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I'm a Hornet from President Shonrock — Sept. 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

Remember, The BUZZ is now I’m a Hornet.


  1. 6,033 reasons it is a GREAT day to be a HORNET; Fall enrollment!
  2. The employee Dependent/Spouse Tuition Waiver program noted an increase in participation/enrollment for Fall semester 2013; total of 53 participants, 41 undergraduates (38 dependent and 3 spouses) and 12 graduates (2 dependent and 10 spouse, $94,520.80 investment!
  3. The Board of County Commissioners of Lyon County (Kansas) appointed Michael Shonrock to serve on the Newman Regional Health Board of Trustees 2013-2016, Michael also serving on Strategic Planning Committee.
  4. Our own School of Business Jason Rowland, BSB 2010 & MBA 2012 scored the Highest in the State of Kansas during the first testing window of the CPA examination.
  5. Our Financial Aid & Scholarship office will be hosting the I’m a Hornet with Attitude of Gratitude today in the MU Preston Room, along with the ESU Foundation, assisting scholarship recipients writing thank you notes to generous donors!
  6. The William Allen White Libraries recently held a reception to highlight the Muslim Journeys Bookcase, supported by a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  7. The new website for the Now & Forever:  The Campaign for Emporia State University is up and running,
  8. Over 1,300 high school students visited the campus for the annual ESU Marching Festival Update, this year 15 different bands (last year 3 bands).
  9. SkyPrint, print from anywhere on campus, has added the Memorial Union and Newman Division of Nursing Library (
  10. Never BORED serving on the BOARD for campus and community groups; last week Michael Shonrock attended the Chamber Board of Directors, ESU Foundation Executive & Finance Trustees,  Newman Regional Board of Trustees, United Way of the Flint Hills Board of Trustees, and Alumni Board of Directors.
  11. Emporia State Football set four MIAA records with their 54-38 victory over Central Oklahoma; 699 yards of total offense including Sophomore QB Brent Wilson’s 522 passing yards and receiver Ray Ray Davis’ five touchdown receptions.  Wilson was named MIAA Offensive Athlete of the Week.
  12. Artists, formerly known as Gabe & Benny, now Ten2One, have given Emporia State the rights to their hype song, “Right Now” and will soon release their new “Right Now” video to promote the Hornet Nation.
  13. The School of Business announced their new Online MBA program, beginning Spring 2013, and the new program was highlighted in The Emporia Gazette, Topeka-Capital Journal, and Topeka’s WIBW.
  14. Compared to last fall’s WEEK 5 for Undergraduate Admissions, 401 high school seniors have applied to become part of the Fall 2014 freshman class, up 119 students!
  15. The renovated Richel Learning Space has re-opened in Cremer Hall; wireless network connectivity, mobile device charging stations, seminar rooms, video-conferencing, white-board walls, quiet places to study, and a 40-seat teaching laboratory (see below).



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