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  • Posted on: 03 January, 2012

    Do you dream of being more flexible, having better balance or finding a workout that makes you dance? If so, East Central University is offering Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Zumba classes to the community. The Zumba class begins Jan. 10 and both yoga classes begin Jan. 11.  

    “From gentle exercise to medium exercise or a high-energy workout, you will find something that meets your wants and lifestyle,” said Rebecca Gatz, the instructor for the yoga classes.

  • Posted on: 30 December, 2011
    Photo of Social Work Class

    Students in a Social Work II class at East Central University flank Kathy Baker (center left), switchboard supervisor at ECU, and switchboard operator Sherry Brady (center right), the winners of a Veterans Day door decorating contest at ECU. Class members organized the contest to honor veterans and currently serving military personnel. Judging was based on originality, patriotism and creativity. Baker and Brady decorated their door with photos of family members, some of whom are current members of the military.

  • Posted on: 30 December, 2011
    Photo of scholarship recipient

    Congratulating Andy Roller (center) of Tecumseh, East Central University’s first recipient of the Molly Shi Boren Centennial Scholarship, are Dr. Christine Pappas (left), coordinator of ECU’s Department of Political Science and Legal Studies, and Phyllis Danley, executive director of the ECU Foundation Inc. The scholarship honoring Boren, an ECU graduate, is designed to be awarded to a freshman and continue until the recipient graduates if certain qualifications are met.

  • Posted on: 16 December, 2011
    Photo of group receiving car.

    Dr. Steve Turner (second from right), vice president for finance and administration at East Central University, hands over the keys to a 2011 Dodge Charger to Steve Emmons, executive director of the Council for Law Enforcement Education and Training in Ada. Also shown are Jeff Coble (far left) and Bill Bullard, CLEET law enforcement driver training instructors, and Cassie Holloway (far right), administrative assistant for ECU’s Tribal Police Training Program and the Campus Law Enforcement Technical Assistance Program.

  • Posted on: 16 December, 2011
    Group of State Area Teachers

    Area Teachers of the Year pose with the 2012 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, Kristin Shelby of Hollis (front row, center) at the Marvin Stokes Endowed Lectureship at East Central University. Recognized at the lectureship were Cherina Brown (front row, from left), Moss Schools; Debra Blackwood, Stratford Schools; Shelby; Tisha Martin, Latta Schools; and (back row, from left) Spencer Cody, Allen Schools; ECU President John Hargrave; Dr. Brenda Walling, dean of the ECU College of Education & Psychology; and Chris Elliott, Byng Schools.

  • Posted on: 16 December, 2011
    Photo of Clarinet Ensemble

    Performing at the official launch ceremony in November of the new quarter honoring the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur was the East Central University Clarinet Ensemble. The ensemble performed “Chickasaw Fanfare,” a piece director Michael Whitworth composed for the ceremony, as well other ceremonial music and pieces from its fall concert. The quarter is the 10th coin in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program. Its reverse side depicts the area’s scenic Lincoln Bridge which was dedicated in 1909.

  • Posted on: 15 December, 2011

    A three-day class on Photovoltaic Systems Technology will be offered Tuesday through Thursday [DEC. 20-22] at East Central University.  There is no charge for the free class which is sponsored by The Southern Oklahoma Green Jobs Training Consortium.

  • Posted on: 15 December, 2011
    Participants in the Train the Trainer workshop held at the Johnston-Douglas Building by the Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center listen to one of the speakers present data they can use later in their own trainings.

    Zero to Three®, a national group that supports research and training in early childhood development, came to Ada Nov. 9 and 10 to conduct a “Train the Trainer” workshop on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (PCAN).

    Sixteen people, including child care directors, health department staff and OPAT directors from Pontotoc, Murray, Johnston and Garvin Counties, attended and are now trained to host trainings wherever they are needed in the four-county area.


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