The East Carolina University Center for Biodiversity and Department of Biology will host the annual Earth Day Expo from 4 – 6 p.m. April 8 in Howell Science Complex on campus.
ECU researchers and non-profit organizations will provide interactive activities and displays on topics related to biodiversity. Children may enjoy live animals and plants, lab activities, natural history story times and additional activities. More than 300 children participated in 2013.
This N.C. Science Festival event is free and open to the public.
In addition, the public is invited to attend a free, evening lecture at 8 p.m. in the Science and Technology Building, Room C307. Dr. Mary Ruckelshaus, managing director of Natural Capital Project, will discuss “Nature of, by, and for the People.” A reception in the 3rd floor atrium of the Science and Technology Building will follow.
For additional information, visit www.ecu.edu/biology/ncbiodiversity or contact Heather Vance-Chalcraft at email@example.com or 252-328-9841.
East Carolina will host Spring Fest and the Battle of the Bands 4:30 to 8 p.m. April 3 to mark the season opening of the North Recreational Complex.
Open to ECU students, faculty and staff, the event provides free food, live music, and prizes for numerous competitive games such as corn hole, volleyball, paddleball and inflatable activities. Inflatable games include Hoop It Up, Bungee Run, Ultimate Sports Dome, Ultimate Obstacle Course, 24’ Dual Slide, Jacob’s Ladder and Wrecking Ball. The Odyssey Tower will be open for individuals who wish to try out the 300-foot zip line. More than a dozen club sports teams will provide live demos and interactive games.
For the second consecutive year, the event will host Battle of the Bands, a local music competition. Winners earn a spot as the opening act for ECU’s Barefoot on the Mall on April 24.
ECU Transit will provide transportation from College Hill and Mendenhall Student Center from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. An ECU OneCard is required for entry.
The North Recreational Complex officially opened at the start of the fall 2011 semester with a 51,000-square-foot beach on a 5.6-acre lake for boating and fishing and a 2,000-square-foot boathouse. Closed from November through March, the NRC is open to ECU students, faculty and staff.
For more information, visit the special event website at www.ecu.edu/springfest or call Janis Steele, Associate Director for Campus Recreation and Wellness at (252) 328-1571.
For the 20th year, runners and walkers may lace up their sneakers and pound the pavement in the Hamstring Hustle 5K Run/Walk.
The race starts at 9 a.m. at ECU Health Sciences Building on the East Carolina University health sciences campus. The race will wind through the grounds of the ECU Health Sciences Campus and Vidant Medical Center and is a USA Track and Field-certified course/sanctioned event.
The race is presented by the Medical Student Council at the Brody School of Medicine. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Registration is $20 by March 28, includes a T-shirt and is available online at http://www.hamstringhustle.com. Race day registration is $25; arrive by 8:15 a.m. April 5.
Participants should be at the race site by 8:15 a.m. the day of the race.
Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners and to the top three males and females in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.
E-mail race organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-289-7590 for more information.
At the Student Health Services fair, left to right, graduate assistant Sara Ridder and quality improvement manager Kim Joyner, present a game called, “Swashbucking with Captain Kim” to Nadya Majette Elliot, health promotion project manager, and Joyce Bullock, Health Information. (Contributed photos).
East Carolina University’s Student Health Services hosted an AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) fair March 11 for health services employees as a way to prepare them for the June AAAHC survey for national accreditation.
The event offered interactive games that educated participants on issues such as patient rights, quality of care and quality improvements. Participants who successfully completed all games had an opportunity to enter a drawing to win homemade baked goods and rain gear.
At left, Kenzie Bundy, Health Information, plays “Save Billy’s Kids,” presented by Greg Morris, Pharmacy.
Student Health Services’ preparation for AAAHC accreditation is an ongoing process that, in addition to the fair, includes mock inspections, education sessions, self-assessment of AAAHC standards and bimonthly chapter captain meetings. SHS was re-accredited by AAAHC in 2011. The accreditation certification demonstrates commitment to provide the highest level of quality of care to ECU students.
AAAHC is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. Their primary purpose is to develop standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation process, education and research. The AAAHC Accreditation is a voluntary process which involves an onsite visit for surveyors to measure health care organizations’ quality of services and performance against nationally recognized standards.
Pictured left to right, Justin Elliot, Administration, discusses the rules of “We’ve got this in the Bag-go!” presented by Ellen Goldberg, Nursing.