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  • Posted on: 04 December, 2014
    Mike Turpen

    Mike Turpen, chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at East Central University’s 2014 fall commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Kerr Activities Center.

    Bachelor’s degrees will be awarded to 232 students while 95 others will obtain their master’s degrees during the ceremony.

    Turpen, a champion for education in Oklahoma, is perhaps best known for his weekly appearances as a political analyst on “Flashpoint with Turpen and Humphreys,” which can be seen on KFOR, channel 4, in Oklahoma City.

  • Posted on: 03 December, 2014

    Several local dancers will be performing in the Oklahoma City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” set for Saturday [Dec. 6] at the Ataloa Theatre of East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Two performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at or at Gem Jewelers, 101 W. Main in Ada. For additional information, contact the ECU Box Office at 580-559-5751.

  • Posted on: 26 November, 2014
    Tiger Road Trip

    ADA - The East Central University football team will be participating in its first post-season competition since the 1993 season and you can make sure you are there for all the festivities, Saturday, Dec. 6, in Copperas Cove, Texas.

    The Tigers (6-4) will take on Texas A&M Commerce (8-3) at 6 the 2014 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl in Bulldawg Stadium, with an Alumni Tailgate starting at 3 p.m. that includes a barbeque meal. Cost of the tailgate is $10 at the stadium.

  • Posted on: 25 November, 2014
    Bruce Weems

    Dr. Bruce Weems, dean of East Central University’s College of Health Sciences, was honored for his service to science education in the state.

    Weems received the Dr. Jack Renner Award by the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association (OSTA) on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Dunlap-Codding Law Firm in Oklahoma City.

  • Posted on: 25 November, 2014

    For the second year in a row, the East Central Oklahoma Regional Science Fair and Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair will be funded, thanks to the efforts of East Central University President John R. Hargrave along with Oklahoma State Sen. Susan Paddack and State Rep. Todd Thomsen.

    The $100,000 grant doubles last year’s fund, which not only covers these two particular fairs hosted by ECU, but other local and regional fairs across the state.

  • Posted on: 25 November, 2014

    The 2014 Oklahoma Premiere of the Oklahoma City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” with new set designs and costumes, is set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The production is being presented by Devon Energy and the Chickasaw Nation.

    The new sets were designed by Emmy Award winning scenic designer Gregory Crane and the elaborate new costumes are from Colorado designer Susanne Hubbs, whose designs have been featured in Dance Magazine.

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2014

    Jason Proctor, 2014-2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year (fourth from left) poses with 2013-2014 District Teacher of the Year honorees during the Marvin Stokes Endowed Lectureship held Nov. 10 at East Central University’s Raymond Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center. Proctor was the keynote speaker.

  • Posted on: 20 November, 2014

    The ECU Singers, East Central University Gospel Choir and University Chorale are performing a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ada.

    The concert is free and open to the public.


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