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  • Posted on: 01 November, 2011

    Mark Twain is coming to East Central University on Nov. 10 [THURSDAY], along with the curator of his museum in Hannibal, Mo., and retired ECU dean Dr. Alvin Turner, the author of a new book of poetry about a famous historical event in Ada.

    In addition, Native American cultural events, demonstrations and performances are planned earlier that week for Nov. 7-9 [MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY].

    All the history-related events are free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 27 October, 2011
    Group photo of Flute Choir
    The East Central University Flute, Clarinet, Brass and Jazz Ensembles will perform on the Instrumental Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [NOV. 3] in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
    The Flute Ensemble’s concert will feature the music of Catherine McMichael who writes “some of the most beautiful literature in the flute choir repertoire,” said director Juliana Overmier. 
  • Posted on: 27 October, 2011
    Group photo of scholarship recipients
    Members of the Oklahoma Veterans Council, which awards scholarships annually to state veterans or family members of veterans, were shocked this year when all three recipients happened to be students at East Central University.
  • Posted on: 19 October, 2011
    East Central University broke ground Tuesday [OCT. 18] for a 62,000-square-foot School of Business and Conference Center, and officials said noticeable changes should be visible Monday when students return to school from fall break.
    Piazza Construction Ltd. of Denison, Texas, was awarded the bid to construct the three-story building at a cost of $10.65 million. Contractors planned to move in equipment on Tuesday and begin erecting a fence around the empty corner at Main and Center Streets that has been used as a parking area.
  • Posted on: 19 October, 2011

    Consultant evaluators from the Higher Learning Commission will visit East Central University Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 as part of the university's 10-year reaccreditation process. They will hold formal meetings with faculty, staff and students as well as talk with them while walking across the campus. The evaluators will hold a forum for students only from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Regents Room in Knight Hall.

  • Posted on: 19 October, 2011

    Sculptor Jesus Moroles, who is best known for his Zen like monumental granite sculptures, will conduct two lectures Oct. 24 [MONDAY] at East Central University. He will discuss the development of his work, personal style and challenges at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Faust Hall Auditorium. 

    There is no admission charge and the public is invited. The lectures are sponsored by the Vinita June Oliver Centennial Fine Arts Endowment and the ECU Art Department.

  • Posted on: 14 October, 2011
    More than 1,200 children in Pontotoc, Murray, Garvin and Johnston Counties participated Thursday [OCT. 6] in Jumpstart America’s Campaign of “Read for the Record,” an initiative calling for an end to the early education achievement gap in America. Nationwide, two million children participated in the program.
  • Posted on: 14 October, 2011
    Photo of Citizens Bank Gift
    Citizens Bank of Ada has made a $75,000 gift to the East Central University Foundation Inc. to be used for the construction of ECU’s new School of Business and Conference Center.
    ECU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the three-story, 62,000 square-foot facility at 2 p.m. Tuesday [OCT. 18] at the intersection of Main and Center Streets.
    The lobby of the building will be known as the Citizens Bank of Ada Lobby.


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