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  • Posted on: 08 May, 2012
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    Free training to qualify for “green jobs” in building thermography and photovoltaic system design will be held between May 21 and June 21 at East Central University in Ada and the Kiamichi Technology Centers in McAlester, Idabel and Atoka.

    ECU will provide free day care on its campus for the children of parents enrolled in the Ada classes. Parents should reserve spaces for their children at least three days before their class begins.

    The university also will award certificates for all participants who complete a class.

  • Posted on: 04 May, 2012

    Seven touring musical and comedy acts will stop in Ada during East Central University’s 2012-13 Fine Arts Season, which also includes “The Nutcracker” by the Oklahoma City Ballet and ECU’s theatre and opera productions, concerts and art exhibits.

    In addition to the visiting productions, the season includes four ECU Theatre productions, an Opera Gala, nine vocal and instrumental concerts, a dance concert and ongoing art exhibits.

  • Posted on: 03 May, 2012
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    David Porter started out with a part-time job assembling bicycles at Ada’s Wal-Mart store as he worked his way through East Central University. Two years after graduating in 1987, he found himself sitting down with founder Sam Walton at 6 a.m. every Friday to discuss that week’s activities at the company’s first super center store in Dallas, Texas.

  • Posted on: 02 May, 2012
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    The late Wilburn L. Smith, a former president and sales manager of Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc., will be recognized posthumously as the Entrepreneur of the Year Tuesday [MAY 8] at East Central University’s annual Leonard Limes Endowed Lecture in Entrepreneurship.

    Smith will be remembered at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Stanley Wagner Ballroom in the Memorial Student Union. The luncheon is open to the public. There is no cost but attendees must RSVP by 10 a.m. Monday [MAY 7] by calling Jordan Morris in the School of Business at 580-559-5274.

  • Posted on: 30 April, 2012

    Learning how to help people resolve conflicts and move on with their lives can be very rewarding, according to a group of volunteers who do just that.

    Each year dozens of Oklahomans agree to give their time and energy to become a volunteer mediator through the Early Settlement Mediation Program. Garvin County, however, is a little short on mediators and needs some volunteers to assist with both community- and court-related disputes.

  • Posted on: 30 April, 2012

    The annual Boswell Lecture at East Central University will be held Tuesday [MAY 1] along with a luncheon and a Service-Learning and Volunteer Fair. All the events will focus on poverty and its results in Ada and southeastern Oklahoma.

  • Posted on: 26 April, 2012
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    Jordan Thompson (right), winner of a drawing for students and employees who pre-ordered a 2012 ECU yearbook, receives an ECU spirit basket from Lori Stanton, a member of the Pesagi yearbook staff. The yearbooks cover ECU’s 2011-12 academic year, with athletics, organizations, performing arts, students and faculty, and are on sale on the third floor of Danley Hall and online at They also can be purchased by debit or credit card in the Bursar’s Office.

  • Posted on: 26 April, 2012

    A three-week summer institute for high school students will offer free Russian language instruction and sessions about Russian culture June 10-29 at East Central University.

    Startalk: In Search of the Firebird, will improve the language skills of students who will be in grades 9-12 next fall by immersing them into the Russian language and culture. Both beginning students and those at an advanced level of understanding the Russian language and culture will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


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