Global Understanding ECU Dr. Marion Eppler American Culture
United States of America American Flag • 13 stripes represent original 13 colonies • 50 stars represent each of 50 states Washington DC • National capitol • Monuments & museums (free!)
Hey y’all (hello you all) Region is east coast, southern state State is North Carolina
Central NC = Piedmont with rich farmland cotton soybeans tobacco corn
East Carolina University PeeDee the Pirate (ECU mascot)
ECU (used to be ECTC) • Training teachers and nurses • 4-year university • >100 BA programs • Also MA and PhD programs • Plus medical school • 27,000 students (88% from NC)
ECU motto is “Servire” (To Serve) • Average year… • 17,000 students volunteer • 162,000 hours of community service
Greetings from ECU! We are very glad to be meeting with you, and we look forward to getting to know all of you and your culture!