February 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ECU’S 2017 OKLAHOMA BUSINESS WEEK

In an effort to inspire business leaders of tomorrow, East Central University will conduct its annual Oklahoma Business Week, June 4-8.

The week-long, award-winning summer camp is for high school students, grades 9-12, to gain a first-hand experience in the world of business. The event includes business simulations, competitions, prizes and college scholarships.

MIDDLE EASTERN DRAMA/COMEDY FEATURED IN ECU FILM FESTIVAL FINALE

ECU SCREENS concludes its Seventh Annual Foreign Film Festival with Where Do We Go Now? on Friday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of East Central University's Bill S. Cole University Center.

Winner of the audience award at the Toronto Film Festival, Where Do We Go Now? will be introduced by Dr. Terrie Becerra, assistant professor in East Central University’s Department of Political Science, Legal Studies and Sociology.

Admission is free and open to the public. 

ECU MOCK TRIAL TEAM COMPETES AT REGIONAL FOR FIRST TIME

For the first time a mock trial team from East Central University competed in the College Mock Trials Great Plains Regional Competition, Feb. 10-12, at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

The event was conducted by the American Mock Trial Association.

Ada attorney Preston Draper, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Legal Studies and Sociology, served as the coach for the 10-member ECU team.

ECU SYMPHONIC BAND, WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT ON SUNDAY, FEB. 26

The East Central University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will conduct its Midwinter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Symphonic Band’s program will include: Celebration by Randell Standridge; English Folk Song Suite, movement 3, by Ralph Vaughn Williams; Fortress by Frank Ticheli and Pas Redouble by Camille Saint-Saens, transcribed by Arthur Franckenpohl.

ECU MUSICAL THEATRE DIRECTOR REIFSNIDER RECEIVES 2016 OUTSTANDING ADAN IN THE ARTS AWARD

When music and theatre come together at East Central University or in the Ada community, chances are Vickie Jo Reifsnider has been in the middle of it for nearly the past 20 years.

For her years of service to Ada and ECU, Reifsnider was recently selected as “The 2016 Outstanding Adan in the Arts” by the Ada Arts Council. Reifsnider accepted the award during the “Ada Arts Showcase” at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center on Jan. 22.

DR. KATRICIA PIERSON SELECTED AS ECU’S NEW PRESIDENT

Today the Regional University System of Oklahoma regents announced Dr. Katricia G. Pierson as the next East Central University president.

Pierson will be the ninth president in the university’s 108-year history and the first woman to hold the office.

Currently, Pierson is the provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at ECU. She joined the university in 2011 as assistant vice president of Academic Affairs. Prior to that she held various administrative positions at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.

DR. SINGHA TO PRESENT LECTURE ON “THE CRITICAL ROLE OF WATER IN CRITICAL ZONE SCIENCE” ON FEB. 23

The 2017 National Ground Water Association’s Darcy Lecture, delivered by Dr. Kamini Singha, is set for Thursday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in East Central University’s Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is being presented by the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center GWERD (Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division) Series and The Oka’ Institute.

MEXICAN BEST PICTURE ‘THE GOLDEN DREAM” TO BE FEATURED AT ECU

ECU SCREENS continues its Seventh Annual Foreign Film Festival with “The Golden Dream” on Friday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in East Central University’s Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

Winner of the Mexican Academy of Film’s Best Picture Award, “The Golden Dream” will be introduced by Dr. Errol King, assistant professor of Spanish at ECU.

Admission is free and open to the public. The screening is not recommended for children.

FLUTIST DR. BRIELLE FROST TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT ON FEB. 20 AT ECU

Flutist Dr. Brielle Frost, an orchestral musician, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in East Central University’s Faust Recital Hall.

ECU music students will be playing in a masterclass conducted by Frost, prior to the concert at 5:30 p.m., in room 158 of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. All are welcome to attend the masterclass as well.

STUDENT KEEGAN BUCKALOO TO DIRECT ECU PRODUCTION OF “LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL”

East Central University student Keegan Buckaloo is working on an ambitious and unique senior project.

The Sallisaw native is set to direct “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.

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