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Employee Tuition Assistance Applications for Spring 2019 for ESU Employees are due by Friday, December 28, at 5:00 p.m.  A short instructional video with important information is provided to assist in completing the electronic application.  Please be advised you must be enrolled in one or more classes in order to complete your application. We regret we will be unable to accept late applications.

USS Employees must have a current performance evaluation of at least "meeting performance expectations" to be eligible for assistance.

Dependent and Spouse Tuition Waiver Program Applications for dependent and spouse may be submitted until the 10th day of class for fall and spring semesters, and by the first day of the enrolled class for the summer session.  Please be aware you will need your employee number as well as your dependent's student ID number for the electronic application.

The following link will provide the guidelines and a download to the applications for each.

http://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/tuition-assistance.html

Please contact the office of Human Resources at 341-5379 or email rlauber@emporia.edu if you have questions about these programs.

Human Resources11/16/2018 9:33 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook staff would like to ship you a copy of the 2019 yearbook when it comes out! The yearbook itself is totally free to anyone that would like to pick one up in person, but if you are unable to pick on up, we can ship it to you for $15.


If you’d like us to ship you a fresh copy of the 2019 Sunflower Yearbook when it comes out in April, order here: https://goo.gl/forms/Rb4oCxjs48wNexrn2


We also have plenty of yearbooks from previous years available for pick up or shipping. If you’d like us to ship a past yearbook, please order here: https://goo.gl/forms/hKD2L2Co1x43iZ6g1


Sunflower Yearbook11/16/2018 9:33 AM
  

​​The Sunflower Yearbook will have a booth set up on Main St. in the Union for Student Photos.

Any student or faculty member that would like to be pictured in the 2019 yearbook can stop by the booth between 9am and 2pm on Monday the 19th or Tuesday the 20th.


The Sunflower11/16/2018 9:33 AM
  

The Student Recreation Center will be closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and open with normal hours on Monday, Nov. 26 due to Thanksgiving Break.

​Visit https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/ for more info.  Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for news and updates!​

Recreation Services11/16/2018 9:23 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90.


The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!


Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook


https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2
Sunflower Yearbook11/16/2018 9:23 AM
  

Swishes for Wishes is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The tournament is $15 per team. All proceeds go to Chi Omega's wish kid, Zane. Swishes for Wishes is this Saturday, November 17th, at 9:00am at the Emporia State Student Recreation Center. Come help us grant Zane's wish to go to Disney World! Sign up through this link:

https://emporia.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/230991 ​

Chi Omega11/15/2018 1:49 PM
  
Speaking privileges to guests in the audience at the meeting tonight will adhere to a 2 minute maximum per person, to see that as many people as possible may have the chance to speak.

Associated Student Government11/15/2018 1:49 PM
  

We are having a meeting to talk about the study abroad to Colombia this Monday, Nov. 19th from 5 to 7p.m. in Plumb Hall 308. 


This is a great chance do some exploring while gaining valuable (and marketable!) skills and experience.  The experience of international travel and Spanish language skills (much easier to pick up while immersed in the language and culture) can be valuable to anyone in many areas of our lives, whatever your personal and professional goals may be.

Please check out the website we've created to give you and your family easy access to all the trip info.  On this website you can find details about the payment plan, resources for financial aid, bios about our Spanish professors and trip chaperones, and some links to help you learn about and get excited to explore Bogota. There is also general information about our department, the degrees we offer, and how to add a Spanish minor to your academic plan (only 13 hours and this trip would knock out 6 of them!).

Here's the link: 


This will be a come and go meeting and a chance to speak and ask questions to Dr. Spaulding and Dr. Robinson, as well as Mark Daly and Chie Zenno from the Office of International Studies and Darcy Johnson from Financial Aid.


Spanish Club11/15/2018 1:49 PM
  

​We care about helping YOU!  To help you finish the semester strong, the 1st floor of WAW Library will be open 24/7 starting Sunday, December 2 and running through Wednesday, December 12.  This access is in addition to the 24/7 access to the Library Learning Commons.

For safety reasons, the 1st floor study rooms, periodicals moving shelves, and the ESU Archives exhibit hall will be closed after the general closing hours of the library building.

For more information or questions, please contact the Circulation Desk at 341-5205 or the Reference Desk at 341-5207.

Good luck with your studies!

University Libraries and Archives11/15/2018 11:08 AM
  

The location for the Senate meeting tonight will be in the Memorial Ballroom, located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Union. Meeting will still begin at the same time, 5:15pm.​

Associated Student Government11/15/2018 11:07 AM
  

The Instructional Technology Student Association (ITSAt-shirt design contest is on until November 28, 2018. Interested ESU students who would like to design the brand new, cool looking t-shirt for the association is welcome to do so. Submission continues until November 28, 2018. Send your design via email to zli10@g.emporia.edu with the  subject "ITSA t-shirt design" or on social media using the hashtag, "#itsadesign." 

All contestants stand the chance of grabbing awesome prices, plus having the winning design on ITSA t-shirt ahead of the December 2018 commencement. Bring it on, if you think you can beat the Instructional Design and Technology Students!

Posted By: Daniel Agbaji
Daniel Agbaji11/15/2018 11:07 AM
  

​Emporia State University is partnering with the Salvation Army for holiday bell ringing. Emporia State students will be sponsoring a week of ringing November 26th-30th. Students will be manning the Walmart bell ringing location and will be ringing in holiday cheer with a presence in the community! 

Students can register online at www.registertoring.com and search the Emporia area. Then search for the group with group code: emporia18 

Sign up for two hours and receive a free long sleeve t-shirt!! 

Questions? Contact chornets@emporia.edu​

Community Hornets11/15/2018 8:16 AM
  

​You matter here at Emporia State University! Every student is making history through events, clubs, and classes they participate in or attend every day. Therefore, Special Collections and Archives started Leave Your Legacy to encourage students to donate their items from these experiences. Everything from class work, flyers/swag from events, and items that hold personal meaning. We hope to create a snapshot of each individual's story and the overall life here at ESU. Stop by the table tomorrow Friday Nov. 16 in the Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to get some more information - or to donate! 

​Items to donate: flyers, photos, t-shirts, artwork, notebooks, etc. 

Special Collections and Archives11/15/2018 8:16 AM
  

Taco meals will be available for purchase from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm TOMORROW! Come when you can and enjoy a delicious taco meal at the Didde Catholic Campus Center!​​

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/15/2018 8:15 AM
  

Encountering Christ in one another through the CHRISM Program TONIGHT @ 5:30!
Participants in the CHRISM Program connect with one another through working on a craft project and then sharing a meal together. This is an opportunity for both students and the developmentally disabled adults in the community to interact with each other in a new fun way.

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/15/2018 8:15 AM
  

​Friday, November 16 will be another BIG Black and Gold Campus Visit event! Lots of prospective students and their guests will be on campus to hear all the good stuff about ESU, tour campus, and hang out with faculty and staff at the academic and student life fair. Please welcome them by wearing your proudest black and gold.

The event schedule is as follows:

10:45am Visitors check in (Memorial Union East Lobby)

11:15am Lunch (Hornets Nest) 

12:00pm Welcome and Admissions Presentation (Webb Hall)

1:00pm Campus Tours (depart from Webb Hall)

2:00pm Academic and Student Life Fair (Ballroom)

2:20pm Residence Hall Tours (depart from MU East Lobby)

3:00pm Honors College Presentation (optional - Heritage Room)

3:00pm Transer Student Session (optional - Admissions Office)

Undergraduate Admissions11/15/2018 8:15 AM
  

​Come find one of a kind student and faculty-made pottery and ceramic gifts to enjoy yourself or give to loved ones this holiday season. Proceeds benefit the artists and ESU Clay Guild events, trips, visiting artists, etc.​​​

ESU Department of Art11/15/2018 8:15 AM
  

Come see what’s happening in Albert Taylor Hall this Week!

Thursday, November 15th

Event:  Jazz Band Concert

Details: The Emporia State University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Gary Ziek, continues the long tradition of jazz education and performance at ESU.  The band plays a wide variety of literature, ranging from the classic jazz of Count Basie and Duke Ellington to the contemporary sounds of Gordon Goodwin and Bob Florence.

Time: 7:30pm

Admission: $5.00 for General Admission, $4.00 for Students, Senior Citizens and Children 12 and under are free

 

Friday, November 16th

Event:  International Cultures Show

Details: The Office of International Education would like to invite you to the 2018 International Culture Show. The show will consist of  a variety of performances that display the great multicultural community of Emporia State University!

Time: 7:30pm

Admission: None

​ 

Saturday, November 17th

Event:  Honors Band Concert

Details: The event is our 13th Annual High School Honors Band, featuring outstanding students from 19 Kansas high schools.

They will rehearse in the morning and afternoon, culminating in a concert at 4:00 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall. 

Time: 7:30pm

Admission: Free Admission

 

 

Albert Taylor Hall11/15/2018 8:14 AM
  

The Student Recreation Center will be closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and open with normal hours on Monday, Nov. 26 due to Thanksgiving Break.

​Visit https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/ for more info.  Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for news and updates!

Recreation Services11/15/2018 8:14 AM
  

Come join the Emporia Symphony Orchestra and A Capella Choir for a wonderful concert of Holiday music on December 4th, 2018 at 7:30 pm! This concert will be at the Granada Theatre. Tickets are $4 for students, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors. 

​Happy Holidays! 

Madeline Hanna11/15/2018 8:13 AM
  

Swishes for Wishes is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The tournament is $15 per team. All proceeds go to Chi Omega's wish kid, Zane. Swishes for Wishes is this Saturday, November 17th, at 9:00am at the Emporia State Student Recreation Center. Come help us grant Zane's wish to go to Disney World! Sign up through this link:

https://emporia.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/230991

Chi Omega11/14/2018 2:39 PM
  

 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

​Where: State Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Research and Grants Center invites applications from undergraduate students from all disciplines to participate in the annual Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol poster symposium. The event is an opportunity to display, in poster format, the stellar research conducted by undergraduate students at Kansas' universities to legislators and other members of state government. Five finalists from Emporia State University will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents Universities in Topeka at the Capitol. Researchers must:

* be undergraduates during the 2018-2019 academic year;

* have completed research under the guidance of a Kansas 4-year public institution faculty mentor;

* follow the methodology of the appropriate academic discipline;

* have research of sufficient quality to be presented at a professional academic meeting;

* have the skills, resources, and capacity to produce a professional academic poster;

* agree to undergo presentation training and rehearse their presentations prior to the Capitol event .

To apply, please submit your name, faculty mentor, project title, and a 250 word abstract to Ashley Brandt at abrandt2@emporia.edu

Research & Grants Center11/14/2018 2:39 PM
  

​Students, Faculty and Staff:

November 16th deadline to add money to your ID card and get bonus bucks and for a chance to win an additional $50! 

Every Friday is $7.00 All You Care to Eat in the Nest.  Hope to see you there.  Preload dollars on your ID to make your entrance into the nest quick and easy.

Carmen Leeds, Memorial Union Director11/14/2018 2:38 PM
  

​Applications for Registered Student Organization's allocations are now live. The deadline to submit the online application form is Wednesday, February 13th. Please complete this form ONLY if your organization is requesting allocations for items such as traveling, speakers, and/or, printing & publicity for academic year 2019-2020. Below is the form for the application: 

https://goo.gl/forms/fyambQdRgW6g2P4z2​

If you have any questions please contact Fiscal Affairs Committee Chair: Malcolm Dade mdade@g.emporia.edu

Associated Student Government11/14/2018 10:52 AM
  

​Dear Students:

We relocated our committee meeting to MU 250F Xi Phi room in order to accommodate a larger amount of students who plan on attending.

Also, the survey regarding diversity training for registered student organizations is still open. It should take no longer than a couple minutes to complete. You can access the survey by using this URL: https://goo.gl/forms/t8ckDYbT57thPNdW2

​Furthermore, if there are any questions or concerns, please contact Kim Nguyen at knguyen3@g.emporia.edu.

Kim Nguyen11/14/2018 10:51 AM
  

DONT FORGET THURSDAY NOV. 15TH IS THE LAST FLASH SALE OF THE SEMESTER...GREAT TIME TO GET SOME EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFTS

ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS WILL BE 50% OFF THE PRICE MARKED 9 A.M.-4:30 P.M.​

MIKE MCRELL11/14/2018 10:51 AM
  

​The William Allen White Library is continuing to conduct a student survey of library building use in order to help us make more informed decisions about what is working, and what we might change about the library building.

If you are an ESU student, we would love your feedback! The survey takes about 5 minutes and you can take it at:

https://baseline.campuslabs.com/esu/studentlibrarybuilding

This project has received IRB approval from the ESU Research and Grants office.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact:

--Cynthia Kane, Professor / Assessment and Instruction Librarian, ESU Libraries and Archives, ckane1@emporia.edu or 620-341-5480

--Megan Mahoney, Assistant Professor / Instruction and Cataloging Support Librarian, ESU Libraries and Archives, mmahone1@emporia.edu or 620-341-5049

--Michelle Hammond, Dean, ESU Libraries and Archives, mhammon2@emporia.edu or 620-341-5208​

Thank you!




Cynthia Kane, ESU Libraries and Archives11/14/2018 9:37 AM
  

The Academic Center for Excellence and Success (ACES), ESU's primary academic resource, is currently seeking candidates for the ACES Student Tutor position.  Additional subject matter tutoring is needed in the following areas:

-Chemistry

-Organic Chemistry

-Psychology

-Earth Science

-Biology

ACES is a certified College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) program.  All tutors are trained on-the-job and have the opportunity to receive a raise upon completing their individual Level 1 CRLA-International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC). 

All interested students should apply under Job # 18151 at: https://www.emporia.edu/studentjobs/index.html

Interviews are currently underway; don't miss your chance to join the ACES Team!!!

Academic Center for Excellence and Success (ACES)11/14/2018 9:22 AM
  

​You matter here at Emporia State University! Every student is making history through events, clubs, and classes they participate in or attend every day. Therefore, Special Collections and Archives started Leave Your Legacy to encourage students to donate their items from these experiences. Everything from class work, flyers/swag from events, and items that hold personal meaning. We hope to create a snapshot of each individual's story and the overall life here at ESU. Stop by the table today Wednesday Nov. 14 or Friday Nov. 16 in the Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to get some more information - or to donate! 

​Items to donate: flyers, photos, t-shirts, artwork, notebooks, etc. 

Special Collections and Archives11/14/2018 8:16 AM
  

Taco meals will be available for purchase from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm on Nov. 16! Come when you can and enjoy a delicious taco meal at the Didde Catholic Campus Center!​​

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/14/2018 8:16 AM
  

Encountering Christ in one another through the CHRISM Program on Nov. 15 @ 5:30!
Participants in the CHRISM Program connect with one another through working on a craft project and then sharing a meal together. This is an opportunity for both students and the developmentally disabled adults in the community to interact with each other in a new fun way.

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/14/2018 8:16 AM
  

The Emporia State University Instructional Design and Technology Department would like to invite you to participate as a client for the Fall 2018 Masters Projects! Our goal is to give our students a real-world experience applying the Instructional Design (ID) process, as well as exposing them to potential clients and employers. We are looking for clients in both public and private industry.  So, please pass this along to your colleagues.

Do you need assistance with a problem in your organization that can be solved with training and instruction? Be a client for one of our students! Problem Statements are due January 4, 2019 and students will begin working on them soon after. Projects will be completed and presented by early May.

​For more information, go to https://www.emporia.edu/teach/idt/masters/call-for-clients.html or contact Zeni at jcolorad@emporia.edu for specific proposal examples.

Department of Instructional Design and Technology11/14/2018 8:16 AM
  

​Do you have…

  • an idea that you discovered?
  • an experience that inspired you?
  • a statement on an issue that matters to you?
  • a piece of creative writing?
  • a musical performance?
  • a comedy routine?
  • something else?

Special Collections and Archives wants you to share it! You'll have a mic and five minutes to tell us What's On Your Mind. Bring your original thoughts, or do a "cover"--or just come to be part of the audience.

This event is open to students and other members of the ESU community aged 18 and older. It will take place tonight from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the third floor of William Allen White Library, with sign-up starting at 6:30. Seating is limited to 50. Free popcorn will be provided!

Special Collections and Archives11/14/2018 8:15 AM
  

Keep a Clean Machine → Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats that put critical infrastructure at risk. ​

Information Security11/14/2018 8:15 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook will have a booth set up on Main St. in the Union for Student Photos.

Any student or faculty member that would like to be pictured in the 2019 yearbook can stop by the booth between 9am and 2pm on Tuesday the 13th, Wednesday the 14th, Monday the 19th, or Tuesday the 20th.


The Sunflower11/14/2018 8:15 AM
  

​On behalf of Emporia State University and the Blue Key Honor Society, we want to thank all students who attended this year's Hayes Lecture 2018 and those students who participated in the Smith Scholarship Essay Competition as a part of the Hayes Lecture.  This year's pool of submissions was very strong and the review committee spent a good deal of time reviewing the essay submissions.   ​

We are pleased to announce this year's Smith Scholarship recipients. Congratulations to Gaby Amparan, Kathryn Kienholz, Cullen Roche, Emma Dixon, and Carolina Taylor. This group of students will receive a $1000.00 Doug and Nan Smith Scholarship for Spring, 2019.  Thanks again to all students who participated in this essay competition.

 

Blue Key Honor Society11/14/2018 8:15 AM
  

Come find one of a kind student and faculty-made pottery and ceramic gifts to enjoy yourself or give to loved ones this holiday season. Proceeds benefit the artists and ESU Clay Guild events, trips, visiting artists, etc.

ESU Department of Art11/14/2018 8:14 AM
  

​Kappa Delta Pi will host guest speaker, Michelle Sager from the David Traylor Zoo, on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00 pm in VH330.  Michelle will share resources that all teachers can use in their classrooms related to zoo life.  

If you cannot attend in person, you can attend virtually:  http://kdpemporiastate.wixsite.com/esukdp/page3  ​

Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Socieity for Educators11/14/2018 8:14 AM
  

​FLASH SALE ALL DAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15!!

ADDITIONAL 50% OFF ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS

COME INTO THE BOOKSTORE FOR SOME EARLY CHRISTMAS SAVINGS!!

9 A.M.-4;30 P.M.

MIKE MCRELL11/13/2018 12:27 PM
  

Swishes for Wishes is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The tournament is $15.00 per team. All proceeds go to Chi Omega's wish kid, Zane. Swishes for Wishes is this Saturday, November 17th, at 9:00 am at the Emporia State Student Recreation Center. Come help us grant Zane's wish to go to Disney World! Sign up through this link:

https://emporia.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/230991

Chi Omega11/13/2018 11:29 AM
  

​Have you ever heard of dark matter? There isn't much we know about it, and it's one of the most intriging concepts in astronomy today. If you're interested in astronomy, even if you don't know much yet, you're invited to Peterson Planetarium this Saturday to watch the full dome video 'Dark'. Show stars at 12:30, so don't be late.

Peterson Planetarium11/13/2018 10:32 AM
  
​The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!


Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

​Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/13/2018 10:31 AM
  

​You matter here at Emporia State University! Every student is making history through events, clubs, and classes they participate in or attend every day. Therefore, Special Collections and Archives started Leave Your Legacy to encourage students to donate their items from these experiences. Everything from class work, flyers/swag from events, and items that hold personal meaning. We hope to create a snapshot of each individual's story and the overall life here at ESU. Stop by the table tomorrow Wednesday Nov. 14 or Friday Nov. 16 in the Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to get some more information - or to donate! 

​Items to donate: flyers, photos, t-shirts, artwork, notebooks, etc. 

Special Collections and Archives11/13/2018 10:31 AM
  

Taco meals will be available for purchase from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm on Nov. 16! Come when you can and enjoy a delicious taco meal at the Didde Catholic Campus Center!

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/13/2018 10:30 AM
  

Encountering Christ in one another through the CHRISM Program on Nov. 15 @ 5:30!
Participants in the CHRISM Program connect with one another through working on a craft project and then sharing a meal together. This is an opportunity for both students and the developmentally disabled adults in the community to interact with each other in a new fun way.

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/13/2018 10:30 AM
  

​Do you have…

  • an idea that you discovered?
  • an experience that inspired you?
  • a statement on an issue that matters to you?
  • a piece of creative writing?
  • a musical performance?
  • a comedy routine?
  • something else?

Special Collections and Archives wants you to share it! You'll have a mic and five minutes to tell us What's On Your Mind. Bring your original thoughts, or do a "cover"--or just come to be part of the audience.

This event is open to students and other members of the ESU community aged 18 and older. It will take place on November 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the third floor of William Allen White Library, with sign-up starting at 6:30. Seating is limited to 50. Free popcorn will be provided!

Special Collections and Archives11/13/2018 10:29 AM
  

For employees wanting to switch from USS to Unclassified service effective 12/30/18, the deadline to make the request is 11/15 (this Thursday).

What do I need to do?

  • If you want to remain USS, you don't need to do anything.
  • If you want to switch to Unclassified on 12/30/18, email Asher at adelmott@emporia.edu.
  • If you want to switch to Unclassified after 12/30/18, notify Asher, or Laura Eddy (leddy@emporia.edu), any time before the deadline listed in the chart below.
Notify HR by:Effective Date:
5/15/196/15/19
Any time after 6/15/19Beginning of the following pay period​

 

For more information about why this change is occurring, or to learn about the differences between USS and Unclassified service, please review the information on the USS Senate website at https://www.emporia.edu/classa/.  If you can't find the answers there, contact Asher or Laura.

Human Resources11/13/2018 10:29 AM
  

Photographer Zora Murff will speak in an open "Coffee Talk" session regarding his experiences as a juvenile detention tracker in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and how that path led him to create a series of photographs entitled "Corrections". The talk takes place Wednesday, November 14th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Memorial Union, Center for Student Involvement Lounge at Emporia State University.

"Zora received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Combining his education in human services and art, Zora's photography focuses on how images are used to reinforce social and cultural constructs including race and criminality. His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and featured online including Aperture Magazine, The New Yorker, VICE Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, and The New York Times."

www.zora-murff.com

This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Student Programs.​

Morgan Ford Willingham11/13/2018 10:29 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook will have a booth set up on Main St. in the Union for Student Photos.

Any student or faculty member that would like to be pictured in the 2019 yearbook can stop by the booth between 9am and 2pm on Tuesday the 13th, Wednesday the 14th, Monday the 19th, or Tuesday the 20th.


Sunflower Yearbook11/13/2018 10:28 AM
  

​Looking for a job?  Do you enjoy working with kids?  

The office of Financial Aid & Veteran Services is currently accepting applications for YES Tutor.  You do not need to be work-study eligible, only a KS resident.   

You can find the application here under job 16001: 

https://www.emporia.edu/studentjobs/index.html

Please submit your application to the Financial Aid office in Plumb Hall 103 or email to:

finagrad@emporia.edu or rgilman@emporia.edu​​​​​​

Finacial Aid and Veteran Services 11/13/2018 10:28 AM
  

Applications for Registered Student Organizations’ allocations will be live beginning this Wednesday, November 14th. The deadline to submit the online application form is Wednesday, February 13th. Please complete this form ONLY if your organization is requesting allocations for items such as traveling, speakers, and/or, printing & publicity for academic year 2019-2020. 

If you have any questions, please contact Fiscal Affairs Committee Chair: Malcolm Dade mdade@g.emporia.edu

Associated Student Government11/13/2018 10:26 AM
  

​This Wednesday at 6:30, Peterson Planetarium will be hosting a free and open to the public show about China's space agency. Just this last summer, they sent the first probe to soft land on the far side of the moon!

​All of our shows start off with a tour of the night sky. Peterson Planetarium is located downstairs in Science Hall. For questions or to make a reservation, call 620-341-5636.​ To schedule your own show, go to emporia.edu/planetarium.​​​

Peterson Planetarium11/9/2018 11:02 AM
  

​Wednesday, Nov. 14th   4pm-4:30pm      ​

 A picture is worth a thousand words. Create a resume that will help you stand out in a crowd of traditional resumes and land you that dream job. Learn when an infographic resume will help you, and when it might hurt. See examples of infographic resumes and learn about tools that you can use to create your own.

WAW Library, Electronic Classroom 209E

ACES11/9/2018 11:02 AM
  

Elberta Harris Scholarship

Applications are now available for the Elberta Harris Scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  This scholarship may be renewable depending on the student's class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior) at the time of application.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in elementary or secondary education
  • Must have graduated from a Johnson County high school
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Strong record of community service
  • References and an essay are required

Please email ESUScholarships@emporia.edu for the application or visit our scholarship webpage, https://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/#Elberta_Harris . The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Send questions to ESUScholarships@emporia.edu .​

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services 11/9/2018 11:02 AM
  

Taco meals will be available for purchase from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm on Nov. 16! Come when you can and enjoy a delicious taco meal at the Didde Catholic Campus Center!

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/9/2018 11:02 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook staff would like to ship you a copy of the 2019 yearbook when it comes out! The yearbook itself is totally free to anyone that would like to pick one up in person, but if you are unable to pick on up, we can ship it to you for $15.


If you’d like us to ship you a fresh copy of the 2019 Sunflower Yearbook when it comes out in April, order here: https://goo.gl/forms/Rb4oCxjs48wNexrn2


We also have plenty of yearbooks from previous years available for pick up or shipping. If you’d like us to ship a past yearbook, please order here: https://goo.gl/forms/hKD2L2Co1x43iZ6g1


Sunflower Yearbook11/9/2018 11:01 AM
  

Alpha Kappa Delta a National Sociological Honor Society will be hosting drawings for a chance to win some great prizes from local merchants in the Memorial Union the week of 11/13-11/16 from 11:00-2:00. The funds from this raffle will go to helps students attend the Midwest Sociological Society Conference in Chicago. During the week the we will be holding specials on purchasing tickets. 

Tuesday: $1 for 1 ticket and $5 for 6 tickets

Wednesday: Buy 10 tickets get 2 free

Thursday: $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 tickets or $10 for an arm's length.

Friday: Double Down: For every ticket purchased get 1 free.

Both Cash and Venmo will be accepted!


Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society11/9/2018 11:00 AM
  

Hey there, Hornets!

The ESU Writing Center will be CLOSED for Veterans Day on SUNDAY, November 11 and MONDAY, November 12. We will re-open at 10am on TUESDAY, November 13.

ESU Writing Center11/9/2018 10:05 AM
  

​ACES will be closed Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th. 

​We will resume normal tutoring hours on Tuesday, November 13th. 

ACES11/9/2018 10:05 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!


Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union


Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/9/2018 10:05 AM
  

Apply to partner with ESU Foundation for Giving Tuesday crowd-sourced fundraising!

giveGOLD is ESU's brand new crowdfunding program which aims to give ESU students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to raise money for special projects that will benefit the ESU community at large. This program allows you to work directly with foundation staff to create a compelling campaign that will maximize donations. 

During Giving Tuesday, the ESU Foundation will be working to push news about the event out to its donor lists in order to generate additional donations towards your campaign. Also, the most successful organizations will receive some sort of additional incentives, possibly even matching funds.  

Go to the forms section on Hornet Life or stop by the Sauder Alumni Center to pick up an application today. Completed applications are due by 5pm Friday, Nov. 9th. Questions? Contact sthackst@emporia.edu | (620) 341-6431

Shelly Thackston11/9/2018 10:04 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!


Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union


Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/9/2018 10:04 AM
  

​Please join us for the Classroom to Career Certificate kick off program this Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 7pm in the Skyline Room, MU, 2nd Floor.  The fashion team from Dillard's will present information on professional suits and overall image to kick off the Career Certificate program for 2018-2019.  Current juniors and seniors from any major are eligible to participate in this program, but must attend the kick off program this Tuesday to participate.  For more information, go to https://emporia.joinhandshake.com/events/224683/share_preview​ or contact Career Services at 620-341-5407. 

Career Services11/9/2018 10:04 AM
  

​Do you have…

  • an idea that you discovered?
  • an experience that inspired you?
  • a statement on an issue that matters to you?
  • a piece of creative writing?
  • a musical performance?
  • a comedy routine?
  • something else?

Special Collections and Archives wants you to share it! You'll have a mic and five minutes to tell us What's On Your Mind. Bring your original thoughts, or do a "cover"--or just come to be part of the audience.

This event is open to students and other members of the ESU community aged 18 and older. It will take place on November 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the third floor of William Allen White Library, with sign-up starting at 6:30. Seating is limited to 50. Free popcorn will be provided!

Special Collections and Archives11/9/2018 10:04 AM
  

​You matter here at Emporia State University! Every student is making history through events, clubs, and classes they participate in or attend every day. Therefore, Special Collections and Archives started Leave Your Legacy to encourage students to donate their items from these experiences. Everything from class work, flyers/swag from events, and items that hold personal meaning. We hope to create a snapshot of each individual's story and the overall life here at ESU. Stop by the table next Wednesday, Nov. 14 or Friday, Nov. 16 in the Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to get some more information - or to donate! 

 

Items to donate: flyers, photos, t-shirts, artwork, notebooks, etc.  

Special Collections and Archvies11/9/2018 10:04 AM
  

​​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2​

Sunflower Yearbook11/9/2018 10:03 AM
  

​Friday we will have LOTS of prospective students and their families visiting campus to hear all the good stuff about ESU, visit with faculty, and tour campus. Please welcome them by wearing your proudest black and gold!​

Undergraduate Admissions11/8/2018 2:43 PM
  

​In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, and following the proclamation of President Donald J. Trump, Governor Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from now until sunset, November 10, 2018 as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California.​

"We express our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy," said Governor Colyer. "This was a terrible act of violence perpetrated against innocent victims. We grieve for those suffering as a result of this crime, and pray they will find peace and comfort in the days ahead."

Office of the President11/8/2018 1:37 PM
  
Office of Internaitonal Education is hosting the Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, November 13. Come listen to the study abroad returnees' experiences and get information about study abroad including faculty-led programs. 


After the fair, we have the Internship Abroad Information Session. 

Study Abroad Fair and Internship Abroad Information Session
Date: November 13 
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Info session from 3:00 pm)
Place: PKP room​
Office of International Education11/8/2018 1:31 PM
  

​ASL Club will be meeting off campus tonight. We are watching a movie. Please email Shelby Perez at Sperez1@g.emporia.edu for more information and the address. We are looking forward to seeing you tonight. ​

ASL Club11/8/2018 1:31 PM
  

The IT Help Desk will be closed this Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, 2018, to observe the Veteran's Day Holiday. We will be open Monday, November 12 from 5:00-9:00 pm. The Help Desk will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 am.

 Please visit our website for contact information and hours at www.emporia.edu/IT.

Information Technology11/8/2018 1:31 PM
  

This weekend the library will be open from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, November 10th. On Sunday, November 11th, Veterans Day, hours will be 1pm to 6pm. On Monday, November 12, the library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday November 13th.

The Library Learning Commons is always open!

University Libraries and Archives11/8/2018 1:31 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!


Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union


Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/8/2018 1:30 PM
  

​You matter here at Emporia State University! Every student is making history through events, clubs, and classes they participate in or attend every day. Therefore, Special Collections and Archives started Leave Your Legacy to encourage students to donate their items from these experiences. Everything from class work, flyers/swag from events, and items that hold personal meaning. We hope to create a snapshot of each individual's story and the overall life here at ESU. Stop by the table next Wednesday, Nov. 14 or Friday, Nov. 16 in the Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to get some more information - or to donate! 

 

Items to donate: flyers, photos, t-shirts, artwork, notebooks, etc.  ​

Special Collections and Archives11/8/2018 1:30 PM
  

Apply to partner with ESU Foundation for Giving Tuesday crowd-sourced fundraising!

giveGOLD is ESU's brand new crowdfunding program which aims to give ESU students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to raise money for special projects that will benefit the ESU community at large. This program allows you to work directly with foundation staff to create a compelling campaign that will maximize donations. 

During Giving Tuesday, the ESU Foundation will be working to push news about the event out to its donor lists in order to generate additional donations towards your campaign. Also, the most successful organizations will receive some sort of additional incentives, possibly even matching funds.  

Go to the forms section on Hornet Life or stop by the Sauder Alumni Center to pick up an application today. Completed applications are due by 5pm Friday, Nov. 9th. Questions? Contact sthackst@emporia.edu | (620) 341-6431

Shelly Thackston11/8/2018 1:30 PM
  

​Do you have…

  • an idea that you discovered?
  • an experience that inspired you?
  • a statement on an issue that matters to you?
  • a piece of creative writing?
  • a musical performance?
  • a comedy routine?
  • something else?

Special Collections and Archives wants you to share it! You'll have a mic and five minutes to tell us What's On Your Mind. Bring your original thoughts, or do a "cover"--or just come to be part of the audience.

This event is open to students and other members of the ESU community aged 18 and older. It will take place on November 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the third floor of William Allen White Library, with sign-up starting at 6:30. Seating is limited to 50. Free popcorn will be provided!

Special Collections and Archives11/8/2018 1:30 PM
  

The Research and Grants Center is holding a T-Shirt Design Contest for the 2019 Research & Creativity Day! We are inviting undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their creative talents by submitting an original t-shirt design for the contest. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on November 13th, 2018. The creator with the winning t-shirt design will receive a $250 scholarship for the 2019 Spring Semester, and everyone who participates in the Research & Creativity Day will receive a free t-shirt featuring YOUR design! The rules and instructions for submissions are available at www.emporia.edu/research.  Contact the Research and Grants Center if you have any questions. ​

Research & Grants Center11/8/2018 1:30 PM
  
  • Friday, November 9th All Veterans Tribute Show at 7pm
  • Thursday, November 15th Jazz Concert at 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 16th International Cultures Show at 7pm
  • Saturday, November 17th Honors Band Concert at 4pm
  • Wednesday, November 28th Percussion Concert at 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 30th Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30pm ​

Keep checking the Hornet Announcements for additional details as the month progresses! We hope you can come join us for one of these exciting events!

Albert Taylor Hall11/8/2018 1:29 PM
  

The Office of International Education (OIE) will discontinue the relationship with the NSE (National Student Exchange) program soon. Therefore, we are no longer accepting new NSE applications for the terms Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 or later. If you have inquired about NSE for the spring 2019 term and plan to participate, please contact Chie Austin in the OIE by December 1 to give an update about your NSE plan so that we can continue assisting you. Otherwise, we will close your file.

For those who are not familiar with NSE, it is a program that allows students to study at another university in the U.S. for a semester or a year. We have decided to end the relationship with them due to the small number of participants. The Office of International Education is still fully assisting students to study abroad internationally. ​

If you have any questions, please email Chie Austin at czenno@emporia.edu or call at 620-341-6521.

Office of International Education11/8/2018 1:29 PM
  

Photographer Zora Murff will speak in an open "Coffee Talk" session regarding his experiences as a juvenile detention tracker in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and how that path led him to create a series of photographs entitled "Corrections". The talk takes place Wednesday, November 14th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Memorial Union, Center for Student Involvement Lounge at Emporia State University.

"Zora received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Combining his education in human services and art, Zora's photography focuses on how images are used to reinforce social and cultural constructs including race and criminality. His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and featured online including Aperture Magazine, The New Yorker, VICE Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, and The New York Times."

www.zora-murff.com

This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Student Programs.

Morgan Ford Willingham11/8/2018 1:29 PM
  

​​Are you interested in gaining some great experiences? Are you interested in planning events, making new friends, and adding leadership skills to your resume? Well, look no further than UAC! Union Activities Council is looking for people who are dedicated and interested in being a council member! This means you get to be in charge of events that UAC plans for the student body! If you are interested in joining, please grab an application at the Center for Student Involvement front desk! Don't forget to return the application and sign up for an interview spot!​

Union Activities Council11/8/2018 1:28 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!


Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union


Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/8/2018 1:28 PM
  

The Associated Student Government's Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting is this evening at 5 P.M. in the Veteran's Hall of Honor (Hollow Square for 24 plus lounge furniture)!!​ ​.

ALSO! We are still gathering information on how to cater student diversity training to the needs of the student body, so please take some time to complete this survey. It should take less than 5 minutes:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aJzsUZn6WSccHgd-jCWjXi3ZoRWzWTJO8TyClg1QVV4​

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kimberly Nguyen at knguyen3@g.emporia.edu.


Kimberly Nguyen11/7/2018 2:10 PM
  

Recently, some users have reported receiving emails from what appears to be coming from someone in their department, but have an email address that is different from their ESU email address.  For example, XYZ@gmail.com instead of XYZ@emporia.edu.  These emails usually ask for the users to purchase iTunes cards for them.  Similarly, we have received reports of text messages coming from unknown numbers claiming to be someone from the University.  These are scams, and attempts to gain private information from you. Delete the emails, and texts.  A reminder to please be vigilant about who the sender is, when responding to emails and text messages.

If you have received such an email/text please report to helpdesk (620-341-5555). Thank you!​​

Information Technology11/7/2018 2:09 PM
  

The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!


Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union


Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board​

Creative Writing Program11/7/2018 2:09 PM
  

Elberta Harris Scholarship

Applications are now available for the Elberta Harris Scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  This scholarship may be renewable depending on the student's class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior) at the time of application.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in elementary or secondary education
  • Must have graduated from a Johnson County high school
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Strong record of community service
  • References and an essay are required

Please email ESUScholarships@emporia.edu for the application or visit our scholarship webpage, https://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/#Elberta_Harris . The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Send questions to ESUScholarships@emporia.edu .​

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services 11/7/2018 2:09 PM
  

Emporia State University is partnering with the Salvation Army for holiday bell ringing. Emporia State students will be sponsoring a week of ringing November 26th-30th. Students will be manning the Walmart bell ringing location and will be ringing in holiday cheer with a presence in the community! 

Students can register online at www.registertoring.com and search the Emporia area. Then search for the group with group code: emporia18 

Sign up for two hours and receive a free long sleeve t-shirt!! 

Questions? Contact chornets@emporia.edu​

Community Hornets11/7/2018 2:09 PM
  

​You matter here at Emporia State University! Every student is making history through events, clubs, and classes they participate in or attend every day. Therefore, Special Collections and Archives started Leave Your Legacy to encourage students to donate their items from these experiences. Everything from class work, flyers/swag from events, and items that hold personal meaning. We hope to create a snapshot of each individual's story and the overall life here at ESU. Stop by the table next Wednesday Nov. 14 or Friday Nov.16 in the Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to get some more information - or to donate! 

 

Items to donate: flyers, photos, t-shirts, artwork, notebooks, etc. 

Special Collections and Archives11/7/2018 2:08 PM
  

​​Are you interested in gaining some great experiences? Are you interested in planning events, making new friends, and adding leadership skills to your resume? Well, look no further than UAC! Union Activities Council is looking for people who are dedicated and interested in being a council member! This means you get to be in charge of events that UAC plans for the student body! If you are interested in joining, please grab an application at the Center for Student Involvement front desk! Don't forget to return the application and sign up for an interview spot!​

Union Activities Council11/7/2018 2:08 PM
  

Jeremy Poincenot went blind at a young age but didn't let that stop him from his passion of golfing! Just two years after becoming blind, he won the World National Blind Golf Championship! He will be in the Memorial Union Ballroom on November 7th at 7pm sharing his message of turning trauma into triumph and looking at life with a new perspective! Hope to see you all there! 

Union Activities Council11/7/2018 2:08 PM
  

Are you interested in working at the Student Recreation Center?  Apply to be a Lifeguard, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Intramural Sports Official, or Facility Assistant today!

Applications are due TOMORROW!

Visit https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/employment/ to apply!  Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for news and updates!

Recreation Services11/7/2018 2:08 PM
  

​Do you have…

  • an idea that you discovered?
  • an experience that inspired you?
  • a statement on an issue that matters to you?
  • a piece of creative writing?
  • a musical performance?
  • a comedy routine?
  • something else?

Special Collections and Archives wants you to share it! You'll have a mic and five minutes to tell us What's On Your Mind. Bring your original thoughts, or do a "cover"--or just come to be part of the audience.

This event is open to students and other members of the ESU community aged 18 and older. It will take place on November 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the third floor of William Allen White Library, with sign-up starting at 6:30. Seating is limited to 50. Free popcorn will be provided!

Special Collections and Archives11/7/2018 2:08 PM
  

​Special Collections and Archives, the Department of Communication and Theatre, the Department of Social Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Lyon County History Center present “Emporia’s Company L in World War I.” In this reader’s theatre program, Educational Theatre Company members Thaddaeus E. G., Ryan Wollum, and Greyson Waltmire will bring the stories of World War I veterans Col. Arthur Ericsson, Lt.Col. Ellis Christensen, and Cpl. Andrew Fry to life. Scripts were adapted by Professor Theresa Mitchell from interviews conducted for the Flint Hills Oral History Project.​ Performances will take place at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Sauder Alumni Center and tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library.​

Special Collections and Archives11/7/2018 2:08 PM
  

Apply to partner with ESU Foundation for Giving Tuesday crowd-sourced fundraising!

giveGOLD is ESU's brand new crowdfunding program which aims to give ESU students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to raise money for special projects that will benefit the ESU community at large. This program allows you to work directly with foundation staff to create a compelling campaign that will maximize donations. 

During Giving Tuesday, the ESU Foundation will be working to push news about the event out to its donor lists in order to generate additional donations towards your campaign. Also, the most successful organizations will receive some sort of additional incentives, possibly even matching funds.  

Go to the forms section on Hornet Life or stop by the Sauder Alumni Center to pick up an application today. Completed applications are due by 5pm Friday, Nov. 9th. Questions? Contact sthackst@emporia.edu | (620) 341-6431

Shelly Thackston11/7/2018 2:07 PM
  

#LockDownURlogin → User names and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, bank and social media. Improve account security by enabling strong authentication tools such as biometrics or unique one-time codes. #CyberAware ​

Information Security11/7/2018 2:07 PM
  

Union Activities Council is hosting Jeremy Poincenot in the Memorial Union Ballroom TONIGHT at 7:00pm. Jeremy won the World National Blind Golf Championship. He will share his message of turning trauma into triumph.

Don't miss out on your chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs for the Emporia Municipal Golf Course. This includes 18 holes and a golf cart. Look for our Tweet about the prize pack! Retweet this post & Follow @UACofESU before Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm.

Winners will be announced at the beginning of the event, you must be present to win.  ​

Union Activities Council11/7/2018 2:07 PM
  

The Emporia State University Instructional Design and Technology Department would like to invite you to participate as a client for the Fall 2018 Masters Projects! Our goal is to give our students a real-world experience applying the Instructional Design (ID) process, as well as exposing them to potential clients and employers. We are looking for clients in both public and private industry.  So, please pass this along to your colleagues.

Do you need assistance with a problem in your organization that can be solved with training and instruction? Be a client for one of our students! Problem Statements are due January 4, 2019 and students will begin working on them soon after. Projects will be completed and presented by early May.​

For more information, go to https://www.emporia.edu/teach/idt/masters/call-for-clients.html or contact Zeni at jcolorad@emporia.edu for specific proposal examples.

Department of Instructional Design and Technology11/7/2018 2:06 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!

Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/7/2018 2:06 PM
  

​A reminder that during inclement weather conditions the campus community should either listen to KVOE AM radio station (1400) or  Kansas Public Radio; or  watch KWCH , WIBW, KSNT or KTKA television stations; or access the home page for the University ( www.emporia.edu ) for a possible closing of the University due to inclement weather.  A notification will be sent only if there is a closing to be announced and the University's Text/Email Emergency Notification System will be activated (for those who have this service).  No notification will be given if the University is to remain open.

The prediction for this Thursday is from a trace to 3" of snow with the possibility of freezing drizzle or rain.  Hopefully the ground temperature will help keep the sidewalks, parking lots and streets clear. If not there will be crews out when this snow event starts to keep roads and sidewalks cleared.  Other crews will be coming in at 4:00 a.m. on Friday to start the clearing and treatment of roads, parking lots and walks.

During the weather event, also be aware that crews from the Academic, Residential and Memorial Union facilities will be working and treating around their respective buildings and entrances. Please report any trouble areas to the University Facilities Office (5331). Snow Removal Maps indicating the priority and stages of work can be viewed at http://www.emporia.edu/alerts/documents/campus_snow_removal_map.pdf.  Even with cleared walks and entrances, extreme care should be taken due to continual thawing and freezing cycles occurring during and after the event.  Persons with mobility restrictions should take extreme precautions and request assistance (call Facilities @ 341-5331) if needed or make arrangements with their departments to remain at home.  Everyone should take extra time and be extra careful during and after the weather event.

 

Thank you.

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities11/7/2018 2:06 PM
  

Do You Have What It Takes?

We are holding an Information Session on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Blue Key Leadership Room, MU.  

This is the second iteration of the prestigious Hult Prize OnCampus at ESU. Let's make your dreams become a reality!

PS: We're also gonna have free pizza!

Saandhyarag Sasidhar11/7/2018 2:04 PM
  

Union Activities Council is hosting Jeremy Poincenot in the Memorial Union Ballroom on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm. Jeremy won the World National Blind Golf Championship. He will share his message of turning trauma into triumph.

Don't miss out on your chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs for the Emporia Municipal Golf Course. This includes 18 holes and a golf cart. Look for our Tweet about the prize pack! Retweet this post & Follow @UACofESU before Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm.

Winners will be announced at the beginning of the event, you must be present to win.  ​

Union Activities Council11/6/2018 1:32 PM
  

​Alpha Kappa Delta a National Sociological Honor Society will be hosting drawings for a chance to win some great prizes from local merchants in the Memorial Union the week of 11/13-11/16 from 11:00-2:00. The funds from this raffle will go to help students attend the Midwest Sociological Society Conference in Chicago. Be watching future Hornet Announcements for exclusive specials on purchasing tickets. Both Venmo and Cash will be accepted.

Cherie Crisp-Alpha Kappa Delta President11/6/2018 12:49 PM
  

There are just 3 openings left in the Cook Healthy Eat Well (C.H.E.W.) class which is this THURSDAY at 5:30pm.  ​Participants will gain basic cooking skills as well as learn some nutrition, budgeting and meal prep tips.  You'll eat one healthy delicious meal during class and have another to take home and it's all FREE.  Call 620-341-5222 to register for class!!  Sponsored by Corky's Cupboard and Student Wellness Center, class is led by Registered Dietitian Emily Prouse.

Student Wellness Center11/6/2018 10:49 AM
  

A reminder that during inclement weather conditions the campus community should either listen to KVOE AM radio station (1400) or  Kansas Public Radio; or  watch KWCH , WIBW, KSNT or KTKA television stations; or access the home page for the University ( www.emporia.edu ) for a possible closing of the University due to inclement weather.  A notification will be sent only if there is a closing to be announced and the University's Text/Email Emergency Notification System will be activated (for those who have this service).  No notification will be given if the University is to remain open.

The prediction for this Thursday is from a trace to 3" of snow with the possibility of freezing drizzle or rain.  Hopefully the ground temperature will help keep the sidewalks, parking lots and streets clear. If not there will be crews out when this snow event starts to keep roads and sidewalks cleared.  Other crews will be coming in at 4:00 a.m. on Friday to start the clearing and treatment of roads, parking lots and walks.

During the weather event, also be aware that crews from the Academic, Residential and Memorial Union facilities will be working and treating around their respective buildings and entrances. Please report any trouble areas to the University Facilities Office (5331). Snow Removal Maps indicating the priority and stages of work can be viewed at http://www.emporia.edu/alerts/documents/campus_snow_removal_map.pdf.  Even with cleared walks and entrances, extreme care should be taken due to continual thawing and freezing cycles occurring during and after the event.  Persons with mobility restrictions should take extreme precautions and request assistance (call Facilities @ 341-5331) if needed or make arrangements with their departments to remain at home.  Everyone should take extra time and be extra careful during and after the weather event. ​

Thank you.

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities11/6/2018 10:48 AM
  

Community Hornets is partnering with United Way of the Flint Hills to provide books for local Emporia preschoolers. The books have already been purchased, we are asking students and faculty to sponsor a book. For just $2 students can sponsor a book by writing a positive message to a preschooler. Messages can include encouraging words to encourage reading or words of empowerment and support.  The buyer of the book should sign their name! At the end of the sale, the books will be delivered to local preschool programs so the kids can take the books home.

Students and faculty will have the opportunity to donate on Wednesday, November 7th from 10am-2pm in the Memorial Union West Lobby or the Visser Atrium. Cash and Venmo will be accepted.

 

Community Hornets11/6/2018 10:47 AM
  
Jeremy Poincenot went blind at a young age but didn't let that stop him from his passion of golfing! Just two years after becoming blind, he won the World National Blind Golf Championship! He will be in the Memorial Union Ballroom on November 7th at 7pm sharing his message of turning trauma into triumph and looking at life with a new perspective! Hope to see you all there! 
Union Activities Council11/6/2018 10:47 AM
  

​Special Collections and Archives, the Department of Communication and Theatre, the Department of Social Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Lyon County History Center present “Emporia’s Company L in World War I.” In this reader’s theatre program, Educational Theatre Company members Thaddaeus E. G., Ryan Wollum, and Greyson Waltmire will bring the stories of World War I veterans Col. Arthur Ericsson, Lt.Col. Ellis Christensen, and Cpl. Andrew Fry to life. Scripts were adapted by Professor Theresa Mitchell from interviews conducted for the Flint Hills Oral History Project.​ Performances will take place on November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sauder Alumni Center and on November 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library.​

Special Collections and Archives11/6/2018 10:47 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!

Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/6/2018 10:47 AM
  

Are you interested in working at the Student Recreation Center?  Apply to be a Lifeguard, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Intramural Sports Official, or Facility Assistant today!

Applications are due on Nov. 8.

Visit https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/employment/ to apply!  Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for news and updates!​

Recreation Services11/6/2018 10:47 AM
  

Apply to partner with ESU Foundation for Giving Tuesday crowd-sourced fundraising!

giveGOLD is ESU's brand new crowdfunding program which aims to give ESU students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to raise money for special projects that will benefit the ESU community at large. This program allows you to work directly with foundation staff to create a compelling campaign that will maximize donations. 

During Giving Tuesday, the ESU Foundation will be working to push news about the event out to its donor lists in order to generate additional donations towards your campaign. Also, the most successful organizations will receive some sort of additional incentives, possibly even matching funds.  

Go to the forms section on Hornet Life or stop by the Sauder Alumni Center to pick up an application today. Completed applications are due by 5pm Friday, Nov. 9th. Questions? Contact sthackst@emporia.edu | (620) 341-6431

Shelly Thackston11/6/2018 10:46 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!


Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/6/2018 10:46 AM
  

The Post-KBOR meeting scheduled for Friday, November 9 in the Veterans Hall of Honor has been canceled.​​

Office of the President11/5/2018 3:22 PM
  
Do you tend to wait until the last minute to study for November midterms and start final projects? This year, Just Beat It! You can get a head start with ACES, the Writing Center, and the Library on Thursday, November 8, from 8-midnight. Tutors and librarians will be available for extended help, and we'll have coffee and food to keep you fueled. We'll also have short, planned breaks throughout the night to make sure you get up and move, refresh your food/drinks, and relax a bit. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/justbeatit2018 by November 5 so that we can have enough food and tutors available. Walk-ins are welcome too
University Libraries & Archives11/5/2018 2:35 PM
  

People from the CSI will be tabling in honor of Veteran's Day coming up! There will be opportunities for students to write a thank you card to veterans or those who are currently serving. We will be there 10 am-2 pm everyday for the next two weeks except for Monday.​

Center for Student Involvement11/5/2018 12:12 PM
  

i3 Grant deadline has been extended until December 1st, 2018

Innovate, Inspire and Ignite with the 2018-2019 i3 Grants! This year we are focusing on designing, developing and implementing Open Educational Resources (OER). Are you interested in applying? Applications are due December 1st! Learn more about the opportunity and apply now...

Learning Technologies11/5/2018 12:11 PM
  

Hello everyone! Diversity Book Club will back with its first meeting tomorrow, November 6th from 5-6pm in the Diversity Lounge.  

The book of the month will be: The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoirby Staceyann Chin.

"No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Jamaica on Christmas Day."

Staceyann Chinn is a writer, spoken word artist and political activist. Her book explores her experiences of growing up in Jamacia in the 70s and 80s.​

Come get your copy of the book today from the front desk of the CSI!

Diversity Student Programs11/5/2018 12:11 PM
  

The Kansas Board of Regents will host its monthly meetings on our campus this Wednesday and Thursday. Let's show our ESU spirit by wearing black and gold or spirit wear these days.​

Marketing & Media Relations11/5/2018 10:30 AM
  

ESU ranked #1 in voting turnout among registered Kansas college students in the 2016 elections. Let’s again claim this title in the 2018 Midterm Elections as well! Students and faculty in the American Democracy Project may be able to help with rides to your voting place in Emporia on Tuesday. If you are interested, call the Math and Econ office at 620-341-5281 for a ride. 

ESU American Democracy Project11/5/2018 10:23 AM
  

​Black Student Union will be having a meeting tonight in the Veterans Room at 6 pm. 

Can't wait to see you all there!

Taylor lee11/5/2018 10:23 AM
  

​Please join us in SH 72 at 7pm  on Monday, Nov 5th, for a talk given by David Wright, senior firearms analyst and assistant director of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory.  Hear Dave talk about some of his most interesting cases and learn about what a gun can tell you! This seminar is free and open to the public, but parental discretion is advised, since some content may be graphic.

The MSFS Program11/5/2018 10:23 AM
  

​Special Collections and Archives, the Department of Communication and Theatre, the Department of Social Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Lyon County History Center present “Emporia’s Company L in World War I.” In this reader’s theatre program, Educational Theatre Company members Thaddaeus E. G., Ryan Wollum, and Greyson Waltmire will bring the stories of World War I veterans Col. Arthur Ericsson, Lt.Col. Ellis Christensen, and Cpl. Andrew Fry to life. Scripts were adapted by Professor Theresa Mitchell from interviews conducted for the Flint Hills Oral History Project.​ Performances will take place on November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sauder Alumni Center and on November 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library.​

Special Collections and Archives11/5/2018 10:22 AM
  

Get ready to twerk...I mean WORKout in this high energy and fiercely fun dance fitness workshop. Learn the breakdown of basic moves, as well as modifications and progressions of a variety of dance moves to a variety of music genres. Participants can expect to receive a little extra demo time for each song than in a regular dance fitness class.

We'll see you TOMORROW at 8:00 pm in the SRC Group Fitness Room!

For more info, visit: https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/​ ​

Recreation Services11/5/2018 10:22 AM
  

Jeremy Poincenot went blind at a young age but didn't let that stop him from his passion of golfing! Just two years after becoming blind, he won the World National Blind Golf Championship! He will be in the Memorial Union Ballroom on November 7th at 7pm sharing his message of turning trauma into triumph and looking at life with a new perspective! Hope to see you all there! 

Union Activities Council11/5/2018 10:22 AM
  

​Emporia State University is excited to launch a new professional development series for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This unique program, called the Classroom to Career Certificate Program, guides students through 13 steps to build their professional image.  At the completion of these steps, students will earn a tailored, professional business suit from Dillard's.  

This year's program kicks off with a Professional Dress Event the first week in November.  Students must be a current junior or senior at Emporia State and attend one of two programs offered that week to be considered for this certificate program.  This opportunity is open to all academic majors.  All steps must be completed by Friday, March 8, 2019.

To participate in the program, students must first attend one of two Professional Dress Programs presented by Dillard's and hosted by Career Services & the School of Business.  

TONIGHT, 7-8pm, Preston Family Room, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Nov. 8th, 7-8pm, Greek Room, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Juniors or seniors who do not attend one of these two programs will be ineligible to participate in the certificate program for 2018-2019. 

Questions?  Contact us!

June Coleman, jcoleman@emporia.edu

Joyce Zhou, xzhou@emporia.edu

Isaiah Wattree, iwattree@emporia.edu

Career Services11/5/2018 10:22 AM
  

Tuesday, Nov. 6th              4pm-4:30pm      ​

In today's competitive job market, the internet and social media have become hiring tools. Odds are that when you apply for a job, someone will be searching the web for information about you. Do you know what they will find and learn about you? Take your online reputation into your own hands and control what is available online about you. In this hands on workshop, you will learn steps that you can take to clean up your online reputation.

WAW Library, Electronic Classroom 209E

ACES11/5/2018 10:22 AM
  

Thursday, Nov. 8th            4pm-4:30pm    

Are you a Google searcher? Don't worry, your secret's safe with us! In this 30-minute workshop, we will demonstrate how to get the best results out of Google Searching. This session will include a demo on everything Google when it comes to your research project.

WAW Library, Electronic Classroom 209E​

ACES11/5/2018 10:22 AM
  

​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2​

Sunflower Yearbook11/5/2018 10:21 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!

Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/5/2018 10:21 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!

Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/5/2018 10:21 AM
  

One of the largest presences in space today is ESA, the European Space Agency. They play a big role on the International Space Station, but here, we usually only hear about NASA. Come to Peterson Planetarium this Wednesday, at 6:30, to hear ESA's story.

​All of our shows start off with a tour of the night sky. Peterson Planetarium is located downstairs in Science Hall. For questions or to make a reservation, call 620-341-5636.​ To schedule your own show, go to emporia.edu/planetarium.​​​​

Peterson Planetarium11/5/2018 10:21 AM
  

​​Are you interested in gaining some great experiences? Are you interested in planning events, making new friends, and adding leadership skills to your resume? Well, look no further than UAC! Union Activities Council is looking for people who are dedicated and interested in being a council member! This means you get to be in charge of events that UAC plans for the student body! If you are interested in joining, please grab an application at the Center for Student Involvement front desk! Don't forget to return the application and sign up for an interview spot!​

Union Activities Council11/5/2018 10:20 AM
  

Are you interested in working at the Student Recreation Center?  Apply to be a Lifeguard, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Intramural Sports Official, or Facility Assistant today!

Applications are due on Nov. 8.

Visit https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/employment/ to apply!  Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for news and updates!​

Recreation Services11/5/2018 10:20 AM
  

​Applications and supporting materials for New Graduate Student Scholarships for the spring 2019 semester will be due in the Graduate School by November 16, 2018.  New degree-seeking graduate students, enrolling for the first time beginning spring 2019, with an overall undergraduate gpa of 3.25 or 3.50 for the last 60 hrs. can apply for a $500 graduate scholarship.  Applicants will be required to complete the graduate admissions application.  Award recipients must be accepted into a graduate program and enroll in at least six graduate credit hours per semester.  The electronic application can be found at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/scholarships-awards/new-graduate-student-scholarship-application.html.​

Please share this scholarship opportunity with any new or prospective graduate students in your department who will be enrolling in the spring 2019 semester.  Thank you!

Graduate School11/5/2018 10:20 AM
  

​Applications and supporting materials for the Robert J. Grover Graduate Student Scholarship will be due in the Graduate School by November 16, 2018.  Students are eligible to compete for two $400 awards.  Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate students with a gpa of 3.75 or better after a minimum of one semester.  Students must also submit a resume, statement of purpose, and three letters of support written specifically for this scholarship.  The application can be submitted electronically at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/scholarships-awards/robert-j-grover-scholarship-application.html.

Please share this scholarship opportunity with the graduate students in your department.  ​

Thank you!

Graduate School11/5/2018 10:19 AM
  

Apply to partner with ESU Foundation for Giving Tuesday crowd-sourced fundraising!

giveGOLD is ESU's brand new crowdfunding program which aims to give ESU students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to raise money for special projects that will benefit the ESU community at large. This program allows you to work directly with foundation staff to create a compelling campaign that will maximize donations. 

During Giving Tuesday, the ESU Foundation will be working to push news about the event out to its donor lists in order to generate additional donations towards your campaign. Also, the most successful organizations will receive some sort of additional incentives, possibly even matching funds. 

Go to the forms section on Hornet Life or stop by the Sauder Alumni Center to pick up an application today. Completed applications are due by 5pm Friday, Nov. 9th. Questions? Contact sthackst@emporia.edu | (620) 341-6431

Shelly Thackston11/5/2018 10:19 AM
  

ESU ranked #1 in voting turnout among registered college students in the 2016 elections. Let’s again claim this title in the 2018 Midterm Elections as well! Students and faculty in the American Democracy Project may be able to help with rides to your voting place in Emporia on Tuesday. If you are interested, call the Math and Econ office at 620-341-5281 for a ride. 

ESU American Democracy Project11/2/2018 2:42 PM
  

When: Sunday, November 4th, 7pm

Where: First United Methodist Church Chapel (enter in the north doors)

The last year, and especially this fall, has been a time when a number of young adults have expressed a need for healing in their lives and in the world. This service will be a time to deeply consider our need for healing and the hope found in the Christian message. While the United Methodist Campus Ministry is offering this service, it is open to all persons, regardless of religious background, who desire to experience healing and hope in their lives.


United Methodist Campus Ministry11/2/2018 2:05 PM
  

​The final speaker for the fall series will be Dr. Cort Rodet, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ohio University. 

Social Order in a Fragile State: Rio's Favelas

Monday, November 5th 6:00pm-7:00pm in Skyline Room, Memorial Union. 

This series is sponsored by the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics​​

Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics​​11/2/2018 8:43 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!

Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/2/2018 8:42 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!

Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/2/2018 8:41 AM
  

​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2

Sunflower Yearbook11/2/2018 8:39 AM
  

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 4 for FREE BRUNCH at the Didde Catholic Campus Center!  We'll be serving chicken and rice starting at 11:15 am be sure to get here before it's all gone!

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/2/2018 8:39 AM
  

​The final speaker for the fall series will be Dr. Cort Rodet, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ohio University. 

Social Order in a Fragile State: Rio's Favelas

Monday, November 5th 6:00pm-7:00pm in Skyline Room, Memorial Union. 

This series is sponsored by the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics​​

Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics​11/2/2018 8:38 AM
  

Employee Tuition Assistance Applications for Spring 2019 for ESU Employees are due by Friday, December 28, at 5:00 p.m.  A short instructional video with important information is provided to assist in completing the electronic application.  Please be advised you must be enrolled in one or more classes in order to complete your application. We regret we will be unable to accept late applications.

USS Employees must have a current performance evaluation of at least "meeting performance expectations" to be eligible for assistance.

Dependent and Spouse Tuition Waiver Program Applications for dependent and spouse may be submitted until the 10th day of class for fall and spring semesters, and by the first day of the enrolled class for the summer session.  Please be aware you will need your employee number as well as your dependent's student ID number for the electronic application.

The following link will provide the guidelines and a download to the applications for each.

http://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/tuition-assistance.html

​Please contact the office of Human Resources at 341-5379 or email rlauber@emporia.edu if you have questions about these programs.

Human Resources11/2/2018 8:37 AM
  

Please join us at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, as children from the ESU's Children Inspire Glass Project will be featured artists for the First Fridays event on November 2nd, 5 - 7pm.  We have invited the children from both CIGP II (2016) & III (2018) to join us.

5 - 6pm - Children will be displaying and sharing their artwork.

6 - 7 pm - Children will read their story at special Open Mic.

Special thanks to Marcia Lawrence for hosting this event.

Dr. Carol L. Russell, Professor of Early Childhood Unified11/2/2018 8:35 AM
  

If yoare changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.​

Danica E. White, School of Library and Information Management 11/2/2018 8:34 AM
  
UAC is hosting Night at the Movies! The movie playing will be Nutcracker and the Four Realms at Emporia B&B Theaters on November 2nd at 10pm! Tickets go on sale at the Memorial Union ticketing office on October 29th at 8am! Tickets are $2 for all ESU students who have their Hornet ID present with them while purchasing! Each person can purchase up to 2 tickets! Make sure to get your tickets and come on out to this fun event! 
Union Activities Council11/2/2018 8:33 AM
  

Are you interested in working at the Student Recreation Center?  Apply to be a Lifeguard, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Intramural Sports Official, or Facility Assistant today!

Applications are due on Nov. 8.

Visit https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/employment/ to apply!  Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for news and updates!​

Recreation Services11/2/2018 8:33 AM
  

​Saturday, November 3 will be another BIG Black and Gold Campus Visit event! Lots of prospective students and their guests will be on campus to hear all the good stuff about ESU, tour campus, and hang out with faculty and staff at the academic and student life fair. Please welcome them by wearing your proudest black and gold.

The event schedule is as follows:

8:30am Check in (Memorial Union East Lobby)

9:00am Welcome and Admissions Presentation (Webb Hall #1)

10:00am Campus Tours

11:00am-12:00pm Academic and Student Life Fair (Ballroom)

11:20am Residence Hall Tours

11:30am-1:00pm Lunch (Hornet's Nest Dining Hall)

12:00pm Honors College Presentation (optional - Heritage Room)

12:00pm Transfer Session (optional - MU 105)

Undergraduate Admissions11/2/2018 8:32 AM
  

​Special Collections and Archives, the Department of Communication and Theatre, the Department of Social Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Lyon County History Center present “Emporia’s Company L in World War I.” In this reader’s theatre program, Educational Theatre Company members Thaddaeus E. G., Ryan Wollum, and Greyson Waltmire will bring the stories of World War I veterans Col. Arthur Ericsson, Lt.Col. Ellis Christensen, and Cpl. Andrew Fry to life. Scripts were adapted by Professor Theresa Mitchell from interviews conducted for the Flint Hills Oral History Project.​ Performances will take place on November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sauder Alumni Center and on November 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library.​

Special Collections and Archives11/2/2018 8:32 AM
  

​The Research and Grants Center is holding a T-Shirt Design Contest for the 2019 Research & Creativity Day! We are inviting undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their creative talents by submitting an original t-shirt design for the contest. The deadline for submissions is November 13th, 2018. The creator with the winning t-shirt design will receive a $250 scholarship for the 2019 Spring Semester, and everyone who participates in the Research & Creativity Day will receive a free t-shirt featuring YOUR design! The rules and instructions for submissions are available at www.emporia.edu/research.  Contact the Research and Grants Center if you have any questions. ​

Research & Grants Center11/2/2018 8:31 AM
  

Everyone on our campus has a voice. Navigate the November 6 midterm elections by taking advantage of your complimentary New York Times access, provided by the ESU Library. These specific features can help you understand the facts.

  • The Upshot - News, analysis and graphics about politics, policy and everyday life. Subscribe to the newsletter as well.
  • Elections - News about elections, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  • The Argument - New York Times Opinion columnists explain an argument from each side of the political spectrum, so you can decide where you stand and how to persuade the opposition. Check out the section and podcast.
  • The Daily podcast - This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week. Tune in along with five million monthly unique listeners.
  • Race/Related - A weekly newsletter focused on race, identity and culture.
  • NYT Apps - These apps put all the content at a user's fingertips.

You may also be interested in the recent This Is 18 feature. The New York Times gave young women photographers around the world an assignment: Show us 18 in your community.

***Students and Faculty: To activate your complimentary access to NYTimes.com, go to the ESU Library page at http://library.emporia.edu, click on Databases, select New York Times and follow the instructions to set up your free account.

​Download your free NYT apps: visit nytimes.com/mobile

University Libraries and Archives11/2/2018 8:30 AM
  
The Instructional Technology Student Association (ITSA) t-shirt design contest is on. Interested ESU students who would like to design the brand new, cool looking t-shirt for the association is welcome to do so. Submission continues until November 28, 2018. Send your design via email to zli10@g.emporia.edu with the  subject "ITSA t-shirt design" or on social media using the hashtag, "#itsadesign." 

All contestants stand the chance of grabbing awesome prices, plus having the winning design on ITSA t-shirt ahead of the December 2018 commencement. Bring it on if you think you can beat the Instructional Design and Technology Students!

Daniel Agbaji11/2/2018 8:30 AM
  

When: Sunday, November 4th, 7pm

Where: First United Methodist Church Chapel (enter in the north doors)

The last year, and especially this fall, has been a time when a number of young adults have expressed a need for healing in their lives and in the world. This service will be a time to deeply consider our need for healing and the hope found in the Christian message. While UM Campus Ministry is offering this service it is open to all persons, regardless of religious background, who desire to experience healing and hope in their lives.

United Methodist Campus Ministry11/1/2018 1:15 PM
  

Come listen to tree expert, Kim Bomberger with the Kansas Forest Service, as she shares about how to help trees withstand the impacts of our climate extremes, TOMORROW, Friday, November 2 in the Preston Family Room of the Memorial Union.  

Trees in Kansas are exposed to climatic extremes from drought to flooding, temperature swings or storms.  All of these weather events can have an impact on trees in our communities and at our homes.  This session will describe how trees are affected by the Kansas climate and what people can do to help their trees and community canopoy withstand these impacts. ​

Community Hornets & Tree Campus USA11/1/2018 11:31 AM
  

For one night only we are asking ESU faculty, staff, and students to safely dispose of prescription medications that are expired, taking up space, left-over, or unwanted, to decrease the potential for misuse.  

Please come TONIGHT to Kellogg Circle from 5 - 7pm to drop off any prescription medications.  NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

Student Wellness, ESU Police & Safety, Community Hornets11/1/2018 11:31 AM
  

Special Collections and Archives, the Department of Communication and Theatre, the Department of Social Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Lyon County History Center present “Emporia’s Company L in World War I.” In this reader’s theatre program, Educational Theatre Company members Thaddaeus E. G., Ryan Wollum, and Greyson Waltmire will bring the stories of World War I veterans Col. Arthur Ericsson, Lt.Col. Ellis Christensen, and Cpl. Andrew Fry to life. Scripts were adapted by Professor Theresa Mitchell from interviews conducted for the Flint Hills Oral History Project.​ Performances will take place on November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sauder Alumni Center and on November 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library.

Special Collections and Archives11/1/2018 11:02 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!

Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/1/2018 8:19 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!

Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program11/1/2018 8:18 AM
  

The Saint Gallery Walk is an opportunity for people to learn about different saints in a fun way. Join us TONIGHT from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Didde Catholic Campus Center for a fun night with food and drinks provided!

All Saints of Heaven, Pray for Us

For more info, email publicity@diddecenter.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/242167133146967/

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/1/2018 8:18 AM
  

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 4 for FREE BRUNCH at the Didde Catholic Campus Center!  We'll be serving chicken and rice starting at 11:15 am be sure to get here before it's all gone!​​

Didde Catholic Campus Center11/1/2018 8:18 AM
  

​Attention Hornets! Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year are now open! Please visit our scholarship webpage for more information on each scholarship. You can start applying today!

https://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/

Contact the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services at esuscholarships@emporia.edu or 620-341-5457 with any questions or concerns.

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services11/1/2018 8:18 AM
  

Please join us at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, as children from the ESU's Children Inspire Glass Project will be featured artists for the First Fridays event on November 2nd, 5 - 7pm.  We have invited the children from both CIGP II (2016) & III (2018) to join us.

5 - 6pm - Children will be displaying and sharing their artwork.

6 - 7 pm - Children will read their story at special Open Mic.​

Special thanks to Marcia Lawrence for hosting this event.

Dr. Carol L. Russell, Professor of Early Childhood Unified11/1/2018 8:18 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook will have a booth set up on Main St. in the Union all this week for voluntary student photos!​

Any student or faculty member that would like to be pictured in the 2019 yearbook can stop by the booth between 9am and 4pm any day this week to have their picture taken!​​

Sunflower Yearbook11/1/2018 8:18 AM
  

Keep a Clean Machine → Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats that put critical infrastructure at risk. Always update!

Information Security11/1/2018 8:18 AM
  

If yoare changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.​

Danica E. White, School of Library and Information Management 11/1/2018 8:18 AM
  

​​Are you interested in gaining some great experiences? Are you interested in planning events, making new friends, and adding leadership skills to your resume? Well, look no further than UAC! Union Activities Council is looking for people who are dedicated and interested in being a council member! This means you get to be in charge of events that UAC plans for the student body! If you are interested in joining, please grab an application at the Center for Student Involvement front desk! Don't forget to return the application and sign up for an interview spot!​

Union Activities Council11/1/2018 8:17 AM
  

Jeremy Poincenot went blind at a young age but didn't let that stop him from his passion of golfing! Just two years after becoming blind, he won the World National Blind Golf Championship! He will be in the Memorial Union Ballroom on November 7th at 7pm sharing his message of turning trauma into triumph and looking at life with a new perspective! Hope to see you all there! 

Union Activities Council11/1/2018 8:17 AM
  

Yep you read that right - DOUBLE TRADITIONS POINTS!!! 
  Traditions Day will be TONIGHT, November 1st,  from 6 - 8 pm. ESU Ambassadors will be posted at the following traditions so you can check in with them and get your extra points! The traditions you complete during the event, will receive 2 points instead of 1! If you complete 5 traditions, you’ll receive 10 POINTS instead of 5!* You must sign in at each tradition to get you double points for it.  
- Visit the Sauder Alumni Center
- Go around and/or under the arch in front of King Hall
 - Talk in the middle of the Beach Hall rotunda 
- Take a photo with a Corky statue (in front of Plumb Hall)
 - Make a wish at Kellogg fountain - Visit the one room schoolhouse and swing on the swing set
- Reflect at the Fallen Educators memorial 
 - Visit Visser atrium   
Just a reminder to anyone graduating in the next year:
Dec. 2018 grads must earn 25 points
 May 2019 grads must earn 30 points Dec. 2019 grads must earn 35 points
 
*You can receive a maximum of 5 EXTRA points.
 Potential for getting 13 total points in one night!!!

ESU Ambassadors11/1/2018 8:17 AM
  

​Students, is your cooking skill level limited to the microwave?  Do you shop mainly in the frozen food section?  If so, you may need C.H.E.W., a hands on cooking class with Registered Dietician Emily Prouse Thursday, November 8 at 5:30 pm in the kitchen of the First Christian Church (across from Beach Music Hall).

Sponsored by Corky's Cupboard and Student Wellness Center, C.H.E.W. is a class designed to teach basic prep skills and will include a hot delicious meal the night of class plus one to take home.  Basic nutrition, label reading, and meal planning will be discussed as well.

Class is FREE but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Early-bird registration which ends Friday, November 2 earns a chance at a grand-prize drawing.  Call the Student Wellness Center at 620-341-5222 for questions and to register. 

Student Wellness Center11/1/2018 8:17 AM
  

Are you interested in working at the Student Recreation Center?  Apply to be a Lifeguard, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Intramural Sports Official, or Facility Assistant today!

Applications are due on Nov. 8.

Visit https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/employment/ to apply!  Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for news and updates!

Recreation Services11/1/2018 8:17 AM
  

We had a lot of great submissions for this year's Social Media Contest! However, we had 3 in particular that truly represented Information Security. These 3 were creative but incredibly informative! Thank you again to everyone that participated! 

1st Place - Amy Huxtable 

2nd Place - Alec Walberg 

3rd Place - Renad Alansari

Check out their great submissions at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSU0k7h_khCKDFwqS0-Uo37YlXH0Tnjpw 

Information Security11/1/2018 8:17 AM
  

The Emporia State University Instructional Design and Technology Department would like to invite you to participate as a client for the Fall 2018 Masters Projects! Our goal is to give our students a real-world experience applying the Instructional Design (ID) process, as well as exposing them to potential clients and employers. We are looking for clients in both public and private industry.  So, please pass this along to your colleagues.

 

Do you need assistance with a problem in your organization that can be solved with training and instruction? Be a client for one of our students! Problem Statements are due January 4, 2019 and students will begin working on them soon after. Projects will be completed and presented by early May.

 

For more information, go to https://www.emporia.edu/teach/idt/masters/call-for-clients.html or contact Zeni at jcolorad@emporia.edu for specific proposal examples.

Department of Instructional Design and Technology10/31/2018 3:52 PM
  

We had a lot of great submissions for this year's Social Media Contest! However, we had 3 in particular that truly represented Information Security. These 3 were creative but incredibly informative! Thank you again to everyone that participated! 

1st Place - Amy Huxtable 

2nd Place - Alec Walberg

3rd Place - Renad Alansari

Information Security10/31/2018 1:22 PM
  

Read this from Inside Higher Ed, then enter to win Godiva chocolates: 

Are you teaching in costume today? Administrating in disguise? If so, tweet a photo with the hashtag #IHEhalloween and we'll award a box of Godiva chocolates for the most creative attire. Bonus points for costumes with academic themes. The winner will be announced next week.

Happy Halloween to all of our readers.​

Marketing & Media Relations10/31/2018 1:15 PM
  

Emporia State University is upgrading the administrative portion of its student information system from Banner 8 to Banner 9. 

When?

The “go-live” date for this upgrade is set for Monday, November 5, 2018.

Why?

Banner 9 will provide a fresh look and updated functionality.  Banner 9 replaces underlying Banner 8 technology that is being phased out, including Oracle Forms, and eliminates the need to run Java in the browser.  The Banner 9 pages are transformed versions of Banner 8 Internet Native Banner (INB) forms – with a consumer-web feel.

The new version of Banner has several advantages for us, some of which include:

  • A new user interface with improved accessibility for users of all abilities
  • Ending dependency on Internet Explorer and allows for multiple browser support with Chrome or Firefox being the recommended browsers for the best results
  • Mobile availability on any device

Who?

Self-Service Banner is not changing at this point. Students, faculty, and staff who use Banner Self-Service (SSB) will see no changes in this activity. This stage of the upgrade will change the Banner experience for users of the Banner 8 administrative forms, also known as INB. Functional division training and testing has been occurring since late this summer. End user training, for the changes to the navigation and user experience, will be available at multiple times over the coming weeks.  Please check out the training calendar to sign up for navigation training.

For more information, please contact the IT Help Desk. ​

Information Technology10/31/2018 8:24 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!

Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/31/2018 8:12 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!

Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/31/2018 8:11 AM
  

Elberta Harris Scholarship

Applications are now available for the Elberta Harris Scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  This scholarship may be renewable depending on the student's class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior) at the time of application.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in elementary or secondary education
  • Must have graduated from a Johnson County high school
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Strong record of community service
  • References and an essay are required

Please email ESUScholarships@emporia.edu for the application or visit our scholarship webpage, https://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/#Elberta_Harris . The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Send questions to ESUScholarships@emporia.edu .​

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services 10/31/2018 8:11 AM
  

​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2​

Sunflower Yearbook10/31/2018 8:11 AM
  

Emporia State University is partnering with the Salvation Army for holiday bell ringing. Emporia State students will be sponsoring a week of ringing November 26th-30th. Students will be manning the Walmart bell ringing location and will be ringing in holiday cheer with a presence in the community! 

Students can register online at www.registertoring.com and search the Emporia area. Then search for the group with group code: emporia18 

Sign up for two hours and receive a free long sleeve t-shirt!! 

Questions? Contact chornets@emporia.edu​

Community Hornets10/31/2018 8:11 AM
  

Would you like to help an elementary student improve their reading? The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center is organizing volunteers to listen to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Timmerman Elementary School in Emporia read for 30 minutes once a week to improve their reading fluency beginning later in November. Appropriate level books are already selected and the volunteer listens to the student read and helps them with unknown words. Choose a day and time that fits your schedule.  If Fridays work for your schedule you have the option of listening to a 4th grader read, stay for lunch with the student and then listen to a 3rd grader read after lunch.

Wednesdays: 845-9:15 am for 2nd graders

Fridays: 11:30-12 noon for 4th graders

Fridays: 12:25-12:55 pm for third graders

Contact Amanda (aparkma1@emporia.edu) or 620-341-5240 or Kansas Masonic Literacy Center located in Visser Hall room 113

Dennis Kear10/31/2018 8:10 AM
  

Get ready to twerk...I mean WORKout in this high energy and fiercely fun dance fitness workshop. Learn the breakdown of basic moves, as well as modifications and progressions of a variety of dance moves to a variety of music genres. Participants can expect to receive a little extra demo time for each song than in a regular dance fitness class.

We'll see you on Nov. 6th at 8:00 pm in the SRC Group Fitness Room!

For more info, visit: https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/​ ​

Recreation Services10/31/2018 8:10 AM
  

The Saint Gallery Walk is an opportunity for people to learn about different saints in a fun way. Join us TOMORROW from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Didde Catholic Campus Center for a fun night with food and drinks provided!

All Saints of Heaven, Pray for Us

For more info, email publicity@diddecenter.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/242167133146967/​

Didde Catholic Campus Center10/31/2018 8:10 AM
  

​The deadline to apply for ESU Ambassadors is TODAY at 5:00 PM! Don't miss the opportunity to become the face of ESU, make lifelong friends, and develop your leadership skills in this unique organization. Apply NOW using the link below:​


Questions about the application can be sent to gampara1@g.emporia.edu. Stingers up!​
ESU Ambassadors 10/31/2018 8:10 AM
  

​Are you a benefits eligible faculty or staff member? Do you want Group Health Insurance for 2019? Open Enrollment ends TONIGHT! Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the SEHP,  and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation!  Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want..

New employees must also enroll for 2019, even though they may have just enrolled for 2018.

To make your insurance elections for 2019, follow these instructions:

  1. Between October 1st - 31st, log into the MAP system (https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php)  
    1. Select Emporia State University in the drop down box
    2. Enter in the same User ID and password you use to get into Buzz-In
      1. If you need assistance with your ID and password, contact the help-desk at 341-5555
  2. Click on the Enrollments and Events tab
  3. Click Launch Enrollment (you should see one for Open Enrollment for 2019)
  4. Click on Change Your Elections
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your enrollment
  6. On the last page, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click the green Save and Print Confirmation button
  7. When it returns you to the final screen, scroll to the bottom or look in the bar at the top and you can either print or download your Pending Election Statement.  
    1. Please be sure you save a copy of your enrollment (to your OneDrive, for example) or print it for your records!

Final Enrollment Help Session will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Electronic Classroom.

The Open Enrollment Booklet is available online at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/Active-2019-Book.htm

For more information, please see https://www.emporia.edu/humres/open-enrollment.html.

 You have until midnight tonight to enroll!

Human Reources10/31/2018 8:10 AM
  


Please join us at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, as children from the ESU's Children Inspire Glass Project will be featured artists for the First Fridays event on November 2nd, 5 - 7pm.  We have invited the children from both CIGP II (2016) & III (2018) to join us.

5 - 6pm - Children will be displaying and sharing their artwork.

6 - 7 pm - Children will read their story at special Open Mic.

Special thanks to Marcia Lawrence for hosting this event.

Dr. Carol L. Russell, Professor of Early Childhood Unified10/31/2018 8:09 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook will have a booth set up on Main St. in the Union all this week for voluntary student photos!​

Any student or faculty member that would like to be pictured in the 2019 yearbook can stop by the booth between 9am and 4pm any day this week to have their picture taken!​​

Sunflower Yearbook10/31/2018 8:09 AM
  

If yoare changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.​

Danica E. White, School of Library and Information Management 10/31/2018 8:09 AM
  

Do you tend to wait until the last minute to study for November midterms and start final projects? This year, Just Beat It! You can get a head start with ACES, the Writing Center, and the Library on Thursday, November 8, from 8-midnight. Tutors and librarians will be available for extended help, and we'll have coffee and food to keep you fueled. We'll also have short, planned breaks throughout the night to make sure you get up and move, refresh your food/drinks, and relax a bit. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/justbeatit2018 by November 5 so that we can have enough food and tutors available. Walk-ins are welcome too!

University Libraries and Archives10/31/2018 8:09 AM
  

UAC is hosting Night at the Movies! The movie playing will be Nutcracker and the Four Realms at Emporia B&B Theaters on November 2nd at 10pm! Tickets go on sale at the Memorial Union ticketing office on October 29th at 8am! Tickets are $2 for all ESU students who have their Hornet ID present with them while purchasing! Each person can purchase up to 2 tickets! Make sure to get your tickets and come on out to this fun event! 

Union Activities Council10/31/2018 8:09 AM
  

Yep you read that right - DOUBLE TRADITIONS POINTS!!! 
  Traditions Day will be this Thursday (TOMORROW), November 1st,  from 6 - 8 pm. ESU Ambassadors will be posted at the following traditions so you can check in with them and get your extra points! The traditions you complete during the event, will receive 2 points instead of 1! If you complete 5 traditions, you’ll receive 10 POINTS instead of 5!* You must sign in at each tradition to get you double points for it.  
- Visit the Sauder Alumni Center
- Go around and/or under the arch in front of King Hall
 - Talk in the middle of the Beach Hall rotunda 
- Take a photo with a Corky statue (in front of Plumb Hall)
 - Make a wish at Kellogg fountain - Visit the one room schoolhouse and swing on the swing set
- Reflect at the Fallen Educators memorial 
 - Visit Visser atrium   
Just a reminder to anyone graduating in the next year:
Dec. 2018 grads must earn 25 points
 May 2019 grads must earn 30 points Dec. 2019 grads must earn 35 points
 
*You can receive a maximum of 5 EXTRA points.
 Potential for getting 13 total points in one night!!!

ESU Ambassadors10/31/2018 8:09 AM
  

​Hello everyone! Diversity Book Club will back with its first meeting on November 6th from 5-6pm in the Diversity Lounge.  

The book of the month will be: The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoirby Staceyann Chin.

"No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Jamaica on Christmas Day."

Staceyann Chinn is a writer, spoken word artist and political activist. Her book explores her experiences of growing up in Jamacia in the 70s and 80s.​

The book and sign up sheet will be available at the front desk of the CSI Thursday, November 1st, so be ready to stop by and get your own copy!​

Diversity Student Programs10/31/2018 8:09 AM
  

​Here's what's happening this week in Hornet Athletics:​

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
VOLLEYBALL

vs. Pitt State

6:00 pm - White Auditorium

Family Pack Night - 2 Adult Tickets, 2 Jr/Sr Tickets for $10

Corky's Corner Friday - Join Corky before the match with photo booth and fun


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

CROSS COUNTRY

MIAA Conference Meet

10:00 am - Men's Race

11:00 am - Women's Race

Jones Park Cross Country Course, Emporia 


FOOTBALL

vs. Missouri Southern

2:00 pm - Welch Stadium

Salute to Service - All military, badge wearing service men and women, and veterans Free Admission

Senior Day


VOLLEYBALL

vs. Central Oklahoma

7:00pm - White Auditorium

Salute to Service - All military, badge wearing service men and women, and veterans Free Admission

Double Up Saturday - Show your ESU Football (Nov. 3) game day ticket stub for $2 off your ESU Volleyball ticket

Serve It Up Saturday - Kids get to play on the court after the game

Senior Day



Athletic Marketing10/31/2018 8:00 AM
  

Yep you read that right - DOUBLE TRADITIONS POINTS!!! 
  Traditions Day will be this Thursday, November 1st,  from 6 - 8 pm. ESU Ambassadors will be posted at the following traditions so you can check in with them and get your extra points! The traditions you complete during the event, will receive 2 points instead of 1! If you complete 5 traditions, you’ll receive 10 POINTS instead of 5!* You must sign in at each tradition to get you double points for it.  
- Visit the Sauder Alumni Center
- Go around and/or under the arch in front of King Hall
 - Talk in the middle of the Beach Hall rotunda 
- Take a photo with a Corky statue (in front of Plumb Hall)
 - Make a wish at Kellogg fountain - Visit the one room schoolhouse and swing on the swing set
- Reflect at the Fallen Educators memorial 
 - Visit Visser atrium   
Just a reminder to anyone graduating in the next year:
Dec. 2018 grads must earn 25 points
 May 2019 grads must earn 30 points Dec. 2019 grads must earn 35 points
 
*You can receive a maximum of 5 EXTRA points.
 Potential for getting 13 total points in one night!!!

ESU Ambassadors10/30/2018 2:03 PM
  

​The Faculty Research & Creativity Committee announces the     FY 2019 grants program for faculty research and creative projects. The program is intended to provide seed money for projects that have potential for external funding or potential for producing a scholarly or creative product. Full-time faculty with the rank of instructor or above are eligible to apply for graduate assistant positions for the purpose of assisting with work on the project or to assist with teaching to provide release time for the principal investigator. Graduate assistant positions are for FY 2020 only. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, November 29th and grants will be announced mid-January. Complete guidelines and the application form are available at https://www.emporia.edu/research/creativity.html. From that web site there is a link to the Evaluation Checklist, which the committee uses to evaluate the proposals. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the evaluation checklist when preparing a proposal. There is also a link for FAQ's and for previously awarded grants. Please contact the Research and Grants Center if you have any questions. ​

Research and Grants Center10/30/2018 2:03 PM
  

If yoare changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.​

Danica E. White, School of Library and Information Management 10/30/2018 11:11 AM
  

​The ESU Writing Center will close at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 31st. 


ESU Writing Center, Camille Abdel-Jawad10/30/2018 11:11 AM
  

​Are you interested in gaining some great experiences? Are you interested in planning events, making new friends, and adding leadership skills to your resume? Well, look no further than UAC! Union Activities Council is looking for people who are dedicated and interested in being a council member! This means you get to be in charge of events that UAC plans for the student body! If you are interested in joining, please grab an application at the Center for Student Involvement front desk! Don't forget to return the application and sign up for an interview spot!

Union Activities Council10/30/2018 11:10 AM
  

UAC is hosting Night at the Movies! The movie playing will be Nutcracker and the Four Realms at Emporia B&B Theaters on November 2nd at 10pm! Tickets go on sale at the Memorial Union ticketing office on October 29th at 8am! Tickets are $2 for all ESU students who have their Hornet ID present with them while purchasing! Each person can purchase up to 2 tickets! Make sure to get your tickets and come on out to this fun event! 

Union Activities Council10/30/2018 11:10 AM
  

​This Saturday, Peterson Planetarium will be showing one of their most popular full dome features: Earth, Moon, & Sun. This is a kid-friendly show that's also enjoyed by adults. Follow the adventures of a coyote from Native American mythology as he explores many misconceptions about astronomy. Doors close at 12:30.

​All of our shows start off with a tour of the night sky. Peterson Planetarium is located downstairs in Science Hall. For questions or to make a reservation, call 620-341-5636.​ To schedule your own show, go to emporia.edu/planetarium.​​​

Peterson Planetarium10/30/2018 8:03 AM
  

​The final speaker for the fall series will be Dr. Cort Rodet, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ohio University. 

Social Order in a Fragile State: Rio's Favelas

Monday, November 5th 6:00pm-7:00pm in Skyline Room, Memorial Union. 

This series is sponsored by the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics​

Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics​​10/30/2018 8:03 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!

Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/30/2018 8:03 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!

Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/30/2018 8:03 AM
  

​October is Open Enrollment, when benefits eligible employees get to elect coverage for 2019. Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the State Employee Health Plan, and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation! Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want. To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources is again offering a step by step walk through, in a group setting, to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library's Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration is required; however, sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

WednesdayOctober 31, 20182:00 pm​
Human Resources10/30/2018 8:03 AM
  

On Tuesday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm the Honors College and the Office of International Education will be hosting a Halloween Dance and Costume party in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. There will be spooktacular food and dancing! There will also be a costume contest, with prizes for best group, best couple, scariest, best play on words, and best individual. A donation of $1 or a canned good item for Corky's Cupboard will be accepted at the door.​​

Honors College10/30/2018 8:02 AM
  

Would you like to help an elementary student improve their reading? The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center is organizing volunteers to listen to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Timmerman Elementary School in Emporia read for 30 minutes once a week to improve their reading fluency beginning later in November. Appropriate level books are already selected and the volunteer listens to the student read and helps them with unknown words. Choose a day and time that fits your schedule.  If Fridays work for your schedule you have the option of listening to a 4th grader read, stay for lunch with the student and then listen to a 3rd grader read after lunch.

Wednesdays: 845-9:15 am for 2nd graders

Fridays: 11:30-12 noon for 4th graders

Fridays: 12:25-12:55 pm for third graders

Contact Amanda (aparkma1@emporia.edu) or 620-341-5240 or Kansas Masonic Literacy Center located in Visser Hall room 113

Dennis Kear10/30/2018 8:02 AM
  

The Saint Gallery Walk is an opportunity for people to learn about different saints in a fun way. Join us on Nov. 1 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Didde Catholic Campus Center for a fun night with food and drinks provided!

All Saints of Heaven, Pray for Us

For more info, email publicity@diddecenter.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/242167133146967/​

Didde Catholic Campus Center10/30/2018 8:02 AM
  

​The deadline to apply for ESU Ambassadors has been EXTENDED to TOMORROW at 5:00 PM! Don't miss the opportunity to become the face of ESU, make lifelong friends, and develop your leadership skills in this unique organization. Apply NOW using the link below:​


Questions about the application can be sent to gampara1@g.emporia.edu. Stingers up!
ESU Ambassadors10/30/2018 8:02 AM
  

​On Tuesday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm the Honors College and the Office of International Education will be hosting a Halloween Dance and Costume party in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. There will be spooktacular food and dancing! There will also be a costume contest, with prizes for best group, best couple, scariest, best play on words, and best individual. A donation of $1 or a canned good item for Corky's Cupboard will be accepted at the door.​

Honors College10/30/2018 8:02 AM
  

Please join us at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, as children from the ESU's Children Inspire Glass Project will be featured artists for the First Fridays event on November 2nd, 5 - 7pm.  We have invited the children from both CIGP II (2016) & III (2018) to join us.

5 - 6pm - Children will be displaying and sharing their artwork.
6 - 7 pm - Children will read their story at special Open Mic.

Special thanks to Marcia Lawrence for hosting this event.



Dr. Carol L. Russell, Professor of Early Childhood Unified10/30/2018 8:02 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook will have a booth set up on Main St. in the Union all this week for voluntary student photos!


Any student or faculty member that would like to be pictured in the 2019 yearbook can stop by the booth between 9am and 4pm any day this week to have their picture taken!​

Sunflower Yearbook10/30/2018 8:01 AM
  

​Come hang out with URGE - laid back, no outfit required! Get some free candy and do some crafts and coloring pages!

When: Oct. 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00pm

Where: Diversity Lounge, Memorial Union

URGE at ESU10/30/2018 8:01 AM
  

If you are not registered to vote in Lyon County, you need to either go home to vote on Nov. 6th, vote early (check w/ your county for places & time) or request an advanced ballot to vote by mail.

The deadline to request an advanced ballot by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 30th at 5:00 PM.  You can request the ballot online at KSVotes.org.  

Students Demand Action10/30/2018 8:01 AM
  

Hello everyone,

I wanted to remind you that there is a Spanish Club meeting tomorrow! We will be going over community service, and information about studying abroad. If you aren't able to make it, please e-mail me at sspoon2@g.emporia.edu

I'm excited to see you all there!

Sarah Spoon​
Sarah Spoon10/30/2018 8:01 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook will have a booth set up on Main St. in the Union all this week for voluntary student photos!​

Any student or faculty member that would like to be pictured in the 2019 yearbook can stop by the booth between 9am and 4pm any day this week to have their picture taken!​​

Sunflower Yearbook10/29/2018 2:41 PM
  

​Are you looking for a job?

The office of Financial Aid & Veteran Services is currently accepting applications for YES Tutors.  You would be working with kids at local elementary and middle schools.  
 
You can find the application here under job 16002: 
 
Please submit your application to the Financial Aid office in Plumb Hall 103 or email to:
 
finagrad@emporia.edu or rgilman@emporia.edu
Office of Finanical Aid and Veteran Services10/29/2018 2:41 PM
  

Frighten the Flu away with vaccination!! Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics Wednesday, October 31 from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm in the Student Wellness Center.  Most insurance plans cover 100% of cost; all staff, faculty and students are welcome.  ​No tricks, only treats!  Bring insurance card and wear a short sleeved shirt.  Cost for students without insurance is $10.

Student Wellness Center10/29/2018 1:02 PM
  

​Hello everyone! Diversity Book Club will back with its first meeting on November 6th from 5-6pm in the Diversity Lounge.  

The book of the month will be: The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir, by Staceyann Chin.

"No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Jamaica on Christmas Day."

Staceyann Chinn is a writer, spoken word artist and political activist. Her book explores her experiences of growing up in Jamacia in the 70s and 80s.​

The book and sign up sheet will be available at the front desk of the CSI on November 1st, so be ready to stop by and get your own copy!

Diversity Student Programs10/29/2018 1:02 PM
  

​Thank you to everyone who came out to Step Show 2018; it was a huge success!

There will be NO meeting tonight. The next meeting will be next Monday November 5th at 6pm in the Veteran room. 

Taylor Lee10/29/2018 11:10 AM
  

This week's NASA Night will not be taking place. Due to the holidays and the high number of alternative activities, we will be postponing the European Space Agency installment in our weekly Wednesday show until the 7th of November.

Peterson Planetarium10/29/2018 9:57 AM
  

​On Tuesday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm the Honors College and the Office of International Education will be hosting a Halloween Dance and Costume party in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. There will be spooktacular food and dancing! There will also be a costume contest, with prizes for best group, best couple, scariest, best play on words, and best individual. A donation of $1 or a canned good item for Corky's Cupboard will be accepted at the door.​

Honors College10/29/2018 9:15 AM
  

​In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, and following the proclamation of President Donald J. Trump, Governor Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from now until sunset, October 31, 2018 as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.​

"We express our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy," said Governor Colyer. "This was a terrible act of violence perpetrated against innocent victims with every right to peaceably observe their religious beliefs. We grieve for those suffering as a result of this crime, and pray they will find peace and comfort in the days ahead."

To receive email alerts when the Governor orders flags to half-staff, please visithttp://governor.ks.gov/subscribe-to-flag-honors.

Marketing10/29/2018 8:31 AM
  

​This Wednesday at 6:30, Peterson Planetarium is going to pay tribute to one of NASA's closest allies; ESA. ESA is made up of many different countries, and it's one of the largest presences in space today, but we don't know much about them.

​All of our shows start off with a tour of the night sky. Peterson Planetarium is located downstairs in Science Hall. For questions or to make a reservation, call 620-341-5636.​ To schedule your own show, go to emporia.edu/planetarium.​​​

Peterson Planetarium10/29/2018 8:31 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!

Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/29/2018 8:31 AM
  

The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!

Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/29/2018 8:30 AM
  

​Are you a junior/senior level student looking for an amazing leadership experience?  Leaders for the Common Good is an overnight, destination leadership intensive that will push you to further develop your leadership skills.  If you are interested in applying please go to Hornet Life and fill out the application.  This retreat is taking place January 7, 2019 - January 11, 2019.

If you have any questions please email rkohman@emporia.edu.

Center for Student Involvement10/29/2018 8:30 AM
  

​October is Open Enrollment, when benefits eligible employees get to elect coverage for 2019. Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the State Employee Health Plan, and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation! Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want. To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources is again offering a step by step walk through, in a group setting, to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library's Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration is required; however, sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

WednesdayOctober 31, 20182:00 pm​
Human Resources10/29/2018 8:30 AM
  

​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2​

Sunflower Yearbook10/29/2018 8:30 AM
  

Special Collections and Archives presents "William Allen White and the KKK in Kansas: A Real American Goes Hunting," presented by author and educator Beverley Buller and made possible by Humanities Kansas. This program follows William Allen White in his 1924 campaign for governor, as he fought the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. The event will take place from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. tonight in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall outside Room 119 of William Allen White Library. Audience is limited to 30.

Special Collections and Archives10/29/2018 8:29 AM
  

​On Tuesday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm the Honors College and the Office of International Education will be hosting a Halloween Dance and Costume party in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. There will be spooktacular food and dancing! There will also be a costume contest, with prizes for best group, best couple, scariest, best play on words, and best individual. A donation of $1 or a canned good item for Corky's Cupboard will be accepted at the door.​​​

Honors College10/29/2018 8:29 AM
  

Would you like to help an elementary student improve their reading? The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center is organizing volunteers to listen to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Timmerman Elementary School in Emporia read for 30 minutes once a week to improve their reading fluency beginning later in November. Appropriate level books are already selected and the volunteer listens to the student read and helps them with unknown words. Choose a day and time that fits your schedule.  If Fridays work for your schedule you have the option of listening to a 4th grader read, stay for lunch with the student and then listen to a 3rd grader read after lunch.

Wednesdays: 845-9:15 am for 2nd graders

Fridays: 11:30-12 noon for 4th graders

Fridays: 12:25-12:55 pm for third graders

Contact Amanda (aparkma1@emporia.edu) or 620-341-5240 or Kansas Masonic Literacy Center located in Visser Hall room 113

Dennis Kear10/29/2018 8:29 AM
  

ARE YOU interested in going on a mission trip over spring or summer break?! Visit with us TONIGHT at 8:30 pm to learn about the opportunities FOCUS has for you!  Desserts will be provided too, so you won't want to miss this Fiesta!​

For more info, email publicity@diddecenter.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/558402831261422/​ 

Didde Catholic Campus Center10/29/2018 8:29 AM
  
Come eat Pizza Ranch and hang out with the ESU Stingers Dance Team TONIGHT from 5-8 PM. All tips during this time will benefit the team. Hope to see you there!​​​
Stingers Dance Team10/29/2018 8:29 AM
  

The Saint Gallery Walk is an opportunity for people to learn about different saints in a fun way. Join us on Nov. 1 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Didde Catholic Campus Center for a fun night with food and drinks provided!

All Saints of Heaven, Pray for Us

For more info, email publicity@diddecenter.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/242167133146967/

Didde Catholic Campus Center10/29/2018 8:29 AM
  

​The deadline to apply for ESU Ambassadors has been EXTENDED to this WEDNESDAY, October 31 at 5:00 PM! Don't miss the opportunity to become the face of ESU, make lifelong friends, and develop your leadership skills in this unique organization. Apply NOW using the link below:​


Questions about the application can be sent to gampara1@g.emporia.edu. Stingers up!​
ESU Ambassadors10/29/2018 8:29 AM
  

​Do you want Group Health Insurance for 2019? Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the SEHP,  and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation!  Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want..

New employees must also enroll for 2019, even though they may have just enrolled for 2018.

To make your insurance elections for 2019, follow these instructions:

  1. Between October 1st - 31st, log into the MAP system (https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php)  
    1. Select Emporia State University in the drop down box
    2. Enter in the same User ID and password you use to get into Buzz-In
      1. If you need assistance with your ID and password, contact the help-desk at 341-5555
  2. Click on the Enrollments and Events tab
  3. Click Launch Enrollment (you should see one for Open Enrollment for 2019)
  4. Click on Change Your Elections
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your enrollment
  6. On the last page, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click the green Save and Print Confirmation button
  7. When it returns you to the final screen, scroll to the bottom or look in the bar at the top and you can either print or download your Pending Election Statement.  
    1. Please be sure you save a copy of your enrollment (to your OneDrive, for example) or print it for your records!

Final Enrollment Help Session will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Electronic Classroom.

The Open Enrollment Booklet is available online at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/Active-2019-Book.htm

For more information, please see https://www.emporia.edu/humres/open-enrollment.html.

 

Human Resources10/29/2018 8:29 AM
  

Are you a benefits eligible faculty or staff member? Do you want Group Health Insurance for 2019? Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the SEHP,  and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation!  Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want..

New employees must also enroll for 2019, even though they may have just enrolled for 2018.

To make your insurance elections for 2019, follow these instructions:

  1. Between October 1st - 31st, log into the MAP system (https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php)  
    1. Select Emporia State University in the drop down box
    2. Enter in the same User ID and password you use to get into Buzz-In
      1. If you need assistance with your ID and password, contact the help-desk at 341-5555
  2. Click on the Enrollments and Events tab
  3. Click Launch Enrollment (you should see one for Open Enrollment for 2019)
  4. Click on Change Your Elections
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your enrollment
  6. On the last page, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click the green Save and Print Confirmation button
  7. When it returns you to the final screen, scroll to the bottom or look in the bar at the top and you can either print or download your Pending Election Statement.  
    1. Please be sure you save a copy of your enrollment (to your OneDrive, for example) or print it for your records!

Final Enrollment Help Session will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Electronic Classroom.

The Open Enrollment Booklet is available online at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/Active-2019-Book.htm

For more information, please see https://www.emporia.edu/humres/open-enrollment.html.

 

Human Resources10/26/2018 2:52 PM
  

Trees in Kansas are exposed to climatic extremes, from drought to flooding, temperature swings, or storms.  All of these weather events can have an impact on trees in our communities and at our homes. This session will describe how trees are affected by the Kansas climate and what people can do to help their trees and community canopy withstand these impacts. 

​Join us as we host Kim Bomberger of the Kansas Forest Service at 2pm on November 2nd in the Preston Family Room in the Memorial Union.  

Community Hornets & Tree Campus USA10/26/2018 2:47 PM
  

​The final speaker for the fall series will be Dr. Cort Rodet, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ohio University. 

Social Order in a Fragile State: Rio's Favelas

Monday, November 5th 6:00pm-7:00pm in Skyline Room, Memorial Union. 

This series is sponsored by the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics​

Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics10/26/2018 2:55 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!


Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

​Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/26/2018 2:55 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas!


Friday, November 9 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks, chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, and was named the 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor. He has ten books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.   

This event is free and open to the public. 

​Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/26/2018 2:54 PM
  

​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2​

Sunflower Yearbook10/26/2018 2:54 PM
  

Would you like to help an elementary student improve their reading? The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center is organizing volunteers to listen to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Timmerman Elementary School in Emporia read for 30 minutes once a week to improve their reading fluency beginning later in November. Appropriate level books are already selected and the volunteer listens to the student read and helps them with unknown words. Choose a day and time that fits your schedule.  If Fridays work for your schedule you have the option of listening to a 4th grader read, stay for lunch with the student and then listen to a 3rd grader read after lunch.

Wednesdays: 845-9:15 am for 2nd graders

Fridays: 11:30-12 noon for 4th graders

Fridays: 12:25-12:55 pm for third graders

Contact Amanda (aparkma1@emporia.edu) or 620-341-5240 or Kansas Masonic Literacy Center located in Visser Hall room 113

Dennis Kear10/26/2018 2:53 PM
  

Special Collections and Archives presents "William Allen White and the KKK in Kansas: A Real American Goes Hunting," presented by author and educator Beverley Buller and made possible by Humanities Kansas. This program follows William Allen White in his 1924 campaign for governor, as he fought the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. The event will take place on October 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall outside Room 119 of William Allen White Library. Audience is limited to 30.

Special Collections and Archives10/26/2018 2:53 PM
  

If yoare changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.​

Danica E. White, School of Library and Information Management10/26/2018 2:53 PM
  

Get ready to twerk...I mean WORKout in this high energy and fiercely fun dance fitness workshop. Learn the breakdown of basic moves, as well as modifications and progressions of a variety of dance moves to a variety of music genres. Participants can expect to receive a little extra demo time for each song than in a regular dance fitness class.

We'll see you on Nov. 6th at 8:00 pm in the SRC Group Fitness Room!

For more info, visit: https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/​ 

Recreation Services10/26/2018 2:53 PM
  

Come eat Pizza Ranch and hang out with the ESU Stingers Dance Team next Monday, October 29, from 5-8 PM. All tips during this time will benefit the team. Hope to see you there!​​​

Stingers Dance Team10/26/2018 2:52 PM
  

ARE YOU interested in going on a mission trip over spring or summer break?! Visit with us on Oct. 29 at 8:30 pm to learn about the opportunities FOCUS has for you!  Desserts will be provided too, so you won't want to miss this Fiesta!​

For more info, email publicity@diddecenter.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/558402831261422/​ 

Didde Catholic Campus Center10/26/2018 2:52 PM
  

​The deadline to apply for ESU Ambassadors has been EXTENDED to next WEDNESDAY, October 31 at 5:00 PM! Don't miss the opportunity to become the face of ESU, make lifelong friends, and develop your leadership skills in this unique organization. Apply NOW using the link below:​


Questions about the application can be sent to gampara1@g.emporia.edu. Stingers up!
ESU Ambassadors10/26/2018 2:52 PM
  

Hello, Students!

Please click this link to participate in a survey that will inform what issues we will focus on while planning student diversity training: https://goo.gl/forms/JxG7Q1TEHITpj4s43​

This survey is brief and should take up to 5 minutes to complete. The purpose of this survey is offer leaders of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) the opportunity to provide input on what topics should be addressed in future diversity training for RSOs. The Associated Student Government's Diversity and Inclusion Committee is making preliminary plans to implement diversity training as there is currently none required for RSOs. Diversity education and training programs will serve as means to increase cultural competencies and equip students with the leadership skills needed to initiate dialogue about diversity within their organizations and communities.​

Kimberly Nguyen, ASG Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair10/26/2018 2:52 PM
  

Safely dispose of prescription medications that are EXPIRED, TAKING UP SPACE, LEFT-OVER, or UNWANTED to decrease the potential for misuse.  

​NO QUESTIONS ASKED

Thurday, November 1 from 5 - 7pm in Kellogg Circle.

Student Wellness, ESU Police & Safety, Community Hornets10/26/2018 2:46 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!


Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union

​Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/25/2018 2:54 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!


Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

​Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/25/2018 2:54 PM
  

​Are you a junior/senior level student looking for an amazing leadership experience?  Leaders for the Common Good is an overnight, destination leadership intensive that will push you to further develop your leadership skills.  If you are interested in applying please go to Hornet Life and fill out the application.  This retreat is taking place January 7, 2019 - January 11, 2019.

If you have any questions please email rkohman@emporia.edu.​

Center for Student Involvement10/25/2018 2:54 PM
  

​October is Open Enrollment, when benefits eligible employees get to elect coverage for 2019. Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the State Employee Health Plan, and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation! Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want. To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources is again offering a step by step walk through, in a group setting, to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library's Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration is required; however, sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

WednesdayOctober 31, 20182:00 pm​
Human Resources10/25/2018 2:53 PM
  

​Emporia State University is excited to launch a new professional development series for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This unique program, called the Classroom to Career Certificate Program, guides students through 13 steps to build their professional image.  At the completion of these steps, students will earn a tailored, professional business suit from Dillard's.  

This year's program kicks off with a Professional Dress Event the first week in November.  Students must be a current junior or senior at Emporia State and attend one of two programs offered that week to be considered for this certificate program.  This opportunity is open to all academic majors.  All steps must be completed by Friday, March 8, 2019.

To participate in the program, students must first attend one of two Professional Dress Programs presented by Dillard's and hosted by Career Services & the School of Business.  

Nov. 5th, 7-8pm, Preston Family Room, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Nov. 8th, 7-8pm, Greek Room, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Juniors or seniors who do not attend one of these two programs will be ineligible to participate in the certificate program for 2018-2019. 

Questions?  Contact us!

June Coleman, jcoleman@emporia.edu

Joyce Zhou, xzhou@emporia.edu

Isaiah Wattree, iwattree@emporia.edu

Career Services10/25/2018 2:53 PM
  
On Tuesday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm the Honors College and the Office of International Education will be hosting a Halloween Dance and Costume party in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. There will be spooktacular food and dancing! There will also be a costume contest, with prizes for best group, best couple, scariest, best play on words, and best individual. A donation of $1 or a canned good item for Corky's Cupboard will be accepted at the door.​
Honors College10/25/2018 2:53 PM
  

"Empowered" Magazine will be hosting a Release Party from 11-2 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Union Square. 

Stop by between classes (or longer!) for your free copy of "Empowered" magazine. ​

​"Empowered" magazine are featured stories about students on ESU campus, as well as a collection of short stories, poetry and art work by our own Hornets!

ESU Bulletin10/25/2018 2:53 PM
  

​On October 26th from 5 to 7 join Information Security for our Wine Tasting and Board Game event at Twin Rivers Winery!  This is a great time for you to interact with Information Security in a relaxed setting and ask any security questions you may have. Any wine tasting is self-pay and all ESU faculty and staff are welcome to join in.

RSVP at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tIuhoWgAQEu6RqooKZ1uUXJKFDiMZ8RPqXHhbvq7BpRUNjgxQ1lWQU5TVkFFWVFITkJMRzlYREhaSi4u ​​

Information Security10/25/2018 2:52 PM
  

​Would you like to help an elementary student improve their reading? The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center is organizing volunteers to listen to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Timmerman Elementary School in Emporia read for 30 minutes once a week to improve their reading fluency beginning later in November. Appropriate level books are already selected and the volunteer listens to the student read and helps them with unknown words. Choose a day and time that fits your schedule.  If Fridays work for your schedule you have the option of listening to a 4th grader read, stay for lunch with the student and then listen to a 3rd grader read after lunch.

Wednesdays: 845-9:15 am for 2nd graders

Fridays: 11:30-12 noon for 4th graders

Fridays: 12:25-12:55 pm for third graders

Contact Amanda (aparkma1@emporia.edu) or 620-341-5240 or Kansas Masonic Literacy Center located in Visser Hall room 113

Dennis Kear10/25/2018 2:52 PM
  

Special Collections and Archives presents "William Allen White and the KKK in Kansas: A Real American Goes Hunting," presented by author and educator Beverley Buller and made possible by Humanities Kansas. This program follows William Allen White in his 1924 campaign for governor, as he fought the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. The event will take place on October 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall outside Room 119 of William Allen White Library. Audience is limited to 30.

Special Collections and Archives10/25/2018 2:52 PM
  

If yoare changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.​

Danica E. White, School of Library and Information Management10/25/2018 2:51 PM
  
Come eat Pizza Ranch and hang out with the ESU Stingers Dance Team next Monday, October 29, from 5-8 PM. All tips during this time will benefit the team. Hope to see you there!​​​
Stingers Dance Team10/25/2018 2:51 PM
  

Come to Didde on Oct. 26 @ 7:00 pm for a pumpkin carving good time! Small pumpkins will be provided, but if you want a larger one BYOP (bring your own pumpkin).  Snacks & drinks will be provided. Then join us for a blast from the past as we watch Hocus Pocus!

Didde Catholic Campus Center10/25/2018 2:51 PM
  

ARE YOU interested in going on a mission trip over spring or summer break?! Visit with us on Oct. 29 at 8:30 pm to learn about the opportunities FOCUS has for you!  Desserts will be provided too, so you won't want to miss this Fiesta!​

For more info, email publicity@diddecenter.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/558402831261422/​  

Didde Catholic Campus Center10/25/2018 2:50 PM
  

​The deadline to apply for ESU Ambassadors has been EXTENDED to next WEDNESDAY, October 31 at 5:00 PM! Don't miss the opportunity to become the face of ESU, make lifelong friends, and develop your leadership skills in this unique organization. Apply NOW using the link below:​


Questions about the application can be sent to gampara1@g.emporia.edu. Stingers up!
 


ESU Ambassadors10/25/2018 2:50 PM
  

Do you want Group Health Insurance for 2019? Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the SEHP,  and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation!  Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want..

New employees must also enroll for 2019, even though they may have just enrolled for 2018.

To make your insurance elections for 2019, follow these instructions:

  1. Between October 1st - 31st, log into the MAP system (https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php)  
    1. Select Emporia State University in the drop down box
    2. Enter in the same User ID and password you use to get into Buzz-In
      1. If you need assistance with your ID and password, contact the help-desk at 341-5555
  2. Click on the Enrollments and Events tab
  3. Click Launch Enrollment (you should see one for Open Enrollment for 2019)
  4. Click on Change Your Elections
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your enrollment
  6. On the last page, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click the green Save and Print Confirmation button
  7. When it returns you to the final screen, scroll to the bottom or look in the bar at the top and you can either print or download your Pending Election Statement.  
    1. Please be sure you save a copy of your enrollment (to your OneDrive, for example) or print it for your records!

Final Enrollment Help Session will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Electronic Classroom.

The Open Enrollment Booklet is available online at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/Active-2019-Book.htm

For more information, please see https://www.emporia.edu/humres/open-enrollment.html.

 

Human Resources10/25/2018 2:50 PM
  

​Due to the WET and COLD weather, the Bras Across the Bridgge/Pink Out Wooster event scheduled for this evening has been cancelled.  Thank you to everyone who donated bras and/or money.  Bras were taken down from the bridge prior to the rain and will be donated to Abundant Harvest to be given to women in need.  Monetary donations will be given to the local Relay for Life chapter of the American Cancer Society. 

Student Wellness Center10/25/2018 2:49 PM
  

Hello, Students!

Please click this link to participate in a survey that will inform what issues we will focus on while planning student diversity training: https://goo.gl/forms/JxG7Q1TEHITpj4s43​

This survey is brief and should take up to 5 minutes to complete. The purpose of this survey is offer leaders of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) the opportunity to provide input on what topics should be addressed in future diversity training for RSOs. The Associated Student Government's Diversity and Inclusion Committee is making preliminary plans to implement diversity training as there is currently none required for RSOs. Diversity education and training programs will serve as means to increase cultural competencies and equip students with the leadership skills needed to initiate dialogue about diversity within their organizations and communities.

Kimberly Nguyen, ASG Diversity & Inclusion Committee10/24/2018 2:41 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!


Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union

Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

This event is free and open to the public. 

​Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/24/2018 12:22 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!


Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. 

​Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/24/2018 12:22 PM
  

Elberta Harris Scholarship

Applications are now available for the Elberta Harris Scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  This scholarship may be renewable depending on the student's class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior) at the time of application.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in elementary or secondary education
  • Must have graduated from a Johnson County high school
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Strong record of community service
  • References and an essay are required

Please email ESUScholarships@emporia.edu for the application or visit our scholarship webpage, https://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/#Elberta_Harris . The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Send questions to ESUScholarships@emporia.edu .

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services 10/24/2018 12:21 PM
  

​​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2​

Sunflower Yearbook10/24/2018 12:21 PM
  

Emporia State University is partnering with the Salvation Army for holiday bell ringing. Emporia State students will be sponsoring a week of ringing November 26th-30th. Students will be manning the Walmart bell ringing location and will be ringing in holiday cheer with a presence in the community! 

Students can register online at www.registertoring.com and search the Emporia area. Then search for the group with group code: emporia18 

Sign up for two hours and receive a free long sleeve t-shirt!! 

Questions? Contact chornets@emporia.edu​

Community Hornets10/24/2018 12:20 PM
  

UAC presents Kansas Free For Arts performances! The first artist performing is Andy Frasco and the U.N. tonight at 7pm. Hope to see you at the Lyon County History Center!

Union Activities Council10/24/2018 12:19 PM
  

​On Tuesday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm the Honors College and the Office of International Education will be hosting a Halloween Dance and Costume party in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. There will be spooktacular food and dancing! There will also be a costume contest, with prizes for best group, best couple, scariest, best play on words, and best individual. A donation of $1 or a canned good item for Corky's Cupboard will be accepted at the door.​

Honors College10/24/2018 12:19 PM
  

Ed O’Malley, the President and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center, is the author of a new book entitled What’s Right With Kansas and will be in Emporia, Wednesday evening, October 24 for a book signing. The event is scheduled for 7-8pm at the Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau 719 Commercial Street.  The book features a segment on Emporia State University and the Honors College.  All members of the Hornet Nation are invited to attend. ​​

Honors College10/24/2018 12:19 PM
  

​Would you like to help an elementary student improve their reading? The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center is organizing volunteers to listen to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Timmerman Elementary School in Emporia read for 30 minutes once a week to improve their reading fluency beginning later in November. Appropriate level books are already selected and the volunteer listens to the student read and helps them with unknown words. Choose a day and time that fits your schedule.  If Fridays work for your schedule you have the option of listening to a 4th grader read, stay for lunch with the student and then listen to a 3rd grader read after lunch.

Wednesdays: 845-9:15 am for 2nd graders

Fridays: 11:30-12 noon for 4th graders

Fridays: 12:25-12:55 pm for third graders

Contact Amanda (aparkma1@emporia.edu) or 620-341-5240 or Kansas Masonic Literacy Center located in Visser Hall room 113

Dennis Kear10/24/2018 12:15 PM
  

Special Collections and Archives presents "William Allen White and the KKK in Kansas: A Real American Goes Hunting," presented by author and educator Beverley Buller and made possible by Humanities Kansas. This program follows William Allen White in his 1924 campaign for governor, as he fought the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. The event will take place on October 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall outside Room 119 of William Allen White Library. Audience is limited to 30.

Special Collections and Archives10/24/2018 12:14 PM
  

If yoare changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.​

Danica E. White, School of Library and Information Management10/24/2018 12:14 PM
  

Today's Wellness Wednesday focuses on Physical Wellness.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if you're college- aged you may think you really don't need to think about that yet.  However, lifestyle changes now can impact your chances of getting breast cancer later so it really is your message too.

So, what can you do now?  Maintaining a healthy weight, eating your fruits and veggies, limiting alcohol, not smoking, and getting exercise are good places to start.  Of course we already know those are good for us in other ways, but who knew they prevented breast cancer too?!? Want to find out more?

Come to the Bras Across the Bridge/Pink Out Wooster Event Thursday evening at 7PM on Wooster patio area.  We'll have a speaker sharing her own story with breast cancer and lots more information.  And the pink duckie release, don't miss that!

Student Wellness Center10/24/2018 12:14 PM
  

Personal Information is Like Money. Value it. Protect it. → Information about you, such as your purchase history or location, has value – just like $$$. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it’s collected through devices, apps and websites. #CyberAware 

For more information check out https://emporia.sharepoint.com/sites/InfoSec 

Information Security10/24/2018 12:14 PM
  

​Students interested in learning more about how to critically evaluate the information that bombards them online (Fake news, anyone?) are invited to attend a three-hour workshop presented by Dr. Joel Breakstone from Stanford History Education Group on Tuesday, October 30 from 9 to noon in the Colonial Ballroom.  During the workshop, titled, "Beyond selfies and hashtags:  New Digital literacy curriculum and assessments," Dr. Breakstone will share the work Stanford is doing to help students evaluate online content as well as evidence provided in online debates.  The workshop is sponsored by the Social Science Department and the Boertman Lecture Fund, the Honors College, and the Kansas Council for the Social Studies.

If interested, please contact Dr. Darla Mallein via email (dmallein@emporia.edu), or sign up in the Social Sciences Department in Plumb Hall 411.  The deadline to register for the workshop is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 26.

Darla Mallein10/24/2018 12:13 PM
  

Reminder: This Friday, October 26th, is the last day to drop any Second Block classes.​

Registration10/24/2018 12:13 PM
  

Reminder: ​This Friday, October 26th, is the last day to withdraw from any full term classes.

Registration10/24/2018 12:13 PM
  

The ESU Karate Club will be meeting this Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the HPER Dance Studio, Room 124. Please join us to learn more about the practice of the martial art style of Southwind Shorin-Ryu, taught by Sensei Gilbert Rodriguez. ​

ESU Karate Club10/24/2018 12:12 PM
  

If yoare changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.​

Danica E. White, School of Library and Information Management10/24/2018 12:12 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!


Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union

Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

This event is free and open to the public. 

​Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/23/2018 12:27 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents fiction writer and poet, Izzy Wasserstein!


Tuesday, November 13 

7:00 PM 

PKP Room, ESU Memorial Union

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of the poetry collections This Ecstasy They Call Damnation  and When Creation Falls, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Flint Hills Review, Clarkesworld, and many other places. Izzy teaches writing and literature at Washburn University, and she shares a home with the writer Nora E. Derrington, and a variety of animal companions. She likes to slowly run long distances.

This event is free and open to the public. 

​Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/23/2018 12:27 PM
  

​​Are you a junior/senior level student looking for an amazing leadership experience?  Leaders for the Common Good is an overnight, destination leadership intensive that will push you to further develop your leadership skills.  If you are interested in applying please go to Hornet Life and fill out the application.  This retreat is taking place January 7, 2019 - January 11, 2019.

If you have any questions please email rkohman@emporia.edu.​

Center for Student Involvement10/23/2018 12:27 PM
  

​October is Open Enrollment, when benefits eligible employees get to elect coverage for 2019. Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the State Employee Health Plan, and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation! Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want. To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources is again offering a step by step walk through, in a group setting, to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library's Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration is required; however, sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

WednesdayOctober 24, 20182:30 pm
WednesdayOctober 31, 20182:00 pm

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Human Resources10/23/2018 12:26 PM
  

Interested in promoting your ESU spirit, developing your leadership skills, and making connections? Then ESU Ambassadors want YOU! Apply today by clicking the link below. Submissions are due TOMORROW, OCTOBER 24 at 5 pm. Email gampara1@g.emporia.edu for more info.

https://goo.gl/JBGPqf

ESU Ambassadors10/23/2018 12:26 PM
  

On Tuesday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm the Honors College and the Office of International Education will be hosting a Halloween Dance and Costume party in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. There will be spooktacular food and dancing! There will also be a costume contest, with prizes for best group, best couple, scariest, best play on words, and best individual. A donation of $1 or a canned good item for Corky's Cupboard will be accepted at the door.​

Honors College10/23/2018 12:26 PM
  
Do you tend to wait until the last minute to study for November midterms and start final projects? This year, Just Beat It! You can get a head start with ACES, the Writing Center, and the Library on Thursday, November 8, from 8-midnight. Tutors and librarians will be available for extended help, and we'll have coffee and food to keep you fueled. We'll also have short, planned breaks throughout the night to make sure you get up and move, refresh your food/drinks, and relax a bit. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/justbeatit2018 by November 5 so that we can have enough food and tutors available.
University Libraries and Archives10/23/2018 12:25 PM
  

​Join students and staff from the Intensive English Program for a trip to Kansas City on Saturday, October 27. We will take a chartered bus to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Legends Shopping Center. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the east side of Twin Towers and return around 6:30 p.m. Sign up in the IEP office, Roosevelt Hall, room 113. Everyone welcome!

Intensive English Program10/23/2018 12:25 PM
  

Calling all Juniors and Seniors! Want to earn a free new suit and get some tips on professional dress? Then join the Classroom to Career Certificate Program hosted by Career Services & The Emporia State University School of Business. To join, you must attend one professional dress program on either Monday, November 5th from 7-8pm in the Preston Family Room or Thursday, November 8th from 7-8pm in the Greek Room. Students in attendance will also be fitted for a professional suit from Dillard’s!



Career Services10/23/2018 12:24 PM
  

The contractor will be working to install an underground utility vault near the protected crosswalk along Merchant Street between White Library and Science Hall on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  This will require the blocking off about 10 parking spaces on the east and west sides of this parking lot.  The blocked parking spaces east of the drive lane will be the exit lane for this parking lot.  They hope to be completed with this work in one day and the spaces will be opened on Thursday.  Please make plans to work with this schedule and be aware that some delays in getting out of the parking lot may occur.  Please watch for traffic control devices and workers during this time.  Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities10/23/2018 12:24 PM
  

​Please join us TONIGHT at our opening reception for the 2018 Faculty Exhibition. We will begin at 5:00 pm in the Bruder Theatre Lobby, in King Hall. 

If you are unable to make it tonight, the exhibition will be up until December 7th. Hope to see you there!

ESU Art Department10/23/2018 12:23 PM
  

IT will be performing maintenance on several systems in the next few hours.

 

Tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, beginning at 5:30 PM, access to all Banner systems will be unavailable for the duration of the maintenance.  Expected completion time is 12:00 midnight. 

 

Beginning Wednesday morning, October 24, at 5:00 AM, maintenance on our email system, W: / drive, and SkyPrint servers will begin.  Email and W: / drive access will be unavailable during this time.  Incoming email will be delivered when the systems are back online, so no mail will be lost. We expect all systems on Wednesday morning to be completed by 7:00 AM.   

 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the maintenance, and appreciate your patience during this time.  Questions may be directed to the IT Help Desk at 341-5555 (toll free 1 (877) 341-5555).  Follow us on Twitter @ESUHelpDesk for updates throughout the evening.​

Information Technology10/23/2018 12:23 PM
  

Come eat Pizza Ranch and hang out with the ESU Stingers Dance Team next Monday, October 24, from 5-8 PM. All tips during this time will benefit the team. Hope to see you there!​​

Stingers Dance Team10/23/2018 12:22 PM
  

Would you like to help an elementary student improve their reading? The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center is organizing volunteers to listen to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at Timmerman Elementary School in Emporia read for 30 minutes once a week to improve their reading fluency beginning later in November. Appropriate level books are already selected and the volunteer listens to the student read and helps them with unknown words. Choose a day and time that fits your schedule.  If Fridays work for your schedule you have the option of listening to a 4th grader read, stay for lunch with the student and then listen to a 3rd grader read after lunch.

Wednesdays: 845-9:15 am for 2nd graders

Fridays: 11:30-12 noon for 4th graders

Fridays: 12:25-12:55 pm for third graders

Contact Amanda (aparkma1@emporia.edu) or 620-341-5240 or Kansas Masonic Literacy Center located in Visser Hall room 113

Dennis Kear10/23/2018 12:13 PM
  

​Special Collections and Archives presents "William Allen White and the KKK in Kansas: A Real American Goes Hunting," presented by author and educator Beverley Buller and made possible by Humanities Kansas. This program follows William Allen White in his 1924 campaign for governor, as he fought the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. The event will take place on October 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall outside Room 119 of William Allen White Library. Audience is limited to 30.

Special Collections and Archives10/23/2018 12:12 PM
  

​Students, are your cooking skills limited to the microwave?  Do you want to learn how to prepare fresh, healthy meals on a budget?  If you answered "YES" then you need C.H.E.W.! 

Registered Dietician Emily Prouse will teach basic skills including peeling and chopping veggies, plus measuring and mixing dry and wet ingredients.  Each participant will enjoy a hot delicious meal during class plus take one home for the freezer. This is a hands-on experience, you will actually be cooking.

Class is FREE and sponsored by Student Wellness Center and Corky's Cupboard.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Put Thursday, November 8 on your calendar and we'll see you at 5:30 in the kitchen of the First Christian Church (basement), right across from Beach Hall.  Register at Corky's Cupboard during regular operating hours or by calling the Student Wellness Center at 620-341-5222.

Those who register by Friday November 2 will be eligible for a GRAND PRIZE drawing (hint, it has something to do with cooking!) so don't wait!

Student Wellness Center10/23/2018 12:11 PM
  

​October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we're Pinking Out!  Please stop by the table in the Union this week with your donations of bras (any condition, any kind) or money for a pink duck in honor of someone's breast cancer fight.  We'll read the honorees names at our main event Thursday evening as our cute pink duckies are "released" into Wooster.  Financial donations will be given to local Relay for Life and donated Bras to a local charity for distribution to women in need.  Come learn how early detection saves lives and PINK OUT WOOSTER!!!

Student Wellness Center10/23/2018 12:11 PM
  

​Peterson Planetarium is hosting a star party tonight! Between science hall and the library, we're going to have a telescope set up to look at the moon and visible planets. Stop by any time between 8 pm and 10 pm. It's supposed to be about 55°, so dress appropriately!

Hope to see you there!

Peterson Planetarium10/22/2018 2:48 PM
  

​On Tuesday, October 30th from 8 pm to 11 pm the Honors College and the Office of International Education will be hosting a Halloween Dance and Costume party in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. There will be spooktacular food and dancing! There will also be a costume contest, with prizes for best group, best couple, scariest, best play on words, and best individual. A donation of $1 or a canned good item for Corky's Cupboard will be accepted at the door.​

Honors College10/22/2018 2:47 PM
  

​Ed O’Malley, the President and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center, is the author of a new book entitled What’s Right With Kansas and will be in Emporia, Wednesday evening, October 24 for a book signing. The event is scheduled for 7-8pm at the Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau 719 Commercial Street.  The book features a segment on Emporia State University and the Honors College.  All members of the Hornet Nation are invited to attend.

Honors College10/22/2018 2:46 PM
  

​There will not be a meeting tonight! We will see you all at the next meeting Monday November 5th.

Taylor Lee10/22/2018 2:46 PM
  

​Come out and support your sororites at the 2018 step show. Pre sale tickets will be in the on main street in the Memorial Union all week for $5. 

Step Show will be Saturday October 27th at 7pm in Albert Taylor Hall. 

Taylor Lee10/22/2018 2:46 PM
  

​The first "All Things RSO" workshop for the year will be held Wednesday, October 24th from 5:00-6:00pm in the MU Skyline Room. 

Come join Associated Student Government to learn everything your Registered Student Organization (RSO) needs to know from how to get allocations to using #HornetLife. This program is held once a semester, and RSOs are required to send at least one representative to a session.

To register, please sign up here online. If you have any questions, feel free to email Student Body President, Michael Webb, at asgpres@emporia.edu. 

Associated Student Government10/22/2018 2:45 PM
  

The contractor will be working to install an underground utility vault near the north exit of the parking lot west of Cremer Hall on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  This will require the blocking off of the north 15 parking spaces on the east and west sides of this parking lot.  The blocked parking spaces east of the drive lane will be the exit lane for this parking lot.  There will about 5 periods of time for them to unload equipment and vaults.  But these should not be for more than 15 minutes in duration for each delivery.   They hope to be completed with this work in one day and the spaces will be opened on Wednesday.  Please make plans to work with this schedule and be aware that some delays in getting out of the parking lot may occur.  A similar scope of work will occur near the protected crosswalk at a later time.  Please watch for traffic control devices and workers during this time.  Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

 

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilties10/22/2018 7:51 AM
  

Tonight, Monday, October 22, 2018, at 5:30, IT will be performing system maintenance on SkyLab.  All versions of SkyLab are affected, and all will be offline during the maintenance period.  Work is expected to be complete by 9:00 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the maintenance, and appreciate your patience during this time.  Questions may be directed to the IT Help Desk at 341-5555 (toll free 1 (877) 341-5555).  Follow us on Twitter @ESUHelpDesk for updates throughout the evening.​​

Information Technology10/22/2018 9:39 AM
  

​The United States has NASA, and India has ISRO. They've been around for several decades, and they're doing some amazing things today. Come to Peterson Planetarium at 6:30 this Wednesday to learn more about one of NASA's allies in space exploration.

​All of our shows start off with a tour of the night sky. Peterson Planetarium is located downstairs in Science Hall. For questions or to make a reservation, call 620-341-5636.​ To schedule your own show, go to emporia.edu/planetarium.​​​

Peterson Planetarium10/22/2018 8:02 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson!


Monday, October 22 

7:00 PM 

Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union

Michelle Tyrene Johnson is an award winning playwright, author, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer.  A former employment attorney and certified mediator, Johnson served by appointment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of its Kansas Advisory Committee. Her column in the Kansas City Star, “Diversity Diva”, ran for nearly a decade. 


Johnson has written over 20 plays, including 5 full-length productions. Her most recent play, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, is the winner of the New Works Playwright Competition.

This event is free and open to the public. 

​Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/22/2018 8:01 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!


Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union

​Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/22/2018 8:01 AM
  

​Tuesday, Oct. 23rd            4pm- 4:30pm                   

Poster and slide presentations are becoming a more frequent assignment. Attend this workshop to learn the design tips used by the pros when designing posters and other types of presentations. We will cover basics of design such as fonts and colors and include tips on creating a poster or slide presentation worthy of a top grade.

WAW Library, Electronic Classroom 209E​

ACES10/22/2018 8:00 AM
  

​Thursday, Oct. 25th           2pm-2:30pm     ​

Looking for ways to incorporate logic in your verbal and written arguments? Maybe you want to add some heart-tugging appeals instead? Discover ways that logos, pathos, and ethos can help you convince your audience that your idea is best and right (and sound impressive when you start throwing Greek terms around!).

WAW Library, Seminar Room 222

ACES10/22/2018 8:00 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook is currently scheduling group photos for all RSOs on Campus. Sessions will be scheduled until Finals Week, after which we will no longer be able to schedule sessions. If your group has not already, please fill out our Find a Time form by using the link below.


Please include the name of the RSO for which you are scheduling as well as the Mission Statement.


https://goo.gl/forms/sVqw81NFXoh9beAB3

Sunflower Yearbook10/22/2018 7:58 AM
  

​Thanks to unused renovation funds, the Memorial Union is excited to announce coming updates to our audio/video equipment which will improve our system infrastructure.  Webb Hall, Flint Hills Room and Kanza Room will be receiving new microphones, projectors and an upgrade to 4K resolution capability and the Ballroom will be getting a new sound system.  We appreciate your understanding during this anticipated upgrade process and we all look forward to this electrifying achievement and its introductory use for the Spring 2019 semester.

Union Services, Memorial Union10/22/2018 7:58 AM
  

​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2​

Sunflower Yearbook10/22/2018 7:55 AM
  

ESU students please join us tonight as we celebrate the grand 24/7 opening of The Teachers College Learning Commons located in the atrium at Visser Hall. You will need your Hornet card to enter the building.  Pizza and pop will be served at 10:30 pm in the atrium.  Check out this beautiful study space and enjoy some tasty food. 

The Teachers College Dean's Office

Ken Weaver10/22/2018 7:54 AM
  

Interested in promoting your ESU spirit, developing your leadership skills, and making connections? Then ESU Ambassadors want YOU! Apply today by clicking the link below. Submissions are due WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 5 pm. Email gampara1@g.emporia.edu for more info.

https://goo.gl/JBGPqf

ESU Ambassadors10/22/2018 7:53 AM
  

​Emporia State University is excited to launch a new professional development series for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This unique program, called the Classroom to Career Certificate Program, guides students through 13 steps to build their professional image.  At the completion of these steps, students will earn a tailored, professional business suit from Dillard's.  

This year's program kicks off with a Professional Dress Event the first week in November.  Students must be a current junior or senior at Emporia State and attend one of two programs offered that week to be considered for this certificate program.  This opportunity is open to all academic majors.  All steps must be completed by Friday, March 8, 2019.

To participate in the program, students must first attend one of two Professional Dress Programs presented by Dillard's and hosted by Career Services & the School of Business.  

Nov. 5th, 7-8pm, Preston Family Room, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Nov. 8th, 7-8pm, Greek Room, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Juniors or seniors who do not attend one of these two programs will be ineligible to participate in the certificate program for 2018-2019. 

Questions?  Contact us!

June Coleman, jcoleman@emporia.edu

Joyce Zhou, xzhou@emporia.edu

Isaiah Wattree, iwattree@emporia.edu

Career Services10/22/2018 7:53 AM
  

​There will be no psychology tutoring tomorrow Tuesday, October 23rd. 

​It will resume as normally scheduled on Thursday, October 25th. ​

ACES10/22/2018 7:52 AM
  

UAC presents Kansas Free For Arts performances! The first artist performing is Andy Frasco and the U.N. on October 24th at 7pm. The second artist performing is Me Like Bees on November 17th at 7pm. The third artist performing is the Kris Lager Band on December 1st at 7pm! All three performances will be at the Lyon County History Center. These are free events for ESU students and the Emporia Public! You won't want to miss this so make sure to head out on for these three awesome shows! 

Union Activities Council10/22/2018 7:51 AM
  

​The Office of International Education (OIE) will discontinue the relationship with the NSE (National Student Exchange) program soon. Therefore, we are no longer accepting new NSE applications for the terms Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 or later. If you have inquired about NSE for the spring 2019 term and plan to participate, please contact Chie Austin in the OIE by December 1 to give an update about your NSE plan so that we can continue assisting you. Otherwise, we will close your file.

For those who are not familiar with NSE, it is a program that allows students to study at another university in the U.S. for a semester or a year. We have decided to end the relationship with them due to the small number of participants. The Office of International Education is still fully assisting students to study abroad internationally. ​

If you have any questions, please email Chie Austin at czenno@emporia.edu or call at 620-341-6521. 

Office of International Education10/22/2018 7:50 AM
  

THRIVE and the ESU Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcome you to join us attend a presentation by the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project on October 22nd in the PKP Room of Memorial Union at 6:30pm!

About KCAVP 
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Currently, we are the only LGBTQ-specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa.

www.kcavp.org

THRIVE10/22/2018 7:49 AM
  

​On October 26th from 5 to 8 join Information Security for our Wine Tasting and Board Game event at Twin Rivers Winery!  This is a great time for you to interact with Information Security in a relaxed setting and ask any security questions you may have. Any wine tasting is self-pay and all ESU faculty and staff are welcome to join in.

RSVP at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tIuhoWgAQEu6RqooKZ1uUXJKFDiMZ8RPqXHhbvq7BpRUNjgxQ1lWQU5TVkFFWVFITkJMRzlYREhaSi4u

Information Security10/22/2018 7:47 AM
  

IT will be performing maintenance on multiple core systems during the next few days.  Please review the following list for dates and times of the scheduled maintenance.

DateTimeSystems Affected
Monday evening, October 225:30 PM – 9:00 PMAll SkyLab servers
Tuesday evening, October 235:30 PM – MidnightBanner, OnBase, Cognos
Time Clocks, Sedna
Wednesday morning, October 245:00 AM – 7:00 AMOutlook email, W:/Drive,
Infopath routing, SkyPrint

 
Outages may be intermittent in nature, and not all systems in the given time frame will be off at the same time.  However, due to the nature of the maintenance, all systems should be considered offline and unavailable during the maintenance period.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the maintenance, and appreciate your patience during this time.  Questions may be directed to the IT Help Desk at 341-5555 (toll free 1 (877) 341-5555)​

Information Technology10/19/2018 2:11 PM
  

The contractor will be working to install an underground utility vault near the north exit of the parking lot west of Cremer Hall on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  This will require the blocking off of the north 15 parking spaces on the east and west sides of this parking lot.  The blocked parking spaces east of the drive lane will be the exit lane for this parking lot.  There will about 5 periods of time for them to unload equipment and vaults.  But these should not be for more than 15 minutes in duration for each delivery.   They hope to be completed with this work in one day and the spaces will be opened on Wednesday.  Please make plans to work with this schedule and be aware that some delays in getting out of the parking lot may occur.  A similar scope of work will occur near the protected crosswalk at a later time.  Please watch for traffic control devices and workers during this time.  Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

 

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities10/19/2018 1:01 PM
  

In a joint fundraising effort for Camp Alexander and the Emporia State University student HPER Club, we will be holding the 1st annual Squatch Hunt at Camp Alexander. Participants will be challeneged to find and "capture" one of the two Squatches that have been roaming the campgroands. 


The first person to find a Squatch and take a selfie with him will win a prize!
As an added bonus, participants in the hunt will also be searching for "loot boxes" hidden on the campgrounds containing treasures from local merchants.

Early Bird: $15 per person
At the door: $20 per person

Early Bird team: $50
**up to 5 members**

To pre register please go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S6IjN_ux24KuAM2bJB648GMNBRUl0SQv0bF07kpXKuM/edit?ts=5bbea7e0

ESU HPER Club10/19/2018 1:00 PM
  

​Students, faculty, and staff who are eligible and registered to vote in Lyon County, Kansas will be able to vote tomorrow, Saturday, October 20TH at FLINT HILLS MALL between 9am and 1pm. Just show up with your voter's registration and/or photo ID. 

[http://www.emporiagazette.com/latest_news_and_features/article_59457f90-f03a-5ec7-aea9-834069a67989.html​]

If you can't make it to Flint Hills Mall on Saturday due to Homecoming, don't worry! Early voting in Kansas, for all jurisdictions, starts MONDAY, October 22nd. In Lyon County, early voters vote at the County Courthouse, which is just down Commercial Street at the corner of Fourth. It's a big glass-fronted building right on the corner. You can't miss it! VOTE!

Maire Johnson, Social Sciences10/19/2018 9:40 AM
  

To get into school spirit before the big football game on Saturday, UAC is hosting a Homecoming Bonfire! This event is on TONIGHT at 8pm in Wilson Park! There will be performances from the Marching Hornets, Cheer Team, and Stingers Dance Team as well as a presentation of the Homecoming Court Nominees and the annual Yell Like Hell Competition! This is a fun event you won't want to miss! 

Union Activites Council10/19/2018 8:41 AM
  

If you missed the opening night of "Pippin" you still have three more chances to see it. There is tonight, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. and then Sunday, October, 21 at 2:00 p.m. House for tonight's and Saturday's performances open at 7:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

​Don't forget to get your tickets in advance. Tickets purchased in advance will be $15/$12/$8 while tickets purchased at the door on the night of a performance will increase to $20/$15/$12. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.emporia.edu, from the University Ticket Office in the Memorial Union or by calling 620-341-6378. ​

Communications and Theatre Department10/19/2018 8:41 AM
  

​Saturday is our biggest Black and Gold Campus Visit event! Lots of prospective students and their guests will be on campus to hear all the good stuff about ESU, visit with faculty, and tour campus. Please welcome them by wearing your proudest black and gold.

Undergraduate Admissions10/19/2018 8:41 AM
  

​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2

Sunflower Yearbook10/19/2018 8:41 AM
  

​An interdisciplinary group of Emporia State University faculty and students, once again, offered an extraordinary opportunity for Emporia area children ages 5 – 10 to create stories and design creatures to be transformed into glass sculpture. Please join us, as we celebrate these young artists and their creative expressions on Friday, October 19, 3 – 5 pm at ESU's Children's Art Gallery, Visser Hall, 2nd floor.

Dr. Carol L. Russell, Professor of Early Childhood Unified & Co-Director of CIGP10/19/2018 8:40 AM
  

ESU students are invited to the grand 24/7 opening of The Teachers College Learning Commons located in the atrium at Visser Hall starting Monday, October 22.  You will need your Hornet card to enter the building.  Pizza and pop will be served at 10:30 pm in the atrium.  Check out this beautiful study space and enjoy some tasty food. 

The Teachers College Dean's Office

Ken Weaver10/19/2018 8:40 AM
  

Interested in promoting your ESU spirit, developing your leadership skills, and making connections? Then ESU Ambassadors want YOU! Apply today by clicking the link below. Submissions are due WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 5 pm. Email gampara1@g.emporia.edu for more info.

https://goo.gl/JBGPqf

ESU Ambassadors10/19/2018 8:40 AM
  

Emporia State University is excited to launch a new professional development series for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This unique program, called the Classroom to Career Certificate Program, guides students through 13 steps to build their professional image.  At the completion of these steps, students will earn a tailored, professional business suit from Dillard's.  

This year's program kicks off with a Professional Dress Event the first week in November.  Students must be a current junior or senior at Emporia State and attend one of two programs offered that week to be considered for this certificate program.  This opportunity is open to all academic majors.  All steps must be completed by Friday, March 8, 2019.

To participate in the program, students must first attend one of two  Professional Dress Programs presented by Dillard's and hosted by Career Services & the School of Business.  

Nov. 5th, 7-8pm, Preston Family Room, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Nov. 8th, 7-8pm, Greek Room, Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Juniors or seniors who do not attend one of these two programs will be ineligible to participate in the certificate program for 2018-2019. 

Questions?  Contact us!

June Coleman, jcoleman@emporia.edu

Joyce Zhou, xzhou@emporia.edu

Isaiah Wattree, iwattree@emporia.edu

Career Services10/19/2018 8:40 AM
  

​There will be no psychology tutoring this Sunday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 23rd. 

​It will resume as normally scheduled on Thursday, October 25th. 

ACES10/19/2018 8:40 AM
  

Students interested in learning more about how to critically evaluate the information that bombards them online (Fake news, anyone?), are invited to attend a three-hour workshop presented by Dr. Joel Breakstone from Stanford History Education Group on Tuesday, October 30 from 9 to noon in the Colonial Ballroom.  During the workshop, titled, “Beyond selfies and hashtags:  New Digital literacy curriculum and assessments,” Dr. Breakstone will share the work Stanford is doing to help students evaluate online content as well as evidence provided in online debates.   The workshop is sponsored by the Social Sciences Department and the Boertman Lecture Fund, the Honors College, and the Kansas Council for the Social Studies.  

If interested, please contact Dr. Darla Mallein via email (dmallein@emporia.edu), or sign up in the Social Sciences Department in Plumb Hall 411.  The deadline to register for the workshop is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 26.

Dr. Darla Mallein10/19/2018 8:40 AM
  

UAC presents Kansas Free For Arts performances! The first artist performing is Andy Frasco and the U.N. on October 24th at 7pm. The second artist performing is Me Like Bees on November 17th at 7pm. The third artist performing is the Kris Lager Band on December 1st at 7pm! All three performances will be at the Lyon County History Center. These are free events for ESU students and the Emporia Public! You won't want to miss this so make sure to head out on for these three awesome shows! 

Union Activities Council10/19/2018 8:39 AM
  

ESU is observing National Day on Writing today--and how better to celebrate than with an open mic night? Come to share poetry, fiction, music, or comedy, or just enjoy the performances. Our featured artist will be Amy Sage Webb, director of ESU’s Creative Writing Program. The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall on the first floor of William Allen White Library. Seating is limited to 30. This event may be recorded and shared online, so please bring material that is either original to you or in the public domain.​

Special Collections and Archives10/19/2018 8:39 AM
  

​Do you have an idea or invention and you are not sure of your next steps? The Kansas SBDC at Emporia State University is holding an Innovation Workshop focused specifically toward those who want to take a creation or invention to the next level. The workshop will be held October 23rd at 3:30 in the Veterans Hall of Honor in the Memorial Union. Refreshments available.

We will discuss the following areas: 

1. determining your market

2. addressing intellectual property

3. is it best to manufacture yourself, license or sell outright? 

4. Sources of financing for your research/manufacturing/marketing needs.

5. Networking with potential partners

6. Other questions you may have.

Registration is FREE. To sign up, please contact Tom Byler with the Kansas SBDC at tbyler@emporia.edu, or call 341-5308, by 5:00 October 19th.

Kansas SBDC10/19/2018 8:39 AM
  

The annual food donation competition against Washburn is among us!! Bring non-perishable food items to a donation box near you. A few drop-off locations are in the Center for Student Involvement, William Allen White Library, and the Student Wellness Center. All dontations ESU collects will benefit Corky's Cupboard, a food pantry for ESU students!

Final day for donations is Friday, October 26. The winner of the competition will be announced at the ESU vs. Washburn in Topeka on Oct. 27.

Donation Wish List:
PROTEINS: peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, beans, chili, nuts
FRUITS & VEGGIES: canned/dried fruits and veggies, juice
GRAINS: pasta, rice, cereal, noodles, oatmeal
MEALS & MIXES: instant meals, soups, baking mixes, sauces
SNACKS: granola bars, crackers, popcorn, pudding​

Associated Student Government10/19/2018 8:38 AM
  

​October is Open Enrollment, when benefits eligible employees get to elect coverage for 2019. Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the State Employee Health Plan, and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation! Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want. To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources is again offering a step by step walk through, in a group setting, to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library's Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration is required; however, sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

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Human Resources10/19/2018 8:38 AM
  

THRIVE and the ESU Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcome you to join us attend a presentation by the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project on October 22nd in the PKP Room of Memorial Union at 6:30pm!

About KCAVP 
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Currently, we are the only LGBTQ-specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa.

www.kcavp.org

THRIVE10/19/2018 8:38 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!


Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union


Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/19/2018 8:37 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson!


Monday, October 22 

7:00 PM 

Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union


Michelle Tyrene Johnson is an award winning playwright, author, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer.  A former employment attorney and certified mediator, Johnson served by appointment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of its Kansas Advisory Committee. Her column in the Kansas City Star, “Diversity Diva”, ran for nearly a decade.

Johnson has written over 20 plays, including 5 full-length productions. Her most recent play, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, is the winner of the New Works Playwright Competition.


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/19/2018 8:37 AM
  

​Come out and support our Sororities and dance organizations at ESU's annual Step Show. This years theme is Step Up to Show Out. There will be great performaces and music.

 Tickets: The BSU will be tabling in the Union all next week. Presale tickets will be $5. ​The night of the show tickets will be $8 but if you bring a canned good you can get a $1 off your ticket!

When: Saturday October 27th @ 7pm

Location: Alber Taylor Hall

Taylor Lee10/18/2018 1:43 PM
  

UAC presents Kansas Free For Arts performances! The first artist preforming is Andy Frasco and the U.N. on October 24th at 7pm. The second artist preforming is Me Like Bees on November 17th at 7pm. The third artist preforming is the Kris Lager Band on December 1st at 7pm! All three performances will be at the Lyon County History Center. These are free events for ESU students and the Emporia Public! You won't want to miss this so make sure to head out on for these three awesome shows! 

Union Activities Council10/18/2018 1:43 PM
  

​An interdisciplinary group of Emporia State University faculty and students, once again, offered an extraordinary opportunity for Emporia area children ages 5 – 10 to create stories and design creatures to be transformed into glass sculpture. Please join us, as we celebrate these young artists and their creative expressions on Friday, October 19, 3 – 5 pm at ESU's Children's Art Gallery, Visser Hall, 2nd floor.

Dr. Carol L. Russell, Professor of Early Childhood Unified & Co-Director of CIGP10/18/2018 8:50 AM
  

​Friday we will have LOTS of prospective students and their families visiting campus to hear all the good stuff about ESU, visit with faculty, and tour campus. Please welcome them by wearing your proudest black and gold!

Undergraduate Admissions10/18/2018 11:12 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson!


Monday, October 22 

7:00 PM 

Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union

Michelle Tyrene Johnson is an award winning playwright, author, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer.  A former employment attorney and certified mediator, Johnson served by appointment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of its Kansas Advisory Committee. Her column in the Kansas City Star, “Diversity Diva”, ran for nearly a decade. 

Johnson has written over 20 plays, including 5 full-length productions. Her most recent play, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, is the winner of the New Works Playwright Competition.

This event is free and open to the public. 

​Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board.

Creative Writing Program10/18/2018 8:59 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!


Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union

Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

This event is free and open to the public. 

​Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/18/2018 8:58 AM
  

THRIVE and the ESU Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcome you to join us attend a presentation by the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project on October 22nd in the PKP Room of Memorial Union at 6:30pm!

About KCAVP 
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Currently, we are the only LGBTQ-specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa.

www.kcavp.org

THRIVE10/18/2018 8:54 AM
  

The annual food donation competition against Washburn is among us!! Bring non-perishable food items to a donation box near you. A few drop-off locations are in the Center for Student Involvement, William Allen White Library, and the Student Wellness Center. All dontations ESU collects will benefit Corky's Cupboard, a food pantry for ESU students!

Final day for donations is Friday, October 26. The winner of the competition will be announced at the ESU vs. Washburn in Topeka on Oct. 27.

Donation Wish List:
PROTEINS: peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, beans, chili, nuts
FRUITS & VEGGIES: canned/dried fruits and veggies, juice
GRAINS: pasta, rice, cereal, noodles, oatmeal
MEALS & MIXES: instant meals, soups, baking mixes, sauces
SNACKS: granola bars, crackers, popcorn, pudding​

Associated Student Government10/18/2018 8:54 AM
  

Do you have an idea or invention and you are not sure of your next steps? The Kansas SBDC at Emporia State University is holding an Innovation Workshop focused specifically toward those who want to take a creation or invention to the next level. The workshop will be held October 23rd at 3:30 in the Veterans Hall of Honor in the Memorial Union. Refreshments available.

We will discuss the following areas: 

1. determining your market

2. addressing intellectual property

3. is it best to manufacture yourself, license or sell outright? 

4. Sources of financing for your research/manufacturing/marketing needs.

5. Networking with potential partners

6. Other questions you may have.

Registration is FREE. To sign up, please contact Tom Byler with the Kansas SBDC at tbyler@emporia.edu, or call 341-5308, by 5:00 October 19th.

Kansas SBDC10/18/2018 8:53 AM
  

Dear Emporia State University Students, Faculty and Staff: 

​We would like to gather your feedback about the Emporia State Dining program.  Your feedback is important to help us in customizing our service for campus.  We have created a short customer survey.  Each person who completes a customer satisfaction survey will be entered to the win the drawing for $100 Declining Balance Dollars.

The survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete. The survey link will be open through October 19th, 2018.

To participate in this online survey, please click on the link:  https://bit.ly/2PRMUU2

Thank you, in advance, for your participation and valuable feedback. We look forward to serving you!​

Sodexo Food Service10/18/2018 8:53 AM
  

​October 19 will be observed on campus as National Day on Writing--and how better to celebrate than with an open mic night? Come to share poetry, fiction, music, or comedy, or just enjoy the performances. Our featured artist will be Amy Sage Webb, director of ESU’s Creative Writing Program. The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall on the first floor of William Allen White Library. Seating is limited to 30. This event may be recorded and shared online, so please bring material that is either original to you or in the public domain.​​

Special Collections and Archives10/18/2018 8:52 AM
  

​Today's the day! ESU Theatre's production of "Pippin" opens tonight at 7:00 p.m. with the performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre. It will run through to Sunday, October 21.

Don't forget to get your tickets in advance. Tickets purchased in advance will be $15/$12/$8 while tickets purchased at the door on the night of a performance will increase to $20/$15/$12. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.emporia.edu, from the University Ticket Office in the Memorial Union or by calling 620-341-6378. ​

Communication and Theatre Department10/18/2018 8:51 AM
  

Forgot to order your 2018 ESU Homecoming Shirt?​ 

Stop by the ASG table on Memorial Union Main Street from 10am to 1pm this week to purchase your shirt.

​T-Shirts are $12 and longsleeve are $16. Cash/check sales only.

Associated Student Government10/18/2018 8:51 AM
  

​It's finally here!

TOMORROW (Friday 10/19) is the 2018 National Day on Writing.

A table will be set up in the Memorial Union Main Street with activities 9:00am-2:00pm.

NDOW is a national and even international event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. 

Events will include:

  • Posting to social media (Twitter, Instagram) with the official hashtag, #WhyIWrite
  • Engaging in quick, easy writing prompts on giant Post-Its (and smelly markers!)
  • Writing letters to your favorite professors and teachers
  • FREE CANDY-- come on by!

In addition, there will also be a RAFFLE with prizes from local Emporia businesses Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore and the Sweet Granada. Stop by the table to view these illustrious prizes and participate in NDOW activities.

Thanks-- we'll see you there!


The Composition Program in English, Modern Languages, and Journalism10/18/2018 8:51 AM
  

ESU students are invited to the grand 24/7 opening of The Teachers College Learning Commons located in the atrium at Visser Hall starting Monday, October 22.  You will need your Hornet card to enter the building.  Pizza and pop will be served at 10:30 pm in the atrium.  Check out this beautiful study space and enjoy some tasty food.   

The Teachers College Dean's Office

Ken Weaver10/18/2018 8:50 AM
  

Tonight is URGE at ESU's annual poetry slam where participants can read their own poetry or a work by another author; on any topic but largely focused on sex positivity, sexuality, social justice, and social rights. The event is at 6:30pm in the CSI Lounge. Come to participate or just to watch!

URGE at ESU10/18/2018 8:49 AM
  

Interested in promoting your ESU spirit, developing your leadership skills, and making connections? Then ESU Ambassadors want YOU! Apply today by clicking the link below. Submissions are due WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 5 pm. Email gampara1@g.emporia.edu for more info.

https://goo.gl/JBGPqf

ESU Ambassadors10/18/2018 8:49 AM
  

​The following revisions were made to the University Policy Manual:

* Revised 4C.06 Military Service Credit.

* Revised 4E.07 Providing Students with Syllabi with FSB 18001.  Added "the commitment to providing an inclusive environment in the classroom (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Syllabus Statement)."

* Revised 3D.0107 Searches, Screening, and Appointments for Unclassified Personnel: Recruitment and Hiring Procedures by replacing the word "contract" with "Notice of Appointment" in E.4.

Provost's Office10/18/2018 8:48 AM
  

​Please note that there will NOT be a Post KBOR meeting as previously scheduled on Friday, October 19. ​

Office of the President10/18/2018 8:48 AM
  

Tonight at 6:30 in room 72 of Science Hall, special guest speaker Tony Kostusik will be talking about meteorites, those rocks from other worlds! Join us for this free and open to the public event, everyone interested in space, meteorites, or Peterson Planetarium!

Peterson Planetarium10/18/2018 8:48 AM
  

Whatever your role at work, you’re the 1st and last line of defense in keeping your organization safe online. Brush up on your #cybersecurity awareness and stay vigilant to threats all year round. Make sure your office knows the policies and protocol to keep your organization safe!

For more Information go to: https://emporia.sharepoint.com/sites/InfoSec

Information Security10/18/2018 8:48 AM
  

​The first "All Things RSO" workshop for the year will be held Wednesday, October 24th from 5:00-6:00pm in the MU Skyline Room. 

Come join Associated Student Government to learn everything your Registered Student Organization (RSO) needs to know from how to get allocations to using #HornetLife. This program is held once a semester, and RSOs are required to send at least one representative to a session.

To register, please sign up here online. If you have any questions, feel free to email Student Body President, Michael Webb, at asgpres@emporia.edu.  ​

Associated Student Government10/17/2018 2:23 PM
  

Emporia State University is partnering with the Salvation Army for holiday bell ringing. Emporia State students will be sponsoring a week of ringing November 26th-30th. Students will be manning the Walmart bell ringing location and will be ringing in holiday cheer with a presence in the community! 

Students can register online at www.registertoring.com and search the Emporia area. Then search for the group with group code: emporia18 

Sign up for two hours and receive a free long sleeve t-shirt!! 

Questions? Contact chornets@emporia.edu

Community Hornets 10/17/2018 2:23 PM
  

HL 524 – Ergogenic Issues students are seeking volunteers from the ESU community (administration, faculty, and staff) for an upcoming practical experience project – Dietary and Physical Activity Analysis.

The purpose of this project is to provide our Health & Human Performance students with experience in analyzing a client's diet and physical activity. The primary goal for our students will be to provide you with an accurate analysis of your current dietary habits as well as some suggestions for making improvements to your diet, if any are warranted.  Additionally, your physical activity will be analyzed, simply in terms of caloric expenditure. This will be useful in determining your daily caloric needs which are important if you are wishing to lose or gain weight, or even just remain at your current weight.  

In order to participate in this project, you will simply be required to commit to keeping a Food Diary for seven consecutive days, as well as a simple record of physical activity.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Paul Luebbers at pluebber@emporia.edu.

Dr. Paul Luebbers10/17/2018 2:22 PM
  

​Interested in promoting your ESU spirit, developing your leadership skills, and making connections? Then ESU Ambassadors want YOU! Apply today by clicking the link below. Submissions are due WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 5 pm. Email gampara1@g.emporia.edu for more info.

https://goo.gl/JBGPqf



ESU Ambassadors10/17/2018 12:06 PM
  

The Emporia Arts Center brings critically acclaimed, all-female country group Farewell Angelina to Emporia. Farewell Angelina will be performing at Emporia Granada Theatre on Friday, October 26th at 7:00 PM. ESU students receive one free ticket with proof of student ID, thanks to Emporia State University's Special Events Board.

Members of Farewell Angelina have had songs recorded by artists ranging from George Strait to Lee Brice and their instrumental and vocal talents have graced and enhanced country stars such as Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Josh Thompson, Jana Kramer, Frankie Ballard, and Jarod Niemann. Expect these four Strong Women to deliver sophisticated songs that matter to radio and fans hungry for real depth, artistry and perspective.

Watch a performance video online at www.emporiaksarts.org or at www.facebook.com/EmporiaArtsCouncil/

Special Events Board and Emporia Arts Center10/17/2018 12:06 PM
  

​ESU students are invited to the grand 24/7 opening of The Teachers College Learning Commons located in the atrium at Visser Hall starting Monday, October 22.  You will need your Hornet card to enter the building.  Pizza and pop will be served at 10:30 pm in the atrium.  Check out this beautiful study space and enjoy some tasty food. 

The Teachers College Dean's Office

Ken Weaver10/17/2018 12:06 PM
  

​The Research and Grants Center is holding a T-Shirt Design Contest for the 2019 Research & Creativity Day! We are inviting undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their creative talents by submitting an original t-shirt design for the contest. The deadline for submissions is November 13th, 2017. The creator with the winning t-shirt design will receive a $250 scholarship for the 2019 Spring Semester, and everyone who participates in the Research & Creativity Day will receive a free t-shirt featuring YOUR design! The rules and instructions for submissions are available at www.emporia.edu/research.  Contact the Research and Grants Center if you have any questions.​

Research & Grants Center10/17/2018 12:06 PM
  

​An interdisciplinary group of Emporia State University faculty and students, once again, offered an extraordinary opportunity for Emporia area children ages 5 – 10 to create stories and design creatures to be transformed into glass sculpture. Please join us, as we celebrate these young artists and their creative expressions on Friday, October 19, 3 – 5 pm at ESU's Children's Art Gallery, Visser Hall, 2nd floor.

Dr. Carol L. Russell, Professor of Early Childhood Unified & & Co-Director of CIGP10/17/2018 12:06 PM
  

​Just TWO days away...​

The National Day on Writing 2018 will be held on-campus on Friday October 19th. A table will be set up in the Memorial Union Main Street with activities 9:00am-2:00pm.

NDOW is a national and even international event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. 

Events will include:

  • Posting to social media (Twitter, Instagram) with the official hashtag, #WhyIWrite
  • Engaging in quick, easy writing prompts on giant Post-Its (and smelly markers!)
  • Writing letters to your favorite professors and teachers
  • Did we mention FREE CANDY?!

In addition, there will also be a RAFFLE with prizes from local Emporia businesses Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore and the Sweet Granada. (Journals! Truffles! Pop-Choc!!) Stop by the NDOW 2018 table in the Union on Friday 10/19 for more details.

Check out all the details HERE on our Facebook event.

Posted by: The Composition Program in English, Modern Languages, and Journalism10/17/2018 12:06 PM
  

​The Sunflower Yearbook is now selling page spaces to Emporia State University graduating student! Students are invited to buy page space ranging from 1/6 of a page to a full page in the 2019 Yearbook to show off their accomplishments or thank their influences. Prices range from $20 to $90. 

The deadline for all orders is Jan. 16, 2019. Order Today!

Students can order Senior Ads using the Google Form below or by visiting our website at https://esuyearbook.wixsite.com/thesunfloweryearbook

https://goo.gl/forms/ppzqdz1ZTECXj9GY2

The Sunflower Yearbook10/17/2018 12:05 PM
  

​Forgot to order your 2018 ESU Homecoming Shirt?​ 

Stop by the ASG table on Memorial Union Main Street from 10am to 1pm this week to purchase your shirt.

​T-Shirts are $12 and longsleeve are $16. Cash/check sales only.

Associated Student Government10/17/2018 12:05 PM
  

​You matter here at Emporia State University! Every student is making history through events, clubs, and classes they participate in or attend every day. Therefore, Special Collections and Archives started Leave Your Legacy to encourage students to donate their items from these experiences. We hope to create a snapshot of each individual's story and the overall life here at ESU. This weekend is homecoming so be sure to hashtag #mylegacyis to share all of your memories. Stop by the table on Wednesday or Friday in the Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to get some more information - or to donate! 

 

Items to donate: flyers, photos, t-shirts, artwork, notebooks, etc.  

Special Collections and Archives10/17/2018 12:05 PM
  

​October 19 will be observed on campus as National Day on Writing--and how better to celebrate than with an open mic night? Come to share poetry, fiction, music, or comedy, or just enjoy the performances. Our featured artist will be Amy Sage Webb, director of ESU’s Creative Writing Program. The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall on the first floor of William Allen White Library. Seating is limited to 30. This event may be recorded and shared online, so please bring material that is either original to you or in the public domain.​​

Special Collections and Archives10/17/2018 12:05 PM
  

ESU Theatre is proud to present "Pippin" as our homecoming scholarship musical. "Pippin" will opens tomorrow Thursday, October, 18 and run through to Sunday, October 21. House opens at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18- Saturday, Oct. 20 with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 21 with the house opening at 1:30 p.m. All performance are in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre in King Hall.

​Don't forget to get your tickets in advance. Tickets purchased in advance will be $15/$12/$8 while tickets purchased at the door on the night of a performance will increase to $20/$15/$12. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.emporia.edu, from the University Ticket Office in the Memorial Union or by calling 620-341-6378.

Communications and Theatre Department10/17/2018 12:05 PM
  

​Westar Energy has informed us that they will be starting their relocation of overhead utilities to underground project along Merchant Street this week.  They will begin this week at the north end of Merchant Street and work south.  The majority of work will be underground boring and should not affect normal activities on campus.  There will be a need to close of a few parking spaces to allow for the installation of underground vaults along our side of Merchant Street.  Please keep aware of the construction vehicles, equipment and personnel and follow all directions. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities10/17/2018 12:05 PM
  

​Don't forget to vote for your favorite homecoming royalty candidates!

Undergraduate students will receive an ESU email ballot by noon Wednesday, October 17. 

Voting ends Friday, October 19 at noon.

​Winners will be announced at halftime of the homecoming football game.

Lendi Bland, SPURS Faculty Advisor10/17/2018 12:05 PM
  

Elberta Harris Scholarship

Applications are now available for the Elberta Harris Scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  This scholarship may be renewable depending on the student's class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior) at the time of application.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in elementary or secondary education
  • Must have graduated from a Johnson County high school
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Strong record of community service
  • References and an essay are required

Please email ESUScholarships@emporia.edu for the application or visit our scholarship webpage, https://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/#Elberta_Harris . The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Send questions to ESUScholarships@emporia.edu .​

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services 10/17/2018 12:04 PM
  

Do you want to learn more about being safe while using social media? Well if you do sign up for one of three different workshops highlighting different areas in social media. To sign up simply fill out the form at the link attached. All workshops are in Richel Lab in Cremer Hall. Event welcome to both students and faculty/staff. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Dates:

  • Oct. 18th from 9-10
  • Oct. 22nd from 2-3

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tIuhoWgAQEu6RqooKZ1uUXJKFDiMZ8RPqXHhbvq7BpRUQUlRNkQ1TUswRzVBMlZaUkRNQlBSUU9PWS4u

Information Security10/17/2018 12:04 PM
  

Do you have an idea or invention and you are not sure of your next steps? The Kansas SBDC at Emporia State University is holding an Innovation Workshop focused specifically toward those who want to take a creation or invention to the next level. The workshop will be held October 23rd at 3:30 in the Veterans Hall of Honor in the Memorial Union. Refreshments available.

We will discuss the following areas: 

1. determining your market

2. addressing intellectual property

3. is it best to manufacture yourself, license or sell outright? 

4. Sources of financing for your research/manufacturing/marketing needs.

5. Networking with potential partners

6. Other questions you may have.

Registration is FREE. To sign up, please contact Tom Byler with the Kansas SBDC at tbyler@emporia.edu, or call 341-5308, by 5:00 October 19th.

Kansas SBDC10/17/2018 12:04 PM
  

Hornets, Homecoming week is coming up soon! To get into school spirit before the big football game on Saturday, UAC is hosting a Homecoming Bonfire! This event is on Friday, October 19th at 8pm in Wilson Park! There will be performances from the Marching Hornets, Cheer Team, and Stingers Dance Team as well as a presentation of the Homecoming Court Nominees and the annual Yell Like Hell Competition! This is a fun event you won't want to miss! 
Union Activities Council10/17/2018 12:04 PM
  

The annual food donation competition against Washburn is among us!! Bring non-perishable food items to a donation box near you. A few drop-off locations are in the Center for Student Involvement, William Allen White Library, and the Student Wellness Center. All dontations ESU collects will benefit Corky's Cupboard, a food pantry for ESU students!

Final day for donations is Friday, October 26. The winner of the competition will be announced at the ESU vs. Washburn in Topeka on Oct. 27.

Donation Wish List:
PROTEINS: peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, beans, chili, nuts
FRUITS & VEGGIES: canned/dried fruits and veggies, juice
GRAINS: pasta, rice, cereal, noodles, oatmeal
MEALS & MIXES: instant meals, soups, baking mixes, sauces
SNACKS: granola bars, crackers, popcorn, pudding​

Associated Student Government10/17/2018 12:04 PM
  

​October is Open Enrollment, when benefits eligible employees get to elect coverage for 2019. Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the State Employee Health Plan, and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation! Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want. To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources is again offering a step by step walk through, in a group setting, to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library's Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration is required; however, sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

MondayOctober 22, 20189:30 am
WednesdayOctober 24, 20182:30 pm
WednesdayOctober 31, 20182:00 pm

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Human Resources10/17/2018 12:04 PM
  

Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism

October 22-23, 2018

Fort Hays University

The Michael Tilford Conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at the Kansas Board of Regents' institutions to approach diversity in higher education by examining the challenges and opportunities in Kansas.

The 2018 conference includes John Quinones from ABC News and host of "What Would You Do" speaking at 7 p.m. October 22 in Beach Schmidt Auditorium. We will have an opportunity to meet John Quinones when he joins us for breakfast on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2018, from 8-9:15 am. 

On Tuesday morning, Dr. Mike Middleton, the most recent past President of the University of Missouri will speak about racial incident triage and building bridges in one's community. Then Dr. Julie Middleton, also of the University of Missouri, will be giving the plenary talk that afternoon.

Register NOW at https://www.fhsu.edu/tilfordconference/. The REGISTER NOW button is at the top of the main page, as well as Hotel information

I hope to see you in Hays soon.​

Sheryl Lidzy, Ph.D., ESU Tilford Conference Program Planning Committee Representative10/17/2018 12:03 PM
  

The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!

Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union

Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board​

Creative Writing Program10/17/2018 12:03 PM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson!

Monday, October 22 

7:00 PM 

Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union

Michelle Tyrene Johnson is an award winning playwright, author, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer.  A former employment attorney and certified mediator, Johnson served by appointment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of its Kansas Advisory Committee. Her column in the Kansas City Star, “Diversity Diva”, ran for nearly a decade.

Johnson has written over 20 plays, including 5 full-length productions. Her most recent play, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, is the winner of the New Works Playwright Competition.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/17/2018 12:03 PM
  

The 2018 Homecoming Parade is this Saturday, October 20 at 11:30am!  Join us on Commercial Street as we celebrate Hornet Nation throughout Emporia!

Student Homecoming Committee10/17/2018 12:03 PM
  

Here's a list of home Hornet Athletic Events this week:​

CROSS COUNTRY

Friday, October 19

Homecoming Invite - 4:45pm

Jones Park Cross Country Course


SOCCER

Friday, October 19

vs. Lindenwood - 3:00pm

ESU Pitch

Sunday, October 21

vs. Central Missouri - 2:00pm

ESU Pitch

Senior Day


FOOTBALL

Saturday, October 20

vs. Missouri Western - 2:00pm

Homecoming


HALL OF HONOR INDUCTION BREAKFAST

Saturday, October 20

Webb Hall - 8:00am

$15 per person


For more information visit www.esuhornets.com

#StingersUp

Athletic Marketing10/17/2018 12:02 PM
  

​Students, are your cooking skills limited to the microwave?  Do you want to learn how to prepare fresh, healthy meals on a budget?  If you answered "YES" then you need C.H.E.W.! 

Registered Dietician Emily Prouse will teach basic skills including peeling and chopping veggies, plus measuring and mixing dry and wet ingredients.  Each participant will enjoy a hot delicious meal during class plus take one home for the freezer. This is a hands-on experience, you will actually be cooking.

Class is FREE and sponsored by Student Wellness Center and Corky's Cupboard.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Put Thursday, November 8 on your calendar and we'll see you at 5:30 in the kitchen of the First Christian Church (basement), right across from Beach Hall.  Register at Corky's Cupboard during regular operating hours or by calling the Student Wellness Center at 620-341-5222.

Those who register by Friday November 2 will be eligible for a GRAND PRIZE drawing (hint, it has something to do with cooking!) so don't wait!

Student Wellness Center10/16/2018 1:50 PM
  

​This FRIDAY!!

The National Day on Writing 2018 will be held on-campus on Friday October 19th. A table will be set up in the Memorial Union Main Street with activities 9:00am-2:00pm.

NDOW is a national and even international event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. 

Events will include:

  • Posting to social media (Twitter, Instagram) with the official hashtag, #WhyIWrite
  • Engaging in quick, easy writing prompts on giant Post-Its (and smelly markers!)
  • Writing letters to your favorite professors and teachers
  • Did we mention FREE CANDY?!

In addition, there will also be a RAFFLE with prizes from local Emporia businesses Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore and the Sweet Granada. (Journals! Truffles! Pop-Choc!!) Stop by the NDOW 2018 table in the Union on Friday 10/19 for more details.

Check out all the details HERE on our Facebook event.

The Composition Program in English, Modern Languages, and Journalism10/16/2018 12:35 PM
  

​Please join Dr. Patrick Miller of KU for his talk, "Election Aversion: Gender Differences in Dislike of Politics and Their Behavioral Effects."  Patrick is a remarkable colleague who won a "Best of Kansas City" award from the Pitch a few years back, for his use of social media to disseminate political commentary (and recipes). ​

The talk is at 4 p.m. Thursday 10/18 in Plumb 316 ​

Social Sciences10/16/2018 12:34 PM
  

To vote in this year's midterm elections, you must be registered today!  There is still time, go to Vote411.org  for more information and to get started.

Social Sciences10/16/2018 11:15 AM
  

​The ESU Libraries and Archives are conducting a series of observations during the weeks of October 14 and 21 of physical library spaces, including the 4 floors and the Learning Commons of the library.  From time to time, you may see a library staff member walking around and making notes.  The staff member will be wearing a name badge for identification. These observations are completely anonymous and intended ONLY to help us gather more information about the uses of library building spaces.  If at any time you feel uncomfortable or have questions, please contact Cynthia Kane at ckane1@emporia.edu or Megan Mahoney at mmahone1@emporia.edu ​

Cynthia Kane, ESU Libraries and Archives10/16/2018 11:15 AM
  

​Westar Energy has informed us that they will be starting their relocation of overhead utilities to underground project along Merchant Street this week.  They will begin this week at the north end of Merchant Street and work south.  The majority of work will be underground boring and should not affect normal activities on campus.  There will be a need to close of a few parking spaces to allow for the installation of underground vaults along our side of Merchant Street.  Please keep aware of the construction vehicles, equipment and personnel and follow all directions. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities10/16/2018 9:46 AM
  

Forgot to order your 2018 ESU Homecoming Shirt?​ 

Stop by the ASG table on Memorial Union Main Street from 10am to 1pm this week to purchase your shirt.

​T-Shirts are $12 and longsleeve are $16. Cash/check sales only.

Associated Student Government10/16/2018 9:47 AM
  

​You matter here at Emporia State University! Every student is making history through events, clubs, and classes they participate in or attend every day. Therefore, Special Collections and Archives started Leave Your Legacy to encourage students to donate their items from these experiences. We hope to create a snapshot of each individual's story and the overall life here at ESU. This weekend is homecoming so be sure to hashtag #mylegacyis to share all of your memories. Stop by the table on Wednesday or Friday in the Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to get some more information - or to donate! ​

Items to donate: flyers, photos, t-shirts, artwork, notebooks, etc.  

University Special Collections and Archives 10/16/2018 9:47 AM
  

​October 19 will be observed on campus as National Day on Writing--and how better to celebrate than with an open mic night? Come to share poetry, fiction, music, or comedy, or just enjoy the performances. Our featured artist will be Amy Sage Webb, director of ESU’s Creative Writing Program. The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall on the first floor of William Allen White Library. Seating is limited to 30. This event may be recorded and shared online, so please bring material that is either original to you or in the public domain.​​

Special Collections and Archives10/16/2018 9:47 AM
  

ESU Theatre is proud to present "Pippin" as our homecoming scholarship musical. "Pippin" will open this week on Thursday, October, 18 and run through to Sunday, October 21. House opens at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18- Saturday, Oct. 20 with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 21 with the house opening at 1:30 p.m. All performance are in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre in King Hall.

​Don't forget to get your tickets in advance. Tickets purchased in advance will be $15/$12/$8 while tickets purchased at the door on the night of a performance will increase to $20/$15/$12. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.emporia.edu, from the University Ticket Office in the Memorial Union or by calling 620-341-6378. 

Communication and Theatre Department10/16/2018 9:47 AM
  

Do you have an idea or invention and you are not sure of your next steps? The Kansas SBDC at Emporia State University is holding an Innovation Workshop focused specifically toward those who want to take a creation or invention to the next level. The workshop will be held October 23rd at 3:30 in the Veterans Hall of Honor in the Memorial Union. Refreshments available.

We will discuss the following areas: 

1. determining your market

2. addressing intellectual property

3. is it best to manufacture yourself, license or sell outright? 

4. Sources of financing for your research/manufacturing/marketing needs.

5. Networking with potential partners

6. Other questions you may have.

Registration is FREE. To sign up, please contact Tom Byler with the Kansas SBDC at tbyler@emporia.edu, or call 341-5308, by 5:00 October 19th.

Kansas SBDC10/16/2018 9:46 AM
  

The annual food donation competition against Washburn is among us!! Bring non-perishable food items to a donation box near you. A few drop-off locations are in the Center for Student Involvement, William Allen White Library, and the Student Wellness Center. All dontations ESU collects will benefit Corky's Cupboard, a food pantry for ESU students!

Final day for donations is Friday, October 26. The winner of the competition will be announced at the ESU vs. Washburn in Topeka on Oct. 27.

Donation Wish List:
PROTEINS: peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, beans, chili, nuts
FRUITS & VEGGIES: canned/dried fruits and veggies, juice
GRAINS: pasta, rice, cereal, noodles, oatmeal
MEALS & MIXES: instant meals, soups, baking mixes, sauces
SNACKS: granola bars, crackers, popcorn, pudding​

Associated Student Government10/16/2018 9:46 AM
  

Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism

October 22-23, 2018

Fort Hays University

The Michael Tilford Conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at the Kansas Board of Regents' institutions to approach diversity in higher education by examining the challenges and opportunities in Kansas.

The 2018 conference includes John Quinones from ABC News and host of "What Would You Do" speaking at 7 p.m. October 22 in Beach Schmidt Auditorium. We will have an opportunity to meet John Quinones when he joins us for breakfast on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2018, from 8-9:15 am. 

On Tuesday morning, Dr. Mike Middleton, the most recent past President of the University of Missouri will speak about racial incident triage and building bridges in one's community. Then Dr. Julie Middleton, also of the University of Missouri, will be giving the plenary talk that afternoon.

Register NOW at https://www.fhsu.edu/tilfordconference/. The REGISTER NOW button is at the top of the main page, as well as Hotel information

I hope to see you in Hays soon.​

Sheryl Lidzy, Ph.D., ESU Tilford Conference Program Planning Committee Representative10/16/2018 9:46 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!


Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union


Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/16/2018 9:46 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson!


Monday, October 22 

7:00 PM 

Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union


Michelle Tyrene Johnson is an award winning playwright, author, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer.  A former employment attorney and certified mediator, Johnson served by appointment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of its Kansas Advisory Committee. Her column in the Kansas City Star, “Diversity Diva”, ran for nearly a decade.

Johnson has written over 20 plays, including 5 full-length productions. Her most recent play, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, is the winner of the New Works Playwright Competition.


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/16/2018 9:46 AM
  

Have 30 minutes during your lunch break? Meet in Union Square every Wednesday at noon for a stroll around campus!

Visit https://www.emporia.edu/recsport/ for more info.  Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for news and updates!​

Recreation Services10/16/2018 9:46 AM
  

​Dr. Jeanie Thies, Professor of Political Science at Lindenwood College presents: Challenges of Implementing Evidence-Based Reforms in Criminal Justice tomorrow, October 17th, 6:00pm- 7:00pm in the Preston Room of the Memorial Union. 

This speaker series is sponsored by the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics.​

Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics10/16/2018 9:45 AM
  

This Saturday, Peterson Planetarium will be showing the full dome video, 'We Are Stars', which takes us on an exciting journey from the Big Bang, all the way up until the existance of human being. Come to experience one of our most popular shows; it's entirely free and open to everyone! Doors close at 12:30.

​All of our shows start off with a tour of the night sky. Peterson Planetarium is located downstairs in Science Hall. For questions or to make a reservation, call 620-341-5636.​ To schedule your own show, go to emporia.edu/planetarium.​​​​

Peterson Planetarium10/16/2018 9:45 AM
  

​Do you tend to wait until the last minute to study for November midterms and start final projects? This year, Just Beat It! You can get a head start with ACES, the Writing Center, and the Library on Thursday, November 8, from 8-midnight. Tutors and librarians will be available for extended help, and we'll have coffee and food to keep you fueled. We'll also have short, planned breaks throughout the night to make sure you get up and move, refresh your food/drinks, and relax a bit. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/justbeatit2018 by November 5 so that we can have enough food and tutors available.

Megan Mahoney, University Libraries and Archives10/15/2018 2:56 PM
  

​Good afternoon!

We are aware of an email scam circulating on campus telling users that their account was hacked. This appears to be a case of spoofing where the "from" email address is making it look like the email came from the user's own account. Scams like these are often used to create panic.

At this point, we are not seeing any indication that accounts have been compromised. If you have received this scam and are concerned about your account, we suggest changing your password through BuzzIn.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 341-5555 or helpdesk@emporia.edu.

Information Security10/15/2018 12:07 PM
  

THIS FRIDAY!!!​

The National Day on Writing 2018 will be held on-campus on Friday October 19th. A table will be set up in the Memorial Union Main Street with activities 9:00am-2:00pm.

NDOW is a national and even international event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. 

Events will include:

  • Posting to social media (Twitter, Instagram) with the official hashtag, #WhyIWrite
  • Engaging in quick, easy writing prompts on giant Post-Its (and smelly markers!)
  • Writing letters to your favorite professors and teachers
  • Did we mention FREE CANDY?!

In addition, there will also be a RAFFLE (with multiple PRIZES!) from local Emporia businesses Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore and the Sweet Granada. (Journals! Truffles! Pop-Choc!!) Stop by the NDOW 2018 table on Friday 10/19 for more details.

Check out all the details HERE on our Facebook event. ​

The Composition Program in English, Modern Languages, and Journalism10/15/2018 12:07 PM
  

​ESU students are invited to the grand 24/7 opening of The Teachers College Learning Commons located in the atrium at Visser Hall starting Monday, October 22.  You will need your Hornet card to enter the building.  Pizza and pop will be served at 10:30 pm in the atrium.  Check out this beautiful study space and enjoy some tasty food. 

The Teachers College Dean's Office

Dr. Ken Weaver, Dean TTC10/15/2018 12:07 PM
  

​There's still a chance to win an iPad!

Submit your entries for the IT Security contest by 11:59 p.m. tonight. Learn more about submission guidelines here:

https://emporia.sharepoint.com/sites/InfoSec/SitePages/Video-and-Digital-Poster-Contest-for-Students.aspx


Information Security10/15/2018 12:07 PM
  

​Most of us know about NASA and the Russian space program, but did you know that India's had a space program since before Apollo 11 landed on the moon? We aren't the only presences in space, and ISRO has an amazing story. This Wednesday at 6:30 pm, Peterson Planetarium is going to tell it.

​All of our shows start off with a tour of the night sky. Peterson Planetarium is located downstairs in Science Hall. For questions or to make a reservation, call 620-341-5636.​ To schedule your own show, go to emporia.edu/planetarium.​​​

Peterson Planetarium10/15/2018 11:15 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson!

Monday, October 22 

7:00 PM 

Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union

Michelle Tyrene Johnson is an award winning playwright, author, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer.  A former employment attorney and certified mediator, Johnson served by appointment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of its Kansas Advisory Committee. Her column in the Kansas City Star, “Diversity Diva”, ran for nearly a decade.

Johnson has written over 20 plays, including 5 full-length productions. Her most recent play, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, is the winner of the New Works Playwright Competition.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/15/2018 11:15 AM
  

The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!

Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union

Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

This event is free and open to the public. ​

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board​

Creative Writing Program10/15/2018 11:15 AM
  

​Tuesday, Oct. 16th             2pm-2:30pm      ​

Need to double check your Works Cited page or learn more about how to correctly use a semicolon? An abundance of resources are available at your fingertips! Join the ACES Writing Center as we share excellent websites to reference when writing a paper, drafting an important email to your boss, or wanting to simply brush up on your writing mechanics.

 WAW Library, Seminar Room 222

ACES10/15/2018 11:15 AM
  

Tuesday, Oct. 16th​  4pm-4:30pm      ​

Need to write a paper for class or complete a project? At this workshop, you will learn how to search like an expert to find the courses that you need. We will provide you with search hacks that you can use to maximize your time spent on finding information.

WAW Library, Electronic Classroom 209E​

ACES10/15/2018 11:15 AM
  

Wednesday, Oct. 17th     1pm-1:45pm      ​

Join us as we hash out the importance of setting goals through life to help us advance. With goals anything is possible and you'll always a reason to keep striving.

WAW Library, Electronic Classroom 209E

ACES10/15/2018 11:15 AM
  

​​Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism

October 22-23, 2018

Fort Hays University

The Michael Tilford Conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at the Kansas Board of Regents' institutions to approach diversity in higher education by examining the challenges and opportunities in Kansas.

The 2018 conference includes John Quinones from ABC News and host of "What Would You Do" speaking at 7 p.m. October 22 in Beach Schmidt Auditorium. We will have an opportunity to meet John Quinones when he joins us for breakfast on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2018, from 8-9:15 am. 

On Tuesday morning, Dr. Mike Middleton, the most recent past President of the University of Missouri will speak about racial incident triage and building bridges in one's community. Then Dr. Julie Middleton, also of the University of Missouri, will be giving the plenary talk that afternoon.

Register NOW at https://www.fhsu.edu/tilfordconference/. The REGISTER NOW button is at the top of the main page, as well as Hotel information

I hope to see you in Hays soon.​

Sheryl Lidzy, Ph.D., ESU Tilford Conference Program Planning Committee Representative10/15/2018 11:15 AM
  

​Are you a junior/senior level student looking for an amazing leadership experience?  Leaders for the Common Good is an overnight, destination leadership intensive that will push you to further develop your leadership skills.  If you are interested in applying please go to Hornet Life and fill out the application.  This retreat is taking place January 7, 2019 - January 11, 2019.

If you have any questions please email rkohman@emporia.edu.

Center for Student Involvement10/15/2018 11:14 AM
  

THRIVE and the ESU Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcome you to join us attend a presentation by the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project on October 22nd in the PKP Room of Memorial Union at 6:30pm!

About KCAVP 
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Currently, we are the only LGBTQ-specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa.

www.kcavp.org

THRIVE10/15/2018 11:14 AM
  

​October is Open Enrollment, when benefits eligible employees get to elect coverage for 2019. Active Enrollment is required. This means that if you are currently enrolled in any medical plan with the State Employee Health Plan, and you do not complete your Open Enrollment elections during October, you will automatically be defaulted into Plan N for 2019, with a Health Reimbursement Account This may not be the best option for your situation! Please complete your open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage that you want. To enroll, log into the Membership Administration Portal (using your ESU username and password) at https://sso.cobraguard.net/seer_login.php. If you need assistance with your username or password, call the ESU help-desk at 341-5555.

Do you need help with the process of enrolling? Human Resources is again offering a step by step walk through, in a group setting, to assist you in completing your online enrollment. Enrollment sessions will be held in the WAW Library's Electronic Classroom, room 209E and will be first come first serve. No registration is required; however, sessions will be limited to 25 participants each as we will be assisting you in the actual completion of your enrollment.

TuesdayOctober 16, 201810:00 am
MondayOctober 22, 20189:30 am
WednesdayOctober 24, 20182:30 pm
WednesdayOctober 31, 20182:00 pm​
Human Resources10/15/2018 11:14 AM
  

The annual food donation competition against Washburn is among us!! Bring non-perishable food items to a donation box near you. A few drop-off locations are in the Center for Student Involvement, William Allen White Library, and the Student Wellness Center. All dontations ESU collects will benefit Corky's Cupboard, a food pantry for ESU students!

Final day for donations is Friday, October 26. The winner of the competition will be announced at the ESU vs. Washburn in Topeka on Oct. 27.

Donation Wish List:
PROTEINS: peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, beans, chili, nuts
FRUITS & VEGGIES: canned/dried fruits and veggies, juice
GRAINS: pasta, rice, cereal, noodles, oatmeal
MEALS & MIXES: instant meals, soups, baking mixes, sauces
SNACKS: granola bars, crackers, popcorn, pudding​

Associated Student Government10/15/2018 11:14 AM
  

The Sunflower Yearbook is currently scheduling group photos for all RSOs on Campus. Sessions will be scheduled until Finals Week, after which we will no longer be able to schedule sessions. If your group has not already, please fill out our Find a Time form by using the link below.


Please include the name of the RSO for which you are scheduling as well as the Mission Statement.


https://goo.gl/forms/sVqw81NFXoh9beAB3
Sunflower Yearbook10/15/2018 11:14 AM
  

Hornets, Homecoming week is coming up soon! To get into school spirit before the big football game on Saturday, UAC is hosting a Homecoming Bonfire! This event is on Friday, October 19th at 8pm in Wilson Park! There will be performances from the Marching Hornets, Cheer Team, and Stingers Dance Team as well as a presentation of the Homecoming Court Nominees and the annual Yell Like Hell Competition! This is a fun event you won't want to miss! 

Union Activites Council10/15/2018 11:14 AM
  

Do you have an idea or invention and you are not sure of your next steps? The Kansas SBDC at Emporia State University is holding an Innovation Workshop focused specifically toward those who want to take a creation or invention to the next level. The workshop will be held October 23rd at 3:30 in the Veterans Hall of Honor in the Memorial Union. Refreshments available.

We will discuss the following areas: 

1. determining your market

2. addressing intellectual property

3. is it best to manufacture yourself, license or sell outright? 

4. Sources of financing for your research/manufacturing/marketing needs.

5. Networking with potential partners

6. Other questions you may have.

Registration is FREE. To sign up, please contact Tom Byler with the Kansas SBDC at tbyler@emporia.edu, or call 341-5308, by 5:00 October 19th.

Kansas SBDC10/15/2018 11:14 AM
  

​Dear Emporia State University Students, Faculty and Staff: ​

We would like to gather your feedback about the Emporia State Dining program.  Your feedback is important to help us in customizing our service for campus.  We have created a short customer survey.  Each person who completes a customer satisfaction survey will be entered to the win the drawing for $100 Declining Balance Dollars.

The survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete. The survey link will be open through October 19th, 2018.

To participate in this online survey, please click on the link:  https://bit.ly/2PRMUU2

Thank you, in advance, for your participation and valuable feedback. We look forward to serving you!​

Sodexo Food Service10/15/2018 11:13 AM
  

​Thanks to unused renovation funds, the Memorial Union is excited to announce coming updates to our audio/video equipment which will improve our system infrastructure.  Webb Hall, Flint Hills Room and Kanza Room will be receiving new microphones, projectors and an upgrade to 4K resolution capability and the Ballroom will be getting a new sound system.  We appreciate your understanding during this anticipated upgrade process and we all look forward to this electrifying achievement and its introductory use for the Spring 2019 semester.

Union Services, Memorial Union10/15/2018 11:13 AM
  

​The Office of International Education will discontinue the relationship with NSE (National Student Exchange) program soon. Therefore, we are no longer accepting new NSE applications for the terms Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 or later. If you have come talk to the Study Abroad Coordinator or emailed her about NSE this semester, please give her an update about your NSE plan by December 1 so we can continue assisting you, or we will close your file. If you have any questions, please email Chie Austin at czenno@emporia.edu or call at 620-341-6521. 

The Office of International Education10/15/2018 11:13 AM
  

​Congratulations to the ESU SPURS Homecoming Royalty candidates!

Kyler Akagi

Ana Bailon

Sawyer Barragan

Kara Kolar

Matt Mahr

Shelby Martin

Selena Martinez

Megan McReynolds

Paul Reichenberger

Michael Webb


Lendi Bland, SPURS Faculty Advisor10/15/2018 11:12 AM
  

​Stop by the Union Main Street Tuesday, October 16 from 10-2 and meet the homecoming royalty candidates.

Lendi Bland, SPURS Faculty Advisor10/15/2018 11:12 AM
  

The Graduate School is accepting applications from graduate students for the Newbold Graduate Scholarship.  Applicants can apply for one $300 award to provide financial support for creative activities and research at the master's degree level, (funding must be used for research materials/supplies).  Applicants must have been admitted to a graduate program, submitted a degree plan and completed 12 hours of relevant course work by the end of the semester of application with a GPA of at least 3.0.  The application requires a one-page research abstract, with evidence of creative activities and research and three faculty member's letter of support from supervising faculty.  The deadline for applications is Friday, October 26, 2018.  The electronic application form can be found at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/scholarships-awards/ruth-l.-newbold-scholarship-application.html.

 

Graduate School10/15/2018 11:12 AM
  

​Westar Energy has informed us that they will be starting their relocation of overhead utilities to underground project along Merchant Street this week.  They will begin this week at the north end of Merchant Street and work south.  The majority of work will be underground boring and should not affect normal activities on campus.  There will be a need to close of a few parking spaces to allow for the installation of underground vaults along our side of Merchant Street.  Please keep aware of the construction vehicles, equipment and personnel and follow all directions. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities10/15/2018 11:12 AM
  

ESU Theatre is proud to present "Pippin" as our homecoming scholarship musical. "Pippin" will open this week on Thursday, October, 18 and run through to Sunday, October 21. House opens at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18- Saturday, Oct. 20 with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 21 with the house opening at 1:30 p.m. All performances are in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre in King Hall.

​Don't forget to get your tickets in advance. Tickets purchased in advance will be $15/$12/$8 while tickets purchased at the door on the night of a performance will increase to $20/$15/$12. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.emporia.edu, from the University Ticket Office in the Memorial Union or by calling 620-341-6378. 

Communication and Theatre Department10/15/2018 11:11 AM
  

​The deadline for registering to vote is tomorrow! Still need to get it done? Come by the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall on the first floor of the library--ASG will be there to help you out from 9:45 to around 2:00 this afternoon!

Special Collections and Archives10/15/2018 11:11 AM
  

October 19 will be observed on campus as National Day on Writing--and how better to celebrate than with an open mic night? Come to share poetry, fiction, music, or comedy, or just enjoy the performances. Our featured artist will be Amy Sage Webb, director of ESU’s Creative Writing Program. The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives exhibit hall on the first floor of William Allen White Library. Seating is limited to 30. This event may be recorded and shared online, so please bring material that is either original to you or in the public domain.​

Special Collections and Archives10/15/2018 11:11 AM
  

This week's flu shot clinics are scheduled for Tuesday (tomorrow) fro 9am to 11am and Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm.  All students, staff and faculty are welcome and most insurance plans cover influenza vaccination at 100%. Please bring your insurance card and wear short sleeves.​ Uninsured students can get vaccinated for $10.  Student Wellness Center 250 SE Morse Hall.

Student Wellness Center10/15/2018 11:11 AM
  

​October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we're Pinking Out!! Stop by our table in the Union next week to learn more about prevention and early detection, as well as participate in our awareness events "Bras Across the Bridge" and "Pink Out Wooster". 

Student Wellness Center10/15/2018 11:11 AM
  

Elberta Harris Scholarship

Applications are now available for the Elberta Harris Scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year.  This scholarship may be renewable depending on the student's class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior) at the time of application.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in elementary or secondary education
  • Must have graduated from a Johnson County high school
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Strong record of community service
  • References and an essay are required

Please email ESUScholarships@emporia.edu for the application or visit our scholarship webpage, https://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/#Elberta_Harris . The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

Send questions to ESUScholarships@emporia.edu .​

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services 10/12/2018 9:14 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson!


Monday, October 22 

7:00 PM 

Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union


Michelle Tyrene Johnson is an award winning playwright, author, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer.  A former employment attorney and certified mediator, Johnson served by appointment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of its Kansas Advisory Committee. Her column in the Kansas City Star, “Diversity Diva”, ran for nearly a decade.

Johnson has written over 20 plays, including 5 full-length productions. Her most recent play, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, is the winner of the New Works Playwright Competition.


This event is free and open to the public. 


Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/12/2018 8:07 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning novelist Kirsten Imani Kasai!

Thursday,  October 25 

7:00 PM 

Greek Room, ESU Memorial Union

Kirsten Imani Kasai is the prize-winning author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song, and Tattoo.  She's the editor of Body Parts Magazine, and with her writing she seeks to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program and Performing Arts Board

Creative Writing Program10/12/2018 8:07 AM
  

Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism

October 22-23, 2018

Fort Hays University

The Michael Tilford Conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at the Kansas Board of Regents' institutions to approach diversity in higher education by examining the challenges and opportunities in Kansas.

The 2018 conference includes John Quinones from ABC News and host of "What Would You Do" speaking at 7 p.m. October 22 in Beach Schmidt Auditorium. We will have an opportunity to meet John Quinones when he joins us for breakfast on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2018, from 8-9:15 am. 

On Tuesday morning, Dr. Mike Middleton, the most recent past President of the University of Missouri will speak about racial incident triage and building bridges in one's community. Then Dr. Julie Middleton, also of the University of Missouri, will be giving the plenary talk that afternoon.

Register NOW at https://www.fhsu.edu/tilfordconference/. The REGISTER NOW button is at the top of the main page, as well as Hotel information

I hope to see you in Hays soon.​

Sheryl Lidzy, Ph.D., ESU Tilford Conference Program Planning Committee Representative10/12/2018 8:06 AM
  

If you are changing health insurance plans this year, you are invited to participate in a study designed to explore how people make health insurance decisions. Each participant will be given a $5 Starbucks gift card for their time.

An ESU faculty member will be interviewing ESU employees to understand why individuals decide to switch health insurance plans. Research participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and an in-person interview. 

If you are switching ESU health insurance plans or changing to a health plan outside of ESU, please contact Emily Vardell, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Management, at evardell@emporia.edu<mailto:evardell@emporia.edu> so that we can set up a time to talk about your health insurance choices. The questionnaires and interview should take less than one hour to finish.

Danica E White, School of Library and Information Management10/12/2018 8:06 AM
  

The annual food donation competition against Washburn is among us!! Bring non-perishable food items to a donation box near you. A few drop-off locations are in the Center for Student Involvement, William Allen White Library, and the Student Wellness Center. All dontations ESU collects will benefit Corky's Cupboard, a food pantry for ESU students!

Final day for donations is Friday, October 26. The winner of the competition will be announced at the ESU vs. Washburn in Topeka on Oct. 27.

Donation Wish List:
PROTEINS: peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, beans, chili, nuts
FRUITS & VEGGIES: canned/dried fruits and veggies, juice
GRAINS: pasta, rice, cereal, noodles, oatmeal
MEALS & MIXES: instant meals, soups, baking mixes, sauces
SNACKS: granola bars, crackers, popcorn, pudding

Associated Student Government10/12/2018 8:06 AM
  

Do you have an idea or invention and you are not sure of your next steps? The Kansas SBDC at Emporia State University is holding an Innovation Workshop focused specifically toward those who want to take a creation or invention to the next level. The workshop will be held October 23rd at 3:30 in the Veterans Hall of Honor in the Memorial Union. Refreshments available.

We will discuss the following areas: 

1. determining your market

2. addressing intellectual property

3. is it best to manufacture yourself, license or sell outright? 

4. Sources of financing for your research/manufacturing/marketing needs.

5. Networking with potential partners

6. Other questions you may have.

Registration is FREE. To sign up, please contact Tom Byler with the Kansas SBDC at tbyler@emporia.edu, or call 341-5308, by 5:00 October 19th.

Kansas SBDC10/12/2018 8:06 AM
  

Here's what's happening this weekend in Hornet Athletics:

VOLLEYBALL

Friday, October 12 - 6:00pm

vs. Northwest Missouri State

Corky's Corner - Hang out with Corky every Friday before the match: Photo Booth, Coloring, Face Painting, and of course Corky!

Saturday, October 13 - 7:00pm

Dig Pink Volleyball

vs. Missouri Western State

Wear Pink to get $2 off Adult GA ticket!

Serve It Up Saturday - Kids get to play on the court after every Saturday match!


Hornet Football Away - Saturday 1:00pm at Central Missouri

Hornet Soccer Away - Friday 7:00pm at Central Oklahoma and Sunday 1:00pm at Northeastern State

Athletic Marketing10/12/2018 8:06 AM
  

​The National Day on Writing 2018 will be held on-campus on Friday October 19th. A table will be set up in the Memorial Union Main Street with activities 9:00am-2:00pm.

NDOW is a national and even international event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. 

Events will include:

  • Posting to social media (Twitter, Instagram) with the official hashtag, #WhyIWrite
  • Engaging in quick, easy writing prompts on giant Post-Its (and smelly markers!)
  • Writing letters to your favorite professors and teachers

In addition, there will also be a RAFFLE (with multiple PRIZES!) from local Emporia businesses Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore and the Sweet Granada. (Can someone say Pop Choc?!) Stop by the NDOW 2018 table on Friday 10/19 for more details on how to enter the raffle. We'll also have FREE CANDY

Check out all the details HERE on our Facebook event.

See you in ONE WEEK!

The Composition Committee in English, Modern Languages, and Journalism10/12/2018 8:06 AM
  

The paving portion of the project is near completion along Merchant.   We will cease our plan to provide access to the west parking lots from Kellogg Circle Drive tomorrow.  The parking lot north of the Library will return to eastbound only.   The Gold Permit signs will be returned to their original locations and the parking will be opened back up.​

Thanks for your patience and cooperation!

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities10/11/2018 11:20 AM
  

​Join co-hosts Newman Regional Health Saturday October 13 at 10am in C of E park.  Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness, get a free goody bag, and go for a walk with others in the community.

Join us each second Saturday of the month for great health information from one of the 4 co-sponsoring agencies and a chance to "Walk with a Doc"!

Healthy Hornet Wellness10/11/2018 11:20 AM
  
The ESU Visiting Writers Series proudly presents award winning playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson!

Monday, October 22 

7:00 PM 

Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union

Michelle Tyrene Johnson is an award winning playwright, author, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer.  A former employment attorney and certified mediator, Johnson served by appointment to the U.S. Commis