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  • Posted on: 07 February, 2017

    East Central University received a No. 15 national ranking for top online education degrees by the website guidetoonlineschools.com, it was recently announced.

    The website highlighted 25 top online schools for online education degrees based on affordability and academic strength.

    The three ECU programs, highlighted by the website, included online education master’s degrees in library media, secondary education: educational technology and secondary education: sports administration.

  • Posted on: 03 February, 2017

    A retirement celebration is being conducted for East Central University President John R. Hargrave on Friday, Feb. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall of the ECU Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    A public come-and-go reception for Hargrave is also scheduled for Feb. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the CBCC. Refreshments will be served and the reception is free.

    Hargrave, the university’s eighth president, is set to retire March 1. He has served in that capacity since 2009.

  • Posted on: 31 January, 2017

    East Central University’s seventh annual Foreign Film Festival begins on Friday, Feb. 3 with "Across the Himalayas: A Journey through Fiction, Film, and Food.”

    This past fall, more than 230 Nepalese students enrolled at ECU, and "Across the Himalayas" will give audiences an opportunity to learn more about the region of the world these students call home.

  • Posted on: 26 January, 2017

    ECU SCREENS revives “Frankenstein” one last time on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, the production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

  • Posted on: 25 January, 2017

    Doing undergraduate research has certainly enhanced the academic achievements of East Central University student Morgan Mackey.

    Upon graduation this spring, the senior molecular biology major from Choctaw has plans to attend medical school in the fall. So far, she has been accepted to at least four medical schools at Dartmouth, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Saint Louis University.

  • Posted on: 25 January, 2017

    Dr. Guy W. Sewell, professor in East Central University’s Environmental Health Science Department, was recently honored as a board certified environmental scientist in the areas of groundwater and subsurface environments by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

    The AAEES certifies qualified environmental engineers and scientists recommended by peers in their field of specialty as board certified environmental scientists through certification procedures prescribed by the academy’s bylaws.

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2017

    Four outstanding professionals from the neuroscience field will be the featured speakers at the Fifth Annual Raniyah T. Ramadan Symposium set for Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. in East Central University’s Estep Multimedia Media Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    The Ramadan Symposium, which is free and open to the public, is named in honor of the late Dr. Raniyah Ramadan, who was a research scientist in neuro-ophthalmology.

    The symposium was established and is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Tawfik Z. Ramadan, the parents of the late Raniyah Ramadan.

  • Posted on: 17 January, 2017

    You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now come out and see “some pig” in person! East Central University presents Charlotte’s Web at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, performed by Theatreworks USA, in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray

    spider named Charlotte comes to life in “Charlotte’s Web.” Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid

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