Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wanna be an Upward Bound mentor?

Dr. Teresa Rothrock writes:  "For those interested in becoming public school English teachers, this is a particularly good opportunity to get to know the people behind the adolescent fa├žade and test out some of those theories we’ve been talking about. It helps distinguish a resume’, too."

Upward Bound is now taking applications for the summer Upward Bound program.
We are looking for responsible juniors and seniors who would be willing to spend June 1 – July 13 mentoring area high school students.
Upward Bound will pay room/board, field trips, etc..
The duties would include but not limited to: supervising students in the dorm, cafeteria, classrooms, on campus and field trips.
The salary range is $1500- $1750.
For more information call Tonya Harrell at ext. 856. Applications are located in the Upward Bound office located in Fentem Hall, Rm. 333. Deadline for all applications is March 8th.

March 13 Book Signing: Robin Murphy

Dr. Robin Murphy, Assistant Professor in the English and Languages Department, will discuss her book How Social Trauma Affects How We Write: Post 9/11 Rhetorical Theory and Composition Pedagogy and her coauthored chapter in The Philosophy of Joss Whedon from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on March 13th at the Linscheid Library. The event is sponsoredby the Linscheid Library Academic Friends (LLAF). Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Staff Writers Needed!

The ECU Journal now has two openings for staff writers, with opportunity for quick advancement.  For an application or more information, students can stop by our office on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Student Union (near the bookstore) or email

- Mary Newport

Thursday, February 9, 2012

March 31st: Creative Writing Festival at Oklahoma City University

The Scholarship Application Deadline Approacheth

The deadline for scholarship applications to be turned in for Fall 2012/Spring 2013 is March 1, 2012.   If you have any questions, please call or come by the Foundation Office or the Student Development Office in the Administration Building.  Good luck!

Phyllis Danley
Executive Director, ECU Foundation, Inc.
Director of University Advancement and Alumni Relations East Central University

Monday, February 6, 2012

March 4: Hada, Beans & Leaves

You are invited to
A Poetry Reading at Beans & Leaves
(A New Coffee & Tea Place)

4015 N. Penn
Oklahoma City, OK

First Sunday of Each Month
Beginning March 4, 2012
2:00 p.m.

First Featured Reader: Ken Hada

Ken Hada, a fourth generation Oklahoman, teaches at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he directs the Scissortail Writing Festival. His critical pieces have appeared in journals such as Southwestern American Literature, and he has published two collections of poetry: The Way of the Wind, and Spare Parts, which won the prestigious 2011 Western Heritage Award, was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in poetry, and was featured on Garrison Keillor’s NPR Writers Almanac. His newest book, titled, The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill, features Ken’s poetry with the watercolor art of his brother, Duane Hada. It is a breathtakingly beautiful book.

OPEN MIC: The featured reading is followed by an Open Mic session, when other poets may read their work.


Contact: Dorothy Alexander at

Thursday, February 9: MLA Citations Workshop