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ESU adapts to concealed carry laws

ESU adapts to concealed carry laws

Ariel cooley, Editor-In-Chief
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

Concealed weapons will be allowed on all Kansas college universities beginning July 2017. Four Emporia State administrators were on a open forum panel to answer questions regarding the changing law. “A change in the law isn’t suddenly going to make a law abiding citizen into a criminal,” said Kevin ... Read more »

Siblings take on music scene together

Siblings take on music scene together

Susan Welte, Opinion Editor
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

Playing music together was never hard for Jeffrey and Joylin Hall. Now, the brother and sister have formed a band – Synchronis -– with three other members. “I spent most of college trying to put a band together, and now it’s actually fallen together without actually trying, which is how thing... Read more »

Cowboy bar to open in March

Cowboy bar to open in March

Sarah Spoon, Managing Editor
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

Susan and Jason Brinkman of Emporia plan to open The Bourbon Cowboy Bar, on March 25 at 605 Commercial St., to serve the under served market of cowboy bars in Emporia. “We (Emporia) used to say we’re the ‘front porch of the Flint Hills,’” said Susan Brinkman, owner of The Bourbon Cowboy.... Read more »

Former student’s sentencing scheduled

Former student’s  sentencing scheduled

Ariel Cooley, Editor-In-Chief
February 11, 2016
Filed under Coverage, News

EUREKA– The sentencing court date for former Emporia State student teacher Kourtnie Sanchez, who pled guilty to multiple sex crimes involving high school students, is scheduled for today in Greenwood county district court. Sanchez pled guilty on Dec. 23 to three misdemeanor counts of promoting ob... Read more »

ESU Yik-Yak home to cyberbullying

Ariel Cooley, Editor-In-Chief
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

While participating ina  class last Monday, a student was notified by a classmate that someone had posted a Yak that said he wasn’t funny and told him to be quiet. Jay Vehige, sophomore photography and graphic design major was the target of this Yak. Yik-Yak does not allow users to post names, but o... Read more »

Student Foundation sells ribs to complete challenge

Student Foundation sells ribs to complete challenge

Dustin Bittel, Copy Editor
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

The Student Foundation had their ‘Barbeque for ESU’ last Saturday to meet a challenge to raise $20,000 to put towards ESU scholarships. “During homecoming, an anonymous donor issued a challenge to five areas on campus,”  said Tina Miller, Student Foundation advisor.   “(The groups would be gi... Read more »

Diversity and Inclusion Alliance plan environmental audit

Diversity and Inclusion Alliance plan environmental audit

Sarah Spoon, Managing Editor
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

The University Diversity and Inclusion Alliance, a group created last semester to assist with diversity at Emporia State, is creating a Diversity and Inclusion Plan with projects that will span over the next few years. “We mapped out what we hoped to accomplish during this coming semester,” said Pre... Read more »

Four students awarded by State Music Association

Four students awarded by State Music Association

Dustin Bittel, Copy Editor
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

Four students from Emporia State were awarded for competing at the state Music Teachers National Association. Tara Lierz, sophomore music performance and business administration major, Bailey Stines, graduate assistant in basic music, Garrett VanArsdale, freshman dual clarinet and vocal performance ... Read more »

Clay Guild volunteers at Open Studio

Clay Guild volunteers at Open Studio

Adrianna Villareal, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

The Clay Guild volunteered  at an Open Studio for members of the community at the Emporia Art Council the evening of Feb. 3. EAC hosted the Open Studio. The volunteers offered ceramic lessons for beginners, which included hand building and wheel throwing. Children had their own table to try cerami... Read more »

Vietnam professor visits ESU

Vietnam professor visits ESU

Hannah Jeffers-Huser, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

Khanh Huu Nguyen, professor of economics and business from Vietnam National University of Agriculture, visited Emporia State on Feb. 3 to give a lecture on Aquaculture policies in Vietnam. Aquaculture is the raising and catching of fish from the ocean or river. “Aquaculture is one of the joys for ... Read more »

153rd Annual Founders Day Reflects Common Good

February 11, 2016
Filed under Briefs

Emporia State will be holding a luncheon at 12:05 pm this Friday in Webb Hall to celebrate the anniversary of the day the school was founded. This years theme is “Reflections of the Common Good,” as the luncheon will celebrate all the ways ESU has changed lives during this past year through careers... Read more »

Save the Elephants

Save the Elephants

Adrianna Villareal, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under News

Ivory Ella, a recently popular online shop, supports elephant preservation by donating 10 percent of their profits to Save the Elephants and has gained attention from Emporia State students. The Elephant Pants is another company with the same mission, but their company donates a percentage of their p... Read more »

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