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  • Posted on: 20 January, 2009

    A $1,000 gift from an Ada resident will help two East Central University students travel to Russia next spring to learn more about the country and language they are studying.

    Linda Ainsworth made the gift on behalf of her late husband, Gary Ainsworth, an Ada businessman who had made several trips to Ukraine and had taken Russian language classes at ECU taught by Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, associate professor of English and languages.

  • Posted on: 20 January, 2009

    High academic performance during the fall semester has earned listings on the President's and Deans' Honor Rolls for students at East Central University.

  • Posted on: 14 January, 2009

    The East Central University community will watch history in the making with the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.

    On Tuesday [Jan. 20] ECU will host a viewing of the inauguration on a large projection screen in the Estep Multimedia Center in the University Center. The viewing is free of charge. The doors will be open from 9 a.m. until noon. The swearing-in ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

  • Posted on: 14 January, 2009

    Approximately 150 members of the Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OKRID) are expected at East Central University Friday and Saturday [JAN.16-17] for their biannual meeting.

    OKRID is the statewide organization for interpreters for the deaf, said Janna Byrd, ECU assistant professor of human resources and OKRID's 2008-09 vice president.

  • Posted on: 12 January, 2009

    After two years of college, Rick Hooper decided he was headed in the wrong direction.

    He wanted a different type of degree, so he left East Central University and moved to Irving, Texas, to complete a two-year program in electronics.

  • Posted on: 12 January, 2009

    The Centennial Celebration marking East Central University's 100th birthday in 2009 is officially underway.

    The university was established as East Central State Normal School on March 25, 1909. A celebration was held in Ada when then-Gov. Charles N. Haskell signed the legislation, said Dr. Duane C. Anderson, ECU's interim president.

  • Posted on: 08 January, 2009

    Motorists approaching the East Central University campus may do a double-take the first time they see a giant silhouette of a horse looming where houses once stood in the 800 block of East 12th Street.

    Students in the Sculpture II class at ECU built the large-scale silhouette as the first installed work in a sculpture garden that has begun taking shape in the heart of the new Arts District of Ada.

  • Posted on: 06 January, 2009

    Adults in Ada can sample a free yoga class Monday [Jan. 12] at East Central University. The Center of Continuing Education & Community Services will offer the one-hour class at 5:45 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 318.

    No experience or equipment is necessary for the free class.


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