Milestones

It's official: Block22 apartments are full!

Thursday, May 17, 2018 — If you build it, will they come?   Yes.  Pittsburg State’s office of University Housing announced this week that the residential component of Block22 is officially full.  “We are incredibly ...

Governor signs bill that restores partial funding

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — Noting that higher education is critical to the state's future, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed a budget bill at Pittsburg State University Tuesday that restores approximately $15 million in funding to the state's higher education ...

Commencement exercises planned for weekend

Thursday, May 10, 2018 — Pittsburg State University's 115th Spring Commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, in the John Lance Arena of the Weede Physical Education Building. This year, 1,181 undergraduate and ...

Free textbook marks milestone for university  

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — English Associate Professor John Franklin is an avid traveler, so it only made sense that when he set out to write something that he believed would serve as a valuable resource for his students and recent graduates, that ...

Pittsburg State announces 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award recipients 

Friday, April 13, 2018 — The Pittsburg State University Alumni Association established the Meritorious Achievement Award in 1958. Candidates must have demonstrated substantial professional growth and advancement over an extended period. The candidate's activities, ...

Bedene named student employee of the year for university and state of Kansas

Monday, April 09, 2018 — It also made her stand out as the winner for the entire state of Kansas — a surprise announcement made during the 29th Student Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony on Monday afternoon in the Overman Student ...

Governor, officials to recognize national championship team

Friday, April 06, 2018 — The celebratory event will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Robert W. Plaster Center. The public is invited to attend.  Colyer will be joined by Sen. Richard Hilderbrand and Reps. Adam Lusker and ...

Plaster Center delivers multi-million-dollar economic impact for region 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — This year’s events proved to be unforgettable for two reasons: the Gorilla men earning a National Championship, and the multi-million economic benefit to the community.   According to ...

City approves $300K loan for Block22

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — The Pittsburg City Commission on Tuesday approved a request from Pittsburg State University for a five-year, $300,000 forgivable loan from the city’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The funds will go toward construction and ...

Pittsburg State brings home ADDY awards 

Thursday, March 08, 2018 — Senior Ali Gutc is feeling much more confident about graduation than she was a few months ago. Her resumé now boasts, "Best of Show Award" from the American Advertising Awards.  Also known as the ADDY Awards, they're the U.S. ...

Finance team captures first place win

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 — A team of four Pittsburg State finance majors advised by University Professor Kevin Bracker won first place in the Kansas City Local CFA Institute Research Challenge, qualifying them for Regional Americas and positioning them as sought-after in ...

Three to receive Distinguished Service Award

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 — On Monday, which will be Apple Day on the campus of Pittsburg State University, three individuals will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award by the Pittsburg State University Alumni Association. A reception will be held from 2 to ...

Block22 apartments 80 percent full in less than two weeks

Monday, February 26, 2018 — But Feb. 14 wasn’t a normal day. Pearson and nearly 65 fellow Gorillas were up and in line early to pick out their rooms at Block22, a unique living-learning community in downtown Pittsburg that will feature apartment-style living for ...

TEDx speakers announced; ticket sales to begin soon

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — Organizers of Pittsburg State's first TEDx event, "Diversity in OUr World," have chosen 10 diverse speakers out of a slate of many who auditioned. TEDxPittsburgStateUniversity will be held on March 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 ...

Wednesday to be milestone for Block22

Monday, February 12, 2018 — Pittsburg State students currently living in the residence halls will spend Feb. 14 focusing on finding their perfect match. But this isn’t about Valentine’s Day.  In yet another historic moment at Pitt State, ...

Bradley School of Nursing celebrates two record scores

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — Students, faculty, and staff at Pittsburg State University's Irene Bradley School of Nursing this week are celebrating two record-breaking accomplishments. University administrators received official notice that PSU’s 2017 Bachelor of ...

University Housing launches Block22 web page, sets dates

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — As Juliana Cook toured the site of Block22 in Downtown Pittsburg, the nursing major at Pittsburg State University had one question on her mind. "When can I sign up?" The answer: soon.   PSU's Office of University Housing ...

Professor earns appointment to prestigious award committee

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — Susan Knell, a longtime faculty member in the College of Education who has gained an international reputation in children's literature, has been appointed to the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award Committee. The Hans Christian Andersen ...

Rider‚ to receive statewide award‚ for mentoring efforts‚

Monday, January 08, 2018 — Mallory Gibson, a junior in biology, wants to become a medical scientist. Ashleigh Elbert, a graduate student, hopes future generations will benefit from what she and classmates ...

PSU gets approval for TEDx event

Monday, December 18, 2017 — "Intellectual growth, innovation, and the free exchange of ideas are all valued themes at Pittsburg State University, so I thought it only appropriate for us to host a TEDx event," said Blankenship, who is a senior in ...

More than 500 earn degrees at Fall Commencement

Monday, December 18, 2017 — President Steve Scott also achieved a personal milestone: the 8 p.m. ceremony was his 50th Commencement over which to officiate.   In addressing the ...

Economic report paints bright picture for Pittsburg

Thursday, December 14, 2017 — Local lodging revenue, room sales, and related jobs are up. Way up -- to the tune of 25.3 percent increase in total room revenue for the first 10 months and up double digits every month since February. Those findings are part of the quarterly ...

College of Education honors current, future teachers

Monday, December 11, 2017 — The ceremony was held in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.  The College of Education Distinguished Service Award is given to outstanding ...

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 ...

Educators, future educators chosen for awards

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 — The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on the campus at Pittsburg State ...

Faculty member inducted into Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 — Becky Brannock, a faculty member who has achieved the designation of University Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Pittsburg State, has been inducted into the Kansas School Counseling Hall of Fame. Brannock also serves as ...

PSU to recognize four faculty with special designation

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 — This year’s University Professors are Dr. Julie Allison, Psychology; Dr. Craig Fuchs, Honors College/Music; Dr. Mark Johnson, Technology and Workforce Learning; and Dr. Khamis Siam, ...

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 ...

Fan Bus headed to Gorilla bowl game in Texarkana

Friday, November 17, 2017 — “Our alumni and fans are excited to watch the Gorillas play again this year,” said Jon Bartlow, director of Alumni and Constituent Relations. “Once the bowl invitation became official Wednesday, we began ...

Three Block22 restaurants, coffee shop announced 

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 — It’s been the topic of rumor, speculation and inquiry for months: what restaurants are going in Block22?  Well, the answer has arrived. And it’s delicious.  Three new restaurants and a local coffee shop will ...

$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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