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ESU's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will be holding a reception for students and faculty who have been invited to join on April 19. Current members are invited to meet and visit with potential student and faculty members.​

Phi Kappa Phi Meet and Greet

Wednesday, April 19th

4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Phi Kappa Phi room, Memorial Union 

ESU Phi Kappa Phi4/18/2017 12:19 PM

John Blazek the Supervisor of Officials in the KJCCC (Kansas Junior College Collegiate Conference) and the KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference), the NAIA league in Kansas is coming to campus to talk to students about becoming a college basketball official.  

In 3-5 years there may not be enough basketball officials in the state of Kansas to officiate all the games that need to be officiated, so John is out trying to recruit potential candidates.

If you are interested in learning more about this potential career please join us in HPER room 203 this Thursday, April 20 at 8:30am. If you can’t attend and would be interested in learning more about it please contact Whitney Slater- wslater@emporia, so she can pass your information along to John.​

Recreation Services4/18/2017 12:20 PM

Chi Omega will be hosting a Mega Mess on April 19th, 5-7! Come to the old baseball fields and participate in the Chaos for only $5! There will be messy twister, paint slip'n'slide, ChiO PieO (A pie in the face station), Sponge dodge-ball, and a Chaos Center with glitter, shaving cream, and water balloons! All proceeds go directly to our Philanthropy, Make-A-Wish foundation. Feel free to bring family and friends! Either purchase your ticket from any Chi Omega, or just pay admission when you arrive. Come dressed to make a mess, we'll see you there!

Carissa McAfee4/18/2017 12:21 PM

Take a few minutes to fill out our marketing research survey for the Alumni Association! We're interested in gathering input from current ESU students on their opinions over their time at Emporia State and what they think about post-graduate gifts to the university. 

Check out the survey, all submissions will be entered for a chance to win an Emporia State lawn chair and other pieceof flair like wall art and license plate covers. Winners will be randomly selected on April 18th. Thank you!
MK464A Marketing Management and the Emporia State Univeristy Alumni Association4/18/2017 12:22 PM

Sociology Club has several executive office positions that will be open including: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Nominations are due to by Friday, April 21st at midnight! Election will be held Monday, April 24th at 7 pm in the Butcher Education building conference room, room 127.

Sociology Club contributes to the university and Emporia community through volunteer opportunities (Service Life).

Sociology Club contributes to the department through academic conference attendance and campus events(Scholarship Life).

Sociology Club contributes to students through fun activities and experiences (Social Life).

 Sociology Club is open to all majors and minors!​
 Sociology Club4/18/2017 12:24 PM

The Division of Student Affairs will host three candidates on campus for the position of Senior Director of the Center for Student Involvement.  The campus community is invited to attend the open presentation session for each candidate at the following times and locations.  Resumes for the candidates will be available at the presentation for review.  Please contact June Coleman, Search Chair, at if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Thursday, April 20

Christina Kerns

2:00-3:00 pm, Kanza Room, MU 2nd floor

Monday, April 24

Rachel Kohman

2:00-3:00 pm, PKP Room, MU lower level by Career Services​

Tuesday, April 25

Carol Kumm

2:00–3:00 pm, Kanza, MU 2nd Floor

Career Services4/18/2017 12:27 PM

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 8:00 p.m., IT technicians will be performing necessary maintenance to our Internet Service equipment. Internet connectivity will be sporadic and intermittent for 4 hours and will affect connection to and from campus.  This includes BuzzIn, Canvas, and other ESU systems during this time.  All work is expected to be complete by 12:00 a.m. (midnight).  As always, we appreciate your patience while we perform this critical maintenance.  Questions may be directed to the IT Help Desk at 341-5555.

Information Technology4/18/2017 12:28 PM
Cake pops and popcorn mix
Place: Union square 
Date:4/21 (F)​
Please come and support us! 

Jolie Son 4/18/2017 12:50 PM

Be sure to join the Black Student Union on Main Street, located in the Memorial Union, to get your hair cut for FREE as we come to the end of our Brother's Keepers Month. ​

When: Thursday, April 20th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Where: Main Street, located in the Memorial Union
Kayla Gilmore4/18/2017 1:13 PM

"SPECS will be holding elections at Pizza Ranch at 7pm this coming thursday (4/20) If you are interested in running for office, or interested in learning about SPECS (special education community service) please email SPECS President Chris Katzer at"

Christopher Katzer4/19/2017 12:13 PM

Mark Brown is Peterson Planetarium's Distinguished Speaker - ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY & Intro to TELESCOPES... on Thursday, April 20 from 6:30pm-7:45pm, Science Hall room 72!  STAR PARTY at Ross Reservation (  ) follows on Friday... to put into practice what you learned.   

Ross Reservation is 10 miles from Emporia, but the drive will take 30 minutes. It is best to plan on arriving by 8:15 before dark! Go west from Emporia on Hwy 50 and one mile past the Lyon-Chase County line, turn north at the Kahola Lake sign (Yy Road); drive with caution for 6 miles north and turn east onto a gravel road (Rd 290 in Chase; Rd 230 in Lyon counties) for 2 miles.

Admission is free and rain cancels the Friday Star Party - call to be sure it is a go or no!  620-341-5636 or 620-340-2353​

Dr. Susan Aber4/19/2017 12:15 PM

This Thursday, April 20th, at 7:00pm, SPECS (Special Education Community Service) will be hosting their final official meeting of the semester. We will recap the semester and host elections. All members are allowed to run for an open position. Feel free to come have some pizza and help us plan for the fall semester. Any students interested in helping individuals with disabilities are welcome to come to the meeting. ​

Location: Pizza Ranch, 3000 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801
Kambrie S. Long4/19/2017 12:16 PM

Are you looking for something exciting to do this summer? Office of International Education is looking for anyone who is interested in being a conversation partner with Japanese students who are coming to ESU in June. They will stay here for 6 weeks to prepare for a successful college career and experience American culture. A conversation partner will meet with their student once a week for an hour to make a casual conversation to help them improve their English. Not only students, but also faculty and community members are more than welcome to join us! You can sign up from For more information about the program please go to or email Chie Zenno at

James F. Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education4/19/2017 12:17 PM

Recreation Services will be hosting a disc golf tournament on Sunday, April 23 at Peter Pan Park. The event will kick off at 2:00 pm and is FREE for students, faculty, and staff. If you choose not pre-register, show up early to get yourself registered!

Recreation Services4/19/2017 12:17 PM

Black Student Union Presents....

Come and celebrate My Brothers' Keeper month with our 3 on 3 basketball tournament. It will on April 30th from 3pm - 7pm located at the Rec. Center.   
If you are wanting to sign up please visit the CSI (Center of Student Involvement) front desk. The cost is $6 for each team! 1st place will win $150 and 2nd place will get $75! 
Just pay a $1 at the door if you would like to watch and we hope to see you there!
Kayla Gilmore 4/19/2017 12:18 PM

Emporia State University is a host site for the National Walk at Lunch Day on April 26! Get your walking shoes ready & join us at noon at Union Square! We will be giving away t-shirts to the first 150 participants!

Recreation Services4/19/2017 12:19 PM

Come get a FREE HAIRCUT tomorrow! All hair types will be accepted by the barbers! This will be a way to start to wrap up our Brother's Keeper Month! If you would like to help us out and volunteer for service hours please use the contact below! ​

When: Thursday, April, 20th, 2017 from 11am-3pm 
Where: Mainstreet in the Memorial Union  
Contact for any question or concerns: Zauvi Laddimore at
Zauvionna Laddimore4/19/2017 12:20 PM

Join the IT Security team for one of three short informational sessions about passwords!

Learn what Betty White has to say about password security, see a brute-force attack demonstration and check your own password strength!

Choose from the times below:

            9:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

            2:00 p.m.

Preston room, Memorial Union​

Information Technology4/19/2017 12:50 PM

Raise money for your RSO and receive volunteer hours while helping with the Glass Blown Open Disc Golf tournament in Emporia!

This is a national event and great way to get involved downtown. We will be helping clean the disc golf courses, direct parking, transporting players from parking to the courses (driving golf carts) and working a fundraising booth at the block party. Join the Student Foundation and Dynamic Disc for this great volunteering opportunity.
Listed below are the days we need volunteers to sign up for available times within time slots. You can do just one time slot or some hours on multiple days!
Tuesday, April 25th
10am to 2pmWe will be assembling packets for the players to pick up
Saturday, April 29th (Day of the event) Multiple Time Slots:
11am-2pm—Transporting players in golf carts to the course
2pm-5pm—Transporting players in golf carts to the course
5pm-7pm—Transporting players in golf carts to the course
4pm-6pm—Helping set up a stage and booth for the block party
6pm-9pm—Working the fundraising booth at the block party
9pm-11pm—Working the fundraising booth at the block party
If you personally or your RSO is wanting to volunteer for this fun event please contact Emmy Edie at or call 620-341-6433.
The ESU Student Foundation.4/19/2017 12:54 PM

​We have received complaints about temperatures inside buildings rising to the 75- to 80-degree range.

Our normal policy has been to turn on air conditioning in buildings after three straight days of 85 degrees or higher is forecast. Although we have not yet reached that point, we are working to prepare all the AC units on campus and should have the entire campus up and running by next week.

Please realize that commercial heating and cooling units are unlike what you might be used to at home. Residential units often can be switched back and forth from day to day, helpful during spring in Kansas where days with high temperatures in the upper 70s can be followed by days with highs only in the 50s and lows below freezing.​

There is a good possibility that some cooler days are still in store for us and we will not be able to turn heat back on. If cooler weather comes, the academic buildings may seem colder than people would like. But we know it's easy to put on an extra layer to stay warm.

University Facilities4/19/2017 2:16 PM

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

Thursday, April 20th

Event:  Jazz Band Concert

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

Time: 7:30pm

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

Albert Taylor Hall4/20/2017 12:29 PM

In celebration of Star Wars Day, the Emporia Public Library and ESU’s School of Library and Information Management (ESU SLIM) will be co-sponsoring a screening of the hit movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Emporia Granada Theater on Thursday, May 4th. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., and the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be activities for Star Wars fans of all ages before the movie begins. Guests are invited to test their knowledge with Star Wars trivia. Volunteers will show children how to make origami creations from the books series “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger. The Granada will offer refreshments for purchase.

Fans are also encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character, and there will be a costume contest with prizes for each age group. Costume contest participants are encouraged to call the public library to sign up prior to May 4th, but it will also be possible to sign up the night of the event. Participation will be limited to the first 30 registrants.​

The Emporia Granada Theater is located at 807 Commercial Street. For more information or to register for the costume contest, contact the Emporia Public Library at (620) 340-6462.


Samantha Setzer4/20/2017 12:30 PM

ESU wants to hear from you! Please take the 20-minute, online, confidential Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Upsurvey this week! We are participating in this national research project being led by Project Tomorrow and look forward to what you have to say about what you are leaning and what you are expecting from your future teaching career.

Each year, more principals say they are looking for new teachers to start with a particular set of technology skills. Project Tomorrow wants to know how the next generation of teachers is preparing for that challenge and what YOU are expecting when it comes to technology in your future classroom. (Here’s what last year’s first year teachers told Speak Up: )​

The national data findings will be used to inform national policies on technology use in education, teacher preparation programs and K-12 school and district leaders on the aspirations of tomorrow’s teachers. And, we want to use your feedback to inform the work we are doing on campus.


Please Speak Up today! Get started at this link

Melissa Reed4/20/2017 12:32 PM

The Department of Communication and Theatre is honored to welcome Professor Adrianne Dennis Kunkel (University of Kansas) for the 2016-17 Pflaum Memorial Lecture this evening, Thursday, April 20th, at 7:00 PM in Visser Hall 118. Her presentation entitled “Paradoxes and Tensions: Action Research to Empower Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Advocates” features two-award winning investigations of the stories of domestic violence survivors and the organization that serves them as a DV Center and Shelter. The lecture is free and open to the public; all are welcome.


 ESU Communication & Theatre Department4/20/2017 12:33 PM

When: April 26th-April 28th, each day from 10:00AM-2:00PM​

Where: Memorial Union Main Street​
The Emporia State Biology Club will be selling plants in the memorial union from Wednesday April 26th to Friday April 28th from 10-2 each day. Plants range in price from $3-$7 depending on size. Plants make great gifts as well as decorations for desks, dorm rooms, and apartments!

We hope to see you there!

Dylan Osterhaus4/20/2017 12:34 PM

Join students from the Intensive English Program for a field trip Saturday, April 22. Participants will take a chartered bus  to the Sedgwick County Zoo and Towne East Mall in Wichita. Sign up in the IEP Office, Roosevelt Hall 113 and pay a $5.00 fee. (Regular zoo admission is $15.95.) Students and faculty are welcome to join us.  

Roy D. Briggeman4/20/2017 12:35 PM

Applications for the Stephen and Karen Kohler Clegg Scholarship are now available.

To be eligible students must:

·Be a Kansas High School graduate

·Be a classified as a junior for the fall 2017 semester

·Be a secondary education major in Mathematics or Science

·Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA

Complete the 2017-18 FAFSA (

Link to application:

Deadline: 5pm, Friday, May 5, 2017.

Send questions to

Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Veterans Services4/20/2017 12:42 PM

​There will be a formal public open hearing during the regularly scheduled Committee on Campus Governance meeting on Tuesday, April 25 from 3:30-5 pm in the Great Plains Room of the Memorial Union on the discontinuance of the campus-wide Copyright Committee.

Michael Behrens, Chair of the Committee on Campus Governance4/20/2017 12:47 PM

On behalf of Emporia State University, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, and the Student Learning Assessment Council, congratulations are in order for the 20176 Assessment Champion Award winners. The Assessment Champion Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of Emporia State University faculty in perpetuating exceptional learning experiences for our students 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."

The 2017 Assessment Champions are:

Kindra Wells, MS – Instructor, Department of Mathematics & Economics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Anna Catterson, PhD – Coordinator of Education Technology, Information Technology

Amanda Miracle, PhD – Associate Professor – Department of Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Maire Johnson, PhD – Assistant Professor – Department of Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Tracy Freeze, DMA – Associate Professor – Department of Music, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

JoLanna Kord, Ph.D., Institutional Research and Assessment4/20/2017 2:41 PM

Tonight at 5 we are starting our 3 day camp out to help raise awareness and money for the Rescue Mission here in Emporia. We will be sleeping in boxes for 2 nights out on the front lawn of the Didde Catholic Center. Please come by and donate money for this great cause or you can even join us on the lawn to help raise money and sleep. There are 8hr time slots available. This is an amazing and eye opening experience for anyone and everyone. For more information on this event use the contact information below.​

Didde Catholic Campus Center  
Find us on Facebook: 
Text @Didde to 81010 for text updates direct to your phone 
Roberta Rockers4/21/2017 12:07 PM
We had a star party planned Friday night, at Ross Reservation, but due to the inevitable Kansas rain, we have been forced to cancel. We will not be rescheduling. However, we have another star party lined up for June! If you're still around, join us on June 6th; same time, same place! Ross Natural History Reservation. Follow our Facebook to stay up to date (Peterson Planetarium) or keep an eye on our webpage (!
Dr. Susan Aber4/21/2017 12:09 PM

Saturday, April 22nd from 7:30-10 pm, PRIDE will be hosting a prom. There will be an awesome DJ, refreshments, and DOOR PRIZES! Everyone is invited to attend. So, come on out to the Visser Atrium and have an evening of fun!

Deidre K. Elrod, PRIDE President4/21/2017 12:11 PM

Congratulations to Fall 2016 UAC Council!

Megan Budnik UAC President
Lisa Foster UAC Vice President
Paige Bjerkaas Featured Events Chair
Trey Reynolds Featured Events Vice Chair
Zoë Merz Live Music Chair
Mataia Gales Live Music Vice Chair
Andrea Rinehart Public Relations Chair
Linelle Wilson Public Relations Vice Chair
Kay MacGregor Talks and Topics Chair
Zele Smith Talks and Topics Vice Chair
Malaree Elizabeth Hood Visual Arts Chair
Drake Rapue Visual Arts Vice Chair
Katie Born Variety Entertainment Chair
Morgan Davis Variety Entertainment Vice Chair​
Kathryn Martin, Union Activities Council President 4/21/2017 12:12 PM

We are conducting a marketing research project over stress in college students for a Marketing Research class and would like your response! Please fill out the questions from the link below, thank you! 

Logan Lindsly4/21/2017 12:14 PM

Senior Week 2K17 will began Monday April 24th! Don't forget to stop by the Memorial Union Tuesday the 25th from 1-3pm to work with Career Services! They will be helping with resumes, mock interviews and help with job searching! Can't make it to the Memorial Union? They will be coming to you on Wednesday the 26th! Career Services will be in the following buildings from 1-3pm; Visser Atrium, Brighton in the Science Hall and in Cremer! 

We can't wait to see you all during our events next week!
ESU Ambassadors4/21/2017 12:50 PM

Come join us on Monday, April 24 from 4:00 - 4:30 pm in the Preston Family Room in the Memorial Union, there will be an informational meeting held by the G.I.V.E. organization. There will be time to mingle with current member of the organization, refreshments, and information about how to get involved. 

Email with any questions! 

Please consider joining us! 
Community Hornets4/24/2017 12:08 PM

Ticket sales start Monday, April 24th and run through Friday, May 5th at 1:00 pm.  Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased in the Facilities office.  All proceeds go to scholarships for University Support Staff dependents.  Also, come enjoy a hot dog/brat, chips, dessert and a drink for $4 on May 5th from 11:30-1:00pm.

Amy Christensen4/24/2017 12:10 PM

April 27, 2017


Special Collections and Archives

William Allen White Library, Room 119​

Take a break and come enjoy some beautiful music from the Flute Choir. Need some convocation credit? You are in luck! This event counts towards convocation credit!! So come on out and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the flutes!! Audience is limited to 25 seats, so get there early!

Special Collections and Archives4/24/2017 12:12 PM

Take an hour break from studies... 
Saturday 11 am - see Cosmic Colors in the planetarium, SH 31. 
We know you will be enjoying the Russian Ballet on Thursday, April 27...  just as we are!  So Thursday history series program cancelled for 4/27 and the next history series program is May 4. See you soon!

Dr. Susan Aber4/24/2017 12:13 PM

Research and Creativity Day will take place this Thursday, April 27.  All locations are in the Memorial Union. The day will begin with oral presentations by undergraduate and graduate students from 9:00 am – 11:30 am in the Blue Key, Greek, and Xi Phi Rooms. The Three Minute Thesis contest will begin at 10:00 in the Kanza Room.  The buffet lunch for all participants and awardees will begin at 11:30 in the Colonial Ballroom, with the Award and Recognition Ceremony beginning at noon.  The award ceremony will include the Phi Kappa Phi Awards for best abstracts, announcement of graduate student scholarship and awards, the ESU Summer Undergraduate Research Program Awards, recognition of faculty who received Faculty Research & Creativity awards, and will conclude with the presentation of the President’s Award for Research and Creativity.  The day will conclude with the Poster Session from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in Webb Hall.  This year we will sponsor People’s Choice awards – attendees will be able to vote for their favorite oral presenter or poster exhibit and there will be cash prizes. Those will be announced on Friday.  There will also be door prizes donated by local businesses and we will have a drawing for those at 2:00 and at 3:00.  You must be present to win those.  We encourage you to support your colleagues and students by attending as many presentations as you can.  The complete announcement with oral presentation schedule and list of poster presenters is available at  Take a look – we have 9 undergraduate oral presentations, 13 graduate oral presentations, 11 Three Minute Thesis entries,  and 133 poster exhibits on a wide variety of topics – there will be something to interest everyone!   Join us in the Memorial Union on Thursday and be sure to vote for your favorite!

The Research and Grants Center4/24/2017 12:14 PM

The gravel road north of the Interstate will be closed to thru traffic starting Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Facilities will be replacing the  underground culvert (under the road) at the northeast corner of Wilson Lake.  Please plan on taking alternate routes to access the Trusler Sports Complex.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  Thanks.


Mark Runge,  Director of Facilities4/24/2017 12:15 PM

Happy Senior Week 2017!​

Career Services will be in the Memorial Union, TOMORROW April 25th from 1-3pm. Stop by and see them for help with resumes, interviews, job search and much more! Hope to see you there!
ESU Ambassadors4/24/2017 12:45 PM

After the sudden death of their father, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are left penniless and must maneuver their way into financial and social stability. This story will make audiences laugh, cry, and cry from laughter. Most notably, the production features a bold new take on a 200-year-old masterpiece still taught in high school and college literature classes today.

Check out a sneak-peek of the show in this behind the scenes interview with Director Dan Matisa!

Tickets for the production are on sale now! Seating is limited! For tickets, call 620-341-6378 or visit the ESU Memorial Union Ticket Office.You can also purchase your tickets online at

The show will run:

April 25 - 29 @ 7:30 PM

April 29 @ 2:00 PM

Ronald Q. Frederickson Theatre

Roosevelt Hall​

Joshua Hoeven 4/24/2017 1:21 PM

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

Tuesday, April 25th  

Event: Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert

Details: The Emporia Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble made up of 50-65 community and university musicians that performs both on and off campus in various venues.  They perform the standard orchestra repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary. 

Time:   7:30pm

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


Thursday, April 27th

Event:  Russian National Ballet Theatre – Sleeping Beauty, Presented by Emporia Arts Council  

DetailsA company of over 50 dancers brings this classic fairytale to life with stunning precision and artistry set to a timeless Tchaikovsky score. Founded by former Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, the Russian National Ballet Theatre continues to amaze audiences with the excellence of Russian ballet.

Time: 7:30pm

Admission: $25 General Admission; $10 Youth (under 18), Free for students (tickets are available in Ticket Office)

(Go to Emporia Arts Council website for tickets


Friday, April 28th

Event:  Wind Ensemble

DetailsThe 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. 

Time: 7:30pm

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



Sunday, April 30th

Event:  Choir Concert

DetailsEmporia State has a long tradition of excellence in choral music. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Ward, the choirs at ESU are made up of students from many different majors and backgrounds.

Time: 3pm

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


Albert Taylor Hall4/24/2017 1:32 PM