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News in 2023

Dr. Clinton Longacre Honored with HPER Building Dedication

April 4, 2023 The Teachers College

Dr. Clinton Longacre will be honored with an Emporia State Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building Dedication at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. The dedication will take place in front of the HPER building. Following the dedication, the public is invited to attend the HPER Hall of Honor at 2 p.m. in Gym D in the HPER building.

Women's History Month Reception and Awards Ceremony

March 28, 2023 Administration

Come celebrate the women of Emporia State University on Friday, March 31 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Greek Room of the Memorial Union. The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is sponsoring the reception.

National Teachers Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Inductees

March 28, 2023 The Teachers College

Five career teachers from across the country have just learned that they have been selected as Class of 2023 inductees into The National Teachers Hall of Fame in June. With a combined total of 149 years of full-time teaching, the newest inductees include:

ESU Theatre Presents Pulitzer Prize-winning play, ‘How I Learned to Drive’

March 23, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Emporia State University Theatre presents “How I Learned to Drive,” by Paula Vogel, today through Sunday in the Ronald Q. Frederickson Black Box Theatre, Roosevelt Hall. Performances are today, Friday and Saturday (March 23-25) at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday (March 26) at 2 p.m.

Presentation Explores Lives of Free-Born Children after Civil War

March 23, 2023 University Libraries & Archives

ESU Special Collections and Archives will host “Children of the Promised Land,” a presentation and discussion by Angela Bates, on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which is made possible by Humanities Kansas. Additional funding for this program was provided by the ITC Great Plains.

Students Place at State FBLA Competition

March 21, 2023 School of Business

Each of the 11 Emporia State students who attended the Future Business Leaders of America — Collegiate State Leadership Conference earned top placements in competition. They all are eligible for national competition this month in Atlanta. In addition, four were honored as outstanding chapter members in the Who’s Who of FBLA.

Shark Expert Presents Talk Friday

March 9, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Dr. David Shiffman, faculty member at Arizona State University, is speaking Friday, March 10. In his lecture, “Why Sharks Matter: The Science and Policy Behind Saving Threatened Sharks,” Shiffman explains why sharks are some of the most fascinating, most threatened and most important animals on Earth.

Pflaum Lecture coming March 8

March 2, 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

“Coaching Debate in Prison: Education and Redemption” is the theme of the 2023 Pflaum Lecture. The event on Wednesday, March 8, features David Register, 2004 Emporia State alum, faculty fellow and director of debate for the Bard Prison Initiative.