Talk:Emporia State University

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User box[edit]

Emporia State Athletics logo.png This user attends or attended
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY.


Here is the user box for those who are an alum or current student. The code is {{User Emporia State University}}. Corkythehornetfan(talk) 21:45, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Motto[edit]

Has ESU changes their motto? I know they've been using I'm A Hornet since March, and it was Changing Lives since 1863. I just want to know what others think. CorkythehornetfanTalk 04:51, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Some other editors get very picky about mottos, so make sure you find a reference to prove it, otherwise editors will remove mottos that don't have a ref. I recommend that you use "I'm A Hornet" instead of "I'M A HORNET.", because it isn't an official college thing or advertisement, instead this field is just information on Wikipedia. I rarely remove unref'ed mottos unless they sound fishy or bogus. • SbmeirowTalk • 01:23, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Alrighty, thanks! I'll change it to the suggestion you made and add the reference. CorkythehornetfanTalk 01:34, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Oldest public university in Kansas?[edit]

I have brought this up before on K-State's talk page, but I'm still questioning as to whether K-State is the oldest university in Kansas. Emporia State University, founded in March 1863, I believe is the oldest institution under the "new" state. K-State was known as Blue Mont Central College, and was founded in 1858, before 1861 when Kansas became a state. BMCC was under the Kansas Territory, not the actual state. The Kansas Board of Regents history page has ESU as the first university in Kansas, followed by KU and then K-State, becoming the Agriculture College of Manhattan which is then governed by the state. A Kansas State Statue book, found on books.google.com, says the K-State was the 1st (Feb. 16, 1863), followed by KU (Feb. 20, 1863) and ESU (March 2, 1863). This history article states that KSU didn't become accepted until 1863, and states that KU became the 1st institution secured. I know ESU says that it wasn't established until March 1863, but why would the Board of Regents, the governing board of the universities say that ESU is the oldest? It just doesn't make since. I just want to know what others think. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 02:36, 26 September 2014 (UTC)