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  • Posted on: 11 July, 2017

    Kennedy Payne has a passion for horses and is hoping to take that love and parlay into a marketing position in that industry.

    Payne was recently selected to be a part of the exclusive East Central University Business Scholars Program, not only because of her academic achievements, but her ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

  • Posted on: 11 July, 2017

    Being a part of East Central University’s Business Scholars Program is a way of giving back for Ryan Jolly.

    Jolly, a Stonewall resident who was homeschooled throughout high school, was recently picked for the exclusive program for not only his solid academic achievements, but his ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

    He experienced firsthand why the program is so valued.

  • Posted on: 10 July, 2017

    The ECU SCREENS summer season continues on Friday, July 14 with George Bernard Shaw’s “St. Joan,” starring Gemma Arterton in the title role as the French national heroine Joan of Arc.

    Recorded live at the Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden, London, Shaw’s classic drama will be presented in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14, the 228th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille Prison, which launched the French Revolution.

  • Posted on: 06 July, 2017

    East Central University President Katricia Pierson released the following statement in regard to the Oklahoma State Attorney General Mike Hunter’s office taking on the issue regarding the Kathryn P. Boswell Chapel:

    “Religious liberty is an issue that is clearly bigger than just an ECU issue and one that requires legal expertise that can best be provided by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. We welcome the attorney general’s involvement in this matter and offer our complete cooperation,” Pierson said.

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2017
    Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel

     East Central University announced it is immediately withdrawing its efforts to remove religious icons from the historic Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel. The action was in response to a recent letter from the Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State letter to the state university. 
    “We moved too quickly,” said Katricia Pierson, ECU president. “We regret not taking time to pause and thoughtfully consider the request and the results of our actions on all of the students, faculty and community members who we serve.”

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2017

    ADA – East Central University offices will close at noon today, Friday June 30, and not reopen until Wednesday, July 5, at 7:30 a.m. in observance of the Independence Day.


  • Posted on: 28 June, 2017

    Michael Linn, the unmanned aerial systems intern for The Oka’ Institute at East Central University, received his official unmanned aircraft systems remote pilot license.

    This certification allows Linn to fly drones for non-hobby purposes.

    The goal of the airman certification process is to ensure the applicant possesses knowledge consistent with the privileges of the Remote Pilot Certificate with a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating being exercised, as well as the ability to manage the risks of flight in order to act as a remote pilot-in-command (PIC).

  • Posted on: 28 June, 2017

    The Oka’ Institute, at East Central University, has announced the addition of a marketing and communications specialist.

    Morgan Edwards, from Moore and a recent graduate from ECU, joined the Oka’ Institute fulltime in May.

    Edwards graduated with a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing, as well as receiving a business certificate in promotions management. She has been with The Oka’ Institute since August of 2016, where she served as an intern with a specialty in marketing.


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