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  • Posted on: 10 September, 2014

    Dr. Karen A. Williams, an East Central University physics professor, was honored as one of the first American Association of Physics Teachers Fellows during a ceremony on July 28 in Minneapolis, Minn.

    The fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to AAPT’s mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

    It was the inauguration cohort of the AAPT Fellowship Program.

  • Posted on: 10 September, 2014

    When fall classes began at East Central University for the 2014-15 academic year on Monday, Aug. 18, there were 27 new fulltime faculty members and one professional staff on board.


    Matthew W. Cole

  • Posted on: 02 September, 2014

    ADA – China is a major player in the global business community and that will be the topic of discussion as Dr. Shine Chiang will deliver East Central University’s 2014-2015 Boswell Lecture at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The lecture entitled “Spotlight on Business in China” is free and open to the public.

    Several Boswell Lecture activities are planned, other than the lecture. A panel presentation is set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the ECU Foundation Hall.

  • Posted on: 28 August, 2014

    ADA – Mike Turpen is full of wit, wisdom, humor and energy.

    Turpen will be channeling all of his attention toward his newest cause: student debt and the need to create more scholarship dollars, as he will speak in a review at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 on the East Central University campus in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

  • Posted on: 28 August, 2014
    ECU bike and hike flyer

    As a way to raise awareness of a new bicycling and walking path in Ada, several East Central University entities have come together to sponsor the ECU Bike and Hike at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning at the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    A new bike trail was recently built, leading from the ECU campus to Wintersmith Park in Ada. Those participating in the Bike and Hike, will ride their bicycles or walk from the University Center to Wintersmith Park for refreshments and a short program.

  • Posted on: 27 August, 2014

    Step Out of the Darkness, a day of prevention and recovery from addiction, will be the focus on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at the Pontotoc County Courthouse in Ada and concluding at East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center.

    The event will feature a prayer march, prevention and recovery rally, food, fun and facts, along with a grand prize drawing.

  • Posted on: 22 August, 2014

    East Central University’s music faculty will be performing works by Handel, Milhaud and D. Scarlatti to highlight the Faculty Showcase on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Faust Hall Auditorium.

    The concert, which is free and open to the public, will also feature standard music theatre repertoire.  The event is being held in the Faust Hall Auditorium in honor of the music department’s purchase of a new Steinway B piano for the auditorium.

  • Posted on: 22 August, 2014

    Beth Isbell never had the confidence to enter a beauty pageant as a child, much less win one. As a victim of bullying as a young girl, she didn’t have the confidence to stand on the ultimate stage and inspire young women to make a difference.

    A graduate advisor and program coordinator for distance education at East Central University’s Shawnee location, Isbell was crowned Mrs. United States in Las Vegas, Nev., in July.


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