September 2008

ECU EXPERTS TO ADDRESS U.S. FINANCIAL MELTDOWN

An explanation of the current financial crisis facing the United States will be presented at East Central University Monday [OCT. 6] by two economics and finance experts in ECU's School of Business.

Dr. Jim Rauch and Dr. Zhimin Wang will speak at 6 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center on the first floor of the University Center. The presentation is open to the public.

PERCUSSION FESTIVAL AT ECU OFFERING MARCHING PERCUSSION CLINICS

Three noted percussionists will lead East Central University’s second annual Marching Percussion Festival for area high schools Oct. 2 [THURSDAY] beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Norris Field in Ada.

ASTRONOMY VIEWINGS SCHEDULED AT ECU OBSERVATORY

Five astronomy viewings are scheduled in October and November at East Central University's observatory northeast of Norris Field.

The evening schedule includes a viewing of the Moon and Jupiter from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 [TUESDAY], the Andromeda galaxy and Jupiter from 8 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, the Moon and Jupiter from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 and Venus and Jupiter from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.

BENEFIT BINGO TO RAISE MONEY FOR COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

The Human Resources Club at East Central University will hold its third annual Benefit Bingo Oct. 6 [MONDAY] to raise money for the 30th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

The benefit will begin with a mini session at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 72 at 4015 N. Broadway. Regular session games will begin at 7:45 p.m. Drawings will be held for door prizes at the end of the games. The grand prize will be a 32-inch Sanyo flat screen high definition television.

ECU WORKSHOP TO DETAIL REVISION OF STATE’S WATER PLAN, HOW TO TRACK LEGISLATIVE, LEGAL WATER ISSUES

A free one-day workshop at East Central University on Oct. 7 [TUESDAY] will detail the in-progress revision of Oklahoma's Comprehensive Water Plan and include hands-on instruction in researching legislative and legal issues related to water rights in Oklahoma.

ECU FAMILY DAY OFFERING FREE FOOD, GAMES, TROOP DONATION DRIVE

Games for children, free food and a donation drive for military troops serving overseas will be part of Family Day tailgate activities at East Central University on Saturday [SEPT. 27] before the football game between ECU and Northeastern State University.

The activities will be set up from noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn east of Kerr Activities Center, across from Norris Field. The football game will begin at 2 p.m.

ECU ROTHBAUM LECTURE MONDAY TO DISCUSS CIVIL LIBERTIES, SURVEILLANCE, TERRORISM

An East Central University Speaker's Corner Wednesday [SEPT. 17] and a discussion about civil liberties, surveillance and terrorism on Monday [SEPT. 22] will mark ECU's official commemoration of Constitution Day.

ARTS DISTRICT OF ADA TO HOST ICE CREAM SOCIAL SEPT. 23

The Arts District of Ada will host an ice cream social Tuesday [SEPT. 23] at the Chickasaw Nation Community Center, 700 N. Mississippi. The event is come-and-go from 4 to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

ECU'S MOLECULAR BIOLOGY PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Molecular biology - it's in the news every day whether anyone realizes it or not. It searches for the source of the salmonella outbreak once blamed on tomatoes, diagnoses illnesses, solves crimes, helps produce medications and the food we eat, even brings us designer pets.

ELECTIONS 101 CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 18 AT ECU

An Elections 101 class at East Central University is designed to help area citizens participate fully in the 2008 elections and get involved in the community. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on three Thursdays, Sept. 18, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.

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