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How2ESU: New Student Programs


Six Week Series

 

Your first few weeks at ESU are an exciting, and sometimes challenging, time. You're making new friends, trying to navigate your way around a new campus, and learning what it takes to do college-level academic work at Emporia State. The Six Week Series is designed to provide you with additional resources and connection opportunities beyond Hornet Orientation. Throughout each of the first six weeks of the fall semester, there will be a variety of activities and events to introduce you to the many involvement opportunities and resources on campus.

Week 1

Monday August 18th

  • Campus & Community Pride Night 6-7pm Albert Taylor Hall (Get your passport here)
  • Block party 7-9pm Downtown Emporia
  • Monday Night Football 8pm Welch Stadium

Tuesday August 19th

  • Faith Fair 9am-2pm - Union  Main Street (This counts as 1 point for Community Connection)
  • Party on the Lawn 8-10pm – Kellogg Circle

Wednesday August 20th

  • Huge Activities Fair 9am-1pm – Union Square (This counts as 1 point for Community Connection or 1 point for Hornet Pride)
  • Back-to-School Business Beach party 2pm-4pm – Outside of Cremer Hall. (This counts as 1 point for Making the Grade) Stop on by for volleyball, music, snacks and drinks, washer board game, limbo, and hoola-hoop races. This event is open to all students!
  • Xenos Welcome Event, 7pm-9PM – The Inner Bean. (This counts as 1 point for Community Connections) Stop on by The Inner Bean for some free coffee and to hear about Xenos. We are a Christian Organization that seeks to promote a Biblical Worldview and share the Good News of Jesus Christ on the Emporia State campus. We do this by serving our campus community at the Inner Bean Campus House.

Thursday August 21st

  • Part Time Job Fair 2pm-4pm (This counts as either 1 for Community Connections AND 1 point for Leadership)
  • Non-Trad & Transfer BBQ 7pm-9pm (This counts  as 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Friday August 22nd

  • BarberShop Talk 10am-3pm – Union Mainstreet. (This counts  as 1 point for Community Connections AND 1 point for Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Highlighter Part 8:00pm-10:00pm – Union Ballroom. (This counts  as 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Saturday August 23rd

  • Wooster Wipeout sponsored by the Black Student Union 11am-3pm – Morse Hall Lawn by Lake Wooster. All students are welcome to join BSU for games, food, music and fun! We will have yard games and canoes to get out on Lake Wooster! (This counts  as 1 point for Health & Wellness OR 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Week 2

Monday August 25th

  • Breakfast at the Bench 7:30am until food runs out – The Hornet Nation Bench (South of the Union & West of Beach Hall) he Student Foundation will be hosting a breakfast at the newly established Hornet Nation bench on campus. The bench is located just south of the Student Union and West of Beach Hall. Join us for some delicious breakfast! (This counts as 1 point for Hornet Pride)
  • Involvement Consultants in Singular/Trusler Commons 6pm-8pm – Singular/Trusler Residence Hall. Come visit with an Involvement Consultant to find out how to get involved in campus. Any questions from “How do I start a club?” to “Is there a club for juggling?” is welcome! (This counts  as 1 point for Leadership or 1 point for Community Connections)
  • Nerf Nation & Black Student Union Water fight (This counts  as 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Tuesday August 26th

  • Waterslide Welcome! 3pm-7pm – West of the HPER Building The Student Foundation will have a giant waterslide near the HPER building. Join us to cool off and have a blast with both new and returning students! (This counts as 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Wednesday August 27th

  • Women & Weights Workshop, 6pm - Student Rec Center. This is a fitness seminar taught by the Rec Center Staff. The weight room will be shut down for the participants of this workshop. Women of all skill levels are welcome! (This counts  as 1 point for Health & Wellness)
  • Strength Building 101 Workshop, 7pm - Student Rec Center. This is a fitness workshop taught by the Rec Center Staff. The weight room will be shut down for the participants of this workshop. Students of all skill levels are welcome! (This counts  as 1 point for Health & Wellness)
  • Diversity Film Festival: Mambo Italiano, 6pm - Preston Family Room. FREE FOOD (This counts as 1 point for Diversity & Inclusion AND 1 point for Making the Grade)
  • TOPS Open House 5-6pm – Didde Center: TOPS @ ESU is a local chapter of TOPS Club, Inc (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit, noncommercial, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. We focus on health, having the energy and stamina to do the things we love with the people we care about. It's about enjoying the life you're living in the body you work hard to take care of. We have weekly meetings which include a weigh-in and program encouraging steady lifestyle changes that provide lasting weight loss and better health. Our Open House is an opportunity to visit and learn more about "Real People. Real Weight Loss" and TOPS @ ESU. For more information please contact Belinda, 620-412-1449, bschles1@g.emporia.edu. (This counts as 1 point for Health & Wellness).

Thursday August 28th

  • URSCA Reception, 3pm-5pm – Preston Family Room: The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities committee is hosting a reception to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of undergraduates who participated in extracurricular learning activities during the summer. We will be recruiting students who studied abroad, did internships, performed research or participated in service learning opportunities to present posters and discuss their experiences. (This counts as 1 point for Leadership AND 1 point for Making The Grade)
  • Biz-Fest, 5:30pm-7pm – Memorial Union Ballroom: Join the School of Business for pizza, drinks, entertainment, giveaways (including at least 1 iPad), and presentations by some of our faculty and staff members about some new programs and initiatives (new mentor program, SB career services, the Business Resource Center, academic programs, etc.). School of Business RSOs will also be set up around the room to recruit and share information with attendees. (This counts as 1 point for Making The Grade)
  • Involvement Consultants in Towers Lobby 6pm-8pm – Towers Complex Residence Hall. Come visit with an Involvement Consultant to find out how to get involved in campus. Any questions from “How do I start a club?” to “Is there a club for juggling?” is welcome! (This counts as 1 point for Leadership or 1 point for Community Connections)

Week 3

Wednesday September 3rd

  • Hornet Rally 6pm-8pm – Welch Stadium (This counts as 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Thursday September 4th

  • First Home Football Game, 7pm – Welch Stadium: Join the ESU Hornets for their first home game against Missouri Southern State University. Students get in for free so come cheer your Hornet football team on to victory! (This counts as 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Saturday September 6th

  • Nitty Gritty Tie-Dye Run, 10am – In front of Plumb Hall: The Nitty Gritty Tie Dye Run is a 5K fun-run that is going to be held on the ESU campus on September 6, at 10am. During this run participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer! The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder. This event is ideal for first-time 5k runners/walkers or experienced runners who want to have some fun! Once you have navigated the course, there will be a celebration with a photo booth so that you can get a picture of you and your friends to remember this awesome experience. Even if you aren't participating in the run, you can still come out and enjoy the music and cheer on your friends and family! The entry fee for the race is ONLY $25 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and under!! All proceeds from the event will go to the “Children’s Champion Network.”  Sign up at http://www.emporia.edu/recsport/ by August 29 to get your free t-shirt and sunglasses!

(This counts as 1 point for Health & Wellness AND 1 point for Community Connections)

Week 4

Monday September 8th

  • Navigate ESU with your PAL’s, 6:30pm – MU Greek Room: ESU’s Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) will be showing students how to use resources such as Sky Lab and HornetLife, plus other useful information about navigating campus. Some of our faculty members will also be in attendance for a meet and greet session following the presentation. This event will consist of lots of beneficial information as well as helpful tips for a successful school year. (This counts as 1 point for Making the Grade)

Tuesday September 9th

  • Women’s Volleyball vs William Jewell College, 7pm – White Auditorium: Join us as our Volleyball Hornets have their first match! Cheer them on as they show William Jewell College how fierce Hornets are! (This counts as 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Wednesday September 10th

  • Diversity Film Festival: A Day Without a Mexican, 6pm –Union Greek Room (This counts as 1 point for Diversity & Inclusion AND 1 point for Making the Grade)

Thursday September 11th

  • Open Mic Night, 5pm – Union Mainstreet: If you are looking for a sign to start your musical career then here it is! Come perform at Union Activities Council’s Open Mic Night on September 11 at 5pm on Memorial Union Mainstreet. If you don’t want to perform come cheer on your fellow students! Hope to see you there! (Attending counts as 1 point for Hornet Pride, performing also counts as 1 point for Leadership)
  • Distracted Driving simulator and speaker event. The simulator will be in MU Mainstreet from 10am to 2pm and the speaker in Webb at 7pm. (This counts as 1 point for Health & Wellness for each of these events you attend)

Friday September 12th

  • Game Night at the WAW Library, 7pm – WAW Library: Game Night at the WAW Library is an opportunity for students to come together and interact while taking a break from their hectic academic lives. Some of the games include: Twister, Apples to Apples, Puzzles, Chess, Uno, Jenga, Pick Up Stick Games, Photo Booth & Wii Games. Free Beverages, Appetizers & Pizza! (This counts as 1 point for Making the Grade)

Week 5

Monday September 15th

  • Visual Media: Graphic Novels and Film, 6:30 PM - Library Electronic Classroom: Summer is dominated by Comic Book Movies, but the comic book as a form has developed substantially from its early days. As the form has developed, there has been an increase in the diversity of stories besides the Superhero. During this event, we will look back at iconic characters, underground comix, and the rise of the Superhero movie as billion-dollar business, as well as the implications this has on the comic and film industry. This event will also showcase graphic novels from the library available for free to anyone with a hornet card. (This counts as 1 point for Making the Grade)

Wednesday September 17th

  • Fire Safety Showcase: 10:00am-2:00pm Memorial Union Mainstreet & Union Patio: College aged adults are at one of the highest age risks for fire related injury and men being 1.5 times more likely to die in a fire than women. However, there are some basic (albeit often overlooked) household items and simple steps can save lives. Come meet with the Emporia Fire Department to get tips on fire safety and climb in a real fire truck. (This counts as 1 point for Health & Wellness & 1 Point for Community Connections)
  • GunkFest, 4pm-6pm – Morse Hall Lawn: Have you ever wished for a chance to play in the muck in a huge all out gunk fight? Well if you have we have the event for you! And if you haven’t, come check it out anyway! Union Activities Council presents GunkFest! Join us for some free stress relief! (This counts as 1 point for Health & Wellness)

Thursday September 18th

  • How to Start a Business in College, 5-7pm – CSI: Hear from local leaders who have started their own business while in college. They will provide tips, suggestions and lessons learned. Come find out what it takes to start your own successful business while in college! (This counts as 1 point for Leadership AND 1 point for Community Connections)

Saturday September 20th

  • Family & Friends Day, All Day – All of campus: Join fellow Hornets on campus for ESU Family Day 2014. Visit the website for more information: http://www.emporia.edu/familyday/
    Activities include:
      -John Blaufuss Scholarship Family Day 5K Run: 8:30am Memorial
       Union
      -Buzz Around with events happening all across campus: 9am-12pm
      -E-Zone Tailgating: 12pm-1:45pm North of Milton Tennis Courts
      -Emporia State Home Football game against Central Oklahoma:   
       2pm Welch Stadium
      -Football Traditions Event: 5pm Social, 6pm Dinner Jenkins Ranch
    (Each Family Day Event counts as a point in any category)

Week 6

Tuesday September 23rd

  • What does it mean to be an Ally?, 7:30pm – Room TBD: Do you know what it means to be an Ally? Join P.R.I.D.E. as we discuss what an Ally is, why they are important to the LGBTQ community, racial diversity, the world, and what you can do to become one. (This counts as 1 point for Diversity & Inclusion AND 1 point for Leadership)

Wednesday September 24th

  • Diversity Film Festival: Hollywood Shuffle, 6:00pm – Union Preston Family Room (This counts as 1 point for Diversity & Inclusion AND 1 point for Making the Grade)
  • Storm the Stadium: Divergent, 8:00pm – Welch Stadium: To which Faction do you belong? Or are you one of the chosen few? Come find out by watching Divergent in Welch Stadium with us at 8pm on September 24. Bring blankets, chairs and come enjoy the show with Union Activities Council.  Free! (This counts as 1 point for Hornet Pride)

Thursday September 25th

  • Fun on the Field, 5:00pm – Rec Center Fields: Come participate in these fun-filled out-door activities for a chance to win prizes! This event is designed for you to meet other students and to interact within a relaxed, friendly environment. The activities consist of games from all over the world as well as the U.S. Free Admission and Food! (This counts as 1 point for Health & Wellness AND 1 point for Diversity & Inclusion)