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CRW Family Fun Day 2017!

Friendly Reminder!

Join Campus Recreation & Wellness for an afternoon of family fun at the North Recreational Complex this Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2-5pm. There will be zip lining (ages 8 and up with closed toed shoes), boating, fitness walk, a treasure hunt, basketball toss, face painting, inflatables, and water activities!

For those with children attending the CRW Summer Camp, parents and kids can meet with the camp counselors they will be hanging with this summer.

For Family Fun Day, each child must be accompanied by an adult and all adults will check in on-site with an ECU 1Card or ID and sign a waiver for themselves and any minor.

For more information, please contact Jenny Gregory at 328-6387 or

ECU community asked to avoid Eighth Street

Students are asked to avoid 8th St. adjacent to the construction of the Georgetown Apartment complex on Cotanche St. to allow for construction deliveries to the new apartment complex. (Photo by Jay Clark)

Students are asked to avoid 8th St. adjacent to the construction of the new apartment complex on Cotanche St. Traffic patterns have been adjusted to allow for construction deliveries to the new apartment complex. (Photo by Forrest Croce)

East Carolina University students and staff are being asked to avoid traveling and parking on Eighth Street between Cotanche and Evans streets. The area to avoid is adjacent to the construction site for the new complex that is replacing Georgetowne Square, according to the city of Greenville and East Carolina University.

Traffic flow on Eighth Street has changed to accommodate construction deliveries for that project, officials said. As part of that change, parking is no longer available on the north side of the street. Parking on the south side is still available.

The city of Greenville has asked for voluntary cooperation from students and staff in hopes of not having to issue citations and tow vehicles.

When vehicles travel incorrectly on this street and park in areas restricted for construction deliveries, those deliveries have to be staged on Evans Street, city officials report, creating a traffic hazard and obstruction.


ECU named to community service honor roll

 ECU College of Business graduate assistants Heather Clayton and Devang Patel work together to paint a wall in the Salvation Army's Family Store during the 2012 MLK Day of Service.  East Carolina University has been honored for its efforts in serving the community. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

ECU College of Business graduate assistants Heather Clayton and Devang Patel work together to paint a wall in the Salvation Army’s Family Store during the 2012 MLK Day of Service. East Carolina University has been honored for its efforts in serving the community. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)


For the seventh year in a row, East Carolina University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes exemplary community service and meaningful outcomes in the community. The award is the highest federal recognition that honors a university’s commitment to service and civic engagement.honorroll1

Winners were announced March 4 at the American Council on Education annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Community outreach at ECU is supported through the efforts of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, which engages students in volunteer and service-learning activities that benefit the community while enhancing the students’ academic experiences. For additional information about the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, visit

The entire Honor Roll list is available at

University to test emergency notification system

East Carolina University will conduct a test of the ECU Alert emergency notification system at noon Friday, March 8.

The test will assess numerous emergency communication methods, including the ECU homepage announcement, email delivered to all accounts, indoor and outdoor loudspeakers, VOIP phone text and voice, SMS text messages, Twitter, desktop pop-up boxes and digital messages on campus display screens.

People on campus will hear a verbal message on loudspeakers, noting that it is only a test of the ECU Alert emergency notification system. Voice and text messages will be sent to campus VOIP telephones, and test messages will be sent to university email accounts. Display screens located throughout campus will also carry a test message.

Users who registered for ECU Alert cell phone messages by March 1 will receive an SMS text message. Registration for cell phone messaging is available at

In conjunction with the test and as required by law, the university is providing the following information regarding procedures for emergency notification, response and evacuation:

Emergency Notification

If an emergency occurs, ECU Alert messages will provide instructions and updates as the situation unfolds. When appropriate, in-depth information will be posted to the ECU homepage at

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Guidance for preparedness and response to specific hazards is available at

Faculty, staff, students and visitors are urged to remain calm and aware of surroundings, use common sense and avoid unnecessary risks when hazards occur.

Each campus unit should have evacuation and lockdown plans in place. Contact unit safety representatives for additional information.


Residence halls are required to conduct quarterly fire drills in compliance with state fire codes to provide practice for an actual emergency. Residents and visitors should learn exit routes from all buildings and evacuate immediately when a fire alarm sounds, following the guidelines below:

• Know at least two evacuation routes. Look for illuminated exit signs.

• When the fire alarm sounds, you must evacuate. Do not use elevators.

• Encourage others to evacuate with you. Do not wait for those who refuse to leave.

• Go to the designated evacuation assembly area for the building or move at least 100 paces away.


A shelter-in-place notification may come from the ECU Alert system, ECU Police, university employees or other authorities when severe weather or outdoor environmental dangers occur.

The shelter-in-place order means that all faculty, staff, students and visitors should follow the steps below, remaining in place until otherwise notified:

• If outside, move quickly to the closest building and follow the steps below for sheltering inside, or respond to directives provided by emergency personnel on the scene.

• If inside, stay where you are. Locate an interior room at or above ground level, with minimal windows. Collect a telephone and additional supplies if possible.

• Close and lock all windows and exterior doors.

• Close vents to ventilation systems if able.

• Compile a list of persons in the room. Have someone call in the list and location to the ECU Police.

• Turn on a radio or television and listen for further instructions.

• If possible, access the ECU homepage for further instructions.


A lockdown takes place when a hostile intruder or shooter has threatened or caused violence on campus. This includes individuals who committed violence off campus, but may have moved onto ECU property.

If a lockdown occurs, follow these steps:

• Remain calm. Take immediate responsibility for your personal safety and security.

• If outside, seek protection by establishing a barrier between you and the assailant. If a safe method of escape is available, consider escape.

• If inside, take cover in the nearest room behind solid objects such as tables and desks.

• Turn off lights, close blinds, block windows and silence cell phones.

• Call 911 to report what is happening, where you are located and the number of people with you.

• Treat injuries with basic first aid (apply pressure to wounds and elevate limbs if bleeding).

• Remain in place until an “All Clear” has been issued.

The ECU Office of Environmental Health and Safety and ECU Police Department provided this information. For additional information, visit

Ballard appears on NC Spin

East Carolina University Chancellor Steve Ballard appeared Sept. 23 on an NC Spin program discussing higher education in the state.

Appearing along with Ballard and moderator Tom Campbell were Peter Hans, chair of the UNC Board of Governors; Scott Ralls, president of the NC Community Colleges; and Mary Rittling, president of Davidson County Community College.

To view the program, visit For more details about NC Spin, visit


Faculty, staff urged to turn out for blood drive

An ECU faculty and staff blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 7 at the Student Recreation Center Court #5. During the academic year, students collect around 2,500 units of blood. The students have left for the summer, but the need for blood transfusions remains. Faculty and staff are encouraged to do their part in helping the community through this American Red Cross blood drive.