September 2009

VWIP OFFERING VETERANS TRAINING FOR GREEN JOB CERTIFICATIONS

Veterans with more than 180 days of active duty service or a service-related disability can apply for six weeks of training for five green job certifications through the Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) at East Central University.

'A YEAR IN THE LIFE' FIRST SHOW IN ECU'S NEW ATALOA THEATRE

Student musicians, singers and dancers will be the first performers on the giant stage of the Ataloa Theatre at 7 p.m. Sept. 25-26 [FRIDAY-SATURDAY] in East Central University's new Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center in a show full of music, 100 years of university memories, innovative costumes and authentic fashions, even a 1930's wool bathing suit.

VETERANS TO BE HONORED SEPT. 23 DURING ECU CENTENNIAL EVENT

Veterans with ties to East Central University over the last 100 years will be honored during a tribute at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 [WEDNESDAY] on the Crabtree Honor Plaza during ECU's Centennial celebration. The plaza is between Science Hall and the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

ECU GRANT TO PROVIDE MATH TEACHERS FOR HIGH-NEED SCHOOLS

A $900,000 grant has been awarded to East Central University to provide scholarships and additional educational opportunities to students who commit to teach high school mathematics for six years in a "high-need" school district in Oklahoma.

ECU is the first university in Oklahoma to ever receive the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant. The five-year grant is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

INTERNSHIP GIVES McKENZIE DIFFERENT LOOK AT UNITED STATES

What effect does working in Washington, D.C., for a summer have on an East Central University student from Jamaica?

"I realized how influential the United States is," said Jomain McKenzie, "not only to its citizens but to the entire international community -- this country makes things happen.

VALERIE McWHORTER NAMED ECU'S ACADEMIC ADVISER IN McALESTER

Valerie McWhorter has been named East Central University's academic adviser for McAlester and the surrounding areas.

"I am excited to serve the many students of the area with the opportunities that ECU can provide through the McAlester campus of Eastern Oklahoma State College," she said. "Students are taking advantage of many of those opportunities."

ECU WORKSHOP TO DEAL WITH HANDLING CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS IN CLASSROOMS

A workshop for area teachers and East Central University students on "Dealing with Atrocity and Controversy in the Public School Classroom" will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 [FRIDAY] in the Regents Room in ECU's Memorial Student Union.

ECU NIGH AWARD WINNER NOW WORKING IN BRITISH EMBASSY IN ALBANIA

When Tana Lala came to Latta High School as a 17-year-old exchange student, civil unrest was rampant in her native Albania and war was raging in neighboring Kosovo. So she stayed in Ada and enrolled at East Central University. The rest, as they say, is history.

Lala went on to become the first international student to be awarded the prestigious George Nigh Award as ECU's top graduating senior. She was the 2003 recipient.

ECU LOOKING FOR ITS PHYSICS GRADUATES

The East Central University Physics Department is looking for all physics graduates from ECU. The department will host a Centennial Physics Alumni Reunion Oct. 30-31 to celebrate 100 Years of Physics at ECU.

ECU OFFERING HEALTH CARE COURSES ONLINE, IN CLASSROOM

Health care courses are being offered online and in the classroom by East Central University's Continuing Professional Education program. All classes are non-credit certification courses.

In-class courses include EKG Technician Certification, Medical Billing and Coding Certification, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician Certification.

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