ESU campus master plan to be discussed on KVOE

In the next few weeks, the Kansas Board of Regents will receive an update on Emporia State University's campus master plan options.

Monday's Talk of Emporia on 14 KVOE is essentially a preview to those discussions and a way to let listeners chime in with their thoughts.

On the most recent ESU Buzz with President Dr. Michael Shonrock, Dr. Shonrock said it's time for a long-range look at how Emporia State can grow.

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Three general plans were offered in late October, each revolving around different entryways to campus:

Emphasis on improving the north entrance near Highland could lead to removing the 15th Avenue trip thrugh campus, effectively trading the Art Annex on Highland for the Stormont Facilities Building near Wooster Lake and new campus apartments near Wilson Park.

Emphasizing a 15th Avenue entrance could possibly lead to eliminating Cremer Hall and new apartment housing east of Beach Music Hall.

Putting the emphasis on the current south entrance could lead to the removal of trees in Kellogg Circle to make Plumb Hall more visible along trading a row of parking along Merchant with a row of trees as well as new student housing in the 1100 block of Commercial.

Shonrock, Dr. Ray Hauke and Bobbi Pearson of ESU will all be guests on Monday's Talk of Emporia. It starts at 11:06 am on 14 KVOE and KVOE.com.

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