ECU named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For the fifth year in a row, East Carolina University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes exemplary community service and meaningful outcomes in the community.

The honor is the highest federal recognition that honors a university’s commitment to service and civic engagement.

The 2010 Honor Roll winners will be presented in June at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans, La.

Community outreach at ECU is supported through the efforts of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, which engages students in volunteer and service-learning activities that benefit the community while enhancing the students’ academic experiences. For additional information about the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentlife/volunteer/home.cfm.

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Lifelong Learning Program kicks off May 21

A new program focused on serving the over-50 aged population of eastern North Carolina will kick off Saturday with a free program at the Murphy Center on ECU’s campus.

Sponsored by the Continuing Education Program of ECU, the new Lifelong Learning Program will hold its first event at 1 p.m. with Dr. Elliot Engel, a scholar, performer and storyteller, presenting “A Light History of the English Language.” Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.   Read more…

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Public Forum on Nuclear Crisis Set for Thursday

Faculty in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics will discuss the science surrounding a nuclear crisis in a free, open forum “The Physics of a Reactor Emergency: What’s Happening in Japan?” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 in the Science and Technology Building, Room C-309. The forum will include a brief presentation, followed by a question and answer session with a panel of faculty from the Department of Physics. For additional information, contact physics chairperson Dr. John Sutherland at 252-328-6739 or by email at sutherlandj@ecu.edu.

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