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  • Posted on: 17 November, 2017

    In a time when funding in higher education is limited, the East Central University Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is doing its work to keep special programs within the university afloat.

    Led by Leah Lyon, director of Sponsored Programs and Research, and Bethany Walling, grants research specialist, four programs were able to receive five federal grants to keep up and running for the next five years.

    ECU’s Upward Bound, Veterans Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science and McNair Scholars were the beneficiaries of the funding.

  • Posted on: 16 November, 2017

    Music lovers will be treated to an up-close and personal experience as East Central University and Oklahoma Heritage Bank present “The Legendary Violins of Stradivarius and Guarnerius” on Friday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 09 November, 2017

    As president of the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound (NAVUB) programs, East Central University’s own Mary Meeks is all about making sure veterans’ higher educational needs are being met and that the VUB program is growing to meet those needs.

    Meeks, who has been with ECU since 1995 and director of the VUB program since 1999, recently assumed the NAVUB presidency after serving as vice president for the group.

    “It’s kind of been a whirlwind, but I’m excited to be able to serve for the national organization,” said Meeks. “It’s a special time to be serving.”

  • Posted on: 09 November, 2017

    The Elephant Man, presented by the East Central University Theatre Department, will take place Nov. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., is based on the last few years of the life of John (born Joseph) Merrick in London from 1894 to his death in 1890. Deformed by Proteus Syndrome, Merrick became a star freak attraction in traveling side shows until he was abandoned by his manager.

  • Posted on: 09 November, 2017

    East Central University will host an Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Numerous student chamber ensembles will be performing including the ECU Flute Ensemble, two saxophone quartets, a clarinet quartet and quintet and a brass ensemble.

    The 3 out of 4 Saxophone Quartet includes: Abigail Hardage, of Washington, Oklahoma; Shelby Hubbard, of Chelsea; Anthony Smith, Moore and Chance Van Sandt, Foyil.

  • Posted on: 07 November, 2017

    Wax figures come to life as East Central University Showtime presents A Night at the Wax Museum, Friday Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy I. Summers Theatre of Science Hall.

    Matinee performances are being conducted on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9-10, at 10 a.m.

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for senior citizens and non-ECU students. ECU alumni receive a $1 discount. Students in grades 7-12 get in for $7 and children 12 and under are $5. Admission is free for all ECU students, faculty and staff with ECU ID.

  • Posted on: 03 November, 2017

    The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the East Central University Human Resources Club and other community partners and student organizations, is set for Monday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, 1710 N. Broadway, in Ada.

    The dinner is free to all community members while supplies last. The format will be the same as past years. However, meals will not be delivered.

    Approximately 1,500 people were served a Thanksgiving dinner last year, according to Kelley Gutierrez, president of the ECU Human Resources Club.

  • Posted on: 03 November, 2017

    An innovative way of bringing several academic disciplines together on Oct. 17, came to fruition recently with Simulation Labs at East Central University.

    Upper-level students from disciplines such as social work, criminal justice, nursing and legal studies came together to work in mock multi-disciplinary teams to deal with real-life, complex issues, according to Amy Ward, social program director at ECU.


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