April 2009

JIM LEHRER TO ADDRESS GRADUATES SATURDAY [MAY 9] AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

A nationally known news anchor, author and moderator of 11 presidential debates will be the commencement speaker at East Central University on May 9 [SATURDAY] for students completing bachelor's and master's degrees this spring and summer.

ECU DAY OF PERCUSSION ON SATURDAY FEATURING WORKSHOPS, CONCERT

The fourth annual ECU Day of Percussion will be held Saturday [MAY 2] at East Central University with clinics, master classes and a finale concert at 4 p.m. featuring the ECU Percussion Ensemble, ECU Jazz Ensemble, Ada High School Percussion Ensemble and three guest clinicians.

SHOWTIME PRESENTING 'DAZZLING DUETS AND MORE' FRIDAY AT ECU

SHOWTIME, ECU's premier musical theater performing ensemble, will present its first finale' cabaret Friday [MAY 1] in the Dorothy Summers Theatre.

FREE ART CLASS FOR CHILDREN PLANNED WEDNESDAY

A free art class for students between 5 and 12 years old will be presented Wednesday [APRIL 29] at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. The class will be led by pre-service teachers and art students under the supervision of Dr. Bradley Jessop, chair of ECU's Art Department. Sponsors are the ECU Art Club, the AAHC and the Ada Artists Association.

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NIX OPENING SENIOR EXHIBIT MAY 1-2

A. Faye Nix, An art student at East Central University, will display her senior exhibit, "Incorporeal," at KT's Body Art, 802 E. Main, May 1 and 2 [FRIDAY-SATURDAY]. The exhibit will be open from noon until 10 p.m. and a reception will be held at 7 p.m. May 2. Several works will be available for purchase.

ECU CONCERT FEATURING VIOLIN SOLOIST, GUEST CONDUCTORS, AWARDS

A violin soloist, two guest conductors, the performance of a march used as East Central University's first school song and the presentation of the prestigious Saied Awards will be part of the concert Thursday [APRIL 30] of the ECU Symphonic Band and the select Wind Ensemble.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Summers Theatre. Admission is free.

BRIDGWATER, FENTEM FAMILY, CARTER, FLOYD RECEIVING ECU AWARDS

The recipients of East Central University's Distinguished Awards for 2009 will be honored at 6 p.m. May 2 [SATURDAY] during ECU's Centennial Evening of Honors & Recognition. Those planning to attend the dinner must make reservations by Monday [APRIL 27].

OKLAHOMA ARTS COUNCIL LEADERSHIP CLASS VISITS ADA, TOURS ARTS DISTRICT OF ADA

The City of Ada and East Central University played host to 40 people from 18 different Oklahoma communities last week [April 16 -- 17] in conjunction with the Oklahoma Arts Council Leadership Arts class.

The class visits three cities each year that are active in the arts. The first two workshops were in Lawton and Bartlesville.

EDUCATORS HALL OF FAME

Four of the 2009 inductees into the Gene and Evelyn Keefer Educators Hall of Fame at East Central University and family members representing two other inductees gather after a ceremony in ECU's Danley Hall. Shown are Phyllis Lasarsky (from left), daughter of the late John Zimmerman; inductees Kenneth Murphy, Mary Pauline Lanoy and Leon Lanoy; Betty Stout, widow of the late Dr. Ray Stout; and inductee Billie Floyd. The group has a total of about 250 years in education.

ECU PARTNERSHIP RAISING AWARENESS OF CHILD SAFETY AT ANNUAL FAIR

A new partnership formed between East Central University and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will raise awareness about child safety and the prevention of child abuse Saturday [April 25] at the Chickasaw Nation's Annual Children's Fair.

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