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.
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News in 2019
The author of the 2019 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award, Dan Santat, will speak at an upcoming literacy conference at Emporia State University. The 22nd Annual Kansas Regional Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference to be held Nov. 4 at Emporia State.
The head of a Paraguayan study abroad organization visited Emporia State University on Oct. 21. Federico Mora is general coordinator of the National Scholarship Program for Study Abroad or BECAL. The program sends undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals to top universities and research centers around the world with the promise they will return and use their new knowledge to benefit Paraguay.
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.
Emporia State University Theatre presents “Little Women, The Musical” from October 17 to 20, 2019, in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre. Set during the American Civil War, the March sisters — romantic Meg, tomboyish Jo, sweet Beth and irascible Amy — live in Concord, Massachusetts, with their beloved Marmee while Father serves as a Chaplain in the war.
While ESU alumni return to the Hornets’ Nest for Homecoming, the campus welcomes the Emporia community to enjoy the special events. Homecoming 2019 begins Wednesday, Oct. 16, with the first event organized by students and concludes with a matinee of the musical on Sunday, Oct. 20.
Five Distinguished Alumni and three Outstanding Recent Graduates will be honored at Emporia State during the Black & Gold Gala on Oct. 18, which kicks off the 2019 Homecoming weekend.
Emporia State was honored to be the site of a visit by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who convened a broadband roundtable on Sept. 19 in the School of Business. The event was coordinated by the office of U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall. Community leaders, broadband providers and others attended.
Congratulations to 2019 graduate Sarah Spoon (BA Modern Language & English, History & Journalism minors, Spanish concentration). A student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Sarah received first prize and a $5,000 Peter O.E. Bekker Scholarship.Wrote the New York Press Club in its program, “We look forward to watching Sarah continue to hold accountable those who attack freedom of the press and know she will go on to do amazing things for our profession.”
Prof. Kevin Rabas, chair of English, Modern Languages and Journalism, co-directed a short documentary, “Strawberry Hill Fight Club,”which screened at the IFC Kansas City film festival this summer. It will be screened Saturday in Emporia at the No Coast Film Festival and at the Kansas International Film Festival this fall.