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  • Posted on: 03 October, 2011
    Photo of play

    Don’t be surprised if the lights go out during East Central University’s production of “Blithe Spirit.” 

    It’s about a ghost, after all. It’s also a Noel Coward comedy and it will be staged in the intimate Chalmers Herman Theatre where the spooky action could be just inches from the audience.

    Director Ruth Richardson, facility coordinator for the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center which houses the Chalmers Herman Theatre, is planning “ghostly type things” for the production, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday [OCT. 6-8].

  • Posted on: 03 October, 2011
    Jim Peterik
    “It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night…” 
    Those lyrics are from the Grammy-winning double-platinum No. 1 one pop hit “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme of Sylvester Stalone’s “Rocky III” movie, and its co-writer, Jim Peterik, will be at East Central University in Ada on Oct. 14 [FRIDAY] to perform and offer his expertise on how to write a hit song. 
  • Posted on: 03 October, 2011
    Photo of Noyce Scholars
    A second group of six East Central University students has been awarded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships in mathematics worth $30,000 each.
    The students, who will receive $10,000 for up to three years while they work toward bachelor’s degrees in mathematics with a secondary teacher certification option, are Bobby Carnes of Konawa, Chris Eckler of Shawnee, Matthew Harding of Pauls Valley, Simmon Harjo of Okemah, Stephanie Maas of McAlester and Andrae Tramble of Shawnee.
  • Posted on: 21 September, 2011
    Scholarships totaling more than $300,000 have been awarded to almost 400 students attending East Central University this academic year in Ada through the ECU Foundation Inc. Scholarships range from $100 to $4,000 per semester and are used to defray tuition, fees, residence hall fees and books.
  • Posted on: 20 September, 2011
    FATE (Fight Addiction Through Education) announced today it will team up with the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction & Recovery on Sept. 28 [WEDNESDAY] at East Central University to sponsor Life of an Athlete, a program designed to educate student athletes, coaches and the public about the impact of substance abuse on athletic performance.  
    The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.            
  • Posted on: 20 September, 2011
    Photo of David and Molly Boren
    A $5,000 gift from University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren to the East Central University Foundation Inc. will increase the endowment fund of an ECU scholarship named for his wife, Molly Shi Boren.
  • Posted on: 17 September, 2011
    The first 500 participants in the “Step Out of the Darkness” prayer march will receive a free t-shirt. The day of activities is devoted to prevention and recovery from addiction. Marchers should report to the entrance of Centennial Plaza at East Central University at 9:30 a.m. to be transported by bus to Glenwood Park, then walk to Centennial Plaza. Contact Holli Witherington at the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery, 559-5815, for more information.
  • Posted on: 16 September, 2011
    A $2 million gift to the ECU Foundation Inc. from entrepreneurs Harland and Shirley Stonecipher will provide a major boost to the construction of a new business school and conference center at East Central University.
    The 62,000 square-foot building – which will house the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business – will be located due west of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center and is estimated to cost $10-12 million.


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