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  • Posted on: 16 February, 2018

    On the 170th anniversary of the publication of The Communist Manifesto, Linscheid Library Academic Friends and ECU SCREENS are hosting “The Spectre of Marx: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Marxism, Its Origins, and Its Ghostly Presence in Our Contemporary World.”

    At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the conference will begin with a series of presentations by six ECU faculty who will discuss Marx and his legacy from the perspective of the humanities, philosophy, history, legal studies, economics and Russian studies.

  • Posted on: 12 February, 2018

    East Central University’s Eighth Annual Foreign Film Festival concludes on Friday, Feb. 16, with a screening of Nise: The Heart of Madness, which will be preceded by “When Art Heals”: an expert panel discussion with a question and answer session about the power of art to heal and to educate.

    “When Art Heals” will begin at 3 p.m. and the film screening will begin at 4 p.m.  Both events will be held in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 09 February, 2018

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a Pulitzer Prize winning musical, will be presented by the East Central University Theatre Department, Feb. 15-17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book, the musical opened in October 1961 and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, a New York Drama Critics Award and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize. It starred Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee, who reprised their roles in the 1967 film.

  • Posted on: 06 February, 2018

    The East Central University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Steven Walker, was recently ranked in a tie for 25th place in the Mixed Chorus Division by Interkultur, the largest organizer of amateur choir contests in the world.

    Annually, Interkultur ranks the top 1,000 choirs in the world that compete in various categories. The ECU Chorale tied with a choir from Latvia. Only four other choirs from the United States were ranked higher than ECU.

  • Posted on: 31 January, 2018

    East Central University’s Eighth Annual Foreign Film Festival begins Friday with door prizes and the first of three films for the first three Fridays in the month of February.

    Several local businesses are kicking in door prizes to support the festival at 4 p.m. on Fridays in February in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 26 January, 2018

    East Central University student Corey Burton will be involved in an examination this summer on his birthday and is extremely excited about it.

    Burton received an exceptionally high score on his Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2016 Exam and has been declared Oklahoma’s champion.

    He is now eligible to compete in Certiport’s 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, June 13-15. His birthday is on June 14.

  • Posted on: 24 January, 2018

    Shelby Davis, playing the role of Meg Magrath, and Annabelle Elliot, playing her younger sister Babe Magrath Botrelle, share a laugh during a scene from Crimes of the Heart, an East Central University production set for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts. Davis and Elliot are Ada residents. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and non-ECU students, $7 for grades 7-12 and $5 for children 12 and under. ECU alumni receive a $1 discount.

  • Posted on: 24 January, 2018

    Mark your calendars for the second annual Red Ribbon Gala hosted by the Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition (PCDFC).

    This year’s Winter Wonderland Gala event will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 at East Central University University’s Stanley Wagner Ballroom beginning at 6 p.m. The event will include a delicious meal, a silent auction, a speaker, entertainment, community awards and more. Event registration is now open at


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