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Forensic Science Open House Launches Fourth Annual Seminar Series

Oct. 4, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Two murder cases with ties to Emporia are the focus of the first two sessions of the fourth annual Master of Science in Forensic Science Seminar Series at Emporia State University. The five seminars throughout the 2022-23 academic year focus on “Kansas Crimes.”


ESU Theatre Presents ‘Curtains: A Musical Whodunit’ for Homecoming Production

Oct. 4, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre presents “Curtains,” written by Rupert Holmes with lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, as the 2022 Homecoming musical. Director of Theatre Dr. Pete Rydberg teams up with longtime choreographer partner Cindy Severt for this dance-filled comedy.


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Emporia State Invests in Department of Music

Sept. 30, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University continues to elevate and reimagine its future through the announcement of the following additions in the Department of Music.


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Emporia State Invests in Department of Art

Sept. 28, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University has a long history of excellence in the Department of Art. A tight-knit community of educators, artists and designers, Hornets work with internationally recognized faculty to get a degree in one of six studio concentrations, pursue a teaching degree in art education, or prepare for masters’ study in art therapy.


ESU Theatre presents ‘The Underpants’

Aug. 24, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre opens the 2022-23 academic year with “The Underpants” by Carl Sternheim and adapted by actor/comedian Steve Martin with performances today through Saturday.



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Emporia State Offers Fifth Annual String Camp

July 5, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Registration is open for a one-week string camp to children and teens of all playing abilities in early August. The event, conducted by Emporia State University music department, offers chamber music, orchestra, music theory and group instrument classes. Held Aug. 1 through 5, the camp is designed for students who play violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students will be a part of the orchestra and a small ensemble, a creative lab group and a music theory class.


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Nursing Department Hosts Open House Friday

May 5, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University’s Department of Nursing will open National Nurses Week with public events on Friday, May 6.


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Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Emporia State University Partnering to Provide New Fishing Opportunity

April 26, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

King Lake, on the northern edge of Emporia State University and I-35, will soon be Kansas' newest waterbody open to the public for fishing, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Emporia State and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). Positioned in front of ESU's newly constructed Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center, King Lake's fishery will be managed by ESU students enrolled in Fish Ecology and Fisheries Management courses, with the guidance of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologists.


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Nursing Department Plans Move to Emporia State Campus

April 25, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Plans are on the table to move the ESU Department of Nursing to the university’s campus, which will benefit both Emporia State University and Newman Regional Health. The entire process, which involves gaining approval from the State of Kansas and Kansas Board of Regents, along with soliciting bids, has a timeline of two years.