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News in 2022

NTHF Auction Opens Online Monday; Live Auction is Nov. 17

Nov. 4, 2022 The Teachers College

The 31st annual National Teachers Hall of Fame auction with the goal of raising money for the Class of 2023 induction activities includes a new format this year in addition to the always popular live radio auction format. The online format of the auction is available at and features items separate from items sold during the live radio auction. Bidding for the online items starts Monday, Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. and concludes Monday, Nov. 21 at noon.

Community Impact Challenge Finalists Compete Live for Prize

Nov. 1, 2022 Student Life

Tune in at 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 3) to watch the finalist teams pitch their ideas as part of the fifth annual Community Impact Challenge, a grant competition where Emporia State University student teams propose creative ideas to address challenges facing the ESU or greater Emporia community.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging Programs Enhanced at Emporia State

Oct. 26, 2022 Administration

Emporia State is investing in new and continued educational opportunities, programming, curriculum changes, career pathways and systematic reviews of policies and practices designed to increase retention and graduation rates among historically marginalized populations.

Events to Celebrate American Archives Month

Oct. 10, 2022 University Libraries & Archives

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives invites the campus and community to events in celebration of October as American Archives Month. All events will take place in the Exhibit Hall outside Room 119 of William Allen White Library.

Forensic Science Open House Launches Fourth Annual Seminar Series

Oct. 4, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Two murder cases with ties to Emporia are the focus of the first two sessions of the fourth annual Master of Science in Forensic Science Seminar Series at Emporia State University. The five seminars throughout the 2022-23 academic year focus on “Kansas Crimes.”

ESU Theatre Presents ‘Curtains: A Musical Whodunit’ for Homecoming Production

Oct. 4, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre presents “Curtains,” written by Rupert Holmes with lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, as the 2022 Homecoming musical. Director of Theatre Dr. Pete Rydberg teams up with longtime choreographer partner Cindy Severt for this dance-filled comedy.