December 14, 2016
Courtney Smith has juggled her family life with her working life for years. In 2015, she decided to add even more to her plate - she started her journey to become a Registered Nurse through the LPN to RN Bridge Program at ECC. It’s something she realized she wanted to be after a memorable experience [...]
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December 13, 2016
Never underestimate the power of a sugary ring of dough. That’s the lesson nursing students at ECC-Rolla learned raising funds for charity this holiday season. “The students had a pre-sale and took orders for the two weeks,” said Nursing Instructor Laura McDonald. “They also purchased additional doughnuts to sell in the commons.” The response was [...]
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December 6, 2016
Programs housed in the new East Central College Business and Industry Center will soon have state-of-the-art equipment, after the Board of Trustees approved four recommendations at the December 5 meeting. Three FlexMation II Robotic Systems Trainers from Rixan Associates and one LabVolt Pumps Training System from Innovative Education Systems were approved for purchase for the [...]
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December 5, 2016
Two East Central College students can now say they are All-American athletes! Sophomore midfielder Jacob Moore was named to the NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer All-American Second Team for the 2016 season, and sophomore setter Mackenzy Vedder was named an NJCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Honorable Mention All-American. Moore has been a catalyst to the [...]
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December 5, 2016
Going to college can be a balancing act. For some women attending East Central College, juggling a full-time work schedule and a family can make it difficult. Financial burdens can also bring on added stress. With the help of the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) International Sisterhood, these women have a helping hand toward earning a [...]
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December 2, 2016
The competition was fierce in the Annual Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Writing Contest at East Central College.  Held by the English Department, it's a chance for students to showcase their talents each year. “I think it’s important for students to participate in writing contests,” said English instructor Josh Stroup. “They get a real audience to [...]
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November 29, 2016
Finals week is around the corner, and how students approach the week can make a difference. According to Time Magazine, “pulling an all-nighter is one of the worst things [a student] can do (short of accidentally sleeping through your final).” This finals week, students should focus on allotting some time each day for studying, and [...]
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November 8, 2016
At the November 7 Board of Trustees meeting, members approved a recommendation on the creation of a career and technical academic advisor. “Since the start of the year,” said East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer, “we have looked at ways to enhance the level of academic advisement services provided to students.” A key component [...]
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November 1, 2016
You can collect them. You can mine them. You can even skip them across the water. Rocks and minerals are everywhere, and one ECC faculty member has made it a point for the last 17 years to explore them with his students. Every semester, Larry Pierce takes his geology class to the Missouri Mining Museum, [...]
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October 24, 2016
It’s called “The Coin War,” and it’s pitting East Central College faculty members against each other. "I'm not too worried about being pied in the face,” admitted instructor Kevin Dixon. “I just want to be able to clean up the mess before a class!" From Oct. 10-28, donation jars will be at the main desk [...]
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