February 2010

ECU BUILDING RENAMED BILL S. COLE UNIVERSITY CENTER

The University Center, the building completed in January 1997 to be the hub of the East Central University campus, was renamed the Bill S. Cole University Center on Friday [FEB. 26] by the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma.

CYBERSAFETY PROGRAM SET TUESDAY AT ECU LIBRARY

A program on Cybersafety -- how to stay safe online and in real life -- will be presented at 3 p.m. Tuesday [MARCH 2] in the Linscheid Library Instruction Room at East Central University.

FAMILY EDUCATION CENTER OPENS IN WYNNEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

A new Family Education Center is now available at the Wynnewood Public Library, thanks to a grant from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

MEDICAL BILLING, CODING PROGRAM AT ECU STILL ACCEPTING STUDENTS

Several openings remain for a medical billing and coding certification program that will begin March 22 through East Central University's Continuing Professional Education Program.

The instructor-led course will be taught on the campus for a total of 10 weeks. For more information on class times, dates, or to enroll, call Jannason Long at 580-559-5859 or Cassie Holloway at 580-559-5632.

HOLLY GAINES WINS FOUR FLUTE COMPETITIONS IN TWO WEEKS

Holly Gaines, a Wilson High School senior who is also enrolled at East Central University as a student of flute instructor Juliana Overmier, has won four music competitions in two weeks.

OCAST DIRECTOR MICHAEL CAROLINA SPEAKING FEB. 24 AT ECU

Michael Carolina, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), will discuss efforts underway to develop and increase science and technology in Oklahoma on Wednesday [FEB. 24] during the College of Health and Sciences' Spring Student Leadership Series at East Central University.

'A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC' OPENS THURSDAY IN ECU'S ATALOA THEATRE

A story of love gone right, after all, will be the first musical on the big stage of the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center Thursday through Sunday [FEB. 18-21] at East Central University.

POGUE GALLERY SHOWING WORK BY TEXAS ARTIST RYDER RICHARDS

The Pogue Gallery in East Central University's Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center will host an exhibition of work for Texas artist Ryder Richards from Monday [FEB. 15] through March 12.

Richards teaches at Richland College in Dallas and previously taught at Texas Tech University. He has a master of fine arts degree from Texas Christian University and a bachelor of fine arts degree from Texas Tech.

SHANNON TO STEP DOWN AS ECU'S MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH

East Central University men's head basketball coach Terry Shannon has resigned his position, it was announced Friday by ECU President John Hargrave.

Shannon, who plans to explore other opportunities in athletics after leaving ECU, will complete the 2009-10 season and fulfill his teaching duties throughout this spring.

TEACHER EDUCATION AT ECU TOPIC OF PUBLIC HEARING FEB. 16

A hearing on Tuesday [FEB. 16] will offer the public an opportunity to discuss the strengths and concerns of, and make recommendations for changes to, East Central University's Teacher Education Program.

The hearing will be held at 3:30 p.m. in room 7j of the Education Building.

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