May 2017

ECU REVISING SUMMER OPERATIONAL HOURS

Beginning Monday, June 5, East Central University’s summer operational hours will be from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday. This schedule will end on Friday, July 28. The campus will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.

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ECU TO CLOSE FOR MEMORIAL DAY ON MONDAY, MAY 29

The East Central University campus and offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Campus offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, at 8 a.m.

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ECU PROFESSOR DR. LAURA BIXLER PART OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FORUM AT STATE CAPITOL

Burnout and frustration have led to a shortage and massive turnover of teachers who work with special-needs students.

Dr. Laura Bixler, professor of special education at East Central University, is trying to help fix those problems after recently participating in a forum at the State Capitol. The forum was designed to address ways and ideas in limiting that turnover while improving resources and training for teachers in the State of Oklahoma.

FIVE ECU PROFESSORS RECEIVE OKA’ INSTITUTE’S SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY AWARD

Five East Central University faculty members are the inaugural Summer Research Opportunity Award winners for the Oka’ Institute, it was recently announced.

JOHN WATERS TO SPEAK, PERFORM AT MOMENTUM ADA ON FRIDAY, MAY 19

John Waters is a man of many monikers - ‘The Prince of Puke,’ ‘The Duke of Dirt,’ and ‘The Sultan of Sleeze.’                     

The raconteur will serve as the keynote speaker in “This Filthy World” as a part of Momentum Ada 2017 on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The event is recommended for mature audiences only.

MAJOR ED PULIDO TO SERVE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ECU’S VETERANS AND MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY ON MAY 18

Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (retired), will be the keynote speaker as East Central University’s Veterans Upward Bound Program is set to host Veterans and Military Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 18, in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

ECU EMPLOYEE ALEXANDER WINS HER AGE DIVISION IN 5K RACE AT OKLAHOMA CITY MEMORIAL MARATHON

Janet Alexander, dean’s secretary for East Central University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, captured first place in her age division in the 5k race at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Run to Remember. Alexander, competing in the 65-69 women’s age group, clocked in at 32:26, which was 4:20 better than her closest challenger in Sharon Gooden, of Kingfisher. Alexander has run in 80 races and has placed first in her age group 59 times, since 2006.

ECU TO CONDUCT COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES ON SATURDAY, MAY 6

East Central University is expected to grant bachelor’s degrees to 496 candidates and master’s degrees to 153 more during ECU’s 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 6, at the Kerr Activities Center.

J. Michael Prince, a global retail executive, will be the keynote speaker during the 10 a.m. ceremony while former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh will address candidates during the 2 p.m. exercises.