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  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012
    Michael O'Brien, Phyllis Danley and ECU President John Hargrave

    The late Virgil Taylor made an impression on Michael O’Brien as a friend and colleague.

    Now O’Brien, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, makes sure that Taylor’s legacy is being carried on through East Central University’s Virgil Taylor Scholarship, which has grown to $15,000.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012

    East Central University students now have the opportunity to gain early admittance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health and Sciences in Tulsa.

    The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks to admit students who desire to become primary care physicians in rural and underserved Oklahoma. The Rural and Underserved Primary Care Early Admissions Program allows ECU students to complete pre-doctoral medical training in seven years.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012

    The 2012 Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the East Central University Human Resources Club, will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agriplex, located at 1710 N. Broadway in Ada.

    The meal is free to everyone in the Ada community as turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls and dessert will be served.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012

    The East Central University Dance Ensemble, Collage, is currently engaged in fundraising efforts in support of an artist-in-residency project. The ensemble is offering academic year calendars at a cost of $8. The project will provide support fees/expenses to bring Jon Lehrer of LehrerDance, of Buffalo, N.Y., to the ECU campus. Lehrer will set new work and conduct a four-day intensive clinic to Collage members.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2012
    Dr. Norman Frame, Phyllis Danley, Mary Ann Frame and Bill Frame

    Friends, family members and former colleagues of Dr. Norman Frame were on hand to witness the dedication of a commemorative bench honoring the former East Central University professor of education on Nov. 3.

    The new bench joins approximately 30 memorial benches in the Frank R. Crabtree, Sr. Honor Plaza.

    Frame came to Ada and ECU in 1964 from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. At ECU, he served as director of elementary education. He also taught elementary school methods courses in mathematics, reading, language arts and elementary curriculum.

  • Posted on: 05 November, 2012

    High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a college student at East Central University by participating in Tiger Connection on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    Tiger Connection is designed for prospective students to visit campus and meet with students, faculty and staff as well as connect with other potential ECU Tigers.

  • Posted on: 05 November, 2012

    Eleven local and area teachers will be honored at a reception and Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year Elaine Hutchison will speak at the annual Marvin Stokes Endowed Lecture on Monday, Nov. 5, at East Central University.

    The eleven teachers will be honored with a reception at the Oklahoma Regents Room of the ECU Student Union from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Immediately following the reception, Hutchison will deliver the Stokes Lecture in the Estep Auditorium of the Bill S. Cole University Center at 6:30 p.m.

  • Posted on: 02 November, 2012
    Dr. Pat Fountain

    East Central University business professor Dr. Pat Fountain was recently named Community Engagement Professional of the Year, it was recently announced at the 2012 Heartland Conference in St. Louis, Mo.

    The award was presented by the Oklahoma Campus Compact organization.

    It recognizes one professional from a member campus in Oklahoma, who has worked toward the institutionalization of academic service-learning.


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