April 2017

ECU’S DR. MICHAEL SCOTT TO RECEIVE ACBSP REGION 6 TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Dr. Michael Scott, professor of business administration in East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, was selected for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Region 6 Teaching Excellence Award for 2017.

For the third year in a row, an ECU faculty member from the Stonecipher School of Business has been honored. Dr. Stacey Bolin was chosen for the award in 2016 and Dr. Thomas A. Zeni in 2015.

ECU STUDENT KATE DRAPER TO DO MARINE BIOLOGY INTERNSHIP IN MARYLAND THIS SUMMER

Kate Draper is ready to try her hand in marine biology research this summer.

The East Central University freshman biology major and Ada resident will do a marine and estuarine science internship at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, June 5-Aug. 11, through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

“This is a great opportunity to make connections for graduate school and help get the ECU name out there,” said Draper “I’m really excited for being able to work in both the field and lab and it will help me focus on what I want to do with my career.”

HENDERSON NAMED WINNER OF ECU’S PRESTIGIOUS GEORGE NIGH AWARD

East Central University biology major Carlee Henderson was named the 2017 George Nigh Award winner for being the top graduating senior, it was announced at a luncheon on Wednesday in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

Henderson, an Ada resident and Latta High School graduate, was one of four finalists for the prestigious honor. The other three were Anna Lawler, a nursing major from Chandler; Kristina Mayfield, a history-teacher certification major from Pauls Valley and Jessica Potter, an elementary education major from Cyril.

WOODWIND CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT SET FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 30, AT ECU

East Central University’s Boswell Chapel will be the site as the ECU Student Woodwind Chamber Music Concert will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30.

The concert is free and open to the public.

“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” FINAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF ECU’S 2016-17 FINE ARTS SEASON

“Steel Magnolias” will be the East Central University Theatre Department’s closing production of the 2016-2017 Fine Arts Season on Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

“Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster, revolving around the lives of six women, all of which drastically different personalities that bring out the best in each other.

ECU SHOWTIME TO PERFORM DISNEY ANIMATED MUSICALS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28

ECU Showtime will be performing a night of songs from many of the popular Disney animated musicals in “When You Wish Upon a Star” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Dorothy Summers Theatre on the East Central University campus.

The show is $5 per person and free to ECU students and employees with identification.

Under the direction of Vickie Reifsnider and the musical direction of Rudy Lupinski, the cast will be dressed as Disney characters and perform hits such as Be Our Guest, Let it Go, Gaston and many more.

HARTEL DANCE GROUP TO PERFORM AT ECU SATURDAY, APRIL 22

The Hartel Dance Group of Oklahoma City brings its interactive, multi-media dance experience to the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center in Ada on Saturday, April 22, at 7 pm.

The performance will feature Ada High School graduates, dancer Chelsea Walker, and musicians Aaron Robinson and Dillon Branscum, as well as two world-renowned guest artists from Brazil. This marks the 10th season for The Hartel Dance Group and first time performing in Ada.

DR. JOHN J. ULRICH’S LEGACY LIVES ON THROUGH FELLOWSHIP

Teaching students about public service was so important to the late Dr. John J. Ulrich that he spent the last six weeks of his life making sure that a sufficient fellowship would be developed for a political science and legal studies major at East Central University.

The Dr. John J. Ulrich Fellowship Scholarship has exceeded expectations, not only in dollar figures, but in the vast array of opportunities that it provides to a deserving student.

“John had some phenomenal students come through the (political science and legal studies) program,” said his wife Lesa Ulrich.

ING, PANEL DISCUSSION, HOSTED BY THE OKA’ INSTITUTE, KICKS OFF WATER WEEK AT ECU, MONDAY, APRIL 17

A screening of the film “The Unforeseen” and a panel discussion will be the focus as East Central University’s Oka’ Institute kicks off Water Week 2017 with an event called “Let’s Talk About Water,” on Monday, April 17, in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

The event is a free and open to the public and the first 30 arrivals will receive a free Oka’ Institute water cup. Free snacks will be served at 5 p.m. with the screening to start at 5:30 p.m. The panel discussion will begin, immediately following the film.

ECU SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM DIRECTOR AMY WARD NAMED 2017 DAVINCI AWARD WINNER

Amy Ward, social program director at East Central University, has developed an innovative method of enhancing social work students’ learning experiences as well as bring together several departments across campus into a collaborative academic setting.

Ward’s project, entitled “Implementing Simulation Labs: A Creative Approach in Social Work,” has led to her being named a 2017 winner of the prestigious DaVinci Fellow Award.

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