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  • Posted on: 26 March, 2018

    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.

  • Posted on: 16 March, 2018

    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.

  • Posted on: 15 March, 2018

    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

    Here are bios on the two featured speakers:

  • Posted on: 15 March, 2018

    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.


  • Posted on: 12 March, 2018

    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.

  • Posted on: 12 March, 2018

    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.

  • Posted on: 28 February, 2018

    An East Central University education can lead you down a different, but successful path.

    Just ask Sarah Jones, who is now social media creative producer with the Chickasaw Nation. Jones, a 2015 ECU graduate, recently took home a Nextgen Under 30 Media/Public Relations Award from a statewide event which honors those, under the age of 30, who are already making an impact in their young careers by demonstrating talent, drive and service to their communities.

  • Posted on: 27 February, 2018

    East Central University will present the Punch and Pie 3 Jazz Band Concert on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The free concert will not only feature the ECU Jazz Ensemble, but also the Konawa High School and Ada High School Jazz Ensembles.


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