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.
Students Place in Top 10 at National Conference
July 14, 2017
Two School of Business students placed in the top 10 in the nation recently at the 2017 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference held June 24 through 27 in Anaheim, California.
De Vito Wins Silver Stirrup Award
July 10, 2017
Dr. Raffaele De Vito, professor emeritus, was honored with the Silver Stirrup Award for Meritorious Service at the 45th Annual Team Kansas awards banquet June 6, 2017, at Emporia State University.
Emporia State University is Changing Lives for the Common Good
June 29, 2017
Ebrahim Kayali is just one of many students whose lives are forever impacted by Emporia State University and Emporia.
Kansas Business Hall of Fame awards winners of essay contest
June 19, 2017
The Kansas Business Hall of Fame awarded the winners of its first-annual student essay contest recently.
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.
Rent-To-Town Pioneer and Gas Businessman, Landowner to be Inducted Into Kansas Business Hall of Fame
May 19, 2017
A Wichita businessman who helped pioneer the rent-to-own industry and a gasoline company owner who at one time was the largest landowner in Kansas will be inducted next month into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame at Emporia State University.
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.
Breanne Couch Wins Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge
April 11, 2017
Breanne Couch from Fredonia won the Emporia Entrepreneur Challenge on April 10, as part of the annual EEC Community Showcase.
Applications Accepted for ESU JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneurs
April 2, 2017
Emporia State University is currently accepting applications for small business grants disbursed by the Kansas Department of Commerce for a program called “JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneurs.” Along with receiving the grant, awardees will be able to participate in the ESU JumpStart Incubator.
Check out our students' achievements and accomplishments on Emporia State's meritpages.com site