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Gwen Larson, Director of Media Relations
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Homecoming Festivities Unite ESU Alumni, Emporia Community

Oct. 10, 2019 Alumni

While ESU alumni return to the Hornets’ Nest for Homecoming, the campus welcomes the Emporia community to enjoy the special events. Homecoming 2019 begins Wednesday, Oct. 16, with the first event organized by students and concludes with a matinee of the musical on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Celebrate Founders’ Day

Feb. 5, 2019 Alumni

Emporia State University will mark 156 years of educational excellence with its annual Founders’ Day celebration.

Celebrate Founders' Day

Feb. 7, 2018 Alumni

“From 18, Many” is the theme for the 2018 Founders’ Day celebration at Emporia State University, which marks 155 years of educational excellence.

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Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

Oct. 25, 2019 Alumni

Congratulations to alum Dathan Fischer (BSE Elementary Education 2003; MS Educational Administration 2010), who was named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals. Dathan is in his first year as head principal at Emporia High School where he served as assistant principal then associate principal.

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ESU Honors Veterans with Events Saturday and Beyond

Oct. 29, 2019 Alumni

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 are just some of the events honoring veterans on Nov. 2, as Emporia State University helps kick off the All Veterans Tribute in Emporia, the Official Founding City of Veterans Day.