Category Archives: News clippings compiled by ECU News Services

Hurricane reponse subject of special commissioners meeting | The Daily Reflector

The board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. At that meeting, East Carolina University professor Tracy Tuten is scheduled to discuss concealed carry laws. Tuten made headlines earlier this month when she announced she was going to carry a gun on campus in response to members of ECU’s marching band kneeling during a performance of the national anthem. Tuten did not follow through after ECU police contacted her and said carrying a gun on campus was a violation of North Carolina statute.

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ECU, PCC to reopen; Public schools deliberating | The Daily Reflector

East Carolina University and Pitt Community College are planning to resume classes, and Pitt County Schools is calling back teachers, but challenges from Hurricane Matthew continue. Classes will resume at East Carolina University Tuesday, according to an ECU Alert sent Friday afternoon. Employees will be under Condition 1 of the UNC System Adverse Weather Policy from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Monday.

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The Outer Banks Hospital partners with Vidant, Brody for emergency services | The Daily Reflector

Vidant Medical Group and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University on Oct. 1 began providing emergency medicine services at The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head. “Connecting The Outer Banks Hospital to the Brody School of Medicine along with Vidant Medical Group was an easy decision,” Ronnie Sloan, president of The Outer Banks Hospital, said. “Our residents and visitors will now have access to decades of emergency medicine experience and high-quality local providers that live here and are part of our community.”

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ECU Notes: Student-run physical therapy clinic aids training, patient care | The Daily Reflector

East Carolina University physical therapy students are gaining valuable career experience and improving access to care for patients through a new, student-run clinic. Launched in July, the clinic is a partnership with ECU Physicians’ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. It’s an extension of the patient-focused, interdisciplinary care that is taught across ECU health sciences programs, said Dr. Christine Lysaght, clinical assistant professor in physical therapy.

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Greenville: Some Stuck In Shelters, Others Check For Damage At Home | WNCN

Friday, some ECU students got a look at their apartments for the first time since floodwaters rose. Mark Matulewicz spent the week at home in Nags Head. Friday, he and his roommate returned to their Elm Street apartment, removing the sandbags in front of the door and getting a look inside. They were relived to find that the river got close, but didn’t get into, their apartment.

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Former Greenville resident receives Clinical Instructor of the Year Award | The Daily Reflector

Howard Burtnett, a certified registered nurse anesthetist and former Greenville resident, has been named the 2016 Clinical Instructor of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Burtnett, faculty and clinical coordinator for the York College of Pennsylvania/WellSpan Health Nurse Anesthesia Program in York, Pa., received the award during the AANA’s Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress in Washington, D.C. He graduated from East Carolina University in 1982 and worked as a surgical intensive care unit staff nurse at Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Medical Center).

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