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  • Posted on: 21 May, 2012
    Photo of D.J. Lafon posing next to his work.

    An exhibit of paintings and prints by noted artist D.J. “Pete” Lafon, all from the Lafon family’s private collection, will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 5 [TUESDAY] in the Pogue Gallery in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center at East Central University in Ada.

    The reception is open to the public. The exhibit, “D.J. Lafon: A Retrospective,” will continue through August 31.

    Lafon, who was chair of ECU’s Art Department from 1964 to 1984, died in Norman last January at age 81.

  • Posted on: 17 May, 2012
    Photo of Rita Aragon

    Rita Aragon, Oklahoma’s secretary of veterans and military affairs and a retired Air Force major general, will speak at the Veterans & Military Appreciation Day program Thursday [MAY 24] at East Central University.

    The day’s activities are free, open to the public and are come-and-go in the Bill S. Cole University Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. Workshops for veterans and their families will be conducted at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Appreciation Day program with Aragon and other presentations will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Posted on: 16 May, 2012
    Photo of Dr. Scott Dane

    Dr. Dane Scott, assistant professor of chemistry at East Central University, has been awarded a $10,000 OK EPSCoR Research Opportunity Award (ROA) to perform bioenergy research this summer at Oklahoma State University.

    He will conduct research on catalysts for biofuel production from cellulosic materials. His lab sponsor is Nicholas Materer of Oklahoma State University.

  • Posted on: 16 May, 2012
    photo of award contributors

    Recognized for advancing the most in musicianship this year are winners of East Central University’s 2012 Saied Award in instrumental music, freshman Jessica Robertson of Pauls Valley (from left), sophomore Elaine Lancaster of Eufaula and junior Erin Goto of Oklahoma City. They are shown with Dr. Allen Correll, ECU’s band director. Senior Rachel Bessert of Oklahoma City (not shown) also received the award. The late James Saied, an ECU Distinguished Alumnus and founder of the Saied Music Company in Tulsa, established the award for a student in each class.

  • Posted on: 11 May, 2012

    An opportunity “to relive those fun-filled days of school band rehearsal” will return this year when the East Central University Summer Community Band gets underway on Monday [MAY 14].

    Dr. Allen Correll, ECU’s band director, and area band directors are organizing and conducting the band for adult former band members and current high school or college band students.

    “There are many former wind and percussion students in the Ada area who have expressed an interest in a community band, so now here’s your chance,” Correll said.

  • Posted on: 11 May, 2012

    High school students interested in exploring careers in business have until May 21 [MONDAY] to apply for a one-of-a-kind summer camp filled with noted business and government leaders guiding them as they develop their own “companies.”

  • Posted on: 11 May, 2012

    Free training to qualify for “green jobs” in building thermography, building design and photovoltaic system design will be held May 21-25 at East Central University in Ada.

    ECU will provide free day care on its campus for the children of parents enrolled in the Ada classes. Parents should reserve spaces for their children at least three days before their class begins.

  • Posted on: 08 May, 2012

    SEARCY, Ark. — Dr. Trisha Yarbrough of Ada has been chosen to succeed Dr. Dennis Organ as executive director of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, beginning June 1. She was selected by the National Council, Alpha Chi’s governing board, after a seven-month search process that drew 38 applicants.


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