Monday, January 30, 2012

Reviewing the River White

"The rhythm of clear water moving over smooth stones, shining in the sun or lost in fog, filling your senses with sight and sound and memories.

"How else to describe the new book with a unique pairing of watercolors and poetry, The River White,  by brothers Duane and Ken Hada? 

"This graceful 104-page  volume from Mongrel EmpirePress  is a work of art in itself in design along with 46 poems and double the number of watercolors tracing the White River for 700 miles, from source in Northwest Arkansas to the Mississippi. The title of each poem is a location on the river. It and a small watercolor on the right pages face a full page watercolor on the left.  Twin brush strokes--words and color. A masterpiece of publishing and talent."

Click here for more of Terry Clark's glowing review of Dr. Hada's most recent publication, The River White.  Clark is a professor of journalism and director of Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame at the University of Central Oklahoma.

And click here to find the book at Amazon.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

ECU's 2nd Annual French Festival starts February 3rd, 2012

The French American Cultural Exchange has once again given us a grant to host a French Film Festival at ECU, and ECU's own Cultural Activities Committee is pitching in as well.  As a result, Sigma Tau Delta will be hosting ECU's 2nd Annual French Film Festival, featuring free French Films at 4 p.m. on Fridays in February (plus a Valentine's Day screening on Tuesday, February 14th).  This year year we expect to give out over $700 in door prizes in the form of French DVDs, books, posters, Chanel products, and bon-bons, plus a certificate for a night of fine-dining for two at La Baguette Bistro in Oklahoma City (worth over $100).

These are the 5 films we currently plan to screen along with screening dates (we expect all screenings to begin at 4 pm):
Friday, February 3: Paris 
Friday, February 10: Coco Avant Chanel
Tuesday, February 14:  A French Gigolo
Friday, February 17: I’ve Loved You So Long
Friday, February 24: Potiche

We hope you will make the French Film Festival part of your plans in February, 2012!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

STD outbreak: Friday at 2 in the Tower Room of the University Center

Sigma Tau Delta, ECU’s English Honor Society, will have its first outbreak of the spring semester at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 27th in the Tower Room of the University Center. After meeting briefly to discuss the upcoming French Film Festival (we need student volunteers to sit at the welcome table from 3:40 to 4:00 on February 3rd, 10th, 14th, 17th, and 24th before our screenings), we will adjourn to the Estep Center for a screening of Jean Renoir’s 1939 film La r├Ęgle du jeu (“The Rules of the Game”), followed, presumably, by some discussion. (The film is 110 minutes long.) Click here for more information about the film.

Whether you are an STD regular, a lapsed STD enthusiast, or someone who is simply STD-curious, you are welcome to join us.

Yours in STD,

Steve Benton
Joshua Grasso
Faculty Co-Sponsors of STD

Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sunday, January 29th at 3: Homage to Creepy Crawlies

You are invited to a program of music, poetry, storytelling and artwork, Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3pm in the Ada Arts & Heritage Center, 14th St. & Rennie St, when the Ada Arts Council presents “Homage to Creepy Crawlies.”

No admission charge.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Advanced Standing Exam for Elementary Spanish

Antonio, Pedro, and Penelope
If you are interested in taking the Advanced Standing Exam for Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1113) or Elementary Spanish II (ENG 1223), the exams will be offered on Tuesday, January 17th at 2:00pm in Horace Mann 342.

To take this exam, you will need to pick up a form from the Office of Admission and Records (Room 111 Administration). After you obtain the necessary signatures, you will take the form to the Bursar’s Office (Room 107 Administration) and pay a fee of $15. The fee is non-refundable. Students must receive a minimum grade of 70 in order to receive credit. If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Yolanda Forero at or ext.445.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Heads up for Chickasaw Writers

EF Zero

The latest from ECU's own Dr. Hugh Tribbey is now available through White Sky Books and  Check it out by clicking on this link!