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  • Posted on: 27 February, 2018

    As a son of immigrant parents, East Central University sophomore student Alexis Benitez, called Alex for short, is highly motivated to attend law school.

    A first-generation student and the first in his immediate family to attend college, Benitez is pursuing a degree in political science and legal studies and was recently named the winner of the 2018 George and Donna Nigh Public Service Scholarship, an award presented to college students who are preparing for careers in public service.

  • Posted on: 23 February, 2018

    The East Central University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will conduct its Midwinter Concert this Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The 45-minute concert is free and open to the public. Dr. Allen Correll will serve as conductor and Kirk Palmer is the assistant conductor.

    Pieces of music by the ECU Symphonic Band include: First Suite in E-flat (by Gustav Holst), Fractures in Time (by Michael Sweeney and conducted by Edward Sallee) and Highlights from La La Land (by Hurwitz/Brown).

  • Posted on: 23 February, 2018

    The madcap, swashbuckling, solo variety show Pirate School! will be presented by veteran New York physical comedian and actor David Engel on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 19 February, 2018

    Placing a special emphasis on student compositions, the East Central University Music Department is conducting its 12th Annual ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert – Special Student Edition – on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 16 February, 2018

    J. Michael Prince, who graduated at the top of his class from East Central University in 1993 and a Latta High School graduate, was recently named chief executive officer for United States Polo Association Global Licensing Inc., which is the official licensing arm and national broadcaster of the U.S. Polo Association.

    Prince had served as chief operating officer of USPA Global Licensing Inc. since May of 2017. The USPAGL manages the U.S. Polo Assn. brand, the USPA’s $1.5 billion global sport-inspired apparel brand.

  • Posted on: 16 February, 2018

    On the 170th anniversary of the publication of The Communist Manifesto, Linscheid Library Academic Friends and ECU SCREENS are hosting “The Spectre of Marx: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Marxism, Its Origins, and Its Ghostly Presence in Our Contemporary World.”

    At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the conference will begin with a series of presentations by six ECU faculty who will discuss Marx and his legacy from the perspective of the humanities, philosophy, history, legal studies, economics and Russian studies.

  • Posted on: 12 February, 2018

    East Central University’s Eighth Annual Foreign Film Festival concludes on Friday, Feb. 16, with a screening of Nise: The Heart of Madness, which will be preceded by “When Art Heals”: an expert panel discussion with a question and answer session about the power of art to heal and to educate.

    “When Art Heals” will begin at 3 p.m. and the film screening will begin at 4 p.m.  Both events will be held in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 09 February, 2018

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a Pulitzer Prize winning musical, will be presented by the East Central University Theatre Department, Feb. 15-17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book, the musical opened in October 1961 and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, a New York Drama Critics Award and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize. It starred Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee, who reprised their roles in the 1967 film.


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