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  • Posted on: 09 November, 2017

    The Elephant Man, presented by the East Central University Theatre Department, will take place Nov. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., is based on the last few years of the life of John (born Joseph) Merrick in London from 1894 to his death in 1890. Deformed by Proteus Syndrome, Merrick became a star freak attraction in traveling side shows until he was abandoned by his manager.

  • Posted on: 09 November, 2017

    East Central University will host an Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Numerous student chamber ensembles will be performing including the ECU Flute Ensemble, two saxophone quartets, a clarinet quartet and quintet and a brass ensemble.

    The 3 out of 4 Saxophone Quartet includes: Abigail Hardage, of Washington, Oklahoma; Shelby Hubbard, of Chelsea; Anthony Smith, Moore and Chance Van Sandt, Foyil.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2017

    Wax figures come to life as East Central University Showtime presents A Night at the Wax Museum, Friday Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy I. Summers Theatre of Science Hall.

    Matinee performances are being conducted on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9-10, at 10 a.m.

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for senior citizens and non-ECU students. ECU alumni receive a $1 discount. Students in grades 7-12 get in for $7 and children 12 and under are $5. Admission is free for all ECU students, faculty and staff with ECU ID.

  • Posted on: 03 November, 2017

    The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the East Central University Human Resources Club and other community partners and student organizations, is set for Monday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, 1710 N. Broadway, in Ada.

    The dinner is free to all community members while supplies last. The format will be the same as past years. However, meals will not be delivered.

    Approximately 1,500 people were served a Thanksgiving dinner last year, according to Kelley Gutierrez, president of the ECU Human Resources Club.

  • Posted on: 03 November, 2017

    An innovative way of bringing several academic disciplines together on Oct. 17, came to fruition recently with Simulation Labs at East Central University.

    Upper-level students from disciplines such as social work, criminal justice, nursing and legal studies came together to work in mock multi-disciplinary teams to deal with real-life, complex issues, according to Amy Ward, social program director at ECU.

  • Posted on: 01 November, 2017

    ECU SCREENS continues its fourth season with William Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy Twelfth Night, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in East Central University’s Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Open to the public, the screening is $10 for members of the community and $5 for students.

    Featuring Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia, a role traditionally played by men, this joyous new production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy is “masses of fun, a delicious crowd pleaser,” according to Time Out: London.

  • Posted on: 27 October, 2017

    Perpetual Motion Dance, a modern and aerial dance company in Oklahoma City, will be performing Quinze, the company’s 15 anniversary concert, on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Perpetual Motion Dance blends postmodern and aerial dance techniques with a signature grace and technical ingenuity to create dance on all planes.

    Advanced tickets are $15. ECU students are free with identification. Tickets are $20 at the door on the night of the performance.

  • Posted on: 26 October, 2017

    East Central University is proud to announce “King of Ragtime: ECU Commemorates the Life and Music of Scott Joplin” to be held on Monday, Nov. 6, in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Preconcert cakewalks, with gourmet cake prizes, will begin at 7 p.m. The formal program will commence at 7:30 p.m.


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