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Students Prepare for Arbor Day Event, Celebrate Tree Campus Honor

April 20, 2018

When Emporia State students spread out across campus next week to plant trees, they will celebrate both Arbor Day and the university’s fifth annual Tree Campus USA® recognition.

The annual Arbor Day event, which began on campus in 2012, begins in Union Square on Friday, April 27 from noon to 1 p.m. with a chance for those who didn’t pre-register to sign up. Then, from 1 to 2 p.m. volunteers will spread out across campus and plant trees under the watchful eyes — and helpful hands — of University Facilities staff.

The university’s inaugural Arbor Day event helped it earn its first Tree Campus USA® recognition for 2013. This year, ESU earned 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition. One key to earning that recognition was Save the Bees service learning project organized by Community Hornets, according to Blythe Eddy, director of student activities and community service.

That event included an observation hive, giving away honey and an activity to save the bees. During the Arbor Day 2018 event, volunteers will plant mostly maple trees along with some fruit and nut trees in the orchard near Campus Woods on the north side of campus. Eddy said volunteers also will put up mason bee houses near the orchard to encourage bees to make their home near the orchard and encourage plant pollination.

Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

Emporia State University achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. Currently there are 344 campuses across the United States with this recognition.

Workshop for Understanding Kansas Math Education Standards

April 19, 2018

Education policy

James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship open to incoming freshman education majors

April 18, 2018

The Teachers College at Emporia State University is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for incoming freshman planning to major in elementary or secondary education. For the fifth year in a row, the Teacher Education Scholarship from international best-selling author James Patterson, will be awarded to six incoming freshmen in education. The $6,000 renewable scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications for the scholarship are open now through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Memorial at Emporia State to Get National Recognition

April 16, 2018

Legislation to recognize the Memorial to Fallen Educators at Emporia State University as a national memorial is headed to the desk of President Donald Trump after passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Kevin Rabas Named 2018 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor

April 13, 2018

“A rare sort of teacher who not only informs and instructs, but also ignites passion for his subject matter and inspires his students to achieve everything their potential allows.”

ESU Debate Coach Named Person of the Year

April 13, 2018

Courtney Schauer, Emporia State University’s assistant director of debate, received the District 3 Person of the Year Award for the competition year spanning 2017-18.

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

April 11, 2018

Master Class Congratulations to Ezgi Karakus, lecturer in music and doctor of musical arts student at University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Ezgi was one of two students ...

Emporia State University to Implement Master’s Degree in Elementary Education

April 10, 2018

ESU program designed for those wanting to switch career paths

Theatre presents Joseph Kesselring’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

April 7, 2018

The second production of Emporia State University Theatre’s spring season is Joseph Kesselring’s 1940 farcical black comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Featuring a man who thinks he is Theodore Roosevelt, homicidal old women and a drama critic trying to get married, the show is a classic example of the comedy that stems from a normal person attempting to survive in a world of absurd circumstances.

Thoughts on Education Funding

April 6, 2018

As Kansas lawmakers work to fund K-12 education in the state, Emporia State President Allison D. Garrett today expressed gratitude for the progress being made and encouraged the Legislature to look at...

Hornets Show Well in National Debate Tournament

April 6, 2018

The Emporia State debate team of Arriq Singleton and Kalese Warfield narrowly missed making the “Sweet Sixteen” cut of the 72nd National Debate Tournament.

Experience International Cultures with ESU Students

March 30, 2018

April provides two opportunities to discover the world without leaving Kansas thanks to events sponsored by Emporia State University’s global community.

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

March 28, 2018

Work Begins Construction has begun on the new Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center on the north end of campus. The project, which is privately funded, should be complete by early 2019. ...

Women’s History Month Reception and Awards Ceremony

March 26, 2018

Come celebrate the women of Emporia State University on Friday, March 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Sauder Alumni Center. The Ethnic and Gender Studies program and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies are sponsoring the reception.

Exploration of Teaching/Education Careers Offered

March 26, 2018

Kansas high school students looking toward the future have the opportunity to see if they want to be among the future generation of teachers, coaches, counselors, education researchers, speech therapists — every profession beginning with a degree in education.

ESU Alumna to Share Journey from Harsh Repression to Academic Excellence

March 26, 2018

An Emporia State alumna will share her journey to escape repression in Burma and find academic freedom in the United States during a lecture on campus Thursday, March 29.

Economic Policies to Escape from Poverty Topic of Lecture on Thursday

March 22, 2018

The business dean at North Dakota State University will present the second Governance, Law and Economics Lecture at Emporia State University.

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