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  • Posted on: 02 March, 2017

    East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business is conducting its 2017 Scholarships and Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

  • Posted on: 01 March, 2017

    Featuring the music of The Beatles, the East Central University Jazz Ensemble will present its annual Punch and Pie Jazz Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. The program includes: Blackbird, Hey Jude, Lucy in the Sky, Can’t Buy Me Love, All My Loving, Hard Day’s Night, Here, There and Everywhere and Norwegian Wood. The ECU Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Allen Correll.


  • Posted on: 27 February, 2017

    In an effort to inspire business leaders of tomorrow, East Central University will conduct its annual Oklahoma Business Week, June 4-8.

    The week-long, award-winning summer camp is for high school students, grades 9-12, to gain a first-hand experience in the world of business. The event includes business simulations, competitions, prizes and college scholarships.

    Those high school students wishing to participate may take advantage of the early registration of $150 until March 2. The regular registration deadline is April 2 at $175 and the late deadline fee is $200 by May 4.

  • Posted on: 21 February, 2017

    ECU SCREENS concludes its Seventh Annual Foreign Film Festival with Where Do We Go Now? on Friday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of East Central University's Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Winner of the audience award at the Toronto Film Festival, Where Do We Go Now? will be introduced by Dr. Terrie Becerra, assistant professor in East Central University’s Department of Political Science, Legal Studies and Sociology.

    Admission is free and open to the public. 

  • Posted on: 21 February, 2017

    For the first time a mock trial team from East Central University competed in the College Mock Trials Great Plains Regional Competition, Feb. 10-12, at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

    The event was conducted by the American Mock Trial Association.

    Ada attorney Preston Draper, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Legal Studies and Sociology, served as the coach for the 10-member ECU team.

  • Posted on: 20 February, 2017

    The East Central University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will conduct its Midwinter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    The Symphonic Band’s program will include: Celebration by Randell Standridge; English Folk Song Suite, movement 3, by Ralph Vaughn Williams; Fortress by Frank Ticheli and Pas Redouble by Camille Saint-Saens, transcribed by Arthur Franckenpohl.

  • Posted on: 20 February, 2017

    When music and theatre come together at East Central University or in the Ada community, chances are Vickie Jo Reifsnider has been in the middle of it for nearly the past 20 years.

    For her years of service to Ada and ECU, Reifsnider was recently selected as “The 2016 Outstanding Adan in the Arts” by the Ada Arts Council. Reifsnider accepted the award during the “Ada Arts Showcase” at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center on Jan. 22.

  • Posted on: 20 February, 2017

    Today the Regional University System of Oklahoma regents announced Dr. Katricia G. Pierson as the next East Central University president.

    Pierson will be the ninth president in the university’s 108-year history and the first woman to hold the office.

    Currently, Pierson is the provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at ECU. She joined the university in 2011 as assistant vice president of Academic Affairs. Prior to that she held various administrative positions at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.


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