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Memorial Set for Dr. Mary Bonner

September 11, 2018

Emporia State University is having a memorial service for Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Sauder Alumni Center, 1500 Highland Street. Dr. Bonner died July 15 at age 94. 

Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner were the first two African-American faculty members at Emporia State with Tom Bonner joining the mathematics faculty in 1960 and Mary joining The Teachers College in 1964. She retired in 1986 but remained very active with the campus community. She received the Ruth Schillinger Award in 1998 for extraordinary contribution to the women of Emporia State over a sustained period of time. In 2000, Drs. Thomas and Mary Bonner received the ESU Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity.

The Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecture Series was established in their honor. 

The Bonners’ legacy at Emporia State continues. They established two funds at the ESU Foundation — the Bonner-Bonner Diversity Lecture Series and the Mathematics Scholarship Fund. Two new endowments will create the Drs. Thomas E. & Mary Winstead Bonner Scholarship for Sociology, Anthropology & Crime/Delinquency Studies and Dr. Thomas Edison Bonner & Dr. Mary Winstead Bonner Scholarship for the Teaching of Psychology.

Those unable to attend the memorial on Friday can watch the livestream at

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

September 12, 2018

Music Gala On Saturday, September 15, 2018, the Department of Music will present its annual Gala Benefit Concertin Heath Recital Hall, located in Beach Music Hall.

Construction Begins on ESU’s Breidenthal University House

September 6, 2018

With fundraising complete, crews broke ground recently for Emporia State’s new Breidenthal University House. When completed in October 2019, the 5,708-square-feet facility will be about evenly divided between private living space for the ESU president and family and a fully separate public entertaining space.

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

August 29, 2018

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August 15, 2018

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Generous Donation Given to Support Memorial to Fallen Educators

August 14, 2018

$8,500 Donation to Help Fund Third Granite Book at National Memorial

Public Comments Sought for Accreditation Visit

July 20, 2018

The Teachers College at Emporia State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation on Nov. 4-6, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party’s relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, current student, staff, cooperating/mentor teacher).

New Patterson Scholars Announced

July 19, 2018

Childhoods spent teaching younger siblings and teddy bears. Becoming engrossed in math, history, music, sharing it and helping others understand it. While still in high school themselves, working in classroom settings and feeling the certainty of knowing this was the place they wanted to be, what they wanted to do. This is what the newest ESU Patterson Scholars have in common.

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

July 11, 2018

Celebrating Ties with Paraguay Dr. Ken Weaver, dean of The Teachers College, represented Emporia State at the 50th anniversary of the Comit

Students in Select Missouri, Oklahoma Counties Receive In-State Tuition

June 27, 2018

Students in selected counties in Missouri and Oklahoma can now enroll at Emporia State University in Kansas without paying out-of-state tuition. The additional counties approved last week bring in-...

Teachers Inducted in Hall of Fame This Week

June 19, 2018

The National Teachers Hall of Fame is rolling out the red carpet this week to honor its 27th induction class.

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

June 13, 2018

More Recognition Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a proclamation recognizing the first national memorial in Kansas, the National Memorial to Fallen Educators.Joining him were Carol Strickland, executive...

Fallen Educators to be Remembered at Nationally Recognized Memorial

June 11, 2018

Emporia State University and National Teachers Hall of Fame to host rededication of Memorial to Fallen Educators on June 21, 2018

Students to Learn What It Takes to be a Teacher

June 5, 2018

Kansas high school students will get to experience what it takes to be a teacher at the Kansas Future Teacher Academy in Emporia June 10-14. The academy will consist of 35 students and will be held on the Emporia State University campus.

SLIM in Serbia — Day 8 — Saturday

June 4, 2018

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June 3, 2018

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June 2, 2018

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