Construction heats up on campus this summer
East Carolina University Blog
by Richard Butler
6d ago
This summer, heavy equipment will be laying down steaming hot asphalt around campus, but new chilled water pipes will soon be delivering cool, crisp air if you need to duck inside a building for relief from the heat. Those are just some of many construction projects – some that have been going on for a while, some that are new – happening at East Carolina University now and in coming months. For many, work on one segment or building has to be done before another can begin. Main Campus Rendering of the interior of Mendenhall after renovations are complete. “We’re doing a chilled water distrib ..read more
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ECUPD maintains dual accreditation
East Carolina University Blog
by Richard Butler
1w ago
The East Carolina University Police Department remains one of two university police departments in the UNC System to earn dual accreditation after completing a reaccreditation process. ECU Police Chief Jason Sugg addresses the media at a swearing-in ceremony in December. (ECU photo by Rhett Butler) ECU completed the reaccreditation process to be certified by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) last week. The department is also certified by the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). According to ECU Police Chief Jason Sug ..read more
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Library exhibit showcases ECU’s evolution of orientation
East Carolina University Blog
by Glen Webster
1w ago
Students and family members on East Carolina University’s campus for new student orientation this summer can participate in sessions on computer requirements and study abroad opportunities, which is vastly different from orientations in the early 1900s that included laundry service tips and how to use the college post office. An exhibit on the first floor of the main campus library uses photographs, newspapers and orientation programs to highlight the different eras of student orientations. New student orientation sessions for freshmen are underway and the exhibit will remain into August, gi ..read more
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Devoted Pirate fan, university advocate Marie Williams has died
East Carolina University Blog
by David Irwin
1w ago
Marie ’53 and Walter ’51 ’55 Williams’ names are known at East Carolina University for their longtime loyalty, dedication and devotion to each other and to their alma mater. Marie Williams died June 4. She was 93. When Marie was honored in 2006 as an outstanding alumna of the College of Education, she wrote that two of her greatest accomplishments were being “happily married for 53 years to the same guy” and being able to support and serve her university. Those who knew her saw her live those accomplishments, always by Walter’s side and advocating for ECU. Marie Williams, participating in ECU ..read more
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Cancer researcher advances to NCBiotech Venture Challenge finals
East Carolina University Blog
by David Irwin
1w ago
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, a partner of East Carolina University, held its second regional NC Biotech Venture Challenge on May 23. The semifinal pitch competition with teams representing North Carolina’s eastern region took place at the ECU Main Campus Student Center. The companies with transformative technologies vying for a chance to advance to the state competition all have ties to ECU. Mark Phillips, vice president of statewide operations and executive director of the eastern regional office for the NC Biotechnology Center, introduces each challenger ahead of their prepared ..read more
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ECU nursing grad named national Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year
East Carolina University Blog
by Richard Butler
2w ago
Pamela Moss, an East Carolina University double alumna, has earned a distinct honor: being named the 2024 Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). ECU alumna Pamela Moss speaks during the conference where she was honored as the 2024 National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists CNS of the Year. (Contributed photos) The national honor comes in recognition of Moss’ dedication and distinction as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) who specializes in cardiac surgery. Moss — a 2008 graduate of the Master of Public Health program a ..read more
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Truist gift leads to Emerging Leader Experience
East Carolina University Blog
by David Irwin
2w ago
A $15,000 gift from Truist Center for Leadership Development led to the inaugural Emerging Leader Experience, a two-day deep dive focused on personal and professional development centered on leadership. More than 20 MBA students participated in the inaugural Emerging Leader Experience, a weekend focused on approaches to leadership development. More than 20 MBA students in the Thomas D. Arthur Graduate School of Business visited ECU’s campus May 17-19 and immersed themselves in campus life, from tailgating for a baseball game to building their professional network and tackling concepts and ap ..read more
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Study pairs nursing students with horses to address stress and burnout
East Carolina University Blog
by Richard Butler
3w ago
East Carolina University College of Nursing students enrolled in third-semester psychiatric and mental health coursework this spring were presented with a unique opportunity: participate in a study on nursing student stress and learn how to better understand their future patients — by interacting with horses. Psychiatric nurse Susan Lally, also a clinical nursing professor, guides nursing students in a post-horse interaction discussion at Freckles Farm near Ayden. (ECU photos by Benjamin Abel) Susan Lally, a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor, i ..read more
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ECU Pharma Conference illustrates growth of industry
East Carolina University Blog
by Richard Butler
3w ago
The East Carolina University Spring Pharma Conference celebrated its fifth anniversary last week — and celebrated growth in the pharmaceutical industry at the same time. Alex Bates, a sales representative for Carolina Components Group, and Lindsay Staten, quality manager for Carolina Components Group, set up equipment for a vendor display during the ECU Spring Pharma Conference. (Photos by Ken Buday) About 200 people attended the two-day event in the Main Campus Student Center, far eclipsing the 68 people who attended ECU’s first pharma conference in 2019. “This is a milestone year,” Dr. Jac ..read more
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Healthier Lives initiative delivers training, addresses needs
East Carolina University Blog
by Richard Butler
3w ago
Dr. Melenis Lopez, left, translates for a family at a health assessment clinic in Duplin County. Health care providers of East Carolina University’s Healthier Lives initiative in the Brody School of Medicine continue to use the program to address health care needs for children in rural eastern North Carolina counties and are finding pathways to expand access to care at schools in Duplin County and beyond. The Healthier Lives at School & Beyond Telemedicine Program originally launched in 2018 to deliver interdisciplinary services virtually to rural school children, staff and faculty durin ..read more
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