April 2012

SERVICE PROVIDERS INVITED TO ECU BOSWELL LECTURE, LUNCHEON, FAIR

The annual Boswell Lecture at East Central University will be held Tuesday [MAY 1] along with a luncheon and a Service-Learning and Volunteer Fair. All the events will focus on poverty and its results in Ada and southeastern Oklahoma.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MEDIATE IN LOCAL COURTS

Learning how to help people resolve conflicts and move on with their lives can be very rewarding, according to a group of volunteers who do just that.

Each year dozens of Oklahomans agree to give their time and energy to become a volunteer mediator through the Early Settlement Mediation Program. Garvin County, however, is a little short on mediators and needs some volunteers to assist with both community- and court-related disputes.

SUMMER RUSSIAN INSTITUTE SET AT ECU FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

A three-week summer institute for high school students will offer free Russian language instruction and sessions about Russian culture June 10-29 at East Central University.

Startalk: In Search of the Firebird, will improve the language skills of students who will be in grades 9-12 next fall by immersing them into the Russian language and culture. Both beginning students and those at an advanced level of understanding the Russian language and culture will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

YEARBOOK BASKET WINNER

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Jordan Thompson (right), winner of a drawing for students and employees who pre-ordered a 2012 ECU yearbook, receives an ECU spirit basket from Lori Stanton, a member of the Pesagi yearbook staff. The yearbooks cover ECU’s 2011-12 academic year, with athletics, organizations, performing arts, students and faculty, and are on sale on the third floor of Danley Hall and online at www.ecok.edu/yearbook. They also can be purchased by debit or credit card in the Bursar’s Office.

PI A PROFESSOR DONATION FROM ECU

Staff members at the House of Hope in Ada (at left) accept a check for $150 from members of the East Central University Math Club. The club raised money for the organization by offering ECU students and faculty the opportunity to “PI a Professor” with whipped cream “pies” during Math Awareness Month. Thirteen faculty members volunteered as targets for 123 pies. Additional donations rounded the total to $150.

CENTRAL STATES COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION HONORS GREENSTREET

Photo of Robert Greenstreet

Dr. Robert Greenstreet, professor of communication studies and director of forensics at East Central University, has been honored by the Central States Communication Association Argumentation & Forensics Interest Group for his work as a professional director of forensics and communication scholar.

The award was presented March 30 by Dr. Michael Bauer of Bowling Green State University at the annual CSCA convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Greenstreet is the only person so honored in the history of the association.

OSBORN, TRAIL AWARDED GEORGE NIGH AWARD AS ECU’S TOP SENIORS

Tyffany Osborn, Joe Trail, and George NighTyffany Osborn (left) of Muldrow and Joe Trail (right) of Ada are congratulated by former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh for being named East Central University’s top graduating seniors for 2012. They each received the George Nigh Award at a luncheon ceremony Wednesday [APRIL 25] at ECU.
Former Oklahoma Gov.

‘SHARING SPACES’ DANCE CONCERT SET FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY AT ECU

Collage, East Central University’s dance ensemble, and other dance students will present their “Sharing Spaces” spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday [APRIL 27-28] in the Chalmers Herman Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

HOW TO INTERVIEW FOR A JOB, GET HIRED TOPIC OF SEMINAR AT ECU

Advice on how to negotiate the job market, prepare for interviews and get hired will be offered Wednesday [APRIL 25] at East Central University.

Wendell Godwin, dean of ECU’s School of Business, will conduct a free seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for students and community members seeking either full-time or part-time employment. The seminar will be held in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill Cole University Center.

NATIONAL, STATE BUSINESS LEADERS TO ADVISE TEENS AT ECU’S OKLAHOMA BUSINESS WEEK CAMP

Alan Marcum, executive vice president for administration at Devon Energy, will be one of the executives advising high school students selected for a one-of-a-kind Oklahoma Business Week summer camp July 8-13 at ECU in Ada. Marcum is a graduate of ECU.

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