September 2011

AREA STUDENTS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS FROM ECU FOUNDATION INC.

Scholarships totaling more than $300,000 have been awarded to almost 400 students attending East Central University this academic year in Ada through the ECU Foundation Inc. Scholarships range from $100 to $4,000 per semester and are used to defray tuition, fees, residence hall fees and books.
 

OU PRESIDENT BOREN HONORS WIFE WITH DONATION TO ECU FOUNDATION

A $5,000 gift from University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren to the East Central University Foundation Inc. will increase the endowment fund of an ECU scholarship named for his wife, Molly Shi Boren.
 

AREA ATHLETES TO LEARN IMPACT OF ALCOHOL, OTHER DRUGS ON ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

FATE (Fight Addiction Through Education) announced today it will team up with the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction & Recovery on Sept. 28 [WEDNESDAY] at East Central University to sponsor Life of an Athlete, a program designed to educate student athletes, coaches and the public about the impact of substance abuse on athletic performance.  
           
The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.            
 

Prayer March at ECU

The first 500 participants in the “Step Out of the Darkness” prayer march will receive a free t-shirt. The day of activities is devoted to prevention and recovery from addiction. Marchers should report to the entrance of Centennial Plaza at East Central University at 9:30 a.m. to be transported by bus to Glenwood Park, then walk to Centennial Plaza. Contact Holli Witherington at the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery, 559-5815, for more information.
 

HARLAND, SHIRLEY STONECIPHER GIVE $2 MILLION TO ECU FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL, CONFERENCE CENTER

A $2 million gift to the ECU Foundation Inc. from entrepreneurs Harland and Shirley Stonecipher will provide a major boost to the construction of a new business school and conference center at East Central University.
           
The 62,000 square-foot building – which will house the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business – will be located due west of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center and is estimated to cost $10-12 million.
           

GLOBAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY IS A TWO-WAY STREET

Being involved in East Central University’s Global Education Program is a two-way street for students Elsa Mouly, Natalia Kulinichenko and Olga Prudka.

Mouly, from France, along with Kulinichenko and Prudka, both from Ukraine, are on the ECU campus to not only learn and study, but to teach others about their countries and cultures.

Dr. Olena Bagumian, from Ukraine International Christian University, is here for one semester as a visiting instructor.

YORK WINS SCHOLARSHIP FROM NATIONAL COLLEGE HONOR SOCIETY

Melissa York of Ada, a senior at East Central University majoring in psychology with a legal studies minor, has been awarded a $1,500 Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship from Alpha Chi national college honor society.  She is one of only 10 winners nationwide. 
 
York's award-winning research, “Emotional Timeline: Expectations Regarding the Emotional Reactions of Sexual Assault Victims,” was presented at the Alpha Chi convention in San Diego last March. The convention featured scholarly and creative presentations by more than 260 students.
 

LINCOLN AND EXECUTIVE POWER TOPIC OF ROTHBAUM LECTURE AT ECU

Dr. Jennifer Weber, an assistant professor of history at the University of Kansas, will discuss “Lincoln and Executive Power” at East Central University Monday [SEPT. 19] in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
 
Weber, who specializes in Civil War studies, will speak at the Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Cole University Center.

ADA BANK GIVES $100,000 FOR BUSINESS, CONFERENCE CENTER AT ECU

A $100,000 gift to East Central University from an Ada bank will go toward the
construction of a new Business and Conference Center and School of Business on the Ada
campus.
 
Vision Bank combined a direct gift of $75,000 with a $25,000 economic development
grant it received from Federal Home Loan Bank for the gift to ECU.
The FHL Bank, a wholesale financial institution, awarded the grant to Vision Bank
through its Joint Opportunities for Building Success (JOBS) program. JOBS helps financial

ANDY GROSS BRINGING ‘MIND BOGGLING’ COMEDY, MAGIC, VENTRILOQUISM SHOW TO ECU THURSDAY

ANDY GROSS BRINGING ‘MIND BOGGLING’ COMEDY, MAGIC, VENTRILOQUISM SHOW TO ECU THURSDAY 
           
One of the hottest comedians, magicians and ventriloquists performing today will bring his “Mind Boggling” variety show to East Central University Thursday [SEPT. 15] for the opening of ECU’s Fine Arts Season.
           

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