June 2010

LINSCHEID LIBRARY ACADEMIC FRIENDS RECEIVES FOLIO GRANT

The Linscheid Library Academic Friends, a new organization that supports East Central University's library, has received a $300 seed grant from the Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO) to help with printing promotional materials and start-up expenses.

KIDS CAN LEARN ABOUT DUST BOWL AT ECU KALEIDOSCOPE CONFERENCE

Youngsters from grades 3 through 6 can learn about the Dust Bowl through hands-on activities during a one-day Kaleidoscope Conference July 16 [FRIDAY] at East Central University.

"Children of the Dust Bowl" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is one of the summer camps offered by ECU's Center of Continuing Education and Community Services.

ECU TENNIS CAMP BEGINS JUNE 28

East Central University's Center of Continuing Education is offering three weeks of Tennis Camp with Petr Sitnikov beginning June 28 [MONDAY].

The camp, for ages 8-19, will be held June 28-July 2, July 6-9 and July 12-16. Class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $120 per week or $300 for all three weeks.

COMMUNITY BAND PLANS CONCERT, WATERMELON FEAST JUNE 27 AT ECU

East Central University's Summer Community Band and Jazz Ensemble will play their summer concert at 3 p.m. Sunday [JUNE 27] in the Ataloa Theater of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the ECU campus.

The concert is free to all and will be followed by a watermelon festival at the gazebo east of the fine arts center.

ECU NURSING GRADS SCORE 98 PERCENT FIRST-TIME PASS RATE ON EXAM

Another class of nursing graduates from East Central University has posted a nearly perfect pass rate on their first attempt at taking the national licensing exam to become registered nurses.

Dr. Anne Davis, chair of ECU's Department of Nursing, said 98 percent of ECU's May 2009 nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN) on their first try. The 52 graduates were from the Ada and Durant campuses.

SMART START SOUTH CENTRAL SPONSORING FREE FAMILY SPLASH NIGHT

A free family night at the Wintersmith Park pool and splash park will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 17 [THURSDAY]. The event is a project of Smart Start South Central, an early childhood initiative based at East Central University.

ECU BAND DIRECTOR RECEIVES $1,000 DISSERTATION PRIZE FROM OU

Dr. Allen Correll, director of bands at East Central University, has received the $1,000 Provost's Ph.D. Dissertation Prize in the field of humanities and fine arts from the University of Oklahoma.

He received the award for his dissertation, "Percy Grainger's Wind Band Setting of The Immovable Do: Its History and Analysis."

TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION HONORS ECU PROFESSOR

Dr. Christopher Bean, assistant professor of history and Native American studies at East Central University, was honored earlier this spring by the Texas State Historical Association.

He received the H. Bailey Carroll Award for the best article that appeared in the association's Southwestern Historical Quarterly publication. His article was titled "Death of a Carpetbagger: The George Washington Smith Murder and Stockade Trial in Jefferson, Texas, 1868-1869."

CLEMENTS-COMPTON FAMILY HONORED BY EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

Two families who are connected by football as well as marriage have been recognized as East Central University's 2010 Distinguished Family.

The combined Clements-Compton family was selected for playing an identifiable and significant role in the success of ECU as well as their respective communities.

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