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Jun 02, 2022
  • ECU News Services

ECU faculty member available to talk with reporters about possible medical marijuana approval in NC

A bill to legalize medical marijuana has been approved by the N.C. Senate and will now move on to House members for consideration and possibly the governor’s office for approval....

Nov 30, 2020
  • ECU News Services

Virtual address, #ECU20 highlight 2020 fall commencement

East Carolina University will celebrate more than 2,000 graduates in the fall class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony. WHEN: Friday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. HOW: The virtual ceremony...

Aug 10, 2020
  • ECU News Services

First Day of Classes at ECU

East Carolina University held its first day of fall semester classes on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. As of Friday, Aug. 7: 28,831 students are registered for fall classes (includes undergraduate,...

May 04, 2020
  • ECU News Services

Virtual address, #ECU20, graduate profiles highlight 2020 commencement

CONTACT US Questions? Want contact info for a grad below? ECU News Services at or 252-328-6481 Please note that email is the method of contact for the quickest reply...

Jan 22, 2020
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Sniffing out Sickness: Local dog helps ECU, Vidant Health detect bacteria

MEDIA AVAILABILITY WHAT: Harley the beagle, possibly the only dog in the U.S. currently working in a hospital to detect C. diff, a bacteria that can cause illness, will be...

Nov 21, 2019
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While Andy Williams may have declared the holidays the “hap-happiest season of all,” for many of us, this time of year is synonymous with increased stress and anxiety. The stressors...

Oct 31, 2019
  • ECU News Services


When people ask Dr. Karen Litwa what she does for a living, her response is unique. “I say that I’m a brain builder,” she says through a smile. Litwa, an...

Oct 24, 2019
  • ECU News Services


ECU is getting into the spooky season in advance of Halloween, with a ghost walk hosted by students in a supernatural class, the spreading of ECU folklore, horror movie picks...

Oct 23, 2019
  • ECU News Services


Newborn babies whose mothers exercised during their pregnancy have improved motor skills, heart function and body composition, East Carolina University researchers have found. Understanding the health benefits of exercise for...

Sep 26, 2019
  • ECU News Services


East Carolina University faculty members Dr. Joseph Lee and Dr. Eric Soule are experts on the topic of vaping and marketing of electronic cigarette products such as Juul. These products...