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February 2014

THE LATEST BUZZ FROM DISTANCE EDUCATION


EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY DISTANCE EDUCATION

CALENDAR February 15 ESU Founder’s Day

February 20 South Central Chapter Networking Event

February 22 CAAP Competency Exam at ESU-KC

March 1 We are so glad you’re here and look forward to another great semester!

Intent to Graduate Form Due

March 13 Summer/Fall Enrollment Begins

Distance Education and ESU-KC would like to officially welcome you

back to ESU. We’ve had a wonderful

March 17- 23 Spring Break

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couple of weeks already and are

Kansas City Alumni

looking forward to a new semester.

Networking Event

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EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY DISTANCE EDUCATION

Mid-February is always a memorable time in the life of the Hornet Nation. Of course there's the Valentine's Day factor, but we're more concerned with the fact that Emporia State University will celebrate its 151st anniversary, drawing its sesquicentennial observance to a close. It's been an amazing year filled with successes on the academic, athletic, and fundraising fronts. You're cordially invited to join us for the celebrating! For more information about all the events we've put together to celebrate Emporia State's celebration weekend, visit the Sesquicentennial website. Here's a rundown of all the events we've put together:

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The Trusler Foundation provided a total of $125,000 to benefit Emporia State’s School of Business and athletic department. $100,000 of their gift was directed to the school of business to match a previous gift from emporians dale and Carolyn The City of emporia Davis. was recognized for its In-kind gift in fall of 2013 when The remaining $25,000 will be used city leaders allocated $235,000 to to build a new ticket stand and pave the parking lot at the Trusler visitors’ dugout at the Trusler sports complex and repave Trusler sports complex. road leading to the home fields of Emporia state baseball and softball.

Since its launch a year ago, Now & forever: The campaign for Emporia state university has surpassed the halfway point of its $45 million working goal!

“The city of emporia provided a new, sorely needed parking lot at the Trusler sports complex,” said Tyler Curtis, director of alumni relations . “Leveraging the city’s investment with an additional investment from the Trusler foundation creates a win-winwin for the university, community and the Trusler foundation.”

Gifts totaling $360,000 celebrated at Emporia State University 4


NEW FACES AT ESU-KC For this month’s newsletter, we had the pleasure of interviewing ESU’s New SLIM Director!

Lindsey Warner is the School of Library & Information Management (SLIM) Program Director at ESU-KC location. She is a Shawnee Mission South High School graduate. Lindsey attended Kansas State University and graduated in 2010

with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an ESL Concentration and a minor in Spanish. She continued her education at Emporia State University and received her Master of Library Science Degree in 2013.

Lindsey Warner SLIM lwarner3@emporia.edu

Lindsey’s advice for

Lindsey has a very active lifestyle. "I’m a Kansas

girl who enjoys hiking and spending time with friends, family, & my two dogs.” From Alum to professional, we’re excited to have Lindsey on board. “I’m excited to be working at ESU-KC because there is a tight-knit group of students attending classes here. “

distance students: Distance students thinking about the SLIM program should consider it’s blended format which includes weekend intensives faceto-face classes. That format adds to the supportive relationships our students have with their classmates and their advisors here at ESU-KC. If students maintain and rely on those relationships it can help them to feel more connected with their program and their coursework." 5


NEW FACES AT ESU-KC For this month’s newsletter, we had the pleasure of interviewing ESU’s New Kansas City Admissions Representative!

Amir Cuffe is an admissions counselor at Emporia State University—Kansas City. He was born in Olathe, KS and graduated from Olathe Northwest High School in 2009. Amir earned his Bachelors degree at Emporia State University in May of 2013. He majored in Rehabilitation Services and received a minor in Leadership and another minor in Gender and Ethnic Studies. ESU offered the perfect variety for Amir. “I enjoyed the small class sizes, the study abroad program and all of the close connections I’ve been able to share with my professors.” Amir

Amir Cuffe

was able to study abroad in Eastern Europe back in 2011 while completing his minor in leadership.

Admissions Counselor

Whenever free time arises, Amir enjoys

Kansas City Area

hanging out with friends, going out to eat,

acuffe@emporia.edu

writing, and sports — with his favorite team being Sporting KC.

Amir ’s advice for distance students:

“Before you make a decision, ask yourself:

‘And then what?’” 6


NEW FACES AT ESU-KC For this month’s newsletter, we had the pleasure of interviewing our new GA at ESU-KC, Jessica Gambrel!

Jessica is a new graduate student in ESU-KC’s

School

Counseling program. She was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Johnston High School in 2008. Jessica received her Bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012 and majored in Psychology. She also received minors in Family Services and in Studio Art. Jessica is a Graduate Assistant and new student in the

School Counseling program. “I fell in love with this place during an extensive college search and I am just so thankful everything worked out the way it did. My classes are awesome and my professors truly care about their students. I feel that [Emporia State Kansas City] is a rare gem of a place and I am so lucky our paths crossed. In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, oil

painting, reading, shopping, and wasting time on pinterest! Advice for distance students

Take advantage of everything. This is the moment in life where more people than ever are willing and able to help you.

Jessica Gambrel School Counseling jgambrel@emporia.edu

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More Buzz from ESU-KC The Department of English, Modern Languages, & Journalism and the Office of International Office (OIE) is offering a Study Abroad opportunity to all students in Ronda (Malaga), Spain this coming summer, 2014. If you are interested contact Dr. Gregory A Robinson at (620)-341-5531 or at grobins2@emporia.edu. E-mail for more detail information.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship deadline for Summer/Fall 2014 is Tuesday, March 4 th! Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below: 

The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.

The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.

The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.

The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.

For more information and the application, visit: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

If you are planning on studying abroad this Summer or Fall 2014, the ESU Study Abroad Application Packet is due Monday, March 24th by 5pm! Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above to apply. If your GPA is 3.0 or above, consider applying for the ESU Travel Grant which is also due March 24th. For more information, contact Study Abroad Advisor, Meredith Hodges at oie1@emporia.edu or extension 620-341- 5921. 8 7


WE L

VE OUR STUDENTS

From all of us at Emporia State University—Kansas City We would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! We love our students and are so proud of them. Keep up the good work and know that you are helping to create a better world.

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ESU Distance Education 877-332-4249 distance@emporia.edu http://www.emporia.edu/distance

ESU - Kansas City 8400 W. 110th St., Suite 150, Overland Park, KS 913-338-4378 esumetro@emporia.edu http://www.emporia.edu/kc

To Check out past Newsletters visit: http://www.emporia.edu/distance/de-newsletters/

Admissions – 877-468-6378 Bookstore – 620-341-5214 Business Advising Center – 620-341-5523 Degree Analysis – 620-341-5150 Disability Services – 620-341-6637 Financial Aid – 800-896-0567 Graduate Office – 800-950-4723 Registration Office – 620-341-5211 IT Help Desk – 877-341-5555 William Allen White Library – 620-341-5207

Don’t forget to like Emporia State University Kansas City on Facebook!

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