May 2013

NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK SET FOR MAY 13-17

May 13-17 is National Prevention Week and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition (PCDFC) and the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery at East Central University are encouraging everyone to take an active interest in the welfare of the state’s young people.

That welfare is especially critical when it involves activities that could be risky, harmful or even deadly.

ECU’S PARTNERSHIP WITH HOLCIM (US) INC. RECOGNIZED BY OKLHOMA STATE REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Holcim (US) Inc.’s Ada plant was recently recognized for its partnership with East Central University, concerning its innovative collaboration that strengthen Oklahoma’s workforce.

ECU STUDENT RUDD DEVELOPS TEACHING/COACHING SKILLS IN LATTA SCHOOLS SYSTEM

Balancing rapport and firmness with students is an integral part of being a teacher.

ECU STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN N.E.W. LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

East Central University student Newakis Girdley has been selected to participate in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute on May 17-21 in Norman.

VETERANS, MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY SET FOR MAY 23 AT ECU

Veterans and Military Appreciation Day, hosted by the East Central University Veterans Upward Bound Program, is set for Thursday, May 23, at the Bill S. Cole University Center on the ECU campus.

DEVON ENERGY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ECU ALUM MARCUM TO ADDRESS GRADUATES ON SATURDAY, MAY 11

R. Alan Marcum, executive vice president for administration at Devon Energy, will address graduating East Central University students during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Kerr Activities Center.

SEMINAR ON AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SET FOR MAY 18 AT ECU

Clarissa Willis, Ph.D, an author, consultant and professional development specialist, will present “Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Saturday, May 18, at East Central University’s Estep Multimedia Center inside the Bill S. Cole University Center.

ECU OFFERING SPRING INTERSESSION CLASSES IN MAY

Twenty-one intersession classes are being offered through East Central University in Ada, beginning May 13 as an opportunity to earn three credit hours in one week rather than the traditional 18-week semester.

COMMUNITY BAND BEING FORMED AT ECU

East Central University’s Dr. Allen Correll, with the help of area directors, is organizing and conducting a summer community band.

POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJORS REPRESENT ECU WELL AT OKLAHOMA INTERCOLLEGIATE LEGISLATURE

A delegation of seven political science majors represented East Central University well at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (O.I.L.), held at the Oklahoma State Capitol Building, April 17-21, in Oklahoma City.

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