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  • Posted on: 30 November, 2015

    Two performances of the cherished holiday show Oklahoma City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” can be seen at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The production is being presented by the Chickasaw Nation and Devon Energy.

  • Posted on: 24 November, 2015

    East Central University’s Music Department will present the ECU Jazz Ensemble Concert, under the direction of Kirk Palmer, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 in the Dorothy Summers Theater.

    The concert, which free and open to the public, will feature musical selections such as: A Time for Love, Ain’t Misbehavin, Blue Daniel, In a Mello Tone, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Oh Holy Night, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Things Ain’t What They Used to be and I Snore, You Drive.

  • Posted on: 24 November, 2015

    A course on hymnology and liturgy will be offered this spring as part of the sacred music concentration, offered by East Central University’s Department of Music on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-11:50 a.m. in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, beginning Jan. 11.

    The course will provide an overview of the history and functions of hymns throughout the ages as well as a study of their literary and theological significance, according to W.T. Skye Garcia, coordinator of the ECU Sacred Music Program and instructor for the class.

  • Posted on: 23 November, 2015

    East Central University, with the help of $2 million Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) Grant, is in the midst of establishing a one-stop shop to help students stay in college, graduate and earn a degree.

    The five-year grant (at $400,000 per year) has led to the establishment of the ECU Academic Success Center, located on the second floor of the Administration Building on the ECU campus.

  • Posted on: 23 November, 2015

    East Central University will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25 and running through Friday, Nov. 27. Tuesday night classes, on Nov. 24, will still be in session. The campus will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30.



  • Posted on: 19 November, 2015

    Dr. Jimmy V. Scales has been a pioneer, whether it’s being one of the first two African American football players at East Central University in the 1960s or being the first African American appointed to the Oklahoma State School Board in 1984.

    Scales, a nationally-recognized educator, civic and social leader and former superintendent of Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tenn., will address 232 bachelor’s degree candidates and 101 master’s degree candidates during the 2015 ECU Fall Commencement Ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Kerr Activities Center.

  • Posted on: 17 November, 2015

    Four East Central University students – Hillari Snider, Ben Godwin, Baylee Williams and Yin Lai – are fine and doing well in France after terrorists ravaged portions of the city of Paris Friday, killing in excess of 120 people.

    Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, director of ECU’s Global Education Program, was able to contact those four students, who are attending the University of Limoges through ECU’s Study Abroad Program, over the weekend. Limoges is a three-hour train ride from Paris.

  • Posted on: 13 November, 2015

    For Keli Steen, science fairs go way beyond achieving awards.

    The Grove High School anatomy and physical science teacher has developed a curriculum called “Independent Scientific Research”, a program which takes place at the school, during the seventh and final hour of the day.


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