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  • Posted on: 13 October, 2016

    East Central University’s Foundation Hall in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center will be the setting for the first Oka’ Institute Water Sustainability Conference, Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 26-27.

    After a 5 p.m. reception on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby will deliver the keynote address shortly after dinner to open the conference. Anoatubby will be introduced by Chancellor Glen Johnson, of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

  • Posted on: 12 October, 2016

    Thousands of high school marching band members will take to East Central University’s Norris Field at Koi Ishto Stadium for the annual Tigerpalooza Band Contest, Saturday, Oct. 15, at 12:30 p.m. Tigerpalooza was organized in 2010 in memory of Bron Warren. Proceeds from the marching band contest go to provide a scholarship to an outstanding student in instrumental music at ECU. This photo is from 2015 as members of the Warren family pose with members of the winning Deer Creek High School band. Admission to the contest is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 7-12.

  • Posted on: 12 October, 2016

    Bringing awareness and breaking down stigmas to mental illness in teens of Pontotoc County is the goal of the new Project Aware Grant Program at East Central University.

    The grant, written by Holli Witherington of the Brandon Whitten Institute, was awarded to ECU in the fall of 2015 and is part of a national program sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    The East Central University School of Nursing recently received a $51,943 grant to renovate part of the school into a simulation lab, which will assist nursing students. The funds came from the Valley View Health and Wellness Foundation, which awards grants to organizations that promote area residents’ health and well-being. Presenting the check at far left is Tom Bolitho, of the Valley View Foundation. Also pictured on the front row (from left) are Leah Lyon, ECU director of sponsored programs and research; Lori Wightman, president of Mercy Hospital, Ada; Dr.

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    Craig Kurtz, proud East Central University alumnus and basketball player for legendary head coach Wayne Cobb, is the new chief executive officer of the ECU Foundation, Inc.

    For Kurtz, the return to ECU is a chance at reconnect with friends and build relationships with valued alumni.

    “It’s fun to have the opportunity to meet graduates. Not many people love the university more than I do,” Kurtz proclaimed.

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    In an effort to pitch a business idea and trade on a virtual stock market, high school and college students are invited to participate in the East Central University Tiger Tank Competition set for Thursday, Nov. 3, in ECU’s Stonecipher School of Business at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The competition goes from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with the Leonard Limes Lecture and lunch to follow from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in ECU Foundation Hall of the CBCC.

  • Posted on: 05 October, 2016

    Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, director of East Central University’s Go Global Study Abroad Program, poses with (from left) Dylan Sterling, a psychology major and Russian minor from Norman; Egor Stepanenko and Oksana Okhrimenko. Sterling is studying at the State University of Management in Moscow, Russia, while Stepanenko and Okhrimenko are from the State University of Management in Moscow, and studying on the ECU campus this fall. All three are part of ECU’s Go Global Study Abroad Program.

  • Posted on: 04 October, 2016

    A new master’s program at East Central University, unlike any in the state, is primed to have long-lasting effects for not only the student, but the general population.

    ECU’s unique M.S. in water policy resources and management program is designed to support the need for advanced understanding of the growing complexity of water issues that face communities in the state, nation and globally. It’s a 30-hour credit program and is open to students with an undergraduate degree.


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