Upcoming Events

Exhibition: June 6-August 25

Drawing on utilitarian motifs such as the extension cord, the work references childhood memories of Midwest, working-class life in rural Illinois. Using the tools like trompe-l’oeil, the mixed media paintings re-contextualize lowbrow objects like his mom’s bric-a-brac into highbrow paintings that break the rules of flat space. Consequently, the pieces challenge the viewer to reconsider the stereotype of a banal existence in a “flyover state” as one rich in meaning and value.

Hansen Hall 121, Art Gallery

Monday, June 6 – Thursday, August 25
All Day

The new student orientation for the fall 2022 fall semester will be held in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center in Hansen Hall.

Saturday, August 13
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

The following services will be available on Saturday, August 13 for students needing assistance before the fall semester begins on August 22.

From 9-2 p.m. Advising and Counseling, Financial Aid and the Testing Center will be open and available to help students.

From 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. The ECC Bookstore, located in the Shook Student Center, will be open and available to help students select and purchase their textbooks.

Students visiting the ECC Bookstore need to be aware the pedestrian bridge connecting Buescher Hall and the Shook Student Center is closed due to construction. The bookstore is accessible from the ground floor entrances to the building.

Saturday, August 13
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hansen Hall, Theater

Thursday, August 18
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Keynote Session (60 minutes) – Are we truly a DEI-focused institution?
In recent years, colleges have begun using a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens to recruit students and promote an
“inclusive” campus environment. This is particularly true for first-generation, low-income (FGLI) students and, most recently,
students from rural communities. But are institutions truly engaging in a student-centered DEI experience from enrollment
through graduation/transfer? In this keynote session, Dr. Matt Newlin will share research and promising practices for helping
FGLI, rural, and other underserved populations enroll and thrive in college.

Breakout Session (60 minutes; presented twice) – Building students’ social & cultural capital: What can we do better?
The goal of this workshop is to introduce and examine the concepts of social and cultural capital and the disparate outcomes for
FGLI and rural students. After discussing the basic tenets of the theories, participants will spend time identifying ways East
Central College is currently preparing students for further education and the workforce. Participants will then brainstorm
tangible, practical ways the institution can improve or expand how they support FGLI and rural students.

HH Theater

Friday, August 19
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Fall classes begin Monday, August 22, 2022.

Monday, August 22
12:00 am

Exhibition: Sept 1-29

From photography to drawing, from digital art to painting, from design to ceramics, ECC Art & Design Faculty inspire students and the community with their view on the world. Visit the gallery to see the world through our art faculty’s eyes.

Hansen Hall 121, Art Gallery

Thursday, September 1 – Thursday, September 29
All Day

All public stargazing events begin at dusk and end no later than midnight.

EMDSO, an astronomy club in Franklin County, MO, is a registered 501 ©(3) organization of amateur astronomers dedicated to the advancement of astronomy in east central Missouri. We develop astronomical resources such as telescopes and observatories and offer astronomy programs to groups such as families, schools, service organizations, libraries, scouts and churches. We offer astronomical observing events (star parties) for the general public on a regular basis and private observing events to groups by reservation. Please call Rick Schwentker to make a reservation or ask for information, or go to emdso.org to fill out a reservation form.  Events may be canceled due to clouds or inclement weather. Stargazing events are held outside but come prepared to wear a mask and social distance if the Covid risk still exists. Bring a flashlight, bug spray, your telescope or binoculars, lawn chair and appropriate clothing for cool nights. Handicapped access is provided to the observatory deck. View the wonders of our universe such as planets, stars and nebulas through our 30” Dobsonian telescope at the Big Blue Observatory. Make your reservations today for the year 2022.

2022 Public Stargazing Schedule

Big Blue
New Haven MO
East Central College
Union MO
3/4, 3/25, 3/26 3/5
4/1, 4/29, 4/30 4/2
5/6, 5/27, 5/28 5/7
6/3, 6/24, 6/25 6/4
7/1, 7/29, 7/30 7/2
8/5, 8/26, 8/27 8/6
9/2, 9/23, 9/24 9/3
9/30, 10/2, 10/22 10/1
11/18, 11/25, 11/19 No observing


Saturday, September 3
12:00 am

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