A Vivid Remembrance - Normandy survivor recounts horror, triumph of D-Day
On June 6, 1944, Dr. Harold Baumgarten was one of thousands of American soldiers who landed on the beach at Normandy in World War II. He was wounded five times in 32 hours during the D-Day invasion — three times sustaining life-threatening injuries. As a survivor of that moment in history, film director Steven Spielberg sought him as a special adviser for the 1998 American film "Saving Private Ryan." (read full story here)
Prominent Civil Rights Activist and Freedom Rider to Lecture at ECU East Carolina University and the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center welcome civil rights activist Dr. Bob Zellner to campus on Oct. 25 for a special lecture at 7pm in Hendrix Theatre. Zellner’s lecture is entitled “Wrong side of Murder Creek” which is also the title of his newly released book. (read full story here)
ECU Transit - Pirate Express "Saving Lives" - Article In Daily ReflectorAt 11:30 p.m., most riders on East Carolina University’s Pirate Express bus are heading to downtown Greenville, anticipating a night of drinking and partying with their friends. “We’re saving lives, let’s not candy-coat it,” ECU senior and Pirate Express driver Mark Poczontek said. (Click to read the full Reflector story)
ECU Hosts State Transfer Conference - East Carolina University, Student Affairs and the Office of Student Transitions hosted a statewide conference regarding best practices for meeting the needs of transfer students on Sept. 19 at the Hilton Greenville. The event was developed in collaboration with University of North Carolina General Administration. (read full story)
Office of Student Transitions - New Name, Same Commitment to Students
The office seeks to understand and enrich the experiences of the first-year student at ECU. It will continue to offer programs, services and opportunities for students and educators interested in the college student experience and the innovative pedagogies impacting the undergraduate student. (read full story)
Career Center POP Thursdays – The Career Center rolled out a new program this fall called POP Thursdays (Pirates on the Porch), where companies will come to campus to meet, greet and recruit ECU students for career
ECU Transit routes, arrival times and bus locations will be available via mobile devices through a partnership with Next Bus. Students can download the ECU Transit app from the ECU Mobile app. A great deal of routes and information are already available for students with more to come throughout the fall.
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ECU New Student Convocation and Welcome - More
than 2,500 freshmen and transfer students listened to student and
faculty speakers and participated in an athletic Pep Rally at Williams
Arena. Click here to see the photos from Convocation.
Pirate Palooza Kicks off Fall 2012 School Year in style! Check out all the photos from Palooza.
ECU Transit Safety and Training featured in Daily Reflector - By Kristin Zachary - Read the entire article on the Daily Reflector website