March 2012

NEW OKLAHOMA BUSINESS WEEK SUMMER CAMP AT ECU TO TEACH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT BUSINESS WORLD

A new Oklahoma Business Week summer camp at East Central University will introduce up to 100 current Oklahoma 10th or 11th grade high school students to both the world of business and a college campus. Participants in the camp, from July 8-13, also have a chance to win prizes and scholarships to ECU.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER TO BE FEATURED AT ECU’s ANNUAL SCISSORTAIL CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey and recent Indiana poet laureate Norbert Krapf will be featured during the seventh annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival April 5 – 7 [THURSDAY-SATURDAY] at East Central University in Ada.

They will be among more than 50 regional, published and emerging authors who will read and discuss their work from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 5 and 6 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 7. Each day is broken into several sessions. All sessions are free and open to the public.

‘REBELLIOUS’ TEEN CHANGES HER MIND, ENROLLS AT ECU AFTER ALL

A high school student who at first “rebelled” against enrolling at East Central University now says coming to ECU was the right decision, after all.

Nikki Dickerson, an ECU senior from Mustang, was one of three college students selected to speak during Higher Education Day activities recently at the state Capitol. She and Redlands Community College student Angie Bright and University of Oklahoma student Alyssa Loveless told several legislators, the presidents of about 10 colleges and universities and other college students what higher education meant to them.

ECU COLLAGE PERFORMING AT NATIONAL CONVENTION

Chris Scoles (from left) of Ada, Heath Holt of Ada and Kaitlin Moore of Marietta, members of Collage, East Central University’s dance ensemble, will perform in the gala performance March 15 [THURSDAY] at the national convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in Boston. They will perform “Within Me,” a dance choreographed by Kelsey Creed, an ECU student who graduated last December. They were selected from a video of the work submitted to AAPHERD for a blind review by Dr. Victoria Dansby, coordinator of ECU’s dance program.

ECU OFFERING FREE CLASS ON SOLAR PANEL TECHNOLOGY MARCH 20-22

A free class from March 20-22 [TUESDAY-THURSDAY] at East Central University will introduce workers to the process of designing and installing a small photovoltaic system, or solar panel system, suitable for a private residence.

The Photovoltaic Systems Technology Technician course prepares students for employment with contractors who install alternative energy systems such as solar panels. Participants will learn about electrical concepts used in design systems and how to assess solar resources and evaluate potential installation sites.

DR. ROBIN MURPHY TO DISCUSS HER BOOK TUESDAY AT ECU LIBRARY

Dr. Robin Murphy, assistant professor of English at East Central University, will discuss her book and a chapter she co-wrote for another book about counterculture icon Joss Whedon on Tuesday [MARCH 13] at ECU’s Linscheid Library.

The discussion and book signing will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the atrium on the library’s second floor, sponsored by Linscheid Library Academic Friends.

NEW OKLAHOMA BUSINESS WEEK SUMMER CAMP AT ECU TO TEACH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT BUSINESS WORLD

A new Oklahoma Business Week summer camp at East Central University will introduce up to 100 current Oklahoma 10th or 11th grade high school students to both the world of business and a college campus. Participants in the camp, from July 8-13, also have a chance to win prizes and scholarships to ECU.

ECU’S STEPHEN DECKER WINS STATE FORENSIC CHAMPIONSHIP, SLOT IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Stephen Decker, a sophomore majoring in legal studies at East Central University, won the After Dinner Speaking competition Feb. 25 at the annual Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensic Association Championship tournament.

His win also qualifies him to participate in the prestigious American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament in early April at Texas State University-San Marcos.

ECU OFFERING FREE BASIC GREEN BUILDING COURSE IN ARDMORE

A free course in basic green building concepts that can lead to national certification as a LEED Green Associate will be held March 19 in Ardmore.

The course, Green Building Science, LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies, will be taught from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by Dr. Doug Weirick and Dr. Guy Sewell, professors of environmental health science at East Central University in Ada. An additional 16 hours can be completed outside the classroom time to receive the certification.

BLACK VIOLIN BRINGING FUSION OF CLASSICAL, MODERN MUSIC TO ECU

What do you get when you fuse classical music with jazz, hip-hop and funk?

It’s the revolutionary music group Black Violin – two classically trained musicians who combine a daunting array of musical styles and influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z to create a signature sound.

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