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  • Posted on: 27 February, 2013
    Group photo of Award recipients


    East Central University students Porsha Courtney, of Blanchard; and Brandy Baldwin, of Wynnewood are the recipients of the Kroeker Best Historical Paper Awards.

    The $300 award is presented annually to the ECU student who prepares the best paper in history and/or Native American studies. There were two awards presented this year because no award was handed out in 2012.

  • Posted on: 22 February, 2013
    Stuart Deaver


    Award-winning pianist Dr. Stuart Deaver will perform a free concert on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Deaver, who currently served as a professor of piano at the University of Tulsa, has won numerous awards and has performed across the United States as well as internationally in Portugal and Japan.

  • Posted on: 19 February, 2013

    The artistry, talent and inspiration of 12 local composers will be featured at the Seventh Annual East Central University Faculty, Students and Friends Composer Concert on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 15 February, 2013
    Image of Construction


    East Central University is pleased to announce that its newest facility on campus will be named the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Chickasaw Nation Gov. Anoatubby said that having the Chickasaw name on the business center is a tribute to centuries of Chickasaw history.

  • Posted on: 12 February, 2013

    High school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a college student at East Central University by participating in Tiger Connection on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

    Tiger Connection is designed for prospective students to visit campus and meet with students, faculty and staff, as well as connect with other potential ECU Tigers.

  • Posted on: 12 February, 2013
    Photo of Kathryn Wellington


    East Central University is staying within the family to hire its new alumni director.

    Katie Wellington, who has served as a counselor in ECU’s Educational Talent Search Program, will assume her new duties as alumni director on Feb. 18.

    “Katie and her family have a long history at East Central University and I think that she is going to do a bang-up job,” said ECU President John Hargrave.

    Wellington has served as a counselor in ECU’s talent search program since 2011 and, prior to that, had a near two-year stint as a counselor’s student assistant.

  • Posted on: 08 February, 2013
    photo of Bill Toldeo


    Navajo Code Talker Bill Toledo is scheduled to have a book signing after his speech on Feb. 28 during East Central University’s Fifth Annual Louise Young Diversity Lecture.

    Mr. Toledo will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the ECU campus. The speech is free and open to the public.

    Toledo was a World War II Navajo Code Talker for three years from 1942-45, serving in engagements including the Battle of Bougainville in the British Solomon Islands and the battles of Guam and Iwo Jima.

  • Posted on: 08 February, 2013

    A variety of group exercise classes for all fitness levels is being offered at East Central University’s Tommy Hewett, M.D. Wellness Center.

    Instructors for the program will provide motivation, challenge and encouragement in order to obtain fitness goals.


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