January 2009

AUTHOR DISCUSSING CHEROKEE RELATIONSHIPS ON MONDAY WITH WHITES, AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Dr. Fay Yarbrough, author of a new book that examines the complex relationships the Cherokees built with whites and African-Americans relating to tribal and racial identities, will speak Monday [FEB. 2] at East Central University.

REGENTS FORM ECU PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE

A presidential search committee has been formed by the Regional University System of Oklahoma to conduct a national search for the next president of East Central University. Connie Reilly of Okemah, a member of the RUSO Board of Regents, was appointed to chair the committee at the regents' regular meeting on Jan. 21.

The committee also includes Regent Ann Holloway of Ardmore and Regent Michael Mitchel of Alva.

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE:

Monday, January 26, 2009

Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee is closed.

Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester is closed.

ECU ITV classes in Shawnee and McAlester will not meet tonight. Classes will be available on tape for students.

ECU ORANGE AND BLACK SWEETHEART SOCIAL SET FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

An Orange and Black Sweetheart Social will be held on Valentine's Day on Feb. 14 [SATURDAY] at East Central University.

RICHARD NEAL WINS $1,000 ALPHA CHI SCHOLARSHIP

Richard Neal, a member of East Central University's chapter of Alpha Chi national college honor society, has been awarded a $1,000 Edwin W. Gaston Jr. Scholarship for Alpha Chi's Region II.

Neal presented his winning paper, "Nixon and the Foreign Policy Paradigm: The New World Order," at the Region II Alpha Chi Convention last April in Seguin, Texas.

ECU'S MYERS RECOGNIZED FOR 'BEST PAPER' AT NASA RESEARCH CENTER

Dr. Dwight Myers, chair of the Chemistry Department at East Central Picture of Dr MyersUniversity, has been recognized as one of four authors of a "Best Paper" in the Structures and Materials Division at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

ECU NURSING STUDENTS SCORE HIGH ON LICENSURE EXAMINATION

The 2008 graduates from East Central University's nursing program attained a 94 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Graduates from all nursing programs in the United States must pass this examination in order to practice as Registered Nurses.

ECU HONOR ROLLS RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING FALL SEMESTER STUDENTS

High academic performance during the fall semester has earned listings on the President's and Deans' Honor Rolls for students at East Central University.

AINSWORTH GIFT TO HELP ECU STUDENTS VISIT RUSSIA, UKRAINE

A $1,000 gift from an Ada resident will help two East Central University students travel to Russia next spring to learn more about the country and language they are studying.

Linda Ainsworth made the gift on behalf of her late husband, Gary Ainsworth, an Ada businessman who had made several trips to Ukraine and had taken Russian language classes at ECU taught by Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, associate professor of English and languages.

STATE INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF MEETING AT ECU THIS WEEK

Approximately 150 members of the Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OKRID) are expected at East Central University Friday and Saturday [JAN.16-17] for their biannual meeting.

OKRID is the statewide organization for interpreters for the deaf, said Janna Byrd, ECU assistant professor of human resources and OKRID's 2008-09 vice president.

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