February 2013

ECU CHORALE TO PRESENT ‘SINGING VALENTINES’ ON FEB. 12-14

Those wishing to send a special valentine for their sweetie on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, may do so with the help of the East Central University Chorale.

For $21.95 (flowers not included), members of the ECU Chorale will deliver the flowers and serenade your Valentine recipient.

In fact, the Chorale will be provide ‘Singing Valentines’ on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, as well.

ECU Chorale members will only travel in the Ada area.

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES BEING OFFERED AT ECU’S TOMMY HEWETT WELLNESS CENTER

A variety of group exercise classes for all fitness levels is being offered at East Central University’s Tommy Hewett, M.D. Wellness Center.

Instructors for the program will provide motivation, challenge and encouragement in order to obtain fitness goals.

NAVAJO CODE TALKER BILL TOLEDO TO HAVE BOOK SIGNING AFTER SPEECH ON FEB. 28

 

Navajo Code Talker Bill Toledo is scheduled to have a book signing after his speech on Feb. 28 during East Central University’s Fifth Annual Louise Young Diversity Lecture.

Mr. Toledo will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the ECU campus. The speech is free and open to the public.

Toledo was a World War II Navajo Code Talker for three years from 1942-45, serving in engagements including the Battle of Bougainville in the British Solomon Islands and the battles of Guam and Iwo Jima.

GUEST PIANIST JI SOOK PARK TO PERFORM IN ADA ON FEB. 17

East Central University will host guest pianist Dr. Ji Sook Park for a concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Ada Arts & Heritage Center.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Park currently serves as a visiting instructor of music and staff accompanist at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and previously spent some time as a staff accompanist for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF ONCE UPON A MATTRESS TO BE PEFORMED BY ECU SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS ON FEB. 14-16

 

The story of the Princess and the Pea is well-known to many.

The East Central University School of Fine Arts’ musical production of Once Upon a Mattress tells a version of this story through song, comedy, relationships and a bit of seriousness, according to Director Kurt Edwards.

Three performances of Once Upon a Mattress will take place on Feb. 14-16, at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Each performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

ECU STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN VOLUNTEER TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

East Central University and the School of Business are pleased to announce that ECU will once again participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program this year.

VITA is a national program, supported by the Internal Revenue Service, which is designed to provide free tax assistance to individuals with basic tax returns, particularly those with low and fixed incomes.

ECU TO RECEIVE NEW TURF AT FOOTBALL STADIUM

East Central University’s Norris Field is receiving a makeover in its truest sense.

For the first time in the 80-year-plus history of the venerable football stadium, it will receive an artificial playing surface in time for the 2013 season.

The $880,300 surface, called Revolution, comes from FieldTurf Company, according to Stan Lewis of Architects in Partnership, P.C., of Norman.

AT&T AWARDS $10,000 GRANT TO ECU’S PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Vision Bank Presidential Leadership Program at East Central University was awarded a $10,000 grant from AT&T on Friday in a ceremony attended by state and university leaders.

The Presidential Leadership Program, a comprehensive four-year program, is designed to develop extraordinary leaders. There are currently 65 students involved in the program and each year 15-20 incoming freshmen and six transfer students are invited to participate in the program.

BAIRD NAMED ECU ENTREPRENEUR OF YEAR; TO DELIVER LIMES LECTURE ON FEB. 15

Jeff Baird, who has crafted inventions for the energy, oil and gas and plumbing industries, will be honored as East Central University’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year and will deliver the Leonard Limes Endowed Lecture at noon Friday, Feb. 15, at the Stanley Wagner Ballroom in the Memorial Student Union.

Among Baird’s inventions is the no-clog, self-cleaning drain p-trap, called PermaFlow, in the plumbing industry and electromagnetic generator for the energy industry.

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