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Title: Emporia State University General Assembly

Emporia State University General Assembly
  • Spring 2008

Dr. John Schwenn
  • August 1989 February 2008
  • Interim President May October 2006
  • VPAA since 1997
  • Many Thanks
  • Best Wishes

  • Administration Fiscal Affairs
  • Facilities
  • Initiation of the Deferred Maintenance Program
    approved by 2007 Legislature
  • Progress on MU renovation
  • Modifications to William Allen White Library to
    accommodate University Archives
  • Completion of TCS frontline functions to
    storefront area in lower level of Butcher
    Education Center

  • Administration Fiscal Affairs
  • Fiscal Affairs
  • Continued refinement of Banner system
  • Development (pending Budget Committee and KBOR
    approval) of innovative improvement to fee
    payment procedures

  • University Advancement/Foundation
  • Established online giving
  • Implemented new Planned Giving pages on the
    University Advancement website
  • Noteworthy growth of the START program
  • Coordinated successful Bonner Bonner Diversity
    Lecture Series in September
  • Completed 15 million scholarship campaign
  • held Homecoming event thanking 2007 donors
  • Instituted the Lyman B. Kellogg Society
  • Established the Black Gold Society
  • Received the largest single gift in ESU history
  • Won Bronze Awards for three publications from the
    Council for Advancement and Support of Education

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Department of Communication and Theatre
  • ESU Debate Squad - all members have cleared in
    varsity level at one tournament and have won at
    least one round as well.
  • Kelly Thompson and Kurt Fifelski to Octafinals.
  • Debate squad hosted an international debate with
    two British debaters who were touring the United
  • Kenna Reeves has been named a 2008 Kansas Master

  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Dr. Gary Wyatt has a new book Family Ties
    Relationships, Socialization, and Home
    Schooling, University Press of America.
  • Department of Math, Computer Science and
  • The Departments of Biological Sciences,
    Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics, and
    Physical Sciences developed an outreach program
    for Hispanic youth.
  • Dr. Betsy Yanik serves on the National Strategic
    Planning Group for Science, Technology,
    Engineering, and Mathematics.
  • Dr. Joe Yanik has joined a national
    interdisciplinary group focused on resources for
    students learning science, technology,
    engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Emporia State University was one of fifteen
    universities selected by the AASCUs American
    Democracy Project to participate in the
    Deliberative Polling Project.

  • Department of Music
  • Dr. Terry Barham was awarded the Harry Robert
    Wilson Award for lifetime service to the choral
    art by the Kansas American Choral Directors
  • Yaokun Yang, MM - Performance, took first place
    in the Graduate Division at the Collegiate Piano
    State Competition.
  • Feifei Jiang, MM - Performance, took second place
    in the same competition.

  • Departments of Physical Sciences
  • Rachael Lane, junior chemistry major, was one of
    just 29 students nationally to receive a Greater
    Research Opportunity Fellowship from the EPA.
    Award provides up to 17,000 per year for two
    years of educational expenses, a 500 per month
    stipend, and a paid summer internship at an EPA
    laboratory. EPA has also provided funding for
    Rachael to conduct a two-year research project at
  • Dr. Eric Trump, associate professor, chemistry,
    is the president of the Kansas Academy of
    Science. ESU will also be the host for the 139th
    annual meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science,
    March 28 and 29, 2008.

  • ESU Library and Archives
  • Archivist Heather Wades exhibit, Robert
    McCloskeys Make Way for Ducklings The Drawings
    that Produced the Book that Inspired Nancy
    Schöns Sculpture in the Boston Public Garden,
    ran at the Boston Public Library from September
    6-October 12, 2007. The exhibit feature 15 items
    from ESU's prestigious May Massee Collection.
  • Cynthia Akers is Roundtable representative on the
    American Library Association Conference
    Committee, 2008 for the ALA Annual Conference,
    2008, Anaheim, CA. She was also named to the
    State Librarians Interlibrary Loan Development
    Program (ILDP) Task Force, 2008, and is serving a
    third term as a member of the 2008 Kansas Notable
    Books Committee.

  • School of Business
  • Dr. William Smith assisted in formal creation of
    the 22-county Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, Inc.
    and was elected the Coalitions first president.
  • The ESU Center for Business and Economic
    Development conducted 10 monthly workshops in
    partnership with the FHTC during 2007.
  • Dr. Smith was a speaker at the October 2007
    Kansas Flint Hills Heritage Conference in
    Cottonwood Falls sponsored by the FHTC Heritage
    Task Force.
  • Students in the Business Policy class achieved an
    institutional average score in the 85th
    percentile nationally on the Major Field Test in
  • An Emporia State University chapter of Beta Alpha
    Psi was chartered in the School of Business in
    the fall.

  • Teachers College
  • Alums
  • Jill Augustyn, Tamara Cassidy, Kristen Healy
    Crank, Shane Heiman, Derrick Richling, Erin
    Nichols and Jennifer Schmidt selected as Horizon
    Award winners by KSDE. Seven of the 32 Horizon
    Award winners this year are ESU grads!
  • Max Heinrichs - Kansas Assistant Principal of the
  • Jamelle McConnell-Brown and Eric Kessler Milken
    Award Winners
  • Tristen Wendland was named the National
    Rehabilitation Counselor of the Year by the
    Veterans Administration
  • Students
  • Steve Harmon and Sandra Valentione of 3 finalist
    teams in the Association for Education
    Communication and Technology PacifiCorp

  • Teachers College
  • Departments/Programs
  • HPER has established relationships with two
    corporations Trikke and Garmin - both of these
    have resulted in significant equipment
    contributions to the department.
  • Teacher preparation at ESU was selected by the
    George Lucas Foundation as 1 of 10 schools of
    education in the nation that will change the way
    we teach. Edutopia Magazine (November/December
    issue) summarized our program.
  • The adaptive special education program received a
    Kansas Board of Regents grant to hire two
    additional full time faculty members to prepare
    additional special education teachers for the
    state of Kansas.
  • Saleem Sehlaoui and Nancy Albrecht received a
    U.S. Dept. of Education grant to train additional
    ESL teachers.
  • Gaelynn Wolf-Bordenaro was elected to the
    American Art Therapy Association Board of

  • School of Library and Information Management
  • SLIM Ph.D. student Jody Howard and Nance Nassar,
    School Library Senior Consultant at the Colorado
    State Library, received a 25,553 grant titled,
    Celebrate a Winning Team Principals and School
    Librarians, Ingredients for Increased Student
    Achievement! Jody has been designated as the
    grant coordinator.
  • Professor Herbert Achleitner and Dean Gwen
    Alexander participated in the Information
    Literacy and Life-Long Learning Conference in
    Belgrade, Serbia.
  • The first EDI Leadership Institute was held on
    the ESU campus, Oct. 18-19, 2007. It brought
    together 30 EDI students and their librarian and
    faculty mentors from Kansas, Colorado and Oregon.

  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Volleyball qualified for the NCAA Tournament for
    the second time in three years.
  • The 2007 softball team finished with the second
    highest team GPA in the country at 3.631.
  • Senior Jonel Rossbach earned All-American honors
    in cross country for the second straight year.
  • The year 2007 ended with ESU being the only D-II
    institution in the nation to have womens
    basketball, mens basketball, volleyball and
    baseball ranked in their respective national top
    25 polls.

  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Admissions, Financial Aid and ESU Foundation
    collaborated on the creation of a new Hornet
    Scholarship Program.
  • Reviewed and revised all Welcome Week activities
    creating a new program to further facilitate new
    student transitions.
  • Began process of coordinating Banner Operations
  • Finalized revision of the Student Code of
  • Implemented several first year programs related
    to at risk students including the EDGE Program,
    Student Success Program and First Year Hall.

  • From the Office of the President
  • I recently complete work on the Interim Advisory
    Committee on Math and Science of the Kansas
  • I will continue my visits to each department on
  • I will continue the series of meetings with
    students tentatively called, Pizza with the
  • I will continue the process of holding small
    lunch meetings with faculty members.

The Only Constant is

In the Interim
  • Dr. Rod Sobieski Interim Vice President for
    Academic Affairs (Part time)
  • Personnel (Academic Affairs)
  • Dr. Betsy Yanik Interim Associate Vice
    President for Academic Affairs
  • Co-Chair Strategic Planning

Search Process
  • Search Committee
  • Dr. James Williams, Chair
  • Dr. Harvey Foyle
  • Ms. Diana Kuhlman
  • Ms. Mary Conley
  • Dr. Zeni Colorado
  • Dr. Gary Wyatt
  • Dr. Lynne Chase
  • Dr. Barry Smith
  • Ms. Cynthia Akers
  • Ms. Alli Jordan
  • Mr. Matt Marasco

  • There are several reasons for looking at making
    the changes.
  • Data needs
  • Consistency in marketing processes
  • Critical nature of retention and graduation rates
  • The need to develop greater and deeper

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  • Thank you and have a wonderful semester!
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