May 2009

ECU ALUMNI PLANNING REUNION SATURDAY IN McALESTER

A McAlester-area reunion will be hosted by the East Central University Alumni Association Saturday [MAY 30] with special guest Dr. John Hargrave, ECU's president-elect.

The reunion will begin at 6 p.m. at Chef Billy's, 214 E. Choctaw Rd.

AREA CHILDREN QUALIFY FOR FREE BOOKS FROM DOLLY PARTON LIBRARY

Children and their parents can sign up for free books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library from 9 a.m. to noon June 6 [SATURDAY] at the Ada Public Library, 124 S. Rennie.

A new book will be mailed to participating children every month from the time they are born until they are five years old and it is absolutely free. All children are eligible until their fifth birthday as long as they live in Pontotoc County.

ECU HONOR ROLLS LIST STUDENTS WITH HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Students at East Central University with outstanding academic performance during the spring semester have been included on the President's and Deans' Honor Rolls.

ECU'S OVERMIER WINS NATIONAL FLUTE ASSOCIATION COMPETITION

Flutist Juliana Overmier, an adjunct faculty member at East Central University, has won the 2009 National Flute Association's Convention Performer's Competition, which was created to promote newly published flute music. She will travel to New York City in August to premiere composer David Cutler's four-movement work "Postcards" at the NFA annual convention.

AMERICAN LEGION POST, COLLEGIATE VETERANS OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS

Two $500 scholarships have been established for East Central University students by the American Legion Post #72 in Ada and ECU's Collegiate Veterans Association.

The scholarships will be awarded each semester to a veteran and non-veteran student. The funds will be designated for the purchase of textbooks up to $500 from the East Central University Bookstore. The scholarship does not apply toward supplies, clothing and other bookstore items.

MAY 30 IS DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR ECU STUDY ABROAD TOUR OF SPAIN

A summer tour of Spain is the next educational travel opportunity being offered by East Central University's Study Abroad Program.

FAMOUS ARTIST'S GRANDDAUGHTER DONATES PAINTINGS TO ECU

When the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center opens soon at East Central University, two recent acquisitions will be on exhibit in the new art gallery -- valuable paintings by one of Latvia's most noted artists, Ludolfs Liberts.

The paintings were donated to ECU by Liberts' granddaughter, Melita Long of Ada, who works on campus for Chartwell's Dining Service.

One of the paintings she gave to ECU was painted in Germany of St. Mark's Square and the other appears to have been painted in Venice. Both are valued at approximately $10,000.

FOUR ECU STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCH IN INDIANA

Four East Central University students presented research at the Alpha Chi national college honor society's 2009 biennial national convention in April in Indianapolis, Ind.

RETIREMENT DINNER HELPING FUND ECU'S JACK PASCHALL SCHOLARSHIP

Who makes a good teacher?

A person who encourages youngsters to have a successful life, says a professor of education who is retiring after 39 years at East Central University.

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