June 2012

BANQUET OFFERS FINISHING TOUCH TO RUSSIAN FUN

A three-week summer Russian camp hosted by East Central University will end tonight (JUNE 29) with a banquet from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Stanley Wagner Ballroom located in the Memorial Student Union at ECU. Students, teachers, parents, counselors and special guests are invited to participate.

Students and counselors will present Russian classic poetry, folk songs and dances they learned during the camp at the banquet.

BYNG FRESHMAN RECEIVES KELLOGG SCHOLARSHIP AT ECU

Sarah Harris of Byng, who will be a freshman next fall at East Central University, has been selected as the fourth recipient of the Don and Jane Kellogg Mathematics and Science Teaching Scholarship at ECU.

Harris will major in mathematics with teacher certification.

The Kelloggs established the scholarship to assist ECU students pursuing a teaching degree in either mathematics or science.

MESSAGE OF ECU STUDENTS' VIDEO: ALWAYS BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS

The biggest misconception about a car crash? That there’s only one collision.

There actually are three, and the last two directly affect your body and brain, not your vehicle, often with deadly consequences.

Capt. Ronnie Hampton, troop commander of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop F, based in Ardmore, wanted people to realize what can happen in a crash if they don’t wear their seatbelts, so he turned to mass communication students at East Central University for some assistance.

“Our goal is to get people wearing their seatbelts,” he said.

SUMMER COMMUNITY BAND TO PERFORM SUNDAY AT ECU

 

The Summer Community Band, which includes students from junior high to graduate school, teachers and professors, area band directors, business people, medical professionals, a newspaper publisher and community members, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday [JUNE 24] in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

“It should be a fun concert,” said Dr. Allen Correll, ECU band director. “There will be ice cream and cookies afterward in the lobby of the fine arts center.”

DECKER WINS ADOLPH LINSCHEID AWARD AT ECU

Stephen Decker of Whitewright, Texas, a legal studies major at East Central University, has been awarded ECU’s Adolph Linscheid Award as a member of the ECU speech and debate team who has distinguished himself through tournament competition.

The award is named after Dr. Adolph Linscheid, one of Oklahoma's most sought after speakers during the time he was ECU’s president from 1920 to 1949.

ECU STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD

Two East Central University students have won a national award for research they conducted at ECU that could have implications in biofuels and bioenergy research.

Josh Belcher of Ada and Brent Biddy of Seminole received the John C. Johnson Award for excellence in undergraduate research presented in a poster session at the national Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) convention in May in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CONNIE REILLY MEETS WITH SPEAKER-DESIGNATE

Connie Reilly of Okemah (second from right), a member of the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, meets with T.W. Shannon (third from left), speaker-designate of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, along with higher education leaders and Ada-area legislators [JUNE 14] at East Central University. Shannon was invited to ECU to meet and speak with community leaders. With Reilly are state Rep. Todd Thomsen (from left) and state Sen. Susan Paddack, both of Ada, Shannon, Chancellor Glen D.

BRONSON WARREN SCHOLARSHIP AT ECU

Bronson Warren (left), dean of students at East Central University in Ada, congratulates the first recipients of the Bron Warren Scholarship, ECU band students Bethany Ragle (center) of Stroud and Darren Heath of Midwest City. The scholarship was established at ECU last year to honor Bron Warren, a former drum major for the Ada High School Marching Band and a member of the ECU Band, who passed away in 2010. He was the son of Allene and Bronson Warren.

JESSICA BOLES NEW ECU VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION

Jessica A. Boles, the former vice president for fiscal affairs at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, is East Central University’s new vice president for finance and administration.

Boles, who managed large construction projects at NEO and oversaw $20 million in renovations after floods devastated the campus in 2007, was NEO’s assistant vice president for fiscal affairs and controller from February 2005 until October 2008 when she was named vice president.

STATE REGENTS RECOGNIZE ECU, ADA JOBS FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP

East Central University and 26 business and higher education partnerships throughout the state were recognized recently for their innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Economic Development Grant for the Partnership Recognition Program is designed to highlight successful partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses and to further cultivate the higher learning environment through the economic development grants.

Pages