Monthly Archives: July 2014

ECU partners in Operation LINK mentoring program

By Crystal Baity ECU News Services Ten-year-old Tyrrek Grizzle took control of his paddle, maneuvering his miniature land mover with ease. He and a teammate moved his robot across a grid and past an opponent to pick up as many green-colored blocks as possible and dump them in a coordinating green basket. The team that filled the basket with the most blocks in the three-minute competition won. Grizzle attended an inaugural weeklong robotics summer camp through Operation LINK, an AmeriCorps school-based science, technology, engineering and Continue reading →

Dr. Rhea Miles and Dr. Scott Rawls awarded National Institute of Health Grant

Dr. Rhea Miles, Associate Professor -Science Education, Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education and Dr. Scott Rawls, ECU Alumnus and Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the Center for Substance Abuse Research at Temple University have been awarded a four-year, $1,012,071.00 grant entitled Planarians and the Pharmacology of Addiction: An In Vivo Model for K-12 Education. The project engages K-12 teachers and  students together with health care professionals, pharmacists, and scientists in the study of the pharmacological effects of addictive drugs and the behavior Continue reading →

Graduate Students Hold Book Drive for Belvoir Elementary School

By Erica Anderson, Digital Journalist East Carolina University graduate students are helping a local elementary school promote literacy. As part of a community service project, four Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students held a book drive for Belvoir Elementary School on Monday. “The students there are so eager to learn; but, it’s a really rural area and they may not have very many opportunities. The teachers there do so much to help them so we wanted to provide as many resources [as] we can Continue reading →

Academic Success Center Gets a New Look and Location

The College of Education’s newly renovated, 2700 square foot Academic Success Center (ASC) opened in May 2014 in Rivers Building. The ASC houses Academic Advising, the Office of Professional Development and Teaching Fellows/Maynard/Abernathy Scholars and the Education Housing Community. One interesting feature of the new space are the private cubicles. These cubicles allow advisors to privately meet with students for counseling appointments. The ASC also has a spacious, comfortable waiting area for students, as well as a meeting space complete with presentation technology for student Continue reading →

New COE Secondary TQP Article Published

Drs. Dan Boudah, Lori Flint, Melissa Engleman, and David Gabbard (Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research), collaborated on a paper entitled School-University Partnership for Implementation of Common Core State Standards, which was recently published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. The full text article can be found here in :  Vol. 4 No. 7(1).   http://www.ijhssnet.com/index.php/archives.html

Library Science Alumni Reconnect

On June 16, 2014 Library Science alumni and friends reconnected with their alma mater and learned about the East Carolina University’s Library Science program  at the College of Education and Joyner Library’s Library Science Alumni Event. Jan Lewis, the interim dean for Joyner Library, gave an update on recent library news and changes. Dr. John Harer, the director of the library science program, shared program updates, including the new department name: the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions. Three Library Science alumni spoke to attendees: Greg Needham, the Continue reading →

East Carolina Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients

The East Carolina Alumni Association awards scholarships each year to undergraduate, full-time students who demonstrate leadership and service to the community. This year, three education majors have received scholarships. Brice O’Neil Everett Megan Grace Lavinder Memorial Scholarship Brice is a junior music education major from Greensboro, NC. As a bassoon and saxophone player, he is or has been a member of several music ensembles at ECU, including the Marching Pirates, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble. In the marching band, Continue reading →

The Maynard Scholarship

Donors like James and Connie Maynard are making a difference in recruiting and retaining quality teachers in eastern North Carolina. The Maynard Scholars program awards the top 10 incoming freshmen who plan to teach in eastern NC a four year $20,000 scholarship. Not only do these students get a $20,000 scholarship, they also live in an education housing community and have unique enrichment activities that will help them be a successful teacher.  If you are interesting in providing scholarships to future educators, please contact Development Continue reading →

Welcome 2014 Abernathy and Maynard Scholars

The Abernathy and Maynard Scholarships are four-year scholarships awarded to education students. Meet our incoming Abernathy and Maynard Scholars and learn what made them choose education! 2014 Betty S. Abernathy Memorial Scholar Name: Cody Allen Hometown: Pine Level, NC High School: Johnston County Middle College High School Intended Major: Science Education and Chemistry Reason for Choosing Education: I want to major in this field because my teacher really inspired me to help others through teaching and I just have this passion for chemistry. I want Continue reading →