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  • Posted on: 05 April, 2013
    Attached are action shots of Tatiana Booth playing volleyball at East Central University

    Tatiana Booth is a prime example of what a student can quickly achieve at East Central University and beyond. Booth, who came to ECU as a student-athlete, is developing into a teacher, coach and mentor. That was particularly the case to the students in the nearby Byng School District.

  • Posted on: 02 April, 2013
    Stacey Bolin, left, and Charlee Lanis hold the Exceptional Program Award for Best Conference in the Great Plains Region of the Association for Continuing Higher Education.

    East Central University’s Oklahoma Business Week was recently presented the Exceptional Program Award for Best Conference in the Great Plains Region of the Association for Continuing Higher Education.

    Accepting the award on behalf of ECU, were Stacey Bolin, Oklahoma Business Week director and ECU instructor of computer science and business administration, and Charlee Lanis, coordinator of ECU’s Community Education Program. The award was presented at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.

  • 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.


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