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  • Posted on: 16 January, 2015

    The Second City, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improvisation comedy theatre, will perform hilarious sketches, songs and improvisation about Ada as well as famed archive material in an event called “The Second City Hits Home” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, at the Ataloa Theatre of East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The event features some of Chicago’s brightest comedy players doing what they do best, finding laughs in everything from Ada’s history, events and hot button issues to headlines from The Ada News.

  • Posted on: 15 January, 2015

    Love is in the air and it will be celebrated with “A Very Chorale Valentines” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, in the ECU Foundation Hall of East Central University’s Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The event features a dinner, auction and musical entertainment from members of the ECU Chorale.

  • Posted on: 15 January, 2015

    New State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will meet with East Central University faculty and students and conduct a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

  • Posted on: 07 January, 2015

    Kerri Matheny yearned to finish up earning a college degree, but was saddled with everyday work and family obligations.

    Through East Central University and Oklahoma’s Adult Degree Completion Program called “Reach Higher,” Matheny was able to complete her degree in a year and a half.

    “It worked out really well,” Matheny said. “Much of it was online, since I was working fulltime. Everything was just brought together.”

  • Posted on: 05 January, 2015

    Dr. J. Steven Walker, East Central University director of choral activities, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Hall of Fame at the OMEA Winter In-Service Conference, Jan. 21-24, 2015, in Tulsa.

    The awards are presented annually to experienced music educators who have distinguished themselves as teachers, officers in OKMEA and/or NAfME, researchers in music education and those members who have shown active political support of music education in the state and nation.

  • Posted on: 05 January, 2015

    East Central University will open the spring ECU SCREENS season with “JOHN,” a “transfixing” (Daily Telegraph) dance theatre piece, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    “JOHN” authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

  • Posted on: 09 December, 2014
    Miles Mitchell, Tiger Tank First Place Award, College Division

    ADA – East Central University senior Miles Mitchell, a business administration major from Louisville, Ky., took first place in the college division of ECU’s Tiger Tank Pitch Competition. Mitchell’s winning pitch was called SuiteSeat, an app to be used in stadiums for concession and souvenir delivery. The pitch competition was held in conjunction with ECU’s Annual Leonard Limes Lecture on Nov. 19. Presenting the $250 award to Mitchell was Mike Southard (right), president and CEO of the Ada Jobs Foundation, and Stacey Bolin, director of the Wilburn L. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship.

  • Posted on: 04 December, 2014
    Mike Turpen

    Mike Turpen, chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at East Central University’s 2014 fall commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Kerr Activities Center.

    Bachelor’s degrees will be awarded to 232 students while 95 others will obtain their master’s degrees during the ceremony.

    Turpen, a champion for education in Oklahoma, is perhaps best known for his weekly appearances as a political analyst on “Flashpoint with Turpen and Humphreys,” which can be seen on KFOR, channel 4, in Oklahoma City.

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