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Employee Tuition Assistance Applications for Summer 2017 for ESU Employees are due by Friday, April 28, 2017, 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 Resources3/24/2017 1:05 PM
  

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL 2017

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Webb Hall, Memorial Union

This event provides an opportunity to share and learn about cultures from around the world. Food vendors are ESU students from China, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Paraguay, Bahamas, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, France, Finland, USA, and the Intensive English Program (IEP). This event takes cash and coupons only. If possible, please bring small bills. Coupons are available for purchase at the Office of International Education table on that day or on Friday (March 31) from 12:00pm – 5:00pm in the Office of International Education, Memorial Union Room 40.  Cash only and please bring exact amount.

There will be performances from ESU students as well.

For more information, please contact Noble Orajiato at norajiat@emporia.edu or the Office of International Education at 341-5374.

See you there!

Office of International Education3/24/2017 1:04 PM
  

As a student caller, you will call Emporia State alumni and friends to update our records and ask for donations to the university. Must have some evenings free and be a team-oriented and positive worker! More details here: http://bit.ly/2mzsCEm

*Network With Alumni

*Build Your Resume

*Great Team Environment

Flexibility on shifts, up to 20 hours per week. The Call Center will start March 27th and end May 11th we will still be hiring after the start date.

Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) is the company that ESU uses to manage the call center. RNL now offers a Career Connection Network program to help you find an internship or job from your experience as an RNL student caller.

If interested, please contact John Michael at JohnMichael.Sarao@ruffalonl.com or 813.816.1582.

Emporia State University Call Center3/24/2017 1:02 PM
  

'DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF'

Catholic Education in the Age of Logic the Rapper

21 and over event

Sunday March 26th at 8:30pm

Trophy Room

705 Commercial St, Emporia, Kansas 66801

Dr. Megan Caughron will be our next Talks on the Rocks speaker. In her talk, she will explore with us what distinguishes Catholic education from its secular counterpart, why young people today need -- and crave -- such an education, and how Catholicism can help us become the teachers, parents, and mentors that children and teens need.  
Dr. Megan Caughron (aka, "Dr. C") received her undergraduate Liberal Arts education at Thomas Aquinas College in California. She went on to earn her M.A. in English at the University of Missouri - Kansas City and Ph.D. in English with a Rhetoric emphasis at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has taught at the college, graduate, and secondary levels and is currently teaching English at a diocesan high school in Kansas City, MO.

Didde Catholic Campus Center 3/24/2017 1:01 PM
  

​The Center for Early Childhood Education is currently hiring for summer and/or fall teacher and kitchen assistants.  If you love kids and having fun, one of these positions might be right for you.  Please see the student job postings at https://www.emporia.edu/studentjobs/index.html  for more information regarding application submission.  I'd love to visit about your interest and qualifications!

Center for Early Childhood Education3/23/2017 12:39 PM
  

Here's an exciting opportunity for you this summer!

The Office of International Education is seeking a Program Assistant (PA) for its international summer program. The PA is the main contact for international students participating in the program. Students participating in the program will be mainly from Japan. The PA plays a vital role in enriching the lives of students who are transitioning into the U.S. and American colleges.

The ESU International Summer Program features combined English language instruction provided by Intensive English Program as well as the introduction to American culture.

Students who participate in the program stay in the ESU campus for 6 weeks to adjust themselves into new life in the US before starting their new degree-seeking program in the fall. The position is multi-faceted and includes academic tutoring, counseling, as well as planning, coordinating and implementing recreational events.

You will find the link to the job description at http://www.emporia.edu/oie/international-summer-program/PA%20Job%20Description%202017.pdf. Please read it carefully and submit a cover letter, resume, and two references with the student application by Friday, April 14th, 2017.

The candidates will be contacted by the Office of International Education, and the reviewing process of the application materials will start from April 15th until the position is filled.

For more information and inquiries, please contact Chie Zenno via email czenno@emporia.edu or give us a call 620-341-5374.

James F. Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education3/23/2017 12:36 PM
  

​We hope you're enjoying your Spring Break! When you get back, UAC Chair and Vice Chair applications will be out. If you have some time that you want to spend putting on events for your university next year, consider applying! If you have any questions, email kmarti17@g.emporia.edu. Applications will be out Monday, March 27 until Friday, April 7 in the Center for Student Involvement. The best candidates for these positions will have passion for ESU, want to learn more leadership skills, and help put on events for the student body and community! 

Union Activities Council 3/23/2017 12:34 PM
  

The study abroad packet deadline has been extended to Friday, March 31.

Please contact oie1@emporia.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Office of International Education3/20/2017 10:19 AM
  

On Monday, March 20, 2017, beginning at 6:00 a.m., IT technicians will be performing necessary maintenance to our Internet Service equipment.  Connectivity will be sporadic and intermittent for 2 hours.  Work is expected to be complete by 8:00 a.m. As always, we appreciate your patience while we perform this critical maintenance. Questions may be directed to the IT Help Desk at 341-5555.

Information Technology 3/17/2017 1:43 PM
  

Save the date for the 2017 Shepherd Scholars recognition ceremony on April 12, 2017, at 1:00 pm in the Sauder Alumni Center.

the Honors College3/16/2017 1:15 PM
  

Faculty may apply for funding in support of new innovative high impact learning activities for undergraduate academic projects.  Proposals for the 2017-18 academic year are due April 1, and should be submitted electronically via email to bwiggins@emporia.edu.  Barring significant changes in the general budget, the total amount available for all worthy proposals is $35,000.00 so individual proposals should be budget minded.  Please consult the High Impact Learning Initiative web page for details and to download the application form.

Associate Provost3/16/2017 1:14 PM
  

Saturday April 15th, 2017

At ESU in the HPER Building in Gym D

9am-1pm​

This is a FREE clinic and is open to anyone who is interested in being a part of the Emporia State Marching Hornets Colorguard

Learn basic fundamentals, body movement, and some choreography

If you have any questions email Jenn Woodworth at ESMHColorguard@gmail.com

 

Cost is Free, pre-registration is required. SPACE IS LIMITED

You can register here: https://tinyurl.com/esuguard

Deadline to register is April 5th.​

Music Department, Emporia State Marching Hornets Colorguard, Jenn Woodworth3/16/2017 1:12 PM
  

The Muslim Student Association (MSA), student organization, will have a meeting to discuss agenda items such as speaker, volunteering, community service hours, cultural and educational activities, etc... You are all welcome to join us at this meeting.​

Date:   March 17, 2017

Day:    Friday(tomorrow)

Time:  7:45 PM

Place:  ICEK Community Center's Social Room located at 1125 Mechanic Street 

MSA3/16/2017 12:29 PM
  

Dear Hornet Nation,

It is hard to find the words to express how grateful I am to you for your support of the Now & Forever Campaign. As a Hornet, I have experienced firsthand the pride and sense of family that Emporia State University fosters.  These feelings have multiplied as we have witnessed donor after donor engaging to make a difference in the lives of our students. This campaign provided the opportunity to give back to a place that has meant so much to so many.

 

The stage has been set for alumni across the world to reconnect and build relationships with Emporia State. Now & Forever: The Campaign for Emporia State University has been a rallying call to more than 13,000 donors who have put their passion into action as they help support the next generation of Hornets.

 

The impact of Now & Forever has been tremendous. Together as Hornet Nation, we raised more than $58 million in cash, pledges, and legacy gifts— the largest philanthropic movement in Emporia State’s 154-year history.

 

This movement is a direct reflection of the generosity of our donors. It is a reflection of the inspiring work of our faculty and students. It is a reflection of the pride we all have in Emporia State University. It is a reflection of our alumni who are dedicated to maintain a stronger Hornet Nation.

 

Thank you, Hornet Nation, for investing in Emporia State University.

We are, as the Now & Forever Campaign so eloquently reminded us, Silent No More!

 

Yours for Hornet Nation,​

Shane Shivley3/16/2017 12:28 PM
  

Join the IT Security team for a short informational session to learn how you can back up all your data on World Backup Day! You will have the opportunity to take a “pledge” and have your picture taken, as well as enter into a drawing to win a My Cloud personal storage drive!

March 31, 2017

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

PKP room, MU (lower level)

 

We encourage faculty to offer extra credit for this opportunity. For questions, please contact Franzi at fwillenb@emporia.edu.

 

Share with your friends! Friends don’t let friends go without a backup!​

Information Technology3/16/2017 12:27 PM
  

The IT Help Desk will keep the following hours during Spring Break:​

Saturday and Sunday, March 18 & 19 – Closed

Monday through Friday, March 20 – 24, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 25 – Closed

Sunday, March 26 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Information Technology3/16/2017 12:25 PM
  

Attention Hornet Community!​

The ESU Iota Chapter of KDP International Honor Society for Educators invite you to join us for Lace Up for Literacy: An Amazing Race!  Teams of 4 will complete to solve clues, perform tasks, and avoid detours as they race against the clock to navigate their way through the ESU campus and the Emporia Main Street area.  The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.Saturday, April 8th at the ESU Memorial Union.  Our course will be “Dr. Seuss” themed. Prizes will be given for the best Seuss-themed team costumes and race winners. A portion of the proceeds will pay for travel grants for school children to attend the WAW Book Celebration in October.  

Get your team of 4 together and join us for a great adventure!  A flyer can be downloaded from our website:  http://kdpemporiastate.wixsite.com/esukdp/blank
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education3/16/2017 12:10 PM
  

Have you or anyone you know ever been touched by cancer? Now is the time to help give back to those in our community who are affected by this disease.​

Relay For Life of the Flint Hills is hosting their annual kick off event on Saturday, March 18th @ the Flint Hills Mall from 10:00-4:00. This is a great opportunity to register as a survivor, caregiver or even register a team. You do not need to be on a team to be part of this great event, you can register as an individual. There will also be opportunities to learn about getting some volunteer hours as well.

This year's theme is "Give Cancer the Boot" and there will be refreshments, door prizes and a chance to win the grand prize tailgating package. If you cannot attend this kick off event and would be interested in learning more please contact Cherie Crisp-Event Chair @ ccrisp@g.emporia.edu.

Cherie Crisp3/16/2017 12:09 PM
  

Memorial Union Bookstore will be closed Monday March 20th for inventory.  The bookstore will reopen on Tuesday March 21st –Friday March 24th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Michael McRell3/16/2017 11:58 AM
  

Topeka – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Sam Brownback ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up until sun-down beginning immediately and lasting through sun-down Thursday, March 16 to honor former Kansas Lt. Governor John W. Crutcher, who passed away March 13, 2017.
 
Crutcher, 100, was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1964. Born in Ensign, Kansas in December of 1916, Crutcher grew to live a life of service. He was a graduate of Hutchinson Community College and the University of Kansas. Crutcher worked as a teacher in a one-room school house, Navy officer during World War II, Kansas State Senator, Kansas Lt. Governor, and filled several federal appointments including Director of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation in the Department of the Interior, and as Commissioner of Postal Rates.
 
“John Crutcher was committed to public service locally, statewide, and nationally,” said Lt. Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer. “As a Kansan and as Lt. Governor, I extend my thanks for his service. Ruth and I send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Edith, his family, and his friends. I trust they take solace in remembering his life well lived.”
 
A memorial service is set for Thursday, March 16.​​
Sarah McKernan3/15/2017 12:24 PM
  

Recreation Services will be offering a walking club starting the Wednesday after spring break (March 29). The group will meet every day at noon at the Union Square (between Plumb Hall and the Student Union) until the end of the semester. Get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather while getting fit!

Recreation Services,3/15/2017 12:19 PM
  

The Student Recreation Center will close on Friday, March 17 at 5:00 pm and will remain closed until Monday, March 27.

Recreation Services3/15/2017 12:18 PM
  

The Interdisciplinary Secondary Education Alliance is having their March meeting Wednesday March 15th at 6pm in Visser Hall, room 128. We will be honoring our March student of the month, talking about community service opportunities, and Nacole Boan, Administrator at Blue Valley North High School will be leading a conversation about technology integration and culturally responsive teaching. Any secondary education majors are welcome!

Lillian Lingenfelter3/15/2017 12:17 PM
  
​Applications Due April 1
Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi national office awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate school or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
 
How to Apply:
Go to PhiKappaPhi.org/Fellowship to access an application and review submission instructions. Applications should be submitted to the Emporia chapter of Phi Kappa Phi by April 1, 2017. Submit all application materials to ccodney@emporia.edu.
 
Selection Criteria:
Selection is based on the applicant’s promise of success in graduate school or professional study, including academic achievement, service or leadership experience, letters of recommendation, work sample, personal statement and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.
 
Eligibility:
Open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members who have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the coming academic year.
Applicants who have successfully earned 10+ credit hours of graduate study or its equivalent on or before April 15, 2017 are not eligible. See application for complete details.
 
Deadline:
Application materials must be received by your chapter by April 1, 2017. Submit all materials to ccodney@emporia.edu. From all eligible ESU applicants, the Emporia chapter of Phi Kappa Phi’s Executive Committee may submit one application to Society headquarters. Recipients will be notified by June 15, 2017.
 
For additional information, please visit PhiKappaPhi.org/Fellowship or contact Cara Codney at ccodney@emporia.edu.​

ESU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi3/15/2017 12:16 PM
  

SAL is meeting tonight at 5:30pm in Visser room 128! Sigma Alpha Lambda is a leadership and service honor society open to all majors. SAL participates in the local Relay For Life to fundraise money for cancer research. We are already forming our team and want you to be involved!  For more information or any questions contact mhilbish@g.emporia.edu.

SAL3/14/2017 2:11 PM
  

Seniors: Are you graduating this spring, summer, or fall? FREE FOOD & TSHIRT for all Seniors at Grad Blast! It will be Thursday April 27th at Bourbon Cowboy with live entertainment, food, and free prizes given away! If you have turned in your intent to graduate, then you should have received an email about signing up for Grad Blast! All you need to do is follow the link and register! See you at Grad Blast! 

ESU Ambassadors3/14/2017 1:55 PM
  

If you plan to study abroad in Summer 2017 or Fall 2017, please make sure you submit your ESU study abroad application packet to the Office of International Education by Friday, March 24th. If you plan to leave for spring break, please make sure you turn in your application materials before you leave!​

For any questions about study abroad, please email us at oie1@emporia.edu or come by the Office of International Education in room 40 of the lower level of the Memorial Union.

 

The Office of International Education3/14/2017 1:02 PM
  

Tomorrow night mass is at 8pm with adoration starting at 8:30 and going till 9:30. We will have a praise and worship team there to sing so come join as we praise God during this Lenten season.​

Heavenly Father, during this Lenten season, give me a new and expanded vision for my life. Help me to live full of faith. Teach me to find hope in the face of adversity.

Roberta Rockers3/14/2017 1:01 PM
  

Due to lack of participants, the Poetry Slam that was supposed to be scheduled for tonight at 7PM in the union will be moved to a later date! We apologize for any inconvenience. 

BSU Executive Board3/14/2017 1:00 PM
  

To nominate a USS Employee of the Year, please click on this link:  http://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/uss-employee-of-the-year-nomination.html    Nominees must have completed one year of state service as of December 31, 2016, and be employed half time or more in a permanent USS position.

To nominate an Unclassified Employee of the Year, please click on this link:  http://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/unclassified-employee-of-the-year-nomination-form.html   Nominees must have completed one year of service at ESU as of December 31, 2016 in a benefits eligible position.

 

Please have your nomination submitted by the end of business on Friday, March 17, 2017. ​

Human Resources3/14/2017 12:59 PM
  

Stop by the Memorial Union Main St. on Friday between 9am-2pm to get a photo booth picture taken in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day for $2! Bring a friend or get a pic in St. Patty’s day props solo. Pictures will be emailed directly to individual participants. All proceeds support The Photo Club, an ESU RSO. Cash only.

Morgan Willingham3/14/2017 12:56 PM
  

Please visit our webpage: ESURP.emporia.edu to access forms and instructions for the ESU Summer Undergraduate Research Program (ESURP).  ESURP promotes student engagement in the scholarly or creative activities of faculty.  Awards of up to $6,500 support collaborative, authentic projects and include summer stipends for faculty and student scholarships.  All academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

URSCA Committee 3/14/2017 12:54 PM
  

The Associated Student Government presidential and senatorial elections are happening April 11th through April 13th. If you are interested in running for ASG Senate or Student Body President/Vice-President then come to the final informational meeting today, Tuesday, March 13th in the Memorial Union Preston Family Room (Room 222) at 5:00 PM. The meeting takes less than thirty minutes and you’ll get all the information and materials you need to get started on your campaign. If you have any questions or are unable to attend the meeting but are still interested in running, please contact me at asgelectioncommissioner@emporia.edu

ASGElectionCommissioner3/14/2017 12:53 PM
  

Greetings Faculty,

This email is a reminder of the Writing Meaningful and Measurable Student Learning Outcomes professional development workshop this Wednesday, March 15.  We will begin promptly at 3:00 in Visser Hall Room 330.  What to bring to the workshop?  This workshop will involve your participation in practicing writing student learning outcomes relevant to your course(s).  Bring something to write with and a copy of your course syllabus (either paper or electronic).  Handouts will be provided for you to go through a series of exercises to hone your SLO writing skills.  If you have questions, please contact me.  Feel free to invite your colleagues, there is plenty of room.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!​

JoLanna Kord3/14/2017 12:51 PM
  

Join Union Activities Council on April 3rd at 8:00pm in the Student Rec parking lot for the Drive in experience presenting Grease. Grease is a 1978 American musical/romantic comedy film. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. Hope to see you there!

Union Activities Council 3/14/2017 12:49 PM
  

Do you like wearing high heels and running marathons? Believe it or not, we found someone who does! UAC is proud to host Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, on campus on April 12th in Albert Taylor Hall at 7:00pm. Hear Heather's story of resilience as she shares how she adopted three key life strategies that led to living life again after suffering tragic event. Learn how you can apply her life strategies to your daily living.

Union Activities Council 3/14/2017 12:48 PM
  

The Graduate School would like to congratulate the five ESU finalists that presented their research at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Friday. Those individuals were:

  • Ryan Frier, Emporia, KS (Mathematics and Economics; Qiang Shi, adviser), Wavelet-Based Acoustic Classification of Bird Species
  • Thomas Houk, Strong City, KS (School of Business; Marc Fusaro, adviser) Improved Tracking of Kansas Economic Activity
  • Mary M. Ralston, Salina, KS (Biological Sciences; Scott Crupper, adviser) DNA Barecoding of Blow Fly Species in Coffey County, Kansas
  • Janelle Thimmesch, Andale, KS (Biological Sciences; Melissa Bailey, adviser) Identification and Quanitification of Ibuprofen in Blood Using HPLC-UV/VIS
  • Randol Wehrbein, Hebron, NE (Physical Sciences; Michael Morales, adviser) Fossil of the Oldest Healing Bone Fracture in Amniotes

 

Thomas Houk and Mary M. Ralston won the BioKansas Award and the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Award, respectively, as a result of their innovative research and quality presentations. Congratulations to all!​

Kerri Jackson3/13/2017 1:26 PM
  

Here’s an exciting opportunity for you this summer!

The Office of International Education is seeking a Program Assistant (PA) for its international summer program. The PA is the main contact for international students participating in the program. Students participating in the program will be mainly from Japan. The PA plays a vital role in enriching the lives of students who are transitioning into the U.S. and American colleges.

 

The ESU International Summer Program features combined English language instruction provided by Intensive English Program as well as the introduction to American culture.

Students who participate in the program stay in the ESU campus for 6 weeks to adjust themselves into new life in the US before starting their new degree-seeking program in the fall. The position is multi-faceted and includes academic tutoring, counseling, as well as planning, coordinating and implementing recreational events.

 

You will find the link to the job description at http://www.emporia.edu/oie/international-summer-program/PA%20Job%20Description%202017.pdf. Please read it carefully and submit a cover letter, resume, and two references with the student application by Friday, April 14th, 2017.

The candidates will be contacted by the Office of International Education, and the reviewing process of the application materials will start from April 15th until the position is filled.

 

For more information and inquiries, please contact Chie Zenno via email czenno@emporia.edu or give us a call 620-341-5374.​

The James F. Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education3/13/2017 12:03 PM
  

Sign ups for a personal trainer are now open! Spots are filling up fast so come work for a personal trainer here on campus! It is a free service to use and faculty and students are welcome to use it! Sign ups are on a first come, first serve basis! If you have questions, please email Eli Egger at eegger1@g.emporia.edu

Recreation Services3/13/2017 12:00 PM
  

ACES tutoring services and the Writing Center will be closed for Spring Break beginning Sunday, March 19 and will re-open on Monday, March 27 with our regularly scheduled hours. For a complete list of ACES hours, visit www.emporia.edu/aces. ACES collaboration stations and study spaces will be accessible anytime the library is open during Spring Break Week.

 

Gary Rapp3/13/2017 11:59 AM
  

Stop by the Gilson Gallery in King Hall between 4-5:30pm on Wednesday to check out the exhibition for Mid Program Portfolio Review Group 2. This show features a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work from seven art majors. The show runs from Monday, Mar. 13 through Thursday, Mar. 16. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Morgan Willingham3/13/2017 11:57 AM
  

Michael J. Van Stratton, former director of the KBI Crime Laboratory, will give a talk entitled “Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis” in Science Hall 72 at 4pm on Monday, March 13th.  All are welcome! No photography or videography will be permitted due to the sensitive nature of the material presented.

The Forensic Science Program3/10/2017 12:14 PM
  

Laura Moriarty will be reading at Emporia State University in Brighton Lecture Hall, Science Building, on March 10, 2017. Moriarty is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Kansas, writes literary novels that focus on women of varying economic classes and ages. Deeply influenced by writers such as Margaret Atwood and Tobias Wolff, Moriarty enjoys creating engaging, realistic protagonists with stories of struggle and change, who are forced by circumstance or their own unquiet minds to reconsider long-held beliefs. 

Moriarty’s novels include The Center of Everything (2003), While I’m Falling (2009), The Chaperone (2012), as well as The Rest of Her Life, winner of the Elle Magazine Novel of the Year award in 2007.

Katelyn Dorrell3/10/2017 12:12 PM
  

Message: The Office of Disability Services and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are sponsoring Disability Awareness Week March 13th-15th. On Monday, March 13th, Adam Burnett, a Disability Awareness speaker, is coming to ESU to present from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm in the Greek Room located on the second floor of the Memorial Union! Please come to the event and use the hashtag: #iamnotmydisability! Don't miss this awesome opportunity!

The Office of Disability Services and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion 3/10/2017 12:11 PM
  

Sunday, March 12th at 8 in the evening come join us for a faith filled evening that starts off with FREE PIZZA! If you are curious about the catholic faith or want to find new ways to strengthen your faith this is the place to explore those ideas. Listen to a motivational talk on how to live our lives to the fullest then go into small group discussions. We will end with Praise and Worship! Bring a friend and an empty stomach! Thank you so much for joining us and taking a step in your faith!

Roberta Rockers 3/10/2017 12:10 PM
  

Join the IT Security team for a short informational session to learn how you can back up all your data on World Backup Day! You will have the opportunity to take a “pledge” and have your picture taken, as well as enter into a drawing to win a My Cloud personal storage drive!

 

March 31, 2017

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

PKP room, MU (lower level)

 

Share with your friends! Friends don’t let friends go without a backup!​

Information Technology3/10/2017 12:09 PM
  

This week the National Weather Service reminds Kansans of the risk of summertime severe weather.  Kansas experiences a wide variety of summertime severe weather, including: tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding.  Residents are encouraged to use this week to review their severe weather safety plans and practice what you would do if severe weather occurred in your area.​

Thursday- Thunderstorms and Lightning Safety

Did you know the channel of air through which lightning passes can be heated to 50,000°F- hotter than the surface of the sun!  The rapid heating and cooling of the air near the lightning channel causes a shock wave that results in the sound we know as “thunder”.

 

The vast majority of lightning victims were going to a safe place but waited too long before seeking safe shelter.

 

WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS!

 

Learn more science and safety tips:

“Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning” at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/severeweather/resources/ttl6-10.pdf

Emergency Management3/9/2017 1:20 PM
  

The Office of Disability Services and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are sponsoring Disability Awareness Week March 13th-15th. On Monday, March 13th, Adam Burnett, a Disability Awareness speaker, is coming to ESU to present from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm! Please come to the event and use the hashtag: #iamnotmydisability! Don't miss this awesome opportunity!

The Office of Disability Services and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion 3/9/2017 1:18 PM
  

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) Meeting This Friday (3/10/2017)

The CSSA will have a meeting this Friday (3/10/20173:30 pm in Cremer Hall Roe Cross Conference Room 204

Here is the agenda: 

International Food Festival planning

Officer Election (Currently we have the following positions open.) 

* President

* Vice President

* Treasurer

* Secretary

Hope to see you there! Thank you!​
Hailin Chen 3/9/2017 12:22 PM
  

Employee Tuition Assistance Applications for Summer 2017 for ESU Employees are due by Friday, April 28, 2017, 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.​

Taime Pitchford3/9/2017 12:20 PM
  

Stop by the Gilson Gallery in King Hall between 4-5:30pm next Wednesday, March 15 for the Mid Program Portfolio Review Group 2 reception. This show features a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work from seven art majors. The show is open from Monday, Mar. 13 through Thursday, Mar. 16. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Morgan Willingham3/9/2017 12:15 PM
  

The Office of Career Services and the School of Business are excited to announce the opening in mid-April of a second professional Corky’s Career Closet at Emporia State University.  In January 2017, the Teachers College launched a professional career closet for Education majors.  This additional site, located in the Memorial Union, expands on this concept and isavailable to all students in non-teaching majors.

 

The purpose of Corky’s Career Closet is to provide professional clothing to ESU students at no cost.  Students can use this clothing to prepare for professional interviews, network with employers, and build their professional wardrobe. Students can visit the closet up to two times per semester and keep one full outfit per visit.

 

We are now accepting the following items for donation to the Career Closet.

**All items must be new or gently used and laundered or dry cleaned before donating. 

    Items that are not cleaned prior to donating will not be accepted.

 

ACCEPTABLE PROFESSIONAL ITEMS\

Tops

Shirts/Blouses

Sweaters/Cardigans 

Suits

Blazers/suit coats

Vests

Two-piece suits  

Dresses

Professional Dresses, knee-length

Bottoms

Dress Pants

Professional Skirts, knee- or ankle-length  

Accessories

Scarves

Neck Ties/Bow Ties

CLOTHING DONATION SITES

Items can be donated in two locations at ESU Monday through Friday between 8am-5pm: 

Koch Lounge, Cremer Hall Second Floor, (March 13-April 28, 2017)

Career Services, 050 Memorial Union, Lower Level, Ph. 620-341-5407, Year Round

 

CORKY’S CAREER CLOSET HOURS – Memorial Union

Mondays & Thursdays, Noon-5:00 pm

Students can bring their student ID, check in at Corky’s Cupboard, and browse the closet during these hours.

LOCATION

Memorial Union, Room 154, Check in at Corky’s Cupboard​

EDUCATION MAJORS:  Corky’s Career Closet location is Visser Hall 341C. 

Contact Dr. Amanda Lickteig at alicktei@emporia.edu for more information.

 

For more information, contact June Coleman at jcoleman@emporia.edu

Career Services3/9/2017 12:14 PM
  

ATTENTION FUTURE TEACHERS:

Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up is a unique opportunity for America’s next generation of teachers to “speak up” about how they want to use technology in their future K-12 classrooms. Each year, more principals tell us they are looking for new teachers to start with a particular set of technology skills. Project Tomorrow wants to know how the next generation of teachers is preparing for that challenge, and what this incoming cohort is expecting when it comes to technology in their new classrooms.

The national data findings will be used to inform national policies on technology use in education, teacher preparation programs and K-12 school and district leaders on the aspirations of tomorrow’s teachers. 

Participation is open to all students in teacher preparation programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as career changers in special programs, regardless of prior student teaching experience.

Online surveys are open for input until May 1, 2017. Students can click here to take the 20-minute survey!

For more information, please visit: http://www.tomorrow.org/tomorrowsteachers/index.html


Melissa Reed3/9/2017 12:07 PM
  

​Thursday, March 9th  

Event: SPURS Talent Show

Details: SPURS, which stands for Service, Patriotism, Understanding, Responsibility and Sacrifice, is an honor and leadership society.  ESU’s chapter was formed in 1964, making it one of the oldest RSOs on campus. SPURS is open to students at the sophomore level who are interested in providing service to the university and community, want to develop their leadership skills and have a grade point average of at least a 3.25.  Thursday night’s talent show will feature performances from both students and Emporia community members alike.  There will be singing, dancing and even a ventriloquist!  Your very affordable admission will go to support SOS, Inc – a local organization that provides services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.  Come enjoy some great entertainment and support an important cause!

Time:   7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Admission: $1

SPURS3/8/2017 2:37 PM
  

Attention Hornet Community!

The ESU Iota Chapter of KDP International Honor Society for Educators invite you to join us for Lace Up for Literacy: An Amazing Race!  Teams of 4 will compete to solve clues, perform tasks, and avoid detours as they race against the clock to navigate their way through the ESU campus and the Emporia Main Street area.  The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.Saturday, April 8th at the ESU Memorial Union.  Our course will be “Dr. Seuss” themed. Prizes will be given for the best Seuss-themed team costumes and race winners. A portion of the proceeds will pay for travel grants for school children to attend the WAW Book Celebration in October.  

Get your team of 4 together and join us for a great adventure!  A flyer can be downloaded from our website:  http://kdpemporiastate.wixsite.com/esukdp/blank

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education3/8/2017 1:13 PM
  

Hornet Connections, ​

On Monday March 13th at 6pm, at the Memorial Union Ballroom in the Miller room, the Graduate Student Association will be holding our March meeting. Grad students and members are invited to join us for pizza, a get to know each other activity, and to help us figure out / schedule our next get together.

Stef Wiesen3/8/2017 12:19 PM
  

Applications for High Impact Learning Initiative grants for the 2017-18 academic year are now available.  Faculty may apply for funding in support of new innovative high impact learning activities for undergraduate academic projects.  Proposals for the 2017-18 academic year are due April 1, and should be submitted electronically via email tobwiggins@emporia.edu.  Barring significant changes in the general budget, the total amount available for all worthy proposals is $35,000.00 so individual proposals should be budget minded.  Please consult the High Impact Learning Initiative web page for details and to download the application form.

Associate Provost3/8/2017 12:17 PM
  

Duane Goosen, Budget Director in the Graves (Republican) and Sebelius (Democrat) Administrations speaks tonight 3/8 on “Fixing Kansas’ Broken Budget,” 7 p.m. in Memorial Union, Blue Key Room.

Sponsored by the Public Administration Club and the Social Sciences Department​

For more information contact Michael Smith at X5566.

Michael Smith3/8/2017 12:16 PM
  

NASA Nights series special event! Guest speaker and K-12 planetarium director Melanie Knocke will be speaking about her experience as a NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador aboard SOFIA, NASA's flying observatory. Come join Peterson Planetarium on Thursday, March 16 from 6:30pm-7:45pm, Science Hall room 72 to hear her speak.​

Event is free and open to all.

Dr. Susan Aber3/8/2017 12:15 PM
  

Dr. Judy Rubin, aka the Art Lady on the TV series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, will be speaking at Emporia State University Thursday, March 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Preston Family Room in the Memorial Union.​

Besides being the Art Lady, Rubin is licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst, pioneer art therapist, author, and documentary film maker. Her film about the work of Fred Rogers will be shown at this event. Rubin will answer questions and discuss how Rogers used various means and involved child development and child psychology experts to provide a safe space for children to explore disturbing themes (such as fears stimulated by divorce).

 

This event is free and open to everyone.

Jones Institute for Educational Excellence3/8/2017 12:12 PM
  

This Friday, March 10th, Learning Technologies will host “Tell Your Story” in the new 4th Floor classroom in the library. This is a brand new campus opportunity to drop in and watch several “mini-presentations” from your faculty colleagues. No need to register. Come and go as you have time. There are several excellent sessions throughout the day, such as utilizing student created video for teacher education; gaming and game-based learning; grading with Zoom; creating tabbed content and custom menus in Canvas; microcredentials and digital badging; program assessment using Canvas; creating community for online learners; and using Zoom and lightboards are just a few of the exciting topics. Refreshments served throughout the day. See the following site for more details and a detailed schedule: http://www.emporia.edu/it/learning/tell-your-story

Rob Gibson3/8/2017 12:11 PM
  

The Special Events Board receives a small portion of student fees to be allocated to organizations/departments providing Emporia State University students with cultural and educational experiences.  The Special Events Board is currently considering requests for program funding for FY2018. 

If your organization/department would like to submit a request for funding, please contact Blythe Eddy, Special Events Board Executive Secretary, beddy@emporia.edu, for criteria and an appropriation request form.  Requests are due on Friday, April 7, 2017, by 5:00pm

The Special Events Board3/7/2017 1:55 PM
  

Tuesday, March 7th

Event: Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert

Details: The Emporia Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble made up of 50-65 community and university musicians that performs both on campus and off campus in various venues.  They perform the standard orchestra repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary.  Scholarships are available to both majors and non-majors for participation and awarded based on individual auditions.  Tonight’s performance will feature the Aria Concerto winners: Alexis Lowder - voice, Kyle Corcoran - marimba and Tingyu Zhang – piano; as well as an original work composed by ESU Music Department’s own Dr. Andrew Houchins.  All that and a little Gershwin to boot, makes this performance one you don’t want to miss!

Time:   7:30pm

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

 

Thursday, March 9th  

Event: SPURS Talent Show

Details: SPURS, which stands for Service, Patriotism, Understanding, Responsibility and Sacrifice, is an honor and leadership society.  ESU’s chapter was formed in 1964, making it one of the oldest RSOs on campus. SPURS is open to students at the sophomore level who are interested in providing service to the university and community, want to develop their leadership skills and have a grade point average of at least a 3.25.  Thursday night’s talent show will feature performances from both students and Emporia community members alike.  There will be singing, dancing and even a ventriloquist!  Your very affordable admission will go to support SOS, Inc – a local organization that provides services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.  Come enjoy some great entertainment and support an important cause!

Time:   6pm

Admission: $1​

Albert Taylor Hall3/7/2017 1:00 PM
  

SATO (Student Art Therapy Organization) is offering an OPEN ARTIST CALL to participate in First Friday (April 7th) 

Location: Living Is So Big - 1122 Commercial St, Emporia, KS 66801
Theme: "Art as Healing"
Submissions are due on MARCH 17TH - please send a digital image to sato@emporia.edu!
You are welcome to include a price for your art, but 30% commission goes to Living Is So Big and 20% commission to SATO

Michaela Lazzo3/7/2017 12:42 PM
  

The ESU Clay Guild will be having their Spring Sale this Wed., Thur., and Fri. -- Mar 8-10. Come get some fresh, handmade pottery in the Memorial Union from us between 9am-4:30pm. Proceeds benefit the artists and student travel to the annual Ceramics Conference. Contact slanter@emporia.edu with questions.

Department of Art3/7/2017 12:40 PM
  

This week the National Weather Service reminds Kansans of the risk of summertime severe weather.  Kansas experiences a wide variety of summertime severe weather, including: tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding.  Residents are encouraged to use this week to review their severe weather safety plans and practice what you would do if severe weather occurred in your area.

Tuesday- Tornado Safety

Did you practice your tornado sheltering plans during the Kansas Statewide Tornado Drill today?  If not, that’s okay.  You can practice anytime.  The safest place to be is in an underground shelter, basement, or safe room.  If no underground shelter is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative.

 

What is the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning issued by the National Weather Service?

Tornado Watch- Be Prepared!

·         Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.  Review and discuss your emergency plans and be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching.  Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur.  The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties.

Tornado Warning- Take Action!

·         A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.  There is imminent danger to life and property.  Move to an interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building and avoid windows.  Warnings are issued by the local National Weather Service office and typically include a much smaller area such as a city or county. 

 

Learn more:

“Tornado Safety Checklist” at http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340177_Tornado.pdf

Emergency Management3/7/2017 12:39 PM
  

Volunteers needed to help the Lyon County Department on Aging distribute food from the Kansas Food Bank to local citizens in Emporia at their Emporia office. ​

Where: Department on Aging, 402 Commercial

 

When:  


*Wednesday, March 8 from 7:30 – 8:30am (6-8 volunteers needed to transfer boxes from pallets to office)

*Thursday, March 9 from 9am – 12pm (4 volunteers needed to deliver food boxes from office to parking)

*Friday, March 10 from 1 – 4pm (2 volunteers to deliver boxes from office to parking)

To Sign Up to Volunteer Contact: Anna Baum, Office Coordinator, abaum@lyoncounty.org, 620-340-8258

 

For more volunteer opportunities check out www.emporia.edu/communityhornets, Facebook and Twitter!

 

Community Hornets 3/7/2017 12:38 PM
  

Want to work with a personal trainer for free? Sign ups are now available at the student recreation center! You will be able to work with a trainer until finals week! Sign ups are first come, first serve!

Recreation Services3/7/2017 12:32 PM
  

Hornets for Hope:Students Against Suicide is looking for a volunteer to do our chalking Friday, March 31st.  If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent, please contact:  Melissa Kurtenbach: melissakurtenbach@afspkc.com

Be sure to register for the Campus Walk.  FREE registration!  www.afsp.org/emporiastate
Melissa Kurtenbach 3/7/2017 12:31 PM
  

Attention Education Majors!!

There is a KDP meeting this Thursday at 7pm in VH118. There will be a teacher and administrator panel to talk about the interview process, first year as a teacher and much more! All education levels and fields are welcome to attend! Hope to see you there!​
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education3/7/2017 12:30 PM
  

Are you an Arabic student at Emporia State University?? You are invited to participate in a survey. Master’s student Ahlam Mobarki (MA – English) is conducting a study on native Arabic speakers and their experiences in writing at ESU. Please share your opinions, perceptions, and experiences.

To take the survey, CLICK HERE or copy/paste the following link into your browser:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ngCmQumXOryqY4AeLBT7JK9ysqi5u79vOkFsnOW1w84/viewform?edit_requested=true

Thank you for your participation!​

Questions? Please email Dr. Kat O’Meara (EMLJ) at  komeara@emporia.edu.

 ​

Katherine O'Meara3/7/2017 12:29 PM
  

PROMISES AND EXPECTATIONS

A PANEL DISCUSSION

TUESDAY MARCH 7 TH


6:00-8:00 PM HERITAGE ROOM, MU

Professors: Michael Smith, Gregory Schneider, and Max McCoy

Students: Sarah Spoon and Valerie Dunn

Join our panelists in a discussion of policy issues, questions, and events related to President Trump’s agenda for the USA and the World. The event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Sponsored by:  Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honors Society), Pre-Law Club, Public Affairs Club                 For more information, contact amontalv@emporia.edu

Memorial Union, Room 023 Heritage  (Lower Level)
Alfredo Montalvo3/7/2017 12:26 PM
  

Come find out during a panel discussion tonight, Tuesday, March 7th from 7-8pm in the Blue Key Room (Memorial Union). Kevin Rabas, Phyl Stutzman, Ed Emmer and Ellen Hansen will discuss a variety of gender-related issues.


The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program3/7/2017 12:24 PM
  

Join Blair Schneider for her talk “Implicit Bias: An Unspoken Hurdle for Women and Under-represented Groups” as we continued to celebrate Women’s History Month.  Ms. Schneider will give her timely and culturally relevant talk on Thursday, March 9th at 7pm in the Greek Room in the Memorial Union.

The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program3/7/2017 12:21 PM
  

The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is accepting applications for the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship.  This scholarship is normally in the $1,000- $1,200 range and will be awarded to the (male or female) student who best satisfies the following requirements:

 

(1)    Demonstrates/has demonstrated the greatest or most beneficial contribution to the growth and education of women on the Emporia State University campus.

 

(2)    Demonstrates excellence in scholarship (i.e., grade point average and academic honors).

 

(3)   Shows financial need.

 

Application forms can be picked up in the Ethnic and Gender Studies Office, located in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall.  Submit completed forms to the Ethnic and Gender Studies Office, 433 S. Morse. We encourage any current ESU student who feels they qualify to submit an application.

 

If you have questions, please contact Heidi Hamilton, hhamilto@emporia.edu, 341-5703.​

The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program3/7/2017 12:20 PM
  

The Ruth Schillinger Award is presented to a member of the faculty who has been nominated by a colleague, student, or other interested individual. The text on the plaque reads: “The Ruth Schillinger Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to the Women of Emporia State University is presented to (Prof X) in recognition of her/his many contributions to the lives of Emporia women.”  The recipient should be involved in service to the women of Emporia State University in capacities such as teaching, mentoring, advising and/or publishing. The award recipient will be selected by a committee of faculty from across the campus.

Nominating materials should include the letter of nomination, the nominee’s current vita, and additional letters of support. Please submit all materials to the Office of Ethnic and Gender Studies, located in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall, Campus Box 4076.  Hard copy or electronic nominations are both acceptable. If electronic, send materials by email to ethgen@emporia.edu with Schillinger Nomination in the subject line.

The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is also accepting nominations for the Dr. Mary Headrick award.  Dr. Headrick was known for her tireless efforts to ESU and in the Emporia community to help women reach their full potential.  This award is designed for those who go the extra mile, making a long-term commitment to promoting the growth of women and girls in our schools and community, in such capacities as mentoring, service, or acting as a role model.  Recipients of the award may be members of the ESU community, such as faculty or staff, or members of the larger Emporia community.​

Nomination forms are available in the Ethnic and Gender Studies office, located within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall, or by contacting Dr. Heidi Hamilton, hhamilto@emporia.edu, 341-5703. Nomination forms, including nomination letter, may be submitted via hard copy or electronic. If electronic, send materials by email to ethgen@emporia.edu with Headrick Nomination in the subject line.

 The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program3/7/2017 12:16 PM
  

Do you like wearing high heels and running marathons? Believe it or not, we found someone who does! UAC is proud to host Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, on campus on April 12th in Albert Taylor Hall at 7:00pm. Hear Heather's story of resilience as she shares how she adopted three key life strategies that led to living life again after suffering tragic event. Learn how you can apply her life strategies to your daily living.


Union Activities Council  3/7/2017 12:14 PM
  

Samuel Comroe is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS Conan and he is the winner of Ricky Gervias Comedy Competition. His comedy is made up of the trails of living with Tourettes Syndrome since diagnosed at the age of six. Join UAC on March 8th in the Memorial Union Ballroom at 7:30pm.   

Union Activities Council 3/7/2017 12:11 PM
  

The National Weather Service in Topeka, KS has issued a Tornado Watch until 10:00 PM today, March 6, 2017, for an area in northeast Kansas that includes Lyon County and the city of Emporia. A tornado watch means weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes. Monitor local media outlets for current forecast information.

​For more information about severe weather safety, go to

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/tornado/index.shtml

Emergency Management3/6/2017 2:47 PM
  

Please be sure to stop by our table located on Main Street in the Memorial Union where we will be writing words of empowerment to victims of domestic violence that utilize the services of SOS (Service Education Advocacy). ​

We will be taking the notes you write and giving them to the employees of our local SOS organization to leave for those who may need some words of comfort, encouragement, or support. 

When: Tuesday, March 7th, until Friday, March 10th; 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Main Street in the Memorial Union 

Kayla Gilmore3/6/2017 1:37 PM
  

Applications for the ESU Summer Undergraduate Research Program (ESURP) are being accepted. Please visit our webpage: ESURP.emporia.edu to access forms and instructions. ESURP promotes student engagement in the scholarly or creative activities of faculty.  Awards of up to $6,500 support collaborative, authentic projects and include summer stipends for faculty and student scholarships.  All academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

URSCA Committee 3/6/2017 12:48 PM
  

RSO's:​

If you filled out allocations, please remember to sign up for a hearing time on the Google Doc. Hearings start tonight! The rooms for hearings this week will be as follows:

Monday: MU 234 Great Plains Room
Tuesday: MU 234 Great Plains Room
Wednesday: MU 246 Roe Cross Room
Thursday: MU 126 Blue Key Room

If you have additional questions please contact smarten1@g.emporia.edu

Associated Student Government3/6/2017 12:47 PM
  

The Associated Student Government presidential and senatorial elections are coming up soon on April 11th through the 13th. If you are interested in running for ASG Senate or Student Body President/Vice-President then come to one of two informational meetings next week in the Memorial Union Preston Family Room (Room 222) on Monday, March 13th at 3:00 PM or on Tuesday, March 14th at 5:00 PM. At these meetings you’ll get all the information and materials you need to get started on your campaign, attending one of these meetings is required to be eligible for candidacy so please plan ahead! If you have any questions contact me at asgelectioncommissioner@emporia.edu

ASGElectionCommissioner3/6/2017 12:46 PM
  

This week the National Weather Service reminds Kansans of the risk of summertime severe weather.  Kansas experiences a wide variety of summertime severe weather, including: tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding.  Residents are encouraged to use this week to review their severe weather safety plans and practice what you would do if severe weather occurred in your area.

Monday- Preparedness and Awareness

Preparing for a severe weather event starts now.  As yourself what you would do in case of severe weather.  Do you have multiple ways to receive alerts?  Do you have adequate shelter and supplies? ​

Learn more:

“How to Receive the Warning” at https://www.weather.gov/media/top/Methods%20to%20Receive%20Warnings_monday.pdf.

 

Emergency Management3/6/2017 12:45 PM
  

Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi national office awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate school or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter ​may select one candidate from among local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

How to Apply:

Go to PhiKappaPhi.org/Fellowship to access an application and review submission instructions. Applications should be submitted to the Emporia chapter of Phi Kappa Phi by April 1, 2017. Submit all application materials to ccodney@emporia.edu.

Selection Criteria:

Selection is based on the applicant’s promise of success in graduate school or professional study, including academic achievement, service or leadership experience, letters of recommendation, work sample, personal statement and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.

Eligibility:

Open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members who have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the coming academic year.

Applicants who have successfully earned 10+ credit hours of graduate study or its equivalent on or before April 15, 2017 are not eligible. See application for complete details.

Deadline:

Application materials must be received by your chapter by April 1, 2017. Submit all materials to ccodney@emporia.edu. From all eligible ESU applicants, the Emporia chapter of Phi Kappa Phi’s Executive Committee may submit one application to Society headquarters. Recipients will be notified by June 15, 2017.

For additional information, please visit PhiKappaPhi.org/Fellowship or contact Cara Codney at ccodney@emporia.edu.

​ 

ESU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi3/6/2017 12:44 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium on Thursday March 9 from 6:30pm-7:45pm for our weekly NASA nights series! This year, the history of Unmanned Space Exploration from Voyager to New Horizons and beyond, with this week's focus this week on the Ulysses Probe and the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite.

Admission is free, seating limited, 620-341-5636 for reservations.​

Dr. Susan Aber3/6/2017 12:42 PM
  

It is with pleasure that we invite you to attend the 2016 Service Awards Ceremony at 3:30 pm, Monday, April 10, 2017 in Webb Lecture Hall of the Memorial Union. At that time, we will be honoring over 50 employees for their years of service to the University and the State of Kansas.​

As part of the ceremony, we will recognize an Outstanding University Support Staff Employee of the Year. Nominees must have completed one year of state service as of December 31, 2016, and be employed half time or more in a permanent USS position. I encourage you to nominate an ESU USS employee you consider deserving of this special recognition.  To nominate a USS employee, please click on this link: http://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/uss-employee-of-the-year-nomination.html

 

Also recognized will be an Outstanding Unclassified (non-teaching) Professional Employee of the Year. Nominees must have completed one year of service at ESU as of December 31, 2016 in a benefits eligible position. I encourage you to nominate an ESU Unclassified (non-teaching) Professional employee you consider deserving of this special recognition.  To nominate an Unclassified employee, please click on this link:  http://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/unclassified-employee-of-the-year-nomination-form.html

 

Please have your nomination submitted by the end of business on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Make any request for accommodation in submitting a nomination form to the Office of Human Resources by email at humres@emporia.edu or by phone at 620-341-5379. Nominations need not be lengthy, but should clearly indicate the individual’s outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the University.

 

We look forward to receiving your nominations.​

Human Resources3/6/2017 12:41 PM
  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time:  8:00 – 11:00 pm

Location:  MU Webb Hall

The Student Honors Council invites the ESU community and guests to attend the annual Spring Ball, a formal dance featuring Raise the Barr Entertainment.  Admission is $1 or a canned good item.​

Student Honors Council3/6/2017 12:40 PM
  

This Thursday, March 9th at 7:00pm, SPECS (Special Education Community Service) will be hosting their next meeting. There will be an Assistive technology presentation about the various technologies that provide support for students on campus such as speech recognition and head pointers. We will also give a recap on the Polar Plunge, information about volunteering at Tark SPARKK, and the disability awareness bake sale. All students interested in helping individuals with disabilities are welcome to come to the meeting. Members are encouraged to bring a friend! ​

Location: VH Teachers Library
Kambrie Long, Secretary of SPECS3/6/2017 12:35 PM
  

Friday, March 10, 2017

3 pm – 5 pm

Special Collections and Archives

You go to them when you need someone to proofread that big paper you have written and other various things, now come and join the students of the Writing Center as they read the different works that they have written. The excitement starts at 3 pm and the audience is limited to 25 seats. Don’t miss your chance to listen to these amazing students!!! It’s all happening down in Special Collections and Archives!!!

Special Collections and Archives3/6/2017 12:33 PM
  

Stop by the Gilson Gallery in King Hall between 3-4:30pm on Wednesday to check out the exhibition for Mid Program Portfolio Review Group 1. This show features a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work from eight art majors. The show runs from Monday, Mar. 6 through Thursday, Mar. 9. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Morgan Willingham3/6/2017 12:32 PM
  

It’s not too late to apply for summer study abroad scholarships! Click this link to find a list of 20 scholarships that have different requirements based on financial need, where you are going to be studying, language, ethnicity, and more!!​

A few of the scholarships listed:

·         Gilman Scholarship

·         Corinne Jeannine Schillings Scholarship

·         Eastern European Study Abroad (EESA) Scholarship

·         Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships

 

For more information, contact the Office of International Education at oie1@emporia.edu or stop by our office, located in the lower level of the MU.

 

The Office of International Education3/6/2017 12:31 PM
  

Join the staff and friends of the Writing Center Friday, March 10, 3-5p for Poetry, Prose, & Playwright in the PM! Enjoy original poems, stories, and short-plays in WAWL Special Archives, Room 119. Seating is limited, so come early for a great afternoon of ESU literary citizenship!

The ESU Writing Center3/6/2017 12:30 PM
  
PRIDE and Sociology Club proudly presents guest speaker, Sam Brinton. A graduate of KSU and MIT, Sam will speak about their story as a conversion therapy survivor, #50Bills50States, and what YOU can do to end conversion therapy to minors. It will be held in the Skyline Room in the Memorial Union on March 6, 2017 at 6 pm. We hope to see you all there!
Deidre K. Elrod, President of PRIDE3/6/2017 12:28 PM
  

KNEA-SP will be hosting a spelling bee on Wednesday, March 8 at 6pm in VH330. Admission cost is two canned goods. Canned good to be donated to Corky's Cupboard.​

Sign up to participate by March 6 at 5pm by emailing preichen@g.emporia.edu. Winner receives an ESU Prize Package!!​
Kalliope Craft3/6/2017 12:25 PM
  

A Medicare Basics class sponsored by the Lyon County Extension Office will be held at 10:00 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14th at the Anderson Building at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.

Please RSVP for this class by calling the Extension Office at 341-3220 by March 13th. There must be a minimum of 10 people attending to hold the class. This class is designed to give you the basics on Medicare, and is for people who are turning 65, helping a parent who is on Medicare, or who just want to understand more about Medicare. We will cover the basics and some of the ins and outs of Medicare, including when to sign up, Medicare Gap, Part D, Open Enrollment and more. For more details contact: Rhonda Gordon, Lyon County Extension Agent, 620-341-3220, rgordon@ksu.edu

Human Resources for K-State Research and Extension Office, Lyon County3/3/2017 1:25 PM
  

Just a reminder! If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, the deadline is Friday, March 17!     Apply at: https://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/ireland 

The study abroad programs Go Overseas and Education in Ireland are giving away over $290,000 in tuition scholarships to study abroad in Ireland! 
More details: 
  • 4 scholarships have been reserved for diversity; when applying, students can indicate if they would like to be considered for one of these scholarships
  • The amount of each tuition waiver varies by program and the scholarships cover tuition only; students will be responsible for travel, accommodations and any additional provider fees
  • 2 students will also receive free round-trip airfare, courtesy of Aer Lingus
  • Students outside of the US are not eligible; exchange students are not eligible
  • Students will need to complete an application and submit a short essay and a creative photo that celebrates Ireland.​


The Office of International Education3/3/2017 12:43 PM
  

Volunteers needed to help with the 2017 Americus Elementary/NLC Carnival!  The PTO would like help running the carnival games and hosting the event.  Funds raised from the carnival help the PTO support the children in many ways throughout the school year.

Where: Americus Elementary/NLC, 804 6th St. Americus, KS 66835

When: Friday, April 7

Time: 5 – 7:30pm

To Sign Up to Volunteer Contact: Shawna Short, ace626@ymail.com, 620-366-0495

 

For more volunteer opportunities check out www.emporia.edu/communityhornets, Facebook and Twitter!​

Community Hornets 3/3/2017 12:18 PM
  

Come find out during a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 7th from 7-8pm in the Blue Key Room (Memorial Union). Kevin Rabas, Phyl Stutzman, Ed Emmer and Ellen Hansen will discuss a variety of gender-related issues.

the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program3/3/2017 12:17 PM
  

Dr. Rachel Spaulding will present our first EGS Talk as we continue Women’s History Month Events. Come join us Monday, March 6th from 3-4pm in the Blue Key room of the Memorial Union for an interesting presentation of her research!


The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program3/3/2017 12:16 PM
  

On behalf of The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we would like to send a personal thank you to all who participated in last week’s Town Hall Meeting.   As we continue to move forward in dialogue about interfaith relationships, I urge everyone to stay committed to fighting prejudices within our Emporia State Community and the City of Emporia.   

To ensure that dialogue continues, we have scheduled “part two” of last week’s town hall meeting.  This dialogue will focus on the (8) points that were discussed at last week’s town hall:

 

1.       Increase educational outreach (in general)

 

2.       Increasing communication about the topic(s) and issue(s)

 

3.       Muslim Student Association to host a speaker in April

 

4.       ASTSA and MSA are interested in holding additional activities like they did last spring.

 

5.       Develop some type of Interfaith Coalition

 

6.       Faculty/classroom outreach – included activities, special assignments that create dialogues and promote discussion in class.

 

7.       Create dedicated prayer/meditation space

 

8.       Hold future forums

 

This gathering is intentionally focused on student and faculty development.

This meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 4:00pm in the PKP room, Memorial Union, next to International Education. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact myself or Dr. Mark Daly, Executive Director of International Education at mdaly@emporia.edu .

​ 

Jason Brooks  3/3/2017 12:15 PM
  

Good afternoon, Hornet Nation,​

Please find - embedded below - a brief tutorial introducing your March 2017 trial
of The New York Times.  You spoke...we listened... and, as a result, we are pleased to offer this trial to you during the month of March.
 
The Hornet Library Team is working very hard to make sure this resource remains after the month of March.
Therefore, it is important to hear your perspectives during this trial.  Please let us what you like and/or dislike about this digital newspaper and how you would use it to support your courses.  
 
( NOTE:  There will be a survey button on our main library website next week.  We
really need to hear from you.  Here is a direct link to our site, for your convenience:  https://www.emporia.edu/libsv/  )
 
For access instructions, we've provided a very brief tutorial:  https://goo.gl/DMJWpy
 
Again, thank you for your continued support and enjoy The New York Times!
 
Michelle R. Hammond3/3/2017 12:11 PM
  

Communities across Kansas will participate in the 2017 Kansas Tornado Safety Drill on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 AM.  The National Weather Service will disseminate a test warning that will trigger weather radios along with broadcasts over radio and TV stations as well as local communities may sound their outdoor warning system sirens.  Emporia will participate in this tornado safety drill by sounding the sirens on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 AM.​

Take time on Tuesday to practice your plans to seek shelter in severe weather.  Review your plans to seek shelter in a basement or interior room, stairwell, or hallway on the lowest level of the building.  Cover yourself with blankets or a mattress for protection.  A helmet can be used for added protection against head injuries.  If you live in a mobile home, make plans before severe weather occurs to prepare for where you will seek shelter during a storm.  Additional resources to plan for severe weather are listed below.

 

Tornado Shelter Tips- http://ready.ga.gov/be-informed/tornadoes/

Tornado Safety- http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/tornado/index.shtml

Tornado Safety Checklist- http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340177_Tornado.pdf

 

Outdoor sirens are just that…an Outdoor Warning System.  Have multiple ways of receiving severe weather warnings by putting a weather app on your phone, monitoring local forecasts through local media outlets, monitor the forecast through your local National Weather Service office (www.weather.gov/top for the Topeka office), or maintain a NOAA Weather Radio at work and/or home. 

Emergency Management3/3/2017 12:08 PM
  

Join us for our annual Lenten Fish Fry at the Didde Catholic Campus Center on the first Friday in Lent! The Knights of Columbus and our many volunteers will be providing a delicious fish dinner, side dishes, and desserts (with gluten-free options too). Full Sampler dinner (fish & shrimp creole) $8. Fish/shrimp creole only, $7. Students $5. Children under 10 (pizza or fish) $3. Serving from 5-7 pm. See you there!

Roberta Rockers 3/3/2017 12:06 PM
  

Stop by Hornet for Hope's table tomorrow from 9-1 and get registered.  FREE registration!  Be sure to check out out Be the Voice merchandise while you're there!​

For more info contact: Melissa Kurtenbach melissakurtenbach@afspkc.com
Melissa Kurtenbach3/2/2017 1:18 PM
  

A musical about teens in love in the 50's! It's California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. So ladies wear your pretty dresses and gentlemen slick that hair back and join us as we watch Grease drive-in style in the ESU Rec parking lot starting at 8pm on April 3rd. 

 Union Activities Council 3/2/2017 12:50 PM
  

To all RSO's that filled out Allocations:​

Earlier this week a link was sent out through Hornet Life for RSO's to sign up for a time slot for allocation hearings. These hearings are the second step in allocations and RSO's cannot receive funds without going through this step. If your organization filled out allocations and has not yet signed up, please do so soon using the link below!! Hearings start Monday!

Associated Student Government 3/2/2017 12:49 PM
  

Do you like wearing high heels and running marathons? Believe it or not, we found someone who does! UAC is proud to host Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing on campus on April 12th, 2017 in Albert Taylor Hall. Hear Heather's story of resilience as she shares how she adopted three key life strategies led to living life again after suffering tragic event. Learn how you can apply her life strategies to your daily living. You can "Life. Your. Life." again, whatever your circumstances. 

Union Activities Council 3/2/2017 12:47 PM
  

On Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, ESU will be participating in a site survey to identify all printers on campus.  ESU Information Technology and Business Affairs are partnering with the firm ImageQuest to complete the survey.  On these days, staff from IT and ImageQuest will visit all departments on campus.  On the days of the survey, IT will coordinate with administrative assistants or department contacts, but we expect minimal impact to normal activities.  There is no technical work or service outage associated with the survey.  Thank you for your cooperation in helping us complete this required assessment.  If you have any questions, please contact Keith Meyer, x5079.

 Information Technology3/2/2017 12:45 PM
  

​La publicación de Emporia State University, Excellence in Action (Excelencia en Acción), está ahora disponible en Español a través del Copy Center de la universidad.

Cualquier departamento que cuente con algún reconocimiento que deba ser publicado en la revista favor contactar via email a Brandy Nance,   bnance@emporia.edu.​

Marketing & Media Relations3/2/2017 12:33 PM
  

Emporia State University’s publication, Excellence in Action, is now available in Spanish through the university copy center.​

Any departments with accolades to add to the publication, please email Brandy Nance, bnance@emporia.edu.

 

 Marketing & Media Relations3/2/2017 12:25 PM
  

BizHornets!

If you are a student majoring business, this message is for YOU!

Below is information on the Distinguished Scholar Award It is a significant annual award of $2,500.00!  The information is on our scholarship website for the School of Business, but here is the breakdown of requirements: (visit the webpage for further details)

  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher,
  • You must be in your final one or two full-time semesters, within the School of Business,
  • You must submit a resume, unofficial transcript, a letter of recommendation from a School of Business faculty teaching within your major, and a maximum one page statement of future plans.

Please take full advantage of this opportunity. A committee within the School of Business will determine the recipients of these awards and you will be notified if selected.

Deadline for submission is Friday, March 10th by 5:00pm 

Applicants should deliver their materials to Cremer Hall room 208 or via email to lrust1@emporia.edu.

Please contact Leticia Rust with questions at (620)341-5232.​

Leticia Rust3/2/2017 12:24 PM
  

Join the IT Security team for a short informational session to learn how you can back up all your data on World Backup Day! You will have the opportunity to take a “pledge” and have your picture taken, as well as enter into a drawing to win a My Cloud personal storage drive!​

March 31, 2017

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

PKP room, MU (lower level)

 

Share with your friends! Friends don’t let friends go without a backup!

Information Technology3/2/2017 12:22 PM
  

Please take a few moments to fill out this survey for The Sunflower Yearbook. We will be selecting 2 people that complete the survey for $10 Planet Sub giftcards. ​


The Sunflower3/2/2017 12:21 PM
  

Attention Hornet Community!​

The ESU Iota Chapter of KDP International Honor Society for Educators invite you to join us for Lace Up for Literacy: An Amazing Race!  Teams of 4 will complete to solve clues, perform tasks, and avoid detours as they race against the clock to navigate their way through the ESU campus and the Emporia Main Street area.  The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.Saturday, April 8th at the ESU Memorial Union.  Our course will be “Dr. Seuss” themed. Prizes will be given for the best Seuss-themed team costumes and race winners. A portion of the proceeds will pay for travel grants for school children to attend the WAW Book Celebration in October.  

Get your team of 4 together and join us for a great adventure!  A flyer can be downloaded from our website:  http://kdpemporiastate.wixsite.com/esukdp/blank
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education3/2/2017 12:18 PM
  

​​INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL 2017

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Webb Hall, Memorial Union

  

This event provides an opportunity to share and learn about cultures from around the world through different types of International food and performances.

 

Invitation to Participate as a Food Vendor:

RSO and Non-RSO groups are invited to participate as a food vendor. Space is limited so it will be a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Invitation to Participate as a Performer:

If you have talent to showcase (singing, playing music instrument, dancing, fashion show, etc.) we want you! You can either perform solo or as a group. Students from different backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

 

For more information please contact Noble Orajiato at norajiat@emporia.edu

James F. Harter and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education3/2/2017 12:16 PM
  

If you plan to study abroad  in Summer 2017 or Fall 2017, please make sure you submit your ESU study abroad application packet to the Office of International Education by Friday, March 24th.

 

You can find information on the available programs and the application on our website:

http://www.emporia.edu/oie/study-abroad/

 

For more information about study abroad programs, email us at oie1@emporia.edu or come by the Office of International Education in room 40 of the lower level of the Memorial Union.​

The Office of International Education3/1/2017 1:52 PM
  

Come join us for the first event of Women’s History Month! Dr. Carol Russell, Fletcher Russell, and Dr. Rachelle Smith will hold a panel discussion about dimensions involved in caring for those both younger and older, including issues in being part of the “sandwich generation.” This should be an interesting and relevant discussion for students, faculty, and staff.  The panel will take plan Wednesday, March 1st at 7pm in the Blue Key Room (in the Memorial Union).

Heidi Hamilton3/1/2017 1:51 PM
  

Students,


The due date for the EOF application will be extended to Monday March 6th at 5:00 PM. Applications are available in the Financial Aid department in Plumb Hall and the Center for Student Involvement in the Memorial Union. Any questions can be directed to asgpres@emporia.edu. Applications can be submitted through email or delivered to the Center for Student Involvement front desk. ​
Elijah Williams3/1/2017 1:51 PM
  

It's almost time for Associated Student Government elections again! If you are interested in running for ASG Senate or Student Body President/Vice-President then please plan to attend one of two informational meetings in the Memorial Union Preston Family Room (Room 222) on Monday, March 13th at 3:00 PM or on Tuesday, March 14th at 5:00 PM. You are required to attend one of these meetings to be eligible to run so plan ahead and feel free to contact me with any questions at asgelectioncommissioner@emporia.edu

ASGElectionCommissioner3/1/2017 1:50 PM
  

Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi national office awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate school or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.​

How to Apply:

Go to PhiKappaPhi.org/Fellowship to access an application and review submission instructions. Applications should be submitted to the Emporia chapter of Phi Kappa Phi by April 1, 2017. Submit all application materials to ccodney@emporia.edu.

 

Selection Criteria:

Selection is based on the applicant’s promise of success in graduate school or professional study, including academic achievement, service or leadership experience, letters of recommendation, work sample, personal statement and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.

 

Eligibility:

Open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members who have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the coming academic year.

Applicants who have successfully earned 10+ credit hours of graduate study or its equivalent on or before April 15, 2017 are not eligible. See application for complete details.

 

Deadline:

Application materials must be received by your chapter by April 1, 2017. Submit all materials to ccodne@emporia.edu. From all eligible ESU applicants, the Emporia chapter of Phi Kappa Phi’s Executive Committee may submit one application to Society headquarters. Recipients will be notified by June 15, 2017.

 

For additional information, please visit PhiKappaPhi.org/Fellowship or contact Cara Codney at ccodney@emporia.edu.

ESU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi3/1/2017 1:50 PM
  

Next Thursday, March 9th at 7:00pm, SPECS (Special Education Community Service) will be hosting their next meeting. There will be an Assistive technology presentation about the various technologies that provide support for students on campus such as speech recognition and head pointers. We will also give a recap on the Polar Plunge, information about volunteering at Tark SPARKK, and the disability awareness bake sale. All students interested in helping individuals with disabilities are welcome to come to the meeting. Members are encouraged to bring a friend! 


Location: VH Teachers Library

Kambrie Long, Secretary of SPECS2/28/2017 1:13 PM
  

On Tuesday, March 14th, President Garrett will welcome Danny Sims to campus. Danny is the executive director of Global Samaritan Resources, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to 30 different countries on 5 continents. In short, Global Samaritan Resources collects surplus goods--including medical supplies, food, school supplies, household goods, and more--and handles all the shipping details to get these resources to people who need them. ​

While at ESU, Danny will discuss Global Samaritan Resources' initiative to send millions of packages of food to Iraq. Currently, they are the only U.S. non-government agency to provide aid in the region. Danny has taken multiple trips to the ISIS front in Iraq's Sinjar Province to assist the Peshmerga and their families. In short, Danny says he will be discussing "peacemaking in the broader context of war and terror." 

Join us on Tuesday, March 14th at 4:00pm in the Flint Hills/Kanza Room of the Memorial Union to hear how this organization has made a global impact. This event is free and open to the public.
 The President's Office and The Center for Student Involvement2/28/2017 12:56 PM
  

The Gilman Scholarship provides scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. The application deadline for studying abroad this fall and summer 2017 is quickly approaching!​

Eligibility:

* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution

* United States citizen

Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad

* Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year

*Proof of program acceptance

* Receiving academic credit

* Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning

 

Over 2,800 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, online application form, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.

 

Application deadline:

Online applications are due Tuesday, March 7 by 11:59pm CST

 

For more information about study abroad, please email us at oie1@emporia.edu or visit us at our office in the Memorial Union Room 40.

The Office of International Education2/28/2017 12:53 PM
  

​KNEA-SP will be hosting a spelling bee on Wednesday, March 8 at 6pm in VH330. Admission cost is two canned goods. Canned good to be donated to Corky's Cupboard.

Sign up to participate by March 6 at 5pm by emailing preichen@g.emporia.edu. Winner receives an ESU Prize Package!!

Kalliope Craft2/28/2017 12:50 PM
  

Are you considering going to graduate school at Emporia State University? If so, join us tomorrow anytime between 1 and 4 pm for a one-on-one virtual chat about the application process, your program of interest, or any other questions you might have. Just got to https://www.careereco.com/events/emporia to register, then join the chat session!

The Graduate School2/28/2017 12:48 PM
  

Corky’s Cupboard is creating a cookbook!  But what’s a cookbook without recipes?  We need your help to make this book a reality!  Dig into old family recipes, residence hall classics, a microwave special, your favorite meal ever, crock pot specials – anything and everything that includes things featured in Corky’s Cupboard, which are included in a short list below.

A sample of a few items available in Corky’s Cupboard:

Beans (green beans, kidney beans, etc.)

Canned soups

Canned tuna and chicken

Ramen

Peas, carrots, asparagus, corn

Stroganoff

Pancake mix

Spaghetti O’s    

Sliced, diced, and mashed potatoes

Ravioli

Pears, peaches, applesauce, mixed fruit

Macaroni and Cheese

Rice, crackers, pasta

Yellow cake mix

Granola bars

Enchilada sauce, sloppy joe

Grape jelly, peanut butter

Pudding, Jello

Oatmeal 

Soy sauce, ketchup, gravy

Canned pumpkin

Chicken, turkey, herb stuffing

Please send us your recipes through Community Hornets, chornets@emporia.edu by Friday, Marc​h 3.  We would be grateful for your help!

Community Hornets and Corky’s Cupboard2/28/2017 12:45 PM
  

Join Hornets for Hope: Students Against Suicide on April 1st for our Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to Fight Suicide.  Grab your friends and family and head over to www.afsp.org/emporiastate to register.  As always, registration is FREE!  Walk to remember loves ones lost too soon, for those who have struggled, and for those still struggling.  Come for a day of hope and healing.  Many activities planned: Memory Wall, Hope Chain, Banners to Sign, Photo Booth, Bead Ceremony and more!​

Questions?  Contact: Melissa Kurtenbach @ melissakurtenbach@afspkc.com
Melissa Kurtenbach2/28/2017 12:40 PM
  

I am continuing to collect data for the remainder of the semester to see if students would like to have a firearm safety course offered at Emporia State University. If you have already participated, thank you for your honesty and please encourage others to complete this short survey. To access the 5 minute survey, click on the link below.

Thank you. 

Katie Barnhart2/28/2017 12:36 PM
  

The faculty and students of the graduate art therapy program are proud and excited to announce our 43rd Annual Art Therapy Discovery Day on Sunday, March 12.  This is a fun and informative event that is open to anyone with an interest in art therapy. Mental health professionals and students of all kinds, prospective art therapy students, teachers, and friends and family are all welcome!

We are pleased host nationally-recognized art therapist Judy Rubin as our plenary speaker. Dr. Rubin, is an accomplished art therapist (and pioneer in the field), psychologist, world-traveler, and documentary film maker; she was also the “Art Lady” on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.  We are thrilled that Charles Anderson will be a special guest speaker this year. Charles is a Kansas treasure and his thoughtful, timely lecture will be a wonderful addition to the program. Cynthia Woodruff, the Executive Director of the American Art Therapy Association will be our luncheon guest speaker!

Judy Rubin and Charles Anderson will join other credentialed professionals to provide a quality program that will be accessible to a variety of interest levels as well as being suitable for professional continuing education.During the final breakout session slot, prospective students will have the option to attend a faculty panel to ask questions about our academic program or art therapy as a career.

Please note our early bird conference rate postmark date of March 2! The conference registration fee for students is just $30 if paid by this date; for professionals and others, the fee is $75. For registration postmarked after March 2 or at the door, the registration fees are $60 and $150, respectively. The registration fee includes a light continental breakfast, the luncheon, art materials for break-out sessions, and CEC certificates. 

Our event will be held in the ballroom on the top floor of the beautiful ESU Memorial Union.

If you have questions, email gwolf@emporia.edu or call 402-657-8236. ​

Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro2/28/2017 12:35 PM
  

Students, staff, faculty, guests- YES, everyone is invited!​

Spring severe weather season in Kansas is almost here and now is the time to learn ways to reduce the risks associated with severe weather.  The National Weather Service in Topeka, KS will present preparedness/planning and situational awareness tips with examples of methods to stay informed.  A quick summary of terms and storms will be provided.  Questions about severe weather?  There will be time for Q&A too.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend- bring a friend!​

 

Spring Severe Weather Risks in Kansas

Presented by the National Weather Service in Topeka, KS

March 1, 2017

2:00 PM

Phi Kappa Phi Room, Memorial Union​​

Emergency Management2/28/2017 12:30 PM
  

Come join Union Activities Council and B&B Theaters on March 3rd at 9:45pm for the premier of LOGAN. Wolverine comes out of hiding to protect a young mutant who possesses DNA and a fighting prowess that is much like his own. An organization is trying to steal her powers and Logan has the choice to put his powers to good use and protect her or let them go to waste. Student tickets will be sold for $2 the week of the event in the ID and ticketing office. Hope to see you there!

Union Activities Council  2/28/2017 12:28 PM
  

The Emporia State University Theatre Department proudly presents Six Characters in Search of An Author written by Luigi Pirandello and adapted by Steve Moulds. The show will play Wednesday, March 1 - Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 PM in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre. ​

For tickets, call 620-341-6378 or visit the
ESU Memorial Union Ticket Office.
Joshua Hoeven2/28/2017 12:26 PM
  

Join UAC as Comedian Samuel Comroe performs in the MU Ballroom on March 8th at 7:30pm. Samuel Comroe is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS' Conan and has appeared on BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. He is the winner of Ricky Gervais' Comedy Competition, The San Francisco Comedy Competition, and has over 20,000 subscribers on his YouTube Channel. His comedy is made up of the trails and tribulations of living with Tourettes Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences.

Union Activities Council2/28/2017 12:21 PM
  

Didde Catholic Campus Center:

12:05 Noon Mass
8pm Evening Mass with Adoration following at 8:30-9:30

Sacred Heart Parish:
8:15 Morning Mass
12:00 Noon Mass
7pm Evening Mass

"We can feel a little funny with ashes on our foreheads, but for Catholics, that's how we mark the start of lent. Ashes do not say we are Holy. They say we are sinners. they do not say we are perfect, only that we are willing to try. They do not say we are models of religiosity, but they so say we belong. In today's work of loners and isolates that says a lot." ~Sr. Mary Ann Walsh   ​
Roberta Rockers 2/28/2017 12:20 PM
  

Luke will speak on Wednesday, March 1st from 3:00-3:50 PM in Science Hall RM 072

Luke Ball received his  MFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX and his BFA in Printmaking with a minor in Art History in 2012 from Emporia State University.  He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions including The Impression: A Print Survey, Blue Line Arts, in Sacramento, CA and Mighty Fine Arts, Dallas, TX.  Luke is currently an instructor at Emporia State University.​

Art Forum is open to the public, bring a friend!

The Department of Art2/28/2017 12:17 PM
  

Time:  8:00 – 11:00 pm

Location:  MU Webb Hall

The Student Honors Council invites the ESU community and guests to attend the annual Spring Ball, a formal dance featuring Raise the Barr Entertainment.  Admission is $1 or a canned good item.​

 Student Honors Council2/28/2017 12:16 PM
  

Date:  March 2, 2017

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Albert Taylor Hall

The Bonner and Bonner Lecture will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Perry.  Dr. Perry is known to be a change agent in the battle to provide equal and competitive education opportunities for children in poverty and he is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility in all aspects of life.  Learn more about Dr. Steve Perry.  The campus community and the public are welcome.  Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the Memorial Union services office.​

The Honors College2/27/2017 1:33 PM
  

Date:  March 2, 2017

Time:  3:00 – 4:00 pm

Room:  MU Preston Family Room

Please join us in welcoming Bonner and Bonner keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Perry, to our campus.  Stop by the Preston Family Room for a mix and mingle with Dr. Perry on Thursday afternoon.  This event is open to the public.​

The Honors College2/27/2017 1:32 PM
  

Applications for the annual Shepherd Scholar Award and Recognition are due Wednesday!  To be eligible, students will have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and shall (a) meet, at a minimum, the traditional definition of “Junior” classification by having completed at least 60 credit hours at the time of application, and (b) have at least two semesters’ worth of coursework remaining prior to degree attainment.

Each of the scholars receives a plaque and a $1200-award for the following academic year to recognize his or her achievements. In addition, they are designated ESU Shepherd Scholars for their senior year.  All materials are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Access the  Shepherd Scholarship web page for application instructions.

 

Associate Provost Office2/27/2017 1:31 PM
  

Come join us for the first event of Women’s History Month! Dr. Carol Russell, Fletcher Russell, and Dr. Rachelle Smith will hold a panel discussion about dimensions involved in caring for those both younger and older, including issues in being part of the “sandwich generation.” This should be an interesting and relevant discussion for students, faculty, and staff.  The panel will take plan Wednesday, March 1st at 7 pm in the Blue Key Room (in the Memorial Union).

Heidi Hamilton2/27/2017 12:17 PM
  

A number of generous organizations in the Emporia area and donors to ESU have made it possible for the Office of Disability Services to offer scholarships for “eligible students with disabilities.” The intent of the scholarships is to in help support your learning and benefit from the education you receive at ESU.​

Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements. Please read the requirements carefully and only apply for those scholarships for which you are fully qualified. If you need accommodations to participate in the application process, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 620-341-6637 (Voice), email disabser@emporia.edu or stop by the front desk in Plumb Hall 106 and schedule an appointment for assistance.​

You must be fully registered with the Office of Disability Services, submit the application, an unofficial transcript, and an essay, and must meet all eligibility requirements for the scholarship(s) applying for.  The scholarship is due Tuesday, February 28th at Noon. This is a strict deadline.

Student Advising Center2/27/2017 12:16 PM
  

Boylan Thesis Award

We are beginning the selection process for the outstanding master's thesis submitted and approved by the Graduate School between September 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016.  If you have an outstanding thesis produced by a graduate student in your department, please forward a copy to the Graduate School by Friday, March 10th.

 

Boylan Scholarship Award

Two Laurence C. Boylan Scholarships will be available for 2017-2018.  Each scholarship award is for $2125.  The recipients will receive their awards during fall 2017/spring 2018.  Scholarship recipients will be required to enroll in at least 6 graduate credit hours.  The application deadline is March 10th, 2017.  Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate students who have completed one year of study with a GPA of 3.0.  Applicants must also submit proof of financial need, a letter describing how their education/degree relates to future plans, and three faculty references.  The electronic application can be found at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/scholarships-awards/laurence-c-boylan-scholarship-award.html.

 

Jan Gerstner2/27/2017 12:15 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium on March 2 from 6:30pm-7:45 pm for our weekly NASA nights series! This year, the history of Unmanned Space Exploration from Voyager to New Horizons and beyond, with a focus on the Hubble Space Telescope this week.

Admission is free, seating limited, 620-341-5636 for reservations.

Dr. Susan Aber2/27/2017 12:13 PM
  

Are you interested in learning more about the Emporia State Blue Key Honor Society?  Join us for an informal Meet & Greet this Thursday, March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Blue Key Room, MU.  Come meet current members, learn about the great leadership and service programs we lead, as well as Blue Key Scholarship opportunities.  This event will conclude before 7:00 p.m. so you can also attend the Bonner & Bonner Lecture! ​

For more information, please contact Bailey Lampton, Recruitment Chair, at blampton@g.emporia.edu or June Coleman, Blue Key Advisor, at jcoleman@emporia.edu or 620-341-5407. 

 ​

Blue Key Honor Society2/27/2017 12:12 PM
  

So sorry to say, this event has been canceled tonight. Our speaker has come down with laryngitis and a bad cold. We hope she feels better so that we can reschedule in the near future dates, March and April have already been talked about, so be on the look out for when we announce it! Again so sorry to tell you this has been canceled.


Roberta Rockers2/27/2017 12:11 PM
  

Greetings Faculty,

This email is a reminder of the Planning and Implementing Course Embedded Assessment professional development workshop this Wednesday, March 1.  We will begin promptly at 3:00 in Visser Hall Room 330.  What to bring to the workshop?  A copy of your course syllabus (either paper or electronic).  This workshop will include your participation, so bring your electronic device or you can complete the workshop documents with a pen.  If you have questions, please contact me.  Feel free to invite your colleagues, there is plenty of room.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!​

JoLanna Kord2/27/2017 12:09 PM
  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017​

3:30 – 5 pm

 

Special Collections and Archives

 

Comedy! Laughs! A break from the homework that you have already been procrastinating to do! Come join Zoiks! as they perform and make you laugh in the hallway by Room 119 in the William Allen White Library. The audience is limited to 25 seats so be sure to get here as early as you can. To find the show, take the elevator or stairs down to the first floor. The show is through the double wooden doors to the left as you enter the main room.​

Special Collections and Archives2/27/2017 12:05 PM
  

The 2016 Service Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. in Webb Hall.​

Please plan to attend and support our fellow employees being recognized for their years of service to Emporia State University and the State of Kansas.  Great entertainment and refreshments will be included! We look forward to seeing you there!​

 Human Resources 2/27/2017 12:04 PM
  

Are you a single parent?

The Single Parents with Children Scholarship is a fund that has been established to assist single, divorced or widowed Emporia State University students who are raising children and attending school simultaneously.  Scholarship funds in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded for the upcoming academic year, with half of the disbursement in the fall semester and the remainder in the spring semester.

 

To apply, please follow the hyperlink provided or the scholarship application is also available in Hornet Life

 

https://emporia.collegiatelink.net/form/start/120821

                                                      

To be considered for this scholarship, all application materials must be submitted through Hornet Life no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017

Late applications will not be considered.  For questions or more information contact Nakita Elwood at nelwood@emporia.edu or 620-341-5481

 

TradPlus & Veteran Services2/24/2017 1:03 PM
  

Renting your first apartment? Have questions about car insurance? Emporia State and Emporia Public Library present the next workshop in a new series focused on helping new adults navigate life on their own. This month, learn about renting and tenant law, insurance, basic tools, ways to properly hang stuff on walls, and other useful skills! There will also be raffles for a home toolkit and a car care kit! Come join us on Tuesday, February 28, from 5-6:30 in the Library Learning Commons. Contact Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) with questions.

Megan Mahoney2/24/2017 12:52 PM
  

Students, staff, faculty, guests- YES, everyone is invited!​

Spring severe weather season in Kansas is almost here and now is the time to learn ways to reduce the risks associated with severe weather.  The National Weather Service in Topeka, KS will present preparedness/planning and situational awareness tips with examples of methods to stay informed.  A quick summary of terms and storms will be provided.  Questions about severe weather?  There will be time for Q&A too.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend- bring a friend!​

Spring Severe Weather Risks in Kansas

Presented by the National Weather Service in Topeka, KS

March 1, 2017

2:00 PM

Phi Kappa Phi Room, Memorial Union​

Emergency Management2/24/2017 12:27 PM
  

Wanted:  Energetic students to plan an end-of-semester picnic/celebration!  Students must be completing their freshman year at ESU to be considered.  To volunteer, contact Robyn MacGregor at rmacgreg@emporia.edu, call Career Services at 341-5407, or stop by Career Services office (located below the Hornet’s Nest).  Interested students should contact Career Services no later than March 6th.  Help make this a super event to celebrate finishing your first year at ESU!

Career Services2/24/2017 12:25 PM
  

Faculty is currently provided a 45-day extension to access their account when a semester is over and their contract has expired.  This exception allows for any final communication between student and instructor at the end of the term.  As many of you are aware, if a new contract is not in place by the end of the 45-day grace period, faculty are unable to access their account or email, which can make preparing for the upcoming semester difficult, if not impossible.  It also required office staff to hurriedly prepare contracts, sometimes even before funding was identified for the new contract, causing more frustration.

 

To better serve our faculty and campus, the 45-day exception process has been extended to 90-days.  With the Provost’s office approval, IT rebuilt the technical process to make the 90-day extension possible in Banner. We believe that this change will reduce the frustration caused by faculty contract “gaps” over the summer months.   

 

As with any process change, unanticipated issues may arise that will need to be addressed. If you experience an issue with this process change, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns (x5555 or helpdesk@emporia.edu). We would like to offer special thanks to the faculty and administrative staff who assisted us with this process review.

 

Information Technology2/24/2017 12:23 PM
  

The Emporia State Blue Key Honor Society is excited to kick off our new member recruitment process this month!  Blue Key is a premier honor society at Emporia State committed to 3 core values:  Leadership, Scholarship and Service.  Membership is open to students who will be juniors or seniors beginning in Fall, 2017 with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students must exhibit a commitment to our 3 core values.  Applications are currently being accepted and are available by contacting Bailey Lampton, Vice President, at blampton@g.emporia.edu, or June Coleman, Blue Key Advisor, at jcoleman@emporia.edu.

 

Blue Key will host a Meet and Greet this Thursday, March 2nd from 6-7pm in the Blue Key Room, Memorial Union.  Faculty and Staff:  We encourage you to share this information with prospective members that fit this criteria.  Also, feel free to email Bailey or June with names of students you recommend and we will personally invite them to apply to Blue Key. 

Blue Key Honor Society2/24/2017 12:22 PM
  

Corky’s Cupboard is creating a cookbook!  But what’s a cookbook without recipes?  We need your help to make this book a reality!  Dig into old family recipes, residence hall classics, a microwave special, your favorite meal ever, crock pot specials – anything and everything that includes things that are featured in Corky’s Cupboard which are included in a short list below.​

A sample of a few items available in Corky’s Cupboard:​

Beans (green beans, kidney beans, etc.)

Canned soups

Canned tuna and chicken

Ramen

Peas, carrots, asparagus, corn

Stroganoff

Pancake mix

Spaghetti O’s

Sliced, diced, and mashed potatoes

Ravioli

Pears, peaches, applesauce, mixed fruit

Macaroni and Cheese

Rice, crackers, pasta

Yellow cake mix

Granola bars

Enchilada sauce, sloppy joe

Grape jelly, peanut butter 

Pudding, Jello

Oatmeal

Soy sauce, ketchup, gravy

Canned pumpkin

Chicken, turkey, herb stuffing​

Please send us your recipes through Community Hornets, chornets@emporia.edu by Friday, March 3.  We would be so grateful for your help!

Community Hornets and Corky’s Cupboard 2/24/2017 12:12 PM
  

The 2017-2018 Educational Opportunity Fund Scholarship applications are available for all students at the Center for Student Involvement front desk in the Memorial Union and at the Financial Aid department in Plumb Hall. Applications can be submitted to Elijah Williams in the Center for Student Involvement, the application must be turned in by 5:00 PM March 1st. Any questions can be emailed to asgpres@emporia.edu
Elijah Williams2/24/2017 12:07 PM
  

Visit http://www.emporia.edu/research/graduate-school-and-research-bulletin/ for the most recent issue of the Graduate School and Research Bulletin!  It contains many important dates and deadlines for spring so please take a look.  The spring issue also contains recent awards to faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.  You don’t want to miss it!

 

The Research and Grants Center2/24/2017 12:06 PM
  

RELATIONSHIPS: It's Complicated!   

This Monday, February 27th: At 7:30 pm in the Skyline room of the Memorial Union, nationally recognized speaker Sarah Swafford will be here to share some wisdom and practical tips on relationships between men and women--and how to eliminate the unnecessary drama! This is an event you definitely do not want to miss. After her talk, there will be open Q&A for all your pressing questions. Refreshments will be served!
For more information on this event, contact:

Didde Catholic Campus Center  
Find us on Facebook: 
Text @Didde to 81010 for text updates direct to your phone
Roberta Rockers2/24/2017 12:04 PM
  

TONIGHT come join us for a great meal for only a dollar!! The Didde Catholic Campus Center Social hall is open to hang out with friends and enjoy homemade food by AKL and ASA! Serving from 5 - 7:30 pm. Staff and Students of Emporia State are all welcomed!


Roberta Rockers2/24/2017 12:02 PM
  

The Emporia State Blue Key Honor Society is excited to kick off our new member recruitment process this month!  Blue Key is a premier honor society at Emporia State committed to 3 core values:  Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.  Membership is open to students who will be juniors or seniors beginning in Fall, 2017 with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students must exhibit a commitment to our 3 core values.  Applications are currently being accepted and are available by contacting Bailey Lampton, Vice President, at blampton@emporia.edu, or June Coleman, Blue Key Advisor, at jcoleman@emporia.edu.

 

Blue Key will host a Meet and Greet this Thursday, March 2nd from 6-7pm in the Blue Key Room, Memorial Union.  Faculty and Staff:  We encourage you to share this information with prospective members that fit the criteria.  Also, feel free to email Bailey or June with names of students you recommend and we will personally invite them to apply to Blue Key. 

 

Blue Key Honor Society2/23/2017 1:44 PM
  

The Emporia Arts Council proudly presents the Morgenstern Trio, performing Sunday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall (Beach Music Hall).  Admission is FREE to all ESU students (simply show your student ID at the door or you can pick up a ticket at the Memorial Union).  This will be an outstanding concert!!

​ 

Music Department2/23/2017 12:56 PM
  

Colors of ESU and International Tea party

Friday, February 24th, 2017

1:30pm - 4:00pm    

Memorial Union Main St

 

ESU students from Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Ghana, France, Gambia, and many more will be representing their country on tomorrow at the International Tea Party! All teas are complimentary for everyone so make sure to try them all. This is a great event to take beautiful pictures so make sure to be there!

 

For more information about this program, please email Noble Orajiato norajiat@emporia.edu

 

Posted by James F. Harter and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education

 

To: All (Faculty, Staff, Students, Community)

Subject: International Food Festival 2017

 

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL 2017

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Webb Hall, Memorial Union

  

This event provides an opportunity to share and learn about cultures from around the world through different types of International food and performances.

 

Invitation to Participate as a Performer:

If you have talent to showcase your culture (singing, playing music instrument, dancing, fashion show, etc.), we want you! You can either perform solo or as a group. Students from different background are encouraged to participate.

 

Save the date! Tell your friends and families as well!

For more information please contact Noble Orajiato at norajiat@emporia.edu

 

James F. Harter and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education2/23/2017 12:25 PM
  

 ​Bonner and Bonner Reception/ Mix & Mingle

Date:  March 2, 2017

Time:  3:00 – 4:00 pm

Room:  MU Preston Family Room

Please join us in welcoming Bonner and Bonner keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Perry, to our campus.  All are invited to stop by to meet Dr. Perry and welcome him to our community.  This event is open to the public.

 

Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture, Civic Leadership for the Common Good

Date:  March 2, 2017

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Albert Taylor Hall

The Bonner and Bonner Lecture will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Perry.  Dr. Perry is known to be a change agent in the battle to provide equal and competitive education opportunities for children in poverty and he is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility in all aspects of life.  Learn more about Dr. Steve Perry.  The campus community and the public are welcome.  Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the Memorial Union services office.​

The Honors College2/23/2017 11:59 AM
  

One of our study abroad program providers, Academic Programs International (API) will be visiting ESU on Monday, February 27! A representative will be tabling on Main Street in the Memorial Union from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Please stop by if you have any questions about studying abroad through API!​

API offers many opportunities to study abroad in 24 countries around the world. They have study abroad programs for a semester, academic year, or during the summer.​

For more information about API, check out their website: www.apistudyabroad.com​

For more information about study abroad, please email us at oie1@emporia.edu or visit us at our office in the Memorial Union Room 40.​

 The Office of International Education2/23/2017 12:15 PM
  

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017,  from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Career Services will be conducting the Spring 2017 Teacher Career Fair in Webb Hall & KSTC Ballroom, Memorial Union.  This event will bring close to 100 school districts from Kansas and other states (as far away as Alaska) for prospective and/or vacant teacher positions.  May 2017 and August 2017 graduates, as well as December 2017 education graduates, are strongly encouraged to attend.  Alumni are also welcome.  To view a list of registered districts, go to http://www.emporia.edu/careerservices/events/teacher-career-fair-attendees.html. If you have any questions about the career fair, please contact us at 620-341-5407 or career@emporia.edu.

Career Services2/23/2017 12:11 PM
  

Hello Hornets,

Apply today for the 2017-2018 Center for Student Involvement Awards and Scholarships! For more information on all the scholarships and awards, plus access to the scholarship applications, please visit Hornet Life where scholarships will be available at the top of the page: https://emporia.collegiatelink.net/

All applications materials must be submitted through Hornet Life no later than 5:00PM on Friday, March 10th. For questions or more information, contact Regan Wright at rwright5@g.emporia.edu or call the Center for Student Involvement at (620) 341-5481.

 The Center for Student Involvement2/23/2017 12:10 PM
  

Attention Hornet Community!​

The ESU Iota Chapter of KDP International Honor Society for Educators invite you to join us for Lace Up for Literacy: An Amazing Race!  Teams of 4 will complete to solve clues, perform tasks, and avoid detours as they race against the clock to navigate their way through the ESU campus and the Emporia Main Street area.  The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.Saturday, April 8th at the ESU Memorial Union.  Our course will be “Dr. Seuss” themed. Prizes will be given for the best Seuss-themed team costumes and race winners. A portion of the proceeds will pay for travel grants for school children to attend the WAW Book Celebration in October.  

Get your team of 4 together and join us for a great adventure!  A flyer can be downloaded from our website:  http://kdpemporiastate.wixsite.com/esukdp/blank
  Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Educators.2/23/2017 12:07 PM
  

Applications for the annual Shepherd Scholar Award and Recognition are now being accepted.  To be eligible, students will have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and shall (a) meet, at a minimum, the traditional definition of “Junior” classification by having completed at least 60 credit hours at the time of application, and (b) have at least two semesters’ worth of coursework remaining prior to degree attainment.

 

Each of the scholars receives a plaque and a $1200-award for the following academic year to recognize his or her achievements. In addition, they are designated ESU Shepherd Scholars for their senior year.  All materials are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Access the  Shepherd Scholarship web page for application instructions.​

 Associate Provost Office2/23/2017 12:00 PM
  

IT Club will be meeting tomorrow, Thursday 23th in Cremer Hall 193 (Rachel Learning Space) from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


We will discuss and implement basic circuit concepts so that we would be able to code circuits later using Arduino.

It will be a basic but interesting meeting. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

We are looking forward to see you!!!​
IT Club2/22/2017 1:49 PM
  

Save the Date:  Ari Berman, author of “Give Us the Ballot,” will speak at Emporia State at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4.  “Give Us the Ballot” traces the struggle for voting rights in America from the 1960s to today, and was named one of the best books of 2015 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR and Kirkus Reviews.  The talk is sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences Boertman and Zimmerman lecture funds, and by the Emporia State President’s Office.  Location to be announced.  For more information, contact Michael Smith at X5566. 

Social Sciences.2/22/2017 12:42 PM
  

The 2016 Service Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. in Webb Hall.

Please plan to attend and support our fellow employees being recognized for their years of service to Emporia State University and the State of Kansas.  Great entertainment and refreshments will be included! We look forward to seeing you there!​

Human Resources 2/22/2017 12:19 PM
  

Calling all middle and secondary education majors--the Interdisciplinary Secondary Education Alliance is hosting a potluck social tonight from 5-6:45 in VH 221 prior to our monthly meeting. We'll have food and games and hope to see you there! 

ISEA2/22/2017 12:17 PM
  

Join the Interdisciplinary Secondary Education Alliance for our monthly meeting this evening at 7:00 in VH 128. All middle and secondary education majors are welcome!


ISEA2/22/2017 12:16 PM
  

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is perfect for students who want to try something new and have new experiences across the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada! The benefits are numerous including being able to pay ESU Tuition and getting a study abroad experience without taking such a big leap!

 

Other benefits possible through National Student Exchange:

  • broaden personal and educational perspectives
  • explore new areas
  • learn from different professors
  • experience personal growth
  • explore new areas of study
  • take courses not available at ESU
  • acquire life skills
  • explore career options
  • investigate graduate schools
  • look for future employment
  • become more independent and resourceful
  • experience life from a different point of view

 

Visit their website to learn more!

 

For more information about study abroad and NSE, please study abroad at oie1@emporia.edu or visit us at our office in the Memorial Union Room 40.​

The Office of International Education2/22/2017 12:16 PM
  

The ESU Karate Club meets Thursdays at 7 pm in the Dance Studio at the HPER building. Classes are FREE to all ESU STUDENTS. Students interested in participating should wear loose clothing.Students can start classes at any time.

Megan Sprague2/22/2017 12:13 PM
  

All RSO's:

Please do not forget that allocations for next year are due THIS FRIDAY, February 24th by 5pm. Late allocation forms will not be accepted! 
Allocation forms can be found here: https://www.emporia.edu/getinvolved/asg/forms.html 
 Associated Student Government 2/22/2017 12:10 PM
  

SAVE THE DATE! Join the movement to prevent suicide on April 1st at the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to Fight Suicide.  FREE registration.  Grab your friends and family and walk to save lives.  Many activities planned for the day.  Visit afsp.org/emporiastate to register   Everyone welcome!


For more information contact: Melissa Kurtenbach @ melissakurtenbach@afspkc.com

Melissa Kurtenbach2/22/2017 12:08 PM
  

We invite you to consider nominating a graduating senior for the Dwight and Ida Curry Newberg Outstanding Senior Award.

To nominate an ESU Senior who is outstanding in the areas of academics, honors/awards, campus involvement, and community service, go to http://www.emporia.edu/alumni/awards/outstanding-seniors.html

Please limit nominations to a senior who is expected to graduate in the spring, summer, or fall of 2017 with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

The Dwight and Ida Curry Newberg Outstanding Senior Award is one of the most prestigious honors Emporia State can bestow upon a senior. The person selected as the 2017 Outstanding Senior will receive a plaque and a $500 cash prize. The Distinguished Senior (runner-up) will receive a plaque and a $250 cash prize. Each member of the faculty or staff may nominate one senior.

To nominate a senior, please fill out the Senior Nomination Form online at http://www.emporia.edu/alumni/awards/outstanding-seniors.html, by February 27, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Metz at 620-341-5440 or nmetz1@emporia.edu. Thank you in advance for your consideration!​

 Nikki Metz2/22/2017 12:06 PM
  

Does your department utilize alumni volunteers? If so we would love for you to send us their names and how they volunteer, so the Alumni Association can recognize them for their volunteer efforts at the Alumni Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Please send your volunteer list to Laurie Pitman, lpitman@emporia.edu or call 620-341-6469 if you have any questions.

Nikki Metz2/22/2017 12:05 PM
  

Pre-Law Club will be meeting this Wednesday at 5:30 pm  in Plumb room 412. Come with ideas of law schools you'd like to visit and any speakers we should bring to ESU!


Pre-Law Club2/22/2017 12:02 PM
  

Dr. Inge Auerbacher, a Holocaust survivor and human rights activist will be speaking tonight in the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Dr. Auerbacher was one of the 1% of 15,000 children who survived a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.  She is an accomplished chemist, author, and inspirational speaker. Come join us tonight, Tuesday, February 21st in the Memorial Union Ballroom at 7pm.  Free and open to the public.

Union Activities Council2/21/2017 2:59 PM
  

A town hall meeting will be held, Moving Beyond Islamophobia and other Prejudices, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Blue Key Room in the Memorial Union. This meeting will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to interact, voice their opinions and propose how Emporia State University should move forward to combat Islamophobia and other prejudices. 

Brandy Nance2/21/2017 12:48 PM
  

Get to know an international student at ESU by becoming a conversation partner!​

The Intensive English program is seeking individuals willing to spend one hour each week having an informal conversation with an international student. The conversation partners program pairs international students that are learning English with fluent English speakers for casual conversation. In addition to building friendships, the goal of the program is to give the students a chance to practice using spoken English in a relaxed setting, as well as to further intercultural communication and understanding on campus.

 

Partners meet for one hour each week, throughout the semester. The partners choose a time and public place to meet that is convenient for them both. During meetings, the conversation partners have a casual chat about topics that are interesting to them.

 

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. All fluent English speakers are welcome to be a conversation partner. You do not have to be a native speaker of English.

 

For more information or to become a conversation partner, contact the Intensive English Program at iep@emporia.edu .

 

Intensive English Program2/21/2017 12:23 PM
  

Wednesday, February 22nd

Event:  Wind Ensemble Concert

Details: The Emporia State University Wind Ensemble is a 60 member group, consisting of the university’s premiere wind players and percussionists. The group has recently performed the music of composers such as Vincent Persichetti, Dmitri Shostakovich, William Schumann and Eric Whitacre. The Wind Ensemble has released two compact discs, Rituals of Fire and Racing With the Sun, featuring the music of ESU composers.  The Emporia High School Symphonic Band will be joining them for this performance.

Time:   7:30pm

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

 

Thursday, February 23rd

Event:  Dr. Kevin Snyder

DetailsUsing his experience as a struggling youth who battled depression, an eating disorder and even being arrested, Dr. Kevin Snyder has transformed himself into one of the most dynamic motivational speakers and inspirational authors. Through his programs and books, he has helped nearly half a million people discover their passion and leadership abilities.  Kevin’s passion for experiencing life and living it to the fullest exudes in everything he does. His energy is contagious and it will inspire you to never take yours for granted.  Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority life

Time:   7pm

Admission: Free​

Albert Taylor Hall2/21/2017 12:22 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium on Thursday February 23 from 6:30pm-7:45pm for our weekly NASA nights series! This week come hear guest speaker NASA engineer Phil Knocke present about his role in programming and operating the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. 
Admission is free, seating limited, 620-341-5636 for reservations.

Dr. Susan Aber2/21/2017 12:20 PM
  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

3:30 – 5 pm

Special Collections and Archives​

Comedy! Laughs! A break from the homework that you have already been procrastinating to do! Come join Zoiks! as they perform and make you laugh in the hallway by Room 119 in the William Allen White Library. The audience is limited to 25 seats so be sure to get here as early as you can.

​ 

Special Collections and Archives  2/21/2017 12:19 PM
  

Emporia State Football is Currently looking for Student Assistants, Student Coaches & Student Managers to help run day-to-day operations within our football program. Two of these positions could possibly come with a stipend. This is a great opportunity to build your resume and make connections in the coaching profession. If interested please contact either Coach Bryan Nardo through email bnardo@emporia.edu or on Twitter @CoachNardo27, or Coach Nathan Linsey nlinsey@emporia.edu @CoachLinsey.

Coach Nardo  2/21/2017 12:15 PM
  

Emporia State Football is seeking applicants for a marketing intern. We are looking for applicants who are self-motivated, detail oriented, communicate effectively, and have the ability to problem solve. Applicants should have a background in Photoshop and understand the importance of social media in marketing. We would like applicants to be experienced using all social media platforms (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc). The position would meet for 1 hour, two times a week w/ the coaching staff to go over ideas and then have the freedom to make each project their own. All Applicants can send their information to Coach Bryan Nardo, bnardo@emporia.edu (@CoachNardo27) or contact him for more information.

Bryan Nardo2/21/2017 12:13 PM
  

Hornets for Hope: Students Against Suicide is hosting the Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on April 1st.  We need a facepainter for our event.  If you are interested in donating your time and talent please contact:


Melissa Kurtenbach @ melissakurtenbach@afspkc.com

Please join us on April 1st to join the movement to prevent suicide.  FREE registration!  Visit afsp.org/emporiastate to register today!​
Melissa Kurtenbach2/21/2017 12:08 PM
  

Who's ready for another exciting week of Emporia State basketball?! ESU Ambassadors will be handing out free T-Shirts to the first 75 students with their student ID through the gate at both the women's and men's games on February 23rd. T-Shirt giveaway will begin 15 minutes before each game. Women's game starts at 5:30 & the Men's game starts at 7:30. Go Hornets!

 ​

ESU Ambassadors2/21/2017 12:06 PM
  

Associated Student Government and Corky's Cupboard are teaming up to host the Spring Canned Food Drive of 2017!
Dates: February 28th-March 2nd
Times: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM each day
Location: CSI Lounge (in the Memorial Union)
Needed items: Pasta, cornbread, cereal, oatmeal, crackers, canned chicken, tuna, and snacks.

Corky's Cupboard takes care of Emporia State students, so let us take care of it.
Help restock needed items and finish the semester strong!! 


If you, or someone you know, would be interested in volunteering for this event, e-mail ASG Treasurer, Mia Combs (asgtreas@emporia.edu) or ASG President, Elijah Williams (asgpres@emporia.edu)


Mia Combs2/20/2017 1:50 PM
  

International Studies Abroad (ISA) will be visiting ESU TOMORROW Tuesday, February 21! A representative will be tabling on Main Street in the Memorial Union from 11 am – 1 pm. Please stop by if you have any questions about studying abroad through ISA!​

ISA offers many different programs in 28 countries. They have study abroad programs for a semester, academic year, or a summer. ISA also provides service-learning and internship opportunities.

 

For more information about ISA, check out their website: www.studiesabroad.com

 

To learn more about study abroad programs, email us at oie1@emporia.edu or come by the Office of International Education in room 40 of the lower level of the Memorial Union.​

The Office of International Education  2/20/2017 1:24 PM
  

If you haven’t been able to come to one of our training sessions, there’s still time to sign up.  You will need to configure OneDrive in order to move your Y:/ drive data, before the March 1stdeadline for faculty and staff.  In this class, we’ll show you how to install OneDrive and move your data. We have 2 more classes this week.  Check out our calendar, here, and use the form to sign up today!

Information Technology2/20/2017 12:26 PM
  

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program that allows students to study a semester or academic year at another institution within the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada! Since it is an exchange program, students pay ESU tuition and fees then pay living expenses (room and board) at host university.​

Reasons to study through NSE:

·         Check out graduate schools

·         Explore other activities not offered here (surfing, skiing, deep water fishing, etc)

·         Take courses not available at ESU

·         Become more independent and resourceful

·         Experience a different part of U.S. or Canada

·         Many more!!​

Deadline is this Friday, February 24th for Fall 2017 or academic year! Preference for Spring 2018 deadline is Friday, but there are mid-year placements as well.

 

Check out the NSE website!

For more information, contact csymmon1@emporia.edu or stop by the Office of International Education, located in the lower level of the Memorial Union (under the Hornet's Nest).

Office of International Education2/20/2017 12:24 PM
  

Some additional repair work on the south steps of the Memorial Union will begin Tuesday, February 21st and should only last the one day, therefore the first and second-floor entrances will be closed. 

Please plan to use the west, Union Square, or south, Webb Hall stairway, entrance.  Thank you for your patience as this repair work is completed.

Memorial Union2/20/2017 12:21 PM
  

Blue Key Honor Society has 3 shirts left from I Heart ESU week. All shirts are size 2XL in white. If you would like to purchase one, please stop by Career Services with exactly $5 in cash or a check made out to Blue Key Honor Society--we will not have change available!


Blue Key Honor Society2/20/2017 12:20 PM
  

The Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecture Book group meets tomorrow, February 21, at 6:30 pm in the Honors College Seminar Room on the 4th Floor of the William Allen White Library. Teachers preparation, roles of principals and teachers, and teachers’ unions will be some of the topics discussed. The context of our discussion is Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking a Fight, by Dr. Steve Perry, and a book with opposing viewpoints: A Smarter Charter: Finding What Works for Charter Schools and Public Education. Copies of the books are available from the Honors College and at the University Libraries and Archives. Everyone is welcome. Contact Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) with questions or if interested in participating through Zoom.

Megan Mahoney2/20/2017 12:17 PM
  

Greetings!​

It is with great pleasure that I announce our 2017 Distinguished Alumni of Emporia State University.  The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor granted to a living, degree-bearing alumnus of ESU.  Here are this year’s recipients:

 

  • Ross Bjork (BS ‘95 Recreation) – Since 2012, Ross has served as the Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Mississippi/Ole Miss.  The youngest AD among the “power five” conference institutions, Ross led Western Kentucky’s Athletic Department prior to going to Ole Miss and has served in athletic roles at UCLA, the University of Miami, the University of Missouri, and other athletic programs throughout the Midwest since graduating from ESU. 

 

  • Dan Deines (MS ’74 – Accounting) – Nationally known and respected in the field of accounting, Dan serves as Professor, Department of Accounting and Head of Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project at Kansas State University, holding the KPMG Ralph Crouch Professor Chair of Accounting at KSTATE.  Dan is a true testament to the degree of quality of ESU’s accounting department. 

 

  • Duane French (BS ’79 – Rehabilitation Counseling) – Now serving as director of disability services for the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Duane formerly held a similar role in the State of Alaska.  A quadriplegic since age 14, Duane was an engaged advocate for the passages of ADA and has been commended for his work in advocating for individuals with spinal cord injuries and passing the ADA alongside the likes of Christopher Reeve. 

 

  • Sue Givens (BSE ’77 – El Ed) – Sue serves as Superintendent of Schools for El Dorado (Kansas) and this year’s Superintendent of the Year in the State of Kansas.  Sue is a respected and accomplished leader of public education in Kansas and beyond.  Sue is a true Hornet: she married a Hornet (Bruce – now retired special education director and current State Representative) and their daughter Megan is also a graduate (BSB ‘03 Computer Information Systems / works for Koch Industries)

 

  • Jim Trecek (BSE ’67 – English) – perhaps the world’s most interesting man – or at least the world’s most interesting Hornet - Jim’s resume highlights include creating of The Travel Channel and having top security clearance.  Venture capitalist, strategic planner, counter intelligence officer, corporate public relations officer – these are just a few things that Jim has done professionally.  Perhaps a “stay thirsty, my friends” moment is due. 

 

These individuals will be honored during Homecoming 2017 on November 3 and 4.  Stay tuned for more information on each of these outstanding recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.   

 

Yours for ESU,

 

Tyler

Tyler Curtis2/20/2017 12:16 PM
  

Consider attending and/or presenting at the Tell Your Story mini-conference. Who better to learn new strategies and techniques for teaching online than your fellow faculty? Tell Your Story is a series of mini presentations conducted by ESU faculty. Each session is 15-20 minutes long and will cover a different topic. Everything from grading using Zoom, to strategies to engage students in discussions, to ideas for project-based and activity-based learning, to video-based homework assignments. Stop in and hear what your peers are doing!

 

Day: Friday, March 10th

Time: Refer to online schedule

Where: White Library 400C

No registration required. Come and go.

 

For more information, including a link to the proposal form, go to: http://www.emporia.edu/it/learning/tell-your-story

 

 Rob Gibson2/20/2017 12:14 PM
  

The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Mary Headrick award.  Dr. Headrick was known for her tireless efforts to ESU and in the Emporia community to help women reach their full potential.  This award is designed for those who go the extra mile, making a long-term commitment to promoting the growth of women and girls in our schools and community, in such capacities as mentoring, service, or acting as a role model.  Recipients of the award may be members of the ESU community, such as faculty or staff, or members of the larger Emporia community.
 
Nomination forms are available in the Ethnic and Gender Studies office, located within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall, or by contacting Dr. Heidi Hamilton,hhamilto@emporia.edu, 341-5703.
 
Nominations are due by 5PM on Wednesday, March 8th.
the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program.2/17/2017 1:41 PM
  

The 2017 Ruth Schillinger Award will be presented at the annual reception for Women’s History Month. The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is now accepting nominations for the award.
 
Ruth Schillinger was a beloved faculty member at Emporia State University in the mid-twentieth century.  She was also ESU’s last Dean of Women. Dr. Schillinger died in 1997 and is commemorated through this annual award.  Past recipients have included Dr. Betsy Yanik, Dr. Ellen Hansen, former Dean Marie Miller, Dr. Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, and Professor Amy Sage Webb. The complete list of past recipients is available on the Ethnic and Gender Studies website. 
 
The Ruth Schillinger Award is presented to a member of the faculty who has been nominated by a colleague, student, or other interested individual. The text on the plaque reads: “The Ruth Schillinger Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to the Women of Emporia State University is presented to (Prof X) in recognition of her/his many contributions to the lives of Emporia women.”  The recipient should be involved in service to the women of Emporia State University in capacities such as teaching, mentoring, advising and/or publishing. The award recipient will be selected by a committee of faculty from across the campus.
 
Nominating materials should include the letter of nomination, the nominee’s current vita, and additional letters of support. Please submit all materials to the Office of Ethnic and Gender Studies, located in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall, Campus Box 4076.  Nominations must be submitted by 5PM on Wednesday, March 8th.  Hard copy or electronic nominations are both acceptable. If electronic, send materials by email to ethgen@emporia.edu with Schillinger Nomination in the subject line.
 the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program.2/17/2017 1:41 PM
  

If you are planning on studying abroad Summer 2017 or Fall 2017, please be sure to fill out your ESU study abroad application packet and bring it by the Office of International Education by the deadline of Friday, March 24th.

 

You can find information on the available programs and the application on our website:

http://www.emporia.edu/oie/study-abroad/

 

For more information about study abroad programs, email us at oie1@emporia.edu or come by the Office of International Education in room 40 of the lower level of the Memorial Union.

the Office of International Education2/17/2017 1:40 PM
  

Students:  Don’t miss this substantial Scholarship Opportunity!!
 
The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is accepting applications for the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship.  This scholarship is normally in the $1,000- $1,200 range and will be awarded to the (male or female) student who best satisfies the following requirements:
 
(1)    Demonstrates/has demonstrated the greatest or most beneficial contribution to the growth and education of women on the Emporia State University campus.
 
(2)    Demonstrates excellence in scholarship (i.e., grade point average and academic honors).
 
(3)   Shows financial need.
 
Application forms can be picked up in the Ethnic and Gender Studies Office, located in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall.  The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8th.  Submit completed forms to the Ethnic and Gender Studies Office, 433 S. Morse. We encourage any current ESU student who feels they qualify to submit an application.
 
If you have questions, please contact Heidi Hamilton, hhamilto@emporia.edu, 341-5703.
 ​
the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program.2/17/2017 1:39 PM
  

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Webb Hall, Memorial Union

  

This event provides an opportunity to share and learn about cultures from around the world through different types of International food and performances.

 

Invitation to Participate as a Food Vendor:

RSO and Non-RSO groups are invited to participate as a food vendor. All food prepared must represent a culture. Registration fee of $15 will be collected for the James F. Harter International Student Scholarship fund. Space is limited so it will be a first-come-first-serve basis. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

 

Invitation to Participate as a Performer:

If you have talent to showcase your culture (singing, playing music instrument, dancing, fashion show, etc.), we want you! You can either perform solo or as a group.

Students from different background are encouraged to participate.

 

Save the date! Tell your friends and families as well!

For more information please contact Noble Orajiato at norajiat@emporia.edu

James F. Harter and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education2/17/2017 1:21 PM
  

Friday, February 24th, 2017

1:30pm - 4:00pm    

Memorial Union Main St

 

Everyone is encouraged to wear his/her traditional costume to class or work on this day and at 1:30pm come to the Tea Party to enjoy teas from around the world. All teas are complimentary for everyone so make sure to try them all. This is a great event to take beautiful pictures so make sure to be there!

 

For more information about this program, please email Noble Orajiato norajiat@emporia.edu

James F. Harter and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education2/17/2017 1:20 PM
  

IT will be performing maintenance on the ESU web site between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th, 2017.   Sometime during this time frame, there will be a very brief interruption of service, anticipated to be less than two minutes.  If you try to access the ESU web site during this outage, you will receive an error.  In that case, please try again in a few minutes.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience as we perform this critical maintenance.

Information Technology2/17/2017 12:11 PM
  

Sunday, February 19th at 8:30 in the evening come join us for a faith filled evening that starts off with FREE PIZZA! If you are curious about the catholic faith or want to find new ways to strengthen your faith this is the place to explore those ideas. Listen to a motivational talk on how to live our lives to the fullest then go into small group discussions. We will end with Praise and Worship! Bring a friend and an empty stomach! Thank you so much for joining us and taking a step in your faith!

Didde Catholic Campus Center 
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Roberta Rockers 2/17/2017 12:10 PM
  

Next Friday come join us for a great meal for only a dollar!! The Didde Catholic Campus Center Social hall is open to hang out with friends and enjoy homemade food by AKL and ASA! Serving from 5-7:30 pm. Staff and Students of Emporia State are all welcomed!​

Didde Catholic Campus Center 
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Roberta Rockers 2/17/2017 12:09 PM
  
RELATIONSHIPS: It's Complicated!   
Mark your calendars for February 27th: At 7:30 pm in the Skyline room of the Memorial Union, nationally recognized speaker Sarah Swafford will be here to share some wisdom and practical tips on relationships between men and women--and how to eliminate the unnecessary drama! This is an event you definitely do not want to miss. After her talk, there will be open Q&A for all your pressing questions. Refreshments will be served!
For more information on this event, contact:
Didde Catholic Campus Center  
Find us on Facebook: 
Text @Didde to 81010 for text updates direct to your phone
Roberta Rockers2/17/2017 12:08 PM
  

A number of generous organizations in the Emporia area and donors to ESU have made it possible for the Office of Disability Services to offer scholarships for “eligible students with disabilities.” The intent of the scholarships is to in help support your learning and benefit from the education you receive at ESU.​

You can find the scholarship on our website at www.emporia.edu/disabilityservices or come to Plumb Hall 106 and pick up a paper copy of the application. Please return the application to Plumb Hall 106 or email the scholarship to disabser@emporia.edu.​

SAC Student Advising Center2/17/2017 12:06 PM
  

With the open carry gun law quickly approaching, I am collecting data to see if students would like to have a firearm safety course offered at Emporia State University. Please click on the link below to access the 5 minute survey.

Thank you. 

Katie Barnhart2/16/2017 1:02 PM
  

The Mail Center will be closed Friday.  If you have urgent mailings that need to go out, try to get them over by 2:00 today.

 Mail Center2/16/2017 12:50 PM
  
SAVE THE DATE! April 1st is the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to Fight Suicide at Emporia State!    Stop by and see us on Friday in front of the bookstore and check out our Be the Voice merchandise as well as get registered for the walk.  FREE registration!

Interested in joining Hornets for Hope: Students Against Suicide?​

Email Sammie Bellavia @ sbellav1@g.emporia.edu

Melissa Kurtenbach 2/16/2017 12:20 PM
  

International Studies Abroad (ISA) will be visiting ESU on Tuesday, February 21st! A representative will be tabling on Main Street in the Memorial Union from 11 am – 1 pm. Please stop by if you have any questions about studying abroad through ISA!

ISA offers many different programs in 28 countries around the world. They have study abroad programs for a semester, academic year, summer with options like service-learning or internships, as well as traditional study abroad.

For more information about ISA, check out their website: www.studiesabroad.com

Please contact the Office of International Education if you have any questions - oie1@emporia.edu or 620-341-5374. We are located in the lower level of the Memorial Union, just under the Hornet's Nest.​

 The Office of International Education2/16/2017 12:17 PM
  

Join us in the Miller room in the Memorial Union at 5:15 tonight.

New members are welcome!

Our goal is to create a philanthropic feeling and sense of pride among current and future alumni and across campus. Helping fellow students succeed by administering an emergency scholarship. Gaining professional development and establishing relationships with students, alumni and friends of Emporia State University.​

We hope to see you there.

Emmy Edie2/16/2017 12:16 PM
  

Attention Hornet Community!​

The ESU Iota Chapter of KDP International Honor Society for Educators invite you to join us for Lace Up for Literacy: An Amazing Race!  Teams of 4 will complete to solve clues, perform tasks, and avoid detours as they race against the clock to navigate their way through the ESU campus and the Emporia Main Street area.  The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.Saturday, April 8th at the ESU Memorial Union.  Our course will be “Dr. Seuss” themed. Prizes will be given for the best Seuss-themed team costumes and race winners. A portion of the proceeds will pay for travel grants for school children to attend the WAW Book Celebration in October.  

Get your team of 4 together and join us for a great adventure!  A flyer can be downloaded from our website:  http://kdpemporiastate.wixsite.com/esukdp/blank
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Educators.2/16/2017 12:15 PM
  

Join us tomorrow on February 17th at 7pm for Swing Dancing lessons in the social hall of the Didde Catholic Center. We will provide water, but if you want to bring a water bottle go ahead! Future dates of this will be announced! Hope to see you there!!

Didde Catholic Campus Center 
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Roberta Rockers2/16/2017 12:14 PM
  

As April 18th is approaching fast, the IT Security team would like to provide you with some important tips as you prepare your taxes. Tax season is the prime time for online scams and cyber thieves are crafty! Check out the link below to view the full tip sheet and stay safe during this tax season!

 

https://stopthinkconnect.org/resources/preview/tip-sheet-stay-safe-from-cybercrime-during-tax-time

Information Technology2/15/2017 1:50 PM
  

The National Student exchange is perfect for those students who want to try new things and be a part of the ever-changing culture across the United States, the U.S. territories, and even Canada! The benefits are numerous including being able to pay ESU Tuition and getting a study abroad experience without taking such a big leap!​

Here are other benefits that you can gain from National Student Exchange:

  • broaden personal and educational perspectives
  • explore new areas
  • learn from different professors
  • experience personal growth
  • explore new areas of study
  • take courses not available at ESU
  • acquire life skills
  • explore career options
  • investigate graduate schools
  • look for future employment
  • become more independent and resourceful
  • experience life from a different point of view​

Visit their website to learn more!​

For more information about study abroad and NSE, please study abroad at oie1@emporia.edu or visit us at our office in the Memorial Union Room 40.​

the Office of International Education2/15/2017 1:14 PM
  

Applications for the annual Shepherd Scholar Award and Recognition are now being accepted.  To be eligible, students will have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and shall (a) meet, at a minimum, the traditional definition of “Junior” classification by having completed at least 60 credit hours at the time of application, and (b) have at least two semesters’ worth of coursework remaining prior to degree attainment.

 

Each of the scholars receives a plaque and a $1200-award for the following academic year to recognize his or her achievements. In addition, they are designated ESU Shepherd Scholars for their senior year.  All materials are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Access the  Shepherd Scholarship web page for application instructions.

 

Associate Provost Office2/15/2017 12:12 PM
  

Thursday, February 16th

Event:  Jazz Band Concert

Details: The Emporia State University Jazz Ensembles, 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. Come enjoy a late Valentine’s Day gift of smooth sounds and solid swing.

Time:   7:30 pm

Admission: $5 general admission / $4 students/sr. citizens​

ESU Music Department2/15/2017 12:11 PM
  

Smart Aging Workshop Series – Now Enrolling!

Are you interested in learning more about healthy brain aging?

Join LEAP! Coach, Erin Blocker, for a fun, interactive 6-week workshop series in Emporia, KS!

The aim of LEAP! (Lifestyle Enrichment for Alzheimer’s Prevention) is to educate individuals on the many lifestyle behaviors that influence the development and progression of cognitive decline. Throughout this 6-week series, you will learn helpful strategies that you can incorporate into your daily life that promote brain health!​

Space is Limited! Register Today!

Classes begin February 21st

Location: Emporia Fitness

Cost: $75 (includes all materials + workshop sessions)

 

Put Your LEAP! Knowledge Into Action!

LEAP! In Action is an evidence-based exercise program, offered exclusively in Emporia, Kansas!

This program utilizes exercises that have been shown to promote cognitive and functional performance.

Work with the LEAP! Team to tailor this exercise program to meet your fitness and skill level.

Exercise will be performed in a small group personal training setting.

Baseline and follow-up assessments will be provided to allow participants to track progress in a number of health and wellness markers throughout this program.​

Space is Limited! Register Today!

Classes begin February 21st

Location: Emporia Fitness

Cost: $100 (includes 12 training sessions + materials)​

 

For more information, or to register, contact:

Erin Blocker

LEAP! Coordinator

KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center

4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 6002

Fairway, KS 66205

www.kualzheimer.org

direct line: (913) 461-8961

vaultku@kumc.edu

 

Erin Blocker2/15/2017 12:09 PM
  

The study abroad programs Go Overseas and Education in Ireland are giving away more than $290,000 in tuition scholarships to studying abroad in Ireland! 

More details: 

  • 4 scholarships have been reserved for diversity; when applying, students can indicate if they would like to be considered for one of these scholarships
  • The amount of each tuition waiver varies by program and the scholarships cover tuition only; students will be responsible for travel, accommodations and any additional provider fees
  • 2 students will also receive free round-trip airfare, courtesy of Aer Lingus
  • Students outside of the US are not eligible; exchange students are not eligible
  • Students will need to complete an application and submit a short essay and a creative photo that celebrates Ireland.

The deadline to enter is March 17, 2017. Go to  https://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/ireland to apply!​

The Office of International Education2/14/2017 1:28 PM
  

Meredith will speak on Wednesday, February 15th from 3:00-3:50 PM in Science Hall RM 072

 

Meredith Host received her BFA in Ceramics from Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from Ohio State University. Meredith has spent time at numerous ceramic residencies including The School for American Crafts at RIT in Rochester, NY, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME, and Dresdner Porzellan Manufactory in Dresden, Germany. She also spent time working independently in Jingdezhen, China. Meredith currently lives in Kansas City, MO and is one of the founders of the KC Urban Potters Guild.

 

Art Forum is open to the public, bring a friend!​

The Department of Art2/14/2017 1:22 PM
  

Want to improve your form? Come learn different techniques and movements each Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm!

Join us tonight! This is FREE for students, faculty, and staff!

Recreation Services2/14/2017 12:51 PM
  

Wednesday, February 15th

Event:  Howie Day

DetailsHowie Day rocked the charts with singles “Collide” and “She Says” in 2005. He’s known for his energetic shows, heartfelt songs and sense of humor! Join us on February 15th at 7pm in Albert Taylor Hall for some great entertainment! 

Sponsored by the ESU Union Activities Council

Time:   7pm

Admission: Free

Thursday, February 16th

Event:  Jazz Band Concert

Details: The Emporia State University Jazz Ensembles, 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. Come enjoy a late Valentine’s Day gift of smooth sounds and solid swing.

Time:   6pm

Admission: Free

​ 

Albert Taylor Hall2/14/2017 12:20 PM
  

The Emporia Chapter of American Business Women’s Association is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year.

  1. Must be resident of Lyon, Chase, Greenwood, Osage, Morris or Coffey County.
  2. Attach the following to completed application: 

a.      A letter of reference from high school counselor including your current GPA OR copy of transcripts from your College/University including current GPA

b.      A biographical statement, including educational background, financial need, and other pertinent information about yourself.

c.      Application materials need to be sent directly to address listed on application.

 

The application can be found here: http://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/#ABWA or by visiting the Financial Aid Office, Plumb Hall, room 103.​

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services2/14/2017 12:17 PM
  
​Come join us for the grand opening of Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives’ newest exhibit, WWI and the Memorial Union: Honoring Veterans, Serving Students. In concurrence with the centennial of the United States entering World War I on April 6, 1917, this exhibit will feature student, staff, and faculty veterans from the Spanish-American War through the current conflicts in the Middle East.
Alongside this celebration of ESU’s service men and women will be a display centered around the Memorial Union, which was built in honor of those who served in WWI. This part of the exhibit will feature current student organizations and services. Throughout the duration of the exhibit some of these organizations, like Zoiks! and a choir ensemble, will be using a space entitled Woosters Entertainment Club to showcase their talents.
The opening reception is February 15 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Can’t make it to the opening? Don’t worry, the exhibit will be on display through July. Make sure to sign our guest book and leave a comment about what you enjoyed most!
To have the fullest experience, we encourage the attendants to download BlippAR. This app is available on all iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows mobile devices and it’s free. The app will allow you to interact with some of the panels on display.​

 

Special Collections and Archives2/14/2017 12:16 PM
  

Sign up today for the Apple Professional Learning series.  The first of five weekly sessions on using Apple apps in the classroom is Thursday the 16th,  2:00-3:20 in Visser Hall. For more information about this program, including the registration link, plus how to earn “Apple Teacher” and “Apple Classroom Integrator” credentials, visit http://www.emporia.edu/it/learning/events.html.   

Joe Kern2/14/2017 12:13 PM
  

Our third annual I "Heart" ESU Week is happening this week! Join Blue Key Honor Society and ESU Ambassadors as we celebrate our Emporia State spirit! Each day, we will be tabling on Main Street from 11am-2pm with different activities and things to enjoy. We will also be selling a limited number of t-shirts throughout the week for $5, or $4 if you write a thank-you card to an ESU employee. Shirts are available in black or white while they last! If you missed Monday's events, here's what you still have to look forward to:

  • TUESDAY: Photobooth and #IHeartESU social media contest
  • WEDNESDAYCampus pride day, featuring ESU trivia and memorabilia
  • THURSDAY: Cake for students in ESU gear (while it lasts!), announcing contest winners
  • FRIDAY: Give back to ESU - Food Drive benefiting Corky's Cupboard. The RSO/department that brings the most items wins a sweet trophy!
For updates and more information, follow @ESUBlueKey and @ESUAmbassadors!​
Blue Key Honor Society2/14/2017 12:12 PM
  

Be sneaky. Be smart. Be the champion. Union Activities Council will be putting on Week Long Tags February 20th -24th. Sign ups are Thursday February 9th - 16th in the Center for Student Involvement from 8am - 5pm and wristband pick up will be February 17th 9am - 4pm.

Union Activities Council2/14/2017 12:11 PM
  

 Dr. Inge Auerbacher, a Holocaust survivor and human rights activist who spent three years imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where out of 15,000 people nearly 1% survived will be speaking on her experience! Come join us on February 21st in Albert Taylor Hall at 7pm.

Union Activities Council   2/14/2017 12:10 PM
  

Online Readiness Certification (ORC) is designed for ESU faculty and graduate teaching assistants who are already using Canvas, but want to use it fully in an online environment. This course rigorously explores all the Canvas tools necessary to take a course you have already taught in a face-to-face environment and redesign it with the online learner in mind.

There are 3 main components to the course:

  • Best practices in online pedagogy and andragogy
  • Advanced Canvas tools and Analytics
  • Course design

More information can be found here: http://www.emporia.edu/it/learning/ORC.html.

 

Email acatters@emporia.edu if interested in taking the course.

 

Course begins February 21st! Enroll today!  

 

Anna Catterson2/13/2017 12:25 PM
  
The Emporia State Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grant is still available! 75 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to students nationwide. The deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2017.
 
Students are eligible if:
 
-You attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter
-You have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. We do NOT round-up, meaning a 3.74 GPA does not qualify
-Your study abroad program begins between May 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017
-You have applied to or been accepted into an accredited study abroad program before February 15, 2017 and provide a letter of acceptance or a letter confirming your application, on official letterhead, as part of your application
 
Go to PhiKappaPhi.org/StudyAbroad to review the application.

 

the Office of International Education2/13/2017 1:22 PM
  
Hey, Professors, Instructors, Lecturers and all!​
Have writing projects coming up in your class? We would love to help!​
Please send the Writing Center copies of your syllabus, assignment guidelines, rubrics, and any other information that will better help us to help your students. We’ve had a great increase in demand for our services in certain disciplines, and we want to make the most effective use of our time. You can email us at ESUwrite@emporia.edu

Writing Center2/13/2017 12:29 PM
  

This Thursday, February 16th at 7:00pm, SPECS (Special Education Community Service) will be hosting their next meeting. Membership information will be discussed, as well as information about the Polar Plunge, volunteering at Tark SPARKK next month, and the disability awareness bake sale. All students interested in helping individuals with disabilities are welcome to come to the meeting. Members are encouraged to bring a friend! 

Location: Heritage Rm, MU Basement

Kambrie Long, Secretary of SPECS2/13/2017 12:28 PM
  

After winning the Don't Text #JustDrive campaign competition, we are excited to announce that the AT&T It Can Wait Simulator will be coming to campus on Tuesday, February 14th from 10:30AM to 3:00PM. This simulator has virtual reality goggles that mimic distracted driving. Make sure to stop by the West Lobby in the Memorial Union and try out the distracted driving simulator! Eyes up. Phones off. Save lives. 

Community Hornets2/13/2017 12:28 PM
  

Learning Technologies is pleased to sponsor several mini grant opportunities to support faculty interested in emergent and innovative uses of technology-enhanced teaching methods. Learning Technologies supports faculty with instructional design services, instructional methods, research, Canvas support, professional development, video production, and Learning Spaces support. 

The I3 Grant is intended to help compensate for the equipment required to find and/or develop new curricular resources, to modify a course design, and/or to introduce new technologies into your teaching environment. 

The number of grants awarded include:

  • 2 grants up to $2500
  • 4 grants up to $1000
  • 6 grants up to $500

Proposals will be selected based on potential impact and innovation. The implementation timeline for this grant opportunity will be Spring-Summer 2017.

 

To apply, please see our website for application: http://www.emporia.edu/it/learning/i3grant.html 

 

Anna Catterson2/13/2017 12:26 PM
  

​The Photo Club is holding a Valentine Card Sale from 10am-3pm Tuesday, Feb 14. Stop by to pick up postcards or mini cards for family and friends! Cash only.

Morgan Willingham2/13/2017 12:24 PM
  
Please join us in celebrating Emporia State University's Founders' Day on Friday, February 17, 2017!  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. in Webb Hall in the ESU Memorial Union. Thanks to the generosity of both the President’s Office and Sodexo, you can enjoy the lunch at a cost of $5.00.
 
Tickets for the luncheon must be purchased prior to the luncheon from the Memorial Union Ticket Office.  There are only a limited number of tickets available, and the meal is only $5.00!  Get your ticket today!
 
During the program, the 1863 Essay contest recipients will be announced.  The Teachers College will also “ring the bell” to announce and celebrate legacy gifts from alumnae Mildred Caldwell and Colleen Thebo for scholarships in education.
 
The menu for the lunch will include mixed green salad, dinner rolls, chef’s blend vegetables, oven roasted potatoes, roasted vegetable orzo, chicken breast with raspberry sauce, creamy seafood fusilli, and birthday Corky cupcakes.             ​
The 2017 Founders’ Day Committee2/13/2017 12:24 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium on February 18 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm for our biweekly full dome series! Every other Saturday, we will start off with a tour of a live night sky and follow up with an educational video from a variety of topics. This week, we’ll watch a double feature titled NASA's Journey to Mars and Earthquake!, shows over NASA's next step on the Mars mission and a show about plate tectonics and the earthquakes that have shaped the planet.

Admission is free, seating limited, 620-341-5636 for reservations.

Dr. Susan Aber2/13/2017 12:20 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium on February 16 from 6:30pm-7:45 pm for our weekly NASA nights series! This year, the history of Unmanned Space Exploration from Voyager to New Horizons and beyond, with a focus on satellites Galileo and Magellan this week.

Admission is free, seating limited, 620-341-5636 for reservations.

Dr. Susan Aber2/13/2017 12:19 PM
  
There is a big week of Emporia State athletic events coming up!
The Lady Hornets paly at White Auditorium on Thursday starting at 5:30 while the men will have a 7:30 tip-off. Wear pink and you’ll get $3 off of your adult ticket ($9) at the gate. This game is sponsored by Bennet Dental Group. Students will get in free of charge with their valid Hornet ID card.
The ESU baseball team will be at Trussler sports complex to take on Missouri S&T Friday at 3:00, Saturday at 1:00 and Sunday at noon. All tickets will be $3. You can purchase tickets at the ticket window at the front gate of the complex. Students will get in free of charge with their valid Hornet ID card.
Men’s Tennis will play at the Milton Tennis Courts on the campus of Emporia State University on Friday, February 17th starting at 1:00. Admissions is complimentary for everyone!

Jason Santangelo2/13/2017 12:18 PM
  
Friday, February 17, 2017
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Special Collections and Archives​
Come join Dr. Rabas’s student poets as they read works that they have written for your enjoyment. Located on the first floor next to Room 119. Seating is limited to 25 so come as early as you can to grab a seat and listen to some awesome poetry.​

Special Collections and Archives2/13/2017 12:15 PM
  

Join three education RSOs (ISEA, KNEA, and KDP) as they host a casual Q&A event with two of the 2016 Kansas Master Teachers--Nikki Chamberlain, chemistry, and Adrian Falco, music--tonight at 7:00 in Visser Hall 330. Light refreshments will be served. The presentation is open to the public and will also be recorded; please email Dr. Lickteig if you would like a copy.

ISEA2/13/2017 12:14 PM
  

2000s pop music. Howie Day rocked the charts with singles “Collide” and “She Says” in 2005. He’s known for his energetic shows, heartfelt songs and sense of humor! Join us on February 15th at 7pm in Albert Taylor Hall for some great entertainment! 

Union Activities Council 2/13/2017 12:13 PM
  

Can you do stand-up? Sing? Juggle? Dance? Then audition for the Talent Show hosted by Emporia State University’s S.P.U.R.S. To audition email a video of your talent to esuspurs.talentshow@gmail.com. Your audition video should be 2.5 minutes or less. This is the same amount of time you would have in the show. In your email include your name and connection to Emporia State University or USD 253 School. ALL AUDITION VIDEOS ARE DUE BY FEB. 17th AT MIDNIGHT!

S.P.U.R.S2/13/2017 12:12 PM
  

Monday:  Join Athletics for a Bell Ringing ceremony in honor of a gift received from Dave & Kathy Robertson in support of the football program.  Webb Hall, Memorial Union | 3:00 pm

Tuesday:  Join the School of Business for a Bell Ringing ceremony in honor of a gift received from the Preston Family Fund in support of the Preston Family Student Center.  Student Learning Commons, First Floor, Cremer Hall | 2:00 pm

Wednesday:  Join the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for a Bell Ringing ceremony in honor of a gift received from Trusler Foundation and other lead gifts in support of the Aquatics Research and Outreach Center.  Sauder Alumni Center | 4:00 pm

Thursday:  Join the Foundation Board for a Bell Ringing ceremony in honor of gifts received from the Breidenthal Family Foundation, Carolyn Langenwalter, and Steve and Bobbi Sauder to build a new University House.  Sauder Alumni Center | 2:00 pm

Friday:  Join The Teachers College for a Bell Ringing ceremony in honor of legacy gifts from Mildred Caldwell and Colleen Thebo in support of scholarships.  This event will take place at our annual Founders’ Day luncheon.  Webb Hall, Memorial Union | 11:30 am | A $5 ticket must be purchased by calling the ESU Ticket Office.

Saturday:  Join the School of Business for a bell ringing ceremony in honor of gifts from Tony & Debbie Forcum and other lead donors to establish the Dr. John C. Rich Distinguished Accounting Professorship.  Roe R. Cross Room, Cremer Hall | 3:30 pm

 

Sarah Eimer2/13/2017 12:11 PM
  

Please join the Faculty Senate for an Open Forum at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 20 in the Flint Hills Room of the Memorial Union!  The forum will feature our two candidates for 2nd Vice President of the Faculty, 2017/18.  Gregory Schneider, PhD, Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, and Steven Lovett, JD, Assistant Professor in the School of Business and Co-Director of the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics, will answer questions from the audience.  The forum is open to all.

Dr. Michael Behrens, Faculty Senate, Committee on Campus Governance2/13/2017 12:09 PM
  

The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) priority deadline for applications for Fall 2017 is TODAY - FRIDAY, February 10, 2017!

With ISEP, you have the option to pay tuition, room & board at ESU while enjoying an academic experience abroad.​

To apply online, create an account here: http://www.isep.org/students/Apply/how_to_apply.asp

For more information about ISEP and other study abroad programs, email us at oie1@emporia.edu or come by the Office of International Education in room 40 of the lower level of the Memorial Union. Please let us know about your study abroad plans first by filling out the online questionnaire "Tell Us About Your Plans."

 

the Office of International Education2/10/2017 12:29 PM
  

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Webb Hall, Memorial Union

  

This event provides an opportunity to share and learn about cultures from around the world through different types of International food and performances.

 

Invitation to Participate as a Food Vendor:

RSO and Non-RSO groups are invited to participate as a food vendor. All food prepared must represent a culture. Registration fee of $15 will be collected for the James F. Harter International Student Scholarship fund. Space is limited so it will be a first-come-first-serve basis. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

 

Invitation to Participate as a Performer:

If you have talent to showcase your culture (singing, playing music instrument, dancing, fashion show, etc.), we want you! You can either perform solo or as a group.

Students from different background are encouraged to participate.

 

Save the date! Tell your friends and families as well!

For more information please contact Noble Orajiato at norajiat@emporia.edu

James F. Harter and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education  2/10/2017 12:37 PM
  

Friday, February 24th, 2017

1:30pm - 4:00pm    

Memorial Union Main St

 

Everyone is encouraged to wear his/her traditional costume to class or work on this day and at 1:30pm come to the Tea Party to enjoy teas from around the world. All teas are complimentary for everyone so make sure to try them all. This is a great event to take beautiful pictures so make sure to be there!

 

For more information about this program, please email Noble Orajiato norajiat@emporia.edu

 James F. Harter and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education2/10/2017 12:36 PM
  

Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant for the 2017-2018 academic year? Learn more about the Resident Assistant position at https://www.emporia.edu/reslife/employment/ra.html. Application materials are due by Monday, February 13th, at 1:00 p.m.

​ 

Kayla Smith2/10/2017 12:35 PM
  

IT is aware that some employees have received scam telephone calls reportedly from tech support of various companies like Dell and Microsoft.  The caller says there is an issue with your computer and it is going to shut down if you don’t take the actions as they say.  They may also try to instruct you to perform actions on your computer or give them information.  These are NOT genuine calls. IF you receive such calls, please hang up immediately and let the Help Desk know if you have given them any information.  ​

And since this is tax period, there will be plenty of scam calls and emails regarding the IRS as well.  Please make sure you do not give them any information.   If you are in doubt, just hang up the phone and investigate further yourself through official channels rather than the numbers they called from or the links provided in the emails by them.  Contact the IT Help Desk at 341.5555 with any questions.

 ​

 Information Technology2/10/2017 12:34 PM
  

Confused about OneDrive and how to use it?  Want to beat the deadline (March 1) for moving your files from Y:\ drive? We have more opportunities this month to get OneDrive Basic Training.  Check out our calendar, here, and use the form to sign up today!

Information Technology2/10/2017 12:33 PM
  

In honor of the centennial of the U.S. entrance into WWI and the dedication of the Memorial Union to the students and faculty who served and sacrificed their lives in WWI, Special Collections and Archives will be opening an exhibit to honor the veterans of the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Gulf War, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. The exhibit will also include services of the Memorial Union (both past and present), Recognized Student Organizations, a Comedy Club, and a timeline of the Union

 

The exhibit’s grand opening is on February 15th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Food and drink will be provided until it runs out. We encourage everyone to come check out it out on the first floor of the William Allen White Library in the hallway by room 119!

 

To have the fullest experience, we encourage the attendants to download BlippAR. This app is available on all iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows mobile devices. The app will allow you to interact with some of the panels on display.​

Special Collections and Archives2/10/2017 12:30 PM
  

RELATIONSHIPS: It's Complicated!   
Mark your calendars for February 27th: At 7:30pm in the Skyline room of the Memorial Union, nationally recognized speaker Sarah Swafford will be here to share some wisdom and practical tips on relationships between men and women--and how to eliminate the unnecessary drama! This is an event you definitely do not want to miss. After her talk, there will be open Q&A for all your pressing questions. Refreshments will be served!

For more information on this event, contact:

Didde Catholic Campus Center  
Find us on Facebook: 
Text @Didde to 81010 for text updates direct to your phone
Roberta Rockers2/10/2017 12:29 PM
  

A number of generous organizations in the Emporia State area and donors to ESU have made it possible for the Office of Disability Services to offer scholarships to those eligible. To be eligible, one must be fully registered with Disability Services, complete the application along with an unofficial transcript, essay, and meet all of the criteria for the scholarship(s) you are applying for. This is due to the Office of Disability Services by February 28th at Noon. This can be brought to Plumb Hall 106 or emailed to disabser@emporia.edu.

Student Advising Center2/10/2017 12:25 PM
  

Time files, 2017, the year of Rooster comes! With all the best wishes, we hope you all have a fresh and great start! In order to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year and share Chinese cultures with all Emporia residents and ESU students and faculties, on February 10th, 2017 (2/10/2017), the ESU Chinese Student and Scholar Association will hold the 2017 Chinese New Year Gala at ESU Albert Taylor Hall from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A wide variety of entertainments will be presented at the gala which includes performances from ESU students, ESU faculty/staff, Emporia community members, Kansas City Traditional Chinese Ensemble, and KU Chinese dance team and more. Furthermore, LUCKY DRAW and Red Envelope ($) will be given on the Gala. Sounds great, right! More pleasantly surprise is that the admission is free!!! The gala is way more than that. Mark your calendar, join us, and check them out at the 2017 Chinese New Year Gala!!! Hope you all have a great new year of Rooster!!! 

The Chinese Student and Scholar Association2/10/2017 12:22 PM
  

SPRING 2017 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT WORKSHOPS

(All workshops held in Visser Hall Room 330 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.; email jkord@emporia.edu to save your seat!)

 

Day-Date                            Topic

THURS. FEB. 23RD

3-Simple Steps for Entering Your General Education Course Assessment Data

WED. MAR. 1ST 

Planning and Implementing Course Embedded Assessment

WED. MAR. 15TH

Writing Meaningful and Measurable Student Learning Outcomes

FRI. APR. 14TH

Designing and Using Rubrics to Measure Student Learning

TUE. APR. 18TH 

3 Simple Steps for Entering Your General Education Course Assessment Data (repeat)

 

 

Short Workshop Descriptions:

3-Simple Steps for Entering Your General Education Course Assessment Data (1-Hour workshop) – Bring your laptop or tablet and this hands-on workshop will take you through the step-by-step process of entering your General Education course assessment data.  This easy process accesses an email embedded link where assessment results are entered by answering three simple questions.

 

Planning and Implementing Course Embedded Assessment (90-Minute workshop) – This workshop will cover multiple topics including the cycle of assessment, assessment planning, methods of assessing & collecting data, analyzing findings, and implementing change strategies.  A workshop handbook will be provided to assist in future reference to these topics. 

 

Writing Meaningful and Measurable Student Learning Outcomes (90-Minute workshop) – Bring your paper and pencil, this workshop will take you through a series of exercises where you learn about developing learning outcomes including information about the three domains of learning, levels of learning, data collection types, matching student learning experiences with the appropriate level of student learning and writing your own student learning outcomes.

 

Designing and Using Rubrics to Measure Student Learning (90-Minute workshop) – Using rubrics to your advantage is the theme of this workshop.  Attendees will learn basic information about rubrics, what the value of using a rubric is, how to construct a rubric, rubric construction with others, grading with rubrics, and variations on the theme.  Some of the time will be hands on-experience designing a rubric including practicing the craft of writing dimension descriptions. 

 

To sign-up for workshops, or for questions please send email to Jo Kord: jkord@emporia.edu

 

JoLanna Kord, Ph.D.2/9/2017 1:21 PM
  

Repair work on the south steps of the Memorial Union will begin Monday, February 13th and continue all week, therefore the first and second floor entrances will be closed.  Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to conclude by the end of the business day on Friday, February 17th, 2017.  Please plan to use the west, Union Square, or south, Webb Hall stairway, entrance.  Thank you for your patience as this repair work is completed.

Lynn Hobson2/9/2017 1:49 PM
  

Come and see what’s going on at Albert Taylor Hall this week!

Thursday, February 9th

Event:  Tim Wise – Social Justice Equity Lecture

Details: Wise is the author of seven books, including his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, as well as Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority,  and his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America. He has contributed chapters or essays to over 25 additional books and his writings are taught in colleges and universities across the nation. His essays have appeared on social commentary websites such as Alternet, Salon, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, Black Commentator, BK Nation, Z Magazine and The Root, which recently named Wise one of the “8 Wokest White People We Know.”

Sponsored by the ESU Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Honors College.

Time:   6pm

Admission: Free

Friday, February 10th

Event:  Chinese Spring Festival Gala

DetailsChinese New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival" in modern Mainland China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.  Come join in the celebration!  Enjoy traditional Chinese performances from a dance troupe coming from Kansas University, an instrumental ensemble coming from Kansas City – as well as plenty of offerings from our own ESU students.  Sponsored by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

Time:   6pm

Admission: Free


Madeleine Bock2/9/2017 1:45 PM
  

Valentine’s Day is almost here! The Emporia State A Cappella Choir would LOVE to deliver the perfect gift to your sweetheart or loved one! For just $10 we will send a quartet to serenade your special someone. We deliver anywhere in Emporia, voice call, FaceTime and Skype.

Performances are available:

February 13th 12pm-6pm

February 14th 12pm-6pm

Follow the link below to reserve your quartet. Purchases are available through 5pm on Sunday, February 12th.

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20725_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=28

Contact mwebb4@emporia.edu for more information!

Michael Webb2/9/2017 12:56 PM
  

Due to a recent change in the Google Chrome browser, some users are receiving an error when attempting to log into BuzzIn to access their payroll, or Canvas, or email. This is a known issue and has been reported to Google.  IT will send an announcement when the issue has been resolved. In the meantime, if you are experiencing this error, you will need to use a different browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Questions may be directed to the IT Help Desk at 341-5555.

 

  Posted by Information Technology2/9/2017 12:55 PM
  

Emporia State University is pleased to announce that the application for the Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grant is available. 75 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to students nationwide. The deadline is February 15, 2017.​

Students are eligible if:​

-You attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter

-You have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. We do NOT round-up, meaning a 3.74 GPA does not qualify

-Your study abroad program begins between May 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017

-You have applied to or been accepted into an accredited study abroad program before February 15, 2017 and provide a letter of acceptance or a letter confirming your application, on official letterhead, as part of your application

Go to PhiKappaPhi.org/StudyAbroad to view the application.

the Office of International Education2/9/2017 12:54 PM
  

Get to know an international student at ESU by becoming a conversation partner!

The Intensive English program is seeking individuals willing to spend one hour each week having an informal conversation with an international student. The conversation partners program pairs international students that are learning English with fluent English speakers for casual conversation. In addition to building friendships, the goal of the program is to give the students a chance to practice using spoken English in a relaxed setting, as well as to further intercultural communication and understanding on campus.

Partners meet for one hour each week, throughout the semester. The partners choose a time and public place to meet that is convenient for them both. During meetings, the conversation partners have a casual chat about topics that are interesting to them.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. All fluent English speakers are welcome to be a conversation partner. You do not have to be a native speaker of English.

For more information or to become a conversation partner, contact the Intensive English Program at iep@emporia.edu .

 

Intensive English Program2/9/2017 12:35 PM
  

Stop by Hornet for Hope's table on Friday in the Memorial Union and purchase a Give a Kiss Valentine for your friend/family/co-worker.  Give a bag filled with Hershey Kisses and Balloons for only $1 each.  We will deliver your Valentine on the 14th.  ​

For more info about Hornets for Hope contact: Sammie Bellavia sbellav1@g.emporia.edu
Melissa Kurtenbach 2/9/2017 12:34 PM
  

Applications for High Impact Learning Initiative grants for the 2017-18 academic year are now available.  Faculty may apply for funding in support of new innovative high impact learning activities for undergraduate academic projects.  Proposals for the 2017-18 academic year are due April 1 and should be submitted electronically via email to Brenda Wiggins bwiggins@emporia.edu.  Barring significant changes in the general budget, the total amount available for all worthy proposals is $35,000.00 so individual proposals should be budget minded.  Please consult the High Impact Learning Initiative web page at for details and to download the application form.

Associate Provost2/9/2017 12:32 PM
  

The annual Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture: Civic Leadership for the Common Good with keynote speaker Steve Perry will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Albert Taylor Hall.  Dr. Perry is known to be a change agent in the battle to provide equal and competitive education opportunities for children in poverty and he is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility in all aspects of life.  Learn more about Dr. Steve Perry.  The campus community and the public are welcome.  Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the Memorial Union services office.

The Honors College2/9/2017 12:32 PM
  

Applications for the annual Shepherd Scholar Award and Recognition are now available.  To be eligible, students will have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and shall (a) meet, at a minimum, the traditional definition of “Junior” classification by having completed at least 60 credit hours at the time of application, and (b) have at least two semesters’ worth of coursework remaining prior to degree attainment.

Each of the scholars receives a plaque and a $1200-award for the following academic year to recognize his or her achievements. In addition, they are designated ESU Shepherd Scholars for their senior year.  All materials are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Access the  Shepherd Scholarship web page for application instructions.

Associate Provost Office2/9/2017 12:30 PM
  

Join three education RSOs for the "Conversations about Teaching" event with the 2016 Kansas Master Teachers Nikki Chamberlain (high school chemistry) and Adriane Falco (elementary music) on Monday, February 13th, at 7:00 in Visser Hall 330. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. 

ISEA, KNEA, KDP2/9/2017 12:27 PM
  

Corky's Career Closet is a service where any pre-service teacher can come to Visser Hall 341 C&D for FREE interview and everyday teaching attire, toiletry items, and accessories. We are pleased to announce we have expanded our hours. The closet is now open MWF from 2:30-3:0 and TuTh from 2:00-3:00, as well as by appointment (just email alicktei@emporia.edu).

 Amanda Lickteig2/9/2017 12:26 PM
  

The Photo Club is holding a Valentine Card Sale from 9am-3pm this Friday, Feb 10 and next Monday and Tuesday, Feb 13-14. Stop by to pick up postcards or mini cards for family and friends! Cash only.

Morgan Willingham2/9/2017 12:25 PM
  

"Looking for a tasty treat that will benefit a great cause? Come to Orange Leaf Thursday (2-9th) between 6pm-8pm where 15% of the proceeds will go to Kansas Special Olympics Polar Plunge" 

Chris Katzer2/9/2017 12:21 PM
  

The Kansas National Education Association will be having a meeting TONIGHT Thursday, February 9, at 7:00 p.m.​

The meeting will be in VH 128. We will be outlining the plan for the semester and setting the dates for our next meetings!​
Hope to see you there!​
Kalliope Craft2/9/2017 12:19 PM
  

Come to the PKP Room, in the lower level of the MU, tomorrow or Friday from 3 – 5 pm.

You will have a chance to learn about global opportunities around the world and within the U.S. Topics will include internships, study abroad, professionalism, and regulations for F-1 visa (for international students only).

 

Important: There will be free ice cream sundaes! If you join the fun and learn about the different opportunities, you will be able to build your own sundae. Who doesn’t love ice cream? Well, if you don’t, we will be providing hot cocoa as well!

 

Hope to see you there! For questions or more information about this event, email oie1@emporia.edu or call 620-341-6521.

the Office of International Education and Career Services  2/8/2017 1:40 PM
  

The Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecture Book group will meet on Tuesdays, February 14, 21, and 28, at 6:30 pm in the Honors College Seminar Room on the 4th Floor of the William Allen White Library. We are discussing 4 chapters from Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking a Fight, by Dr. Steve Perry, and 4 from a book with opposing viewpoints: A Smarter Charter: Finding What Works for Charter Schools and Public Education. Teachers preparation, roles of principals and teachers, and teachers’ unions will be some of the topics discussed, and you only have to read selections from one of the books. Copies of the books are available from the Honors College and at the University Libraries and Archives. Everyone is welcome, even if you can only make one of the discussions or can’t stay for a full hour, and virtual participation via Zoom is available for anyone who cannot attend in person. Contact Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) with questions or if interested in participating through Zoom.

Megan Mahoney2/8/2017 1:38 PM
  

Celebrate I "Heart" ESU Week NEXT WEEK!

Our third annual I "Heart" ESU Week is happening February 13-17! Join Blue Key Honor Society and ESU Ambassadors as we celebrate our Emporia State spirit! Each day, we will be tabling on Main Street from 11am-2pm with different activities and things to enjoy. We will also be selling t-shirts throughout the week for $5, or $4 if you write a thank-you card to an ESU employee. Shirts are available in black or white while they last! Here's what you have to look forward to:
  • MONDAY: Shirt sales kick-off, schedules, buttons, and candy
  • TUESDAY: Photobooth and #IHeartESU social media contest
  • WEDNESDAYCampus pride day, featuring ESU trivia and memorabilia
  • THURSDAY: Cake for students in ESU gear (while it lasts!), announcing contest winners
  • FRIDAY: Give back to ESU - Food Drive benefiting Corky's Cupboard. The RSO/department that brings the most items wins a sweet trophy!
For updates and more information, follow @ESUBlueKey and @ESUAmbassadors!​
Blue Key Honor Society2/8/2017 1:22 PM
  

The Borrow a Bike program at the Student Rec Center is open again! Take advantage of this great weather while it lasts!

This program allows students, faculty, and staff to check-out bikes for up to 7 days for free! All bikes are checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis from the Student Recreation Center during Borrow a Bike hours, Monday-Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 1pm-5pm, or Sunday 3pm-7pm.
Come grab your bike before they're all gone!
Recreation Services2/8/2017 1:08 PM
  

Ever seen any of the shiny new treadmill equipment that has a computer on it? Do you wish to learn more about those fancy machines? Well, now you can! The purpose of the program is to:

  • Show how all the technology based equipment works
  • Develop your own technology profile on the equipment
  • Log your workouts within the system
  • Create playlists that will play through the equipment that are specific to you
  • Be able to watch something on the internet using wifi during your workouts

When: February 8th (TONIGHT!)

Where: ESU Student Recreation Weight Room

Time: 7-8 pm 

Who: Any Emporia State University student or faculty/staff can attend for FREE!

Recreation Services2/8/2017 12:43 PM
  

The Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are programs designed for international students who hold an F-1 visa that provide an opportunity to gain actual employment experience in the chosen profession.

If you would like to learn more about OPT/CPT, the Office of International Education is offering workshops to help students understand the OPT and CPT programs. During the workshop, participants will learn basic details about each program, general requirements as well as steps to apply. Faculty and students are welcome to attend the workshops.

If you are planning to graduate this semester, please consider attending this workshop since it is specially designed for you. Students who are not graduating this semester are also welcome to attend and learn about OPT/CPT in preparation for future semesters.​

This workshop will be offered twice. You can choose one based on your time availability.

- February 9th, 2017 (4:00pm - 5:00pm) PKP room, MU (room next to OIE)

- February 10th, 2017 (4:00pm - 5:00pm) PKP room, MU (room next to OIE)​

Please send your comments or questions to The Office of International Education (rsmith25@emporia.edu).

The Office of International Education2/8/2017 12:23 PM
  

In addition to our show tonight, we have auditions on Friday. We will not have a workshop this semester. Just bring yourself and comedy A-Game to the Frederickson Theater in Roosevelt Hall at 7:30 pm.  We'll warm up with you and teach you how to play some games. Callbacks will be immediately following. See you there!


Bailey Carter2/8/2017 12:19 PM
  

The first Zoiks! Show of the semester is TONIGHT at 9pm in the Bruder Theater of King Hall. As always, admission is FREE but donations are accepted. Doors open at 8:30, we'd love to see you there!

Bailey Carter 2/8/2017 12:18 PM
  

Come learn about global opportunities for students in the U.S. and throughout the world.  This program will introduce both American and international students to internships, study abroad opportunities and regulations for F-1 visa students seeking employment in the U.S.  Build your own ice cream sundaes and enjoy some hot cocoa.    

 

The program is this Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10 from 3:00 -5:00 pm in the PKP room, lower level of the Memorial Union by International Education and Career Services.   Global Information Sessions from 3:00 – 4:00 pm and Practical Training Sessions (OPT/CPT) from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. 

 

For more information, contact International Education at 341-5374 or Career Services at 341-5407.​

Career Services.2/8/2017 12:17 PM
  

Come join Jump Rope Club starting Wednesday, February 8th. Learn Double Dutch and individual rope tricks that the professionals use! No matter what skill level, age, or experience Jump Rope Club guarantees 5 tricks in 10 minutes. As a member, you get to customize your own jump rope! Sessions will be held every Wednesday from 8-9 p.m. in Gym D in the HPER building. For any questions contact Jessy Schriefer.

Jessy Schriefer2/8/2017 12:16 PM
  

Do you have an outstanding advisor?  Nominate your advisor for the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.  Complete the application form at www.emporia.edu/sac in the gold bubble along the right-side column.  Due FRIDAY, February 10, 2017.

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ESU Academic Advising Committee2/8/2017 12:14 PM
  

This is a reminder that next Wednesday is the IT Club's first meeting for the Spring 2017 Semester!

We are looking forward to see you! 

Entree is for free and no experience required.

Location: Roe Cross Conference Room (Cremer Hall 204)

Time: 5:00 PM


IT Club2/7/2017 1:32 PM
  

The applications for the 2017-2018 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are available.  The Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The scholarship prioritizes students who wish to study abroad for a period longer than six months (with the exception of students majoring in STEM fields). As an exchange for funding, Boren Scholarship recipients commit to providing service in any federal government agency for at least one year after graduation.​

The application can be accessed at