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Final Presentations Planned for the Fall 2019 Community Impact Challenge

October 21, 2019

Threeteams face offinthe finals of the second annual Community Impact Challenge (CIC), a grant competition to encourage students of Emporia State University to make an impact on pressing issues facing the Emporia community. The finals will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 23, in the Blue Key Room in ESU’s Memorial Union.

The teams of ESU students, each with 3-4 members, were selected as finalists among the applicants to present their ideas before a panel of judges. Teams will give 10-12 minute presentations about their chosen solutions to a problem they have identified in the Emporia community, followed by 5-10 minute question-and-answer sessions. A panel of faculty, staff, alumni, ESU students and community partners will choose a winner. The winning team will receive a $500 grant to complete its proposed solution, which must be carried out by May 2020.

The CIC aims to inspire students of ESU to participate in community engagement. The finalists have proposed to work with local organizations to develop meaningful and creative solutions to real-life community issues such as those related to poverty and health and well-being.

Community Hornets and ESU’s Department of Communication and Theatre are encouraging members of the community to attend the final presentations. This event will allow community members the opportunity to meet the finalists and see what solutions they have to offer.

Last year the student winners of the inaugural CIC, Rachel Castro, Delaney Dold and Genevieve Lowery, launched Bag-A-Birthday, an initiative focused on providing low-income families in Emporia with supplies to celebrate a child’s birthday. Through the students’ donation drive supported by the CIC grant, more than 150 bags were created and made available for Emporia children.

Students, Faculty, Staff Unite to Fight Food Insecurity

October 22, 2019

A signing ceremony last week on the Emporia State University campus brought together students, faculty and staff committed to fighting food insecurity both on campus and off. Emporia at the Table: Ending Hunger in our Community, called the EAT Initiative, is collaborating with programs that already exist and working across campus to share the message in classrooms and to the public.

Conference Brings Award-winning Children’s Author, National Literacy Experts to ESU

October 22, 2019

The author of the 2019 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award, Dan Santat, will speak at an upcoming literacy conference at Emporia State University. The 22nd Annual Kansas Regional Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference to be held Nov. 4 at Emporia State.

Paraguayan Official Visits Campus

October 21, 2019

The head of a Paraguayan study abroad organization visited Emporia State University on Oct. 21. Federico Mora is general coordinator of the National Scholarship Program for Study Abroad or BECAL. The program sends undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals to top universities and research centers around the world with the promise they will return and use their new knowledge to benefit Paraguay.

ESU Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Recent Graduates Honored During Homecoming

October 15, 2019

Five Distinguished Alumni and three Outstanding Recent Graduates will be honored at Emporia State during the Black & Gold Gala on Oct. 18, which kicks off the 2019 Homecoming weekend.

Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

October 11, 2019

The Teachers College at Emporia State University received national recognition Sept. 26 from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation for surpassing the standards in becoming re-accredited during their most recent accreditation cycle. Receiving the Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement, Emporia State was one of only 13 institutions to receive the award out of the 238 nationally which have CAEP accreditation. Other schools recognized included Duke and Boston College. Learn more…

Homecoming Festivities Unite ESU Alumni, Emporia Community

October 10, 2019

While ESU alumni return to the Hornets’ Nest for Homecoming, the campus welcomes the Emporia community to enjoy the special events. Homecoming 2019 begins Wednesday, Oct. 16, with the first event organized by students and concludes with a matinee of the musical on Sunday, Oct. 20.

ESU Theatre Presents ‘Little Women, The Musical’ for Homecoming Show

October 10, 2019

Emporia State University Theatre presents “Little Women, The Musical” from October 17 to 20, 2019, in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre. Set during the American Civil War, the March sisters — romantic Meg, tomboyish Jo, sweet Beth and irascible Amy — live in Concord, Massachusetts, with their beloved Marmee while Father serves as a Chaplain in the war.

Emporia State Receives More Than $2 Million In Grants for Rehabilitation Counseling

October 9, 2019

Two grants totaling more than $2 million received by Emporia State University look to help professionals whose goals are to increase the employment opportunities for people with deaf and hard of hearing issues, and autism spectrum disorders. Emporia State has one of just three programs in the United States that offers a concentration in working with deaf and hard of hearing people.

Center to Help Children, Families Dedicated

October 3, 2019

About 100 people attended an event recently for an organization that has the singular purpose of helping children learn to read and working with the communities the children live in to encourage this basic life skill.

William Allen White Award Celebration Focuses on Books, Children

October 3, 2019

Students and educators from across Kansas will celebrate children’s literature during the 67th annual William Allen White Children’s Book Awards on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Emporia State University. The events are open to the public.

ESU Presented Top Award for Education Leadership

October 2, 2019

The Teachers College at Emporia State University received national recognition Sept. 26 from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation for surpassing the standards in becoming re-accredited during their most recent accreditation cycle.

Emporia State Posts Enrollment Growth, Retention Record

October 2, 2019

Emporia State University posted another year of enrollment growth thanks to another record retention rate and an increase in first-time freshman undergraduate and graduate students compared to fall 2018.

NCAA Chief Medical Officer to Speak at Emporia State

October 2, 2019

The Chief Medical Officer of the NCAA Dr. Brian Hainline will be in Emporia on Monday to spend the day with Emporia State students and staff. As the Chief Medical Officer for the NCAA, Dr. Hainline oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster lifelong physical and mental development.

Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

September 26, 2019

Emporia State was honored to be the site of a visit by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who convened a broadband roundtable on Sept. 19 in the School of Business. The event was coordinated by the office of U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall. Community leaders, broadband providers and others attended.

Campus Events Provide Fun on Family Day

September 18, 2019

A color run, planetarium show and football game are just some of the fun activities on the Emporia State University campus to celebrate Family Day 2019 on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Planks Honored as Hornet Heritage Family

September 17, 2019

Diplomas and certifications from Emporia State University fill the foliage on Gene and Betty Plank’s family tree.

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