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  • Posted on: 21 November, 2017

    Two East Central University English majors – Sidney Lewis and Daniel Bonar – presented insightful papers at the recent 12th Native American Symposium, a professional academic conference held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

    Lewis, from Velma, Oklahoma and a member of the Choctaw Nation, presented “Stead as a Beating Drum,” which dealt with patterns of presentation of Native Americans in film.

  • Posted on: 20 November, 2017

    Mooseltoe, the Moose with a Dream, has a goal of becoming a reindeer for Santa Claus at the North Pole.

    His dream and adventures come to life in “Mooseltoe: A New Moosical” at East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

    In this colorful, magical and whimsical music tale, follow Mooseltoe as he pursues his seemingly impossible dream of being a North Pole reindeer. In the process, he learns many valuable lessons.

  • Posted on: 20 November, 2017

    Sarita KC, a master’s student in East Central University’s Water Resource Policy and Management degree program, has been awarded a scholarship from the Oklahoma State Environmental Health Professionals, it was recently announced.

    “Not only did she (KC) meet the qualifications, but her movement into the public health field and desire to serve humanity resulted in her being chosen as this year’s scholarship recipient,” written in a statement from the OSEHP committee.

  • Posted on: 20 November, 2017

    ECU SCREENS caps its fall season with Obsession starring Jude Law (The Young Pope, The Talented Mr. Ripley) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Open to the public, the screening is $10 for members of the community, and $5 for students.

  • Posted on: 20 November, 2017

    Ashley Keenan, a sophomore computer science major at East Central University, recently took fourth place in Informative Speaking at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Keenan, who is from Ada, is president of ECU Tiger Speech and Debate. The tournament, which included debate and other individual events, was attended by representatives from 25 other universities.


  • Posted on: 17 November, 2017

    Producing outstanding biology students is not foreign to East Central University.

    Courtney Karner, ECU alumnus and assistant professor and research faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics Research at Duke University, can attest to that.

    Josh Hardage, from Washington, Oklahoma and currently in his senior year as molecular biology major at ECU, spent 12 weeks of his summer at the prestigious institution in Durham, N.C., working as an intern in Karner’s lab.

  • Posted on: 17 November, 2017

    The East Central University campus and offices will be closed, Wednesday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Campus offices will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 27, beginning at 8 a.m. ECU’s Linscheid Library will be closed Wednesday-Saturday and reopen on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.


  • Posted on: 17 November, 2017

    In a time when funding in higher education is limited, the East Central University Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is doing its work to keep special programs within the university afloat.

    Led by Leah Lyon, director of Sponsored Programs and Research, and Bethany Walling, grants research specialist, four programs were able to receive five federal grants to keep up and running for the next five years.

    ECU’s Upward Bound, Veterans Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science and McNair Scholars were the beneficiaries of the funding.


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