October 2016

STATE TEACHER FINALIST, ECU ALUMNA CHARMIN HOLLAND TO DELIVER MARVIN STOKES LECTURE ON MONDAY, NOV. 7

Charmin Holland, one of 12 finalists for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and an East Central University alumna, will deliver ECU’s annual Marvin Stokes Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Holland, who earned her bachelor of science in education degree from ECU in 1991, is currently a kindergarten teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Duncan. Previously, she taught in the public school systems at Elgin, Rush Springs and Walters.

ECU ALUMNUS, DUKE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR COURTNEY KARNER SPEAKS TO ECU STUDENTS

East Central University alumnus and Duke University Assistant Professor Dr. Courtney Karner spoke to two ECU biology classes and a group from the McNair Scholars Program Monday in the Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

Karner is a research faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics Research at Duke in Durham, N.C. and spoke to the ECU students about glutamine metabolism and bone formation and how they are trying to reduce the effects of osteoporosis.

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE SIGNS CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT WITH ECU

Seminole State College and East Central University have officially entered into a consortium agreement, making it possible for students to pursue an Associate in Science in Elementary Education by enrolling in courses at both SSC and ECU.

HAL KETCHUM, CLINT AUSTEN TICKETS ON SALE FOR NOV. 10 AT ECU

Singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum and Ada’s own Clint Austen will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

Ketchum, who performed such country music hits as “Small Town Saturday Night” in 1991 and “Hearts are Gonna Roll” in 1992 will cap off the night after Austen takes the stage as the opening act.

STATE REP. THOMSEN PRESENTED WITH LEGISLATIVE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD AT ECU

State Rep. Todd Thomsen (second from right) is presented with the Legislative Distinguished Service Award from Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson (third from right) during a recent ceremony in the lobby of East Central University’s Chickasaw Business and Conference Center. Also pictured from left are: Joy McDaniel, president of Murray State College; Charles McCall, the new State Republican House Leader for 2017; ECU President John R. Hargrave and Jack Bryant (far right), president of Redlands Community College.

ECU SCREENS REVIVES SMASH HIT ‘FRANKENSTEIN’

ECU SCREENS is bringing its 2014 hit show “Frankenstein” back to life on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in East Central University’s Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

This encore screening is $5 for ECU students (with ID) and $10 general admission.

FIRST OKA’ INSTITUTE WATER SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE SET FOR OCT. 26-27

The first Oka’ Institute Water Sustainability Conference is set for Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 26-27, in East Central University’s Foundation Hall in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

After a 5 p.m. reception on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby will deliver the keynote address shortly after dinner to open the conference. Anoatubby will be introduced by Chancellor Glen Johnson, of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

ECU CHORALE TO HOST HAUNTED TOURS OF DOROTHY SUMMERS THEATRE

Haunted tours of East Central University’s Dorothy Summers Theatre in Science Hall are available, from 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Oct. 24-29, as the ECU Chorale, a student musical singing group, hosts “Choralloween.” Admission is $5 if you dare to enter and snacks will be available for purchase. Questions or reassurances can be addressed by calling 580-559-5993 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

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RADKE TO SPEAK ON SMALLPOX ERADICATION ON OCT. 27 AT ECU

Senior Environmental Health Scientist Vince Radke will speak on “Smallpox: Eradicating the World’s Deadliest Disease – A Personal Experience” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in East Central University’s Stanley Wagner Ballroom of the Memorial Student Union.

The event is free and open to the public and is being co-sponsored by ECU’s Environmental Health Science Club and Tri-Beta Biology Club. Refreshments will be served.

ECU, OKA’ INSTITUTE TO HOST WATER SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE, OCT. 26-27

East Central University’s Foundation Hall in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center will be the setting for the first Oka’ Institute Water Sustainability Conference, Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 26-27.

After a 5 p.m. reception on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby will deliver the keynote address shortly after dinner to open the conference. Anoatubby will be introduced by Chancellor Glen Johnson, of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

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