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  • Posted on: 06 February, 2018

    The East Central University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Steven Walker, was recently ranked in a tie for 25th place in the Mixed Chorus Division by Interkultur, the largest organizer of amateur choir contests in the world.

    Annually, Interkultur ranks the top 1,000 choirs in the world that compete in various categories. The ECU Chorale tied with a choir from Latvia. Only four other choirs from the United States were ranked higher than ECU.

  • Posted on: 31 January, 2018

    East Central University’s Eighth Annual Foreign Film Festival begins Friday with door prizes and the first of three films for the first three Fridays in the month of February.

    Several local businesses are kicking in door prizes to support the festival at 4 p.m. on Fridays in February in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 26 January, 2018

    East Central University student Corey Burton will be involved in an examination this summer on his birthday and is extremely excited about it.

    Burton received an exceptionally high score on his Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2016 Exam and has been declared Oklahoma’s champion.

    He is now eligible to compete in Certiport’s 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, June 13-15. His birthday is on June 14.

  • Posted on: 24 January, 2018

    Shelby Davis, playing the role of Meg Magrath, and Annabelle Elliot, playing her younger sister Babe Magrath Botrelle, share a laugh during a scene from Crimes of the Heart, an East Central University production set for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts. Davis and Elliot are Ada residents. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and non-ECU students, $7 for grades 7-12 and $5 for children 12 and under. ECU alumni receive a $1 discount.

  • Posted on: 24 January, 2018

    Mark your calendars for the second annual Red Ribbon Gala hosted by the Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition (PCDFC).

    This year’s Winter Wonderland Gala event will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 at East Central University University’s Stanley Wagner Ballroom beginning at 6 p.m. The event will include a delicious meal, a silent auction, a speaker, entertainment, community awards and more. Event registration is now open at

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2018

    Crimes of the Heart, which won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, will be performed by the East Central University Theatre Department, Jan. 25-27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The production is being directed by ECU student Margie Beck, of Ada, as a senior project. Beck is a native of Redlands, California and has lived in Ada for nine years. She has lived in Oklahoma since 1992

  • Posted on: 18 January, 2018

    Outstanding professionals from the neuroscience field will be on hand for the Sixth Annual Raniyah T. Ramadan Symposium set for Wednesday, Jan. 24, beginning at 1 p.m. in East Central University’s Foundation Hall inside the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The Ramadan Symposium, which is free and open to the public, is named in honor of the late Dr. Raniyah Ramadan, who was a research scientist in neuro-ophthalmology.

    The symposium was established and is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Tawfik Z. Ramadan, the parents of the late Raniyah Ramadan.

  • Posted on: 16 January, 2018

    ECU SCREENS kicks off its spring season with “Yerma,” Simon Stone’s radical reimagining of Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca’s dramatic masterpiece.

    Recorded live at the Young Vic Theatre in London, this highly celebrated adaptation will be shown in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10. Admission is free for ECU students.


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