East magazine Archives

From left, Jennifer Bartels ’03 stars with Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari in “American Woman” on the Paramount Network.
Sep 18, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

‘American Woman’

With her starring role in Paramount Network’s new dramedy “American Woman” alongside Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari, actress and Raleigh native Jennifer Bartels ’03 is enjoying a well-deserved moment in...

Fans dressed in ECU merchandise at a game.
Sep 18, 2018
  • ECU Athletics

Buying officially licensed ECU products supports the Pirates

One of the strongest traditions at ECU is showing your pride by wearing and displaying your favorite purple and gold products. From apparel, tailgate tents and flags, to blankets, bags,...

Born into a builder family, Marnie Oursler ’01 traded her softball cleats for a hard hat and now builds spectacular beach homes on the DIY Network.
Sep 17, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

Marnie Oursler’s BUILDING BIG

When Marnie Oursler was at East Carolina University, she packed her days with softball practices, sorority activities and a job at a real estate office, where she’d run around Greenville...

Sep 17, 2018
  • Jeannine Manning Hutson

Living, Learning in Tuscany

On a 500-year-old brick courtyard, 22 East Carolina University students are practicing their poses in yoga class while the hilltop village of Certaldo Alto wakes up. Birds are chirping in...

Joe Dooley
Sep 12, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

Dooley brings a new day for men’s basketball

In April, ECU’s new head men’s basketball coach Joe Dooley met with his players and asked them a question: Did they know their ring sizes? He was referring, of course,...

May 18, 2018
  • Doug Boyd

High-Class Bluegrass

If you’ve checked out the local bluegrass scene at all, chances are you’ve run across Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw ’06. With their band, The Current, the banjo-fiddle duo...

May 17, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

New Foundations

The seventh floor of Greene Hall was home to eight students in the 1970s who have remained friends for more than 40 years. “We met in 1975, in a very...

May 16, 2018
  • Doug Boyd

You know an ECU doctor

Sara King ’79 recalls the time she called the office of her doctor, Mary Kirby, about a medical matter. She thought she needed to come in for an appointment. Kirby...

May 15, 2018
  • Doug Boyd

Ideate, Investigate, Innovate

East Carolina has been a place for new ideas for more than 100 years. And new ideas are what university leaders are hoping will help grow the university’s research enterprise...

Oct 26, 2017
  • Jules Norwood

Pirates Abroad

You could call it a form of distance education when Ashlyn Biggers recently took a semester’s worth of classes in art, Italian, literature and art history—distance education in that she took...