Cold temperatures and chances for snow and ice may be part of weather forecasts right now, but severe weather season is right around the corner.
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.
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.
Carly Bowden, an Emporia State alumna who was inspired in high school to become a math teacher, won a $25,000 Milken Educator Award on January 9. Bowden (BSE 2015) teaches at Andover Central Middle School. She is shown above with Brad Nicks (BSE 2009), who was Bowden’s high school math teacher when he received a Milken Award.
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!
The Emporia State campus is closed Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, because of weather.
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.
More than 500 Emporia State University students are candidates for degrees during winter commencement ceremonies at White Auditorium on Dec. 13 and 14.
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.
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.