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  • Posted on: 17 September, 2009

    Veterans with more than 180 days of active duty service or a service-related disability can apply for six weeks of training for five green job certifications through the Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) at East Central University.

  • Posted on: 17 September, 2009

    The next astronomy viewing with telescopes will be Tuesday [SEPT. 22] at East Central University. The public can view the moon and Jupiter from 8 to 8:30 p.m. at the ECU Observatory.

    Viewers should park in the Physical Plant parking lot northeast of the football stadium and walk 100 feet up a hill to the observatory. The viewing will be cancelled if it is cloudy or raining.

  • Posted on: 15 September, 2009

    Student musicians, singers and dancers will be the first performers on the giant stage of the Ataloa Theatre at 7 p.m. Sept. 25-26 [FRIDAY-SATURDAY] in East Central University's new Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center in a show full of music, 100 years of university memories, innovative costumes and authentic fashions, even a 1930's wool bathing suit.

  • Posted on: 11 September, 2009

    A $900,000 grant has been awarded to East Central University to provide scholarships and additional educational opportunities to students who commit to teach high school mathematics for six years in a "high-need" school district in Oklahoma.

    ECU is the first university in Oklahoma to ever receive the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant. The five-year grant is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

  • Posted on: 11 September, 2009

    Veterans with ties to East Central University over the last 100 years will be honored during a tribute at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 [WEDNESDAY] on the Crabtree Honor Plaza during ECU's Centennial celebration. The plaza is between Science Hall and the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 10 September, 2009

    Valerie McWhorter has been named East Central University's academic adviser for McAlester and the surrounding areas.

    "I am excited to serve the many students of the area with the opportunities that ECU can provide through the McAlester campus of Eastern Oklahoma State College," she said. "Students are taking advantage of many of those opportunities."

  • Posted on: 10 September, 2009

    What effect does working in Washington, D.C., for a summer have on an East Central University student from Jamaica?

    "I realized how influential the United States is," said Jomain McKenzie, "not only to its citizens but to the entire international community -- this country makes things happen.

  • Posted on: 09 September, 2009

    When Tana Lala came to Latta High School as a 17-year-old exchange student, civil unrest was rampant in her native Albania and war was raging in neighboring Kosovo. So she stayed in Ada and enrolled at East Central University. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Lala went on to become the first international student to be awarded the prestigious George Nigh Award as ECU's top graduating senior. She was the 2003 recipient.


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