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News in 2020


2020 Tallgrass Writing Workshop Canceled

March 17, 2020 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The 2020 Tallgrass Writing Workshop scheduled for April 17-18 at Pioneer Bluffs in Matfield Green has been canceled to help limit public events during the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop may be rescheduled for the fall, according to the workshop sponsor, the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University.



Faculty, Staff Events Cancelled

March 12, 2020 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Four events planned by faculty and students over the next three weeks at Emporia State University are cancelled. These cancellations come as the university responds to the COVID-19 pandemic by following social distancing practices, which include avoiding mass events of congregate areas.


Children's Literature Focus of Archives Exhibit

March 2, 2020 University Libraries & Archives

On March 5, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives will present the exhibit "Over the Rainbow and Down the Street: Exploring the World of Children’s Literature."


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Dr. Joan Brewer Named Dean of The Teachers College

March 2, 2020 The Teachers College

An Emporia State alumna and educator for 29 years is the new dean of The Teachers College. David Cordle, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the promotion of Dr. Joan Brewer today.


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March To End Hunger Aims to Educate

Feb. 28, 2020 Student Life

Education and action to combat food insecurity locally is the focus of March to End Hunger, which kicks off Monday, March 2.



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Students’ Essays Bring Scholarships

Feb. 21, 2020 Alumni

Two Emporia State students who believe in serving others and giving back have won scholarships in an annual essay contest. Jack Jewett of Wichita received $1,000, and Gaby Amparan of Liberal received $863 at today’s ESU Founders’ Day celebration.


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Campus Buzz From President Allison D. Garrett

Feb. 19, 2020 Administration

Dr. Jim Persinger, professor of psychology, and Kaylee Lacey, freshman pre-nursing major, were interviewed in November for NBC’s Today Show about parents using the Life360 app to keep track of their adult children. The finished package aired Jan. 7.


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Presentation Explores the Harlem Renaissance and Kansas

Feb. 17, 2020 University Libraries & Archives

ESU Special Collections and Archives will host “The Harlem Renaissance,” a presentation and discussion by Lem Sheppard, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.