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News in 2021


Emporia State Highest Ranked Kansas Public Regional Institution

Sept. 13, 2021 Administration

In rankings released Sept. 13, 2021, by U.S. News & World Report, Emporia State University was the highest ranked Kansas public regional institution as well as the only one that ranked in social mobility for its graduates.


ESU Program Receives $1.4M Grant Over 5 Years

Sept. 9, 2021 Student Life

More than 500 students in intermediate, middle and high schools in Emporia and northeast Kansas will benefit from services provided by a $1.4 million grant to Emporia State University’s TRIO office.


Hall of Fame Teachers Present Roundtable Discussion

Sept. 7, 2021 The Teachers College

Educators across America will be able to virtually attend a roundtable discussion involving 5 career teachers with a combined total of 150 years of classroom teaching on Sept. 14, The Big Day in the Extra Yard for Teachers Program.



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Podcast Focuses on Key Topic and Adds New Series

Sept. 7, 2021 The Teachers College

Just four months since it started, the How We Teach This podcast from The Teachers College at Emporia State is adding a second season and a second series.


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KMLC Receives Award, Gets State Proclamation, Plans for Literacy Week

Sept. 3, 2021 The Teachers College

An organization championing literacy in children is being recognized for its efforts. The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center is receiving a Literacy Legacy Award from Storytime Village, Inc. at a Read and Rise Breakfast Gala today (September 3) in Wichita.


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Live Concert Kicks Off Fall Semester

Aug. 16, 2021 Student Life

Live performances of two Kansas musicians will kick off Emporia State’s Friday Nights, six straight weeks of events to launch the school year with weekend fun. Lucas Parker Band and Travis Marvin will perform on Friday, Aug. 27, on the Kellogg Circle lawn in front of Plumb Hall.


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ESU Student Places First at National Competition

Aug. 4, 2021 School of Business

An Emporia State student took first place in national competition, with four other ESU students picking up top 10 finishes during the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.