May 2008

COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS TO BE EXPLORED JUNE 16 AT ECU

Adults thinking about going to college - or going back to college - can get information about degrees, financial aid and careers at an evening College Opportunities for Adults program June 16 [MONDAY] at East Central University.

EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY HONOR ROLLS REWARD OUTSTANDING WORK

Outstanding academic work during the spring semester has earned listings on the President's Honor Roll and the Deans' Honor Roll for students at East Central University.

Students must complete at least 12 credit hours during the semester to be included on either honor roll. They cannot receive an "I" for incomplete work.

OUTSTANDING HUMAN RESOURCES STUDENTS HONORED AT ECU

Outstanding students in East Central University's Human Resources Department have been recognized for their achievements with scholarships and awards during a year-end ceremony.

Recipients of the Richard E. Baumgartner Scholarship Award, which honors the late chair of the Human Resources Department, were Parker Kempf of Oklahoma City, winner of the graduate student award, and Samantha Moreno of Marietta, selected for the undergraduate award.

KGOU TO CHANGE RADIO FREQUENCY IN ADA

University of Oklahoma public radio station KGOU is moving down the radio dial to 97.9 FM in the Ada area, beginning on Monday, June 2. KGOU has been broadcasting in Ada at 98.1 FM from a 250-watt translator station that signed on the air last September.

ECU, CLEET OFFERING HOSTAGE/CRISIS NEGOTIATION TRAINING SEMINAR

A three-day Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Training Seminar designed for both mental health and law enforcement professionals who consult with law enforcement will be offered July 11-13 by East Central University's Tribal Police Training Program, the ECU Psychology Department and the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).

OSCARS GLIDE ACROSS STAGE AT COMMUNICATION BANQUET

East Central University's version of the Academy Awards lit up a rainy night as the Caton family walked off with duplicate awards at the Communication Department Awards Banquet at the end of the spring semester.

ANTWINE, JONES WIN DENNIS BOE SCHOLARSHIP

The first recipients of the Dennis Boe Piano Scholarship at East Central University are senior piano majors Kenny Antwine of Ardmore and Jaime Jones of Sulphur. They will share the $500 award. Both were piano students of Boe when they began their undergraduate work at ECU. Boe, who died unexpectedly in 2005, often accompanied choral groups and performed for numerous university and community events. He came to ECU in 1982 and had been director of ECU's Scholastic Honors Program since 1989.

ECU ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS HEAD FOR U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Three environmental health science majors at East Central University have been selected to participate in federal internships and will be assigned to the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Officer Student Training Extern Program (COSTEP).

ECU FACULTY DISCUSS ROTARY INTERNATIONAL'S POLIO ERADICATION EFFORTS AT CONVENTION

Three members of East Central University's Communication Department formed the nucleus of a panel discussion at the annual Central States Communication Association convention in Madison, Wis. The panel focused on Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

The panel was developed and organized by Dr. Robert Greenstreet, chair and professor of communication at ECU. He also moderated the program and provided concluding comments.

UKRAINIANS COMPLETE FIRST EXCHANGE VISIT AT ECU

Their lives are very different from their grandparents' experiences under socialism, and sometimes that can cause a few generational problems, said the 10 Ukrainian college students who just completed a month-long exchange visit at East Central University.

The young women, all 19 or 20, were just toddlers when Ukraine established its independence in 1991 after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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