ESU Earns National Accolades
September 19, 2017
Emporia State University is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities demonstrating innovative application of high-impact education. In addition, in the Best Colleges 2018 guidebook by U.S. News and World Report, ESU is ranked No. 2 in lowest student debt of all Midwest regional universities.
Colleges of Distinction is a national guide to colleges that recognizes and honors schools with extraordinary commitment to enriching student outcomes through innovative, high-impact learning opportunities. ESU recently achieved this honor after being evaluated on key indicators including student empowerment and curricular innovation.
“We’re so excited that ESU has one of the lowest debt levels in the nation, as well as one of the highest placement rates in the nation,” says Allison Garrett, ESU president. “Together, these speak to the high caliber of ESU and the kind of experiences our students have.”
ESU has initiated several exciting projects to provide students with additional high-impact learning experiences recognized by Colleges of Distinction, including an Aquatic Research Outreach Center, Hornet Connected Learning (a one-to-one device-based learning initiative preparing education students to teach effectively with evolving technology), robust study abroad opportunities, a brand-new residence hall slated to open fall 2019 and many other specialized programs.
Colleges of Distinction also honored ESU with Field of Study badges for its expert blending of education with professional programming in the fields of Business, Education and Nursing.
“We offer a collaborative environment for our students, faculty and community,” says Garrett. “Our diverse curriculum allows for students to gain practical experience in and out of the classroom, develop adaptive leadership skills and take part in an exciting and active campus.”
View the Colleges of Distinction ESU profile.
New Research Center Named for High-Impact Learning Pioneer
September 25, 2017
Emporia State University recently named its new Aquatic Research and Outreach Center for Dr. Carl D. Prophet who first experienced Emporia State’s high-impact learning practices more than 60 years ago as a student in biological sciences.
2017 Distinguished Alumni Announced
June 7, 2017
Leader of an SEC athletic program. A nationally known accounting expert. Kansas Superintendent of the Year. An advocate jailed while fighting for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Founder of the Travel Channel.
Emporia State Names Four University Service Citation Honorees
June 1, 2017
Four Emporia State alumni will be honored with the 2017 Service Citation Award during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, June 3.
Patrick Martin Receives Highest ESU Faculty Honor
April 25, 2017
An art professor who practices what he teaches is the 2017 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor at Emporia State University. Patrick J. Martin learned of the honor during a surprise announcement in his 3D Dimensional Design class on Tuesday afternoon.
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