November 2010

ECU SINGERS, CHORALE PERFORMING DEC. 2 AT ST. JOSEPH’S

The ECU Singers and the University Chorale will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 [THURSDAY] at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ada.

Dr. Steve Walker, professor of music at East Central University, will direct both groups in traditional works, but most of the program features pieces that have been composed during the last five years, including two by Ada composers Victoria Davison and Rudy Lupinski.

SIGN CHRISTMAS CARDS AT ECU FOR OVERSEAS MILITARY PERSONNEL

The Veterans Assistance and the Admissions and Records Offices at East Central University are asking people to sign Christmas cards that will be sent to military personnel serving overseas.

Pamela Armstrong, ECU’s director of admissions and records, registrar, and veterans assistance coordinator, is overseeing the Christmas Card for Service Personnel project again this year.

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES SCHEDULED ON DEC. 6

The second annual Christmas Tour of Homes will offer a memorable holiday event Dec. 6 [MONDAY]. Four beautifully decorated homes in the Ada area will be open from 5 to 8 p.m.

“Last year’s tour was so successful that we are pleased to once again offer this to our community,” said Cheryl Bell, coordinator of East Central University’s Child Care Resource & Referral Agency.

ECU DEDICATING UNIVERSITY CENTER IN HONOR OF BILL COLE NOV. 29

One of the three major buildings constructed at East Central University during the presidency of Dr. Bill S. Cole will be formally dedicated in his honor on Nov. 29 [MONDAY]. The program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center and is open to the public.

ECU PRESENTING ‘MARRIAGE OF FIGARO’ FRIDAY, SATURDAY

A comic opera considered one of the most famous of the standard operatic repertoire will be performed with full orchestra Friday and Saturday [NOV. 19-20] at East Central University.

“The Marriage of Figaro” will begin at 8 each night in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center under the direction of Dr. Melody Baggech, associate professor of music.

CHILI COOKOFF AT ECU BENEFITTING ADA BOYS, GIRLS CLUB

The annual chili cookoff held by East Central University’s fraternities and sororities will begin serving the public at 11:30 p.m. Thursday [NOV. 18] in front of ECU’s Danley Hall. The cost is a minimum $2 donation per bowl. Proceeds will benefit the Ada Boys and Girls Club.

The Greek chapters decided to hold the cookoff competition on Thursday in honor of ECU President John Hargrave who will be inaugurated as ECU’s eighth president on Friday.

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.

JAMES RAUCH NAMED FIRST VISION BANK ENDOWED PROFESSOR AT ECU

Dr. James Rauch has been named the first Vision Bank endowed professor in banking and finance at East Central University. He will assume a leadership role in strengthening the relationship of the School of Business within the banking and finance community in ECU’s service area.

ECU TO INAUGURATE JOHN R. HARGRAVE AS EIGHTH PRESIDENT NOV. 19

John R. Hargrave will be inaugurated as East Central University’s eighth president at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 [FRIDAY] in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The public is invited to the ceremony and a reception that follows in the theatre’s Lockmiller Lobby.

Hargrave was named president of ECU on July 1, 2009, by the Board of Regents of the University System of Oklahoma.

UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS PREPARING ‘TASTE OF UKRAINE’ FOR COMMUNITY

A unique dining experience at East Central University will offer a “Taste of Ukraine,” including borsch and dumplings prepared by three officials from International Christian University in Kiev, Ukraine, on Nov. 18 [THURSDAY].

The Ukrainians, including the president of the university, also will provide cooking demonstrations from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 219 of Faust Hall.

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