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Laupus Library Seeking Participants for First Trunk or Treat

Laupus Library Seeking Participants for First Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 30, 2015 – 6:00 to 7:00pm

Trunk or Treat

Laupus Library is hosting the 1st annual Health Sciences Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 30 from 6:00-7:00pm! This is a family centered event focusing on our students, faculty and staff with children. We would like to extend the opportunity to you and your department or organization to participate in this fun event.

What is Trunk or Treat?

Trunk or Treat is a new spin on Trick or Treating where participants bring a vehicle, decorate its trunk/tailgate and pass out candy as kids “Trunk or Treat” from car to car. Trunk or treating allows kids to have all the trick or treating fun without crossing streets or worrying about traffic.

How to get involved

Participation is free! We are asking ECU faculty, staff, students and organizations to provide a vehicle trunk, tailgate, or tent and table decorated in a family friendly Halloween theme, staff dedicated to pass out candy at your trunk and provide enough candy/trinkets/prizes for 100+ trick or treaters. You are welcome, but not required, to promote your department or organization at this event. A complete registration form is required to participate in this event. See link to participation form below.

Make it fun

Costumes are encouraged. Dress up in coordination with your trunks theme!
If you cannot attend the event but would like to help, we are also seeking donations of candy and prizes!

Limited spaces available! Make sure to register early!

Trunk Or Treat Participant Flyer

Cast Your Vote!! Have Voice Heard!!!

Every spring, East Carolina University employees elect new senators and alternate senators for the Staff Senate.  This year over 15 seats will be filled across eight divisions.  All candidates were nominated by their peers and approved by their supervisor and Human Resources.

Each division is allotted senate seats based on the number of staff.  One senator is elected for every 100 staff members.  Each division also elects up to two alternate senators.  The elected senators and alternate senators participate in monthly Staff Senate meetings and committee meetings.  Senators are elected to a two year term while alternate senators serve a one year term.  The Staff Senate reports to the Chancellor and works hard to represent the best interests of SPA, CSS, and EPA non-faculty employees.  We also assist in communicating issues and activities affecting staff members and encourage a sense of community among all University employees.

Beginning March 25, each staff member who is eligible to vote will receive an email  from , with a link to a Qualtrics ballot for their respective division.  Please do not forward or share this email with anyone else, as the link is specific to each employee.  Each employee will have until Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 5 pm to submit their vote.

We hope you will take a few moments and exercise your right to vote.  Thank you for your attention to this important event.


To learn more about the ECU Staff Senate, visit the website

And a Good Time was had by all!!!


Some photos that were taken last Saturday evening (March 14th) during the ECU Staff Senate’s fundraiser for theChildren of CSS/SPA Scholarship Fundraiser at Wimpie’s in Winterville.  It was a Rockin’ Good Time with The Speculations (band primarily comprised of ECU Physicians and staff).  The evening was a great success, with $1,017.00 being raised for our scholarship!!!


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ECU Celebrates Int’l. Women’s Day on 3/4

The 2015 celebration of International Women’s Day will be held Wednesday, March 4 in the Mendenhall Student Center, Great Rooms 1 & 2. The day features a series of speakers on the following topics:

8-8:50 a.m. International Perspectives on Women’s Status
A discussion between representatives from the University of Gdansk, Poland; Fatima Jinnah Women’s University, Pakistan; and Covenant University, Nigeria.

9-9:50 a.m. Women in the Media
Beth Mendelson has more than 25 years experience in media and is currently executive producer at Voice of America. Her portfolio includes broadcast, radio and the web. Mendelson was Winner of the 2006 Women of Vision Award by Women in Film & Video.

10-10:50 a.m. Women in Religion
Ann Harrington was recently ordained as a priest by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, a renewal movement within the Roman Catholic Church whose goal is to achieve full equality for all within the church as a matter of justice and faithfulness to the gospel.

11-11:50 a.m. Women in Social Justice
Shirrell Thomas has more than 40 years experience working on domestic violence. She leads the social enterprise section of the Center for Family Violence Prevention. Her initiative of My Sister’s Closet plays a major role in aiding victims of domestic violence in our community.

Noon-12:15 p.m. Is There Still Bias Against Women?
Brody School of Medicine professor Rachel Roper shares the latest studies on this subject.

12:15-12:30 p.m. ECU Chapter of She’s the First
ECU student and chapter president Keerthana Velappan shares information about this organization, which sponsors girls’ education in low-income countries, giving them the chance to become the first in their families to graduate from secondary school.

12:30-2 p.m. Lunch and ECU Panel on Sexual Harassment
Speakers include ECU students, faculty and staff.

2-2:50 p.m. Women in Romance
Laurie Kahn is a resident scholar at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center. Her film “Tupperware!” was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy. Kahn is executive producer of The Popular Romance Project, which explores the origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs and Internet fan fiction.

3-3:50 p.m. Women in Health Care
Dr. Janice Daugherty, assistant professor of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine. Her interests include women’s health through the lifespan, integrative mental health care, nutrition and wellness and chronic disease mitigation.

International Women’s Day is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Student Affairs and ECU Women’s Studies.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Jammin’ Speculations!!!

We hope ya like Jammin’


The Speculations, a local band formed by some of our own ECU staff and physicians, will hold a FUNdraiser to benefit the Children of SPA Employees Scholarship, sponsored by the ECU Staff Senate.  Join us for food and fun at Wimpie’s Steam Bar & Grill in Winterville, and hear rockin tunes from the 70s – 90s.  Cash donations for the scholarship fund will be accepted at the door.


Wimpie’s Steam Bar & Grill

206 Main St.

Winterville, NC


Saturday March 14, 2015

8 pm – 10 pm



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