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  • Posted on: 16 July, 2013
    Photo of Robotics Team
    A team of East Central University computer science students and alumni placed third overall in the KIPR (KISS Institute for Practical Robotics) Autonomous Aerial Robotics Tournament held recently in Norman.
    The international tournament was part of the 2013 Global Conference on Educational Robotics. The ECU team also received a judges’ choice award for their use of external indicators to aid in navigating the course in the game called ‘Loop the Hoops’.
  • Posted on: 02 July, 2013
    Three new people will be inducted into the Gene and Evelyn Keefer Educator’s Hall of Fame at East Central University on Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. inside the Danley Hall Atrium.
    Dr. Pam Deering, Dr. Tim Green and Jackie ‘Tex’ Rollins are the three to be formally enshrined.
    The Educators Hall of Fame is sponsored by Janice Diamond and Paul Keefer, the children of Gene and Evelyn Keefer, to recognize ECU-prepared educators at any level who have made a significant contribution to the field of education.
  • Posted on: 28 June, 2013
    Photo of Deborah Cornelison

     Byng teacher and East Central University graduate Deborah Cornelison – along with four educators whose experience combines with hers to total 116 years– was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in June.

    “I was honored by the selection,” Cornelison said. “The induction was very humbling. Thousands and thousands of teachers deserve recognition. Those of us who have been selected for this honor feel like we are representing them.”

  • Posted on: 28 June, 2013
    The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved an average 5.7 percent increase to tuition and mandatory fees for its regional universities.
    Higher education officials cited record enrollments, increased operational costs and prior years of reduced state appropriations as contributing factors to tuition increases.
    In fact, East Central University will receive less than a 1 percent increase from state funding appropriations this year. In order to continue to offer ECU students more, a 5.8 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees will be added.
  • Posted on: 27 June, 2013
    Mark Micozzi with theropod tooth
    A new hobby has consumed East Central University’s Dr. Mark Micozzi and it has led to an amazing and exciting discovery as he spends the summer in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
    Dabbling in paleontology for the first time in his life, Micozzi, a professor in ECU’s Department of Cartography and Geography, recently found a dinosaur tooth near Kenton, Okla., in the far northwestern corner of the panhandle.
  • Posted on: 20 June, 2013
    !00% Pass Rate. ECU Education Graduates receive perfect scores and exceed state average on Oklahoma Education Certification Tests

    One-hundred percent of East Central University’s elementary education students had passing grades on the Oklahoma General Education Test and Oklahoma Reading Test, according to the Commission on Teacher Preparation’s 2011-12 Annual Report.

  • Posted on: 07 June, 2013
    Photo of President Hargrave collecting check from Center Point Energy

    East Central University received a $6,000 rebate check from CenterPoint Energy to go toward the purchase of boilers for the new Chickasaw Business and Conference Center. Pictured, with the giant-sized check inside the new Chickasaw Business and Conference Center, are: (from left) Joe Lambert, of Lambert Mechanical who installed the boilers; Darryl Overstreet, director of the ECU Physical Plant; Robin Slater, energy efficiency consultant for CenterPoint Energy; Jessica Boles, ECU Vice President for Finance; and ECU President John R. Hargrave.

  • Posted on: 04 June, 2013
    Headshot of Catherine Phipps

    East Central University student Catherine Phipps, a junior biology major with a concentration in pre-med, is the 2013 Brad Henry International Scholarship recipient. Phipps, who also minors in Russian Studies and chemistry, will spend a semester studying at Swansea University in Swansea, Wales in the United Kingdom.  Recipients of the scholarship award are selected by virtue of their excellent academic qualifications, outstanding writing and communication skills, exemplary character, and demonstrated leadership qualities. She is a member of ECU’s honors program and Tigerland Band.


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