November 2007

FIRST ECU CHESAPEAKE CARTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS NAMED

Seven outstanding students at East Central University in Ada have been named the first recipients of the newly established Chesapeake Cartography Scholarships. Dr. Gregory Plumb, chair of the Department of Cartography and Geography, announced the awards, which range from $1,000 to $1,500.

ECU STUDENTS COLLECTING FOOD FOR CHRISTMAS BASKETS

Students in the Social Work Practice II class at East Central University are holding a food drive to collect canned goods for Christmas baskets for needy families. Canned food items can be placed in boxes located in buildings across the ECU campus through Nov. 20 [TUESDAY]. The food will be collected for distribution by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

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ECU CELEBRATING CENTENNIAL WITH MUSICAL FAVORITE 'OKLAHOMA!'

We all know the songs - about the beautiful morning, the fringe on the surrey, people saying we're in love - and we like the cowboy boots and hats, the humorous lines and the distinction of having a state song that comes from a hit Broadway musical.

Add to that the fact it's our state's Centennial, and staging Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" at East Central University during Statehood Week is a natural.

ELVIS WILL BE IN THE BUILDING FOR FIRST NIGHT ADA FINALE

A show that's been called as close as today's audiences can get to an actual Elvis Presley concert will be the grand finale of an evening of performances Dec. 31 during First Night Ada, a community celebration of the New Year.

ECU ASTRONOMY CLUB OFFERS WEDNESDAY VIEWING OF COMET HOLMES

The East Central University Astronomy Club will have a viewing of comet Holmes at the ECU observatory from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday [NOV. 14] if skies are clear.  The public is invited to see this unique and amazing comet which brightened by a factor of 400,000 in only one day.

Parking is available at the Physical Plant parking lot off Stadium Drive. The observatory is 100 feet north up the hill.

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