April 2012

ECU JAZZ ENSEMBLE PERFORMING TUESDAY IN KENNEDY BAND HALL

The East Central University Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 24 [TUESDAY] in the Kennedy Band Hall in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Admission is free. The ensemble will open with “Doxy” by Sonny Rollins /Mark Taylor, featuring Erin Goto, alto sax; Kane Berry, tenor sax; Nathan Enns, trumpet; and Jessika Robertson, trombone.

ECU SINGERS, CHORALE PERFORMING MONDAY AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH

The East Central University Singers will perform portions of Franz Schubert’s Mass in E flat (No. 6), and the select University Chorale will perform selections from its spring tour at 7:30 p.m. Monday [APRIL 23] in a concert at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Dr. Steven Walker, professor of music, will direct both groups in the free concert.

Donations will be accepted, however, to help support a special tour next year for the University Chorale which has an opportunity to perform in Washington, D.C. Checks should payable to “University Chorale.”

ECU STUDENTS MODELING RECYCLED FASHIONS AT GREEN EXPO

A Recycled Fashion Show has been added to the activities at the Oklahoma Green Expo Saturday [APRIL 20-21] at the Agriplex.

Fourteen East Central University students in an intermediate construction techniques class will model recycled fashions at 1 p.m. on the stage at the Agriplex.

LYSISTRATA’ OPENS THURSDAY AT ECU WITH PLAN TO END WAR

photo of the play Lysistrata

The rival Greek city states of Athens and Sparta have been fighting each other for two decades. The men go off to battle, leaving lonely wives and children at home and young women with little opportunity to find husbands. No peace is in sight until one woman comes up with a simple plan she knows will work.

“The women of Greece, led by Lysistrata, are tired of the Peloponnesian War and decide to withhold sex from their men until they negotiate peace,” said Dr. Richard Groetzinger, director of theatre at East Central University.

“They succeed,” he said with a smile.

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS NAMED IN STATE SCIENCE FAIR, JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE COMPETITIONS AT ECU

Photo of the president and Taylor Gaines

Students from Latta, Bartlesville, Grove, Miami, Moore, Tulsa and Vici were the grand prize winners in the 2012 Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair and the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science State Meet held annually at East Central University in Ada.

A combined 256 projects were in the competition for cash prizes and other awards.

In the OSSEF, the $500 Best of Fair Award in Division I (grades 10 to 12) went to Mishana Ellison, a sophomore at Latta High School, for her project, “An examination of plant stomatal response to changing atmospheric conditions.”

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS NAMED IN STATE SCIENCE FAIR, JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE COMPETITIONS AT ECU

Photo of the president with Paden Salisbury

Students from Latta, Bartlesville, Grove, Miami, Moore, Tulsa and Vici were the grand prize winners in the 2012 Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair and the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science State Meet held annually at East Central University in Ada.

A combined 256 projects were in the competition for cash prizes and other awards.

In the OSSEF, the $500 Best of Fair Award in Division I (grades 10 to 12) went to Mishana Ellison, a sophomore at Latta High School, for her project, “An examination of plant stomatal response to changing atmospheric conditions.”

LEARN ABOUT AFRICAN, CARRIBEAN COUNTRIES AT ‘FUSION NIGHT’ FRIDAY

The culture and traditions of African and Caribbean nations will be celebrated from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday [APRIL 20] during an African and Caribbean Fusion Night hosted by East Central University students who are from those countries.

Food, music, dances, storytelling, a fashion show and a silent auction will be included during the evening at the Trinity Baptist Church Hall, 123 N. Mississippi. Students also will have PowerPoint presentations about their native countries.

ECU’S SIFE TEAM, OTHERS IN MIDST OF EXTREME MAKEOVER AT WILLARD

photo of sife student

East Central University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team, along with other ECU students and several community partners, are in the midst of an extreme makeover at Willard Grade Center.

The SIFE Team has led an effort that has resulted in more than 250 man hours being contributed to the project. Using a $2,000 grant from the Lowe’s Educational Foundation and working with Lowe’s Store 1749 in Ardmore, students are working hard to improve the already great conditions for Willard students, said Dr. Pat Fountain, ECU professor of business administration and SIFE sponsor.

FLUTE, CLARINET, BRASS ENSEMBLES PERFORMING MONDAY AT ECU

Clarinet EnsembleThe East Central University Clarinet Ensemble will join ECU’s Flute and Brass Ensembles for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday [APRIL 16] in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

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