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  • Posted on: 19 October, 2011
    East Central University broke ground Tuesday [OCT. 18] for a 62,000-square-foot School of Business and Conference Center, and officials said noticeable changes should be visible Monday when students return to school from fall break.
     
    Piazza Construction Ltd. of Denison, Texas, was awarded the bid to construct the three-story building at a cost of $10.65 million. Contractors planned to move in equipment on Tuesday and begin erecting a fence around the empty corner at Main and Center Streets that has been used as a parking area.
     
  • Posted on: 14 October, 2011
    Citizens Bank of Ada has made a $75,000 gift to the East Central University Foundation Inc. to be used for the construction of ECU’s new School of Business and Conference Center.
     
    ECU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the three-story, 62,000 square-foot facility at 2 p.m. Tuesday [OCT. 18] at the intersection of Main and Center Streets.
     
    The lobby of the building will be known as the Citizens Bank of Ada Lobby.
  • Posted on: 14 October, 2011
    More than 1,200 children in Pontotoc, Murray, Garvin and Johnston Counties participated Thursday [OCT. 6] in Jumpstart America’s Campaign of “Read for the Record,” an initiative calling for an end to the early education achievement gap in America. Nationwide, two million children participated in the program.
     
  • Posted on: 11 October, 2011
    Misti Nelson Quiring of Roff, a pre-veterinary medicine major at East Central University, has landed a prestigious internship next summer at a well-known facility dedicated to the recovery and conditioning of high-end athletes – horses.
     
    Applicants from all over the United States and the world compete for only four slots in the Derby Internship Program at the Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center (KESMARC) in Versailles, Ky., near Lexington.
     
  • Posted on: 04 October, 2011
    G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded East Central University the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
     
  • Posted on: 03 October, 2011

    Don’t be surprised if the lights go out during East Central University’s production of “Blithe Spirit.” 

    It’s about a ghost, after all. It’s also a Noel Coward comedy and it will be staged in the intimate Chalmers Herman Theatre where the spooky action could be just inches from the audience.

    Director Ruth Richardson, facility coordinator for the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center which houses the Chalmers Herman Theatre, is planning “ghostly type things” for the production, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday [OCT. 6-8].

  • Posted on: 03 October, 2011
    “It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night…” 
     
    Those lyrics are from the Grammy-winning double-platinum No. 1 one pop hit “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme of Sylvester Stalone’s “Rocky III” movie, and its co-writer, Jim Peterik, will be at East Central University in Ada on Oct. 14 [FRIDAY] to perform and offer his expertise on how to write a hit song. 
     
  • Posted on: 03 October, 2011
    A second group of six East Central University students has been awarded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships in mathematics worth $30,000 each.
     
    The students, who will receive $10,000 for up to three years while they work toward bachelor’s degrees in mathematics with a secondary teacher certification option, are Bobby Carnes of Konawa, Chris Eckler of Shawnee, Matthew Harding of Pauls Valley, Simmon Harjo of Okemah, Stephanie Maas of McAlester and Andrae Tramble of Shawnee.
     

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