January 2008

EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LISTS STUDENTS ON HONOR ROLLS

Students with exceptional academic work during the fall semester at East Central University have been listed on the President's and Dean's Honor Rolls.

ECU STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM OFFERING TRAVEL TO KIEV, MOSCOW

A three-week tour of two East Slavic countries, Ukraine and Russia, will be offered this spring by East Central University.

FRENCH PIANIST HUGUES LECLERE PERFORMING AT ECU SUNDAY NIGHT

Internationally known French pianist Hugues Leclere will perform works by Scarlatti, Bellini and Chopin in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday [JAN. 27] in East Central University's Dorothy Summers Theatre.

WISCAVER DISCUSSING DISASTER, DEATH, DECEPTION AT ETHICS LECTURE

John Wiscaver, director of catastrophe response for State Farm Insurance, will discuss "Insurance: Dealing with Disasters, Death and Deception" at the Parker Ethics Lecture Thursday [JAN. 24] at East Central University. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center.

Wiscaver has subtitled his presentation "Real life stories involving ethics and emotion" and will cite real-world examples from his career in the insurance industry.

COWGER TALKING ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. THURSDAY AT ECU

Dr. Tom Cowger, professor of history at East Central University, will discuss the life and accomplishments of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 8 p.m. Thursday [JAN.24] in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center.

Cowger's presentation, "The Dream Endures: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement," is sponsored by the CREW, ECU's student programming board, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21.

LOCAL COMPOSERS CONCERT THURSDAY INCLUDES PREMIERES OF WORKS

An Ada Area Composers Concert on Thursday [JAN. 24] will include several premiere performances of original compositions by East Central University faculty, students and friends. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, 14th and Rennie.

ECU'S ARDMORE NURSING PROGRAM HOSTING RECEPTION FOR STUDENTS

A reception for the first students in East Central University’s nursing program in Ardmore will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 [THURSDAY] at the Ardmore Higher Education Center.

The new students and their families can meet with faculty members from ECU's nursing department to talk about what is required to succeed in the program.

REGIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT FOCUSES ON COMPETITIVE CHALLENGES

Dr. Glen D. Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, met with more than 50 officials from southeast Oklahoma recently, including ECU President Richard Rafes and local legislators in McAlester to discuss the importance of improving the state's and region's ability to compete in a global business environment and higher education's role in making that happen.

WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP POLISHES HARBOUR'S CAREER GOALS

Whitney Harbour organized her first political campaign in 1996 for presidential candidate Bob Dole. Of course, she was only in the 4th grade at the time, but that may explain why she's now a political science major at East Central University who one day wants to run for the Legislature and later serve in the U.S. Senate.

"My family was always talking about politics," she recalled. "That was very influential for me."

VISION BANK GIFT ENDOWS PROFESSORSHIP IN BANKING, FINANCE AT ECU

Vision Bank of Ada has donated $125,000 to the East Central University Foundation Inc. to establish the Vision Bank Endowed Professorship in Banking and Finance.

The gift will be matched by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for a total endowment of $250,000. Interest income from the endowment will be used to help attract and retain an outstanding business professor whose teaching specialty is in the area of banking and finance.

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