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  • Posted on: 01 December, 2016

    An idea popped into Christian Cody’s mind as he sat in an organizational behavior class at East Central University on Oct. 31, 2016.

    The senior business finance major from Tecumseh immediately jotted those ideas on an index card and has put his plan into action. As a result, Cody was the winner of ECU’s 2016 Tiger Tank Pitch Competition, three days later, on Nov. 3.

    Cody attributes that successful first-place effort to the education he has received through ECU’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

  • Posted on: 30 November, 2016

    Competing against choir professionals and more experienced singers, the East Central University Chorale claimed the top prize in the Mixed Choir: Level of Difficulty I category at the Golden State Choral Trophy 2016, an international competition conducted in Monterey, California, Nov. 24-25.

    The ECU Chorale vied for the trophy in the finals with four other choirs, two from the United States and two from Poland. Eighteen choirs in all were selected to take part in the festival, representing the Philippines, Croatia, Afghanistan, the Netherlands, Poland and the U.S.

  • Posted on: 30 November, 2016

    Twelve area teachers were recognized for excellence during East Central University’s 2016 Marvin Stokes Endowed Lectureship on Nov. 7 in the Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center. Pictured with Dr.

  • Posted on: 29 November, 2016

    In an effort to promote excellence in math and science education, East Central University is establishing the Institute for Math and Science Education, thanks to a massive initial donation of $350,000 from Coalgate resident Pauline Lanoy.

    Education is vitally important to Lanoy and her late husband Leon. Because of their generous giving, their family name adorns the recently remodeled education building on the ECU campus and the couple have provided funding for a scholarship under their name.

  • Posted on: 22 November, 2016

    The East Central University Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble will be performing a free concert on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre inside ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The ECU Jazz Ensemble will be performing Jingle Bells (1857), by James Lord Pierpont and arranged by Ernie Wilkins, Christmas Time is Here (1965), by Vince Guaraldi and arranged by Tom Kubis and Sleigh Ride (1948), by Leroy Anderson and arranged by Harry Connick, Jr.

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2016

    Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, East Central University assistant professor of English and Languages, was recently awarded the 2016 South Central Modern Language Association Prize for Best Paper in Historical, Literary and/or Cultural Studies.

    Her paper was entitled “Time and Place Will Have Their Say: Experimental Narration in Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on a Road.” This essay examines Hurston’s autobiography in the context of modernist experimental writing.

  • Posted on: 16 November, 2016

    The East Central University community is mourning the loss of one of its own.

    Twenty-year-old nursing student Nisha Karki passed away in the early morning Wednesday, Nov. 16.

    It was believed that Karki had a pre-existing condition.

    “This is a tragic loss for the ECU community. Our thoughts remain with Nisha’s family and friends,” said ECU President John R. Hargrave.

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Regional University System of Oklahoma is conducting a national search for the ninth president of East Central University located in Ada, Oklahoma. The board invites nominations and applications from qualified candidates who have a proven leadership in developing and executing a vision of academic excellence.

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