Congratulations ECU Graduates!!

Congratulations ECU English Class of 2018!

A special shout out to the department’s Outstanding Graduating Students:

Undergrad: Victoria Ann Dudley, with honorable mentions going to  Madeline Ann Daniel and Paige A. Vaughan.


Master’s: Omar Sutherland, with honorable mentions going to Cameron Green and Kelsey Burroughs.


As we wrap up the semester, we would like to wish all of our: graduates, current students, and faculty, a restful and happy summer!


Go English!!


Pirates Aboard and Go English!

ECU’s Pirates Aboard Open House for Admitted Students was held on Saturday, March 24. English faculty and students were on hand to offer information and answer questions during the morning fair and in the subsequent Go English! sessions for prospective English and English Education majors. Big thanks to all the participants who helped make these events a success!  Below are some photos of the event:

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Go English!

American Shakespeare Center Photos

On March 24th through the 25th, the ECU English department hosted a trip to Staunton Virginia to the American Shakespeare Center.  They saw three plays: a tragedy, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a history, Shakespeare’s Richard II, and a restoration comedy Congreve’s The Way of the World, and took a few wonderful pictures of their adventures! (Pictures below). Students also had the opportunity to hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains!

There are many great opportunities and experiences one can have as an English major at ECU, the world of English is truly an adventurous one!

Go English!


American Shakespeare Center Trip Photos:

Together at the American Shakespeare Center Together at the American Shakespeare Center Together at the American Shakespeare Center Hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains! In the Blueridge Mountains!


#MeToo@ECU! (PDF attached)


In recognition of
Sexual Assault
Awareness Month

April 9


Mendenhall Great Rooms

Lunch will be provided.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and to educate communities and individuals about how to prevent sexual violence.

Register for the event or individual sessions at

All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend.

Schedule of events in the link Below!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

English Department

ECU Service Awards Ceremony

The department had a great showing at the ECU service awards ceremony Wednesday night.

Congratulations to the award winners from English: PhD Student and University Writing Center Grad Assistant Director Cecilia Shelton, who received the Diversity and Inclusion Award (Student). The Console-ing Passions Conference Planning Team—including from English Amanda Klein, Anna Froula, Cheryl Dudasik-Wiggs, Laura Jolly, Marianne Montgomery, English major and Film minor Maddie Daniel, and PhD student Ruby Nancy, who together received the Centennial Award for Excellence in Ambition (Team). Plus: Andrea Kitta and Michael Parker were inducted into the Servire Society (which requires 100 hours of community service in the year).

We also had several nominees recognized:
Margaret Bauer and Matt Cox were nominated for the James R. Talton Leadership Award. Lida Cope and Timm Hackett were nominated for Centennial Awards. PhD student Temptaous Mckoy was nominated for a Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Congrats to all whose service was celebrated. Go English!

Enjoying the event

Congratulations Gera Miles!!

Congratulations to Gera Miles on another successful GAME P.L.A.Y event! The department was a co-sponsor of this event, loaning technology, and Gera’s efforts are really making a difference for kids in the community. See Gera’s report below as well as the photos attached. Go English!


Enjoying the Event Enjoying the event

Enjoying the Event


I would like to think the English Department for their technological donations for the 3rd GAMEP.L.A.Y (Game Police, Life, and Youth) event that was held on Tuesday, March 13th at the Boys & Girls Club in Farmville.   Along with the Farmville Police Department and a few other law enforcement agents from the surrounding area, there were about 135 children that attended the event.
    GAMEP.L.A.Y is a Gaming Outreach Initiative that builds trust between children/teens by having them play cooperative games with one another.  The most important part of the event is the breakout session where the youth and officers get together to talk about local or national events that concern them.
    Below is a link to the WCTI Channel 12 coverage of GAMEP.L.A.Y.  Along with the English department, our sponsors also included Food Lion, GameStop, Insomnia Cookies, Pepsi, and Highway 55!   Again, thank you for your support!
Gera Miles
English Instructor
GAMEP.L.A.Y Co-Founder





Pirate Nation Gives!!

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is joining ECU in celebrating its second annual Pirate Nation Gives on Wednesday, March 21.  This single extraordinary day of giving encourages alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and students to make a donation to one of ECU’s 12 colleges and schools or the university program of their choice. Help Harriot College take the lead in this year’s Pirate Nation Gives campaign!

Last year’s event raised $273,663 for the university, a truly successful showcase of the generosity of Pirate Nation. This year’s midnight-to-midnight campaign aims to build on that engagement and support. In honor of ECU’s 111th year, a goal of 111 gifts of $111, 111 new donors, and 500 #PirateNationGives hashtags on social media has been set.

Please consider contributing to a scholarship or program within the College of Arts and Sciences that you value most by donating online at or by phone at 252-ECU-GIVE (252-328-4483) on March 21. If you choose to give online and do not see your fund of choice initially, select “View All Giving Opportunities” for more options (select “Other” then write in the fund name in the Gift Instructions box if you still do not see the fund you wish to support).

To engage socially, please use the following links and hashtag to spread the word about this one-day philanthropic effort.


Facebook: @EastCarolina

Twitter: @EastCarolina, @ECUAdvancement

Instagram: @eastcarolinauniv, @ecuadvancement

Hashtags: #PirateNationGives

Thank you for supporting Harriot College and ECU on Pirate Nation Gives. Please let me know if you have any questions.

UWC: International Writing Centers Week Celebration

International Writing Centers Week Celebration

The University Writing Center will be celebrating International Writing Centers Week by hosting many exciting and educational events throughout the week of (2/12)-(2/15).  The events are open to everyone and will explore an array of topics such as why we write and what impact our writing can have on society.  Each day will hold a different event focused around a different idea, and there will even be a party!  We hope everyone will join us in celebration, as we delve further into the big questions of writing and provide a chance for our voices to be heard in impacting ways!

See below for each day and the event being held:


Feb 12Th: Why I write Campaign!  Come add to the wall and tell us why it is you write. What is it that inspires you?


Feb 13th 2-4 pm: Commitment to Social Justice Celebration!!!!  Come Join us in celebration of the overall commitment to social justice and of our new social justice statement!  The first 25 students to the party gets a UWC coffee mug!


Feb 14th 12-3 pm: Frederick Douglass Transcribe-a-thon! (sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Transcription Center, and the Colored Conventions Project) In our digital studio space, we will be joining other schools in helping transcribe documents, feel free to drop by anytime, even if it’s only for a few moments.  Directions will be streamed.


Feb 15th: Postcards for Change! Spend a moment to thank an organization that you believe inspires inclusion or care in our society, through a digital postcard!


Once again, all events are open to everyone and the UWC hopes to see you there!!

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