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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.

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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!

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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  
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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

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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.

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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.

​ 

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 www.borenawards.org.​

Application deadline:

Boren Scholarship Campus Deadline is THIS FRIDAY, February 9, 2017!​

If you are interested in studying abroad and don’t know where to start, email 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 Education2/7/2017 1:17 PM
  

Please be sure to join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as we host esteemed author and spokesman Tim Wise this Thursday, February 9th, in Albert Taylor Hall starting at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public so be sure to get there early in order to get the best seats possible.

 

You do not want to miss this dynamic discussion on the state of our union as it relates to race, privilege, and the many others intersections of social injustice that affect our nation.

 

When: Thursday, February 9th, at 6:00 pm

Where: Albert Taylor Hall

​ 

Kayla Gilmore2/7/2017 1:02 PM
  

Students and faculty who are interested in learning how mobile technology can improve your classroom environment…  ESU Learning Technologies is hosting a series of Apple Professional Learning sessions for students and faculty, centered on using Apple apps to create classroom content that engages learners and increases students’ abilities to collaborate and demonstrate their knowledge in dynamic ways.  For more information about this program and how to earn “Apple Teacher” and “Apple Classroom Integrator” credentials, visit http://www.emporia.edu/it/learning/events.html.  The first session begins February 16, so register now, while spots are still available.

Joe Kern2/7/2017 12:30 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium on Thursday, February 9 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 both the High Energy Astronomy Observatory and the Solar Maximum Mission this week.

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

Dr. Susan Aber2/7/2017 12:29 PM
  

This semester’s Game Night at the Library, sponsored by the Office of International Education and the ESU University Libraries and Archives, will be on Thursday, February 9, from 7-10 pm. Join us for a variety of games, food, and fun! Contact Noble Orajiato (norajiat@emporia.edu) or Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) with questions.

Megan Mahoney, University Libraries and Archives2/7/2017 12:27 PM
  

Applications for the 2017-2018 Center for Student Involvement Scholarships and Core Learning Awards are now available. This year, we are awarding three individual student leader awards, three Recognized Student Organization awards, and six individual student leader scholarships. The awards will honor students and student organizations for their accomplishments during the 2016-2017 year. The scholarships will also honor students for their past and current accomplishments, but scholarship funds will be awarded for the 2017-2018 school year, so students must be returning as an undergraduate for the 2017-2018 school year and meet the remaining criteria for each scholarship to be eligible to apply. 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 application materials are due on Hornet Life by Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 5:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Regan Wright, Scholarship Coordinator, at rwright5@g.emporia.edu or at (620) 341-5481.

The Center for Student Involvement 2/7/2017 12:24 PM
  

​​Join the IT Security team and the IT Help Desk for one of two workshop sessions hosted on National Clean Out Your Computer Day! Learn how to bring your computer up to speed and keep a clean machine!​

Monday, February 13, 2017

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Richel Lab, Cremer Hall 193

*RSVP now to fwillenb@emporia.edu

Space is limited!!​​

All ESU students and employees are invited!

Information Technology2/7/2017 12:22 PM
  

Join President Allison Garrett at 10 a.m. Friday, when she accepts the first-ever Don’t Text #JustDrive trophy from Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, CPA. The event in CSI Lounge of the Memorial Union will celebrate ESU having the highest percentage of supporters who pledged to not text while driving.

 

With 3,749 pledges — 63.68 percent of our total student population, ESU topped KU, K-State, Washburn, Pitt State, Wichita State and Fort Hays State. Come celebrate your win and take some selfies with the trophy!

 

Don’t Text #JustDrive Steering Committee  2/7/2017 12:17 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 Committee2/7/2017 12:14 PM
  

Are you up for the escape? This Wednesday February 8th from 5-9pm you can sign up to participate in the free Break Out Room challenge. Participants can sign up for one of two rooms click the links below to participate today. Each member will have 25 minutes to try and break out. 

MT. Olympus Room/ Only Blank Spots Left  
Philosopher Room 


Union Activities Council 2/7/2017 12:13 PM
  

Free Binders and Dividers​

The Albert Taylor Hall office has 18 binders and a box of tab dividers in good condition if anyone wants to save a few dollars on supplies for this semester or the next. Description of binders below:

13 – 3” Binders

2 – 1” Binders

2 – 9x7 1” Binders

1 – ½” Binder​

Albert Taylor Hall   Reply all|2/7/2017 12:09 PM
  

Our nationally ranked baseball team has their home opener this weekend at Trussler sports complex. They will be hosting Metro State University of Denver on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Game time for Friday is 3:00, Saturday starts at 1:00 and Sunday will have the first pitch thrown at noon.

Jason Santangelo2/6/2017 12:14 PM
  

YOU can save a life!  Tonight Hornets for Hope will be teaching the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to help someone who is in crisis. Learn about the exciting upcoming events we have planned!  The meeting is at 6:00 p.m. in the Roe Cross Room in the Memorial Union.  Hope to see you there!

Interested in joining?  Contact: Ashleigh Burdorf: aburdorf@g.emporia.edu
Melissa Kurtenbach 2/6/2017 12:13 PM
  

All students, regardless of your major or minor are welcome to attend Sociology Club's meeting held TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in Butcher Education Center. We'd love to see you there.

Sociology Club2/6/2017 12:12 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.

Residential Life2/6/2017 12:11 PM
  
The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) priority deadline for applications for Fall 2017/Academic Year 17-18 is **Friday, February 10, 2017**
To apply online, create an account here: http://www.isep.org/students/Apply/how_to_apply.asp
As an ISEP member, Emporia State University offers study abroad opportunities in more than 200 universities and more than 50 countries. With ISEP, you have the option to pay tuition, fees, room & board at ESU while enjoying an academic experience abroad.
 
For more information about ISEP and other study abroad programs, contact a Study Abroad Advisor at oie1@emporia.edu or 620-341-5374. 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 Education2/6/2017 12:10 PM
  

Did you know that depression is one of the most significant reasons students do not succeed in college?

Students: Come learn more about the symptoms of depression and interventions to treat depression with your Student Wellness Counselors at the Emporia State University Depression Screening. Take a brief screening and meet one on one with a Counselor on our Student Wellness Team. 

Faculty and Staff: Spread the word about the importance of identifying and addressing symptoms of depression with our students. Let students know about the Emporia State University Depression Screening and consider offering extra credit to those students whom chose to attend.  

When: Monday, February 6, to Wednesday, February 8.

Where:10:00 am to 2:00 pm daily Memorial Union Ballroom

Lindsay Bays2/6/2017 12:09 PM
  

​​ATTENTION EDUCATION MAJORS​

There is a Kappa Delta Pi meeting
Monday
February 6 at
7:00pm
in Visser Hall 330. All education majors (elementary, middle and secondary) are welcome to attend. This will be the initiation meeting and the Flint Hills Writing Project will be the program for the night! Hope to see you there!
Amanda Leadbetter2/6/2017 12:07 PM
  

The first course of four in ESU’s 12-credit hour information, technology, and scientific literacy certificate program will be offered again this summer, May 22 – August 1, 2017, online using Canvas with one face-to-face class meeting on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The course develops knowledge and skills STEM preservice or inservice teachers and school librarians need as co-teachers to provide grades 4-12 students guided inquiry instruction around critical issues such as sufficient energy; prevention and treatment of illness and disease; maintaining clean food and water; and global environmental change.  Limited space (25).

Some scholarships are available. 

Please contact Brady Lund blund2@emporia.edu for more information about enrolling in PS591, PS791, or LI791.

 

 STEM-ALL2/6/2017 12:05 PM
  

We have marked down our bargain books!  The front table has gone to $1.00 and the back table has been marked down half price!

 Memorial Union Bookstore2/3/2017 1:47 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 Hornets2/3/2017 1:46 PM
  

On behalf of the Center for Student Involvement, we would like to congratulate this year's ESU Mentor Award winners: ​

Taylor Kriley - Staff Winner
Blythe Eddy - Staff Winner 
Joyce Zhou - Faculty Winner
Cecely Jones - Student Winner

We would also like to recognize all of the Nominees: ​
Andrea Landgren
Norma Hodges
Katherine O'Meara
Jason Brooks
Logan Lindsly 
Erica Johnson
Katie Brady
Rochelle Rowley
Kathy Landwehr 
David Westfall 
Kari Hess
Amanda Miracle 
John Barnett
Micheal Torres
Dawn McConkie 
Andra Baldwin
Julie Cayton
Noble Orajiato
Sharath Sasidharan
Jim Persinger
Carol Daniels
Destinee Harris
Jinxuan Ma

Thank you all for being exceptional mentors to the students of ESU, you continue to help our campus grow through your dedication to developing our students!
Center for Student Involvement2/3/2017 1:45 PM
  

Sponsored by the Research and Grants Center, the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Committee, and the University Honors Program, Research and Creativity Day, scheduled for April 27, is set aside to showcase a wide range of student and faculty research and creative activities.  Students and faculty are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters.  Graduate students doing a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation may participate in the 3 Minute Thesis contest as well.  Students and faculty are also encouraged to submit performances or visual artist exhibits.   Separate rooms will be available if there are entries for either musical or drama performances or artist exhibits.  This year attendees will be able to participate in People’s Choice Awards for oral presentations and poster/creative exhibits or performances.  Departments are encouraged to coordinate their own judging if desired.  A Black and Gold Day for potential students and their parents is being offered on Research and Creativity Day, so we hope to offer a wide variety of events to demonstrate the research and creative opportunities available for all students at ESU.  The deadline for all abstracts is Wednesday, April 12.  Complete information and the abstract submission form is available atwww.emporia.edu/research/rcd.html.  The web site also contains guidelines for presenters, poster templates, and a tentative schedule of activities.  Contact the Research and Grants Center if you have questions.

The Research and Grants Center.2/3/2017 1:43 PM
  

Come join us in the first meeting of the IT Club this semester! There will be discussions, Q&A and more.

Entry is open for all students, faculty, and staff. You don't need any experience to join.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, February 8

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Roe Cross Conference Room (CH204)

 Mohammad Daouk, president of IT Club2/3/2017 1:41 PM
  

This semester’s Game Night at the Library, sponsored by the Office for International Education and the ESU University Libraries and Archives, will be on Thursday, February 9, from 7-10 pm. Join us for a variety of games, food, and fun! Contact Noble Orajiato (norajiat@emporia.edu) or Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) with questions.

Megan Mahoney, University Libraries and Archives2/3/2017 1:39 PM
  

Did you know that depression is one of the most significant reasons students do not succeed in college?​

Students: Come learn more about the symptoms of depression and interventions to treat depression with your Student Wellness Counselors at the Emporia State University Depression Screening. Take a brief screening and meet one on one with a Counselor on our Student Wellness Team. ​

Faculty and Staff: Spread the word about the importance of identifying and addressing symptoms of depression with our students. Let students know about the Emporia State University Depression Screening and consider offering extra credit to those students whom chose to attend.​

When: Monday, February 6, to Wednesday, February 8

Where:10:00 am to 2:00 pm daily Memorial Union Ballroom

 Lindsay Bays2/3/2017 1:38 PM
  

The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) priority deadline for applications for Fall 2017/Academic Year 17-18 is **Friday, February 10, 2017 **

To apply online, create an account here: http://www.isep.org/students/Apply/how_to_apply.asp
As an ISEP member, Emporia State University offers study abroad opportunities in more than 200 universities and more than 50 countries. With ISEP, you have the option to pay tuition, fees, room & board at ESU while enjoying an academic experience abroad.
 
For more information about ISEP and other study abroad programs, contact a Study Abroad Advisor at oie1@emporia.edu or 620-341-5374. Please let us know about your study abroad plans first by filling out the online questionnaire “Tell Us About Your Plans.”
 

“Emporia State Gives You The World!”

The Office of International Education2/3/2017 1:37 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 Rockers2/3/2017 1:34 PM
  

Graduate Student Association (graduate students only please)
  • This is meant for anyone currently involved in GSA or looking to connect with other graduate students of Emporia State University.  
  • FIRST MEETING! February 3rd at 8 p.m. in the Kanza room (check the map at http://www.emporia.edu/union/map/#second).
  • The first five individuals to arrive will receive a free Arizona Tea. The rest of the lucky winners to show up will be compensated with valentines candy to show our love and appreciation for all of you!
  • After our meeting we will be hanging out at Apple-bees (2901 Eaglecrest Dr, Emporia, KS 66801) for half-price appetizers.
  • You can also stay up to date by checking out our Facebook page "Graduate Student Association".
  • GSA exists to serve our graduate community and to do that we need you to come to this meeting and say what you would like from us!
Our agenda for the meeting:
  • Decide meeting time for the Spring 2017 semester
  • Plan some larger events for later in our semester
  • Create Committees that are interested in planning rewarding socials for our members and fun recruitment ideas to bring others to.​
If you have any questions please contact eash@emporia.edu
Elizabeth Ash2/2/2017 12:59 PM
  

Looking for a great idea to impress your sweetheart or loved one(s) this Valentine's Day? The Emporia State A Cappella Choir would LOVE to help. For just $10 we will send a quartet to serenade your special someone! We deliver anywhere in Emporia, call, FaceTime and Skype!

Performances are available:

February 13th 12pm-6pm

February 14th 12pm-6pm

Orders may be purchased through following link:

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

Contact mwebb4@emporia.edu for more information!

Michael Webb 2/2/2017 12:57 PM
  

Career Services has a “surplus” of (quantity of 3) Q5949X toner cartridges. These are 100% compatible with HP 1320, 3390, or 3392. If your ESU office can use these, please stop by MU 050 and pick up 1, 2, or 3!!

Career Services2/2/2017 12:55 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium tonight from 6:30 pm-7:45 pm for our weekly NASA series! This year, the history of Unmanned Space Exploration from Voyager to New Horizons and beyond, with a focus on Voyager this week. Voyager, dual probes sent to look at the gas giants, and are now outside of our solar system!

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

Dr. Susan Aber2/2/2017 12:55 PM
  

​The Research and Grants Center is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to represent ESU in Topeka on February 15 for the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol event:  Jessica Carrillo, Senior, Biology, “Manipulating Development of Mucosal Tolerance by Blocking IL-2 Signaling;” Ana Castro-Munoz, Senior, Biology, “Blockage of IL-2 Signaling at Birth Increases Bacterial Diversity of the Intestine;” Antonia Harrell and Candace Cote, Seniors, Biology, “Characterization of Melatonin Signaling in Wild-Type and Mutant Strains of C. Elegans;” Murad Jalilov, Senior, Social Sciences, “Recognizing the North American Heartland: A More Suitable Fit for Mackinder’s Thesis;” Savannah Bender, Junior, Physical Sciences, “Air, Water, and Soil:  Student Civic Engagement Projects from an Honors Chemistry II Course.”  Please join us in congratulating these students!

the Research and Grants Center2/2/2017 12:54 PM
  

Application guidelines 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.  Proposals for funding of undergraduate academic projects for the 2017-18 academic year are due April 1 and should be submitted electronically via email to Brenda Wiggins at 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 Provost2/2/2017 12:51 PM
  

Career Services, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are hosting the Extreme Makeover Event held Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Webb Hall.  The purpose of the Program is to learn all the elements of professional image such as tips regarding dress, neck tie & scarf tying, hair styles, jewelry and makeup application, as well as resume tips.  There will be a fashion show featuring students!!  Through-out the evening, there will be drawings for various prizes!  Please come for a great learning experience and fun!!

Office of Career Services2/2/2017 12:47 PM
  

Nominations for the 2017 President’s Award for Research and Creativity are due in the Research and Grants Center by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 17.  This award is intended to honor an ESU individual who has been active in research, scholarly activity, or creative endeavors.  Faculty with the rank of instructor or above and full-time unclassified staff are eligible to receive this award.  Only peer nominations are accepted and must include a vita, samples of publications or research/creative products, and a one-page letter explaining why the individual deserves the award.  The award recipient will receive a $2,500 stipend and will be recognized at the Research and Creativity Day award ceremony on April 27.  The recipient will also receive a blown glass award designed by the ESU Art Department.  Complete guidelines and criteria are available at www.emporia.edu/research.  Contact Pam Fillmore with questions.

Pamela Fillmore2/2/2017 12:41 PM
  

Join the IT Security team and the IT Help Desk for one of two workshop sessions hosted on National Clean Out Your Computer Day! Learn how to bring your computer up to speed and keep a clean machine!

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Richel Lab, Cremer Hall 193

*RSVP now to fwillenb@emporia.edu

Space is limited!!

 

All ESU students and employees are invited!

​ 

Information Technology2/1/2017 1:49 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, stinger salad, dinner rolls, balsamic roasted vegetables, orzo with eggplant & red pepper, lemon chicken parmesan, fettuccine noodles, pot roast with harvest vegetables, and birthday Corky cupcakes.             ​
the 2017 Founders’ Day Committee2/1/2017 1:48 PM
  

Quivira will hold its first meeting tonight, Wednesday, February 1st at 8:00pm, in the Memorial Union (after the William Clamurro reading). 
Our main focus this semester will be the creation and editing of the student literary journal, Quivira. Anyone interested in getting their hands on experience with editing and publication is encouraged to come and participate. Further instructions and guidelines on the editing process will be given at the meeting. We're looking forward to making this year's journal the best yet!

Note: It looks like the best time for Quivira to meet this semester is going to be Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. However, because we did not want to conflict with this week's visiting writer, this meeting is an hour afterward. Future meetings will be at 7:00 pm, and you can expect a weekly email as a reminder.

Everyone with a love of words and stories is welcome at Quivira!
We hope to see you there!

Alyssa Grissom2/1/2017 1:48 PM
  

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

 ​
ESU Academic Advising Committee2/1/2017 1:47 PM
  

The Disability Service Scholarship Application for 2017-2018 is now available on https://www.emporia.edu/disabilityservices/forms.html. Applicants must currently be registered with the Office of Disability Services. The application can be submitted at either Plumb Hall 106 or emailed to disabser@emporia.edu.

The application Deadline is February 28th at NOON.

SAC Student Advising Center1/31/2017 1:01 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 Office1/31/2017 1:00 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 College1/31/2017 12:59 PM
  

The State of Kansas Travel Policies & Procedures have been updated to reflect the most recent changes in travel policies for Emporia State University.  You may access the information by clicking the following link: https://www.emporia.edu/busaff/departmental-information/travel-procedures.html

For all travel-related questions, please contact Nichole Taylor at x5209.

Accounts Payable1/31/2017 12:51 PM
  

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as we kick off Black History Month with 13th’ Documentary Viewing!

Wednesday, February 1 | 7:00-9:00PM | Preston Family Room, MU

There will be a discussion following the film!

 

13th is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.​

Deanna Williams1/31/2017 12:50 PM
  

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced a weight loss challenge to encourage Kansans to get healthier and work together in reducing the state's obesity rate. The Governor's Weight Loss Challenge will run from Feb. 14, 2017 to May 19, 2017.

“My hope is that the Governor's Weight Loss Challenge will encourage everyone to work together to make our state healthier,” said Governor Brownback.  “I am challenging individual participants to compete in losing the highest percentage of weight, with the ultimate goal of taking on and maintaining a healthier lifestyle for years to come."

The challenge will award prizes, donated by private sector partners, to participants employed by the State of Kansas, including those in the Kansas Legislative and Judicial branches. Information on prizes awarded throughout the weight loss challenge will be forthcoming.​

A web-based tool will be used to track the progress of each participant in the State of Kansas weight loss competition. This online tracking tool is available to any non-state participant choosing to join the Challenge; however, non-state participants will not eligible for the prizes in the Governor’s Weight Loss Challenge.

 

Participants can begin registering on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at www.weightloss.ks.gov.​​

Gretchen Mitchell1/31/2017 12:48 PM
  

In order to perform critical maintenance and upgrade to the OnBase server, all OnBase services will be unavailable Friday, February 3rd, 2017, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The upgrade is expected to be completed by 10:00 p.m.  Please save all of your work and log out of OnBase before 3:00 p.m. on Friday.  Questions may be directed to the IT Help Desk at 341-5555. Thank you for your patience while we complete this necessary upgrade.

Information Technology.1/31/2017 12:42 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium on February 2nd from 6:30 pm-7:45 pm for our weekly NASA series! This year, the history of Unmanned Space Exploration from Voyager to New Horizons and beyond, with a focus on Voyager this week. Two famous spacecrafts that explored the gas giants and have now left the solar system entirely!

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

Dr. Susan Aber1/31/2017 12:41 PM
  

Important things to know:

  • FIRST MEETING OF THE SEMESTER! (Yes I meant to shout) 
  • With the semester just starting up the Graduate Student Association will be meeting on February 3rd @ 8p.m. 
  • We will meet in the Kanza room  located on the second floor of the memorial union. 
  • This is meant for anyone currently involved in GSA or looking to connect with other graduate students of Emporia State University.  
  • You can also stay up to date by checking out our Facebook page "Graduate Student Association". 
  • If you have any questions please contact eash@emporia.edu
Liz Ash 1/31/2017 12:40 PM
  

Did you know that depression is one of the most significant reasons students do not succeed in college?

Students: Come learn more about the symptoms of depression and interventions to treat depression with your Student Wellness Counselors at the Emporia State University Depression Screening. Take a brief screening and meet one on one with a Counselor on our Student Wellness Team. 

Faculty and Staff: Spread the word about the importance of identifying and addressing symptoms of depression with our students. Let students know about the Emporia State University Depression Screening and consider offering extra credit to those students whom chose to attend.​

When: Monday, February 6 ,to Wednesday February 8

Where:10:00 am to 2:00 pm daily Memorial Union Ballroom

Lindsay M. Bays MS, LPC T-LMAC1/31/2017 12:39 PM
  

Celebrate I "Heart" ESU Week February 13-17!

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
  • WEDNESDAY: Campus 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 Society1/31/2017 12:37 PM
  

Today is the last day to register for the Healthy Hornet Challenge! You can do so by going to our website (http://www.emporia.edu/recsport/events/fitness-challenge.html) or signing up at the kickoff event this evening.

The challenge will begin tonight with an assessment event, which will be held at the Student Recreation Center from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. During this event, Student Personal Trainers will administer personalized blood pressure, cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility and body composition testing. Participants will also receive bonus points for attending!

This program is FREE for students, faculty, and staff! In addition to the opportunity to win great prizes, faculty and staff can earn points toward their Healthquest insurance discount as well as receive free access to the Student Recreation Center for the duration of the challenge.

Recreation Services1/30/2017 1:52 PM
  

Don't miss your chance to see master illusionist, Elliot Zimet at the Huge Activities Fair this Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:30 in the Memorial Union. Elliot Zimet combines magic, humor, and illusion for a great experience. 

Union Activities Council  1/30/2017 1:33 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 Program1/30/2017 12:37 PM
  

Undergraduate students who have applied and/or been accepted into a study abroad program are eligible to apply for a $1,000 study abroad grant from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

To be eligible you must be an undergraduate student with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and have applied and/or been accepted into a study abroad program.

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017. Apply online at http://apply.phikappaphi.org/Awards/ .

More information is available at www.phikappaphi.org/studyabroad or by contacting the Office of International Education at oie1@emporia.edu .

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. 

 

Emporia State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi1/30/2017 12:35 PM
  

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for their overnight diversity leadership retreat. Mosaic brings together students from all walks of life to learn about the power of diversity & inclusion through hands-on activities and deep conversations with other students. This year’s theme is: Millennial’s in Action! 

Register for this FREE EVENT online at www.emporia.edu/diversity

1.       Go to www.emporia.edu/diversity

2.       Click on Diversity Programming

3.       Scroll down and click on Mosaic of ESU Diversity Leadership Retreat

4.       Fill out Registration form

Registration deadline is February 10th!

If you have any questions regarding this event please email Director Deanna Williams at dwilli3@emporia.edu or Kayla Gilmore at kgilmor1@g.emporia.edu 

Ceanna A. Trice 1/30/2017 12:15 PM
  

Sign up for the Diversity Book Club offered by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the CSI! You can Sign Up and pick up your book on January 25th – February 3rd. Our meetings for Black History month will be:

  • Tuesday, February 7th
  • Tuesday, February 14th 
  • Tuesday, February 21st
  • Tuesday, February 28th

All meetings will take place in the Diversity Lounge from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm.

Book: Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill

Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We’ve heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offer a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of America’s current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be “Nobody.” 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact myself, Ceanna Trice ctrice@g.emporia.edu or Director Deanna Williams dwilli3@emporia.edu .

Ceanna A. Trice 1/30/2017 12:13 PM
  

This Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm, SPECS (Special Education Community Service) will be hosting a movie night showing a disability related film. Membership information will be discussed before the movie, as well as information about the Polar Plunge and other events going on this Spring. All students interested in helping individuals with disabilities are welcome to come to the meeting and enjoy the movie. Members are encouraged to bring a friend! 

Location: Heritage Rm, MU Basement
Kambrie Long, Secretary of SPECS1/30/2017 12:11 PM
  

If you want to know what schools should do differently to make sure that every child succeeds and goes to college, this year’s Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecturer, Dr. Steve Perry, principal of Capital Prep Charter School, is sure to interest you. To prepare for his visit, the Bonner & Bonner book group is going to read part of his book, Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking a Fight, and part of 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. The book group will meet 3 times in February; dates and times will be set after the initial signup period based on participants’ input. Current options are: Sunday afternoon or evening, Tuesday evening, Friday afternoon or evening. If you are interested in participating, email moderator Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) by noon on Friday, February 3.

Mahoney, University Libraries and Archives1/30/2017 12:09 PM
  

The Graduate School is accepting applications from graduate students for Scholars Circle Funding.  Applicants can apply for up to $250 for research support (funding must be used for research materials/supplies).  Applicants must be an enrolled, degree-seeking graduate student.  The application requires a description of research activity, budget outline, and letter of support from supervising faculty.  The deadline for applications is Friday, February 24th.  The electronic application form can be found at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/scholarships-awards/scholars-circle-funding-request.html.​

Please share this funding opportunity with the graduate students in your department.  Thank you!​

Thesis/Dissertation Support

Applications for the Thesis/Dissertation Support Awards are due in the Graduate School by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2015.  Five awards of $500 each are available.  The application is available at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/scholarships-awards/thesisdissertation-support-award-application.html. ​

Please share this funding opportunity with the graduate students in your department.  Thank you!

 ​

Jan Gerstner1/30/2017 12:07 PM
  

The Elevator Challenge and Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge are underway. The competitions are open to ESU and Flint Hills Technical College students. Over $4,500 in cash prizes will be awarded. Students interested in pitching their ideas can get more information at https://www.emporia.edu/business/eec/

Beth Ginter1/30/2017 12:06 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.1/27/2017 1:15 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 Program1/27/2017 1:14 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.1/27/2017 1:12 PM
  

Get ready to #playdirty! It’s almost time for the 2017 Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash. The Dirt Dash is a fun adventure run featuring several challenging obstacles. On February 1st, 2017 registration will open and will be $25 UNLESS you are an ESU student! Emporia State students will receive a $10 discount by entering the promotion code “playdirty” when registering. Make sure to register soon because the promotion code is only valid for a limited time! If you are ready to #playdirty, mark your calendar for April 22nd starting at 9am in the Trusler Sports Complex.

Community Hornets 1/27/2017 12:25 PM
  

Save the date! This semester’s Game Night at the Library, sponsored by the Office for International Education and the ESU University Libraries and Archives, will be on Thursday, February 9, from 7-10 pm. Join us for a variety of games, food, and fun! Contact Noble Orajiato (norajiat@emporia.edu) or Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) with questions.

Megan Mahoney, University Libraries and Archives1/27/2017 12:24 PM
  
INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL
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 10th, 2017.
 
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 Education1/27/2017 12:22 PM
  

Colors of ESU and International Tea party

Friday, Feb. 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 norajiat@emporia.edu

James F. Harter and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education1/27/2017 12:20 PM
  

The applications for the 2017-2018 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now 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 prioritize students who wish to study abroad for a period longer than six months (with the exception of students majoring in STEM fields). In exchange for funding, Boren Scholarship recipients commit to provide service in any federal government agency for at least one year after graduation.

Award Amounts:

Scholarship:

$20,000 for a full academic year

$10,000 per semester

$8,000 for summer (8+ weeks)

 

Fellowship:

$24,000 for overseas study

$30,000 for a combination of domestic and overseas study

 

For more information about the Boren Awards and to access the application, visit www.borenawards.org.

 

Application deadline:

Boren Fellowship On-campus Deadline is January 30, 2017 (for graduates)

Boren Scholarship On-campus Deadline is February 7, 2017 (for undergraduates)

 

If you are interested in studying abroad and don’t know where to start, email 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 Education1/27/2017 12:18 PM
  

If you want to know what schools should do differently to make sure that every child succeeds and goes to college, this year’s Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecturer, Dr. Steve Perry, principal of Capital Prep Charter School, is sure to interest you. To prepare for his visit, the Bonner & Bonner book group is going to read part of his book, Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking a Fight, and part of 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. The book group will meet 3 times in February; dates and times will be set after the initial signup period based on participants’ input. Current options are: Sunday afternoon or evening, Tuesday evening, Friday afternoon or evening. If you are interested in participating, email moderator Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) by noon on Friday, February 3.


 Mahoney, University Libraries and Archives1/27/2017 12:14 PM
  

Help Hornets for Hope name our mascot!   Bring your change.  The jar with the most change will name our mascot for our organization.  Stop by on Friday from 10-1 to see how you can change a life.  ​

For more information about Hornets for Hope:Students Against Suicide contact:

Ashleigh Burdorf aburdorf@g.emporia.edu
Melissa Kurtenbach1/26/2017 12:46 PM
  

Recreation Services is offering several great opportunities to get involved and improve your health!

Healthy Hornet

Registration deadline: January 30

January 30 through February 28

Intramural Basketball

Registration deadline: January 31

February 2 through March 8

Fitness 2.0

Date of event: February 8
Location: Emporia State Student Recreation Center
Recreation Services1/26/2017 12:11 PM
  

The Art Department presents the opening reception of Patrick Martin's Sculpture Sabbatical Exhibition in the Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery. It will be held today from 5-7 p.m. in the Bruder Theater Lobby, located in King Hall. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition will present some of the products Patrick Martin created during this extended period of personal research. 


 Roberta Eichenberg 1/26/2017 12:09 PM
  

Hello Hornet Faculty and Staff,

The athletic department would like to show our appreciation and invite all faculty and staff to the Lady Hornet and Hornet basketball games on Wednesday, February 1st against Fort Hays State University. You will receive free admission to the event with a valid Hornet ID card. The games are scheduled for 5:30 and 7:30 tip offs.

 

I hope to see many of you there!!​

Jason Santangelo1/26/2017 12:07 PM
  

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for their overnight diversity leadership retreat. Mosaic brings together students from all walks of life to learn about the power of diversity & inclusion through hands on activities and deep conversations with other students. This year’s theme is: Millennial’s in Action!

Register for this FREE EVENT online at www.emporia.edu/diversity

1.       Go to www.emporia.edu/diversity

2.       Click on Diversity Programming

3.   Scroll down and click on Mosaic of ESU Diversity Leadership Retreat

4.       Fill out Registration form​

Registration deadline is February 10th!

Deanna Williams1/26/2017 12:06 PM
  

ESU Cricket club will arrange a game on Friday (tomorrow) at the Rec Center between 4:00 to 6:00 pm this week. If you have free time and are looking for fun, join us.

ESU Cricket Club1/26/2017 12:04 PM
  

"The MSA student organization will have its first meeting this semester to discuss agenda items such as huge activities fair, speaker, volunteering, service community hours, cultural and educational activities, etc... You are all welcome to join us at this meeting.​

Date:   Jan 27, 2017

Day:    Friday(tomorrow)

Time:  3:30PM

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

 MSA1/26/2017 12:02 PM
  

Join us at the Spring Huge Activities Fair on Wednesday, February 1st from 8:30AM-2:30PM on Main Street in the Memorial Union. This is a free and exciting event for all students! 


Over 50 different campus and community organizations will be present to explore and to join. Not to mention, free food and giveaways!! 

We look forward to seeing you!

For questions regarding this event, email jwood3@g.emporia.edu. ​
Center for Student Involvement1/26/2017 12:01 PM
  

Emporia State University invites you to study abroad at Aalen University, Germany!! Located about an hour east of Stuttgart and 2 hours northwest of Munich.​

The opportunity is open to all students in the areas of business, management, chemistry, and computer sciences. Aalen University offers a wide variety of courses in English. However, it is advisable that student take German as a second language program to facilitate cultural immersion. 

 

As part of the exchange, students pay tuition and fees at Emporia State University while abroad. Students pay for their living expenses –housing and meals- in Germany.

 

If interested, talk about this opportunity to your academic advisor and come to the Office of International Education (OIE).

 

If you are not studying business, chemistry or computer science, and would still like to study abroad in Germany, we have other options for you. Come to the OIE to learn about these opportunities!

 

For more information on studying abroad, please visit http://emporia.edu/oie/study-abroad/ or contact the OIE, oie1@emporia.edu or 620-341-5374.

the Office of International Education1/25/2017 1:49 PM
  
The University Libraries and Archives and the Emporia Public Library are co-sponsoring a new monthly series called Basic Adulting 101. These programs will focus on topics relevant to new adults, such as managing stress, taking care of your first home, dealing with emergencies, managing your own finances, basic automotive care, etc. The first program will be in the Memorial Union Greek Room TONIGHT from 5-6:30 and will focus on stress management. You will have a chance to meet campus and community organizations, see a few short demonstrations, and do some fun hands-on activities! Come for all or part of the session as your schedule permits. Feel free to contact contact Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) at the ESU Libraries and Archives or Tiffany Fay (620-412-6877) at the Emporia Public Library with questions or requests for future topics.

Posted by Megan Mahoney, Lifelong Learning Librarian, ESU Libraries & Archives1/25/2017 1:04 PM
  

Join the IT Security team and the IT Help Desk for one of two workshop sessions hosted on National Clean Out Your Computer Day! Learn how to bring your home computer up to speed and keep a clean machine!

Monday, February 13, 2017

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Richel Lab, Cremer Hall 193

*RSVP now to fwillenb@emporia.edu

Space is limited!!​

All ESU students and employees are invited!

Information Technology1/25/2017 12:59 PM
  

Tonight come stop by the Didde Catholic Center for Hot Coco and Desserts! Mass is at 8pm with adoration following at 8:30 and concluding at 9:30, then we will all gather in the social hall! Cant make it to mass and adoration? Just stop by in at adoration and come pray with the Lord, you wont regret it! Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Didde Catholic Campus Center1/25/2017 12:58 PM
  

PRIDE will be having their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 7:30 pm in the Veteran's Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!


Deidre K. Elrod, President of PRIDE1/25/2017 12:56 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, stinger salad, dinner rolls, balsamic roasted vegetables, orzo with eggplant & red pepper, lemon chicken parmesan, fettuccine noodles, pot roast with harvest vegetables, and birthday Corky cupcakes.             
the 2017 Founders’ Day Committee1/25/2017 12:55 PM
  

H. Merle Endly, whose family has a long history with Emporia State University dating back to early 1900s when ESU was Kansas State Normal School, established this scholarship to honor his sister Virginia Endly. The scholarship will be equal to current undergraduate in-state tuition and fees, the current residence hall fee (double room) including the full meal plan, and the current average cost of books for a full-time student in good academic standing. Recipients are eligible to reapply.  Graduate and undergraduate students may apply.  International students may apply.

Current ESU students may submit an unofficial transcript from BuzzIn.

Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017 by 5 p.m.

http://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/#Endly

Send questions to ESUScholarships@emporia.edu

Post to Students by Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services

 

Jaime Morris1/25/2017 12:53 PM
  

ESU's Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society is meeting Wednesday at 7pm in Visser Hall room 129! We will be focusing on membership and academic achievement. SAL is a student lead leadership and service honor society for all majors and open to Undergraduate and Graduate students! Contact emporia@salhonors.org for more information or if you have any questions.

Megan Hilbish1/25/2017 12:50 PM
  

Marketing & Media Relations is working on a website to promote the various camps and academies the university offers.

The web page will list any event that brings to campus pre-college students to learn something (rather than competitions). These could be day camps, residential camps or one-day sessions.

Please send information about these activities to Brandy Nance at bnance@emporia.edu by Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.​

Marketing & Media Relations1/24/2017 1:38 PM
  

Sign up for the Diversity Book Club offered by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the CSI! You can Sign Up and pick up your book on January 25th – February 3rd. Our meetings for Black History month will be:​

  • Tuesday, February 7th
  • Tuesday, February 14th 
  • Tuesday, February 21st
  • Tuesday, February 28th

 

All meetings will take place in the Diversity Lounge from 5:00pm – 5:45pm.

 

Book: Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by: Marc Lamont Hill

Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We’ve heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of America’s current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be “Nobody.”​

Deanna Williams1/24/2017 1:37 PM
  

Welcome to attend the 2017 First ESU Marketing Club Meeting this Wednesday, at 3:30 pm in the Roe R. Cross Conference Room located on the second floor of Cremer Hall.


We will be discussing many exciting events coming up this semester as well as our goals for this year, especially the AMA National Conference at St.Louis in February. Feel free to bring a friend as well! We welcome all people to attend regardless of majors!


When: Jan 25th(Wednesday), at 3:30 pm

Where: Roe R. Cross Conference Room, CH


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Kaiyuan Wu, President of ESU Marketing Club1/24/2017 1:20 PM
  

15th Avenue between Merchant Street and Morse Drive is now open, as is the parking lot on the west side of Science Hall and Cremer Hall.

Emporia city crews have repaired the broken water main and are patching the hole in 15th Avenue. Traffic flow on 15th Avenue will be restricted while lanes are narrowed to move traffic around the hole in the pavement.

In addition, drivers in the parking lot will exit directly onto Merchant Street through the gated entrance directly south of 15th Avenue.​

Although 15th Avenue is open, using alternate routes is advised to avoid excessive congestion.

 Emergency Management1/24/2017 1:09 PM
  

The Healthy Hornet Challenge is designed to encourage healthier living through the 7 dimensions of wellness. This program includes incentives to develop a commitment to healthy choices. This opportunity is FREE for ALL students, faculty, and staff. ESU Faculty/staff will also have free access to the student recreation center while participating in the event. 

For 30 Days- January 30, 2017, through February 28, 2017,- your challenge is to gain as many points as possible each week, submit weekly score forms, and get healthy!

For more information about dates, deadlines, AWESOME prizes, and more, please visit our website!

http://www.emporia.edu/recsport/events/fitness-challenge.html


Recreation Services1/24/2017 1:08 PM
  

COME CHECK OUT THE FLASH SALE ON CLEARANCE ONLY!….HAPPENING THURSDAY JANUARY 26….9-5 MEMORIAL UNION BOOKSTORE

Memorial Union Bookstore1/24/2017 1:06 PM
  

Come join Peterson Planetarium on Thursday, January 26th from 6:30 pm-7:45 pm for our weekly NASA series! This year, the history of Unmanned Space Exploration from Voyager to New Horizons and beyond, with a focus on the Helios Probes and Viking this week. After landing on the moon, now we investigate the sun and work with Germany to reach Mars.
Admission is free, seating limited, 620-341-5636 for reservations.

Dr. Susan Aber1/24/2017 1:05 PM
  

The Interdisciplinary Secondary Education Alliance is having their first meeting of the semester!

Join us Wednesday January 25th at 7 pm in Visser Hall, room 128.  
ISEA is open to all secondary education majors. ​
Lillian Lingenfelter1/24/2017 1:04 PM
  

​Faculty and Staff, 

The ESU Ambassadors invite you to nominate a student for the Newberg Outstanding Senior Award. Click here to nominate one ESU senior who is outstanding in the areas of academics, honors/awards, campus involvement, and community service.  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. 

To nominate a senior, please fill out the Senior Nomination Form online or contact Nikki Metz at nmetz1@emporia.edu to request a printable form. 

Nominations are due 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 Metz1/24/2017 1:03 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 Office  1/24/2017 12:57 PM
  

​Career Services is excited to announce the addition of a new chat feature to our website! Career Counselors will be available during walk-in hours, Monday – Thursday, 1 pm – 3 pm, via chat to answer all of your quick career questions. Simply click the gold chat button in the lower right corner on our website, www.emporia.edu/careerservices from your desktop or mobile device to get started. Please note that this service will not replace our office walk-in hours, and counselors will still be available to assist students who prefer to meet in-person

Career Services1/24/2017 12:53 PM
  

Interested in joining Union Activities Council (UAC)? Walk on in and enjoy a free taco in the Memorial Union's Center for Student Involvement this Wednesday, January 25th, from 3:30- 5:00 p.m! UAC is the premiere event planning organization for Emporia State University, intended to provide well rounded entertainment to students. Learn more about UAC and how to get involved. We can't wait to see you there!

Union Activities Council1/24/2017 12:50 PM
  

Come see Elliot Zimet on February 1st from 10:30-12:30 outside the Center For Student Involvement as he uses a twist of magic and illusion to captivate his audiences. This America’s Got Talent semi-finalist has surprised many judges and celebrities with his acts.

Union Activities Council1/24/2017 12:49 PM
  

Do you have an outstanding advisor?  If so, nominate your advisor for the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.  Each year at least one advisor wins.  Complete the application form at www.emporia.edu/sac in the gold bubble along the right-side column.  Due February 10, 2017.

ESU Academic Advising Committee1/24/2017 12:46 PM
  

Group fitness classes start today at the Student Rec Center!

We have several new classes this semester and offering existing classes at new times so make sure to check out the schedule on our website! http://www.emporia.edu/recsport/fitness-and-wellness/class-schedule.html

If you are not familiar with the classes, here is a brief description of what each one has to offer:
Better Body - Get a better body with a combination of individual and partner exercises consisting of full body circuit training. This class will not only make you sweat, but strengthen your muscles and increase your cardio stamina.
Zumba – A fun dance and aerobic that brings in Latin and international music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and is fun and easy to do. Zumba features aerobic fitness interval training with a combination different rhythms of dance moves. 
Restorative Yoga – A great way to recover your body while focusing on breathing and proper yoga technique and improve flexibility and core strength at a slower pace
Yoga Flow – A quick morning Yoga focusing on breathing, flexibility, and getting your mind right for the day
Power Yoga – A more advanced Yoga class that will challenge your core and make you sweat while working on your flexibility
Morning Abs – A quick 30-minute ab workout to jump start your day with a fun and challenging workout
BootyCamp – This class will help strengthen the lower body with a large emphasis on the glutes! Male and females are welcome. This 30-minute class will ensure that you work up a sweat, while focusing not only on lower body, but also flexibility 
Kenpo Core – A fun dance workout that burns calories combining fun an challenging moves
Max 30 -  A 30 minute HIIT workout that has been known to dubbed as “the most intense 30 minutes of your day!”​
Recreation Services1/23/2017 1:42 PM
  

Please be sure to attend the Black Student Union Meeting TONIGHT, at 6:00 pm in the PKP (Phi Kappa Phi) room located near the Office of International Education. 

We will be discussing the exciting events coming up this semester as well as our goals for the new year. Feel free to bring a friend as well! We encourage all people to attend regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender, ability etc. so please don't feel that this may not be a community for you to explore and learn more about. 
When: Tonight, at 6:00 pm
Where: Phi Kappa Phi ​
We look forward to seeing you there!​
Kayla Gilmore 1/23/2017 1:40 PM
  

Global Friends or GFriends at ESU is a student program that promotes cultural integration among ESU students through friendship. It is specifically designed for new international students to assist with their cultural adjustment during their first year in ESU and cultural preparation for students wishing to study or work abroad.

Who can join this program?

· New international student who is interested to be paired up with a returning ESU student.

· Study abroad participant who wishes to get connected with a student from the intended country or region.

· ESU student who has been in ESU for at least one academic year (fall and spring) in order to be paired up with new international student(s). Student would be expected to share information about ESU and American culture.

·  An international student who is interested to share his/her culture with a study abroad participant as cultural preparation.

·   Any student who is either taking a course related to multiculturalism or interested in expanding their experience with diverse populations for professional or personal development.

 

Why join this program?

This program provides cultural and educational support system for both international and domestic students. GFriends helps and supports each other through cultural and educational exchanges. This program also provides opportunity to enhance the competency and leadership skills in cross-culture environment. 

 

How do I sign up?

You can sign up online: https://www.emporia.edu/oie/current-students/gfriends.html

Check out the Gfriends Night fall 2016 video here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ESUOIE/videos/?ref=page_internal

 

Sign up by Friday, January 27 so that we can find you a friend before the first meeting scheduled on February 3rd.

 

If you have any questions, please email rsmith25@emporia.edu​ 

The Office of International Education1/23/2017 1:39 PM
  

The 2017 Dodgeball Tournament is just 2 days away! Check in is at 5:30 pm and the tournament starts at 6:00 pm at the Student Rec Center. There are men, women, and co-ed divisions that are FREE for all students, faculty, and staff.

Registration is open until January 25 and can be completed at imleagues.com. For more details about the tournament and other upcoming events, please visit emporia.edu/recsport.​
Recreation Services1/23/2017 1:38 PM
  
The registration deadline for Intramural Basketball is Tuesday, January 31! Go IMLEAGUES.COM to get your team signed up!​
There are men, women, and co-ed divisions for this league. Games will be played February 2 through March 8. There is a $30 fee per team.
The champions of each league will receive a free champion t-shirt! Go to emporia.edu/recsport for more details!
Recreational Services, students1/23/2017 1:37 PM
  

The University Libraries and Archives and the Emporia Public Library are co-sponsoring a new monthly series called Basic Adulting 101. These programs will focus on topics relevant to new adults, such as managing stress, taking care of your first home, dealing with emergencies, managing your own finances, basic automotive care, etc. The first program will be in the Memorial Union Greek Room on January 25 from 5-6:30 and will focus on stress management. You will have a chance to meet campus and community organizations, see a few short demonstrations, and do some fun hands-on activities! Feel free to contact contact Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) at the ESU Libraries and Archives or Tiffany Fay (620-412-6877) at the Emporia Public Library with questions or requests for future topics.

 ​
 Megan Mahoney, Lifelong Learning Librarian, ESU Libraries & Archives1/23/2017 1:35 PM
  

The Gateway Review is scheduled for:

Monday, January 30

8:30-10:00pm

ACES

Second Floor WAW library on the main campus or 

Join us via Zoom at the invitation below

Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Spring 2017 Gateway Review

Time: Jan 30, 2017 8:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://emporiastate.zoom.us/j/9744235432

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,9744235432# or +16465588656,9744235432#

Or Telephone:

-Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

-Meeting ID: 974 423 5432

-International numbers available: https://emporiastate.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=WZ1A13w0J8dWude_LZelCHhmsLFDGK5p

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

-H.323: 

        162.255.37.11 (US West)

        162.255.36.11 (US East)

        221.122.88.195 (China)

        115.114.131.7 (India)

        213.19.144.110 (EMEA)

-Meeting ID: 974 423 5432​

-SIP: 9744235432@zoomcrc.com

Gary Rapp1/23/2017 1:34 PM
  

The Center for Early Childhood Education is seeking Kitchen Assistants for our morning shift.  Days may be flexible, but suitable candidates must be available from 7:30 to 10 am.  See job posting on student employment board for application information.


Keely Persinger1/23/2017 1:32 PM
  

Spend 5 weeks in France and earn 6 US semester credits!! CEPA Foundation is providing a 5-week study abroad opportunity this summer in Strasbourg, France. Classes and accommodation will be in a castle!  

 

Dates: June 26 – July 29, 2017

Credits: 6 hours

Classes: Intercultural Communication & Global Leadership

Cost: $5,790

        Includes:

· Two courses (listed above)

· Accommodation at the castle

· Visits & Excursions

· Airport pick up

· Daily breakfast

· Welcome & Farewell dinners

· Public transportation pass

· Comprehensive professional program

· Orientation

· Wi-fi, laundry, facilities

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1100344872381&ca=a574d8df-d12a-45e4-bfd9-6404f9e68827

 

There are scholarships available!

·  Emerging Global Leaders Scholarship - $2,500

·  Intercultural Leadership Scholarship - $500

·  Gilman Scholarship – up to $3,000

·   ESU Travel Grant - $800

 

ESU study abroad packet due March 24th and CEPA application due March 31st! Stop by the Office of International Education for more information or email oie1@emporia.edu

the Office of International Education1/23/2017 1:31 PM
  

Ever wonder what strange things coroners see? What the dead say to them?  Come hear Dr. Charley Glenn, the Shawnee County Coroner, talk about some of his most interesting cases at 4pm on Monday, January 30th in Science Hall 72.  This seminar is open to all students and faculty.


 Dr. Melissa Bailey1/23/2017 1:26 PM
  

Hornets for Hope will be holding our first meeting of the semester tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Roe Cross Room upstairs in the Memorial Union.  Join us for an evening of fun!  Learn about all the activities we have for the upcoming semester.  Hope to see you there!

For more information regarding the organization, please contact:

Ashleigh Burdorf/President @ aburdorf@g.emporia.edu or
Sammie Bellavia/Vice-President @ sbellav1@g.emporia.edu
Melissa Kurtenbach1/23/2017 1:24 PM
  

Save the date! This semester’s Game Night at the Library, sponsored by the Office for International Education and the ESU University Libraries and Archives, will be on Thursday, February 9, from 7-10 pm. Join us for a variety of games, food, and fun! Contact Noble Orajiato (norajiat@emporia.edu) or Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) with questions.

Megan Mahoney, University Libraries and Archives1/20/2017 1:27 PM
  

ESU Cricket club will arrange a game on Friday (today) at the Rec Center between 4:00 to 6:00pm this week. If you have free time and are looking for fun, join with us.


The ESU cricket club1/20/2017 12:11 PM
  
Confused about OneDrive and how to use it?  Want to beat the deadline for moving your files from Y:\ drive?  Watch the announcements for several training opportunities coming in February!  IT is planning multiple events to help you with hands-on training.  Stay tuned…
Information Technology1/20/2017 12:10 PM
  

Nominate an ESU Mentor by Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 on Hornet Life. 

Can you think of someone who has inspired, helped, or influenced you during your time as ESU? If so, please submit them as a nominee for an ESU Mentor Award by following this link https://emporia.collegiatelink.net/form/start/116954. Nominees will be selected to recieve the ESU Alumni Mentor Award, the ESU Faculty and Staff Mentor Award, and the ESU Student Mentor Award. These three awards will be given at the Mentor Awards Reception on Tuesday, January 31st in the Center for Student Involvement in Memorial Union at 3:00PM-4:00PM. Please feel free to attend this special event! It will be a time to mingle, snack, and celebrate those who make Emporia State University an amazing place for students to grow!

Please contact Joey Wood jwood3@g.emporia.edu with any questions, thank you!

 

Center for Student Involvement1/20/2017 8:20 AM
  

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.  We will also "ring the bell" to announce and celebrate legacy gifts from alumnae Mildred Caldwell and Colleen Thebo for The Teachers College.

The menu for the lunch will include mixed green salad, stinger salad, dinner rolls, balsamic roasted vegetables, orzo with eggplant & red pepper, lemon chicken parmesan, fettuccine noodles, pot roast with harvest vegetables, and birthday Corky cupcakes.             

2017 Founders’ Day Committee1/20/2017 8:19 AM
  

​Unwind Knit and Crochet Club is having its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, January 25 at 5 p.m. Come and bring your projects, or come to learn! Beginners are welcome. We will meet at Ellen Plumb's Bookstore (1101 Commercial St.) See you there!

Sarah Harrington1/20/2017 8:16 AM
  

Come join us for a faith filled evening this Sunday the 22nd at 8:15pm that starts off with FREE FOOD! Then dive deeper with Father and Focus Missionaires then hear some testemonies from SEEK 2017! 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 Center1/20/2017 8:15 AM
  

The 2017 Dodgeball Tournament will be held on January 25 at the Student Rec Center! Check in is at 5:30 pm and the tournament starts at 6:00 pm. There are men, women, and co-ed divisions that are FREE for all students, faculty, and staff.

Registration is open until January 25 and can be completed at imleagues.com. For more details about the tournament and other upcoming events, please visit emporia.edu/recsport.

 

Recreation Services1/19/2017 2:11 PM
  

​The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment is now seeking nominations for our annual ASSESSMENT CHAMPIONS Award!  If you would like to nominate a faculty or staff member, click HERE to complete the short nomination form.   

What is an Assessment Champion?  The Assessment Champion Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of ESU faculty and staff in continuously improving the student learning experience using assessment as a change agent.  Nominations are made by the campus community and the Student Learning Assessment Council votes for the annual award winners. The award includes a "Recognition Letter, an Award Plaque and a $250 stipend."

Previous years' Assessment Champions are:

2016 Academic Year

Dipak Ghosh, PhD – Professor – Economics – School of Business

Melissa Reed, PhD – Associate Professor – Elementary Education, Early Childhood, and Special Education – The Teachers College

Mallory Koci, MS – Instructor – Interdisciplinary Studies and Ethnic & Gender Studies – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Matthew Howe, PhD – Associate Professor – Health, Physical Education, and Recreation – The Teachers College

Andrew Smith, PhD – Associate Professor – School of Library and Information Management

2015 Academic Year

Diane Nutbrown, PhD – Assistant Professor – Physical Sciences – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Darla Mallein, PhD – Associate Professor – Social Sciences Secondary Education –College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Kenneth Thompson, PhD – Professor – Physical Sciences – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Tim Burnett, PhD – Associate Professor – Biological Sciences – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Rob Cattlett, MS – Assistant Professor – Mathematics and Economics – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2014 Academic Year

Kenna Reeves, MS – Instructor – Communication and Theatre – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Cynthia Kane, MLS – Professor of University Libraries and Archives – Director of ULA Assessment

Deborah Gerish, PhD – Associate Professor – Social Sciences – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Christopher Blankenship, PhD – Assistant Professor – English, Modern Languages, and Journalism – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Brian Miller, PhD – Associate Professor – Social Sciences – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

I'm looking forward to receiving nominations!

Dr. JoLanna “Jo” Kord, Assistant Provost1/19/2017 1:32 PM
  

Are you looking for community service hours this spring? Well the new Corky's Career Closet in Visser Hall is looking for steady volunteers to help organize the clothing. If you're interested, email Dr. Lickteig at alicktei@emporia.edu​.

The Interdisciplinary Secondary Education Alliance1/19/2017 12:53 PM
  

Education majors: are you in need of professional clothing for tutoring, field experiences, student teaching, or interviews? Stop by the new Corky's Career Closet in VH 341 for FREE clothing, accessories, and hygiene items. Right now, the closet is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:30-3:30, or by appointment (just email Dr. Lickteig at alicktei@emporia.edu​).

Amanda Lickteig, Associate Director of Secondary Education1/19/2017 12:52 PM
  

Five projects were selected by the panel of judges for the fall 2016 Kathrine K. White Faculty Incentive Grant.  A total of $6,700 was given in grants to the following recipients:

-Sonja Ezell - Read To Your Bunny Project

-Brian Hollenbeck and Qiang Shi -  Using 3-D Printing Projects to Create a Highly Impactful Learning Experience

-Dr. Amanda Lickteig – Buzzing With Connectivity: Technology Applications for Future Secondary Teachers

-Dr. Alivia Allison – A Geo-archaeological Investigation of the Fruitland Schoolhouse Using LiDAR Technology and Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at the Ross Natural History Reservation

-Martin Cuellar – International Performance Tour for ESU Students​

Lindsay Thompson1/19/2017 12:49 PM
  

No you see now you don't. Come join us In the Memorial Union Main Street from 10:30- 12:30 on February 1st to see master illusionist Elliot Zimet as he uses a twist of magic and illusion to captivate his audience. 

Joseph Leiter1/19/2017 12:46 PM
  

The Emporia area, including the campus community, has started seeing cases of influenza infection rise.  If you have not yet had your vaccination, it’s not too late!  You can do this in the Student Wellness Center by appointment by calling 620-341-5222 to schedule.  Open to students, staff and faculty, this is covered by most insurances at 100%.  Students who are not insured will pay $10 out-of-pocket.

Student Wellness Center1/19/2017 12:45 PM
  

The Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture: Civic Leadership for the Common Good is scheduled for 7:00 pm the evening of Thursday, March 2, 2017.  The keynote speaker will 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.  Learn more about Dr. Perry at http://www.emporia.edu/bonner/lectures/steve-perry.html

 

The Honors College1/19/2017 12:44 PM
  
Graduate students can apply to receive research support from the Research and Grants Center.  The spring deadline is March 6th.   Grants will pay for operating expenses, lab equipment, chemicals, field research, duplicating, mailings, or research-related travel.  Grants will not pay for salary stipends, conference travel, or thesis binding.  Requests received after the deadline will not be reviewed.   Awards are made up to $500.  Complete guidelines and the application form are available at http://www.emporia.edu/research.  Contact the Research and Grants Center if you have questions.
The Research and Grants Center1/19/2017 12:42 PM
  

The Provost’s office has provided funds to assist faculty with the costs related to research and creative activities. Coordinated through the Research and Grants Center, support will be given for research travel, research supplies and materials, and presenting at out-of-state conferences.  Preference will be given to requests for research supplies and materials and research-related travel such as: travel to a research library, field research, or travel to collect data, as well as research involving students.  Requests for seed money or pilot projects with potential for external funding will receive priority. The deadline for requests for January – June 2017 must be submitted by February 10.  A subcommittee of the Faculty Research and Creativity Committee will be selected to make the awards, which must be expended or encumbered by June 30, 2017.  Applications must be submitted on the form provided at www.emporia.edu/research.

Research and Grants Center1/19/2017 12:39 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.​

The Associate Provost Office1/19/2017 12:37 PM
  

The Ghostlight project is a nationwide event. On January 19th, 2017, at 5:30pm in each time zone across the country, we will gather outside of theaters to create a “light” for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Please join ESU theatre and the Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega at 5:30 pm on January 19th, outside between Roosevelt and Beach. Bring a light (can be a flashlight, the light from your cellphone, or any light source), and please have it turned off when you arrive. All are welcome.​

Daniel Matisa1/19/2017 12:35 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 Catterson1/19/2017 12:08 PM
  

First day of classes, and already a writing assignment — with a chance to win a scholarship!

 

Emporia State University has been changing lives since 1863. Thanks to the President’s Community Advisory Council, ESU President Allison Garrett has $1,863 in scholarship money to give away.

 

If you are an ESU student who best tells about something at Emporia State University that changed your life, you could have an opportunity to win.

 

The rules are simple, but the deadline is quickly approaching. So give it some thought and write your essay.

Rules for the $1863 scholarship essay competition:

 

·         Open to all ESU students (both undergraduate and graduate), EXCEPT those graduating in May 2017.

·         Write an essay of 750 to 1,000 words about something at Emporia State University that changed your life. (Word limit will be strictly enforced; title does not count in word limit.)

·         By submitting your essay, you agree that it may be quoted or published in full by the university and released to media.

·         Do not include your name on the essay itself; they will be blind-judged.

·         Complete the entry form* and attach it as a cover sheet.

·         Submit entries in person at Marketing and Media Relations, 005 Plumb Hall; or via email to Gwen Larson at glarson1@emporia.edu.

·         Deadline for all entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.

·         Judges reserve the right to divide the scholarship for more than one recipient.

 

*Entry forms may be picked up in the Center for Student Involvement in the Memorial Union; at Marketing and Media Relations, 005 Plumb Hall; or downloaded at http://bit.ly/2k0NwXc. (When you click the link, the Word document should automatically download.)

 

Questions? Contact Gwen Larson at glarson1@emporia.edu.​

 Marketing & Media Relations1/18/2017 1:54 PM
  

First Chinese Student and Scholar Association meeting this Friday (1/20/2017)

Hello all! Hope you all have a great winter break. On January 20th, 2017 (1/20/2017), 3:00pm -5:00 pm, the Chinese Student and Scholar Association will have our first meeting at Cremer Hall Roe Cross 204. Welcome all students to come and join us. Also, we have invited the advisors of School of Business, they will tell us:

·         How to select courses;

·         How to prepare Gmat;

·         How to find an internship;

If you are preparing to find a job in the U.S., it is a good chance to have an idea and get to know about it!

Another important message is that the Chinese Student and Scholar Association will hold the2017 Spring Gala on February 10th to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year:

·         Showcase your talents!

·         If you have any talent or you want to get involved, please join us in the meeting (1/20/2017)!

·         If you cannot come, please contact us (hchen5@g.emporia.edu)!

Hope to see you all there!

Hailin Chen1/18/2017 1:11 PM
  

The University Libraries and Archives and the Emporia Public Library are co-sponsoring a new monthly series called Basic Adulting 101. These programs will focus on topics relevant to new adults, such as managing stress, taking care of your first home, dealing with emergencies, managing your own finances, basic automotive care, etc. The first program will be in the Memorial Union Greek Room on January 25 from 5-6:30 and will focus on stress management. You will have a chance to meet campus and community organizations, see a few short demonstrations, and do some fun hands-on activities! Feel free to contact contact Megan Mahoney (mmahone1@emporia.edu) at the ESU Libraries and Archives or Tiffany Fay (620-412-6877) at the Emporia Public Library with questions or requests for future topics.

Megan Mahoney1/18/2017 12:19 PM
  

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & The Honors College Presents:

 

Nina Turner, 2017 MLK Speaker

January 20th, 2017

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Skyline, Memorial Union

 

Offering a powerful narrative of overcoming adversity, Nina Turner is a captivating Orator who puts political and social trends into an unparalleled perspective.

 Deanna Williams1/18/2017 12:18 PM
  

​The applications for the 2017-2018 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now 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 prioritize students who wish to study abroad for a period longer than six months (with the exception of students majoring in STEM fields). In exchange for funding, Boren Scholarship recipients commit to provide service in any federal government agency for at least one year after graduation.

The application can be accessed at www.borenawards.org.

Application deadline:

Boren Scholarship Campus Deadline is January 16, 2017

If you are interested in studying abroad and don't know where to start, email 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 Education1/18/2017 10:21 AM
  

National Clean Out Your Computer Day – Feb. 13th

Join us for one of two workshop sessions to learn how to keep a clean machine!

9:30 – 10:30 am

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Richel Lab, Cremer Hall 193

*RSVP now to fwillenb@emporia.edu

Space is limited!!

World Back Up Day – March 31st

Learn how to back up your files and take the pledge!

World Password Day – May 4th

Check your password strength and learn how to make your passwords secure!

Stay tuned for more details!

Information Technology1/18/2017 10:20 AM
  

​Unwind Knit and Crochet Club is having its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, January 25 at 5 p.m. Come and bring your projects, or come to learn! Beginners are welcome. We will meet at Ellen Plumb's Bookstore (1101 Commercial St.) See you there!

Sarah Harrington1/18/2017 10:19 AM
  

​Do you have an OUTSTANDING advisor?  If so, nominate your advisor for the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.  Each year at least one advisor wins.  Complete the application form (http://www.emporia.edu/sac/documents/ESU-Academic-Advising-Award-Nomination-Form-2017.pdf) by February, 2017.

ESU Academic Advising Committee1/18/2017 10:03 AM
  

​The registration deadline for Intramural Basketball is Tuesday, January 31! Go IMLEAGUES.COM to get your team signed up!

There are men, women, and co-ed divisions for this league. Games will be played February 2 through March 8. There is a $30 fee per team.

The champions of each league will receive a free champion t-shirt! Go to emporia.edu/recsport for more details!

 

Recreational Services1/17/2017 1:04 PM
  

​ACES, which includes academic support for Writing, Math for Elementary Education, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Psychology and Research & Citation opens Monday, January 23. Hours for the Spring semester may be found by visiting www.emporia.edu/aces. If you would like a pdf copy of the schedule to post in your department, please email grapp@emporia.edu to request one.

ACES1/17/2017 12:04 PM
  

​Career Services is excited to announce the addition of a new chat feature to our website! Career Counselors will be available during walk-in hours, Monday – Thursday, 1 pm – 3 pm, via chat to answer all of your quick career questions. Simply click the gold chat button in the lower right corner on our website, www.emporia.edu/careerservices from your desktop or mobile device to get started. Please note that this service will not replace our office walk-in hours, and counselors will still be available to assist students who prefer to meet in-person.

Career Services1/17/2017 8:33 AM
  

​Starting January 17 you must swipe your Student ID to access the Student Recreation Facility. Providing your e-number without a Student ID will no longer be accepted.

Recreation Services1/17/2017 8:31 AM
  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Children's Event

Monday, January 16, 2017 | 10:45am-1:00pm | Memorial Union, Ballroom

Each January, children from all over the Lyon County area come and participate in riveting educational activities geared towards the awareness of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. Dream.  Ages 3 - 11

Candle Light March

Monday, January 16, 2017 | 5:00pm | 1200 Commercial St.

Meet at Plumb Hall

The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in Emporia. We will meet at Plumb Hall and march to First Baptist Church. Candle lights will be provided. Community Dinner will follow at 5:30pm at First Baptist Church, 807 Constitution St. Emporia, KS, 66801. 

Community Celebration – 'Love in Action'

Monday, January 16, 2017 | 7:00pm | First Baptist Church

We honor Dr. King for his work toward racial equality and justice for all people and for his dedication to nonviolence.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion1/12/2017 3:27 PM
  

Hello Fellow Hornets!

​Marketing & Media Relations has 20 copies of the Royals 2016 Official Yearbook available in our office which was part of our marketing campaign last year.  They will be handed out on a first come first serve basis, so if interested stop by our office in Plumb Hall, lower level.  If you want to make sure we still have copies available before making a trip over, please call x5454.

Marketing & Media Relations1/12/2017 12:58 PM
  

There is the prediction of freezing drizzle and ice accumulation starting tomorrow (Friday) afternoon/evening and continuing through the holiday weekend. If icing has occurred please stay off campus if at all possible.  University Facilities, Residential Life Facilities and Memorial Union Facilities will be working to clear the ice as quickly as possible.  Unlike snow, ice is very difficult to break up and move.  It will take salt treatments and Mother Nature to help with the clearing.  Please take extreme care if you come to work over the weekend. There is a chance that power disruptions may occur due to the ice over the weekend.  Please turn off any electrical equipment (especially computers) that are not necessary.  Remember when you return to work on Tuesday that even with cleared walks and entrances, extreme care should be taken due to continual thawing and freezing cycles occurring.  Slick spots can and will appear throughout the day.  Persons with mobility restrictions should take extreme precautions and request assistance when they feel unsure of the conditions. University Facilities (5331) will provide assistance for those who feel they need help from their car to the building.  Everyone should take extra time and be extra careful while this cleanup continues.   Please report any trouble areas to the University Facilities Office (5331) and we will address it as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and please be safe.

Mark Runge, Director of Facilities1/12/2017 12:55 PM
  

​There is the prediction of freezing drizzle and ice accumulation starting Friday afternoon/evening and continuing through the holiday weekend. If icing has occurred please stay off campus if at all possible.  University Facilities, Residential Life Facilities and Memorial Union Facilities will be working to clear the ice as quickly as possible.  Unlike snow, ice is very difficult to break up and move.  It will take salt treatments and Mother Nature to help with the clearing.  Please take extreme care if you come to work over the weekend. There is a chance that power disruptions may occur due to the ice over the weekend.  Please turn off any electrical equipment (especially computers) that are not necessary.  Remember when you return to work on Tuesday that even with cleared walks and entrances, extreme care should be taken due to continual thawing and freezing cycles occurring.  Slick spots can and will appear throughout the day.  Persons with mobility restrictions should take extreme precautions and request assistance when they feel unsure of the conditions. University Facilities (5331) will provide assistance for those who feel they need help from their car to the building.  Everyone should take extra time and be extra careful while this cleanup continues.   Please report any trouble areas to the University Facilities Office (5331) and we will address it as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and please be safe.

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities1/11/2017 3:46 PM
  

​The Student Advising Center and Office of Disability Services in looking for room dividers. If your office has any available, please contact the Student Advising Center or Rachael Richardson at 620-341-5421. Thank you.

Student Advising Center1/11/2017 1:12 PM
  

The 2017 HDF Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN! The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

To qualify for an HDF Scholarship, students must:

  1. Be of Hispanic Heritage.
  2. Graduating/have graduated from a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high school or obtain a general equivalency diploma (GED) from a local organization. (The Greater Kansas City metropolitan area is generally defined as Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.)
  3. Attend/have attended a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high school for the last three years prior to graduation.
  4. Accepted or enrolled in a fully accredited college or university and working toward an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree. (Applicants attending vocational or trade schools are ineligible.)
  5. Enroll or be enrolled as a full-time student. (A minimum 12 credit hours for undergraduate and 9 credit hours for graduate.)

For additional information and application go to  http://hdfkc.org/scholarships.

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services1/10/2017 4:34 PM
  

The newest version of Excellence in Action is available through the university copy center and online. Please use the latest version for distribution and recycle any old copies you may have. A slide deck for use during events also is available. Please see this link for the slide deck: http://bit.ly/2iYcnvs.

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

Marketing & Media Relations1/10/2017 10:46 AM
  

Do you like to Judge?

The annual Kansas District VII FBLA Conference is fast approaching on February 1st, 2017.  The School of Business is in need of judges for events such as Parliamentary Procedures, Sports & Entertainment Management, Business Ethics, Emerging Business Issues, Sales Presentation, etc...

We need assistance from about 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday, February 1st. 

If interested or have questions, please contact Leticia Rust at lrust1@emporia.edu or 341-5232.

BizHornet Center1/10/2017 9:40 AM
  

The Spring Faculty Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17, at 1 pm, in MU 220 Greek Room.  There will be call for nominations for 2nd Vice President of the Faculty.  Don't forget the Spring Assembly immediately following at 2 pm!

 

Andrew Houchins President of the Faculty1/10/2017 9:38 AM
  

Memorial Union Bookstore will be closed Monday Jan. 16, 2017 in recognition of the Martin Luther King Holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday Jan. 17th at 9 a.m.

Memorial Union Bookstore1/9/2017 2:45 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 

 

Information Technology1/9/2017 2:44 PM
  

USPS announced price changes for Mailing & Shipping Services

GREAT NEWS...... the USPS is lowering the cost of postage when you use a postage meter. (And, by the way, they are raising the price of stamps Effective January 22, 2017
 

First-Class® MailOld PriceNew Price
Stamp Prices47 cents49 cents
Postage Meter Prices46.5 cents46 cents (3 cent savings)
Each additional ounce21 cents21 cents
Postcards34 cents34 cents


We think this trend will continue because the Postal Service sees the value of postage meters including benefits such as eliminating trips to the post office, keeping track of postage spend, and the convenience of printing different denominations for letters and packages depending upon your individual needs.

In addition to First-Class Mail, the Postal Service announced changes to Shipping Services which includes popular Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express® service levels. Some prices are going up, some are going down. Your savings depends on how you prepare and send items.

Other rates will show increases so please be aware of how this could impact your mailing and shipping budget.

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Mail Center1/6/2017 11:55 AM
  

​If you have a mentor who has inspired or helped you while at ESU, follow this link https://emporia.collegiatelink.net/form/start/116954 to nominate them for the ESU Alumni Mentor, Faculty/Staff Mentor or Student Mentor Award of 2017. Also, below is a list of events offered in January to Thank a Mentor at ESU. 

Monday, January 23rd: Photo Booth

  • Take a fun video to post on social media for your mentor. 
  • Props available to make your post fun and memorable.
  • Use hashtag #MentorIRL (mentor in real life)
  • 10:00AM-2:00PM/ Memorial Union Main Street

Tuesday, January 24th: Mentor Nominations Due

  • Submit your nominations for Staff/Faculty and Student Mentor Awards on Hornet Life by this date. 

Wednesday, January 25th: Thank a Mentor Day

  • Write a thank you note to your mentor. (Notes will be sent free of charge through campus mail.)
  • 10:00AM-2:00PM/ Memorial Union Main Street

Thursday, January 26th: Magnify Your Mentor

  • Recieve a magnet to hand-deliver to your mentor.
  • 10:00AM-2:00PM/ Memorial Union Main Street

Tuesday, January 31st: Mentoring Award Reception

  • Mix and mingle before Mentor Winners are announced.
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM/ Memorial Union Center for Student Involvement

Please contact Joey Wood jwood3@g.emporia.edu with any questions, thank you!

Center for Student Involvement 1/5/2017 4:04 PM
  

The Huge Activities Fair of Spring 2017 will be taking place on Wednesday, February 1st on Memorial Union Main Street. This is a chance to bring awareness to your organization and interact with awesome students! There will be two time slots available to take part in. Each organization may only participate in one of the time slots, either 8:30AM-11:30AM or 11:30AM-2:30PM. The likelihood of getting your preferred time slot is dependent upon when you submit your Hornet Life form by following the link below.

https://emporia.collegiatelink.net/form/start/117262

Please contact jwood3@g.emporia.edu with any questions!

Center for Student Involvement1/5/2017 4:03 PM
  

​The ESU Instructional Design and Technology Program Faculty would like to invite you to participate as a client for the Spring 2017 Masters Projects! Our goal is to give our students a real-world experience applying the Instructional Design (ID) process, as well as exposing them to potential clients and employers. We are looking for clients in both public and private industry.  So, please pass this along to your colleagues.

Do you need assistance with a problem in your organization that can be solved with training and instruction? Be a client for one of our students! Problem Statements are due Friday, January 13, 2017 and students will begin working on them soon after. Projects will be completed and presented by early May 2017.

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

Zena Colorado Resa1/5/2017 4:02 PM
  

The School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) will be hiring a Graduate Assistant for the Spring 2017 semester to provide technology support in both online and face-to-face environments;  provide tech support via phone, email, and in person; and maintain technology support resources, such as online tutorials and live technology seminars for faculty and students. If interested, contact: Kathie Buckman, kbuckman@emporia.edu.

School of Library and Information Management1/5/2017 4:02 PM
  

Marketing & Media Relations is working on a website to promote the various camps and academies the university offers.

The web page will list any event that brings to campus pre-college students to learn something (rather than competitions). These could be day camps, residential camps or one-day sessions.​

Please send information about these activities to Brandy Nance at bnance@emporia.edu by Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

Marketing & Media Relations​1/5/2017 1:28 PM
  

The Fund for Education Abroad is now accepting applications for their 2017 – 18 application cycle. Application cycle is Summer 2017 – Spring 2018. The deadline for FEA is January 11, 2017. Students do not have to be 100% certain of where they will be studying abroad to be a successful applicant.

Funding Amount: up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer). 4 weeks is the minimum no. of weeks in the summer.

Application components: Application form, financial aid form, and 1 faculty recommendation letter.

Visit this website for more information on application requirements, eligibility, and to start the application:  http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/

For more information about study abroad and study abroad scholarships, visit the Office of International Education, located in the Lower Level of Memorial Union. You can also send us an email oie1@emporia.edu

Office of International Education 1/4/2017 11:59 AM
  

Wow, what a great response for the complimentary registrations for the 2017 Dirty Kanza! Based on the interest, Emporia State will be well represented on the gravel this year.   Congratulations to the following individuals that were first to respond: Scott O'Mara (ESU Employee), Doug Cushenbery (ESU Employee), and Teri Whitson (ESU Graduate Student).

As a reminder, registration for the 2017 Dirty Kansas is less than two weeks away. It opens at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14.  For those who didn't receive a complimentary entry, please use the following link to register for the event.  https://www.bikereg.com/dirty-kanza

Office of the President1/4/2017 11:56 AM
  

Mark your calendars! IT will be hosting another forum to demonstrate OneDrive for staff and faculty next Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 2:00 in the Preston Family Room in MU.  If you attended the one in December, you do not need to attend this one. We'll show you how to install and configure OneDrive, and move your files from Y: drive.  Join us to get your questions answered and be ready for the new year!

 

Information Technology1/4/2017 11:54 AM
  

​Emporia State University is a sponsor for the 2017 Dirty Kanza. Our sponsorship includes three complimentary event entries, which can be used for any of the distance events — 200 miles, 100 miles, 50 miles or 25 miles.

We will give these registrations away on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to use one of the registrations, please email Sarah McKernan at smckerna@emporia.edu with your name and the race you'd like to enter.

Office of the President1/3/2017 2:25 PM
  

Fall 2017 deadline for International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Applications is Friday, February 10th!

Fall 2017 deadline for NSE Applications is Friday, February 24th!

Apply NOW!

Additionally, Emporia State has several great study abroad partner universities that make it an affordable way to study abroad! To check out a list of our international partners click Here!

Important ESU Office of International Education Deadlines to be aware of:

Summer/Fall 2017: March 24th

Spring 2018: October 15th

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

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

Scholarship deadlines:

Fund for Education Abroad deadline is Wednesday, January 11!

Boren Scholarship deadline is Thursday, February 9!

Phi Kappa Phi deadline is Wednesday, February 15!

Gilman Scholarship is also available to apply for!

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

 

Office of International Education1/3/2017 2:22 PM
  

The Office of International Education is pleased to announce two study-abroad opportunities in China:

·         Scholarships for Undergraduate Study in China

 

We are pleased to announce that the Educational Office, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, in Washington, D.C., has approved the Chinese Government Scholarship awards for U.S. undergraduate students attending AASCU member colleges and universities for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. This year, we are able to offer scholarships for one academic year (Sept. 2017 - July 2018), or semester programs in either the Fall (Sept. 2017 - Feb. 2018) or Spring (March 2018 - July 2018). 

 

For more specific information, visit the link below or contact The Office of International Education oie1@emporia.edu

 

http://www.aascu.org/programs/InternationalPrograms/StudyinChina/ 

 

·         2017 China Summer Practicum 

 

AASCU has partnered with Dalian Jiaotong University in Dalian, China to provide American students from AASCU member institutions with a 2017 Summer China Practicum. The two-week study and culture practicum will be held in two cycles, May and June 2017. The program will include Chinese language and cultural learning, field trips to historical sites, workshops on Chinese traditions, food, arts and crafts, as well as visits to companies and industries. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Dalian Jiaotong University, with a description of class hours, on-site cultural activity hours, and practicum hours. The entire practicum could yield up to 1 to 2 transfer credits depending on each individual institution’s credit transfer policy.

 

For more specific information, visit the link below or contact The Office of International Education oie1@emporia.edu

 

http://www.aascu.org/programs/InternationalPrograms/ChinaSummerPracticum/

 

The Office of International Education12/21/2016 12:03 PM
  

The Amateur Recreational Chamber Orchestra (ARCO) is looking for string players who are looking for a fun playing environment!  This is for adults (community, faculty, and college students) who played in high school and would like to continue. This is a low pressure-playing environment as well. This group will meet once a week on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm and we'll meet the first week of ESU school starting (Jan 19th). We will perform once a semester.  There is no joining fee.


Come enjoy the music!

If you (or someone you know) may be interested in playing email Jennifer Demaree at jdemaree@g.emporia.edu!

Follow ESU strings on twitter @esustrings or facebook ESU Strings!​
Jennifer Demaree12/21/2016 12:01 PM
  

Students — news releases about scholarship awards will be sent to your local media while you’re on break. You will receive an email when your news has been shared.​

Every year, there is confusion, so I’m hopeful this will clear it up. The awards being publicized are for the CURRENT school year — 2016-17. You already have used these scholarships for the fall semester (funding for presidential, presidential renewal, departmental, etc.) and they may continue to be part of your financial aid award for the spring semester.

 

Just a gentle reminder — the four-week winter break is a great time to get your information together to apply for scholarships for the NEXT year, 2017-18. Some scholarships have application deadlines in February and March, so you could work on them now before classes begin again. For more information about scholarship opportunities, go to http://www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships/

 

And, the winter break is an ideal time to complete your FAFSA if you haven’t already done so. With a change to an earlier deadline for FAFSA, your application will use tax information from 2015, so you no longer have to wait for taxes to be filed by you or your parents. For more information, go to http://www.emporia.edu/finaid/changes-to-the-fafsa.html.

 

If you have questions about your news releases, please contact Gwen Larson at glarson1@emporia.edu or 620-341-5528. If you have questions about financial aid, scholarships or the FAFSA, please contact Financial Aid at finaid@emporia.edu or 620-341-5457. You can also find information at http://www.emporia.edu/finaid/.​

Marketing & Media Relations12/20/2016 10:40 AM
  

​The final Hornet Announcement digest of 2016 will be sent on Thursday, Dec. 22. Please submit items for that day by 2 p.m. Thursday.

Remember — the ESU campus closes at noon Friday, Dec. 23 and will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2. For more on when we're closed, go to http://www.emporia.edu/news/12/16/2016/university-closed-foundation-open-during-holidays/?

Marketing & Media Relations12/19/2016 1:00 PM
  

If Saturday's weather kept you from walking at either commencement ceremony, you are welcome to walk during May commencement.

If you earned a bachelor's degree and want to participate in May, please contact Tammy McEvoy in Registration at tmcevoy@emporia.edu. If you earned a graduate degree and want to participate in May, please contact Mary Sewell in the Graduate School at msewell@emporia.edu.

Both offices can also send you copies of Saturday's commencement programs that have your name printed in them.

If you ordered any regalia for commencement (cap and gown, master's hood) and neither picked it up nor paid for it, please contact the Memorial Union Bookstore. You can pay with a credit card by phone (620-341-5847) and have your order shipped. If you picked up your regalia already, just save it for May. For questions about regalia, you may contact the bookstore by email: bookstore@emporia.edu.

Registration & Graduate School12/19/2016 12:58 PM
  

ESU Cricket club will arrange a game on Tuesday (tomorrow) and Wednesday at the Rec Center between 3:30 to 5:30pm this week. If you have free time and are looking for fun, join with us.​

Md Ibrahim Kholil12/19/2016 10:35 AM
  

Web Server dotCMS Upgrade on December 19th, 2016

We will be upgrading our public web server dotCMS on December 19th, 2016. The upgrade will require us to temporarily freeze all content updates on dotCMS. Which means you won’t be able to log in to make any changes to web pages during this time. The content freeze will be in place from Dec 19th 12:00 PM to Dec 20th 5:00 PM.

 

Besides the content freeze, the website will be offline for about 4 hours, starting at 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM Dec 19th.

The upgrade will bring some changes for web content authors. To learn more about these changes please visit the link below.

https://emporia.campuspack.net/Groups/webcms/dotCMS_Training#/page/378347641

 ​

University Web Master12/19/2016 9:42 AM
  

Grades are due by Noon tomorrow the 20th!​

Registration​12/19/2016 9:37 AM
  

The University Libraries and Archives has some furniture pieces that we are no longer using.  These pieces will be given away on a first come, first served basis.  If you are interested please contact the Dean’s office at 620-341-5040 by January 20, 2017.  Click on the link for pictures : http://www.emporia.edu/libsv/libraryfurniturepieces.html

ESU Libraries and Archives​12/19/2016 8:17 AM
  

Memorial Union Bookstore will be open Dec. 19-Dec. 23rd.

Monday Dec. 19-Thursday Dec. 22nd 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friday Dec. 23rd 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

The bookstore will be closed from Saturday Dec. 24th-Monday Jan. 1st.​


Happy Holidays

Michael McRell12/19/2016 8:15 AM
  

Next week, while campus is open but students are gone, ESU Dining Services will operate Hornet Express in the Memorial Union on a reduced schedule. The Hornets Nest and Buzzcotti will be closed.​

From Monday, Dec. 19 through Thursday, Dec. 22, HX will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with coffee and pastries available from 8 to 11 a.m. and Sub Connection open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

On Friday, Dec. 23, HX will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts available for breakfast.

 

Remember, campus closes down at noon Friday, Dec. 23.

 


ESU Dining Services12/16/2016 1:57 PM
  

On Tuesday, Jan. 3 — the first day back to work after the holidays — Beach and Visser halls will be closed to the public so that local law enforcement can use the buildings for training.​

If you usually work in those buildings, and would be back to work on Jan. 3, please discuss alternate arrangements with your supervisor now — before winter break.

 

Also, if you park in lots on the east side of campus, note that Market Street between 12th and 13th avenues will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Emergency Management​12/16/2016 1:57 PM
  

​On Tuesday, Jan. 3 — the first day back to work after the holidays — Beach and Visser halls will be closed to the public so that local law enforcement can use the buildings for training.

If you usually work in those buildings, and would be back to work on Jan. 3, please discuss alternate arrangements with your supervisor now — before winter break.

Also, if you park in lots on the east side of campus, note that Market Street between 12th and 13th avenues will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Emergency Management12/16/2016 1:55 PM
  

Next week, while campus is open but students are gone, ESU Dining Services will operate Hornet Express in the Memorial Union on a reduced schedule. The Hornets Nest and Buzzcotti will be closed.

From Monday, Dec. 19 through Thursday, Dec. 22, HX will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with coffee and pastries available from 8 to 11 a.m. and Sub Connection open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Friday, Dec. 23, HX will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts available for breakfast.

Remember, campus closes down at noon Friday, Dec. 23.

ESU Dining Services12/16/2016 1:54 PM
  

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to represent ESU at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka on February 28.  These five were selected from a total of 15 submissions. ​

Ryan Frier, “Wavelet-Based Acoustic Classification of Bird Species;” Adviser: Qiang Shi: Math and Economics


Thomas Houk, “Improved Tracking of Kansas Economic Activity;” Adviser: Marc Fusaro: School of Business


Mary Ralston,        “DNA Barcoding of Blow Fly Species in Coffey County, Kansas;” Adviser: Scott Crupper: Biological Sciences


Janelle Thimmesch, “Identification and Quantification of Ibuprofen in Blood Using HPLC-UV/Vis;” Adviser: Melissa Bailey: Biological Sciences


Randol Wehrbein, “Evidence of the Oldest Healed Limb Bone Fracture in an Early Reptile;” Adviser: Michael Morales: Physical Sciences

Graduate School​12/15/2016 1:51 PM
  

Join the Emporia State University Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Friends as we celebrate the accomplishments of our soon-to-be 2016 Fall Graduates!

What: Instructional Design and Technology Masters Project Presentations

Where: Visser Hall Atrium, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

When: Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at approximately 1:00pm – 4:00pm

(Student Presenters check in and set up begins at 12PM)

 

Presentation Schedule:

 1:00pm: Group Photo

1:15-1:50pm:  Welcome, Introductions and Special Presentation by Milton Knopp & Julie LaCombe , winners of AECT’s 2016 Design & Development Competition.  Introductions in Visser Hall Atrium, 1stfloor.  

 

Due to the large number of student presentations, there will be two different sessions. 

2:00-2:50pm: Session 1 Presenters (includes 9 on campus presentations and one online presentation)
2:50pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-3:50pm: Session 2 Presentations (includes 9 on campus presentations)

 

Want a preview? Watch promotional videos on each project at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbXoXv9XRmlveXu0Fv5yrC7g4iJpdTHHe

 

We hope you can attend.​

Janet Schneider Instructional Design & Technology12/15/2016 8:37 AM
  

The IT Security team hopes everyone had a great semester and would like to wish everyone wonderful holidays!

As we know that this time of the year can be especially stressful, we would like to share some “Tips for Safe Online Shopping” provided by our partner STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Please follow the link below and learn how to stay safe during the busiest shopping time of the year!

https://www.stopthinkconnect.org/resources/preview/tip-sheet-safe-online-shopping

 

For additional resources regarding cybersecurity, check out the following links of our partner initiatives:

https://www.stopthinkconnect.org/resources

https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/

 

We are looking forward to the next semester and will publish a calendar of events at the beginning of the new year.

 

Happy holidays and stay safe!​

Information Technology12/14/2016 11:28 AM
  

The Amateur Recreational Chamber Orchestra (ARCO) is looking for string players who are looking for a fun playing environment!  This is for adults (community, faculty, and college students) who played in high school and would like to continue. This is a low pressure-playing environment as well. This group will meet once a week on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm and we'll meet the first week of ESU school starting (Jan 19th). We will perform once a semester.  There is no joining fee.​

Come enjoy the music!

If you (or someone you know) may be interested in playing email Jennifer Demaree at jdemaree@g.emporia.edu!

Follow ESU strings on twitter @esustrings or facebook ESU Strings!
Jennifer Demaree12/14/2016 9:29 AM
  

There is the prediction of possible freezing drizzle Friday morning. Please take extreme care when you come to work. Facilities crews (including Memorial Union and Residential Life) will be working to clear sidewalks, roads and entries.  Even with cleared walks and entrances, extreme care should be taken due to continual thawing and freezing cycles occurring.  Slick spots can and will appear throughout the day.  Persons with mobility restrictions should take extreme precautions and request assistance when they feel unsure of the conditions. University Facilities (5331) will provide assistance for those who feel they need help from their car to the building.  Everyone should take extra time and be extra careful while this cleanup continues.   Please report any trouble areas to the University Facilities Office (5331) and we will address it as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and please be safe.

Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities12/14/2016 8:07 AM
  

Take a break from finals and come join us tonight for the Shanghai Acrobats of China presented by the Emporia Arts Center!  With over 20 high flying acrobats performing on stage this is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up.  You are sure to leave happy, amazed and refreshed!  Free to all ESU students with Student ID.  Tickets are available at the ID & Ticketing office in the Memorial Union.

 
Date: Tuesday December 13
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Albert Taylor Hall, ESU
 
For questions contact the EAC, 815 Commercial, 620-343-6473​
Emporia Arts Council, Special Events Board​12/13/2016 1:55 PM
  

Sweeten Your Studying with Cookies​

Beginning at 10 am on Wednesday, elves will be delivering cookies throughout the library to sweeten your studying!  We will deliver cookies every hour until we run out of cookies.  So stop by White Library to study and enjoy a sweet treat!

Terri Summey12/13/2016 1:48 PM
  

Do you need to relax from finals and projects?  Stop by the ESU Library’s Learning Commons on Wednesday, Dec. 14th from 4-7 pm to Color Your Stress Away.  Coloring books, a coloring puzzle, coloring pages, and a coloring poster will be available.  Or put your creativity to work for a good cause and make a card for a Senior Citizen. 

Terri Summey12/13/2016 1:47 PM
  

The Center for Early Childhood Education is in need of kitchen assistants for the spring semester.  Food prep and service is an important component of our program here at the center.  If interested in applying please see out job posting at https://www.emporia.edu/studentjobs/job-details-human-resources.html?humres_stud_job_no=17094.                The position is listed as starting as early as 1/4/17 but may start 1/16/17.

Keely Persinger12/13/2016 11:38 AM
  

Hi everyone! I hope that you all survived Dead Week and that you have a good Finals Week!

If you are receiving this email it is because you have shown some interest in attending the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government! The Big XII Council on Black Student Government  is a regional Black Student Governing Body, which consists of the Black Student Governments from institutions in the Big 12 conference. The council was created in 1977 when Black students from all the schools in the Big Eight Conference came together in recognition that they were suffering from similar problems at their respective institutions. Today, the Big XII Conference provides strong, determined, and courageous leadership and advocacy to affect social and academic environments.

This year the conference will be held in Austin, Texas during February 2017! If You are interested in attending there will be a informational meetings on December 13th (This Tuesday) at 6:00pm in the heart of America Room. If you do not attend this meeting you will not be allowed to go to the conference. If you are unable to attend for any reason please contact Kayla or Deanna beforehand!
 
Deanna Williams dwilli33@emporia.edu 
Kayla Gilmore kgilmor1@g.emporia.edu 

Have a great Finals Week. ​​
Michelle Wilkes12/13/2016 11:37 AM
  

The pool will be closed due to repairs/maintenance for the remainder of the day. We will reopen once they are completed. For further information, please contact the recreation center, or visit "Emporia State Recreation Services" page on Facebook.​

Recreation Services12/13/2016 11:04 AM
  

During the upcoming Winter Break, IT will be performing maintenance on all Smart Classroom computers. During this maintenance period, we plan to:

·         Apply all Microsoft Updates

·         Apply all Program updates

·         Removed un used Profiles

As mentioned above, all computers will have any old profiles removed, which means that any saved data will be removed. Please make sure to backup any personal data (presentations, Word documents, etc.) that you have stored on classroom computers by December 19, 2016. You can back these files up to external media or store them on your OneDrive.

 

IT will be performing classroom maintenance December 19th through December 23th.

 

Click here for the maintenance schedule.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the specific classroom computers that you use, please contact the IT Help Desk at 341-5555. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we work through this maintenance period.​

Information Technology12/13/2016 11:03 AM
  

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 Territories, and even Canada! The benefits are numerous including paying ESU Tuition and being able to get that study abroad experience without taking such a big leap!

 

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