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  • Posted on: 20 November, 2017

    Ashley Keenan, a sophomore computer science major at East Central University, recently took fourth place in Informative Speaking at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Keenan, who is from Ada, is president of ECU Tiger Speech and Debate. The tournament, which included debate and other individual events, was attended by representatives from 25 other universities.


  • Posted on: 17 November, 2017

    Producing outstanding biology students is not foreign to East Central University.

    Courtney Karner, ECU alumnus and assistant professor and research faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics Research at Duke University, can attest to that.

    Josh Hardage, from Washington, Oklahoma and currently in his senior year as molecular biology major at ECU, spent 12 weeks of his summer at the prestigious institution in Durham, N.C., working as an intern in Karner’s lab.

  • Posted on: 17 November, 2017

    The East Central University campus and offices will be closed, Wednesday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Campus offices will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 27, beginning at 8 a.m. ECU’s Linscheid Library will be closed Wednesday-Saturday and reopen on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.


  • Posted on: 17 November, 2017

    In a time when funding in higher education is limited, the East Central University Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is doing its work to keep special programs within the university afloat.

    Led by Leah Lyon, director of Sponsored Programs and Research, and Bethany Walling, grants research specialist, four programs were able to receive five federal grants to keep up and running for the next five years.

    ECU’s Upward Bound, Veterans Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science and McNair Scholars were the beneficiaries of the funding.

  • Posted on: 16 November, 2017

    Music lovers will be treated to an up-close and personal experience as East Central University and Oklahoma Heritage Bank present “The Legendary Violins of Stradivarius and Guarnerius” on Friday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 09 November, 2017

    As president of the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound (NAVUB) programs, East Central University’s own Mary Meeks is all about making sure veterans’ higher educational needs are being met and that the VUB program is growing to meet those needs.

    Meeks, who has been with ECU since 1995 and director of the VUB program since 1999, recently assumed the NAVUB presidency after serving as vice president for the group.

    “It’s kind of been a whirlwind, but I’m excited to be able to serve for the national organization,” said Meeks. “It’s a special time to be serving.”

  • Posted on: 09 November, 2017

    The Elephant Man, presented by the East Central University Theatre Department, will take place Nov. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., is based on the last few years of the life of John (born Joseph) Merrick in London from 1894 to his death in 1890. Deformed by Proteus Syndrome, Merrick became a star freak attraction in traveling side shows until he was abandoned by his manager.

  • Posted on: 09 November, 2017

    East Central University will host an Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Numerous student chamber ensembles will be performing including the ECU Flute Ensemble, two saxophone quartets, a clarinet quartet and quintet and a brass ensemble.

    The 3 out of 4 Saxophone Quartet includes: Abigail Hardage, of Washington, Oklahoma; Shelby Hubbard, of Chelsea; Anthony Smith, Moore and Chance Van Sandt, Foyil.


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