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  • Posted on: 05 April, 2011

    Former students and graduates of East Central University will meet in McAlester for an alumni reunion April 15 [FRIDAY] at Angel’s Diner, 1402 S. George Nigh Expressway. The reunion will begin at 6 p.m. and will include appetizers and prizes. Attendees should register online at or call 580-559-5651. Donations will be taken at the door for an alumni scholarship.

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  • Posted on: 01 April, 2011

    A $255,840 “Oklahoma Green” grant awarded to East Central University, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, will train, certify and place up to 200 workers who will become eligible for “green jobs” in energy efficiency and renewable energy occupations.

    The free courses will be offered throughout the year in Ada, Ardmore and Durant.

  • Posted on: 01 April, 2011

    Students from Moore’s Southmoore High School and Grove Middle School were the grand prize winners in the 2011 Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair held annually at East Central University in Ada. Approximately 237 projects were vying for cash prizes and other awards.

     The $500 Best of Fair Award in Division I went to Ashley Sowder, a senior at Southmoore High School, for her project, “Social Immunity of Apis mellifera as an Antimicrobial Indicator of CCD.

  • Posted on: 01 April, 2011

    An informational meeting for persons interested in pursuing the bachelor of social work degree from East Central University is set for April 18 [Monday] at the Eastern Oklahoma State College McAlester campus. The meeting will be held in Room 111 of the Wanda Bass Building from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    The social work program offers special opportunities for students interested in working in child welfare, and those who wish to work with older adults.

  • Posted on: 31 March, 2011

    A new choral work by Ada composers Victoria Davison and Rudy Lupinski and a nearly 300-year-old mass by Franz Joseph Haydn will be performed April 7 [THURSDAY] in a concert by the East Central University Chorale and the ECU Singers. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church and is free and open to the public.

    Dr. Steve Walker is the conductor and accompanists will be pianists Dr. Starla Hibler and Rudy Lupinski.

  • Posted on: 31 March, 2011

    Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Roy Williams, recognized as one of the NFL’s most powerful hitters at safety, will speak in a seminar about the reality of substance abuse on April 6 [WEDNESDAY] at East Central University.

  • Posted on: 30 March, 2011

    NOTE:  The AHEC special meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 31, to discuss the proposed branch campus has been cancelled. ECU has received tentative assurance from the authors of HB 1227 that East Central University’s programming will be protected. ECU still opposes HB 1227.

  • Posted on: 23 March, 2011

    The annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival is back for its sixth year and bigger than ever with four featured authors, including “Where the Heart Is” author Billie Letts. In addition, more than 50 regional, published and emerging authors will make presentations during the three-day festival March 31 – April 2 on the campus of East Central University in Ada. All sessions are free and open to the public.


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