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  • Posted on: 02 April, 2013
    These three East Central University students (from left) Josh Smith, Cody Soden and Laura Blanco-Berdugo, along with Dr. Dane Scott, of the ECU Department of Chemistry, are headed to Washington D.C. later this month to present their work after being awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency last fall.
    Environmental issues are important at East Central University and Dr. Dane W. Scott, in the Department of Chemistry, is at the forefront of making them valid.

    Scott and ECU was recently chosen by the Environmental Protection Agency for a 2012-2013 P3 Award, a national student design competition for sustainability, focusing on people, prosperity and the planet. 

    This grant is the only one awarded to an individual and institution in the state of Oklahoma.

  • Posted on: 02 April, 2013

    East Central University’s Wind Ensemble Spring Concert has been moved from Thursday, March 18, to Monday, March 29, at 7:30 the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The concert will feature student pianist Claire Marquardt, of Poteau and winner of ECU’s Second Annual Concerto Competition, as she will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the wind ensemble.

  • Posted on: 28 March, 2013
    photo of Groucho poster


    Award-winning actor, director and playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fact paced 90 minutes of hilarity at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 2013.

    Tickets are $18 and may be purchased online at or at the box office the night of the show.

  • Posted on: 27 March, 2013
    Photo of Claire Marquardt


    Claire Marquardt is the winner of the Second Annual East Central University Concerto Competition, it was announced recently by the ECU Music Department.

    Marquardt, a junior from Poteau, will have the honor of performing a piano solo with the ECU Wind Ensemble’s Spring Concert on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    She will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, one of the most popular pieces ever arranged for piano and wind ensemble.

  • Posted on: 27 March, 2013

    “Stomp out Sexual Assault”, a community-wide awareness day, will be held on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wintersmith Park in Ada.

    East Central University’s Campus Initiative to Reduce Crime Against Women (CIRCAW) in partnership with The Chickasaw Nation, Family Crisis Center and the Pontotoc County District Attorney’s Office is staging the event in conjunction with April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

    The event will feature a 5K walk, free hamburgers, entertainment and other free park activities.

  • Posted on: 26 March, 2013

    East Central University music faculty members Melody Baggech, Doug Laramore, and Rudy Lupinski will present “Sound the Trumpet”, a recital featuring music for soprano and trumpet, on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center.

    The performance will include music of A. Scarlatti, G.F. Handel, Rossini, Purcell and local composers, Victoria Davison and Lupinski, as well as several jazz pieces. The concert will be assisted by Bronson Warren on contrabass and Ben Finley on drums.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 26 March, 2013

    East Central University will conduct a transfer enrollment day on Wednesday, April 10, at ECU’s Bill S. Cole University Center, beginning with a 12:30 p.m. check-in.

    Students will have the opportunity to view the campus, meet with staff members from multiple departments on campus, and enroll with a faculty advisor. Pre-registration and admission to ECU is necessary.

    For more information, contact Kyle Gardner at 580-559-5698 or

  • Posted on: 18 March, 2013

    The eighth annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, featuring Andrew Hudgins, Constance Squires, Anna Myers and Walter Bargen, in addition to more than 50 published authors from Oklahoma and beyond is April 4 - 6, 2013, on the campus of East Central University in Ada, Okla.

    All sessions are free and open to the public.

    Andrew Hudgins’ was born in Killeen, Texas and educated at Huntingdon College and the University of Alabama. He earned his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1983.


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