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  • Posted on: 26 January, 2012
    Photo of Jefferson Keel, lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation and president of the National Congress of American Indians

    Jefferson Keel, lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation, will discuss the National Congress of American Indians, which he heads as president, Thursday [FEB. 2] at East Central University.

    Keel, who became president of the nation’s oldest and largest tribal organization in 2009, will be the speaker for the Lou Watkins Endowed Lectureship at 7 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center in the Bill S. Cole University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2012

    For a different spring break, try a trip to France.

    Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya and Ben Johnson, faculty members in the Department of English and Languages at East Central University, will lead a 10-day trip to Paris and Limoges, France, from March 17 [SATURDAY] to March 26 [MONDAY].

    The deadline to register for the trip, which is part of ECU’s Study Abroad Program, is Jan. 28. Participants will experience French culture and history along with immersion in the French language and can earn six hours of academic credit in French culture or language. 

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2012

    A fifth “nobody” has been added to the lineup when the Nobodies of Comedy perform Thursday [JAN. 26] at East Central University.

    Andrew Schulz will join Erick James, Tim Krompier, Mark Viera, James Johann and Andrew Schulz for the show that begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The Nobodies of Comedy, part of ECU’s fine arts season, is a touring showcase of young comedians, all rising stars who are well known in regions across the country. Their raw, edgy comedy is intended for mature audiences.

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2012

    The two-year grant has ended that funded Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program for Garvin County children, and Smart Start South Central is looking for local “champions” to keep the program going and the books coming to the youngsters.

    Smart Start South Central (SSSC) provided the program through a grant from Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The Imagination Library has sent a free, age-appropriate book each month to any Garvin County child who registered, up to age 5. About 190 Garvin County children currently receive books in the mail once a month.

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2012
    Photo of Cindy Adams

    Cindy Adams of Sulphur, an instructor of business and information technology at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center in Ardmore, has been named the 2012 National Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education.

    The award recognizes educators who have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote career and technical education.

  • Posted on: 13 January, 2012

    A class on how to be in a band, start your own band or improve your band’s performance will begin Jan. 23 [MONDAY] at East Central University. 

    “This class will show you how to get a band going, keep it going and eventually get it out of the garage,” said instructor Dr. Rick Wetherill, who has been with three garage bands.

    The class, part of ECU’s Community Education Program, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. The cost is $40. An informal jam session will follow each class.

  • Posted on: 13 January, 2012
    Photo of painting done by Scott Johnson

    A traveling exhibition of works by living Oklahoma artists will be open to the public through Jan. 31 in East Central University’s Pogue Art Gallery.

    The exhibition, “24 Works on Paper,” is a collaboration between Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). It is traveling the state for a full year, bringing original, contemporary Oklahoma artwork to viewers in communities large and small.

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2012

    Two area legislators received awards Monday [JAN. 9] in recognition of their continued support of higher education.

    Dr. Glen D. Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, presented the 2011 Distinguished Service Award to state Rep. Todd Thomsen of Ada and ECU alumnus and state Rep. Wes Hilliard of Sulphur during a ceremony at East Central University.

    “These individuals each year, frankly, have distinguished themselves through their courage and leadership (in support of higher education),” Johnson said.


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