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  • Posted on: 16 May, 2012

    Dr. Dane Scott, assistant professor of chemistry at East Central University, has been awarded a $10,000 OK EPSCoR Research Opportunity Award (ROA) to perform bioenergy research this summer at Oklahoma State University.

    He will conduct research on catalysts for biofuel production from cellulosic materials. His lab sponsor is Nicholas Materer of Oklahoma State University.

  • Posted on: 16 May, 2012

    Recognized for advancing the most in musicianship this year are winners of East Central University’s 2012 Saied Award in instrumental music, freshman Jessica Robertson of Pauls Valley (from left), sophomore Elaine Lancaster of Eufaula and junior Erin Goto of Oklahoma City. They are shown with Dr. Allen Correll, ECU’s band director. Senior Rachel Bessert of Oklahoma City (not shown) also received the award. The late James Saied, an ECU Distinguished Alumnus and founder of the Saied Music Company in Tulsa, established the award for a student in each class.

  • Posted on: 11 May, 2012

    An opportunity “to relive those fun-filled days of school band rehearsal” will return this year when the East Central University Summer Community Band gets underway on Monday [MAY 14].

    Dr. Allen Correll, ECU’s band director, and area band directors are organizing and conducting the band for adult former band members and current high school or college band students.

    “There are many former wind and percussion students in the Ada area who have expressed an interest in a community band, so now here’s your chance,” Correll said.

  • Posted on: 11 May, 2012

    High school students interested in exploring careers in business have until May 21 [MONDAY] to apply for a one-of-a-kind summer camp filled with noted business and government leaders guiding them as they develop their own “companies.”

  • Posted on: 08 May, 2012

    Free training to qualify for “green jobs” in building thermography and photovoltaic system design will be held between May 21 and June 21 at East Central University in Ada and the Kiamichi Technology Centers in McAlester, Idabel and Atoka.

    ECU will provide free day care on its campus for the children of parents enrolled in the Ada classes. Parents should reserve spaces for their children at least three days before their class begins.

    The university also will award certificates for all participants who complete a class.

  • Posted on: 08 May, 2012

    SEARCY, Ark. — Dr. Trisha Yarbrough of Ada has been chosen to succeed Dr. Dennis Organ as executive director of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, beginning June 1. She was selected by the National Council, Alpha Chi’s governing board, after a seven-month search process that drew 38 applicants.

  • Posted on: 04 May, 2012

    Seven touring musical and comedy acts will stop in Ada during East Central University’s 2012-13 Fine Arts Season, which also includes “The Nutcracker” by the Oklahoma City Ballet and ECU’s theatre and opera productions, concerts and art exhibits.

    In addition to the visiting productions, the season includes four ECU Theatre productions, an Opera Gala, nine vocal and instrumental concerts, a dance concert and ongoing art exhibits.

  • Posted on: 03 May, 2012

    David Porter started out with a part-time job assembling bicycles at Ada’s Wal-Mart store as he worked his way through East Central University. Two years after graduating in 1987, he found himself sitting down with founder Sam Walton at 6 a.m. every Friday to discuss that week’s activities at the company’s first super center store in Dallas, Texas.


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