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  • Posted on: 09 November, 2012
    Dr. Michael D. Bay and Sharon Chan

    East Central University’s Dr. Michael D. Bay was recently commissioned into the U.S. Navy (Reserve) Medical Service Corps as a medical entomology officer. Bay, a professor of biology at ECU, was sworn in as a lieutenant commander in front of his class on Sept. 26, 2012. He is making a lateral transfer from the U.S. Army Reserve, where he had eight years of service as a medical entomology officer (major) with a tour of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2009-2010. Bay has been on the ECU faculty since 1995. Swearing in Bay is lieutenant commander Sharon Chan.

  • Posted on: 09 November, 2012

    Two events at East Central University will enable participants to explore the world through Exotic International Teas and Desserts and an Alternative Christmas Market and Gift Fair on Friday, Nov. 16.

    The Exotic Teas and Desserts will be prepared by ECU’s International Student Connection Club and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Stanley Wagner Ballroom of the Memorial Student Union.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012
    Michael O'Brien, Phyllis Danley and ECU President John Hargrave

    The late Virgil Taylor made an impression on Michael O’Brien as a friend and colleague.

    Now O’Brien, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, makes sure that Taylor’s legacy is being carried on through East Central University’s Virgil Taylor Scholarship, which has grown to $15,000.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012

    East Central University students now have the opportunity to gain early admittance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health and Sciences in Tulsa.

    The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks to admit students who desire to become primary care physicians in rural and underserved Oklahoma. The Rural and Underserved Primary Care Early Admissions Program allows ECU students to complete pre-doctoral medical training in seven years.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012

    The 2012 Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the East Central University Human Resources Club, will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agriplex, located at 1710 N. Broadway in Ada.

    The meal is free to everyone in the Ada community as turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls and dessert will be served.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012

    The East Central University Dance Ensemble, Collage, is currently engaged in fundraising efforts in support of an artist-in-residency project. The ensemble is offering academic year calendars at a cost of $8. The project will provide support fees/expenses to bring Jon Lehrer of LehrerDance, of Buffalo, N.Y., to the ECU campus. Lehrer will set new work and conduct a four-day intensive clinic to Collage members.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012
    Dr. Norman Frame, Phyllis Danley, Mary Ann Frame and Bill Frame

    Friends, family members and former colleagues of Dr. Norman Frame were on hand to witness the dedication of a commemorative bench honoring the former East Central University professor of education on Nov. 3.

    The new bench joins approximately 30 memorial benches in the Frank R. Crabtree, Sr. Honor Plaza.

    Frame came to Ada and ECU in 1964 from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. At ECU, he served as director of elementary education. He also taught elementary school methods courses in mathematics, reading, language arts and elementary curriculum.

  • Posted on: 05 November, 2012

    High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a college student at East Central University by participating in Tiger Connection on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    Tiger Connection is designed for prospective students to visit campus and meet with students, faculty and staff as well as connect with other potential ECU Tigers.


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