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  • Posted on: 16 March, 2013
    Photo of President Hargrave and Holliman

    Students from Latta, Bartlesville, Grove, Miami, Moore, Tulsa and Vici were the grand prize winners in the 2012 Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair and the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science State Meet held annually at East Central University in Ada.

    A combined 256 projects were in the competition for cash prizes and other awards.

    In the OSSEF, the $500 Best of Fair Award in Division I (grades 10 to 12) went to Mishana Ellison, a sophomore at Latta High School, for her project, “An examination of plant stomatal response to changing atmospheric conditions.”

  • Posted on: 14 March, 2013
    Students gathered in chairs for interscholastic meet

    Hundreds of high school students traveled to East Central University in February for the 97th Annual ECU Interscholastic Meet. Students from 14 high schools – Ada, Bethel, Bridge Creek, Broken Bow, Byng, Chickasha, Idabel, Jones, Plainview, Prague, Seminole, Southmoore, Western Heights and Westmoore - took competitive examinations in such areas as Art, Business, Communications, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages, Geography, Government, History, Family and Consumer Sciences, Mathematics, Music, Natural Science and Psychology.

  • Posted on: 14 March, 2013

    Ada High School student Leah Huling (center) is pictured with ECU President John Hargrave (left) and her father Scott Huling after achieving several awards at the recent East Central Oklahoma Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Besides taking first place in the Environmental Sciences division, Leah won the Ricoh Americas Corporation Award for the project that best demonstrates sustainability, bringing corporate, social and environmental responsibilities into balance.

  • Posted on: 14 March, 2013
    Group photo of health officials.

    East Central University was recently selected as a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There were three levels of certification: basic, merit and excellence. ECU received merit certification with the help of its new tobacco-free campus policy. Pictured here in the ECU Wellness Center (left to right) are: Randi McCurley, assistant director of the ECU Wellness Center; ECU President John Hargrave, Peggy Saunkeah, project coordinator for the Campus Initiative to Reduce Crime Against Women (CIRCAW); Dr.

  • Posted on: 14 March, 2013

    All campus offices will be closed during that period with a few exceptions.

    The Linscheid Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and reopen on Sunday March 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    ECU’s Wellness Center hours for spring break will be 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16 and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. From Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, the ECU Wellness Center is open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday, March 23, the hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Posted on: 13 March, 2013
    photo of Todd Thomsen

    Oklahoma House Representative Todd Thomsen speaks to participants in the 43rd Annual Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair which was held recently at East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center. Thomsen has been a major supporter of the event in which students competed for awards in categories such as Biochemistry; Medicine and Health Science; Physical Sciences; Earth and Space Sciences; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Mathematics and Computer Science; Environmental Sciences; Zoology and Botany; and Microbiology.

  • Posted on: 11 March, 2013
    photo of the three involved

    In the eyes of East Central University student Tracy Holman, university maintenance workers Keith Hopper and Jonathan Townsend are her heroes.

    The pair was indeed in the right place at the right time.

    “I know that the gentlemen who initially found me do not believe that they deserve anything for their heroic action. I, however, believe that their actions played a huge role in saving my life,” said Holman. “I am grateful that God put these men in my path and used them to save my life.”

  • Posted on: 06 March, 2013
    Photo of Lauren Cox

    East Central University music faculty members Dr. Lauren Cox and Dr. Starla Hibler will present a free clarinet/saxophone and piano concert on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Performance selections include “Romance” by William Grant Still; “A Joyous Lament for a Gilly Flower” by Margaret Garwood; “Sonatina” by Joseph Horovitz; “Summer Evening at Bryanston” by Alma Goatley; “Dance Preludes” by Witold Lutoslawski; and “Premier Rhapsodie” by Claude Debussy.


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