October 2008

LICHTMAN TO DISCUSS 'KEYS TO THE WHITE HOUSE' IN LOU WATKINS LECTURE WEDNESDAY AT ECU

Allan J. Lichtman, professor of history at American University in Washington, D.C., will discuss "The Keys to the White House" Wednesday night [OCT. 8] during the annual Lou Watkins Endowed Lectureship at East Central University.

He will talk about his "keys" or questions for explaining and predicting presidential election results at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center on the first floor of the University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

ECU GRANTS TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO WORK WITH OLDER ADULTS

Two grants totaling nearly $15,000 have been awarded to East Central University’s Social Work Program to encourage more graduates to work with older adults.

Both grants were awarded by the Council on Social Work Education’s National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education (Gero-Ed Center) and are funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation.

ECU STUDENT RECIEVES NATIONAL ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Nataly Keeton, a senior at East Central University, has been awarded a $3,000 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students for the 2008-09 academic year.

A graduate of Dickson High School and a member of the Choctaw Nation, Keeton also has received a scholarship from the Oklahoma Society for Certified Public Accountants and scholarships from the ECU Foundation Inc.

ECU STUDENTS REGISTER VOTERS FOR NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

Becky Matthews (left) and Kelcey Vangundy, students at East Central University, wait to register voters at Wal-Mart last Saturday [SEPT. 27]. Students will register voters at five locations Saturday morning [OCT. 4], Apple Market, Dollar General in North Hills Centre, Hastings, Sav-A-Lot and Nichols Dollar Saver. Students in ECU's Department of Political Science and Legal Studies are working to register 500 voters before the November elections. Saturday's effort will be part of ECU's Service Saturdays community service program.

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