Emporia Emporia State University plans to reflect on its past and future as it marks Founders Day next month.
The Feb. 14 festivities will include food, music and a speech by the university's new president, Michael Shonrock.
Emporia State was founded in 1863 as Kansas State Normal — a term commonly used at the time for schools created to train teachers.
Today, Emporia State offers 42 undergraduate and 27 graduate degrees in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. The School of Library and Information Management also offers a doctorate program.