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  • Posted on: 13 April, 2012
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    East Central University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team, along with other ECU students and several community partners, are in the midst of an extreme makeover at Willard Grade Center.

    The SIFE Team has led an effort that has resulted in more than 250 man hours being contributed to the project. Using a $2,000 grant from the Lowe’s Educational Foundation and working with Lowe’s Store 1749 in Ardmore, students are working hard to improve the already great conditions for Willard students, said Dr. Pat Fountain, ECU professor of business administration and SIFE sponsor.

  • Posted on: 12 April, 2012

    Clayton Sullivan of Tishomingo, a sophomore instrumental music education major at East Central University, is the winner of the ECU Music Department’s first Annual Concerto Competition.

    The prize is a solo performance with the ECU Wind Ensemble on its spring concert which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday [APRIL 17] in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Sullivan will perform the first movement of Paul Creston’s “Concerto for Marimba.”

  • Posted on: 12 April, 2012
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    Intricate details seen in the Court of the Lions at the Alhambra are repeated throughout the famous 14th-century Islamic citadel and palace in Granada, Spain. Dr. Cynthia Robinson of Cornell University will discuss the Alhambra at the first Lockmiller Lecture in Art History at 4 p.m. Thursday [APRIL 19] in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill Cole University Center. The Alhambra, a major tourist attraction, is often considered the culminating artistic achievement of medieval Hispano-Islamic civilization.

  • Posted on: 11 April, 2012
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    Wilburn Smith was living his dream in Holdenville, Okla., during the late 1970s. He was serving as manager of the local IGA grocery store, working hard each week, with the promise of ultimately being offered a chance to purchase the thriving business.

    Then something unexpected happened.

    The store owner, for whom Smith had worked for over a decade, sold the business out from under him. The promise of ownership disappeared and, in 1980, with no other training and no other prospects, Smith took his cousin, Mike, up on an offer: to sell Pre-Paid Legal plans.

  • Posted on: 10 April, 2012

    Rhythm and blues, jazz, Norwegian folk melodies, a march and even a duel between a euphonium and wind band will be on the program Tuesday [APRIL 17] for East Central University’s spring band concert.

    The ECU Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Dr. Allen Correll, assistant professor of music and band director, also will announce the winners of the prestigious Saied Awards in instrumental music.

  • Posted on: 09 April, 2012
    Photo of Carol Masheter

    To start with, she contracted polio when she was almost 6. She escaped paralysis but it left her weak. Polio also gave Dr. Carol Masheter something else – the determination to be strong plus the dream of doing something extraordinary.

  • Posted on: 09 April, 2012
    Photo of  Melody Baggech

    Dr. Melody Baggech, associate professor of music at East Central University, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. April 19 [THURSDAY] at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, 14th and Rennie. The performance is free to the public.

  • Posted on: 09 April, 2012

    Learning how to help people resolve conflicts and move on with their lives can be very rewarding, according to a group of volunteers who do just that.

    Each year dozens of Oklahomans agree to give their time and energy to become a volunteer mediator through the Early Settlement Mediation Program. Pottawatomie County, however, is a little short on mediators and needs some volunteers to assist with both community- and court-related disputes.


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