emporia state university http://kcur.org en Moody's Lowers Bond Rating For KU, Emporia State http://kcur.org/post/moodys-lowers-bond-rating-ku-emporia-state <p>The credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded its bond rating for the University of Kansas. The rating fell one grade to AA2. The company cited what it calls "thin operating cash flow" and falling enrollment as the state faces budget challenges in the coming years.</p><p>KU's Joe Monaco says despite the downgrade, the rating is still the third-highest an institution can receive.</p><p>“An Aa2 rating is still a very strong rating that enables us to continue financing the projects and the operations we need to serve students and the state of Kansas,” Monaco says.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:44:03 +0000 Stephen Koranda 55468 at http://kcur.org Emporia State Debate Teams Sweeps National Tournaments http://kcur.org/post/emporia-state-debate-teams-sweeps-national-tournaments <p>When &nbsp;most of us think of a debate, presidential debates between two individuals come to mind. But the sport of argument and articulation is as radically different from this scenario as you can imagine. The world of college debate includes lightening fast speech arguments developed on the fly. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he best team that encompasses these can be found at Emporia State University.&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Ryan Wash&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Elijah Smith,&nbsp;</strong>two members of the ESU debate team recently won both the National Debate Tournament and the Cross Examination Debate Association championship tournament.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:11:47 +0000 Maria Carter, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 34931 at http://kcur.org Emporia State Debate Teams Sweeps National Tournaments