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Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Update

June 10, 2020 Administration

I want to thank all who watched yesterday’s Town Hall in which I discussed our Fiscal Year 2021 budget. I also appreciated the thoughtful questions you asked.

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ESU Hosts Humanity First Virtual Forum

June 3, 2020 Administration

Emporia State’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host an open forum inspired by the events surrounding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The virtual event is open to the larger community.

Responding to Social Injustice

June 1, 2020 Administration

A walk in the park, a jog through the neighborhood, a trip to the store — these are just a few of the everyday events that many of us take for granted. But for some members of Hornet Nation, even these everyday activities are frightening.

Emporia State Working Toward Face-to-Face Classes in Fall

April 30, 2020 Administration

Emporia State leaders announced today that some face-to-face classes will resume in the second half of the summer session, which begins June 29, with the goal of returning in fall 2020 with in-person classes.

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McKernan Named Director of ESU Facilities

March 31, 2020 Administration

An Emporia native, ESU alumnus and military veteran with more than 30 years of experience is the new Director of University Facilities at Emporia State. Bill McKernan has served as interim director since September 2019.


Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

Feb. 19, 2020 Administration

Dr. Jim Persinger, professor of psychology, and Kaylee Lacey, freshman pre-nursing major, were interviewed in November for NBC’s Today Show about parents using the Life360 app to keep track of their adult children. The finished package aired Jan. 7.

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Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

Feb. 7, 2020 Administration

Ed Eilert (BSB 1962, MS 1962) was named an Outstanding Kansas Citian of the Year by The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City. Eilert is chair of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. The award is designed to recognize individuals who have contributed to the well-being and/or historic preservation of the greater Kansas City metro area, through their professional work, civic engagement or volunteerism, or who have simply become part of Kansas City’s history.

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President Garrett Elected NCAA DII Presidents Council Vice Chair

Jan. 28, 2020 Administration

Emporia State University President Allison Garrett was elected vice chair of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council at the conclusion last week of the NCAA’s annual meeting. Garrett joined the Presidents Council at its April 2017 meeting.