November 2008

DUNBAR-ORTIZ, MORRIS SPEAKING AT ECU FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES LECTURES

Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, a long-time social justice activist, retired professor and writer, will present one of two Hayes Native American Studies Lectures in November at East Central University. She will discuss "Another Shade of Red: Oklahoma's Radical Roots" at 7 p.m. Wednesday [NOV. 19] in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center.

TWO ECU PHYSICS GRADUATES RECEIVE TEACHING AWARDS

Two East Central University graduates have received the High School Teachers of the Year Award for Oklahoma from the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Tim Claxton and Sue Ellen (McFarlane) Frerichs received plaques for excellence in physics education.

ECU PRESENTING SCENES FROM 'MAGIC FLUTE' FRIDAY AT AA&H CENTER

The East Central University Opera Workshop will present scenes from W.A. Mozart's "The Magic Flute," along with excerpts from other popular Mozart operas, at 7:30 p.m. Friday [Nov. 21] at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, 14th and Rennie.

ECU MUSICAL THEATRE INTRODUCING SHOWTIME AT FREE CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

A new music ensemble at East Central University will present its campus debut concert Saturday [NOV. 15] with selections from several theatre and movie musicals.

SHOWTIME, ECU's premier musical theater performing ensemble, will present the concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Summers Theatre. Admission is free.

ANNUAL COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner that serves turkey, ham, vegetables, hot rolls and desserts to more than 3,000 people will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24 [MONDAY] at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex on North Broadway.

The dinner is organized annually by members of the Human Resources Club at East Central University, with help from volunteers throughout the community.

19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN MUSIC, POETRY TO BE FEATURED THURSDAY

A program of music and poetry from 19th century Russia will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [NOV. 13] at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. The program is free and open to the public.

"In Search of Firebird" will feature soprano Dr. Melody Baggech, assistant professor of music at East Central University; pianist Dr. Stuart Deaver, a former adjunct faculty member at ECU; and members of ECU's Russian Club.

ECU HAS $143 MILLION IMPACT ON STATE'S ECONOMY, STUDY SHOWS

East Central University has a $143 million impact on Oklahoma’s economy, according to a statewide analysis conducted by Regional Economic Models Inc. for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The study shows that individual institutions of higher education are a vital economic engine, and the resources invested in them have a high rate of return and contribute to improved economic prosperity for their communities.

NASA, ECU CHARTER 28 ECU CARTOGRAPHY STUDENTS TO KENTON, OKLA

Twenty-eight cartography and geography majors at East Central University and their three faculty members left their classrooms for the geography of the Oklahoma panhandle recently to attend the Oklahoma Academy of Science (OAS) Fall Field Meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR SPEAKING AT ECU MONDAY

Justin Jones, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, will speak at East Central University on Monday [NOV. 10].

Jones, a graduate of ECU, will speak to combined criminal justice classes about the DOC's opportunities and challenges at 10 a.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center. His presentation is open to all students and the public.

FLUTIST JULIANA OVERMIER PERFORMING SUNDAY IN LINDSAY

Flutist Juliana Overmier, an adjunct instructor of music at East Central University, will perform a concert with accompanist Dr. Samuel Magrill at 3 p.m. Sunday [NOV. 9] in Lindsay.

The Lindsay Civic Arts Council will present the free concert at the United Methodist Church, 114 W. Chickasaw Street in Lindsay. A reception will follow.

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