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  • Posted on: 06 May, 2015

    Two distinguished alumni - Deborah Cornelison and Todd Graham – will be honored as East Central University conducts its annual Evening of Honors and Recognition at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in ECU’s Foundation Hall at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Cornelison, a National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee last June, will be the keynote speaker at ECU’s 10 a.m. commencement ceremony on May 9, while Graham, the head football coach at Arizona State University, will address the graduating candidates in the 2 p.m. ceremony that same day.

  • Posted on: 29 April, 2015

    The disastrous and tragic events of a recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake has touched the East Central University campus, particularly 90 students from the Asian country of Nepal who were directly and indirectly affected.

    With ECU having one of the largest Nepalese student populations in the state, the ECU Rotaract Club is partnering with Rotary International and the Rotaract Club in Nepal in seeking donations to help in the relief effort of Nepal, which is in a state of emergency.

  • Posted on: 29 April, 2015

    The second semiannual Education and Psychology Research in Action Conference is set for Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall of East Central University’s Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The free event is geared toward public school teachers, pre-service teachers and those in the field of psychology.

    Dr. Anna Hinton, director of parental options and improvement for the U.S. Department of Education, will be the keynote speaker. Breakout sessions will also take place.

  • Posted on: 28 April, 2015

    The sound of the bat rang out across the Chickasaw Nation Softball Complex as five t-ball teams squared off on April 11 in the first Chikasha To’ili Tournament, under the direction of Tiffany Postoak, a Chickasaw citizen and East Central University political science and legal studies major.

    Chikasha To’ili means ‘Chickasaw Baseball’ in the Chickasaw language.

    In an effort to collect clothing for Native American children in foster care, Postoak was able to collect five large boxes, valued at approximately $1500, and was able to donate another $150 for emergency needs.

  • Posted on: 28 April, 2015

    Jaysa Hutchings, a political science major at East Central University, recently won a $1,500 Gaston Scholarship at the Alpha Chi National Convention in Chicago.

    Hutchings, a junior from Wilson, earned the award after presenting a paper entitled “Why Do We Debate? A Content Analysis of the Obama vs. McCain Election and Voter Opinion.”

  • Posted on: 28 April, 2015

    Aileen Barton and Emily Davis are co-winners of the prestigious 2015 George Nigh Award at East Central University, it was announced at a luncheon Wednesday, April 22.

    Nigh, the former governor of Oklahoma and ECU alumnus, was on hand to present the awards. Nigh served four terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, four as lieutenant governor and two as governor. He was also president of the University of Central Oklahoma.

  • Posted on: 24 April, 2015

    A three-week summer institute for high school students will offer free Russian language instruction and sessions about Russian culture, June 7-26, at East Central University.

    StarTalk 2015 In Search of the Firebird: Connecting Generations through Tradition is designed to improve language skills of students who will be in grades 9-12 next fall by immersing them into the Russian language and culture.

  • Posted on: 24 April, 2015

    East Central University will screen the Broadway masterpiece “Of Mice and Men” on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center. 

    This powerful production, starring James Franco (127 Hours, Milk), brings to life Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s enduring story of friendship and sacrifice.

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