Portfolio Eligible Events

International Country Presentations, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

6pm - 8pm

Flint Hills / Kanza Room MU

Hosted by the Office of International Education

During this event, International students will give country presentations and provide information about their countries history and their culture; they will also be able to answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about other counties and cultures.


Indigenous History Discussion, Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6:30pm - 8pm

Preston Family Room MU

Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Come join in on an informational discussion with Dr. Joyce Theirer about developing awareness around indigenous population.


2017 International Culture Show, Saturday, November 11, 2017

7pm - 9pm

Albert Taylor Hall

Hosted by the Office of International Education

The Office of International Education would like to invite you to the 2017 International Culture Show. The show will consist of  a variety of performances that display the great multicultural community of Emporia State University!


DOLORES the Movie, Saturday, November 11, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday , November 11, 2017 - 7pm

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2pm

The Jayhawk Theatre, , 720 SW Jackson Street Topeka, KS

Presented by The Topeka LULAC Senior Center 

The Topeka LULAC Senior Center is presenting two showings of the PBS documentary, DOLORES. Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing ones life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.

Tickets are $12 with all proceeds going to The Topeka LULAC Senior Center. Advanced tickets are available by cash or check at the Senior Center or at the door.

The following links are for the movie trailer and the Facebook event pages.

https://youtu.be/Unzr9kiFScQ

https://www.facebook.com/events/508147512895326??ti=ia

https://www.facebook.com/events/432446573819056??ti=ia

 


Speaker, Jess T. Dugan, Wednesday, November 1, 2017

3-3:50 pm 

Science Hall 072

Art Forum

Photographer Jess T. Dugan will be speaking at Art Forum on November 1st from 3-3:50 pm. Over the past decade, artist Jess T. Dugan  has created intimate portraits that engage the issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. Dugan’s photographs have been exhibited at museums internationally and many colleges and universities nationwide. It has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, The Advocate, Slate, The Huffington Post and the Boston Globe.

Linked is Jess's work, so you can get a sense of the type of portraits they take (http://www.jessdugan.com/photographs). 


 

Speaker, Jeffrey S Bucholtz: Preventing Sexual Violence, Thursday, October 5, 2017

7pm

Albert Taylor Hall

Community Hornets and SOS

Join Community Hornets as we partner with SOS Inc. for a educational lecture from Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, director of We End Violence. Jeffrey will be speaking about coming to terms with consent and preventing sexual violence. We encourage all students to attend this informative and important lecture


Black Emporia - Stringtown Bus Tour, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

1st tour at 2pm, 2nd tour at 2:45pm

Learning Commons at the William Allen White Library, ESU

Hosted by Special Collections and Archives

Black Emporia is the story of African-American experiences in Emporia, KS, from 1890-1950. This 30 minute tour showcases some of the businesses, families, and homes integral to the history of Emporia. 


Speaker, Andi Zeisler, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

7pm

Ballroom, MU

Hosted by The Ethnic and Gender Studies program and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, along with support from URGE and Special Events

Zeisler will be speaking on From Riot Grrrl to Marketplace Feminism: Selling - and Selling Out - Feminism, which stems from her book We Were Feminists Once (2016). 

If you are unfamiliar with Andi Zeisler, she is the co-founder of Bitch Media which includes Bitch magazine as well as now the more popular Bitch website and podcasts (https://www.bitchmedia.org/). 

Post Discussion, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5pm

Diversity Lounge, MU

URGE

Join URGE for a post discussion on the Andi Zeisler lecture. Refreshments will be provided. 


Viewing and Discussion of film “9 to 5”, Tuesday, August 29, 2017

6pm

Ellen Plumb's at the NEW location, 1127 Commercial St.

Emporia Film Studies Group

This month, we're looking at the classic comedy "9 to 5" (1980)! This film stars last month's Barbarella star Jane Fonda, country music legend Dolly Parton and the hilarious Lily Tomlin.

In addition to showing and discussing the film, this month we plan to have special guest speakers presenting on the theme of women in the workplace, reflecting on how these roles have evolved since they were portrayed on screen nearly 40 years ago.

Our discussion this month will be led by Nicolas Thomsen who suggested this film. Nick first proposed the idea of looking at "9 to 5" in the context of comedy making comment or social critique.

In addition to the above questions, you might come to the screening having considered the following:

  • How do the three stars work as an ensemble? Each come from a different performance background. Does this add to or stymie their on-screen chemistry?
  • Not long after the release of "9 to 5" (1980) saw the publication of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." What parallels do you see between the two stories with regards to the treatment of women?
  • Though they are our protagonists, the three women at the center of "9 to 5" commit a series of unquestionably criminal acts. Is their behavior justified given the circumstances?

As always, please try to watch the film prior to the event as talking throughout is common. We're here to dissect, not enjoy



Transgender Educational Workshop, Saturday, August 26, 2017

8:00am - 5pm

Flint Hills/ Kanza Room, MU

Hosted by the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project

Speaker Information:

The speakers attending this Workshop include Jay Pryor, a life coach who empowers those who are transitioning; Liz Hamor, a social activist who provides resources to students, parents, and educators to help trans students feel safe; Luc Benson, an Afro-American female who will share her transitioning experience as a person of color; Alyssa Bryant, an attorney who will discuss present and future laws regarding trans rights; and Stephanie Mott, founder of the Transgender Faith Tour will discuss how different language can advance the way society accepts trans people.

You can register online at www.kstep.org/register.html, or register that morning at 7:45 AM before the Workshop.


View the March Calendar for Women's History Month at http://www.emporia.edu/ethngend/Banner+Calendar.pdf?language_id=1

Islamophobia: Presented by, Dr. Moben Mirza, MD, FACS, Friday, April 7, 2017

7:00pm

Preston Family Room, MU

Dr. Moben Mirza

President of the Kansas Urologic Society, University of Kansas Medical Center

Dr. Moben Mirza, MD, FACS is a urologic oncologist who grew up in California and New Mexico. He serves as the secretary of the Board of Trustees at the Islamic Center of Johnson County. Dr. Mirza serves in many hospital leadership roles and is currently president of the Kansas Urologic Society. He is very active in community service, interfaith initiatives, and volunteering efforts.

Sponsored by

In collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of International Education and the Islamic Center of Emporia, the Muslim Students Association is pleased to invite you to join us for an evening presentation by Dr. Mirza as a distinguished speaker.


Competing Historical Narratives: Learning To Listen To One Another, Monday, April 3, 2017

1:00pm-2:30pm

Preston Family Room, MU

Dr. Anne E. Bordonaro

Anne began her career as a teacher in New York City. For the past 20 years, she has worked in education policy and research, first with Carnegie Corporation of New York and then with the Vermont Agency of Education. She is particularly interested in 1) how un- and/or under- represented historical perspectives can be brought from the sidelines into the mainstream of the curriculum, and 2) how respectful dialogue about contentious historical and political perspectives can be facilitated in history classrooms.  To investigate both problems, she conducted research in a unique instructional setting: an integrated bilingual Arab/Jewish school in Jerusalem, Israel where Zionist and Palestinian narratives of national history are taught side-by-side as part of the school’s contribution to national reconciliation. Her talk with address possible implications for contemporary civic education in the United States


Women’s History Month reception and award ceremony, Friday, March 31, 2017

3:30pm-5:00pm

Sauder Alumni Center

Presentation of the Ruth Schillinger award, the Mary Headrick award, and the Susan B. Anthony scholarship.

About the awards:

The Ruth Schillinger Award, named after a long-time Dean of Women and ESU's first Affirmative Action officer is given to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the women of Emporia State over a sustained period of time. The Dr. Mary F. Headrick Award was established to recognize those who go the extra mile, making a long-term commitment to promoting the growth of women in Emporia's schools and community. The Healthy Relationship & Interpersonal Violence Education (THRIVE) Program offers the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship annually. The scholarship is approximately $1,200 and is awarded in spring semester to the Emporia State student (male or female) who best satisfies the following requirements: has demonstrated the greatest or most beneficial input to the growth and education of women on the Emporia State University campus; who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship (based on grade point average and academic honors); and who shows financial need.


Presentation by Julie Hensley, Thursday, March 30, 2017

7:00pm-8:00pm

PKP room, Memorial Union

Presentation by Julie Hensley, writer,

Co-sponsored with EMLJ


EGS Talk, Dr. Maire Johnson, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

3:00pm-4:00pm

PKP room, Memorial Union

Dr. Johnson is the Assistant Professor of history at ESU. She spent time teaching at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania and before that, she taught for three years at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She earned her graduate degrees from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and teaches courses in ancient and medieval world civilizations and in medieval Europe.

Department of Social Sciences


Keynote Speaker, Dr. Greta Rensenbrick, Tuesday, March 28, 2017

7:00pm-9:00pm

Blue Key room, Memorial Union

Dr. Greta Rensenbrick is the Associate Professor of American History at Marshall University in West Verginia. She has expertise in Modern US Social and Cultural history. Her areas of specialization include nineteenth-century US intellectual, social, and cultural, as well as social theory. She has presented her research at numerous conferences and is completing a manuscript on lesbian activists in Second Wave Feminism; her article “Parthenogenesis: Regenerating Women’s Community through Virgin Birth,” appears in  the Journal of the History of Sexuality.


“Implicit Bias: An Unspoken Hurdle for Women and Under-represented Groups,” Thursday, March 09, 2017

7:00pm-9:00pm

Greek Room, Memorial Union

Presentation by Ms. Blair Schneider, Ph.D. student in the Department of Geology, University of Kansas and president of the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Osage Chapter.


Film Screening, “Agora,” Tuesday, March 07, 2017

7:00pm

Plum Hall Rm 408

Sponsored by the Philosophy Club


EGS Talk, Professor Rachel Spaulding, Monday, March 06, 2017

3:00pm-4:00pm

Blue Key Room, Memorial Union

Department of English, Modern Languages and Journalism


Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecture: Civic Leadership for the Common Good, featuring Steve Perry, Thursday, March 2, 2017

7:00pm

Albert Taylor Hall

Dr. Steve Perry is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility in all aspects of life. He emphasizes the social issues that aim at building up both the individual and the community so that the next generation can be better contributing members of society. When Perry speaks, he reaches the heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his new book, Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking a Fight.


“Caring for a loved one: Gendered dimensions and issues,” Wednesday, March 01, 2017

7:00pm-9:00pm

Blue Key Room, Memorial Union


Panel discussion, Participants include: Carol Russell & Fletcher Russell. Moderator: Rachelle Smith.

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at ESU, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7:00pm

KSTC Ballroom of ESU’s Memorial Union

Holocaust survivor Dr. Inge Auerbacher, in a visit organized by the Union Activities Council, will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 21 about her experiences in the concentration camps and life following her move to the United States.

Auerbacher was imprisoned in a Czechoslovakian concentration camp for three years during World War II. Of the 15,000 children in the camp, she was among the 1 percent who survived. Following the camp’s liberation, she moved to the United States in 1946. Auerbacher earned a degree in chemistry while in the United States and went on to work as a chemist for 38 years.

She began lecturing in 1981, teaching tolerance and human rights. Since starting, she has spoken about the Holocaust to thousands of people in the United States, Canada and Germany. Auerbacher has also received awards for her humanitarian work, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Long Island University. She has written six books, which have been published in nine languages.


Social Justice Equity Lecture featuring writer Tim Wise, Monday, February 9, 2017

6:00pm-8:00pm

Albert Taylor Hall, Plumb Hall, ESU

Wise is the author of seven books, including his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, as well as Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, and his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America. He has contributed chapters or essays to over 25 additional books and his writings are taught in colleges and universities across the nation. His essays have appeared on social commentary websites such as Alternet, Salon, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, Black Commentator, BK Nation, Z Magazine and The Root, which recently named Wise one of the “8 Wokest White People We Know.”

Sponsored by the ESU Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Honors College.


13th Documentary Viewing, Wednesday, February 1, 2017

7:00pm-9:00pm

Preston Family Room, Memorial Union

A documentary that provides an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaker Series, Former Ohio Senator Nina Turner, Friday, January 20, 2017

 6:00pm-8:00pm

Skyline Room, Memorial Union

Offering a powerful narrative of overcoming adversity, Nina Turner is a captivating orator who puts political and social trends into an unparalleled perspective. She has worked in leadership at the Ohio Democratic Party and as an elected member of the Cleveland City Council—both opportunities that demonstrated her ability to unify opposing ideologies in critical circumstances. Turner has traveled across North America to inspire action and instill hope in crowds of more than 20,000 for bold causes such as labor, women’s reproductive health, voting rights, and income inequality.

Sponsored by the ESU Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Honors College.



Art Forum, Visiting Artist Lecture Presents: Priya Kambli, Wednesday, November 16, 2016

3:00-3:50pm

Science Hall Rm 72

Priya Kambli will be speaking about her photographic work. She explores her Indian identity and family history, and how they have shifted since she moved to the US at the age of 18.

Admission is Free


Student Forum, Ask Me Why Don’t Be Shy, Wednesday, November 16, 2016

 

7:00pm

MU Mainstreet

International and American student representatives will be answering questions about culture and anything related to their country.

Admission is Free

If you have questions, please contact James F. & Dorine D. Harter, Office of International Education, MU 040, 620-341-5374 – norajiat@emporia.edu



Uganda Learning Exchange, Thursday, November 17, 2016

7:00PM-9:00PM

MU Greek Room

Visitors from M-LISADA (Music, Life Skills, and Destitution Alleviation), a children's home in the Katwe slum in Kampala, Uganda, will share stories about their culture and the orphanage. 

Featured speakers: Lucy Khan Namale and Segawa Bosco.

Light refreshments served.

Sponsored by the Honors College. 


International Culture Show, October 26, 2016

Albert Taylor Hall, Plumb Hall, ESU

7:00PM-9:00PM

ESU students displaying the multicultural community of Emporia State University through music, dance and fashion.


Navigating Race and Sexualities: Exploring Identity and Intersectionality, October 24, 2016

Preston Family Room, Memorial Union

7:00PM-9:30PM

Featured Speaker – Dr. Jamie Washington


Stringtown Tour, September 30, 2016

Learning Commons, WAW Library (by the display)

3:00PM-5:00PM

Black Emporia is the story of African-American experiences in Emporia, Kansas from 1890 to 1950. The Stringtown Tour will be a 30 minute bus tour (we are handicap accessible) that will take patrons around Emporia to experience the story of different Emporians from this era.

Cost: FREE! Must be ESU student/faculty/staff

About the Badge: We are offering a Credly badge which students can view by going to https://esu.credly.com . To earn the badge, they must attend the tour and take a selfie (and write a 1 paragraph reflection) about their experience.


Discussion and Lunch, September 22, 2016

 Skyline Dining Room, Memorial Union (2nd floor)

 12:30PM-1:30PM

 The forum will be presented by Mr. Steve Boyce, sharing information based on his experiences and background in Human Resources and Labor Relations. A complimentary lunch will also be provided.


 

Fun on the Field, September 22, 2016

 OG Practice Fields (Behind Rec Center)

 4:00PM-7:00PM

 Students will have a chance to participate in games played all over the world. Teams can be built with International and U.S. students for a chance to win prizes. Admission is free and food will be provided.



Oppression, Social Media, and Misconceptions, September 21, 2016

Veteran’s Hall of Honor, Memorial Union (2nd floor)

 7:30PM-9:00PM

 The education chair will speak about how the LGBTQ+ community has been persecuted and miscomprehended over the years. Social media in this aspect will also be discussed.



Fred Gray presentation, September 15, 2016

Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

7:30PM

 Prior to the inauguration ceremonies on Friday, a pre-inaugural event will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in Albert Taylor Hall. U.S. civil rights attorney Fred Gray Sr., who stood alongside Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will give a special presentation.

 Gray began a dynamic civil rights career in 1954, less than a year after completing law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His first civil rights case was representation of Claudette Colvin, a 15-year old African American high school student who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in March 1955.

 In December 1955 he represented Rosa Parks who was arrested because she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, igniting the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

 He also was the first civil rights attorney for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and took several civil rights cases. Gray was portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr., in the 2014 movie “Selma.”



Diversity and Inclusion Alliance Plan Invitation, September 14, & 22, 2016

 Kanza Room, Memorial Union

 3:30PM-5:00PM

 The session will be held by the University Diversity & Inclusion Alliance, working to develop a plan to share with the university community. Feedback on the Action Plan will be welcome.

 View the Action Plan here, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan to familiarize yourself before attending the session. For more information, contact Jason Brooks, Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity at jbrooks5@emporia.edu or Gary Wyatt, Associate Provost at gwyatt@emporia.edu


 

Dr. David Westfall Uganda talk, September 14, 2016 

Butcher Hall 127. ESU

3:00PM

Dr. David Westfall will talk about his summer trip to Uganda with students.


Screening of the film “Selena," Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Memorial Union Preston Family Room

6:30PM-7:30PM

In preparation for Civil Rights icon Fred Gray speaking on campus Sept. 15, the Leadership Studies Program and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are co-hosting a viewing of the film Selma in which Mr. Gray is portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. 

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. to view this together in the Memorial Union's Preston Family Room. Feel free to bring friends.

Trailer for Selma


Sundays At the Site! September 11, 2016          

 William Allen White house

 2:00PM-4:00PM

 Lyon County’s Latino Heritage” on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site


Ride into History on Sidesaddle, September 11, 2016

 Ride into History, 4 miles south of Admire, KS

 4:00PM-7:00PM

 “Once Upon a Sidesaddle” will be presented to show the life of a one-room school teacher in the late 1800s medical establishment. Amazing horse hugs will follow the show.


Guest Day at Emporia First United Methodist Church, June 15, 2016

Fellowship Hall, 825 Merchant Street

9:00AM-11:30AM

At 9AM First United Methodist will be hosting a brunch followed by devotions and a program.

The program portion will be presented by Risa Rehmert, Director of Program Development for Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking.

Please RSVP by May 31st, to Betty Skillet at 620-342-0270, betty_skillet@yahoo.com or to Linda Hyde at 620-412-4832, ljhyde10@hotmail.com


Take Back the Night!, April 20, 2016

Webb Hall, 7PM to 9PM

Take Back the Night events focus on ending sexual violence in all of its forms, including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence.

Sponsored by SOS as part of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, and Sexual Assault Prevention Month.


Women’s History Month Reception and Awards Ceremony, March 25, 2016 

Join the women and men of the Emporia community in celebration of Women’s History Month at the 2016 Women’s History Month Reception and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, March 25th from 3:30-5 PM in the Sauder Alumni Center.

We will also honor the recipients of this year’s Ruth Schillinger Award and Susan B. Anthony Scholarship.  Dr. Marcia Schulmeister, professor of Physical Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Ruth Schillinger Award.  Receiving the Susan B. Anthony scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year will be Holly Davis.

Friends and family of award recipients, students and community members are welcome to join ESU as they honor hard working and amazing women.


The Black Student Union Presents: Crooklyn, March 24, 2016

The end of Women's Heritage Month is soon upon us, but the fun is just beginning! Please come and join us as we watch three different films throughout the remainder of the month that speak to the struggles of various aspects of being a woman and of color in this society in the most expressive and invigorating ways. We kick things off with Crooklyn, a classic and iconic Spike Lee film, known for its heart wrenching plot and distinctive soundtrack composed of music solely from the 1970's.

Thursday, March 24th, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in the Preston Family Room

Come watch the tale of a young girl named Tory, who lives in the infamous neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant which is a borough in the heart of Brooklyn.  As her teacher mother, Carolyn, and her jazz musician father, Woody, worry over monthly bills, grade-school student Troy Carmichael banters and bonds with her four brothers. Against her will, Troy is sent to her aunt's southern home for a summer visit, but when she returns to her bustling Brooklyn neighborhood, she learns that a family member is gravely ill. Already mature, Troy is forced to face to some very grown-up facts about life and loss.


RE-Screening of the 'Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines' Documentary, March 24, 2016

 Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM - 9:00 PM Plumb Hall Room 316

 Join the ESU Philosophy Club as we participate in Women's History Month by providing a second screening of this high-energy film about images of female heroes in American culture. If you missed it the first time, here's your second chance to see it! To be followed by a discussion, activity, and book giveaway.

A trailer for the film can be seen at < http://wonderwomendoc.com/ >.


Kappa Delta Chi presents, Mujeres, March 21st, 2016

Monday, March 21st, 2016 - 7 PM-9 PM

Memorial Union, Preston Family Room

The women of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. will be hosting a Women's History Month event with the special guest speaker, Crystal Macedo, a Wichita firefighter. 



Lessons from the Front Lines of School Violence: Educators and the Community Make a Difference, March 21st, 2016

Monday, March 21st, 2016 - 7 PM

Memorial Union, Webb Hall

This event will consist of a lecture given by Dr. Scott Poland on school violence. 

This event is free and open to the public.


Screening of Iranian Documentary 'Our Times', March 11th, 2016

Friday, March 11th, 2016 - 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Plumb Hall, Room 316

In order to support and further the university's diversity events, the ESU Philosophy Club will be screening the Iranian documentary, 'Our Times' by director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad. This is a film from Iran about women struggling to carve our a space in Iranian politics.

Questions: Dr. Ed Emmer, cemmer@emporia.edu


Women's History Month, March 1st - 29th, 2016

March 1st: WHM Film Festival, "Miss Representation" @ 7pm, Visser 330

March 5th: Enhancing Your Future with Mathematics and Science (STEM Outreach Event for Middle School Girls)

March 8th: WHM Film Festival, "Wonder Women! The untold stories of American Superheroines" @ 7pm, Visser 330

March 10th: Dr. Karrin Vasby Anderson, from "Bitch" to "Badass" & Beyond: Gender and Personal Identity @ 7pm, Kanza Room

March 22nd: WHM Film Festival, "Brand New You" @ 7pm, Visser 330

March 23rd: EGS Talk, Dr. David Westfall, Girls' Education in Uganda @ 3pm, Veteran's Hall of Honor

March 25th: WHM Reception & Awards Ceremony @ 3:30 - 5pm, Sauder Alumni Center

March 29th: EGS Talk, Karen Manners Smith, The Legacy of Women's Liberation @ 6:30pm, Blue Key Room, Memorial Union 

*All events are free and open to the public*


Black Leadership Initiative Conference, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Memorial Union, Webb Hall

A free one day conference for African American high school, undergraduate and graduate students. 

For more information visit: http://www.emporia.edu/getinvolved/odi/programs/bli.html


Critical Analysis: 'A Different World', February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2015 

There will be a critical analysis of the sitcom, A Different World. A spin off of the iconic Cosby Show. This analysis will focus on the topic of colorism and prejudice/discrimination.


Black History Month Film, February 11, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM 

Plumb Hall, Room 316

Screening of the film, 'Dear White People'

Hosted by ESU Philosophy Club


Black History Month Lecture, February 11, 2016

"Colorism: A critical analysis of politics, ethics, and social issues within the African American Culture when it deals with the construct of skin tone."

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:00 PM

ESU Memorial Union, Preston Family Room


Veterans Roundtable 1940-2015, November 5, 2015

Annual Meeting 

Thursday, November 5, 2015-7:30 PM

ESU Memorial Union, Preston Family Room

The Program-A Final Goodbye: Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages 1929-1933

Introduction: John O. Sanderson, Colonel, USA, Retired

The Speaker: Stacie Petersen, Registrar, National World War I Museum & Memorial

Admission to the Roundtable Meeting is FREE and the public is invited to attend.

Roundtable Sponsors:

ESU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

ESU Department of Social Sciences

Lyon County Historical Society Archives & Museum


Don't miss Visiting Writer Andrés Rodríguez, October 9, 2015

Come listen to Kansas City poet and author Andrés Rodríguez read his work next week as part of the ESU Visiting Writers Series!

Rodríguez is the author of multiple books including 'Night Song:Poems,' and winner of the Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Award in Poetry. Rodríguez’s poems, essays, and translations have appeared in journals across the country such as the New York Quarterly, Harvard Review, Valparaiso Review, and Palabra, in addition to multiple anthologies.

Visiting Writer Andrés Rodríguez

Friday, October 9, 2015

7:00 - 8:00 PM

ESU Memorial Union

Blue Key Leadership Room

This event is free and open to the public

Posted by the ESU Creative Writing Program, Performing Arts Board, and Special Events Board


Diversity Authors Read Series: Choking on Silence, presented by Paul Tripp. October 1, 2015

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion would like to personally invite you to our LGBTQA Authors Read on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. in White Library Commons Area. This Authors Read is being sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Department of Modern Language, White Library and TradPlus & Veterans Services.

This event is an extension of our Pages for Change Diversity Book Club that meets every Thursday evening at 5:00 P.M. Paul Tripp's book, "Choking on Silence" describes his childhood in Montana as a kind of war zone: "Growing up in an alcoholic home, Paul was never sure where the beginning was or where on the path he would hit a landmine and have the evening explode in from of him." Paul eventually seeks refuge in the structure and discipline of the armed forces but incurs the psychological burden of having to hide his true nature. Tripp's inclusion of excerpts from his personnel file adds another layer to the narrative, underscoring his criticism of the massive amount of resources expended by the military in an effort to weed out homosexual service members.

Amid the subterfuge, Paul finds tender moments of human connection as a lonely teenager working in a nursing home, a sexually repressed young man living on a submarine and a decorate officer approaching retirement. In fact, a submarine is the ideal metaphor for Tripp's odyssey: He attempts to move undetected through largely hostile waters while facing potentially disastrous consequences if discovered. Paul has a knack for explaining decisions that lead him to pursue "reparative therapy," heterosexual marriage and fatherhood.The only drawback is Tripp's fondness for well-worn or clunky similes, which will strike some reader as folksy or distracting. Regardless, this memoir full of sharp insights will appeal to a wide audience--not only gay men, but anyone who wants to better understand a loved one struggling with sexual orientation and identity. This will be a powerful testament to the importance of self-acceptance.

Please join us Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 6:30 pm as Paul shares his life, his journey and his words of wisdom on perseverance. 

Refreshments will be served and Paul Tripp will be signing books after the read. There are FREE copies of "Choking on Silence" in the Center for Student Involvement. Books are limited. First come, first serve! 

This event is FREE & open to the whole ESU community & public!

For more information about this event, please feel free to contact me here in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 620-341-5481 or jbrooks@emporia.edu


 Visiting Writer Jimmy Santiago Baca Monday, September 21, 2015

You don't want to miss esteemed poet Jimmy Santiago Baca read his work as part of the Fall 2015 ESU Visiting Writers Series!

In a career that spans nearly four decades, Baca has written over a dozen books of poetry, published memoirs, essay, stories and screenplays. Winner of the American Book Award, Pushcart Prize, International Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature, the International Prize and the Cornelius P. Turner Award for outstanding contributions in areas such as education, justice and social welfare, Baca writes about oppression, love and migration.

The author's books are in stock in the MU bookstore, for check-out at WAW Library, and will be available to purchase at the event, where he will hold a book signing after the performance. E-mail bluestem@emporia.edu for more info.

Visiting Writer-Jimmy Santiago Baca

Monday, September 21

7:00 PM

Memorial Union-Preston Family Room

This even is free and open to the public.

Posted by the ESU Creative Writing Program, Performing Arts Board, Special Events Board, Ethnic and Gender Studies Program, University Libraries and Archives and the Honors College.


TONIGHT Only - Join Us For A Free Screening Of The Critically Acclaimed Documentary "A Place To Stand!" September 18, 2015

Based on the award winning memoir of one of America's greatest poets, "A Place to Stand" explores Jimmy Santiago Baca's story of trial and redemption by painting a raw, honest picture of life inside a maximum security prison, and a tale of the spirit overcoming brutality and adversity through poetry.

"A Place to Stand" Screening

Friday, September 18

7:00-9:00 PM

Visser Hall 330

This event is free and open to the public.

Email bluestem@emporia.edu for more info.


Dr. Andrew M. Schocket. September 16, 2015

Hosted By: The Social Sciences Zimmerman Lecture Fund

When: Wednesday, September 16

Where: Memorial Union: Preston Family Room

Time: 6 PM
About: Dr. Schocket is the director of American Culture Studies and Professor of History and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. He is also the author of Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution. He will presenting his lecture on "The Constitution, Opportunity, and the End of the American Revolution."
Contact: Michael Smith, msmith3@emporia.edu, Ext. 5566

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