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News in 2021


School of Business Expands Entreprenuership-Focused Programs, Opportunities

Dec. 20, 2021 School of Business

Emporia State University continues to place an emphasis on high-impact learning opportunities with the launch of the Bobbi and Steve Sauder Center for Entrepreneurial Development and the relaunch of the student-led advertising collective, Studio E. These come after the recent addition of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship, a new program within the School of Business for students interested in entrepreneurship.


ESU Campus to Close for Break; Foundation to Have Special Hours

Dec. 20, 2021 Foundation

The Emporia State University campus will close for nearly two weeks for winter break. During that time, all IT services, including the university website, will be taken offline for testing. The ESU Foundation, meanwhile, will be open to accept end-of-year gifts, with alternative ways to give when the computer system is brought down.


KDWP Expands Research Footprint with Additional Office in Emporia

Dec. 20, 2021 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

A second Emporia location will provide the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) with additional storage, laboratory and office space, affording Emporia Research and Survey staff the ability to scale future research efforts. KDWP purchased the former Dynamic Discs building at 3601 W. Sixth Ave. earlier this fall. The agency’s location at 1830 Merchant St. will remain its full-service office for public services such as fishing and hunting licenses, boat registrations, and park permits.




Deadline Looms for Premed Fellowship

Nov. 22, 2021 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Applications are due next week for the premedical fellowship offered by Emporia State University. The program, in its fourth year, now includes a summer clinical experience at Newman Regional Health in Emporia.


Ken Hush, Emporia State interim president, speaks at podium during Kossover Tennis Complex ribbon cutting

Regents Name Interim ESU President

Nov. 17, 2021 Administration

The Kansas Board of Regents in its action meeting today, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, approved three components related to the search for our next president. The actions are:


Four Emporia State students play stringed instruments

Celebrate International Culture This Week

Nov. 16, 2021 International Education

Three separate events at Emporia State University allow the campus and Emporia communities to experience and learn about international cultures.


Lambda Pi Eta Presents Bag a Birthday

Nov. 12, 2021 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Students at Emporia State University are organizing a birthday party item donation drive for low-income families in the Emporia community. Donate to the drive to give children in the Emporia community the birthday of their dreams.


NTHF Auction Sets $30K Goal for Double Induction Ceremony

Nov. 8, 2021 The Teachers College

The 30th annual National Teachers Hall of Fame auction will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, with the goal of raising money for Induction Week 2022. The Class of 2020 has had its induction ceremony postponed three times because of CDC guidelines for the COVID-19, so the plan is to induct that five-member class, along with the soon-to-be-selected Class of 2022 during Induction Week, June 13-17, 2022. Because this will be a double induction, costs will be double, and the Hall of Fame is asking everyone who can to be a part of this major fundraiser.