Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21 at 5:15 in the Estep: Humphries on the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

Photo of artist by Ken Crowder
From the Ada Evening News: February 17, 2011

Artistic historian to speak on 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

March 9th: 3rd Annual Louise Young Diversity Lecture

You are invited to the
3rd Annual Louise Young Diversity Lecture
Featuring Holocaust Survivor
Max Glauben
(Photo courtesy of the Dallas Holocaust Museum)
Sponsored by the Human Diversity Committee
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Lecture at 7 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma
(For more information, contact committee chair, Dr. Shirley Mixon, 580-559-5279 or

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cover Letter and Resume Workshop

June Lockhart/Lost in Space
Conducting a job search this spring?

We can help!

The ECU Writing Center will hold a cover letter and résumé workshop.

Call now to reserve your seat (559-5312).

When? 3:00-4:00 on Thursday, February 24

Where? Center for Academic Engagement, Faust Hall 159

Friday, February 18, 2011

Roman de Gare: Friday, February 25 at 4 pm

Next up in ECU's first French Film Festival:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Free money!

ECU English majors, writers, Spanish minors, and Russian students: get your scholarship application in by March 1st! by Monday, March 7th!

Got questions?  Contact Mindie Dieu at:

Ozella Elizabeth Waner Scholarship
Eleanor Waner Dedmon Spanish Scholarship
The Ozella Elizabeth Waner Scholarship is for freshman English majors, and The Eleanor Waner Dedmon Scholarship is for language minors. These scholarships cover the complete cost of room, board, books, tuition, and fees

Margaret Nims Scholarship
The Margaret Nims Scholarship is for English teacher certification majors. Candidates should be of sophomore or higher standing, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate academic excellence. One award per year of $200-300 per semester.

Reed Loving Watt Scholarship
The Reed Loving Watt Scholarship is for English majors. Candidates should have completed 60 hours of course work, with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and a minimum of 3.0 in English courses. Financial need, academic excellence, and leadership form the primary selection criteria. The number may vary, but typically two to three awards of $200-300 per semester are given for one academic year.

The Consecration of Napoleon (1806-1807)
Daisy Moore Duvall Scholarship
The Daisy Moore Duvall Scholarship honors a student who exhibits excellence in literature and/or poetry. Recipients must be of sophomore or higher standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Criteria for the award include academic merit, participation in extracurricular English department activities, possible submission of a critical essay or creative work, faculty letters of recommendation, and financial need. This one-year award offers one recipient $250 per semester.

Paul Hughes Memorial Writing Award
The Paul Hughes Memorial Writing Award recognizes excellence in original creative compositions. All currently enrolled ECU students are eligible to enter works of fiction, poetry, drama, or essay. In recent years, the department has awarded three prizes of $300, $200, and $100.

Beatrice Wisehart Spanish Award
The Beatrice Wisehart Spanish Award is for a Spanish minor who demonstrates excellence in upper-level Spanish courses, financial need, and potential for future use of Spanish. One time $25 award.

Study abroad and meet this Russian book-lover.
LeMoine Blake Crabtree Award
The LeMoine Blake Crabtree Award in Russian is awarded to a student with a 4.0 average in Elementary Russian I and II and who is active in the ECU Russian Club. Minimum award $200.

Criswell Memorial Scholarship
The Criswell Memorial Scholarship is offered through the Ada Arts and Humanities Council (P.O. Box 453, Ada, Ok., 74821-0453) for ECU seniors who can present evidence of past creative efforts and plans for future creative endeavors. One award annually, $400.

Morrison Scholarship
The Morrison Scholarship is for leadership in the humanities and performing arts. It provides $100 per month for one academic year.

Gary and Lind Ainsworth Study in Russia Award
This award is given to students who participate in Study Abroad programs in Russia or Ukraine. Minimum $500.00

Poetry Reading in Boswell Chapel at 4!

Literati's Poetry Reading will be held today, February 15th in the Boswell Chapel at 4 pm.


Have you noticed a lack of rigor in your classes?

Has it left you adrift?

Click here to read and/or listen to an NPR report on the phenomenon.

Thanks for the heads up, Dr. Hada.

Click here  to read more.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Class: Friday, February 18 at 4

Next up in ECU's first French Film Festival:

Friday, February 11, 2011

Shall We Kiss? Monday, February 14th at 4

ECU's first French Film festival continues:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tell No One: Friday, February 11 at Four

ECU's French Film Festival begins:

Debut Reading at Vintage 22 on Wednesday, March 9th at 7

Please Join Us

A Debut Reading:

Wednesday, March 9, 7pm

upstairs bar @

800 E. Main St., Ada, Oklahoma

Come for the Spirits J Stay for the Words!

Scheduled readers for the evening include Ada-area authors: Alvin Turner, Michael West, Hugh Tribbey, Mark Walling, Jeanne Marie Dunbar-Green, Ken Hada and special, Rent-an-Okie, temporarily-happily-displaced guest, Jim Hunter.

Edited and introduced by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish and published by Mongrel Empire Press, the groundbreaking anthology (fittingly titled after Woody Guthrie’s lyrics) features 188 selections of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays and visual art by 78 writers and 2 visual artists who currently live in the state. In addition to copies available at the reading, the anthology may be purchased at, and

Call Ken Hada at 580-559-5557 for details

Tuesday, February 8, 2011