Founders’ Day celebrates Emporia State’s proud past while focusing on the future

January 7, 2012

Founders Day logoA look back at accomplishments during Emporia State University’s 149-year history and how they can shape the institution’s future successes will be a highlight of the Founders’ Day celebration on Feb. 14.

The mid-day celebration — from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 — will be in the Memorial Union’s Webb Hall and includes a buffet lunch, musical entertainment and remarks by ESU President Michael Shonrock.

Founded in 1863 as Kansas State Normal — the state’s premier institution to educate teachers — Emporia State University offers 42 undergraduate and 27 graduate degrees in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. SLIM also offers a Ph.D. program.

ESU is ranked as a Tier 1 Top 100 Regional University in the 2012 edition of “Best Colleges” compiled by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also cited ESU’s School of Business as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students.

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