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Faculty Senate held their first meeting for the semester Sept. 3. Points of the discussion were the Labor Day storms, Can the Bods, and staggered enrollment. 

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Hewleek McKoy is one of 60 students from across the nation that was selected by the Open Jar Institute in New York City for their summer intensive program. McKoy is a senior theatre major at Emporia State. 

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ST. CHARLES, MO. — Two weeks after the president of Lindenwood University-Belleville officially left his post after going on administrative leave, the president of St. Charles, Mo.-based Lindenwood University System has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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Getting Involved with Volunteering in Emporia has been providing students with volunteer opportunities for nearly 10 years, according the Blythe Eddy, director of student activities and community service.

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With Associated Student Government elections coming up, Dylan Schneider, election commissioner and sophomore elementary education major, and ASG held information meetings this week for students interested in running.

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Kevin Rabas, the 2017- 2019 Kansas poet laureate and chair of Emporia State’s English, modern language and journalism department, read his poem “Kansas Awakening” at Gov. Laura Kelly’s inauguration on Jan. 14 in Topeka.

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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.