March 2015

ECU IS ONE OF ONLY TWO HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS IN THE COUNTRY TO RECEIVE UNIQUE DUAL ACCREDITATION

East Central University has become one of only two institutions of higher learning in the country to receive dual accreditation under the recent affiliation agreement between the Council for Accreditation and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

College students now have the opportunity to achieve national certification through ECU’s Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (M.S. degree).

JAZZ, POP STANDARDS CONCERT SET FOR APRIL 6 AT ECU

East Central University faculty and Ada area favorites will take the Dorothy Summers Theatre Stage for an Evening of Jazz and Pop Standards Concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 6.

The event, free and open to the public, will feature standards from jazz and popular repertoire, including music of legendary artists such as Janis Joplin, Elton John, Barbra Streisand and many others.

KELLOGG & SOVEREIGN® CONSULTING, LLC, RECOGNIZED BY THE OSRHE FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH ECU

Kellogg & Sovereign® Consulting, LLC, a professional consulting firm located in Ada, was recently recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for its valued business partnership with East Central University.

Co-owned by Jane Kellogg and Debi Sovereign, Kellogg & Sovereign provides consulting services for schools, libraries and healthcare providers in order to receive funding from the FCC’s Universal Service programs.

SCREENING OF “THREE IDIOTS” RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 28

After a several-week delay, East Central University’s First Foreign Film Festival will wrap Wednesday, March 25, with the screening of “Three Idiots” at 4 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center.

“Three Idiots” is a wildly popular musical comedy, focusing on miserable engineering students and best friends Rancho, Farhan and Raju. While attending one of India’s premier colleges, the three “idiots” struggle to beat their school’s draconian system, which, in their eyes, unfairly values grades over creativity.

TENTH ANNUAL SCISSORTAIL CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL COMES TO ECU

The 10th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, featuring Darrell Bourque, Heid E. Erdrich, Steven Schroeder and Mary Kay Zuravleff, in addition to more than 50 author presentations from Oklahoma and beyond, is April 2-4, 2015, on the campus of East Central University in Ada, Okla.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Here is a look at the four featured authors:

 

Darrell Bourque

“A SCARY POTTER MUSICAL” SET FOR MARCH 26 & 28 AT ECU’S DOROTHY SUMMERS THEATRE

Fans of Harry Potter can enjoy a musical parody of the series in a student-led stage production of “A Scary Potter Musical” set for March 26 and March 28 at the Dorothy Summers Theatre on the campus of East Central University.

There is one performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, and two performances on Saturday, March 28, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.

The director is ECU student Zach Garcia, who is putting on the production as credit toward his honor’s thesis. He wrote the entire script and music for the production.

EQUALICON2k15 SET FOR MARCH 28 AT ECU

The EqualiCon2k15 College Summit, designed to build political capacity, learn about GLBTQIA issues and have fun, will be hosted by East Central University’ Gay-Straight Alliance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

LOUISE YOUNG DIVERSITY LECTURE TO FEATURE WORLD WAR II MARINE VETERAN R.V. BURGIN ON MARCH 10 AT ECU

Come catch a glimpse of American history with World War II Marine Veteran and 92-year-old R.V. Burgin at the Seventh Annual Louise Young Diversity Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Ataloa Theatre in East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Burgin’s lecture is free and open to the public. Burgin’s wartime images are captured in two pieces of art by Matt Hall entitled “Peleliu Marine Cpl. R.V.

ECU MARKS THE SPOT FOR MAGICAL ‘TREASURE ISLAND’ SCREENING

ECU SCREENS will present an “imaginative adaptation” (Guardian) of “Treasure Island” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

This stage adaptation brings to life Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic coming-of-age tale of murder, money, and mutiny on the high seas.

THE ANNIE MOSES BAND TO PERFORM “RHAPSODY IN BLUEGRASS” AT ECU

You could refer to the Annie Moses Band as bluegrass, jazz, classical, gospel or country and still be correct.

The band, which has logged 1,200-plus hours on PBS, played at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry, will take the Ataloa Stage at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 as part of the 2014-2015 Fine Arts Season.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at tickets.ecok.edu or at the box office the night of the show. ECU students are free. Non-ECU students may purchase tickets for $10.