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News in 2021


Special Events for American Archives Month

Oct. 7, 2021 University Libraries & Archives

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives invites the campus and community to activities in celebration of American Archives Month in October, including virtual readings by local authors, exhibits, and special features on social media.


Expert Witness in Cosby Case to Present at ESU

Oct. 7, 2021 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The Emporia State Forensic Science program opens its 2021-22 seminar series on Monday, Oct. 11, with a presentation by Dr. Timothy Rohrig, a forensic toxicologist who testified in the criminal trials of Bill Cosby. The evening also includes an open house of the program.


Regents Name Acting ESU President

Oct. 5, 2021 Administration

The Kansas Board of Regents just announced that Provost George Arasimowicz will serve as our acting president, beginning October 16. The board will take action on naming an interim president at a future Regents meeting.




ESU Theatre Presents ‘Urinetown: The Musical’ for Homecoming Production

Sept. 29, 2021 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre presents Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann's “Urinetown: The Musical” for this year’s Homecoming scholarship fundraiser. Performances are on Oct. 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 2 p.m., with options for both in-person attendance and livestreaming. Actors will perform unmasked before masked live audience members.



Allison Garrett and students

President Garrett Resigns for Position in Oklahoma

Sept. 24, 2021 Administration

Today, Emporia State University President Allison D. Garrett was named the ninth chancellor and chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. In her new role, Garrett will lead the Oklahoma state system comprised of 25 state colleges and universities, 11 constituent agencies, one university center and independent colleges and universities coordinated with the state system. She will report to a constitutional board whose nine members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.



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.