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New Names Added to Fallen Educator Memorial

June 14, 2019

A work crew from Evergreen Design Build in Emporia today installed a new granite tablet at the National Memorial to Fallen Educators in advance of next week’s rededication. The new piece provides space for names that were left off during the 2018 rededication.

The National Teachers Hall of Fame broke ground for the memorial in 2013 in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Names engraved on the memorial include teachers and education support professional who died in the line of duty.

The memorial on the Emporia State University campus will be rededicated at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21.

New names in 2019 include two women, Ann Perkins and Cynthia Tisdale, who were working as substitute teachers at Santa Fe High School on May 18, 2018, when a student opened fire at the Texas high school. Perkins and Tisdale, along with eight students.

Two other women were killed while working as crossing guards. Edna Umeh was serving Cobb County schools in Georgia on Nov. 30, 2017, when she was struck by a driver speeding through a school zone. The next year, Michele Barrows was working for the City of Springfield, Massachusetts, on Aug. 30, 2018, when she was struck by a motor vehicle.

“We are honored to remember each person whose name is engraved on these books,” said Carol Strickland, executive director of the National Teachers Hall of Fame. “But ours is a sad vigil, one we wish were not necessary. We hope each year for a dedication ceremony that will have no new names.”

Campus Buzz from President Allison Garrett

June 12, 2019

Top Award Congratulations to Brianna Schmitz, who was named Emporia State

The Teachers College Earns CAEP Accreditation

June 6, 2019

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation recently announced The Teachers College at Emporia State University is one of 42 providers from 23 states and the District of Columbia to receive accreditation for its educator preparation programs.

ESU Alumni Honors Key Volunteers

June 5, 2019

Emporia State University will present 2019 University Service Citation Awards to four Kansans this month during the annual Emporia State Theatre Guild Dinner on June 12, and the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on June 22.

Foundation Empowers ESU Students Through Crowdfunding Tool

May 31, 2019

Kansas Strong Supports Lady Hornet Project

Salvage Operation Benefits Nonprofits, ESU

May 23, 2019

Like any major construction project, Emporia State’s plan to demolish two pieces of the Morse Hall complex and renovate Abigail Morse Hall involves some heavy lifting. The early prep work is designed to reduce waste in the landfill and help area nonprofit agencies.

Part of 15th Avenue Closes

May 22, 2019

Blame the wet weather for closing part of 15th Avenue on the Emporia State campus earlier than planned. The street will close between Silent Joe and the southwest corner of Welch Stadium beginning Thursday, May 23.

Eight Students Honored for Scholarships to Emporia State

May 22, 2019

Emporia State University honored eight students receiving scholarships from the university or Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow. The presentations came during the Cinco de Mayo festival May 4 in downtown Emporia.

Campus Buzz from President Allison D. Garrett

May 16, 2019

Washington D.C. ESU student Song Yang presented her research project,

Campus Shuts Down Sunday for Electrical Outage

May 13, 2019

All buildings on the Emporia State campus will be closed Sunday, May 19, so Westar employees can perform maintenance and repairs to the substation located on the campus. Buildings will re-open for ...

Shepherd Family Continues to Help Emporia State Students

May 9, 2019

Emporia State’s newest Shepherd Scholars brings the total to 300 students helped by the generosity of Augusta Shepherd (BSB ’44 Business Administration) and her late husband, R. Hershel Shepherd.

Work Set to Begin on Second Phase of Residence Hall Master Plan

May 7, 2019

When students move out of the Morse Complex this weekend, the second phase of Emporia State University’s $31.5 million housing master plan will begin.

The Teachers College Honors Students at End of Year Banquet

May 3, 2019

Nearly 80 people were recognized at The Teachers College 35th Annual Honors Banquet held the evening of May 3. Seventy-five students and four retiring members of the college received special ...

The Campus Buzz from President Allison D. Garrett

May 1, 2019

National Exposure A film crew from the U.S. Probation Office was on hand to record a day of physical fitness assessmentsperformed on employees conducted by students in HL 566

ESU Commencement Ceremonies May 10 and 11

April 30, 2019

More than 1,100 ...

Undergraduate Shares Research in Washington D.C.

April 25, 2019

An Emporia State student is one of only 60 undergraduates from across the country who will present her research at the U.S. Capitol next week.

Schneider Receives ESU's Highest Faculty Honor

April 23, 2019

Dr. Gregory Schneider, center, was named the 2019 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor by a group of ESU administrators that included, from left, Dr. Michael Smith, chair of social sciences; ESU ...



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