Later this session, lawmakers hope to restore some funds cut last year to Regents universities including Emporia State.
On KVOE's ESU Buzz with President Dr. Michael Shonrock on Thursday, Rep. Don Hill says Gov. Sam Brownback offered hope with his State of the State last week.
Emporia State University continues building leaders -- and it's doing so by building on its partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center.
Nearly 18 months after the Emporia State Memorial Union was rededicated and reopened to the community, the facility continues to see heavy use.
A joint project to repair the parking lot at Trusler Sports Complex in northeast Emporia highlights a growing partnership between the city and Emporia State University.
By Chuck Samples/KVOE News
Posted Aug. 23, 2013
Emporia State University is touting a new marketing campaign centered around students and new technology designed in-house.
"I Am A Hornet" uses new "augmented reality" technology which brings student testimonials to life and also connects students to personalized websites including information on tuition rates, classes and on-campus activities. On the ESU Buzz with President Dr. Michael Shonrock, marketing director Umair Abbasi said the process began in December, but nobody knew at the time where it would lead.
“It just came to us. We are all Hornets -- our faculty, our staff, our community and our alumni. How do we represent these Hornets? We decided not to do buildings or students walking to buildings. Let’s do the faces of students,” he said.
What transpired was the augmented reality technology. Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Jim Williams says this will help recruitment and retention efforts.
“It’s showcasing what we want to showcase in the personal connection the students make with the community, the university, the faculty, the staff and each other,” he said. “By bringing the technology to life, you get a feel for that. It becomes more realistic.”
How are students reacting?
“It is so cool,” senior communications major Rachel Marshall said.
The so-called "layar" app is now available for Android devices, iPhones and iPads.
Abbasi says this could also bring campus and community together. Plans are in place so community residents can use their smart phones, point them at certain items on campus and get all kinds of ESU information.
By Chuck Samples/KVOE News
Posted July 25, 2013
Increasingly, leadership education is becoming a key facet for universities -- and a big draw for college students.
Emporia State University is embarking on a new partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita. On the ESU Buzz with President Dr. Michael Shonrock on Thursday, Dr. Marie Miller, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said civic leadership is the underlying goal. ESU General Education Council chair Jodie Leiss tells KVOE News this will have an impact across campus.
Miller says this is Leadership Center's first collaboration with a university. ESU is in the process of preparing certain faculty to start the work, with training this summer, curriculum planning this fall and classes ready to teach by spring.