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  • Posted on: 02 July, 2015

    As an instructor in East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, Stacey Bolin’s classroom approach is creative and unconventional.

    By virtue of that, Bolin was one of only five college faculty from across the state to receive the prestigious Da Vinci Fellowship Award this past spring.

    These awards go to higher education faculty, whose accomplishments reflect creative and innovative approaches that have made a significant contribution to their academic discipline.

  • Posted on: 18 June, 2015

    By Cathie Harding

    When Duane Anderson moved from North Dakota to Oklahoma to begin his academic career, he left with his grandfather Anderson’s love of books and sense of civic and public duty to walk his own walk. His official walk with East Central University ends this summer.

    Dr.  Anderson, the longest-serving chief academic officer in Oklahoma, announced his retirement from ECU effective June 30.

  • Posted on: 27 May, 2015

    East Central University’s Pogue Art Gallery is serving as host of an ECU Alumni Art Exhibit from now until Aug. 21.

    All of the artists who are participating exhibit their work regularly through the region, have work in both public and private art collections and have had their work published.

    Participating artists include: Leslie Waugh Dallam, Verna Stonecipher Fuler, James D. Gaar, Stacey D. Miller, Zachary D. Presley, G. Patrick Riley, Paul Walsh, Carla Waugh and Vance Wingate.

  • Posted on: 08 May, 2015

    East Central University’s Veterans Upward Bound Program will be hosting Veterans and Military Appreciation Day Thursday, May 14, in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Activities begin at 9 a.m. with information tables. Various programs, organizations and businesses, who provide services for veterans and military service members, will be on hand to provide information until 1 p.m.

  • Posted on: 06 May, 2015

    Two distinguished alumni - Deborah Cornelison and Todd Graham – will be honored as East Central University conducts its annual Evening of Honors and Recognition at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in ECU’s Foundation Hall at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Cornelison, a National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee last June, will be the keynote speaker at ECU’s 10 a.m. commencement ceremony on May 9, while Graham, the head football coach at Arizona State University, will address the graduating candidates in the 2 p.m. ceremony that same day.

  • Posted on: 29 April, 2015

    The disastrous and tragic events of a recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake has touched the East Central University campus, particularly 90 students from the Asian country of Nepal who were directly and indirectly affected.

    With ECU having one of the largest Nepalese student populations in the state, the ECU Rotaract Club is partnering with Rotary International and the Rotaract Club in Nepal in seeking donations to help in the relief effort of Nepal, which is in a state of emergency.

  • Posted on: 29 April, 2015

    The second semiannual Education and Psychology Research in Action Conference is set for Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall of East Central University’s Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The free event is geared toward public school teachers, pre-service teachers and those in the field of psychology.

    Dr. Anna Hinton, director of parental options and improvement for the U.S. Department of Education, will be the keynote speaker. Breakout sessions will also take place.

  • Posted on: 28 April, 2015

    The sound of the bat rang out across the Chickasaw Nation Softball Complex as five t-ball teams squared off on April 11 in the first Chikasha To’ili Tournament, under the direction of Tiffany Postoak, a Chickasaw citizen and East Central University political science and legal studies major.

    Chikasha To’ili means ‘Chickasaw Baseball’ in the Chickasaw language.

    In an effort to collect clothing for Native American children in foster care, Postoak was able to collect five large boxes, valued at approximately $1500, and was able to donate another $150 for emergency needs.


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