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  • Posted on: 25 September, 2017

    Thirty elementary students recently learned how to start a business when they participated in East Central University’s Junior Business Club.

    The three-week academy, sponsored by ECU’s Stonecipher School of Business, guided Ada’s Willard Elementary School students into a business venture of lemonade stands. The students, divided up into six companies, learned how to create a business plan, obtained a loan to start up the business, built and painted their stand and sold lemonade at the Tigers’ home football game on Sept. 9.

  • Posted on: 25 September, 2017

    The Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on East Central University’s campus will be the setting for the 2017 Oka’ Institute Sustainability Conference, Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 10-11.

  • Posted on: 25 September, 2017

    Entries are being accepted for East Central University’s 2017 Homecoming Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, at noon along Main Street in Ada. Entries are open for floats (competitive and non-competitive), decorated car or truck, marching bands and walkers. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Oh! The Places Tigers Will Go!” Registration can be done online on the official ECU website at .

  • Posted on: 22 September, 2017

    Country music band Asleep at the Wheel will take the stage on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The venerable Western swing band has been performing since 1970 and has won 10 Grammy Awards and released over 20 albums. Their highest-charting single “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read,” peaked at No. 10 in 1975, with their next highest being “House of Blue Lights” at No. 17 in 1987 (reached No. 12 on the Canadian charts).

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2017

    East Central University student Srijita “Dia” Ghosh is already putting her entrepreneurial skills into action.

    The senior from Kolkata, India won the pitch competition and placed second in the small business division at the i2E Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup held this past spring.

    Ghosh’s winning product is called “StoPanic,” an emergency device, resembling a hearing aid, that is designed to help people overcome panic attacks by playing calming music when it detects certain physiological changes.

  • Posted on: 19 September, 2017

    East Central University’s Linscheid Library is partnering with the Ada Public Library in cherishing the freedom to read during “Banned Books Week,” set for Sept. 25-30.

    A series of events is scheduled to celebrate the freedom to read and raise awareness of the harms of censorship.

    Throughout the week, anyone can participate in a scavenger hunt by visiting the Linscheid Library or each day from Sept. 25-29 to find a clue. Those who find the banned book cover at its hidden location, can follow the instruction on the back to return it for a prize.

  • Posted on: 19 September, 2017

    Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) Regent Connie Reilly (left) and East Central University President Katricia G. Pierson are all smiles during Pierson’s ECU Presidential Inauguration on Friday, Sept. 15, in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Pierson is ECU’s ninth president.


  • Posted on: 19 September, 2017

    Learning about Oklahoma’s wildlife and discovering fun ways to teach about the outdoors will be the focus of a Project WILD Workshop, being conducted at East Central University on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Lanoy Education Building, Room 101.

    The workshop is open to all educators (classroom teachers, Scout, 4-H and other youth group leaders) and any adults who are interested in teaching kids about the outdoors.


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