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  • Posted on: 04 November, 2016

    The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the East Central University Human Resources Department, is set for Monday, Nov. 21, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex in Ada.

    The dinner is free to all community members. The format will be the same as past years. However, meals will not be delivered. Financial donations and canned food donations, including green beans, corn and cranberry sauce, are welcome.

  • Posted on: 03 November, 2016

    “The Magic of the Piano” will be the program as Dr. Scott Carrell performs a solo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Faust Hall Auditorium.

    The program, which is free and open to the public, includes piano masterworks by classical composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Liszt, as well as works by popular American composers Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.

  • Posted on: 01 November, 2016

    “A Broadway Spectacular,” performed by ECU Showtime, is set for this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, at 7:30 p.m. in East Central University’s Dorothy I. Summers Theatre in the Science Hall Building.

    Tickets are only $5 and admission is free for all ECU students, faculty and staff with ECU ID.

    ECU Showtime will be performing “Alexander Hamilton” from the newly-popular hit musical Hamilton; “The Nicest Kids in Town” from Hairspray; “That Jazz” from Chicago and “Gaston” from Beauty and the Beast.

  • Posted on: 31 October, 2016

    Charmin Holland, one of 12 finalists for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and an East Central University alumna, will deliver ECU’s annual Marvin Stokes Lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    The lecture is free and open to the public.

    Holland, who earned her bachelor of science in education degree from ECU in 1991, is currently a kindergarten teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Duncan. Previously, she taught in the public school systems at Elgin, Rush Springs and Walters.

  • Posted on: 28 October, 2016

    East Central University alumnus and Duke University Assistant Professor Dr. Courtney Karner spoke to two ECU biology classes and a group from the McNair Scholars Program Monday in the Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Karner is a research faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics Research at Duke in Durham, N.C. and spoke to the ECU students about glutamine metabolism and bone formation and how they are trying to reduce the effects of osteoporosis.

  • Posted on: 28 October, 2016

    Seminole State College and East Central University have officially entered into a consortium agreement, making it possible for students to pursue an Associate in Science in Elementary Education by enrolling in courses at both SSC and ECU.

  • Posted on: 26 October, 2016

    Singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum and Ada’s own Clint Austen will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Ketchum, who performed such country music hits as “Small Town Saturday Night” in 1991 and “Hearts are Gonna Roll” in 1992 will cap off the night after Austen takes the stage as the opening act.

  • Posted on: 24 October, 2016

    State Rep. Todd Thomsen (second from right) is presented with the Legislative Distinguished Service Award from Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson (third from right) during a recent ceremony in the lobby of East Central University’s Chickasaw Business and Conference Center. Also pictured from left are: Joy McDaniel, president of Murray State College; Charles McCall, the new State Republican House Leader for 2017; ECU President John R. Hargrave and Jack Bryant (far right), president of Redlands Community College.


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