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  • Posted on: 29 November, 2016

    In an effort to promote excellence in math and science education, East Central University is establishing the Institute for Math and Science Education, thanks to a massive initial donation of $350,000 from Coalgate resident Pauline Lanoy.

    Education is vitally important to Lanoy and her late husband Leon. Because of their generous giving, their family name adorns the recently remodeled education building on the ECU campus and the couple have provided funding for a scholarship under their name.

  • Posted on: 22 November, 2016

    The East Central University Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble will be performing a free concert on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre inside ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The ECU Jazz Ensemble will be performing Jingle Bells (1857), by James Lord Pierpont and arranged by Ernie Wilkins, Christmas Time is Here (1965), by Vince Guaraldi and arranged by Tom Kubis and Sleigh Ride (1948), by Leroy Anderson and arranged by Harry Connick, Jr.

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2016

    Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, East Central University assistant professor of English and Languages, was recently awarded the 2016 South Central Modern Language Association Prize for Best Paper in Historical, Literary and/or Cultural Studies.

    Her paper was entitled “Time and Place Will Have Their Say: Experimental Narration in Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on a Road.” This essay examines Hurston’s autobiography in the context of modernist experimental writing.

  • Posted on: 16 November, 2016

    The East Central University community is mourning the loss of one of its own.

    Twenty-year-old nursing student Nisha Karki passed away in the early morning Wednesday, Nov. 16.

    It was believed that Karki had a pre-existing condition.

    “This is a tragic loss for the ECU community. Our thoughts remain with Nisha’s family and friends,” said ECU President John R. Hargrave.

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Regional University System of Oklahoma is conducting a national search for the ninth president of East Central University located in Ada, Oklahoma. The board invites nominations and applications from qualified candidates who have a proven leadership in developing and executing a vision of academic excellence.

  • Posted on: 11 November, 2016

    ECU SCREENS continues its season with the fastest-selling production in British theatre history: “Hamlet,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of East Central University’s Bill S. Cole University Center.

     Open to the public, the screening is $5 for students and $10 for members of the community.

  • Posted on: 11 November, 2016

    East Central University is conducting enrollment for concurrent students, beginning Monday, Nov. 14, and first-time freshmen starting Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the 2017 spring semester. ECU offers more than 70 degree programs. Master’s programs are also available, including two new degrees in master of management in business and a water policy resources and management program. For more information, call 580-332-8000.


  • Posted on: 09 November, 2016

    Making connections and staying connected is what Dr. Gerald Williamson is about.

    Williamson, who has worn many and various hats during his 38-year stay on the East Central University campus, was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Hall of Fame on Oct. 24, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.


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