June 2012

PIERSON ACCEPTED AS REVIEWER BY HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION

photo of Katricia Pierson

Dr. Katricia Pierson, assistant vice president for academic affairs at East Central University, has been accepted as a reviewer in the Peer Corps of the Higher Learning Commission. The HLC, which is based in Chicago, accredits more than 1,000 colleges and universities in 19 states, including Oklahoma. Pierson will complete her training this fall and participate in follow-up webinars and annual training. Each year she will visit one or two universities that are similar to ECU.

ECU BEAM SIGNING BY WILLARD SCHOOL KIDS

Willard students posing by beam

Students from Willard Grade Center line up earlier this spring to sign their names on a beam that will be installed in East Central University’s new business school and conference center which can be seen in the background. Wendell Godwin (back left), dean of ECU’s School of Business, and ECU President John Hargrave are shown with Jarred Bailey (from left), Emily Ford, Veronica Phillips, Kortni McNutt, Rhyle Sutton, Presley Hayes, Kendal Nickerson, Mitchell Galbreaith, Trayron Miller, Braden Henderson and Rylee Gray.

BOOKS FOR ADA BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Photo of Alpha Chi Volunteers with donated books

Joe Trail (left) and Connor Alford (right), members of East Central University’s chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society, present children’s books collected for the Ada Boys and Girls Club to the club’s education director, Chelsea Stoinski (second from right). Club member Cheyenne Hudsen looks over some of the 327 books that were donated to the Alpha Chi book drive.

SAFELY VIEW TRANSIT OF VENUS BETWEEN EARTH, SUN TUESDAY AT ECU

A public viewing of the transit of Venus, the rare occasion when Venus passes between the earth and sun, will be held Tuesday [JUNE 5] at East Central University’s observatory just north of the ECU Physical Plant parking lot, northeast of the football stadium.

The viewing will be from 5:15 p.m. until sunset, about 8:30 p.m., if the skies are clear and the sun is visible. Venus will appear as a small black dot in front of the sun.

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