ECU Police announced today that Pitt-Greenville Crimestoppers is offering up to $5,000 in reward funds for information leading to an arrest of two suspects who broke into and damaged Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Oct. 21.
Lt. Chris Sutton announced the Crimestoppers reward at a media briefing releasing photos taken from stadium surveillance video during the vandalism that occurred between 3 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. Oct. 21.
Approximately $35,000 in damage was done by three suspects.
Persons with information about the identity of the two individuals shown with former ECU student William J. Banks on the video should call Crimestoppers at 758-7777. Individuals are not asked for their names when reporting information; they are identified through a code system. If the information leads to an arrest, the person could receive up to $5,000 in reward money.
Trees that were to be included as part of a sustainable parking lot design were determined to be dead when they did not produce leaves this spring. Designers plan to replace the lost trees. (Contributed photos)
New trees will be planted in the 14th Street parking lot renovation area across from Belk Residence Hall as part of a sustainable parking lot design.
The new canopy trees will replace several existing trees that died this winter.
The parking lot renovation is the first construction project initiated since East Carolina University adopted its new master plan designating sustainability as a core value for the institution.
The existing trees were a key element incorporated into the original sustainable parking lot design. However, experts identified the trees as dead when they failed to produce new leaves this spring. Since the old trees cannot be saved, new trees will be planted to replace them.
The existing green areas will not be used for additional parking.
The campus personnel involved in the design of this parking lot also chose to maintain and protect the trees at the former Stratford Arms Apartment site.
For additional information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/parkingandtransportation/bnjuly2012.cfm.
A plan to maintain existing trees in a new parking lot renovation fell through when the trees died over the winter. New trees will be planted in their place.
ECU physician Dr. Bob Hoyer and his wife, Anne Hoyer, an ECU nurse, were quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article about their son, Jed Hoyer, the new Chicago Cubs general manager. Read the story.
An Irish newspaper carries the story of a safety consultant scheduled to speak at ECU after Hurricane Irene. Click on the image for a larger size.
East Carolina University was mentioned in The Irish News in a story entitled, “Safety consultant caught in hurricane a second time.” The story was about Philip McAleenan, who was scheduled to speak at ECU Aug.29, just after Hurricane Irene had passed through.
McAleenan managed to experience Hurricane Irene while in the United States, but he was also caught in New Orleans in 2004 when Hurricane Ivan struck. He also narrowly missed the Virginia earthquake that was felt in Greenville a few days earlier.
Although his talk was canceled by the weather, McAleenan spoke well of the ECU response to the hurricane, commenting on the efforts made to check on students and clean up after the storm.
WNCT video highlights ECU professor's research
Work by ECU communication sciences and disorders professor Sherri Jones was featured in a WNCT-TV story. Jones is working with military service personnel as part of Operation Re-Entry North Carolina, to investigate connections between exposure to explosions and resultant damage to the brain or inner ear. View video.
ECU finance professor Eli Beracha was quoted in CNN Money on the financial repercussions of renting versus buying a home. Beracha and a co-author have published a paper on buying versus renting a home in Real Estate Economics. Read the CNN article.
Peter Francia (Political Science) was quoted in an NPR story on campaign finance, discussing the relative lack of public disclosure in the present campaign finance system. Visit http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2011/04/05/135153197/presidential-hopefuls-raise-lots-of-cash-good-luck-finding-out-from-whom.