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.
ESU Announces Hornet Nation Rising Initiative
September 19, 2017
To maintain the momentum of the most successful fundraising campaign in the history of Emporia State University, a focused fundraising initiative has been announced, Hornet Nation Rising. Efforts from previous fundraising efforts resulted in the renovation of several learning spaces on campus to include the latest technology and new collaboration spaces for our students, as well as improvements to some athletic facilities improvements.
I'm A Hornet From President Allison Garrett
September 14, 2017
Coming to Campus The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session October 3 at Emporia State University in Emporia as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high ...
I'm A Hornet from President Allison Garrett
August 16, 2017
Debate Movie ESU Debate champion Ryan Wash will be the focus of a big screen movie. Ryan and debate partner Elijah Smith won the National Debate Tournament policy debate championship (the first for an...
Sprint Marketing Leader Named Emporia State’s New CMO
May 19, 2017
An Emporia State alumna with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications for a Fortune 100 company is the university’s next chief marketing officer.
Shepherd Family Continues to Leave Lasting Impact
April 17, 2017
In 1994, a $150,000 gift from Augusta Shepherd (BSB ’44 Business Administration) and her late husband, R. Hershel Shepherd, to the Emporia State Foundation established the Shepherd Scholars program. Annual and major gifts from Augusta, son Jim Shepherd, daughter Joyce and Craig French, daughter Judy and David Hawkins, and the family businesses have continued to grow the endowment ever since. Recently, they enhanced the Shepherd Scholars endowment with generous gifts in excess of the original gift amount.
Advancing Philanthropy Workshop April 25
April 11, 2017
The 2017 Advancing Philanthropy in the Flint Hills workshop presents Robert Swanson, President & CEO of Swanson House, Inc. The annual event provides a special opportunity at no cost for individuals, organizations and professional advisors to learn about initiatives and resources that help support the work they do. This year’s event is Tuesday, April 25, at the Flint Hills Technical College.
Department of Music Receives Largest-Ever Music Scholarship Endowment
April 4, 2017
A transformational gift from the late Virginia Hagan Meeker will have a profound impact on current and future Emporia State University music education majors.
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