March 2009

EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS CELEBRATE NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH IN MARCH 2009

If you're looking to find a sense of purpose in your work, consider the countless possibilities of the social work profession. Social workers are society's safety net, providing vital resources and support to those who need it most. Pursuing a career in social work satisfies your sense of purpose, while providing infinite possibilities for your career path.

ECU PLANS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WEEK

East Central University will officially turn 100 years old on March 25. It is such a momentous occasion that ECU plans to celebrate all week, March 23 -- 27, as part of an on-going year-long centennial celebration. Everyone is invited to help ECU make history by not only celebrating the past, but looking toward the future as part of ECU's centennial commitment to encompass the past and enrich the future.

ECU SYMPHONIC BAND, WIND ENSEMBLE PERFORMING TONIGHT

The East Central University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight [Tuesday March 9] in the Dorothy Summers Theatre. The concert is free to the public.

On the program for the Symphonic Band is Alfred Reed's "The Hounds of Spring," Aaron Copland's "The Promise of Living" and John Philip Sousa's "The Royal Welch Fusiliers."

HOLCIM'S WALT PRECOURT TO DISCUSS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AT ECU PARKER ETHICS LECTURE

Walt Precourt, vice president for environmental and government affairs for Holcim Inc., will discuss "Social Responsibility in a Global World" at the Parker Ethics Lecture Tuesday [March 10] at East Central University. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center.

ECU, OSBI FORM PARTNERSHIP TO IMPROVE CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONS, TRAIN STUDENTS, LAW OFFICERS

East Central University and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have entered into a partnership that will improve crime scene investigative measures in the state and bring specialized demonstrative training into the classroom.

TEXOMA HEALTH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO ECU'S NURSING PROGRAM AT SOUTHEASTERN

The Texoma Health Foundation has approved a three-year, $150,000 grant proposal from East Central University in Ada, Okla., to fund a full-time faculty position for ECU's nursing program in Durant.

The purpose of the THF grant is to increase the number of nursing students graduating each year from the ECU @ Southeastern Nursing Program, which was established on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University campus in 2001.

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