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  • Posted on: 16 November, 2012

    Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a special performance of “The Nutcracker” by the Oklahoma City Ballet on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the campus of East Central University. This event is hosted by the Ada Arts Council in conjunction with East Central University as part of the 2012-13 ECU Fine Arts Series. Included in the cast are local student dancers from the Central Oklahoma Dance Center, instructed by Cara Crawford.

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2012

    “A Day of Hunger” will be recognized on the East Central University campus on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the University Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Bracelets, which reflect the message “No Child Should Go Hungry”, will be sold for $2 each to benefit Homer School’s Backpack Program, which provides food for 30-40 children every weekend. The fundraising goal is $400.

    This service learning project is being conducted by Dr. Christine Pappas’ American Government classes. Students will also be fasting on Nov. 20 to raise awareness for child hunger.

  • Posted on: 14 November, 2012
    Champions of Fate

    Holli Witherington, executive director of the East Central University-Brandon Whitten Institute, receives an award on behalf of ECU on “Champions of FATE Night” at the Bud Wilkinson Event Center at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 25. FATE (Fighting Addiction Through Education) held the event to celebrate those who have made significant contributions in substance abuse education and those who work fighting substance abuse. Also pictured are ECU President John Hargrave (left) and Jim Priest (center), director of FATE.

  • Posted on: 14 November, 2012

    Tickets are now on sale for “A Very Chorale Christmas” to be held on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Regents Room of East Central University’s Memorial Student Union.

    “A Very Chorale Christmas” is a night of food and entertainment to benefit the University Chorale which is preparing to make a trip to Washington D.C. in the fall of 2013. The ECU Chorale has the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center, National Cathedral and White House.

  • Posted on: 14 November, 2012

    The East Central University Singers and University Chorale will be performing a concert on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ada.

    The ECU Singers will be performing a new composition by Victoria Davison and Rudy Lupinski entitled “Now Go Ye in to Jerusalem.” The spirited piece will feature the performance of ECU faculty member Juliana Overmier on the piccolo and retired ECU assistant director of bands Dr. Doug Laramore on the shofar. ECU music major Chris Mayhew will be playing the gong.

  • Posted on: 13 November, 2012
    Quaid Lounge Reception

    A generous donation to East Central University has led to the refurbishment of the Linscheid Library’s student lounge.

    Tommy Wayne Quaid Jr., a 1988 ECU alum, donated $8,000 ($7,000 toward the library and $1,000 for a basketball scholarship) and secured a company match from his employer NetApp Inc.of $8,000 to refurnish the student lounge in memory of his father, Tommy Wayne Quaid Sr.

  • Posted on: 10 November, 2012
    Dr. Pat Fountain and Ms. Stacey Bolin

    Two appointments have been announced in the East Central University of School of Business as Dr. Pat Fountain has been named director of the Oscar L. Parker Center for the Advancement of Ethical Standards in Business and Society, and Stacey Bolin will be the director of the Wilburn L. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship.

  • Posted on: 10 November, 2012
    Set Design for One-Act Play
    East Central University student Domineque Carey, a senior kinesiology major from Springer, Okla., works on a fireplace to be used in the set for a one-act play called “The Storm”.


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