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2022~2023 ECU Faculty Awards Information

Nominations Now Closed

The nomination period for upcoming Awards for the academic year 2022~2023 is currently open. OFE strongly encourages early nomination and informing the nominee of the nomination to allow sufficient time to develop and submit their portfolio. For more information, please contact your unit administrators.

The deadline for the nominators submitting the official nomination via Qualtrics is September 15. This process is for the nomination+nominee information, not including letters or portfolios.

  • Important dates for the Nominators are:
    • August 30, 2022 – 9:30am~10:30am, Virtual Info Session for Nominators [registration link]
    • September 15, 2022 – by 5pm, Nomination Survey due via Qualtrics [survey link]
    • November 1, 2022 – Nomination Letters due via email to [ofe@ecu.edu]
    • Important dates for the Nominees are:
      • September 19, 2022 – 10:30am~11:30am, Info Session for Nominees
      • October 12, 2022 – 3:30pm~4:30pm, Info Session for Nominees
      • November 1, 2022 – by 5pm, Nominee Portfolio due via electronic submission (directions provided to candidates by OFE)
      • March~April, 2023 – Award Ceremonies

    The following awards are open for nomination [full-site link]:

    The following awards are open for nomination [full-site link]:

    Jessica Sutton

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    2021 ABIDE Project
    An article Dr. Borim Song co-wrote with two of the speakers for the 2021 ABIDE project was recently published.

    Shin, R., Bae, J., & Song, B. (2022). Anti-Asian racism and racial justice in the classroom. Multicultural Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1080/15210960.2022.2067859
    Eprint Link 

    Another article was published in the same issue of the Multicultural Perspectives Journal, which focused on the experiences of Asian American teachers and students:

    Song, B. (2022). Art as radical act: Teenagers revisit identity, diversity, and social justice through contemporary art. Multicultural Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1080/15210960.2022.2067855
    Eprint Link

    Comm professor organizes Run to Stop AAPI Hate

    School of Communication professor Jin-Ae Kang and a co-collaborator have created awareness events, Run to Stop AAPI Hate. The first run brought 32 participants. A second event attracted 50 runners and walkers. “Your participation will mean a lot to the Asian communities in Greenville,” Kang wrote. Learn more.

    Guest Artist Lecture: Celebration of the Musical Arts by African American Women Composer

    Learn more here.

    New Voices from Shropshire Commissions Underway

    The A.B.I.D.E. committee will support New Voices from Shropshire: a commissioning, recording and publishing project led by ECU Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies Dr. Daniel Shirley.

    A.B.I.D.E. will fund the commission of the Los Angeles-based multi-media composer Dr. Fahad Siadat.

    The 15 composers contributing new art songs to the project are Matt Boehler, Juliana Hall, Kamala Sankaram, Tom Cipullo, Melinda Wagner, Travis Alford, Mark Taggart, Andre Myers, Mark Richardson, Scott Gendel, Edward Jacobs, Michael Slayton, Melissa Shiflett, Fahad Siadat and Daniel Bernard Roumain.

    Their commissions have been supported by funds from the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge (Artist Support Grant and Regional Artist Project Grant), the ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication (Research and Creative Activity Award and A.B.I.D.E. Committee) and the ECU School of Music.

    New Voices from Shropshire will reengage the poetry of A.E. Housman (1859-1936) for the modern art song recital. Fifteen new Housman settings for tenor and piano will be composed by an aesthetically and culturally diverse range of American composers.

    The new art songs will be debuted in a live-streamed recital by Daniel Shirley, tenor, and Eric Stellrecht, pianist, on March 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm, at http://livemusic.ecu.edu/.

    Future intended project components include a commercial recording and published score.

    Art Educators explore social justice, anti-racism and diversity via new speaker series

    Supported by an ABIDE grant, the Spring 2021 Art Education on Social Justice, AntiRacism, and Diversity Guest Speaker Series will host Alice Sebrell’s (Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center) talk entitled “African-American Students at Black Mountain College in the 1940s: The Story of Alma Stone Williams;” Dr. James Haywood Rolling Jr.’s (Syracuse University) talk “Making Black Lives Matter: Toward an Anti-Racist Artmaking and Teaching Agenda;” Dr. Ami Kantawala’s (Columbia University) talk “The Color of Change: Anti-Racism and Diversity within Contemporary Art;” Dr. Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis’s (Penn State University) talk “Land-based, Community Art Practice, and Social Justice;” Drs. Ryan Shinand (University of Arizona) and Jaehan Bae’s (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh) talk “Social Justice, Pedagogy, and Globalization;” and Dr. Graeme Sullivan’s (GRA-MAR ARTS) talk “Art as Research Practice toward Social Justice.” For more details, email Dr. Borim Song.

    Wyatt tells the stories others won’t

    Award-winning filmmaker presents difficult subjects. Read more.

    “Life is too short to do something that isn’t your passion.”

    Undergraduate Yakira Muhammad talks about a double major in biology and communication. Read more.

    Leading Others

    Jahad Chris Carter has big political dreams

    Amplifying Black Voices

    The School of Communication amplifies Black Voices every Thursday on their Facebook page.

    “We choose to work for Change”

    A statement from the School of Communication on racism and prejudice.

    Authentic Portrayal

    Communication Alumnus uses his experience to help fantasy series “see.”

    Erin Mitchell: Visiting Artist Talk

    Sponsored by the School of Art and Design’s Black Arts Guild. Speight Auditorium in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Free.

    Composer departs on a three-year journey

    Asha Srinivasan creates work for the NC NewMusic Initiative

    ECU welcomes ISDI teaching fellow
    ECU School of Music welcomes José G. Martínez as the ECU Interinstitutional Scholars for Diversity and Inclusion Program teaching fellow in electronic music and composition.

    Connecting Past and Present
    For All the World to See makes history tangible for students


    Japanese drummers create positivity through art.

    Celebrating Arts

    Carroll V. Dashiell Jr. honored by North Carolina Governor during Black History Month

    Holocaust Remembrance
    Chamber music in remembrance of the Holocaust. Featured composers: Lori Laitman, Juliana Hall and Ernest Bloch. Faculty performers Catherine Gardner, soprano; Emanuel Gruber, cello; Catherine H. Garner, piano and guest Caleb Eick, baritone. A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. January 27, 2019, 7:30 pm. Free.

    Alash in Concert

    Tuvan throat singers make ECU debut

    Hispanic Heritage Concerts
    The first of three guitar concerts presented for National Hispanic Heritage Month. This concert features ECU alumnus and multiple guitar competition prizewinner Adam Kossler.

    The ECU School of Music celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with three guest artist recitals, including guitarist Adam Kossler on September 21, the North Carolina Guitar Quartet on September 26 and Duo Guitiano, featuring guitarist Carlos Castilla and pianist Amanda Virelles, on October 2. The concert series features composed and arranged guitar music of vibrancy and intensity by Spanish and Latin American composers. The works draw on the diverse cultural influences that go into Spanish and Latin styles. A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. September 21, 2018, 7:30 pm. Free.



    • The Conscious Kid (website)
    • Teaching Tolerance (website)
    • Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, by Lisa Delpit
    • Feeling White: Whiteness, Emotionality and Education, by Cheryl Matias
    • We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, by Bettina Love
    • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World, by Django Parris and H. Samy Alim
    • White Women’s Work: Examining the Intersectionality of Teaching, Identity and Race, by Chezare Warren and Stephen D. Hancock
    • Academics for Black Live Survival and Wellness (webpage)
    Theatre and Dance
    Theatre Stage Management