Dec 21, 2015
The quality of the air we breathe can directly impact our health, and one researcher has received a major funding boost for her efforts to pinpoint how pollutants affect the cardiovascular system.
School wellness program stretches beyond N.C.
ECU celebrates its mission and milestones with new holiday video
Dec 18, 2015
Policy on non-discrimination, regulation on harassment and interpersonal violence take effect Jan. 1.
ECU graduates celebrate earning degrees at fall commencement
Dec 17, 2015
Academic credentials are preferred but may not be required for East Carolina University's next chancellor, members of the search committee said Wednesday.
Dec 16, 2015
ECU's first-generation college students set a standard for success, as featured in East magazine
Dec 15, 2015
Kevin Woodrow served active duty for the U.S. Army during international conflicts. Now, he's helping other veterans through some of the toughest battles of their lives.
Dec 14, 2015
This Pirate uses pageantry to promote character education in youth groups
Dec 11, 2015
An expert in plant evolution will deliver the commencement address at East Carolina University on Dec. 18.
Student-led clinics offer experience to learners, care to the underserved
Dec 9, 2015
About 100 Greenville children saw their Christmas wishes come true Dec. 8 thanks to the generosity of East Carolina University students.
Dec 7, 2015
ECU provides meaningful research opportunities for undergraduates
Dec 4, 2015
Several dozen physicians from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 "Best Doctors in America" list.
Dec 3, 2015
ECU program links scholarships to community service
Dec 1, 2015
Grant funds workforce-development program, 3D printer lab at ECU
Nov 25, 2015
Through a series of eight public forums, East Carolina University is seeking input from faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members in the search for a new chancellor.
This Pirate helps veterans navigate counseling and wellness services.
Nov 24, 2015
Two families from Mongolia will celebrate their first Thanksgiving this week, grateful their youngest members have each received a second chance for a healthy life.
Nov 23, 2015
Researchers explore innovative treatments for Type 2 diabetes
Nov 20, 2015
On a beautiful fall day, the East Carolina University Board of Trustees broke ground Nov. 20 for a new student center on main campus.
Nov 19, 2015
Marching Pirates to perform at Panthers game - as a family
Nov 17, 2015
Set, costume design come together on 'Rent' stage
Nov 16, 2015
A growing program at East Carolina University is giving faculty and staff a way to support student veterans and military service members on campus.
Nov 13, 2015
A driving program developed by East Carolina University graduate students is steering some local teens with autism toward greater independence.
Nov 12, 2015
Schweitzer Fellows serve others, gain leadership skills
Nov 9, 2015
Two national lists recognize ECU's support for student veterans
Six Warren brothers from Robersonville saw combat in conflicts from World War II through the Vietnam War, but all returned home safely. More recently, Ben, a military dog trained to find explosives, served two tours in Afghanistan.
Nov 6, 2015
Shima Nixon, a 23-year-old who lost both legs in a car accident, had never played golf before but wanted to give it a try. "I want to live my life without limits," Nixon said.
Nov 5, 2015
At 97, World War II veteran and former Pirate tailback Nick Zuras '43 still remembers as much about tactics for college football as he does about D-Day. This East Carolina alumnus conducted the coin toss as part of military appreciation at Saturday's football game against the University of South Florida.
Nov 3, 2015
ECU graphic design program trains graduates to transform technology
Nov 1, 2015
This Pirate merges passions for public health and the arts.
Oct 30, 2015
ECU professor receives Holshouser award for work with veterans, others
Oct 29, 2015
Ten years after enrolling its first doctoral class, East Carolina University's medical family therapy doctoral program is providing its graduates with 100 percent job placement.
Education grad leads middle schoolers in conducting nature research
Oct 28, 2015
The search committee tasked with finding the next leader of East Carolina University has selected a national firm to help with that responsibility.
Oct 27, 2015
The East Carolina University fall Open House brought approximately 4,700 guests to campus Oct. 24, including more than 1,500 prospective students.
Oct 19, 2015
Cool temperatures and sunny skies prevailed as East Carolina University celebrated Homecoming 2015 this weekend with traditional events including a concert, pep rally, parade and football.
Oct 16, 2015
Nutrition Science expands clinical opportunities for students
Oct 15, 2015
A new program in East Carolina University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions puts students front-and-center in demonstrating Pirate hospitality to prospective students.
Oct 8, 2015
East Carolina University and its School of Communication are ranked near the top in two annual listings recently released by different organizations. ECU is ranked No. 57 out of almost 1,200 universities in the nation by Educate To Career in its 2016 College Rankings Index.
Oct 7, 2015
ECU a critical partner in nationwide blood pressure study
Oct 6, 2015
Jones aims to lead on offense, on the field and in the classroom, as featured in the Fall 2015 issue of East magazine.
Oct 5, 2015
Steve Jones, Chairman of the East Carolina Board of Trustees, has announced the formation and membership of two committees to begin the process of selecting the next chancellor of the university.
Oct 1, 2015
Project slows, filters stormwater before it reaches stream
The rapid rise of the terrorist Islamic State group demonstrates the power of social media, acclaimed author and journalist Peter Bergen told a crowd at East Carolina University Tuesday night. An international security expert, Bergen presented the premier lecture for the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.
Sep 28, 2015
This Pirate takes on challenges to achieve long-term goals
Sep 26, 2015
On the eve of one of the biggest home football games this fall, the East Carolina University Board of Trustees entered its fourth quarter of discussions on the planned Heritage Hall.
Sep 24, 2015
ECU craft listens and records vital ocean data
Students who major in bioprocess engineering at East Carolina University could eventually earn an $80,000 salary in a fast-growing industry that improves people's lives - they just have to know that bioprocess engineering is an option.
Sep 22, 2015
ECU, partners unite community through art
Sep 17, 2015
East Carolina University physicians Drs. Mark R. Bowling and Carlos Anciano were the first in the world to use a new lung biopsy device that will help patients get earlier diagnoses and undergo fewer invasive procedures.
Sep 16, 2015
For the fourth consecutive year, East Carolina University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine with its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
Sep 15, 2015
ECU awarded $2.5 million to enhance geriatric health care
Sep 14, 2015
Supporters of East Carolina University gave a record-breaking $39 million in commitments in the 2014-15 year to benefit scholarships, faculty resources, programs, research, facilities, health care, athletics and more.
Sep 11, 2015
Health Informatics & Information Management graduates first student
Even though most were in elementary or pre-school when the tragedy happened, East Carolina University students organized opportunities to reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Chances are East Carolina University doctoral students are either in the field, in the lab, headed to one or just back from the other. To find out, just log on to their social media accounts.
Sep 9, 2015
East Carolina University ranks in the top tier of national universities in a new listing by U.S. News & World Report.
Sep 8, 2015
ECU alumni provide vision, investment for a vibrant city center
Sep 4, 2015
Researchers aim for better vaccines, medicines
Sep 3, 2015
More than 170 alumni from East Carolina University's School of Art and Design will showcase their work at four galleries in Greenville this month.
Sep 1, 2015
ECU Speech Communication Center helps ease fear of public speaking
Aug 29, 2015
A new class of ECU nursing students was encouraged to pursue knowledge, emphasize service, and be honest and ethical in all matters during a ceremony welcoming them into their future profession and into the College of Nursing.
Aug 28, 2015
East Carolina University Director of Athletics Jeff Compher is participating in the 2015 Senior Leader Engagement Program (SLEP) sponsored by United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
Sharks put ECU graduate student in the spotlight
Aug 27, 2015
Every day had something new in store for two Honors College students who spent their summer working with East Carolina University's leaders in robotic heart surgery.
Aug 26, 2015
Convocation, Palooza prepare students for new semester
ECU No. 1 in the Southeast in new ranking
Aug 21, 2015
ECU faculty convocation marks opening of fall semester
As undergraduate students begin a new semester at East Carolina University, they will need to be aware of recent changes to several academic rules.
Three medical students earn top scholarship
Aug 20, 2015
Scientists from around the world converged on East Carolina University's health sciences campus Aug. 10-13 to get a crash course in an organelle that powers all human cells.
Aug 19, 2015
Incoming students move in as new Gateway residence hall opens
Aug 14, 2015
White Coat Ceremony kicks off medical education for 80 new students
Aug 12, 2015
If organizers of East Carolina University's first Eastern North Carolina Writing Symposium have their way, future classes of incoming students will arrive on campus with significant writing skills.
Aug 11, 2015
ECU wind tunnel enables visualization of engineering concepts
Aug 10, 2015
While many college students spent their summer sleeping late or soaking up the sun, East Carolina University junior Destiny Reid was preparing a presentation to Congress.
Aug 7, 2015
Passion for learning leads to selection as state's best principal, as featured in East magazine
Aug 4, 2015
Camp Needles marks 30 years of teaching kids to cope with diabetes
Jul 30, 2015
An East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine clinic is now treating local patients experiencing oral emergencies. The Emergency Care Clinic, located in Ross Hall at 1851 MacGregor Downs Road, is open five days each week.
Jul 29, 2015
Sixty-two campers in kindergarten through 10th grade are taking part in the East Carolina University School of Art and Design's STEM to STEAM Summer Camp held July 27-31.
Jul 27, 2015
Grant helps laypeople, ECU students teach women about breast health
Jul 24, 2015
This Pirate hopes to apply his ECU leadership experience toward a career.
Jul 23, 2015
"Enrique's Journey," the true story of a Honduran boy's journey to find his mother, has been selected as the 2015 Pirate Read at East Carolina University.
Jul 20, 2015
The six departments and schools that comprise East Carolina University's College of Human Ecology will soon migrate to other colleges under a reorganization plan intended to reduce costs and strengthen resources.
20th Guitar Festival and Workshop brings guitarists to ECU
Jul 17, 2015
The East Carolina University Board of Trustees swore in new members, heard an update on Heritage Hall and broke ground for a new student center during its July 17 meeting.
Jul 15, 2015
$5 Million Pledge to Foster Economic Development, Impact Future Leaders
Childhood obesity no match for ECU intervention program
Jul 14, 2015
The East Carolina University College of Nursing's first Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, attracted a global audience of more than 700 to learn about the science behind caring.
Jul 13, 2015
New SGA officers prepare for upcoming school year
Jul 9, 2015
Smithsonian catalogues papers, sketches, correspondence of ECU artist
Jul 8, 2015
Incoming students with learning disabilities are gaining valuable experience using assistive learning technology through a summer program at East Carolina University.
Jul 2, 2015
Academy introduces advanced manufacturing concepts, careers
Jul 1, 2015
Chancellor Steve Ballard announced today he will step down as East Carolina University's top leader next year, serving in his current role until July 1, 2016. Ballard has served as chancellor since 2004.
Jun 29, 2015
ECU students, faculty members reveal 7-foot ceramic sculpture
The theme of this year's issue of the award-winning North Carolina Literary Review is "North Carolina Literature in a Global Context." The print issue features cover art by Chapel Hill resident Eduardo Lapetina, a native of Argentina.
Jun 26, 2015
This Pirate balances academics with work, leadership and dance
Jun 24, 2015
ECU, UNC Pembroke announce physical therapy partnership
In recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement, ECU has been designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
Jun 22, 2015
Major grants push researchers ahead
Jun 17, 2015
ECU Physicians recognized for exceptional use of digital records
Jun 16, 2015
Different courses to golf success both led to ECU
Jun 12, 2015
This Pirate hopes to establish a women's center on campus.
An ECU researcher has been studying what parents of children with autism spectrum disorder know and how they make decisions about genetic testing. Dr. Lei Xu recently completed the first phase of a community-based research project on chromosomal microarray genetic testing with parents of children with autism.
Jun 10, 2015
One year after launching, East Carolina University's Tools for Advanced Manufacturing (TAMV) has empowered veterans throughout eastern North Carolina with the skills and tools needed to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.
Jun 9, 2015
Building projects will alter ECU's look, density
Jun 5, 2015
ECU takes administrative lead for five campuses in Coastal Studies Institute
Jun 3, 2015
An Honors College student from Vanceboro is the third consecutive East Carolina University student to be awarded a prestigious scholarship and internship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
ECU psychiatrist unveils NC teens' views about e-cigarettes
Jun 1, 2015
An East Carolina University School of Music graduate student is one of nine winners in the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition. Zachary Grass of Greenville, who plays the tuba, is the only low brass instrumentalist selected as a YYPA winner for 2015.
May 21, 2015
An East Carolina University pediatric surgeon has been named an outstanding medical leader by the international Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
May 20, 2015
An East Carolina University information and computer technology senior is one of 10 students picked nationwide to support a worldwide education and training event this summer.
May 19, 2015
ECU welcomes 20 new EC Scholars in 2015
May 15, 2015
Brody ranks 4th in the nation for producing family docs
May 12, 2015
Honors College seminar courses challenge students beyond the classroom
A nurse specialist in vascular surgery has been selected by her peers as this year's top nurse at ECU Physicians, the group medical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Marquita Hall, a Duplin County native, works at the East Carolina Heart Institute.
May 8, 2015
Students, faculty celebrate spring 2015 commencement
May 7, 2015
The Women's Roundtable at East Carolina University plans to endow two new undergraduate student scholarships through a two-year, $300,000 fundraising campaign.
This Pirate wants to help others through a career in medicine.
May 6, 2015
East Carolina University will use a $100,000 grant from the State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Foundation to fund up to 20 summer internships for undergraduates interested in careers in leadership positions in rural North Carolina communities.
May 4, 2015
An organization at East Carolina University honoring medical students who exemplify humanism and professionalism expanded this year to include resident physicians.
May 1, 2015
ECU students teach nutrition through gardening in afterschool program
Apr 30, 2015
Achievements of East Carolina University's faculty and staff took center stage at the sixth annual Founders Day and University Awards Celebration on April 29 in Hendrix Theatre.
Apr 27, 2015
A personal finance class at East Carolina University has inspired students to save a combined $100,000 each semester for the past five years.
Apr 24, 2015
East Carolina University leaders say work is continuing on the development of Heritage Hall, a permanent place where people of historical significance to the university will be recognized.
Scott Jones, a doctoral candidate at East Carolina University, spent Monday showing middle and high school students different types of aquatic insects and telling them about his research of population and community ecology.
Brody holds first Medical Education Day
About two dozen East Carolina University students have designed a potential fix for dying cell phones and other mobile devices on campus: solar-powered charging stations
Apr 22, 2015
ECU Shakespearean production highlights issues of class, privilege
Apr 21, 2015
ECU rolls out first interprofessional virtual patient case
Apr 17, 2015
An East Carolina University committee formed to create a legacy of women leaders says the accomplishments and ambitions of current students are helping fulfill the university's mission.
Apr 16, 2015
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear legal arguments on marriage rights later this month, experts from East Carolina University hosted a panel discussion to explore the issue April 15.
Apr 15, 2015
Dr. Janice Lewis has been named director of the J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University. Lewis has been interim dean of academic library services at ECU since August 2012.
Apr 14, 2015
The East Carolina University School of Music Chamber Singers became the first American choir ever to win the 13th International Maribor Choral Competition Gallus held April 10-12 in Maribor, Slovenia.
Ten inspiring women were honored April 13 in a ceremony at the Murphy Center that celebrated the impacts women have - large and small - on East Carolina University and the world. The Women of Distinction awards celebration is held every other year, organized by ECU's Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women.
Apr 10, 2015
The UNC Board of Governors voted April 10 to approve ECU's request to designate four parcels of property it owns as a millennial campus - sites where the university can collaborate with private companies to commercialize research discoveries and offer advanced training to benefit the region's high-tech industries.
Apr 8, 2015
Top business executives shared leadership advice and experiences with more than 1,000 East Carolina University students during a professional conference held on campus March 31 - April 1.
Apr 7, 2015
An expert in plant evolution who makes research an integral part of her classroom instruction is ECU's recipient of the UNC system's highest teaching award. Carol Goodwillie, an associate professor of biology, has received the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award.
Apr 6, 2015
East Carolina University is receiving praise at the national level for its innovation in preparing teachers for the classroom.
Mar 31, 2015
While the world looks quite different than it did in March 1965 during their first official meeting, East Carolina University's Faculty Senate still convenes to guide university policy exactly as it did back then.
With close to 5,000 guests in attendance for Pirates Aboard! Admitted Student Day, campus was buzzing with activity on March 28.
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Grant Hayes has been named dean and distinguished professor of the College of Education at East Carolina University.
Mar 26, 2015
Jeff Zyburt's virtual reality goggles helped him experience the sensation of steering a military vehicle in a combat zone. Zyburt tried to avoid enemy fire while testing the device at the grand opening of ECU's Center for Applied Psychophysiology.
Mar 23, 2015
East Carolina University has been named the No. 1 "Best Bang for the Buck" among colleges and universities in the Southeast in a new report that ranks universities on outcomes and the degree of opportunity afforded students.
Mar 19, 2015
High-performance materials manufacturer DSM Dyneema will fund an EC Scholar award to be earmarked for an engineering student beginning the 2016-2017 academic year. DSM Dyneema and East Carolina University made the announcement March 17.
Mar 17, 2015
For people suffering from tinnitus, silence is relative. The constant perception of "ringing ears" when there is no external sound is something those diagnosed with tinnitus deal with on a daily basis.
Mar 10, 2015
East Carolina University programs in medicine, nursing and rehabilitation counseling have been ranked among the best graduate schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Brody School of Medicine is ranked 25th overall among primary care schools for 2016.
Mar 5, 2015
Four East Carolina University student acts - from soloists to a Bollywood fusion dance troupe -will be among the contestants for the first Down East Talent Show on March 5.
Mar 4, 2015
Following three years of significant growth in research dollars, East Carolina University now ranks third among the state's public universities in research funding.
Mar 2, 2015
Gov. Pat McCrory announced during his March 2 visit to the East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University that his budget will allocate $16 million over the next two years to stabilize the financial challenges at the Brody School of Medicine.
Feb 24, 2015
Messages from Mom and Dad this week most likely will urge ECU students to wrap up in winter coats, hats and gloves before venturing out in the cold. But parents need not worry - a mandatory course provides students the information they need to make wise and healthy lifestyle choices.
Feb 20, 2015
Ron Mitchelson has been named provost at East Carolina University after serving in the role on an interim basis since last year.
East Carolina University's Board of Trustees voted Feb. 20 to transition the name of Charles B. Aycock from a residence hall to a new space where the building's namesake and others will be recognized.
Feb 17, 2015
A winter storm that dropped a mix of ice, snow and sleet on campus Feb. 16 and 17 prompted cancellation of evening classes on Monday and university closure on Tuesday.
Feb 13, 2015
The Office of the Registrar relocated from the Whichard Building to a leased space at 207 E. 5th Street on Feb. 12.
Feb 11, 2015
The 11th annual Jean Mills Health Symposium was held Feb. 6 at ECU, focusing on health care driven by patient needs.
Feb 9, 2015
Chancellor Steve Ballard issued a statement Feb. 8 addressing questions about the financial status and future of the Brody School of Medicine.
Feb 4, 2015
Freshman Payton Miller said she's often dreamed of traveling overseas and studying abroad but she never really believed that was an attainable goal. Until now. Miller, who is from Wilkesboro, is a student in one of 20 class sections of a global understanding course offered this semester.
The renewal of a private funding source for research at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine will support work related to diseases that most impact the lives of eastern North Carolinians.
Feb 3, 2015
When East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine was awarded a $1 million grant by the American Medical Association in 2013 to help shape how future doctors are trained, AMA leaders cited the school's reputation for bold innovation.
Feb 2, 2015
Whether a snowstorm emerges or a hurricane strikes, East Carolina University has a plan. That's one reason the National Weather Service has again recognized ECU as a StormReady university.
Jan 27, 2015
A new state requirement brought more than 40 physical education teachers to East Carolina University recently for a daylong workshop.
The second of two public forums was hosted by East Carolina University Tuesday to allow Board of Trustees members to hear community viewpoints on the possible renaming of Aycock Residence Hall.
An East Carolina University program that assists college students with learning disabilities will get an important boost from a two-year grant recently awarded by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
Jan 23, 2015
A record-setting 1,145 Pirates braved temperatures in the 40s Jan. 22 to jump into the icy waters of the outdoor swimming pool at East Carolina University's Student Recreation Center.
Jan 21, 2015
Accept responsibility when it comes, the editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine Mitzi Miller told a crowd at East Carolina University Tuesday night. Even though a task may seem overwhelming, she said, "You accept it; you move forward."
Jan 20, 2015
East Carolina University will host two public forums to gather feedback on the naming of Charles B. Aycock Residence Hall -- one session focused on students' opinions and the other for employees, alumni and the community.
Jan 12, 2015
Heavy downpours didn't dampen the celebration of a construction milestone for Gateway Residence Hall at East Carolina University on Jan. 12.
Jan 7, 2015
Online graduate programs in nursing and business at East Carolina University rank among the nation's best, according to a listing released Jan. 7 by U.S. News & World Report.
East Carolina University has earned higher education's top honor for community engagement. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced Jan. 7 that ECU received the 2015 Community Engagement Classification.
Jan 6, 2015
ECU researchers receive funding to study, protect N.C.'s inner banks