?tsale

Unique holiday gifts handmade by ECU art and design students may be just the right item for that person who has everything on a holiday shopping list. At the 2011 School of Art and Design Holiday Exhibition and Sale, scheduled for Dec. 1 - 3, sale items include ceramics, jewelry, scarves, woodwork, prints, paintings, mugs, bowls, scupltures and more. The sale continues through 9 p.m. Dec. 2 and will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Read more and view images from the sale.

November 2011

ECU School of Art and Design Holiday Salesale

Unique holiday gifts handmade by ECU art students will be on sale at the 2011 School of Art and Design Holiday Exhibition and Sale, Dec. 1 - 3 at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Jenkins Fine Arts Building. Sale items will include handmade ceramics, jewelry, scarves, woodwork, prints, painting, mugs, bowls, sculptures and more. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. For more details, visit the ECU School of Art and Design.

Trustees say quality at issue with tuitionlucashr

East Carolina University’s trustees face a changed landscape this year, the board’s chairman said, as they consider how much to ask students to pay for a college education. Read more...


ECU reviews lockdown responsewebecupd303

East Carolina University officials are continuing to review the lockdown episode on the campus Wednesday, Nov. 16, to determine how the university can improve its response to such events. Read more...

International Education Week01

ECU will commemorate International Education Week Nov. 14 through 21 with a series of events that are free and open to the community. Read more about the scheduled events. Visit the Office of International Affairs.

Get hooked on givinggethooked

ECU will celebrate National Philanthropy Day with Get Hooked on Giving, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Wright Place on campus ..  Read more here... And here

Award-winning author visitsmccann_1

Colum McCann, winner of the 2009 National Book Award for fiction, will speak on "The Art of Fiction, at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Bate Building. On Nov. 10, he will meet with students, followed by a public reading of his work at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenville Museum of Art. Read more...


Technology trainingkeyboardhand

ITCS is offering training classes this month in a number of technologies available at ECU including WordPress, Blackboard, ComonSpot, Respondus and Video Conferencing. Download pdf document that lists upcoming training sessions and explains sign-up procedures.

October 2011

Makuck poetry readingtmakuck

Peter Makuck, distinguished professor emeritus at ECU, returns to campus Nov. 1 for a poetry reading and discussion of uses of nature in writing poetry.. Read more...


Halloweek at ECUthalloweek2

Halloween is coming and ECU has scheduled a week of frightful events to celebrate the holiday. Halloweek events include a murder mystery dinner theater, a ghost hunting seminar, pumpkin carving and Midnight Madness. Read more…

Poverty simulationtpoverty

ECU's Volunteer and Service-Learning Center will hold a poverty simulation from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Mendenhall Student Center, with pre-registration required. The simulation provides participants the chance to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget, trying to provide for the household. Read more...

On Campus Archives

WATCH LIVE: Jamey Turner on glass harp7

In a street side performance near the Wright Place on the ECU campus, Jamey Turner plays the glass harp using glasses and distilled water. Turner has performed at the White House, Lincoln Center, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, All Things Considered and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Watch a live performance courtesy of ECU TV on Demand.   Read more about Jamey Turner.

Adapted Recreation and Wellness Daytadaptedsports

East Carolina University will host the 15th Annual Adapted Recreation and Wellness Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Student Recreation Center. The event, previously known as Adapted Sports Day, has expanded to include a broader range of topics and activities. Read more... Read more...

September 2011

State employees urged to givetlogo

The 2011 State Employees Combined Campaign gets under way Oct. 3. ECU's goal this year is a 5 percent increase in participation. The SECC was created by former Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. in 1984 as the only authorized fundraising campaign permitted in the state workplace. It provides a uniform process for state employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Read more about the campaign.

U.S. Marine Band
'The President's Own'concert2_xl

ECU will welcome the U.S. Marine Band in concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Wright Auditorium. The Marine Band is America's oldest professional musical organization, established in 1798 by an act of Congress. Free admission, with four tickets per person limit. Read more...

Family Weekend set for Sept. 23-25football

ECU will welcome students and their families to events planned for Family Weekend Sept. 23-25. Activities include Freeboot Friday, Honors College Open House, a pregame Pirate Buffet and the ECU vs. UAB football game in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.  Read more...

Courtwright presents 'Sky as Frontier'david_courtright80

The ECU Voyages of Discovery Lecture series will feature Dr. David T. Courtwright, "Sky as Frontier: America's Air and Space Century,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Wright Auditorium. Read more...

Stuart Wright Collection debuts at ECUtwrightweb

The J. Y. Joyner Library at ECU will celebrate the debut of the Stuart Wright Collection on Sept. 7 with an opening event for the exhibit, “Stuart Wright: A Life in Collecting.” Read more...

August 2011

'TOGO' initiative to reduce wastettogo

East Carolina University and Campus Dining have launched a new sustainable dining initiative that should reduce the amount of waste in landfills. Read more...

$700K Grant Partnershipflowers2

Training on campus will be part of an expanded ECU partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. ECU will facilitate $700,000 of grant money for economic development in the region. Read more...

Student Convocationinvitation_2

ECU's New Student Welcome and Convocation will be held 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at Minges Coliseum, with keynote address by Derek Alderman (Geography), the 2009 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Transitions and First Year Programs. Read more...

Fall classes beginclasshands

ECU classes for the fall semester begin Aug. 23, following the new student welcome and convocation at 4 p.m. Aug 22 in Minges Coliseum. The faculty convocation will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 26 in Wright Auditorium. Download fall 2011 academic calendar.

First choice on piano salepiano

ECU faculty, staff, alumni and students may make an appointment Aug. 4, 5 and 6 for first choice on the School of Music piano sale before it opens to the public on Aug. 6 and 7, noon to 6 p.m. at the A.J. Fletcher Music Center. Read more...