Milestones

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 was ...

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 ...

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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