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  • Posted on: 30 November, 2012

    East Central University Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Robert Greenstreet served on two panels at the annual National Communication Association Convention in Orlando, Fla. In his first panel, Greenstreet joined select representatives from other colleges and universities in discussing efforts to encourage highly apprehensive students in the basic communication courses at ECU. “Since highly apprehensive people avoid communication, it is very difficult for these students to complete the general education speech course required by their major area of study,” Greenstreet said.

  • Posted on: 30 November, 2012
    Dr. Jeff Williams

    East Central University is going within the family to hire its new director of athletics.

    “We received numerous qualified applications from all over,” said ECU President John Hargrave. “But at the end of the day we decided that the best person for the job was right here on campus. We are very excited to have found such an outstanding person. He really encompasses everything we were looking for.”

    Dr. Jeff S. Williams, who has served as chair of ECU’s Department of Kinesiology for the past two years, will assume the director of athletics post, beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Posted on: 30 November, 2012

    A scholarship, in memory of Jeremy Harrel, has been established for a Pauls Valley High School senior who plans to attend East Central University.

    Harrel, who was an ECU sophomore majoring in business, died in a car wreck on Dec. 6, 2011 and, with the one-year anniversary of his passing approaching, friends, family and the ECU Foundation have established a memorial scholarship in his honor.

  • Posted on: 29 November, 2012

    The East Central University Upward Bound Math/Science Center has received a $297,000 grant renewal from the U.S. Department of Education, it was recently announced.

    The grant is designed to help Upward Bound students strengthen their math and science skills and prepare them for postsecondary educational programs that lead to careers in those fields.

    The three priorities of the program are to:

  • Posted on: 27 November, 2012

    Five East Central University senior students – Blake Hargrove, Jack Aday, Brandon Arnold, Candace Sweatt and Dinah Boydstun - are showcasing their art exhibits from now until early December at the Pogue Art Gallery inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 26 November, 2012

    The Fourth Annual Ada Christmas Tour of Homes is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    The festive tour has developed into a community event which ignites the spirit of the season. The historic homes on the tour provide participants with a glimpse into Ada’s history, while a newer constructed home, in the Oaks, features custom designs throughout and decorations that incorporate the unique interests of the family members.

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2012

    ‘Fake Indian: Why America Bought a White Supremacist’s Native American Memoir’ will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at East Central University’s Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

  • Posted on: 16 November, 2012
    Billie Floyd and Jill Cliburn

    The Billie Fathree Floyd Elementary Physical Education Scholarship, established by her family and close friends, will be awarded at East Central University for the first time in the spring of 2013.

    The scholarship is limited to a teacher of physical education who is not a coach or an instructor at the junior high or high school level.

    Floyd has been an educator, Oklahoma state senator and civic leader. In 2009, she was inducted into the ECU Gene and Evelyn Keefer Educators Hall of Fame.


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