I'm A Hornet from Interim President ViettiJuly 15, 2015
Daniel Hoschouer, a senior majoring in history, is volunteering this summer at the legendary Virginia and Nevada City, Montana, living history and museum historic sites. Last year Daniel had an internship there. He was invited back. For more on the Montana site: http://www.virginiacitymt.com/living.aspx
In the news #1 — Dr. Melissa Bailey, interim director of the master of science in forensic science program, and Dr. Brent Thomas, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were interviewed for a KSNT-TV (Topeka) story on the new program, which launches in August. Melissa also did interviews with the Topeka Capital-Journal and Kansas City Star about her nine-week internship this summer with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory. See the KSNT story here: http://bit.ly/1CBVY7C
In the news #2 — Dr. Brian Miller, associate professor of history, was featured in the Topeka Capital-Journal in advance of a presentation last week during the Sundown Film Festival at the Kansas Historical Society. Brian presented on how Abraham Lincoln’s image and likeness have been used throughout history. His research includes access to archives at the Walt Disney Co., which created an animatronic Lincoln for Disneyland. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1M8xfed
In the news #3 — The growth of learning spaces at Emporia State was the focus of an article in an Education special section in the Wichita Eagle newspaper. The writer interviewed Bobbi Pearson, executive director of campus master plan, and Gwen Larson, assistant director of marketing and media relations, about the projects on campus. The section also has an ad for Distance Education on Page 5. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1MtLc3s
Fan support! For the 18th straight year, the Emporia State Lady Hornet basketball team ranked in the top six in attendance among the over 300 NCAA Division II basketball playing schools. The Lady Hornets drew an average of 2,110 fans to their 13 home games on Slaymaker Court in White Auditorium during the 2014-15 season to rank third nationally. Emporia State averaged more than 26 teams that made the NCAA Division I Tournament. For more: http://bit.ly/1JfC1Ak
Men’s basketball also earned fan honors, continuing a string of 13 straight years ranking in the top 25 in attendance among the over 300 NCAA Division II basketball playing schools. The Hornets drew an average of 1,659 fans to their 12 home games at Slaymaker Court in White Auditorium during the 2014-15 season to rank 15th nationally, which outdrew 110 NCAA Division I schools during the 2014-15 school year, including two that made the NCAA Tournament and two that participated in the NIT Postseason Tournament. For more: http://bit.ly/1UYGKzx
This summer 30 Japanese students came to Emporia State in the International Summer Program. The program aims to provide students with academic and social tools to facilitate their transition into U.S. college campuses in fall 2015.
There’s a crane on campus! The old scoreboard at Welch Stadium came down last week so the new Dennis Shogren Scoreboard LED video display and audio system can be installed. The new equipment is being built by Daktronics.
After 16 year of sustained academic collaboration, Emporia State University and Sunlin College in South Korea have signed an agreement for credit-transfer. The agreement articulates credit-transfer for Sunlin College students who transfer to Emporia State for a degree.
Follow us! Emporia State’s social sciences department has launched two new social media accounts. The public Facebook group is Emporia State Social Sciences. Follow the department on Twitter @ESU_SocSciences.
Dr. Marcia Schulmeister (Physical Sciences) received Emporia State’s Internationalization Grant for Faculty. Dr. Schulmeister will continue in summer 2015 her ongoing research project in hydrogeology in collaboration with partner Khon Kaen University in Thailand.
Emporia State Honors College students are wrapping up a two-day camp for high school students from the Blue Valley school district in Kansas. The first Adaptive Leadership Summer Challenge is a pilot program. Honors College students worked during the spring semester to design the curriculum, camp activities and create lesson plans to help the younger students learn civic leadership skills. The college students also serve as faculty for hands-on sessions. The program brought kudos from the executive director of the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies: http://bit.ly/1Jhw8CQ