Category: Education

I'm A Hornet from Interim President Vietti

July 15, 2015

Daniel Hoschouer, a senior majoring in history, is volunteering this summer at the legendary Virginia and Nevada City, Montana, living history and museum historic sites. Last year Daniel had an internship there. He was invited back. For more on the Montana site:

In the news #1 — Dr. Melissa Bailey, interim director of the master of science in forensic science program, and Dr. Brent Thomas, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were interviewed for a KSNT-TV (Topeka) story on the new program, which launches in August. Melissa also did interviews with the Topeka Capital-Journal and Kansas City Star about her nine-week internship this summer with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory. See the KSNT story here:

In the news #2 — Dr. Brian Miller, associate professor of history, was featured in the Topeka Capital-Journal in advance of a presentation last week during the Sundown Film Festival at the Kansas Historical Society. Brian presented on how Abraham Lincoln’s image and likeness have been used throughout history. His research includes access to archives at the Walt Disney Co., which created an animatronic Lincoln for Disneyland. Read the article here:

In the news #3 — The growth of learning spaces at Emporia State was the focus of an article in an Education special section in the Wichita Eagle newspaper. The writer interviewed Bobbi Pearson, executive director of campus master plan, and Gwen Larson, assistant director of marketing and media relations, about the projects on campus. The section also has an ad for Distance Education on Page 5. Read the article here:

Fan support! For the 18th straight year, the Emporia State Lady Hornet basketball team ranked in the top six in attendance among the over 300 NCAA Division II basketball playing schools. The Lady Hornets drew an average of 2,110 fans to their 13 home games on Slaymaker Court in White Auditorium during the 2014-15 season to rank third nationally. Emporia State averaged more than 26 teams that made the NCAA Division I Tournament. For more:

Men’s basketball also earned fan honors, continuing a string of 13 straight years ranking in the top 25 in attendance among the over 300 NCAA Division II basketball playing schools. The Hornets drew an average of 1,659 fans to their 12 home games at Slaymaker Court in White Auditorium during the 2014-15 season to rank 15th nationally, which outdrew 110 NCAA Division I schools during the 2014-15 school year, including two that made the NCAA Tournament and two that participated in the NIT Postseason Tournament. For more:

This summer 30 Japanese students came to Emporia State in the International Summer Program. The program aims to provide students with academic and social tools to facilitate their transition into U.S. college campuses in fall 2015.

There’s a crane on campus! The old scoreboard at Welch Stadium came down last week so the new Dennis Shogren Scoreboard LED video display and audio system can be installed. The new equipment is being built by Daktronics.

After 16 year of sustained academic collaboration, Emporia State University and Sunlin College in South Korea have signed an agreement for credit-transfer. The agreement articulates credit-transfer for Sunlin College students who transfer to Emporia State for a degree.

Follow us! Emporia State’s social sciences department has launched two new social media accounts. The public Facebook group is Emporia State Social Sciences. Follow the department on Twitter @ESU_SocSciences.

Dr. Marcia Schulmeister (Physical Sciences) received Emporia State’s Internationalization Grant for Faculty. Dr. Schulmeister will continue in summer 2015 her ongoing research project in hydrogeology in collaboration with partner Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

Emporia State Honors College students are wrapping up a two-day camp for high school students from the Blue Valley school district in Kansas. The first Adaptive Leadership Summer Challenge is a pilot program. Honors College students worked during the spring semester to design the curriculum, camp activities and create lesson plans to help the younger students learn civic leadership skills. The college students also serve as faculty for hands-on sessions. The program brought kudos from the executive director of the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies:


Scholarship awards awarded to adaptive special education majors

July 20, 2015

The adaptive special education graduate program at Emporia State University awarded nearly $41,000 in scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year.

I'm A Hornet from Interim President Jackie Vietti

July 1, 2015

Melissa Bailey, interim director of the master of science in forensic science program and associate professor of biological sciences, is spending nine weeks as an intern at the Johnson County Sheriff

Students' research selected for summer study

June 30, 2015

Their classmates might have gone home for the summer, but for 19 Emporia State University undergraduates, this season is the perfect time to work on research as part of the 2015 ESU Summer ...

Viewing of fireworks ideal on Emporia State campus

June 26, 2015

Welch Stadium on the Emporia State University campus will open at 8 p.m. for people who want to view the community fireworks display on the Fourth of July. The west side of the stadium offers the best...

I'm A Hornet from Interim President Jackie Vietti

June 17, 2015

Bravo to Emporia State Summer Theatre, which opened its 61st season last week. The 24-member troupe is primarily Emporia State students but also includes students from Missouri Western State ...

No furloughs for employees

June 6, 2015


Employees notified of furlough status

June 5, 2015

Emporia State employees today received notices that they face possible furlough if the Kansas Legislature does not pass a budget by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, June 6. A furlough is a mandatory leave without...

University prepares for possibility of furloughs

June 4, 2015

Emporia State administrators are working today on plans for a possible furlough of state employees. If the Kansas Legislature does not pass a budget by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, June 6,

I'm A Hornet from Interim President Jackie Vietti

June 3, 2015

June 3, 2015 More than 30 high school students from across the state will be attending the Kansas Future Teacher Academy June 7-11. The academy, hosted by Emporia State, has graduated more than 1,200 ...

20th annual Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians

June 3, 2015

For the past 20 years, school librarians, as well as other educators and public librarians, have looked to the Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians to provide innovative materials and ...

Estate gift to athletic programs celebrated

May 21, 2015

A friendship that began in Herington Kansas, at Herington High School between Larry Wild and Jerry Smith carried on throughout college years and beyond. Both young men enrolled at Kansas State ...

Late professor to be honored Saturday

May 21, 2015

An Emporia State University professor who shunned the spotlight during life will be remembered Saturday during activities at Eastside Memorial Park, Ninth Avenue and East Street. The public is ...

I'm A Hornet from President Michael D. Shonrock

May 20, 2015

An open forum regarding Emporia State University

Childcare center achieves accreditation

May 19, 2015

Emporia State NAEYC accreditation demonstrates commitment...

President’s Award recognizes sustained commitments to Emporia State

May 18, 2015

A former administrator and current volunteer as well as a family whose legacy has benefited Emporia State University students are the inaugural recipients of the new President

Three alumni named Outstanding Recent Graduates

May 14, 2015

As Emporia State University students prepare for Saturday Cory Falldine of Emporia, Tiffany ...