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  • 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.

  • Posted on: 23 March, 2016

    The 11th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival will draw many creative writers and fans alike to East Central University in Ada, Okla., March 31-April 2, 2016.

    Authors Naomi Shihab Nye and Dr. Ben Myers will be featured in addition to more than 50 author presentations from Oklahoma and beyond. All sessions are free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 22 March, 2016

    Mary Pauline Lanoy, of Coalgate, has a passion for higher education and a love of the teaching profession.

    It’s only fitting that the Lanoy name - to honor Pauline (who is known as Polly by family of friends) and her late husband Leon - will soon adorn the Education Building on the East Central University campus. The naming ceremony for the facility will be conducted on Tuesday, March 29.

  • Posted on: 21 March, 2016

    ECU SCREENS will present the “original, engaging, and unexpectedly funny” (Daily Telegraph) recorded live production of “Jane Eyre” on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.


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