October 2007

ECU'S ALL GREEK GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT PHILANTHROPIES

East Central University's sororities and fraternities will hold an All Greek Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday [NOV. 3] on the Tiger Commons lawn just off Stadium Drive. All proceeds will benefit each chapter's national philanthropy, including Research for Juvenile Diabetes, Susan G. Komen, Make a Wish, Books for Kids, The Hole in the Wall Gang and The United Way.  The sale is sponsored by ECU's Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils.

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GROUNDED CHALK ARTS FESTIVAL CREATES BEAUTY ON PAVEMENT

The second annual Grounded  Chalk Arts Festival drew 24 area teams and individuals to the Norris Stadium parking lot Oct. 26 [FRIDAY] at East Central University.

Entrants had six hours to complete an artwork that filled one parking space. They could use chalk or dry tempera as a coloring agent.

Area Teachers of the Year meet with Stephanie Canada

Area Teachers of the Year meet with Stephanie Canada (front row, center), the 2007-08 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, before being honored at the annual Marvin Stokes Endowed Lectureship Monday night [OCT. 29] at East Central University. The teachers and their schools are (front row, from left) Mary Shivers, Latta; June Hughes, Ada; Stephanie Canada, Shawnee; Jeannette Behne, Stratford; Nickole Bowie, Allen; and (back row) Dr.

JONES' PLAY SELECTED FOR WORKSHOP, STAGING IN LOS ANGELES

A play by Dr. Bret Jones, assistant professor of communication, has been selected for a week-long workshop Nov. 11-18 [SUNDAY-SUNDAY] in Los Angeles.

His play, "Native Skin," will have a staged reading at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 [SATURDAY] in the 2007 Festival of New Plays at Native Voices at the Autry, a program which develops and produces new works for the stage by Native American playwrights.

ECU CELEBRATING YEAR OF RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, U.S.-RUSSIAN RELATIONS

Discussions about the historical and political aspects of cooperation between Russia and the United States and a poetry reading by internationally known Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko will be part of a celebration Nov. 6 [TUESDAY] at East Central University.

ECU THEATRE STUDENTS PLANNING 24 HOUR PLAY FEST NOV. 3

Three one-act plays - all written, memorized and staged within 24 hours - will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 [SATURDAY] in East Central University's Black Box Theatre in Science Hall.

ECU members of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society, will host their first-ever 24 Hour Play Fest to raise funds to assist the ECU Theatre’s production needs. Donations will be accepted at the door.

ECU GRAD AUGUST PETERSEN 'INSPIRING SUCCESS' MONDAY IN BOSWELL LECTURE

August Petersen, a former student leader at East Central University and a senior partner, officer, board member, investor and consultant to numerous Texas business ventures for more than 25 years, will be the speaker for ECU's annual Boswell Lecture on Monday [NOV. 5].

He will discuss "Inspiring Success" at 7 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center on the first floor of the University Center. The lecture is open to the public.

ECU HOSTING REGIONAL COMPUTER PROGRAMMING COMPETITION NOV. 2

More than 20 student teams from colleges and universities across Oklahoma and Texas will be challenged to solve real-world problems Nov. 3 [SATURDAY] when East Central University hosts a regional competition of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

JOHNSON EXCITED ABOUT 60-MILE WALK FOR BREAST CANCER 3-DAY

Kathy Johnson is going for a little walk this weekend - 60 miles, to be exact - and getting ready for it has become a life-changing experience.

Johnson, East Central University's director of campus life and leadership, will walk in the Dallas-Fort Worth area's 2007 Breast Cancer 3-Day, beginning early Friday [OCT. 26] in Plano, Texas, at the "Dallas" television show's famous Southfork Ranch. Friday's walk: 21 miles.

WEAR PINK TO ECU FOOTBALL GAME SATURDAY FOR HALF-PRICE TICKETS

Members of East Central University's chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha are encouraging everyone to wear pink, or something pink, to the ECU-Texas A&M-Commerce football game Saturday [OCT. 27] at Norris Field.

Tickets to the game will be half price for anyone wearing pink.

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