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Two ESU Professors Tapped to Lead Reorganization Effort

Jan. 23, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

A project to restructure Emporia State’s College of Liberal Arts + Sciences to drive efficiency and focus for academic programs will be led by two experienced faculty members, the ESU provost announced today (Monday, Jan. 23, 2023).


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Emporia State’s King Lake Stocked with Rainbow Trout

Jan. 12, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

King Lake on the Emporia State University campus received its first stocking of rainbow trout Jan. 12, thanks to an ongoing partnership between the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and the university.



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Bowl Game Provides Unique Experience for Band Members

Dec. 2, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

When the Farmer's Bank and Trust Live United Bowl football game kicks off at noon tomorrow in Texarkana, Arkansas, all eyes will be on the Emporia State University football student-athletes. Yet there is another group of students who will be in the stadium with their own important role — the Emporia State Marching Hornets.


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New Degree Program Combines Two with Dropping Enrollments

Nov. 30, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

A new undergraduate degree program at Emporia State was created by faculty in the Emporia State Department of Social Sciences, Sociology and Criminology who wanted to counter declining enrollments in two separate programs. The new bachelor of science degree in History and Government was approved this month by the Kansas Board of Regents and will launch in fall 2023.


ESU Opens Four Venues for First Friday Art Walk

Nov. 30, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University is excited to be the Presenting Venue for December’s First Friday Art Walk in Emporia. A variety of art exhibits and experiences will be available on the ESU campus as well as a shuttle service to make getting around easier.


ESU Theatre Presents Dark Comedy ‘God of Carnage'

Nov. 21, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre presents Yasmina Reza’s dark comedy “God of Carnage” translated by Christopher Hampton for four performances Dec. 1 through 4 in the Ronald Q. Frederickson Black Box Theatre in Roosevelt Hall. Performances are Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.




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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.”