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  • 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.

  • Posted on: 08 February, 2013

    Those wishing to send a special valentine for their sweetie on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, may do so with the help of the East Central University Chorale.

    For $21.95 (flowers not included), members of the ECU Chorale will deliver the flowers and serenade your Valentine recipient.

    In fact, the Chorale will be provide ‘Singing Valentines’ on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, as well.

    ECU Chorale members will only travel in the Ada area.

  • Posted on: 08 February, 2013
    Photo of Donnie Nero


    Dr. Donnie L. Nero, Sr., a Distinguished East Central University Alum, will speak on Feb. 18 as ECU celebrates Black History Month.

    His speech, entitled “Walk a Mile ‘N’ My Shoes” will take place at 7 p.m. inside the Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 07 February, 2013
    Photo of Dr JI Sook Park

    East Central University will host guest pianist Dr. Ji Sook Park for a concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Ada Arts & Heritage Center.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Park currently serves as a visiting instructor of music and staff accompanist at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and previously spent some time as a staff accompanist for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

  • Posted on: 06 February, 2013
    students practicing for play


    The story of the Princess and the Pea is well-known to many.

    The East Central University School of Fine Arts’ musical production of Once Upon a Mattress tells a version of this story through song, comedy, relationships and a bit of seriousness, according to Director Kurt Edwards.

    Three performances of Once Upon a Mattress will take place on Feb. 14-16, at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Each performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • Posted on: 05 February, 2013
    Group photo of participating students.

    East Central University and the School of Business are pleased to announce that ECU will once again participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program this year.

    VITA is a national program, supported by the Internal Revenue Service, which is designed to provide free tax assistance to individuals with basic tax returns, particularly those with low and fixed incomes.


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