Evie Johnson in Outdoor Staging of ‘Medea’ at Emporia State

EMPORIA, KS — Emporia State University Theatre presents Euripides’ “Medea,” in a new version by Ben Power, as its fall 2020 show. Two free performances will be presented on the steps of ESU’s Memorial Union at 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 with an alternate performance scheduled for Nov. 1, in case of inclement weather. The production runs 90 minutes. A classic Greek tragedy, “Medea” tells the story of Medea, a former princess, and her ex-husband, Jason, who has abandoned Medea and their two sons to marry King Kreon’s daughter. Afraid of Medea’s future interference, Kreon banishes her and her

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McPherson College Announces Teaching Awards

McPHERSON, KAN. – McPherson College announces the recipients of the 2020-21 Teaching Awards. The awards are traditionally presented at the college’s annual Honors Convocation, which was not held this year. This year’s recipients are Dr. Stephen Hoyer and Dr. Becki Bowman. A committee of three students and last year’s teaching award recipients reviewed more than 35 nominations from students and faculty colleagues to select one tenured faculty member and one non-tenured faculty member to receive the awards. This year’s non-tenured award recipient, Dr. Hoyer, is an assistant professor of psychology. Students who nominated Dr. Hoyer emphasized his gentle, compassionate nature;

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McPherson College Honors Essential Workers at Color Run

Students, faculty, and staff honored essential workers who make it possible for the campus to operate at the 2020 McPherson College Color Run organized by the Office of Student Life on Saturday, September 19. Prior to the start of the race, members of the McPherson College facilities staff and Fresh Ideas, the campus food service, were recognized for providing essential services during unprecedented times of uncertainty and difficulty. Staff members were presented with framed certificates that read: “Thank you for your endless commitment, dedication, and sacrifice to keeping us safe and healthy. We appreciate your hard work and express our

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Emporia State Confers Degrees After Summer Session

EMPORIA, KS (09/18/2020)– Emporia State University congratulates nearly 250 students who received their academic degrees after completing the summer 2020 semester. Students from this area and their degrees are: Laynie Moore of McPherson, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance Renae Stucky of Moundridge, Kansas, Master of Library Science About Emporia State University Emporia State University offers over 200 academic programs in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. For four consecutive years, ESU is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national

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McPherson College Enrollment Continues to Grow

McPherson College is reporting record enrollment for the fifth year in a row bolstered by a new student cohort of 300 and an increase in overall retention. Enrollment was confirmed on Friday, September 11, which marked the point when enrollment numbers become official for the fall semester. The total headcount for the college is 864, and fall-to-fall retention increased to 76 percent. Total headcount includes 790 full-time degree-seeking students, 25 graduate students, as well as part-time students. “McPherson College continues to make great progress despite the challenges of this year,” President Michael Schneider said. “Our Student Debt Project and Bulldog

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McPherson College Lands on U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges List

For the fifth year in a row, McPherson College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report on the 2021 “Best Colleges” list for Regional Colleges in the Midwest. Additionally, McPherson College was included on five of the publication’s other lists including Most Innovative Schools. The Most Innovative Schools rankings are based solely on the response of college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans, who are asked to nominate colleges or universities in their ranking category that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities. According to U.S. News & World

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Elyria Christian School Senior Zach Stucky named National Merit Semifinalist

Zach Stucky, an Elyria Christian High School senior, has been named a 2021 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, taking the first step in one of the nation’s most highly selective scholarship competitions. Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names this week of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National

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Upcoming Opportunities for Children and Teens at Public Library

Although the Youth Services department at the McPherson Public Library will not be hosting programs in the library this fall, they are excited to announce new opportunities for families. Beginning September 1, the library will offer three new virtual programs. The library’s popular 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is going on-line. Families can now register and participate through the library’s Beanstack service. This service kicked off with the 2020 Summer Library Program and will continue to be used year-round. Children in the virtual program will receive the same prizes as those who choose to use paper logs, but they will

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