Musings in the midst of celebrating The great thing
Photo credit: J.R. Garvey
about an anniversary like Emporia State University’s sesquicentennial is that it’s not confined to just one date— one event—or one issue of Spotlight magazine, for that matter.
Several hundred hours of behind-thescenes work leading up to the February Founders’ Day and Sesquicentennial Gala events helped focus our attention on commemorating a milestone achievement and away from mid-winter’s chill.
No, when you’re celebrating a proud university’s 150th anniversary, the party doesn’t stop!
Since then, we’ve also heard the premiere of an orchestral work commissioned in honor of Emporia State’s 150th anniversary. We’ve published a pictorial history of the university. And to green up the campus, we’ve planted 150 perennials on the grounds to commemorate Arbor Day and the sesquicentennial.
In the last issue of Spotlight, we rolled out Emporia State’s sesquicentennial website, www.emporia.edu/150, and splashed across the magazine’s cover a logo that has taken up residence on everything from billboards and banners to t-shirts and testimonials.
What’s ahead for the rest of the year, you ask? A lot more celebrating. We’re expecting to see you back on campus for the Oct. 6-12 Homecoming celebration. Watch your mail—snail and electronic—for details on a series of reunions and events that will flavor the Homecoming menu. Emporia State University. Changing lives since 1863. And the best, as they say, is yet to come! Dave Sparks Editor
Searching for—and recognizing—the best
ou know them—those brilliant people who make everything they touch turn Hornet gold. In fact, maybe you’re one of them.
Now’s a great time to tell us about those people and give them the recognition they deserve. Honor them with a nomination for an Emporia State award or board position—or put your name in the hat for consideration. For more information, visit www.emporia.edu/alumni or www. emporia.edu/foundation.
Nomination deadlines: n Emporia State Foundation Board of Trustees—Aug. 1 n Distinguished Alumni—Oct. 1 n Hornet Heritage Award—Nov. 1 n Alumni Association Board of Directors—Nov. 1 n University Service Citation Award—Dec. 1
Published by the Emporia State University Alumni Association, Spotlight reconnects alumni with their alma mater.