Category Archives: Dept. News

Sadie Crockett wins Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Congratulations to French Minor Sadie Crockett on winning a Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship is congressionally funded and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education through its office in Houston, TX. Named after retired congressman Benjamin A. Gilman from

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November 29, 2016. Russian Vocale Ensemble ‘СhoRuss’. 7pm The Music House.

Established in April 2012, the ChoRuss Vocal Ensemble tours extensively in Europe: in Germany, in France, in Switzerland and in United Kingdom. The repertoire of the Ensemble is spiritual a-cappella music (which is performed at church services of the Russian Orthodox Church) and Russian folk songs, and Christmas songs. The Ensemble sings the music of Russian composers such as Rachmaninof,

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So proud of our interdisciplinary students: spotlight on Elisa Alfonso

Elisa Alfonso presented a paper titled: “Depictions of Musico-Cultural Syncretism in the film Chico & Rita (2010)” at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium. She received a travel award from ECU’s Office of Undergraduate Research to attend the conference. Elisa is a senior, who is completing a dual degree in Hispanic Studies and Music Performance (with

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Ben Fraser and Michael Schinasi honored as authors

On Friday, October 21, 2016, Joyner Library and the Office of the Provost celebrated the accomplishments of faculty authors in 2015-2016.   Among those honored were Ben Fraser for his edited collection of essays by various authors on Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Cinema Contexts (Wallflower Press/ Columbia University Press) and Michael Schinasi, for his monograph on Ventura de

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Digital Scholarship. Students Use Technology to Tell Stories.

(Photo by Cliff Hollis) Sept. 23, 2016 By Lacey Gray and Doug Boyd Although digital scholarship got started a couple of decades ago, it is now surging at ECU: Thomas Herron, English: “Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle”
 Karin Zipf, history, and Margaret Bauer, English: the Wilmington Massacre of 1898
 Jennifer McKinnon, history, and collaborator: The Battle of

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Major Awards won by Anna Lawrence, Amanda Keating, and Daniel Franch

Anna A. Lawrence, a May 2016 ECU graduate with dual degrees in anthropology and Hispanic studies, has been selected by the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society as a graduate fellow. Lawrence was the ECU chapter winner in the spring of 2016 and worked with Dr. Holly Mathews, Chair of the Phi Kappa Phi Student Awards Committee at ECU, to

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Alternative Spring Break in Russia

Two ECU undergrads spent their Spring Break on a service trip to Vladimir, Russia, a small town near Moscow on Russia’s historical “Golden Ring.” Jason Port, a freshman Russian and Security Studies double major, and Mac Carneiro, a junior studying Russian and Criminal Justice, decided to experience first-hand the language and culture they learned about in classes this year. They

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