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  • Posted on: 16 March, 2012

    A high school student who at first “rebelled” against enrolling at East Central University now says coming to ECU was the right decision, after all.

    Nikki Dickerson, an ECU senior from Mustang, was one of three college students selected to speak during Higher Education Day activities recently at the state Capitol. She and Redlands Community College student Angie Bright and University of Oklahoma student Alyssa Loveless told several legislators, the presidents of about 10 colleges and universities and other college students what higher education meant to them.

  • Posted on: 16 March, 2012

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey and recent Indiana poet laureate Norbert Krapf will be featured during the seventh annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival April 5 – 7 [THURSDAY-SATURDAY] at East Central University in Ada.

    They will be among more than 50 regional, published and emerging authors who will read and discuss their work from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 5 and 6 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 7. Each day is broken into several sessions. All sessions are free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 09 March, 2012

    A free class from March 20-22 [TUESDAY-THURSDAY] at East Central University will introduce workers to the process of designing and installing a small photovoltaic system, or solar panel system, suitable for a private residence.

    The Photovoltaic Systems Technology Technician course prepares students for employment with contractors who install alternative energy systems such as solar panels. Participants will learn about electrical concepts used in design systems and how to assess solar resources and evaluate potential installation sites.

  • Posted on: 09 March, 2012

    Dr. Robin Murphy, assistant professor of English at East Central University, will discuss her book and a chapter she co-wrote for another book about counterculture icon Joss Whedon on Tuesday [MARCH 13] at ECU’s Linscheid Library.

    The discussion and book signing will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the atrium on the library’s second floor, sponsored by Linscheid Library Academic Friends.

  • Posted on: 09 March, 2012

    Chris Scoles (from left) of Ada, Heath Holt of Ada and Kaitlin Moore of Marietta, members of Collage, East Central University’s dance ensemble, will perform in the gala performance March 15 [THURSDAY] at the national convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in Boston. They will perform “Within Me,” a dance choreographed by Kelsey Creed, an ECU student who graduated last December. They were selected from a video of the work submitted to AAPHERD for a blind review by Dr. Victoria Dansby, coordinator of ECU’s dance program.

  • Posted on: 08 March, 2012

    A new Oklahoma Business Week summer camp at East Central University will introduce up to 100 current Oklahoma 10th or 11th grade high school students to both the world of business and a college campus. Participants in the camp, from July 8-13, also have a chance to win prizes and scholarships to ECU.

  • Posted on: 07 March, 2012

    What do you get when you fuse classical music with jazz, hip-hop and funk?

    It’s the revolutionary music group Black Violin – two classically trained musicians who combine a daunting array of musical styles and influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z to create a signature sound.

  • Posted on: 07 March, 2012

    Stephen Decker, a sophomore majoring in legal studies at East Central University, won the After Dinner Speaking competition Feb. 25 at the annual Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensic Association Championship tournament.

    His win also qualifies him to participate in the prestigious American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament in early April at Texas State University-San Marcos.


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