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.
News in 2020
For the fourth time in eight years, ESU theatre students have been selected for the prestigious Open Jar Institute. Only 60 theatre students are selected from across the nation for participation in the program.
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.
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."
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.
Education and action to combat food insecurity locally is the focus of March to End Hunger, which kicks off Monday, March 2.
The seven members of the 2020 class of Kansas Master Teachers were announced today.
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.
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.
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.