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Weather scare closes campus for first time

Weather scare closes campus for first time

Ariel Cooley, Editor-In-Chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

For the first time ever, the Emporia State campus closed because of the threat of tornadic weather, Tuesday. A campus communication was sent out that said the university would shut down at 3:30 p.m. because of a severe weather threat. Carrie Boettcher, public service executive, participated in sit... Read more »

Another budget cut in cards for ESU

Ariel Cooley, editor-in-chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

Emporia State faces another 3 percent cut to funding from the state. The state faces a  projected shortfall of more than $290 million that will need to be found in the next 15 months, according to the Associated Press. Gov. Sam Brownback currently has three proposed options to fill the shortfall. ... Read more »

Visser Hall closes after transformer blows

Visser Hall closes after transformer blows

Ariel Cooley, editor-in-chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

Visser Hall is closed until Monday due to a blown transformer. The transformer blew Tuesday, right after the university announced it would be closing at 3:30 p.m. for severe weather. It was purely coincidental that the transformer blew during this storm, according to Mark Runge, director of university ... Read more »

ASG prepares for final meeting of the year

ASG prepares for final meeting of the year

Ariel Cooley, editor-in-chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

The Associated Student Government vice president addressed the senate about Recognized Student Organizations and the senate voted to grant funds to one organization during the ASG meeting April 22 in the Senate Chambers. All RSOs are required to submit proper paperwork in order to remain an RSO and re... Read more »

Two emergency phone stations remain unfinished

Two emergency phone  stations remain unfinished

Harrison Nichols, copy editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

There are two emergency phone stations on campus that are currently unusable. One is located between Beach Hall and Roosevelt Hall and the other is by the Student Recreation Center. These two locations weren’t replacing old units and that why these phones are not operational, according to Mark Runge, direct... Read more »

Diversity and inclusion alliance presents inclusiveness plan

Diversity and inclusion alliance presents inclusiveness plan

Harrison Nichols, copy editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

The University Diversity and Inclusion Alliance unveiled their plan to make Emporia State a more diverse and inclusive campus at an open presentation last Thursday. Jason Brooks, co-chair of the alliance and assistant dean of students; Gary Wyatt, co-chair of the alliance, director of the honors college, as... Read more »

Skyline Diner to offically close in May

Harrison Nichols, copy editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

The Skyline Diner will be ceasing operation in May. The restaurant, which has been mainly used by faculty members, is a sit-down style restaurant with a salad bar. Skyline, as it is now, opened in 2012 after a re-dedication of the union during Homecoming 2012. However, there has been a faculty f... Read more »

Suspicious smell reports increase

Ariel Cooley, editor-in-chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

The number of “suspicious odor” reports on campus has been rising. From 2012-2014, there were 10 drug law arrests, with seven of them being in 2014, according to the 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. “I am not for sure why we are having more reports of marijuana in the Residence Hall... Read more »

Memorial tree planted for deceased alumnus

Sarah Spoon, managing editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under News

Seven months after Ethan Schmidt, former history professor at Delta State and Emporia State alumnus, was fatally shot in his office, ESU’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity planted an oak tree in remembrance of him. The ceremony was held last Saturday. The event was attended by Schmidt’s family, including his w... Read more »

Campus-Wide Alert

April 26, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, News

Alert from the University: Due to weather circumstances, ALL classes and events that take place on campus after 3:30pm are cancelled including tonight's symphony concert.  

2016 Roe R. Cross distinguished professor announced

2016 Roe R. Cross distinguished professor announced

Harrison Nichols, Copy Editor
April 21, 2016
Filed under News

The newest Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor is Marshall Sundberg, professor of biological sciences. Sundberg was given the award by President Allison Garrett and Provost David Cordle April 8. “To even be nominated for the Roe R. Cross is an acknowledgment, by my peers, that I have reached a po... Read more »

Sodexo cuts meal plans, adds Dining Dollars

Harrison Nichols, Copy Editor
April 21, 2016
Filed under News

Starting next semester, Emporia State and Sodexo will be implementing new meal plan options and replacing bonus swipes with a new Dining Dollars system. Sodexo is shrinking their plans from 15 and 10 meals per week to 14 and nine. The all access plan will still be offered. Each plan, nine meals, 14 m... Read more »

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