April 2011

ECU EDUCATOR JOINS SELECT GROUP TO BOLSTER NATIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION STANDARDS

Stephanie Canada, an instructor of education and kinesiology at East Central University, has been selected by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to serve on a committee to make sure the board’s Physical Education Standards reflects the best practices and latest research in the field.

Canada is among 10 National Board Certified Teachers from across the country on the 13-member committee which was chosen from a pool of more than 200 applicants.

GRASSO DISCUSSES ‘HOW TO READ DRACULA’ AT TULSA LIBRARY

Dr. Joshua Grasso, assistant professor of English and languages at East Central University, recently presented a lecture at the Tulsa Central Library as part of its award-winning Novel Talk series.

The talk, titled, “How to Read Dracula: A Primer To Sink Your Teeth Into Stoker's Classic Novel,” opened the two-hour session, “Literature With Bite: Vampires in Books, Film, and Popular Culture.”

TWO ADDITIONAL CHESAPEAKE SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED AT ECU

Brent Stone, a freshman from Seminole, and Jeffrey Cawthon, a junior from Ada, have been named the latest recipients of Chesapeake Cartography Scholarships at East Central University.

Dr. Gregory Plumb, professor and chair of ECU’s Department of Cartography and Geography, said the students received $500 awards. They join eight other ECU majors as Chesapeake Scholars.

ECU SYMPHONIC BAND, WIND ENSEMBLE PERFORMING MONDAY

The East Central University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform their Spring Concert Monday night [APRIL 18] with guest conductors, student conductors and three guest oboe players. The winners of the prestigious Saied Awards in instrumental music also will be announced.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public.

ECU DANCE STUDENTS PLAN CONCERT APRIL 20-21

Dance students at East Central University will perform their spring dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday [APRIL 20-21] in the Chalmers Herman Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

Performers will be students in Dr. Victoria Dansby’s Improvisation and Composition Class and Jazz 1 Class, members of Collage, which is ECU’s dance ensemble, and alumni of the dance ensemble.

ECU’S NIGH AWARD WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY AT LUNCHEON

The winner of the Nigh Award that honors East Central University’s top graduating senior will be announced at a luncheon Tuesday [APRIL 19] in ECU’s Stanley Wagner Ballroom.

ECU MEN'S SOCCER CLUB TEAM TO HOST SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA/DURANT ON SATURDAY

The East Central University men’s soccer club is hosting the Southeastern Oklahoma State/Durant Soccer Club on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lady Tiger Field, home of the ECU varsity women’s soccer team, in Ada.

 The ECU squad will unveil new uniforms from funds donated by Pure Nutrition, Gym 210, Citizen’s Bank and the ECU Student Senate.

‘STAND FOR THE SILENT’ PROGRAM AT ECU TUESDAY TO SHOW LIFE-AND-DEATH CONSEQUENCES OF BULLYING, WAYS TO STOP IT

Five empty chairs sit alone at the front of the stage. They will represent children who have committed suicide because of relentless bullying.

Five students will read the story of each of those children, from high school to age 6, during a program Tuesday [APRIL 19] at East Central University.

OKLAHOMA NATIVE TO DISCUSS ETHICS ON WALL STREET THURSDAY

Marran Ogilvie, an Oklahoma native who rose to executive positions on Wall Street, will present an insider's view of the ethical controversies on Wall Street at 1:30 p.m. Thursday [APRIL 14] at the 21st annual Parker Ethics Lecture at East Central University. She will speak in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center.        

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