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  • Posted on: 30 May, 2018

    Beginning June 4 and running through July 27, summer operational hours at East Central University will be from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Campus offices will be closed all Fridays, June 8-July 28.


  • Posted on: 17 May, 2018

    Of all things, a question on a final exam in December was an inspiration to East Central University junior Melissa Ellis.

    Taking Dr. Tom Cowger’s Native American Studies class final, an essay question was posed along the lines of what culture and policy changes would an American Indian have witnessed in their world over the last 100 years and to project the future for tribes going forward.

  • Posted on: 16 May, 2018

    Six East Central University students received $11,250 in scholarships from the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, it was recently announced.

    Those six earning scholarships included Alexis Row, of Tishomingo, with the Retha Duggan Scholarship and Ryan Jolly, of Stonewall, with the Rick Kells Scholarship. The other four scholarship winners were Brooklin Schwabe, of Ponca City; Kendall Hargis, of Ada; Shelby O’Dell, of Burneyville and Yashna Khadgi, of Washington, Oklahoma.

  • Posted on: 16 May, 2018

    Elsa Moseley has come a long way since entering East Central University as a shy freshman to becoming a top senior and now to being a recent graduate and prestigious Fulbright Scholar.

    As a Fulbright Scholar, Moseley has the opportunity to teach English in South Korea for a year. The Sulphur resident was recently named one of ECU’s top five finalists for the George Nigh Award, which goes to the top senior at ECU for 2017-2018.

  • Posted on: 14 May, 2018

    East Central University wants your help planning for its future.

    A public Community Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 17, from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Regents Room of the Memorial Student Union Building on the ECU campus.

    In February, ECU formed Strategic Planning Committee, composed of community members along with ECU faculty, staff and administration. The team is charged with developing a new strategic plan that will outline the university’s goals and projects for the next three to five years.

  • Posted on: 11 May, 2018

    Dr. Ken Hada, who co-founded and directed East Central University’s Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival for 13 straight years, was recently presented with the Glenda Carlile Distinguished Service Award during the 29th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards in Oklahoma City.

    The Oklahoma Book Awards event brought authors, poets, illustrators, designers, publishers and avid readers together to celebrate some of Oklahoma’s most talented literary standouts.

    Former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh, an ECU alumnus, served as the master of ceremonies for the event.

  • Posted on: 08 May, 2018

    Milton Courtney, a 70-year member of American Legion Post 70 in Konawa, will be honored to highlight East Central University’s Veterans and Military Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 17, in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    More than 40 vendor tables will accommodate attendees at 9 a.m. and the official program begins at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 07 May, 2018

    Craig T. Scheef, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Texas Security Bank and East Central University alumnus, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award at ECU’s Evening of Honors and Recognition on Friday, May 11, in Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    “This means a lot. East Central continues to be significant in my life. I’m proud to have been a student and part of the family and community. I’m extremely grateful and humbled,” said Scheef.


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