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LIVING WELL: Students teach second-graders about good nutrition
Squeals and laughter erupted from the East End Elementary School gym Thursday as second-graders learned about healthy foods from East Carolina University students.


IN PHASE TWO: Committee unveils potential cost savings for academic reorganization
East Carolina University could save up to $3.8 million annually by reorganizing its academic structure.


REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE: Marketing students compete for national exposure
Students at East Carolina University are used to seeing the occasional costumed person cavorting across campus. A gorilla, in particular, has appeared multiple times this semester.


RENEWING RESOURCES: ECU Storybook Theatre promotes nature through arts
Children seeing the East Carolina University Storybook Theatre's production of "The Secret Garden" on Friday will take away more than just a memory of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story come to life on stage.


EXCELLENCE AND ORIGINALITY: Faculty recognized for efforts in research, creative activity
Four East Carolina University faculty members received Achievement for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity awards this month. The awards recognize originality and excellence in research and creative activities as evidenced by sustained high quality work at the university.


'THE RIGHT THING TO DO': With service, practice makes perfect
The Ronald McDonald House in Greenville provides a comfortable room, meals and moral support for families of children who are chronically ill.


SECOND CENTURY SUCCESS: Order of Cupola supporters honored
Receiving an East Carolina Scholars award made Deepak Ravindranathan feel like more than a student. It made him feel like a leader, he said.


'FIRST YEAR OF OUR CAREERS': Medical student Diana Spell shares her third year experiences
Three years into medical school at East Carolina University, Diana Spell finally feels like she can offer a road map to incoming students.


TO OUTCLASS THE COMPETITION: Protocol, etiquette training gives ECU students an edge
After participating in an hour of instruction on proper dining etiquette, East Carolina University junior Jack Prager thought he had everything figured out. Then lunch arrived.


UP NEXT: Scenarios to emerge from feedback on academic reorganization
A handful of scenarios will be released March 30 detailing how East Carolina University's academic units might be reorganized.


NURSING HALL OF FAME: ECU inducts eight, selects distinguished alumna
Significant contributors to nursing education, administration, research and practice were honored Friday as eight nurses were inducted to the Hall of Fame in the ECU College of Nursing.


POLITICAL HUMOR 'NO LAUGHING MATTER': Is there a "Fey Effect?" You Betcha!
With the U.S. presidential race ramping up, politicians will spend millions on campaigns to enhance their image and affect voters' choices.


MATCH DAY MILESTONES: Medical graduates choose primary care
Medicine brought Vontrelle Roundtree to Greenville from the North Carolina mountains. Now that it's keeping her here, she couldn't be happier.


SPRING FEST: ECU opens North Recreational Complex
With temperatures soaring into the 80s, students flocked to East Carolina University's North Recreational Complex for a celebration of Spring Fest March 15.


MOVING FORWARD: ECU commits to take next step with athletic conference
East Carolina University has taken another step toward a new, presidentially led intercollegiate athletic conference by committing to participate with a group of universities to move forward.


THE PLACES THEY WILL GO: ECU Match Day set for March 16
Graduating East Carolina University medical students will learn where they will spend the next few years as doctors-in-training during the annual Match Day March 16.


BEST IN THE NATION: ECU programs ranked by U.S. News
The rehabilitation counseling program and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have been ranked among the best graduate programs in the nation.


MANHATTAN BOUND: ECU resident turns reporter with ABC News
An East Carolina University emergency medicine resident will be putting down her stethoscope and picking up a notepad for a major television network for the next three weeks.


HEALTHY AGING: Study examines relationship between vision and muscle steadiness with age
One out of every three adults aged 65 and older will fall this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those seniors who fall, 20 to 30 percent will suffer injuries that will shorten their life span or negatively affect their quality of life.


BATTLING PRENATAL DEPRESSION: Researchers study effectiveness of program for expectant moms
Now with a new baby boy at home, Daja Walters got help with feelings of worthlessness and sadness during her pregnancy by enrolling in an East Carolina University research study.


ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR: Arnold recognized by National Art Education Association
Alice Arnold, professor of art education at East Carolina University, has been named the 2012 Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association.


LEARNING ON THE RIVER: ECU partners with Pocosin Arts on planned educational lodge
Pocosin Arts Folk School is partnering with East Carolina University in the development and use of a planned educational lodge on the Scuppernong River in Columbia.


THIS IS A TEST: ECU to conduct severe weather drill
East Carolina University will conduct a severe weather drill Wednesday in conjunction with National Severe Weather Awareness Week.


FILLING EMPTY BOWLS: ECU event raises funds to combat hunger
East Carolina University's Campus Living and Dining Services and the ECU Ceramic's Guild collaborated to combat hunger through the Empty Bowls fundraiser on campus March 2.