Community Engagement Archives

Nov 15, 2023
  • Meaghan Skelly

UPCOMING PRODUCTION

In a celebration of diversity and cultural richness, East Carolina University is set to enchant audiences with its production of the musical “Once on this Island” through Sunday in McGinnis...

Nov 15, 2023
  • Dr. Connor Kasten

ECU finance professor offers tips to deflate holiday season costs

It is not quite the night before Christmas, so all through the house everything seems to be stirring. Decorations are beginning to appear, holiday travel plans are being finalized, and...

Nov 10, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward

Impact, emotions come full circle at Camp WholeHeart

There is a phrase Brad Worrell likes to voice about Camp WholeHeart, which is for children 7 to 17 years old living with complex heart defects. “This is really their...

Food Lion representatives Kevin Durkee, David Hardee and David Garris join ECU nutrition science faculty Dr. Lauren Sastre and department chair Dr. Michael Wheeler in cutting the ribbon to open the ECU/Food Lion Feeds mobile teaching kitchen and pantry. (ECU Photo by Rhett Butler)
Nov 10, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

MOBILE NUTRITION

When East Carolina University’s new Farm 2 Clinic (F2C) mobile teaching kitchen and pantry hits the road it will deliver more than nutrition to underserved people in the region. The...

Nov 07, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Board of Education meeting highlights ECU alumni, literacy and builds connections

The North Carolina State Board of Education hosted its planning and work session and monthly meeting on East Carolina University’s campus Oct. 31-Nov. 2 giving the ECU College of Education...

Johanne Hyde exercises at the ECU Fitness, Instruction, Testing and Training Building. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Nov 06, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward

HEALTHY OUTCOMES

Babies with less fat, strong hearts, better metabolism and healthy cells are the benefits of exercise by pregnant women, according to research at East Carolina University. Linda May, an associate...

Nov 06, 2023
  • Spaine Stephens

Dental students create oral care video for caretakers of pediatric ventilator patients

For two students in East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine, a passion for serving patients who need special care shines through action and advocacy. Lydia Hartung and Hope Anne...

Dr. Michelle L. Malkin, assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology, was awarded funding to establish and direct the Gambling Research and Policy Initiative. (Photo by Rhett Butler)
Nov 02, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray

GAMBLING RESEARCH

Dr. Michelle L. Malkin, East Carolina University assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology, is the director of a new Gambling Research and Policy Initiative (GRPI), which will assist in...

Adrienne Steiner-Brett and Ginny Driscoll, assistant professors of music therapy, along with Pitt County Group Homes Foundation President Jacob Parrish and Executive Director Mary Grace Bright receive a plaque for ECU’s new on-campus music therapy clinic. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Nov 02, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

MUSIC THERAPY

Crowdfunding instrumental to program's success A crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000 kicks off Nov. 1 to help fulfill the vision for the new music therapy clinic in East Carolina University’s...

Nov 02, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman

ECU graduate Safranek rises to the occasion to open business

Before the trees began to shed their leaves in early fall, Ashely Safranek was preparing for a buying conference in Atlanta to order spring items for her newly opened boutique....