President Shonrock's Buzz — July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

RINGING THE BELLSilent No More, the ESU Foundation announced a record-setting fund-raising year posting $9.4 million ($6M from new cash gifts and pledges and $3.4M in planned gifts) for the new Now & Forever campaign (campaign officially was launched on February 15, 2013); most raised since the Endowment was established in 1952!  KBOR Excellence

The ESU Foundation also approved a new 1% campaign fee that will generate approximately $750,000 annually to support hiring 8-10 additional foundation staff members (including 3-4 new fundraisers) to maintain the momentum associated with the $45 million Now & Forever campaign.  $13 million or 28% of the 5-7 year $45 campaign goal has already been raised!

INTRUST Bank and Emporia State (in partnership with the Alumni Association and ESU Foundation) are discussing ‘next steps’ that would allow Corky credit card members (alumni) to add $18.63 either one-time or monthly to support the ESU’s 150 year celebration (established in 1863).

Eight (8) new ESU freshman will be recognized at the General Assembly (August 16th) as recipients of the new James Patterson’s Teacher Education Scholarships; $6,000 each.  KBOR Attainment

The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Great Colleges to Work For recognized Emporia State University; the Chronicle’s sixth annual survey was based on 44,000 employees at 300 colleges and universities, only 97 of the 300 institutions were recognized. http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/140369/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en#id=big-table  KBOR Excellence 

Sponsored by ESB Financial, the ESU Alumni Association hosted 150+ alums and friends recently at the Flint Hills Discovery Center (Manhattan); Professor Jim Hoy, also Director of ESU’s Center for Great Plains Studies, was the featured speaker, and ESU’s Steven Hanschu, Libraries and Archives, signed autographs for the new Emporia State’s 150 Year History.

Starting July 2013, two faculty colleagues (ghost writers) are assisting Michael Shonrock with new bi-monthly editorials (reflections on higher education) with The Emporia Gazette; here is the link to the recent article titled TRACKShttp://www.emporiagazette.com/news/article_a223bb9a-f0be-11e2-96e3-10604b9f6eda.html.

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (or TESOL) has been moved from The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) to The Teachers College (TTC); TTC’s Instructional Design Technology department will assume coordination from LAS’s English, Modern Languages & Journalism department.  KBOR Attainment

Tyler Curtis, Executive Director of the ESU Alumni Association was recently elected to serve as the new President of the Board of Directors for Emporia Main Street; over the past 20 years Emporia Main Street has facilitated over $60 million in redevelopment; Main Street, formally referred to as Commercial Street, is the South entrance to the ESU campus.

On the road; Michael and Karen Shonrock, along with ESU Foundation campaign director Pam Konetzni, visited with dozens of alumni in the Bay area (San Francisco) including a reception and dinner with 40+ ESU alums hosted by Stuart and Carloyn Anne Cram (ESU’s Science Building is named Cram Hall, named after Winston Cram, Stuart’s father).  The ‘road crew’ also secured a new $100,000 gift for Nursing scholarships!  KBOR Alignment

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