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  • Posted on: 02 September, 2014

    ADA – China is a major player in the global business community and that will be the topic of discussion as Dr. Shine Chiang will deliver East Central University’s 2014-2015 Boswell Lecture at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The lecture entitled “Spotlight on Business in China” is free and open to the public.

    Several Boswell Lecture activities are planned, other than the lecture. A panel presentation is set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the ECU Foundation Hall.

  • Posted on: 28 August, 2014

    ADA – Mike Turpen is full of wit, wisdom, humor and energy.

    Turpen will be channeling all of his attention toward his newest cause: student debt and the need to create more scholarship dollars, as he will speak in a review at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 on the East Central University campus in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

  • Posted on: 28 August, 2014
    ECU bike and hike flyer

    As a way to raise awareness of a new bicycling and walking path in Ada, several East Central University entities have come together to sponsor the ECU Bike and Hike at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning at the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    A new bike trail was recently built, leading from the ECU campus to Wintersmith Park in Ada. Those participating in the Bike and Hike, will ride their bicycles or walk from the University Center to Wintersmith Park for refreshments and a short program.

  • Posted on: 27 August, 2014

    Step Out of the Darkness, a day of prevention and recovery from addiction, will be the focus on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at the Pontotoc County Courthouse in Ada and concluding at East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center.

    The event will feature a prayer march, prevention and recovery rally, food, fun and facts, along with a grand prize drawing.

  • Posted on: 22 August, 2014

    East Central University’s music faculty will be performing works by Handel, Milhaud and D. Scarlatti to highlight the Faculty Showcase on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Faust Hall Auditorium.

    The concert, which is free and open to the public, will also feature standard music theatre repertoire.  The event is being held in the Faust Hall Auditorium in honor of the music department’s purchase of a new Steinway B piano for the auditorium.

  • Posted on: 22 August, 2014

    Beth Isbell never had the confidence to enter a beauty pageant as a child, much less win one. As a victim of bullying as a young girl, she didn’t have the confidence to stand on the ultimate stage and inspire young women to make a difference.

    A graduate advisor and program coordinator for distance education at East Central University’s Shawnee location, Isbell was crowned Mrs. United States in Las Vegas, Nev., in July.

  • Posted on: 21 August, 2014

    High school students interested in exploring science and mathematics in a real-world setting have the opportunity to participate in East Central University’s Upward Bound Math and Science Program for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Fifteen openings are available for students interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields or have a desire to make them their careers. The

    Program is primarily geared toward first-generation college students.

  • Posted on: 21 August, 2014
    Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby (left) poses with (moving right) former East Central University head football coach Hank Walbrick, current ECU head football coach Tim McCarty, former ECU head football coach Pat O’Neal and ECU President John R. Hargrave at the ECU Tiger 2014 Dinner and Live Auction on Tuesday in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center. It was announced at the event that ECU’s football stadium will be named Koi Ishto Stadium. Koi Ishto means ‘Big Cat’ in t

    It’s official! East Central University is naming its football stadium Koi Ishto Stadium or ‘Big Cat’ in the Chickasaw language. The announcement was made Tuesday at the ECU Tiger Kick-off 2014 Dinner and Auction.

    The name change is in honor of ECU’s relationship with the Native American population and the Chickasaw Nation.


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