November 2013

TEN PI SIGMA ALPHA POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS FROM ECU HEADED TO WASHINGTON D.C. IN FEBRUARY

ADA – Ten students from East Central University’s Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society have been selected to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the “D.C. Internship Experience”, Feb. 12-16, 2014.

“ECU’s top students can compete anywhere.  The D.C. trip shows students the wide world of legal and political careers to which they may aspire,” said Dr. Christine Pappas, department coordinator and professor in ECU’s Political Science and Legal Studies Department.

CLASSES ON SOCIAL MEDIA SET FOR DEC. 16-17 AT ECU

ADA – Four classes called “Making Social Media Work for You”, presented by Maira Moraes Ollila and Dr. Pat Fountain, are being offered at East Central University, Dec. 16-17.

The classes are for those who want to put social media to work, building relationships with customers and clients in order to increase revenue. Those who attend will learn how to make social media work for their organization, through one class session or all four.

TWO TOURING SHOWS AT ECU A BARGAIN PRICE, GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA

ADA – A unique Christmas gift idea is being provided by East Central University where, for a single bargain price of $30, a ticket package can be purchased to see two touring shows at the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. To purchase tickets, click on the link: http://tickets.ecok.edu/

EIGHT NEW MEMBERS INDUCTED INTO ECU CHAPTER OF PI SIGMA ALPHA

ADA – The East Central University chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society initiated eight new members during a recent ceremony in the Rudolph Hargrave Moot Courtroom in the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business. 

To be eligible to induction, students must be a junior or senior and have a 3.0 average in all political science and legal studies classes.

ECU’S FORD PRESENTED 2013 COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

ADA – East Central University Director of Communications and Marketing Amy (Garcia) Ford was presented the prestigious Natalea Watkins Communicator of the Year Award for 2013 on Wednesday at the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association’s Fall Workshop in the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Ford was nominated for the award by virtue of her leadership that has had a positive influence for ECU as well as for the state system of higher education. OCPRA was founded in 1969 and Ford is the 10th person in the state to receive this honor.

‘A VERY CHORALE CHRISTMAS’ SET FOR DEC. 5 AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

ADA – “A Very Chorale Christmas”, a musical dinner variety show and silent auction, is set for Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the ECU Foundation Hall of East Central University’s Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

ECU HUMAN RESOURCES CLUB TO HOST ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER

ADA – The East Central University Human Resources Club will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday, Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m., at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex and Convention Center in Ada. The dinner is free and open to everyone in the community. Volunteers are needed for serving and cleaning. For more information contact Dr. Steven Roring at 580-559-5812 or contact him via email at sroring@ecok.edu.

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FRESH ECU GRADUATE ECKLER PLUNGES HEADFIRST INTO TEACHING

ADA – Teaching has been an eye-opening, yet gratifying experience for Chris Eckler in his young career.

Just months after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a teacher certification from East Central University in May, Eckler has plunged headfirst into what he anticipates as a life-long profession and love.

‘SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE’ SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 21 ON ECU CAMPUS

ADA – ‘Spotlight on France’ will be hosted by the East Central University Global Education Department on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Stanley P. Wagner Ballroom in the Memorial Student Union.

 

DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘SEWING HOPE’ TO BE SHOWN ECU ON NOV.21

ADA – Just days after being viewed at the Napa Valley Film Festival, one of those documentary movies, Sewing Hope, will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

The screening is free and open to the public.

Sewing Hope, narrated by Forest Whitaker, is the story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, who runs a school in Gulu, Uganda for young women formerly abducted and used as sex slaves and child soldiers by the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony.

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