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Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

Dec. 18, 2019 Administration

ESU students kicked off finals week with the traditional Late Night event in the Memorial Union. ESU administrators and Police & Safety officers worked in the Hornets Nest so students had energy for studying!

Campus Closed Monday

Dec. 15, 2019 Administration

The Emporia State campus is closed Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, because of weather.

Campus Buzz from President Allison Garrett

Dec. 4, 2019 Administration

Dr. Joan Brewer, ESU interim dean of The Teachers College and professor of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, co-wrote “Splash, Spin, Sprint,” a school curriculum for ages 6 through 12. Launched by USA Triathlon, the curriculum is a esource for physical educators as well as a call-to-action to address the growing health problems related to physical inactivity and obesity among American youth. Billy Mills Middle School in Lawrence is piloting the program.

Campus Buzz from President Allison Garrett

Nov. 21, 2019 Administration

The opening of a fully licensed Starbucks is a welcome addition to the Memorial Union. Since the ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. November 12, a line in the store has been the norm. Funded by Sodexo, which holds ESU’s dining services contract, the store created 18 new student jobs to staff its hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

Nov. 6, 2019 Administration

A flag ceremony featuring an ESU alum and retired soldier, a U.S. Army band and free admissions for active and retired military to the Hornet football game were just some of the events honoring veterans on Nov. 2, as Emporia State University helped kick off the All Veterans Tribute in Emporia, the Official Founding City of Veterans Day.

Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

Sept. 26, 2019 Administration

Emporia State was honored to be the site of a visit by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who convened a broadband roundtable on Sept. 19 in the School of Business. The event was coordinated by the office of U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall. Community leaders, broadband providers and others attended.

Loss in our Hornet family

Sept. 16, 2019 Administration

I am so very sorry to share the sad news that Mark Runge, our Director of Facilities, died overnight. Mark’s career at Emporia State spanned 32 years, and all who met him knew immediately how much he loved our university, our campus and the Emporia community.