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President Allison Garrett urged Emporia State to “speak from the heart” in order to create a better environment in a campus-wide email sent yesterday. The email also said it was time for students, faculty and staff to “move forward.”

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Associated Student Government senators used a portion of last week’s meeting to question the student body vice president about a Facebook post that caused a campus controversy and her actions following the post.

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Since Corky’s Cupboard opened four years ago, they have supplied over 47,000 food items to students. This semester, in response to student requests, they have added a section of freezer items.

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Scooter’s Coffee will open for business on New Year’s Eve in Emporia, and will have an official opening later in January. The store will be located at 1700 N. Industrial, in the Flint Hills Mall parking lot.

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Several years, a task force, proposals to the Kansas Board of Regents and fundraising efforts, site work for the construction of the president’s new house began this semester. The $1.5 million home is expected to be completed in October 2019, according to Shane Shivley, president of the Empo…

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The Emporia State Athletic Bands reached its fundraising goal of $12,000 Sunday, using an online crowdfunding campaign and donations from university offices. The money raised will go toward the band’s trip to the Corsicana Bowl in Corsicana, Texas where the ESU football team will face the Un…

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The Faculty Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to move two bills to the Faculty Senate. The two bills amended policies on ombudspersons and intellectual property.

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Members of the Emporia State Honors College met to discuss ways to help engage and make progress in communities, last Tuesday. The meeting was ran by Julia Fabris McBride, vice president of the Kansas Leadership Center. 

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Kevin Rabas, chair of the English, modern languages and journalism department and Poet Laureate of Kansas, shared some of his poetry, music and advice on creative writing.

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The Associated Student Government vice president announced that she will not resign from her position, after students and the ASG Diversity and Inclusion Committee called for her to do so.

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Fluorescent lights beat down on the faces of Vietnam veterans who had seen war, destruction and known loss that few others have. Nearly all of them draftees, four were on a panel, while five others were there to talk and compare experiences about a war many hadn’t spoken of since it ended 43…

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Brenda Koerner, chair of academic affairs and associate professor of biological sciences, presented two bills to the senate to clarify the academic appeals process during their Nov. 6 meeting.

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Brian Schrader, tenured professor of psychology, will continue being paid $73,735 for this academic year and is not scheduled to have any classes in the Spring semester. Schrader is still employed by the university, according to Human Resources.

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Having served in Afghanistan in 2009, veteran and junior political science major Michael White knows the sacrifices the Armed Forces make. That is why he organized the first annual Veterans Honor Crawl in 2017. 

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Emporia State presented a proposal to create a Masters of Nursing program to the Council of Chief Academic Officers Nov. 7 during KBOR’s visit to ESU. 

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Members of the Student Advisory Council debated how they would take part in the "collective ask" for funds during Higher Education Day at the state legislature, and whether they would request additional funds for a specific purpose. 

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This year will be the centennial, or 100-year anniversary, of the ending of World War I. As the founding city of Veterans Day, Emporia is no stranger to celebrations.

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Lyon County voter turnout increased by 6.1 percent in the 2018 midterm elections compared to 2014, according to the Lyon County Election Office. There were a total of 10,729 voters out of the 20,202 registered.

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Sarah McKernan, the president’s executive assistant, will be celebrating this Veteran’s Day in its founding city of Emporia after years of military service in the Army Reserves, where she served in Saudi Arabia in 1991. 

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With Veterans Day just around the corner, the Emporia Public Library will host a veterans panel at 1 p.m. Saturday. The panel will be comprised of three United States veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

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For the second year in a row, Emporia State will send students to the Hult Prize competition for a chance to win $1 million and to work with professionals on their projects. This year’s challenge is to create 10,000 jobs for youth by the next decade.

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The Associated Student Government Fiscal Affairs Committee denied funding increases for both the Athletic Band and The Bulletin. Athletic Bands was asking for an increase to provide their students with scholarships and The Bulletin was asking for an increase to reinstate student jobs that we…

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Kansas Free for Arts, 7 E. 7th St., is hosting its semiannual concert series “Monkey Jams” at the Lyon County Historical Center, 711 Commercial St., Nov. 17 and Dec. 1. The event is free of charge.

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Lee Anne Coester, director of the Math Leadership Institute, is the recent recipient of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics Ray Kurtz Service Award.

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The Student Wellness Center raised over $60 for breast cancer awareness, before their Bras Across the Bridge event was cancelled. They also received 104 bras, according to Mary Anschutz, director of Student Wellness.

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After losing to Washburn University last year in the Can the Bods competition, Emporia State set its eyes on redemption. In this year’s competition, ESU raised 50,891 cans to beat Washburn’s 34,214 cans, according to Michael Webb, Associated Student Government president and senior business a…

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The Democratic House of Representatives candidate, Alan LaPolice, came Oct. 27 to Emporia and met with community members and talk about his stances on issues.

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After an article appeared in “Inside Higher Ed” about fraudulent internships and jobs appearing on Handshake and a loophole that allowed people to create fake postings on Handshake, Emporia State’s Career Services department has been taking steps to prevent this don ESU’s campus.

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The campus was notified that there will be a Strategic Plan Review Committee in the upcoming months, according to a recent email sent out from President Alison Garrett.

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A massive pile of logs sits ready to be ignited in Wilson Park surrounded by Emporia State students, in preparation for the Homecoming game last Saturday. Atop the large pile is a Griffin, the mascot of Missouri Western. This is the setting for last Friday’s ‘‘Yell like Hell’ contest.

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Schallenkamp Hall is still under construction as a new dorm facility. Currently it is half finished, as was announced during a “hard-hat tour” last Saturday. Emporia State has spent about $18.5 million and the money has been the largest challenge while building, according to Jim Williams, vi…

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Ron Frierson, director of national incentives at NAI Capital Inc., the fourth largest real estate and investment firm located in Los Angeles, spoke last Thursday in Webb Hall as a part of the annual Hayes Lecture Series.

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The Kansas Board of Regents will have their next meeting at Emporia State Nov. 7. KBOR will spend Wednesday holding meetings, with the main one starting at 1:30 p.m., and on Thursday they will tour the campus.

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A seven member team from the Higher Learning Commission will be coming to Emporia State to evaluate the university Oct. 29-30. They will hold seven open meetings to hear from people within the university to see if the university is fulfilling its role as a student centered organization and f…

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For the past ten years, Theresa Mitchell, professor of communication and theater, has consistently donated money to political campaigns. Her donations range from local and state elections to political action groups.

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