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  • Posted on: 06 July, 2017

    East Central University President Katricia Pierson released the following statement in regard to the Oklahoma State Attorney General Mike Hunter’s office taking on the issue regarding the Kathryn P. Boswell Chapel:

    “Religious liberty is an issue that is clearly bigger than just an ECU issue and one that requires legal expertise that can best be provided by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. We welcome the attorney general’s involvement in this matter and offer our complete cooperation,” Pierson said.

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2017
    Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel

     East Central University announced it is immediately withdrawing its efforts to remove religious icons from the historic Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel. The action was in response to a recent letter from the Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State letter to the state university. 
    “We moved too quickly,” said Katricia Pierson, ECU president. “We regret not taking time to pause and thoughtfully consider the request and the results of our actions on all of the students, faculty and community members who we serve.”

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2017

    ADA – East Central University offices will close at noon today, Friday June 30, and not reopen until Wednesday, July 5, at 7:30 a.m. in observance of the Independence Day.


  • Posted on: 28 June, 2017

    Michael Linn, the unmanned aerial systems intern for The Oka’ Institute at East Central University, received his official unmanned aircraft systems remote pilot license.

    This certification allows Linn to fly drones for non-hobby purposes.

    The goal of the airman certification process is to ensure the applicant possesses knowledge consistent with the privileges of the Remote Pilot Certificate with a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating being exercised, as well as the ability to manage the risks of flight in order to act as a remote pilot-in-command (PIC).

  • Posted on: 28 June, 2017

    The Oka’ Institute, at East Central University, has announced the addition of a marketing and communications specialist.

    Morgan Edwards, from Moore and a recent graduate from ECU, joined the Oka’ Institute fulltime in May.

    Edwards graduated with a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing, as well as receiving a business certificate in promotions management. She has been with The Oka’ Institute since August of 2016, where she served as an intern with a specialty in marketing.

  • Posted on: 26 June, 2017

    A $4,400 grant from the Mercy Health Foundation of Ada and the Valley View Foundation enables the East Central University Police Department to have two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for use in campus emergency situations. The defibrillators will be available for someone who has sudden cardiac arrest. It will be an effective treatment for restoring heart rhythm, according to Todd Essary with Mercy Health Foundation Ada. One of the defibrillators is mounted on the wall in the ECU Police Department and the other will be in a patrol car.

  • Posted on: 21 June, 2017

    A new residence hall is on the horizon for East Central University.

    With the help of a $10 million bond through the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority’s Master Real Property Lease Program, ECU is projected to have a new residence hall on campus by the fall of 2018.

    The residence hall is being paid for through the Master Lease program issued through the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority. The ODFA issues the bonds for this program that are secured by a lease with the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education and by a sub-lease through ECU.

  • Posted on: 07 June, 2017

    Sixty new members were inducted into the Oklahoma Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society at East Central University this past spring in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Alpha Chi is comprised of the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors at ECU. Students must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average to be eligible to join.  The objective of Alpha Chi is to promote and recognize superior scholarship and those elements of character which make scholarship effective for service. The society, founded in 1922, has more than 300 chapters.


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