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  • Posted on: 12 May, 2017

    Burnout and frustration have led to a shortage and massive turnover of teachers who work with special-needs students.

    Dr. Laura Bixler, professor of special education at East Central University, is trying to help fix those problems after recently participating in a forum at the State Capitol. The forum was designed to address ways and ideas in limiting that turnover while improving resources and training for teachers in the State of Oklahoma.

  • Posted on: 12 May, 2017

    Five East Central University faculty members are the inaugural Summer Research Opportunity Award winners for the Oka’ Institute, it was recently announced.

  • Posted on: 10 May, 2017

    John Waters is a man of many monikers - ‘The Prince of Puke,’ ‘The Duke of Dirt,’ and ‘The Sultan of Sleeze.’                     

    The raconteur will serve as the keynote speaker in “This Filthy World” as a part of Momentum Ada 2017 on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The event is recommended for mature audiences only.

  • Posted on: 10 May, 2017

    Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (retired), will be the keynote speaker as East Central University’s Veterans Upward Bound Program is set to host Veterans and Military Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 18, in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

  • Posted on: 05 May, 2017

    Janet Alexander, dean’s secretary for East Central University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, captured first place in her age division in the 5k race at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Run to Remember. Alexander, competing in the 65-69 women’s age group, clocked in at 32:26, which was 4:20 better than her closest challenger in Sharon Gooden, of Kingfisher. Alexander has run in 80 races and has placed first in her age group 59 times, since 2006.

  • Posted on: 01 May, 2017

    East Central University is expected to grant bachelor’s degrees to 496 candidates and master’s degrees to 153 more during ECU’s 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 6, at the Kerr Activities Center.

    J. Michael Prince, a global retail executive, will be the keynote speaker during the 10 a.m. ceremony while former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh will address candidates during the 2 p.m. exercises.

  • Posted on: 28 April, 2017

    Dr. Michael Scott, professor of business administration in East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, was selected for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Region 6 Teaching Excellence Award for 2017.

    For the third year in a row, an ECU faculty member from the Stonecipher School of Business has been honored. Dr. Stacey Bolin was chosen for the award in 2016 and Dr. Thomas A. Zeni in 2015.

  • Posted on: 27 April, 2017

    Kate Draper is ready to try her hand in marine biology research this summer.

    The East Central University freshman biology major and Ada resident will do a marine and estuarine science internship at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, June 5-Aug. 11, through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

    “This is a great opportunity to make connections for graduate school and help get the ECU name out there,” said Draper “I’m really excited for being able to work in both the field and lab and it will help me focus on what I want to do with my career.”


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