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  • Posted on: 10 March, 2017

    The 12th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival will draw many creative writers and fans alike to East Central University in Ada, April 6-8, 2017.

    Authors Patricia Hampl and Leif Enger will be featured in addition to more than 60 author presentations from Oklahoma and beyond. All sessions are free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 10 March, 2017

    The foundation established by East Central University’s fairly new Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Center for Undergraduate Research and Learning is already paying off for students.

    Such is the case for ECU junior Josh Hardage, a biology/chemistry double-major, from Washington, Oklahoma.

    Hardage will have the opportunity to serve an internship at Duke University this summer, under the direction of ECU alumnus Dr. Courtney Karner, who is an assistant professor and research faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics Research at the prestigious institution in Durham, N.C.

  • Posted on: 10 March, 2017

    East Central University’s Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya recently received the Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award (Post-Secondary) at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City.

    The recipient of the award goes to an educator, who teaches languages other than English and has contributed significantly to the teaching of second languages and to the profession. The instructor’s impact of the contribution must be significant in terms of the influence the individual has made on student learning.

  • Posted on: 02 March, 2017

    Enhancing the experiences of young women in collegiate athletics is near and dear to the heart of Billie Floyd.

    A longtime educator, State Senator and civic leader, Floyd is serving as honorary chair of East Central University’s new “Campaign for Excellence in Women’s Athletics.”

    The purpose of the campaign is to provide additional funding for ECU’s Women’s Athletics as funds raised will be kept at the ECU Foundation, Inc.

  • Posted on: 02 March, 2017

    ADA – New East Central University President Katricia G. Pierson poses with retiring ECU President John R. Hargrave as Pierson officially took over the university’s presidency in a community-wide reception on Tuesday, Feb. 28. “I’ve got optimism because we have the best and brightest faculty in the state of Oklahoma and we have a staff that gives tirelessly, tirelessly to make this place wonderful for one another and our students,” said Pierson.  Hargrave is pleased with Pierson being his successor. “I’m very excited to see her carry on the campus traditions and programs at ECU.

  • Posted on: 02 March, 2017

    East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business is conducting its 2017 Scholarships and Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

  • Posted on: 01 March, 2017

    Featuring the music of The Beatles, the East Central University Jazz Ensemble will present its annual Punch and Pie Jazz Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. The program includes: Blackbird, Hey Jude, Lucy in the Sky, Can’t Buy Me Love, All My Loving, Hard Day’s Night, Here, There and Everywhere and Norwegian Wood. The ECU Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Allen Correll.


  • Posted on: 27 February, 2017

    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.

    Those high school students wishing to participate may take advantage of the early registration of $150 until March 2. The regular registration deadline is April 2 at $175 and the late deadline fee is $200 by May 4.


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