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ESU to Celebrate New Esports Arena Opening

Nov. 22, 2023 Student Life

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, will celebrate the opening of the new ESU esports arena. The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and include games, refreshments and a player meet-and-greet.

ESU Alum Focuses on Community Engagement

Nov. 9, 2023 Student Life

An Emporia State student-athlete alum has returned to her alma mater to focus on community relations. Erica Self earned three degrees from ESU over six years before taking the role as director for student + community engagement.

International Students to Share Their Cultures at Show

Nov. 10, 2022 Student Life

International students at Emporia State University have organized a series of activities to celebrate International Education Week. The events culminate on Friday, Nov. 18, with the International Cultural Show.

Community Impact Challenge Finalists Compete Live for Prize

Nov. 1, 2022 Student Life

Tune in at 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 3) to watch the finalist teams pitch their ideas as part of the fifth annual Community Impact Challenge, a grant competition where Emporia State University student teams propose creative ideas to address challenges facing the ESU or greater Emporia community.

Friday Nights series includes concert by Jesse McCartney

Aug. 24, 2022 Student Life

Excitement is building for the 2022 season of Friday Nights, a six-week series of free events created for Emporia State University students that showcase Emporia as an exciting home during their college careers.

Finalists compete to win fall 2021 Community Impact Challenge

Oct. 25, 2021 Student Life

Finalist teams for the fourth annual Community Impact Challenge will pitch to a panel of judges composed of members from the Emporia community and Emporia State University at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. Finalists have a chance to win a grant to put their ideas to address challenges facing the Emporia community into action by the end of the 2021-22 school year.

Hornet Walk Recharged Replaces Parade for ESU Homecoming

Oct. 21, 2021 Student Life

The Emporia Marching Hornets, cheer squad and ESU football players will lead the route at 11 a.m. Saturday as Emporia State students in recognized student organizations travel campus between White Library and the tailgate area on the north end on Saturday morning.