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  • Posted on: 01 March, 2012
    Group photo of scholarship recipients

    A new scholarship honoring the late R. Burl Harris, a long-time Ada resident, has been awarded to an East Central University student majoring in legal studies.

    Tamra Albritton of Roff, a junior, is the first recipient of the R. Burl Harris Legal Studies Centennial Scholarship that was established through the ECU Foundation Inc.

    The scholarship was funded by donations after Harris’ death in December 2010 and was completed to the $15,000 Centennial level by his wife, Jan Harris.

  • Posted on: 24 February, 2012
    A national study to find the safest college and university campuses in the United States has found that East Central University ranks among the safest., a leading website for college information, has ranked East Central University No. 2 in Oklahoma for campus safety, based on incidents of campus crime as reported in 2011by campus safety officials. ECU ranked behind only first-place Murray State College in nearby Tishomingo.

    Nationally, ECU ranked No. 44 out of the 450 schools included in the study.

  • Posted on: 24 February, 2012
    Alpha Chi
    Alpha Chi, a national honor society that accepts only the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors, recently initiated 71 new members and installed new officers at East Central University.
    Alpha Chi members must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5.
    Glenn Ronning of Ada was elected president of the Oklahoma Gamma chapter at ECU.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and two of his three children also attend ECU.
  • Posted on: 23 February, 2012

    Concerts performed by musicians attending a conference at East Central University March 1-3 [THURSDAY-SATURDAY] will be open to the public each night.

    Each free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center and will feature works performed by, and some composed by, artists from Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas.

  • Posted on: 23 February, 2012

    The deadline to sign up for East Central University’s annual trip to Russia and Ukraine is March 10 [SATURDAY]. This year’s tour, from May 15 to June 3, adds a visit to Yalta in southern Ukraine and possibly Prague in the Czech Republic.

    The trip, which will offer six hours of 4000-level, transferable academic credit, will return to Kiev, Ukraine, and Moscow, Russia, led by Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, ECU professor of English and languages.

  • Posted on: 23 February, 2012
    Photo of persons mentioned

    A Shawnee businesswoman has found a rather unusual way to help the community.

    Julie Landes volunteers her time as a mediator through Early Settlement Mediation, a process that allows both sides in a dispute to develop an acceptable resolution without going to court.

    Early Settlement, part of the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Program, provides an important service to local communities throughout Oklahoma in both community and court-related disputes. The resolution program is funded by the court system and trains volunteers such as Landes to act as mediators.

  • Posted on: 22 February, 2012

    The Rotoract Club at East Central University will host a program Thursday [FEB. 23] to celebrate World Peace and Understanding Day on the anniversary of the establishment of Rotary International.

    The program will begin at 8 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill Cole University Center and is open to the public.

  • Posted on: 22 February, 2012

    A benefit recital on Monday [FEB. 27] will help an East Central University student raise money for a study abroad trip to Ukraine and Russia in May. An auction of Russian items will follow the recital.

    ECU’s Russian Studies Program and the ECU Russian Club will host the Jacob Stevens Benefit Recital at 6:30 p.m. in the Regents Room in Knight Hall. It is free to the public but donations will be appreciated.

    Stevens is a junior from McAlester who is majoring in vocal music with a minor in Russian studies.


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