May 2010

FAMILY EDUCATION CENTERS AVAILABLE AT TISHOMINGO, SULPHUR

FAMILY EDUCATION CENTER AVAILABLE AT JOHNSTON COUNTY LIBRARY

A new Family Education Center is now available at the Johnston County Library in Tishomingo to help parents and guardians of young children improve their skills as caregivers and teachers.

LORENE ROCKER, 80, GRADUATING FROM ECU SATURDAY

"You gotta live until you die," believes Lorene Rocker, which explains why she is finishing her bachelor's degree at East Central University this summer -- at age 80 and with 13 great-grandchildren -- and is looking forward to a new career and possibly earning a master's degree in counseling.

"I've got to work. I can't just sit at home," she said.

ECU ALUM WENDELL GODWIN NAMED DEAN OF SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Wendell Godwin, a senior business executive who directed all sales functions in an 18-state area for a national Fortune 1000 company, has been named dean of the School of Business at East Central University. He will begin on May 17.

MASONIC FRATERNITY ENDOWMENT TO FUND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS AT ECU

The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma has established a $100,000 endowment at East Central University through its Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma to help fund cultural enrichment programming in ECU's Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

'TE ATA' AUDITIONS SET APRIL 16 FOR PLAY ABOUT CHICKASAW STORYTELLER, ACTRESS

Open auditions will be held April 16 [FRIDAY] at East Central University for "Te Ata," a musical play based on the life of Mary Thompson "TeAta" Fisher, the famous Chickasaw storyteller and actress. Auditions will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Chalmers Herman Theatre.

Potential cast members will audition for the playwright, JudyLee Oliva, an ECU alum, and the director, Dr. Christy Stanlake, a theatre professor and director at the United States Naval Academy.

Rehearsals will begin the last week of May.

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