September 2007

ECU SELECTED BY AHEC TO DEVELOP BRANCH CAMPUS IN ARDMORE

East Central University in Ada has been selected by the Board of Trustees of the Ardmore Higher Education Center to become the AHEC's partner in developing a proposed branch campus in Ardmore.

The announcement was made during the AHEC board meeting Tuesday in Ardmore.

NASA FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED TO 14 ECU STUDENTS

Fourteen East Central University students have been awarded funding under the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program for the 2007-2008 academic year.

The awards are competitive and applications are reviewed by a committee on campus. Awards are in the form of scholarship and research stipends and range from $350 to $2,000 for the academic year.

ECU OBSERVING CONSTITUTION DAY MONDAY WITH ROTHBAUM LECTURE

Constitution Day will be observed Monday [SEPT. 17] at East Central University with the annual Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs and a "Do You Know Your Constitution?" quiz program. In addition, courses in history and political science will have special emphasis on the Constitution.

The Political Science Program will award prizes in the "Do You Know Your Constitution?" quiz program at 3 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center.

EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION SET SEPT. 28

The inauguration of the seventh president of East Central University, Dr. Richard S. Rafes, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 [FRIDAY] in ECU's Kerr Activities Center. Rafes has been ECU's president since July 1, 2006.

The community is invited to attend the ceremony with ECU faculty, staff and students. A reception will follow at 4 p.m. in the University Center.

KGOU RADIO ESTABLISHING TRANSLATOR STATION AT ECU

National Public Radio is coming to Ada.

East Central University will host a translator site for KGOU Radio, which will begin simulcasting KGOU programming Sunday [SEPT. 9] through an agreement with the University of Oklahoma. OU holds the license for the NPR station.

In the Ada area, KGOU will broadcast at 98.1 FM.

"This is big news," said ECU President Richard Rafes. "Not only can we listen to public radio programming, but - and this is exciting - ECU mass communication students will start producing their own programs for KGOU about ECU and the Ada community.

ECU HIRES 25 NEW FACULTY MEMBERS FOR 2007-08 ACADEMIC YEAR

Twenty-five faculty members with expertise in musical theatre, library media, kinesiology, history, business administration, psychology, biology, human resources, art, chemistry, English, mathematics, communication, education and family and consumer sciences have been hired for the 2007-08 academic year at East Central University.

The new faculty members include:

Dana Ayers

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