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  • As spring commencement approaches, graduates can enter the job market with confidence. A recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers indicates that U.S. employers plan to hire over 19 percent more college

    graduates in 2011 than they did last year.According to the document, The

    picture painted by this report shows that overall college hiring continues to be encouraging for Class of 2011 graduates.

    But the unemployment rate for Kan-sas as of March was 6.8 percent com-pared to the national rate, 8.8 percent, according to statistics from the Bureau of

    Labor.The career center on campus conducts

    an annual survey of students who gradu-ated the previous year. June Coleman-Hull, director of Career Services, said the statistics for the past two years have not yet been processed, but according to the 2008-2009 results, 55 percent of gradu-ates from the school of business were

    Each year, the ESU Foundation do-nates a certain percentage of its endow-ment allocations to fund scholarships offered by the university. Beginning this fall, scholarship funds will be cut by .5 percent.

    Because the economy became so vol-

    atile and thats when we had the near crash (of the stock market) we lost a lot of money, said Judith Heasley, executive director of university advancement and president of the ESU Foundation.

    Heasley said endowments are invest-ed in the stock market and the earned interest income of the stocks determines how much the foundation is able to

    donate to scholarship funds. Generally, Heasley said around $2 million is used for scholarships.

    According to the financial aid office, about $1.9 million in scholarships was awarded to students for the 2009-2010 school year. Around $1.5 million of that was donated by the foundation.

    This year around $2 million in

    scholarships were awarded and about $1.8 million of that was funded by the foundation.

    Heasley said the foundation used to donate 5 percent of its endowment allocations, but in 2008 this was reduced to four percent due to the economy. Originally, next years funds were to be

    The students voice since 1901 Vol. 110 No. 27 Thursday, April 28, 2011 Emporia State University

    Scholarship cuts may not impact studentsKenzie TempleTonnews@esubulletin.com

    Laps 4 Landon fights Cystic Fibrosis, raises $2,500

    Participants sign in for Laps for Landon Tuesday night at the HPER Building.Chris Franklin/The Bulletin See LAPS...PAge 7

    Despite rainy weather, Laps 4 Landon, named for four-year-old Emporia resident Landon Dody, was held at Welch Stadium on Tuesday evening to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    Laps 4 Landon means people are being supportive of a cure, and to me it means hope and a longer life for my son, said Landons mother, Blythe Eddy, associate director of the Center for Student Involvement.

    The event was organized by health promo-tion majors and Jen Thomas, assistant profes-sor of health and physical education. Thomas Eddy, professor of biology, is Landons grand-father and his aunt, Laura Eddy, is director of

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    Webb recognized for positive impact on women at ESUhuibing lulu@esubulletin.com

    Amy Sage Webb, professor of English and co-director of the creative writing program, received the Ruth Schillinger Award for her service to women last Friday at the Sauder Alumni Center, 1500 Highland St.

    Im very impressed, Webb said. Its a big honor and I am very touched by it. Some of the women who have won this award are amazing. I dont think of myself as being in a same class as they are.

    About 60 faculty members and students at-tended the ceremony to support Webb. At the reception, Frances Busby, senior secondary English education major and staff assistant for the ethnic and gender studies program, gave a brief history of Ruth Schillinger and said the award is given to an individual who has made extraordinary con-tributions to the women of Emporia State over a sustained period.

    Its important to support women, Webb said. Women are often caring for their family, their children and their adult parents and are very nur-turing with their students and they are also trying to become professionals. So I think that we rely on each other as a community.

    Webb has been the co-director of the creative writing program since 1996. She said that creative writing programs are usually reserved for graduate students, but ESUs is open to undergraduates.

    As a result, undergraduate students in the pro-gram have to compete with graduate students, but Webb said ESU students have won two national competitions in the past.

    Lindsey Bartlett, graduate teaching assistant in the English department, said if not for taking Webbs creative writing course, she would not be the person she is today.

    She has taught me the most valuable lessons I have learned since I came to ESU, and they have nothing to do with academics, Bartlett said.

    Ariel Robello, director of multicultural affairs, said Webb has been a guide and she was im-pressed with Webbs various leadership roles.

    She often seems superhuman in her ability to accomplish so much and do it so well, Robello said.

    At the reception, Webb praised Ruth Schillinger for her great contribution to women and said she had witnessed many changes over the years.

    Women need to be able to see other powerful, intelligent, kind women in their profession, Webb said. I think its a great advance to see women starting to do those roles and do them so well.

    Associate professor Amy Sage Webb speaks af-ter receiving the Ruth Schillinger Award Friday afternoon at the Sauder Alumni Center.Erica Cassella/The Bulletin.


    Kenzie TempleTonnews@esubulletin.com

    Top jobs in the U.S. that you can get

    with a degree from ESU

    P.R.I.D.E drag show page 5

    Infographic by Ellen Weiss

    See JOBS...PAge 6

    Job Outlook Promising

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    Police Reports

    April 22Officer checked a suspicious vehicle in Sector 7. No problem was

    found. Officer contacted paint ballers north of I-35 and advised of campus

    policy. Officer provided escort for female subject from ESU PD HQ to 1301

    Lutheran and from ESU PD HQ to Pavilion meters. Officer checked Trusler Sports Complex. Secured Hannah Club

    House Room 202. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a disorderly conduct call in

    1100 Union. Officer provided escort for female student from Science Hall to 1100

    Congress. Officer stopped KS VHD932 in 200 W 12th. Verbal warning for

    driving without headlights in 100 W 12th.April 23

    WAW Library zone 72 Fire Trouble. Mechanical error. Recurring problem.

    Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a hit and run call in 1000 Merchant.

    Officers recovered a utility golf cart from the woods north of I-35. Cart is being stored at the Physical Plant.

    Memorial Student Union zone 79 Fire Trouble 1st floor kitchen. Mechanical error.

    Memorial Union zone 244 Fire Trouble 3rd floor mechanical Room 311. Mechanical error.

    April 24WAW Library zone 72 Fire Trouble/Smoke detector Room 209.

    Mechanical error. Officer provided escort for a female student from Science Hall to 1100

    Congress. April 25

    George Emch reported damage to a wooden sign frame at ESU Apt. Complex-1201 Triplett Dr.

    Officer took a report of a non-injury accident involving KS 899CBO and KS 436BRY in 1500 Morse Dr.

    Officer contacted skateboarders in 1700 Wooster Dr. and advised of campus policy.

    Officer provided escort for male student from Student Health Center to Newman Regional Health.

    Toilet will not stop running in King Hall Room 20The ceiling tile in the elevator of Visser Hall elevator is hanging down

    and needs to be secured. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with locating a vehicle involved

    in a hit-and-run accident in 400 W 15th. Officer provided escort for a female student from Science Hall to 1100

    Congress. April 26

    Officer stopped KS 765DQA in 1100 Market. Verbal warning for no brake lights in 1400 Highland

    Brukelman/Brighton-Science Hall zone 203 Fire Trouble. Mechanical error.

    WAW Library zone 40 Burglary south entry. Human error. WAW Library zone 9 Burglary northeast emergency exit doors. Hu-

    man error. WAW Library zone 9 Burglary northeast emergency exit doors Hu-

    man error. WAW Library zone 103 Fire-Trouble Mechanical Room 123. Unknown error.

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    The Bulletin | April 28, 2011

    BriefsThe Karate Club and Brown Express Athletic Club will host

    the 14th Annual Super Custom Car Show from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday on the 9th and 10th blocks of Commercial Street. There is no admission charge, but proceeds from the event will be donated to the general scholarship fund.

    Entrants can register in four categories for $17 each, which includes cars and trucks, under construction, miscellaneous and the Sound Off Stereo competition. Registration opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m.

    Chi Alpha Epsilon will serve hot dogs, chips and drinks and the Saudi Club will offer Arabian and Indian food.

    In case of rain, the event will be May 7. For more infor-mation, contact Gilbert Rodriguez at rlcg65@yahoo.com or 620-340-0353.

    Hot rods on display

    International day at the mallA group of marketing students, along with several stu-