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  • Posted on: 11 April, 2016

    East Central University leaders have been working collaboratively with local partners – the Chickasaw Nation and the U.S. EPA Robert S. Kerr Research Center - to discuss the launch of the Oka’ Institute, the new water science institute for water resource studies and programs at ECU. Oka’ is the Chickasaw and Choctaw word for water. The Oka’ Institute vision is to create practical water solutions both locally and globally, driven by research and directed by data that results in long-term sustainable ecological management and economic development.

  • Posted on: 08 April, 2016

    The East Central University Family and Consumer Science Department, in partnership with local retail businesses, will be hosting a fashion show and workshop, April 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Dorothy Summers Theatre on the ECU campus. 

    The stores showcasing their clothing are: Bella Ragazza, Cato Fashions, Twenty-Five Trading Company, Serendipity, Sharpe’s, Stage and The Rage. There will also be engaging workshops for Family and Consumer Science students from across the state. These students are part of the Oklahoma Career Technology System. 

  • Posted on: 07 April, 2016

    East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business is conducting its 2016 Scholarships and Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

  • Posted on: 07 April, 2016

    The East Central University Music Department will perform “A Concert of Baroque Music” on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Faust Auditorium. The concert will feature performances by faculty, students and community members, performing the music of J.S. Bach, A. Scarlatti, G.F. Handel, Telemann and others. Admission is free.


  • Posted on: 05 April, 2016

    A classic of the modern American theatre will be performed April 8-10, as East Central University presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance set for Sunday, April 10.

  • Posted on: 31 March, 2016

    A 1980s film icon is set to perform classical jazz vocals at East Central University, April 7, as Molly Ringwald takes center stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre for “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” at the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 25 March, 2016

    Every mill and factory in the town of Ada blew their steam whistles on March 25, 1909, in celebration of the creation of the East Central State Normal School.

    Oklahoma Governor Charles N. Haskell signed the Ada Normal School bill that day, and 107 years later, this institution of higher learning, now known as East Central University, is still a major part of a thriving community.

  • Posted on: 24 March, 2016

    Long after concluding her illustrious 38-year elementary school teaching career in 2005, Ada resident Ruth Ann Taylor has really never stopped instructing.

    The East Central University graduate has often made presentations in schools, to Boy Scout Troops and to civic clubs in her postretirement years.


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