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  • Posted on: 13 October, 2017

    East Central University will be closed for Fall Break Thursday-Friday, Oct. 19-20. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. and classes will resume on Monday, Oct. 23. ECU’s Linscheid Library will close at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and reopen on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Normal operational hours for the library resume on Monday.


  • Posted on: 13 October, 2017

    The deadline has been extended for entries into East Central University’s 2017 Homecoming Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, at noon along Main Street in Ada. Entries are open for floats (competitive and non-competitive), decorated car or truck, marching bands and walkers. The new deadline for entries is Wednesday, Oct. 18. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Oh!

  • Posted on: 12 October, 2017

    Dr. Jim Burke, Dr. Carol Bridges, Karen Gaddis and Donna Spivey have made significant contributions to social work in Oklahoma and to the students at East Central University.

    The foursome was recently honored for their efforts by the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2017

    East Central University has been ranked in the Top 50 in two categories – 36th in Most Affordable In-State Public Universities and 33rd in Most Affordable Public Schools for Out-of-State Students – according to the website

    No. 36 in Most Affordable In-State Tuition

  • Posted on: 10 October, 2017

    East Central University is one of only 17 institutions of higher learning in 2017 to receive the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant, it was recently announced.

    The grant will be utilized in the ECU Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program, part of the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery.

  • Posted on: 09 October, 2017

    Rusty Pickens, an East Central University computer science graduate and Chickasaw Nation citizen, will present the Lou Watkins Lecture at noon on Friday, Nov. 10, in Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The lecture, being offered in conjunction with the Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Meeting, is free and open to the public. A luncheon will take place prior to the lecture. For lunch reservations contact Christine Pappas at by Nov. 1.

  • Posted on: 04 October, 2017

    William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be presented by the East Central University Theatre Department, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy I. Summers Theatre.

    The familiar story is about the long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The feud cases tragic results for the two main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. Hatred, revenge with love and a secret marriage lead to the young star-crossed lovers growing up early and dying tragically.

  • Posted on: 04 October, 2017

    Roses and rose pedals lined the foot of the door outside Samantha Dillehay’s office Monday at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Photos - some all-smiles, some posed and some silly - adorned the door as well as notes from heartbroken, yet inspired students.

    One of the notes says “Sam, you will be missed by everyone in mass comm. You made me believe in myself and reassured me I had chosen the right major. Thanks for being an amazing role model.” Another simply says, “Thank you for pushing me to be who I now am.”


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