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  • Posted on: 20 April, 2017

    The Hartel Dance Group of Oklahoma City brings its interactive, multi-media dance experience to the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center in Ada on Saturday, April 22, at 7 pm.

    The performance will feature Ada High School graduates, dancer Chelsea Walker, and musicians Aaron Robinson and Dillon Branscum, as well as two world-renowned guest artists from Brazil. This marks the 10th season for The Hartel Dance Group and first time performing in Ada.

  • Posted on: 18 April, 2017

    Teaching students about public service was so important to the late Dr. John J. Ulrich that he spent the last six weeks of his life making sure that a sufficient fellowship would be developed for a political science and legal studies major at East Central University.

    The Dr. John J. Ulrich Fellowship Scholarship has exceeded expectations, not only in dollar figures, but in the vast array of opportunities that it provides to a deserving student.

    “John had some phenomenal students come through the (political science and legal studies) program,” said his wife Lesa Ulrich.

  • Posted on: 11 April, 2017

    A screening of the film “The Unforeseen” and a panel discussion will be the focus as East Central University’s Oka’ Institute kicks off Water Week 2017 with an event called “Let’s Talk About Water,” on Monday, April 17, in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The event is a free and open to the public and the first 30 arrivals will receive a free Oka’ Institute water cup. Free snacks will be served at 5 p.m. with the screening to start at 5:30 p.m. The panel discussion will begin, immediately following the film.

  • Posted on: 11 April, 2017

    Amy Ward, social program director at East Central University, has developed an innovative method of enhancing social work students’ learning experiences as well as bring together several departments across campus into a collaborative academic setting.

    Ward’s project, entitled “Implementing Simulation Labs: A Creative Approach in Social Work,” has led to her being named a 2017 winner of the prestigious DaVinci Fellow Award.

  • Posted on: 11 April, 2017

    The generous gifts of East Central University alumnae and the late Hallie Brown Ford have impacted several institutions of higher learning.

    ECU and the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, are two of those, which are halfway across the country from each other.

  • Posted on: 07 April, 2017

    ADA – Americana and Indie sounds will fill East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. as Colorado-based band Songs of the Fall along with The Baptist Generals from Denton Texas will take the stage.
    Part of ECU’s Fine Arts Season, Songs of the Fall features five-time Grammy nominee Cia Cherryholmes on banjo and vocals and Stetson Adkisson on guitar and vocals. They have been described as a meeting of celtic, delta blues and bluegrass and referred to as the American version of the Swell Season.

  • Posted on: 06 April, 2017

    East Central University’s African-Caribbean Student Association is holding its annual “Fusion Night” celebration on Thursday, April 13, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Stanley Wagner Ballroom of the Memorial Student Union Complex. The program includes cultural music and dance performances, a fashion show and an African and Caribbean food buffet. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 for couples. For additional information, contact Dr. Patrick Bohan, advisor to the African-Caribbean Student Association, at 580-559-5658.


  • Posted on: 06 April, 2017

    Dr. Dwight L. Myers, professor and co-chair of East Central University’s Chemistry Department, received statewide recognition for his undergraduate STEM research work with students during the 62nd Annual Oklahoma Pentasectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on March 25 at Cameron University in Lawton.

    Myers, concerned about shaping the minds of undergraduate research students, was awarded the 2017 Oklahoma Chemist Award. He describes research at ECU as rewarding and an asset to undergraduate students.


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