I'm a Hornet with President ShonrockFebruary 5, 2014
1. 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.
2. Congratulations to Professor John Rich, School of Business, recently selected by Ingram’s as one of the 2014 Icons of Education; Ingram’s Magazine http://www.ingramsonline.com/.
3. Hotel Trusler; used by a number of ESU students that recently moved from Singular Hall to the newly remodeled Trusler Hall; media from Emporia and Topeka attended the grand opening!
4. Shout Outs to Undergraduate Admissions Counselors; Amir Cuffe’s recruitment event at the Olathe Healthridge Fitness Center, Roxana Peraza’s recruitment presentation in Spanish to Lawrence High School, and Miles Shirk’s recruitment event at the Flint Hills Christian Church’s Ironmen Summit.
5. Members of the Search Committees for the Vice President for Administration & Fiscal Affairs, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Associate Provost have been finalized by the Search Chairs: Dr. Jim Williams (vice president search), Dr. Kathy Ermler (dean search) and Dr. Gwen Alexander (associate provost search); display advertisements are posted in The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 7, 2014, pages A53, A59, & A61).
6. Ken Weaver, Dean of The Teachers College, serves as President of Kansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
7. Tyler Curtis, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and Michael Shonrock took a Road Trip sharing coffee and conversation with alums, mayors, superintendents, commissioners, and friends of Emporia State at community centers in Reading and Osage City; great BUZZ and suggestions from our educational partners.
8. Marketing and Media Relations earned three awards during the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Conference, District 6 in Kansas City. The website for ESU’s sesquicentennial earned Gold; the visual identity for the 150th celebration earned Silver, and a tabloid celebrating the university’s heritage earned Bronze.
9. A Hornet Nation WELCOME to Lisken Richards Seader, recently from the University of Denver, as the new ESU Director of Disability Services!
10. During Emporia’s Martin Luther King Celebration, two descendants of Dr. John Webb, former Dean of Students and namesake of the Memorial Union’s Webb Hall, gifted a letter of THANKS written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the University received September 1965.
11. The Kansas Board of Regents established a new Social Media Policy Workgroup; Kevin Johnson, General Council and Professor, School of Business will serve as co-chair, and Max McCoy, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences; will serve as two of the thirteen members of the workgroup representing Emporia State.
12. The Commons of the William Allen White Library recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony recognizing the commons area moving from 24/5 to 24/7.
13. School of Business, Cremer Hall, opened a new Business Student Success Center for career and internship information, graduate advising, tutoring, scholarship applications, and test proctoring.
14. For the second year, Roe R. Cross Professor Mel Storm and colleagues will again serve as judges for an Essay Contest reviewing some 47 entries and awarding $1,863 in scholarships at the 2014 Founders Day Luncheon.
15. Coach K, Larry Kramer, who holds the second best winning record (1983-1994) of the ESU football team and NAIA National Coach of the Year (1989) passed away at the age of 71; the service held at Emporia’s First United Methodist Church hosted family and numbers of former players from Austin College and Emporia State.
16. ESU Cheerleader Ashley DeWitt was recently crowned the 2014 Miss Flint Hills; tweets from the Hornet Nation filled the internet!
17. Emporia State earned a 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition for promoting healthy trees and engaging faculty, staff, and students in conservation efforts; Arbor Day is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014.
18. Emporia State’s Engraving Program wishes to extend THANKS to Emporia’s Glendo Corporation for their gift of new state-of-the-art equipment and room remodel in King Hall.