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  • Posted on: 08 September, 2016

    Entries are being accepted for East Central University’s 2016 Homecoming Parade which is set for Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. in Ada. Categories include: float (competitive), float (non-competitive), decorated car or truck, marching band and walkers. The entry deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. For more information contact Tenecia Miller, director of student organizations and Greek life, at 580-559-5207 or



  • Posted on: 07 September, 2016

    A day of prevention and recovery will be the focus as “Step Out of the Darkness” will take place from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at the Pontotoc County Courthouse Plaza in Ada and concluding at East Central University.

    The event, free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery at ECU and the Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition.

  • Posted on: 07 September, 2016

    “Compassion Fatigue and Mobilizing the Public to Fight Slavery” will be the topic of discussion as Dr. Matthew Mason delivers East Central University’s Rothbaum Lecture on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center inside the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    The lecture, free and open to the public, is being conducted on Constitution Day, the celebration of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Posted on: 01 September, 2016

    John R. Hargrave, who has served East Central University as president since 2009, has announced his retirement, effective in the spring of 2017.

    Connie Reilly, regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO), was surprised by Hargrave’s decision and admitted, at first, she tried to talk him out of retirement.

    “He has done a wonderful job for ECU. He brought a passion and excitement to ECU that was much needed,” Reilly said. “He is a wonderful fundraiser and is always adamant about bringing alumni back to campus and generating more pride in the university.”

  • Posted on: 29 August, 2016

    Stephen H. Greetham, chief general for the Chickasaw Nation’s Division of Commerce, will deliver East Central University’s Lou Watkins Lecture on water law in Oklahoma at noon Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Greetham also serves as the Chickasaw Nation’s special counsel on water and natural resources, where he works closely with tribal leadership in the management of complex litigation and resource protection and development strategies.

  • Posted on: 29 August, 2016

    East Central University students Kane Kosure (left) and Elsa Moseley (right) recently went to University of Limoges in France to study for the fall semester through ECU’s Go Global Study Abroad Program, which is directed by Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya (center). Kosure, a senior business management major from McAlester and a Savanna High School graduate, will receive concurrent credit at ECU and have the opportunity to a achieve a French bachelor’s degree.

  • Posted on: 24 August, 2016

    A camera is more than a tool of art for Yousef Khanfar.

    The award-winning and Palestinian-American writer, photographer and humanitarian illustrates life, the way he sees it, by capturing it through a lens and a pen.

    Khanfar will lead a panel discussion at East Central University’s Louise Young Diversity Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 23 August, 2016

    Live music and local art will once again be the center of Ada’s Main Street, the Honorary Blake Shelton Boulevard and the Arts District of Ada near East Central University, with the return of the AdaFest Saturday, Aug. 27.

    This year’s festival has focused putting the Ada back in AdaFest by featuring local artists and musicians from Ada or who have strong ties to the area.


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