Fine Arts & Communication Archives

Sep 15, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Meaning in making: ECU students turn everyday objects into art

Earlier this week, visiting scholar Neil Nenner challenged East Carolina University graduate students to go outside the School of Art and Design and photograph things they normally wouldn’t. The exercise...

Sep 13, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

ECU art and design alumnus recognized by South Arts

An East Carolina University alumnus has been named a state fellow and finalist for the prestigious 2023 South Arts Southern Prize for Visual Arts. Michael Webster of Spartanburg, South Carolina,...

Graphic of student wearing purple shirt and ECU tie with a name tag that says,
Aug 17, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman


Over the summer, 20 East Carolina University undergraduates took part in the rewarding and impactful SECU Public Fellows Internship program. The internship program places undergrads with government and nonprofit organizations...

East Carolina University fine arts major Ashr Burgess uses photography skills he learned in class to help the Greenville Museum of Art in their mission.
Aug 16, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman


How do you know if your education will translate to career success? That’s the question fine arts major Ashr Burgess was asking himself as he prepared for his final semester...

Celeste and Reginald Hodges of Durham stand beside 1950s Gongoli masks they donated to East Carolina University. The masks are part of a collection on exhibit at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery.
Aug 15, 2023
  • Crystal Baity


About 150 African art pieces incorporating everyday items like hand stamped fabric to one-of-a-kind carved Gongoli masks are on display in a new exhibition in Jenkins Fine Arts Center at...

Pirate Nation has raised $503.7 million and counting in the Pursue Gold campaign.
Aug 09, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


East Carolina University is painting the Pursue Gold campaign purple as gifts supporting the Jeff Charles Scholarship fund have taken the comprehensive campaign over its $500 million goal. Pirate Nation...

Aug 07, 2023
  • Doug Boyd

ECU renovations, upgrades aimed at elevating learning, research and campus life

The beep-beep of loaders, the rumbles of diesel engines and the whir of power tools have been steady reminders during the summer of construction work going on at East Carolina...

Students compile data from water samples in ECU’s Community Science Camp in Graham Building.
Aug 01, 2023
  • Crystal Baity
  • Ken Buday
  • Michael Rudd


While East Carolina University students have been away from campus, faculty members welcomed K-12 summer campers who explored college life and a range of interests from technology to music. Students...

East Carolina University sign when entering campus.
Jul 27, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


Donors contributed nearly $100 million in philanthropic support for East Carolina University in 2022-23, making it the most successful fiscal year fundraising endeavor of the comprehensive Pursue Gold campaign and...

A game program from Oct. 26, 1935, is displayed along with other artifacts for the “No Quarter: The History of East Carolina Football and Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium” exhibition.
Jul 26, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward


The contract for the first paid East Carolina University head football coach was signed in 1934 on the back of a postcard. ECU’s only undefeated season was a 7-0 record...