January 2011

ECU ACCOUNTING STUDENTS PROVIDING FREE TAX RETURN ASSISTANCE

Students in East Central University’s School of Business are providing free tax assistance again this year to individuals with basic tax returns, particularly those with low and fixed incomes. They are participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program now located at the Chickasaw Nation Community Center at the northeast corner of Mississippi and Arlington.

ACCOUNTING PROFESSOR’S STUDENTS HELP RESIDENTS FILE TAX RETURNS

Ed Hobbs, the Horne & Company professor in accounting at East Central University, makes sure his students can gain real-world experience before they graduate – and in a way that helps the community.

Hobbs’ advanced students participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and provide free tax assistance to individuals with basic tax returns. They are providing that service again this year.

WATKINS LECTURESHIP TUESDAY FEATURING JUSTICE RUDOLPH HARGRAVE

“A Conversation with Justice Rudolph Hargrave,” the newly retired justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, will be featured in the 2011 Lou Watkins Endowed Lectureship Tuesday [JAN. 25] at East Central University.

HEALTHCARE COURSES BEGIN MARCH 7 AT ECU

Five healthcare courses will begin March 7 through East Central University’s Continuing Professional Education Program.

The classroom courses are Medical Billing and Coding, EKG Technician Certification Program, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician.

60 PIANISTS PERFORMING AT ECU TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF COLLABORATIVE MUSIC

Sixty pianists of all ages and abilities from the Ada area will present a unique concert Jan. 23 at East Central University, with as many as 16 pianists performing at the same time on eight pianos.

INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERT TO SPEAK IN ADA ON MLK DAY

An internationally known expert in the areas of culturally based violence prevention, strengthening families and community mobilization will visit Ada Jan. 17 [MONDAY].

PETERSON APPOINTED CHICKASAW NATION ENDOWED PROFESSOR AT ECU

The first Chickasaw Nation endowed professorship in business administration at East Central University has been awarded to Dr. Karla Peterson, an associate professor in the School of Business.

ECU LISTS STUDENTS ON FALL PRESIDENT’S, DEANS’ HONOR ROLLS

Outstanding academic performance during the fall 2010 semester has earned listings on the President’s and Deans’ Honor Rolls for students at East Central University.