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For $311,000, ESU sells apartments

For $311,000, ESU sells apartments

Susan Welte, copy editor
August 27, 2015
Filed under News

After sitting empty for three years, the apartments that were previously owned by Emporia State at 1201 Triplett Dr. have reopened under new ownership. “The reason we sold them is because we no longer use them,” said Werner Golling, vice president of Administration and Finance. ESU shut down th... Read more »

Plagiarism ‘not a huge issue’ at ESU

Emma Anne DePriest, staff writer
August 27, 2015
Filed under Coverage, News

On every syllabus, after the course information and before the class schedule, there is a small paragraph warning students against the dangers of plagiarism. But is it as big of an issue as our years of composition have convinced us? Kevin Rabas, chair of the English, Modern Languages, and Journalism depa... Read more »

Pot jumps the boarder

Harrison Nichols, staff writer
August 27, 2015
Filed under News

Those who choose to smoke marijuana within the confines of the Kansas border put themselves at risk of jail time and a hefty fine. But Kansas’s neighbor, Colorado, has become a safe haven for those who wish to smoke marijuana. In November 2012, Colorado signed a law making it legal for adults over the age of 21 ... Read more »

Learn about technology at Teach Fair

August 27, 2015
Filed under Briefs

Stop by the teach fair from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday in the Memorial Union main street to learn about social and academic technologies at Emporia State and enter into a prize drawing. There will be different stations for different technologies including, Canvas, ESU Mobile App, S... Read more »

Epic Rap Battles coming to ESU

August 27, 2015
Filed under Briefs

The creators of Epic Rap Battles of History will be performing live from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Albert Taylor Hall. The most popular battles will be performed with a DJ and a live band. The creators have four seasons of Epic Rap Battles available on YouTube and on their website. T... Read more »

Costello appointed to Behaviorial Health Services Council

Harrison Nichols, staff writer
August 27, 2015
Filed under Coverage, News

Gov. Sam Brownback appointed James Costello, chair of the department of counselor education at ESU, to be on the Behavioral Health Services Planning Council. Brownback announced a new plan last spring to strengthen mental health programs in the state and appointed one of Emporia State’s own to help... Read more »

Psychological counseling free for ESU students

Josh Dale, staff writer
August 27, 2015
Filed under Coverage, News

Without realizing it, students already pay $1.75 for counseling services every semester through student fees. Located in room 250 of south east Morse Hall, the Student Wellness Center provides a variety of health services to Emporia State students, including psychological counseling. The Wellness Center... Read more »

Co-owner of Brickyard 20 reopens The Dugout

Co-owner of Brickyard 20 reopens The Dugout

Emma Anne DePriest, staff writer
August 27, 2015
Filed under News

From the ashes of bad press and drug-related wildfire, The Dugout has risen again. In 2012, the sports bar known as The Dugout closed down due to the owner selling methamphetamines and puppies out of the bar’s kitchen. “The business model is threefold. We want to provide a clean, safe and value-... Read more »

Dorms renovated this summer

Dorms renovated this summer

Payge Quintana, opinion editor
August 27, 2015
Filed under News

Residential Life spent over $600,000 renovating the bathrooms in Morse Hall and the lobby of the Towers complex this summer. “I am happy that Residential Life was able to respond to resident requests and am excited that we have found a way to improve the experience for our family members,” said... Read more »

Hate crime investigation in progress at Emporia State

Hate crime investigation in progress at Emporia State

Emma DePriest, staff writer
August 20, 2015
Filed under News

This past April, the office of a student in the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) was allegedly broken into, vandalized, and some personal affects were littered with a racial slur. According to Angelica Hale, former assistant to the dean, the incident was taken to Gwen Alexander, th... Read more »

Presidential Transition Begins

Josh Dale, staff writer
August 20, 2015
Filed under News

On May 5, the Kansas Board of Regents announced that Emporia State alumna Jacqueline Vietti would temporarily replace Michael Shonrock as interim president of ESU. Previously, Vietti served as president for 17 years of Butler County Community College, the second largest community college in the state ... Read more »

Death, taxes… and tuition

Susan Welte, copy editor
August 20, 2015
Filed under News

Tuition at Emporia State has risen 77 percent over the past 10 years. This year, tuition rates for the university increased by 3.6 percent. “Tuition creeps up every year, just like grocery bills do, and it’s not tremendous amounts to make huge differences,” said Diana Kuhlmann, associate vice... Read more »

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