October 2010

TEACHER OF THE YEAR ELIZABETH SMITH SPEAKING AT STOKES LECTURE

Elizabeth Smith plans to be in her 7th grade classroom and on the basketball court as much as possible this year whenever she's not traveling the state or nation as the 2011 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.

BRITISH ACTORS PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE COMEDY TUESDAY AT ECU

A national touring company's imaginative interpretation of a timeless Shakespeare comedy will bring an enchanted forest and theatrical magic to East Central University on Nov. 2 [TUESDAY].

New York's Aquila Theatre will perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

ECU HOSTING 21 TEAMS AT REGIONAL COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CONTEST

Students from universities in Oklahoma and Texas will come to East Central University OCT 29-30 [FRIDAY-SATURDAY] to sharpen their programming skills while competing in the 35th annual Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest.

SATURDAY IS CHAMBER APPRECIATION DAY AT ECU PINK OUT GAME, PLUS TRUNK OR TREAT

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will be honored by East Central University Saturday [OCT. 30] at the Pink Out football game between ECU and Northeastern State University. The game will kick off at 2 p.m. at Norris Field and will be the Tigers' last home game this season.

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES CONCERT SET THURSDAY AT ECU

The East Central University Flute, Clarinet and Brass Ensembles will perform on the Instrumental Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [OCT. 28] in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center's Ataloa Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Flute Ensemble, directed by Juliana Overmier, will perform using many members of the flute family, including the soprano, alto and bass flutes.

GARRISON KEILLOR TO READ ECU PROFESSOR'S POEMS ON RADIO SHOW

Storyteller and humorist Garrison Keillor will read three poems by Dr. Ken Hada, associate professor of English and languages at East Central University, on "The Writer's Almanac" radio show next week.

Keillor hosts the daily radio program produced by American Public Media. In each program he presents a list of cultural events and anniversaries, many associated with literature and literary figures, then ends with the poetry reading.

PROJECT INVEST HOSTING BOOK DRIVE, VOLUNTEER READING EVENTS

October is a time for fall festivals, football and... a book drive. Project Invest, a program supporting quality child care in the Ada area, is hosting its annual book drive, focusing this year on collecting books for children ages 0-4.

New or gently used books can be brought to Vision Bank, Arvest Bank, the main branch of Citizen's Bank, First United Bank, Applebee's, Chili's, Rib Crib and East Central University's Education Building and Bill Cole University Center.

DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY MOVES TO ECU

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is changing hosts. Previously managed through Ada Regional United Way, the early childhood literacy program is now based at Smart Start South Central, an early childhood initiative housed in East Central University's Center for Continuing Education and Community Services.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY SET MONDAY AT ECU

Domestic Violence and Disability Awareness Day will be observed Monday [OCT. 18] with informational booths and a seminar at East Central University.

October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Disability Awareness Month. In addition, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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