The Student Affairs Continuing Career Development Committee is excited to announce the fourth program for the 2013-2014 professional development series.
ECU welcomes Arlie Honeycutt, former Miss North Carolina and Miss America Contestant and Mandee Lancaster, the Director of Survey Research and Leadership Initiatives within the Office of Innovation and Economic Development at ECU to speak in November!
Ms. Honeycutt and Ms. Lancaster will be guest speakers for a program entitled The Crowning Touch: Enhancing Your Professional Presence held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM in Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room 3.
Registration for this event is on OneStop under the University Training tab.
For more information on this program please review the flyer (below) or contact Dean Smith at 328-4703 or David Gaskins at 328-6387 with additional questions.
CALLING ALL ECU EMPLOYEES!!! Come join the ECU Staff Senate as we host the annual Health Fitness Walk around Laupus Lake (Health Sciences Campus) on Wednesday, October 16th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This year, there will be local organizations available to share information about healthy lifestyles, and various vendors including ECHI, ECU Physicians, and the ever-popular ECU Pharmacy Services $1.00 Sale!
There will also be plenty of healthy activities such as health checks and a really fun opportunity to try Zumba!
We hope to see you there!!
Ride Without Limits is a 2-day charity cycling event benefiting the Easter Seals UCP’s. Riders from throughout the Carolinas and across the US will pedal over 200 miiles along a fully-supported journey.
This event is taking place in beautiful, historic, Washington, NC and has morphed into more than just a charity bicycling event to become more of a festival, with tents, tables, food, venus and activities for the kids!
It takes hundreds of volunteers sharing the work over several days to ensure the success of Ride Without Limits! If you would like to participate, help is needed Wednesday, October 2nd, from 12p – 4p to mark the route (folling directional sheets, placing RWL route markers through Martin and Beaufort counties), Friday, October 4th from 3p – 7p to help set-up tents, tables, stage, etc.., Saturday, October 5th from 10a – 6p to help work the
ECU Staff Senate Rest Stop (be sure to show your Pirate pride!). .
To sign up, please contact Garrett Killian or Martina Christie to sign up by Monday 09/23/13.
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!!
What better way to celebrate being a Pirate (and thoroughly annoy your co-workers) than to talk like a pirate for the entire day? Or maybe you should consider going all-in and come to work dressed in a pirate costume!
If you are more reserved or maybe just concerned about being committed for a complete mental evaluation after “losing it” then maybe you should take a more subtle approach. Here are some ideas that require a little less commitment (pun intended): Bring a stuffed parrot to talk to during the day (even better if you could affix the parrot to your shoulder!), accessorize your outfit with an eye-patch or pirate hat, carry a pirate sword (known as a cutlass) with you to work (you might consider plastic or cardboard in order to be legal and safe and all, no reason to alert ECU Police!), or an even more subtle way to celebrate would be to change your Facebook Language to Pirate for the day (Log into Facebook, scroll to the bottom of the home page, find the language settings, select “English (Pirate).” Skewer yer scallywag mateys!”)
In order to make International Talk Like a Pirate Day even MORE fun, you could try to win some loot at the Dowdy Student Store (Wright Building only)! All you have to do is use your best pirate-speak at the customer service counter in order to win a key and a chance to unlock the treasure chest. If your key works, you win the booty inside!! For more information visit here.
Start brushing up on your Pirate lingo now by learning the Pirate Glossary of Terms here. For more information and ideas to celebrate (you can buy a commemorative t-shirt and learn some pirate pick-up lines!!), visit the official Talk Like a Pirate websites here or here.
Shiver me timbers and blow me down!!! AAAaaaRRRrrrGGGggg!!!
Most of us are probably ready in mind….even if not in years or finances. Well, retirement is coming FAST and it will be best if we’re properly prepared! TIAA-CREF is here to help us manage those finances so that when our years catch up to our dreams, we will have achieved our financial goals and can retire comfortably.
FREE Individual Counseling Sessions with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant!!! To discuss personal financial situations and help us achieve our financial goals.
Individual Counseling Session will help simply retirement by:
- Consolidating retirement accounts to make managing holdings easier
- Offering estate planning, including line insurance needs and wealth transfer stategies
- Reviewing retirement income options to provide the most flexibility possible
Reserve your time now!! Consultants will be on campus and available by appointment on the following dates and times:
- Monday, August 19th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Mendenhall, Room 242
- Tuesday, August 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Mendenhall, Room 212
- Wednesday, August 21st from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Mendenhall, Room 242
- Thursday, August 22nd from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Mendenhall, Room 243
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 or call 866-843-5640 Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please mark your calendar for Staff Appreciation Week beginning April 15th through the 19th. Activities, giveaways, and other fun events will be held on both campuses all week to celebrate all ECU staff. Please visit the blog more details to come…
The Organization of African American Staff presents “A Red Carpet Affair” (Pre-Motown Event) dinner banquet and awards taking place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. at the East Carolina Heart Institute. The Banquet and Motown Package Tickets are $23 for ECU students and $35 for faculty, staff and the public. After Monday, February 18, 2013, prices increase to $28.00 for ECU Students and $40.00 for faculty, staff, and the public. The keynote speaker for the evening is Ms. Lynnette Taylor, 6:00 PM Anchor for WITN-TV. The African American Awards of Excellence will be presented as part of the evening celebration. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased through the ECU Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall Student Center or ordered online atwww.ecuarts.com<http://www.ecuarts.com/>. More information can be found at OAAS Website<http://www.ecu.edu/oaas/news.cfm>.
Also check out the Motown Concert on February 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM: Motown Concert<http://www.ecu.edu/cs-ecu/calendar.cfm?e=9082>
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise money to combat hunger while reminding participants of all the empty bowls in the world. Guests purchase $15 tickets for a meal of soup and bread, along with a handmade bowl. At ECU, the bowls are created and donated through the ECU Ceramics Guild, which is sponsoring the project along with ECU Campus Living and Dining Services. Local businesses are providing food and beverages.
All funds raised will be donated to the Greenville Food Bank.
Please save the date to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 17th from 11:30-1:30pm for the Staff Senate Fitness Walk at Lake Laupus, located beside the Brody School of Medicine on the Division of Health Sciences campus. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to learn new and exciting ways to stay healthy and fit.
Chancellor Ballard will present opening remarks followed by several enjoyable activities like Zumba, yoga, biking and kayaking in Lake Laupus. While you’re there grab a free smoothie from Sheetz and visit some of our vendor tables to register to win great door prizes. This is a university sponsored floating event and all ECU employees are encouraged to attend.
We hope to see you there!