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Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 13 and 14

May 5, 2022 Administration

More than 1,300 Emporia State University students are candidates for degrees during spring commencement ceremonies at White Auditorium on May 13 and 14.

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Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecture Coming March 3

Feb. 24, 2022 Administration

“Youth Advancing Social Justice: How to Be a Changemaker” is the theme of the 2022 Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture: Civic Leadership for the Common Good. The event on Thursday, March 3, features Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua (Raspberry Star Woman) Williams, who was raised on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton, New York.

Campus Will Delay Opening on Thursday

Feb. 2, 2022 Administration

Because of weather, Emporia State University will open at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. All classes and activities scheduled before that time are cancelled.

Campus Closed Wednesday, Feb. 2

Feb. 1, 2022 Administration

Because of inclement weather, the Emporia State University campus will close Wednesday, Feb. 2. All classes are cancelled; this includes both in-person and online classes.

Infrastructure Next Priority for Emporia State University

Jan. 12, 2022 Administration

Campus space optimization is the second Kansas Board of Regents goal that Emporia State University is aligning itself to meet. Today, Cory Falldine is being promoted to chief information officer and vice president for infrastructure at ESU. He reports directly to Interim President Ken Hush. Bill McKernan, currently facilities director, is being promoted to executive director of University Facilities.

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New VP Position Ensures ESU Focus on Enrollment Growth

Jan. 10, 2022 Administration

A familiar face will fill a new position at Emporia State University that is tasked with enrollment growth. Dr. Shelly Gehrke is being promoted to vice president for enrollment management and student success effective today and will report directly to Interim President Ken Hush.