November 2009

FOUR FAMILIES OPENING HOMES FOR CHRISTMAS TOUR DEC. 7

The Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 7 [MONDAY] will feature four Ada homes decorated for the holidays along with refreshments at East Central University's Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

VISITOR PARKING PERMITS REQUIRED TO PARK IN VISITOR LOT AT ECU

New parking regulations will go into effect Tuesday [DEC. 1] for the visitor parking lot south of the University Center on the East Central University campus. The parking lot will be open only to vehicles displaying "visitor parking" permits from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

During all other times, including weekends, the lot will be open to all parking permit types.

SCOUTS CAN EARN MERIT BADGES AT ECU FAIR DEC. 5

The first-ever East Central University Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair on Dec. 5 [SATURDAY] will offer scouts ages 11 -18 the opportunity to either begin or complete three merit badges on the ECU campus.

ECU, COMMUNITY SINGERS PRESENTING HANDEL'S 'MESSIAH' DEC. 1-2

An East Central University musical tradition will be revived Tuesday and Wednesday [DEC. 1 and 2] when the University Singers and community members perform selections from George Frideric Handel's "Messiah."

ANNUAL COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER SET FOR MONDAY

The Annual Community Thanksgiving dinner will be served free from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday [NOV. 23] at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex at the fairgrounds on North Broadway.

The dinner is organized annually by members of the Human Resources Club at East Central University. They, along with numerous volunteers throughout the community, plan the dinner, raise the funds for the food and set up and serve the dinner.

ALPHA CHI NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ELECTS OFFICERS AT ECU

Shae Parmer of Ada, a history major at East Central University, has been elected president of ECU's Rho Beta chapter of Alpha Chi, a national honor society limited to the top 10 percent of an institution's juniors, senior and graduate students in all academic disciplines.

ECU HOSTING JOB FAIR FOR VWIP VETERANS NOV. 24

The Veterans Workforce Investment Program at East Central University will hold a free Job Fair for VWIP veterans from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday [NOV. 24] in the Regents Room in Knight Hall. VWIP has veterans from the Tulsa, Stillwater, Ada and Lawton areas and all employers are invited. To reserve a table or for more information, call Terry Doepke or Kylie Stephens at ECU at 580-559-5852.

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LOCAL STUDENTS PERFORMING IN ECU CHORAL MUSIC CONCERT MONDAY

The East Central University Singers, the University Chorale and the ECU Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday [NOV. 23] at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1300 E. Beverly. Admission is free.

The ECU Gospel Choir is conducted by Dr. Melody Baggech, assistant professor of music. Dr. Steven Walker conducts the ECU Singers and the University Chorale. Accompanists will be Dr. Starla Hibler and Rudy Lupinski.

HIBLER, UCO STRING FACULTY PLANNING MENDELSSOHN CONCERT IN ADA

In honor of Felix Mendelssohn's 200th birthday, string faculty from the University of Central Oklahoma will join pianist Starla Hibler, professor of music at East Central University, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday [NOV. 22] at the Ada Arts & Heritage Center, 14th and Rennie. Admission is free.

ECU POLITICAL SCIENCE SENIOR WINS BEST UNDERGRADUATE PAPER AT 2009 OPSA

East Central Political Science senior Patrick Tadlock, from Elmore City, was awarded the Best Undergraduate Paper at the 2009 Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference.

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