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Bicknell Family Center for the Arts Coverage

Keep up to date on the construction of the new Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State with the Crossland Construction Co.'s EarthCam!

Visit The Center for the Arts webpage for additional project information and giving opportunities.



July 22, 2014 - Construction workshop kicks off with tour of Bicknell Family Center for the Arts - Children enrolled in this week’s Construct Your Future workshop through Pittsburg State University started off their week with a tour of one of the large-scale construction projects on the university’s campus. (Sun)

June 20, 2014 - Bicknell Family Center for the Arts - Pittsburg State University (announcement video): It's with great pride that we're able to announce the new name for the Center for the Arts, watch the entire program here!  Read the news release, PSU arts center will honor Bicknell family.

June 20, 2014Bicknell Family Center for the Arts opens for tour – Pittsburg State University senior Caitie Almond dreams of some day becoming a director. And on Friday, she toured the halls and rooms that will soon be the university’s arts center, where she plans to earn a master’s degree in communication. (Globe) (Sun) (KOAM/FOX-14) (KSNF/KODE)

June 4, 2014Construction everywhere makes it a typical summer at Pittsburg State - Never in Pittsburg State University’s history has so much construction been going on at the same time. But for Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning, and Lindell Haverstic, project architect, this is pretty much a typical summer on campus. (KOAM)

June 2, 2014 - 2014 Summer Construction Update - Pittsburg State University: Who says summer is for resting? At Pittsburg State University, we clearly use the summer months to move our institution forward!! Each project is aimed at helping enhance our students, faculty, and staff's experience at Pitt State! 

February 3, 2014 - Center for the Arts (progress time-lapse video): A time-lapse of the Center for the Arts construction from May 20th, 2013 to January 31st, 2014!

January 31, 2014 -  Center for the Arts (Jan. 2014 Walk-through video): This video shows a walk-through of the Center for the Arts progress in the construction as of January 2014. 

January 7, 2014 - PSU announces Center for the Arts director: Steve Erwin, Pittsburg State University associate vice president for campus life and auxiliary services, has announced the appointment of Joseph F. Firman as the director of PSU’s Center for the Arts. (KOAM/FOX-14 Web | Sun)

November 19, 2013 - Strategic Planning Launch - Pittsburg State University (entire program): The university's current strategic plan, which was adopted in 2007, is entering into its final years and the development of a new plan will allow Pittsburg State to continue to meet the needs of its students, faculty, staff and community.

September 30, 2013 - Center for the Arts (Sept. Walk-through): Watch an updated walk-through, through the new Center for the Arts!

September 5, 2013 - Update: PSU New Performing Arts Center. Read the whole story from FourStatesHomePage.com here.

Arrtist rendering of the Center for the Arts

August 27, 2013 - Unique Metal inside Center for the Arts - Here's a video presenting the types of metal used in the construction of the Center for the Arts.

July 19, 2013 - PSU closes tennis courts; PHS tennis team to make changes - Tennis lovers in Pittsburg may be left waiting for time on the court as Pittsburg State University announces it will close its tennis courts.  The school says the decision has always been a part of the construction plans for the $33 million Fine Arts Center.July 23, 2013 - Center for the Arts Walk-Through (July 30th, 2013 edition) - Here's an up-close look at Pittsburg State University's Center for the Arts construction!

June 3, 2013 - "Setting the Stage" - Center for the Arts Walk-Through (part 1) - This is part one of a multiple part series entitled "Setting the Stage." During each episode we'll feature Pittsburg State University's new Center for the Arts facility. These videos are aimed at keeping everyone updated on the progress of construction for the project. The Center for the Arts is due to be completed in the Fall of 2014 if the weather cooperates!

May 29, 2013 - Crossland Construction Co. officials gave the president a brief tour so he could see the progress and learn more about the details of the intricate construction. Watch the president's tour here!

February 1, 2013 - Center for the Arts Groundbreaking at PSU, because of cold weather, officials moved the ceremony inside, but that didn't prevent participants from turning spades of dirt to signify the start of a project that has been decades in the making. Also watch the entire PSU Center for the Arts Groundbreaking ceremony and the PSU Center for the Arts Groundbreaking time-lapse video

November 30, 2012 - The decades-old dream of a new arts center on the Pittsburg State University campus took a giant leap forward on Nov. 30 with the announcement by university officials that the contract for the construction of the facility has been awarded to Crossland Construction Co. Read the entire article here!

March 8, 2012 - Pittsburg State announces a $5 million dollar gift that will help move the Fine and Performing Arts Center project forward! Thanks to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, in honor of Pitt State Alum H. Lee Scott, this gift of five million dollars is sure to make the center go from a dream to a reality! Watch President Scott's announcement here, and read the whole story here!