Pirate Veterans holding Field of Honor Nov. 8 – 15


The Pirate Veterans Organization is holding its inaugural Field of Honor Nov. 8-15 in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The FOH is a way to remember, honor or memorialize veterans, military service members or military supporters by purchasing a flag in their honor. Each flag is 9”x16” and will have a tag attached to it indicating the donor’s name and the name of the person being honored.

Pirate Veterans is selling the flags for $5. They can be purchased at the Student Veteran Services office in Brewster D107.

For additional information, email pirateveterans@ecu.edu or vets@ecu.edu.


Platinum Street Ballers to perform at ECU Oct. 18


The Platinum Street Ballers, formerly ESPN’s And 1 Street Ball, will present their unique style of basketball at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in Minges Coliseum at East Carolina University.

The event is free and open to the public. Giveaways, music and concessions will be provided. The performance is a kickoff event for the ECU Lady Pirate basketball team as it embarks on the inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference.

This season also launches a partnership between ECU’s Women’s Basketball and WZMB 91.3 FM, ECU’s student-run radio station. WZMB will broadcast all women’s games and will stream games online at www.ecu.edu/wzmb.

For additional information, contact YaLanda Davis at (252) 328-4751 or wzmb@ecu.edu.


Miss America 2014 to address culture, diversity



Miss America 2014 will present “The Beauty of Service, Scholarship and Global Citizenship” at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 in Mendenhall Student Center at East Carolina University.

The event is free and open to the public.

Nina Davuluri is the first Indian-American and second Asian-American to hold the Miss America title. The Syracuse, New York native and daughter of Indian immigrants devoted her year of service to a platform of “Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency.” She traveled more than 186,000 miles worldwide to speak on diversity and culture. Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev was recently crowned.

“Diversity is a rich and endless source of experience, language, custom and tradition that enhances our nation and makes us unique,” Davuluri said.

Dr. Melissa Haithcox-Dennis, director of the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, said she hoped that students would relate to Davuluri. “Her challenges being part of the pageant world as a woman of color and second-generation immigrant we hope will connect with our students as they plan for their future and prepare themselves for day-to-day challenges,” Haithcox-Dennis said.

Co-sponsors for the event are the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the Indian Student Organization and Campus Living and Residence Life.

For additional information, contact Mariza James, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center at (252) 328-6495 or lwcc@ecu.edu.