ESU Earns National Accolades
September 19, 2017
Emporia State University is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities demonstrating innovative application of high-impact education. In addition, in the Best Colleges 2018 guidebook by U.S. News and World Report, ESU is ranked No. 2 in lowest student debt of all Midwest regional universities.
Colleges of Distinction is a national guide to colleges that recognizes and honors schools with extraordinary commitment to enriching student outcomes through innovative, high-impact learning opportunities. ESU recently achieved this honor after being evaluated on key indicators including student empowerment and curricular innovation.
“We’re so excited that ESU has one of the lowest debt levels in the nation, as well as one of the highest placement rates in the nation,” says Allison Garrett, ESU president. “Together, these speak to the high caliber of ESU and the kind of experiences our students have.”
ESU has initiated several exciting projects to provide students with additional high-impact learning experiences recognized by Colleges of Distinction, including an Aquatic Research Outreach Center, Hornet Connected Learning (a one-to-one device-based learning initiative preparing education students to teach effectively with evolving technology), robust study abroad opportunities, a brand-new residence hall slated to open fall 2019 and many other specialized programs.
Colleges of Distinction also honored ESU with Field of Study badges for its expert blending of education with professional programming in the fields of Business, Education and Nursing.
“We offer a collaborative environment for our students, faculty and community,” says Garrett. “Our diverse curriculum allows for students to gain practical experience in and out of the classroom, develop adaptive leadership skills and take part in an exciting and active campus.”
View the Colleges of Distinction ESU profile.
Kansas Literacy Week Proclaimed by Governor
August 21, 2017
On Friday, Aug. 18, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback declared the week of Sept. 3 through 9 Kansas Literacy Week as a result of efforts put forth by the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center and Emporia State University. Kansas Literacy Week coincides with Library Card Sign-up Month, National Read a Book Day (Sept. 6), and International Literacy Day (Sept. 8).
STEM Learning in the Summer Time
July 14, 2017
Kansas teachers are working with students in rural parts of the state this summer to increase student learning in key areas.
National Teachers Hall of Fame Induction Week Begins Tuesday
June 16, 2017
Emporia is getting ready to roll out the red carpet next week for the five new inductees into The National Teachers Hall of Fame as activities are in place for the 26th induction ceremony.
2017 Distinguished Alumni Announced
June 7, 2017
Leader of an SEC athletic program. A nationally known accounting expert. Kansas Superintendent of the Year. An advocate jailed while fighting for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Founder of the Travel Channel.
Emporia State Names Four University Service Citation Honorees
June 1, 2017
Four Emporia State alumni will be honored with the 2017 Service Citation Award during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, June 3.
The Teachers College Honors Students at End-of-Year Banquet
May 5, 2017
Eighty Emporia State University students from The Teachers College and seven retiring faculty and staff members received special recognition at The Teachers College 33rd Annual Honors Banquet held the evening of May 5. Twenty-nine received outstanding student awards and 56 students were honored for achievement of a 3.8 grade point average or higher.
Second Career Closet Opens Thursday
April 11, 2017
The second of two initiatives on campus to provide professional clothing to Emporia State students will open Thursday with a ribbon cutting.
Applications Available for Kansas Future Teacher Academy
April 10, 2017
Kansas high school students interested in exploring careers that either are in education or begin with degrees in education have an extra few weeks to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy. The ...
ESU to Dedicate New Flint Hills Map and Education Exhibit
April 4, 2017
Two ribbon cuttings on April 12 will dedicate new installations of the first-of-its-kind Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie map exhibit and educational program.
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