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  • Posted on: 16 September, 2011
    A $2 million gift to the ECU Foundation Inc. from entrepreneurs Harland and Shirley Stonecipher will provide a major boost to the construction of a new business school and conference center at East Central University.
    The 62,000 square-foot building – which will house the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business – will be located due west of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center and is estimated to cost $10-12 million.
  • Posted on: 14 September, 2011

    Being involved in East Central University’s Global Education Program is a two-way street for students Elsa Mouly, Natalia Kulinichenko and Olga Prudka.

    Mouly, from France, along with Kulinichenko and Prudka, both from Ukraine, are on the ECU campus to not only learn and study, but to teach others about their countries and cultures.

    Dr. Olena Bagumian, from Ukraine International Christian University, is here for one semester as a visiting instructor.

  • Posted on: 13 September, 2011
    Dr. Jennifer Weber, an assistant professor of history at the University of Kansas, will discuss “Lincoln and Executive Power” at East Central University Monday [SEPT. 19] in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
    Weber, who specializes in Civil War studies, will speak at the Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Cole University Center.
  • Posted on: 13 September, 2011
    Photo of Melissa York
    Melissa York of Ada, a senior at East Central University majoring in psychology with a legal studies minor, has been awarded a $1,500 Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship from Alpha Chi national college honor society.  She is one of only 10 winners nationwide. 
    York's award-winning research, “Emotional Timeline: Expectations Regarding the Emotional Reactions of Sexual Assault Victims,” was presented at the Alpha Chi convention in San Diego last March. The convention featured scholarly and creative presentations by more than 260 students.
  • Posted on: 09 September, 2011
    endell Godwin (left), dean of the School of Business at East Central University, and Jim Hamby (second from right), CEO of Vision Bank, hold a $25,000 check, part of the bank’s $100,000 gift to ECU for the construction of a new business and conference center.
    A $100,000 gift to East Central University from an Ada bank will go toward the
    construction of a new Business and Conference Center and School of Business on the Ada
    Vision Bank combined a direct gift of $75,000 with a $25,000 economic development
    grant it received from Federal Home Loan Bank for the gift to ECU.
    The FHL Bank, a wholesale financial institution, awarded the grant to Vision Bank
    through its Joint Opportunities for Building Success (JOBS) program. JOBS helps financial
  • Posted on: 07 September, 2011
    With drug and alcohol abuse now considered the top health issue in Oklahoma, a new organization has developed a 12-step plan that involves the community in the fight to prevent abuse and help people who are addicted to find a lasting recovery.
  • Posted on: 07 September, 2011
    The East Central University Athletics Department is partnering with McDonald’s in Arlington Center on September 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. for ECU Athletics Night.
    Not only will athletes and coaches from numerous sports be working at the restaurant to raise funds for their department but they will also be participating in a pep-rally at 7 p.m. in the Arlington Center parking lot.
  • Posted on: 07 September, 2011
    One of the hottest comedians, magicians and ventriloquists performing today will bring his “Mind Boggling” variety show to East Central University Thursday [SEPT. 15] for the opening of ECU’s Fine Arts Season.


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