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  • Posted on: 22 February, 2012

    A benefit recital on Monday [FEB. 27] will help an East Central University student raise money for a study abroad trip to Ukraine and Russia in May. An auction of Russian items will follow the recital.

    ECU’s Russian Studies Program and the ECU Russian Club will host the Jacob Stevens Benefit Recital at 6:30 p.m. in the Regents Room in Knight Hall. It is free to the public but donations will be appreciated.

    Stevens is a junior from McAlester who is majoring in vocal music with a minor in Russian studies.

  • Posted on: 22 February, 2012

    The Rotoract Club at East Central University will host a program Thursday [FEB. 23] to celebrate World Peace and Understanding Day on the anniversary of the establishment of Rotary International.

    The program will begin at 8 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill Cole University Center and is open to the public.

  • Posted on: 17 February, 2012

    Students in a U.S. Government class at East Central University hold a receipt from the ECU Foundation Inc. for $144.50, the amount the class raised from a bake sale to benefit Smart Start South Central’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Mickenzi Ashby (from left), Chris McEwen, Cyndall Brown and about seven other students in Dr. Christine Pappas’ class baked a variety of items, manned the tent and sold baked goods from office to office.  Each student had opportunities to explain to others the importance of the literacy program to the children of Pontotoc County.

  • Posted on: 17 February, 2012

    East Central University’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, has been awarded a $500 UnitedHealth HEROES Grant from Youth Service America and UnitedHealth Group.

    It is one of 282 UnitedHealth HEROES grants awarded across the nation to support youth-led service-learning initiatives addressing childhood obesity and healthy lifestyles.

  • Posted on: 16 February, 2012

    The sixth annual ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert on Tuesday [FEB. 21] promises to be a musical collage of inspiration, imagination, dance, drama, espionage, humor and love.

    Twelve original compositions by faculty, students and friends of East Central University will be premiered in a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012

    A former East Central University professor will be the speaker for the annual Parker Ethics Lecture Wednesday [FEB. 15] at ECU.

    Dr. Thom Balmer, a former assistant professor of human resources at ECU, will discuss vulnerability and decision-making issues for elderly clients and customers in business environments. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill Cole University Center and is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012

    Franc D'Ambrosio, a multi-talented singer and actor best known for his impressive portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of The Opera,” will perform Feb. 28 at East Central University.

    He will guide the audience through the different sections of his show, “Franc D'Ambrosio’s Broadway – Songs from the Great White Way,” a celebration of the music that has established Broadway as an American art form.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012

    As German society was sliding toward the Nazis in the 1930s, its popular cabarets mixed decadent entertainment with controversial political themes, a combination mirrored in the musical “Cabaret” which opens Thursday [FEB. 16] at East Central University.

    The Tony Award-winning production will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday [FEB.18] in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Theatre. Because of suggestive musical numbers and risqué acts, “Cabaret” may not be appropriate for those under age 15.

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