Belk Residence Hall is officially closed forever. Visit this special website for former residents and staff of Belk Residence Hall at East Carolina University. This page will help “Belk Hall alumni” reconnect and share favorite Belk Hall experiences, memories and photos. You can even look at live video of the demolition and construction process and buy a brick from Belk Hall for your piece of history. Visit this commemorative website. You can also learn about the plans for the new residence halls, Gateway East and West, which will be built on College Hill. (Click here for the proposal and renderings)
East Carolina University’s plan to build two new student centers – one on main campus and one on the Division of Health Sciences campus – was reviewed favorably by the UNC Board of Governors on Friday, Feb. 21. The board voted to recommend that the $156.3 million project be authorized by the N.C. General Assembly when it reconvenes in May. The ECU student centers are the largest of a dozen construction projects totaling $403.1 million that are planned for groundbreaking at UNC system campuses in the year ahead. UNC President Tom Ross recommended that the Board of Governors approve all 12. (Read full story)
Students' Treasure Chest Ball Raises $3,400
The first ever Students’ Treasure Chest Ball was held on Feb. 28 in the Mendenhall Student Center Great Rooms. More than 100 students, faculty and staff dressed up in their best formal attire to attend the event, themed as Gatsby’s Hollywood Affair. The Students’ Treasure Chest (STC) is a student organization that supports ECU students who have a financial emergency. In addition to the proceeds from tickets purchased for the ball, there was a silent auction with gift baskets, autographed footballs and much more.The silent auction raised $1,000 for STC and the total raised from tickets, the auction and fundraising for the ball was nearly $3,500. 100% of the money raised will go to STC to use for student emergencies. To learn more about the Students’ Treasure Chest or to make a donation, visit the STC website.
WZMB and ECU Women's Hoops Broadcast Partners
ECU women’s basketball is back on the airwaves. WZMB 91.3 FM, ECU’s student radio station, began conversations with the athletics department during the fall 2013 semester. WZMB, part of ECU Student Media, worked with SA Technology Services and Athletics to get the equipment purchased and plan implemented for broadcasting games court side.
The primary goal was to establish a strong radio partnership ready to roll out as ECU Athletics joins the American Athletic Conference in fall 2014. However, tremendous progress was made early in the spring semester, which included student training on the new equipment and preparing commercial breaks and promotional announcements. So much progress, in fact, that WZMB started broadcasting games this season with the first broadcast between ECU and C-USA’s first place team Middle Tennessee State. (read full story here)
SA Welcomes Mo Isom - Living Boldly
The Student Affairs Continuing Career Development Committee will host Mo Isom, an inspirational All-American athlete, to speak about personal adversity and character, living boldly, and leadership. Isom has enjoyed tremendous success and earth-shattering tragedies in her life. She spent her college years as a Communications graduate and All-American goalkeeper for the LSU Women’s Soccer team but also dealt with an eating disorder, the suicide of her father, and a horrific car accident of her own.
After completing her soccer career, Isom tried out for LSU’s nationally ranked football team as a place kicker, started her own business as a professional speaker, and has performed over 2,200 volunteer hours for ministries, volunteer programs, and mission organizations including visits to Uganda and Costa Rica. Isom, who now lives in Atlanta, has made numerous television appearances including the Christian Broadcasting Network, ESPN, Fox Sports, HLN, and Ellen. (click here for Mo Isom on campus schedule)