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  • Posted on: 16 February, 2012

    The sixth annual ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert on Tuesday [FEB. 21] promises to be a musical collage of inspiration, imagination, dance, drama, espionage, humor and love.

    Twelve original compositions by faculty, students and friends of East Central University will be premiered in a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012

    High school juniors and seniors can get a preview of college life – from seeing a residence hall room, eating lunch in the cafeteria and actually attending some classes and activities – at East Central University’s Tiger Connection on Feb. 22 [WEDNESDAY].

    Following registration at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center and a brief welcome in the Ataloa Theatre, prospective ECU students can choose from different activities offered during each of four breakout sessions throughout the day.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012
    photo of Cabaret cast

    As German society was sliding toward the Nazis in the 1930s, its popular cabarets mixed decadent entertainment with controversial political themes, a combination mirrored in the musical “Cabaret” which opens Thursday [FEB. 16] at East Central University.

    The Tony Award-winning production will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday [FEB.18] in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Theatre. Because of suggestive musical numbers and risqué acts, “Cabaret” may not be appropriate for those under age 15.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012
    Photo of Dr. Thom Balmer

    A former East Central University professor will be the speaker for the annual Parker Ethics Lecture Wednesday [FEB. 15] at ECU.

    Dr. Thom Balmer, a former assistant professor of human resources at ECU, will discuss vulnerability and decision-making issues for elderly clients and customers in business environments. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill Cole University Center and is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012
    photo of D'Ambrosio

    Franc D'Ambrosio, a multi-talented singer and actor best known for his impressive portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of The Opera,” will perform Feb. 28 at East Central University.

    He will guide the audience through the different sections of his show, “Franc D'Ambrosio’s Broadway – Songs from the Great White Way,” a celebration of the music that has established Broadway as an American art form.

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2012

    Students from approximately 60 high schools will compete Tuesday morning [FEB. 14] in the 96th annual Interscholastic Meet at East Central University. It is the oldest and largest meet in Oklahoma.

    Approximately 600 students will take 1,597 tests in categories ranging from accounting to world history.

  • 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


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