September 2013

ECU PRESIDENT EMERITUS DR. STANLEY WAGNER MAKES DONATION TOWARD UNIVERSITY CHORALE’S TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.

ADA – East Central University President Emeritus Dr. Stanley P. Wagner has established a $50,000 endowment, the “Stanley P. and Diana M. Wagner University Chorale Endowment”, to help defray costs as ECU’s University Chorale is scheduled to make a trip to Washington D.C. in December.

ECU RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT TO BE APPLIED TOWARD TWO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIRS

ADA – Pushing for the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, Oklahoma State Senator Susan Paddack and Oklahoma House of Representative Todd Thomsen, along with East Central University have accelerated the process.

NATIVE AMERICAN PIECES TO BE DISPLAYED IN ECU’S POGUE ART GALLERY

ADA – Select Native American baskets and totem poles from the Northwestern United States, as part of the Sally and Marshall Gettys Collection, will be on display in East Central University’s Pogue Art Gallery in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center from Oct. 24-Nov.26.

The exhibit, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Native American Studies Program, can be viewed each weekday during that span from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BOSWELL LECTURE SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 26 AT ECU

ADA – Social media expert Maira Moraes Ollila will deliver the 2013-2014 Boswell Lecture, Social Media in the Business World, on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. in Foundation Hall at East Central University’s Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

According to Boswell Endowed Professor of Business Administration Dr. Pat Fountain, Ollila has distinguished herself in her field.

IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE KICKS OFF 2013-2014 ECU FINE ARTS SEASON

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ADA – Get ready to enjoy an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare when The Improvised Shakespeare Company takes the Ataloa stage in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center at East Central University. 

ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED FOR EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY’S “ROARY LOVES THE 90’s” 2013 HOMECOMING PARADE

ADA – Entries are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 for East Central University’s “Roary Loves the 90’s” 2013 Homecoming Parade, set for noon on Oct. 5 on Ada’s Main Street.

Ada area businesses as well as current ECU registered student organizations are encouraged to participate. The parade is open to floats (trailer pulled by vehicle), decorated car or truck, marching bands and walkers.

There is no entry fee for the parade.

ECU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES

ADA – The East Central University Alumni Association has announced activities for its 2013 Homecoming, themed ‘Roary Loves the 90’s, Celebrating our 1993 Breakthrough Championship’, scheduled for Oct. 4-5.
 
The annual homecoming golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at the Oak Hills Golf and Country Club in Ada. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $125 per golfer and includes a burger lunch, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for those not participating in the golf tournament, but wanting to eat lunch.

'NEGOTIATING JOB MARKET’ SEMINAR SCHEDULED AT ECU

ADA – Those wanting to be better prepared for job interviews can attend a free seminar called “Negotiating the Job Market – How to get Hired” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, or Monday, Oct. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 221 of East Central University’s new Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

STEP OUT OF THE DARKNESS PREVENTION AND RECOVERY EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 21 AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

ADA – Step Out of the Darkness, a day of prevention and recovery from addiction, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at the Pontotoc County Courthouse in Ada and wrapping up at East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center.
 
The event will feature a prayer march, prevention and recovery rally, food, fun and facts, along with a grand prize drawing.
 
The Pontotoc County Prayer March, hosted by the Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition, will start at 10:30 a.m.

TWO ECU GRADUATES ARE NOMINEES FOR STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR

ADA – Two East Central University graduates – Mara Richards and Susan Rindal – are two of 12 nominees for the State of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Award, it was recently announced.
 
The state’s teacher of the year will be announced at the Oklahoma State Fair later this month in Oklahoma City.

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