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  • Posted on: 07 September, 2012

    East Central University adjunct instructor and flutist Juliana Overmier, accompanied on the piano by ECU’s Dr. Starla Hibler, will perform on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, located at 14th and Rennie in Ada.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    The pair will perform works by John Carmichael, Giuseppe Verdi, Jacques Casterede, Franz Doppler, and Jacques Ibert.

  • Posted on: 07 September, 2012

    A night of poetry reading and hilarity are in order at Spurr-Ebration on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., at the Regents Room of Knight Hall on the East Central University campus.

    Jim Spurr, a distinguished 82nd Airborne Veteran and Poet Laureate from Shawnee, will have a poetry reading and book signing at the event. Tributes will also be made to the recently-turned 77-year-old.

    Spurr is moderator of the popular monthly Open Mic and is an award winning author of Open Mike/Thursday Night and Hail Mary, On Two.

  • Posted on: 06 September, 2012

    Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk, and There Goes My Baby are just some of the tunes audience members will be tapping their toes to when Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters perform at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 [Friday]. Tickets are $18 for non-season ticket holders and may be purchased online or at the box office the night of the show.

  • Posted on: 31 August, 2012
    Photo of Brad Richter with guitar

    Classically trained guitarist Brad Richter is set to open the fine arts season at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on Sept. 6 [Thursday], at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre. Richter’s performance is being hosted in conjunction with the Ada Arts Council. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at; by calling 580-559-5751; at Gem Jewelers, located at 101 W. Main; or at the box office the night of the show.

  • Posted on: 24 August, 2012
    Photo of Fine Arts Booklet

    Season tickets are on sale from now until Sept. 6 for the 2012-2013 East Central University Fine Arts Season at the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the ECU campus.

    The season ticket package, at a cost of $140, includes seven national touring shows, four ECU Theatre productions and all ECU vocal and instrumental concerts along with national/local art shows.

  • Posted on: 24 August, 2012

    At East Central University, there’s an outlet for settling disputes.

    The program, known as Early Settlement-East Central, helps area residents by providing mediators to assist with conflict resolution. The Early Settlement program trains volunteers, who become well versed in dispute resolution skills. These volunteers ultimately obtain certification through the Oklahoma Supreme Court to serve the community as mediators.

  • Posted on: 24 August, 2012
    Photo of the newly hired faculty

    Eighteen new instructors have been added to East Central University’s faculty as the institution embarks on the 2012-13 school term.

    New faculty members are:

  • Posted on: 21 August, 2012

    Patrick Reynolds, founder and executive director of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free America, will speak on the East Central University campus on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m.

    The event, which is hosted by the STOP Coalition (Stomp Tobacco Outta Pontotoc County) in conjunction with the ECU-Brandon Whitten Institute, will be held at the Estep Multimedia Center, located in the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Reynolds, the grandson of tobacco titan R.J. Reynolds, has been an acclaimed speaker who motivates, inspires, entertains and educates youth toward a smoke-free society.


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