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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."
Influenza has reached epidemic levels in the United States, with a total of 90 people who have died from flu-related causes in North Carolina. Despite concerns that this year's vaccine is not effective against all strains, health officials still indicate that vaccination is the best protection...
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.
In rural eastern North Carolina, septic systems are the primary way sewage is treated. While the systems are simple yet effective, some experts now wonder if the systems and the rules governing their installation are sufficient to keep ground and surface water clean from the modern synthetic...
Uptown Greenville reached record levels of investment in 2014 with the Uptown Parking Deck, the Community Smith Superblock project, and The Boundary @ West End development, among many others.
Two events at East Carolina University will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Heavy downpours didn't dampen the celebration of a construction milestone for Gateway Residence Hall at East Carolina University on Jan. 12.
East Carolina University faculty who can generate creative, innovative ways of teaching course materials are eligible for grants offered by Teaching Grants Committee of ECU's Faculty Senate.
A new grant will allow East Carolina University and partner institutions to address a saltwater issue affecting the ecosystems and economy of eastern North Carolina.
The 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held at the Student Recreation Center at 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m., ECU students, faculty and staff will take the plunge into the icy waters of the outdoor swimming pool.
Two East Carolina University researchers have received funding for a project that could lead to better quality of life for people living with chronic pain.
Two events at East Carolina University will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The MLK Day of Service will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 19 in Ledonia Wright Cultural Center. Participants will listen to King's "I Have a Dream" speech, followed by remarks from Dr. Virginia Hardy, vice...
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.
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.
Cellists, pianists, violinists and violists from around the world have converged at East Carolina University for its first-ever Winter Workshop.
"So this is Christmas (War is Over)" was written in 1971 by John and Yoko Lennon, just months after the official breakup of the Beatles.
At last night's Commissioner meeting, the first-order business was the swearing-in of reelected commissioners, Joe Winslow of the Providence District, Cecil Perry of the Southern Inside District and Dr William Sterritt, at Large.
I am listening to the program on the eve after Skip Waters' untimely and sudden death. It has brought tears to my eyes even though I never met him personally. It is obvious how he touches Eastern NC since the early 50's.
The stage of McGinnis Theatre has been transformed into a grim post-World War II New Orleans for the upcoming production of "A Streetcar Named Desire."
An East Carolina University surgeon has been selected to serve as second vice president of the American College of Surgeons the highest office in that organization ever held by a Brody School of Medicine doctor.
For the eighth straight year, East Carolina University's College of Business ranks among the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
About 70 East Carolina University students were willing to forgo fall break for the chance to dance with an internationally-known company.
As fears about Ebola continue to spread much faster than the virus itself, experts from East Carolina University offered their perspectives on the issue during a panel discussion on Oct. 16.
As the holiday season approaches, many of us look forward to fun events full of family, friends and food. However, those who are working to achieve or maintain a healthy weight may also worry about gaining extra pounds amidst the celebration.
With the November elections just around the corner, late night television comedians are cranking up the political jokes. How far public opinion might swayed by the humor targeting politicians is the subject of a new book by East Carolina University political science professors Jody Baumgartner and J
Most enzymes spend their lives breaking down proteins to benefit their host organisms, so East Carolina University biochemist Lance Bridges has an apt description for one he's investigating that apparently does nothing.
Faculty and staff from across East Carolina University gathered at the East Carolina Heart Institute on Oct. 13 to honor Dr. Stephen Thomas, who will retire as the dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences this month after 34 years with the college.
Black Jack resident William Hulslander tried sled hockey at a clinic hosted by East Carolina University and liked it so much that he ended up joining a team.
East Carolina University has joined 100 cutting-edge colleges and universities nationwide recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University award.
Imagine taking a project you've devoted your life to over the last several months, semesters, or even years.
Historian and civil rights activist Julian Bond will present the Lawrence F. Brewster Lecture in History at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in Wright Auditorium at East Carolina University.
Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, challenged East Carolina University students to celebrate their diversity whatever that may be and to be accepting of others.
East Carolina University will salute veterans and dedicate 58 brick pavers in a ceremony at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 beside Christenbury Gymnasium.
East Carolina University School of Communication Director Linda Kean was honored Oct. 9 with the 2014 NCA Health Communication Division's Outstanding Scholar Award.
Five years after they graduated, 35 of the 70 members of the Brody School of Medicine's Class of 2008 were practicing primary care medicine. Among the four medical schools in North Carolina, that's the best rate of producing the kind of doctors the state needs most, according to an annual report...
An influential actress, producer, speaker and LGBT advocate brought an empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations and embracing differences to East Carolina University on Nov. 12.
ECU marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War by installing and then tearing down a replica wall Nov. 3 6 on the brickyard near Mendenhall Student Center. The wall divided the city of Berlin, but also stood as a symbol for ongoing political...
East Carolina University brick mason and U.S. Army veteran Ron Causey is proud to have helped build the Memorial Walk that honors service members.
East Carolina University remembered those who sacrificed and served during a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. "This day is about honoring service above self," said Dr. Steve Duncan, assistant vice chancellor and director of military programs at ECU.
As the holiday season approaches, a multidisciplinary health care team at East Carolina University is helping patients balance celebration with self-care through a new cooking series called "Eat Right Now!"
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