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50th Math Day a Success at Emporia State University

Oct. 20, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

More than 400 high school students from across Kansas converged on the Emporia State University campus to compete in the Donald L. Bruyr Mathematics Day on Wednesday (Oct. 18). The 2023 competition was the 50th anniversary.



ESU Cheer Team Joins Athletic Bands, Tryouts Saturday

Aug. 2, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The Emporia State University cheer squad has moved under the umbrella of ESU Athletic Bands in the music program of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. The move puts into one place all aspects of fan spirit experience for athletic competitions.



ESU Theatre Presents new hit musical ‘Ride the Cyclone’

June 7, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre presents “Ride the Cyclone” by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell. Performances are scheduled for June 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and June 25 at 2 p.m. in the Ronald Q. Frederickson Black Box Theatre, in Roosevelt Hall.


New Emporia State University Nursing + Student Wellness Building Receives Historic Gift

May 15, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University has received the single largest gift in the history of the university. The Walter S. & Evan C. Testamentary Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee has generously awarded ESU a grant of $5 million for the construction of the Emporia State University Nursing + Student Wellness building.


Renowned Paraguayan Pianist to present free concert in Emporia

April 10, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Pianist and composer Daniel Ayala is visiting Emporia State University this month to work with the music students and perform. Ayala is faculty at the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion and the Instituto Superior de Bellas Artes, teaching contemporary piano in both prestigious institutions.


ESU Theatre Presents Pulitzer Prize-winning play, ‘How I Learned to Drive’

March 23, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre presents “How I Learned to Drive,” by Paula Vogel, today through Sunday in the Ronald Q. Frederickson Black Box Theatre, Roosevelt Hall. Performances are today, Friday and Saturday (March 23-25) at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday (March 26) at 2 p.m.


Shark Expert Presents Talk Friday

March 9, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Dr. David Shiffman, faculty member at Arizona State University, is speaking Friday, March 10. In his lecture, “Why Sharks Matter: The Science and Policy Behind Saving Threatened Sharks,” Shiffman explains why sharks are some of the most fascinating, most threatened and most important animals on Earth.


Pflaum Lecture coming March 8

March 2, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

“Coaching Debate in Prison: Education and Redemption” is the theme of the 2023 Pflaum Lecture. The event on Wednesday, March 8, features David Register, 2004 Emporia State alum, faculty fellow and director of debate for the Bard Prison Initiative.