October 2011

ECU STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM VETERANS GROUPS

Members of the Oklahoma Veterans Council, which awards scholarships annually to state veterans or family members of veterans, were shocked this year when all three recipients happened to be students at East Central University.
            

ECU FLUTE, WOODWIND, BRASS, JAZZ ENSEMBLES PERFORMING THURSDAY

The East Central University Flute, Clarinet, Brass and Jazz Ensembles will perform on the Instrumental Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [NOV. 3] in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
            
The Flute Ensemble’s concert will feature the music of Catherine McMichael who writes “some of the most beautiful literature in the flute choir repertoire,” said director Juliana Overmier. 
            

NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS WINNER JESUS MOROLES TO LECTURE AT ECU

Sculptor Jesus Moroles, who is best known for his Zen like monumental granite sculptures, will conduct two lectures Oct. 24 [MONDAY] at East Central University. He will discuss the development of his work, personal style and challenges at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Faust Hall Auditorium. 

There is no admission charge and the public is invited. The lectures are sponsored by the Vinita June Oliver Centennial Fine Arts Endowment and the ECU Art Department.

HLC REQUESTS MEETING WITH STUDENTS OCT. 31 AS PART OF EVALUATION

Consultant evaluators from the Higher Learning Commission will visit East Central University Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 as part of the university's 10-year reaccreditation process. They will hold formal meetings with faculty, staff and students as well as talk with them while walking across the campus. The evaluators will hold a forum for students only from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Regents Room in Knight Hall.

CONSTRUCTION ABOUT TO BEGIN ON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, CONFERENCE CENTER AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY IN ADA

East Central University broke ground Tuesday [OCT. 18] for a 62,000-square-foot School of Business and Conference Center, and officials said noticeable changes should be visible Monday when students return to school from fall break.
 
Piazza Construction Ltd. of Denison, Texas, was awarded the bid to construct the three-story building at a cost of $10.65 million. Contractors planned to move in equipment on Tuesday and begin erecting a fence around the empty corner at Main and Center Streets that has been used as a parking area.
 

CITIZENS BANK GIVES $75,000 TO ECU BUSINESS SCHOOL, CENTER

Citizens Bank of Ada has made a $75,000 gift to the East Central University Foundation Inc. to be used for the construction of ECU’s new School of Business and Conference Center.
 
ECU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the three-story, 62,000 square-foot facility at 2 p.m. Tuesday [OCT. 18] at the intersection of Main and Center Streets.
 
The lobby of the building will be known as the Citizens Bank of Ada Lobby.

MORE THAN 1,200 LOCAL CHILDREN ‘READ FOR THE RECORD”

More than 1,200 children in Pontotoc, Murray, Garvin and Johnston Counties participated Thursday [OCT. 6] in Jumpstart America’s Campaign of “Read for the Record,” an initiative calling for an end to the early education achievement gap in America. Nationwide, two million children participated in the program.
 

ECU STUDENT LANDS INTERNSHIP AT KENTUCKY EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE, REHABILITATION CENTER

Misti Nelson Quiring of Roff, a pre-veterinary medicine major at East Central University, has landed a prestigious internship next summer at a well-known facility dedicated to the recovery and conditioning of high-end athletes – horses.
 
Applicants from all over the United States and the world compete for only four slots in the Derby Internship Program at the Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center (KESMARC) in Versailles, Ky., near Lexington.
 

ECU NAMED MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL BY G.I. JOBS

G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded East Central University the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
 

ECU STUDENTS RECEIVE NOYCE TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS WORTH $30,000

A second group of six East Central University students has been awarded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships in mathematics worth $30,000 each.
 
The students, who will receive $10,000 for up to three years while they work toward bachelor’s degrees in mathematics with a secondary teacher certification option, are Bobby Carnes of Konawa, Chris Eckler of Shawnee, Matthew Harding of Pauls Valley, Simmon Harjo of Okemah, Stephanie Maas of McAlester and Andrae Tramble of Shawnee.
 

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