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for East: the Magazine of East Carolina University Vol. 8 Issue 3, Spring 2010
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A 1983 graduate of ECU, Mark Kemp hit a high note in the area of music journalism, getting intimate with musicians such as David Bowie and Eric Clapton. After decades with MTV, VH1, and Rolling Stone, Kemp returned to roots in Charlotte where he writes about musical and cultural history.
Kristen Dalton, an ECU honors graduate, made her way to the ultimate pageant crown, winning Miss USA in 2009. Through this avenue, she has promoted women’s health issues such as breast cancer awareness.
Standout instructors in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, professors Laura Prividera and John Howard are an award-winning married duo researching gender and communication, emphasizing war and military.
The ECU softball team, with a huge senior class presence mostly from the West Coast, take on a tough schedule in a new softball complex.
Women’s organized sports began at ECU in 1912 when intramural games were organized for basketball, tennis, and cross country. This movement led to divisions and tournaments, and the additional of sports like volleyball in 1916. By 1930, enrollment was large enough to engage in intercollegiate games.
For ECU’s Generation Y students, reality TV truly hit home. The Loft was filmed in a local condo and featured other students. While targeting people who came of age in the Internet age, it discussed age-old roommate issues associated with the pleasures of first-time adult freedom and challenges of first-time adult responsibility.