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  • Posted on: 06 February, 2012

    An Evening of Celebration Banquet, Comedy Show and Dance will be held Feb. 17 [FRIDAY] at East Central University as part of Black Heritage Month.

    The banquet will honor the trailblazing ECU students who were the first African American athletes to play on ECU teams.

    The African American Heritage Committee Inc. and the ECU Office of Campus Life and Leadership are co-sponsors and will begin the evening at 7 p.m. with an exhibit celebrating the contributions of the trailblazer athletes.

  • Posted on: 03 February, 2012
    Photo of sunrise rotary club with the donation check.

    Members of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Ada display their $1,200 donation in support of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for children of Pontotoc County.  Through the efforts of local groups such as Sunrise Rotary, Smart Start South Central is able to continue the valuable literacy program that sends an age-appropriate book each month to children up to 5 years old.  Presenting the donation are Sunrise Rotary board members Nancy Thomason (front row, from left) Harrel Harbin, Cathy Battles, Suzanne McFarlane, Cindy Byrd, Mary Pfeffer, Jack Womble and (back row) Ann Barton, Dwight O

  • Posted on: 03 February, 2012

    The deadline has been extended for another week for the 10-day trip to Paris and Limoges, France, in East Central University’s Study Abroad Program.

    Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya and Ben Johnson, faculty members in the Department of English and Languages will lead the trip from March 17 [SATURDAY] to March 26 [MONDAY]. The ECU group will be hosted by the University of Limoges.

    Participants will experience French culture and history along with immersion in the French language and can earn six hours of academic credit in French culture or language.

  • Posted on: 03 February, 2012

    Dr. Terry Cluck and Dr. Charles Biles, professors of biology at East Central University, were among 52 active researcher-educators who judged student presentations in microbiology recently at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Posted on: 02 February, 2012

    The Astronomy Club at East Central University will bring out the telescopes Monday [FEB. 6] for a viewing of the moon and Jupiter. The viewing will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the ECU Observatory northeast of Norris Field.

    Parking is available at the ECU Physical Plant. The observatory is about 100 feet up a hill to the north. The viewing will be canceled if it is cloudy or raining.

    “If in doubt, don’t come,” said Dr. Carl Rutledge, ECU professor of physics.

    The next viewing will be of Mars, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula from 9 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 [THURSDAY].

  • Posted on: 02 February, 2012

    Students in East Central University’s School of Business are participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program again this year to provide free assistance to individuals with basic tax returns, particularly those with low and fixed incomes.

    The national program is supported by the Internal Revenue Service.

    The VITA site will open Feb. 6 at a new location, 1001 N. Country Club Road, where the former Carl Albert Indian Health Facility was located. April 12 will be the last day the assistance will be available.

  • Posted on: 01 February, 2012

    Stephen Decker, a member of the Tiger speech and debate team at East Central University, placed third in After Dinner Speaking in the “Texas Two Step Swing” Jan. 27-29 at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

    Decker, a sophomore legal studies major at ECU, earned his third trophy of the season in that event.

    Thirteen schools from Texas and Oklahoma participated in the tournaments. Decker competed against students from the University of Texas, the University of Oklahoma, West Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University, among others.

  • Posted on: 31 January, 2012
    Group of high school students participating in Pauls Valley High school day at ECU

    Local high school students and teachers gather before boarding an East Central University bus to return to Pauls Valley after participating in Pauls Valley High School Day at ECU on Jan. 25 [WEDNESDAY]. They met with President John Hargrave, Wendell Godwin, dean of ECU’s School of Business, and other ECU officials to learn about admission to ECU, applying for scholarships and life on campus. The students were treated to a tour of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, the Kerr Activities Center and Pesagi Residence Hall.

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