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I'm a Hornet news — Jan. 15

January 15, 2014


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, 2015.

CONGRATS to Carol Russell from the Teachers College; inaugural recipient of the new Ervay Family Award for Applied Scholarship; Carol’s award for applied research for children’s creativity and the Children Inspire Glass project displayed at the Eppink Gallery

Hornet THANKS to the power house, police & safety staff who HAD to work through Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day in our 24/7 operations. 

Roe R. Cross Professor and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dr. Marie Miller, announced her retirement from Emporia State beginning June 2014; during her 20 year tenure at the university, Marie also received the Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity and Ruth Schillnger Faculty Award.  Don’t be surprised to see Marie more involved in civic and service projects in Americus!

511 employees of Emporia State pledged and  contributed $38,107 for the annual campaign for the United Way of the Flint Hills; special thanks to Marilyn Buchele was serving as our campus campaign chair.

Alumni Relations is coordinating a new initiative among all six KBOR University Alumni Associations to build legislative support by pairing key legislators with alumni advocates from each of these institutions

Ray Hauke, Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs, has announced his plans to retire at the end of June 2014. Ray has served as Vice President since July 1998 and oversees fiscal, facilities, and human resources.  Ray plans to spend more time with family, friends, and local service organizations/projects (and, probably play more golf!).

In the terms of today’s college students, Shout Out to Emporia State’s Shared Governance – classified, faculty, student, and unclassified – collecting 1,295 cans of food for Emporia's Salvation Army and Abundant Harvest food pantries.

Recently, Emporia State’s Office of International Education has joined the National Student Exchange, a program offering inter-university student exchange programs in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

ESU’s No Child Left Behind Improving Teacher Quality competitive grant proposal was selected for funding of $102,000 for 19 months. This will be used to improve content knowledge and instruction of social science teachers working in high-need areas of Kansas.

Police & Safety is happy to announce that Jerry Cook was promoted from Officer to Corporal, Chris Johnson was promoted from Corporal to Sergeant and Pat Ford, former City of Emporia Police Department, has been hired as the new Officer.

ESU Foundation, having mailed newly-designed Stewardship Reports to more than 750 established donors of endowed scholarship and program support funds in late November, has seen an influx of more than $120,000 in gifts from these donors to their endowed funds.

Emporia State is poised to be the first college or university in the country using Ellucian’s Banner ERP system to provide “touch-free” electronic transcript processing and delivery. The effort was a partnership between Emporia State’s Registrar, Information Technology, Ellucian, and National Student Clearinghouse.

Admissions Counselors have completed more than 2, 700 calls to undergraduate applicants for Spring/Summer/Fall 2014, and over 900 packets for newly accepted admitted freshman were mailed prior to the December break.  Many tweeted photos have been received from excited new Hornets!

3 Emporia State undergraduate/graduate students are featured on The Foundation for a Better Life ( website:

ESU will soon begin the search for three senior administrative positions; Associate Provost, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs; positions will have an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014.



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