Tom Minges, 56, of Greenville, died Thursday, June 9 of an apparent heart attack. Friends and local officials recalled him as devoted to community, to ECU and to his family. Minges Coliseum at ECU bears the name of his family. More at http://www.reflector.com/news/greenville-businessman-dies-530663
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East Carolina University faculty met with faculty from 14 community colleges June 7 to discuss ways to encourage more individuals to pursue a career in science education.
Science education faculty shared ideas and information to help community college faculty advise students interested in a science education career. Assistance with transfers to ECU were also part of the conversation.
Dr. Linda Patriarca, dean of the College of Education, encouraged the collaboration. She said, “As an employee of a community college, you are strategically placed to find individuals who show promise but may not have thought about science or science teaching.”
The event served as a kick off for a new teacher initiative through which faculty from the College of Education’s Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education work with community college faculty with the ultimate goal of filling public school classrooms with highly qualified science teachers.
The following community colleges were represented: Bladen Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Carteret Community College, Craven Community College, Central Carolina Community College, College of the Albemarle, Edgecombe Community College, James Sprunt Community College, Lenoir Community College, Pitt Community College, Sampson Community College, Vance Granville Community College, Wake Technical Community College, and Wilson Community College.
Additional information about science education opportunities may be found at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/msite/Science/index.cfm.
Contact: Laura Bilbro-Berry, East Carolina University
Phone: 252-328-1123, Email: email@example.com
For the fifth year in a row, East Carolina University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes exemplary community service and meaningful outcomes in the community.
The honor is the highest federal recognition that honors a university’s commitment to service and civic engagement.
The 2010 Honor Roll winners will be presented in June at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans, La.
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 http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentlife/volunteer/home.cfm.
A new program focused on serving the over-50 aged population of eastern North Carolina will kick off Saturday with a free program at the Murphy Center on ECU’s campus.
Sponsored by the Continuing Education Program of ECU, the new Lifelong Learning Program will hold its first event at 1 p.m. with Dr. Elliot Engel, a scholar, performer and storyteller, presenting “A Light History of the English Language.” Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Read more…
Dentists with East Carolina University will conduct free screenings for oral cancer Tuesday, May 17, before the ECU-Old Dominion baseball game at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Dental chairs will be set up outside the stadium. Screenings will be from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Read more…
Faculty in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics will discuss the science surrounding a nuclear crisis in a free, open forum “The Physics of a Reactor Emergency: What’s Happening in Japan?” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 in the Science and Technology Building, Room C-309. The forum will include a brief presentation, followed by a question and answer session with a panel of faculty from the Department of Physics. For additional information, contact physics chairperson Dr. John Sutherland at 252-328-6739 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two scholarships at East Carolina University will honor Kathy Taft, an ECU alumna and longtime education advocate who died March 9 after being assaulted in Raleigh. Read more…
More than 250 middle and high school students are expected to participate March 30 in the regional National History Day competition at East Carolina University. Judging at the event, themed “Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences” will begin at 10 a.m. in Mendenhall Student Center. The public is invited to attend, said Chad Ross, teaching assistant professor of history.
“You’ll see the excitement and energy in these kids’ faces,” said Ross, who is in his third year of organizing the event. Read more…
More than 250 middle and high school students are expected to participate March 30 in the regional National History Day competition at East Carolina University.
Judging at the event, themed “Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences” will begin at 10 a.m. in Mendenhall Student Center. The public is invited to attend, said Chad Ross, teaching assistant professor of history.
“You’ll see the excitement and energy in these kids’ faces,” said Ross, who is in his third year of organizing the event.
The regional NHD will draw students from counties east of Interstate 95. Winners will proceed to the state competition in Raleigh, which precedes the national contest in College Park, Md.
More than half a million students nationwide participate annually in NHD by writing papers or preparing exhibits, performances, websites or documentaries.
NHD helps students across the country develop critical thinking, research and presentation skills. It also fosters self-esteem and helps develop a sense of responsibility for an involvement in the democratic process.
A study released in January found that students who participated in National History Day perform better on high-stakes tests, are better writers, more confident and capable researchers, and have a more mature perspective on current events and civic engagement than their peers.
The ECU Department of History sponsors the regional contest as part of its efforts to interact with the community and bring history to people, Ross said.
To learn more about National History Day and the March 30 event, contact Chad Ross, Ph.D., teaching assistant professor of history, at 252-328-6089 or email@example.com. More information can also be found at http://www.nhd.org.