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  • Posted on: 19 January, 2012

    The two-year grant has ended that funded Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program for Garvin County children, and Smart Start South Central is looking for local “champions” to keep the program going and the books coming to the youngsters.

    Smart Start South Central (SSSC) provided the program through a grant from Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The Imagination Library has sent a free, age-appropriate book each month to any Garvin County child who registered, up to age 5. About 190 Garvin County children currently receive books in the mail once a month.

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2012

    A fifth “nobody” has been added to the lineup when the Nobodies of Comedy perform Thursday [JAN. 26] at East Central University.

    Andrew Schulz will join Erick James, Tim Krompier, Mark Viera, James Johann and Andrew Schulz for the show that begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The Nobodies of Comedy, part of ECU’s fine arts season, is a touring showcase of young comedians, all rising stars who are well known in regions across the country. Their raw, edgy comedy is intended for mature audiences.

  • Posted on: 13 January, 2012

    A traveling exhibition of works by living Oklahoma artists will be open to the public through Jan. 31 in East Central University’s Pogue Art Gallery.

    The exhibition, “24 Works on Paper,” is a collaboration between Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). It is traveling the state for a full year, bringing original, contemporary Oklahoma artwork to viewers in communities large and small.

  • Posted on: 13 January, 2012

    A class on how to be in a band, start your own band or improve your band’s performance will begin Jan. 23 [MONDAY] at East Central University. 

    “This class will show you how to get a band going, keep it going and eventually get it out of the garage,” said instructor Dr. Rick Wetherill, who has been with three garage bands.

    The class, part of ECU’s Community Education Program, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. The cost is $40. An informal jam session will follow each class.

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2012

    Two area legislators received awards Monday [JAN. 9] in recognition of their continued support of higher education.

    Dr. Glen D. Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, presented the 2011 Distinguished Service Award to state Rep. Todd Thomsen of Ada and ECU alumnus and state Rep. Wes Hilliard of Sulphur during a ceremony at East Central University.

    “These individuals each year, frankly, have distinguished themselves through their courage and leadership (in support of higher education),” Johnson said.

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2012
    Erick JamesTim Krompier
    Mark VieraJames Johann
  • Posted on: 10 January, 2012

    An Addiction and Recovery Conference to be held Jan. 19 and 20 [THURSDAY-FRIDAY] at East Central University will focus on current issues, trends and strategies in the field of substance abuse and offer information on addiction recovery, treatment and prevention.

    The workshop will be presented by ECU’s Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction & Recovery.

  • Posted on: 06 January, 2012

    State Rep. Todd Thomsen of Ada and Rep. Wes Hilliard of Sulphur will receive 2011 Distinguished Service Awards in Ada Monday [JAN. 9] from Dr. Glen D. Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.

    The awards will recognize Thomsen’s and Hilliard’s continued support for higher education.

    Johnson will present the awards at 3:30 p.m. in the Lockmiller Lobby of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. ECU President John Hargrave will represent the Council of College and University Presidents. The public is invited.


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