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  • Posted on: 27 November, 2012

    Five East Central University senior students – Blake Hargrove, Jack Aday, Brandon Arnold, Candace Sweatt and Dinah Boydstun - are showcasing their art exhibits from now until early December at the Pogue Art Gallery inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 26 November, 2012

    The Fourth Annual Ada Christmas Tour of Homes is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    The festive tour has developed into a community event which ignites the spirit of the season. The historic homes on the tour provide participants with a glimpse into Ada’s history, while a newer constructed home, in the Oaks, features custom designs throughout and decorations that incorporate the unique interests of the family members.

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2012

    ‘Fake Indian: Why America Bought a White Supremacist’s Native American Memoir’ will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at East Central University’s Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

  • Posted on: 16 November, 2012
    Billie Floyd and Jill Cliburn

    The Billie Fathree Floyd Elementary Physical Education Scholarship, established by her family and close friends, will be awarded at East Central University for the first time in the spring of 2013.

    The scholarship is limited to a teacher of physical education who is not a coach or an instructor at the junior high or high school level.

    Floyd has been an educator, Oklahoma state senator and civic leader. In 2009, she was inducted into the ECU Gene and Evelyn Keefer Educators Hall of Fame.

  • Posted on: 16 November, 2012

    Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a special performance of “The Nutcracker” by the Oklahoma City Ballet on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the campus of East Central University. This event is hosted by the Ada Arts Council in conjunction with East Central University as part of the 2012-13 ECU Fine Arts Series. Included in the cast are local student dancers from the Central Oklahoma Dance Center, instructed by Cara Crawford.

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2012

    “A Day of Hunger” will be recognized on the East Central University campus on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the University Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Bracelets, which reflect the message “No Child Should Go Hungry”, will be sold for $2 each to benefit Homer School’s Backpack Program, which provides food for 30-40 children every weekend. The fundraising goal is $400.

    This service learning project is being conducted by Dr. Christine Pappas’ American Government classes. Students will also be fasting on Nov. 20 to raise awareness for child hunger.

  • Posted on: 14 November, 2012
    Champions of Fate

    Holli Witherington, executive director of the East Central University-Brandon Whitten Institute, receives an award on behalf of ECU on “Champions of FATE Night” at the Bud Wilkinson Event Center at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 25. FATE (Fighting Addiction Through Education) held the event to celebrate those who have made significant contributions in substance abuse education and those who work fighting substance abuse. Also pictured are ECU President John Hargrave (left) and Jim Priest (center), director of FATE.

  • Posted on: 14 November, 2012

    Tickets are now on sale for “A Very Chorale Christmas” to be held on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Regents Room of East Central University’s Memorial Student Union.

    “A Very Chorale Christmas” is a night of food and entertainment to benefit the University Chorale which is preparing to make a trip to Washington D.C. in the fall of 2013. The ECU Chorale has the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center, National Cathedral and White House.


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