June 2008

ECU SLATES ATHLETIC INJURY MANAGEMENT CLASS FOR SHAWNEE

The popular Athletic Injury Management Seminar will be offered in Shawnee for the first time July 14-15 [MONDAY-TUESDAY] by East Central University. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gordon Cooper Technology Center.

The course meets Oklahoma's state requirement for Care and Prevention for Secondary School Coaches. It offers basic instruction for new and experienced coaches and others in the care, prevention, assessment and management of frequently injured parts of the body.

ECU INTRODUCES CARPOOLING SERVICE FOR COMMUTERS

A new carpooling service just introduced at East Central University can help cut transportation costs for ECU students, faculty and staff who live outside Ada.

ECU has contracted with Carpoolworld.com., a company which matches commuters from the same geographical areas who are going to the same location.

BUFFY LOVELIS NAMED ALUMNI DIRECTOR AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

Buffy Lovelis, a 2005 graduate of East Central University, has been named ECU's director of alumni relations.

She has worked in the University Advancement Office, which includes the Alumni Relations Office, since March 2007. She previously was the database manager and executive administrative assistant, managing the Blauckbaud Information System as well as daily office activities for University Advancement and Alumni Relations.

ECU NURSING GRADUATES FIGHT RN SHORTAGE

A total of 61 baccalaureate-educated nurses ready to enter the workforce made up the May 2008 graduating class of Registered Nurses at East Central University.

The class included 49 generic students, those who completed an eight-semester program, including five semesters of clinical courses, to receive a bachelor's degree with a major in nursing, and 12 RN to BSN graduates.