Archive for the ‘ESU’ Category

Master Teacher – Ele!

March 31st, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Tonight one of our favorite people – Eleanor Browning – was honored as one of seven Kansas Master Teachers.  It was certainly no surprise when her name was announced a month or so ago – because if you’ve ever heard her talk about teaching, you know how much she loves those kids. Ele is a […]

ESU, Kansans

National Champs

March 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

ESU Lady Hornets just won the NCAA Division II National Title! Way to go, Hornets! **


Happy Birthday, Roger

October 21st, 2009 at 10:38 am

Sixty and counting.  Yes, those are bags of Cheez-its and Skittles hanging from the ceiling along with the balloons. He likes Cheez-its because they don’t have that dust on them, don’t leave your fingers in a mess. (Yeah, I hate that, too.) His co-workers decorated his office area in the Memorial Union at ESU.

ESU, Kansans

September Sundays

September 3rd, 2009 at 8:51 am

The William Allen White Community Partnership invites you to Sundays on the Porch An autumn series featuring these Sunday afternoon programs on the Porch of the William Allen White House State Historic Site ~ 927 Exchange Street, Emporia, Kansas ~ Sunday, September 13, 2009 – 2:00 p.m. Grassroots Boosterism II: Discussion on the Porch Featuring […]

E-town, ESU, events, WAW

Max and the Meteorites

August 11th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Tonight at the Lyon County Historical Museum: Max McCoy will present “Kansas Meteorites” at 7 p.m. today at Tuesday Night at the Museum, 118 E. Sixth Ave. McCoy is the author of “Strangely Heavy: A True Story of Passion and Rivalry in the Meteorite Fields of Kansas.” (from The Emporia Gazette)

E-town, ESU, events

Up in the Air with the Abers

July 21st, 2009 at 10:23 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Jim and Susie Aber taking aerial photos using a remote-controlled camera attached to a kite string. Scott County, Kansas, May 2007. UP IN THE AIR WITH THE ABERS Jim and Susie Aber have taken photographs all over the state. And I do mean over. Using […]

columns, ESU, Kansans, landscape, nature

Stars and Stuff

July 14th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

“Night at the Museum” Tonight’s speaker at the Lyon County Historical Museum was Dr. DeWayne Backhus. He’s the chair of the Departments of Physical Sciences at Emporia State University. He took us on a tour of the night sky, gave us an idea of what’s hanging up there in the dark this time of year […]

E-town, ESU, events, history

Don Coldsmith

June 12th, 2009 at 6:41 am

Don Coldsmith was one of the 30-some authors who signed books at Town Crier’s Author Extravaganza last week. Don has sold millions of books (and I exaggerate not). Not only is he a prolific writer (he’s published at least 40 books), his writings have been translated and sold around the world. And he’s written them […]

ESU, events, Kansans, writing

Roger’s Snowmen

December 15th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

We’ve only had a dusting of snow this season, but Roger Heineken has managed to create some snow characters. Roger designed and helped to build these snowmen for the President’s Tea last week. Now, the snowguys are stationed in ESU’s Bookstore to add to the spirit of the season. Roger is a creative whiz kid. […]

ESU, other people's stuff

Dan Spees

November 21st, 2008 at 6:20 am

Wednesday afternoon I visited ESU to listen to poet Dan Spees of Hutchinson read poems from his new book: Asleep in the Orchard Grass. The book was published by Woodley Press at Washburn University. He earned his masters at ESU and some of the poems are set in Emporia. I enjoyed the imagery in his […]

ESU, other people's stuff

Catch the Spirit

November 20th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Roger Heineken at ESU’s Memorial Union shows me a top hat that was turned into lost and found several years ago – and never claimed. He’s used it atop a snowman for holiday decorations before and will again this year for the upcoming President’s Tea. (See photos of display from last year’s event.) Here’s Roger’s […]

ESU, other people's stuff