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  • Posted on: 19 October, 2016

    Haunted tours of East Central University’s Dorothy Summers Theatre in Science Hall are available, from 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Oct. 24-29, as the ECU Chorale, a student musical singing group, hosts “Choralloween.” Admission is $5 if you dare to enter and snacks will be available for purchase. Questions or reassurances can be addressed by calling 580-559-5993 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.



  • Posted on: 17 October, 2016

    Senior Environmental Health Scientist Vince Radke will speak on “Smallpox: Eradicating the World’s Deadliest Disease – A Personal Experience” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in East Central University’s Stanley Wagner Ballroom of the Memorial Student Union.

    The event is free and open to the public and is being co-sponsored by ECU’s Environmental Health Science Club and Tri-Beta Biology Club. Refreshments will be served.

  • Posted on: 13 October, 2016

    East Central University’s Foundation Hall in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center will be the setting for the first Oka’ Institute Water Sustainability Conference, Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 26-27.

    After a 5 p.m. reception on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby will deliver the keynote address shortly after dinner to open the conference. Anoatubby will be introduced by Chancellor Glen Johnson, of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

  • Posted on: 12 October, 2016

    Thousands of high school marching band members will take to East Central University’s Norris Field at Koi Ishto Stadium for the annual Tigerpalooza Band Contest, Saturday, Oct. 15, at 12:30 p.m. Tigerpalooza was organized in 2010 in memory of Bron Warren. Proceeds from the marching band contest go to provide a scholarship to an outstanding student in instrumental music at ECU. This photo is from 2015 as members of the Warren family pose with members of the winning Deer Creek High School band. Admission to the contest is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 7-12.

  • Posted on: 12 October, 2016

    Bringing awareness and breaking down stigmas to mental illness in teens of Pontotoc County is the goal of the new Project Aware Grant Program at East Central University.

    The grant, written by Holli Witherington of the Brandon Whitten Institute, was awarded to ECU in the fall of 2015 and is part of a national program sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    The East Central University School of Nursing recently received a $51,943 grant to renovate part of the school into a simulation lab, which will assist nursing students. The funds came from the Valley View Health and Wellness Foundation, which awards grants to organizations that promote area residents’ health and well-being. Presenting the check at far left is Tom Bolitho, of the Valley View Foundation. Also pictured on the front row (from left) are Leah Lyon, ECU director of sponsored programs and research; Lori Wightman, president of Mercy Hospital, Ada; Dr.

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    Craig Kurtz, proud East Central University alumnus and basketball player for legendary head coach Wayne Cobb, is the new chief executive officer of the ECU Foundation, Inc.

    For Kurtz, the return to ECU is a chance at reconnect with friends and build relationships with valued alumni.

    “It’s fun to have the opportunity to meet graduates. Not many people love the university more than I do,” Kurtz proclaimed.

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    In an effort to pitch a business idea and trade on a virtual stock market, high school and college students are invited to participate in the East Central University Tiger Tank Competition set for Thursday, Nov. 3, in ECU’s Stonecipher School of Business at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The competition goes from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with the Leonard Limes Lecture and lunch to follow from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in ECU Foundation Hall of the CBCC.


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