The Magic of Mursion

Junior EC Scholar Meghan Lower reflects on her experiences using the Mursion Lab at the ECU College of Education. My first experience with Mursion was through a simulated job interview. Even though I used the word simulated, I certainly did not feel as if it was a simulation. The interview was very authentic, as I received personalized feedback in real time as if were a real interview. The avatar that interviewed me had appropriate gestures and body language that reflected what it was saying. Honestly, Continue reading →

ECU reading education faculty member works with veterans, families & WWII survivors in Saipan

Dr. Anne Ticknor, ECU associate professor in reading education, completed a second trip to Saipan to implement a second series of the discussion program, War in the Pacific: A Difficult Heritage. This program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Standing Together initiative, is unique in that it targets a poorly represented and supported veteran community – Indigenous Pacific Islanders. According to the U.S. Census there are 27, 469 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander veterans living in the United States, and 685 in Saipan. Continue reading →

Spend Homecoming with the College of Education this Saturday

East Carolina University’s 2017 Homecoming is this Saturday, Oct. 21, and we at the College of Education are preparing for our annual Breakfast on the Porch! All College of Education students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join us for breakfast on the front porch of Speight Building from 8:30-10 a.m as we celebrate ECU and watch the homecoming parade march down Fifth Street. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Lisa Marie Hagan at 252-737-4799, or email haganl@ecu.edu.

Join us for the Diversity Committee Fall Speaker Event

Diversity Committee Fall Speaker Event Brown Bag Session Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:30 – 1:30 Speight 203 The College of Education Diversity Committee invites you to the first session of our 2017-2018 Speaker Series. In our first session through a conversational format, Dr. Mikakka Overstreet will share her work and insights on cultural diversity and equity. There will be time for questions and discussion. This brown bag session is a chance for the college community to engage in dialogue and gain new insights on diversity Continue reading →

ECU College of Education hosts Annual Ceremony to Honor Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Video Slideshow from Donor and Scholarship Recipient Ceremony More than 100 students in the East Carolina University College of Education received a record amount of scholarship support for the upcoming academic year. For the 2017-18 academic year, more than $582,000 in merit and need-based scholarships were distributed to 102 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students. The awards range from $250-$20,000. Some of the awards are open to all education students while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs. “Attracting the best students and Continue reading →

College of Education Announces Profiles in Diversity Honorees

Two members of the ECU College of Education faculty were named the annual honorees for the Profiles in Diversity award at the college’s convocation Friday, Aug. 18. Dr. Loni Crumb and Dr. Anne Ticknor were named the 2017-2018 honorees for Profiles in Diversity. Started in 2015, the Profiles in Diversity award recognizes faculty or staff from across the ECU College of Education for their commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in their life and work. Special attention is given to faculty and Continue reading →

Dr. Allen Guidry named interim assistant dean in the College of Education

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Allen Guidry has agreed to accept the new position of interim assistant dean in the College of Education. Dr. Guidry is an eastern North Carolina native and an alumnus of East Carolina University (BS, 1995 and MAEd, 2002). An award winning teacher in the region for more than a decade, Dr. Guidry came to East Carolina University’s College of Education in 2006 after earning his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an Continue reading →

Three East Carolina University faculty members awarded grant funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. Jennifer McKinnon, Associate Professor of History in the Maritime Studies Program and project director, Dr. Anna Froula, Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English, and Dr. Anne Ticknor, Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the College of Education, have been awarded almost $98,000 in grant funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work with veterans. McKinnon, Froula, and Ticknor will engage Saipanese veterans of contemporary wars, surviving civilian participants of World War II and families of military service personnel to learn Continue reading →

New study looks at the impact of same-race teachers

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – A new study focusing on North Carolina students says black educators can help black students in the classroom. Morticia Walston teaches second grade at Trent Road elementary school in New Bern. “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” said Walston, quoting the book of Proverbs. “If they don’t see someone that looks like them, then they have no place to go.” She said being in front of this classroom is where she is meant to be. “I just always Continue reading →