March 2018

ECU PRESIDENT PIERSON PROCLAIMS MARCH AS “SOCIAL WORK MONTH”

East Central University President Patricia G. Pierson proclaimed March as “Social Work Month” on campus during a recent ceremony in Danley Hall.

The theme was entitled “Social Workers: Leaders, Advocates, Champions,” as the ECU social work program hosted a self-care training that same day to honor those hard-working social workers in the community by teaching them how to better take care of themselves.

ECU STUDENT GAVIN BURL DOES INTERNSHIP WITH OBAMA FOUNDATION

Gavin Burl has come a long way since being displaced from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to becoming the president of East Central University’s Student Government.

ANNUAL SCISSORTAIL CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 5-7 AT ECU

Accomplished poets Jeanetta Calhoun Mish and George Bilgere headline a lengthy list of outstanding writers as East Central University conducts the Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, April 5-7, on the ECU campus.

Mish and Bilgere are two of 58 writers who will be making presentations at the three-day event.

For more information on the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival or questions about group attendance, contact Dr. Ken Hada at 580-559-5557 or at KHada@ecok.edu.

Here are bios on the two featured speakers:

ECU CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK, MARCH 19-23

The East Central University campus and offices will be closed for Spring Break, March 19-23. The campus will reopen on Monday, March 26 for normal operational hours. ECU’s Linscheid Library will be closed March 17-24 and reopen on Sunday, March 25, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The Tommy Hewett M.D. Wellness Center will close on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. and not reopen again until Monday, March 26, at 6 a.m.

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ECU’S DR. MARA SUKHOLUTSKAYA RECIPIENT OF AATSEEL AWARD

East Central University’s Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya was recently the recipient of the prestigious national level American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) Award for Excellence in Post-Secondary Teaching.

Sukholutskaya, director of Russian Studies and ECU’s Global Education program, received the award at the Annual AATSEEL Conference in Washington D.C. She has been a member of that group of over 1,000 members since 2001.

ECU TO CONDUCT LAW DAY EVENT ON THURSDAY, MARCH 15

East Central University will conduct is annual Law Day celebration on Thursday, March 15, beginning at 11 a.m. in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

The event, free and open to the public, will feature two speakers – Justice Noma Gurich of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and Chickasaw Nation District Judge and ECU alumnus Dustin Rowe - sandwiched around a networking lunch.

Gurich will speak at 11 a.m.