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News in 2022




Sign next to The Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center on Emporia State University's campus

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Emporia State University Partnering to Provide New Fishing Opportunity

April 26, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

King Lake, on the northern edge of Emporia State University and I-35, will soon be Kansas' newest waterbody open to the public for fishing, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Emporia State and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). Positioned in front of ESU's newly constructed Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center, King Lake's fishery will be managed by ESU students enrolled in Fish Ecology and Fisheries Management courses, with the guidance of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologists.


Exterior of Central Morse Hall on Emporia State University's campus

Nursing Department Plans Move to Emporia State Campus

April 25, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Plans are on the table to move the ESU Department of Nursing to the university’s campus, which will benefit both Emporia State University and Newman Regional Health. The entire process, which involves gaining approval from the State of Kansas and Kansas Board of Regents, along with soliciting bids, has a timeline of two years.


Theatre closes season with comedy by W. Somerset Maugham

April 25, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre presents “The Constant Wife” by W. Somerset Maugham April 28 through May 1 at the Karl C. Bruder Theatre. Performances April 28, 29 and 30 are at 7:30 p.m., and May 1 at 2 p.m.


Art Education Students To Host Show Titled ‘Alter Ego’

April 20, 2022 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Seniors Mara Fox, Cassandra Jenkins, Elizabeth Mayer and Gavin White, of Emporia State University’s Art Education Department, will host a group art exhibition entitled “Alter Ego.” The show will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 25 through May 6 at Memorial Union Second Floor at Emporia State University.



Jones Foundation Enhances Scholarship Program

April 13, 2022 Foundation

A tuition voucher program that has helped thousands of Emporia State University students from Lyon, Coffey and Osage counties is being expanded to offer more financial assistance to qualified students.



Concert Remembers Augusta Shepherd

April 11, 2022 Foundation

Emporia State University and the Department of Music will honor an Emporia woman who, with her husband, changed the look of the campus and the lives of hundreds of students.