New Education Grants of $2.5M Aimed at Student Success

October 19, 2017

Two new federal grants at Emporia State university will open doors for students’ future success. The university’s TRIO programs will receive $1.16 million for the McNair Scholars program and $1.3 million for Upward Bound. Both grants will be paid out over five years.

“We know that those with a college degree earn higher salaries throughout their careers than those who don’t,” said Kristi Bolen, director of ESU’s TRIO program. “We want students who often are under-represented in higher education to have these advantages.”

The new Emporia State University TRIO McNair Scholars project will help 25 eligible first-generation students gain the research skills and experience they need to move into doctoral programs. The students will work with faculty mentors on research projects and rigorous scholarship activities to ensure they are prepared for scholarly research. They also will receive tutoring, individual counseling and assistance gaining admission to and securing financial assistance for graduate education.

The Upward Bound program will work with 60 eligible students from Emporia and Northern Heights high schools. The goal is for the students to graduate from high school and enter and graduate from a postsecondary program. ESU’s TRIO staff will offer academic tutoring, Saturday enrichment workshops, help selecting high school courses, preparing for college entrance exams, exploring careers and visiting colleges. 

ESU also will host a six-week Summer Institute with courses in math, laboratory sciences, composition and literature and foreign languages.

Ashley Todd-Diaz Dissertation Proposal Presentation

November 17, 2017

Ashley Todd-Diaz, candidate for the degree Doctor of Philosophy, Library and Information Management in the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University will defend her ...

ESU Debate Duo Ranked in Top Third after Semester

November 17, 2017

The ESU debate duo of Issie Engelbert and Arriq Singleton concluded the fall semester of competition ranked 31 out of the top 100 partnerships in college debate. The college debate rankings were released on Nov. 14 and are based on head-to-head outcomes of debate rounds.

Debate Team Advances to Quarterfinals

November 14, 2017

Two junior varsity Hornet debaters advanced to the quarterfinal round during the Joe C Jackson tournament hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma.

New Director Brings Wealth of Experience to ESU’s Koch Center

November 9, 2017

The new director of Emporia State’s Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics brings experience from other similar centers and leadership programs.

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

November 8, 2017

Seasonal Attire Thanks to the Unwind Knit and Crochest recognized student organization, the Corky in front of Plumb Hal was ready for fall weather and Homecoming fun. Turning Dirt Around 100 ESU ...

Debate Picks Up Wins Against Harvard, Others

November 3, 2017

Emporia State debaters picked up prestigious wins — including a unanimous decision against Harvard — during the Jesuit Invitational Debates at Gonzaga University.

Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

November 2, 2017

Educators are being offered opportunities to increase their skill and knowledge through workshops and conferences provided this fall through The Teachers College at Emporia State University. Some events offered have graduate credit available.

New Alumni Director Is Community Leader

November 1, 2017

Emporia State’s new director of alumni relations is a well-known face in the Emporia business community. Jose L. Feliciano Jr. will attend key Homecoming events this weekend although he doesn’t assume his new role until Nov. 13.

Author and Reading Experts to Speak at Emporia State

November 1, 2017

An author of more than 45 children’s books who “found a way to make a pretty good living doing stuff that used to get him in trouble in school” will be among the featured speakers at an upcoming conference at Emporia State University.

Program for Educators Supported by Business Hits Landmark

October 27, 2017

For nearly 20 years, an area business has supported the efforts of educators pushing for one of the most prestigious accomplishments a teacher can achieve: national board certification.

Debaters Compete in UNLV Tournament

October 26, 2017

Four Hornet debaters completed at the UNLV Classic in Las Vegas from Oct. 20 through 23. Students from twenty-nine colleges and universities across fourteen states converged for a weekend of intense competition.

I'm A Hornet From President Allison D. Garrett

October 25, 2017

Highest Honor Congratulations to John Allison, named the 2018 Kansas Superintendent of the Year. He earned his master

Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Graduates Honored at Homecoming Gala

October 24, 2017

Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Athletics. Nationally known accounting expert. Activist for Americans with Disabilities Act. Kansas Superintendent of the Year. Founder of the Travel Channel. The five members of the 2017 Emporia State University Distinguished Alumni is an impressive class that Hornet Nation is proud to call our own.

Communication Expert to Deliver Annual Hayes Lecture

October 24, 2017

An expert in effective communication returns to his alma mater to deliver the seventh annual Sam E. and Jeannene Hayes Lecture to kick of Homecoming activities at Emporia State University.

Homecoming Festivities Unite ESU Alumni, Emporia Community

October 24, 2017

While ESU alumni return to the Hornets’ Nest for Homecoming, the campus welcomes the Emporia community to enjoy the special events. Homecoming 2017 begins Thursday, Nov. 2 and concludes with a matinee of the musical on Sunday, Nov. 5.

ESU Debate is Host for Pflaum Tournament

October 18, 2017

Over fall break, the ESU Debate team hosted the 62nd Annual George R.R. Pflaum tournament on campus. Over 80 competitors and colleagues from universities and colleges across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Minnesota converged in Emporia for a weekend of intense competition.

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