October 2011

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

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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 STUDENTS TO ENJOY HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES ALL NEXT WEEK

Homecoming activities are planned for East Central University students Monday through Friday [OCT. 10-14] before the traditional events on Saturday. The Campus Life and Leadership Office has changed some student events and added several new ones, including a Homecoming concert at 9:30 p.m. Thursday with Texas singer/rapper Chalie Boy.

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

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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.
 

ROCK PERFORMER, SONGWRITER JIM PETERIK COMING TO ECU OCT. 14

Jim Peterik
“It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night…” 
 
Those lyrics are from the Grammy-winning double-platinum No. 1 one pop hit “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme of Sylvester Stalone’s “Rocky III” movie, and its co-writer, Jim Peterik, will be at East Central University in Ada on Oct. 14 [FRIDAY] to perform and offer his expertise on how to write a hit song. 
 

‘BLITHE SPIRIT’ BRINGING GHOSTLY COMEDY TO ECU OCT. 6-8

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Don’t be surprised if the lights go out during East Central University’s production of “Blithe Spirit.” 

It’s about a ghost, after all. It’s also a Noel Coward comedy and it will be staged in the intimate Chalmers Herman Theatre where the spooky action could be just inches from the audience.

Director Ruth Richardson, facility coordinator for the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center which houses the Chalmers Herman Theatre, is planning “ghostly type things” for the production, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday [OCT. 6-8].

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