February 2012

ECU ACCOUNTING STUDENTS PROVIDING FREE TAX RETURN ASSISTANCE

Students in East Central University’s School of Business are participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program again this year to provide free assistance to individuals with basic tax returns, particularly those with low and fixed incomes.

The national program is supported by the Internal Revenue Service.

The VITA site will open Feb. 6 at a new location, 1001 N. Country Club Road, where the former Carl Albert Indian Health Facility was located. April 12 will be the last day the assistance will be available.

ECU ASTRONOMY CLUB PLANS VIEWING OF MOON, JUPITER MONDAY NIGHT

The Astronomy Club at East Central University will bring out the telescopes Monday [FEB. 6] for a viewing of the moon and Jupiter. The viewing will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the ECU Observatory northeast of Norris Field.

Parking is available at the ECU Physical Plant. The observatory is about 100 feet up a hill to the north. The viewing will be canceled if it is cloudy or raining.

“If in doubt, don’t come,” said Dr. Carl Rutledge, ECU professor of physics.

The next viewing will be of Mars, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula from 9 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 [THURSDAY].

DECKER PLACES THIRD IN 'TEXAS TWO STEP SWING'

Stephen Decker, a member of the Tiger speech and debate team at East Central University, placed third in After Dinner Speaking in the “Texas Two Step Swing” Jan. 27-29 at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

Decker, a sophomore legal studies major at ECU, earned his third trophy of the season in that event.

Thirteen schools from Texas and Oklahoma participated in the tournaments. Decker competed against students from the University of Texas, the University of Oklahoma, West Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University, among others.

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