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Chancellor Philip Rogers.
Jan 22, 2024
  • East Magazine

Chancellor Philip Rogers on ECU’s role in making the region and state a better, stronger, healthier place.

In ECU’s new strategic plan, Future focused. Innovation driven., the university reaffirms its mission to be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation. In addition, ECU...

Jul 10, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Glass Class is in Session

STORY BY CRYSTAL BAITY Glass Class is in Session IN AN OLD FARMVILLE GAS STATION, RAW MATERIALS PLUS FIRE EQUALS ART The golden hour arrives in Farmville, where the sun...

Student wearing a cap that measures electrical activity in the brain.
Jul 10, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Engineering professor looks for traffic jams on the brain’s highways

The human brain is like a complex group of highways, and despite a good road map, traffic jams may develop.  Sunghan Kim, an associate professor in the ECU Department of...

Josh Peery, an instructional technology specialist with the College of Nursing
Jul 10, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Game uses tech to teach nursing, medical students

Sometimes gaming doesn’t mean playing a game. For example, serious games, said Josh Peery, a game designer and instructional technology consultant for the ECU College of Nursing, are those that...

Dec 23, 2021
  • Erin Ward

The TikTok Doc will see you now

TikTok celebrity Makall Lauren had a contact lens stuck in her eye. The college student posted a teary video about her dilemma on the popular social media platform asking for...

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,...