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  • Posted on: 11 September, 2007

    Constitution Day will be observed Monday [SEPT. 17] at East Central University with the annual Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs and a "Do You Know Your Constitution?" quiz program. In addition, courses in history and political science will have special emphasis on the Constitution.

    The Political Science Program will award prizes in the "Do You Know Your Constitution?" quiz program at 3 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center.

  • Posted on: 10 September, 2007

    The inauguration of the seventh president of East Central University, Dr. Richard S. Rafes, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 [FRIDAY] in ECU's Kerr Activities Center. Rafes has been ECU's president since July 1, 2006.

    The community is invited to attend the ceremony with ECU faculty, staff and students. A reception will follow at 4 p.m. in the University Center.

  • Posted on: 06 September, 2007

    National Public Radio is coming to Ada.

    East Central University will host a translator site for KGOU Radio, which will begin simulcasting KGOU programming Sunday [SEPT. 9] through an agreement with the University of Oklahoma. OU holds the license for the NPR station.

    In the Ada area, KGOU will broadcast at 98.1 FM.

    "This is big news," said ECU President Richard Rafes. "Not only can we listen to public radio programming, but - and this is exciting - ECU mass communication students will start producing their own programs for KGOU about ECU and the Ada community.

  • Posted on: 04 September, 2007
    Twenty-five faculty members with expertise in musical theatre, library media, kinesiology, history, business administration, psychology, biology, human resources, art, chemistry, English, mathematics, communication, education and family and consumer sciences have been hired for the 2007-08 academic year at East Central University.

    The new faculty members include:

    Dana Ayers

  • Posted on: 29 August, 2007

    Fifth grade social studies teachers from Pontotoc County, Stratford and Konawa participated in a four-day colloquium hosted by the Center for the Advancement of American History at East Central University.

    Support for the colloquium was provided by two U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History Projects.

  • Posted on: 29 August, 2007

    Demonstrations of the art of belly dancing, benefits of self-hypnotism and the grace of yoga on Wednesday [SEPT. 5], along with a free lunch and live radio broadcast, will highlight the classes and services offered this fall by East Central University's Center of Continuing Education and Community Services.

    Lifelong Learning Day will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Fentem Hall on the north side of the campus, just west of Science Hall and the Physical and Environmental Sciences Center.

  • Posted on: 26 August, 2007

    Open to the Public
    Sponsored by the ECU Astronomy Club
    Location: ECU Observatory unless otherwise indicated.

    Park in Physical Plant lot NE of football stadium
    Walk 100 ft up hill to north to observatory

    Cancelled if cloudy or raining - if in doubt, don't come.

    Date Time Featuring

    W 8/22 9:00-9:30 PM Moon, Jupiter

    T 8/28 5:30-6:30 AM Total Lunar Eclipse morning viewing

    W 9/5 9:00-10:00 PM Constellation viewing - leave old K-Mart lot at 9 PM sharp

    W 9/12 9:00-9:30 PM M-13, Ring Nebula, Albireo

  • Posted on: 10 August, 2007

    Nowadays, businesses without a website can be at a distinct disadvantage.

    That knowledge gave a computer science major at East Central University the idea of starting her own business to manage websites for small businesses who can't afford an onsite webmaster.

    A good idea, probably, but how to get started?


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