Giving Back

Elves in College of Technology create toys for children 

Monday, November 19, 2018 — The North Pole has temporarily relocated to the Kansas Technology Center, and about 15 elves came along.  This week, they were putting finishing touches on 96 wooden toys — gluing, sanding the edges, ensuring wheels moved ...

Therapeutic Recreation students serve special populations

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 —   When Taya Leach graduates in May with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation, she’ll be ready, and so will her resumé.  The senior from Parsons, Kansas, already has experience working with special populations, ...

Electrical students learn field work during volunteer project at Ronald McDonald House

Thursday, November 08, 2018 — As 23 Pittsburg State University students wearing toolbelts and hardhats used the glow of their cellphones to work in darkened hallways this week, two things were happening.  The students, who came to ...

Social work students take on community service as class assignment

Thursday, November 01, 2018 — Students in Kristen Humphrey’s social work program have an unusual homework assignment:  To each carry out a project that positively impacts people in the community ...

Big Pink Volleyball Tournament benefits breast cancer foundation

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 — A unique volleyball tournament Saturday at Pittsburg State University’s Student Recreation Center raised $1,000 for Hope 4 You, the Joplin-based chapter of the Breast Cancer Foundation. Hope 4 You raises money to provide mammograms for ...

Louisiana company invests in PSU program 

Sunday, September 23, 2018 — Chad Foster never got to finish college. But he knows the value of the degrees that students earn in Pittsburg State’s Architectural Manufacturing Management & Technology program: He’s now the president and CEO of ...

Foundation’s $1 million pledge gives project momentum

Thursday, September 20, 2018 —   The Sunderland Foundation has pledged $1 million to the capital campaign underway to renovate and expand the building that houses the Kelce College of Business (KCOB) at Pittsburg State University, giving the project ...

Grant gives $50,000 for Crawford County scholarships

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 —   Students from Crawford County who attend Pittsburg State University will benefit from a $50,000 grant awarded to the PSU Foundation by the Pritchett Trust.  The trust, managed by BMO Trust and Custody Services under BMO Global ...

Nature Reach to celebrate World Wildlife Day locally

Friday, August 31, 2018 — Nature Reach Director Delia Lister will be celebrating World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the most appropriate way she can think of: surrounded by critters large and small, as well as the humans who believe in the power those ...

Banquet, scholarship a lasting tribute to GIT student

Monday, April 23, 2018 — When Brittney Feuerborn set out to start the Crimson Creative Awards in 2016 as a senior in Graphics & Imaging Technologies, her goal was to celebrate the most creative minds at Pittsburg State.  This year, on ...

Community welcomes PSU grad home from military deployment

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — “I said to Michelle, ‘there’s not going to be, like, a lot of people waiting is there?’,” Josh said. “She said, ‘Well, my Mom might be there and maybe a ...

Bradley gifts $10,000 to Bradley School of Nursing

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 — Students at Pittsburg State Univeristy's Irene Ranson Bradley School of Nursing soon will see updated equipment in their simulation lab thanks to a gift from the son of the school's namesake. Dr. Fay Bradley, a retired physician and Pittsburg ...

Students spend break volunteering at center for elderly

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — Two groups of PSU nursing students decided to spend their winter break in class - but not the usual kind of class. They earned credit for working as volunteers at PACE in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, ...

Happy Birthday, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts!

Thursday, December 07, 2017 — Director Joe Firman said that the "celebration" will include rehanging the fly system above the stage in the Lee & Linda Scott Performance Hall; business rarely slows down in one ...

PSU receives major gift to provide student scholarships

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — Robert Lee Mays, a native of Burgess, Missouri, had established the Glenda Sanderson-Mays English Scholarship at PSU in memory of his wife just after her death in April 2013. At that ...

Communities In Schools thankful for support by PSU's Enactus

Monday, November 20, 2017 — He's thankful that Enactus, a student-run group at Pittsburg State University, stepped up to help.  "It's a great thing for everyone involved," McNay said. "It gives the university students the ...

Unique student project helps SEK Humane Society

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — A unique project by the Pittsburg State University Graphic Arts Club began as a way for students to give back to the community: help the financially struggling SEK Humane Society ramp up pet adoptions and raise money. It wound up being yet ...

$900,000 grant to benefit teachers across Kansas

Monday, October 02, 2017 — A nearly $900,000 grant awarded to Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center aims to help those teachers at public schools across Kansas by partnering with the Kansas Center for Career ...



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