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  • Posted on: 02 December, 2008

    Trish Little, Ada Area Smart Start Community Coordinator, organizes literacy books that are being distributed to a four-county area by Ada Area Smart Start at East Central University.  Child care centers and health departments in Pontotoc, Garvin, Johnston and Murray Counties will be recipients of the children’s books through funds made available from Smart Start, Oklahoma’s early childhood initiative.

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  • Posted on: 02 December, 2008

    Lt. Gen. James D. Thurman, the deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Army, will be named an East Central University Distinguished Alumnus during ECU's fall Commencement ceremony on Dec. 13 [SATURDAY].

    Thurman will receive the highest honor the university bestows upon its former students at 10 a.m. in the Kerr Activities Center. In the tradition of ECU, he will present the commencement address for ECU's December 2008 graduates.

  • Posted on: 26 November, 2008

    Question: What kind of impact does an "extra" $20 million a year have on East Central University, the Ada community and beyond?

    Answer: A lot. That $20 million represents money ECU will receive during the 2009 fiscal year from grants and other external funding, not including donations.

  • Posted on: 25 November, 2008

    Community members are invited to join East Central University students, faculty and staff members at ECU's annual Holiday Party on Dec. 4 [THURSDAY].

    A reception will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the University Center. The tree lighting will be at 4 p.m. Also scheduled are carol singing and performances by ECU's Brass Choir and Musical Theater.

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  • Posted on: 25 November, 2008

    The Rotaract Club at East Central University will host Rotary International District 5770 Water Project chair Brian Henderson at 2 p.m. Wednesday [DEC. 3] in the Regents Room of the Memorial Student Union. ECU students, faculty, staff and the Ada community are invited to attend.

    Henderson is a Rotarian from Sayre. He will speak about Rotary's project to provide water filters to villages in areas of Honduras that have no access to clean drinking water.

  • Posted on: 24 November, 2008

    John Rutter's "Requiem" will be performed by the East Central University Choir at 7:30 p.m. Monday [DEC. 1] at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ada.

    Dr. Steven Walker, ECU professor of music, will conduct the 54-member choir.

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2008

    The deadline to sign up for a tour of Spain in East Central University's Study Abroad Program is Dec. 1 [MONDAY]. Participants can earn three hours of academic credit in Spanish culture or language as they experience Spain's culture and history and immersion in the Spanish language.

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2008

    Students in East Central University's Social Work Practice II class listen as Ada Mayor Barbara Young (far right) reads a proclamation at ECU declaring Nov. 19 Adoption Awareness Day in Ada. The proclamation encourages citizens, community agencies, religious organizations and businesses to honor families that have adopted children. The class distributed information about the need for adoption on Nov. 19 as part of National Adoption Awareness Month.

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