Category Archives: Featured Events

November 5-11, 2013. French Week

AbdalMalikDernierFrFrench Week:
Tues Nov 5. 3:30 pm in BATE 1032. TALK: “Peaceful Rap: an Oxymoron? Abd al Malik’s Relationship to French Rap, American Rap and Islam,” David Spieser-Landes, University of Pittsburgh

Wed Nov 6. 4pm Bate 3007. Guest speaker Diane B. Dean president and CEO of the Dean Agency International LTD which matches foreign firms to US clients. 4PM. Bate 3007. “The Languages of Business”. Diana Dean graduated in French from ECU, and has also worked as a liaison between the Mexican Consul in Charlotte and the Mexican Consulate in Washington DC. Among other recognitions she was selected as nominee for 1st annual award from the Charlotte Observer for Business Woman of the Year.

Wed Nov 6. 6pm. DÎNER FRANÇAIS: Dinner and Study Abroad Presentations, The Scullery, Uptown Greenville. Reservations required by Friday, Nov. 1. PHOTOS.

Thu Nov 7. 3:30-5:30 Bate 1028. French Film: La Haine, by Matthieu Kassovitz

Mon Nov 11. 5:30pm Brewster B102. French Film: Les Intouchables, by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano,

October 27, 2013. Spring Awakening. Raleigh Little Theatre. 3pm.

PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PROF. SMITH FOR THIS TRIP as soon as possible so he can get an accurate count of who is going. Email him or call 328-5524.

We’ll meet at ECU at 12:15 p.m. (exact location forthcoming) and travel by ECU bus to Raleigh Little Theatre.
We’ll be back at ECU by 9 p.m. at latest.
What you’ll need: just $5 per ticket (a savings of $22/ticket) and some money for dinner.*
*Students with financial need should talk to Prof. Smith because there is funding to pay for your ticket.
Why should you attend? Besides earning cultural outreach credit for your German class, you’ll get to see the rock musical version of Frank Wedekind’s “Frühlings Erwachen”, a play focusing on the lives of several teenagers that continues to challenge social mores some 100 years after it was first performed (and censored or banned!). The Broadway musical won 11 Tony awards in 2007. You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Contact Prof. Smith today to sign up for the trip. All students are welcome, so don’t forget to get your roommates and friends interested as well.

ECU faculty and staff may also ride on the bus with us, space permitting, but they will need to purchase their tickets directly from Raleigh Little Theatre as the subventions apply only to students. Please contact Prof. David Smith if you are interested in riding with us. Unfortunately, people not employed by ECU are not allowed to ride the bus because of insurance coverage reasons.

This trip is being sponsored by
ECU’s Department of Student Involvement and Leadership Co-Curricular Collaborations,
ECU’s Ledonia Wright Cultural Center,
The Raleigh Little Theatre.

October 22, 2013. Jill Twark lecture on “German Rock Goes Global for Social Justice.” 4:30. Bate 1032.

Dr. Jill Twark will present her most recent research on two popular German rock groups, entitled “Die Toten Hosen and Rammstein: German Rock Goes Global for Social Justice” This research was conducted as part of a co-authored chapter for a book project she is co-editing with Axel Hildebrandt entitled “Social Justice in Contemporary German Culture.”
Date: Tuesday, October 22nd
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Place: 1032 Bate

Morris Glass, Holocaust Survivor. Tues. 4/16. 4pm Hendrix

ECU’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, and the Honors College invite You to a Free Talk by


4 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 16
(Mendenhall Student Center, ECU Campus)

Mr. Glass was just 11 when the Nazis invaded his native Poland on 1 September 1939.
Forty-two members of his family were murdered during the Holocaust and he was imprisoned in six death camps, including Auschwitz. Mr. Glass speaks on behalf of the millions who perished during the Nazis’ reign of terror.

This event is free and open to the public. *Given the graphic subject matter, parents interested in bringing children to this event are asked to use their best judgment.* For more information, contact Prof. David Smith or phone 252.328.5524.

Mr. Glass’s talk is made possible by the N. C. Council on the Holocaust.

April 5-7, 2013. Oedipus Rex. Mendenhall.

Oedipus RexThe ECU Classical Studies Program announces its production of
Oedipus Rex
a Tragedy by Sophocles

in a translation by Ruth Fainlight and Robert J. Littman
with original music by Mark Richardson, ECU School of Music
directed by John Given, ECU Program in Classical Studies

April 5, 6 and 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
at Mendenhall Student Center, Great Rooms, ECU

Co-sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership & Civic Engagement.