Skip to main content


Emporia State University

Gwen Larson, Director of Media Relations
620-341-5528 |

Resources for media

Visit our brand resources page for wordmarks, logos, and images


ESU Summer Theatre Presents ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ by William Shakespeare

June 17, 2024 Administration

Emporia State University Theatre celebrates 70 years of Summer Theatre with the performance of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Summer Theatre Program at ESU. Performances are scheduled for June 27 through 29 at 7:30 p.m. and June 30 at 2 p.m. in the Ronald Q. Frederickson Black Box Theatre, in Roosevelt Hall.

ESU Venues Part of Kansas Sunflower Summer Program

June 14, 2024 Administration

Emporia State University is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 Kansas Tourism Sunflower Summer program. Visitors to the campus can see a Cretaceous mosasaur and a mastodon tusk at the Johnston Geology Museum, while the Schmidt Museum of Natural History contains a collection of 600 taxidermy mounts of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from Kansas. Then, journey to the Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center (PAROC), built on the shores of ESU’s King Lake. PAROC provides guests with hands-on experiences and the chance to see live animal exhibits featuring aquatic species native to the region.

An Open Letter on Progress at ESU from President Ken Hush

May 22, 2024 Administration

For the past two and a half years, Emporia State University has made unique transformative changes to build a new future for Emporia State. Our model’s guiding principles are to deliver an extraordinary experience to best serve today’s students and Kansas families, while keeping in mind 1) ESU + Community; 2) the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR); and 3) Kansas Taxpayers.

ESU Announces Plans for Net DECREASE to 2024-2025 Tuition and Fees

May 16, 2024 Administration

Emporia State University President Ken Hush announced the university’s decision to amend the university’s initial recommendation of a tuition + fees increase. ESU is now putting forth a 0% tuition and 0% fee increase which will result in hundreds of dollars of net DECREASE to tuition and fees for each of our students via a reduction of university debt. ESU is able to achieve this decrease as a result of unique transformational efforts and numerous stakeholders all coming together in support of Emporia State’s new vision and action.

Emporia State, Washburn University School of Law Launch New Academic Partnership

May 1, 2024 Administration

A new academic partnership between Emporia State University and Washburn University School of Law will benefit ESU students who want to become attorneys and help address the problem of legal representation across much of the state. The partnership allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree as well as a law degree in six years.

Biology Professor Earns ESU’s Highest Professional Honor

April 30, 2024 Administration

A professor who delights in sharing his knowledge and mentoring the next generation of biologists is the 2024 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor at Emporia State University. Dr. William Jensen, professor of wildlife ecology, director of ESU Natural Areas and director of the Schmidt Museum of Natural History, learned of the award during his field ecology class on Tuesday, April 30.