July 2009

ECU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES $100,000 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

This past weekend at the alumni reunion in Ardmore, the East Central University Alumni Association announced its Centennial Fundraising Campaign to raise $100,000 to benefit future students and the university.

ECU, KAPLAN OFFER FREE PRACTICE LSAT

A practice Law School Admission Test will be offered Saturday [JULY 18] at East Central University. A good score on the LSAT is necessary to be admitted to law school.

ECU OFFERING MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM TO TEACHERS IN CHINA

A trip to East Central University last April by recruiters looking for American teachers for a new school in China has evolved into a partnership agreement that will allow Chinese teachers to earn master's degrees from ECU.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Duane C. Anderson, as interim president of ECU, and Thomas Wallis, chairman of the Macau Song Qing Ling Foundation International Education Center. Wallis was one of the recruiters.

ECU HOSTS 22 STUDENTS FROM WESTERN OKLAHOMA

Students from the western half of Oklahoma gathered at East Central University for three weeks in June as part of a grant program that allows them to earn master of education degrees with a library media specialist option. The 22 students participated in graduate level courses, field trips and activities.

ART STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS

The Ada Artists Association scholarship is awarded to East Central University art student Marumi Abe (left) of Saitama, Japan. Dr. Brad Jessop, chair of the Art Department, congratulates Abe during the annual art awards reception in the University Gallery. The award was based on Abe's portfolio performance in the 54th Annual Student Exhibition.

LOCAL BUSINESSES JOINING EFFORT TO HELP CHILDREN GET GOOD START

Local businesses are participating in a new program in Ada called Project Invest -- Preparing Our Youngest Citizens.

Project Invest was developed by East Central University's Child Care Resource & Referral Agency and Smart Start South Central to assist local child care providers, those who care for Ada's youngest citizens.

ECU ALUMNI PLANNING REUNION JULY 18 IN ARDMORE

The East Central University Alumni Association will host an Ardmore Area Alumni Reunion on July 18 [SATURDAY].

The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Café Alley located at 126 A. Street Northeast in Ardmore.

JULY IS A GREAT MONTH TO FOCUS ON POOL SAFETY

With summer in full swing, a few reminders about pool safety are in order. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), swimming pools can be very dangerous for children, especially toddlers. The following tips can help keep your children safe while enjoying summer swim time.

ECU HUMAN RESOURCES STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Students in the counseling, criminal justice and social work programs at East Central University have received awards and scholarships during a centennial awards and recognitions program hosted by the Human Resources Department.

LONG-TIME ECU PROFESSOR RETIRES

The chair of East Central University's Department of Nursing has retired after 28 years of teaching, publishing eight books and about 100 journal and Internet articles and writing or co-writing grants which have brought more than $4 million to the university.

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