No Image

Founder's Day 2014

February 14, 2014

Location: Emporia State University Campus

Posted under: Alumni Relations

Please join us in celebrating Emporia State University's Founders' Day on Friday, February 14, 2013!  Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at Noon 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 (620.341.5859).  There is only a limited amount of tickets, and the meal is only $5.00.  Get your ticket today!

Founders' Day is the time when ESU pays tribute to the foresight of those who established Kansas State Normal School in 1863. The school held its first day of class on February 15, 1865, with 18 teacher education students meeting for classes on the second floor of the district’s school house.

Thanks to people like you, Emporia State University has been positively changing lives since 1863.  Please join us on February 14 as we celebrate a tradition of excellence and continue our efforts both now and forever.

Founders’ Day 2014 weekend events include:

Friday, February 14, 2014
10:00 a.m. Ceremonial Time Capsule Sealing in CSI Office, Memorial Union
Noon Founders’ Day 2014 Luncheon
1:30 p.m.  Steve Hanschu presentation and book signing in the Preston Room, Memorial Union
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Photo scavenger hunt / Campus and City Tour

Saturday, February 15, 2014
6:00 p.m. President’s Gala (Grand Finale of the Sesquicentennial)
Register online at

Related Events