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  • Posted on: 13 November, 2013

    ADA – Teaching has been an eye-opening, yet gratifying experience for Chris Eckler in his young career.

    Just months after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a teacher certification from East Central University in May, Eckler has plunged headfirst into what he anticipates as a life-long profession and love.

    “It’s definitely eye-opening,” said Eckler, who is less than three months into teaching seventh grade general math and seventh grade honors math at Ada Junior High School. “It’s keeping me busy, but it’s still something I want to do for years to come.”

  • Posted on: 13 November, 2013

    ADA – ‘Spotlight on France’ will be hosted by the East Central University Global Education Department on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Stanley P. Wagner Ballroom in the Memorial Student Union.


  • Posted on: 11 November, 2013

    ADA – Just days after being viewed at the Napa Valley Film Festival, one of those documentary movies, Sewing Hope, will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The screening is free and open to the public.

    Sewing Hope, narrated by Forest Whitaker, is the story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, who runs a school in Gulu, Uganda for young women formerly abducted and used as sex slaves and child soldiers by the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2013

    Members of the East Central University Flute Ensemble include (from left): Makaila Rodriguez, of Lawton; Rachael Bessert, Warsaw, Mo.; Brooklyn Garvin, Holdenville; Catherine Melton, Moore; Ashlyn Puckett, Pauls Valley; C’Ayra Wood, Elmore City; Erin Burton, Oklahoma City; and Alexis Hazel, Marlow. Not pictured is Debbie Allen, of Ada. The flute ensemble, directed by Juliana Overmier, will be performing at the Woodwinds Ensembles Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2013

    ADA – Growing up near the Chickasaw National Park in Sulphur, only piqued the interest and love of science for East Central University junior Linzi Thompson.

    Thompson spent her summers working in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, gaining an appreciation for nature and the environment, as well as working with animals.

    Her zest has led to pursuing a career in the environmental health science field and recently achieving a prestigious national award.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2013

    ADA – The Veterans Upward Bound Program, at East Central University, is hosting a Veterans and Military Resource Roundup on Monday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on the ECU campus.

    The roundup features an informational speed sharing and networking event with service providers in the morning and an afternoon outreach session for veterans, military service members and their families.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2013

    ADA – The East Central University Theatre Department will present The Imaginary Invalid, written by playwright/actor Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Moliere, on Nov. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalmers Herman Theatre at the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for senior citizens and non-ECU students. ECU alumni receive a $1 discount and admission is free to all ECU students, faculty and staff with an ECU ID. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 580-559-5751.

  • Posted on: 05 November, 2013

    ADA – Chris Eckler, former ECU Noyce Scholar and math teacher at Ada Junior High School, will be the presenter at East Central University’s Fall 2013 Noyce Colloquium on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Regents Room of the Memorial Student Union.

    Eckler’s topic will be teaching junior high mathematics in Ada.

    The event will include free pizza and soda.


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