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Looking back: ECU's 97-year evolution
How ECJJS evolved into ECU
ET.U has come a Hong way
In tlu past 97 years. It has gone
from being a training school with
only 16 graduates to a full-fledged
university with more than 100
undergraduate degrees.
According to ECU'S Strategies
for Distinction 2000-OS, the uni-
versity "Is dedicated to educational
excellence, responsible stewardship
of the public trust and academic
freedom
The ECU we know today began in
1907 as a training school for teachers.
In 1901, there was a competition
between nine towns for the establish-
ment of a teacher training institute to
help reduce teacher shortages.
The first students at East Carolina
Teachers Training School enrolled in
1909. The original enrollment at
ECTTS was 123 students - 104 were
women. At the time, the school con-
sisted of only two-year programs and
tuition was $18 per semester, includ-
ing books. The first graduating class
in 1911 had only 16 students.
In 1921, ECTTS became East
Carolina Teachers College and imple-
mented four-year programs. By then
the school's enrollment was 1,000
students. ECTC lasted 30 years before
changing its name to East Carolina
College in 1951. ECC received univer-
sity status in 1967, thus becoming East
Carolina University.
From the original 123 enrolled
students In 1909, ECU now has
nearly 22,000 students and a wide
range of academic programs. In addi-
tion to undergraduate degrees, ECU
has more than 80 master's programs
and 13 doctoral degrees.
In the many years that ECU
has educated students, many of
its alumni have gone on to bigger
things. Actresses such as Sandra
Bullock, Emily Procter from "CSI-
Miami" and Nina Repeta from "Daw-
son's Creek" are ECU alumnae.
Several ECU alumni are profes-
sional athletes: DeVone Claybrooks
of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Leon-
ard Henry of the Miami Dolphins,
David Garrard of the Jacksonville
Jaguars and Jeff Blake of the Phila-
delphia Eagles.
Many ECU alumni have
won prestigious awards: Loonis
McGlohon (two-time Peabody
Award winner), Velton Ray Bunch
(Emmy Award winner) and
Rick Atkinson (two-time Pulitzer
Prize winner).
Other famous alumni are Vince
McMahon, Chairman of World
Wrestling Entertainment Inc Linda
McMahon, CEO-World Wrestling
Entertainment Inc Kay Yow, head
coach of women's basketball at NC
State; and Kevin Williamson, writer
producerdirector of "Dawson's
Creek" and Scream.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
ECU Distinctions
U.S. News & World Report lists ECU
among the best public universities In
the South.
In the latest survey by U.S. News, The
School of Medicine ranked 19th for
medical schools - primary care.
The library added Its millionth volume
to Its collection In 1995.
ECU has the largest teacher-education
program In North Carolina. It's among
the 20 largest In the nation.
ECU has one of the largest art schools
In the Southeast and the only art pro-
gram In North Carolina accredited by
the National Association of Schools of
Art and Design.
The school of social work Is the'bnly
school In North Carolina with both
undergraduate and graduate programs
accredited by the National Council on
Social Work Education.
In the school of human environmental
sciences, the hospitality management
program Is one of only two such pro-
grams In North Carolina. The child life
program was the first In North Carolina.
The school of nursing has the only
nurse midwifery education program In
North Carolina.
The music education program In the
school of music Is among the largest
and strongest In the Southeast The
music therapy program Is the only one
of its kind In a state-supported school
In North Carolina.
The school of business has the second-
oldest accredited MBA program In the
state as well as the second-oldest
undergraduate program In North Caro-
lina.
The school of education's model clinical
teaching program received best-ln-the-
natlon recognition for Its alternative
approach to traditional student-teach-
ing programs.
ECU has the first research center on
aging approved by the UNC board of
governors.
The construction management program
In the school of Industry and technol-
ogy Is one of only 41 In the nation that
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Homecoming: ECU goes to the beach
North Carolina beaches
offer options vast as horizon
CARMIN BLACK
STAFF WRITER
North Carolina is bordered by
the spacious Atlantic Ocean, so
options for spending your free time
along the shore are almost endless.
A popular tourist spot for gen-
erations is Jockey's Ridge. Located
in northeastern North Carolina,
Jockey's Ridge is the tallest sand dune
system in the eastern United States.
Visitors to Jockey's Ridge State
Park can experience a feeling simi-
lar to that of being in the desert.
The shifting sands, high winds,
extreme temperatures and lack of
water cause the park to resemble an
environment like the Sahara Desert.
The spectacular sunsets, as well as
the variety of plant and animal life,
are enough to make Jockey's Ridge a
paradise for any nature lover.
As for avid sightseers and history
buffs, they should make their way
to Kitty Hawk. Once a remote area,
the birthplace of aviation has now
grown into a bustling resort town
that is sure to provide some of the
best recreational fun on the coast.
While at Kitty Hawk, vacation-
ers can receive kite-boarding lessons,
kayak on guided tours, take a jet boat
dolphin tour or parasail. For those
looking for something simpler,
the Albemarle Sound is just a short
drive away.
Nags Head and other destina-
tions along the Outer Banks provide
some of the best waters for surfing
and kayaking along the East Coast.
The best waves show up on the
north end of the island just a few
hours before and after low tide.
Seasoned wave riders can participate
in the annual Outer Banks Surfing
and Kayaking Festival held each
October.
One of the most popular beach
towns for North Carolina college
students is Wilmington. Wilm-
ington is close to many major
North Carolina beaches, including
Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Figure Eight
Island and Bald Head Island.
Wrightsville Beach and Caro-
lina Beach, also known for their
surfing potential, have been dubbed
"the hurricane capital of the East
Coast
Wilmington and its beaches
aren't just for surfing. The town con-
tains dozens of attractions, meaning
there is something for everyone.
For some of the best shopping and
dining, take a stroll down Front
Street in the historic downtown
area. Water Street, bordered by the
Cape Fear River, is just another short
walk away. Across the river, the
USS Battleship North Carolina still
stands as a proud patriotic symbol
and is open daily for tours.
Once the sun sets on Wilm-
ington, the nightlife flourishes.
Downtown Wilmington heats up as
the local bars and clubs open their
doors to college students. Wrights-
ville Beach and its beach bars offer
a more laid back atmosphere, but
only those 21 and older are admit-
ted into the bars.
Heading to the beach doesn't
have to be your typical vacation
shared with your siblings in the
minivan. Pack up your swimsuit,
throw in a few towels and head to
the North Carolina coast.
A visit to one of the beaches,
any beach, is sure to be a great
time.
This writer can be contacted at
featurei@theeastcarolinian.com.
A beachy atmosphere is the theme for this year's Homecoming.
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Clothing to match the weather, not the season
Swlmsuits for women and swim trunks for men
Beach towel - Flip flops - Sunglasses
Sunscreen � Folding chair � Beach toys
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Pirates march to their own musical beat
Band keeps toes tapping
with musical tribute
TREVOR WORDEN
STAFF WRITER
What would a football game
be like without music? Bands help
make a football game what it is,
especially at ECU.
The ECU Marching Pirates
perform elaborate half-time shows
and provide the crowds with pep
songs. However, besides the tradi-
tional fight song, the Marching
Pirates play a variety of pieces,
including music from the Broad-
way hit Chicago and the popular
song "Hey-Ya" by Outcast,
The Marching Pirates' musical'
styling is so broad that the group
requires an extreme amount of
dedication from its members. They
assemble a week before classes
begin to practice for six days.
Each member of the band
attends a two hour class every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
providing them with six hours of
practice per week.
"The group is very dedicated
to learning each piece quickly
and efficiently and then being
able to perform them in front of
The band will perform a tribute to Chicago during their next show.
thousands of people said Chris-
topher Knighten, director of the
Marching Pirates.
The group will be traveling to
many locations this fall. They will
be recruiting in the mid-Atlantic
region for future Marching Pirates
and they will also be playing at
several national events.
Homecoming is always a
big event for the ECU Marching
Pirates. The group will be present-
ing a show they call "A Musical
Tribute to The Windy City
The performance includes
several selections from the musi-
cal Chicago and some songs from
the group known as Chicago. This
year's Homecoming football game
is the only one in which they will
perform the entire show at home,
although the Pirates performed it a
week earlier when they traveled to
the Oakton Classic Band Festival
in Washington, D.C.
The ECU Marching Pirates was
created in 1938 with a small group
of devoted musicians. At first, the
band only consisted of a wind
section. The original ensemble
played at the football team's first
home game against what is now
Campbell University.
ECU won that game, and since
then, the marching band has
played at every home game. Today,
the Marching Pirates is the largest
student organization on campus,
including about 200 members.
"It really helps you meet other
people, which makes joining the band
an even better option for freshmen
said Larry Keeler, junior musical edu-
cation major and section leader.
"It is a great way to meet
people on campus and have lots of
fun, continuing what you love to
do, which is play music said Ivan
King, junior business management
major and squad leader.
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Marching
Pirates
A Musical Tribute
to the Windy City
'Fanfare and Overture" - from the
musical "Chicago arranged by
Barrett
"Make Me Smile" - by the group
Chicago, arranged by Wallace
"Love Is a Crime" - from the
musical "Chicago arranged by
Barrett
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ECU's athletic traditions
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Post touchdown push-ups are part of ECU's many game traditions.
Rituals help make cheering
for Pirates even better
JOHN BREAM
SENIOR WRITER
ECU has been left in a compro-
mising situation after the fallout
from the expansion of the Atlantic
Coast Conference and the deple-
tion of Conference USA. Over the
years, ECU has continually been
left out of major conference re-
alignments for many reasons, one
of them being a lack of big time
sports tradition.
Perhaps the commissioners
of the Bowl Championship Series
conferences should come down to
Greenville one weekend and see
for themselves that ECU students
and alumni are some of the most
prideful people you will ever meet.
Our athletic programs, especially
football, have numerous tradi-
tions that make being a Pirate a
lot of fun.
The big day finally arrives
when ECU has a home football
game. After tailgating all morning,
it's time to make that long walk
to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. After
entering the stadium and heading
up the bleachers, you are deluged
by a sea of purple and gold.
In 1909, the administration of
ECU left it up to students to decide
what the colors of the school should
be. Old gold and royal purple won
the popular vote.
Q Traditions
The ECU Fight Song
"E.C. Victory"
Cheer for East Car'llna,
Cheer for old E.0,
We know we're the finest,
Onward to victory!
GO PIRATES!
Cheer for East Car'llna,
Cheer on for old EC,
Loyal and Bold,
We're the purple and gold,
WE ARE THE PIRATES OF ECU!
The following year, the colors
were worn by ECU'S first baseball
team, which won most of its games,
including its season opener of a 6-2
win over a local Greenville team.
A newspaper account of the game
credited their win to the enthusias-
tic cheering of the school's student
body for "winning the victory for
the purple and gold It is a phrase
that has stuck with all of the ECU
teams for more than 90 years.
Because you were smart
and oined the ECU Pirate club,
you've got a great seat on the
50-yard line in the midst of the
student section. All of a sudden
over the loud speakers you can
hear the opening riffs of Jimi
Hendrix's "Purple Haze" playing.
The classic rock anthem is
played at the beginning of every
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Pirate Fest, Picnic
promote pride
New events added to
Homecoming festivities
RACHEL LANDEN
SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR
Summer may be over, but it's
not too late for a beach party with
your fellow Pirates.
Mendenhall Brickyard is the
place to be on Oct. 8 from 4 p.m.
- 8 p.m. for shagging, skits, sand
and of course, spirit. The four-
hour event known as Pirate Fest
will incorporate elements of Pirate
Palooza, Get A Clue and Barefoot
on the Mall as it makes its debut
during the week of Homecoming
2004.
Each student organization
can set up a booth at Pirate Fest
to recruit new members, pass out
information, publicize events or
play games. Any organization with
a booth will also earn 250 Spirit
Points for the competition.
Pirate Fest will also be a great
time for these organizations to
collect non-perishable items for
the Salvation Army canned food
drive. Every piece of food will
earn an organization one extra
Spirit Point.
Winners of the banner, lawn
decorations, window decorations
and skit competitions will be
announced during the afternoon.
The top three skits will also be
performed.
Individual students can also
win at this event. Three students
will go home with a treasure chest
full of gift certificates, tallgating
gear and other prizes.
Those who don't win any of
Blackbeard's Treasure can still
take a piece of Pirate Fest home
with them. Make sand art with
sand imported from Emerald Isle
or preserve the memories with a
picture key chain.
All the while, students can
enjoy listening to beach music
played by DJ, Steve Hardy. For
those with their shagging shoes
on, they can take their turn on a
dance floor set up especially for
the afternoon.
After all the dancing under the
hot sun, it may be time to cool off.
Aramark will be giving out free ice
cream to help you do just that.
Food is a big part of Home-
coming week and isn't limited
to Saturday afternoon tallgating.
Todd Dining Hall will host a Pirate
Picnic on Oct. 7 from 4:30 p.m. - 8
p.m. Students with meal plans can
use a meal to pay for their dinner
at the cookout and everyone else
will be charged for a meal.
At 6:30 p.m Head Football
Coach John Thompson and mem-
bers of the ECU football team will
arrive to speak to those in atten-
dance. The cheerleaders, dance
team and marching band will all
perform. Phi Beta Sigma will also
present a step show.
Pirate Fest and the Pirate Picnic
are n�v events that are sure to
become student favorites. Grab
your flip flops and a towel, hit the
brickyard or drop in at the dining
hall. Homecoming 2004 may be
the best beach trip yet.
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Pirate Picnic
Thursday, Oct. 7
4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Todd Dining Hall
Featuring John Thompson,
ECU football players, cheer-
leaders, dance team and
marching band.
Pirate Fest
Friday, Oct 8
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mendenhall Brickyard
Featuring beach music DJ
Steve Hardy.
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Students pour enthusiasm
into Spirit Cup competition
New events make competi-
tion more inclusive, fun
JOHN BREAM
SENIOR WRITER
We all know about the more
celebrated Homecoming traditions
such as the football game and
parade, but no other Homecom-
ing tradition fosters Pirate Pride
like the Spirit Cup competition.
Through competitions in several
events, the Spirit Cup allows
students and organizations to get
directly involved in the Home-
coming festivities. One lucky and
truly spirited organization is then
crowned Spirit Cup Award winner
for 2004.
This year, the Spirit Cup com-
petition features many new and
exciting events that make It easier
for all students to participate.
Any student organization or area
business that has access to a lawn
can participate in the lawn decora-
tion competition. The group with
the best decorated lawn wins a
trophy.
In addition, this year, members
of the residence halls can decorate
their windows. First and second
place winners receive a trophy after
the judging on Oct. 4.
However, to win the Spirit Cup,
an organization must participate
in at least three Homecoming com-
petitions, one of which must be the
float competition. By participating
in these, the organizations accrue
points. The organization with the
most points at the end wins the
coveted Spirit Cup and $750.
The three main components of
competition are the float contest,
skit competition and banner con-
test. Each contest will be judged
based on the following criteria:
use of theme, creativity and origi-
nality, design, color combination,
workmanship and spirit. Excep-
tional entries into these compe-
titions can receive extra points
in addition to the minimum for
participation.
Participation in the float com-
petition merits an organization
1,000 points. The winner of the
float competition, as judged during
the parade, receives $350, second
place $250 and third place $150.
Each organization will also
have the opportunity to pres-
ent a skit during skit night of
Homecoming week. This event is
held at Wright Auditorium and
all students are able to attend.
Participation in the skit competi-
tion grants each organization 500
points. The winner of skit night
receives $150, second place $100
and third place $75.
This year, one of the most
visible aspects of the Spirit Cup
competition will be the banner
competition. In previous years,
banners have been hung at the
stadium during the Homecom-
ing game, but this year, they will
be hung around campus during
Homecoming week. Participation
in the banner competition gives
an organization 200 points. First
place receives $100, second place
$50 and third place $25.
Organizations can receive 250
points for having a booth at Plrate-
fest. This event will be held Oct. 8
from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Menden-
hall Brickyard. With beach music
from DJ Steve Hardy, students can
shag the afternoon away. Students
can also make sand art and have
their favorite beach memories
preserved on a picture keychain.
Three treasure chests full of gift
certificates, tailgatlng supplies and
other prizes will be given away.
Furthermore, the winners of the
skit, banner, lawn decoration and
window decoration competitions
will be announced.
In keeping with ECU'S tradi-
tion of service, the main way
organizations can acquire points
is through the canned food drive
competition. An organization
receives one point per can for the
first 1,000 cans, 1,100 points for
1,001-1,500 cans, 1,200 points for
1,501-2,000 cans and 1,300 points
for 2,001 cans or greater.
If you're unable to participate
in the Spirit Cup competition,
there Is still plenty you can do to
show your Pirate pride. Be sure to �
support each of these organiza-
tions going for the Spirit Cup and
bring your enthusiasm to the game
as the Green Wave from Tulane
gets painted purple.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeaitcarolinian.com.
O Spirit Cup
Contest1st 2nd3rd
Banner$100 $50$25
Skit Night$150 $100$75
Float$350 $250$150
LawnTrophy TrophyX
WindowTrophy TrophyX
Competition Points
Banner1000
Skit Night500
Float King200 too
Queen100
Plratefest Booth 250
Tradition from page A6
home game as the Pirates take the
field through the west end zone,
which is engulfed in a huge cloud
of purple smoke, creating Its own
purple haze over the field. The team
entrance was made even better in
2002 when an inflatable tunnel
Unking the Murphy Center and the
end zone was erected.
The Pirates have just stormed
through the tunnel and Pee Dee
the Pirate Is now rumbling around
on the field right in front of you.
The mascot's name resulted from
a contest among the elementary
school students of Pitt County In
1983 to give "the pirate" roaming
around the field a nickname. Pee
Dee was the choice of the students,
believed to have come from the
Pee Dee Rivers that flow through
North and South Carolina, which
were notorious for being traversed
by pirates.
In 1985, the chancellor of
ECU decided to drop the mascot's
name and only refer to him as "the
pirate However, the name has
persevered and Pee Dee the Pirate
is still one of the main attractions
at every sporting event.
"Pee Dee the Pirate is such a
great mascot said Mary Catherine
Knight, sophomore biology major.
"He's always atthe games and does
a great job at getting students moti-
vated by running around on the side-
lines and waving his sword around
The school's mascot Is derived
from the pirates that looted the
eastern seaboard in the late 17th
and early 18th centuries and ECU's
proximity to their territory. In 1934,
the school mascot was changed
from the Teachers, a name referring
to ECU'S founding as a teaching
college, to the Pirates in order to
increase enthusiasm among stu-
dents and strike fear in the hearts
of ECU'S opponents.
It's finally game time. ECU
chooses to receive first, and after a
great return to the 35, the offense
takes over. On the first play, James
Pinkney completes a 15-yard pass to
Damarcus Fox for a first down.
Thus starts one of the most fun
parts of the football game when the
announcer comes over the speaker
and says, "The ball is on the 50 yard
line, where it's a first down
All the fans yell, "Pirates
which is then echoed back by the
announcer. A couple of plays later,
the Pirates break one all the way to
the end zone for a score, which is
celebrated by firing the cannon and
playing the fight song.
According to the ECU Athletics
Web site, "The use of the cannon
goes back to at least 1967, when
East Carolina officially gained uni-
versity status. At the time the fight
song was 'Dixie' and, at the start of
every home game, a Confederate
cannon was fired to Introduce the
Pirate football team
However, in 1974, the use of
the cannon was ended because a
player inadvertently ran in front of
the cannon while it was being fired,
knocking the player to the ground.
In the early 1990's, the cannon
tradition was restored, thanks
to the efforts of long-time Pirate
supporter, Ken Howard, who
donated his time, support and
cannon that he and his father
built.
Perhaps the only thing that
might drown out the cannon is
the ECU fight song, "E.C. Victory
which is also played after ECU
scores a touchdown. The fight
song ends with the students yelling
the last line, "We are the Pirates
of ECU" with a "hey" tucked on
the end.
Let's just hope that John
� Thompson can restore another
ECU tradition this season - win-
ning. Hopefully we will all be
yelling "Pirates listening to the
cannon and singing along to the
fight song a lot more than last year.
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Tailgating an essential part of football 9 tailgate nPS
Pre-game parties
add to football fun
JESSICA CRESON
SENIOR WRITER
Football is one of the many
ways to bring people together at
ECU but no football game would be
complete without tailgating.
Tailgating is one of the most
common ways of getting people
interested in going to a foot-
ball game but it also celebrates
the excitement of ECU'S games.
Family, friends, students, faculty
and alumni have a good time in
the fields and parking lots before
the game.
"It is a part of being in college
and supporting your school said
Sara Caras, junior public relations
major.
Tailgating can mean some-
thing different to each person. To
a freshman, it might be something
they have been looking forward
to for a while. For someone in a
sorority or fraternity, tailgating
might be a more formal event.
They might have to dress nicely
and meet for a catered meal under
a tent before the game.
For the most part, students
seem to bring a small grill for
hamburgers or hotdogs, along with
some coolers full of beer. Drink-
ing is a large part of tailgating for
college students. It is a time where
friends can meet up and hang out,
visit people and party at ECU.
"I have only been twice, and
we make hamburgers and hot-
dogs said Pat Rollack, junior
psychology major.
"It Is just a time to chill with
friends before the game and have
fun
Bringing fast food or take out is
a popular way of tailgating without
the fuss of grills and cooking.
Tailgating is something stu-
dents should take advantage of
while they are in school. Once
these years have passed, people
spread out, lessening the chances
to gather with best friends and
have a blast supporting ECU.
As for the older crowds, and
some younger, tailgating can be
an art. Face paint, purple and gold
everything, car decorations, chil-
dren in ECU attire and food that
is carefully planned and prepared
can all be a part of the tradition.
In order for tailgating to go
smoothly, there are some things
students and other game-goers
need to be aware of before plan-
ning the day.
Lots open four hours before
the games start and out-of-town
visitors can't enter lots until the
day of the game. Cars can only
use one parking space due to the
amount of cars using the lots. Also,
kegs are not allowed.
Keep in mind that once the
game starts, people will be asked
to move Into the stadium or leave
completely. For some, they just
like to meet up with their friends
and tailgate for a while, but don't
have an Interest in attending the
game.
Portable toilets and trashcans
are placed throughout the lots for
people to use as needed. Throw-
ing away trash is important for
everyone to do. Because there are
so many people tailgating, there is
a lot of trash created from eating
and drinking. It is a good idea to
bring a trash bag, so there will be
less to clean up.
Students who are drinking
must remember to bring their ID
with them. Underage drinking is
monitored closely.
Drinking too much at a game
can also cause unwanted problems.
Fights, getting sick and getting
In trouble with cops for various
disturbances or public intoxica-
tion can put quite a damper on
the event. Tailgaters need to take
Into consideration the possible
outcomes of drinking too much
before a game.
"Tailgating Is fun until you
get into the game and everyone is
drunk Caras said.
When you tailgate, don't forget
your grill, charcoal and matches,
ice and cooler, drinks, cups, plates,
utensils and even extra chairs.
Many people forget to bring chairs,
which can be a real pain when
there is nothing to sit on.
People might also want to
bring cards, a radio, a camera and
a football.
No one wants to be stuck in a
sudden rain shower or be under-
dressed for the cold, so be aware
of the weather when planning for
your comfort.
Finally, don't forget your tick-
ets, purple and gold, and most
importantly, your school spirit.
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Plan your menu a few days before
the game and keep It simple.
Stock up on plenty ot plastic utensils,
cups, serving plates and napkins.
And don't forget the condiments.
Use two Insulated coolers - one
(or drinks and ready-to-eat foods,
the other for raw meats. Pack foods
In reverse order so the last ones
packed will be the first ones used.
Bring plenty of water and other non-
alcoholic drinks. Non-drinkers and
kids will need something to sip on,
and you'll also need water to help
put out your grill's Are.
Disposable containers, such as zip-
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Bring enough chairs so everyone
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Dress In layers. It may be a hot after-
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Get to the stadium and nearby lots
early so that you can And a space to
park. Lois for tailgating at ECU open
four hours prior to klckoff.
Take the time to cook meat in order
to thoroughly destroy harmful bacte-
ria. Ground meat should be cooked
to an internal temperature of at least
165 degrees (brown or gray Inside)
and poultry to at least 180 degrees
(until juices run clear).
Bring a radio so you can listen to
the pre-game commentary. Hearing
about die team and the game can
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � HOMECOMING
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Weekend abounds with alumni activities
Alumni Homecoming Events
Friday, Oct 8
8 a.m. - ECU Alumni Scholar-
ship Golf Classic, Brook Valley
Country Club, Goll package
$125 per person
5 u.m. - Freeboot Friday, Uptown
Greenville - corner of Fifth
Street and Evans Street, Enter-
tainment featuring Lil Brian
and Zydeco Travelers
6:30 p.m. - Outstanding Alumni
Reception, Greenville Hilton,
Free
7:30 p.m. - Outstanding Alumni
Banquet Greenville Hilton, $25
per person
Saturday, Oct 9
9 a.m. - Open House and Con-
tinental Breakfast, Taylor-
Slaughter Alumni Center, Free
10 a.m. - Homecoming Parade
11:30 a.m. - Alumni Association
Tailgate, Charles Boulevard
behind the VIP tents, $15 per
person
2 p.m. - Football game - ECU vs.
Tulane
6:30 p.m. - ECTC and ECC
Reunion Dinner and Dance,
City Hotel and Bistro, $20 per
person
Outstanding Alumni
The Outstanding Alumni Award Is chosen by the Alumni Association's
Awards Committee each year. The award recognizes ECU alumni
who have made significant achievements In their professions.
William "Carl" Ealy (76) Is an
artist and owner of Pathway
Art Inc. In Charlotte, NC. Ealy's
paintings of idyllic nature
scenes can be found on the
Pathway Art Cards produced
through his company.
William "Phil" Hodges (79, '84)
founded Metrics Inc a phar-
maceutical development and
testing company, In 1994 in
Greenville, NC. The company,
which originally had only four
employees, now employs more
than 130.
R. Sam Hunt ('65, '66) Is the
owner of Hunt Electric Com-
pany In Burlington, NC. He has
been honored through the
naming of the Sam Hunt Free-
way in Alamance County.
Lucy Ervin Roberts ('65,73) helps
set the curriculum for pre-
kindergarten, kindergarten,
first and second grades in
North Carolina through her job
position. She currently serves
as section chief In the North
Carolina Department of Educa-
tion's Division of Instructional
Services.
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Pirates reunite for
Homecoming 2004
JASON FREEMAN
STAFF WRITER
Past and present Pirates will
descend on Greenville this week-
end for Homecoming 2004.
"Homecoming is a special time
for alumni to return to Greenville
and celebrate our Pirate heritage
said Paul Clifford, associate vice
chancellor for alumni relations.
Friday, the ECU Alumni Schol-
arship Golf Classic will kick off the
weekend's activities. The event,
which raises money for the Alumni
Scholarship Fund, will be hosted by
former ECU and Green Bay Packers
football player George Koonce.
Later Friday evening, the Out-
standing Alumni Awards Ceremony
at the Greenville Hilton will honor
the achievements of ECU graduates
who have excelled in their profes-
sions. Recipients of the annual
award are nominated and then
voted upon by the awards commit-
tee of the ECU Alumni Association.
Freeboot Friday, the outdoor
concert held downtown on Friday
evenings before each home foot-
ball game, is scheduled to feature
the music of Lil Brian and Zydeco
Travelers.
Saturday, alumni are invited to
share a continental breakfast at the
Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center
before the Homecoming parade
along Fifth Street. Following the
parade, alumni can participate In
a tailgating event before the ECU
vs. Tulane football game.
The evening and weekend
activities will conclude post-foot-
ball game with a reunion dinner
and dance for alumni of East
Carolina Teacher's College and East
Carolina College.
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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