People and Society

Library announces educational events for Banned Books Week 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 — Axe Library at Pittsburg State University will once again observe American Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week with free events open to students, staff, faculty, and community.  Typically held during the last week of ...

Companies say quality of graduates keeps them recruiting at PSU

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — Paul Porter and Bill Newbanks found exactly what they were looking for on Tuesday at the Kansas Technology Center. Or rather, they found who they were looking for.  “PSU students are who we ...

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 ...

GIT grad scores logo design with NFL

Monday, September 10, 2018 —   Crista Cunningham has a secret: she didn’t grow up a huge football fan. Now, though, she is rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals, and with good reason: her ...

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 ...

Notable writer to read at PSU

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 — Award-winning poet and novelist Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, the former Kansas Poet Laureate, will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Governors Room in the Overman Student Center. The event ...

Hanson hired to provide support to students with disabilities

Monday, August 27, 2018 — Kerri Hanson strives for one thing each day at work: to make a difference with every interaction. Those interactions are vital to student success. Her job? To provide support services to students with disabilities so they have equal access to ...

Students impact economy, contribute to community

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 — It’s easy to tell when a new academic year has started again at Pittsburg State University — when students are back in town, there is more energy, more crimson and gold, and a positive impact on the ...

Faculty, staff gather to kick off new year

Friday, August 17, 2018 — As has been tradition for many years, Pittsburg State University faculty and staff gathered Thursday morning to officially kick off a new academic year; classes begin Monday.  But just as important as looking ahead, noted President Steve ...

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 ...

Dad and daughter become Gorillas

Monday, August 06, 2018 — When it comes to knowing what incoming students are looking for, Scott Donaldson has insight. His daughter, Sydnee is an incoming transfer student at Pittsburg State who is pursuing a degree in elementary ...

Naccarato appointed to Delta Dental Board

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 — Shawn Naccarato, chief strategy officer at Pittsburg State University, has been appointed to the board of directors for Delta Dental of Kansas by Gov. Jeff Colyer. His four-year term on the 10-member board ...

"A home away from home"

Monday, July 30, 2018 — For each of the 1,100 students who live on campus and the several hundred who stay on campus for summer camps, a residence hall is their home away from home. Tasked with ensuring they are safe, happy, and have a positive experience is newly-hired ...

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 ...

Governor chooses former professor as Poet Laureate

Thursday, July 05, 2018 — Jo McDougall, a former associate professor of English at Pittsburg State, has been named by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison as the state's Poet Laureate. McDougall, who taught at PSU for more than a ...

Student crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA

Monday, July 02, 2018 —   Hunter Fraley wears a lot of hats. She's a member of the Pittsburg State Dance Team. She's a biology major in pre-med. She's a part-time employee.  She also can now call herself Miss Kansas Teen USA. For that, she ...

Hite named director of University Police 

Thursday, June 14, 2018 — When Stu Hite was a freshman at Pittsburg State, he became a dispatcher for University Police and soon caught the bug to go into law enforcement.  "I learned to work the radio, the police codes, interacted with officers," he ...

Spitz returns to campus to advocate for students 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — When Stephanie Spitz was a student at Pittsburg State, she was active in peer health education as a member of Students for Violence Prevention and Gorillas in Your Midst.  That, combined with taking classes an influential ...

Grad to be featured on History Channel

Monday, June 11, 2018 — Pittsburg State graduates have been featured on "House Hunters" on two occasions. Now, another Pittsburg State grad, Alan Kirby (BGS 2001), will be featured on a reality TV show.  Kirby will appear on Season 5, Episode ...

Pitt State graduate seeks crown 

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 — Three-time Pittsburg State graduate Samantha Reinecke has a shot at being crowned Mrs. United States next month, but for her, it's not about the crown.  Reinecke, who was crowned Mrs. Kansas in 2010 and 2015 and was ...

The Plant Collector

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 —   What graduate student Sam Pryer accomplished before receiving her diploma a few weeks ago was especially noteworthy environmentally speaking: she documented 33 plants occurring in Kansas for the first time, and 263 ...

Students invest in community with new business 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — Brittan Brenner is a through-and-through Wichitonian, having grown up there.  "But Pittsburg is my home," she said. "Just the way this community has invested in me, I can't think of any place I'd ...

Two brothers bring Baja full circle

Thursday, May 17, 2018 —   The Kansas SAE Baja Competition follows roughly the same schedule each year: teams arrive, prepare their cars, present to judges, and compete in endurance and technical events in front of cheering spectators.  But this year's ...

Baja provides unparalleled opportunity for students

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — Trent Lindbloom can't guarantee how the Pittsburg State University Baja team will place in this week's Kansas SAE Baja — the fourth to be held at PSU since 2011 — but there is one thing of which he is ...

Mathematics student earns prestigious scholarship

Monday, May 14, 2018 — Pittsburg State mathematics graduate student Georgette Searan of Girard, Kansas, has been selected to receive a prestigious and highly competitive Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) ...

From the Midwest to the Middle East

Thursday, May 10, 2018 — When Courtney Blankenship was around nine years old, she discovered she had a passion for learning about Egypt and North Africa.   Following graduation this weekend from Pittsburg State University, that childhood passion will ...

Finding fulfillment with a second degree

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 — In her youth, Leslie Harris never imagined becoming a teacher.    "I really wasn't a 'kid person' until I had kids later on in life," she said.   This week, 37-year-old Harris will graduate with a ...

Family's first college graduate takes a second chance 

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 — When Erica Hamm-Clark graduated from Mound City High School, she immediately entered the workforce.  "I just didn't think college was an option for me either financially or academically," she said. "No one else in my ...

Teachers receive awards from College of Education

Monday, May 07, 2018 — Each spring, the College of Education recognizes one outstanding elementary and secondary teacher who have distinguished themselves within their first seven years of service and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to ...

University events attracting visitors and helping local economy

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — And that’s after hosting more than 600 musicians last Saturday during the Kansas District Solo & Ensemble Festival.   “It’s an exciting but exhausting time of year,” said Marchant. ...

President Scott expresses frustration with state funding during Legislative Town Hall 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — The capital city of Topeka may be nearly 200 miles from Pittsburg State University, but the actions state lawmakers take within its statehouse over the next few weeks will make a big difference to this southeast Kansas campus. That was the ...

Student group plans, markets large-scale concert open to all 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — Don't be surprised if you see students tooling around campus in a golf cart this week handing out swag in an attempt to market their biggest undertaking yet: a large-scale concert and festival that they hope fills Carnie Smith Stadium with not ...

Hundreds of students to fan out across Pittsburg for Big Event

Thursday, April 12, 2018 — When Shelby Bicknell was a sophomore, her experience as a volunteer at the annual community-wide Big Event was so positive, she sat out to climb the ladder to become its director. Now, in her senior year, she's rallying more than 600 fellow ...

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, ...

Balancing school and parenthood: first-time fair seeks to connect students with resources

Thursday, April 05, 2018 — Dereka Swaim, a Carl Junction mother of two, knows first-hand what it's like to simultaneously juggle the many challenges of being a parent and a full-time college student: she commutes to campus each day, is involved in school activites with her ...

Great Gorilla Games planned for Tuesday

Friday, March 30, 2018 — The 5th Annual Great Gorilla Games will kick off at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, with more than 400 students from 16 schools fanning out across the John Lance Arena in the Weede Physical Educational Buliding to compete in 42 different STEM-related ...

School of Construction gearing up for large expo 

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — What began as a small event a few years ago has grown to a large expo featuring live demonstrations, student competitions, more than 60 venders from across the nation, and an anticipated 600 guests from across the Four State region. It also ...

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 ...

Experimental fiction writer to read from her work 

Friday, March 16, 2018 — Authors of experimental work often are overlooked, but students, staff, facutly, and the community will have the chance to hear one read from her work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Governors Room in the Overman Student ...

Students, employers hope to make match at Career Day 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 — It's the Spring Career Day, where students will begin in earnest to seek the one thing, other than a diploma, that they came to Pittsburg State for: a job.  Pittsburg State Career Services hosts the annual ...

Leaders kick off 33rd Annual Community Campaign 

Friday, March 09, 2018 — The annual campaign began in 1985 with the incorporation of the PSU Foundation. But the partnership between the university and the community dates back to the turn of the 19th century.  "It was community and ...

Actress, cartoonist to visit campus Monday 

Friday, March 09, 2018 — Students will have the opportunity to hear from Lela Lee, actress and cartoonist of Angry Little Girls, on Monday, during a visit to campus that includes classroom discussions and an evening public program as the featured speaker in Pittsburg ...

Exhibit features notable entertainers from Southeast Kansas

Friday, March 09, 2018 — Southeast Kansas may be best known for its mining industry and fried chicken, but the region also is rich with the names of entertainers who made a career from the early through mid-20th century in stage, film, and radio. A new exhibit ...

More than 70 bands performing in Pittsburg today

Friday, March 02, 2018 — Started in 1974 by Professor of Music Russell Jones with just 14 bands, the festival has evolved into what is believed to be the biggest one-day jazz festival in the Midwest, according to Professor of Music ...

Students share cultures through international event for community

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — In what students have compared to a scaled-down version of the United Nations, the International Food & Culture Fair is planned for Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine. The long-running even ...

Dance Showcase planned for Monday

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — The 3rd Annual PSU Dance Showcase will be held at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Sponsored by the Minor in Dance program of study at Pittsburg State, the event is open to the public and ...

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 ...

Co-founder of Google Earth to speak at Pittsburg State

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — Brian McClendon, co-founder of the startup which became Google Earth and famously made his hometown of Lawerence, Kansas, the center point of the Google Earth Globe, will share his experiences and expertise Friday with students in Pittsburg ...

Band directors, music teachers form group so they can perform

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — During the annual Pittsburg State Four State Honor Band Festival last year, University Porfssor of Music Craig Fuchs overheard a group of band directors discussing how much they missed playing in an ensemble themselves. "I walked into the ...

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 ...

Science Day to draw more than 700 students

Monday, February 19, 2018 — When Dixie Smith taught high school science, her students had many questions about not just what it's like to attend a university, but what soecific degree programs are all about. "They wanted to know what careers were ...

Wood Tech Companies to visit campus in search of hires

Monday, February 19, 2018 — More than 32 companies from across the country will visit campus on Thursday and Friday for Pittsburg State's Wood Tech Company Day in search of interns and full-time hires, as the industry is thriving. "There's an overwhelming ...

Poet Kevin Rabas to Read at Pittsburg State University

Monday, February 19, 2018 — Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas will read from his own work at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the Governors Room in the Overman Studnet Center. The event is free, and is sponsored by Pittsburg State's Distinguished Visiting Writers ...

Districts, students hope to make a match

Friday, February 16, 2018 — Soon-to-be graduates hoping to become new teachers have a good shot on Thursday, as the Office of Career Services and the College of Education are anticipating the highest number yet of participating school districts at Teacher Interview ...

Students chosen to present research at Capitol

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — Five Pittsburg State biology and chemisty students will present their research in rotunda of the Capitol Building in Topeka on Wednesday, and five more will do so on Feb. 20. Among them:  a student from Galena, Kansas, ...

Pittsburg State livestreams first Virtual Town Hall

Friday, February 09, 2018 — Two lights, a laptop and a camera. That was the extent of the production that went into Pittsburg State's first "Virtual Town Hall" streamcast Friday morning. The idea for the streamcast came from President Steve Scott, who wanted to ensure the ...

Pitt State seeking volunteers for 2018 Baja competition

Thursday, February 08, 2018 — Pittsburg State University launched a new online volunteer portal this week for the 2018 Baja SAE Kansas competition coming to campus May 17-20. Unlike past years, this year’s portal allows volunteers to self-select the areas in which ...

Comic opera a "must see"

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 — When it comes to Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," PSU voice instructor Patrick Howle knows two things for sure. "Everyone should see it once in their lifetime, and everyone should perform in it," he ...

Survivor of attempted suicide to share personal story

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 — But Hines survived. And on Wednesday, Feb. 7, he'll share his story on campus, with a presentation open to students from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student ...

Study shows Block22 will have ample parking

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 — When plans to turn four historic buildings in downtown Pittsburg into a living-learning community for Pittsburg State University students began circulating, they were met with excitement and anticipation. With nearly 100 students living at Fourth ...

Ticket office busy with regional and national events

Friday, February 02, 2018 — If anyone believes there isn't anything to do in Pittsburg, they should have a talk with Jill Minneman. As Director of Ticket Operations at Pittsburg State University, Minneman is on the front line when it comes to activities on ...

Students' work is 'for the birds'

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — Three students seeking graduate degrees in biology at PSU will be the featured presesnters at tonight's Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society meeting on campus. From the Ozarks to urban areas, their research, they say, is for the birds. In fact, the ...

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 ...

Founders to perform on campus Friday

Monday, January 22, 2018 — The 2017-18 season of the PSU Solo and Chamber Music Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, with a performance by the Founders, a five-member group out of New York City that combines classical and folk music with original ...

Contest open to young builders

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — Young builders will have the chance to put their creativity and skills to the test using Lego bricks and other materials on Saturday, Jan. 27, when the PIttsburg State University School of Construction holds its annual "Block Kids" building event ...

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, ...

Spirit Squad to compete at nationals

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — Football teams get 60. Basketball teams get 40. But for members of Pittsburg State University’s Spirit Squad, competition time isn’t measured in minutes — it’s measured in seconds: 150 seconds, to be ...

Students create interior design for local Airbnb

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — It was when the owners of Signet Coffee Roasters were discussing with Bertoncino, a customer, their plans to add an Airbnb above their newly-opened and completely renovated historic shop at 109 N. Broadway, that she jumped at the chance ...

Community welcomes students from around the world

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — After 21 hours of travel, Daeun Im of South Korea was among 21 people from six countries to touch down on an American Airlines flight and become the latest of 80 international students to enroll at Pittsburg State ...

Study Abroad open to students, public

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — Pittsburg State University helps students overcome this challenge by offering opportunities to travel abroad on a short-term basis through faculty-led study-abroad programs. “Traveling outside of the country, if even for a few days, ...

University mourns death of Joseph Grady Smoot‚

Monday, January 08, 2018 — Faculty and staff who knew longtime PSU administrator Joseph "Grady" Smoot are mourning his passing. The PSU vice president emeritus died Friday, Jan. 5, at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg. He was 85.  “Grady loved this ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mr. Peabody goes home for Christmas

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 — The story of a lost cat named Mr. Peabody is a Christmas tale that has a happy ending. His owner, separated from him since before Thanksgiving, credits students, staff, and alumni of Pittsburg State University and the community of ...

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, City, Chamber renew economic development partnership

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — This week, the Pittsburg City Commission affirmed that the partnership is working, when it voted 5-0 to renew the contract for 2018. “We are incredibly grateful for the unanimous support from the Pittsburg City Commission,” ...

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 ...

Retailers prep for new generation of shoppers

Monday, November 20, 2017 — “Everybody wants to talk about Millennials,” said Eric Harris, professor of Management and Marketing at Pittsburg State University. “But the fact is that a lot of Millennials are now in their 30s, and having kids of ...

PSU, city seek restaurant for Block 22

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg are seeking restaurant industry professionals who want to be part of the exciting renaissance taking place in downtown Pittsburg. The new restaurant would be a key component of Block ...

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 ...



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