March 2008

AUTHORS READING WORKS AT SCISSORTAIL CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL

Award-winning authors with ties to Oklahoma, along with regional, published and emerging authors/writers, will read from their works Thursday through Saturday [APRIL 3-5] at East Central University.

Featured authors in ECU's third annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival will be Dayna Dunbar, Phil Heldrich and Diane Glancy. More than 50 authors and writers from Texas to Minnesota, Washington and Arizona will read from their novels, poetry, essays and other works. All sessions are free and open to the public.

ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITION UNDERWAY AT ECU THROUGH APRIL 11

The 54th Annual Faculty Exhibition is underway in the University Gallery through April 11 at East Central University.

It will be the final faculty show in the current gallery at the east entrance of the Education Building, since the Art Department will move to the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center when it is completed.

ECU FACULTY SENATE, STUDENT SENATE, STAFF COUNCIL OPPOSE GUN BILL

Three organizations representing the students, faculty and staff members at East Central University have approved separate resolutions opposing the passage of legislation that would allow concealed weapons on Oklahoma colleges and university campuses.

TOP JUNIOR HIGH, HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE STUDENTS COMPETING AT ECU

The top high school and junior high school science projects from across the state will be on exhibit beginning tonight [March 27] at East Central University.

Students will present their research projects at the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair and their research papers at the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science. Both are held annually at ECU.

Cash, science-related prizes and scholarships will be awarded in the two competitions.

EDUCATORS SPEAKING AT PRE-SERVICE COLLOQUIUM AT ECU

The final pre-service colloquium of the school year for education students will be conducted Friday and Saturday [MARCH 28-29] by the Center for Advancement of American History at East Central University.

Terri Brecheen, the innovative superintendent of the Cottonwood School System, will address the challenges of small rural schools and lead a discussion on preparing to teach. Her presentation will be open to the public at 6 p.m. Friday in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center.

'GEN Y GUY' SPEAKING TO TEAM GEAR UP STUDENTS TUESDAY AT ECU

A best-selling author, acclaimed speaker and award-winning entrepreneur often referred to as the "Gen Y Guy" will be the keynote speaker Tuesday [APRIL 1] for TEAM GEAR UP's annual Career Symposium at East Central University.

Jason Ryan Dorsey, who wrote the national bestseller "Graduate to Your Perfect Job" in his college dorm room, will address approximately 320 9th grade students from Allen, Byng, Milburn, Roff, Stonewall, Tupelo, Vanoss and Wapanucka.

ECU GRADUATE RECEIVES MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP

Shiloh Renes, a 2007 graduate of East Central University, has been named the recipient of a $15,000 Merit Scholarship from the Oklahoma City University School of Law for the 2008-09 school year.

She entered OCU's law school last fall.

ECU STUDENT EXHIBITING WORK AT MURRAY STATE COLLEGE

New works by East Central University senior art major Amber Farnell are on exhibit through April 30 at Murray State College in Tishomingo. The MSC art department is exhibiting the work in the Campus Center. Admission is free.

ECU STUDENTS WIN TOP SPOTS IN OBEA SCRIPTWRITING COMPETITION

Two mass communications majors at East Central University dominated the  scriptwriting category in the 2008 Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association Student Competition.

Blair Waltman of Maud placed second with her script, "Spaced! Online Addiction," and Jeremiah Edwards of Ardmore placed third with his script, "Uncrossed Starred Lovers."

ECU OFFERING 'ALL ABOUT ART' FOR AREA YOUNGSTERS

Students in East Central University's Art for Secondary Teachers class and the Ada Arts and Heritage Center will present a series of free art classes for elementary students each Wednesday in April.

The classes, titled All About Art, will be held from 4 to 4:50 p.m. each Wednesday from April 2 through April 30 at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. They are designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12 as part of project SOAP (Student Outreach Art Project).

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