Milestones

University announces new Provost

Thursday, May 16, 2019 — After a nationwide search, Pittsburg State University has announced its new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Howard Smith, currently the associate vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success, will assume the ...

PSU to graduate 1,100 at Spring Commencement 

Friday, May 03, 2019 — Pittsburg State University's Spring Commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, in the John Lance Arena of the Weede Physical Education Building. This ...

Non-traditional student returns to finish two degrees at the same time

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 — High school students who had PSU Music Education major Chris Goddard as a student teacher this semester were not surprised at all to see him performing from the roof of a downtown Pittsburg business Friday night ...

PSU celebrates completion of rehearsal hall at the Bicknell Center 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — Now, students in the PSU Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, University Choirs, and the SEK Symphony Orchestra will sound just as good rehearsing as they do performing on ...

Hydroponics to aquaponics: How university students are learning to master sustainable food production — on the roof   

Thursday, April 18, 2019 —   Fish soon will be living on the roof of the science building at Pittsburg State University. And those fish will be helping to grow plants.  It’s a forward-thinking project by ...

PSU to begin global dyslexia initiative

Monday, April 01, 2019 —   Inspired by a former prison inmate who went on to become an Emmy-nominated actor, Pittsburg State University’s Center for READing is joining the Dyslexia Awareness Foundation to implement the most ambitious dyslexia screening ...

More than 900 anticipated for Rumble in the Jungle  

Monday, March 25, 2019 —   A few changes to “Rumble in the Jungle,” a special event for high school students considering enrolling at Pittsburg State, resulted in event attendance more ...

Alheli Britez selected as Good Apple winner 

Thursday, March 07, 2019 — Alheli Aranda Britez, one of two Good Apple winners this year, has been a Pittsburg State alumnus less than five years, but already has achieved success in her career.  Alheli, who is from Paraguay, was chosen ...

Kyle Lang selected as Good Apple winner 

Thursday, March 07, 2019 — Kyle Lang, one of two Good Apple winners this year, has been a Pittsburg State alumnus less than five years, but his impact and reach already have been felt across Kansas.  A product of Gardener-Edgerton High School who graduated in 2014 ...

University observes Apple Day with awards, traditions 

Monday, March 04, 2019 — Pittsburg State University faculty, staff, and students observed an annual tradition Monday that dates to the founding of the school: Apple Day.  In addition to the customary handing ...

Jock’s Nitch chosen for award 

Thursday, February 28, 2019 —   Minnesota native Phil Minton came to Pittsburg State in 1979 on a track and field scholarship, and his brother, John, followed not long after.   They would go on to build a successful business in Pittsburg that became ...

Apple Day: PSU’s longest continuous tradition set for Monday

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — Pittsburg State University’s oldest continuous tradition will be held on Monday. Held each year since 1907, Apple Day will include an apple dessert contest, a ceremony and recognition of award recipients, scholarship giveaways, and the ...

Naccarato to present at Learning Spaces conference

Friday, February 22, 2019 — When he accepted a national award on behalf of Block22 last fall, Shawn Naccarato said the honor validated his belief that “zipcode should not determine destiny.”  “No community is too small for big ...

Sophomore earns national attention for research in plastics, polymers 

Thursday, February 21, 2019 — Lexington Peterson has let no grass grow under her feet since getting to Pittsburg State. In her freshman year, the double-major in Polymer Chemistry and Plastics Engineering Technology from LaCygne, Kansas, was accepted by the ...

University releases honor rolls

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — The University has released the honor rolls for the 2018 Fall semester. To qualify for Dean’s Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average of 3.6000 for all credit course work ...

Kelce College of Business earns accreditation

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 — Kelce College of Business faculty, staff, and students are celebrating their recent accreditation by the AACSB — the premier accreditation body in business higher education.  This marks the 20th anniversary of the KCOB ...

Pittsburg chosen for national Rural Innovation Initiative

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 — Pittsburg was recently selected as one of nine communities nationwide to take part in the inaugural Rural Innovation initiative, a national program aimed at promoting digital economy jobs in rural communities.   Sponsored by the ...

Library receives Humanities grant for two-day event

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — Humanities Kansas has awarded a $3,175 grant to Pittsburg State University’s Leonard H. Axe Library in support of a two-day symposium in observance of the 100th anniversary of the Little Blue Books, the ...

New emphasis aimed at helping students prep for one of 2019's top jobs

Friday, January 25, 2019 — The newly-released U.S. News & World Report “Best 10 Jobs of 2019” report includes eight jobs that begin with degrees in Pittsburg State’s Biology Department, and one of them is now a bit easier to earn thanks to ...

Nursing school marks milestone

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 —     PSU’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing has marked a milestone with its first cohort of students enrolled in what's abbreviated as the BSN to DNP program: 100 percent of the students passed the Family Nurse ...

Membership now available to Block22's Foundry

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — With The Foundry at Block22 nearing completion, the community can now take advantage of its various services and amenities through a special membership program. Various levels of membership to The Foundry are now available to purchase, and each ...

Westar's Evergy donates $100,000 to Block22 

Friday, January 11, 2019 —   The Block22 project in Downtown Pittsburg recently received another jolt of energy from a local power company.   Evergy, the parent company of Westar Energy, has donated $100,000 toward the advancement of Block22, the ...

Commencement ceremonies planned for Friday

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — More than 450 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State's Fall Commencement on Friday, Dec. 14.   Two ceremonies will take place: one for graduates in ...

Campus, community mourn loss of Overman

Monday, December 10, 2018 —   The eternal cheerleader has died, and the campus and community are in mourning.  Jack H. Overman died on Saturday, Dec. 8, at age 100, having celebrated his centennial birthday on Aug. 23 on campus in the student ...

Stahl earns fifth degree from PSU

Thursday, December 06, 2018 — When Tracy Stahl first started college at Pittsburg State University as a bright-eyed, energetic freshman in 1985, she chose Marketing as her field of study.  She was actively involved in campus in numerous organizations, earned honors, ...

Pittsburg State announces nearly $2M improvement to Gene Bicknell Sports Complex

Friday, November 30, 2018 —   Pittsburg State University today announced the start of a nearly $2 million construction project that will add state-of-the art softball and baseball facilities to its Gene Bicknell Sports Complex. The $1.8 million project, funded ...

PSU receives federal grant to train registered nurses

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — The Pittsburg State University Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing has received an $800,288 federal grant that will train sexual assault nurse examiners in order to fulfill a need in Crawford County. The grant is supported by ...

100-year-old alumnus honored on Veterans Day

Monday, November 12, 2018 — One of Pittsburg State's oldest graduates and Meritorious Service Award winner, 100-year-old Lt. Richard Schiefelbusch, was honored as the Grand Marshal of the Lawrence Veterans Day Parade on ...

Student wins national broadcasting award

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 — Broadcasting alumna Stephanie Powers has won the first national award earned by a PSU student in radio.   Each year, students pursuing an education in broadcasting at PSU compete at the state level through the Kansas ...

Business dean inducted into Hall of Fame

Thursday, November 01, 2018 —   Dr. Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business, has been inducted into the Mississippi Council on Economic Education Hall of Fame. Grimes is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University, where he served 25 ...

Federal nursing grant to pay for 26 PSU scholarships, technology

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 — A $537,393.00 grant awarded to the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing at Pittsburg State University will provide tuition scholarships, iPads, and MacBooks to 26 registered nurses who enroll at PSU to complete an online ...

PSU unit, small businesses will move into Block22 Friday

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 — Another milestone moment in Pittsburg's Block22 project is coming up this week, as the National Bank building will welcome its new professional tenants.  Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, members of the Pittsburg ...

Five achieve rank of "University Professor"

Friday, October 26, 2018 — Five veteran faculty members have achieved the rank of “University Professor” at Pittsburg State University and were recognized in a ceremony this week attended by colleagues, friends, family, and ...

Block22 wins national 2018 Award of Excellence

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — Block22 was recognized as one of the top university-based projects in the United States at this week’s University Economic Development Association annual summit in Milwaukee, Wisc. An innovative, collaborative living-learning community ...

Longtime conservation expert volunteers for new position at PSU 

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 — Jim Triplett has dedicated some 30 years to just about every conservation-related activity he could find.   Although he officially retired from Pittsburg State’s Department of Biology in 2014, he stayed on as ...

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 ...

Dellasega family chosen as Honorary Family

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 —   When senior AJ Dellasega nominated his family for a coveted award given each year as part of Pittsburg State University Family Day, he did so with his grandfather in mind.  The PSU Honorary Family award dates ...

University increases focus on marketing

Sunday, September 16, 2018 — As a key part of a strategic commitment to marketing and brand development, Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott has announced the appointment of the university’s first Chief Marketing and Communications Officer ...

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 ...

NSF awards PSU herbarium $307,000

Friday, September 07, 2018 — A $307,000 grant awarded by the National Science Foundation will allow the PSU Department of Biology to expand the Sperry Herbarium, already one of the region’s largest and most diverse collections of plant species and a valuable ...

National fraternity reactivates at PSU 

Thursday, September 06, 2018 — Gamma Chi, the local chapter of the historically African American fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has been reactivated at Pittsburg State University. Members say that this time, they hope it ...

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 ...

Study: Plaster Center has created jobs, revenue

Thursday, August 30, 2018 — A new study shows that the Robert W. Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University has had a significant impact on the local and regional economy of Crawford County, including job creation, tax revenue, and retail spending. Since opening in 2015, ...

Seven small businesses moving to Block22

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 — Innovation and collaboration are at heart of Block22, and the small businesses that will office in Block22 this fall represent that entrepreneurial spirit.   Seven local businesses will be located in Block22. ...

PSU creates new center for veterans 

Friday, August 24, 2018 — Dedrick Cooper is not the typical university student. He is 30 years old. And he’s been around the world, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Philippines, as a Private First Class in the U.S. Marine ...

Newly renovated lab impacts students, recruitment

Thursday, August 23, 2018 — Senior Carter Stohlberg transferred to Pittsburg State to pursue a degree in Technology & Engineering Education for a reason: the reputation of the program. His choice of degree was inspired by teachers in the Kansas City area, where he grew ...

Kelce College of Business reorganizes structure

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 — This academic year looks a little different for faculty, staff, and students of Kelce College of Business: the administrative structure of the college has been reorganized to do away with the traditional departmentalized ...

PSU to host 100th birthday celebration

Sunday, August 12, 2018 — It’s not often a community gets to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of its most colorful and beloved citizens. It’s also not often that the celebration occurs in a building named for that citizen.   On ...

PSU Mars rover makes a landing at Cosmosphere

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 — Any of the 110,000 visitors to the Cosmosphere International Science Education & Space Museum might be captivated by the Apollo 13 command module, the Odyssey, on display there.  Perhaps they’ll marvel over the Apollo 11 ...

Historic, milestone moment set for August 18

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 — An historic, milestone moment for Pittsburg State University is less than two weeks away. On Saturday, Aug. 18, the first PSU students to live at Block22 in Downtown Pittsburg will move into their new apartments as part of Move-In Day 2018. The ...

Block22 selected as finalist for 2018 Award of Excellence

Monday, August 06, 2018 — Block22, an innovative, collaborative project between Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg, and Vecino Group, has been recognized as one of the top university-based projects in the United States.   Located in ...

Student curates special exhibit at Bicknell Center

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 —   While audiences who attend events and performances at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts are focused on the entertainment, students who are working behind the scenes are focused on something very different: preparing for their ...

Highway 69 expansion to boost PSU

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — A long-sought after milestone in the progress of the U.S. Highway 69 Corridor project was announced by Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer Wednesday at Pittsburg State University to a packed room of city, county, and state elected officials, Southeast Kansas ...

Faculty, students mourn longtime band director

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Gary Corcoran, a former longtime director of bands at Pittsburg State, died Friday, July 6, 2018, in New Hampton, New Hampshire, where he was a resident. He was 74.  So beloved was he by former colleagues and students that a GoFundMe ...

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 — Pittsburg State University announced today that Terry Clark, Ivan Crossland Jr., John Roderique, and Laurel Brouse Rosenthal have been selected to receive the 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award, the university's highest honor. The Pittsburg State ...

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

Monday, April 09, 2018 — The desire by Michaela Bedene to take charge, achieve success, and excel was what made her stand out to judges as the clear choice as Pittsburg State's 2017-18 Student Employee of the Year. It also made her stand out as the winner for the entire ...

Governor, officials to recognize national championship team

Friday, April 06, 2018 — Kansas Govenor Jeff Colyer and multiple state legislators will be at Pittsburg State next week tp honor the Division II Men's Indoor Track and Field National Championship team. The celebratory event will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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 ...

Alumnus to be inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

Friday, November 10, 2017 — “The Gorilla Battalion has an outstanding reputation for developing some of our nation’s best officers,” said Lt. Col. Kenneth Hutchison, PSU professor of Military Science. “A select few are chosen for the ...

PSU ranked among highest in nation for degree programs

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 — Two of the degree programs are offered online: a Master of Science in Special Education through PSU's College of Education, and an online Master's in Sports ...

Former White House staffer to be featured speaker

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 — The former Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement will be featured speaker in the Profiles of Women in Government Lecture Series at Pittsburg State University on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Tina Tchen, the 14th speaker in ...

Kelce College of Business earns high marks

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 — The faculty and staff in Pittsburg State’s Kelce College of Business have earned two prestigious rankings this spring:  No. 2 for the Most Affordable Online MBA program by College Consensus. One of the Top 10 Best Business ...

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 ...

Noted Nashville songwriter returns home to give back

Saturday, October 28, 2017 — And his world had just been turned upside down: He and his wife, Jennifer, were grappling with the birth of their daughter, Katherine, being born 16 weeks premature at Freeman Health System in Joplin.   The ...

$500,000 gift to PSU to provide scholarships

Thursday, October 12, 2017 — It's the first such gift to be made in Kansas by the Peter and Veronica Give Back Program — the Kansas arm of entrepreneur Bob Carr's Give Something Back. Three additional gifts will be made today and next ...

PSU ranked fourth in nation for specialized degree 

Monday, October 09, 2017 — The ranking by SR Education Group's OnlineU represents online schools across the nation that are making an effort to provide economical options for students. SR Education Group has been publishing ...

Interior design students bring home awards

Friday, October 06, 2017 — As a high school student in fashion design classes, Madison Vincent had experiences in putting together garments with traditional sewing materials like needles, threads, and scissors. But at a recent regional competition in Wichita, ...

PSU grad, physician honored for excellence

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 — Mark Brown, a Freeman Health System emergency physician, was named the Emergency Medicine Residency Teaching Physician of the Year at the Freeman Health System Medical Resident Graduation. Brown received his bachelor of science in ...

$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 ...

PSU ranked among the Best in the Midwest

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 — For U.S. News, the Midwest includes the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.  In determining the rankings, the publication considers factors ...

Block22 project boosts local economy

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 — During the construction and renovation phase, the project is providing benefits for many local businesses and contractors. More than 10 local companies are contributing to Block22, with services ranging from masonry and wood framing to HVAC and ...

Pitt State unveils 2017-18 Bicknell Center season

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University revealed its 2017-18 season on Thursday with a lineup that includes 16 performances featuring Tony Award-winning musicals, nationally renowned artists and family ...

Former White House official to speak at PSU

Friday, August 04, 2017 — The next featured speaker in Pittsburg State’s Women in Government Lecture Series is Tina Tchen, who served in various capacities under President Barack Obama. Tchen will discuss her White House experiences and more during a speech at 7 ...

Pittsburg State's Bradley School of Nursing awarded $1.4M grant

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 — The two year grant, known as the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program, supports innovative academic-practice partnerships that prepare students to become primary care practitioners in rural and underserved settings. The grant will ...

PSU receives positive marks from national accrediting agency

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — HLC, one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, is responsible for accrediting post-secondary educational institutions throughout the Midwest and requires a major review of each member ...

DNP program receives national accreditation

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — That’s the amount of time Pittsburg State University’s Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing faculty has been waiting on word from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the accreditation status of the new ...

Private support helps Pittsburg State install ballpark turf

Thursday, July 06, 2017 — And he has good reason. Thanks to the generosity of several anonymous donors, the university is installing new turf on its baseball and softball fields. The summer project will provide a wall-to-wall AstroTurf brand synthetic turf on all playing ...

Pittsburg State marketers earn national recognition

Thursday, June 22, 2017 — The university was awarded a gold award in the fan engagement category for itsGorilla Fan Spotlight feature. It earned a silver award for its football intro video.  “Video has become an important part of the game day experience ...

Enactus project ranked best in U.S.

Monday, June 12, 2017 — A project by Pittsburg State’s Enactus group was named best in the nation at this month’s Enactus United States National Exposition. The Pittsburg State Enactus Homeless Solutions project, which aims to raise money and ...

Axe changes to meet the needs of a new age

Thursday, June 08, 2017 — When Pittsburg State University’s Axe Library opened 38 years ago, computer networking was just beginning, the first PCs were just coming on the market and students spent long hours in seemingly endless stacks searching for research ...

Commencement livestream draws viewers from around the world

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 — At this year’s commencement ceremonies, Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott spoke about the iPhone and how greatly technology has changed our lives. For proof of his assertion, Scott needed only to look at the very ceremony ...

PSU-TEECA named nation's Outstanding Chapter

Thursday, May 11, 2017 — When Trevor Maiseroulle signed up to be a part of Pittsburg State’s chapter of the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association, he knew it would enhance his educational experience. What he wasn’t prepared for, ...

Packaging program among nation's best

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 — Pittsburg’s State packaging graphics program was recently recognized as being among the top in the nation. The Value Colleges website this month released its list of the top 20 packaging program in the United States. Pitt ...

PSU names 2017 Outstanding Seniors

Monday, May 01, 2017 — The 2017 Outstanding Seniors at Pittsburg State University practically grew up on campus. Katelyn Flood, of Weir, and Cody James Lindbloom, of Frontenac, received the university’s highest honors at the annual student leadership and ...

Pittsburg State, My Town Media partner to create Gorilla Sports Network

Thursday, April 27, 2017 — Pittsburg State University athletics will have a new radio home beginning July 1, 2017. The university today announced the signing of a three-year agreement with Pittsburg-based My Town Media, Inc. (MTM). MTM owns or operates 16 radio broadcast ...

HRD program receives nearly $800K donation

Friday, April 21, 2017 — About a year ago, George O’Brien was handed the responsibility of directing a large sum of money to an organization or charity of his choice. “I was involved in an organization that began liquidating its assets, and I was put ...

Groundbreaking set for Block22 project

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 — Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg will join together next week to celebrate the beginning of construction on the historic Block22 project in downtown Pittsburg. A ceremonial groundbreaking for Block22 will take place at 11 a.m. ...

Enactus earns regional championship

Monday, April 17, 2017 — As regional champs, the Pitt State team advances to the Enactus United States National Exposition, which takes place May 21-23 in Kansas City. The competition includes both a written annual report and live audiovisual presentation, through which ...

Student groups honored for peer education

Thursday, April 13, 2017 — The Pittsburg State University peer education groups Students for Violence Prevention and Gorillas in Your Midst were honored for their work with three awards at the NASPA-BACCHUS Initiatives Region IV-West conference held recently in Kansas ...

PSU shines at TEECA conference

Monday, April 10, 2017 —  As well as giving a professional presentation to educators from the U.S. and abroad, the group of 14 students competed in the National Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) competitions. The Pitt State ...

Guide ranks online masters in HR in top 5

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 — Pittsburg State University’s online master’s degree with a major in human resource development is fifth in the U.S., according to Human Resources MBA, an online resource guide. According to Human Resources MBA, the guide ...

Gorillathon raises $11K for Children's Miracle Network

Monday, April 03, 2017 — “And things did not get off to a good start,” said Bicknell, a plastics engineering technology major. “The first semester was just challenging in so many ways. It wasn’t going well.” But just as ...

Pittsburg State announces Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 — Pittsburg State University announced today that Marty Bicknell and Lemuel Sheppard have been selected to receive the 2017 Meritorious Achievement Award, the university’s highest honor. Bicknell, a 1991 graduate, is the founder and chief ...

Agreement enhances PSU-Honeywell collaboration

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — Officials from Pittsburg State University and Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies in Kansas City signed an agreement Tuesday that paves the way for expanded research opportunities, technology exchange and closer collaboration ...

Romney emphasizes American goodness, laments political tone

Thursday, March 02, 2017 — When Lee Scott established the speaker series that bears his name, he said he wanted to deepen the level of discourse and enrich the university experience by examining American life from the perspective of nationally prominent leaders and ...

PSU to launch 32nd Community Campaign

Thursday, March 02, 2017 — The 32nd Annual "Partners in Progress" Community Campaign Kick-Off Lunch will take place at noon on Friday, March 10 in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The event is conducted in conjunction with the Pittsburg Area ...

PSU wins multiple ADDY Awards

Thursday, March 02, 2017 — The event, which honors design and creativity in various categories of marketing and advertising, took place Feb. 25 at Downstream Casino Resort. The University Marketing and Communication Office won five ADDY Awards, three gold and two ...

WINNERS: Gorilla Awards 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 — BEST PICTURE BEST COMEDY BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

PSU earns United Way 'Rockstar' award

Thursday, February 16, 2017 —  The United Way “Rockstar” award was given to the organization that “embodies the mission of United Way to give, advocate, and volunteer.” This year, PSU faculty, staff and students combined to ...

Mitt Romney to speak at PSU Feb. 28

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican nominee for president, will be the next speaker in Pittsburg State University’s H. Lee Scott Speaker Series. Romney will speak at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Linda ...

Speaker Series announcement set for Wednesday

Friday, January 20, 2017 — Please join us at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, for the announcement of the 2017 speaker for the H. Lee Scott Speaker Series. The brief announcement ceremony will take place in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall in Pittsburg State ...



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