October 2008

AUDITIONS PLANNED AT ECU NOV. 10-11 FOR MUSICAL 'CINDERELLA'

Auditions for roles in East Central University's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 [MONDAY] for non-ECU students and community members and at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 [TUESDAY] for ECU students.

The auditions for the musical will be held in the Black Box Theatre on the lower level of Science Hall.

'PASSAGES TO INDIA' PHOTOS GO ON DISPLAY NOV. 6 IN LINSCHEID LIBRARY

Photographs of life in Calcutta shot by three East Central University students and their instructor will be on exhibit beginning Thursday [NOV. 6] in the Hallie Brown Ford Atrium of ECU's Linscheid Library.

Opening receptions will be scheduled at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday in the atrium. The photos will be on display through Nov. 25.

CONCERT PIANIST DOUGLAS HUMPHERYS TO PERFORM NOV. 8 AS PART OF ECU'S SCISSORTAIL ARTS SERIES

Douglas Humpherys, chair of the piano department at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., will perform a solo piano concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 [SATURDAY] in the Dorothy Summers Theatre at East Central University. The concert is free and open to the public.

Humpherys completed graduate degrees at the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music where he is a professor of piano.

AUTHOR TO DICUSS WHETHER ISLAM THREATENS FREEDOM NOV. 10 AT ECU

Best-selling author Dr. Ali Shehata will present a lecture on Islam Nov. 10 [MONDAY] at East Central University. He will discuss "Is Islam a Threat to Our Freedom?" at 7 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center.

Several local Islamic professionals also will be on hand to help answer any questions that may arise from the presentation.

ECU RECEPTION, BENCH DEDICATION HONORING DR. MARVIN KROEKER

Noted historian Dr. Marvin Kroeker, retired chair of the History Department at East Central University, will be honored Nov. 6 [THURSDAY] for his longtime service to ECU and the community.

ECU's Department of History and Native American Studies will host a reception for Kroeker at 4 p.m. in Danley Hall. Following the reception, a bench will be dedicated in his name on the Tom Crabtree Honor Plaza on the east side of Science Hall.

HOMECOMING QUEEN, KING ANNOUNCED

Barbara Miller of Ada and Shane Casey of Tecumseh wear their crowns after being named Homecoming queen and king at East Central University. Miller, a senior majoring in business administration, represented the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is the daughter of Ron and Lee Miller of Ada and the granddaughter of Barbara Lackey of Lindsay and the late Raymond Lackey and of Berniece Miller of Vinita and the late Ray Miller. Casey, a senior majoring in biology, represented Bio-Med/Tri Beta.

OKLAHOMA CENTENNIAL POET LAUREATE SCOTT MOMADAY READING POETRY AT ECU LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL NOV. 6

Oklahoma Centennial Poet Laureate Dr. N. Scott Momaday will share his poetry at East Central University's Literary Arts Festival at noon Nov. 6 [THURSDAY] in the Dorothy Summers Theatre, followed by a book signing from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the theatre lobby.

Because seating is limited, individuals wishing to attend must call 580-559-5456 and reserve tickets by Nov. 4 [TUESDAY]. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the door the day of the event from 10 to 11:45 a.m.

OKLAHOMA TEACHER OF THE YEAR TO SPEAK AT ECU’S STOKES LECTURE

An 8th grade algebra teacher who never uses textbooks or assigns homework will share her passion for helping students understand math - and for trying new teaching methods - during the 12th annual Marvin Stokes Endowed Lectureship Monday [OCT. 27] at East Central University.

Heather Sparks, the 2009 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center on the first floor of the University Center. Her presentation is open to the public at no charge. Area Teachers of the Year for 2007-08 also will be recognized during the evening.

ECU BRINGING RUSSIAN PIANIST TO ADA ARTS & HERITAGE CENTER

Russian pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday [OCT. 30] at the Ada Arts & Heritage Center, 14th and Rennie.

The concert is free and sponsored by East Central University's Music Department.

A native of Stary Oskol, Russia, Kharitonov has performed in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Finland and the United States.

TRANSFER ENROLLMENT DAY SET NOV. 5 AT ECU

Students about to complete associate's degrees in December who plan to transfer to East Central University can see what ECU has to offer and enroll for the spring semester during Transfer Enrollment Day on Nov. 5 [WEDNESDAY].

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