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News in 2020



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Max McCoy Named Strader Award Recipient

Sept. 8, 2020 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Max McCoy, ESU English, Modern Languages, and Journalism professor and advisor to the ESU Bulletin student newspaper, was recognized by the College Media Association as the 2020 Noel Ross Strader Award winner.



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Remembering Dr. Harry Stephens

Aug. 31, 2020 Administration

Emporia State University lost a dear friend when Dr. Harry Stephens, a former administrator and current ESU Foundation trustee, died on Saturday. Dr. Stephens was “Harry” to all who knew him, and his love for students, our university and our community was at the forefront of everything he did.


Orientations for National Teacher Certification Offered

Aug. 26, 2020 The Teachers College

Educators looking to pursue national board certification have the opportunity to learn more about the process. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, however, and the need for social distancing, the orientation has moved from being a singular event.


Remembering Jim Calvert

Aug. 25, 2020 Administration

Sadly, I must share with you that James Calvert, former professor in our physical sciences department, died Saturday. During his 32 years at Emporia State, Jim also served as President of the Faculty and interim department chair. Jim always worked for his students and their success.


ESU Students Place Well at National PBL Event

Aug. 14, 2020 School of Business

Emporia State students brought home top 10 finishes from competitions at the national Phi Beta Lambda virtual leadership event held in late June. Originally set for June 24 through 27 in Salt Lake City, the COVID-19 pandemic moved the event to a one-day virtual experience.


Campus Closed August 11 for Power Repairs

Aug. 7, 2020 Administration

Emporia State University will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 11, to make needed repairs to the campus electrical system. During the closure — between 6 a.m. Aug. 11 to 6 a.m. Aug. 12 — the campus will have no power. All buildings will be closed and locked.


ESU Launches Mass Testing of Campus Community for COVID

Aug. 5, 2020 Administration

Emporia State University has partnered with a Lenexa laboratory to provide testing for COVID-19 to all faculty, staff and students expected on the Emporia campus for fall 2020. Funding came from the Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Taskforce, which is in charge of distribution of CARES Act funding.


Blackbaud Data Security Incident

Aug. 5, 2020 Foundation

The information below relates to a data security incident involving Blackbaud, Inc., a service provider of the ESU Foundation.