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  • Posted on: 23 January, 2008

    Internationally known French pianist Hugues Leclere will perform works by Scarlatti, Bellini and Chopin in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday [JAN. 27] in East Central University's Dorothy Summers Theatre.

  • Posted on: 18 January, 2008

    A reception for the first students in East Central University’s nursing program in Ardmore will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 [THURSDAY] at the Ardmore Higher Education Center.

    The new students and their families can meet with faculty members from ECU's nursing department to talk about what is required to succeed in the program.

  • Posted on: 18 January, 2008

    Dr. Glen D. Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, met with more than 50 officials from southeast Oklahoma recently, including ECU President Richard Rafes and local legislators in McAlester to discuss the importance of improving the state's and region's ability to compete in a global business environment and higher education's role in making that happen.

  • Posted on: 18 January, 2008

    An Ada Area Composers Concert on Thursday [JAN. 24] will include several premiere performances of original compositions by East Central University faculty, students and friends. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, 14th and Rennie.

  • Posted on: 18 January, 2008

    Dr. Tom Cowger, professor of history at East Central University, will discuss the life and accomplishments of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 8 p.m. Thursday [JAN.24] in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center.

    Cowger's presentation, "The Dream Endures: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement," is sponsored by the CREW, ECU's student programming board, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21.

  • Posted on: 18 January, 2008

    John Wiscaver, director of catastrophe response for State Farm Insurance, will discuss "Insurance: Dealing with Disasters, Death and Deception" at the Parker Ethics Lecture Thursday [JAN. 24] at East Central University. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center.

    Wiscaver has subtitled his presentation "Real life stories involving ethics and emotion" and will cite real-world examples from his career in the insurance industry.

  • Posted on: 16 January, 2008

    Whitney Harbour organized her first political campaign in 1996 for presidential candidate Bob Dole. Of course, she was only in the 4th grade at the time, but that may explain why she's now a political science major at East Central University who one day wants to run for the Legislature and later serve in the U.S. Senate.

    "My family was always talking about politics," she recalled. "That was very influential for me."

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2008

    Vision Bank of Ada has donated $125,000 to the East Central University Foundation Inc. to establish the Vision Bank Endowed Professorship in Banking and Finance.

    The gift will be matched by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for a total endowment of $250,000. Interest income from the endowment will be used to help attract and retain an outstanding business professor whose teaching specialty is in the area of banking and finance.

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