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  • ECSU announces 2016 Black History Month events
    2016 Black History Month events By Kesha Williams Review the schedule of Black History Month events at ECSU and you will find three striking films that are sure to spark lunch table discussions all month First Selma a multi award winning film released in 2014 that chronicles the historic yet bloody quest in Selma Alabama for Black citizens to secure voting rights Alabama police officers brutally attacked civil rights demonstrators who attempted to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to the state capital in Montgomery Next Ghosts of Amistad another film released in 2014 explores the 1839 slave revolt Historians traveled to Sierra Leone to learn how village residents preserve details of the revolt by their predecessors Last The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution a film that reflects on a controversial party anchored in Oakland California 1966 credited with social justice missions political activism community empowerment activities and linked to criminal acts that affected the party s enemies and sometimes its own members ECSU History professor Charles Reed said Black History Month event organizers attempted to include topics that reflect ideas from students staff and students The public is welcome to attend film presentations and panel discussions Reed assures participants the series of events will reflect not only the hardships related to the civil rights era but accomplishments made by Black men and women that brought the nation closer to is declaration of liberty and justice for all The list of events follows Black History Month at the E Theme Sites of Memory Selma Black Wall Street Harlem Ferguson February 2 June The Museum of the Albemarle presents a traveling exhibit Tuesday Saturday 10 a m 4 p m Exhibit The Road to the Promised Land Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement This exhibit appears in Elizabeth City courtesy of Humanities Texas the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities This free panel exhibit includes photographs facsimiles of landmark documents and quotations by Dr Martin Luther King Jr and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights Location Museum of the Albemarle 501 S Water Street SELMA Presentation by Dr Glen Bowman of the ECSU Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences The Impact of Martin Luther King Jr at Elizabeth City State College 1963 1968 February 2 at 4 p m Location Moore Hall Auditorium Opening session reception and discussion presented by the ECSU History Club February 4 at 4 p m Location Pharmacy Complex room 102 BLACK WALL STREET Discussion and Performance To Pimp a Butterfly Tuesday February 9 at 4 p m Location Moore Hall Auditorium Film and Discussion Selma DuVernay 2014 Thursday February 11 at 4 p m Location Pharmacy Complex in room 102 Clio Historic Sites African American ECSU History Write In Friday February 12 from 12 noon to 2 p m Clio is a website and mobile app theclio com that allows users to find historic sites around them using a zip code or their phone s GPS During

    Original URL path: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/2016-Black-history-month-list-announced.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Math major completes internship at NASA Langley
    Forms and Documents Licensing Marketing Media Relations Publications Radio TV Service Social Media Staff Viking Profiles Math major completes internship at NASA Langley By Kesha Williams Jessica Hathaway has spent nearly a decade on ECSU s campus as a student so she feels right at home Her journey began early in 2007 as a participant in the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets CReSIS a program that brings middle school students to campus to learn how polar regions are changing ECSU faculty and staff oversee a rigorous program that explores the Earth s polar regions The students learn to work with satellite images that reveal changes in glaciers that impact shorelines fear and far Most of all these middle school students begin learning how math and science courses are relevant to the research that is completed in university and government funded research facilities Over the years Hathaway and other area youths attended ECSU sessions such as Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ocean Marine and Polar Science the annual fall Celebration of Women in Math and select math camps Dr Linda Hayden a math and computer science professor and director of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research also oversaw those research programs and math camps As a result Hathaway was exposed to a host of math and science career options When the time came to enroll as a college freshman the choice was obvious ECSU Working with Dr Hayden programs helped prepare me so I knew what to expect from college and how to find internships My parents are also big fans of STEM science technology engineering and math curriculums and they told me to follow my passion Hathaway spends 40 hours a week at NASA Langley Research Center s Office of Education as an intern

    Original URL path: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/Math-major-interns-at-NASA-Langley.html (2016-02-17)
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  • New drone operations laboratory is nearly complete
    about the admissions and financial aid process and how you can begin your exciting journey on our campus Student Life View sub menu Keyword Search Search Campus Map Maps and Directions Become a Viking Career Services Clubs Organizations Counseling Testing Dining Services ECSU Campus Store Residence Life Student Affairs Student Government Association Life at ECSU provides a range of experiences that are invaluable to your academic and personal growth Our students come from different places and backgrounds but together they create a diverse close knit community that seeks to create a better world Athletics Alumni Search Keyword Search Search News About Us By the Numbers ECSU Brands and Logos Forms and Documents Licensing Marketing Media Relations Publications Radio TV Service Social Media Staff Viking Profiles New drone operations laboratory is nearly complete By Kesha Williams ECSU faculty say their new drone operations technology laboratory is nearly complete Last month a new Sensefly eBee Ag a small and highly sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicle designed for agriculture applications arrived and others are expected to arrive by the end of the month The Department of Technology and its Aviation Science program are setting up the first of its kind university drone operations laboratory This Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS or drone program at ECSU will train drone operators and entrepreneurs and it will focus on agricultural applications of drone technology It is slated for a fall 2016 launch and will be offered as a specialization track under the Aviation Science degree program We are preparing students with the skills they will need as the UAS industry continues to expand said Kuldeep Rawat the Department of Technology Chair and Director of Aviation Science program at ECSU Thanks to a 2015 grant from the GoldenLEAF Foundation the ECSU Technology Department began developing a UAS program track

    Original URL path: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/New-drones-arrive-in-technology-lab.html (2016-02-17)
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  • ECSU student’s love for the ocean supplements history class lessons
    Viking Profiles ECSU student s love for the ocean supplements history class lessons ECSU history major Tom Coyne found a way to tie his appreciation for North Carolina history to his love for the ocean During the warmest months of the year he keeps busy working as a charter boat captain assisting yacht owners with the delivery of their prized possessions During the fall and spring semesters he is enrolled full time as a history major The self described Navy brat learned numerous lessons from his dad a retired Navy commander Coyne said his dad wouldn t let him grow up without learning to live on the water Over the years Coyne repeatedly cruised the shoreline of five states Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia and Florida Since he grew up enjoying ocean adventures outside of Florida the area holds special memories for him Yet Coyne said North Carolina is rich in historical facts that many new state residents aren t aware of and locals take for granted Our cultural roots are based in maritime commerce Most of the information about historically significant sites is now easily accessible in our libraries and museums Coyne said We have a large number of channels and inlets that made inner coastal trade possible Whether it was lumber that was transported through the Dismal Swamp Canal or china and pottery that arrived over a century ago North Carolina longshoremen received it and made sure it was transported to area merchants He acknowledges state newcomers are often amazed by legends of pirates like Blackbeard who patrolled coastlines from the Caribbean to North Carolina and took over ships loaded with goods and sold the merchandise for easy profit There are also stories about a host of ships that sank off the coastline North Carolina s history

    Original URL path: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/History-major-learns-state-history-lessons-while-diving.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Stoddard presents software tips at Elucian conference
    minds Our students are exposed to innovative research opportunities that extend their learning beyond textbooks and classrooms Admissions View sub menu Keyword Search Search Campus Map Maps and Directions Become a Viking Apply to ECSU Schedule A Campus Visit Requirements Undergraduate Admission Graduate Admissions Open House Registrar Transfer Students Summer School International New Student Orientation Admissions Portal ECSU is the most affordable academic success university in North Carolina Learn more about the admissions and financial aid process and how you can begin your exciting journey on our campus Student Life View sub menu Keyword Search Search Campus Map Maps and Directions Become a Viking Career Services Clubs Organizations Counseling Testing Dining Services ECSU Campus Store Residence Life Student Affairs Student Government Association Life at ECSU provides a range of experiences that are invaluable to your academic and personal growth Our students come from different places and backgrounds but together they create a diverse close knit community that seeks to create a better world Athletics Alumni Search Keyword Search Search News About Us By the Numbers ECSU Brands and Logos Forms and Documents Licensing Marketing Media Relations Publications Radio TV Service Social Media Staff Viking Profiles Stoddard presents software tips at Elucian conference Patricia Stoddard a business system analyst in ECSU s Division of Business and Finance isn t ready to pack her bags but she is making travel plans She s planning to attend a worldwide conference in April that will attract a host of university personnel who use the software package Banner It s a fixture among institutions in the University of North Carolina system Not only is Stoddard attending the conference in Denver Colorado she is scheduled to make a presentation to other Banner users Elucian is the company that owns Banner which Stoddard describes as a category

    Original URL path: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/Stoddard-shows-peers-Banner-software-tips.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Business students earn new honor status
    Student Life View sub menu Keyword Search Search Campus Map Maps and Directions Become a Viking Career Services Clubs Organizations Counseling Testing Dining Services ECSU Campus Store Residence Life Student Affairs Student Government Association Life at ECSU provides a range of experiences that are invaluable to your academic and personal growth Our students come from different places and backgrounds but together they create a diverse close knit community that seeks to create a better world Athletics Alumni Search Keyword Search Search News About Us By the Numbers ECSU Brands and Logos Forms and Documents Licensing Marketing Media Relations Publications Radio TV Service Social Media Staff Viking Profiles Business students earn new honor status The Elizabeth City State University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma begins 2016 with a new badge Dr Joy Smith one of three faculty advisors for the chapter said the chapter earned high honor status last semester which is based on a selection of suitable chapter activities completed in the prior year We applied in July of 2015 and received the award in November As a result we were awarded student scholarships to the Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit which was held in Orlando last November Smith said Two students Ian Hanson and TimMay Beale attended and were impressed by the variety of speakers and business owners who attended Beta Gamma Sigma BGS is an international honor society that serves business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business The organization s mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence to advance the values of the Society and to serve its lifelong members Smith said she encourages ECSU students to join because they can continue participating and networking with outstanding professionals

    Original URL path: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/Beta-Gamma-Sigma-chapter-earns-new-status.html (2016-02-17)
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  • ECSU alumnus enjoys cybersecurity career
    together they create a diverse close knit community that seeks to create a better world Athletics Alumni Search Keyword Search Search News About Us By the Numbers ECSU Brands and Logos Forms and Documents Licensing Marketing Media Relations Publications Radio TV Service Social Media Staff Viking Profiles ECSU alumnus enjoys cybersecurity career By Kesha Williams If you thought you d learned all you need to know about your smartphone stand by New services and features loaded on an array of mobile devices are just over the horizon ECSU alumnus Dr Timothy Summers says we are approaching the decade when smart phones will routinely be used in place of credit cards to purchase meals services and goods By day Summers is director of Innovation Entrepreneurship and Engagement at the University of Maryland There he teaches courses and conducts research related to cybersecurity Summers is also president of Summers Company a cyber strategy and organizational design consulting firm Last year he earned a doctoral degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University It completed a long trail of study that began with middle school age computer hacking incidents and later courses at ECSU that he fondly recalls Fortunately the technology boom occurred as Summers was advancing from those formative years at ECSU From there he moved to Carnegie Mellon University where he completed a master s degree in information security policy and management He has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies worldwide Now he juggles a hectic schedule of teaching researching and steady stream of public speaking engagements Asked if he anticipated cybersecurity becoming such a hot topic he said yes I ve appeared on a number of networks CNBC FOX a Canadian TV business news network and a few others I ve also been a guest speaker at large bank conferences academic institutions and government agencies because people are still learning about the implications of sharing so much data over the internet Summers said Media allows you to interact with a general public audience but reach a very specialized group of people who speak the language of hackers and cybersecurity professionals Summers often gives the general public tips on internet safety measures Other invitations come from banks mortgage companies and retailers who store large volumes of customer information who bare the responsibility of protecting that information Add to the equation the 64 percent of Americans the Pew Research Center reports who use smart phones and they conduct personal financial management transactions Whether they are exchanging email messages images with family and friends or shopping online data is frequently traveling across the internet In some cases that data is at risk of being stolen and misused by thieves It s all led to a sense of urgency Some sense of urgency has existed since the 70s especially in the case of research institutions and government agencies who knew they had to protect their research projects Summers said People like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are credited

    Original URL path: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/Alumnus-warns-cybersecurity-is-a%20way-of-life.html (2016-02-17)
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  • ECSU celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King with annual march
    classrooms Admissions View sub menu Keyword Search Search Campus Map Maps and Directions Become a Viking Apply to ECSU Schedule A Campus Visit Requirements Undergraduate Admission Graduate Admissions Open House Registrar Transfer Students Summer School International New Student Orientation Admissions Portal ECSU is the most affordable academic success university in North Carolina Learn more about the admissions and financial aid process and how you can begin your exciting journey on our campus Student Life View sub menu Keyword Search Search Campus Map Maps and Directions Become a Viking Career Services Clubs Organizations Counseling Testing Dining Services ECSU Campus Store Residence Life Student Affairs Student Government Association Life at ECSU provides a range of experiences that are invaluable to your academic and personal growth Our students come from different places and backgrounds but together they create a diverse close knit community that seeks to create a better world Athletics Alumni Search Keyword Search Search News About Us By the Numbers ECSU Brands and Logos Forms and Documents Licensing Marketing Media Relations Publications Radio TV Service Social Media Staff Viking Profiles ECSU celebrates Dr Martin Luther King with annual march By Kesha Williams Join the students of Elizabeth City State University College of the Albemarle and Mid Atlantic Christian University at 9 a m on January 18 for a commemorative march through downtown Elizabeth City The march begins in the parking lot of the G R Little Library The march is not limited to students staff or faculty of the university The public is encouraged to participate in the march or to attend an inspirational program in the auditorium of Sheep Harney Elementary School 200 West Elizabeth Street following the march The pedestrians will take the following route Parkview Drive up Southern Avenue to Water Street left on Main Street right on

    Original URL path: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/ECSU%20celebrates%20Dr.%20Martin%20Luther%20King%20with%20annual%20march.html (2016-02-17)
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