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  • Posted on: 14 June, 2018

    The Oka’ Institute is pleased to announce it has selected five East Central University professors – Dr. Randall Maples, Kevin W. Blackwood, Dr. Christine Pappas, Dr. Terrie Becerra and Dr. Leah S. Dudley - to lead summer research projects.

  • Posted on: 14 June, 2018

    East Central University’s Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program is hosting a series of Academic Boot Camps throughout portions of the Eastern half of Oklahoma in the coming weeks.

    The Academic Boot Camps are one-day workshops designed to assist military veterans, guard members and reservists who would like to explore the options and resources for college or training at a vocational or technical school.

    Topics addressed include: choosing a major and deciding on a career goal, application process, financial aid process, academic preparation and campus resources.

  • Posted on: 30 May, 2018

    Beginning June 4 and running through July 27, summer operational hours at East Central University will be from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Campus offices will be closed all Fridays, June 8-July 28.


  • Posted on: 17 May, 2018

    Of all things, a question on a final exam in December was an inspiration to East Central University junior Melissa Ellis.

    Taking Dr. Tom Cowger’s Native American Studies class final, an essay question was posed along the lines of what culture and policy changes would an American Indian have witnessed in their world over the last 100 years and to project the future for tribes going forward.

  • Posted on: 16 May, 2018

    Six East Central University students received $11,250 in scholarships from the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, it was recently announced.

    Those six earning scholarships included Alexis Row, of Tishomingo, with the Retha Duggan Scholarship and Ryan Jolly, of Stonewall, with the Rick Kells Scholarship. The other four scholarship winners were Brooklin Schwabe, of Ponca City; Kendall Hargis, of Ada; Shelby O’Dell, of Burneyville and Yashna Khadgi, of Washington, Oklahoma.

  • Posted on: 16 May, 2018

    Elsa Moseley has come a long way since entering East Central University as a shy freshman to becoming a top senior and now to being a recent graduate and prestigious Fulbright Scholar.

    As a Fulbright Scholar, Moseley has the opportunity to teach English in South Korea for a year. The Sulphur resident was recently named one of ECU’s top five finalists for the George Nigh Award, which goes to the top senior at ECU for 2017-2018.

  • Posted on: 14 May, 2018

    East Central University wants your help planning for its future.

    A public Community Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 17, from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Regents Room of the Memorial Student Union Building on the ECU campus.

    In February, ECU formed Strategic Planning Committee, composed of community members along with ECU faculty, staff and administration. The team is charged with developing a new strategic plan that will outline the university’s goals and projects for the next three to five years.

  • Posted on: 11 May, 2018

    Dr. Ken Hada, who co-founded and directed East Central University’s Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival for 13 straight years, was recently presented with the Glenda Carlile Distinguished Service Award during the 29th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards in Oklahoma City.

    The Oklahoma Book Awards event brought authors, poets, illustrators, designers, publishers and avid readers together to celebrate some of Oklahoma’s most talented literary standouts.

    Former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh, an ECU alumnus, served as the master of ceremonies for the event.


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