March 2011

Ada Forum to Offer Resources, Job Help for Area Artists

Oklahoma City –

An upcoming forum will provide artists from Ada and southeast Oklahoma resources for getting work through services offered by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

The free forum, centered on the theme “Knowledge is Power,” will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 [THURSDAY] at the East Central University Arts Incubator at 808 E. Main, Suite C, in Ada.

BOSWELL LECTURER TO DISCUSS BIOFUELS MARCH 25 AT ECU

A chemical engineer and entrepreneur who believes biofuels could represent between 20 and 50 percent of energy use in the United States will be the speaker for East Central University’s annual Boswell Lecture on March 25 [FRIDAY].

Graham Towerton will discuss  "Biofuels - Past, Present and Future" at 1:10 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

RUSSIAN TEA ROOM OPEN THURSDAY EVENING AT ECU

A Russian Tea Room will be open from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday [MARCH 10] in the Regents Room in Knight Hall at East Central University. Russian tea will be served from samovars and Slavic style-pancakes and Russian and Ukrainian candies and cookies will be offered.

Also featured will be Russian and Ukrainian music and dance. A “Welcome to Ukraine” presentation will be made by three exchange students from the University of Linguistics in Kiev.

ECU SYMPHONIC BAND, WIND ENSEMBLE PERFORMING TUESDAY

The East Central University Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday [MARCH 8] in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Dr. Allen Correll conducts both groups.

The Symphonic Band will open with “An Irish Rhapsody” by Clare Grundman, a setting that contains six songs of Ireland, including the typical jig tune “Shepherd’s Lamb Reel” and the popular “Cockles and Mussels.

BOOK SIGNING FOR ‘PHILOSOPHY OF THE WESTERN’ SET TUESDAY AT ECU

A book signing with two of the contributors and the editors of “The Philosophy of the Western,” a collection of essays focused mainly on western films, specifically the American western, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday [MARCH 8] on the second floor of East Central University ‘s Linscheid Library.

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