Finalist teams for the third annual Community Impact Challenge will make their pitches at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, for a chance to win a grant to put into action their ideas to address challenges facing the Emporia community.
Fighting food insecurity is a timely topic on the Emporia State campus during October with a Can COVID donation campaign for Corky’s Cupboard food pantry, a grant to expand the pantry and access to the “Hungry to Learn” documentary.
In a year noted for unpredictability and changed plans, five first-time students at Emporia State are able to pursue their college dreams with one certainty — their education is paid for thanks to scholarships from the Rudd Foundation of Wichita.
For some students, college is always on their radar, but differences in access, education, family traditions and location may keep some graduates from knowing how to make decisions about their future in higher education that are right for them. For students in Emporia, Leavenworth and Atchison, Emporia State University’s Talent Search program is helping bridge the gap between high school and postsecondary education.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Emporia State University a federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant of $1,694,855 over the next 5 years to help students succeed in and graduate from college.
Emporia State University has convened a new university-wide coalition in an effort to address students’ basic needs.
Education and action to combat food insecurity locally is the focus of March to End Hunger, which kicks off Monday, March 2.
Winners of Emporia State University’s Community Impact Challenge are launching a donation drive this week to collect hygiene products for students in need in the local school district.
A signing ceremony last week on the Emporia State University campus brought together students, faculty and staff committed to fighting food insecurity both on campus and off. Emporia at the Table: Ending Hunger in our Community, called the EAT Initiative, is collaborating with programs that already exist and working across campus to share the message in classrooms and to the public.
Three teams face off in the finals of the second annual Community Impact Challenge (CIC), a grant competition to encourage students of Emporia State University to make an impact on pressing issues facing the Emporia community. The finals will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 23, in the Blue Key Room in ESU’s Memorial Union.