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  • Posted on: 25 October, 2012

    East Central University’s Global Education Office, in conjunction with the Global Education Committee and Department of Family and Consumer Science, is planning to host a ‘Taste of Russia and Ukraine’ event on Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second floor of Faust Hall, Room 219, on the ECU campus.

    The cost is $10 per person.

    The event increases the awareness of cultures in question, promotes exchange with ECU partner universities in Kiev and Moscow, and raises money for study abroad scholarships.

  • Posted on: 25 October, 2012

    Twenty-one 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 School of Business, guided Ada’s Willard Elementary School students into a business venture of lemonade stands. The students, divided up into four companies, learned how to create a business plan, obtain a loan to start up the business, build and paint their stand and sell lemonade at the Tigers’ home football game on Sept. 22.

  • Posted on: 22 October, 2012
    Group photo of those involved

    Making strides, in hopes of diminishing violence against women, has been a supreme collaboration by several entities from within the East Central University community, across the state of Oklahoma, and throughout the nation.

  • Posted on: 22 October, 2012
    Oklahoma Baptist University Music Faculty members Dr. Randolph Johnson and Dr. Carlos Feller. Seated is Mary Chung.

    Three members from the Oklahoma Baptist University Music Faculty will perform a concert on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts on the East Central University campus.

    Dr. Randolph Johnson (trombone), Dr. Carlos Feller (flute) and Mary Chung (piano) are scheduled to perform the free concert.

  • Posted on: 16 October, 2012
    Photo of Yolanda Forero-Villegas

    The family of the late Dr. Maria Yolanda Forero-Villegas has donated her vast book and periodical collection to East Central University’s Linscheid Library.

    The assistant professor of English and languages, who came to ECU in 2011, died last spring. She taught all levels of Spanish at ECU as well as introductory French.

    “It really is a wonderful donation and a big addition to our collection,” said Adriana Lancaster, dean of the library and distance education. “Dr. Forero-Villegas was a valued member of the ECU faculty and is missed.”

  • Posted on: 16 October, 2012
    Photo of Jeff Obafemi Carr

    Experience an “Unforgettable” performance by film and stage actor Jeff Obafemi Carr as he performs his one-man show “Route 66: Finding Nat King Cole” at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased online at or at the box office the night of the show.

  • Posted on: 16 October, 2012

    Transfer students to East Central University can enroll for the upcoming spring 2013 semester on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Students can check in at 12:30 p.m. as a brief orientation to ECU will take place. The students will also listen to guest speakers, be able to get their student identifications, meet with advisors from their department, enroll and take campus tours.

  • Posted on: 13 October, 2012
    Group photo of scholarship recipient

    East Central University cheerleader Alicia Shakelford (center) is recognized during homecoming festivities with the James and Glenna Cranford $2,000 Scholarship Award. The award, which is given annually at homecoming to a member of the ECU cheerleading squad, was established by James Cranford in memory of his wife Glenna, a former ECU cheerleader. James passed away this past summer and the award was renamed in honor of both James and Glenna. Presenting the award was James and Glenna’s son, Mike Cranford (second from right).


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