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  • Posted on: 11 March, 2013
    photo of the three involved

    In the eyes of East Central University student Tracy Holman, university maintenance workers Keith Hopper and Jonathan Townsend are her heroes.

    The pair was indeed in the right place at the right time.

    “I know that the gentlemen who initially found me do not believe that they deserve anything for their heroic action. I, however, believe that their actions played a huge role in saving my life,” said Holman. “I am grateful that God put these men in my path and used them to save my life.”

  • Posted on: 06 March, 2013
    Photo of Lauren Cox

    East Central University music faculty members Dr. Lauren Cox and Dr. Starla Hibler will present a free clarinet/saxophone and piano concert on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Performance selections include “Romance” by William Grant Still; “A Joyous Lament for a Gilly Flower” by Margaret Garwood; “Sonatina” by Joseph Horovitz; “Summer Evening at Bryanston” by Alma Goatley; “Dance Preludes” by Witold Lutoslawski; and “Premier Rhapsodie” by Claude Debussy.

  • Posted on: 06 March, 2013

    Acclaimed Russian pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky will perform a free concert, hosted by the East Central University Department of Music, on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center.

  • Posted on: 05 March, 2013
    Group photo of scholarship recipients


    Chase McMichael, a senior from Oklahoma City, is the recipient of the first Dr. Donald G. Stafford Centennial Scholarship at East Central University.

    The scholarship was established by Stafford’s sons – Dr. Michael Stafford, D.O; Robert Stafford; and Joel Stafford – in memory of their father, who passed away in 2012.

    The scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a degree in science or science education. The recipient exhibits the character of Donald Stafford, who taught at ECU from 1961 until his retirement in 1995.

  • Posted on: 05 March, 2013

    The 43rd Annual Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair is set for Thursday and Friday at East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center.

    Exhibits can be viewed by the general public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday while judging for all of the OSSEF projects will take place Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Posted on: 01 March, 2013

    The East Central University Department of Music will present the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., inside the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The concert, which is free and open to the public, is under the direction of conductor Dr. Allen Correll and assistant conductor Dr. Ben Finley.

    The ECU Symphonic Band will present musical scores of American Barndance by Richard L. Saucedo and How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell and arranged by Sean O’Loughlin.

  • Posted on: 01 March, 2013
    students preparing for fashion show


    The East Central University Family and Consumer Science/Retail Merchandising Program in partnership with Maurices in conducting a fashion show on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 2 p.m., at Maurices, located in the North Hills Shopping Center in Ada.

    The show is a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life as a silent auction will begin Monday, March 4 and will conclude at the end of the fashion show on March 9.

  • Posted on: 28 February, 2013
    Jeri Sager

    Jeri Sager, best known for her portrayal of “Grizabella” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical Cats, will perform her show, Broadway by Jeri, at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on March 13, 2013.

    Tickets are $18 and may be purchased online at or at the box office the night of the show.

    Gifted with an amazing voice and an infectiously joyful stage presence, Sager has a broad audience appeal. She performs all over the United States, England, the Caribbean, Japan, Mexico and Canada.


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