February 2008

ECU PLANNING EVENING OF AWARDS AND RECOGNITION MARCH 7

An Evening of Awards and Recognition on March 7 [FRIDAY] will honor East Central University's 2008 distinguished alumnus, service, former faculty, philanthropist and family.

ECU'S WIND ENSEMBLE, SYMPHONIC BAND PERFORMING TUESDAY

A march first performed at East Central University on Feb. 23, 1940, with famous composer Percy Grainger at the piano, will be part of ECU's Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert Tuesday [FEB. 26] under the direction of Allen Correll. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Summers Theatre and admission is free.

'IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST' OPENING WEDNESDAY AT ECU

A trivial comedy for serious people is how Oscar Wilde subtitled his well-known play that opens Wednesday [FEB. 20] in East Central University's Dorothy Summers Theatre.

"The Importance of Being Earnest" will be presented at 8 p.m. through Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for non-ECU students and senior adults. ECU students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with valid ECU ID cards. For reservations, call 580-559-5756.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COMING TO ECU FEB. 26 FOR FREE PROGRAM

Benjamin Franklin is coming to East Central University on Feb. 26 [TUESDAY].

The newspaperman, scientist, inventor, philosopher, politician and diplomat will be portrayed by Ralph Archbold, an internationally acclaimed speaker who is the official Ben Franklin for the city of Philadelphia.

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE COMING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The moon will pass through the darkest part of the earth's shadow, called the umbra, next Wednesday [FEB. 20] for a total lunar eclipse.

The East Central University Observatory will be open to the public from 8:30-9:30 p.m. for those wishing to see the eclipse through a telescope, weather permitting.

PUBLIC HEARING SET FEB. 19 FOR ECU TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

A public hearing on Feb. 19 [TUESDAY] will offer an opportunity to discuss the strengths of and any concerns about East Central University's Teacher Education Program. Recommendations also can be made for changes to the program.

The hearing will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Room 7 in the lower level of ECU's Education Building.

ANNUAL INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET SET TUESDAY AT ECU

High school students from 82 schools are expected to compete Tuesday morning [FEB. 12] in the 92nd annual Interscholastic Meet at East Central University.

An estimated 1,500 students will choose from 36 tests ranging from accounting to world history during the oldest and largest interscholastic meet in Oklahoma.

LISA SHORES PRESENTS SESSION AT CONFERENCE ABOUT HISTORY GRANT

Lisa Shores, a 5th grade teacher at Byng Elementary School, was one of four local educators who presented a session at the recent annual National Staff Development Council Conference in Dallas.

DEAN PETERSON LEGAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED AT ECU

The Dean Peterson Legal Studies Scholarship Fund is being established through the East Central University Foundation Inc. to honor Peterson's commitment to ECU's Legal Studies Program.

Dr. Dean Peterson is the retired director of ECU's program, the only such program in the state accredited by the American Bar Association.

ECU FACULTY PERFORMING FRENCH VOCAL MUSIC THURSDAY

French vocal music from the opera house to the coffee house will be the theme of an East Central University faculty concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [FEB. 7] at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. There is no admission charge.