April 2013

ECU SENIOR ART STUDENTS TO DISPLAY EXHIBITS

Four East Central University senior art students will showcase their exhibits later this month and in early May in the Pogue Art Gallery of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE WINCHESTER FEATURED SPEAKER AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY’S LAW DAY

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice James R. Winchester will be the featured speaker as the East Central University Department of Political Science and Legal Studies in conjunction with the Pontotoc County Bar Association, present “Law Day – Realizing the Dream: Equality for All” on Tuesday, April 30 in the Estep Multimedia Room, located in the Bill S. Cole University Center.

ECU DISTINGUISHED AWARD TO BE PRESENTED MAY 10

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The recipients of East Central University’s Distinguished Awards for 2013 will be honored on Friday, May 10, during the ECU Foundation’s Honors and Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, CULTURE CAMP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9-28 AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

Students cooking Russian cuisine

A three-week summer institute for high school students will offer free Russian language instruction and sessions about Russian culture

TRAVELING VIETNAM VETERANS WALL TO APPEAR ON ECU CAMPUS, MAY 2-5

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The East Central University and Ada communities will have the opportunity to pay tribute to Vietnam veterans as the AVTT Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., will be on display on the ECU campus, from noon May 2 to 3 p.m. on May 5.

EVENING OF WORSHIP BEING PRESENTED BY ECU SACRED MUSIC PROGRAM ON TUESDAY, APRIL 23

The East Central University Gospel Singers and students from ECU’s Sacred Music Program will present an Evening of Worship on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Ada.

Some of the selections by the ECU Gospel Singers will include Hallelujah Anyhow and Order My Steps, as well as other familiar praise songs.

ECU SINGERS, UNIVERSITY CHORALE, WIND ENSEMBLE, WOMEN’S CHORUS SET CONCERT FOR APRIL 22 AT ADA’S ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH

The East Central University Singers, University Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Women’s Chorus will perform a concert on Monday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ada.

Begrabnisgesang (Burial Song), opus 13, will be performed by the Wind Ensemble and ECU Singers. Written by the 19th century master, Johannes Brahms, opus 13 is one of the very few examples of a composition written for wind ensemble and mixed chorus.

REVERSE ARTICULATION AGREEMENT ENABLES ECU STUDENTS TO EARN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREES FROM PREVIOUS INSTITUTIONS

East Central University students, who have transferred in from Murray State College, Eastern Oklahoma State College and Seminole State College, have the opportunity to earn their associate’s degrees through a reverse articulation agreement with those three partner institutions by taking classes at ECU.

In order for the ECU students to achieve those associate’s degrees, they must have completed at least 50 hours at those three colleges.

‘PICNIC’ BEING PERFORMED AT ECU, APRIL 18-20

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Picnic, a play which won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will be performed by students from the East Central University School of Fine Arts on April 18-20 at the Chalmers Herman Theatre inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

Picnic is one of William Inge’s most popular works, along with Bus Stop and Splendor in the Grass.

OVERSTREET SELECTED AS ECU’S NEW PHYSICAL PLANT DIRECTOR

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Darryl Overstreet, who has spent the last 18 years in various capacities at the University of Oklahoma, has been selected as the new physical plant director at East Central University.

Overstreet most recently served as OU’s director and facilities, housing and food services since 2003. He started in the OU physical plant 18 years ago as an electrician, advanced to supervisor of the housing maintenance team and ultimately made the transition to the facilities, housing and food services’ directorship position.

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