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  • Posted on: 11 November, 2011
    The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will offer turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls and desserts to at least 3,000 people on Nov. 21 [MONDAY]. The dinner, which is free and open to everyone in the community, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, 1710 N. Broadway Ave.
    Student organizers in the Human Resources Club at East Central University say they are expecting more people this year.
  • Posted on: 11 November, 2011

    In an effort to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths and injury, the leading killer of children under 14, Safe Kids Oklahoma will sponsor a car seat check-up event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday [NOV. 17] at Reynolds Recreation Center, 1005 N. Willow St., in Pauls Valley.

  • Posted on: 10 November, 2011
    photo of Chickasaw princess

    East Central University President John Hargrave, game officials and senior Chickasaw Princess Nacobi Walker watch as the coin she tossed flies into the air to start the football game between ECU and Harding University during Chickasaw Nation Appreciation Day on Nov. 5. An Information Fair and tailgating were held earlier for Chickasaw high school and middle school students. The Chickasaw Nation Color Guard posted the colors before the game and Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts gave a demonstration at halftime.

  • Posted on: 10 November, 2011

    Frank Minkner of Stratford was named the Volunteer Mediator of the Year for the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution System at the Annual Volunteer Conference Oct. 28 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Oklahoma City.   

    The Oklahoma Dispute Resolution program provides an important service to local communities throughout Oklahoma in both community- and court-related disputes, said Kathy King, the Early Settlement East Central program director. The resolution program is funded by the court system and uses volunteers such as Minkner throughout the state to act as mediators.

  • Posted on: 10 November, 2011

    Two events at East Central University on Nov. 18 [FRIDAY] will explore the world through international teas and desserts, entertainment by international students and an Alternative Christmas Market and Gift Fair.

    The Alternative Gift Market provides sponsorships for projects around the world and the gift fair will sell crafts of artisans of Ten Thousand Villages from around the world.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2011
    Photo of scholarship recipient

    An East Central University student who decided to change careers and go back to school has received a new scholarship honoring a former Ada businessman. Rachel Baker has been awarded a $2,000 J.D. Haney Nursing Scholarship for 2011-12.

    The scholarship fund was established by Dr. Charles Barrick, a retired ECU professor who taught in the Industrial Education and Technology Department and the Education Department. Barrick said he met J.D. Haney when he moved to Ada in 1971 and valued his friendship. He decided to name the scholarship after the late café owner.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2011
    Photo of Hansel Gretel play

    Squabbling sopranos and a witch who eats children will be on stage Thursday through Sunday [NOV. 10-13] for two operas in East Central University’s Dorothy Summers Theatre in Science Hall.

    The ECU Opera Theatre will present “The Impresario,” a one-act comic opera with spoken dialog, followed by “Hansel and Gretel,” based on the famous fairy tale. The performances will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2011

    Study Abroad opportunities in Spain will be discussed at East Central University Thursday [NOV. 10] at Go Global: Spotlight on Spain.

    Spanish natives and ECU students who toured and studied in Spain will provide information from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Regents Room in Knight Hall. Spanish tapas and door prizes also will be available.

    The evening is sponsored by ECU’s Global Education Office and the Global Education Committee. For more information contact Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya at or Dr. Robert Newcomer at


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