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  • Posted on: 16 January, 2008

    Whitney Harbour organized her first political campaign in 1996 for presidential candidate Bob Dole. Of course, she was only in the 4th grade at the time, but that may explain why she's now a political science major at East Central University who one day wants to run for the Legislature and later serve in the U.S. Senate.

    "My family was always talking about politics," she recalled. "That was very influential for me."

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2008

    Vision Bank of Ada has donated $125,000 to the East Central University Foundation Inc. to establish the Vision Bank Endowed Professorship in Banking and Finance.

    The gift will be matched by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for a total endowment of $250,000. Interest income from the endowment will be used to help attract and retain an outstanding business professor whose teaching specialty is in the area of banking and finance.

  • Posted on: 10 January, 2008

    An informational meeting about a proposal to ask the city to close portions of two streets adjacent to East Central University's Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center will be held Tuesday [JAN. 15] at the Source, 730 E. Main.

    The come-and-go meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m., said Bridget Forshay, community development coordinator of the East Main Cultural Arts District. Refreshments will be available.

  • Posted on: 10 January, 2008

    The Center of Continuing Education and Community Services at East Central University will offer Workplace Spanish for Law Enforcement and 9-1-1 dispatchers starting Feb. 5 [TUESDAY]. The cost is $100 per person. If four or more enroll from the same department or agency, the cost will be $75 per person. The class will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through March 11 For more information, contact Jannason Long at 580-559-5632.

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  • Posted on: 10 January, 2008

    The Center of Continuing Education and Community Services at East Central University will offer Workplace Spanish for Bankers starting Feb. 7 [THURSDAY]. The cost is $100 per person. If four or more enroll from the same company, the cost will be $75 per person. The class will meet on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through March 13. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not necessary. For more information, contact Jannason Long at 580-559-5632.

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  • Posted on: 19 December, 2007

    The Elvis Karaoke and Elvis Look-Alike Contests are shaping up to be two of the New Year's most fun-filled events, according to organizer Dr. Donna Gough.

    Gough will host the contests Dec. 31 [MONDAY] as part of the first-ever First Night Ada New Year's Eve Extravaganza which will be held at East Central University.

  • Posted on: 19 December, 2007

    East Central University's administrative offices will close at 5 p.m. Friday (DEC. 21) and reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 3 (THURSDAY).

    ECU faculty members will return to the campus on Jan. 7 [MONDAY[. Orientation for beginning freshmen will be held on Jan. 8 [TUESDAY], as well as regular enrollment for any students who have not enrolled for the spring semester.

    Spring classes will begin on Jan. 9 [WEDNESDAY].

  • Posted on: 14 December, 2007

    Dr. Micheal Thompson, a successful businessman and professor of marketing and management at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., has been named dean of East Central University's School of Business. He will join the university on Feb. 1.

    He succeeds Dr. Bill Chapman who had served as interim dean since July.

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