ECU News Services Archives

Oct 16, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

PLACE YOUR BETS

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports. Earlier...

Dr. Crystal Chambers, left, meets with doctoral student Hank Bowen to discuss his research project. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Oct 11, 2018
  • Crystal Baity

CARNEGIE FELLOW

An East Carolina University faculty member who has received a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship will study how students from rural areas across the United States make decisions about college. Dr....

ECU professor Gregory Funaro portrays the villainous Black Stache in “Peter and the Starcatcher.” (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Oct 09, 2018
  • Bri Deel

“PETER AND THE STARCATCHER”

Audiences will be invited to fly, dream and join the adventure of “Peter and the Starcatcher” in East Carolina University’s McGinnis Theatre on Oct. 11-14. The play is a prequel...

ECU tennis player Diogo Marques engages in a virtual exercise aimed at improving communication skills with a job recruiter. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Oct 03, 2018
  • Crystal Baity

LIFE SKILLS

Today’s student-athletes are more technologically connected than ever before, yet research shows many struggle to initiate difficult conversations. East Carolina University faculty members are joining with American Athletic Conference colleagues...

Kay Boyd
Oct 02, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

STUDENT SERVICE

When Kay Boyd started working at East Carolina University in September 1973, Mendenhall Student Center wasn’t even quite complete. Her first job was answering calls at the switchboard, where the...

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Sep 25, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

RAISE ME

East Carolina University has a new tool to use in its effort to help students earn a college degree. RaiseMe is a platform through which high school and community college...

Yeargan Pirate Profile
Sep 24, 2018
  • Bri Deel

Pirate Profile: Bennett Yeargan

Bennett Yeargan has gone above and beyond to help and serve others through his knowledge and expertise in his two fields of study: accounting and German language and literature. Yeargan...

Makayla Harris (left), Madison Weeks and Erin Mackey are the current Gordon Darragh scholarship recipients. Their four-year scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, and emphasizes leadership development. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 21, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

ATTRACTING HIGH ACHIEVERS

A lesser-known scholarship at East Carolina University valued at up to $100,000 aims to attract high achieving students on par with North Carolina State’s Park Scholarship and the Morehead-Cain Scholarship...

Holly Pittard, second-year Brody School of Medicine student, unloads water from an SUV at the Walter B. Jones Center in Pitt County. (ECU Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 19, 2018
  • Jules Norwood
  • Rob Spahr

UNDAUNTED

Hurricane Florence made a sharp left turn as it made landfall in southeastern North Carolina, sparing Greenville from the worst of its fury. Now, Pirates are responding, banding together to...

ECU Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Jarmichael Harris and Ashton Fisher sort through items donated to the Purple Pantry while stocking the shelves at the Center for Counseling and Student Development. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Sep 05, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

PURPLE PANTRY

College students have plenty to stress about — from exams and grades to their futures and the minefield of social life on campus. One stress they don’t need is wondering...