March 2008

ECU TRANSFER DAY ON APRIL 9 HELPING STUDENTS ENROLL

College students planning to transfer to East Central University can attend Transfer Enrollment Day April 9 [WEDNESDAY] to get a head start on their summer or fall classes.

To attend Transfer Enrollment Day, students must pre-register and submit an application for admission to ECU. Both forms are available online at www.ecok.edu by clicking on Prospective Tigers and then the link to Transfer Enrollment Day.

NOTED ARTIST, HISTORICAL PERFORMER, CHICKASAW WOMEN, MUSICIAN CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY AT ECU

An internationally renowned Native American artist, a noted historical performer, an award-winning Choctaw musician and the 2008 Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation will visit East Central University Monday through Thursday [APRIL 7-10] for the annual campus series "On Oklahoma Ground: A Celebration of Native American History."

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.

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