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  • 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.

  • Posted on: 24 April, 2015

    In recognition for service to the community, East Central University’s Rhetta Farrill is one of 11 inspirational college students from across the state to be named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

    A sophomore from Stratford, Farrill has led efforts to improve the welfare of children which have resulted in thousands of dollars in aid to children. She has also worked with several partner organizations to improve conditions for adults and families.

  • Posted on: 22 April, 2015

    Dr. Thomas A. Zeni, assistant professor of business administration in East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, has been named a regional recipient of the 2015 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award.

    “I feel excited. It’s great to be recognized for one’s work, but more importantly, this is an exciting time for the Stonecipher School of Business and East Central University,” said Zeni. “We’re all doing great things here and I’m happy my contributions can help get the word out.”

  • Posted on: 21 April, 2015

    Earning a higher education degree can be a major obstacle for a student with a disadvantaged background.

    Like a rags-to-riches type of story in an educational sense, Dr. Carol Fischer, an alumna of the McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program at East Central University, accomplished it and was able to share her story back in March in front of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee in Washington D.C.


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