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  • Posted on: 07 April, 2011

    District Judge Tom Landrith (left) of Ada receives a surprise gift at East Central University on Wednesday from Cincinnati Bengals football player Roy Williams (center) and Reggie Whitten of Oklahoma City. The gift, a photograph of Williams’ outstanding play that sealed the game for the University of Oklahoma over the University of Texas in 2001, honors Landrith’s work with the Pontotoc County Drug Court which he established in 1997.</body></html>

  • Posted on: 06 April, 2011

    Winners of the poetry competition in the 2011 Darryl Fisher Creative Writing Contest at East Central University in Ada are Kenna Stanton (from left), first place, Lawton High School; Anna Marie Saunders, honorable mention, Edmond Memorial High School; Shelby Talley, honorable mention, Coalgate High School; and Arthur Dixon, third place, Ardmore High School.</body></html>

  • Posted on: 06 April, 2011

    Fiction winners in the 2011 Darryl Fisher Creative Writing Contest at East Central University are shown during the sixth annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. They are Erika Salmon (from left), first place, Tahlequah High School; Lindsey Weir, honorable mention, Westmoore High School; and Kayla Crego, third place, Norman North High School.</body></html>

  • Posted on: 05 April, 2011

    Former students and graduates of East Central University will meet in McAlester for an alumni reunion April 15 [FRIDAY] at Angel’s Diner, 1402 S. George Nigh Expressway. The reunion will begin at 6 p.m. and will include appetizers and prizes. Attendees should register online at or call 580-559-5651. Donations will be taken at the door for an alumni scholarship.

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  • Posted on: 01 April, 2011

    A $255,840 “Oklahoma Green” grant awarded to East Central University, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, will train, certify and place up to 200 workers who will become eligible for “green jobs” in energy efficiency and renewable energy occupations.

    The free courses will be offered throughout the year in Ada, Ardmore and Durant.

  • Posted on: 01 April, 2011

    Students from Moore’s Southmoore High School and Grove Middle School were the grand prize winners in the 2011 Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair held annually at East Central University in Ada. Approximately 237 projects were vying for cash prizes and other awards.

     The $500 Best of Fair Award in Division I went to Ashley Sowder, a senior at Southmoore High School, for her project, “Social Immunity of Apis mellifera as an Antimicrobial Indicator of CCD.

  • Posted on: 01 April, 2011

    An informational meeting for persons interested in pursuing the bachelor of social work degree from East Central University is set for April 18 [Monday] at the Eastern Oklahoma State College McAlester campus. The meeting will be held in Room 111 of the Wanda Bass Building from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    The social work program offers special opportunities for students interested in working in child welfare, and those who wish to work with older adults.

  • Posted on: 31 March, 2011

    A new choral work by Ada composers Victoria Davison and Rudy Lupinski and a nearly 300-year-old mass by Franz Joseph Haydn will be performed April 7 [THURSDAY] in a concert by the East Central University Chorale and the ECU Singers. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church and is free and open to the public.

    Dr. Steve Walker is the conductor and accompanists will be pianists Dr. Starla Hibler and Rudy Lupinski.


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