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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October 24, 2016
Have a good story to tell? Write it down and win! Until Wednesday, Nov. 9, current ECC students can submit their stories and/or essays to the Annual ECC English Department’s Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Writing Contest. “I think it’s important for students to participate in writing contests,” said English instructor Josh Stroup. “They get a [...]
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October 21, 2016
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is giving East Central College students a chance to win $1,000! The NISOD Student Art Contest gives students international exposure for his or her original artwork. The winning design will be featured as the front cover of the conference program for NISOD’s 2018 International Conference on [...]
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October 13, 2016
The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Program (AEL) gives students the opportunity to earn their High School Equivalency Certificate. It also gives students a chance to learn English as a primary language. Classes are offered during the day in Gerald, Sullivan, Union and Washington. Evening classes are offered in Pacific, Union, St. Clair, [...]
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October 12, 2016
Denise Otto always knew she wanted to work in conservation, but she didn’t know what college could help her achieve that dream. “I was encouraged to go to East Central College by my counselor at Meramec Community College,” Otto said. “Once she learned I wished to have a career in conservation, she said ECC was [...]
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October 10, 2016
Changes made to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are making the filing process easier for East Central College students. You can now submit the FAFSA as early as October 1, rather than January 1. This isn't the deadline, but it's best to get the form in early because some aid awards are [...]
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