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  • Posted on: 10 October, 2017

    East Central University is one of only 17 institutions of higher learning in 2017 to receive the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant, it was recently announced.

    The grant will be utilized in the ECU Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program, part of the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery.

  • Posted on: 09 October, 2017

    Rusty Pickens, an East Central University computer science graduate and Chickasaw Nation citizen, will present the Lou Watkins Lecture at noon on Friday, Nov. 10, in Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The lecture, being offered in conjunction with the Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Meeting, is free and open to the public. A luncheon will take place prior to the lecture. For lunch reservations contact Christine Pappas at by Nov. 1.

  • Posted on: 04 October, 2017

    William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be presented by the East Central University Theatre Department, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy I. Summers Theatre.

    The familiar story is about the long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The feud cases tragic results for the two main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. Hatred, revenge with love and a secret marriage lead to the young star-crossed lovers growing up early and dying tragically.

  • Posted on: 04 October, 2017

    Roses and rose pedals lined the foot of the door outside Samantha Dillehay’s office Monday at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Photos - some all-smiles, some posed and some silly - adorned the door as well as notes from heartbroken, yet inspired students.

    One of the notes says “Sam, you will be missed by everyone in mass comm. You made me believe in myself and reassured me I had chosen the right major. Thanks for being an amazing role model.” Another simply says, “Thank you for pushing me to be who I now am.”

  • Posted on: 29 September, 2017

    The East Central University Music Department is presenting its 12th Annual ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    W.T. Skye Garcia, instructor in the ECU Music Department, will serve as composer and concert series coordinator.  ECU student Christopher L. Bragg, of Sulphur, will perform a piece he created - Mountain’s Rain - on the piano.

  • Posted on: 26 September, 2017

    Entries are being accepted for the East Central University Alumni Association’s Homecoming Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 27, at the Oak Hills Country Club in Ada. The tournament benefits the Student Alumni Grant Program and Alumni Scholarships. The cost is $125 per golfer. A lunch for all paid golfers will be held at 11:30 a.m. and the tee-off time is set for 1 p.m. You can register online at or by phone at 580-559-5651. Homecoming Sponsorship Packages are also available.


  • Posted on: 25 September, 2017

    Thirty elementary students recently learned how to start a business when they participated in East Central University’s Junior Business Club.

    The three-week academy, sponsored by ECU’s Stonecipher School of Business, guided Ada’s Willard Elementary School students into a business venture of lemonade stands. The students, divided up into six companies, learned how to create a business plan, obtained a loan to start up the business, built and painted their stand and sold lemonade at the Tigers’ home football game on Sept. 9.

  • Posted on: 25 September, 2017

    The Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on East Central University’s campus will be the setting for the 2017 Oka’ Institute Sustainability Conference, Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 10-11.


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