Thanksgiving break to begin at ECU

East Carolina University will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holidays. No classes will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27. Classes will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

The services listed below will operate on modified hours and dates as follows:


Wednesday, Nov.  23 SRC closes at 8 p.m. – Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, Nov.  24 Closed – Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov.  25 – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov.  26 – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov.  27 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.



Tuesday: normal operating hours

Wednesday Nov. 23: open for general business 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; open for patient care 1:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday: closed


SHS 24-hour nurse line does operate 365 days/year when we are not open, so students can always utilize 252.328.6841 to speak with a nurse even during a holiday break.



Wednesday, Nov.  23

Java City at Mendenhall 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Java City @ Joyner Library 8 a.m. – noon

Wright Place/Starbucks 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All other locations are CLOSED


Thursday, Nov.  24 – Saturday, Nov.  26

All locations are CLOSED


Sunday, Nov.  27

Todd Dining Hall 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

West End Dining Hall 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Reade St / Subway 10:30 a.m. – midnight

Destination 360 5 p.m. – midnight

Center Court Juice Bar noon – 7 p.m.

Java City @ Joyner Library 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Galley 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Pirate Market 10:30 a.m.- 1 a.m.

All other locations are CLOSED


Monday, Nov. 28: All locations return to normal hours.



All Residence Halls Remain Open


Campus Living Computer Labs

Wednesday, Nov.  23th  – Noon to 5 P.M.

Thursday & Friday, Nov.  25 & 26- Closed

Saturday, Nov.  26th – Noon to 6 P.M.

Sunday Nov.  27th – resume regular hours



Wednesday – Friday – Nov.  23 -25  – NSOs Closed

Saturday – Nov.  26- open 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Sunday Nov.  27 – open 10 a.m. to Midnight



Tuesday, Nov 22,

  • 850 Pirate Ride will end early with its last round departing Mendenhall / West End at 9:45 p.m.
  • SafeRide will end early at 10 p.m.

Nov 23 – 26,   – No service

Sunday,  Nov 27,

  • 303 Blue will not operate.
  • All other Sunday service, including SafeRide, will operate normally.


Monday, Nov. 21 – Close at Midnight

Tuesday, Nov. 22 – 7:30a.m. –  9p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 23 – 7:30a.m. – 5p.m.

Thursday – Saturday – Closed

Sunday, Nov. 27 – 5p.m. – Midnight


Biology professor honored with service award

Robert Christian

ECU biology professor Robert Christian was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation during the federation’s biennial conference in Daytona Beach.

Christian served two years as the organization’s president, four years as past presenting and one year as president elect. He also served as the science program chair for a 2005 meeting in Norfolk, Va., and as a long-time CERF representative to the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

Christian championed an international CERF membership and will serve as the chief United States planner for the organization’s first non-U.S. meeting in Argentina.

Christian  is distinguished research professor in the biology department in the ECU Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.



Book by ECU author triggers D.C. conference

A book co-written by East Carolina University sociology professor Dr. Susan C. Pearce has triggered a report and call-in press conference by the Immigration Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Susan Pearce

The IPC report draws information from the book, “Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience,” published in 2011 by New York University Press. The book was co-authored by Pearce; Elizabeth J. Clifford, associate professor of sociology at Towson University; and Reena Tandon, Ryerson University School of Social Work.

The call-in press conference, scheduled for early December, will focus on women immigrant entrepreneurs, whose numbers have increased dramatically in recent years.

Pearce will take part in the conference, along with Yolanda Voss, president of Yolanda Voss Fashion Gallery of Columbia, Md.; and Mary Giovagnoli, director of the Immigration Policy Center; with commentary from Clifford and Tandon.

Individuals interested in attending should RSVP for instructions to Wendy Sefsaf at or call 202-507-7524.

The Immigration Policy Center is the policy arm of the American Immigration Council. IPC’s mission is to shape a rational conversation on immigration and immigrant integration. Through its research and analysis, IPC provides policymakers, the media, and the general public with accurate information about the role of immigrants and immigration policy on U.S. society.



Nursing group holds potluck lunch

Students in the Multicultural Student Nurse Association enjoyed a potluck lunch. (Photo by Blair Fuller)

The Multicultural Student Nurse Association held a potluck lunch Nov. 3 in the ECU College of Nursing. More than 30 people came and more than 20 dishes were shared, said Blair Fuller, president of the MSNA.

Dishes included Cuban soup, hummus and salsa dip, buffalo chicken dip, pumpkin bread, meatballs, southwestern pinwheels, potato salad, pasta salad, chili, pigs in a blanket, pound cake and more. Many of the dishes are in the association’s first cookbook, printed in the spring as a fundraiser.

MSNA began as a small group of black nursing students in 2004 and has grown to nearly 100 nursing and pre-nursing students from many ethnic backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.

To order a cookbook, which costs $10, send an email to