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Gwen Larson, Director of Media Relations
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News in 2020


Hult Prize

ESU Students Compete in International Entrepreneurial Competition

Dec. 16, 2020 School of Business

A team of four students from Kansas, China and Slovakia will move on to regional competition in the international Hult Prize competition. The team took first place in the OnCampus Hult competition at Emporia State University last month.




Provost Search Committee Named

Nov. 30, 2020 Administration

Last month, I shared with you that Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. David Cordle had announced his retirement to the ESU community. Today, we formally launch our search.


Kansas Teachers Achieve Certification, Again

Nov. 23, 2020 The Teachers College

In spite of a school year that was interrupted and adapted to online instruction, a handful of Kansas teachers were able to persevere to achieve the highest honor of the teaching profession.


National Teachers Hall of Fame Launches 29th Annual Auction

Nov. 17, 2020 The Teachers College

For 28 years, the National Teachers Hall of Fame has marked American Education Week with a live auction to raise funds for the June induction of five educators to the Hall of Fame. The 2020 auction — the 29th — is on Thursday, Nov. 19.


After the Election: Working Together + Self-Care

Nov. 4, 2020 Administration

While votes are still being counted today, we find ourselves waiting for our next president to be declared. Although this campaign and the election results show a divided country, we all have much in common. We all want a bright future for our country. We all have the same hope for progress that will create a better world for our children and grandchildren.


Navigating the Stress of Election Season

Oct. 30, 2020 Administration

As we move through the final days before the 2020 general election on Tuesday, many of you, like me, may feel inundated with political advertisements. No matter which candidates you support at the federal, state and local levels, the 2020 election seems to engender more divisiveness than I can recall in past elections. We cannot seem to escape it.



Students Compete for Grants in Community Impact Challenge

Oct. 27, 2020 Student Life

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.