Apr 142014
Drescher: More NC residents seeing psychiatrists through real-time video -- The News & Observer

State Rep. Susan Martin, a Wilson Republican, thought the program should be expanded. Of North Carolina’s 108 hospitals, 49 provide telepsychiatry. Wilson got $2 million included in the current state budget and $2 million in next year’s budget (which starts July 1) so that all hospitals in North Carolina could participate. The program will be similar to the Albemarle Hospital program and will be run by East Carolina University.

Apr 142014
Fair showcases law enforcement careers -- The Daily Reflector

As a child, Daniel Casale often asked his older cousin what he did for a living. Each time the response was the same.

“He would always tell me that he couldn’t tell me, and since then I have always wanted that kind of job,” Casale said.

Casale eventually learned his cousin’s job was with Homeland Security. Now the sophomore at East Carolina University is asking more questions as he tries to find a job close to the one that he was curious about while growing up.

He and other students on Friday attended the ECU criminal justice program’s career fair at the Mendenhall Student Center to talk with representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and North Carolina law schools.

Apr 142014
'Superblock' nears completion -- The Daily Reflector

A private developer, with the help of East Carolina University, is transforming one block of Greenville’s downtown into what some are calling the “Superblock.”

Uptown Greenville Director Bianca Shoneman coined the name for the collection of properties at the corner of E. Fifth and Cotanche streets, but it has been picked up by city staff, members of the project’s team and others.

Apr 142014
Doing Better: New initiatives work to get NC adults back into college -- The News & Observer

On the other side of the state, East Carolina University has taken extraordinary measures to make higher education more accessible for adults. It was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer degrees entirely on the Internet. Today it provides more than 75 degrees and certificate programs online, in industries ranging from education and business to health care and technology.