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  • Posted on: 19 November, 2015

    Dr. Jimmy V. Scales has been a pioneer, whether it’s being one of the first two African American football players at East Central University in the 1960s or being the first African American appointed to the Oklahoma State School Board in 1984.

    Scales, a nationally-recognized educator, civic and social leader and former superintendent of Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tenn., will address 232 bachelor’s degree candidates and 101 master’s degree candidates during the 2015 ECU Fall Commencement Ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Kerr Activities Center.

  • Posted on: 17 November, 2015

    Four East Central University students – Hillari Snider, Ben Godwin, Baylee Williams and Yin Lai – are fine and doing well in France after terrorists ravaged portions of the city of Paris Friday, killing in excess of 120 people.

    Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, director of ECU’s Global Education Program, was able to contact those four students, who are attending the University of Limoges through ECU’s Study Abroad Program, over the weekend. Limoges is a three-hour train ride from Paris.

  • Posted on: 13 November, 2015

    For Keli Steen, science fairs go way beyond achieving awards.

    The Grove High School anatomy and physical science teacher has developed a curriculum called “Independent Scientific Research”, a program which takes place at the school, during the seventh and final hour of the day.

  • Posted on: 13 November, 2015

    By Lacey McAdoo

    Hobbit enthusiasts will be thrilled to know J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit: An Adventure Play,” adapted by Edward Mast and published by Dramatic Publishing, will be the next East Central University Theatre Department performance of the season.

    The show will be performed Nov. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. There will also be school performances on Nov. 19 and 20 at 10 a.m.

  • Posted on: 11 November, 2015

    Tiger Connection, a preview day for all senior high school and transfer students at East Central University, is set for Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The event is designed for prospective students to check out what ECU has to offer and enables participants to view what being an ECU student is like, from attending a class to eating in the cafeteria and talking with current ECU students. A free t-shirt will be given to each prospective student.

  • Posted on: 11 November, 2015

    Joe Franco, a senior early childhood education major from Purcell representing Pi Kappa Tau, serves cookies during last year’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Ada. The East Central University Human Resources Club is hosting this annual event again from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex and Convention Center in Ada. The dinner is free and open to everyone in the community.

  • Posted on: 10 November, 2015

    ECU SCREENS concludes its fall season with “The Hard Problem” at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Written by “notoriously knotty” (Daily Mail) Tom Stoppard, “The Hard Problem” wrestles with questions of faith, evolution and human consciousness.

  • Posted on: 06 November, 2015

    Come experience “A Night at the Opera” and hear your favorite arias and ensembles from standard opera repertoire at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Dorothy Summers Theatre on the East Central University campus. The opera will feature the music of Mozart, Rossini, Beethoven, Delibes and will be performed by ECU students, faculty and alumni. Admission is free for everyone.




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