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News in 2020


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Art Therapy Student Honored Online

March 31, 2020 The Teachers College

An art therapy graduate student recently was surprised with being named the 2020-21 Nancy Knapp Scholar.


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McKernan Named Director of ESU Facilities

March 31, 2020 Administration

An Emporia native, ESU alumnus and military veteran with more than 30 years of experience is the new Director of University Facilities at Emporia State. Bill McKernan has served as interim director since September 2019.


2020 Friends of the Plains Dinner Canceled

March 24, 2020 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The 2020 Friends of the Plains dinner scheduled for April 24 at the Copper Top in Emporia has been canceled to help limit public events during the COVID-19 pandemic. The dinner will not be rescheduled for 2020, according to Friends spokesperson, Susan Brinkman.


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.


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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.


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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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.