ECU campaign offers chance to honor military service, support

Newly purchased pavers are shown during the 2011 dedication of the Memorial Walk and Freedom Wall at East Carolina University. The pavers were installed in the brick walkway after the service. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

A campaign under way at East Carolina University presents an opportunity to commemorate military service with a permanent memorial on campus.

The 2012 Service to Nation Campaign is offering engraved brick pavers priced at $125 each to honor individuals who have provided service in support of national defense. That includes military service as well as participation with organizations designed to support military efforts, such as the Veterans Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Support the Troops, Wounded Warriors and similar programs.

Each 6 x 9 inch commemorative paver will be engraved with the honoree’s name and service details, and installed on the Memorial Walk west of Christenbury Memorial Gymnasium. Pavers purchased before Oct. 19 will be installed prior to a Nov. 9 dedication ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.

Proceeds will be used for Army and Air Force ROTC scholarships at ECU.

The campaign is sponsored by the ECU College of Health and Human Performance and the Office of Military Programs. For additional information, contact Steve Duncan at duncans@ecu.edu or Kim Walters at waltersk@ecu.edu or call (252) 328-9572.

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University Printing & Graphics is double winner in national contest

The 2011 football season ticket book and a poster printed for a musical presented by ECU’s School of Theatre and Dance netted national recognition for ECU’s University Printing & Graphics. UP&G also printed the books that were distributed to 2012 football season ticket holders. (Contributed photo)

 

University Printing and Graphics at East Carolina University has been named a double winner in the In–Print 2012 competition, a national contest that recognizes print quality.

UP&G received the silver award in the hybrid combined offset/non-offset category for the 2011 football season ticket book printed last fall for the ECU Department of Athletics.

“This is a very special award for us this year,” said Ann Weingartz, UP&G director. “Everyone in the department had a hand in the production of the book. From photography and design to collating and binding, everyone stepped up and made it happen.”

UP&G also brought home the bronze award in the flyers non-offset category for a poster printed for a musical presented by East Carolina’s School of Theatre and Dance, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

The contest is sponsored by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) and “In-Plant Graphics” magazine. It is the only competition strictly for in-plants, an in-house reproduction department operated within an organization, such as a company, government office or university.

The awards were presented in June at the IPMA conference in Kansas City, Mo. Seventy-eight printed pieces submitted by 37 organizations were selected as winners from the 452 entries submitted.

IPMA Awards Chairman Chris Anderson of Salt Lake City, who has served as a judge for the past five years, was impressed by this year’s entries. “Every year the competition gets tighter, especially in the digital category,” he said.

“The quality of equipment is making judging far more difficult,” he added. “In the past we could pretty easily identify the equipment by simply looking at the piece, but this year we frequently needed to refer back to the entry forms to clarify the machine used.”

The 2012 awards mark the 14th time ECU’s print shop has placed in the competition since 1996.

“We are extremely proud of the recognition our work has received over the years,” Weingartz said. “Meeting the needs of our customers is our first priority. Receiving awards and recognition is just icing on the cake.”

The ticket book utilized both offset and digital printing processes. It was printed on the Heidelberg Speedmaster and variable data was added to the piece utilizing the Xerox iGen4 Press. The poster was printed on the Xerox iGen4 Press.

In picking the winners, judges considered the degree of difficulty required to print a job and closely analyzed the entries for obvious flaws.

The most common reason pieces are eliminated is when both halves of the sheet fail to line up perfectly or are cracked along the folds because they were either folded against the grain or folded without first being scored.

The judges also look for color variation from page to page, particularly noticeable in company logos or headers that appear on consecutive pages, and spots and specks.

“A beautifully designed piece can be ruined if the colors aren’t right or the binding isn’t up to standard,” Weingartz said.

UP&G is located at 2612 East 10th Street in the Harris Building. Operated through the Business Services unit of East Carolina University’s division of Administration and Finance, UP&G is self-supporting and receives no state funding. It is the largest in-plant printing operation among the 16 constituent institutions of the UNC system and features printing capabilities ranging from simple forms to four-color process magazines.

 

 

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SEANC District 65 to hold Toys for Tots Drive

 

SEANC District 65 is holding a Toys for Tots toy drive Aug. 28 through Sept. 5 at East Carolina University.

Individuals wishing to donate toys for to brighten the holiday for needy children may deliver the items to the Thomas Professional Building or arrange for pickup by contacting Lynn Tuthill at 252-744-3284 or via email at tuthilll@ecu.edu.

Member of SEANC 65 will take donations from this area to Greensboro, adding the toys to a statewide collection during the annual SEANC Convention. The collection will then go to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, who will distribute them to needy children across the state through their Toys for Tots campaign.

SEANC members are asking that individuals refrain from donating stuffed animals or books (many of these items are left over from last year). They will not accept realistic looking toy weapons and gifts with food. All toys should be unwrapped and appropriate for children 12 and under.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is this year’s community service project for the 29th Annual SEANC Convention.

For more information, contact Tuthill or a board member of SEANC District 65.

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The Thomas Professional Building is on Arlington Blvd., just south of Dickinson Avenue, next to Dr. Capps, Bowman and Padgett’s dental office.

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Business faculty report publications

Faculty in the East Carolina University College of Business have reported recent publications including “Did You Tell Me the Truth? The Influence of Online Community on eWOM,” by Marketing and Supply Chain Management professor Shirley Mai in the International Journal of Market Research; and “Offshoring Audit and Tax Procedures: Implications for U.S.-Based Employee Education,” by Accounting professor Denise E. Dickens in Issues in Accounting Education.

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ECU psychology professor honored with Best Paper award

Dr. Heather Littleton, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at East Carolina University, received the 2013 Georgia Babladelis Best Paper award by the Psychology of Women Quarterly for her co-authored paper, “Health Risk Behavior and Sexual Assault Among Ethnically Diverse Women.”

Littleton

The award honors the best paper published for the year. The award-winning article will be featured as the lead article in the March 2013 issue of the journal and comes with a $1,000 honorarium. Littleton will be recognized for the award at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Littleton’s paper examines the extent to which an association between sexual victimization history and engaging in health risk behaviors is mediated by sexual violence victims’ greater vulnerability to depressive and anxiety symptoms. This association was evaluated among European American, African American, Latina and Asian American women, and differences in the size of this relationship were compared. Implications of the findings for understanding sexual violence risk and health risk behaviors among diverse women are discussed.

Co-authors are Dr. Amie Grills-Taquechel, associate professor at the University of Houston, and three doctoral clinical health psychology students in Littleton’s lab. The doctoral students are Katherine Buck, Julia Dodd and Lindsey Rosman.

For additional information, contact Littleton at 252-328-6488 or littletonh@ecu.edu.

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