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October 7, 2014

Health Fitness Walk – October 29th, 2014

Filed under: Special Events,Staff Senate,Uncategorized — Mary Schiller @ 1:13 pm

Save the date!!! The ECU Staff Senate is sponsoring its annual Health Fitness Walk around Lake Laupus on Wednesday, October 29 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We will have departments and organizations from all over campus (and a few vendors) set up at tables around the lake promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. This event is tons of fun as you can see from the pictures below (taken last year).


Any group that promotes an active/healthy lifestyle is encouraged to participate. Organizations of interest to staff are also welcome. Some participants from last year included: ECHI, ECU Pharmacy, Campus

Recreation and Wellness, ECU Physicians, ECU Bike Share, zumba/yoga demonstrations, and more!

Looking forward to seeing you there!!


July 28, 2014

Fundraiser for the Pitt County Girls Softball League

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sherry Bingham @ 8:57 pm

Pitt County Girls Softball League Fundraiser

 A delicious way to help support a winning team
as they plan to triumph at the
2014 Babe Ruth Softball World Series!

June 10, 2014

Chancellors’ Cup Golf Tournament On June 18, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sherry Bingham @ 12:40 pm

The UNC Staff Assembly Presents
Lonnie Poole Golf CourseThe Third Annual Chancellors’ Cup Golf Tournament
To be held at NC State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Wednesday, June 18th.

Members of the UNC Board of Governors are a lead sponsor of the tournament, created to benefit the Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund.  Royster was a UNC-TV employee and parliamentarian of the UNC Staff Assembly prior to her death in 2012. Tournament entry fees are donated to the fund, which provides scholarships for staff development activities throughout the UNC system.

Tournament participants include teams from all 17 UNC campuses, UNC-TV, the Board of Governors and the President’s Office, and the Royster family.

In addition to other prizes, the winning team takes home the Chancellors’ Cup Trophy. The team from Winton-Salem State University remains undefeated, taking first prize since the tournament began in 2011.

Special thanks goes out to  Chancellor Steve Ballard, Jeff Compher, Director of Athletics, and Kevin Williams, Head Coach of ECU Women’s Golf, for their involvement in preparing our ECU team for the tournament.

Directions for the Lonnie Poole Golf Course
NC State University, 1509 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC

Main Campus Drive at the Trailwood Road entrance onto Centennial Campus is closed from June 2 – June 30, 2014. It is important to come onto Centennial Campus via the Lake Wheeler Road Exit and NOT the Gorman Street Exit (despite what GPS might tell you).

 ECU is sponsoring Hole #2 !
Tournament Tee Off Time : 10 a.m.

Come out and show your support!

Links: Sponsors of the tournament, Golf For Beginners: Golf Etiquette, Rules, and Glossary,  History of Golf, ECU Golf

May 20, 2014

Children of SPA Employees Scholarship Recipients

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sherry Bingham @ 6:50 am

The 2014 Children of SPA Employees Scholarship recipients are

Andrea Justice and Blaire Conner.

Garrett Killian, Andrea Justice, Jenny Gregory (left to right)
Blaire Conner’s photo is currently unavailable.

Congratulations to our recipients for their outstanding academic achievements. We wish them well in their future endeavors!

To learn how your children may be eligible, review our scholarship information. This scholarship is reviewed and awarded annually. The next review will begin in February of 2015.

May 16, 2014

Meet your 2014-2015 Staff Senate Executive Council

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Schiller @ 3:36 pm

Presenting the 2014-2015 Staff Senate Executive Council:


From left to right – Arlene Bowling-Treasurer, Mary Schiller-Chair and Penney Doughtie-Secretary


Pictured on the left is Lisa Ormond-Chair-Elect

May 13, 2014

ECU Rural Health Fair

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sherry Bingham @ 1:02 am

The Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine is holding their annual Rural Recruiting Fair!


Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon and is sponsored by Vidant. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Dave Schmitz from the National Rural Health Association, will be speaking on experiences from his national tour and how to overcome barriers while working in an underserved area.

Organizations from all over Eastern North Carolina with physician and allied health position availability will be recruiting from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stop by at least 7 of the organization booths and become eligible for a $25 gift card raffle for residents, staff, students, and faculty.

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Location: Family Medicine Center, Auditorium B (second floor, main hallway), 101 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC

Contact Information: Natalie Jackson at or call 252-744-3024.


May 2, 2014

Starbucks® Drink Promotion – Frappuccino Happy Hour

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sherry Bingham @ 2:47 pm

Are you addicted to the frappuccino at Starbucks®?

Come to Starbucks® from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
May 1st – May 10th and enjoy one for half off!
(Campus locations are honoring this promotion)


My Starbucks Rewards™ members get an additional
happy hour from May 6-10th  from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sign up to become a rewards member!




April 23, 2014

Great Glow Run 5K

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Schiller @ 9:55 am

Are you a runner looking for something different, or maybe someone that wants to volunteer for something unique and fun?  Well, the Great Glow Run is for you!  The Spring 2014 Glow run is scheduled for May 3, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Greenville Town Commons.  This event is being sponsored by the Easter Seals, UPC along with community partners Century 21 and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina and 100% of the proceeds will go to support the Easter Seals UCP!

Glow run


The weather will be better and if you like to run small (5K) courses, this event is for you so get your glow on!!  Participants of all ages and abilities will dress in their favorite glow gear and shine their brightest while making a difference for people with disabilities and mental health challenges.  The course is certified and will be lit with LED and black lights while “glowing volunteers” guide the way.  The Glow Run events are also held in Wilmington, Raleigh, New Bern, and Fayetteville so the following is huge.


The fun doesn’t end with the run!  There will also be music, costume contests, race prizes and amazing eye-entertaining sites!  Join in on this “illuminating” experience and make a difference with every step you take!

Here is the website, instructions to run or volunteer  Come and celebrate a worthy organization and have fun at the same time. For those worried about security, there will be ample law enforcement present.


April 11, 2014

Staff Appreciation Week Wrap Up

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Schiller @ 8:13 am

Good morning!

Today is the last “official” day of Staff Appreciation Week!  There are still plenty of events happening today and tomorrow so be sure to take advantage!  The Staff Senate Rewards and Recognition Committee did a terrific job making sure we (staff) had a wonderful week full of special events, discounts and a great deal of gratitude.  A big tumbs-up to them!!


Today is the last day to use your Meal Voucher ($7.25 value).  And you can still take advantage of one of these awesome events:

Friday, April 11th

Free movies at Hendrix Theatre for the entire family:  3:00 pm Frozen, 9:30 pm Saving Mr. Banks

Pirate Equipment Sale:  6:00 pm, A wide array of Pirates’ gear from past years will be available for purchase inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium – jerseys, pants, gloves, and other assorted items.

Friday Night Movie at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium: 7:30 pm The Nut Job.  You may sit in the stands or on the field to enjoy the movie. Concessions will be available. No outside food, beverages, or chairs permitted. Those sitting on the field may bring blankets for their seating area.

Saturday, April 12th:

2014 Purple/Gold Spring Game :  2:30pm Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium: Free admission

Free movies at Hendrix Theatre for the entire family:  7:00 pm Saving Mr. Banks, 9:30 pm Frozen

Also, don’t forget about all the wonderful local businesses that joined our Staff Appreciation celebration by offering discounts to staff with valid 1Cards:

  • Frames by James: 20% off all ECU prints (115 Red Banks Rd.).
  • The Flower Basket:  15% off (2904 E 10th St.) Be sure to mention “ECU Staff Appreciation” for discount.
  • Sup Dogs Restaurant:  10% discount all week (213 E. 5th St.)
  • Sweet Pets:  10% discount all week, excluding flea treatments and dog food (1913 E. Firetower Rd.)
  • Rum Runner Dive Shop:  15% discount on retail purchases (4054 S. Memorial Dr.)
  • Fish Fish Fish:  10% discount on retail purchases (703 Washington St, Plymouth).
  • Mack’s Furniture Warehouse:  10% off lowest sticker price. Not valid with other discounts (1809 Dickinson Ave.). Valid through April 30.
  • Jackson Banquet Hall:  10% of Sunday – Thursday rental (1807 Dickinson Ave.). Valid for any available date in 2014 if booked before April 30.
  • University PC Care:  10% off labor charge (1909 E. Firetower Rd)
  • Seahorse Restaurant:  20% discount on meal purchases (2301 Stantonsburg Rd.)

Keep a look out next week to see if you were the lucky winner of some of the terrific gifts we are giving away (all staff are eligible and automatically entered):

  •  Signed Carolina Panthers team lithograph football (donated by Carolina Panthers)
  •  Pandora bracelet with 2 charms donated by Bailey’s Fine Jewelry (511 Red Banks Rd.)
  •  $20.00 Gift Card at Sup Dogs Restaurant (213 E. 5th St.)
  • Beta Fish Set-Up – $25.99 value from Sweet Pets (1913 E. Firetower Rd.)
  • $50.00 Gift Certificate from Firetower Work Shoes (675 W. Firetower Rd.)
  • Two $10.00 Gift Certificates from Tripps Restaurant (420 Red Banks Rd.)
  • Gift Certificate for One Free Entrée from Marathon Restaurant (706 Evans St.)
  • 4 admission tickets to Sylvan Heights Waterfoul Park (500 Sylvan Heights Parkway, Scotland Neck)
  • 2 sets of two tickets for ECU vs. NC Central on August 30 (donated by ECU Athletics)
  • $100 CareBucks gift card at University PC Care
  • $25.00 gift certificate for Seahorse Restaurant
  • Free Chips and Entre at Chili’s Too (Valid at East Campus location only)


On Wednesday, we had our annual Staff Appreciation Health Walk.  The weather was beautiful and the turnout was impressive.  Over 100 people completed the 1/2 mile walk and received their FREE limited addition Staff Appreciation t-shirt and FREE Dasani water!  We also had several wonderful gifts for the drawing, and many of the vendors had drawings and gifts as well!

Lastly, this week we had two UCFS Forums.  These were not Staff Appreciation Week events however, during the East Campus Forum, many faculty members publically expressed their gratitude towards staff, and many of those comments were included in The Daily Reflector article on Wednesday.  There should be no doubt about how valued and appreciated staff are at ECU!



April 8, 2014

Earth Day, What footprint are you leaving behind?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sherry Bingham @ 9:52 am

Every day is an opportunity to make our Earth
a better place to live!

Earth Day, April 22nd is the official day that we recognize environmental issues and the progressive ways we can improve our world.

Globally, all humanity consumes the equivalent of 1.5 planets’ worth of resources to sustain the way we live each year. This means that it takes the planet one and a half years to replenish everything humans consume in one year. The result is a growing deficit of resources that are being depleted drastically!

Recognizing that every person leaves an ecological footprint is the first step to change.

The Ecological Footprint is a resource accounting tool that measures how much biologically productive land and sea is used by a given population or activity, and compares this to how much land and sea is available. Productive land and sea areas support human demands for food, fiber, timber, energy, and space for infrastructure. These areas also absorb the waste products from the human economy. The Ecological Footprint measures the sum of these areas, wherever they physically occur on the planet. The Ecological Footprint is used widely as a management and communication tool by governments, businesses, educational institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Take the Ecological Footprint quiz to see the impact you are having on the planet!

A great resource is 50 ways to help the planet!


ECU is hosting an Earth Day Expo!  Today, April 8th from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. in Howell Science Complex on ECU’s East campus. It will have interactive events for people of all ages.  Various ECU researchers and local non-profit organizations will have live animals and plants, fun science activities, natural history story times, and more!

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.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences  is celebrating Earth Day all month long! Join us for Earth Month every Science Thursday in April from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.  Each Thursday will have a different conservation-related topic.  Come see exhibitors, listen to talks and participate in activities and learn more about ways YOU can make the Earth a better place! Be sure to see the Planet Earth Celebration or the Rainforest Exhibit that opens on April 26th. Visitors can swing like a spider monkey, ride the butterfly zip-line, and discover a rodent that weighs more than 100 pounds and a beetle that can carry more than 850 times its own weight. This new exhibit allows you to explore one of the least-known habitats on Earth in a fully interactive maze, chock full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.

Participate in an Earth Day Celebration Hike  on Saturday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Goose Creek State Park  in Washington, NC.

A Time For Science will hold its Earth Day event on April 22nd from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Grifton, NC.

Have fun at the  Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival!  Join Cape Lookout National Seashore and more than 20 other environmental educators in an Earth Day Celebration for the whole family on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Get close to marine invertebrates (like whelks and sea stars) with a touch tank, meet rescued wildlife, make coastal crafts, and discover ways you can help protect our environment. This free event is held at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach, NC.

The City of Durham will hold its annual Earth Day Festival at Durham Central Park on Sunday, April 27th from noon until 5 p.m.


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