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  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012

    Franc D'Ambrosio, a multi-talented singer and actor best known for his impressive portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of The Opera,” will perform Feb. 28 at East Central University.

    He will guide the audience through the different sections of his show, “Franc D'Ambrosio’s Broadway – Songs from the Great White Way,” a celebration of the music that has established Broadway as an American art form.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012

    High school juniors and seniors can get a preview of college life – from seeing a residence hall room, eating lunch in the cafeteria and actually attending some classes and activities – at East Central University’s Tiger Connection on Feb. 22 [WEDNESDAY].

    Following registration at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center and a brief welcome in the Ataloa Theatre, prospective ECU students can choose from different activities offered during each of four breakout sessions throughout the day.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012

    As German society was sliding toward the Nazis in the 1930s, its popular cabarets mixed decadent entertainment with controversial political themes, a combination mirrored in the musical “Cabaret” which opens Thursday [FEB. 16] at East Central University.

    The Tony Award-winning production will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday [FEB.18] in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Theatre. Because of suggestive musical numbers and risqué acts, “Cabaret” may not be appropriate for those under age 15.

  • Posted on: 06 February, 2012

    An Evening of Celebration Banquet, Comedy Show and Dance will be held Feb. 17 [FRIDAY] at East Central University as part of Black Heritage Month.

    The banquet will honor the trailblazing ECU students who were the first African American athletes to play on ECU teams.

    The African American Heritage Committee Inc. and the ECU Office of Campus Life and Leadership are co-sponsors and will begin the evening at 7 p.m. with an exhibit celebrating the contributions of the trailblazer athletes.

  • Posted on: 03 February, 2012

    Dr. Terry Cluck and Dr. Charles Biles, professors of biology at East Central University, were among 52 active researcher-educators who judged student presentations in microbiology recently at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Posted on: 03 February, 2012

    The deadline has been extended for another week for the 10-day trip to Paris and Limoges, France, in East Central University’s Study Abroad Program.

    Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya and Ben Johnson, faculty members in the Department of English and Languages will lead the trip from March 17 [SATURDAY] to March 26 [MONDAY]. The ECU group will be hosted by the University of Limoges.

    Participants will experience French culture and history along with immersion in the French language and can earn six hours of academic credit in French culture or language.

  • Posted on: 03 February, 2012

    Members of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Ada display their $1,200 donation in support of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for children of Pontotoc County.  Through the efforts of local groups such as Sunrise Rotary, Smart Start South Central is able to continue the valuable literacy program that sends an age-appropriate book each month to children up to 5 years old.  Presenting the donation are Sunrise Rotary board members Nancy Thomason (front row, from left) Harrel Harbin, Cathy Battles, Suzanne McFarlane, Cindy Byrd, Mary Pfeffer, Jack Womble and (back row) Ann Barton, Dwight O

  • Posted on: 02 February, 2012

    The Astronomy Club at East Central University will bring out the telescopes Monday [FEB. 6] for a viewing of the moon and Jupiter. The viewing will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the ECU Observatory northeast of Norris Field.

    Parking is available at the ECU Physical Plant. The observatory is about 100 feet up a hill to the north. The viewing will be canceled if it is cloudy or raining.

    “If in doubt, don’t come,” said Dr. Carl Rutledge, ECU professor of physics.

    The next viewing will be of Mars, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula from 9 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 [THURSDAY].


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