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I'M a Hornet from President Shonrock

June, 24 2014

June 25, 2014   The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the new Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics at Emporia State University on June 18; the new center was established from $750,000 of grants from the Koch Foundation, Koch Industries, and three ESU alums/Koch executives (David Robertson, Dale Gibbens, and Kim Penner).   The National Teachers Hall of Fame ...

July, 31 2014

Ingram’s, a Kansas City Business Magazine, recently recognized Icons of Education. Notable recipients include Dr. John Rich (School of Business Professor and Director of Student Affairs and Alumni), Dale Cushinberry (Topeka Public Schools), and Andy Tompkins (President and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents).   The first ever STRONG Emporia Fitness Camp was held earlier this summer. ...

August, 13 2014

The creator of Corky, Paul Edwards, is designing Corky’s nephew; a child-size mascot to be launched in the Spring 2015. Paul’s 100th Birthday will be celebrated with alumni and friends in Southern California on January 12, 2015! Shirley Morrow, Fiscal Analyst, Kansas Legislative Research, and Cindy Denton, Principal Analyst, Division of Budget, visited ESU on August 7 to discuss ...

July, 16 2014

Congratulations to Melinda Rangel, ’92 BSE (Business Education) and ’95 MS (Master of Science Business Education), who recently received the “Secondary Teacher of the Year” award by the National Business Education Association. Emporia State’s football team recently had four offensive players named to the Preseason All-American Watch List: guard Jarrett Stastny (first-...

June, 10 2014

The ESU Alumni Association’s 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Event recognized University Service Citation Recipients including:  Don Hill, retired pharmacy owner and Kansas Legislator since 2003 and Gail and George Milton, Emporia community residents since the late 1960s.  Congratulations and THANKS for your volunteerism! Emporia State University finished in the top 100 out of over 300...

May, 13 2014

Steve Sauder won the Joe Cannon Service Award for dedication, service and committees to bettering ESU and intercollegiate athletics.   2.      President Ekhleif Y. Tarawneh of The University of Jordan is a graduate from Emporia State University. You can view his biography at: http://www.ju.edu.jo/Lists/Administrators/Disp_form.aspx?ID=...

April, 25 2014

GREAT DAY TO BE A HORNET; Governor Sam Brownback visited campus on April 14th; announcing support of HB2506 which passed both chambers of the Kansas Legislature contains the following provisions for Emporia State: Honors College enhancement of $1 million per year, funding restorations in 2014 and 2015 ($572,488 and $711,554), technical corrections...

April, 08 2014

The 61st Annual Kansas Teacher Award banquet recognized seven (7) new Kansas Master Teachers including:  Bonnie Austin of Dodge City, John Bode of Lawrence, Lori Gunzelman of Andover, Signe Truelove of Emporia, Carla Varner of El Dorado, Kathleen Wilhite of Olathe, and Maria Worthington of Blue Valley; THANKS for making a difference in the lives of so many ...

March, 26 2014

Emporia State Lady Hornets coach Jory Collins has been named the Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division II Region 7 Coach of the Year. He is one of eight finalists for the inaugural Pat Summitt Trophy to be presented to the 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year. 2.      Twenty teams of students from Emporia ...

March, 11 2014

63% or 135 Classified Employees voted in favor of moving to University Support Staff status; 86% or 215 of the 249 eligible Classified Employees turned out for the USS vote.  Special THANKS to the Alternative Service Committee (ASC) members for engaging and informing employees! Professor and Chair Brent Thomas announced that ESU alumnus Ashton Rorebeck (B.S. Biology; Pre-dental Concentration,...

February, 05 2014

The ESU Foundation celebrated another bell ringing ceremony with a $360,000 gift; $100,000 matching gift from the Trusler Foundation for the School of Business, $25,000 gift from the Trusler Foundation for ESU Intercollegiate Athletics, and $235,000 in-kind-gift from the City of Emporia for paving projects for the Trusler Sports Complex; Silent No More.  ...

February, 19 2014

The Grand Finale of the Emporia State University Sesquicentennial GALA (Saturday, February 15, 2014) included a 150th Commemorative Overture commissioned by Assistant Professor and Conductor Jeremy Starr and composed by Professor Gary Ziek; Gabe and Benny’s Right Now ESU hype-song transcribed for the orchestra by Professor Andrew Houchins; announcement of the...

January, 15 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR REMINDER, our Spring 2014 General Assembly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 2:00pm in the Memorial Union, Webb Hall.  Prior to our assembly, starting at 1:00pm in the Memorial Union, Preston Room, will be a special meeting to discuss our re-accreditation draft report for the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) campus visit scheduled for March 23-25, ...

December, 13 2013

LUCKY Friday the 13th of December 2013 HAPPY HOLIDAYS and many thanks to the hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and friends attending Emporia State’s Holiday Reception hosted at the Memorial Union Skyline Room; special appreciation to our Sodexo catering staff and Memorial Union staff! Emporia State’s commencements will be live-streamed on the Internet tomorrow, Saturday, December ...

November, 25 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Over the weekend, began signing THANK YOU letters to alums and friends agreeing to serve on the National Campaign Committee of our Now & Forever:  The Campaign for Emporia State University! The rivalry continues between Emporia State and Washburn; Can the Bods a great success; ESU collected 58,166 can versus Washburn’s 15,54 Yes, the Hornets over the ...

November, 13 2013

The Emporia State University Foundation’s Annual Meeting (November 1st) of the Board of Trustees welcomed ten (10) new trustees including:  Mryl Cobb, Angela Hoffman, Jim Kessler, Ron Loewen, Teresa Markowitz, Mike Petitjean, Dan Shanelec, Bob Warren, Tim Wright, and Richard Zahn.  Special THANKS to outgoing ESUF Chair Lana Oleen, BEST WISHES to incoming ESUF Chair Kim Penner, and ...

October, 29 2013

Great Day to be a Hornet; the Kansas Legislative Bus Tour of 4-year universities began at Emporia State (October 22nd); many THANKS to the Emporia community, alumni, and students for Telling our Story; over 100 members of the Hornet family joined the 30+ legislators for lunch in the MU Skyline Room. What True Grit (might have) Looked Like, the photographs of F.M. Steele, was the theme of ...

October, 15 2013

The Hornet Nation was All Shook Up this past Homecoming weekend recognizing the Hornet Heritage Crumb/White family with degrees stretching from KSN, KSTC, and ESU; recognizing our four Outstanding Recent Graduates and four Distinguished Alumni; Athletics Hall of Honor inductees; the theatre production All Shook Up; and the Hornet football team putting up a school record of 747 yards of total ...

September, 30 2013

Remember, The BUZZ is now I’m a Hornet.   6,033 reasons it is a GREAT day to be a HORNET; Fall enrollment! The employee Dependent/Spouse Tuition Waiver program noted an increase in participation/enrollment for Fall semester 2013; total of 53 participants, 41 undergraduates (38 dependent and 3 spouses) and 12 graduates (2 dependent and 10 spouse, $94,520.80 investment! The Board of ...

September, 16 2013

September 16, 2013 The BUZZ is now I’m a Hornet. The newly remodeled Memorial Union hosted over 350 participants for the Kansas Transportation Summit on September 5, 2013; compliments on the facility and service were received from Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of Transportation Mike King! The Legislative Bus Tour, Kansas Representatives and ...

August, 13 2013

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni framed the importance of clarity regarding the new strategic plan for Emporia State at last weeks’ President’s Senior Leadership Retreat; SWOT Analysis, GAP Analysis, new Mission Statement, new Vision Statement, and year-long Environmental Scanning were ...

June, 24 2013

The Kansas City area chapter of the Alumni Association raised over $9,000 for scholarships at their recent golf tournament and silent auction. Emporia State, for the 11th straight year, was among nine MIAA schools in top 100 NCAA Division II members (out of 315) in the Learfield Sports Director¹s Cup standings; ESU ranked #79 (244 points). Michael Shonrock is now ...