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  • Posted on: 02 February, 2012

    The Astronomy Club at East Central University will bring out the telescopes Monday [FEB. 6] for a viewing of the moon and Jupiter. The viewing will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the ECU Observatory northeast of Norris Field.

    Parking is available at the ECU Physical Plant. The observatory is about 100 feet up a hill to the north. The viewing will be canceled if it is cloudy or raining.

    “If in doubt, don’t come,” said Dr. Carl Rutledge, ECU professor of physics.

    The next viewing will be of Mars, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula from 9 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 [THURSDAY].

  • Posted on: 02 February, 2012

    Students in East Central University’s School of Business are participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program again this year to provide free assistance to individuals with basic tax returns, particularly those with low and fixed incomes.

    The national program is supported by the Internal Revenue Service.

    The VITA site will open Feb. 6 at a new location, 1001 N. Country Club Road, where the former Carl Albert Indian Health Facility was located. April 12 will be the last day the assistance will be available.

  • Posted on: 01 February, 2012

    Stephen Decker, a member of the Tiger speech and debate team at East Central University, placed third in After Dinner Speaking in the “Texas Two Step Swing” Jan. 27-29 at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

    Decker, a sophomore legal studies major at ECU, earned his third trophy of the season in that event.

    Thirteen schools from Texas and Oklahoma participated in the tournaments. Decker competed against students from the University of Texas, the University of Oklahoma, West Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University, among others.

  • Posted on: 31 January, 2012

    Local high school students and teachers gather before boarding an East Central University bus to return to Pauls Valley after participating in Pauls Valley High School Day at ECU on Jan. 25 [WEDNESDAY]. They met with President John Hargrave, Wendell Godwin, dean of ECU’s School of Business, and other ECU officials to learn about admission to ECU, applying for scholarships and life on campus. The students were treated to a tour of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, the Kerr Activities Center and Pesagi Residence Hall.

  • Posted on: 27 January, 2012

     A scholarship honoring Dr. Raniyah Ramadan, a promising research scientist from Ada who passed away last July at age 34, has been established at East Central University.

    The scholarship was established at the ECU Foundation Inc. by the Ramadan family through the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Foundation. Her father, Dr. Tawfik Ramadan, provides campus health services for ECU students, and her mother, Siham Ramadan, is an ECU graduate. Three of her five siblings also are ECU graduates.

  • Posted on: 26 January, 2012

    Jefferson Keel, lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation, will discuss the National Congress of American Indians, which he heads as president, Thursday [FEB. 2] at East Central University.

    Keel, who became president of the nation’s oldest and largest tribal organization in 2009, will be the speaker for the Lou Watkins Endowed Lectureship at 7 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2012

    Cindy Adams of Sulphur, an instructor of business and information technology at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center in Ardmore, has been named the 2012 National Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education.

    The award recognizes educators who have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote career and technical education.

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2012

    For a different spring break, try a trip to France.

    Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya and Ben Johnson, faculty members in the Department of English and Languages at East Central University, will lead a 10-day trip to Paris and Limoges, France, from March 17 [SATURDAY] to March 26 [MONDAY].

    The deadline to register for the trip, which is part of ECU’s Study Abroad Program, is Jan. 28. Participants will experience French culture and history along with immersion in the French language and can earn six hours of academic credit in French culture or language. 

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