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  • Posted on: 08 November, 2011
    Photo of Hansel Gretel play

    Squabbling sopranos and a witch who eats children will be on stage Thursday through Sunday [NOV. 10-13] for two operas in East Central University’s Dorothy Summers Theatre in Science Hall.

    The ECU Opera Theatre will present “The Impresario,” a one-act comic opera with spoken dialog, followed by “Hansel and Gretel,” based on the famous fairy tale. The performances will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2011

    Study Abroad opportunities in Spain will be discussed at East Central University Thursday [NOV. 10] at Go Global: Spotlight on Spain.

    Spanish natives and ECU students who toured and studied in Spain will provide information from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Regents Room in Knight Hall. Spanish tapas and door prizes also will be available.

    The evening is sponsored by ECU’s Global Education Office and the Global Education Committee. For more information contact Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya at or Dr. Robert Newcomer at

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2011
    Homecoming activities are planned for East Central University students Monday through Friday [OCT. 10-14] before the traditional events on Saturday. The Campus Life and Leadership Office has changed some student events and added several new ones, including a Homecoming concert at 9:30 p.m. Thursday with Texas singer/rapper Chalie Boy.
  • Posted on: 03 November, 2011
    Shelby Kristin

    The 2012 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, who will speak Monday [NOV. 7] at East Central University, believes her strength is loving to “start the applause” as she inspires her students to love school, strive for personal excellence and leave her classroom prepared for the future. 

    Kristin Shelby, a 4th grade teacher at Sallie Gillentine Elementary School in Hollis, will speak at ECU’s Marvin Stokes Endowed Lectureship. She will discuss “The Race: Ours to Win!” at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill Cole University Center.

  • Posted on: 02 November, 2011

    East Central University has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant for Strengthening the Culture: Undergraduate Research and Student Academic Success, a program to improve and expand ECU’s capacity to serve Native American students and low-income students.

    The grant, effective Oct. 1, was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, and is funded from the department’s Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions, Part F Program.

  • Posted on: 01 November, 2011

    Mark Twain is coming to East Central University on Nov. 10 [THURSDAY], along with the curator of his museum in Hannibal, Mo., and retired ECU dean Dr. Alvin Turner, the author of a new book of poetry about a famous historical event in Ada.

    In addition, Native American cultural events, demonstrations and performances are planned earlier that week for Nov. 7-9 [MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY].

    All the history-related events are free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 27 October, 2011
    Group photo of Flute Choir
    The East Central University Flute, Clarinet, Brass and Jazz Ensembles will perform on the Instrumental Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [NOV. 3] in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
    The Flute Ensemble’s concert will feature the music of Catherine McMichael who writes “some of the most beautiful literature in the flute choir repertoire,” said director Juliana Overmier. 
  • Posted on: 27 October, 2011
    Group photo of scholarship recipients
    Members of the Oklahoma Veterans Council, which awards scholarships annually to state veterans or family members of veterans, were shocked this year when all three recipients happened to be students at East Central University.


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