$2.5M in New Education Grants Aimed at Student Success

October 19, 2017

Two new federal grants at Emporia State university will open doors for students’ future success. The university’s TRIO programs will receive $1.16 million for the McNair Scholars program and $1.3 million for Upward Bound. Both grants will be paid out over five years.

“We know that those with a college degree earn higher salaries throughout their careers than those who don’t,” said Kristi Bolen, director of ESU’s TRIO program. “We want students who often are under-represented in higher education to have these advantages.”

The new Emporia State University TRIO McNair Scholars project will help 25 eligible first-generation students gain the research skills and experience they need to move into doctoral programs. The students will work with faculty mentors on research projects and rigorous scholarship activities to ensure they are prepared for scholarly research. They also will receive tutoring, individual counseling and assistance gaining admission to and securing financial assistance for graduate education.

The Upward Bound program will work with 60 eligible students from Emporia and Northern Heights high schools. The goal is for the students to graduate from high school and enter and graduate from a postsecondary program. ESU’s TRIO staff will offer academic tutoring, Saturday enrichment workshops, help selecting high school courses, preparing for college entrance exams, exploring careers and visiting colleges. 

ESU also will host a six-week Summer Institute with courses in math, laboratory sciences, composition and literature and foreign languages.

ESU Debate is Host for Pflaum Tournament

October 18, 2017

Over fall break, the ESU Debate team hosted the 62nd Annual George R.R. Pflaum tournament on campus. Over 80 competitors and colleagues from universities and colleges across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Minnesota converged in Emporia for a weekend of intense competition.

Grant to Fund Computer Science Education, Research in Rural Schools

October 18, 2017

Emporia State’s focus on high-impact learning for students now extends to rural Kansas middle schools, thanks to a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation.

I'm a Hornet from President Allison D. Garrett

October 11, 2017

Children More than 400 students plus their school librarians and parents enjoyed activities and meeting the winning authors during the 65th anniversary celebration of the William ...

Emporia State Brings Home the Trophy from First-Ever Kansas Collegiate Case Competition

October 10, 2017

A team of Emporia State School of Business students recently won the first-ever Kansas Collegiate Case Competition powered by Cerner.

Students Inducted into Honor Society

October 9, 2017

Phi Eta Sigma is the national scholastic honor society for students with an average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. It is the greatest scholastic distinction a first-year student can attain.

Art Piculell Establishes Endowed Professorships in Each of Three Undergraduate Colleges

October 9, 2017

An historic gift to Emporia State honors a former university president, launches the new Hornet Nation Rising fundraising initiative and propels current and future students to successful futures.

Debate Concludes Two Weeks of Travel

October 6, 2017

It has been a busy two weeks for the Emporia State Debate team. From Sept. 22 to 24, six Hornets competed at the Ulrich Invitational, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa. Traditionally junior-varsity competitors, these six approached the tournament as a learning opportunity by bravely taking the plunge into the varsity division for the first time this season.

Exploration of Teaching/Education Careers Offered

October 5, 2017

Kansas high school students looking toward the future have the opportunity to see whether they want to be among the future generation of teachers, coaches, counselors, education researchers, speech therapists — every profession that begins with a degree in education. And those repeating attendance at the Kansas Future Teacher Academy will find a new experience.

Serbia — Day 8

October 5, 2017

Just a brief note today. The students had a free day today, and took the opportunity to see a little bit more of Belgrade, or revisit some of the places they had seen earlier in the week, now that ...

The Work of Honoring Educators

October 4, 2017

The Kansas Master Teacher program, which has been honoring teachers for 65 years, recently updated the criteria by which teachers are selected for the award. The program is based out of The Teachers College at Emporia State University.

Serbia — Day 7

October 4, 2017

We have just now arrived back in Belgrade after another very good day in Novi Sad. We started the morning off at the American Corner and heard from Marko and Milica all about their programs and ...

Serbia — Day 6

October 3, 2017

We had beautiful weather for our first full day in Novi Sad. Last night folks took time to explore the central area, and many discovered the famous Black Sheep ice cream company. (There were more ...

Serbia — Day 5

October 2, 2017

This morning we left Belgrade bright and early - well 8:30 a.m. - for the trip north to Subotica. I've never taken a group here before, so it was a new experience for all of us. As soon as we left ...

Serbia — Day 4

October 1, 2017

We had a very successful, but tiring day today. We began the morning with a pleasant walk to the National Library of Serbia where we saw round the impressive reading rooms, the memorial rooms (...

Serbia — Day 3

September 30, 2017

You have a slightly earlier update today, as we finished our visits today at 4 p.m. and some of us have just returned from an excellent Serbian lunch - lunch does tend to be a little bit later here. ...

ESU Posts Highest Retention Rate Since 2010, Grows Upperclassmen and Graduate Programs

September 29, 2017

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