March 2010

VWIP GIVES ADA VETERAN NEW PLAN FOR CAREER

Josh Eaker was saving up $8,000 to go to school to become a professional hunting guide in Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado. He had quit his job as a welder before deer hunting season began last year so he could start hunting full time.

"In the Marines," he said, "I was the point man. I took everybody everywhere."

MIAMI, MULDROW STUDENTS TOP WINNERS IN STATE SCIENCE FAIR

Students from Miami and Muldrow High Schools were the top winners in the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair held March 25-27 at East Central University in Ada.

Miami High School's Ban He, a senior, and Jennifer Spillars,a sophomore, received the $500 Best of Fair Award in the Senior High Division for their team project, "Evaluating Novel Methods for Reversing the Denaturation Process in Catalase."

YOUNGSTERS CAN LEARN 'ALL ABOUT ART' IN FREE CLASSES IN APRIL

The East Central University Art for Secondary Teachers class, as part of project SOAP (Student Outreach Art Project), and the Ada Arts and Heritage Center will present a series of free art classes for elementary students at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center on April 7, 14, 21 and 30.

ECU GRADUATES ENJOYING CHALLENGES OF MEDICAL SCHOOL

East Central University's tradition continues for having high percentages of its pre-med graduates accepted into medical schools. Four former students are in their first year at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, part of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science in Tulsa, and one, Caleb Wingo, is in his first year at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.

FORMER LBJ AIDE TO SPEAK MONDAY AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

Sherwin Markman, who served on Lyndon B. Johnson's White House staff from 1965 to 1968, will speak Monday [APRIL 5] at East Central University.

MOORE WIND SYMPHONY, ECU WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT SET TUESDAY

The Moore High School Wind Symphony will join the East Central University Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday [MARCH 30] for a concert in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU's Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

Marc Mueller will conduct the Moore High School Wind Symphony in "Colorado Peaks" by Dana Wilson, "Aurora Awakes" by John Mackey and "Eljen A Magyar!!" by Johann Strauss.

SO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM APRIL 10 AT ECU

An opportunity to experience the unique sounds of So Percussion, an internationally known ensemble whose improvised instruments sometimes are associated more with plumbing supplies, will be available at 7:30 p.m. April 10 [SATURDAY] at East Central University.

So Percussion will perform in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

TOUR OF HOMES PROVIDES ART SUPPLIES FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS

Art supplies have been purchased for every child care center, family child care home and part-day program in Ada with the money raised in Project Invest's first fundraiser, the Christmas Tour of Homes last December.

OKLAHOMA VICTIM ASSISTANCE ACADEMY SETS APRIL 16 DEADLINE

The first Oklahoma Victim Assistance Academy, designed to improve the quality and consistency of victim services in Oklahoma, will be held June 6-11 at East Central University in Ada.

The OVAA is an intensive week-long course of study for victim advocates, service providers, law enforcement professionals and social service providers who work with crime victims. Applications and all required documents must be received by April 16.

FLUTE, CLARINET, BRASS ENSEMBLES PERFORMING THURSDAY AT ECU

An Instrumental Ensembles Concert Thursday [MARCH 25] at East Central University will present the Flute, Clarinet and Brass Ensembles at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

The Flute Ensemble, directed by Juliana Overmier, will perform "Rhumba" by Michael Coolen; three movements from "Appalachian Suite," arranged by Kelly Via; and "The Comedians' Gallop" by Dmitri Kabalevsky.

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