March 2013

ECU HOSTS HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET

Hundreds of high school students traveled to East Central University in February for the 97th Annual ECU Interscholastic Meet. Students from 14 high schools – Ada, Bethel, Bridge Creek, Broken Bow, Byng, Chickasha, Idabel, Jones, Plainview, Prague, Seminole, Southmoore, Western Heights and Westmoore - took competitive examinations in such areas as Art, Business, Communications, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages, Geography, Government, History, Family and Consumer Sciences, Mathematics, Music, Natural Science and Psychology.

THOMSEN SPEAKS TO OKLAHOMA STATE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR PARTICIPANTS

Oklahoma House Representative Todd Thomsen speaks to participants in the 43rd Annual Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair which was held recently at East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center. Thomsen has been a major supporter of the event in which students competed for awards in categories such as Biochemistry; Medicine and Health Science; Physical Sciences; Earth and Space Sciences; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Mathematics and Computer Science; Environmental Sciences; Zoology and Botany; and Microbiology.

MAINTENANCE WORKERS HELP SAVE LIFE OF ECU STUDENT

In the eyes of East Central University student Tracy Holman, university maintenance workers Keith Hopper and Jonathan Townsend are her heroes.

The pair was indeed in the right place at the right time.

“I know that the gentlemen who initially found me do not believe that they deserve anything for their heroic action. I, however, believe that their actions played a huge role in saving my life,” said Holman. “I am grateful that God put these men in my path and used them to save my life.”

RUSSIAN PIANIST GLIADKOVSKY TO PERFORM CONCERT AT ADA ARTS & HERITAGE CENTER ON MARCH 13

Acclaimed Russian pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky will perform a free concert, hosted by the East Central University Department of Music, on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center.

ECU MUSIC FACULTY PAIR TO PERFORM CONCERT ON MARCH 11

East Central University music faculty members Dr. Lauren Cox and Dr. Starla Hibler will present a free clarinet/saxophone and piano concert on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

Performance selections include “Romance” by William Grant Still; “A Joyous Lament for a Gilly Flower” by Margaret Garwood; “Sonatina” by Joseph Horovitz; “Summer Evening at Bryanston” by Alma Goatley; “Dance Preludes” by Witold Lutoslawski; and “Premier Rhapsodie” by Claude Debussy.

OKLAHOMA STATE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR TO BE HELD AT ECU ON THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 7-8

The 43rd Annual Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair is set for Thursday and Friday at East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center.

Exhibits can be viewed by the general public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday while judging for all of the OSSEF projects will take place Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

McMICHAEL RECIPIENT OF DR. DONALD G. STAFFORD CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

Chase McMichael, a senior from Oklahoma City, is the recipient of the first Dr. Donald G. Stafford Centennial Scholarship at East Central University.

The scholarship was established by Stafford’s sons – Dr. Michael Stafford, D.O; Robert Stafford; and Joel Stafford – in memory of their father, who passed away in 2012.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a degree in science or science education. The recipient exhibits the character of Donald Stafford, who taught at ECU from 1961 until his retirement in 1995.

ECU FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE/RETAIL MERCHANDISING PROGRAM PARTNERING WITH MAURICES FOR FASHION SHOW ON MARCH 9

 

The East Central University Family and Consumer Science/Retail Merchandising Program in partnership with Maurices in conducting a fashion show on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 2 p.m., at Maurices, located in the North Hills Shopping Center in Ada.

The show is a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life as a silent auction will begin Monday, March 4 and will conclude at the end of the fashion show on March 9.

ECU SYMPHONIC BAND, WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT SET FOR MARCH 7

The East Central University Department of Music will present the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., inside the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, is under the direction of conductor Dr. Allen Correll and assistant conductor Dr. Ben Finley.

The ECU Symphonic Band will present musical scores of American Barndance by Richard L. Saucedo and How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell and arranged by Sean O’Loughlin.

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